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Notes from the Eds
By The Eds
April 10 2008

Latest Poll Results - 24 July 2008

What is your main reason for going to a European match?

A weekend on the beer: 67.39%

Family Holiday: 19.57%

Fancy Restaurants and Poncy Vineyards 10.87%

Retail Therapy (?!?!?) 2.17%

Latest Poll Results - 21 Apr 2008

Can Sarries still make top 4 (Another poll that now seems a little redundant, n=87)?

No: 70.11%

Maybe: 27.14%

Yes: 5.75% - Bless the optimists

Saracens Fans Forum: Thurs 3rd April

With: Sinders, The Gaffer and NdK

The Stadium

The lease at VR is until 2016 with a break clause in 2011. Money for the VR stadium developments is ring fenced and not dependent on Watford FC’s promotion to the premiership

In January the East stand comes down and block N (Lower Rous)will be for the media and players.  Those in Block N will be shifted down in January

However we need our own home ground.

A league

The signings of a number of new players is dependent on what happens with the Guinness A League, which at the moment is under review.

Wasps and Glaws no longer want the A league to exist and would rather develop their players by loaning them out to ND1 clubs. The number of ‘squad’ games to be played needs to be determined before a number of new recruitments is announced.

England Players

England players will be out for ~11 matches. This puts the future of the EDF in doubt, although it will be replaced by something. Sarries support England qualified players and will have over the required 65% in Yr1 of the agreement with the RFU. Sinders claims this is a positive step and aims to, “attract the best players in the world and have a strong nucleus of England players” The top end of the Southern Hemisphere will be in demand and there will be rewards to develop English Academy players.

Coaching

The Irish Kicking Coach (Mark....... Someone help me out) is in once a week  to help specialist kicking.

Andy K

Has stepped up to be the form hooker and has been working hard since he previously confessed his ‘Darts and line-outs are not the strongest’ Unfortunately Andy’s injury looks bad, and he could be out for up to 8 months. :o(

Poll Results

Latest Poll Results:  After a few Hiccups, What should Saracens focus on for the rest of the season (OK now a little dated)?

08-09 HC Qualification: 57.36%

EDF:  16.28%

GP:  9.3%

HC: 17.05%