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A call to arms…

January 22 2020

So the impact of Phil Davies feels like it is starting to take effect, certainly against Newcastle there seemed to be more basics done. Pick and drive, simple line out drills, don’t be afraid to kick… Yes there are still areas of improvement, some within control some most certainly outside, mainly around training 2 evenings a week and a Saturday morning.

So where are we in the grand scheme of things? In all honesty we are still very much likely to be relegated, but I write this piece with an angle of positivity, this will continue for as long as possible. Despite how bad people say we are, we are not the 1st team to be relegated this season – that honour and vitriol of people who are claiming to be whiter than white goes to Saracens.

Let’s look at the table, as it stands today we are 15 points behind Bedford and Nottingham, 16 points behind Doncaster and 17 points behind Hartpury. But scratch the surface…Bedford have won the last 2, Doncaster have just beaten Nottingham – I do expect these 2 to pull away. I think Hartpury could always call on Gloucester and Bristol for some key re-enforcements.

Nottingham, now this is interesting… Next game we are away at Jersey, realistically our European trip (hey we have to fly) is going to give us null points, it will be interesting to see what team we can take, this is where the full time work / part time rugby will come in. Nottingham have Falcons at home… they may scrape a losing bonus point.

Then we have a huge game… Carnegie vs Nottingham…is it too early to say do or die. Whilst I am probably being over optimistic even contemplating this as a question, It probably is. Lose this and whilst mathematically possible to stay up it will be even more unlikely than it is now. So it really is a call to arms for the fans, those that have become back interested due to the proposed name change and Phil Davies coming back to vote with their feet and their voices and turn up.

I’m not a judgemental person, there are reason why people can’t / won’t attend the game, can’t get there on a Friday, other commitments, still not interested (then why are you reading this??? I would suggest you are interested!), all valid reasons to not come, but if you can come along do, even better bring a friend or 3. Remember under 16s are free!

Friday night rugby under the lights – let’s see if we can create a noise for the boys and cheer them on for their first and what would be a critical W.

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A call to arms…
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22/01/2020 18:54
Brilliant write-up WPL!

smiling smiley

Rawdon ranter
Rawdon ranter
22/01/2020 20:28
If all supporters with a voice stand/sit in one area of the Terrace or Stand maybe we can generate
enough noise in a pack that the team can respond to. And how about following a few at the Newcastle match who went retro in the high viz Yellow bobble hat / beanie. That would indicate where to contribute to a noisy home crowd.

22/01/2020 20:37
i have still got my day-glo beanie, though a bit faded.....

23/01/2020 08:02
Good call! If we make a decent fist of it against Nottingham we will at least see a contested game.


23/01/2020 12:56
Rawdon ranter
If all supporters with a voice stand/sit in one area of the Terrace or Stand maybe we can generate.

The boys say they can hear us. And please believe me at away matches I get 'looks' for being so loud. We're few and far between at away matches so I've to make up for a couple of hundred at home matches. 😂

23/01/2020 13:31
Sounds like a good idea - where do people think would be the best place?

I wonder if somewhere near the back of the north stand - those that want to sit can go in front and those that want to stand can stand at the back?

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