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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote corporalcarrot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Aug 2020 at 08:26
Originally posted by castleparknight castleparknight wrote:

Originally posted by corporalcarrot corporalcarrot wrote:

Originally posted by McGee McGee wrote:

Originally posted by Dan Gleebles Dan Gleebles wrote:

As a supporter there is little you can do except vote with your feet. 

Like many others, been there done that, also seen some good rugby elsewhere.
With Saints behind them Blues will surely be top 4 and a winning side at GR will pack them in and ensure a great atmosphere. For the purists I suspect there will be cracking club rugby nearby at Amps. I hope to see both but can the Saints imports wear their club socks please? Winning rugby must be really important I guess.

Wishing no ill will on Bedford - the Top 4 will depend on the quality of the squad they retain (tbh - I do not know how good those who are remaining are - likelihood are some are good some aren't and probably squad players), and the quality of the players that are "signed" to them by Northampton and how good they are - considering they are unlikely to be top 3 choices in the Northampton squad based on the reasons stipulated in said agreement mentioned by their Chairman you would have to wonder what abilities they will bring to Bedford that Bedford couldn't do prior to this other than assisting with the purse strings. If Northampton has a great squad in depth then yes Bedford have every chance of being high up the table, conversely, if they don't well .....?

What I do agree with is that Bedford is very much likely to be around in 3 years time - which can only be good news for them and their supporters. 
Saints are unlikely to want Blues to top the league and gain promotion or be relegated and provide playing opportunity for their squad below 2nd tier level so top half or top 4 seems about where they are likely to target with player loan strategy. Glaws/Wuss seemed to adopt a similar approach with player loans to Hartpury.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote No 7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Aug 2020 at 08:51
You have summed it up wonderfully with how will they get to the bench of the premiership !.

 I agree with you about the negative side having a large squad but personally I would rather have that problem than not having a back line or missing key positions .

I think you would agree that the gulf between Championship and Premiership is becoming seemingly insurmountable. Perhaps we should all throw the towell in like other clubs in the Championship


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote High Heidjin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Aug 2020 at 09:14
Originally posted by No 7 No 7 wrote:

You have summed it up wonderfully with how will they get to the bench of the premiership !.

 I agree with you about the negative side having a large squad but personally I would rather have that problem than not having a back line or missing key positions .

I think you would agree that the gulf between Championship and Premiership is becoming seemingly insurmountable. Perhaps we should all throw the towell in like other clubs in the Championship


That’s exactly what the PRL want all the Championship clubs to do ! Ouch
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Originally posted by corporalcarrot corporalcarrot wrote:

Originally posted by castleparknight castleparknight wrote:

Originally posted by corporalcarrot corporalcarrot wrote:

Originally posted by McGee McGee wrote:

Originally posted by Dan Gleebles Dan Gleebles wrote:

As a supporter there is little you can do except vote with your feet. 

Like many others, been there done that, also seen some good rugby elsewhere.
With Saints behind them Blues will surely be top 4 and a winning side at GR will pack them in and ensure a great atmosphere. For the purists I suspect there will be cracking club rugby nearby at Amps. I hope to see both but can the Saints imports wear their club socks please? Winning rugby must be really important I guess.

Wishing no ill will on Bedford - the Top 4 will depend on the quality of the squad they retain (tbh - I do not know how good those who are remaining are - likelihood are some are good some aren't and probably squad players), and the quality of the players that are "signed" to them by Northampton and how good they are - considering they are unlikely to be top 3 choices in the Northampton squad based on the reasons stipulated in said agreement mentioned by their Chairman you would have to wonder what abilities they will bring to Bedford that Bedford couldn't do prior to this other than assisting with the purse strings. If Northampton has a great squad in depth then yes Bedford have every chance of being high up the table, conversely, if they don't well .....?

What I do agree with is that Bedford is very much likely to be around in 3 years time - which can only be good news for them and their supporters. 
Saints are unlikely to want Blues to top the league and gain promotion or be relegated and provide playing opportunity for their squad below 2nd tier level so top half or top 4 seems about where they are likely to target with player loan strategy. Glaws/Wuss seemed to adopt a similar approach with player loans to Hartpury.

I suspect promotion and relegation from the Championship will not be an issue for anyone very soon.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Raider999 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Aug 2020 at 21:12
Originally posted by WEvans WEvans wrote:

Originally posted by corporalcarrot corporalcarrot wrote:

Originally posted by castleparknight castleparknight wrote:

Originally posted by corporalcarrot corporalcarrot wrote:

Originally posted by McGee McGee wrote:

Originally posted by Dan Gleebles Dan Gleebles wrote:

As a supporter there is little you can do except vote with your feet. 


Like many others, been there done that, also seen some good rugby elsewhere.
With Saints behind them Blues will surely be top 4 and a winning side at GR will pack them in and ensure a great atmosphere. For the purists I suspect there will be cracking club rugby nearby at Amps. I hope to see both but can the Saints imports wear their club socks please? Winning rugby must be really important I guess.


Wishing no ill will on Bedford - the Top 4 will depend on the quality of the squad they retain (tbh - I do not know how good those who are remaining are - likelihood are some are good some aren't and probably squad players), and the quality of the players that are "signed" to them by Northampton and how good they are - considering they are unlikely to be top 3 choices in the Northampton squad based on the reasons stipulated in said agreement mentioned by their Chairman you would have to wonder what abilities they will bring to Bedford that Bedford couldn't do prior to this other than assisting with the purse strings. If Northampton has a great squad in depth then yes Bedford have every chance of being high up the table, conversely, if they don't well .....?

What I do agree with is that Bedford is very much likely to be around in 3 years time - which can only be good news for them and their supporters. 
Saints are unlikely to want Blues to top the league and gain promotion or be relegated and provide playing opportunity for their squad below 2nd tier level so top half or top 4 seems about where they are likely to target with player loan strategy. Glaws/Wuss seemed to adopt a similar approach with player loans to Hartpury.


I suspect promotion and relegation from the Championship will not be an issue for anyone very soon.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fat Albert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Sep 2020 at 10:34
Originally posted by JohnLowe JohnLowe wrote:

So now it’s Bedford Saints. Before that it was Bedford Sarries and before that Bedford Tigers. How long before it becomes Bedford Ampthill😀
Oi, we resemble that remark...

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