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For spectators the trip to Guernsey is a must do. away side really appreciates the support, as do the landlords and hoteliers of the island.  :-)
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Originally posted by carlos fandango carlos fandango wrote:

For spectators the trip to Guernsey is a must do. away side really appreciates the support, as do the landlords and hoteliers of the island.  :-)
Everyone jumps for joy initially when they see a team like Guernsey in their league. The reality for some is that their only ever trip to the island may be in the middle of a cold wet miserable January, with a rough ferry crossing to face each way.
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Originally posted by Dobber Dobber wrote:

Originally posted by carlos fandango carlos fandango wrote:

For spectators the trip to Guernsey is a must do. away side really appreciates the support, as do the landlords and hoteliers of the island.  :-)
Everyone jumps for joy initially when they see a team like Guernsey in their league. The reality for some is that their only ever trip to the island may be in the middle of a cold wet miserable January, with a rough ferry crossing to face each way.


Even more of a reality check is that many teams try to make it a one day trip to save on overnight costs. That means an early flight or ferry and then an early farewell to make the departure time for the return. 
I couldn't think of anything less appealing than that on a cold dark wet January for a game of rugby that is going to be a mud fest anyway. 
Guernsey rugby is not everyone elses problem. If the RFU want them to play then they should pay more not less.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote carlos fandango Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 2019 at 09:25
Perhaps I was spoilt by the nice warm October day the time I made the trip.
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Originally posted by Insignificant Tick Insignificant Tick wrote:

Originally posted by Dobber Dobber wrote:

Originally posted by carlos fandango carlos fandango wrote:

For spectators the trip to Guernsey is a must do. away side really appreciates the support, as do the landlords and hoteliers of the island.  :-)
Everyone jumps for joy initially when they see a team like Guernsey in their league. The reality for some is that their only ever trip to the island may be in the middle of a cold wet miserable January, with a rough ferry crossing to face each way.



Even more of a reality check is that many teams try to make it a one day trip to save on overnight costs. That means an early flight or ferry and then an early farewell to make the departure time for the return. 
I couldn't think of anything less appealing than that on a cold dark wet January for a game of rugby that is going to be a mud fest anyway. 
Guernsey rugby is not everyone elses problem. If the RFU want them to play then they should pay more not less.


Sorry to see Guernsey relegated, around 100 Worthing supporters went there this season - most made a long weekend of it.

Don't get ferries - flying wasn't that expensive - lovely place and good weather, was the 2nd weekend in September so get your point about going in mid-season.
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A trip to Guernsey has been the highlight of DRFC derelicts/alickadoos ever since Guernsey were promoted to L5. We have formed a good relationship with one hotelier host and most of the local ale houses including their own 'snake pit'. As R999 said the flights are reasonable and could not imagine a ferry crossing as an option. We missed the trip this year and condolences to the island Raiders for relegation. Only benefit might be the GDP for the island when we return in 19/20 season whenever the fixture might be. Glad to hear that Bedford Ath will be staying with us, as our gentlemens/ladies weekend this year took us to Bedford where we had a fantastic time. The outcome is that the majority of us are planning two weekends next season, so hope the fixture planners are kind to us with a decent period of time between trips to Ath and Guernsey.Approve. Will be happy to recommend our good value Guernsey hotel to any poster interested in making early plans once the fixtures are announced.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Robb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 2019 at 18:10
Originally posted by Dobber Dobber wrote:

Originally posted by carlos fandango carlos fandango wrote:

For spectators the trip to Guernsey is a must do. away side really appreciates the support, as do the landlords and hoteliers of the island.  :-)
Everyone jumps for joy initially when they see a team like Guernsey in their league. The reality for some is that their only ever trip to the island may be in the middle of a cold wet miserable January, with a rough ferry crossing to face each way.
Ferry? FERRY?

Who takes ferries nowadays when there is a perfectly serviceable Aurigny jet at Gatwick available to fly you there? 

I can echo the above, the St Pierre Park Hotel is an excellent place to stay especially if you book independent of your team as they'll let you check in at the same time as long as you tell them you're there with them.


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Originally posted by Thatbloke Thatbloke wrote:

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One man does not make a team.
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Pretty sure Bedford are in LSE next season. 
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As someone who gets to read somewhat stroppy comments about the team I support, can I just get my stirring spoon out and ask what the story is re Rochford Hundred. From mid table anonymity at L7 they have gained maximum points for the last 2 years and are now to be a regional team. Pip pip.

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A number of ex Southend Saxons in their squad.
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I presume they pay a little more than Southend or Westcliff (who I am led to believe do not pay ?)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote wylie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 May 2019 at 12:34
Given that they have just signed a player who intends to commute from Gloucestershire one would imagine the travel expenses are decent too. Correct on Westcliff.
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Originally posted by GazJo12 GazJo12 wrote:

A number of ex Southend Saxons in their squad.

Why is having Southend Saxons players of any obvious benefit ?




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Originally posted by Insignificant Tick Insignificant Tick wrote:

Originally posted by GazJo12 GazJo12 wrote:

A number of ex Southend Saxons in their squad.


Why is having Southend Saxons players of any obvious benefit ?





Probably not so much now, given the comparative positions of both, but maybe a couple of years ago.

From what I understand RH are an ambitious well funded team.
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Originally posted by Raider999 Raider999 wrote:

Originally posted by Insignificant Tick Insignificant Tick wrote:

Originally posted by GazJo12 GazJo12 wrote:

A number of ex Southend Saxons in their squad.


Why is having Southend Saxons players of any obvious benefit ?





Probably not so much now, given the comparative positions of both, but maybe a couple of years ago.

From what I understand RH are an ambitious well funded team.

Well funded doesn't equal recruiting players from a London 1 North side. Southend are nothing like in their Nat 2 pomp so I can't see the relevance. The present squad are better than London 1.  
Rochford have had a couple of perfect seasons to get where they are now. If their funding is as good as is rumored they will need players far above London 1 North to progress as before. Maybe just staying in National 3 is the goal which should be achievable with last years squad and money to spend if it becomes necessary.     
 


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