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    Posted: 22 Feb 2021 at 08:47
Originally posted by Scrumtime Scrumtime wrote:

I’m sure Haliford will be able to inform all the reasons from Esher side,although it was Scottish that made the call and then informed Esher the change of mind, Esher had no say in it. Nothing was signed and it was a verbal agreement, bit like dropping out from buying a house after making an offer!! 

The RAG may well be a few pound better off but I would dread to think what the pitches are going to look  like if we have a semi wet winter.




That’s about the size of it. Agreements were ready to be signed. It is frustrating but it may only be a delay of a year.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dropout22 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Feb 2021 at 23:51
From my understanding -  the 1st xv will return ,the amateur club will not.
Historically the amateur club/sides that weren't the pro side trained on a monday & wednesday evening - i believe due to the fact Richmond trained on tuesday/thursday.
The amateur club will be based at another site.
Broncos Academy from memory train on Mondays & Wednesdays.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pappashanga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Feb 2021 at 14:23
To be fair, the Richmond pitches are very well maintained. I've only seen a few quagmires over the past 14 years, and they've been after really exceptional weather. I expect the powers that be at Richmond will be very careful about what they let themselves in for.
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Originally posted by Scrumtime Scrumtime wrote:

I’m sure Haliford will be able to inform all the reasons from Esher side,although it was Scottish that made the call and then informed Esher the change of mind, Esher had no say in it. Nothing was signed and it was a verbal agreement, bit like dropping out from buying a house after making an offer!! 

The RAG may well be a few pound better off but I would dread to think what the pitches are going to look  like if we have a semi wet winter.







I watched a game at Richmond (London Scots v Plymouth as I recall) a few years ago (was on train to watch Raiders at Henley when that was called off) The pitch that day was a total quagmire. Vividly remember one of the Plymouth wingers having a clean shirt 5 minutes from the end whilst virtually all the rest of the players were indistinguishable.

Those were the days - train trips, good beer in the pubs and allowed to watch rugby live.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Scrumtime Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Feb 2021 at 10:49
I’m sure Haliford will be able to inform all the reasons from Esher side,although it was Scottish that made the call and then informed Esher the change of mind, Esher had no say in it. Nothing was signed and it was a verbal agreement, bit like dropping out from buying a house after making an offer!! 

The RAG may well be a few pound better off but I would dread to think what the pitches are going to look  like if we have a semi wet winter.





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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pappashanga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Feb 2021 at 17:59
I'm not privy to the dealing that led to this and will no doubt be told once spectating resumes. However it looks as if Richmond now have two tenants instead of one. Good for the bank account, tough on the grass.
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My understanding is that Scots were definitely not offered a better deal and in fact returned cap in hand to the RAG asking to return. Esher appear to have been poorly treated by the Scots in this. Can only be a partial return as the London Broncos Academy have taken over their training nights. Will their 1st XV stay training at Maidenhead?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Raider999 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Feb 2021 at 16:39
Originally posted by WEvans WEvans wrote:

So London Scottish have announced the groundshare with Esher is off and they are to stay at the RAG having received a much better offer to stay on a season by season basis.

I also hear no deal had been signed with Esher so I wonder if there ever was any intention to move and if Esher were used as a bargaining tool?


I thought it was a done deal at Esher - somebody obviously jumped the gun announcing that.
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So London Scottish have announced the groundshare with Esher is off and they are to stay at the RAG having received a much better offer to stay on a season by season basis.

I also hear no deal had been signed with Esher so I wonder if there ever was any intention to move and if Esher were used as a bargaining tool?
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Originally posted by corporalcarrot corporalcarrot wrote:

Originally posted by Wattie67 Wattie67 wrote:

Anyone have an idea where Scottish Hope to end up after their deal with Esher ends?
In the premiership?

As I said a week ago when Nottingham had to sadly move from Ireland Avenue it took more than a year to find a site, we had serious discussions on 2 or 3 but for a number of reasons they weren't right , before we landed at Lady Bay so I would be surprised if we hear anything for a number of months
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote corporalcarrot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jul 2020 at 17:15
Originally posted by Wattie67 Wattie67 wrote:

Anyone have an idea where Scottish Hope to end up after their deal with Esher ends?
In the premiership?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wattie67 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jul 2020 at 17:01
Anyone have an idea where Scottish Hope to end up after their deal with Esher ends?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gerg_861 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jul 2020 at 09:28
So London Irish finally return to London, and then Scottish leave. The new not-nots.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Halliford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jul 2020 at 08:48
Originally posted by Cannon Cannon wrote:

Originally posted by WEvans WEvans wrote:

Originally posted by oneagainstthehead oneagainstthehead wrote:

Originally posted by WEvans WEvans wrote:

Originally posted by Halliford Halliford wrote:

Originally posted by WEvans WEvans wrote:

Originally posted by romford romford wrote:

Perhaps Esher will now relocate from Hersham to the town they are named after?

Esher's ground is actually in Walton-on-Thames. The boundary with Hersham is between the station and the club.
And the address is Molesey Road! Esher were founded at the Wheatsheaf Public House on Esher Green, hence the name!

Yes but my post was in response to the suggestion that Esher should move from Hersham where they aren't as the ground is in Walton-on-Thames!
Last time I checked it was 2 minutes walk from Hersham Station.

Yes it is. With the boundary between Hersham and Walton-on-Thames crossed as you walk as indicated in my initial post.

How difficult is it for folks to grasp the fact that Esher Rugby Club's ground is in Walton-on-Thames?

Phone Elmbridge Borough Council to check if you like.
And I thought it was Walton-on-the Naze!!

And the first time we played Wharfedale we had to accommodate two Yorkshiremen who had got confused and booked a hotel in Horsham! What a difference an E makes!


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cannon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jul 2020 at 15:49
Originally posted by WEvans WEvans wrote:

Originally posted by oneagainstthehead oneagainstthehead wrote:

Originally posted by WEvans WEvans wrote:

Originally posted by Halliford Halliford wrote:

Originally posted by WEvans WEvans wrote:

Originally posted by romford romford wrote:

Perhaps Esher will now relocate from Hersham to the town they are named after?

Esher's ground is actually in Walton-on-Thames. The boundary with Hersham is between the station and the club.
And the address is Molesey Road! Esher were founded at the Wheatsheaf Public House on Esher Green, hence the name!

Yes but my post was in response to the suggestion that Esher should move from Hersham where they aren't as the ground is in Walton-on-Thames!
Last time I checked it was 2 minutes walk from Hersham Station.

Yes it is. With the boundary between Hersham and Walton-on-Thames crossed as you walk as indicated in my initial post.

How difficult is it for folks to grasp the fact that Esher Rugby Club's ground is in Walton-on-Thames?

Phone Elmbridge Borough Council to check if you like.
And I thought it was Walton-on-the Naze!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote WEvans Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jul 2020 at 15:26
Originally posted by oneagainstthehead oneagainstthehead wrote:

Originally posted by WEvans WEvans wrote:

Originally posted by Halliford Halliford wrote:

Originally posted by WEvans WEvans wrote:

Originally posted by romford romford wrote:

Perhaps Esher will now relocate from Hersham to the town they are named after?

Esher's ground is actually in Walton-on-Thames. The boundary with Hersham is between the station and the club.
And the address is Molesey Road! Esher were founded at the Wheatsheaf Public House on Esher Green, hence the name!

Yes but my post was in response to the suggestion that Esher should move from Hersham where they aren't as the ground is in Walton-on-Thames!
Last time I checked it was 2 minutes walk from Hersham Station.

Yes it is. With the boundary between Hersham and Walton-on-Thames crossed as you walk as indicated in my initial post.

How difficult is it for folks to grasp the fact that Esher Rugby Club's ground is in Walton-on-Thames?

Phone Elmbridge Borough Council to check if you like.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Halliford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jul 2020 at 15:24
Originally posted by oneagainstthehead oneagainstthehead wrote:

Originally posted by WEvans WEvans wrote:

Originally posted by Halliford Halliford wrote:

Originally posted by WEvans WEvans wrote:

Originally posted by romford romford wrote:

Perhaps Esher will now relocate from Hersham to the town they are named after?

Esher's ground is actually in Walton-on-Thames. The boundary with Hersham is between the station and the club.
And the address is Molesey Road! Esher were founded at the Wheatsheaf Public House on Esher Green, hence the name!

Yes but my post was in response to the suggestion that Esher should move from Hersham where they aren't as the ground is in Walton-on-Thames!
Last time I checked it was 2 minutes walk from Hersham Station.
It is 2 minutes from Hersham Station to the ground pre-match but 15 minutes back post-match!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote oneagainstthehead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jul 2020 at 13:49
Originally posted by WEvans WEvans wrote:

Originally posted by Halliford Halliford wrote:

Originally posted by WEvans WEvans wrote:

Originally posted by romford romford wrote:

Perhaps Esher will now relocate from Hersham to the town they are named after?

Esher's ground is actually in Walton-on-Thames. The boundary with Hersham is between the station and the club.
And the address is Molesey Road! Esher were founded at the Wheatsheaf Public House on Esher Green, hence the name!

Yes but my post was in response to the suggestion that Esher should move from Hersham where they aren't as the ground is in Walton-on-Thames!
Last time I checked it was 2 minutes walk from Hersham Station.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote WEvans Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jul 2020 at 12:40
Originally posted by Halliford Halliford wrote:

Originally posted by WEvans WEvans wrote:

Originally posted by romford romford wrote:

Perhaps Esher will now relocate from Hersham to the town they are named after?

Esher's ground is actually in Walton-on-Thames. The boundary with Hersham is between the station and the club.
And the address is Molesey Road! Esher were founded at the Wheatsheaf Public House on Esher Green, hence the name!

Yes but my post was in response to the suggestion that Esher should move from Hersham where they aren't as the ground is in Walton-on-Thames!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Halliford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jul 2020 at 18:59
Originally posted by WEvans WEvans wrote:

Originally posted by romford romford wrote:

Perhaps Esher will now relocate from Hersham to the town they are named after?

Esher's ground is actually in Walton-on-Thames. The boundary with Hersham is between the station and the club.
And the address is Molesey Road! Esher were founded at the Wheatsheaf Public House on Esher Green, hence the name!
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