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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Deva Delinquent Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Mar 2019 at 13:28
Originally posted by RatBoy RatBoy wrote:

Great news Chester will be allowed back in. Great club and terrific set up. 

I really like how they dont ring fence their 1xv and have fluid player movement between 1/2xv, while promoting their youth players. 

Hopefully it will underpin their future successes and perhaps their 1st season in Nat 1


Having the players to call on to step up to the first team has really paid dividends this season. It's great to see players that show promise being given the chance to move up. It's made a massive difference when the inevitable injuries hit, the players stepping up have done fantastically well.

Whether we go up or not this year, the foundations are there to give us a chance against the more established teams in level 3. Even if we only lasted a year, the experience will make our players better throughout the three sides.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Finkleman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Mar 2019 at 14:23
Any suggestions as to why Chester `cried off` the semi final?  Surely they would have known the consequences?  Has allowing them back, set a dangerous precedent??  

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote workerbee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Mar 2019 at 15:01
There is more to the cancellation than just Chester not playing it and they had reasons to appeal but obviously the committee looked at their reasons and decided that although they were the offending club there was sufficient reason to be lenient. However it is possible that Chester have applied to put their 2nd XV into the RFU leagues and it will therefore not greatly affect them.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Deva Delinquent Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Mar 2019 at 15:03
Originally posted by Finkleman Finkleman wrote:

Any suggestions as to why Chester `cried off` the semi final?  Surely they would have known the consequences?  Has allowing them back, set a dangerous precedent??  



I'm in the same boat as the rest of you, all my info comes from sources in the public domain.

What I do know is that club has really got its act together over the last few years. The people running it are doing a good job, so I don't believe there has been anything underhand going on. Why would they risk not having an outlet for the already successful 2nd & 3rd teams by deciding not to field a team for a cup game, knowing what the consequences are?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Monkey Boy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Apr 2019 at 00:21
So Chester win appeal. Friends in high places? Common sense?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Deva Delinquent Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Apr 2019 at 06:53
Originally posted by Monkey Boy Monkey Boy wrote:

So Chester win appeal. Friends in high places? Common sense?

The decision was upheld by the panel, but the punishment is now expulsion from this year's cup competition for the second XV.

I think the outcome is more fitting than expelling the seconds and thirds from their respective leagues for two seasons, as per the initial decision.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tulip Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Apr 2019 at 07:25
Originally posted by Monkey Boy Monkey Boy wrote:

So Chester win appeal. Friends in high places? Common sense?


I'm sure it was common sense..I notice though that the Cheshire Executive/ Committee hold all their
meetings at Chester rugby club.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote the jackal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Apr 2019 at 10:29
the people who run the league need to take a less of a stance on this.

playing numbers are dropping. the amount of teams each club runs is dropping.

the likes of caldy / chester /sedge / fyde could put a team into NW1 or N3N and do well.

if a smaller club with a weakened side goes to these places it would be one way traffic. Morale drops and its difficult to get teams together to play these sides. i will say however i dont know how you manage this in terms of crying off games

in regards to sale, they put a side out at the start of the year containing several national 1 standard players and quite a few that had played jets. its not a level playing field for smaller clubs.

on the topic of sale, are sale FC viewed as more important to the sharks than the sale jets? the jets team seemed a bit of a mish mash recently
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote workerbee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Apr 2019 at 15:58
Can you clarify the result of the appeal , you said that they were expelled from the cup competition for this season, as they did not play the semi final that would mean they were out already so what is the point of the sanction? The decision certainly benefits Caldy in the league as the two results against Chester now still stand and puts them in a strong position to win the conference if they win on Saturday against Macclesfield at home. It will be interesting to see if they are still applying to enter their 2nd XV into  the RFU leagues and if successful which level they are entered. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Deva Delinquent Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Apr 2019 at 18:31
WB, I think the full ruling is due to be published by the RFU in the coming days, if I spot it before you I'll post a link in this thread.
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