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At the beginning of each season a certain young man from Blaydon requests early kick offs to assist in their arrival time back at Newcastle. It is the home team who agree to the change but how many people would have had Blaydon in this position at the start of the season?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fake_Shemp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Apr 2017 at 14:11
That makes perfect sense. However, I would like the RFU to consider synchronising kickoffs for the last week so, as is highly likely, games deciding relegation or promotion have as much drama as possible. If that means every game kicking off at 14:00 or 15:00, there should be enough time for everyone to make arrangements (and the RFU to increase travel expenses for that week if necessary). 

It would be a shame if the result from Blaydon made the last 30 minutes of other games meaningless apart from pride and mid table placings/points. Even if coaches do not inform their players about the result, the information is bound to find its way onto the pitch from spectators on the sidelines and be disseminated from there, probably influencing proceedings on the field.
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Looking at this now if I was a Fylde supporter i'd be getting pretty twitchy. I think Fylde have to finish it by beating or getting a 3 point draw with the Students this weekend. If it goes to the last weekend I can genuinely see Fylde going down because they've got by far the hardest game, away to Moseley at Billesley. Fylde have always been good at home, by god they need a home win on Saturday.
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Unless something bizarre happens, I think Fylde are now safe, so it is between Hull and Blaydon next week. 

If Blaydon beat Old Albanian, they will be in the unusual position of cheering on Mowden!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Runitback Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Apr 2017 at 18:32
OAs currently rudderless so I expect Blaydon to win there, and I'd hitting some form. So Saturday week will be fascinating!!! Blaydon probably just to edge it???
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Well Hull only have to have a win of any shape while Blaydon must win and hope Hull lose is a high scoring draw enough for Hull, would be without the bonus point. Hull will also have the knowledge of what is needed with Blaydon kicking off 30 minutes earlier than them very squeaky bum time.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote greenpower Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Apr 2017 at 20:03
i wonder how seriously dmp will  play this game  knowing their  north east rivals could be relegated LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fake_Shemp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Apr 2017 at 20:05
Originally posted by Rabbie Burns Rabbie Burns wrote:

Well Hull only have to have a win of any shape while Blaydon must win and hope Hull lose is a high scoring draw enough for Hull, would be without the bonus point. Hull will also have the knowledge of what is needed with Blaydon kicking off 30 minutes earlier than them very squeaky bum time.
Even with the early kick-off, Hull will take the field in Darlington with the early game still in its first half. I imagine there will only be an impact once the final score is in and has been relayed, officially or unofficially, to the players whether they want to know or not! As such, there will be a period in the second half when the Hull coaches and players will probably know if they are safe or will have go all out to score at least four tries.
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Originally posted by greenpower greenpower wrote:

i wonder how seriously dmp will  play this game  knowing their  north east rivals could be relegated LOL
As a member and supporter, I hope Mowden are aiming for a bonus point win to finish as high in the table as possible. Depending on results, that could either be 8th or 11th – a massive difference.

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Originally posted by Fake_Shemp Fake_Shemp wrote:

Originally posted by greenpower greenpower wrote:

i wonder how seriously dmp will  play this game  knowing their  north east rivals could be relegated LOL
As a member and supporter, I hope Mowden are aiming for a bonus point win to finish as high in the table as possible. Depending on results, that could either be 8th or 11th – a massive difference.


I would hope that every Club takes the field does with he strongest 1st XV available. No one asks for any favours and, even considering today's results, none should be given.
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