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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Apr 2014 at 19:40
Sadly it looks as it will be Jersey for the drop. We keep making mistakes and we don't have the ability to turn games round. Several times, we compete for half the match then struggle late in the game.
I'd love to see us take the five points and survive but struggle to see how that will come about.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Apr 2014 at 20:36
If Jersey are to make a return to Nat1, I sincerely hope that it is on the back of a strong final performance and a win. That would mean that Ealing would have had to beat Rotherham to stay up and if they are able to do that, then they have fully deserved their stay in the Championship next season.

I just don't want us to go down with a whimper, especially if Ealing were to lose too.

Funnily enough, of the last 2 games of the season, I have always thought that Jersey stand more chance of getting a win away at Bedford than a home win to LS...I just pray that I am right.

Does anyone know if it is possible to get back to Jersey after the Bedford game? or are we looking at an overnight stay?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2014 at 07:58
Originally posted by Brizzer Brizzer wrote:

If Jersey are to make a return to Nat1, I sincerely hope that it is on the back of a strong final performance and a win. That would mean that Ealing would have had to beat Rotherham to stay up and if they are able to do that, then they have fully deserved their stay in the Championship next season.

I just don't want us to go down with a whimper, especially if Ealing were to lose too.

Funnily enough, of the last 2 games of the season, I have always thought that Jersey stand more chance of getting a win away at Bedford than a home win to LS...I just pray that I am right.

Does anyone know if it is possible to get back to Jersey after the Bedford game? or are we looking at an overnight stay?
Its an easy day trip Brizzer. I am booked on the 9am BA flight to Gatwick and back on the 19.40. You have to leave right on the final whistle to make the train so I will miss the laps of honour but I'll see the match. I'm not missing this one.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2014 at 08:29
Originally posted by corporalcarrot corporalcarrot wrote:

Originally posted by Brizzer Brizzer wrote:

If Jersey are to make a return to Nat1, I sincerely hope that it is on the back of a strong final performance and a win. That would mean that Ealing would have had to beat Rotherham to stay up and if they are able to do that, then they have fully deserved their stay in the Championship next season.

I just don't want us to go down with a whimper, especially if Ealing were to lose too.

Funnily enough, of the last 2 games of the season, I have always thought that Jersey stand more chance of getting a win away at Bedford than a home win to LS...I just pray that I am right.

Does anyone know if it is possible to get back to Jersey after the Bedford game? or are we looking at an overnight stay?
Its an easy day trip Brizzer. I am booked on the 9am BA flight to Gatwick and back on the 19.40. You have to leave right on the final whistle to make the train so I will miss the laps of honour but I'll see the match. I'm not missing this one.

Crickey, that's pushing it. The earliest catchable train out of Bedford is the 17:10 which takes an hours to St Pancras: gets in 18:09. Walki to the tube and wait for train say 10 mins. Victoria line to Victoria Station another 15 mins and it'll be 18:34. Leg it up the steps to the main concourse, 5 mins, train to Gatwick leaves at 18:45 with a 30 min journey time. Arrive Gatwiick 19:15 & run to the terminal and check in, 5 mins 19:20.

Surely check in and boarding will have closed. Can't see how you can do it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2014 at 08:35
Originally posted by Calendar Blue Calendar Blue wrote:

Sorry, but Jersey look to be in real trouble. Blues finally opened up and started playing today (against an apparently "young & inexperienced" Pirates). Should we do the same next Saturday.......

And realistically, are Ealing honestly going to beat Roth?

I was as convinced as anyone that Jersey were 'safe' a couple of months ago, but I'm afraid things look very very ropey now.

Don't quite understand the inverted commas above. Excluding Junior Fatialofa who retires this week,the average age of Saturday's starting line up was 21 ,with I think 8 players in their first season of Championship rugby.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2014 at 08:40
The 17.10 goes direct to Gatwick, due to arrive 18.56 but can be notoriously late. Sorry just taken my Anorak off.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2014 at 08:51
Originally posted by WESTCOMBE RANGER WESTCOMBE RANGER wrote:

The 17.10 goes direct to Gatwick, due to arrive 18.56 but can be notoriously late. Sorry just taken my Anorak off.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2014 at 09:11
Originally posted by Dan Gleebles Dan Gleebles wrote:

I expect the Blues side to feature a few players who will be aware its their last game at Goldington Rd. Making a statement before they leave I hope.
Think it may be a try fest like this week.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2014 at 09:14
Originally posted by HandsintheRuck HandsintheRuck wrote:

Originally posted by corporalcarrot corporalcarrot wrote:

Originally posted by Brizzer Brizzer wrote:

If Jersey are to make a return to Nat1, I sincerely hope that it is on the back of a strong final performance and a win. That would mean that Ealing would have had to beat Rotherham to stay up and if they are able to do that, then they have fully deserved their stay in the Championship next season.

I just don't want us to go down with a whimper, especially if Ealing were to lose too.

Funnily enough, of the last 2 games of the season, I have always thought that Jersey stand more chance of getting a win away at Bedford than a home win to LS...I just pray that I am right.

Does anyone know if it is possible to get back to Jersey after the Bedford game? or are we looking at an overnight stay?
Its an easy day trip Brizzer. I am booked on the 9am BA flight to Gatwick and back on the 19.40. You have to leave right on the final whistle to make the train so I will miss the laps of honour but I'll see the match. I'm not missing this one.

Crickey, that's pushing it. The earliest catchable train out of Bedford is the 17:10 which takes an hours to St Pancras: gets in 18:09. Walki to the tube and wait for train say 10 mins. Victoria line to Victoria Station another 15 mins and it'll be 18:34. Leg it up the steps to the main concourse, 5 mins, train to Gatwick leaves at 18:45 with a 30 min journey time. Arrive Gatwiick 19:15 & run to the terminal and check in, 5 mins 19:20.

Surely check in and boarding will have closed. Can't see how you can do it.
The 17.10 goes direct to Gatwick and gets in at 18.56 loads of time to make the 19.40. I did it last year and still had time for a beer before boarding.Thumbs Up
I am booking a taxi at 16.45 from GR to Bedford station and may even catch the earlier train at  16.54 - I reckon my glass is always half full! I'll be easy to spot working my way around the ground towards the exit as full time approaches. Off-peak train tickets were a bargain at £11.90 return with my OAP card! Just heard that the return flight goes 5 minutes later at 19.45 so definitely time for a beer before boarding. 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2014 at 10:54
There was a lot of works on the line when we went down to London Scottish last weekend, took us 1hr 40mins to get to St Pancras on the Thameslink as it was going so slow and stopping out of stations for the works on a number of occasions. I'd check to see if they are still going on or not, you'll probably find out when you come up if they've been completed.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2014 at 15:14
Heading back to gatwick 8 .30 ish train overnight stay gatwick and 8.00am flight sunday ever hopefull of a win sounds like a good jersey support on the move
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2014 at 18:55
Originally posted by Westcoaster Westcoaster wrote:

Sadly it looks as it will be Jersey for the drop. We keep making mistakes and we don't have the ability to turn games round. Several times, we compete for half the match then struggle late in the game.
I'd love to see us take the five points and survive but struggle to see how that will come about.

WC- All teams make mistakes. Ask the teams we've beaten or run close. Ours have been costly. Last weekend One loose kick and no chase cost minus 7 points. A missed pen cost plus 3. Ten points lost otherwise we'd have won. I thought the team played good rugby as they have since HB arrived. Whatever the result it's better than watching kick and chase. But don't ask me about the penalty count at scrum time. If a prop goes to ground so many times in no-mans-land its coz he's being put there. Weakness should not be a penalty offence. Dangerous "bullying" is. Oh yes, I have been happy in recent seasons for our success in this area but it has become a nonsense.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Apr 2014 at 22:34
CC you are a credit to your club. I really hope they win for you.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Apr 2014 at 00:59
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Apr 2014 at 10:02
On the bright side , if your a Jersey supporter, rugby in Nat 1 is far more relaxed and open, a better brand of rugby imo, but of course we are not down yet and perhaps if we ask the Bedford players where would they rather spend a weekend next year , Jersey or Ealing then maybe they will let us win . We live in hope.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Apr 2014 at 10:24
I am sure your thoughts are correct Jerseylongtime, but Saturday's score line flattered Pirates as Bedford tried to outdo Bristol's recent tactics near the end, with suicidal running from their own line and paid the penalty twice. 48 - 22 would have been a fairer reflection of the game.
Saturday will no doubt be just as "open" so the best of luck.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Apr 2014 at 10:26
Originally posted by The Blues The Blues wrote:

Ealing managed to get a good win against Albion to set up an exciting final weekend (for the teams not involved).

Although both teams have earned the same number of points, Jersey received a 2 point deduction they may come to regret this. What was this for? Also neither team picked up any points in the extra game.

So Ealing face Titans, whilst Jersey (beat Blues earlier in the season) travel to Blues.

I think Ealing will survive, having looked likely for the drop all season.
Is the extra game randomly selected? I see they play 23 & not 22!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Apr 2014 at 13:41
The 23rd game was the big launch of the season with 3 double headers at "neutral" venues. Teams were paired approximately on ability and location (figure that out!). Some poor Rhubarbs had to play Rotherham at a neutral venue a few miles outside of Rotherham (Doncaster)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Apr 2014 at 20:39
Originally posted by jersey wanderer jersey wanderer wrote:

Heading back to gatwick 8 .30 ish train overnight stay gatwick and 8.00am flight sunday ever hopefull of a win sounds like a good jersey support on the move

Doing pretty much the same thing JW. Flying Sleasy Jet on Saturday morning and then back on the first flight Sunday. Where are you staying?

The in/out same day with BA got to silly money, so have to do an overnighter....means more time with our fine hosts
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Apr 2014 at 20:47
Stopping premier inn north terminal both nights hopefully a few supporters on the train up sat morning
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