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    Posted: 15 Feb 2019 at 10:00
Its coming to that time of year with 8/9 games left that things  start to get interesting with no run away leaders at either end ! What a good league its been this year. 

My tip for the top 3 .....
1st Huddersfield ... recruited well (which is not hard when you have recruited the whole of Yorkshire !!!) Strong unit from 1 - 20 and the new 10 is class behind the big pack. 

2nd Hull I's ... good team, good set up, just feel they will trip up to a few away but may be wrong. 

3rd Chester ... Chester are pushing this year and a great club but will just be short ... but only just !!!

My tip for the bottom 3 ... Stourbrid ..... no wait ......

14th Macclesfield ... they will bounce straight back and are rebuilding with a good young team, right choice the way Marshall is doing it. 

15th South Leicester ... have you seen their run in !!! Wharfedale (A) Hull (A) Chester (A) Fylde (H) Huddersfield (A) Sedgley (H) Otley (A) ........By Fylde it may be all over !!!! Shame as we like Wayne

16th Peterborough lions. Tough season but they will have learnt and will be back !

Going to be close at both ends which is great to see and whoever goes will be a loss and a shame but it has to be someone. 

Let me know your thoughts, there will be some interesting weeks ahead !!

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Wharfedale are going to have a big say in the promotion race. Having beaten Hull Ionians at the Avenue, our visitors yet to come include Chester, Fylde and Huddersfield. This season's gates are already the highest for some time - could be the best since our days in National One.
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Huddersfield have to go to Tynedale as well who have only been beaten once at home this season.
 
Sheffield Tigers also have some interesting but winnable (or banana skin)fixtures as well.
 
I suspect that generally the ' We are safe but have no further expectation for the season' factor will drop in soon to many clubs and some odd results will appear particularly from fixtures involving a lot of travelling. Then again there have been a few of those already


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Personally the magic figure for me is 60 (ish) to stay up. 

This leaves south with 22 points to find which is a minimum of 5 wins from 9 with that fixture list !

Tigers and Lions have 12 and 13 to find but looking at fixtures going into March they all become cup finals !

Huge game tomorrow Macc vrs Lions at the bottom end, with the same at the top .... Hull vrs Fylde.

The last game of the season could be interesting ...
Hull going to Tigers with one maybe needing to win to go up and the other needing to stay up !!!
Huddersfield away at sedgley .... never easy to go there !
Chester travelling to PGH .... how PGH would love to spoil there party !!!
Fylde away at Otley ... with the huge pack i would not want to go there and have to win 

Going to be close and go to the wire hopefully !! (at the top that is !)
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Sandal wet down on 60 points a couple of years ago with Sale staying up on 64. This is a more competive league this year with lots of teams able to win on their day. I think 66 points is the minimum to stay up.
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ha ha ha ha ha ha ha I was waiting for that Tulip my old friend ..... every time the Sandal and 60 points comes up !

Twice in the last 10 years has 60 not been enough and the highest was 64 in 2015 - 2016 and 2014 - 2015 so not impossible but cant see it. 

That would mean South need to win 6 of there last 9 games at 5 points to get to 68 or 7 at 4 points to get to 66 .... and have you seen the run in ? 

Not impossible we did it a few years ago, but a big ask. 
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I've not seen any team yet (haven't seen Huddersfield), that has shouted NAT1 to me. Unless some big wonga is flashed i can't see anyone from Nat2N staying up.

I am sure many at the club I support would disagree, but i have no desire to return to the previous glories of Nat1. I just don't see how it is a viable proposition for a club without major financial backing. Traveling the length of the country every other week has also lost it's appeal. Nat1 is the best league in the country, but NAt2N suits me just fine.
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bottom 3 to remain how they are for me
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There are so many games to go which are difficult to call. As an example just look at the games this weekend.
Why don't we ask the poster who gets the highest score in the predictions league this week to give us his/her thoughts on Sunday. They might have the inside track. Smile
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Originally posted by Waltzer Waltzer wrote:

There are so many games to go which are difficult to call. As an example just look at the games this weekend.
Why don't we ask the poster who gets the highest score in the predictions league this week to give us his/her thoughts on Sunday. They might have the inside track. Smile
 
That counts me out then lol
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Originally posted by backrowb backrowb wrote:

I've not seen any team yet (haven't seen Huddersfield), that has shouted NAT1 to me. Unless some big wonga is flashed i can't see anyone from Nat2N staying up.

I am sure many at the club I support would disagree, but i have no desire to return to the previous glories of Nat1. I just don't see how it is a viable proposition for a club without major financial backing. Traveling the length of the country every other week has also lost it's appeal. Nat1 is the best league in the country, but NAt2N suits me just fine.

Pretty much echoes my thought, BRB. N1 is great but difficult to sustain with local lads. Wharfedale have an enviable system, with players showing pride to play for the Foresters, too many other clubs have ditched that ethos in pursuit of glory and ended on their a r s e.

Bottom 3 as it is, I'm afraid, much too difficult to call at the top though 'uddersfield certainly seem to be signing all and sundry. 
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BP Youth,

The interesting thing with 'Uddersfield' as you so eloquently put it, is that we are signing players who've approached us and who want to be part of our journey. If they don't buy in to the Head Coach's vision and philosophy then they aren't for us.
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Look what you started now. So confrontational and no rugby sense at all.
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To me, Huddersfield of all the N2N clubs have the best chance of establishing a proper foothold in N1. They have valuable income-producing commercial assets, professionally managed and apparently independent of noisy DoRs and rich men's hubris.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mrs Oliphant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Feb 2019 at 20:43
TD.
Glad to see you have had Friday off with now't else to do than conjure up and, refeshingly for you, to generate enough bait and controversy to start a new thread.
From my unbiased stance I must agree that Macc,Sl and Pl will be the ones to leave us with Dour Moor and Stour battling for 8 and 9th place.After tomorrows defeat I cannot see Chester making the play off.
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Looking at tomorrow’s team 50% have come through the age grade section at HRUFC. With a further 6 living locally.

In an era when virtually all national league clubs recruit players externally it’s a pretty good effort.

How does this compete with other National league clubs?

Also we have an u18 Academy all set for another Yorkshire cup final in March the production line continues.

One only needs to visit Lockwood Park on a Sunday morning to see the club working in collaboration to suit all ages and abilities.

Where this journey takes the team this season remains to be seen but the squad are enjoying the journey, enjoying each other’s company and creating memories together. Surely that is what the game of rugby union is all about?

Huddersfield RUFC is doing a fantastic job from top to bottom
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Originally posted by Club_Tropicana Club_Tropicana wrote:

Looking at tomorrow’s team 50% have come through the age grade section at HRUFC. With a further 6 living locally.

In an era when virtually all national league clubs recruit players externally it’s a pretty good effort.

How does this compete with other National league clubs?

Also we have an u18 Academy all set for another Yorkshire cup final in March the production line continues.

One only needs to visit Lockwood Park on a Sunday morning to see the club working in collaboration to suit all ages and abilities.

Where this journey takes the team this season remains to be seen but the squad are enjoying the journey, enjoying each other’s company and creating memories together. Surely that is what the game of rugby union is all about?

Huddersfield RUFC is doing a fantastic job from top to bottom


I see you have avoided commenting on the recent revelations re your highly paid employees be it £9k, £19k or £90k pa as banded about by others - nice wedge if you can get it!
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Raider999,
 
I think you are confusing this topic on the National League 2 forum with the with the one you've been commenting about on the Regional Premier League forum under the Waterloo topic.
 
Must have been the red wine last night!
 
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Back to the topic of who stays up in N2N.

Macclesfield and Peterborough are now 20 and 24 points from 13th placed Sheffield Tigers so are now surely doomed - not sure why Macc have fared so badly this season as they usually yo-yo between N2N and N1?

Sth Leicester look likely to struggle as even they are 11 points behind the Tigers.

As for the top, it is very tight between Ionians, huddersfield and Chester - Ionians have experience of going up whilst Huddersfield have an extra ganpmes to play. Not totally discounting Fylde, but the fact that have played more games than the other eps makes it difficult for them.
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TD2 - are you sure?
South's lack of leadership is one of the reasons why they are in such a mess!
I fully expect them to fold if they are relegated.
No 2nds, No 3rds, do they still run a Colts side?- no crowds - unfortunately no hope!

Edited by Bottomofthehill - 17 Feb 2019 at 14:00
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