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Carlos, who has gone to Stortford? From the team selected for tomorrow’s game i recognise most names having played a part last season other than maybe 2 new faces in the front row and 1 in the backs perhaps.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Billywindsock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Sep 2018 at 19:35
Ben Creasey, a 9/14 that played county at the end of the season and is part of the Herts Ladies coaching team. Louis Castaglione, a good young prop that played county at the end of the season. Sean Taylor, possibly the best back in LSE last season, has gone to Hong Kong to play after playing for county and then England Counties. Seeing a theme yet? Aaron Lowe, a quick center, went to play/coach at Eton Manor.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Maskedchicken Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Sep 2018 at 20:15
Nope, what’s the theme?

I know Taylor played a lot but how many games did they all play? I remember the name Creasey now at Stortford but certainly recognise almost all the names on the teamsheet this week. 3 or 4 changes is hardly a lot. I think even the most steady team would see 3 or 4 changes year to year.

Are you saying that those players made a huge difference?
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The Hertford team named on the club website this week has 11 of 18 players that started more than 5 games last season. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Maskedchicken Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Sep 2018 at 21:44
Do most teams have more than that do you think?

I would have thought with people moving Clubs, retirements, going to university or going travelling probably 12-14 is about normal. I guess it is the clubs with strength throughout the club, those that have the budget to recruit or a bit of luck with a net gain of players returning to the club which allows teams to continue to prosper. I’m sure Hertford will turn it around soon. Be an interesting game tomorrow.
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Bedford Athletic -v- CS Stags 1863 5-0
Chingford -v- Tring 5-1
Dorking -v- Sutton & Epsom 5-1
Hertford -v- Guildford 5-0
Shelford -v- Wimbledon 0-5
Sidcup -v- Brentwood 5-0
Tunbridge Wells -v- Westcliff 1-5
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Originally posted by Maskedchicken Maskedchicken wrote:

Do most teams have more than that do you think?


15/18 this week for Tunbridge Wells who played last season or have come up through minis/juniors. That said, with early season injuries consistency of selection is already proving to be challenging.
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Bedford 4 v Brexiteers 1 going with home advantage
Chingford 1 v Tring 5 a real test for chingford
Dorking 5 v S&E 1 Dorking are improving
Hertford 4 v G's 1 tight game as pressure is on Hertford
Shelford 0 v Wombles 5 long happy journey home
Sidcup 5 v Brentwood 0 Sidcup are looking the surprise team this year
RTW/TW 4 V Westcliff 1 Tight game going with home side

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Interesting to hear the gripes and groans around the league. 11 of Westcliff’s 18 today started 5 or more last year. We lost players to university, travelling, injury, moving away and to local clubs in the area in lower divisions who pay players. We’re lucky to have a great youth section and to have players willing to come out of retirement - I’m not sure how long I’ll last - so 17 of the 18 today came through the youth section.

Bedford 4 - 1 CS
Chingford 0 - 5 Tring - this will really show us where Chingford stand
Dorking 4 - 1 S&E
Hertford 5 - 1 Guildford - no idea but Hoe Lane is a difficult place to play. Will tell us a lot
Shelford 0 - 5 Wimbledon - how different is Wimbledon’s team to last year?
Sidcup 4 - 1 Brentwood - not sure here. Wasn’t too impressed by Sidcup and I think Brentwood just have something. But Sidcup know how to play the postage stamp!
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Originally posted by Truwblue Truwblue wrote:

Sidcup to Brentwood local derby based purely on the mileage - ie 24 miles!

Bit of a stretch to call it that, especially when Brentwood are on the wrong side of the Thames and S&E are closer to Sidcup. Plus Chingford are closer to Brentwood anyway.


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Bedford Athletic -v- CS Stags 1863 3 - 3 these porous sides appear to leak five pointers
Chingford -v- Tring 0 - 4 Chingford last week may have been a flash in the pan
Dorking -v- Sutton & Epsom 4 - 1 Big Field Men to have a big day 
Hertford -v- Guildford 0 - 4 If G play they will win through 
Shelford -v- Wimbledon 0 - 5 Shelford shellacked
Sidcup -v- Brentwood 4 - 1 difficult to call 
Tunbridge Wells -v- Westcliff 4 - 1 TW's motoring along smoothly 
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 Bedford Athletic -v- CS Stags 1863 4-1 nervy Home win
Chingford -v- Tring 1-4 difficult to call
Dorking -v- Sutton & Epsom 4-1 Last week's win gives D confidence
Hertford -v- Guildford 1-4 Gs to win narrow game after 2 near misses
Shelford -v- Wimbledon 0-5 Tough day for Shelford
Sidcup -v- Brentwood 5-1 Home to edge open game
Tunbridge Wells -v- Westcliff 1-4 Narrow away win based on their respective results v Hertford
What was wrong with calling it London 1?
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Originally posted by Maskedchicken Maskedchicken wrote:

Fez, what do you mean the winners will finish between 5th and 9th? Surely that’s an oxymoron!

I do wonder what’s happened to Hertford though. I’ve been looking at teamsheets and doesn’t look like many changes to last year other than Sean Taylor in the backs. Can anyone expand?

Mate...... My analogy and thinking was that it will be more difficult to 'get safe' in the middle of the table than it will be to win the league. There will be so many teams looking to avoid the drop rather than win the league, so the battle will be to secure the middle ground. FWIW I think we will soon know who the champions elect will be.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BruceElliott Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Sep 2018 at 10:35
Originally posted by SlippedThroughTheNet SlippedThroughTheNet wrote:

Interesting to hear the gripes and groans around the league. 11 of Westcliff’s 18 today started 5 or more last year. We lost players to university, travelling, injury, moving away and to local clubs in the area in lower divisions who pay players. We’re lucky to have a great youth section and to have players willing to come out of retirement - I’m not sure how long I’ll last - so 17 of the 18 today came through the youth section.


You've had a great start to the season. I've got a lot of respect for Westcliff and hope you carry on in the same vein... other than a minor blip today, hopefully! 😉

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12-14 of the same players each year pretty much bang on I’d say.

Unless you’re Old Elthamians and go out a buy a brand new XV every summer!
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Gents,

The  Hertford player merry -go-round is probably similar to most teams when looked at numerically. The loss of Taylor is really significant because although no player wins a game on his own, some influence the outcome, especially in close games, more than others. He certainly did that. Creasey was also one of the best opportunist try takers around. Winger Mike Allen has not played yet this season but will be available soon we hope. That's probably the 3 leading try scorers from last season, and what was sometimes hailed by other clubs on here as one of the best back 3 combinations, missing.

Combine that with centre Lowe moving on to coach elsewhere and veteran (he'll love that as only 30 but been around forever) centre Smart just returning and you get a picture of disruption that is increased as most of those would have been first picks.

The forward changes are not so big though.

That said, looking back is pretty pointless and we are not at panic stations yet. There are still a few players with sick notes but no more than any other club (I would guess) so today will be a very good benchmark as to where we are actually at this season.

So, to sum up:
Some big changes.
We are where we are.
I will still put my mortgage on us finishing higher than we are now.
And if we don't it will be because we shouldn't have.
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Bedford Athletic -v- CS Stags 1863 1-4
Chingford -v- Tring 4-0
Dorking -v- Sutton & Epsom 4-1
Hertford -v- Guildford 0-4
Shelford -v- Wimbledon 0-5
Sidcup -v- Brentwood 4-1
Tunbridge Wells -v- Westcliff 4-0
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Billywindsock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Sep 2018 at 13:12
After starting slowly last week, Westcliff were excellent. Absolutely top three if they manage to play that well for most of the season.
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Not long back from the 'Derby' game Dorking v Sutton&Epsom, and quite perplexed at my team....However let me be the first to congratulate Sutts on an excellent performance. Having just looked through most of the predictions for this game, many gave a win for D's, but this performance, was so different from the first 3 games. If I am to believe Sutts home defeat last week was due to several wedding absentees and a host of injuries, it would have been reasonable to assume that they might turn up with a weakened side, unless of course this was Fake News.Shocked Far from it. Sutts turned up with a 'Derby' game plan and in my view executed it to perfection. They were very good in every area of the game, playing an organised 'high press' with a strong defensive line. Quick to the breakdown and showing 'desire' to win from the start to end. This did not seem a weakened or depleted side to me, in fact the opposite. Sutts game plan was to stop us playing, and no matter how hard we tried to break their line, their defence stood firm. In the process we made many mistakes and handling errors which Sutts capitalised on. One of the best performances I have seen from a Sutton side who are clearly well coached, and they cleverly disrupted our game. So although Dorking did not play to our best and we were missing 4/5 key players we were simply not good enough on the day and were beaten by a better team. Despite the dis-appointment from the Dorking support, it was good to see a full bar after the game and an extra large MOTM and DOTD drink off which Sutts also won.DisapproveI must credit Steve Munford as my MOTM. Formerly at Dorking before returning to Sutton he had a very good game, and great to see him in the bar with former Dorking teamates in the full spirit of the game. Well done Sutts. 
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Originally posted by Billywindsock Billywindsock wrote:

After starting slowly last week, Westcliff were excellent. Absolutely top three if they manage to play that well for most of the season.


Funny thing perspective. Whilst Westcliffe got the win, managed the game well and defended like demons I felt they weren’t overly impressive.
Bar two or three occasions, Wells gave them problems at set peice. Game could have gone either way but I felt Wells were the stronger team. But that’s sport I suppose.

One thing you may or not agree on is the referee. He looked very out of depth in my opinion.
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