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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote FEZ ANT PLUCKER Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 May 2018 at 21:07
[QUOTE=Clueless like most] 

For those with a statistical bent, the players covered over 5000 miles during games and played 30 W 17 D 1 L 12 with five of those by less than 7 points. TJs are the highest placed promoted team ever in National 2 history.

Not quite Clueless. Someone needs to do their research better.

In season 2014/2015 Dorking were promoted to N2S. In our first season Dorking finished 4th with 108pts. Played 30, Won 22, Drawn 2, Lost 6. 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 May 2018 at 22:47
And as others have pointed out.

Ealing finished 3rd, 
Ampthill 2nd and lost play-off - promoted from Midlands and returned North the following year.
Jersey 2nd - and won play-off

And at least one club won at first attempt - it was called National 3 South at the time.
Though they were presented with the same cup when they later won National 2 South.


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Originally posted by Darth Raider Darth Raider wrote:

Does anyone know when we will learn who the level=transferred team will be ?   Also, when and subsequently, our new fixture list will be out ? 

Dear fixtures secretary......I would be very grateful if our first game was not away to Rams, Titans or perhaps, OA's. TongueWink   Ta muchly.

P,S.  The Berkshire county side rolled up at the Rugby Park today......mostly Rams players....and despite being the bigger and apparently, better side,  lost in the last few mins to a Sussex team who for the first time in a great while, had a few Raiders players......4 to be precise.   A strange competition this and one I am not close to understanding it yet......our clubhouse was replete with different blazers but a significant proportion of our team were playing level 7 this year ?......or lower ?  Arguably, the best player on the park plays at level 9.......I've just deleted my next comments.....suffice to say the lad in question should (arguably) be playing his sport against people of at least, (roughly comparable) skill levels......IMO.EmbarrassedConfused

I wasn't able to get to the game as I was sunning myself in the Canaries, but I was at the warm up match the previous week. From memory there were only 5 or 6 Rams players in that squad, and they were largely IIs or IIIs players, not 1st XV regulars. 

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Originally posted by FEZ ANT PLUCKER FEZ ANT PLUCKER wrote:

[QUOTE=Clueless like most] 

For those with a statistical bent, the players covered over 5000 miles during games and played 30 W 17 D 1 L 12 with five of those by less than 7 points. TJs are the highest placed promoted team ever in National 2 history.

Not quite Clueless. Someone needs to do their research better.

In season 2014/2015 Dorking were promoted to N2S. In our first season Dorking finished 4th with 108pts. Played 30, Won 22, Drawn 2, Lost 6. 


Sorry just took it off the web page roundup. I was trying to show they have a mix of players with over 100 caps and Academy players and are not just a bunch of mercenaries as some pointed too. I watched them twice this year and thought they were pretty good with the potential to improve. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stallion Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2018 at 13:18
NCA has just tweeted to confirm that we will be joking* you next season. Looking forward to visiting all of you.

* ???? - sorry fat fingers on an iPhone. should have said "joining"


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2018 at 13:55
Have fun - the clubs I have visited in N2S are all very welcoming.
I am sure the others are too, I just cannot comment personally.
It is not all Blazers and Champagne - just as it is not all cloth caps and whippets up North.
Generally it is a bunch of people out to enjoy themselves, one way or another.

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Originally posted by Stallion Stallion wrote:

NCA has just tweeted to confirm that we will be joking you next season. Looking forward to visiting all of you.

Looks like you might have a few overnighters, but I suppose Redruth is that far (only a couple of inches) on a map. Wink
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Originally posted by Friendly prop Friendly prop wrote:

Originally posted by Stallion Stallion wrote:

NCA has just tweeted to confirm that we will be joking you next season. Looking forward to visiting all of you.

Looks like you might have a few overnighters, but I suppose Redruth is that far (only a couple of inches) on a map. Wink

Technically, under the RFU's ever generous support for clubs below Level 2, even Redruth doesn't qualify although, as it is only 4 miles short and they usually round up "close calls", I'm sure they will get night out money for the Cornwall excursion. Other than that I doubt there will be any others.
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It’s only 256 miles Solihull to Redruth, Worthing 168, Canterbury 189 as per autoroute. Not that far if those are the longest
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Old Hooker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2018 at 16:21
I suppose they could jog as part of the match warm up !!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2018 at 19:42
I thought they moved to google - which says 248 miles

Which I believe counts as a local derby for the Cornishmen.

In 2007/8 Stourbridge was their Christmas derby match.




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote RedPete Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2018 at 20:04
Originally posted by Camquin Camquin wrote:

I thought they moved to google - which says 248 miles

Which I believe counts as a local derby for the Cornishmen.

In 2007/8 Stourbridge was their Christmas derby match.

 
I'm sure I remember one of the Redruth posters saying that, that season it was Redruth's shortest away trip the return was Stourbridge's longest away trip
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Redhead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2018 at 22:29
Quite right RedPete - 250 miles is just an afternoon out for us down here in God's Own country.

It will be good to welcome B&S again - we last met when we were both level 3.
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Originally posted by Rabbie Burns Rabbie Burns wrote:

It’s only 256 miles Solihull to Redruth, Worthing 168, Canterbury 189 as per autoroute. Not that far if those are the longest

Not including Guernsey I assume? Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2018 at 09:18
It is only 130 miles to Guernsey.
Ok it is a bit wet.
I wonder if they could borrow a yacht for the trip.

Sorry that is from Redruth - not Birmingham
What was I thinking - obviously not enough coffee.



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As a club we resigned to the transfer some time ago. The feeling now is quiet excitement in playing some old friends (Redruth, Henley & Dings) and welcoming & visiting clubs that will be very new to us.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Penda Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2018 at 12:43
Originally posted by Stallion Stallion wrote:

As a club we resigned to the transfer some time ago. The feeling now is quiet excitement in playing some old friends (Redruth, Henley & Dings) and welcoming & visiting clubs that will be very new to us.  

Good luck guys. Lot of travelling in that league.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Redted Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2018 at 20:10
Glad to see the Bees in N2S.  From the Reds point of view it's the same distance as Chinnor and quicker to get there, so welcome.
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Originally posted by Stallion Stallion wrote:

As a club we resigned to the transfer some time ago. The feeling now is quiet excitement in playing some old friends (Redruth, Henley & Dings) and welcoming & visiting clubs that will be very new to us.  
Good luck mate. Enjoy the trips but I doubt it'll be as good as coming to Heslam on a warm April afternoon to the Ladies day lunch Wink LOL 
I hope you get to Redruth early doors while the weather is still good and can have a nice weekend away.
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Originally posted by Friendly prop Friendly prop wrote:

Originally posted by Stallion Stallion wrote:

As a club we resigned to the transfer some time ago. The feeling now is quiet excitement in playing some old friends (Redruth, Henley & Dings) and welcoming & visiting clubs that will be very new to us.  
Good luck mate. Enjoy the trips but I doubt it'll be as good as coming to Heslam on a warm April afternoon to the Ladies day lunch Wink LOL 
I hope you get to Redruth early doors while the weather is still good and can have a nice weekend away.

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