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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Monkey Boy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jan 2021 at 00:06
Originally posted by Halliford Halliford wrote:

That’s rubbish, Monkey Boy! What some of us have been trying to do is to find positives. You can sit in your Ivory tower and moan but some of us have Clubs to run and players to listen to. Many of them have wanted to play when possible! It may not now be possible but it has always been worth trying. We are having to live with a Government that has signally failed to manage this pandemic and left us all at the mercy of others while offering nothing but platitudes. There were positive periods in the autumn and there will be in the spring. Let’s take advantage of them and be positive about the outlook for the Ckubs we run.

It’s far from rubbish.  A good dose of realism has been required through all of this. Maybe letting the players know that it wasn’t happening would have meant taking a more authoritative approach and they would have approached other things in life a bit better.

There’s a strong possibility that rugby doesn’t take place in 2021 and that’s something that people must prepare for
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Raider999 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jan 2021 at 12:17
Originally posted by Monkey Boy Monkey Boy wrote:

Originally posted by Halliford Halliford wrote:

That’s rubbish, Monkey Boy! What some of us have been trying to do is to find positives. You can sit in your Ivory tower and moan but some of us have Clubs to run and players to listen to. Many of them have wanted to play when possible! It may not now be possible but it has always been worth trying. We are having to live with a Government that has signally failed to manage this pandemic and left us all at the mercy of others while offering nothing but platitudes. There were positive periods in the autumn and there will be in the spring. Let’s take advantage of them and be positive about the outlook for the Ckubs we run.


It’s far from rubbish.  A good dose of realism has been required through all of this. Maybe letting the players know that it wasn’t happening would have meant taking a more authoritative approach and they would have approached other things in life a bit better.

There’s a strong possibility that rugby doesn’t take place in 2021 and that’s something that people must prepare for


Taking a balanced view, I always thought the Cup idea would be a non-starter, I believe Rugby will start as usual in September.

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1) by then everyone over the age of 50 should be fully vaccinated so crowds should be ok,
2) the numbers of people catching the virus will therefore have reduced dramatically (a lot of younger people will already have had it)
3) there will be a surge in opinion to get back to normal (may still require masks on public transport as a precaution - but that may be here for a few years, similar to the Far East)
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Not a surprise 
But that’s it for 20/21

See you in Sept, if we are lucky 

UPDATE: We are disappointed to announce that there will be no official competitive rugby for the semi-professional game this season, after the NCA agreed to cancel the proposed Cup competition.

More here: ncarugby.com/announcements

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Originally posted by Scrumtime Scrumtime wrote:

Not a surprise 
But that’s it for 20/21

See you in Sept, if we are lucky 

UPDATE: We are disappointed to announce that there will be no official competitive rugby for the semi-professional game this season, after the NCA agreed to cancel the proposed Cup competition.

More here: ncarugby.com/announcements



At last some realism, sad as it may be.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote steve p Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 hours 23 minutes ago at 08:39
if possible let clubs play friendlies in august and season starts in September

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Halliford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 hours 23 minutes ago at 09:39
The NCA meetings this week confirmed that Clubs can play friendly matches in any of the summer months, if they choose to. 
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Originally posted by Halliford Halliford wrote:

The NCA meetings this week confirmed that Clubs can play friendly matches in any of the summer months, if they choose to. 


Does anyone know if players will need more friendlies given time away from playing?!
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I would be surprised if any take place as that would mean players coming in for a version of preseason to play in friendly fixtures. I would have thought it will all be binned and into preseason in July matches in August for September start as by that time according to government roadmap every adult will be vaccinated.
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