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    Posted: 09 Aug 2018 at 18:49
BBC article on the state of thing at the cabbage patch.
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Not in the least bit surprising. We really are the poor relations down at the lower levels. What can we do?!
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"Twas ever thus" said the RFU spokesperson(the spokesman was fired as he did not comply with the new PC corporate governance protocols).
Andy Coslett's brave new world is not fit for purpose as he and his henchmen have little or no understanding of the traditions and deep roots of our game.The former Ice cream salesman and Travelodge mogul claimed to have a history in our game when appointed as a Non exec director a few years back but this was good old corporate spin and his PLC box of tricks often look clumsy in trying to lead our game. Once our saintly Bill Beaumont went off to counter the Kiwi's at World Rugby we were in serious mire. Hence the backwoodsmen are revolting.
Coslett needs some credit for the speed with which he dispatched the hapless Ritchie for the financial mismanagement of the East Stand project but moving  Brown from his comfort zone counting beans to  CEO lacked imagination.A poorly handled, heavily leaked cost cutting program with its human cost has resulted.Ringfencing the PRL deal and throwing a now schazelnut resource (cash) at our Ozzie friend has meant that the rest of us have been hit hard.
I for one support the increasingly emasculated RFU council in trying to find the contents of their jock straps and hold Coslett to account. Turning  to former CEO Francis Baron however screams of desperation.The huge edifice outside of the Virgin Gym(sculpture gate) known as "Barons folly" was one of his legacies the other being the destruction of level 2 rugby with creation of  the ill conceived RFU Championship.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bigmal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Aug 2018 at 15:56
Hmmmm...I have a few records from way back including a certain A Coslett playing for Davenport ( now Stockport) back in the late 70's. You can't get more grass roots than that although quite where he played subsequently I have no idea.

The financial position reflects both the desire to be the World's best and the costs associated with a London centric base funded ,at least in part, by the plebs throughout the rest of the country.

In fact the professional game with its physical demands is only sustainable via the largesse of certain benefactors combined with the willingness of he fans to pay big money to watch. Before the howls from Exeter I admire the Chiefs model but nobody can say that watching at Sandy Park is a great experience unless you are fortunate to sit in a few key areas.

The RFU appear to be facing the same problems as the FA so will they be looking to utilise Twickers for more games as that will go down really well amongst the local population.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camp Freddie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Aug 2018 at 20:58
Romford, "The former icecream sales man claimed to have a history in our game"

His step father was John Burgess a past president of the RFU.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bigmal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Aug 2018 at 21:13
Spot on - I suspect Master C played for Broughton park as well. Mr Burgess never struck me as an establishment from the little I saw of him.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camp Freddie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Aug 2018 at 21:45
Between 1945 & 1957 Edward (E P) Cosslett played for Lancashire 43 times, this is Andys father. I think he has a history in our game.
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Today's Daily Mail reports the RFU has turned down the opportunity of hosting a Spurs "home" soccer game in October. Their new ground will not be finished, and Wembley is not available. The financial  situation must not be as bad as thought if they can turn down the income from such a letting. I would be interested to hear the RFU's take on this.
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It is 6 days before the SA match. 
There will of course be a captain's run on the Friday.

But how long does it take to tidy up after a match, change goal posts and remark lines.

On the other hand, all the bars would presumably have to shut and they would need to add in some way of searating fans. Those sort of changes might be a little tight.

And there might be licencing restrictions on using the ground to often.
So it might not just be dog in the manger by RFU.

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Originally posted by Camquin Camquin wrote:

It is 6 days before the SA match. 
There will of course be a captain's run on the Friday.

But how long does it take to tidy up after a match, change goal posts and remark lines.

On the other hand, all the bars would presumably have to shut and they would need to add in
some way of searating fans. Those sort of changes might be a little
tight.

And there might be licencing restrictions on using the ground to often.
So it might not just be dog in the manger by RFU.



Not certain, but I thought there was some sort of covenant not allowing the use of the ground for football?

There is certainly a limit on the number of days the ground is used in the year.
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Originally posted by oldman oldman wrote:

Today's Daily Mail reports the RFU has turned down the opportunity of hosting a Spurs "home" soccer game in October. Their new ground will not be finished, and Wembley is not available. The financial  situation must not be as bad as thought if they can turn down the income from such a letting. I would be interested to hear the RFU's take on this.

 
They've allowed the heresy of the lesser northern code be played there, they've let the blasphemy of american gridiron football be played there. Thank goodness they didn't decide to be sacrilegious and allow soccer to be played there. So you have to applaude the RFU for that. Clap

Let that lot go off to Stratford or MK like they should have.
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Originally posted by Raider999 Raider999 wrote:

Originally posted by Camquin Camquin wrote:

It is 6 days before the SA match. 
There will of course be a captain's run on the Friday.

But how long does it take to tidy up after a match, change goal posts and remark lines.

On the other hand, all the bars would presumably have to shut and they would need to add in
some way of searating fans. Those sort of changes might be a little
tight.

And there might be licencing restrictions on using the ground to often.
So it might not just be dog in the manger by RFU.



Not certain, but I thought there was some sort of covenant not allowing the use of the ground for football?

There is certainly a limit on the number of days the ground is used in the year.


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