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    Posted: 09 May 2012 at 19:07
Newly promoted (1st time ever) to N3. 

What else do you want to know??  

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 2012 at 19:14
whether you think the current squad has the depth to compete at the new level. Having a good first xv is one thing but having the playing staff to remain competitive when the injuries/work commitments hit.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 2012 at 19:32
Mids 3 is a very physical league. Does your pack have the bulk and experience to cope.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 2012 at 19:55
Bloody Hell Lads! What's with all the qualitative questions?? 

Aren't you interested in the Saxon Crosses in our town square?

Seriously you are asking the questions that I guess we won't really know the answers to until we start the season.

Sure we'd like a bigger squad, but having said that our 2s are in the 1st Division of their league system, so they compete pretty well. We have a few guys returning from Uni etc next season, plus no doubt we will pick up a few new names. We'll have to see how it goes.

I'm not really worried about our pack, despite their youth they've been around the block a few times and I'd probably back them to be faster and fitter than a good proportion of the teams we will come up against.... Again though this is conjecture on my part (and thanks for the warnings).

I'm sure we'll surprise a few teams (and I'm sure we'll get taught a few lessons).

Ask me why Sandbach is called 'Sandbach'.........
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 2012 at 20:11
Go on then.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 2012 at 20:23
I would make the following point about your fitness and conditioning. South Leicester played Dudley k at their place first game of the season and beat them. I believe this was the first game they had lost at home for 2 seasons, and they had gone through the previous league season winning all games.
When we caught up with them at South last game of the season they freely admitted that it had been a shock to the system for them, and as such they upped their training etc. and ended up winning the play off to get promoted.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 2012 at 20:52
Does yours?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 2012 at 20:55
Originally posted by pinewood pinewood wrote:

Does yours?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 2012 at 21:10
Supprise Supprise this year me think with West Mids being strong
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 2012 at 21:16
Sandbach....San Beck .........  Sand Stream.

The whole area has a deep layer of sand under it. There are a number of sandpits and quarries in the area. We rarely get rained off with flooded pitches. In fact two weekends ago we hosted the regional Juniors Colts finals and by all accounts we were one of the only (if not the only) ground playable in the North West.

We have some cracking frosts though. Flat, low, open farmland creates pockets of freezing air over winter. We usually lose 2-3 weekends per season.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 2012 at 22:03
Burnage's plastic fantastic would have been playable of course, and often is on the colder/frostier weekends of the season ;)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 2012 at 22:28
Originally posted by RacingBurnage RacingBurnage wrote:

Burnage's plastic fantastic would have been playable of course, and often is on the colder/frostier weekends of the season ;)

And your boots would have been as clean as if they'd just come out of the box!. But yes you are of course correct your 3G would have been playable.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 May 2012 at 21:23
Brilliant news that Sandbach are promoted.

Was a player/member when the club moved to the "new" clubhouse in the Keith Jones era. We had a great time and the kids got introduced to rugby at a very early age.

Best wishes to the whole club and we have very fond memories of Fodens, Marsh Green Road, the crosses and some serious sessions on a Saturday night.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 May 2012 at 21:44
Sandbach is a quality set up, the last Sale sharks home game had 4 former sandbach players, should of been 5 but Gaskell was injured!
Quality club after watching them this season will be top half of the league North or South.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2012 at 09:47
Are these the same lads Preston lay claim too http://www.pgrfc.co.uk/former-hoppers-in-premiership-action/
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2012 at 10:16
Sandbach's claim is much more valid that Preston's I think. 

The likes of Will Cliff, James Gaskell, Tom Holmes, Lee Imiolek and Will Bordill came through the Sandbach age groups from a young age whereas some of those lads might have done the same at Preston but I know a few of them just went there for a year or so's development at a decent level.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2012 at 11:38
Originally posted by Don Don wrote:

Sandbach's claim is much more valid that Preston's I think. 

The likes of Will Cliff, James Gaskell, Tom Holmes, Lee Imiolek and Will Bordill came through the Sandbach age groups from a young age whereas some of those lads might have done the same at Preston but I know a few of them just went there for a year or so's development at a decent level.

Yes that's correct those 5 all played Rugby at Sandbach from Minis up to mid teens (some later) and then as class told they moved to bigger clubs. 

That's the way of the world and the right thing to do. We always encourage youngsters to move on for the right reasons. Going up 1 level for a few quid is probably not the right thing to do, but if we, their family and themselves agree we'll move heaven and earth to open doors for them.

Hopefully at level 5 we might get a few lads from the lower leagues coming up to us, now that we can offer National League Rugby.. (Or even so lads coming back down who still want to play amateur rugby for the right reasons)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2012 at 15:33
taniwha please tell us some more interesting facts about sandbach. im just dieing to hear some
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2012 at 18:17
Originally posted by spearmint rhino spearmint rhino wrote:

taniwha please tell us some more interesting facts about sandbach. im just dieing to hear some

Spearmint Rhino ??  Butler or Bailey I'd say..... or some other Censored plonker from Bradwall Road?

Club Coach is Simon Verbickas ... One time England U23 and Sale. Forwards Coach Joel Unsworth, SAQ Training Carl Cooper. ......

I think I'm gonna limit this now to sensible questions...Beer
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2012 at 19:57
Interesting fact about Sandbach...the club use to have a sauna, that was a sad day when that went.
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