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    Posted: 29 Apr 2012 at 19:13
Both play off contestants lost yesterday in their final fixtures of the regular season which may be expected ahead of next week's play off as key players may have been rested .

However a glance at the Rugby Paper indicates that Richmond made wholesale changes to the team that faced Hartpury with what appeared to be perhaps as many as 10 players rested ahead of next week whilst Caldy seemed to be nearly at full strength in their loss to relegated Nuneaton. 

Perhaps the Rugby Paper's picture of three naked Caldy players trotting around the Nuneaton perimeter suggests that Caldy may have already signalled the end the of season and perhaps they may adopt a similarly relaxed approach to next weeks play off. With half of Liverpool also heading for Wembley next Saturday for the FA cup final, for the Caldy squad the play off may be taking on the feel of a great end of season tour.

I doubt whether Richmond will be taking a frivolous view of the play off. A media friend has indicated that SKY sports may have a couple of cameras at the game to record the latest stage in Richmond's ascent back to where they belong . 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Apr 2012 at 19:49
Were they really Caldy players? Looked a bit like Nuns socks to me. And can you be 'naked' whilst wearing socks and boots?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Apr 2012 at 20:06
Originally posted by Makkem Makkem wrote:

Were they really Caldy players? Looked a bit like Nuns socks to me. And can you be 'naked' whilst wearing socks and boots?

Makkem,

trust me they were Caldy players and what is worse there were a few others out of shot including 'the body' himself Derek Salisbury.

I would like to think that all the Northern contributors on this forum will get behind the Caldy boys this week and gee them up for the big game however if the rumoured 'fancy dress' theme for the visit to Richmond is to be believed this may be a harder task than any of us expected.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Apr 2012 at 21:55
Originally posted by Makkem Makkem wrote:

Were they really Caldy players? Looked a bit like Nuns socks to me. And can you be 'naked' whilst wearing socks and boots?
Curious that an unknown Westoe supporter laid claim to the streaker at Finstall Park Last week but was in fact a very 'relaxed' Bromsgrove lad home on leave from the Army.
Makkem seems to have an unusual interest in naked men perhaps. Wink
Looking forward to hooking up with the Westoe folks next season, although I'll be fully clothed.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Apr 2012 at 22:06
Originally posted by Big Eddie Big Eddie wrote:

....I would like to think that all the Northern contributors on this forum will get behind the Caldy boys this week and gee them up for the big game.....
All of us on the perifery of the Northern division would sincerely hope they win next week for the simple reason we won't have the LT lottery. That said, I would very much like to return to Caldy next season and also reciprocate the hospitality We received up there when they visit us. 
Seagoon, Pen 15 (your not fooling us even if the fruit filter is) and others. Enjoyed your company and good luck next week. 
Without a doubt one of the nicest away days I've had. However, was it really rabbit for lunch?

If we don't see you next season, enjoy your trip th N1 win or lose. It's been a brief but good meeting.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Apr 2012 at 22:33
Newt, when you visited Paton Field did you take the precautions favoured by Luctonians on their first visit when they advised their travelling support to lock their hub caps in the boot of their cars?

For those that have a prurient interest in such matters here is the picture of three of the Caldy Ravers tucked neatly in the bottom so as not to offend the Rugby Paper's more conservative readers.


I understand that they felt compelled to keep their socks on to avoid the embarrassment of revealing their 'electronic tags'. That's Scousers for you.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Apr 2012 at 23:09
Originally posted by Big Eddie Big Eddie wrote:

Newt, when you visited Paton Field did you take the precautions favoured by Luctonians on their first visit when they advised their travelling support to lock their hub caps in the boot.?
Best ask the coach driver Wink mind you the coach was locked when I tried to get my coat and boots and no sign of the driver before the game and after lunch.

Joking aside, I found the welcome refreshing. I also have a lot of good friends living in the Merseyside/Wirral area and the stereotypical scallywag/scouser/well dodgy 'myth' to be exactly that MYTH. I could go on but suffice to say I shy away from images put about by ill informed people about regional people being perpetrated by people who've never had any dealings in that area.

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Just out of interest:
Does anyone in the Merseyside area know or have had dealings with a legendary guy known as "Keith the Thief"?
Amazing history, He allegedly was 'well dodgy' but is now legit, I've met him and he's a lovely guy who is in..... er..... Security Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Apr 2012 at 23:14
Originally posted by Big Eddie Big Eddie wrote:

Newt, when you visited Paton Field did you take the precautions favoured by Luctonians on their first visit when they advised their travelling support to lock their hub caps in the boot of their cars?

For those that have a prurient interest in such matters here is the picture of three of the Caldy Ravers tucked neatly in the bottom so as not to offend the Rugby Paper's more conservative readers.


I understand that they felt compelled to keep their socks on to avoid the embarrassment of revealing their 'electronic tags'. That's Scousers for you.
You shouldn't believe everything you read in the Rugby Paper. They said our try scorer yesterday was substitute Scrum half Paul Norris. At 6'5" and nearly 19 Stone I think he's a tad big for a Scrum Half. Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Apr 2012 at 23:17
Newt,

I completely agree with you stereo typical jokes about Scousers are often overdone and malign those from the Merseyside area who are making genuine efforts to reform.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2012 at 07:59
Behave, soft lad.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2012 at 09:02
Weird calling them scousers I'd have thought bearing in mind they are nearer Birkenhead. But for the Dee Estuary they'd be playing in the Welsh leagues Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2012 at 09:08
Originally posted by Newt Newt wrote:

Weird calling them scousers I'd have thought bearing in mind they are nearer Birkenhead. But for the Dee Estuary they'd be playing in the Welsh leagues Wink

But for La Manche, we'd all be playing in the highly paid French leagues.

But for the Atlantic Ocean...

But I thought that too - Caldy, albeit not where the ground is actually located, is a very impressive village and current or past home of various Liverpool FC players and managers.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2012 at 09:17
Originally posted by Newt Newt wrote:

Weird calling them scousers I'd have thought bearing in mind they are nearer Birkenhead. Wink


Woolybacks is I believe the term used for people from 'across the water'
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2012 at 09:32
Surely Caldy has rehabilitated itself by relocating to Cheshire, thereby swapping the "NowThen, NowThen" stereotype for the Footballers' Wives archetype? 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2012 at 09:58
Originally posted by 'Hopper 'Hopper wrote:

Originally posted by Newt Newt wrote:

Weird calling them scousers I'd have thought bearing in mind they are nearer Birkenhead. Wink


Woolybacks is I believe the term used for people from 'across the water'

Wouldn't think the Wirral is called that.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2012 at 10:18

I thought woolyback reffered to those from St Helens etc?!

I like to call myself a resident of the paradise peninsula (west of the M53 that is) or a Wirrolian
 
either way, our full strength team isnt made up of many wirral natives
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2012 at 10:25
...and here was I thinking this might be a thread about the playoff match..

Don't know what gave me that idea....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2012 at 11:21
Am I the only one who will be disappointed if Caldy are not taking the playoff seriously?.....I was considering travelling to the game but am seriously thinking twice about it now.....it is hardly mentioned on the Caldy website & I cannot find any details of a supporters coach which is surprising in view of the lack of trains at the weekend.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2012 at 11:22

I assure you the Caldy players and management team are taking it very seriously!

supporters coach was announced at the luctonians game, but there was not enough interest from the caldy fans for it to be a viable option!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Apr 2012 at 11:56
Originally posted by u-no-hoo u-no-hoo wrote:

Am I the only one who will be disappointed if Caldy are not taking the playoff seriously?.....I was considering travelling to the game but am seriously thinking twice about it now.....it is hardly mentioned on the Caldy website & I cannot find any details of a supporters coach which is surprising in view of the lack of trains at the weekend.
 
No worries, on that score, u n h
Rest assured that ALL of the Caldy squad, including coaches + waterboy are taking the Richmond match very very seriously
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