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    Posted: 24 Dec 2018 at 12:05
How do members feel that their team has performed this season, is it as you expected, better or worse, is there anything in particular that you are really happy with, or vice versa?

From a Titans perspective I am very happy. Having only retained 2 players from the Championship and built a completely new squad full of young lads in the main, then losing 3 of the first 4 games it could easily have all gone so wrong. However it now appears that the team are starting to settle into the league, one which is proving to be competitive with some really good games and a decent standard of rugby.

Really looking forward to 2019.
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As a Bishops Stortford supporter I'm currently disappointed in our lowly position - the near wins have been stacking up all season long. Lost out mojo and too many key injuries. We remain hopeful that 2019 will see us go on a winning run back to safety in a fantastic but massively tight league.

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As a Moseley supporter disappointed so far.Quite a few defeats when we have lost by less than 10 points, however when we have got a win one thinks we are turning the corner but has been a false dawn. I don't think we can blame injuries as every team suffers from that particularly if you have a small squad.Hoping things will change in 2019 and we can kick off with a home win.
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Pretty pleased as a Blackheath man, team has gelled well and have won games we would have lost before like everyone we have managed our injuries and fringe players have stepped up at crucial times. Looks like it will be an interesting start to 2019.
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I know we are no longer in the higher echelons of the rugger pyramid. But I have to say, although our season so far has been indifferent to say the least, I believe we have the strongest & most willing squad assembled in several years, all on the same page & I honestly think that our strongest team troubles every other team in the league. Thoroughly enjoying it tho.
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top half and competitive,with our budget and squad ,yeah happy
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Merry Christmas to one and all! Here in Plymouth it's been a real shock to be down in the relegation zone recently as the past two seasons have seen us being really successful. Thankfully, with three wins in a row we're now in mid-table but there are difficult away fixtures to follow in early January. It just goes to show that you can't take anything for granted in this entertaining and very competitive league.
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Being newly promoted and at this level for the first time ever, I think all Chinnor supporters will be very happy with the season so far. Looks like we should stay up !
 
We have been competitive in every match with the result nearly always in doubt right up to the last play of the match. Against the top 5 we have beaten Ampthill and drawn with Old Es and Rosslyn Park. Blackheath scored their only try right at the end of the match, whilst Rotherham managed to stop Chinnor scoring at the death to hang on to victory. We haven't been thrashed by anyone.
 
On the other hand, showing how competitive this league is we have lost to the bottom 2 !
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As a Chester fan, I'm chuffed to bits to be in second position at this stage in the season. With the way we're playing, and the squad we have, I think we'll be in the top two come the end of the season.

Yet again, the standard in N2N has gone up another notch. There's plenty of quality in this league, and as we've seen already anyone can beat anyone. This is the time in the season where those with better squads will start putting distance between themselves and those who don't have the players to call on.
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Originally posted by Deva Delinquent Deva Delinquent wrote:

As a Chester fan, I'm chuffed to bits to be in second position at this stage in the season. With the way we're playing, and the squad we have, I think we'll be in the top two come the end of the season.

Yet again, the standard in N2N has gone up another notch. There's plenty of quality in this league, and as we've seen already anyone can beat anyone. This is the time in the season where those with better squads will start putting distance between themselves and those who don't have the players to call on.
 

As a Chester fan ……… you're on the WRONG forum LOL
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Originally posted by seagoon seagoon wrote:

Originally posted by Deva Delinquent Deva Delinquent wrote:

As a Chester fan, I'm chuffed to bits to be in second position at this stage in the season. With the way we're playing, and the squad we have, I think we'll be in the top two come the end of the season.

Yet again, the standard in N2N has gone up another notch. There's plenty of quality in this league, and as we've seen already anyone can beat anyone. This is the time in the season where those with better squads will start putting distance between themselves and those who don't have the players to call on.
 

As a Chester fan ……… you're on the WRONG forum LOL


Nobody's posting in our forum so I thought I'd hijack yours 😉
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Originally posted by Deva Delinquent Deva Delinquent wrote:

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Nobody's posting in our forum so I thought I'd hijack yours 😉

Long way to go yet, of course, but no harm in getting a taste of what might just be your home forum next season Big smile
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So far?
A mixed bag, a few games thrown away (often literally with intercept passes and yellow cards at crucial. moments). Some superb gritty performances, often against the top sides. The league itself is compelling with games being pretty unpredictable every weekend. Personally, I've loved going to new clubs and clubs I've not been to since I was a kid. Highlights for me, have been our visit to The Club, and Founders Day at Chinnor closely followed by beating our "local rivals" home and away by an incredibly narrow margin. Main ambition was to stay in National One and reorganise for next season.2018 was a great year for Sale FC Rugby, lets hope we have a good 2019 as well. 
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Originally posted by BeeBumble BeeBumble wrote:

Originally posted by Deva Delinquent Deva Delinquent wrote:

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Nobody's posting in our forum so I thought I'd hijack yours 😉


Long way to go yet, of course, but no harm in getting a taste of what might just be your home forum next season Big smile


I'm trying not to get carried away, but there's a good chance that I'll be joining in on here more next season. Don't forget though, this is Stourbridge's year 😉

Joking aside, I think the only chance of promotion will be to finish top, that second place playoff is a tough ask and it seems the teams from N2S have that last 1% to take them up.
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Originally posted by Deva Delinquent Deva Delinquent wrote:

Originally posted by BeeBumble BeeBumble wrote:

Originally posted by Deva Delinquent Deva Delinquent wrote:

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Nobody's posting in our forum so I thought I'd hijack yours 😉


Long way to go yet, of course, but no harm in getting a taste of what might just be your home forum next season Big smile


I'm trying not to get carried away, but there's a good chance that I'll be joining in on here more next season. Don't forget though, this is Stourbridge's year 😉

Joking aside, I think the only chance of promotion will be to finish top, that second place playoff is a tough ask and it seems the teams from N2S have that last 1% to take them up.


The home side in the play-off is usually a big favourite. Currently Henley in the South are just edging it over Chester by 4 points (1win), so I would agree with you.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sedge Tiger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Dec 2018 at 20:48
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I actually posted an in-depth response to your post but then deleted it last night when I realised it was a NL1 thread😂😂. honest.

Not sure with your view of the level of NL2N being stronger, IMHO this is not the case at all. There is a thread on this topic back on a ‘wasteland thread’

However this is a NL1 thread so I will Rhubarb off.

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Originally posted by Sedge Tiger Sedge Tiger wrote:

DD

I actually posted an in-depth response to your post but then deleted it last night when I realised it was a NL1 thread😂😂. honest.

Not sure with your view of the level of NL2N being stronger, IMHO this is not the case at all. There is a thread on this topic back on a ‘wasteland thread’

However this is a NL1 thread so I will Rhubarb off.

All the best

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I wasn't saying N2N is stronger than N1 - that would be daft! What I meant was in my opinion, N2N is getting stronger as a league. I admit that I've only been watching at this level for a relatively short time (this is my fifth season) so whether this fits into a bigger trend or not I don't know.
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DD

I wasn’t comparing NL1 to NL2N I was in fact saying that the standard in NL2N is not as strong as it once was imho.

Anyway it’s not for here that debate

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I have known better seasons. Whatever, the quality on the pitch is failing to keep up the the rising price of beer at the bar. I am inclined to believe there is some inverse correlation here.
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