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Post by mikey_dragon on Sun 15 May 2016, 5:05 pm

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38-12 to the new champions Ebbw Vale. Great to see a new champ and even better that it's a Gwent club. Ebbw are certainly a team to be admired having come up from division 1 not so long ago. Now let's congratulate Ebbw and laugh at Ponty and their fans, the worst bunch in world rugby.

*http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/36290508


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Post by munkian on Thu 26 May 2016, 1:46 pm

When the frig is the Wales A team happening too ?

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Post by GavinDragon on Thu 26 May 2016, 1:50 pm

mikey_dragon wrote:They're going to, aren't they? If we do have A teams I feel that the premiership should be invested in regardless.

I don't think there is the money for both TBH.

For me personally I would have an 10 team WP, played in the summer and ringfenced. Theoretically a summer competition would be better attended that the current competition because it would not clash with the regions/internationals and if marketed correctly, could be made a real family day event in good weather etc. The better weather should result in more running rugby making the games more exciting and could even attract a small TV contract from s4c or something like that. More money into the clubs which should be spent on coaches, kit and decent semi pro players who have a realistic chance to step up to the regions. Club squads also supplemented by academy players etc.

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Post by SecretFly on Thu 26 May 2016, 2:36 pm

A Vale beat a Valley?

But which of them is lying?

Over to Phil for the answer.

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Post by bedfordwelsh on Fri 27 May 2016, 4:35 pm

PhilBB wrote:
bedfordwelsh wrote:
Cheers GD, was a great day and great to finally get over the line as even in the days before the Regions were managed a few semi finals and a final but always fell at last hurdle.  There are some really good players coming through again and I hope the Dragons have a look at some of them from time to time.  

Couple of questions:

a) who are you thinking of as 'coming through'?
b) Why only the NGD to have a look at them?

Where in that paragraph did I say Only the Dragons to look at them but given that last time looked Ebbw was still in the Gwent region it seems logical to me.

As for who well given our never ending problems up front prop Ross Jones may well be worth giving a crack to and along with Keddie who has already been added Cameron Regan and Ashley Sweet are others who might be worth looking at.

In the backs Jared Rosser, Steffan Jones and Jordan Howells may all again be worth looking at. if you don't give thees kids the chance (or others at other Regions) then you won't know.

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Post by GavinDragon on Fri 27 May 2016, 4:57 pm

Don't pay him no mind BW. He is happy for his team to spend Peter Thomas' money on having to pay over the odds to get people to join them rather than grow their own.....

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Post by Cardiff Dave on Fri 27 May 2016, 6:00 pm

GavinDragon wrote:Don't pay him no mind BW. He is happy for his team to spend Peter Thomas' money on having to pay over the odds to get people to join them rather than grow their own.....

Wonder when the squabbling and the bickering in Welsh rugby will end?
I'd start a thread on the subject, but i'm afraid it would lead to further squabbling and bickering. There we are.

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Post by GavinDragon on Sun 29 May 2016, 10:07 am

Tribalism is part of our DNA. In fairness my comment was meant in jest. I wish the dragons had that sort of investment!

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Post by PhilBB on Tue 31 May 2016, 9:43 am

bedfordwelsh wrote:
PhilBB wrote:
bedfordwelsh wrote:
Cheers GD, was a great day and great to finally get over the line as even in the days before the Regions were managed a few semi finals and a final but always fell at last hurdle.  There are some really good players coming through again and I hope the Dragons have a look at some of them from time to time.  

Couple of questions:

a) who are you thinking of as 'coming through'?
b) Why only the NGD to have a look at them?

Where in that paragraph did I say Only the Dragons to look at them but given that last time looked Ebbw was still in the Gwent region it seems logical to me.

As for who well given our never ending problems up front  prop Ross Jones may well be worth giving a crack to and along with Keddie who has already been added Cameron Regan and Ashley Sweet are others who might be worth looking at.

In the backs Jared Rosser, Steffan Jones and Jordan Howells may all again be worth looking at.  if you don't give thees kids the chance (or others at other Regions) then you won't know.

You didn't claim 'only the Dragons' but you only mentioned the NGD. As Ebbw Vale to Llanelli is hardly 'catching a plane' territory, and neither is Ebbw Vale to Coventry, I never understand the mentality that thinks the closest pro team should be the one casting the eye on the player.

Ashley Sweet failed at pro rugby. He's not the benchmark for what is required. He's also 27 so is now too old.

Isn't Rosser in the NGD system already? Is Steffan Jones the winger who played for the Rags?!??!?!?

How old is Howells?

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Post by PhilBB on Tue 31 May 2016, 9:44 am

GavinDragon wrote:Don't pay him no mind BW. He is happy for his team to spend Peter Thomas' money on having to pay over the odds to get people to join them rather than grow their own.....

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Post by PhilBB on Tue 31 May 2016, 9:45 am

GavinDragon wrote:Tribalism is part of our DNA. In fairness my comment was meant in jest. I wish the dragons had that sort of investment!

They did, at one time. Then Brown foolishly chose 'regionalism'.

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Post by GavinDragon on Tue 31 May 2016, 1:06 pm

PhilBB wrote:
GavinDragon wrote:Don't pay him no mind BW. He is happy for his team to spend Peter Thomas' money on having to pay over the odds to get people to join them rather than grow their own.....

-343,456.92/10 on ratemytroll.com

Dammit #musttryharder

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Post by GavinDragon on Tue 31 May 2016, 1:07 pm

PhilBB wrote:
bedfordwelsh wrote:
PhilBB wrote:
bedfordwelsh wrote:
Cheers GD, was a great day and great to finally get over the line as even in the days before the Regions were managed a few semi finals and a final but always fell at last hurdle.  There are some really good players coming through again and I hope the Dragons have a look at some of them from time to time.  

Couple of questions:

a) who are you thinking of as 'coming through'?
b) Why only the NGD to have a look at them?

Where in that paragraph did I say Only the Dragons to look at them but given that last time looked Ebbw was still in the Gwent region it seems logical to me.

As for who well given our never ending problems up front  prop Ross Jones may well be worth giving a crack to and along with Keddie who has already been added Cameron Regan and Ashley Sweet are others who might be worth looking at.

In the backs Jared Rosser, Steffan Jones and Jordan Howells may all again be worth looking at.  if you don't give thees kids the chance (or others at other Regions) then you won't know.

You didn't claim 'only the Dragons' but you only mentioned the NGD. As Ebbw Vale to Llanelli is hardly 'catching a plane' territory, and neither is Ebbw Vale to Coventry, I never understand the mentality that thinks the closest pro team should be the one casting the eye on the player.

Ashley Sweet failed at pro rugby. He's not the benchmark for what is required. He's also 27 so is now too old.

Isn't Rosser in the NGD system already? Is Steffan Jones the winger who played for the Rags?!??!?!?

How old is Howells?

Isn't that logical? - you ensure you have the best local talent available in your area and any gaps you look further afield

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Post by PhilBB on Tue 31 May 2016, 1:12 pm

GavinDragon wrote:

Isn't that logical? - you ensure you have the best local talent available in your area and any gaps you look further afield

The whole of South Wales is 'local'.

How many times must I point this out to Welsh people? Munster is bigger than Wales.

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Post by GavinDragon on Tue 31 May 2016, 3:36 pm

PhilBB wrote:
GavinDragon wrote:

Isn't that logical? - you ensure you have the best local talent available in your area and any gaps you look further afield

The whole of South Wales is 'local'.

How many times must I point this out to Welsh people? Munster is bigger than Wales.

Of course it is. But it is still easier for someone to travel 10 miles to work than 50. Not to mention the pride in representing your own area - or does that not count in pro rugby anymore?

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Post by PhilBB on Tue 31 May 2016, 7:17 pm

GavinDragon wrote:
Of course it is. But it is still easier for someone to travel 10 miles to work than 50. Not to mention the pride in representing your own area - or does that not count in pro rugby anymore?

It's not easier. It's quicker. And I've no idea if the Ebbw Vale players mentioned live in Abertillery, Abertawe or Arcadia Avenue, Cardiff.

'Your own area' is such a villagist term. Our area is Wales. Not some false section of it that doesn't exist in any reality.

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Post by Cardiff Dave on Tue 31 May 2016, 7:47 pm

PhilBB wrote:
GavinDragon wrote:
Of course it is. But it is still easier for someone to travel 10 miles to work than 50. Not to mention the pride in representing your own area - or does that not count in pro rugby anymore?

It's not easier. It's quicker. And I've no idea if the Ebbw Vale players mentioned live in Abertillery, Abertawe or Arcadia Avenue, Cardiff.

'Your own area' is such a villagist term. Our area is Wales. Not some false section of it that doesn't exist in any reality.

Easy and quick from Cardiff mind ewe. Only 25mins on the train. Feck knows what it's like for Gwenters getting to Dave, who reside in the outer reaches of their designated area or are off the beaten track. And on a Sunday mostly too!

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Post by Stone Motif on Tue 31 May 2016, 9:57 pm

Cardiff Dave wrote:
PhilBB wrote:
GavinDragon wrote:
Of course it is. But it is still easier for someone to travel 10 miles to work than 50. Not to mention the pride in representing your own area - or does that not count in pro rugby anymore?

It's not easier. It's quicker. And I've no idea if the Ebbw Vale players mentioned live in Abertillery, Abertawe or Arcadia Avenue, Cardiff.

'Your own area' is such a villagist term. Our area is Wales. Not some false section of it that doesn't exist in any reality.

Easy and quick from Cardiff mind ewe. Only 25mins on the train. Feck knows what it's like for Gwenters getting to Dave, who reside in the outer reaches of their designated area or are off the beaten track. And on a Sunday mostly too!

Their designated area is probably Swansea

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Post by GavinDragon on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 3:23 pm

PhilBB wrote:
GavinDragon wrote:
Of course it is. But it is still easier for someone to travel 10 miles to work than 50. Not to mention the pride in representing your own area - or does that not count in pro rugby anymore?

It's not easier. It's quicker. And I've no idea if the Ebbw Vale players mentioned live in Abertillery, Abertawe or Arcadia Avenue, Cardiff.

'Your own area' is such a villagist term. Our area is Wales. Not some false section of it that doesn't exist in any reality.

So it is fine to have pride in representing a larger area? Well why didn't you say so! We should just form a permanent British national team, no wait, an European team!

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Post by PhilBB on Thu 02 Jun 2016, 8:33 am

GavinDragon wrote:
So it is fine to have pride in representing a larger area? Well why didn't you say so! We should just form a permanent British national team, no wait, an European team!

I love the idea of representing your locality coming from a bloke who works in Bristol.

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Post by Stone Motif on Thu 02 Jun 2016, 9:51 am

PhilBB wrote:
GavinDragon wrote:
So it is fine to have pride in representing a larger area? Well why didn't you say so! We should just form a permanent British national team, no wait, an European team!

I love the idea of representing your locality coming from a bloke who works in Bristol.

Gaviney, is this true? I'm shocked. Surely there are jobs aplenty in Gwent you could do?

Who'd have thunk you of all people would go Shaun Holley on us....

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Post by mikey_dragon on Thu 02 Jun 2016, 10:20 am

Stone Motif wrote:
PhilBB wrote:
GavinDragon wrote:
So it is fine to have pride in representing a larger area? Well why didn't you say so! We should just form a permanent British national team, no wait, an European team!

I love the idea of representing your locality coming from a bloke who works in Bristol.

Gaviney, is this true? I'm shocked. Surely there are jobs aplenty in Gwent you could do?

Who'd have thunk you of all people would go Shaun Holley on us....

Job availability and wage disparity between Newport and Bristol is ridic.

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Post by GavinDragon on Thu 02 Jun 2016, 11:10 am

http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/sport/ ... rds_coach/

Good move IMO. Done well with Ebbw's pack and was in his Worcester role for a long time. Not to mention he was a damn good scrummaging prop himself. Also good to see us promoting from within the region.

Would have liked Strange as well mind!

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Post by GavinDragon on Thu 02 Jun 2016, 11:12 am

Stone Motif wrote:
PhilBB wrote:
GavinDragon wrote:
So it is fine to have pride in representing a larger area? Well why didn't you say so! We should just form a permanent British national team, no wait, an European team!

I love the idea of representing your locality coming from a bloke who works in Bristol.

Gaviney, is this true? I'm shocked. Surely there are jobs aplenty in Gwent you could do?

Who'd have thunk you of all people would go Shaun Holley on us....

Unfortunately my copious talents were obiously not appreciated in Gwent, or Wales for that matter. I had no choice. I am sorry.

My previous role was in Ebbw Vale though, and before that Newport - does that accrue me any goodwill?

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Post by Stone Motif on Thu 02 Jun 2016, 12:42 pm

mikey_dragon wrote:
Stone Motif wrote:
PhilBB wrote:
GavinDragon wrote:
So it is fine to have pride in representing a larger area? Well why didn't you say so! We should just form a permanent British national team, no wait, an European team!

I love the idea of representing your locality coming from a bloke who works in Bristol.

Gaviney, is this true? I'm shocked. Surely there are jobs aplenty in Gwent you could do?

Who'd have thunk you of all people would go Shaun Holley on us....

Job availability and wage disparity between Newport and Bristol is ridic.

No sh1t, Sherlock.

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Post by mikey_dragon on Thu 02 Jun 2016, 12:44 pm

Stone Motif wrote:
mikey_dragon wrote:
Stone Motif wrote:
PhilBB wrote:
GavinDragon wrote:
So it is fine to have pride in representing a larger area? Well why didn't you say so! We should just form a permanent British national team, no wait, an European team!

I love the idea of representing your locality coming from a bloke who works in Bristol.

Gaviney, is this true? I'm shocked. Surely there are jobs aplenty in Gwent you could do?

Who'd have thunk you of all people would go Shaun Holley on us....

Job availability and wage disparity between Newport and Bristol is ridic.

No sh1t, Sherlock.

Good one. I bet you're CEO of the Cross Keys corner shop?

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Post by Stone Motif on Thu 02 Jun 2016, 12:49 pm

mikey_dragon wrote:
Stone Motif wrote:
mikey_dragon wrote:
Stone Motif wrote:
PhilBB wrote:
GavinDragon wrote:
So it is fine to have pride in representing a larger area? Well why didn't you say so! We should just form a permanent British national team, no wait, an European team!

I love the idea of representing your locality coming from a bloke who works in Bristol.

Gaviney, is this true? I'm shocked. Surely there are jobs aplenty in Gwent you could do?

Who'd have thunk you of all people would go Shaun Holley on us....

Job availability and wage disparity between Newport and Bristol is ridic.

No sh1t, Sherlock.

Good one. I bet you're CEO of the Cross Keys corner shop?

Why would you think that? I don't think there's even a corner shop in Cross Keys

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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Thu 02 Jun 2016, 12:56 pm

CEO of a shop? Headscratch

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Post by mikey_dragon on Thu 02 Jun 2016, 1:14 pm

Luckless Pedestrian wrote:CEO of a shop? Headscratch

Hey if it's his shop he can be whatever the fudge he wants. I see you're in transparent mode again so I'll avoid you today.

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Post by GavinDragon on Thu 02 Jun 2016, 1:18 pm

Ironically, this is on WOL today

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/how-rival-cities-cardiff-bristol-10864640#ICID=sharebar_twitter

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Post by PhilBB on Thu 02 Jun 2016, 2:01 pm

bedfordwelsh wrote:
In the backs Jared Rosser, Steffan Jones and Jordan Howells may all again be worth looking at.  if you don't give thees kids the chance (or others at other Regions) then you won't know.

http://www.wru.co.uk/eng/news/36656.php#.V1At6MegOhR

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Post by PhilBB on Thu 02 Jun 2016, 2:01 pm

https://twitter.com/dragonsrugby/status/738353543036477444

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Post by GavinDragon on Thu 02 Jun 2016, 2:11 pm

Nice to see the Dragons twitter starting to get their act together with news.

It would also be nice to see them quoting tweets when fans tweet to say they have renewed, like I have seen on the Blues and Osprey accounts.

Then again, it could be that no bugger has actually renewed Shocked

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Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Thu 02 Jun 2016, 3:17 pm

mikey_dragon wrote:
Luckless Pedestrian wrote:CEO of a shop? Headscratch

Hey if it's his shop he can be whatever the fudge he wants. I see you're in transparent mode again so I'll avoid you today.

What, so if I post on a thread, you're guaranteed not to? Smile

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Post by bedfordwelsh on Thu 02 Jun 2016, 9:27 pm

PhilBB wrote:
bedfordwelsh wrote:
PhilBB wrote:
bedfordwelsh wrote:
Cheers GD, was a great day and great to finally get over the line as even in the days before the Regions were managed a few semi finals and a final but always fell at last hurdle.  There are some really good players coming through again and I hope the Dragons have a look at some of them from time to time.  

Couple of questions:

a) who are you thinking of as 'coming through'?
b) Why only the NGD to have a look at them?

Where in that paragraph did I say Only the Dragons to look at them but given that last time looked Ebbw was still in the Gwent region it seems logical to me.

As for who well given our never ending problems up front  prop Ross Jones may well be worth giving a crack to and along with Keddie who has already been added Cameron Regan and Ashley Sweet are others who might be worth looking at.

In the backs Jared Rosser, Steffan Jones and Jordan Howells may all again be worth looking at.  if you don't give thees kids the chance (or others at other Regions) then you won't know.

You didn't claim 'only the Dragons' but you only mentioned the NGD. As Ebbw Vale to Llanelli is hardly 'catching a plane' territory, and neither is Ebbw Vale to Coventry, I never understand the mentality that thinks the closest pro team should be the one casting the eye on the player.

Ashley Sweet failed at pro rugby. He's not the benchmark for what is required. He's also 27 so is now too old.

Isn't Rosser in the NGD system already? Is Steffan Jones the winger who played for the Rags?!??!?!?

How old is Howells?

Howells is 22 Rosser is 21 next year.

No one is saying they have to go to the closest team but when all the other Regions have teams in their own catchment area then surely looking on your own doorstep is the obvious place to start, then if nothing cast your net further afield.

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Post by bedfordwelsh on Thu 02 Jun 2016, 9:29 pm

PhilBB wrote:
bedfordwelsh wrote:
In the backs Jared Rosser, Steffan Jones and Jordan Howells may all again be worth looking at.  if you don't give thees kids the chance (or others at other Regions) then you won't know.

http://www.wru.co.uk/eng/news/36656.php#.V1At6MegOhR

Not a surprise at all really to some of us.

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Post by RiscaGame on Fri 03 Jun 2016, 10:25 am

I thought Gasson was just in the arseguff or something saying he was good to go?

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Post by PhilBB on Mon 06 Jun 2016, 9:16 am

bedfordwelsh wrote:
No one is saying they have to go to the closest team but when all the other Regions have teams in their own catchment area then surely looking on your own doorstep is the obvious place to start, then if nothing cast your net further afield.

Mate, my point is that Llanelli to Newport is still 'doorstep'. South Wales is bloody tiny.

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Post by mikey_dragon on Mon 06 Jun 2016, 12:38 pm

PhilBB wrote:
bedfordwelsh wrote:
No one is saying they have to go to the closest team but when all the other Regions have teams in their own catchment area then surely looking on your own doorstep is the obvious place to start, then if nothing cast your net further afield.

Mate, my point is that Llanelli to Newport is still 'doorstep'. South Wales is bloody tiny.

For travelling workers and supporters, that is far from your 'doorstep'.

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Post by PhilBB on Mon 06 Jun 2016, 1:53 pm

mikey_dragon wrote:
For travelling workers and supporters, that is far from your 'doorstep'.

Really?

http://www.theguardian.com/money/2015/nov/09/million-people-two-hours-commuting-tuc-study

http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/493116/Commuting-facts-from-around-the-world

41 minutes seems to be an average commute.

It was interesting to see Munster moaning about ticket sales being down because 71% of their support comes from outside Limerick. Munster's land mass is 24,675 km², Wales' is 20,761 km²

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Post by mikey_dragon on Mon 06 Jun 2016, 1:55 pm

Newport to Llanelli even on a good day is almost 2 hours, not 41 minutes.

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Post by PhilBB on Mon 06 Jun 2016, 2:02 pm

mikey_dragon wrote:Newport to Llanelli even on a good day is almost 2 hours, not 41 minutes.

Oh come on. It's 90 minutes at a push.

That's nothing. And going through four pro rugby teams in the process. The whole of South Wales is local.

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Post by GavinDragon on Mon 06 Jun 2016, 4:39 pm

So 180 minutes return journey if you wanted to stay where you grew up. Not to mention travel costs.

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Post by PhilBB on Tue 07 Jun 2016, 8:23 am

GavinDragon wrote:So 180 minutes return journey if you wanted to stay where you grew up. Not to mention travel costs.

Which is pretty normal for rugby players in Ireland, or those in cities.

"Where you grew up" is South Wales, of course.

Remind me of your travel time each day....

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Post by munkian on Wed 20 Jul 2016, 10:49 am

PhilBB wrote:
mikey_dragon wrote:Newport to Llanelli even on a good day is almost 2 hours, not 41 minutes.

Oh come on. It's 90 minutes at a push.

That's nothing. And going through four pro rugby teams in the process. The whole of South Wales is local.

So, from 41 minutes to 90 minutes ? Quite the difference. The travel infrastructure in South Wales is awful.

Then if you are travelling home from Lllanelli to Newport via train at 2200 for example you are looking at 2 hr 45 min journey

22:01
Llanelli
Arriva Trains Wales
1 hour 39 minutes Calling points
23:40
Cardiff Central
00:30
Cardiff Central
Arriva Trains Wales
16 minutes Calling points
00:46
Newport Gwent


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Post by PhilBB on Fri 22 Jul 2016, 1:55 pm

munkian wrote:
PhilBB wrote:
mikey_dragon wrote:Newport to Llanelli even on a good day is almost 2 hours, not 41 minutes.

Oh come on. It's 90 minutes at a push.

That's nothing. And going through four pro rugby teams in the process. The whole of South Wales is local.

So, from 41 minutes to 90 minutes ? Quite the difference.  The travel infrastructure in South Wales is awful.

Then if you are travelling home from Lllanelli to Newport via train at 2200 for example you are looking at 2 hr 45 min journey

22:01
Llanelli
Arriva Trains Wales
1 hour 39 minutes Calling points
23:40
Cardiff Central
00:30
Cardiff Central
Arriva Trains Wales
16 minutes Calling points
00:46
Newport Gwent


That's probably why clubs put busses on.......

You do realise that the land mass of Munster is bigger than Wales? South Wales is bloody tiny.

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Post by munkian on Mon 25 Jul 2016, 7:16 am

Still not sure what point you are trying to make ? If the transport infrastructure is Poopie it doesn't really matter how small a place is.


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Post by Stone Motif on Mon 25 Jul 2016, 12:22 pm

Interesting comments from Reardon that Ponty were the only Prem clip opposed to A sides in the B&I Cup. Know your role, FFS.

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