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    Posted: 04 May 2021 at 19:08
NCA site has details of opening fixtures, with full list later. 
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Mose fixtures now up on the club website: https://moseleyrugby.co.uk/first-xv-team/first-xv-fixtures/

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All fixtures now on NCA site
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Clueless like most Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 May 2021 at 21:34
Tonbridge Juddians have DMP away followed by Plymouth away the following week. Ouch
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rabbie Burns Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2021 at 09:21
Been there done it although not the same teams not unusual to get repeating long away journeys. If TJs look at it they will take the train and the journeys are much less than you think. Players won’t all come from Tonbridge but around Kent and South London
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Yes with Plymouth enjoyed doing Blackheath away then Ampthill a couple of seasons ago. There and back on a coach. Same one season Blackheath then Cambridge to finish season, we had the coach numbers for it to run, two enjoyable trips, not been able to do Cambridge on a coach 2 times out of 3 since though.

Darlington then Rosslyn Park one season. Stay in York for two nights. Back Sunday. Day trip Saturday. Rosslyn was one of our closest games one season believe it or not, may have even been that one.

All teams have two away as get two home once a season.

This year though we have Darlington and then Leeds back to back, two of our furthest. Feels crazy to do the length of the country in north to South to then have to travel back and that’s before thinking Good Friday traffic on return. If TJs have a similar then one of those things for all teams but could the back to back be looked at to be more local for teams or would it be difficult as hard job anyway fixtures with Christmas local etc?! After overnighter weekends, what is great is to just be at home. Obviously people may still decide to stay away depending on location. 

On a normal fixture note, if it helps TJ fans. Quite nice when we did Canterbury before lockdown left at 10 including a stop arrived by 4. A bit of rest in the hotel ready for the evening. I personally looked forward to that exact thought arriving earlier than the 6 in York seeing closer on map.

It’s surprising how quick coach journeys can go once you get use to them. A quiz etc. Make use of the radio/ TV. Glides along.


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Taunton have away trips to Leeds followed by Darlington in the first two weeks, hope the club finances are up to that!
Probably the furthest two trips, certainly the most inconvenient, Sale and Caldy being straight up the M5/M6.
Swings & roundabouts though as they have home fixtures against Plymouth & Darlington over Christmas
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We’ve done Caldy and Sale in day trips in the past if it helps, both clear runs arrived in good time, always wonder being up north what would happen if the roads got blocked (only relying on the one road). Sat Nav took us different way to Caldy anyway once.

Probably because once stuck in traffic going to Macclesfield diverting around Birmingham road works, then seeming every junction after slow moving arrived 2:30. By then the coach had started to pack in, just get to ground I was thinking every corner. Left at 8, back for 2am. Had to change coach at services for connection back.

Off topic fan story, the next time the coach broke down was Chinnor away but outside Thame football club too far from chinnor but just down the road who took us in and made us so welcome until we left at midnight!!

Nice to have Taunton, local off course but past your ground many times, often the “start” too. Always looked forward to chance to visit. Can’t wait until we can travel again.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote front5 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 2021 at 19:26
Over the season it evens itself out I can't really see an issue? DMP travel on a average the most over the whole season but heyho its the joys of National One
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True DMP have a lot too.
Time, money and time off work factors. A season fine but travelling back at north 5 days later, it’s a bit much though I expect DMP have gone south a few times many times so just those things.


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Originally posted by Clueless like most Clueless like most wrote:

Tonbridge Juddians have DMP away followed by Plymouth away the following week. Ouch

And... you must therefore have 2 home games back to back v these clubs

TJs are certainly not the first side to have to do this, its a  National league, so not really sure what your point is!


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2021 at 09:40
We all get two away trips back to back, but those are Tonbridge's longest trips so it is a little different to them getting Blackheath and Old Elthamians as the two away trips. Especially in their first campaign.

But it is all luck of the draw and part of the joy of National rugby. Similarly someone has to start with two away games.

Actually I think one side doesn't but are away on the first and last week. Similarly, one side will not get two home games.





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Back in 1999, Hoppers were landed with 900 miles of travelling for their first two games in N1. The long day trips to Newbury then Camberley were compensated with victory celebrations on the return journeys.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RedPete Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2021 at 13:44
Originally posted by front5 front5 wrote:

Over the season it evens itself out I can't really see an issue? DMP travel on a average the most over the whole season but heyho its the joys of National One

No issue with me, just a concern that after 14 month's without income, starting off with the 2 furthest away trips will put a strain on the club's finances. 
I certainly didn't need reminding that things even themselves out over the season and, as I said, hopefully we will have a lucrative period over Christmas/New Year with 2 home games.
Personally I hope to make both away games as Leeds and Darlington (well Middlesbrough) is where I spent my teenage years (a long time ago).



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2021 at 15:22
Surely all the mini and juniors will have paid their subs. You can raid that piggy bank :-)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Runitback Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2021 at 18:16
The travelling in National 1 is insanity, Nat 1 and Nat 2 should be regional with playoff at the end of the season for top 4 regional clubs. Reduce travel and some big home crowds for the play offs!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Raider999 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2021 at 20:43
Originally posted by Runitback Runitback wrote:

The travelling in National 1 is insanity, Nat 1 and Nat 2 should be regional with playoff at the end of the season for top 4 regional clubs. Reduce travel and some big home crowds for the play offs!


2 divisions of 14 at level 3 with 4 divisions of 14 at level 4 would certainly reduce a lot of travelling at both level 3 & 4.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2021 at 22:58
Well there is a simple solution to not wanting the travel associated with Nat 1 - if you are at risk of getting promoted play the 2nd XV in the last few games.

Due to the number of teams in the far South West, and the lack of sides North of the Tyne, Cambridge often had more travel in National 2 South than in National 1.

The review decided there was sufficient desire to keep a National League, but we are moving to three leagues at level  4 which will reduce most sides travel a little - though some sides may find themselves with extra travel.

But that was before any discussion of the expanding the Premiership and possibly the Championship.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rabbie Burns Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2021 at 07:19
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