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Get to the stadium an hour before the game at latest, can soak up atmosphere quite well. It’s about 20 min to half an hour walk from station to stadium if crowded and you’ll have some decent food stalls on the route.Bronzbronx wrote:I'm travelling down tomorrow morning by train, never been to Twickenham, what is a sensible time to arrive at the stadium?
Unfortunately Twickenham will be nowhere near packed - there are loads and loads of unsold seats (soem blocks are showing 40% + availability)
Well he didn't referee the breakdown at all, but that was same for both sides. Other than that he did well.
The ITV commentary team were congratulating him on "letting both sides have a grapple for the ball", or something like that.poyntonshark wrote: ↑Sat May 27, 2023 5:40 pmWell he didn't referee the breakdown at all, but that was same for both sides. Other than that he did well.
We get frenetic near the try line too often.poyntonshark wrote: ↑Sat May 27, 2023 5:38 pmGreat effort, too many mistakes. Beaten by the better side on the day. Will hopefully build from here. Practically same group next year. Fingers crossed we have Ford for much more of the season, continue to work on a few wrinkles and no reason why we shouldn't be playing in this game next year.
They were, because that is what Mr Pearce told Ben Earl early in the game. Basically nonsense, both sides carried to tackle and next man fell on top to seal off. There was one jackall all game. I don't get the Manu hate, he was monstrous yesterday taken off too early. I like Sam and want there to be room in the team for him, but he may have looked up for it when he came on, but we achieved very little with him there. RDP lack of pace was exposed (in our tight defensive structure) as Malins and Daly rounded him with ease. Gus box kicked pretty well but was painfully slow in most areas (very possibly as he was told to be). I too thought the starting front row were taken off too early, Bevs score negated that, Ashman's lineout throwing supported it. That total Fubar on their 5m line when we were in the ascendency may well have cost us the game. There were very few scrums in the second half to fully test them as Sarries adopted the surprising tactic of not dropping the ball. Tom Roebuck was sat on the bench with ice on his right knee.ageinghoody wrote: ↑Sat May 27, 2023 6:23 pmThe ITV commentary team were congratulating him on "letting both sides have a grapple for the ball", or something like that.poyntonshark wrote: ↑Sat May 27, 2023 5:40 pmWell he didn't referee the breakdown at all, but that was same for both sides. Other than that he did well.
Message on Facebook from Michelle Orange:FarnhamShark wrote: ↑Sun May 28, 2023 9:10 pmApart (obviously!) from the result, my only disappointment was that 25 minutes after the match ended the only player who'd got anywhere near the South Stand was Tom Roebuck. Of course they have other commitments, but I'd have thought we were worth an acknwledgement.
Thanks for posting this Yareet.Yareet wrote: ↑Mon May 29, 2023 8:24 amMessage on Facebook from Michelle Orange:FarnhamShark wrote: ↑Sun May 28, 2023 9:10 pmApart (obviously!) from the result, my only disappointment was that 25 minutes after the match ended the only player who'd got anywhere near the South Stand was Tom Roebuck. Of course they have other commitments, but I'd have thought we were worth an acknwledgement.
Now the dust is beginning to settle on what has been the most monumental season for us all (and also the dustiness from Saturday's night's festivities has subsided) I just wanted to take time to address a point that some of you have raised about the fact the boys didn't do a post game lap of the stadium on Saturday.
I've already made a response to a comment on one of Joe's earlier posts so sorry if you feel you've read this content already. I am not trying to single anyone out here, I merely want to offer some explanation for appeasement.
I, myself was down on the pitch post-whistle. Every few minutes we were being herded into different areas by stewards and redirected where to stand every to accommodate TV interviews, presentations, the Saracens walk round etc. We were quite rapidly shepherded off the pitch after the trophy presentation.
It was an overwhelming experience for us all and the players' first instinct was perhaps to be with their families and share the limited post match pitch time they were afforded for their own souvenir snaps on Twickenham's hallowed turf for their family albums.
I don't think we can deny them that, when the families sacrifice so much for their partners/husbands/dads/sons/brothers and for the good of the club. With emotions running high it is understandable that the first people you turn to in that instance are your loved ones.
I know none of the team take your support and investment for granted and would certainly never dream of trying to denigrate it.
Yes, perhaps they should have also done a lap of honour - let's not forget it's our first trip to HQ in 17yrs; some of yesterday's players are only marginally older than our first prem trophy and was their first playing experience at Twickers. Lessons to be learned for next time but I think they can be forgiven rather than be berated. WE WILL BE BACK!
I know you all value how the players always try to spend as much time as possible post match at home games with you amazing lot ... it's not always quite so easy to do when it's not your own turf.
They nearly all made it out to the Fan Village within less than an hour after the FTW and enjoyed drinks and selfies with the supporters who remained. I personally tried to greet and thank anyone and everyone wearing any sort of Sharks attire so apologies if any of you felt harassed by somewhat over emotional blonde woman!!
The Sharks Army brought with them the noise and colour, pride and passion from the NW and beyond and we do not wish to diminish or disrespect that. You have all been such a massive part of this astonishing season and we always try to acknowledge our gratitude as often as possible. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
When we do get to do that lap of honour with the trophy be it next season or the one after, I am sure the players will eke out every single second of SharkTime possible on the Twickenham turf and share the moment with you.
Have a wonderful summer everyone and see you at Heywood Rd for Cliffy's testimonial and in September to showcase some of new academy graduates in the Prem Cup alongside those old fogies such as Reed, Roebuck and Carps!!
With all my thanks
& after the final whistle, the stewards seemed to spend a lot of time shepherding the Sale entourage to where the stewards wanted thyem to be, rather then where the people in blue wanted to be !Shark in Exile wrote: ↑Mon May 29, 2023 5:31 pmTo be fair to the Team, through it’s was disappointing that only Tom Roebuck and a little later George and Gus came over to the South Stand, but the majority of the Team including Alex did spend time around the Fan Zone near the Lion Gate post match chatting, signing autographs an having photos taken etc.
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