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Maybe, maybe not.
My normal reaction to the end of the season is one of disappointment /relief. I then go into a cricket-induced coma for a couple of months before emerging with fresh hope and enthusiasm in time for pre-season. This summer has, so far, been different.
Goodbye Mister Boggy.
The last match of this strange season arrived today. I am quite relieved to get this "transitional" season behind us but am also a little bit sad to see some of my favourite players making their last appearance for the club.
This Friday night, under the Castle Park lights and in view of the Sky Sports cameras, Carnegie face Doncaster Knights in the Greene King Championship. The match also counts as one of the 6 Yorkshire Regiment Trophy matches.
Guess the attendance - half term report.
We have now played 5 of our scheduled 11 home games this season – note that with no play-offs and hopefully no bankruptcies the 11 match total should not change – therefore it is a good time to review progress to date.
High flying Bristol Beaufighters shoot down Carnegie
I approached this game with no real expectations of a Carnegie win, just hoping there would be some good rugby and that Carnegie would do us proud, with the score not too embarrassing. The atmosphere in the Carnegie Café/Stand/Terrace before the game was good and the pre-KO Hyde Park Brass Band played their hearts out. From behind the posts we tried not to let our eyes wander too far to the left or right where, the ghosts of the north- and south-stands were.hiding in the night. More on the construction progress on another thread, for now I will concentrate of the activities on the excellently manicured pitch
A Trail down the M1
The Championship fixtures resume this weekend with a full programme. Yorkshire Carnegie follows a familiar route down the M1 to west London and will be hoping to improve on the two defeats suffered the capital so far this season.
The Bedford match report
On a glorious afternoon and perfect conditions for playing rugby we took on Bedford looking to leapfrog them in the table.I arrived in good time and saw most of the Bedford’s warm up which was pretty free flowing and a good indicator of how they play the game. Looking down the Carnegie team sheet I am always a little happier when it contains both Mayhew’s in the squad
Take a break!
Yorkshire Carnegie travels to Jersey on Friday evening for a B&I cup game as we reach the first break in the championship season. This provides an opportunity for us to take stock of the season so far...
Form a Kew for the injury room
It’s well documented that we have a small squad, but if anyone had told me we would play 70 minutes of today’s game with Chris Elder at 9 and Pete Lucock at 10, I would have assumed they were hallucinating……..however that is exactly what happened.
Watching my first home game of the season against Pirates from the hitherto forbidden territory that is the Carnegie Stand gave me an opportunity to observe the many changes taking place at Headers. Most obvious was the absence of the South Stand of course. I noted that there is a major sewer diversion in progress, which is slow work, and that probably explains why the demolition did not proceed quite as quickly as we perhaps expected; after all the steelwork of the old stand looked as though a tap with an excavator bucket would knock it down like a house of cards