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Guess the attendance competition preview
It seems only yesterday that Prince Harry was handing-over the solid gold cup to Leemingtyke at the 2017 Guess the Attendance Competition awards night in Cannes, but already a new season is here. There have been quite a few changes; no play-offs, viewing from the Carnegie stand only at Headingley and a distinct feeling of money being too tight to mention at the club. Nevertheless the Guess the Attendance Competition continues the same as ever, although I suspect we may be typing lower numbers.
A hundred or so years ago Charles Dickens wrote his famous novel. Ever since then hacks have used it's title to lure unsuspecting readers in to look at a piece about some aspiring sports team and what they could achieve. This is not one of them.
It's good news week!
This week the club announced three new signings to the squad. Although it was the worst kept secret ever it was, nevertheless, good news. Our signed up squad now numbers 30 good men and true which will, I am sure, be supplemented with a few dual registered/ loan players.
Life in the slow lane
Yorkshire Carnegie plays in the second tier of English rugby. A number of factors recently have led supporters to believe that this is the club's rightful place and that the fast lane (Premiership) will remain out of our reach for the foreseeable future.
The long hot summer.
The last rugby season is already just a distant memory. The weather is sweltering and the Lions are about to meet the All Blacks in the first of three tests. In LS6 it has gone very quiet.....
Where are we going?
The old season has ended. Yorkshire finished, as expected, second and did not get promoted to the Premiership. That dubious honour went to London Irish. Rotherham finished bottom but, thanks to the demise of London Welsh, did not get relegated. Next season we will be visiting old haunts and a new one....
Squad for next year
Following our defeat in the Championship play-off final we now know that a number of players will be leaving the club this summer. However the club announced on May 26th that six players had re-signed for next season making our signed squad 21 players....
Bloodied but unbowed
The last game of the 2016/17 Championship season takes place tomorrow night at the Madjeski Stadium in Reading. Not only is it the second leg of the play-off final but it is the last time that some very talented young men will wear the Yorkshire Carnegie shirt.....
Can we fix it? Yes we can!
Bryan Redpath has named his squad today for tomorrow's Championship play-off final first leg against hot favourites London Irish. His legacy will, to a large extent, be determined by the performance of this squad over the next 160 minutes of rugby. These two games will be the last played in the Championship this season. Who comes back next season is yet to be decided....
Guess the Attendance Competition (itís only a bit of fun)
Although the Championship champions and promotion will be determined over two matches, the equally, if not more, important Guess the Attendance Competition (it’s only a bit of fun) will be decided this Wednesday evening at Headingley.