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SEMLA Flags Finals 2011

Postby Chilli Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:33 pm

The 2011 Flags and Plate Finals will take place at Reading's ground, the Ibis Club, on Saturday April 9th.

The game schedule is as follows

Minor Plate - Welwyn 2 v Maidstone (11am)

Intermediate Plate - Reading 2 v Colchester (11am)

Minor Flags - Exeter v Hillcroft 'A' (1pm)

Intermediate Flags - Portsmouth v Bristol Bombers (1pm)

Senior Flags - Reading v Walcountian Blues (3pm)

There will also be a Junior Tournament for the Reebok Cup at u12, u14 and u16 age groups.
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Re: SEMLA Flags Finals 2011

Postby the pom Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:15 pm

Then drive up north and watch The flags in roachdale on the sunday
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Re: SEMLA Flags Finals 2011

Postby manc_lad Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:40 am

Chilli wrote:Senior Flags - Reading v Walcountian Blues (3pm)


I wonder how much pleasure you got from writing those words Mr Rogers? ;)

*Corrected the spelling of Mr Rogers name, how rude of me.
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Re: SEMLA Flags Finals 2011

Postby Chilli Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:17 am

Certainly not what I would have expected to be writing after the first three games of the season!
Of course getting both teams into finals is pretty amazing.
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Re: SEMLA Flags Finals 2011

Postby laxwill11 Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:25 pm

Interesting to note that 3 out of the 4 Plate semi-finals were forfeited wins - even the prospect of silverware and a grand day out at the Flags Finals couldnt persuade teams to travel and play (although i doubt this was the problem between Welwyn 2 v Welwyn 3!). does this suggest the experiment of the Plate has failed?
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Re: SEMLA Flags Finals 2011

Postby J-Lo Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:59 pm

laxwill11 wrote:Interesting to note that 3 out of the 4 Plate semi-finals were forfeited wins - even the prospect of silverware and a grand day out at the Flags Finals couldnt persuade teams to travel and play (although i doubt this was the problem between Welwyn 2 v Welwyn 3!). does this suggest the experiment of the Plate has failed?



Aye - £50 320mile round trip to play in something with all the equivalent prestige of the Auto Windscreens trophy.

It was a nice idea but without a compelling prize, it's nothing more than a nice day out, if you live close enough.

Although, take my opinion with a pinch of salt as feel the same about the intermediate flags
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Re: SEMLA Flags Finals 2011

Postby harlequinD Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:29 pm

I like shiny things....
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Re: SEMLA Flags Finals 2011

Postby Ash Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:16 pm

I've enjoyed the plate competition,been good to play teams from outside the division and helps to fill up the weekends and we played our quarter final and semi!

First years for many of these things can be ropey, but i imagine it will gain more momentum next year. Whilst if we win I won't be booking an open top bus tour of the city to celebrate it, its always nice to win things even if its not the elite competitions, and its more lax!
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Re: SEMLA Flags Finals 2011

Postby matt90911 Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:33 pm

Ash wrote: Whilst if we win I won't be booking an open top bus tour of the city to celebrate it, its always nice to win things even if its not the elite competitions, and its more lax!


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Postby Ash Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:31 pm

changed my mind, settled on marching band and firework display instead.
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Re: SEMLA Flags Finals 2011

Postby manc_lad Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:43 pm

Is Mr Rogers going to ref the final??

:wink:
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Postby Ash Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:13 pm

Ha he'll be playing in the plate one!
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Re: SEMLA Flags Finals 2011

Postby jsgi Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:58 am

manc_lad wrote:Is Mr Rogers going to ref the final??

:wink:


I would hope that all the referees would not be associated with the teams involved in the finals.

Although for the Senior final it does rule out, Rob Collinge, Henry Collinge, Dan Wright, Amit Biswas, Tom Slade, Steve Jarvis and Trevor Rogers (and probably Ian Ballantine who is still a blues VP).
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Re: SEMLA Flags Finals 2011

Postby Paul_lboro/wildcats Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:11 pm

jsgi wrote:
manc_lad wrote:Is Mr Rogers going to ref the final??

:wink:


I would hope that all the referees would not be associated with the teams involved in the finals.

Although for the Senior final it does rule out, Rob Collinge, Henry Collinge, Dan Wright, Amit Biswas, Tom Slade, Steve Jarvis and Trevor Rogers (and probably Ian Ballantine who is still a blues VP).


Simon Peach and John Harrop then??
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Re: SEMLA Flags Finals 2011

Postby Chilli Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:26 pm

Manc lad's comment was of course in jest, the refs for all finals will, as always, be completely unconnected to the teams that they are reffing.
Although as pointed out Reading/Blues does rule out a lot of the Panel referee pool
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Re: SEMLA Flags Finals 2011

Postby the pom Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:08 pm

That explains how they both got in the finals :wink:

best player on the pitch is always in black and white. :lol:
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Re: SEMLA Flags Finals 2011

Postby kjk2085 Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:46 pm

Paul_lboro/wildcats wrote:
jsgi wrote:
manc_lad wrote:Is Mr Rogers going to ref the final??

:wink:


I would hope that all the referees would not be associated with the teams involved in the finals.

Although for the Senior final it does rule out, Rob Collinge, Henry Collinge, Dan Wright, Amit Biswas, Tom Slade, Steve Jarvis and Trevor Rogers (and probably Ian Ballantine who is still a blues VP).


Simon Peach and John Harrop then??


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Re: SEMLA Flags Finals 2011

Postby laxambition Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:37 pm

jsgi wrote:
manc_lad wrote:Is Mr Rogers going to ref the final??

:wink:


I would hope that all the referees would not be associated with the teams involved in the finals.

Although for the Senior final it does rule out, Rob Collinge, Henry Collinge, Dan Wright, Amit Biswas, Tom Slade, Steve Jarvis and Trevor Rogers (and probably Ian Ballantine who is still a blues VP).


and


Chilli wrote:Manc lad's comment was of course in jest, the refs for all finals will, as always, be completely unconnected to the teams that they are reffing.
Although as pointed out Reading/Blues does rule out a lot of the Panel referee pool


The final of the World Championships in Manchester in 2010 was between Team USA and Team Canada

HR was "neutral" - he was Australian if memory serves
R1 and R2 were from USA and Canada
CBO was "neutral" from England (again, if memory serves)

Bench Manager was "neutral" - another Aussie I think

So no-one is being ruled out at this stage, except if they've told me they are not available, or have asked to not ref a particular game (so they can watch it instead).
There will be a huge game of rock-paper-scissors at 10.30am on the Saturday between all the Panel Refs to determine assignments.

(or not).
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Re: SEMLA Flags Finals 2011

Postby do-do Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:56 pm

I'm quite surpised at Hillcroft A getting to the final, but then after looking at there fixtures i can understand as on all flags game they played there 1st team didn't have a game. I'm not saying they have cheated or anything, it's just strange how there have beaten teams such as London Uni (2nd in east 2) and Birmingham Bulls (3rd in west 2, but played less and score a shed load of goals).
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Re: SEMLA Flags Finals 2011

Postby Paul_lboro/wildcats Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:12 pm

do-do wrote:I'm quite surpised at Hillcroft A getting to the final, but then after looking at there fixtures i can understand as on all flags game they played there 1st team didn't have a game. I'm not saying they have cheated or anything, it's just strange how there have beaten teams such as London Uni (2nd in east 2) and Birmingham Bulls (3rd in west 2, but played less and score a shed load of goals).


That made me laugh. That was a joke right? Hillcroft A may be in East 3 because they are a new team but their results show that they are a better standard than that. Hillcroft have no reason to stack the A team and I'm sure they wouldn't.
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