Losing that loving feeling?
Martin Hughes | 31 January 2018
The Six Nations build up has started. Super ‘slow-mo’ montages, hammed up narration over a Hans Zimmer soundtrack, fierce debate over which player will hold the tackle bag the longest and of course the ubiquitous spate of injuries all add to the rainbow cocktail that is the world’s oldest...
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To Affinity...and a triangulation of expentancy
Martin Hughes | 07 January 2018
Imagine Wales having four professional rugby sides .... we do? OK, but imagine one in the east called Dragons (tick) one in the south called Blues (not quite), one in the north called North Wales Bay Buccaneers (a cool half a million already) and one in the west called Scarlet Ospreylian Wizards (...
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In CF10 We Trust
Simon Jones | 05 January 2018
When I first became involved with the CF10 Trust it was during the euphoric days of the start of last season. Cardiff Blues had won three on the bounce and looked set fair to have the season we all believed they were capable of. My main concerns were around the challenge of setting up a supporters...
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500 and climbing...
CF10 Rugby Trust | 29 December 2017
One of our Twitter detractors recently suggested that CF10 was so small and irrelevant the members could meet in a phone-box. Well, that phone-box has just got a lot bigger; our membership has just gone over the 500 mark. That’s fantastic news, because it means that over 500 people are committed...
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Cardiff and Christmas down the years
CF10 Rugby Trust | 21 December 2017
Christmas has always been a time synonymous with eating, drinking, present giving and rugby. As the uninitiated hoards headed for the Boxing Day sales, the enlightened among us were heading for the Arms Park, and some festive blessings at the Cathedral of Cardiff Rugby. The history of December...
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Twas the week before Christmas
Martin Hughes | 19 December 2017
T’was a week before Christmas, when all thru the Park Not a creature was stirring, not even a lark; The jerseys were hung by the hook with care, In hope that our team soon would be there; The crowd were nestled all snug on the south Gourmet Scotch Eggs adorning their mouth Dickie and Peter in the...
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Time is ticking
CF10 Rugby Trust | 07 December 2017
Transfer silly season is now well underway, with players and coaches making big decisions on where they will be plying their trade come September next year. As more money comes into the game, the rugby transfer market slides closer to that of football, and rumours start earlier and earlier. At the...
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More-vember
Martin Hughes | 29 November 2017
There is little doubt, as the current Autumnal series stutters to an all-too-predictable crescendo, something is missing here in Wales. It is deeper than the annual defeats to Australia and New Zealand and the torpid plod against a Tier 2 side, as an aside just how terrific were the Georgian pack?...
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Sport Is Not War
CF10 Rugby Trust | 11 November 2017
Since Ancient Greece the idea that sport was a form of war has been espoused, George Orwell once opined that sport was war but without the shooting, Ted Turner took this one step further by suggesting that sport was like war but without the killing. In the search for the hyperbolic zinger we find...
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CAP – The good, the bad and the cojones
Huw Jones | 21 October 2017
Never go on holiday. It all happens when you go away. The only surprise is that I’m surprised. How naïve can I be. Just when you think we have turned the corner at Cardiff Arms Park (CAP), the good become the bad; the bad become the good and Scrum V finds its cojones. As my Irish friend used to say...
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Don’t be the same, be better.
Martin Hughes | 16 October 2017
Just as dust that settles back after being disturbed ostensibly looks as it did before there are subtle differences in its pattern, so Cardiff rugby and more particularly its squad settles into an interesting time, a kind of Westgate St inspired Schrödinger’s CAP (I know, I know). Having previously...
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Miles to go before we sleep
Martin Hughes | 28 September 2017
These are interesting times, it seems on the face of it the Chinese curse holds true. Cardiff rugby finds itself again at the centre of the Welsh game and again for off-field reasons. It would be churlish to cling to the adage that there is no such thing as bad news; let's be frank losing Danny...
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