What a shambles
CF10 Rugby Trust | 20 November 2019
The Welsh Rugby Union are actively trying to run the regions into the ground in order to exert more central control and eventually take over their running. There, it’s been said. News broke from the WRU’s AGM over the weekend that the CVC purchase of 27% of the Guinness Pro14 was close to complete...
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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
CF10 Rugby Trust | 07 November 2019
Memory suggests it was a fine October day as a curious 7-year old walked into the National Stadium, waist high to his father with a resplendent blue and black rosette on his chest. Unsure of the surroundings, sights and sounds accompanying the wide-eyed wonder, a cavernous stadium was an unlikely...
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Communication, communication, communication...
CF10 Rugby Trust | 04 November 2019
“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place” said George Bernard Shaw. Well, that’s not a problem that Cardiff Blues Ltd (CBL) would subscribe to. They wouldn’t accept it for one simple reason and that’s they don’t believe in communication. Or more...
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Just The Ticket
CF10 Rugby Trust | 21 October 2019
Is it just me or is anyone else amazed at the goings on in the Cardiff Blues Ticket Office? In May this year I attended the office to buy seven tickets for the new season at a cost of over £1,400. Five of these were renewals and two were new members. I listed all the individual names and addresses...
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Cardiff Blues issue response to CF10 open letter
CF10 Arms Park Rugby Trust Board | 05 August 2019
Further to our open letter of July 23...
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Cardiff Blues Limited (CBL) And Cardiff Athletic Club (CAC) Relationship
CF10 Arms Park Rugby Trust Board | 23 July 2019
It is with great sadness that we publish this open letter to the management boards of Cardiff Blues Limited and Cardiff Athletic Club. The poor relationship which exists between the two inextricably linked organisations is doing immeasurable reputational damage to Cardiff rugby and is a major...
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Time to bang heads together?
CF10 Rugby Trust | 07 July 2019
The latest chapter in the downward spiral that is the relationship between Cardiff Blues and Cardiff Athletic Club was greeted by despairing fan reactions this week. It is an ongoing psychodrama possibly rivalled only by the national act of self-harm being played out on a larger stage. CAC’s...
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A few post-chicken gate thoughts from CF10 Towers
CF10 Rugby Trust | 19 April 2019
This has been a tough couple of weeks. Some hard to take loses on the pitch, appalling officiating within a league that doesn’t seem to care, and then one of our brightest prospects, Rhys Carré, being lost to Saracens before our marquee player (and only NDC in old money) Gareth Anscombe heads off...
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Project Reset - The Way Forward
CF10 Rugby Trust | 11 March 2019
“Project Reset has become Project Inept” – Not our words but the double barrel shots fired by outgoing Ospreys Chairman, Mike James as he resigned from the Professional Rugby Board (PRB). It’s not the purpose of this blog to review the events of the last week, that’s already been done to death....
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The Circle of Strife
CF10 Rugby Trust | 07 March 2019
Certainly this Welsh rugby week will go down as one of the more interesting. Dickens couldn’t have come up with such a story, Nietzsche would have run out of chaos, Kant would have used up all reason, pure or otherwise whilst Andy Howell has surely run out of articles on how Colwyn Bay is actually...
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Project Reset or Project Reject: Where Next?
CF10 Rugby Trust | 01 March 2019
This week Welsh rugby has once again snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. This should have been a fabulous public relations week; a magnificent victory against England giving us a great opportunity for a Grand Slam. Followed at the end of the week by St David’s Day celebrations which could...
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CAC take the lead on CAP redevelopments
CF10 Rugby Trust | 28 February 2019
The Annual General Meeting of Cardiff Athletic Club took place in the Cardiff Arms Park clubhouse on Wednesday evening, with the Chairman Keith Morgan summing up the tone of the meeting by stating 'We've become big boys now'. This was in relation to CAC making waves of their own in terms of the...
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