CT Grey News

HO! HO! HO! NO, NOT THAT KIND OF HO, YOU CHOWDERHEADS…WE AREN’T IN CHICAGO ANYMORE… THE MERRY CHRISTMAS KIND!

Merry Christmas to all from the CT GREY RFC and its exalted Executive committee. Just a few announcements in the ramp up to the Christmas Season. ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET IS JANUARY 17, 2014! Come and see if you've won an award...Take your wife, boyfriend or significant other out to a nice place to make up for that lousy Christmas present you got her... No, an electric blanket with dual controls was not the right thing to put under the Christmas tree...no matter how much she complains about being cold...Turn up the heat you cheap bastard and get her something nice for a change! A night out with...

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GREY NEWS…THE LAND OF STEADY HABITS LIVES UP TO ITS REPUTATION AT GREY AGM

The Connecticut Grey lived up to the example shown by the people of CT in the most recent elections and returned the same group of knuckleheads to office with two exceptions...Yes, the Annual General Meeting was held on Sunday at Andy Ives' man cave in the wilds of Portland....Those of us who are  bit older felt the need to get out of there before dark...No telling what would emerge from the woods after sunset....Many thanks to Andy for his hospitality...He wisely kept his wife and children away from the festivities. Congratulations to Mike Hale who escaped further abuse as co-captain and Linda...

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HOLY S**T! WE’VE BEEN SUSPENDED! BUT ARE NOW IN A STATE OF GRACE…AND THE AGM IS SUNDAY 11/16/14

Suspended from what you might ask...From USA Rugby...that's what from... Our Treasurer par excelence and MIT grad Kevin Trammel received the news that we had been suspended for non-compliance with USA Rugby requirements...which consist mainly of sending them money for nothing in return...He has been in a dialogue with those people in Boulder and I will report as information becomes available.... But my initial question trends to the metaphysical... How can we be suspended from something we never joined? When the answer arrives I will let you know. In the meantime I have decided to call them names...

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WEATHER HOLDS UP AGAIN! GREY BEAT SOUTH SHORE RUSTY ANCHORS 26-14

GREY 26- SOUTH SHORE 14 Burt Hale is off the hook for scheduling a game in New England in November...because we lucked out and had one more gorgeous fall day for the match. Many thanks to our hosts who gave us an excellent game and a top notch drink up at the pitch... Oysters, chowder, chili and all sorts of meats  and beer made the day an excellent outing for all in attendance. This match has become one to look forward to each season. And Rene didn't bust his head up again. Tom K left before he could bestow the Girls Scout Cookie Award to another worthy recipient....so he is this week's recipient...

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WAKE UP YOU SLEEPYHEADS…THERE IS A GAME TO BE PLAYED TOMORROW

Yes...against all reason and commonsense our illustrious Match Secretary has scheduled a game to tomorrow...The good news is that Burt's weather prognostications  indicate good weather for Saturday. Please join me in beautiful South Weymouth, MA or be prepared to be abused...For those who didn't go to Chicago last week... You should be well rested....for those of you who did...she's probably still pissed at you so what's the difference. Details below. GREY VS SOUTH SHORE IS ON! There is a game this weekend ...why... I am not quite sure...but we are scheduled and confirmed to play the old boys...

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GREY RETURN FROM CHICAGO ALIVE…KIND OF…US EAGLES…NOT SO MUCH

The Grey contingent has returned safely from Chicago... somewhat battered and a bit under the weather...But we are back...More news about the trip tonight...But the take away quote comes from our own Captain Planet...who mentioned ..."Things got a little blurry" after he played in the Old Breed vs Chicago Blue game...so blurry in fact that he lost his credit cards...A little blurry indeed... GREY VS SOUTH SHORE IS ON! There is a game this weekend ...why... I am not quite sure...but we are scheduled and confirmed to play the old boys at SOUTH SHORE at 11:30 AM on SATURDAY 11/8/14 AT THE RALPH...

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GREY NEWS…WE ARE OFF….TO CHICAGO!

No game this weekend...unless you are going to Chicago...as many of us are, to see the US Eagles play the NZ All Blacks at Soldier Field in Chicago. If we survive...I mean me.... our next game is AT South Shore on Nov. 8, 2014 with an 11:30 AM Kick Off. I wouldn't count on Newport type weather for this one...Bring your woollies....It might be cold, snowy, sleeting...and fairly unpleasant unless Match Secretary Burt hale can pull off another miracle. Directions to follow, if I am alive. AGM That stands for the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING for  you backs... It has been scheduled for SUNDAY NOVEMBER...

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GREY WIN BIG IN NEWPORT… LEONE IS STILL ALIVE…BOSTON REMAINS UNDEFEATED

GREY 57- RIOC 0 The Grey traveled to Newport and beat the fellows from RIOC and South Shore in a good match on a perfect day...All the result of some exceptional planning by our Match Secretary Burt Hale...Everyone marveled at the perfect weather, beautiful pitch, bright blue sky, picturesque scenery...sail boats, great homes...all due to Burt's remarkable foresight in scheduling a game in Newport...which can be a bit dicey in late October...Everyone, including Burt,  congratulated Burt on picking October 25 to play...Nobody had ever experienced a day like this at Fort Adams in October in memory....

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GREY NEWS: THERE’S A GAME THIS WEEKEND…YOU CHOOCHES

GREY VS RIOC...IN NEWPORT RI Yes... there is a game this weekend in Newport RI against our Block Island foes the RI Old Cocks....Game time is 11:00AM... Chabot may have to wake up extra early to make this one! And it is is at Fort Adams State Park! In Newport....which is in RI....It is an away game so please try to be there by  10:00AM... THIS IS AN AWAY GAME....so don't go to Meriden! TELL THE CAPTAINS IF YOU ARE COMING. Bill Bishop ctrugby13@yahoo.com and/or Mike Hale allthehales@gmail.com EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING El Jeffe, Kevin McNamara has scheduled an Executive Committee...

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GREY NEWS: WE WERE OFF LAST WEEKEND, YOU DIDN’T MISS ANYTHING

SAD NEWS: GREY FAMILY LOSS Sad news this weekend...Daryl "Chickie" Ceccarelli's  mother, Simone Ceccarelli,  passed away this week after a long illness. Funeral arrangements are private and there will be no calling hours. Messages of condolence can be sent to the Woyaz Funeral Home in Norwich CT or to Daryl  at his home at 59 Eager Rd North Franklin CT 06254. All our best to Chickie and his family NEXT GAME We are scheduled to play the RIOC....or the RI Old Cocks as they are locally known on SATURDAY OCTOBER 25, 2014 in RI... Kick of is at 11:00 AM....that is in the morning for all you backs....

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