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Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:32 am  

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The last game at Wilderspool I thought we got hammered. One player pulled out of the game at the last minute (can't recall his name, he was from Feth and his brother was a international); anyhow Rob Spicer had to be 'called up' and he played on the wing and was chasing shadows for a lot of the game.
Weren't we the last team to play at W'pool and the 1st to play at the new place (along with Warrington that is). In that opening game wasn't it the one where Ben J went to feed a scrum in their 20 and their prop knocked the ball out of his hand and the ref allowed 'play on' - one against the head!
One of the games at W'pool that I remember (I think!) is B Goulding's best moment for us (except when he played in that game for Salford :D ). He was just coming back from a spell out and it was a scorching hot day, he was clearly not fit :roll: and he put the ball in the scrum, picked it up again, dummied and went half the length of the pitch, scoring under the sticks.
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Re: Memories of Wires games Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:34 am  

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That game finished 52-12. I don't think we were ever gonna win it.

I do remember that someone pulled up in the warm up (same as at Leeds) resulting in Rob Spicer playing on the wing (I think).

Wire were not going to lose that game! :?


I will have to take your word for it if you say it was 52-12 but when we had that try disallowed the score was pretty even and as they seemed to be out on their feet it looked like we could/would go out and win it.
Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:10 pm  

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Back in 1962 we played Wire in the Challenge Cup.I was in the RAF based at Finningley and drew the short straw for "stand by" on the day of the match, which meant staying on station and doing absolutely nothing. As k.o. time approached I grew more and more frustrated until I finally cracked, jumped on my motorbike and went AWOL.
The match had the makings of a cracker, as apart from being a cup tie it was also a personal match between Neil Fox and Jim Challinor for a centre spot in the GB side.
We all enjoy an "end to end thriller" and that is exactly what the two teams gave us. Trinity took the game 40-18 with big Neil running in four tries and winning his personal battle.
After the match I climbed on my bike which "expired" half way to Finningley. Fortunately a friendly copper stopped and cleared the fault, enabling me get back to camp in time to "book out".
Was it worth it? you bet. :lol:
Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:17 pm  
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Anyone remember the cup quarter final around 1980/81 with Alan Agar playing?

I remember going on the supporters bus, getting into the ground at the away end (it was segregated that day) and there were a bunch of Wires at the back of the stand. A 'charge' ensued and the Wire fans legged it to the front of the Bevan stand, just past the stewards, from where they exchanged 'banter' with the Wakey fans for the rest of the game.

We lost a tight game, but I don't remember the score.

Was that on Grandstand? I remember going to Wilderspool and I think my dad got some tickets from somewhere and we sat in the stand. Before the game we walked round the stand and we saw Eddie Waring coming out of the bbc portacabin he must have been commentating on the game. If it was 1981 I was 8, so that could be correct.
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Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:37 pm  
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TRB wrote:
Anyone remember the cup quarter final around 1980/81 with Alan Agar playing?

I remember going on the supporters bus, getting into the ground at the away end (it was segregated that day) and there were a bunch of Wires at the back of the stand. A 'charge' ensued and the Wire fans legged it to the front of the Bevan stand, just past the stewards, from where they exchanged 'banter' with the Wakey fans for the rest of the game.

We lost a tight game, but I don't remember the score.


remember going to the game also went to the Dewsbury Wire game in the cup at Crown Flat Dewsbury gave them one hell of a game that night the whole Wakefield squad watched the game with us behind the sticks
think if was 13 8 at Warrington when we played them but i may be wrong
Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:24 pm  
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The match we started really well in 2007, at a time when we would typically wait to go behind by 20 or so points before staging a massive comeback. That time though we went 10-0 up very early on, defended like men posessed and it was a thriller of a game. Atkins scored the second try and got a chance to put his "RIP Tony Kenny" bandage in the face of the cameras. And finally, we went about 3 scores behind with 15 minutes to go, and with the match having been a see-saw the whole time the Wire crowd (or at least those near me) thought it had finally swung in their favour. Cue their dropping the ball straight from kick-off and us scoring repeatedly to win the game. Not that the video ref (Thaler?) didn't try to even things out by disallowing Wayne Price's blatant try from Fa'afili's fumble.

Got home exhausted from the rollercoaster (what's new there?!), but very happy! :D
Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:54 pm  

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1980 Challenge Cup Quarter... very scary coming out of Warrington on the supporters bus.
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Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:56 pm  

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Was that on Grandstand? I remember going to Wilderspool and I think my dad got some tickets from somewhere and we sat in the stand. Before the game we walked round the stand and we saw Eddie Waring coming out of the bbc portacabin he must have been commentating on the game. If it was 1981 I was 8, so that could be correct.


It sure was! :wink:
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Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:34 am  
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think it was our first season back in sl, at wilderspool we were getting beat by about 20 at half time, came out second half and hammered them. the cries of theres only one andy kelly blasted out from all our fans. then the walk back through the tunnel under the stand to wakefield till i die, a top day. always liked it there probably cause we did ok there.
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Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:34 am  

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MOPSEY LIVES ON wrote:
think it was our first season back in sl, at wilderspool we were getting beat by about 20 at half time, came out second half and hammered them. the cries of theres only one andy kelly blasted out from all our fans. then the walk back through the tunnel under the stand to wakefield till i die, a top day. always liked it there probably cause we did ok there.


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