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Post by Luke on Mon 18 Apr 2011, 12:05 am

On the top players thread, Calamity Jane wrote something that sent me on a nostalgic
trip. So i have decided to open a thread for RL supporters on this board to share
our memory's of this great game, weather it be of a ground, a particular game,
getting a players autograph, getting to a game, of pubs at away games, anything really.
Please feel free to cotribute as often as you want with different memory's.

1st one, in the 87-88 season, Rovers had a mid week match against the mighty
Wigan team off that time. My friends dad gave us a lift to the game, and as picking
us up afterwards. Once the game had finnished (Rovers winning 8-0), we had some
time towaste, so went to the back of themain stand to get some autographs, we had
got all the rovers players & mangement, the officals and most of the Wigan players, and were just getting
the Wigan coach's, when my friends dad turned up, the Wigan coach asked him to wait
a couple of minutes then told us to go into the wigan changing room to get the players
we hadn't got, even though we we're wearing Rovers tops.

SO what are other peoples memory's, i look forward toreading them, thanks
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Post by Luke on Mon 18 Apr 2011, 12:25 am

2nd one, the good friday derby games of 97 at the Boulevard after
3 years, and 07 at the Kc std after 10 years of not meetiing in compertive
games.

Both for the same reasons really, The build up to the games (espically
in the local paper), the banter that was flying around, the anticipation
for the matches, the colour that was around the stadiums, both grounds
& games played in bright sunshine, both grounds packed to the rafters,
everywhere you looked, everyone was wearing either red & white, or
Black & white, the noise (espically at the Kc, which the 30 mins leading
up to kick off is still the beat atmosphere i have ever heard at a ground),
tight games full ofthrills, and passion.Only downside of both days
was the results (Rovers lost both), but it's days like these that make
you realise why RL is the best game, and why it's so special.
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Post by Cheesehead United on Tue 19 Apr 2011, 8:40 am

I can remember when i was alot younger, I used to watch rugby at Fev Rovers, and at the final whistle, we could jump onto the pitch and get autographs of the players. They'll never let that happen nowadays.

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Post by Davie on Tue 19 Apr 2011, 8:57 am

1981 or 1982 I was a University student in Leeds. My home town of Barrow were a useful side back then and progressed to the semis of the other cup competition (not the Challenge cup - was it John Player or something?)

The semi was to be held on neutral ground against one of the Hull teams - and it was Headingley that was chosen, on the weekend I was due to return after holidays! My brother-in-law arranged to take me back to Leeds and we both went to the game (which Barrow won)

We also went with a school mate of mine who was also at Leeds and his father was a big rugby fan. His father got us tickets for the final two weeks later (in Wigan), came all the way to Leeds from Barrow to pick us up, take us to the match and back to Leeds again - and wouldn't take a penny off me for the priviledge!

Sadly we lost the final but it was a great couple of weeks

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Post by Adam D on Tue 19 Apr 2011, 9:05 am

The nostalgia thread is not as good as it used to be.....

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Post by calamity jane on Tue 19 Apr 2011, 10:15 pm

This game has to be one of the most memorable I went to. The snowball fight was good fun too.

http://www.walesrugbyleague.co.uk/article/cc-report-1985---leeds.html

Thank god for summer rugby Very Happy

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Post by Luke on Wed 20 Apr 2011, 12:09 am

A friend always remember's a game against Warrington, at the old craven park when
it had been snowing the night before and that morning.
Apparently all the fans did was throw snow balls at the great Des
Drummond on the Warrington wing, didn't do them any good though,
Warrington won and Des got a couple of tries.
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Post by calamity jane on Wed 20 Apr 2011, 1:42 am

I bet Des was running too fast for them to actually manage to hit him. Nippy little fella he was.

The current Mr C and his friends once got escorted out of Headingley by the police because they were throwing snowballs at the cheerleaders.

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Post by Luke on Wed 20 Apr 2011, 2:39 am

calamity jane wrote:I bet Des was running too fast for them to actually manage to hit him. Nippy little fella he was.

The current Mr C and his friends once got escorted out of Headingley by the police because they were throwing snowballs at the cheerleaders.

And why was the Current Mr C throwing snowballs at the cheerleaders?

And digresing off topic a second. Major difference between the States and Britian
can be found in cheerleaders. In America they have 20yo and older, great looking
women being there cheerleaders giving the men something to look at before,during
and after thegame (sexist i now, but hey i'm man). In Britian it's schoolgirls.
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Post by Cheesehead United on Wed 20 Apr 2011, 8:58 am

I'm lucky enough to be going out with an ex-Wakefield Wildcat cheerleader, who also appeared on Where The Heart Is Very Happy

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Post by calamity jane on Thu 21 Apr 2011, 12:59 am

"And why was the Current Mr C throwing snowballs at the cheerleaders?"

Because that's the stupid kind of thing teenagers do. Trouble is, over twenty years later he's still doing dumb things like that. Rolling Eyes

"And digresing off topic a second. Major difference between the States and Britian can be found in cheerleaders. In America they have 20yo and older, great looking women being there cheerleaders giving the men something to look at before,during and after thegame (sexist i now, but hey i'm man). In Britian it's schoolgirls."

During the game?? You mean you're not watching the action on the pitch/rink/court/field*

*delete according to which sport you're watching.

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Post by Luke on Thu 21 Apr 2011, 10:00 am

JANE,
In American football i follow the New Orleans Saints, and in baseball
the Baltimore orioles, There is very little action on the pitch, and
apart from the last 2 years (with the saints), very little enjoyment
on the pitch, plus you could always garentee that on the tv, that the
camara's would alway's go to a shot of the cheerleaders when something
happened.

SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2006,
The Hellwell Jones Stadium - Warrington
NL1 grand final
HULL KINGSTON ROVERS 29 - 16 WIDNES VIKINGS

The day was fantastic, the singing brilliant as 7000 Rovers fans took
over Warrington for the day, when we got to the station everywhere
you looked was red & white. But the best thing of the day, was after
13 seasons of wondering around the lower leagues, we finally made it
back up to the top division.
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Post by Luke on Thu 21 Apr 2011, 12:21 pm

Castleford v Hull KR - may 2005

after meeting a friend of mine in Leeds station, we made the short journey to
Cas. Sat outside a pub, supping a couple of beers, talking about absoultly nothing
important, in glourious sunshine makes a day seem better, and this was going to
be a great day.

the severa lthousand Rovers fans, stood on the side terrace, in a classic RL stadium,
making it the biggest attendence in the NL ever ( a record that lasted for several years).
The game startedslowly, but from the minute Paul Mansoon dropped his shoulder,
and ran in the first trie, it was fantastic. Lots of tries, and near misses,big hits, exciting
play,leaving the fans beathless everthing you could want from a RL game.
And even though Rovers lost 26-32,leaving the ground you realised that we had watched
a great game.

At Castleford station, we got talking to some cas fans who lived in Leeds, and
when we got back to Leeds, they invited us for a couple of drinks,and while in the
White Rose in leeds station, we we're joined by other RL fans, a couple turned into
a session, and onleaving the pub to get the Last train i was very Drunk.

It was a great day
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Post by calamity jane on Thu 21 Apr 2011, 12:46 pm

It's days like that which help you forget the bad times. Like watching Martin Offiah run riot at Central Park and score ten tries. Stayed to the bitter end for that one. Or watching Tawera Nikau score a last gasp winner to put Leeds out of the cup.

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