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#1 oldrover

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 11:39 AM

was it 59 or 60 when we beat st helens in the 3rd round in weather like this. no health and safety in those days.
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Posted 05 January 2010 - 12:37 PM

QUOTE (oldrover @ Jan 5 2010, 11:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
was it 59 or 60 when we beat st helens in the 3rd round in weather like this. no health and safety in those days.


1958 - 5 nil to Rovers,
Team was: -

Fennell (G)
Smith
Evans
Tennant
Woolford
Mullaney
Marchant
Welburn
Fawley
Fearnley
Jones
Lambert (T)
Street

My memory of this game is that me Mam wouldn't let me go because of the blizzard.
Lets not forget, Featherstone Rovers is a RUGBY club.

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 12:48 PM

QUOTE (Jimmy B @ Jan 5 2010, 12:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
1958 - 5 nil to Rovers,
Team was: -

Fennell (G)
Smith
Evans
Tennant
Woolford
Mullaney
Marchant
Welburn
Fawley
Fearnley
Jones
Lambert (T)
Street

My memory of this game is that me Mam wouldn't let me go because of the blizzard.


It was a bit better in the March when we beat them 20 - 6 in the cup in 1958 as well, I had hair then.
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Posted 05 January 2010 - 01:13 PM

QUOTE (Bob Fowler @ Jan 5 2010, 12:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It was a bit better in the March when we beat them 20 - 6 in the cup in 1958 as well, I had hair then.


No Bob that game (20 - 6) was 21st March 1959.
The blizzard game was 8th March 1958
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Posted 05 January 2010 - 03:32 PM

QUOTE (Jimmy B @ Jan 5 2010, 01:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No Bob that game (20 - 6) was 21st March 1959.
The blizzard game was 8th March 1958

I remember it well. Because of the crush I took two house bricks through the turnstiles with me to stand on to assist in watching. What a great idea without them I wouldn't have seen much of the game. I would probably be arrested if it where now.

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 03:53 PM

I didn't start watching Fev till 63 so the stand out snowy match for me was when we knocked out HULL K R away from home 9pts to nil possibly in 1968 I believe we were beaten 9=7 at HUDDERSFIELD IN THE THIRD ROUND after a controversial goal kick looked as though it had dipped beneath the bar,

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 07:55 PM

QUOTE (Phil Loxton @ Jan 5 2010, 03:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I didn't start watching Fev till 63 so the stand out snowy match for me was when we knocked out HULL K R away from home 9pts to nil possibly in 1968 I believe we were beaten 9=7 at HUDDERSFIELD IN THE THIRD ROUND after a controversial goal kick looked as though it had dipped beneath the bar,


Absolutely right 4th February 1968 we went to high flying Hull K R and achieved one of the great away victories in our RL Challenge Cup history.
A victory which I rate alongside the great wins against Warrington away in 1973 and St Helens away in 1983.
As you say, the whole game was played in intense blizzard conditions.

I thought that the third round dispute at Huddersfield was that people stood behind the sticks claimed that the ball had gone dead before it was actually touched down for their last try.
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Posted 05 January 2010 - 08:20 PM

i think the last time i stood in a blizzard watching fev, was the cup match against, i think, skirlaugh bulls, not too many seasons ago.
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Posted 05 January 2010 - 08:23 PM

Mine wasn't snowy, but foggy, against hull and haven't a clue when it was, but so remember Andy Fisher assisting the hull player in getting a close up of the hoardings in front of the Bullock shed

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 08:25 PM

QUOTE (Jimmy B @ Jan 5 2010, 08:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Absolutely right 4th February 1968 we went to high flying Hull K R and achieved one of the great away victories in our RL Challenge Cup history.
A victory which I rate alongside the great wins against Warrington away in 1973 and St Helens away in 1983.
As you say, the whole game was played in intense blizzard conditions.

I thought that the third round dispute at Huddersfield was that people stood behind the sticks claimed that the ball had gone dead before it was actually touched down for their last try.

You could be right Jimmy I could be mixing it up with a league match controversy at that ground. The funniest match there was when Arnie Morgan dislodged the cross bar when he went charging over for a try and held up the game

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 08:32 PM

Can anyone remember more recently in icy conditions when we led about 27-2 against St Helens at half time. We thought that saints darent come out in the second half as the Rovers stood there freezing for what seemed an eternity. They did come out and went on to win about 34-27. I can't remember the exact year.

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 09:28 PM

i think you're getting the scoring slightly askew phil.
I remember the game v saints and alex the great was their coach. We were out with the ref in freezing conditions for about 5 mins before they came out for the 2nd half having been run ragged in the first. I think we were 11 points up at the half. They came back to beat us late in the game by a single point i think. 23-24 comes to mind but its a few years ago now my memory gets fuzzy. Come on mark LP, humour me, give us the scoring and dates please. I know the game was on scrum down.

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 09:33 PM

QUOTE (lorne mosley. @ Jan 5 2010, 08:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mine wasn't snowy, but foggy, against hull and haven't a clue when it was, but so remember Andy Fisher assisting the hull player in getting a close up of the hoardings in front of the Bullock shed
how on earth did that game get finished. I was watching from about the half way line and couldn't see the 25 ne'er mind the sticks. Was it gary pearce that got lethered by fish? I couldn't make much out of anything from that day!


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Posted 05 January 2010 - 10:33 PM

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Mine wasn't snowy, but foggy, against hull and haven't a clue when it was, but so remember Andy Fisher assisting the hull player in getting a close up of the hoardings in front of the Bullock shed
[/quoteI think it was patrick Entat ( ###### spelling) that Andy showed the finish of the railings to biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
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Posted 05 January 2010 - 10:47 PM

QUOTE (Robin Evans @ Jan 5 2010, 09:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i think you're getting the scoring slightly askew phil.
I remember the game v saints and alex the great was their coach. We were out with the ref in freezing conditions for about 5 mins before they came out for the 2nd half having been run ragged in the first. I think we were 11 points up at the half. They came back to beat us late in the game by a single point i think. 23-24 comes to mind but its a few years ago now my memory gets fuzzy. Come on mark LP, humour me, give us the scoring and dates please. I know the game was on scrum down.


george mann tore us to pieces in that second half.

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 10:53 PM

You might not think it, but I think you're a bunch of lucky b3ggers seeing rovers win in such conditions against the top teams. Unfortunately, with the current set up I'll never see Fev beat a top division side whatever the weather sad.gif

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 11:02 PM

QUOTE (PJT @ Jan 5 2010, 10:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You might not think it, but I think you're a bunch of lucky b3ggers seeing rovers win in such conditions against the top teams. Unfortunately, with the current set up I'll never see Fev beat a top division side whatever the weather sad.gif


you never know mate, it's a long and winding road. the whole rl operation could go bust and we could all end up back at square one.

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 11:17 PM

QUOTE (PJT @ Jan 5 2010, 10:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You might not think it, but I think you're a bunch of lucky b3ggers seeing rovers win in such conditions against the top teams. Unfortunately, with the current set up I'll never see Fev beat a top division side whatever the weather sad.gif


in my lifetime i've seen the greatest footballer that ever lived the greatest boxer that ever lived, the greatest national football team ever, the greatest snooker and darts players that ever lived, i've seen england win the football world cup, the r.u. world cup, the r.l. world cup. i've seen the fastest man that ever lived, the first sub 4 minute mile. the list goes on and on, but all the sporting moments that made me feel as if my heart would explode from my chest, made me want to jump 10 feet in the air, made feel like crying(and sometimes did) were given to me by FEATHERSTONE ROVERS and for that i am eternally grateful.

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 11:17 PM

QUOTE (PJT @ Jan 5 2010, 10:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You might not think it, but I think you're a bunch of lucky b3ggers seeing rovers win in such conditions against the top teams. Unfortunately, with the current set up I'll never see Fev beat a top division side whatever the weather sad.gif


in my lifetime i've seen the greatest footballer that ever lived the greatest boxer that ever lived, the greatest national football team ever, the greatest snooker and darts players that ever lived, i've seen england win the football world cup, the r.u. world cup, the r.l. world cup. i've seen the fastest man that ever lived, the first sub 4 minute mile. the list goes on and on, but all the sporting moments that made me feel as if my heart would explode from my chest, made me want to jump 10 feet in the air, made feel like crying(and sometimes did) were given to me by FEATHERSTONE ROVERS and for that i am eternally grateful.

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 09:12 AM

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in my lifetime i've seen the greatest footballer that ever lived the greatest boxer that ever lived, the greatest national football team ever, the greatest snooker and darts players that ever lived, i've seen england win the football world cup, the r.u. world cup, the r.l. world cup. i've seen the fastest man that ever lived, the first sub 4 minute mile. the list goes on and on, but all the sporting moments that made me feel as if my heart would explode from my chest, made me want to jump 10 feet in the air, made feel like crying(and sometimes did) were given to me by FEATHERSTONE ROVERS and for that i am eternally grateful.


By god, I love your wit OR and remember some classics (I still have a copy of your poem about getting old), but this must be your best post ever. Brilliant and so true.
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