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#21 Steve Slater

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 04:59 PM

We have to assume we are good enough to beat Rochdale with the inclusion of those that haven't had a game yet, otherwise we might as well pack in now! Batley is the toughest game of the next four, and will require a full strength line-up, so we should be looking at the Rochdale game as a warm up to that. We shouldn't be even thinking about Workington & Hunslet 'til after the Batley game, but once it is gone, and if we still have a chance in the NRC, I would approach them both with a one game at a time attitude.
I am glad we have drawn Workington, but it brings a problem in having to play those in need of a rest, and the fringe players won't get a chance to impress.

#22 micngill

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 08:09 PM

QUOTE (Bulldoggystyle @ Feb 17 2010, 06:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The new welsh side wanted to be in it but the chuckle brothers from the RFL forgot to get them a draw ball made so they couldnt compete and instead were promised a franchise for 2012 !!


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#23 Ricardo Taylor

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 08:34 AM

Does my memory serve me correct or did one year in the 60s, when the 1st round draw was made live on BBC a Ball was dropped and rolled around the studio. The draw continued and the dropped ball given the last match away from home.
The draw was remade later and Rovers played Hull KR at Hull. Reckon it could have been the 67/68 season

#24 PurstonJavelin

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 10:43 AM

QUOTE (Ricardo Taylor @ Feb 19 2010, 08:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does my memory serve me correct or did one year in the 60s, when the 1st round draw was made live on BBC a Ball was dropped and rolled around the studio. The draw continued and the dropped ball given the last match away from home.
The draw was remade later and Rovers played Hull KR at Hull. Reckon it could have been the 67/68 season

Yes it did happen one time live on BBC. My memory (which I don't trust) is that there was a missing ball at the end of the draw and I think they found it in someone's lap and put it in the last away place. There was a fuss, and they produced a new draw later which was not live on BBC (I assume Leeds got a nice home tie in the new draw!).
But please don't tell me it was in the 60s. Where did all those intervening years go?