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Huddersfield vs Wigan at Fartown 1981


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#21 southstand loiner

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 01:35 PM

QUOTE (StevieM13 @ Sep 20 2010, 01:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Keith Macklin and David Watkins. Went to the old Fartown few times.


if you watch the full rl action programme this has come from i think you will find that lewis jones was at huddersfield that day not david watkins.
it was lewis jones first game of 2nd division rl that he had watched and i dont think he was impressed.
still it was a good game so much better than the touch and pass we see on sky these days.
makes you wonder how todays forwards would have suvived back then.

ah a sunday night in front of the telly watching old rugby league games.
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#22 Allan Marsden

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 02:07 PM

The coloured player was the subject of foul play AFTER biting Gary Stephens. The second file.

Edited by Allan Marsden, 21 September 2010 - 02:07 PM.


#23 Wolford6

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 02:20 PM

QUOTE (southstand loiner @ Sep 21 2010, 02:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
still it was a good game so much better than the touch and pass we see on sky these days.
makes you wonder how todays forwards would have suvived back then.



Half of them wouldn't, because their parents wouldn't have let them take the game up if it was to be played in that manner. Rugby's hard enough without cheap shots and thuggery.

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#24 Ant

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 02:46 PM

QUOTE (Allan Marsden @ Sep 21 2010, 03:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The coloured player was the subject of foul play AFTER biting Gary Stephens. The second file.


I am fairly sure he was suffering foul play from Wigan long before that incident...just shows same old Wigan eh.

#25 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 02:52 PM

QUOTE (Allan Marsden @ Sep 21 2010, 03:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The coloured player was the subject of foul play AFTER biting Gary Stephens. The second file.

Crikey mate , you should be a video ref,you've got good eyesight to spot a bite!
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#26 Blind side johnny

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 02:54 PM

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I think you're confusing him with Billy Mcginty (and the pineapple ring incident). cool.gif



You are correct - my memories not what it was, whatever that was!


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Posted 21 September 2010 - 02:58 PM

QUOTE (Wolford6 @ Sep 21 2010, 03:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Half of them wouldn't, because their parents wouldn't have let them take the game up if it was to be played in that manner. Rugby's hard enough without cheap shots and thuggery.




Sort of, but there is a considerable trade off isn't there? The game wasn't anything like as fast then, nor were the players as fit and agile, hence the collisions were of a lower impact despite some of the tactics being a little questionable.


More pertinently, fans who criticise today's referees in comparison with those from "the good old days" will find their theories a little short in justification. Vince Moss just stood and watched - all he really penalised was the fighting, and that's only because it was on the telly. Nice haircut mind!


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#28 Blind side johnny

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 03:02 PM

QUOTE (southstand loiner @ Sep 21 2010, 02:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
if you watch the full rl action programme this has come from i think you will find that lewis jones was at huddersfield that day not david watkins.
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I'd like to see this. Do you have a link to the original material?

I must admit it doesn't sound like Watkins; the accent is smoother and the speech less gutteral/erratic. Watkins is from the valleys whilst Jones is a country boy.


Edited by Blind side johnny, 21 September 2010 - 03:06 PM.

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#29 Allan Marsden

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 03:43 PM

QUOTE (terrywebbisgod @ Sep 21 2010, 03:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Crikey mate , you should be a video ref,you've got good eyesight to spot a bite!


No but it is an infamous game and quite well documented so I read about it but had never seen any picture of the game ntil this.

#30 Allan Marsden

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 03:45 PM

RLaction was a super programme. Far better than Scrumdown and on a par with the Brian Smith / Clive Tyldsley programme

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 04:18 PM

QUOTE (Blind side johnny @ Sep 20 2010, 07:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I remember watching this match on TV. Not PC nowadays I know but this was known as the "pot black" game hereabouts. I'm sure Tony Johnson would have gone on to greater things but he suffered from the same sort of repeated treatment for a number of years before packing it in.

3 were sent off frrom each side, but there should have been more from Wigan, who were a really dirty team, even for those days.

This was a second division matrch as well.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 09:25 PM

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#33 hunsletgiant

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 09:48 PM

i might be wrong but i think Tony Johnson is a sergeant at halifax (police) and is also on the rfl disciplinary panel.

#34 Hannibal

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 06:04 AM

QUOTE (hunsletgiant @ Sep 21 2010, 10:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i might be wrong but i think Tony Johnson is a sergeant at halifax (police) and is also on the rfl disciplinary panel.

I don't really remember him, but he looked a handy player from that footage.

Reading some of the comments from Warrington fans on Wigan's robust early 80's style, is making me smile.

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 06:29 AM

QUOTE (Hannibal @ Sep 22 2010, 07:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't really remember him, but he looked a handy player from that footage.

Reading some of the comments from Warrington fans on Wigan's robust early 80's style, is making me smile.

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glad one comment made you smile biggrin.gif but it was only one warrington fan and not fans (guess you'd p!s5 your pants if it was more than one wink.gif wink.gif )

Edited by 1976PMJwires, 22 September 2010 - 06:32 AM.


#36 Wiltshire Rhino

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 06:29 AM

The disiplinary panel would have had a field day with that game.

The player's punishments would have been changed to just a 30 fine on appeal though.




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Edited by Wiltshire Rhino, 22 September 2010 - 06:29 AM.

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#37 Hannibal

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 06:44 AM

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PS Whatever happened to Slalom Lager?

Everyone realised it was horrible, and they stopped selling it.

#38 Lee

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 06:44 AM



You forget how brutal the game was back then


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Posted 22 September 2010 - 06:55 AM

QUOTE (Hannibal @ Sep 22 2010, 07:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't really remember him, but he looked a handy player from that footage.

Reading some of the comments from Warrington fans on Wigan's robust early 80's style, is making me smile.

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#40 1976PMJwires

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 06:57 AM

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