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#1 Viking Warrior

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 11:18 AM

remember this classic from ray french???




"Why is Napoleon crying ?" said one sailor to the other, "poor ###### thinks he's being exiled to st helens" came the reply.



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#2 tonyXIII

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 11:20 AM

QUOTE (Viking Warrior @ Sep 23 2010, 02:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
remember this classic from ray french???





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F'hooking brilliant!

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 11:49 AM

Andy Currier on 101 great tries:

"Where's ee going"? Oh yes - ees in! Andy Currier, local lad from Widnes

TBH I loved Ray French commentary in the 80's. here's a few others off'top o'mi yed

"Just look at this lad go"
"Ees In"
"He cost twennnnnnnnnnnnty thousand pounds from XXX"
"Beats one man, beats two men, Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww an e beats another!, this is gonna be the try of the season"
"And might well those Humberside fans dance with delight"

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 12:09 PM

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#5 Futtocks

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 12:29 PM

QUOTE (Lobbygobbler @ Sep 23 2010, 12:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
TBH I loved Ray French commentary in the 80's. here's a few others off'top o'mi yed

"Just look at this lad go"
"Ees In"
"He cost twennnnnnnnnnnnty thousand pounds from XXX"
"Beats one man, beats two men, Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww an e beats another!, this is gonna be the try of the season"
"And might well those Humberside fans dance with delight"


Not forgetting:
"Dear me, why do they carry the ball in one hand. I really do not know, tut tut..."
And, of course, mentioning a try-scorer's father and the amateur club he played for.

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#6 Wigansnapper89

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 12:33 PM

Heres offiah tryin to make some space................. Was 6 watchin this n still remember it


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#7 Griff9of13

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 12:41 PM

"and just look at the grin on that"
"it is a well known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it."

#8 Griff9of13

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 12:51 PM

"and he does a bit of a boogie" (2.20 mins in) plus the great Mike Gregory try (4.40min).
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#9 ArmchairRhino

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 04:15 PM

Eddie Waring's "Go, go, go!" from the 1972 World Cup final's probably my favourite bit of RL commentary
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#10 my missus

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 04:58 PM

years ago in a cup semi i think "oo that gone very high oo he's catched it" biggrin.gif good old ray.

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Why all the fuss
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#11 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 05:02 PM

QUOTE (Wigansnapper89 @ Sep 23 2010, 01:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Heres offiah tryin to make some space................. Was 6 watchin this n still remember it


that's ray at his best good stuff
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#12 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 05:08 PM

QUOTE (Griff9of13 @ Sep 23 2010, 01:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"and he does a bit of a boogie" (2.20 mins in) plus the great Mike Gregory try (4.40min).


I'll never forget that game as long as I live.
I got my little lad out of bed in the early hours to watch it. Neither of us had much hope in our hearts and the stadium seemed almost deserted.
we were dancing round the living room by the end of the game. It signalled ther startt of a period when we could almost but not quite take a series from the Australians.
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#13 Griff9of13

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 06:00 PM

QUOTE (l'angelo mysterioso @ Sep 23 2010, 06:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'll never forget that game as long as I live.
I got my little lad out of bed in the early hours to watch it. Neither of us had much hope in our hearts and the stadium seemed almost deserted.
we were dancing round the living room by the end of the game. It signalled ther startt of a period when we could almost but not quite take a series from the Australians.

Same here. I was off to York Races that day, so while everyone else on the coach at 8am was sleepy & bleary eyed I was buzzing from the win! Didn't stop me spending a couple of hours in a pub in York watching the afternoon replay though. biggrin.gif

It had been a long time between even a sniff of a win and that game.
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#14 Simon Templar

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 07:00 PM

QUOTE (Futtocks @ Sep 23 2010, 12:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not forgetting:
"Dear me, why do they carry the ball in one hand. I really do not know, tut tut..."
And, of course, mentioning a try-scorer's father and the amateur club he played for.


What a total hypocrite he is then. Nobody carried the ball in one hand as much as our Raymond did in his playing days

#15 Trojan

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 09:21 PM

QUOTE (Griff9of13 @ Sep 23 2010, 07:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Same here. I was off to York Races that day, so while everyone else on the coach at 8am was sleepy & bleary eyed I was buzzing from the win! Didn't stop me spending a couple of hours in a pub in York watching the afternoon replay though. biggrin.gif

It had been a long time between even a sniff of a win and that game.



Yes it was a great day. I was there the last time we'd beaten them at Odsal in '78.
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#16 Maximus Decimus

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 09:52 PM

There's a great video that appears to have got lost on youtube. It's from 1992 I think where Martin Offiah makes another break but is eventually pushed into touch by ET. The Aussie commentator goes,

'Look at the speed of the man!'

Then says something about how he's never seen a winger as good in his life. Just love the way he says it.

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 10:50 PM

And (apart from the series in 2003 where we lost closely in 3 tests) we've never really been that close.
Reason for me - we had decent 3/4's and half backs that could do more than kick a bomb to the corner.

#18 Trojan

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 11:01 PM

QUOTE (shaun mc @ Sep 23 2010, 11:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And (apart from the series in 2003 where we lost closely in 3 tests) we've never really been that close.
Reason for me - we had decent 3/4's and half backs that could do more than kick a bomb to the corner.


We were a heatbeat away in 1990. If the ref had seen Meninga's obstruction of Gibson we'd have won at Old Trafford in 1990 and with it the series.
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Posted 23 September 2010 - 11:04 PM

David Woods in last year's Cup Final.

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#20 Trojan

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 08:15 AM

There used to be a commnetator on Radio Leeds called Jack Wainwright, and I remember him saying "all these great Leeds moves are coming off John Homes's balls"
Sadly both are no longer with us.
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