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#21 deluded pom?

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 06:31 PM

There used to be a double act on Radio Blunderside many years ago called Stan Hall and Peter Ward. Once whilst commentating from Craven Park on a perfectly normal day weatherwise Stan couldn't quite make out who had scored a try for Hull KR. Initially he thought it had been Roger Millward then changed it to Phil Hogan. the eventual tryscorer was actually Clice Sullivan!!! He'd confused a 5 foot 4 back, a 15 stone forward and a black winger.


#22 Old Frightful

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 12:40 PM

I still think Ray French's best effort was during a Challenge Cup tie at Knowseley Road a couple of years ago.

Leon Pryce had just sidestepped the opposition's full back to score a cracking try.

Ray uttered the immortal words "He can certainly beat a man".

Leon was on trial for assault at the time.

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#23 Brendon Scooter

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 12:58 PM

I remember Ray French commentating on the 2nd Ashes Test in 1990 (I think) - As Ettingshausen was being caught he kicked the ball forward prompting Ray to say "Oh why did he do that?". A second or so later as Cliff Lyons picked up the ball and scored a try he said "Well, that's possibly why..." !!!

I miss those old Ashes tours and tests. I loved the Saturday 3pm kick-offs in the autumn.

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 01:05 PM

"Every time we come to Headingley there is a dog on the pitch. Why oh why people bring dogs to Rugby games, I'll never know!"

Have you recently walked 500 miles ? Were you advised to walk 500 more ? Did you fall down at someone's door ?


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#25 Jill Halfpenny fan

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 08:22 PM

QUOTE (Trojan @ Sep 24 2010, 09:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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.

Jack Wainwright, a man who could make DDD sound impartial.

Another Wainwright gem prior to an Australian tour game:

"Leeds and the Australians, two of the best teams in the world", Leeds went on to lose by about 40 points.
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#26 Segovia Carpet

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 10:31 PM

A Waring special from a Fllodlit Rugby league match - 8pm in November -

`And as you can see the shadows are lengthening`

#27 Old Frightful

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 07:13 AM

QUOTE (Jill Halfpenny fan @ Sep 25 2010, 09:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Jack Wainwright, a man who could make DDD sound impartial.


I met Jack Wainwright once before Hull Played Barrow in a John Player Trophy semi final at Headingley.

He was just another guy in the street to ask for pub directions as far as I was concerned, but as we were walking in the same direction he started asking me what was wrong at Hull, as we'd lost a few of late. I told him we shouldn't have made Steve Norton captain as it was affecting his game. As Jack was talking, I suddenly recognised his voice. He seemed quite pleased that I knew who he was.

Oh, and Barrow beat us, 10-8 if memory serves. rolleyes.gif

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