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Good Friday Derbies switched.


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#1 Old Frightful

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:24 PM

Hull v Hull KR now 1445 kick off, Wigan v Saints now the earlier kick off.

(Or Saints v Wigan, not sure who's at home.)

Anybody know why?

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#2 Ullman

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:00 PM

Afraid not, all the sports bulletin on Radio Humberside said was that the decision followed discussions between Wigan and the RFL.

"I own up. I am a serial risk taker. I live in a flood zone, cycle without a helmet, drink alcohol and on Sunday I had bacon for breakfast."


#3 Hullfan

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:13 PM

###### this hull v kr is the biggest derby in rugby league true derby

#4 Just to be clear

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:14 PM

Just to be clear, Wigan are at home to Saints, but Wigan Athletic are also at home to Norwich on the Saturday afternoon. Switching the rugby to the earlier kick off means they can stay within the rule that the stadium is not supposed to be used within 24 hours of Athletic's matches. Presumably someone on the football side made a fuss, as it should otherwise have been set that way originally.

#5 Ullman

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:52 AM

Just to be clear, Wigan are at home to Saints, but Wigan Athletic are also at home to Norwich on the Saturday afternoon. Switching the rugby to the earlier kick off means they can stay within the rule that the stadium is not supposed to be used within 24 hours of Athletic's matches. Presumably someone on the football side made a fuss, as it should otherwise have been set that way originally.

Soccer club in a shared stadium being petty. Surely not?

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#6 shrek

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:04 PM

Presumably someone on the football side made a fuss, as it should otherwise have been set that way originally.

Presumably you can provide a link/quote/story of said fuss?

Obviously the reality is common sense prevailed, my cousin is getting married Easter Saturday, we have a pre-wedding family meal on the evening of Good Friday, a 3pm kick off was proving awkward for many of the family who are season ticket holders at Wigan, none rugby following bride to be can relax safe in the knowledge nobody will no be rolling in late from the rugby! :D

#7 Just Browny

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:13 PM

###### this hull v kr is the biggest derby in rugby league true derby


You're right that it's the one with the most riding on it.

The losing coach packs his bags.

I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.


#8 hindle xiii

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:16 PM

It makes perfect sense for Wigan v Saints first and then Hull FC v Hull KR, the fish course is always second...

On Odsal Top baht 'at.


#9 westhuller

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:30 PM

It makes perfect sense for Wigan v Saints first and then Hull FC v Hull KR, the fish course is always second...


What's for afters sour grapes

#10 hindle xiii

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:40 PM

What's for afters sour grapes

Castleford v Wakefield, so Yorkshire puddings...

On Odsal Top baht 'at.


#11 Old Frightful

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:44 PM

Starters first, then main course, obviously.

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#12 Manx RL

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:46 PM

Starters first, then main course, obviously.


Turkey for the main
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#13 Old Frightful

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:55 PM

Turkey for the main

Cold, at that.

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#14 Just to be clear

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:53 PM

Presumably you can provide a link/quote/story of said fuss?


Just to be clear, here is a link to my presumption of a fuss.

In January the Premier League announced which fixtures would be moved for television in March, so it has been confirmed since then that the Wigan Athletic game would remain on Saturday at 3pm. It took almost two months for the Wigan Warriors match to be moved, just three weeks before it is played.

It is clearly not a result of proper planning, or it would have been changed before the season started, nor is it likely the Warriors or RFL suddenly wanted to change it. So it is not unreasonable to presume it was either Athletic or the Premier League wanted the rugby moved back to ensure the pitch gets a full 24 hours of rest rather than just 22 and a half hours. Itself a fussy difference.

#15 Futtocks

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:55 PM

###### this hull v kr is the biggest derby in rugby league true derby


"True Derby"? Technically (oh, alright, pedantically) not a Derby at all.

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#16 hindle xiii

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:58 PM

"True Derby"? Technically (oh, alright, pedantically) not a Derby at all.

Here we go again!

On Odsal Top baht 'at.


#17 Futtocks

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:01 PM

Here we go again!


There are only two Derbies - the losers from one end up in the pies served at the other. Allegedly. ;)

Edited by Futtocks, 07 March 2013 - 03:01 PM.

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open. Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)


#18 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:10 PM

There are only two Derbies - the losers from one end up in the pies served at the other. Allegedly. ;)

And the remainder on the shelves at Central Park.
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