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#61 hoff

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:16 PM

Just a few yeas ago. Happened to stumble accross a highlights reel of ireland vs tonga on the bbc website . Remember being blown away by the physicality and skill level. Hooked since then. Cant wait to see my first live game at the world cup.

#62 Bob8

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:55 PM

Most of you have the choice of soccer or rugby league.  If you went for soccer, it would mean you were wrong in the head.


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#63 Celtic Rooster

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:56 PM

If I was not so involved with an amateur club who need me right now I would probably give up watching Rugby League. I have always loved to travel and see new places but am one of them people who needs to go to a place for a reason. Although I gave up watching football 32 years ago I would like to vist as many different grounds as I could. EG Hamilton Academicals, Wick Academy, Brora Rangers, Yeovil, Bideford, Atherton, Harrogate Town etc, etc. etc.



#64 Red Willow

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:01 PM

Annoying new board!

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#65 Red Willow

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:04 PM

We lived equal distance from 2 great grounds, Station Road and The Willows. My brother had started watching RL when he went to high school. Most of the kids at school supported Swinton so he chose Salford. He allowed me to tag along as a kid, and instantly got hooked.

Now some 40 years on still suffering, I once said I wouldn't go to Wembley unless Salford got there..... Still waiting.

#66 deluded pom?

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:24 PM

Just a few yeas ago. Happened to stumble accross a highlights reel of ireland vs tonga on the bbc website . Remember being blown away by the physicality and skill level. Hooked since then. Cant wait to see my first live game at the world cup.

 

 

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#67 deluded pom?

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:25 PM

I went to my first RL match in the 70,s Hull FC v Swinton i was working at the time in Holland on a pirate radio station (Radio North Sea International) and we had 7 days off the boat, the company who did the tender (Supplies) had a trip to Hull to deliver some spare parts to a fishing company so 3/4 of us went along for a laugh.

We went to watch Hull FC on the day we arrived and in the evening to scamps disco.

In 1980 Fulham joined and i have been a fan ever since:)

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#68 thepimp007

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:18 PM

A lad who turns out to he one of my very good friends playing in our ncl side now was coaching a local undercliffe under 15s side, was playing football with a few lads and he said to me you fancy playing rugby? I laughed and said no chance! His reply was train tonight and Thursday, we have a friendly against Dudley hill on Sunday and if you don't enjoy it I won't bother you again!

That Dudley hill u15s was a superb side with a few future pros in! We were getting beat 96 nil after 60 mins! Ref blew up and god knows why I stayed involved but definitely glad I did!!

#69 RunItOffAfi

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:09 PM

I was brought up within spitting distance of Watersheddings, me dad watched Oldham from the 20s until the 60s, I'd a cousin who'd had a trial at Huddersfield in the early 50s and another who played for Oldham A, so I suppose it was in the blood and an obvious choice, but one I've never regretted.

 

Me dad told me me first game was when I was about 4, watching me cousin play for Oldham St Annes at the Atheltic Grounds in the first round of the cup, but I don't remember that at all. I first started watching, on and off, in the 1961-62 season (saw Brian Bevan score a wonder try at Sheddings) and then really got interested in the following season. That was the first season of two divisions and, guess what, we were relegated. Some would say that, apart from the odd successes, things aint changed that much! Still watching now at wonderful Whitebank, but it's getting more and more painful, considering some of the quality I've watched previously, but I live in hope, which is pretty much all we have left.


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#70 TomHemelStags

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 09:01 AM

First played it at Exeter University. I'm a born and bred Leicestershire Rugby Union man. But having discovered RL at university I now think it is the best sport in the world.

#71 fieldofclothofgold

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 01:53 PM

Well we have had this before so here goe's.I wa 8 years old and us kids of that age used to go the Saturday mattinee's at the LIDO on Bramley town street.It was 1955 and we saw big crowds of men in flat caps an garbidine macs walking down Town street so we followed down to the Barley Mow paid sixpence to see Bramley play Huddersfield.My mates dad was a big Leeds fan and took us to Headingley the following week.There was older lads too on our street on the Broadlea's who had moved into the area from Burley road and Kirkstall road which were in the Leeds rl catchment area,and we started going to headingley with them.There was only one rl school, in Bramley,and we didnt oto itwpayed football at school and RL at home and Elland road was too far.I grew up supporting both Leeds and Bramley
but you and I weve been through that and this is not our fate.
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#72 Trojan

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 07:40 PM

What turned me on to Rugby League - who really. Neli Fox.


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#73 red dwarf

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 08:52 PM

Free ' complimentary  ' tickets given out at school to the RL team , usually for the floodlit trophy matches but also if I remember correctly Leigh playing the touring Kiwi's in a midweek match

 

Have supported Leigh ever since although not always watched regularily , at the moment not attending matches due to several reasons both with the game in general , but also due to inept club management

 

Would like to think I will start attending Championship matches again in the future



#74 longboard

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 09:02 PM

Free ' complimentary  ' tickets given out at school to the RL team , usually for the floodlit trophy matches but also if I remember correctly Leigh playing the touring Kiwi's in a midweek match

 

Have supported Leigh ever since although not always watched regularily , at the moment not attending matches due to several reasons both with the game in general , but also due to inept club management

 

Would like to think I will start attending Championship matches again in the future

 

I'd say that underlines it all. :)



#75 red dwarf

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 09:14 PM

I'd say that underlines it all. :)

 

Mmmmm , yes it seems I pressed something i shouldn't , still learning on here for a while before I get sorted



#76 longboard

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 09:21 PM

You are not the only one with a small blush about posting problems in the last few days.



#77 red dwarf

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 09:23 PM

You are not the only one with a small blush about posting problems in the last few days.

But I only registered an hour ago



#78 longboard

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 09:36 PM

Welcome back.



#79 red dwarf

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 09:40 PM

Welcome back.

Never been on here before , i have however posted ' occaisionally ' B)  on RLfans :lol:



#80 metallithrax

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 09:50 PM

Both parents were RL fans, and went to Belle Vue and a few CC finals before I was born.  When at primary school, played touch rugby when around 8 years old.  The middle school I went to (Flanshaw St Michaels) was mainly a RL school, with footy a close 2nd.  Played for the school team for all years I was there, and went to Belle Vue whenever possible.

When I moved to high school, RL was non existent (as was most other sport to be honest), so stopped playing (didn't think to join a local team). Played pub rugby for a few years later on, until I screwed up my ankle.






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