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#41 Stonewall

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 04:58 PM

The Hull K R game was later i think. The Warrington game was the one where they got the helicopter to dry the pitch out

#42 stewpot01

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 05:19 PM

The Hull K R game was later i think. The Warrington game was the one where they got the helicopter to dry the pitch out

 

Yes I remember it well now, didn't Bevan score a try for them? I have good memories of the Greyhound stadium. Do you remember us playing Leeds in the BBC2 floodlit trophy? I was lucky enough to get my programme signed by Eddie Waring and John Holmes.



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 05:24 PM

Yea got beat 10-9 i think with them given 2pts for a drop goal that didnt go over

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 05:59 PM

Yes I remember it well now, didn't Bevan score a try for them? I have good memories of the Greyhound stadium. Do you remember us playing Leeds in the BBC2 floodlit trophy? I was lucky enough to get my programme signed by Eddie Waring and John Holmes.

Was'nt John Holmes some sort of star



#45 Stonewall

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 06:07 PM

Is brother sherlock is related no play no lift gazmeister

#46 stewpot01

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 07:11 PM

Yea got beat 10-9 i think with them given 2pts for a drop goal that didnt go over

 

It went wide of the right hand upright - I was right behind it - it was only a few inches wide - John Holmes, for me, is one of the games best ever stand-offs -and unlike some of today's spotsmen was very humble. I think it was 11-10. There doesn't appear to be any records anywhere for the competition, except for the finals.



#47 georgehadgingerhair

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 07:33 PM

Vaguely. i remember the Hull KR fans smashing up a police car and generally running riot.

I think that was Hull  can remember going to Hull Kr and losing about 56-5 and they still bricked the coach .Oh happy times.



#48 stewpot01

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 07:51 PM

I think that was Hull  can remember going to Hull Kr and losing about 56-5 and they still bricked the coach .Oh happy times.

 It was definitely Hull KR - I think it was a cup game - not too sure - but I remember it getting national newspaper coverage with hooliganism been such a rare thing in the game, we got the totally wrong kind of publicity.  Hull where no better, I went to crown flatt for a midweek game, the year they went unbeaten, and despite winning comfortably they did a fair bit of damage both before and after the game - what lovely fans!!



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:24 AM

The Hull K R game was in the yorkshire cup i also went to that crown flatt game and stood among the Hull fans

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 09:30 AM

The Hull K R game was in the yorkshire cup i also went to that crown flatt game and stood among the Hull fans

 

 

Thanks

 

I was a coward I sat down in the main stand :D


Edited by stewpot01, 04 March 2014 - 09:31 AM.


#51 gabby

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 10:15 AM

Stewpot - Who was your great uncle?
It is far better to remain silent and be thought a fool
than to open your mouth and prove that you are.

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 10:55 AM

George Dennis. He was always known as Teddy within the family. he came from my Grandfather's side. My Grandad used to take him training on Middleton clearings and kick a turnip or swede for him to chase, I was told he was very fast in his day, as we know he still holds the record with 7 trys v Northern, that was a year to the day before my mum was born.

 

I became good friends with Hector Crowther in his later years and he remembered how quick George was, he said when he broke away some backs never chased him.

 

He emigrated to Australia in later life but I  used to see his youngest brother, Richard, who would take me for fitness training when I was a teenager, he had been a weighlifter in his younger days.

 

Luckily I cam across a photo of the 1933 cup winning team of which he was a part (he scored one of the tries in the SF) and some footage on YouTube, but not sure he is on it.

 

Stuart


Edited by stewpot01, 04 March 2014 - 01:18 PM.


#53 gabby

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 10:19 AM

I haven't seen the you tube video so I can't comment, but he is on a video from Pathe news or the Other big news company of the day. It shows Morrell scoring at Wembley with George outside him. He was from York wasn't he and I believe there was another Dennis, [initial was S, I believe] played for York. George was later transferred to York and played in the same team.
It is far better to remain silent and be thought a fool
than to open your mouth and prove that you are.




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