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#1 Futtocks

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:56 AM

Last night, I watched the 'Castleford rules OK?' episode of John Noakes' programme, from 1977. It was actually pretty good, and fans of the game will see some names from the past, both famous and more obscure. Player/coach Mal Reilly is genial and articulate, and the players are welcoming and willing to enter into the fun. There's also a fleeting appearance by a second-teamer with a lovely head of hair by the name of John Kear.

 

The club put John through some training sessions before playing him at stand-off in a first v second team match. Eddie Waring turned up to commentate. Apart from his tendency to do the pointless RU-style "falling over pass" from the scrum, it's good stuff. At one point, he was let through the defence for a try, after which he was, as is traditional, mobbed by urchins in parkas. :D 

 

It also reminds you how big a name he was, as the friendly match, arranged at short notice got a crowd that, as one person observed, wasn't far off that of a proper match day.


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#2 MrPosh

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:34 AM

Where did you see it? Have you got a link?


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#3 Futtocks

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:39 AM

I'll sent a PM, as Webby probably wouldn't want links posted on here.

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#4 Ullman

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 11:12 AM

I remember him sitting next to a pre-perm Sammy Lloyd in the changing room.


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#5 Old Frightful

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 02:45 PM

Did Noakes convert to Christianity around that time?

 

I would have thought meeting God might have spurred him towards this, unless of course he was still in Australia with the Sea Eagles. 


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#6 Bomballey

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 07:55 PM

I was at Cas High when it was filmed & it was a big deal back then.

Roy Homer, who was my history teacher, was featured. Top man.

Any chance you could send me the link as I've only ever seen clips. Thanks

#7 Futtocks

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:50 AM

I was at Cas High when it was filmed & it was a big deal back then.

Roy Homer, who was my history teacher, was featured. Top man.

Any chance you could send me the link as I've only ever seen clips. Thanks

I've sent you a PM.

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#8 Ullman

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 09:25 AM

Did Noakes convert to Christianity around that time?

 

I would have thought meeting God might have spurred him towards this, unless of course he was still in Australia with the Sea Eagles. 

I don't remember Noakes meeting The Messiah. To sit on the same bench as the holy backside would surely be sufficient for him to be blessed.


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:08 AM

I was sat in the main stand that Saturday morning when it was filmed. We had a decent side in those days with the silky Bruce Burton at stand off (what a shame he retired from the game at an early age).Dennis Hartley was still playing albeit in the A team and Sammy Lloyd was kicking goals for fun if I remember rightly. Great days.

#10 Futtocks

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:17 AM

There was one player interviewed whose day job was a policeman, and he was the spitting image of Arthur Bostrom, the gendarme from 'Allo 'Allo. :D

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#11 Bomballey

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 02:45 PM

There was one player interviewed whose day job was a policeman, and he was the spitting image of Arthur Bostrom, the gendarme from 'Allo 'Allo. :D


Trevor Briggs - not quite as glamourous!!

#12 Bomballey

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 02:54 PM

I was sat in the main stand that Saturday morning when it was filmed. We had a decent side in those days with the silky Bruce Burton at stand off (what a shame he retired from the game at an early age).Dennis Hartley was still playing albeit in the A team and Sammy Lloyd was kicking goals for fun if I remember rightly. Great days.


Bruce was a class act. That side was winning the JP & Floodlit trophies around that time. It contained a lot if quality home grown talent such as Joyner, Reilly,Stephens & Fenton. Can't remember if Knocker had left by then.

We went to Saints in the early rounds of the JP trophy & came back from 18-3 (try = 3 points) down at the break to win in one of the greatest comebacks I've ever seen.

Happy days indeed.....




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