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Poll: Which of these semi finalists will make it to Wembley? (28 member(s) have cast votes)

Which of these semi finalists will make it to Wembley?

  1. London Broncos by 13 points or more. (0 votes [0.00%])

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  2. London Broncos by 7-12 points. (1 votes [3.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.57%

  3. London Broncos by 1-6 points. (2 votes [7.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  4. Wigan Warriors by 1-6 points. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Wigan Warriors by 7-12 points. (2 votes [7.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  6. Voted Wigan Warriors by 13 points or more. (23 votes [82.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 82.14%

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#21 League Express

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:35 PM

London Broncos head coach Tony Rea has revealed that Tony Clubb and Michael Witt have both failed fitness tests and won’t make the squad for the semi-final against Wigan Warriors this Saturday.
“They’ve been in a hyperbaric chamber,” revealed Rea. “They’ve done everything possible to try and get to the game but haven’t been able to get fit.
“They’ve done everything scientifically and we’ve thrown the kitchen sink at trying to get them ready but it hasn’t happened.”

19-man squad
10 MARK BRYANT
2 LIAM COLBON
20 MATT COOK
1 LUKE DORN
34 JACOB FAIRBANK
26 BEN FISHER
8 ANTONIO KAUFUSI
18 OLSI KRASNIQI
23 TOMMY LEE
37 RHODRI LLOYD
24 MIKE McMEEKEN
16 CHRIS MELLING
3 JAMIE O’CALLAGHAN
5 MICHAEL ROBERTSON
11 SHANE RODNEY
19 DANIEL SARGINSON
33 JAMIE SOWARD
29 JAMES WOODBURN-HALL
14 SCOTT WHEELDON


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#22 Bomballey

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:38 PM

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: If only you knew!!!


You either accidentally misunderstood my words, hence the clear need for you to work on your reading comprehension, or you deliberately misinterpreted my words, in which case you need to work on something else.

Anyway, your starter for ten: are posts on this forum meant to linguistic transcriptions or standard written English?

Enjoy your train journey to Leigh.


Thinks that's the choice of individual posters.

As a Cas fan I won't be heading to Leigh. Might have gone to Coventry as a neutral as I can do that in a decent time from Suffolk. Like most London fans will feel, the cost of a trip to Leigh seems unfair & excessive.

I've lost the entire point of this thread now but I think Wigan will put 30 odd points on London in what is effectively a home tie

#23 Southerner

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 04:02 PM

I know I'm stating the obvious but it's big blow with both Witt and especially Clubb out. I think we needed all of our top players back and on top form to cause an upset. At least Robertson and Jamie Soward are back.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 04:54 PM

I am rooting for London. come on chaps :hunter: shoot down these Wiganers.



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:37 AM

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“I think it’s the right time, it’s time to take my little family home and to get back with extended family. My wife’s recent battle with cancer was a thing that put life into perspective a lot for us, so I’m looking forward to retirement.
“I’ll spend a lot of time with family but I need to earn a crust. I got my real estate licence during the last three years while I was at Manly and I’ve made a lot of contacts throughout the years so I’ll move seamlessly into that. I think it’ll be a shock as it’s been a long while out of the normal workforce.”

I remember Mark from his days with the Crusaders in Bridgend. I wish him every success in the future and Mrs Bryant a full recovery.



#26 Spicer

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:49 AM

I know I'm stating the obvious but it's big blow with both Witt and especially Clubb out. I think we needed all of our top players back and on top form to cause an upset. At least Robertson and Jamie Soward are back.

Bearing in mind his recent comments I`m not sure Clubby was ever likely to play in this to be fair.

That said if he was fit and called upon I think he would have given 100%.



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:02 AM

Will be driving up tommorrow for this. Now we all know what the result is likely to be but Im banking on our lads 

including some of the imports who should have produced more during there stay busting a gut tommorow.

If they can perform and Wigan take us for granted, well you never know. Good to see the likes of Cook back.

He gets through a shed load of work.Here`s hoping the rest do.

 

As ever with Broncos though in recent years your always hoping to see a real contest, and thus should we be defeated

lets at least go down having had a damned good go.   

 

Looking forward to it whatever including the "starters" of Leigh East v Elland at 1400.



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:27 AM

Will be driving up tommorrow for this. Now we all know what the result is likely to be but Im banking on our lads 

including some of the imports who should have produced more during there stay busting a gut tommorow.

If they can perform and Wigan take us for granted, well you never know. Good to see the likes of Cook back.

He gets through a shed load of work.Here`s hoping the rest do.

 

As ever with Broncos though in recent years your always hoping to see a real contest, and thus should we be defeated

lets at least go down having had a damned good go.   

 

Looking forward to it whatever including the "starters" of Leigh East v Elland at 1400.

 

Ditto



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 11:44 AM

Melling ready for Challenge Cup showdown

London Broncos player Chris Melling says matches against his home-town club Wigan Warriors are always special but that tomorrow’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup semi-final at Leigh Sports Village (5.00pm) will be something else.
The 28-year-old former full-back turned back row began his career with the Warriors, coming through their Academy system before making his Super League debut in 2004. He joined the Broncos in 2007 where has been a regular ever since, becoming one of the club’s longest-serving players.
As a youngster growing up in Ashton-in-Makerfield near Wigan and following the Warriors, he knows just how special the Challenge Cup is and what playing in a final would mean.
“Every year you play the game, you want to be playing in finals and that’s what you aspire to,” said Melling. “At the start of the season we set ourselves a target of hitting the heights. We’ve now got 80 minutes on Saturday to achieve that dream.
“Games against Wigan are always special for me. In some ways it’s just another game but at the same time there’s that wanting to get one over on your ex-team mates and the club that released you.
“There’s always a great camaraderie between ex-team mates and friends. It will be more special than if we were playing someone else but at the same time it’s the semi-final of the Challenge Cup and the recognition that competition brings is unbelievable.
“This is 80 minutes, a one-off game, and we know anything can happen. Whoever turns up on Saturday in the right frame of mind having put everything in place throughout the week will be the team that gets the result.
“That’s what we’re aiming to do.”
The London club have struggled to attain any tangible success in recent seasons but Melling believes that an appearance at Wembley would give the Broncos, and the game in the South, a massive boost.
“League positions over the last few years have been disappointing,” he said. “Performances haven’t matched up to expectations and for the players and staff - that hurts.
“We’ve got the opportunity to re-write the history books now and give ourselves a bit of a legacy for players to look back on in 10 to 15 years’ time. This is a great opportunity for everyone involved in the club.
“I’ve spent the majority of my professional career here and seen first-hand the development of the junior game down here and the number of kids playing the game. Success for the team in London would be a massive milestone to help that development.
“More and more kids are buying into the game. If as a team we can deliver results and give them success, they’re going to buy into it even more.”


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#30 thundergaz

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 02:53 PM

Just wondered is their a reason why both semi finals kick off at tea time? As BBC normally televise the satday games around 2/3.

#31 thundergaz

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 02:58 PM

Just wondered is their a reason why both semi finals kick off at tea time? As BBC normally televise the satday games around 2/3.


Its ok I've found out why. Competing with athletics and F1.

#32 Bomballey

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:30 PM

Will be driving up tommorrow for this. Now we all know what the result is likely to be but Im banking on our lads
including some of the imports who should have produced more during there stay busting a gut tommorow.
If they can perform and Wigan take us for granted, well you never know. Good to see the likes of Cook back.
He gets through a shed load of work.Here`s hoping the rest do.

As ever with Broncos though in recent years your always hoping to see a real contest, and thus should we be defeated
lets at least go down having had a damned good go.

Looking forward to it whatever including the "starters" of Leigh East v Elland at 1400.


Good luck. Safe journey.

#33 Southerner

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:34 PM

There's a lot of noise coming from the broncos camp. It's all positive and they seem in confident mood. This is the biggest game of some of these players careers... Can the same be said about the warriors! C'mon Broncos.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 10:16 PM

Good luck. Safe journey.

Cheers for that.



#35 Spicer

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 10:19 PM

There's a lot of noise coming from the broncos camp. It's all positive and they seem in confident mood. This is the biggest game of some of these players careers... Can the same be said about the warriors! C'mon Broncos.

 

  ABSOLUTELY !!!!



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 06:43 AM

I hope London pull off a miracle ;) May I remind the Wigan brethren, slagging off Leigh in your posts = off Chrimbo card list for life Talk about RL not MY TOWN


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#37 westlondonfan

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 10:38 AM

I am excited about this match now. I hope we are not all deflated after about 25 mins as Wigan run riot.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 12:10 PM

Im betting on a narrow Broncos victory followed by a win at Wembly. This would ideally be followed by a made for TV drama documenting their journey to the final Dodgeball style :)

#39 The Big Gun

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 03:14 PM

Argh, just saw the Wigan team and it looks like a mauling could well be on the cards for London.

#40 JohnM

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 03:33 PM

At least we can now talk about the game not the venue. As a Wigan fan who wears a Broncos shirt in the gym (yes, amazing, isn't it... the gym not the shirt) I want to see Broncos make a game of it.




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