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RL Challenge Cup Final, Hull FC v Wigan Warriors, 24/8/2013, KO 3pm


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Poll: RL Cup Final Hull FC v Wigan Warriors (70 member(s) have cast votes)

The dream...who will you be cheering for?

  1. Hull FC (42 votes [60.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 60.00%

  2. Wigan Warriors (15 votes [21.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.43%

  3. Not bothered as long as it's a good game. (13 votes [18.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.57%

The reality...who do you think will win?

  1. Hull FC (31 votes [44.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 44.29%

  2. Wigan Warriors (33 votes [47.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.14%

  3. The sport of RL as it'll be like1985 all over again. (6 votes [8.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.57%

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#21 Futtocks

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 08:34 AM

If I was a betting man, I'd have a flutter on Hull. If both teams were at their best, it'd be harder to call, but Wigan are very wobbly right now.


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#22 Dave T

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:25 AM

Form doesn't mean much tbh. If I had to put money on it I'd still put it on Wigan as they are by far the better team, but Hull's defence is usually pretty solid, and if they can frustrate Wigan like they did Wire in the Semi (and the HJ!) then they have a chance.

 

I just hope we get a cracker and don't end up arguing about the empty seats.



#23 gingerjon

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:28 AM

the empty seats.

 

There are going to be empty seats?

 

FARCE!


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#24 Dave T

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:34 AM

There are going to be empty seats?

 

FARCE!

I wonder who'll be the first journo to mention the 'ring of indifference' - maybe Dave Woods on commentary, or Chris Irvine?



#25 gingerjon

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:38 AM

I wonder who'll be the first journo to mention the 'ring of indifference' - maybe Dave Woods on commentary, or Chris Irvine?

 

I'll go with at least one journalist on twitter comparing the empty seats with the forthcoming double sellout for NFL matches.


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#26 gingerjon

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:39 AM

But back to the match.

 

My hunch is that if Wigan win it will have been a comfortable victory, if Hull wins we'll probably have seen a close one.


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#27 Futtocks

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:45 AM

Will Alan Partridge be doing commentary on this rematch, like he did for the 1985 classic?


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#28 Dave T

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:56 AM

What are the bookies saying for this? 8 point start to Hull I'd suggest?



#29 Just Browny

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:05 AM

What are the bookies saying for this? 8 point start to Hull I'd suggest?


Mostly +10, +12 for Bwin.

http://www.oddscheck...-hull/handicaps

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.


#30 GIANTSTRIDES

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:00 AM

Thought this match thread ought to be posted a bit earlier than usual with it being one of the two major showpiece occasions in English club rugby.  ;)

 

So who will you be cheering for but also,  who do think will win. I'll be interested in seeing which has the higher percentage as I reckon most will be rooting for Hull but when the harsh reality kicks in, most will probably reckon on it being a Pies victory.  :(

 

So which "most" will be higher?

 

Obviously I'll be shouting for the black and whites but, sadly, I think the bigger match experience and overall quality will see Wigoon home. I know the Pies haven't been at their best recently but that will all be forgotten if they perform as they can on Saturday.

 

My only hope is that Hull tackle their hearts out and frustrate Wigan and take whatever chances come their way to sneak a famous win

 

Oh, and that there is little mention of Phil Bentham after the 80mins is up.

 

In summing up, I hope everyone has a terrific time and we all come away from Wembley Stadium once again, reflecting on what a fantastic sport we are lucky enough to follow.

 

This says all i think about the game, I want Hull to win but I'm more bothered about the quality of the game. good luck both sides, have a great day.


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#31 Futtocks

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:17 AM

Thursday, 22 August
Challenge Cup final preview, 21:00 to 21:30 on BBC Radio 5 live

 

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#32 The Big Gun

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:30 AM

Can fans of the respective teams give their predicted starting lineups please?



#33 faithfulbyname

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:35 AM

I wonder who'll be the first journo to mention the 'ring of indifference' - maybe Dave Woods on commentary, or Chris Irvine?

Well I'll be sitting in the "ring of indifference" so at least 4 seats will be very involved....my dad's first ever trip to Wembley, its on his bucket list, so thought I'd oblige in style


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#34 7723

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:41 AM

Can fans of the respective teams give their predicted starting lineups please?

 

I think Wane will go for:

 

S.Tomkins

Charnley Goulding Thornley Richards

Green Smith

Mossop McIllorum Crosby/Dudson

Farrell Hansen

O'Loughlin

 

Taylor Flower L.Tomkins Tuson


Edited by 7723, 20 August 2013 - 11:42 AM.


#35 gingerjon

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:51 AM

Thursday, 22 August
Challenge Cup final preview, 21:00 to 21:30 on BBC Radio 5 live

 

Remember, if you don't make the effort to phone/email/etc., your crackpot conspiracy theories will remain forever unpublicised!

 

Just so long as I get the word 'assclown' in before they cut me off ...


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#36 Kenny Bania

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 12:59 PM

I wonder who'll be the first journo to mention the 'ring of indifference' - maybe Dave Woods on commentary, or Chris Irvine?


Can I have £25 on Irvine please?

#37 Cherry and White

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 01:46 PM

I will be cheering for Hull as old rivalries are set aside and the Hull / Yorkshire loyalties kick in.

 

Will be nice to see the prima donnas at Wigan...players and fans...worried that their team are no longer the league champions or odds on favourites at Wembley even when playing a team likely to end up in 8th position.

 

It will be sad to see the record at Wembley broken but all good things must end sometime. If Hull win they will still have to live with the fact that they have never beaten Rovers at Wembley. If they lose then expect all Rovers fans to rehearse another chorus of Old Faithful for any play off clash.

 

Focus must now be on who actually plays for Hull, and whether some of the players are carrying injuries or are not match fit...Richard Horne... Wigan may just get lucky...

 

Come on ye Hull.

 

not that it makes them any more likely to win but they are odds on to win.

 

4/5 on the H/CAP

 

4/11 outright


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#38 Chronicler of Chiswick

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:27 PM

Hull by 8, Danny Tickle to win the Lance Todd trophy.



#39 walter sobchak

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:47 PM

I'll go with hull FC by 4, Danny Houghton to win the lance Todd trophy and josh charnley to score the first try(length of the field effort).

#40 Southstander13

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:08 PM

I wonder who'll be the first journo to mention the 'ring of indifference' - maybe Dave Woods on commentary, or Chris Irvine?

 

Im sitting in the ring of indifference this year, although that sounds far too much like a euphemism for my liking!

 

Just been informed im in the Hull end too which should be good, they make a fair bit of noise!






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