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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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#41 Southstander13

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:10 PM

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

 

Add another two seats on to that!



#42 deluded pom?

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:09 PM

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

You could have had a 12 point start or Hull at 3/1 off levels earlier in the week Dave.

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#43 3feathers

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 07:49 PM

As a Crusaders fan, and after Hulls fantastic attitude at our last Superleague match, I'll definately cheer them on. Come on Hull.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 08:01 PM

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

 

Well I think the forwards will start as follows with only Ogre previously having a knock and Tickle one of the mystery doubts in Hull since Friday but say very likely to play even jabbed up -

 

Watts, Houghton, O'Meley, Ellis, Tickle, Westerman

 

Subs likely to be - Lynch, Heremaia, Pitts (toss of a coin with Green perhaps), Whiting

 

I dont think even Peter Gentle will know the backs at the moment - Tom Lineham seems very very doubtful, Arundal who I thought looked to have the most hope Friday now could be worse than thought and Kirk Yeaman who looked the worst now most in the with a shout. Add to that Horne is now possibly fit and rumours (just that I suspect) that Ben Crooks may have made a sudden recovery. All said I suspect Horne will be dragged in with no match fitness as follows -

 

Shaul, Crookes (Jason), Horne, Yeaman, Briscoe, Holdsworth, Miller



#45 Bomballey

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 11:18 PM

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


Good on you. He'll love it. Good post that.

#46 Larry the Leit

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:12 AM

I supported Wigan in 85 on my first trip to Wembley, and I see no reason to change that stance this weekend.
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#47 deluded pom?

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:14 AM

You're stuck in a rut Larry.

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#48 RidingPie

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:53 AM

Supporting Wigan (obviously) but even though I've been offered a ticket my wife is due to give birth in the next week so I'm not going this time. There are some things even more important to me than RL and family always wins.

That said I'll be glued to the telly box.

#49 Jarv

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 10:02 AM

Well I think the forwards will start as follows with only Ogre previously having a knock and Tickle one of the mystery doubts in Hull since Friday but say very likely to play even jabbed up -

 

Watts, Houghton, O'Meley, Ellis, Tickle, Westerman

 

Subs likely to be - Lynch, Heremaia, Pitts (toss of a coin with Green perhaps), Whiting

 

I dont think even Peter Gentle will know the backs at the moment - Tom Lineham seems very very doubtful, Arundal who I thought looked to have the most hope Friday now could be worse than thought and Kirk Yeaman who looked the worst now most in the with a shout. Add to that Horne is now possibly fit and rumours (just that I suspect) that Ben Crooks may have made a sudden recovery. All said I suspect Horne will be dragged in with no match fitness as follows -

 

Shaul, Crookes (Jason), Horne, Yeaman, Briscoe, Holdsworth, Miller

 

Previous post can now be updated -

 

Joe Arundel @JoeArundel 17m

To all people asking I fractured my hand friday and will be getting an op today to fix it. Thanks for all the support! #Gutted

 

So depending on news today you would expect either Horne, Whiting or Crooks (if you can believe that) at centre



#50 robins up north

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 11:32 AM

One of those games that you want both teams to lose! Hope its a great game and Wigan win.



#51 Ullman

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:27 PM

Previous post can now be updated -

 

Joe Arundel @JoeArundel 17m

To all people asking I fractured my hand friday and will be getting an op today to fix it. Thanks for all the support! #Gutted

 

So depending on news today you would expect either Horne, Whiting or Crooks (if you can believe that) at centre

Terrible news for Joe as well as the team. He must be devastated.

 

I'm beginning to think Ben Crooks has more than an outside chance of making it.


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#52 Ullman

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:29 PM

Supporting Wigan (obviously) but even though I've been offered a ticket my wife is due to give birth in the next week so I'm not going this time. There are some things even more important to me than RL and family always wins.

That said I'll be glued to the telly box.

I hope everything goes well for you all.

 

Apart from the game of course ;)


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#53 Exiled Wiganer

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 01:07 PM

Our daughter was born the day before we played Saints in the 2004 final. I didn't care if we won or lost.
Thinking back, though, at that point we could have played to our absolute best and not won. We've a much better chance this time.

#54 Old Frightful

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:35 PM

Apart from Shannon McDonnell, I expect to see Hull at full strength in the backs. I reckon the Yeaman hobble off last week was pure theatrical kidology from Gentle and I think he's played down the return of Ben Crooks and Tom Lineham. I can't see him not fitting Richard Horne in there somewhere, we're a much better all round team when he plays, not only in attack but perhaps even moreso in defence.

 

I'm starting to feel a bit happier about our chances but still think Wigan will have too much on the day.

 

*Edit. Just noticed Sky Sports News saying Yeaman is definitely out, shows what I know.  :rolleyes:


Edited by Old Frightful, 21 August 2013 - 03:49 PM.

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#55 westhuller

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:23 PM

I just think we've got a great chance, Ellis will be massive for us, people have been critical of him but his performance in the semi was immense, he dominated Westwood all game.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:45 PM

Wigan announced today that Waney is staying put for next season, has this been rushed out to steady the ship. It seems a strange time to announce it considering the way the Wigan media machine normally time things. 

 

I think Wigan are the team under real pressure in this one. 

 

That Hull defence of recent and our recent lack of penetration in attack still gives me the feeling that Hull will break the Wembley hoodoo, if they do I'm going to join in the party.



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#57 Old Frightful

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:10 PM

That Hull defence of recent and our recent lack of penetration in attack still gives me the feeling that Hull will break the Wembley hoodoo, if they do I'm going to join in the party.

Unlikely to happen but if it does, I shall seek you out for a Bitofaboogie.


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#58 Padge

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:21 PM

Unlikely to happen but if it does, I shall seek you out for a Bitofaboogie.

Bitofaboogie will be hanging from the stadium rafters.



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#59 westhuller

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:41 PM

Nice to see Olympic gold medalist and Hull fan Luke Campbell will be presenting the trophy.

#60 Padge

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:59 PM

Dave Whelan sticks his nose in.

 

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