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League Express Upfront: How will we remember the Challenge Cup final of 2013?


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#1 League Express

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 08:59 AM

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SO how will we remember the Challenge Cup final of 2013?
That depends which side of the fence you are standing on.
It was certainly a low-scoring affair that Wigan had the better chance of winning because of their better ball retention and superior kicking game. On a day in which the heavens opened with some intent, the pre-match downpour was reminiscent of the 1968 Watersplash final, although the pitch at the new Wembley stood up to it better than the old.

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#2 Old Frightful

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 11:28 AM

I've forgotten it already.


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#3 YCKonstantine

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 11:43 AM

I've forgotten it already.


It's time to park the camels.


#4 RLRatings

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 11:48 AM

Intense, nail-biter, Hull wasted it.


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#5 Ackroman

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 12:08 PM

Hull were nervous and created a knock-on-a-thon

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 12:25 PM

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#7 westhuller

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 12:50 PM

I got wet very very wet.

#8 1976PMJwires

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 01:33 PM

Blake were dire!!

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 01:38 PM

Blake were dire!!

 

I was impressed by their 'show must go on' attitude at half time, when they were stood out in the open air getting another soaking while trying to entertain the crowd.


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#10 1976PMJwires

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 02:52 PM

I was impressed by their 'show must go on' attitude at half time, when they were stood out in the open air getting another soaking while trying to entertain the crowd.


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Even Wilkin got wet.

#11 Saintslass

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 02:56 PM



Even Wilkin got wet.

Funny that, him being a rugby player and all.

 

I'll just remember it as the Challenge Cup of knock ons.  I really don't remember anything else about it.



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 03:01 PM

Money talks JD

 

Not enough to buy them a brolly each.


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 04:51 PM

Not enough to buy them a brolly each.


Some bright spark was selling them for £2 outside the stadium.

#14 deluded pom?

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 05:09 PM

I've forgotten it already.

Forgotten what?

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 05:20 PM

I'll remember the weather longer than the game itself. 

Maybe the No. 13 for the Grammar School team is someone to keep a check on.

 

Where did everyone get the polythene ponchos from?  I cadged a large polythene bag off one of the Wembley cleaners.who then asked his supervisor if they had 90,000 bags available (this was before the official crowd was known).


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#16 Saintslass

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 05:30 PM


 

Where did everyone get the polythene ponchos from?  I cadged a large polythene bag off one of the Wembley cleaners.who then asked his supervisor if they had 90,000 bags available (this was before the official crowd was known).

Here's one possibility (I'm investing in anticipation of a wet world cup!):

 

http://www.rain-poncho.co.uk/ 



#17 Padge

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 05:36 PM

I'll remember the weather longer than the game itself. 

Maybe the No. 13 for the Grammar School team is someone to keep a check on.

 

Where did everyone get the polythene ponchos from?  I cadged a large polythene bag off one of the Wembley cleaners.who then asked his supervisor if they had 90,000 bags available (this was before the official crowd was known).

They were handing out free ponchos outside of the stadium.

 

The game will certainly be remembered for being wet,wet, wet.

 

Having now watched the game on TV as well as having been their live, I think it will also be remembered for being very tense right until the last few minutes. 

 

It will unfortunately possibly be remembered for Hull being nilled, they didn't deserve that after all the defensive effort they put in. I would have liked them to have at least slotted a penalty over.



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 06:43 PM

They were handing out free ponchos outside of the stadium.

The game will certainly be remembered for being wet,wet, wet.

Having now watched the game on TV as well as having been their live, I think it will also be remembered for being very tense right until the last few minutes.

It will unfortunately possibly be remembered for Hull being nilled, they didn't deserve that after all the defensive effort they put in. I would have liked them to have at least slotted a penalty over.


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Edited by 1976PMJwires, 26 August 2013 - 06:43 PM.





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