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#1161 TheBinman

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 10:14 PM

Wish the opening game had been just England v Australia at Elland Road and the final at Man City's ground as full house for both and a better atmosphere along side a more positive image of the game.


U are kidding right?, we've sold nearly 65k for the final already but you'd rather hold it at a 50k stadia, and the reasoning of the opening game and ceromeny been at Cardiff so the roof could bd closed so we don't get another potential wash out like 2000 and could be adventurous with the ceromeny without worrying about the weather. Would of liked the ethihad to used but not sure we're we could fit it in maybe the England Ireland game with another as a double header possibly?

#1162 YCKonstantine

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 10:15 PM

It's a great idea. Let's take it to a ground where the capacity is less than what we got today, GENIUS!


It's time to park the camels.


#1163 Exiled Wiganer

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 10:31 PM

Just back after driving through the sort of torrential downpour which would have destroyed the wonderful opening ceremony. The crowd figure beat my hoped for 40k, and of course beats the other 3 multi nation OC crowds. The atmosphere was weird, but I think a large part of that was because we got we hoped for - not heartland and locals who were neutral but appreciative. It was a magical day, 13 years on from the last rites' being read over over game.
Looking forward to Bristol on Wednesday and Limerick in a couple of weeks.
The heartlanders can look after the heartlands in the meantime.
Incidentally, the merchandise is really good and reaonable priced, though the England shirt sold out before they opened the stadium.
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#1164 Saintslass

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 11:40 PM

Just back after driving through the sort of torrential downpour which would have destroyed the wonderful opening ceremony. The crowd figure beat my hoped for 40k, and of course beats the other 3 multi nation OC crowds. The atmosphere was weird, but I think a large part of that was because we got we hoped for - not heartland and locals who were neutral but appreciative. It was a magical day, 13 years on from the last rites' being read over over game.
Looking forward to Bristol on Wednesday and Limerick in a couple of weeks.
The heartlanders can look after the heartlands in the meantime.
Incidentally, the merchandise is really good and reaonable priced, though the England shirt sold out before they opened the stadium.

I was sat amidst a group of rugby union players from Gloucester and Bristol!  The Bristol lot managed the whole of the first game before disappearing to some bar or other and the Gloucester lot managed the whole of the first game plus the full first half of the second before never being seen again.  But I had some interesting chats with them, which became harder the more inebriated they got, and they all seemed genuinely interested in both the match and in England's success.  However, they showed their inexperience of the game by the questions they asked.  They loved the hits in particular and could really appreciate a good passage of play.


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#1165 Exiled Wiganer

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 07:51 AM

One thing I would say is that everybody who can get a ticket to see this Aussie side should do so. There is a grace and beauty to their attack which was a joy to behold, once the fear of a catastrophe had receded.
At 22 16, I was wondering whether we might get a draw. The thought of this team wanting to rack up the points for sufficient points difference to top the group would have been a terrifyingly awe inspiring sight.

#1166 John Rhino

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 08:36 AM

ye Italy where the better team, I just don't think the result reflects how wales played. it seems as tho they got hammered, bug I don't think they did.I though ashley Klein was terrible btw!


I see what you mean, the bit of a blow out at the end certainly reflected badly on the Welsh which they didn't deserve.

We all thought Klein was excellent, hardly noticed him at all which is always a good sign.

Funny how we all see things completely differently.
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#1167 Saintslass

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 08:40 AM

not bothered about the crowd, I just enjoyed both the games. Felt sorry for wales, I didn't think the result shows the true picture of the game

I agree with this.  Ten minutes from the end it was still a two point game.  I think that they just ran out of steam.  They looked knackered.  Given how so many of them are part-time players, to have trained up to the level where they could go toe to toe with full timers in a match as competitive as that was for 70 minutes without a warm up game (couldn't really call playing the Welsh Select a real warm up) AND pull off what I thought was the best try of the day in the process was I thought a real testament to the players and the coaching staff.  A real shame they didn't win but hopefully they won't be too disheartened and will pull off wins in their next matches.


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#1168 jannerboyuk

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 08:44 AM

Yeah agree what struck me is if we could get those 'Italians' to play outside the World Cup then we could have a really decent five nations every year - Wales, Ireland, Scotland, France, Italy which could really stimulate that second tier

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#1169 Jim from Oz

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 09:06 AM

watching on TV it looked like a LOT of people had gone after the first game

 

and listening to Ray French commentate the Welsh game - after the excellent Andrew Voss did the Eng-Oz game - was utterly excruitiating

 

he sounded like he was asleep half the time; surely he should have pensioned off eons ago 



#1170 jannerboyuk

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 09:19 AM

Well I was there and no they didn't, easily 80% stayed for at least the first half, plenty like me though stuck in massive queues for beer and food - didn't see singha anywhere - as the stadium organisers seemed shocked and unprepared for people want hung those things after the first game.
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#1171 Rascal Bongo Stork

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 09:30 AM

I agree on Ray French,gets on my wick. I know he's well thought of but his commentating skills are poor.

#1172 walter sobchak

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 09:35 AM

Yeah agree what struck me is if we could get those 'Italians' to play outside the World Cup then we could have a really decent five nations every year - Wales, Ireland, Scotland, France, Italy which could really stimulate that second tier


I'd rather have England play in a six nations, rather than the pointless exiles games.
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Posted 27 October 2013 - 10:12 AM

I'd rather have England play in a six nations, rather than the pointless exiles games.

Play internationals against international sides, not rocket science surely?
Rugby League is a sport that desperately needs to expand its geographical supporter base and its player base. This imperative means that all other requirements are secondary until this is done.

All power in the game should be with governing bodies, especially international governing bodies.

Without these actions we will remain a minor sport internationally and nationally.

#1174 jannerboyuk

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 10:21 AM

I'd rather have England play in a six nations, rather than the pointless exiles games.

yeah me too I suppose it's the same old problem of England just unbalancing such a tournament, given the cynicism of league fans and the costs involved. Frustrating
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#1175 walter sobchak

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 10:23 AM

Play internationals against international sides, not rocket science surely?


You'd like to think so.

#1176 Exiled Wiganer

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 10:25 AM

It would only take a couple of half backs for Wales to give England a good game.

#1177 ELBOWSEYE

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 10:27 AM

Exhiled Wiganer.

totally agree about the Aussies and their superb backs, the ability to create space and beat the first defender is amazing, and Thurston will go down as a great.



#1178 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 10:52 AM

I do wonder how much the severn bridge closing had an impact on the crowd

#1179 TheBinman

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 11:00 AM

I'd rather have England play in a six nations, rather than the pointless exiles games.


I'd rather have both

#1180 thehullram

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 11:20 AM

Back on topic. Rochdale say there are only 100 tickets left for tomorrow for the entire ground. That is a superb effort




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