silk cut plate final 1997
Posted 19 January 2014 - 09:20 PM
Posted 19 January 2014 - 09:32 PM
my memories are we were sat so far away i couldnt actually see our 1st try which took us into an early lead ! The wooden benches for seats were a pain in the backside ( literally ). The New Wembley is a million times better than the old one, strangely for me the Final was a bit of an anti climax, the real memories was the semi final at Widnes, the last 2 mins were the longest of my life as we somehow clinged on by our fingernails by 1 point, the relief and emotion when the hooter went i will never forget.
Posted 19 January 2014 - 10:50 PM
Edited by HUNSLET72, 20 January 2014 - 10:15 AM.
Posted 20 January 2014 - 09:51 AM
Hunslet 72 is right-- as Hunslet timekeeper at that time I can tell you that Tim Murphy being selected instead of David Brook was a big surprise to the players when Plangey announced the team during our last training session at Watford AFC training ground the day before.. To be fair to Plangey he was fit to play himself but gave the No 5 shirt to Paul White.
Agree that the semi at Widnes was the best game-- yes the last 2 minutes seemed to last for ever-- when time was up on my stopwatch I had to shout at the Widnes timekeeper to blow the hooter as he was sat there as in a trance.
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Posted 20 January 2014 - 03:42 PM
It was worth it - my Dad took me to the final in 65 & I never dreamt I'd see my team play at Wembley again.
Also my 2 boys went & they can say they saw Hunslet on the hallowed turf.
Why can't the RFL come up with something similar for the smaller clubs to aspire to? Next Northern Rail as a curtain raiser? All soccer clubs have a chance to play there, even amateurs, why not RL clubs?
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Posted 20 January 2014 - 07:55 PM
Posted 12 February 2014 - 05:07 PM
Great day will never forget it!! !!
the new green/ yellow boots the players got for the final always sticks in my mind for some reason!! !!
As has been mentioned, Brooky came on the pitch and made an immediate impact and should have been on from the start, not that we'd have won as Sir Stanley literally tore us apart single handedly!!
Sad that we lost but what a memory seeing the Mighty Hunslet at Wembley!!
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