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Member Since 15 Aug 2008
Offline Last Active Sep 15 2014 08:30 PM

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In Topic: First game you attended?

23 July 2014 - 07:16 PM

My first game was Workington Town vs Leeds in 1978.

I think the match finished in a 9-9 draw, and there was a horrific injury to one of the Town players( think he was called Mick? Burke).

The poor guy's career was finished and he ended up paralysed.

John Burke, signed for town from Wigan, lives ( or did) quite close to me, still confined to a wheelchair, John still always seemed to have a smile on his face, and i remember seeing him at a few Leigh past players dinners with Mick Stacey.

In Topic: Gareth Hock

16 July 2014 - 02:20 PM

An amateur player would have been banned sine die  with a minimum of 2 years before they could apply to have it lifted, they would have got this for his first offence in 2008, any subsequent offences of a similar nature would definitely have seen a lifetime ban.

In Topic: Rugby League dynasties

21 May 2014 - 12:50 PM

The Coyle brothers James and Thomas both currently at Hunslet are listed, both played at Wigan St.Pats before signing at wigan not listed are their dad and grandad Bernards Jnr and snr who both also played at St.Pats and Wigan. I realise it would be a mammoth task to name all the full family's to have played but there do seem to be plenty missing.

In Topic: Reg Gasnier

13 May 2014 - 01:17 PM

RIP Reg a true great and a true gentleman,

As a 10yr old kid my dad took me to watch the Wigan v Australia tour match in 1966/67 as a former Wigan player my dad got us into the players area to get some autographs, Reg Gasnier sat me down on the steps just outside the dressing rooms sent my dad to get him a beer and made sure that every single Aussie player signed my book and programme, a true legend of the game in all respects.

In Topic: mr chairman

06 May 2014 - 03:59 PM

get well soon Keith, best wishes from all at St.Pats.