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#3124505 Sensation on the books?

Posted by MamaKangaroo on 18 May 2015 - 08:24 AM

As a Widnes fan, I can honestly say the better team lost yesterday. Had the clock had an extra minute on it I believe you would have won.

You were suberb across the board, and I was genuinely suprised when our Brown was named MOM and not yours...!

Best of luck for the rest if the season - even though yesterday didn't give you the win, I hope it can at least give your team the belief that they are better than their league position suggests and send you on a great run now.

#3123370 Wigan v Hull KR RL Cup Round 6 K.O. 8pm (Sky TV)

Posted by MamaKangaroo on 16 May 2015 - 12:35 PM

I didn't see the game last night, anyone got a clip of the MMac/Farrell incident? I don't like to see any player suffer an injury but I really feel I'm missing out not having seen it!!

(Also, how will I know if I'm outraged at people enjoying it or not if I haven't seen it)

#3117513 3 May: Warrington Wolves v Widnes Vikings KO 3.00pm

Posted by MamaKangaroo on 05 May 2015 - 06:07 PM

To the Wire fans that left with 3 mins to go- it was your loss. Staying to the end made it into a memorable match. So glad that Wire have realised that 'it ain't over 'til it's over'. This one goes a small way to salving all the recent last minute wins by Wigan against us. Footnote on the refereeing though- I normally rant at the ref in real time usually to see that they were right in the video replay. I did have a couple of rants from the stand yesterday and I'd like to see the video replays to see if they were justified rants or not. Interestingly both Smith and Betts have commented on a couple of the try decisions.

I haven't seen any video footage from Sundays game but there were some things I'd like to see again.

From where I was stood:

Browns 2nd try was given but looked like it should have been disallowed.

Owens 2nd try was disallowed but looked like it should have been given.

Westwood's try shouldn't have been, Ormsby knocked on trying to stretch out on the previous play

Simms wasn't held up like the ref said, the ball was grounded briefly.

So I guess overall it evened itself out!

#3114066 Lance Hohaia retires

Posted by MamaKangaroo on 29 April 2015 - 10:50 PM

BTW, Hohaia apparently sent Ben Flower a 'Good Luck' message ahead of his return to competitive Rugby. Big of him.

Yes it was. I think he handled the whole thing with dignity and I think it spoke volumes of him as a person.

I didn't have an optinion of him really before that, but I have gained huge respect for him since. I hope he enjoys his retirement - he deserves to.

#3113187 Salford apply to RFL to have this Friday's game postponed (merged threads)

Posted by MamaKangaroo on 28 April 2015 - 11:52 AM


I'm not anti-Marwan. Never have been. But this just makes him look silly.

#3104054 10 Apr: Hull FC v Widnes Vikings KO 8pm (TV)

Posted by MamaKangaroo on 10 April 2015 - 07:34 PM

Nearly every other ref would have gone to the screen to make sure, very poor.

You can only go back to the last play the ball, which was after the knock on. Had Galea of scored I'm sure he would have checked it.

#3094813 Typical BBC bias!

Posted by MamaKangaroo on 25 March 2015 - 12:55 PM


#3078865 widnes magic kit

Posted by MamaKangaroo on 26 February 2015 - 09:02 AM

As someone (Gav Wilson I think?) tweeted - Widnes have called shotgun on the Newcastle fans for Magic Weekend!

#3078653 Hock to Leigh

Posted by MamaKangaroo on 25 February 2015 - 08:05 PM

That really annoyed me. He has left Salford so it's nothing to do with Marwan - it was Leigh's news to release not his!!!
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#3072944 Batley Bulldogs and Super League

Posted by MamaKangaroo on 16 February 2015 - 01:47 AM

So if you follow a SL club you're a rich uninterested free loader and if you follow a championship club you are cash strapped??

How does the middle 8 fit into this......?

#3062484 Difference between heartland and non heartland fans?

Posted by MamaKangaroo on 28 January 2015 - 08:57 PM

I've been a fan of RL and a Widnes supporter since I was 11 but have never lived there - neither have any of my family. I have often gone to watch other clubs like Warrington, Wigan & saints when we were in the championship and have watched championship teams since we have been in SL. I have no ill feelings against Warrington, the only time I wish defeat on them is when they play us. My daughter did her work experience there and they were fantastic with her.

8 years ago I met - and eventually married - a lad from Widnes. Total opposite! He dislikes Warrington intently, even when we were in different leagues he hated it when they won!! Bizzare!

#3062039 Only 330 tickets left

Posted by MamaKangaroo on 27 January 2015 - 09:38 PM



I've just bought my tickets for this.  I have tickets for all 3 games for my birthday weekend (to me, love from me!) and now this on my actual birthday - its as if they knew  :biggrin:


I'm so excited about the whole thing!! I'm looking forward to this more than the start of the season - though no doubt that will change next week  ;)

#3054948 WCC - sell outs?

Posted by MamaKangaroo on 12 January 2015 - 03:34 PM

It's my birthday that weekend, have got tickets for all 3 games - can't wait!

#3012914 Ben Flower Sending Off / Reaction / Apology (merged threads)

Posted by MamaKangaroo on 13 October 2014 - 11:02 AM

Apologies, didn't see the bit about RL game! Must admit, i think Flower incident was worse than Cassidy and McDermott, but the Aussie website and Daily Mirro have the Flower incident as amongt the worst acts in sport, ever. I can't think of a comparably bad Rl incident, Barry Mac on Sironen could count as worse because he is so proud of it!

At Leigh a few years ago (can't remember the year) 2 players held onto Mark Smiths arms while another punched him till he was dragged off. It looked so co-ordinated and many Widnes fans at the time suggested it was pre-planned as retaliation for a high tackle committed by smith in the previous fixture.

That was pretty bad and the worst thing I'd seen for a while.

#2962951 Greg Johnson for England!

Posted by MamaKangaroo on 21 July 2014 - 02:30 PM

I think we should play as many kids as are good enough in the 4 nations. Get them ready for the next World Cup, when Hall, Cudjoe etc will be too old and too slow!