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#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!

#2932297 The Magic Weekend Match Thread

Posted by MamaKangaroo on 19 May 2014 - 09:36 PM

HKR, Wigan and London home gates were used as they were classed as the home team at Magic. I have no idea who decides who is at home and who is away. I also have no idea who decides the fixtures or why they pick the ones they do - I agree that the extra round screws up the equality, takes the shine of the Hull derby, and makes our sport look a bit silly.

Having said that, I do enjoy it as an event and yes, while I think the crowds are good I would like them to be better.

#2932168 The Magic Weekend Match Thread

Posted by MamaKangaroo on 19 May 2014 - 04:31 PM

My question was what are we missing.....the concept is great but somehow it doesnt attract the fans despite a fantastic marketing approach. Looking for ideas but probably not your forte!

(Only read up to here so far, so sorry if this has been mentioned since)

I think that it does attract the fans. These aren't my workings out but the comparative fixture gates as individual matches are:

Saturday's matches:
Widnes v Salford 06/03/14 crowd was 5,291
London v Catalans 17/04/14 crowd was 1,002
HKR V Hull 17/04/14 crowds was 10,197
Wigan v Leeds 05/09/13 crowd was 14,982
So total crowd for these same fixtures at the home teams ground (all this year except last one) is 31,472 compared to 36,339 that attended at the Ethiad on Saturday. So Sat attendance was 15% up on the same fixtures.

Sunday's matches:
Wakey v Castleford 18/04/14 crowd was 5,159
Bradford v Hudds 16/03/14 crowd was 6,781
Wire v St's 13/02/14 crowd was 13,157
So total crowd figure is 25,097 compared to 28,213 that attended at the Ethiad on Sunday. So Sun attendance was 12% up on the same fixtures.

Plus the fact that, even though the support was great from both clubs, more Hull fans would have gone if not for the clash.

#2925221 Locke to Salford

Posted by MamaKangaroo on 06 May 2014 - 07:41 AM

Great signing for Salford. (For most SL teams to be fair!)

Hopefully they will use the rest of the season to settle in the future HB pairing (Chase/Fages?) and sign a good 9 for next year (Tomkins....?) or it will be a bit like buying the icing before they've made the cake!

#2890192 27/02/14 - Salford Red Devils v St Helens KO 8pm (Sky Sports)

Posted by MamaKangaroo on 28 February 2014 - 11:35 AM

It's early days yet and the Dr needs to make sure that the players and the coach are told behind close doors that that level of performance will not do.

Or put it on twitter 10 mins after the hooter.......

#2882728 Rugby League World Mag - Your Thoughts?

Posted by MamaKangaroo on 17 February 2014 - 09:55 PM

Probably in the minority, but I miss the pics of people reading the mag all over the world