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Gerri Monside

Member Since 26 May 2011
Offline Last Active Dec 16 2014 10:58 PM
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In Topic: The longest ever gola line drop out?

05 December 2014 - 11:31 PM

This happened in a NWC final I reffed a few years ago. With a pretty strong wind behind them, Widnes St Maries dropped out from under their own posts. Ball bounced around halfway, got caught by the wind, bounced on the 25 & went dead at the other end. I had a long time to think about how to restart play & gave a drop out at the other end. My assessor said after the game that I could've restarted it however I wanted & nobody would've complained as it was so unusual.


In Topic: hull fc next signing? ?

05 November 2014 - 01:07 PM

It's not looking a bed of roses (white obviously) thats for sure. Falling crowds have wiped approxe £600k off the our income. The stadium management committee (otherwise know as the provisional wing of Hull City) patently want us out of the KC. They've tried to close the north stand to away spectators for next season & possibly close both north AND south from 2016. All this in what was meant to be a "community stadium for the people of Hull".
Pearson issued a rallying call last night to get the missing fans back, but to me it came across as a veiled statement along the lines of "it's partially your fault". Nothing to do with the years of missed opportunity, over promise and under-delivery since 2005 / 2006 then.
My enthusiasm for the new season has plummetted before a ball has been dropped.......

In Topic: James on Six Music

10 October 2014 - 12:33 PM

I don't tink Keavney's a fan tbh - despite being a Leyther. Seem to recall him being on fighting talk a while ago & talking about his first experience at Hilton Park. Something aloing the lines of "There was something about it. The smell of wintergreen mingling with the aroma of pies. The close proximity of the players. The brutality of it all...................that made me never, ever want to go again". Maybe for comic effect.
Anyway, getting any sort of plug on the UK's premier music station can't be bad.
Really looking forward to seeing James tomorrow.

In Topic: 02/10/14 - St Helens v Catalan Dragons KO 8pm (TV)

02 October 2014 - 08:50 PM

Well that was thoroughly disappointing on so many levels. Risible commentary from Sky. Scrappy game made worse by poor, inconsistent and at times baffling officiating. Wrong to leave Escare out there while he was so obviously out of it (shades of Gavin Miller in 1986). Almost disappointed that I managed to get back early from London to see it all. Hey ho, tomorrow can't be as bad can it?


In Topic: RIP Greg Mackey

24 September 2014 - 09:42 PM

Desperately sad news. In the space of a few weeks, I've lost two of my heroes. First Tony Dean, a minstrel of a player - the original cheeky halfback, always with a smile on his face & a always took a quick tap - even if it was given to the opposition. A gent & character off the field too. Had the pleasure of meeting him a few times in Hull hostelries after  games & he always had everyone in hysterics.

Then Today's news about Bluey. I guess we knew it was coming, but it doesn't soften the blow. He was a real hero to me in a pretty magical few years in the black & white. Hard as nails, with a great pair of hands, good kicking game & fantastic rugby brain. I'll never, ever forget his performance in the 91 premiership final, which brought me  to my knees in joy. Incidentally, I'm ever thankful for the Widnes fans I was stood with, for picking me back up again that day. I'm genuinely sad that he's gone. A great player,  held in very high regard by all who came across him. R.I.P.