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In Topic: Albert Blan

01 October 2015 - 07:40 PM

Blue Monkey's reminiscences go back a little further than mine, but I remember Albert as a great leader, an old head leading the burgeoning youthful championship sides. I recall Albert guiding the side around the park and he was an excellent exponent of the chip over the top and regather. He also used to kick most of the shorter range goal kicks with Ken Gowers taking the long range kicks.

RIP and many thanks Albert for galvanising our great side. Condolences to his family. Albert's sons  memories of his Swinton career are recorded on the excellent Lions Tales  website 



In Topic: Swinton's Golden Point.

29 September 2015 - 06:22 PM

Bijou questionette -  if Swinton win on Sunday, is the ground suitable for the Championship? I'm being serious here.



In Topic: Has there ever been a comeback like this?

01 September 2015 - 07:56 PM

Some good came of it then.


I wonder if the game was the one in this season?


If so, we're both partially correct.


Thanks for your reply.

Yes , well found. Hope one day we'll be able to give you a game again ! Things are moving in the right direction again here at Swinton.

In Topic: Has there ever been a comeback like this?

01 September 2015 - 06:49 PM

For a moment then I thought Hull KR had stayed on the pitch at Wembley after everybody else had gone home.


If memory serves, Hull FC were beating Swinton 31-0 once and managed to lose 31-32.


My good mate Ullman will no doubt either confirm or correct this.

Hello Old Frightful, as a Swinton fan sorry to intrude on private grief, but I think I remember this match at the Boulevard in the 80's. I think the comeback was in the high twenty points rather than 31-32, but may be wrong. I seem to recall it was one of Tommy Frodsham's trademark interceptions which won the match. I think the match cost Len Casey his job as coach.