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Les Tonks Sidestep

Member Since 05 Sep 2003
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In Topic: WTF

15 April 2015 - 12:45 PM

....Moore took control and sprayed the ball right and left out to their three quarters ...



And you think he did that playing behind a pack that weren't dominating?

In Topic: WTF

13 April 2015 - 06:20 PM

I've never seen anything as ridiculous at a live rugby league game.

Anyway, I've said what I think and it looks as if most people don't mind this kind of carry on so that's going to be my final say on the matter.


You've not been watching long then?

In Topic: Batley v Rovers match thread.

13 April 2015 - 09:05 AM

TBH if we'd played downhill 1st half and gone in only 14 up  I'd have been disappointed and wouldn't have thought it was enough of a lead in those conditions.

In Topic: WTF

12 April 2015 - 06:46 PM

They didn't get a penalty. It wasn't worth a penalty. If the ref had fallen for it, it would've led to a sin binning. Fev got the ball from a knock on. That's why the scrum.


Oh yes we did - and the folk around me were baying for the bin.

In Topic: 20 years ago next week (23/4)

12 April 2015 - 06:40 PM

Apologies to anyone under 25 years of age but next week marks the 20th anniversary of Featherstone's last top flight game. It was on the 23/4 at home to Oldham. There was a protest march before the game from Pontefract to the ground. I remember Ian Clayton and Sir Geoffrey Lofthouse (MP) rallying the criwd before the march.

Does anyone have any pictures of that day, either march or match? Smart phones and social media weren't about in those days so I guess pictures will be scarce.

Incidentally we won the match quite easily, and looking at the love rugby league archive of the match it appears that Freddie Banquet kicked the gials that day, I guess Aston did not play. I remember the march and the aftermath on the pitch but the gane is a blur.


Like you Andrew I remember little about the game - about the only thing I remember was the players standing in the area that is now the corporate viewing area and I'm pretty sure Steve Molloy throwing his boots into the crowd. It certainly was an emotional day, and nevermind being Featherstone's last top flight game, many thought it might be their last, ever.