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  1. Training ground

    I think it might be Phillips Park High School where Bury Broncos play next to Sedgley.
  2. Major announcement

    As a Swinton supporter and a member of the Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal Society I have been sharing these dreams !
  3. North Wales Crusaders seek new ownership

    There was a "Who do you think you are" type programme on Welsh tv and Russell Crowe came to Wrexham to see where his ancestors came from and visit distant relatives. Nothing lost in approaching him.
  4. Get more kids playing

    Sorry previous post in wrong thread. I'll move it to Crusaders thread.
  5. Get more kids playing

    There was a "Who do you think you are" type programme on Welsh tv and Russell Crowe came to Wrexham to see where his ancestors came from and visit distant relatives. Nothing lost in approaching him.
  6. Bradford fixture question

    I remember the match well but thought it was Steve Snape who made that tackle.
  7. Rugby League in strange places

    Regularly buy my RL Express at Morrisons Caernarfon.
  8. So.......

    I see Hallet is now confirmed as no. 4
  9. Developing Nations' Merchandise

    Philippines http://www.pnrlf.com/merchandise.php
  10. Albert Blan

    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 http://www.swintonlionstales.co.uk/index.php/site/interview/michael-martin-and-paul-blan
  11. Swinton's Golden Point.

    http://www.swintonlionsrlfc.com/news/64
  12. Has there ever been a comeback like this?

    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.
  13. Great fightback

    Players 24 posts 0 warning points Posted Today, 06:49 PM Old Frightful, on 01 Sept 2015 - 12:26 PM, said: 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. I replied to this post on the General board and wondered if other Swinton fans remember this great fightback at Hull, and if my recollections are correct ?
  14. Has there ever been a comeback like 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.
  15. English half backs shortage

    George Parkinson was a stand off in the great Swinton team of the 60's. Graham Williams (Folly Lane), his partner at scrum half is often forgotten. He emigrated to play for North Sydney and was reckoned to be the fastest half back in Australia. See what Ken Arthurson said of him when Manly signed him: http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1301&dat=19710623&id=QvljAAAAIBAJ&sjid=I-UDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1989,7910720