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Hi all you Rovers fans,

This Friday sees the induction of 3 further legends into the Hall of Fame in the shape of Jackie Fennell, Les Tonks and Keith Bell.

I will be hosting the event on Friday and have been looking into the careers of the 3 players. Information has not been that easy to come by so I thought i'd post on here and ask the Rovers fans to recollect their fondest memories of these players.

Any stories and memories of career highlights would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your help and I hope you can make it to the event. It should be a good night with plenty of entertainment and a 3 course meal for just

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I was told Keith Bell was named after Keith Goulding and my dad Alan Tennant, Keith Alan Bell.

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Great to see three such worthy recipients rewarded in this way. What a fantastic contribution to the Rovers Jackie, Les & Keith made in their day.

I was hoping the club would rectify the omission of Deryck Fox in the latest round of inductees, but it was not to be.

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Great to see three such worthy recipients rewarded in this way. What a fantastic contribution to the Rovers Jackie, Les & Keith made in their day.

I was hoping the club would rectify the omission of Deryck Fox in the latest round of inductees, but it was not to be.

Deryck Fox should have been an automatic inclusion to the hall of fame this time, in my opinion it should have been Keith Bell and Deryck Fox, end of, and that is no disrespect to the other two.

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Hi all you Rovers fans,

This Friday sees the induction of 3 further legends into the Hall of Fame in the shape of Jackie Fennell, Les Tonks and Keith Bell.

I will be hosting the event on Friday and have been looking into the careers of the 3 players. Information has not been that easy to come by so I thought i'd post on here and ask the Rovers fans to recollect their fondest memories of these players.

Any stories and memories of career highlights would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your help and I hope you can make it to the event. It should be a good night with plenty of entertainment and a 3 course meal for just

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Hi all you Rovers fans,

This Friday sees the induction of 3 further legends into the Hall of Fame in the shape of Jackie Fennell, Les Tonks and Keith Bell.

I will be hosting the event on Friday and have been looking into the careers of the 3 players. Information has not been that easy to come by so I thought i'd post on here and ask the Rovers fans to recollect their fondest memories of these players.

Any stories and memories of career highlights would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your help and I hope you can make it to the event. It should be a good night with plenty of entertainment and a 3 course meal for just

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I remember Jackie Fennel playing for Featherstone Secondary Modern School or the New School as we called it. He played stand -off. In spite of being a talented player he was not taken on board by the Rovers until he played for Bagley's Rec's. He played mainly at full back for the Rovers and had a wonderful technique when faces by a big man of tackling the ball. This meant the tackled player either lost the ball or went down. The only player I ever saw overcome this technique was Woosey of Workington (I think I hahe his name right just from memory) he had done his homework on Jackie and turned his body slightly as Jackie came in for the tackle and bounced him off. He was also an effective stand-off. I still see him on the terraces at match days. Les Tonks of course was the ultimate scummager when scrums were fought for. The formidable propping of Dixon, and Tonks had to be seen to be believed. By the end of a game the oppostion Props had been towed to death. Les suffered for all that pushing and I saw him in Bridlington some time ago on two sticks. I ahve been told since that he had an operation. Keith Bell of course wasan integral part of Thompson, Bridges, Farrer, Smith, Stone, and Bell. That pack had everything. Brute force, low tackling, scheming and ball handling. Keith who we see around the ground still was a very under rated ball handler and schemer. Happy days. Writing this has brought back a lot of memories.

Glad it stirred some fond memories for you - thanks for sharing them with us. This is just the kind of thing I was hoping to get from the fans.

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Further to what I have said. I am hoping to be there on Friday night. Could you please let me know: what time it starts, can we pay on the door, what the dress code is? Bev has my name as a potential attendee. The only thing that will preclude me going is if I am not well enough. Colin Smith.

Hi Colin - i'm not sure of the answers to all your questions. The best bet would be to contact the club tomorrow to clarify these points. I hope you can make it on Friday to what should be a great evening. Thankyou.

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Deryck Fox should have been an automatic inclusion to the hall of fame this time, in my opinion it should have been Keith Bell and Deryck Fox, end of, and that is no disrespect to the other two.

Totally agree with this Maureen.

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Totally agree with this Maureen.

i was speaking to Keith Bell a couple of weeks ago, and i said to him, "you're being inducted in to the hall of fame aren't you Keith". "aye" he said. so i said "what did that cost you". qiuck as a flash he replied, "20 years of pain and a new knee". i don't begrudge him the hall of fame for one second. i'll never forget the rollocking he gave to Rod Pethybridge on his debut.

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i was speaking to Keith Bell a couple of weeks ago, and i said to him, "you're being inducted in to the hall of fame aren't you Keith". "aye" he said. so i said "what did that cost you". qiuck as a flash he replied, "20 years of pain and a new knee". i don't begrudge him the hall of fame for one second. i'll never forget the rollocking he gave to Rod Pethybridge on his debut.

chappy and dickens should be in there 2 !

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Really good night last night and was a pleasure to meet the 3 legends along with Peter Fox. Wrote a small press piece up which will hopefully be in the rugby league papers next week. Well done Mark Campbell and the committee at Rovers who organised what was a really good event - the DVD was briliant - think the club are selling them for

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Really good night last night and was a pleasure to meet the 3 legends along with Peter Fox. Wrote a small press piece up which will hopefully be in the rugby league papers next week. Well done Mark Campbell and the committee at Rovers who organised what was a really good event - the DVD was briliant - think the club are selling them for

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Thanks emmo it was a good night, if all a little before my time! I sometimes wonder, does it take more faith to be a rovers fans when you never knew the glory days?

Thanks for hosting your a funny bloke, thought Jackie was a lovely well mannered good humored chap. Still wouldn't mess with Les Tonks even now!

My apologies for the people who asked where I was. I have some new tablets for my diabetes and they made me really sick. I understand the alternative is blindness or a leg dropping off so I will have to live with it. Congrats to all who managed to attend what sounds like a great night.

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A thorougly enjoyable and professionally organised and run event. thanks to all concerned

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Really good night last night and was a pleasure to meet the 3 legends along with Peter Fox. Wrote a small press piece up which will hopefully be in the rugby league papers next week. Well done Mark Campbell and the committee at Rovers who organised what was a really good event - the DVD was briliant - think the club are selling them for

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Didn't see any rug munchers this time and if I had I would have witheld any comments! It was a bit different to the Billy Pearce night and I showed my mature side :rolleyes:

There's a piece in both rugby papers today and a nice big picture (from my

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Didn't see any rug munchers this time and if I had I would have witheld any comments! It was a bit different to the Billy Pearce night and I showed my mature side :rolleyes:

There's a piece in both rugby papers today and a nice big picture (from my

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chappy and dickens should be in there 2 !

That would be funny if it wasn't just plain daft.

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That would be funny if it wasn't just plain daft.

Both been good servants to Rovers, Dickens still is but not hall of fame candidates

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Both been good servants to Rovers, Dickens still is but not hall of fame candidates

Correct Suggy.

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