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Missing Major Moments in the Game

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The last couple of days I have found myself in Brighton with work. The night before last I took a walk along the front, in the rain, past the pier (it was closed).

This brought back a memory of the last time I was there - September 2000, when I stayed in Brighton the night before my cousins wedding. Whilst not quite pre-internet times for me, certainly there was no hope of carting my big Pentium II (or whatever it was) around with me, so I was hoping to catch the score of the big play-off game between Saints and Bradford.

I was fretting about the score all night and at about 9.30pm my wife (she wasn't then, but is now) and I walked onto the pier. I was very surprised, as we walked past the bar, to see that the game was being shown live. I dipped into the bar quickly to see the score and saw that Bradford were winning 11-10, with just a few seconds left and although Saints had the ball, they were in their own half.

Allowing myself a little fist pump, I turned on my heel and walked back up the pier, looking forward to the next round of the play-offs.

I think that it was Wednesday when I finally found out about Wide to West.

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Haha! Yeah, I didn't. Still get goosebumps watching it on YouTube.

 

Good thread idea though.

 

(While not RL I still giggle when I think of the Man City fans trying to climb up those concrete spiral ramps to get back in to the game against QPR. Serves them right.)

 

I suppose technically I missed the Don Fox Wembley moment... I guess it's a lot harder now to miss out on those big moments. I don't even nip to the loo during a game just for that very reason!

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I once went to watch Cas and on the day before I realised Leeds United were at home to SUnderland at lunch time so thought I'd take that in as well.

M1 traffic meant I was 10 mins late and missed Leeds' first goal and in my desire to get to Cas in time for kick off I had to leave approx 5 mins before the end.

Leeds won 2-0 and I missed both goals.

Cas won!

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(While not RL I still giggle when I think of the Man City fans trying to climb up those concrete spiral ramps to get back in to the game against QPR. Serves them right.)

 

On the RL theme, I remember some Leeds fans trying to get back into the ground after they turned around the 2003 Challenge Cup Semi against Saints.

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On the RL theme, I remember some Leeds fans trying to get back into the ground after they turned around the 2003 Challenge Cup Semi against Saints.

 

Yeah I was there for that, one of the best games ive been to primarily for that ending. Cant understand anyone leaving early unless you had to be somewhere and had no choice!

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My mate left Wigan v saints many years ago at half time, got home, switched radio on saints were winning ruahedimto house to se inga score winning try (and look vr knackered).....serves him right !

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I missed Adrian Morley's 12-second red card in the 2003 Ashes due to being stuck in traffic.

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I missed the infamous pitch invasion after the Hull v Leeds Challenge Cup semi in 2000 (?). We left right on the final whistle and couldn't understand what my old man was on about when I got home until I saw the news a bit later.

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Missed the 1982 Cup Final Replay.  Was stuck on a school field trip near Scarborough. Even though we managed to get tickets & pleaded with the school, we were threatened with expulsion if we went. Ended up listening on a tiny portable radio which kept drifting in & out and occasionally switching itself to radio luxemburg. Didn't get over the disappointment till Cardiff in 2005.  

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Missed the 1982 Cup Final Replay.  Was stuck on a school field trip near Scarborough. Even though we managed to get tickets & pleaded with the school, we were threatened with expulsion if we went. Ended up listening on a tiny portable radio which kept drifting in & out and occasionally switching itself to radio luxemburg. Didn't get over the disappointment till Cardiff in 2005.  

I was at that one ;) but didn't get in until twenty minutes in. I think it was about 2-0 at the time we eventually were let in and marched around the pitch so they could let us onto the terraces on the far side. We originally tried to get into the stadium at the "Hull end" but it was packed and they had to find room elsewhere.

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Was at my aunt's in the deep Northumbrian countryside when a terrible Wire side beat an all-powerful Bulls side 18-14 at Wilderspool (2001?). I was very much in place a month later when the same opposition ran 84 points past us.

 

And I was visiting the missus in Brussels in 2009 on the day of the 'Lee Briers drop goal' quarter-final against Hull KR. My phone bill took a severe beating from waiting on the line to my parents, sitting on the pavement with my head in my hands, as it went deep into extra time.

 

Obviously I've missed quite a lot of rugby since moving to foreign in 2011, but happily most of the major moments have been on TV or I've got back to see them.

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Missed the 1982 Cup Final Replay.  Was stuck on a school field trip near Scarborough. Even though we managed to get tickets & pleaded with the school, we were threatened with expulsion if we went. Ended up listening on a tiny portable radio which kept drifting in & out and occasionally switching itself to radio luxemburg. Didn't get over the disappointment till Cardiff in 2005.  

 

That was the first game of RL I took my son then aged 7 to see.  I took him to one or two Fev games the following season.  When we got to Wembley I promised to take him "next time"  Still waiting! :ph34r: He's 38 now!

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