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5 hours ago, Kayakman said:

I'll probably see you there Moose...but you are coming a long way just to sing on ONE place...we are now instiutuing a new rule for all Hunslet fans in Toronto...if you don't sing your song we are cutting you off from both food and beer...NOW listen to the Moose bellow it out..listen to the Moose Man call!....I've got an old moose horn for hunting somewhere...now we should bring that to the game! 

Unfortunately you won't see me there Kayakman, other commitments that are impossible for me to postpone take precedence. I will however attempt to view the game if it's streamed online. I hope both sets of fans enjoy the game and remember, buy 'em plenty of ale and listen to their rendition of We've Swept the seas before boys. It can make grown men weep.

By the way don't expect to be bought a drink back, a true Yorkshireman is well known for having very deep pockets and extremely short arms and don't mess with a Yorkshire woman, they frighten the hell out of me!!

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On 6/16/2017 at 4:16 PM, Moose said:

Found this on YouTube

 

Too bad you won't be here to bellow it out in person Moose!   Looking forward to hearing the rest of the group blast it out.  Welcome to Toronto!

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Looking forward to this trip and a different culture. We are gonna enjoy toronto and hopefully we will play you again one day. Doing 7 nights to do Niagara and other attractions. Is there loads of music bars ?

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Has everyone booked on an organised trip? If so just wondering what the price was and what you get for your money, flights, hotel etc? Cheers.

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Just now, pudsey hawk said:

Looking forward to this trip and a different culture. We are gonna enjoy toronto and hopefully we will play you again one day. Doing 7 nights to do Niagara and other attractions. Is there loads of music bars ?

Pudsey Hawk glad to hear you are coming with an open mind to the Toronto Wolfpack and Ontario in general...its refreshing after dealing with Workington!  Everyone here is anticipating a big crowd to honour one of the greatest teams in League history...really enjoyed that old clip of you guys playing Leeds. Looking forward to playing you guys.

Weather this spring has been somewhat wet and a little cool but it is turning now.

Remember if you are going to Niagara Falls to watch out for this tourist tax that they try to slip in on everything (Niagara Falls is where the idea started)...watch out for the hotel bills in Toronto now (they are trying it there too)...just refuse to pay and stand your ground...they will remit it (ask about it beforehand might be wise).  Terrible idea for tourism since the money just goes in the owners pocket...it is not a legally binding tax.

When you say 'music bars' just what exactly do you mean (jazz clubs/kareoke, live rock, summer concerts?).  What do you mean by music bars?

Are you going to Niagara Falls or Niagara On The Lake?

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On 6/16/2017 at 2:22 PM, Moose said:

By the way don't expect to be bought a drink back, a true Yorkshireman is well known for having very deep pockets and extremely short arms and don't mess with a Yorkshire woman, they frighten the hell out of me!!

Are the Yorkshire women as bad as the infamous 'Wigan Woman' I've heard so much about on the forum...I've never met a Wigan woman...is one as terrifying as they let on?????

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Just now, pudsey hawk said:

Rock music !

Probably do Niagara falls and on lake

Some very nice women and some not in Leeds

The city has a free concert series ...Pat Boone is playing the Falls View Casino (man I laughed when I read that!)

Toronto, of course, always has numerous various acts coming in, Violent Femmes are at Massey Hall on the 8th...I'm not too familiar with the night rock scene in Toronto...check out 'Molson Canadian Ampitheatre' for some interesting night concerts in the downtown core (looks good!)...hope this helps.

Niagara Falls is a tourist trap but everyone goes...Niagara on the Lake is very nice and wine tours is the gig there...also history in that many of the battles from the War of 1812 (when we beat the Yanks) are there...lots of nice women over here!

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Just now, The King Of Leon said:

any recommendation for a decent steak near the ground kayakman ?

I'm from up North so when I go to the games I am visiting too..don't really know the local restaurant scene in Liberty Village area...good question though...makes me think that I have never eaten a steak in Toronto in my life.

Grow our own meat up here and have it  slaughtered...like my steaks real big (BIG) and real thick (THICK) with not much fat...probably cost a fortune for one in Toronto.

My brother is a cattle rancher with a large herd and when he goes to Toronto for business he always has a steak at Barberians...he says its the only place a man can get a proper steak in Toronto (but nothing like the size we eat at home).

He does know his steak though....dealt in meat all his life.

I've looked on the Internet and there are alot of other good steakhouses around it seems.  My daughter just came in the room and she says the steak at 'The Keg' is also good (probably cheaper than Barberians or Mortons too}.

Hope this helps.

Hey looks like the closest place is 'The Keg' on King St. West (same street as the stadium) but a distance down the road at 560 King Street West.

NOTE TO ALL VISITORS;  THIS IS A VERY BUSY WEEKEND IN TORONTO WITH THE WORLDS LARGEST GAY PRIDE PARADE; MAKE RESERVATIONS! AND also prepare yourselves mentally.

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Hey guys. I hope your staying till Monday as I've just read the match is postponed till Sunday. Sky sports and BBC. Hope it's not true

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If you're here for a few days you really should try and make a trip to Niagara Falls.Its about 90 mins along the QEW and its a once in a lifetime trip.I live about half way between Toronto and the Falls and will be at the game Saturday.Unfortunately the Blue Jays are out of town for the weekend so you cant go to a game.I may be available to drive 2-3 to the Falls on Sunday if I'm free,depends on work.

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We are there now , Toronto is huge the place is awesome the team is very under strength with at least 7 missing but hey they will give it their best shot hopefully .

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Just now, The King Of Leon said:

We are there now , Toronto is huge the place is awesome the team is very under strength with at least 7 missing but hey they will give it their best shot hopefully .

Your boys will fight like true English lions...NO DOUBT!

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On 6/14/2017 at 6:37 AM, Blackpool Hawk said:

Looks like a few going over, talk of around 60+ making the trip.

Dear Moose:

They all came over in a great winged bird this time...sweeping aside everything in their path...they came to play and sing..they were determined in their thoughts as they anticipated the great challenge ahead.

Once they had landed they took control...the players of York University and the fans...well they  took over the bars and taverns of place....wolfing down Sushi and Sake at every chance as they secretly prepared!

On the day of the match their voices could be heard all over Liberty Village as they settled into the Brazenhead and started to sing...their numerous flags billowing in the wind and it was how they sang...loud and steady....from the heart.

And so it went on and on...singing on the walk to the game...singing at the stadium...singing throughout the entire first half ...never stopping, never wavering, not for a moment...the crowd of 6000 Newbies stared and listened in disbelief..."So this is how its done!" they said to one another..."This is how things operate in the old mother country!"

And their boys heard on the pitch and rose like tigers and tackled like real British Lions (not like those silly Union ones currently on tour) but better, stronger and faster.  And what of the feared Wolfpack...they heard the songs too and were startled and somewhat disoriented...they could not properly communicate with each other due to the noise!  For a while the howls could not be heard!

The secret weapon had to be unveiled quickly at halftime and it was the only thing that stopped the endless chanting...the Hunslet fans stared in silence as one...mouths agape like a hungry young lad before his first breast feeding...A GIANT HOTDOG GUN THAT BEGAN RAPID FIRE INTO THE CROWD!  A huge sausage parading around the grounds...what were they to say?...what were they to do?...dumbfounded they thought, "What will the Wigan women do when they see the size of that weiner?" 

And so it went on Moose, into the entire second half...the Hunslet players running to their loyal fans after the game like a lost moose calf to its Mom...LET THE DRINKING REALLY BEGIN NOW!  And some are still singing now....they will never stop!

And through it all, if one looked into the sky, peeking through the crowds, were the founding fathers of your club, and all of Rugby League, with huge smiles on their faces, and pints of good pale ale in their hands ...and the RUGBY GODS showered the concrete box known as Lamport Stadium with music and joy on that day!

WHERE THE HELL WERE YOU MOOSE!!!!

Signed,

The Kayakman

P.S. Don't worry Deano...don't fret...there is still lots of beer left for you, and the York fans,  next week!;

 

 

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Not sure I can match that for loquacity Kayakman, but yes it was one of the more memorable days in Hunslet's long history!

Toronto have been blowing away most teams in the first 40, so to hold them to 22-12 at half-time with a far from full strength team was a fantastic effort, it was always going to get away from us in the final quarter as we began to run out of steam on a hot sunny evening. Thought Reed, Coventry and Wilson were excellent up front, we found a few holes in their defence and of all the players missing one I would have liked to see most was Gibson, whose craft might have got us another try.

Still top, top night and great to have both sets of players and fans mingling by the beer tents after the match, there was nothing but positivity in tbe Canadian night air! And the Torontonians do seem genuinely curious and eager to learn about our game. And of course WELL DONE to the 100 or so Hunslet supporters for their magnificent efforts in coming for this game. I know the players were blown away by it.

Meanwhile the 'bread-and-butter' league matches return next week and we need to step up to the plate, nothing less than 3 wins from the final 3 fixtures will do now.

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On 2017-6-25 at 0:01 PM, Kayakman said:

Dear Moose:

They all came over in a great winged bird this time...sweeping aside everything in their path...they came to play and sing..they were determined in their thoughts as they anticipated the great challenge ahead.

Once they had landed they took control...the players of York University and the fans...well they  took over the bars and taverns of place....wolfing down Sushi and Sake at every chance as they secretly prepared!

On the day of the match their voices could be heard all over Liberty Village as they settled into the Brazenhead and started to sing...their numerous flags billowing in the wind and it was how they sang...loud and steady....from the heart.

And so it went on and on...singing on the walk to the game...singing at the stadium...singing throughout the entire first half ...never stopping, never wavering, not for a moment...the crowd of 6000 Newbies stared and listened in disbelief..."So this is how its done!" they said to one another..."This is how things operate in the old mother country!"

And their boys heard on the pitch and rose like tigers and tackled like real British Lions (not like those silly Union ones currently on tour) but better, stronger and faster.  And what of the feared Wolfpack...they heard the songs too and were startled and somewhat disoriented...they could not properly communicate with each other due to the noise!  For a while the howls could not be heard!

The secret weapon had to be unveiled quickly at halftime and it was the only thing that stopped the endless chanting...the Hunslet fans stared in silence as one...mouths agape like a hungry young lad before his first breast feeding...A GIANT HOTDOG GUN THAT BEGAN RAPID FIRE INTO THE CROWD!  A huge sausage parading around the grounds...what were they to say?...what were they to do?...dumbfounded they thought, "What will the Wigan women do when they see the size of that weiner?" 

And so it went on Moose, into the entire second half...the Hunslet players running to their loyal fans after the game like a lost moose calf to its Mom...LET THE DRINKING REALLY BEGIN NOW!  And some are still singing now....they will never stop!

And through it all, if one looked into the sky, peeking through the crowds, were the founding fathers of your club, and all of Rugby League, with huge smiles on their faces, and pints of good pale ale in their hands ...and the RUGBY GODS showered the concrete box known as Lamport Stadium with music and joy on that day!

WHERE THE HELL WERE YOU MOOSE!!!!

Signed,

The Kayakman

P.S. Don't worry Deano...don't fret...there is still lots of beer left for you, and the York fans,  next week!;

 

 

Could i use this please to share on the clubs website? Brilliant sumamry of a truly grat night.

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2 hours ago, Blackpool Hawk said:

Could i use this please to share on the clubs website? Brilliant sumamry of a truly grat night.

Ya no problem....I pumped it out quick....did you notice on the broadcast that your group even stumped the singer of God Save the Queen for a second and she actually adjusted to the Hunslet fans cadence...never saw that happen in any sport before!

Great job Hunslet!

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No I didn't, was too busy singing it as loud as I could! Was a fantastic night, we won so many friends at home and in Canda, the positive PR we have had off the back of the teams performance and also the support of the traveling fans has gone off the scale! Our social media stats are unbelieveble for the last week, we've never been as popular!

Massive thank you to the people of Toronto and the Wolfpack for your hospitality and friendlyness, it was one of the best trips I've ever had and certainly in my top 3 games ever watching Hunslet!

Hope we get the chance to return again one day!

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Well said Blackpool, I will second your post, so glad that I decided to go to Toronto as Canada was not on my places/countres  to visit list until Huns played there, lovely people Canadian's, and what a clean place you have. This trip will go down as my best away match ever. Just get your supporter's singing like us Kayakman instead of getting more excited about that silly hot dog man thing at half time, ( yes I know you're new at this ) then you will truly rock.   

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