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I went down to see the finest football team in the League that year put on an exhibition .Especially after the way they blew Wigan away in the semifinal . Unfortunately the weather put the damper on things 


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1 hour ago, weloveyouwakefield2 said:

Brilliant documentary, made me cry! If only Neil had played...

I hadn't realised before today that he could have played, if his own club hadn't been so inflexible about resting him for the previous match. Neil and Don in the same team could have made the need for that last kick immaterial.


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1 minute ago, weloveyouwakefield2 said:

Final on red button now 

Recording it for later, while watching Avignon v St Esteve live.


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8 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

Recording it for later, while watching Avignon v St Esteve live.

Fair do's - no spoilers anyone.

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I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.

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Hadn't realised that Ray Owen (the Widnes chairman during the Offiah/Davies period) had played in the watersplash final.

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4 minutes ago, WakefieldCityLoyal said:

Brilliant documentary watched it with tears  streaming down my face.

RIP Don Fox

Up the Trin 

The BBC certainly can produce the goods when they make a documentary.

Maybe their next project should be the 1985 final. Get those Aussies and Kiwi stars interviewed, as well as the British players. 


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A modern-day referee would have given about 20 more knock-ons in the first half.

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Just now, JonM said:

A modern-day referee would have given about 20 more knock-ons in the first half.

Against Wakefield, but not Leeds, no siree, not Leeds.

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42 minutes ago, Just Browny said:

Fair do's - no spoilers anyone.

Spoiler alert - a French team will win. :wink: 

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"Wakefield defending the deep end, in the white shirts," is a great quote from Eddie Waring.

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Funny line from Waring "Wakefield are defending the deep end".


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Dave Whelan "In Wigan rugby will always be king"

 

This country's wealth was created by men in overalls, it was destroyed by men in suits.

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14 minutes ago, Padge said:

Against Wakefield, but not Leeds, no siree, not Leeds.

he would have also ignored the dodgy tactics by the modern day dodgy team  . lay one on 


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It may have a classic ending and one of the most enduring moments in the history of our sport... but it's not a classic match and is pretty hard to watch.

The main thing that strikes me is just how much tougher the modern game is, most of the tackles in this game are either legs tackles or grabs, very little in the way of significant contact.

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17 minutes ago, Padge said:

Against Wakefield, but not Leeds, no siree, not Leeds.

by the way did you see the semi final a few weeks earlier ? you got blown away by the finest footballing team of that year .siree 


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27 minutes ago, Padge said:

Against Wakefield, but not Leeds, no siree, not Leeds.

You knew the referee was going to find Leeds a try at the end?

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12 minutes ago, Dunbar said:

It may have a classic ending and one of the most enduring moments in the history of our sport... but it's not a classic match and is pretty hard to watch.

The main thing that strikes me is just how much tougher the modern game is, most of the tackles in this game are either legs tackles or grabs, very little in the way of significant contact.

People talk about the old days with rose tinted glasses. I have never seen a game pre the mid 80's that wasnt a frantic mess. Yes this is an iconic game and a big part of our history. But its not a good game by any stretch.

Knock the modern game all you like but if you could transport one of those sides through time to play a current team, 144-0 would be beaten with 20 minutes to spare.

I know you can only be the best of your era and lots of things have changed since those days. But for the flaws the modern game has, its still a much better sport to watch now.

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You have to feel for all the players involved in that game, it was their big day, there was some real class players on that field and then to have to play in those conditions, which lets be honest totally ruined the game as a spectacle, it must have been disappointing  to say the least.

Most of all though sympathy has to go to Don.

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The crazy thing is, if Don Fox hadn't come up with the genius kick off move to get Wakefield the ball in the last minute he wouldn't have put himself in that position.

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48 minutes ago, chuffer said:

L'oiners?

Yes they all lived in lower Briggate in the Lo ins 


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didn't the Referee Mr Hepplthwaite die tragically not long afterwards ?


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So many if's and what if's ? How about if Don Fox had successfully converted would the attention have fallen on Bernard Watson when he decided to trap the ball and it skidded away ? and if that wasn't a penalty try was Atky still being impeded and maybe awarded a penalty and if so the game could have taken a different route 


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FROM 2004,TO DO WHAT THIS CLUB HAS DONE,IF THATS NOT GREATNESSTHEN i DONT KNOW WHAT IS.

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