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  1. Yes, that 90 midweek team was worthy of a test team. Similarly the Wire game would have been worthy as a test team. Awesome, of course Wire lost but I was fortunate to see them beat the tourists in 78. FB 1 Greg Alexander RW 2 Chris Johns CE 3 Mal Meninga (c) CE 4 Kevin Walters LW 5 Dale Shearer FE 6 Brad Fittler
  2. I watched the Sunday Night with Matty Johns show this morning and Benny Elias was the special guest. Anyway they were discussing the touring teams of the 80s and 90s. Matty Johns commented that one of the greatest games people should watch was the 2nd test in 1990 at Old Trafford. As test matches went that is one of the hardest losses as a fan I have watched as we would have won the series that day and played so well. The panel were commenting that they were treated like superstars by the British RL fans and press during that era and would like tours to resume. Thinking back and anyone
  3. They are splitting the pitch in two and showing the games on different sky sports channels.
  4. 3 games every two weeks plus possible challenge cup and play off games ?
  5. There was a leaked government document in May detailing the five phases of return. It stated as of 10 August, physical contact sports such as wrestling, boxing and rugby could resume. Maybe a coincidence.
  6. Briers had a rapport with refs and could get away with certain things, yet Moz had a more formal approach and appeared to have respect. On the current playing staff I think Ratch may do a decent job, although Hughes is vice so may also work. I am not dismissing Hill as a player, still one of the better props. Just the captaincy responsibilities appear lacking discipline.
  7. Dave, as I pointed out earlier in the thread Wire have had a great rapport with Catalan stemming back to support in the CC semi at HJ, magic weekends plus at Wembley last year. You normally wouldnt get that level of bond between 2 super league clubs. Yes Barcelona in 09 about 20k Catalan fans and maybe 1k Wire and no trouble. Warrington do have a minority of fanbase that will look out for trouble or instigate, although not unique to Wire. I wasnt at the game on Saturday but definately out of character from previous event free trips. Although alcohol is a key contributor if anything fla
  8. Agree with Oliver and Padge. Comes down to cost and logistics for my family group. We made a few trips staying in Perpignan or coastal resorts, this got too expensive so decided to stay in LDM. Cheaper flights to Gerona, more accomodation options, food etc, you could chill round the pool or beach. Plus less than a couple of hours drive to Perpignan. The last time we did it, the word was getting around and became more of a Brits on the Pi** weekend unfortunately.
  9. I remember that, not long after super league started and they had games on the road. There were probably a few hundred hard core Wire fans who made the long journey on coaches. Before the cheapie airlines became popular.
  10. Caralans media are independant from the Catalan club. I have had comms on twitter regarding their initial reporting of the trouble. Good that they are looking at the good relationship between two sets of supporters.
  11. When the investigation has been completed to this sorry affair I am certain that both Catalan and Warrington will be made examples of. I dont think it will be that hard to identify the main culprits on both sides then up to the clubs to serve any bans etc. For those of us who watch Catalan on tv every other week that corner of the ground is always the away section so why mix it with a home section? As we know many use the trip as a holiday and are drinking throughout the day, typical Brits on the pi**, this is not just Wire fans. Whatever caused the trouble I agree alcohol has fuelled it
  12. From a Wire fan, I feel the same this time and will have my witts about me as I mingle through the Saints and Widnes fans.
  13. I don't think Saints and Widnes fans have the same sort of rivalry as with Warrington. I hope I am totally wrong with my thoughts on Wembley just that a few hours drinking can bring the worst out in some. At least Widnes play later so their fans will be in the ground for maybe 2 hours later. Enough time for many Wire or Saints fans to already have left the area hopefully event free.
  14. Well unfortunately todays game will be remembered for scenes on and off the pitch. Warrington probably lost the game with the poor tackle discipline with Patton and Philbin rightly being penalised at least 5 between them. Yet Childs let Catalan get away with the bullying and late flopping techniques in the tackle which frustrated Warrington We dont know what started the pathetic scenes at fhe end off the pitch. We dont need that anywhere nevermind in the game. I.mo. the French broacast company dont do a great tv production and I dont think the crowd trouble should have been shown
  15. So Denton, where am I whinging about ticket price? I will gladly pay the going rate to watch my team at Wembley or any final and have done so on every occasion since watching the Wire in the 70s. I still stand by my comment, I think the RFL are concerned that if they price the major events too high then it will deter people from going. Since the new Wembley opened the RFL must have had pre sale ticket offers for each final until the 2 finalists are known. We are not in the same league as football or even NFL that they know they will sell out regardless of price.
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