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  1. I use Freecycle, there are groups all over the UK. People will collect, it's actually even easier than taking things to the skips
  2. Hi, Just found these at the back of a cupboard, both in excellent condition. If you want either or both PM me and I will post them to you FOC: Warrington v Leigh Miners Welfare, RL Challenge Cup 1st Round, Wilderspool, Sunday 15th February 1976 Ace Amateurs v Widnes, RL Challenge Cup 1st Round, Craven Park, Sunday 10th February 1980
  3. I have also seen reference to Synthetic and Hybrid pitches - where do these fit into the picture? We probably need a separate 'plastic pitch' thread to discuss
  4. To update Cloughie, We have a good team on paper, unfortunately the game is played on plastic
  5. One reason I stopped watching Widnes, aswell as them serving up garbage, was that the garbage was delivered on a plastic pitch. I know it offers other benefits to whoever owns the stadium but I like my rugby played on real mud. I am just old school I am afraid. Now my rugby fix is at grass roots level, union and league. I am non-discriminatory in my loathing of the round ball game
  6. Or Man v Food ? he could probably tackle a good Sunday dinner
  7. If they win a few games at the start of the season people will be crowing on here
  8. A better option and more achievable I think, would be to grass over the section of M62 from Rainhill to the Rocket. Job done.
  9. Updated list of freebies if anyone is interested. Just send me a PM to sort out collection / postal arrangements. I am based in Salford (week) & Widnes (most weekends) for collection purposes. All in excellent condition except 1. Widnes v New Zealand, Tour Match, 5th November 1989 St Helens v Auckland, Tour Match, 1st November 1987 Warrington v New Zealand, Tour Match, 29th October 1980 St Helens v New Zealand, Tour Match, 12th October 1980 Great Britain v. Australia, 2nd Test Odsal, 5th November 1978 Widnes v New Zealand, Tour Match, 12th September 1971 (front cover torn, some pages written on)
  10. surely they should say "Aye, that's five grand then"?
  11. This, to me, is a bigger problem rather than the actual crowd on Saturday, which it can be argued is low for understandable reasons. If people, and family groups in particular stop attending because of the anti-social behaviour they have to deal with, where does this leave the sport and trying to sell these show-case events? Basically it appears the grand final is an excuse to get on the ale / gin / whatever else just after breakfast, magic weekend is an opportunity to do the same the whole weekend and nobody can really be bothered with the Challenge Cup anymore. The thing that stands out that I read in these threads is die-hard fans saying never again! This is a problem...
  12. Got a programme for this game in excellent condition if anyone wants it FOC. Just PM me and we will find a way of getting it to you! Thanks
  13. Leaving Catalans to one side for a moment, are Saints likely to muster much of a crowd? Obviously they have their stalwart supporters and hardcore but always feels it is limited even for a final, maybe 8000-12000 max on a good day
  14. Imagine if both teams were from France, as pointed out above. maybe an alternating neutral venue is the way to go here as per the Champions League. This would negate the comparison as all the variables would have changed
  15. Didn't the old Wembley have a reduced capacity for the Challenge Cup Final (98,000) compared to the FA Cup Final (100,000) because rugby league supporters eat more pies?
  16. somewhere in the region of 700-800 which is a good turn out
  17. further update: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/salford-city-red-devils-stadium-21570388 If the proposed deal happens it seems like SRD would be tenants with the council owning the stadium
  18. Amazing. I didn't think clubs were producing programmes any more
  19. Just having a bit of a sort out and have a few hundred Widnes programmes available, home & aways including most clubs from 1975-1992. I am trying to catalogue them but if you want any particular club / match programme PM me and if I have it it's yours FOC! Cheers
  20. further developments... https://www.salesharks.com/2021/09/08/sharks-ceo-sid-sutton-aj-bell-stadium-bid-crucial-to-future-of-club/ Seems like Sale are waiting until Salford have found a new home and then will buy the stadium from the City Council
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