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Andrew Vause

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  1. Yes but iirc Oldham did play in the top flight. I'm sure I remember Cas playing them in 97. I'd fallen out with the game then so I may be wrong.
  2. This is a sad milestone for Rovers and our fans. It marks 10000 days since we were allowed to play our last top flight game of Rugby League. For those who remember or those that weren't even born it was a 36-14 victory over Oldham on Sunday 23rd April 1995. For myself and no doubt many others it remains the saddest day in sport. The lad I went to the match with that day Tim Lee was an ardent fan and sadly, he like many others have passed on since and will never see Rovers in the top flight again. Let's hope it's not another 10000 days, although I fear that the game as a whole hasn't got that long left in its present state.
  3. I bought the new camouflage Jersey but I've put it in the garden and can't find it.
  4. I don't want to sound negative about Saturday but the best bit of the match was catching up with the 07 lads in the bar after. The team spirit there was unquestionable. Jamie Field said that he loved playing for this club (bearing in mind he'd played for Leeds and Wakefield) and that the lads were a great set of lads. 11 of the 07 lads turned up and you could see how close they were.
  5. I didn't realise Saville Town and Dewsbury Moor were part of the Yorkshire Dales National park.
  6. The worst one was when Martin Pearson played on v Bradford in 95. He never played for us at top level again after that.
  7. Bussey shook his head to his missus in the crowd as soon as he'd got the injury. Locky has got his hand in a makeshift cast. Tyla has what looks like a damaged right knee. Kherillah and Cuthbertson were running 'lame' all night. Hardo out for 4 more weeks yet. Positives from last night -Jonesy looked very sharp. Gaz Gale had a strong game as Hally's stand in. MK brilliant at FB but not fully fit. John Davies was superb as usual. Rest of team solid. Main important thing from last night surpasses anything mentioned is hoping the person in the crowd is okay.
  8. The bigger implication is that we will be without our 2 first choice hookers for the next couple of weeks. Matty Wildie is looking at a few weeks, at the very least if his rib(s) is/are broken. I suppose with Jonny Ford coming to contention now, one of the HBs like Morgan Smith could carry out the role, Jack Bussey has also played there in the past but his role is very different now. Am I missing someone obvious?
  9. On the 8th of September 2022 it will be 10000 days since we played our last top flight game of Rugby League. For a town with such a rich tapestry of this game it is a travesty. Let's hope it only lasts for 30 or so more days after this date.
  10. My good friend Taylo informed me this morning that it is the tenth anniversary of the victory over Castleford. My how time flies. What a day that was, our last great victory. Only James Lockwood remains now of the Featherstone team that day, playing at prop in place of the injured Anthony England. Brett Ferres was in the Castleford team that day. Wembley 83 was and will be the best day I'll ever experience in my lifetime, as a lifelong Rovers fan the Castleford game in 2012 was one of the other major highlights of watching Rovers. After 1995 it was something that I never thought I'd see again. My one wish left now is too see Rovers play in the top flight once again. They beat Hull against all the odds in 1983 but the RFL are perhaps their greatest ever opponent. Like Robin, and he wouldn't mind me saying this, I am an eternal pessimist, I remember my neutral mate laughing at me in Warrington in 2011 when we were 30 odd 4 up with 4 minutes left and I was still fretting. But it's always got me like that. The 2010 final and the 1998 being relatively recent examples of how we've had defeat snatched from the jaws of victory. I'll not believe that we'll ever get promoted until I see that famous butcher stripe on the field playing in the Super League, hopefully it will happen and if it does this club will have defied all odds once again and will have risen from those Ashes of both 1995 and subsequently 2005.
  11. I take on board your very valid points and agree wholeheartedly however next month marks the 10th anniversary of THE Cas game. It's was a stark contrast the team's ages then. IH 26 TR 27 SS 23 GW 21 TSax 28 JH 29 LF 28 JL 26 BK 23 SD 31 MD 25 TS 27 KB 24 JG 28 MH 24 AK 26 DM 25
  12. I'm going to put this out now. The age of the team is alarming. It will be breaking up soon whether promoted or not. If it's the latter it will be worrying how the team looks in 2 years. Sunday's team and ages. 1. BP 24 2. LB 28 3. JH 29 4. CH 34 5 GG 26 6. DC 31 7 RJ 29 8. AC 37 9 CJ 26 10 JL 36 11 JB 29 12 JM 35 13 BF 35 Others JSL 32 JD 31 CK 33 MS 23 CF 24 JL 30 MW 31 LC 29 Average age = 31.
  13. The worst the team has played post covid save for the final. Today illustrated what John Davies and Matty Wildie bring to the team. I'm a pessimistic old git but I said to Robin before kick off, that I had a bad feeling. They were no great shakes either they just tried harder and had a better kicking game, as ours was woeful. To kickable goal kicks by Craig's standards were missed this ultimately would have made the difference, but we were lucky to get anything from the game. The 'Dogs' in the stand were complaining about the amount of potential forward passes that we got away with, tbf it happened to both teams. Big kick up the jug and vase this.
  14. Thought in the first half the boys looked really solid. Apart from BP's knock on after their first set of 6 then having another 18 tackles to withstand the lads defended well. We didn't do too much line breaking ourselves and the tries were as a result of throwing the ball out to the wings, and Connor's was in broken play. A steady attritional first half. The 2nd half was a different story. We forgot to come out for the first set when they scored. Then only a last ditch tackle from Gale saved the breakaway from their 20m tap. Then Brandon's superb hit under the posts to save a certain try. We were fumbling, slow at the play the ball but managed to get a try and goal at the vital time (Brissy's 2nd). Then their interception try from our attack reminded me of the good Worrincy days, and you're thinking here goes. Fortunately the drop goal and last minute try gave the scoreline a more comfortable feel. A win is a win and we're in the hat but not vintage Rovers today especially the 2nd 40.
  15. You need a roving reporter/commentator that is that committed he still reports from the S**thouse at half time.
  16. Hi all, help required. Is it too late to book coach travel for tomorrow? Can you still get a coach from Ponte? Will you be able to get tickets at The Shay for admission? What's the price for under 10s? Cheers Andy.
  17. And even more difficult for pedestrians crossing in front of said drivers.
  18. Brett told me that Steve is his uncle.
  19. There's probably a really obvious answer to this but other than Morgan and Pete Smith which other Grandad / Grandson combinations have both scored a try for Featherstone at the Railway end of Post Office Road?
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