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Posted by Oxford Exile on Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:01 am
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Lancashire cup semi final under the lights v Widnes....Epic game with the great Greg Mackey pulling the strings.
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Posted by kirtonLindseyWolf on Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:14 pm
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I know we lost, but one of my most underlying memories of the past was the 1982 Challenge Cup game at Home v Hull. The stadium was packed out, the Wire nut cases were all assembled below the main stand as close to the away fans as they could get.

We had about 5 tries disallowed by the other Black and White that day. Cracking game of RL Football. Pitch invasion at the end.
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Yes that game...5 tries disallowed. The worst call by Billy Thompson was saying Phil Ford had run out of the field while rounding to get nearer the sticks!!

Billy Thompson got a police escort off the pitch...they should have carried on to Arply Street Station!
But it was in 1983...it was the 82/83 season.
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Posted by Wires71 on Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:30 pm
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Yes that game...5 tries disallowed. The worst call by Billy Thompson was saying Phil Ford had run out of the field while rounding to get nearer the sticks!!

Billy Thompson got a police escort off the pitch...they should have carried on to Arply Street Station!
But it was in 1983...it was the 82/83 season.


We were completely and utterly robbed that day.
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We were completely and utterly robbed that day.


No we weren't robbed...What happened that day was much worse than that. Even Dick Turpin had the decency to wear a mask when he was robbing people!!
Posted by Wires71 on Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:45 pm
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Nostalgia allows you to be selective about special memories. The reason the WWIII game has gone down in to legend is because of Cullen smashing Goodway. If he hadn't done that, we'd have probably won the game but it would have been forgotten about just like the two times we beat Wigan that season.

The next generation of Wire fans will have their own memories of special games at Wilderspool with a legendary atmosphere:

New Year 1994 against Wigan, full house at Wilderspool, would have been a draw but we lost in the last minute because Cullen went in with his knees and gave Botica a penalty

'Champions for 24 hours' when we beat Sheffield Eagles in the last home game of 1994

Beating Wigan with Alex Murphy as our stand in coach in 1997, Nigel Vagana getting a hat-trick

Langer-inspired second half comeback against a previously unstoppable Bradford in 2000, another game with lots of brawls (also available on the filesharing site)

Home wins against Saints, Wigan and Bradford in a turbulent 2001, including Briers bombing Sullivan, Kidwell turning in to Mal Meninga for one day against Wigan and Rob Smyth scoring in the corner at the end against Bradford

Last game at Wilderspool, Appo's hat-trick against Wakefield in 2003

Andrew Johns debut against Leeds at the HJ in 2005

these are all memories of great atmospheres before we got to the TS era of having an actual winning team to follow.


LOL How old do you think I am. I was still young and impressionable in 97. ;-)

Winning team? Wire won a fair number of trophies in the mid 80's-mid 90s. Very successful in fact if we include being beaten finalists, which seems to be the yardstick now. I guess this period was when I was 11-23 years old though, I will concede that I was a devout Wire then.

Regal Trophy
Winners 90/1,
Beaten Finalists 86/7 94/5

Challenge Cup
Beaten Finalists 89/90

Premiership

Winners 85/86
Beaten Finalists 86/87

Lancs Cup
Winners 80/81, 82/83, 89/90
Beaten Finalists 85/86, 87/88


So not as if we were devoid of any success during that period, making 11 finals. It's the period 1995-2009 that was barren.

Any how which HWJ games stick in your memory?
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Posted by rubber duckie on Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:41 pm
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.....winning £500+ when Dwyer scored the only try.
Springs to mind.

The game was shat though.
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Posted by Oxford Exile on Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:51 pm
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Johns debut sticks in my mind at the HJ
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