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Fifty long years
Post Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:47 am
Posted by vastman on Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:47 am
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It's fifty years this year since the infamous Watersplash final.

To those who suffered that injustice I think it's about time that was put right.

That one moment of bad luck effectively ended Trinity as a genuine competitor. Wouldn't it be great if this team finally reversed that situation.

Over to you lads, no pressure.... :-)
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Re: Fifty long years
Post Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:07 pm
Posted by wakeytrin on Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:07 pm
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I remember standing behind the goal when Don Fox missed the goal. Boy was it a long journey home!
Continue to support the new stadium at Newmarket Lane.
You know it makes sense.
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Re: Fifty long years
Post Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:20 pm
Posted by Trinity1315 on Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:20 pm
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Robbed (and I don't mean by the missed goal!). It still hurts. I still can't watch that match again - I'm still gutted and my dislike for the loiners grew that day!
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Post Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:11 pm
Posted by wakeytrin on Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:11 pm
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Robbed (and I don't mean by the missed goal!). It still hurts. I still can't watch that match again - I'm still gutted and my dislike for the loiners grew that day!

Totally agree. Never forgave them for that game.
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Re: Fifty long years
Post Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:19 pm
Posted by PopTart on Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:19 pm
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We won the Championship that year too, equivalent to current Grand Final.. It should have been the double.

It was obviously a big hit on the club as it wasn't until 75 that we made any impact on the league/cup. We were favourites to play Leeds at Wembley but we both lost in the semi. We lost to Hull KR in the Yorkshire Cup Final that year too.
We of course flirted with Wembley again in 79 but it has been a distant target since then. The semis against Hull and Warrington were a step too far for us really.
It would be nice to be making a good tilt at it again.

For me though the big prize is the league. And actually though not as popular with some, the league leaders trophy.
We have won challenge cups and League championships in our glory days but we have never won the league.

We've had some peaks getting to 4th in 81 (only 3 points behind Bradford at the top, and the 4th place with Kears team but they have been peaks with a valley straight after.

I'd love to see us steadily progress with this team and have a season that keeps us up in the top 4 and then on to a league leaders shield one day.
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Re: Fifty long years
Post Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:38 pm
Posted by Redscat on Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:38 pm
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I got married two months after the 1968 final and couldn't afford to make it down there. Like other posters, that result was the catalyst for my hatred of Leeds RLFC which continues to this day and, like Trinity1315, it wasn't because of the Fox miss-kick.
If anyone hasn't read it I would recommend David Hinchliffe's book "They Walked on Water" for his account of the match.
Would be a great anniversary celebration if we could turn the tables on the Whinos this year.
Re: Fifty long years
Post Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:05 pm
Posted by Lastlegs on Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:05 pm
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I'm one of the lucky ones.As an 8 year old I went to Wembley in 1960.Returned again in 62,63 and 68.In 68 went on the train with 50% Leeds fans on there.The journey back was horrendous!The team homecoming was brilliant.No one would have know we'd lost!
I had realised the 50th anniversary of our last major trophy was imminent.I'm 66 now.Still hoping for a success whilst I'm still standing.Thanks mainly to MC the dream is still alive.
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Post Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:14 pm
Posted by PopTart on Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:14 pm
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Re: Fifty long years
Post Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:35 pm
Posted by Wildthing on Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:35 pm
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PopTart wrote:
We won the league that year too.

For me though the big prize is the league. And actually though not as popular with some, the league leaders trophy.
We have won challenge cups and League championships in our glory days but we have never won the league.



Bit contradictory there PT? :THINK:
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Re: Fifty long years
Post Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:41 pm
Posted by BOJ042 on Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:41 pm
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sorry guys but with our budget and stadium , our goal at the start of every season is staying in super league .

this is looked at half way through the season and like last year I hope we can start to dream.!

a bad injury run though and we will be fighting!
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