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Re: Rovers Greats
Post Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:26 pm
Posted by M@islebugs on Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:26 pm
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Keith Bridges.
Re: Rovers Greats
Post Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:45 pm
Posted by mumbyisgod on Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:45 pm
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Fantastic. I'll look forward to reading that. Paul Newlove was the best centre I ever saw. I know it didn't end well but he was brilliant to watch. I grew up watching Jimmy Thompson and Keith Brisges. I think Eddie Warinf called them the Thompson twins. And hurray for Davey Dobbs with five drives and a kick straight into touch.
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Post Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:55 pm
Posted by Bulliac on Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:55 pm
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I think hobbs's greatest claim to fame at Odsal was when he was coach. He decided that, for pre season, instead of doing some weights and training by running around and throwing a ball about, it would be better if they went cycling round the dales, followed by some cycling up steep hills and then, as a change, do some long distance cycle tours.

I think we avoided relegation but it was a close call.

To be fair to Hobbsy, he was a damn fine player though.
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Post Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:19 pm
Posted by 8ULL5HITT4 on Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:19 pm
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Going back to the seventies I seem to remember 2 centres ......Vaughan Thomas and Les Thomas .......I think one of them came from Fev.
Is there anybody out there that knows whether that is the case. Played inside Berwyn Jones I think.
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Post Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:40 pm
Posted by Bullnorthern on Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:40 pm
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Pretty certain Les Thomas came from Wales to Keighley and then transferred to us
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Post Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:18 am
Posted by The Phantom Horseman on Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:18 am
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Vaughan Thomas did indeed play for Fev first and he scored a 40-yard breakaway try in the 1967 Challenge Cup Final at Wembley.
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Post Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:32 am
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Thanks to both of you. That fits in nicely with what I thought was the case. Strange that I can remember more from 45 years ago than I can remember from last week. It's a long shot but anybody remember, or know how to find out, who completed the backs line up.....Price, Jones, Thomas, Thomas & ............?????
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Post Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:48 am
Posted by jackmac452 on Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:48 am
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thepimp007 wrote:
Franny Jarvis?


Franny Jarvis comes from Bradford, went to Saint Georges school near Otley Road. Maybe he played for Fev, I have forgotten, due to age and Beer. Saw him 3 months ago at 5 lane ends, and he still looks uglier than a butchers dog.. :ROCKS: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:51 am
Posted by Lucky Luke on Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:51 am
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Nice article on Vaughan Thomas here...

http://marklaspalmas.blogspot.co.uk/201 ... homas.html
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Post Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:00 am
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8ULL5HITT4 wrote:
Thanks to both of you. That fits in nicely with what I thought was the case. Strange that I can remember more from 45 years ago than I can remember from last week. It's a long shot but anybody remember, or know how to find out, who completed the backs line up.....Price, Jones, Thomas, Thomas & ............?????

The superb George Ambrum would have been around at that time, Geoff Wrigglesworth ditto.
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