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Challenge Cup
Post Tue May 19, 2020 10:18 am
Posted by apollosghost on Tue May 19, 2020 10:18 am
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Officially postponed, for anybody who's already purchased Wembley tickets they'll be valid if and when game goes ahead subject to government C-19 advice.
Re: Challenge Cup
Post Tue May 19, 2020 3:27 pm
Posted by Azul on Tue May 19, 2020 3:27 pm
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Why bother pretending it’s going to happen? Just cancel it.
Re: Challenge Cup
Post Tue May 19, 2020 5:41 pm
Posted by JonnyBroad on Tue May 19, 2020 5:41 pm
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Be no fans aloud anyway so doesn't matter where its played.
Re: Challenge Cup
Post Tue May 19, 2020 9:52 pm
Posted by MR FRISK on Tue May 19, 2020 9:52 pm
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It used to be the most watched game in RL e.g. 82=95,000 used to be the crowd whoever played until the late 80's. Now nobody watches the competition :READING:
Re: Challenge Cup
Post Tue May 19, 2020 10:41 pm
Posted by Ruddy Duck on Tue May 19, 2020 10:41 pm
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MR FRISK wrote:
It used to be the most watched game in RL e.g. 82=95,000 used to be the crowd whoever played until the late 80's. Now nobody watches the competition :READING:


You are talking of the days when many supporters of clubs other than the the two finalists went to Wembley, but no longer do so because of the cost and rip off of going to London.
The crowds have also gone down since the new Stadium was built which no longer has the same atmosphere of the old Wembley and which is now geared more to Football.

Even the finals held at Cardiff and Edinburgh had more atmosphere than the present Wembley!
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Post Wed May 20, 2020 9:08 am
Posted by Azul on Wed May 20, 2020 9:08 am
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Ruddy Duck wrote:
You are talking of the days when many supporters of clubs other than the the two finalists went to Wembley, but no longer do so because of the cost and rip off of going to London.
The crowds have also gone down since the new Stadium was built which no longer has the same atmosphere of the old Wembley and which is now geared more to Football.

Even the finals held at Cardiff and Edinburgh had more atmosphere than the present Wembley!


I’d give my left arm to have it return to Cardiff, permanently. Brilliant city, perfect stadium location. The travel is a nightmare but it’s so much more worth it than soulless Brent.
Re: Challenge Cup
Post Wed May 20, 2020 11:09 am
Posted by stpatricks on Wed May 20, 2020 11:09 am
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Cardiff and Edinburgh are both a better experience for fans than Wembley, Cardiff better stadium location and decent centre bars and pubs but does not have the available accomodation or transport links. Edinburgh a bit of a trek to the stadium from the centre, but the city is fantastic for a weekend and plenty of available accomodation.
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Re: Challenge Cup
Post Wed May 20, 2020 4:58 pm
Posted by The_Enforcer on Wed May 20, 2020 4:58 pm
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Have a shortened season to finish SL. Give the Challenge Cup along with the SL trophy to the winners at OT. Winner takes all.
Re: Challenge Cup
Post Wed May 20, 2020 5:13 pm
Posted by Pie_Eyter on Wed May 20, 2020 5:13 pm
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The_Enforcer wrote:
Have a shortened season to finish SL. Give the Challenge Cup along with the SL trophy to the winners at OT. Winner takes all.



Shortened season - maybe.

Winner takes all - no, no, no, no
Re: Challenge Cup
Post Thu May 21, 2020 1:30 am
Posted by moto748 on Thu May 21, 2020 1:30 am
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Heh! When the CCF was in Cardiff, I lived only 25 miles away, so of course I loved it. But even without my obvious bias at the time, it was way more fun than Wembley, which especially then, was a right dump (the area, not the stadium). And it was nice to hear Welsh voices in the crowd enjoying the game.
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