Past prop forward recruitment

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Re: Past prop forward recruitment

Post by Firestarter » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:44 pm

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Nowt on Les Boyd :evil:
And to think those two played in the same side !
Nah Les Boyd was just dirty. Sorensen was properly tough.
I remember seeing Sorensen, Tamati, Clark and Grima arriving at Central Park in the 1980s to watch a reserve game, they arrived in a Ford Escort. You couldn’t have got a cig paper in with them!!!!! When they got out, which was a struggle, the car went up about two feet 😀
God joe grima....... played for swinton, i think....... dirty so and so he was
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Re: Past prop forward recruitment

Post by morley pie eater » Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:04 pm

No doubt Les Boyd was dirty, but the season we won 4 trophies, we only lost 2 league games - Warrington home and away! And Boyd was the main reason they beat us.
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Re: Past prop forward recruitment

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No doubt Les Boyd was dirty, but the season we won 4 trophies, we only lost 2 league games - Warrington home and away! And Boyd was the main reason they beat us.
yep...... he certainly knew how to get under the wigan forwards skins....... im sure he got done for gouging in aus before he came over here....... going back to both losses , i was at both them games...... we were under strength at wilderspool and lost in a low scoring, rain soaked game narrowly at central park....... we did,however, beat them in the jps final at bolton and the prem final at old Trafford the same season......1986-87 if my memory serves
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Re: Past prop forward recruitment

Post by morley pie eater » Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:17 pm

Firestarter wrote:
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morley pie eater wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:04 pm
No doubt Les Boyd was dirty, but the season we won 4 trophies, we only lost 2 league games - Warrington home and away! And Boyd was the main reason they beat us.
yep...... he certainly knew how to get under the wigan forwards skins....... im sure he got done for gouging in aus before he came over here....... going back to both losses , i was at both them games...... we were under strength at wilderspool and lost in a low scoring, rain soaked game narrowly at central park....... we did,however, beat them in the jps final at bolton and the prem final at old Trafford the same season......1986-87 if my memory serves
I'm sure your right about the dates, FS. I was at both games too with my 2 lads. I remember being concerned for the youngest at Wilderspool as we were crammed in. He'd be 6 then, now 40!
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Re: Past prop forward recruitment

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morley pie eater wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:17 pm
Firestarter wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:00 pm
morley pie eater wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:04 pm
No doubt Les Boyd was dirty, but the season we won 4 trophies, we only lost 2 league games - Warrington home and away! And Boyd was the main reason they beat us.
yep...... he certainly knew how to get under the wigan forwards skins....... im sure he got done for gouging in aus before he came over here....... going back to both losses , i was at both them games...... we were under strength at wilderspool and lost in a low scoring, rain soaked game narrowly at central park....... we did,however, beat them in the jps final at bolton and the prem final at old Trafford the same season......1986-87 if my memory serves
I'm sure your right about the dates, FS. I was at both games too with my 2 lads. I remember being concerned for the youngest at Wilderspool as we were crammed in. He'd be 6 then, now 40!
Yep i remember being crushed in the big end and also a few of the wire fans used to spit at us from the tall stand to the right...... great memories especially when we drew the next season and all the players were fighting( goodway v cullen being the highlight)
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Re: Past prop forward recruitment

Post by ian.birchall » Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:04 pm

morley pie eater wrote:
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No doubt Les Boyd was dirty, but the season we won 4 trophies, we only lost 2 league games - Warrington home and away! And Boyd was the main reason they beat us.
Is that true Morley. Was that not the season that Frano Botica missed all his kicks in each match?? But Les Boyd was dirty B*t*rd
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Re: Past prop forward recruitment

Post by ian.birchall » Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:06 pm

Firestarter wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:46 pm
morley pie eater wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:17 pm
Firestarter wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:00 pm
yep...... he certainly knew how to get under the wigan forwards skins....... im sure he got done for gouging in aus before he came over here....... going back to both losses , i was at both them games...... we were under strength at wilderspool and lost in a low scoring, rain soaked game narrowly at central park....... we did,however, beat them in the jps final at bolton and the prem final at old Trafford the same season......1986-87 if my memory serves
I'm sure your right about the dates, FS. I was at both games too with my 2 lads. I remember being concerned for the youngest at Wilderspool as we were crammed in. He'd be 6 then, now 40!
Yep i remember being crushed in the big end and also a few of the wire fans used to spit at us from the tall stand to the right...... great memories especially when we drew the next season and all the players were fighting( goodway v cullen being the highlight)
And both sent off in the first 10 minutes with another Wigan player that I cannot remember sent off 7 minutes later, a fast and open game after that with only 23 players on the pitch!
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Re: Past prop forward recruitment

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ian.birchall wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:06 pm
Firestarter wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:46 pm
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I'm sure your right about the dates, FS. I was at both games too with my 2 lads. I remember being concerned for the youngest at Wilderspool as we were crammed in. He'd be 6 then, now 40!
Yep i remember being crushed in the big end and also a few of the wire fans used to spit at us from the tall stand to the right...... great memories especially when we drew the next season and all the players were fighting( goodway v cullen being the highlight)
And both sent off in the first 10 minutes with another Wigan player that I cannot remember sent off 7 minutes later, a fast and open game after that with only 23 players on the pitch!
Goodway was sent first for flooring cullen, then cullen jumped up and hit him-why he was marching off( much to the disgust of tony barrow)......... im not 100% but im sure adrian shelford had a pop at les boyd and may have been sent off.......... the highlight was hanleys fantastic individual try, followed closely by andy gregs late drop goal equalizer......... the stand errupted......... yes thinking back im sure it was 11 v 11 in the end........ john woods actually took us to that game as he was very good mates with my dad
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Re: Past prop forward recruitment

Post by morley pie eater » Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:07 pm

Memories, eh?

A bit off-topic, but the first match I took my oldest to (he was 3) was "the battle of Fartown" when we were in 2nd Division. It was shown on ITV iirc.

From memory there were 6 players sent off. We had Bowman and Hodkinson at props. One of them got a 2nd rower, a black lad called Johnson I think, with a clothes line tackle. I swear his feet kept running as he spun round the stiff arm of one of them.

I remember thinking "What am I doing bringing my lad to this?" All he could tell his mum when we got home was that the linesman had a pencil in his sock!!! (At Fartown you stood below pitch level on one side.)
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Re: Past prop forward recruitment

Post by Stanfax » Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:50 pm

Quite good friends with Nicky Kiss who played in that game as a very young hooker. Hodkinson told him that he was going to sort out one of the opposition to get him sent off and to keep well away. Nicky inadvertently got caught up in it and got his marching orders. Sat in the dressing room all he could think about was half time and what Hodkinson was going to say to him...

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