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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:10 pm 
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On Saturday and Sunday BBC are broadcasting classic Challenge Cup finals. Sunday at 1:15 is their documentary on the 1968 'Watersplash' final.






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Not a match I want to see again, not because of the final kick but the awarding of the horrendous penalty try. The 1979 semi final against StHelens is definitely one to cover albeit I believe the BBC only covered the second half then.

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Scarlet Pimpernell wrote:Not a match I want to see again, not because of the final kick but the awarding of the horrendous penalty try. The 1979 semi final against StHelens is definitely one to cover albeit I believe the BBC only covered the second half then.


Both halves are available to view via YouTube.






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Scarlet Pimpernell wrote:Not a match I want to see again, not because of the final kick but the awarding of the horrendous penalty try. The 1979 semi final against StHelens is definitely one to cover albeit I believe the BBC only covered the second half then.


Remember it well. Pimp. That last ten minutes or so were unforgetable. The great sight of seeing John Burke being carried off on the shoulders of his team mates.
Will we ever see the like again???

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Last thing I want is to be stuck behind 4 walls after watching that game :DEPRESSED:

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Redscat wrote:Remember it well. Pimp. That last ten minutes or so were unforgetable. The great sight of seeing John Burke being carried off on the shoulders of his team mates.
Will we ever see the like again???

Went to the 68 final with John Burke's dad, he like me was a regular in the George on Eastmoor,, 3 of us went down in the landlords car.

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In 1979 semi bill ashurst didn't play but played in the final, who did he replace?

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cosmicat wrote:In 1979 semi bill ashurst didn't play but played in the final, who did he replace?

Might have been Paul McDermott, seems to ring a bell.

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Some memories should be put to rest and this is one of them . I saw it live but refuse to watch it again.
The try Ken Hirst scored has got to be one of the most exciting ever from a Trinity point of view. I've seen footage of that try several times but refuse to watch the remainder of the match that we were blatantly cheated out of. Despised Leeds ever since then. Their players at the time were totally arrogant and in fact when it was shown last year (to mark 50 years since it was played) there were comments from some of the surviving Leeds players and they were still totally bloody arrogant.
I want to throw up every time I see a Leeds shirt!

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little wayne69 wrote:Went to the 68 final with John Burke's dad, he like me was a regular in the George on Eastmoor,, 3 of us went down in the landlords car.

Did the landlord know you'd taken his car ?? :wink: :wink:






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