Third best Widnes winger.

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Re: Third best Widnes winger.

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Post by Nomadviking » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:30 pm

Primrose,cape and Widnes willy
Sorry I misread I thought it was whingers

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Post by Rafe Wrench » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:31 pm

Didn't a very young slim-jim ace touchline goalkicker M Burke start out for us on the wing?

Speaking of wingers, okay not up there in the pantheon, but Paul Woods (GRHIS) always entertained with his casually overwhelming scarcely-provoked violence.

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Re: Third best Widnes winger.

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Post by MG_27 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:29 pm

Sinbad wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:42 pm
Besides the two obvious ones, Wright and Offiah, who would be your choice ?
First 2 that come to mind for me are Devereux and Corey Thompson

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Re: Third best Widnes winger.

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Post by johnf » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:03 am

Rafe Wrench wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:31 pm
Didn't a very young slim-jim ace touchline goalkicker M Burke start out for us on the wing?

Speaking of wingers, okay not up there in the pantheon, but Paul Woods (GRHIS) always entertained with his casually overwhelming scarcely-provoked violence.
Indeed Burke did, although at school (Cowley) he played as a stand-off I believe.

Paul Woods was a scary person in a time when there was a vibrant element of mindless violence in the game. To stand out like he did marks him as worthy of note.
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Re: Third best Widnes winger.

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Post by Sinbad » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:38 pm

johnf wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:03 am
Rafe Wrench wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:31 pm
Didn't a very young slim-jim ace touchline goalkicker M Burke start out for us on the wing?
Indeed Burke did, although at school (Cowley) he played as a stand-off I believe.

Mick Burke played a few games at stand off for Widnes in his first season here.

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Re: Third best Widnes winger.

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Post by Bullsfan » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:09 pm

Sinbad wrote:
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Chemic Jim wrote:
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I always liked Rick Thackeray. I don't know if anyone remembers this but we once played Bradford in a Challenge Cup reply having drawn 6-6 at Odsal. They really had the upper hand on us at that time. But we thrashed them in the replay about 36-6 on a cold Wednesday night at Naughton Park. At one point Phil Ford broke away near his own line and had a long but clear 90-yard run down the touchline to score. Thackeray chased him from the opposite wing and tackled him on about our 25.
Yes I remember both games.In the drawn game at Odsal John Woods attempted a late drop goal winner which bounced off the post.As you say, we battered them in the replay.
It was Keith Mumby's drop goal attempt that came off the post. The replay was horrendous from my point of view :lol:

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Post by MT » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:31 pm

Favourite Thackeray moment for me is him scoring a hat-trick at Headingley playing opposite the much vaunted Andrew Ettinghausen and basically playing him off the pitch.

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Re: Third best Widnes winger.

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Post by Rayvon » Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:14 pm

Bullsfan wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:09 pm
Sinbad wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:57 am
Chemic Jim wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:08 pm
I always liked Rick Thackeray. I don't know if anyone remembers this but we once played Bradford in a Challenge Cup reply having drawn 6-6 at Odsal. They really had the upper hand on us at that time. But we thrashed them in the replay about 36-6 on a cold Wednesday night at Naughton Park. At one point Phil Ford broke away near his own line and had a long but clear 90-yard run down the touchline to score. Thackeray chased him from the opposite wing and tackled him on about our 25.
Yes I remember both games.In the drawn game at Odsal John Woods attempted a late drop goal winner which bounced off the post.As you say, we battered them in the replay.
It was Keith Mumby's drop goal attempt that came off the post. The replay was horrendous from my point of view :lol:
Tony Myler was majestic in that replay win IIRC
The 6 all game one of the most dour Ive seen

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Re: Third best Widnes winger.

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Post by Rayvon » Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:16 pm

MT wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:31 pm
Favourite Thackeray moment for me is him scoring a hat-trick at Headingley playing opposite the much vaunted Andrew Ettinghausen and basically playing him off the pitch.
Didnt we beat them in the Challenge Cup at Leeds? Ettinghausen received the ball from a kick on his own line and tried to chip over straight into Ricks hands for the winning try!
14-7 rings a bell?

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Post by Bullsfan » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:22 am

Rayvon wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:16 pm
Didnt we beat them in the Challenge Cup at Leeds? Ettinghausen received the ball from a kick on his own line and tried to chip over straight into Ricks hands for the winning try!
14-7 rings a bell?
You did. I was there. It was followed by that epic cup semi defeat vs Halifax I think. The Phil McKenzie score is on 101 Great RL Tries. He got buried under fifteen Widnes fans invading the pitch.

I went along as a neutral that day and remember the Widnes end with one fan holding a large "Use a Condom" placard for some reason :lol: :?

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