Post by redunderthebed on Jun 30, 2019 18:00:18 GMT
It was a dire game. We were such a boring team to watch that year after the heroics of the previous year, Harrisons tactic of playing the ball as quick as poss and attacking round the ruck was failing miserably and became predictable one out drives. They could defend when they wanted to though (despite some big drubbings, I think at magic weekend, Catalans, hull and cas that year?).
Combined with half the tram wanting away and Luke Dorn not working out so offering little from half back and London were a boring team then too. I think that was McRea’s first game in charge as well. And it was raining i think!!
Harrison built his team on defence first and foremost. Think we had a couple of 4-2s, an 8-4 and was that the 7-0 year as well?? Over 2006 and 2007. Along with some marvellous big wins too
Was the 4-2 at home against Cas? And McAvoy hit a penalty attempt from in front of the sticks under the crossbar right near the end?! Might have got the year completely wrong but the game I’m remembering I really enjoyed- cracking defence all round.
The tactic of repeatedly running into the markers was unbelievably boring!
I always assumed that Catalan Dragons first ever away game in the Super League at the Willows was a low scoring game But after checking online we won 16-0 . I'll always remember the looks on the Cats players faces as they got off there Coach and felt the absolute bloody freezing cold weather , Also the size of the away team dressing rooms. It Was a bit of a Cultural shock for them all😎 Friday 17th Feb 2006. We played them away twice that season First time in at Perpignan RU Stadium and won. Second time in July in Narbonne in 80f heat and lost.
I'm not sure how accurate they are, but some of our attendances weren't too bad - we can only dream of 7k at home to Hull KR these days!
We had a lot more home fans in those days but the sea fans attending at the AJBell has fallen off dramatically. Leeds, Hull and Hull KR used to bring a lot more than they do now. It’s not a criticism just an observation.
Re Summer Rugby: isn't that the time people go on holiday, out for the day, play with kids, bbqs etc?
Winter is that the time people stay at home, look to get out and see sport?
It was the way things happened before The Super League came along in 1996 But it seems that this is a Newer generation, That it is Now the Norm Rugby League in the summer. We as RL Fans are now use to experiencing the Day Wakefield had yesterday, Travel to the South of France and watch a match in 31C -90f heat and enjoy the Trip more than the Game.