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Spelly
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Just as a starter (more info to follow) this year's walk for Blood Cancer, and the MNDA, will be prior to our game with 'Ornits, come June, but.................

I've opened an account for it already, so if you want to make a donation before the event, you're more than welcome, and the bank details are below.

Thank you in advance.

Spelly.

Nat West, Monton     01-02-96     30957419

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Topic starter Posted : 15/01/2022 7:34 pm
Spelly
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Did we create a first yesterday? Perhaps!

I know that there are many occasions (more than one or two at Swinton) where father and son have played for the same club, but.......

Has father and daughter happened before?

Simon (Sticks) Ashcroft scored a shed-load of tries for us, and Eve, his offspring, was in the Lionesses' line-up in the curtain-raiser to Pinks v Lions 24 hours ago.

I accept totally that it's not first team, and first team, but it'd be interesting if this scenario has arisen previously.

Any ideas please?

Thank you.

Spelly.

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Topic starter Posted : 16/01/2022 4:07 pm
sunny
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Posted by: @spelly

Just as a starter (more info to follow) this year's walk for Blood Cancer, and the MNDA, will be prior to our game with 'Ornits, come June, but.................

I've opened an account for it already, so if you want to make a donation before the event, you're more than welcome, and the bank details are below.

Thank you in advance.

Spelly.

Nat West, Monton     01-02-96     30957419

What name is the account holder, spelly,and I'll put a few bob in.

My dear wife died of AML some 2 1/2 yrs ago, and whilst I personally support the research carried out by Blood Cancer Ltd as much as I can I'll always find a few bob to help anyone else supporting them.

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Posted : 16/01/2022 6:20 pm
Spelly
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Posted by: @sunny
Posted by: @spelly

Just as a starter (more info to follow) this year's walk for Blood Cancer, and the MNDA, will be prior to our game with 'Ornits, come June, but.................

I've opened an account for it already, so if you want to make a donation before the event, you're more than welcome, and the bank details are below.

Thank you in advance.

Spelly.

Nat West, Monton     01-02-96     30957419

What name is the account holder, spelly,and I'll put a few bob in.

My dear wife died of AML some 2 1/2 yrs ago, and whilst I personally support the research carried out by Blood Cancer Ltd as much as I can I'll always find a few bob to help anyone else supporting them.

It's in my name mate. John Spellman, and the first £20 went in yesterday.

I've had to do it like that, coz..............

Just Giving wouldn't allow me to "split" monies, and as this effort (as ever) is 50/50 for Blood Cancer, and the MNDA, it was unavoidable.

Thank you in advance.

Spelly.

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Topic starter Posted : 16/01/2022 7:19 pm
sunny
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Done, Spelly.

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Posted : 16/01/2022 10:56 pm
Spelly
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Posted by: @sunny

Done, Spelly.

Got it mate!

Thank you.

I'll be putting summat in League Express to advertise the event, and updates will be on this very page.

Spelly.

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Topic starter Posted : 17/01/2022 8:06 am
Spelly
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Posted by: @sunny

Done, Spelly.

Got it mate!

Thank you.

I'll be putting summat in League Express to advertise the event, and updates will be on this very page.

Spelly.

Details of the Just Giving page - www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/john-spellman

Hopefully, my letter will be in next week's League Express.

Thank you.

Spelly.

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Topic starter Posted : 18/01/2022 7:39 pm
sunny
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@Spelly Hope you get loads and loads of sponsorship, Spelly - it's a worthy cause even if you aren't personally involved.

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Posted : 20/01/2022 11:12 am
Spelly
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Lions 28-22 'Haven, at a competitive Heywood Road this afternoon, with the lead changing hands four times.

They scored first to lead 6-0, then we responded twice, making it was 12-6 for us, before they made it 12-12.

We then (not for the first, second, or zillionth time 😣) conceded just before the interval, so 12-16 was the HT scoreline.

They scored again early doors after the re-start, meaning they were 22-12 ahead, and I thought "That's it!" But....

We lasted the better, to register sixteen points without reply, which against a side that made the play-offs last term, is more than satisfactory, with a certain Lewis Else amongst our try scorers.

So the season starts in earnest next week, as we head to Llanelli for the cup-tie with the Raiders.

I'm going the scenic route, and setting off on Saturday, baling out at my good lady's in New Quay, then it's less than ninety minutes to the ground on Sunday.

Tottenham here we come! 🤣 🤣 

Spelly

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Topic starter Posted : 23/01/2022 6:51 pm
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@spelly Well done Spelly. Certainly a promising win for you. However Whitehaven have lost some key players & I expect them to be more towards he relegation fight than near the top this coming season.  Nevertheless a good win for you & hopefully is a sign you will be fighting for an immediate return to the Championship. Good luck for the coming season.

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Posted : 23/01/2022 10:09 pm
Spelly
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Posted by: @geoffw

@spelly Well done Spelly. Certainly a promising win for you. However Whitehaven have lost some key players & I expect them to be more towards he relegation fight than near the top this coming season.  Nevertheless a good win for you & hopefully is a sign you will be fighting for an immediate return to the Championship. Good luck for the coming season.

Thanks mate!

Spelly.

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Topic starter Posted : 23/01/2022 10:42 pm
Spelly
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Well, the road to Wembley (ooooops Tottenham) starts for us this weekend, and we're down in Llanelli to play the Raiders.

Setting off in the morning, baling out out at Jan's tomorrow night. then it's about a 90 minute drive on Sunday morning.

Hopefully, a win awaits us, to put us in Tuesday's draw(s) at Mazeyville.

Good luck to you mob on your trip down the Smoke, and safe journey for those making the trip.

Spelly.

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Topic starter Posted : 28/01/2022 11:40 am
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Raiders 0-96 Lions at Llanelli this aft, and.....................

Yes, it was as easy as it sounds / looks!

We kicked off, they took the ball, but we forced the guy into touch, and scored from the next play. 6-0 up in less than a minute!

56-0 at the interval, and 96 equals our highest ever score, but today, coz we nilled 'em, it's a record margin.

The hosts were poor, of course they were, and I 101% accept, that a scoreline like that, does precisely nowt for RL in the Principality, nor the game in general, but......

To their credit, they never threw the towel in, and battled till the last.

The bad news is, that it'll get a lot harder than that for us, as the season unfolds.

The draw for the next two rounds is at Mazeyville on Tuesday, and should we win next time out, it could poss be your mob v mine in round four, and.....

Looks like a good win for you today, down the Smoke.

Well done!

Spelly.

 

 

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Topic starter Posted : 30/01/2022 11:20 pm
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Spelly
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So it's North Wales at home in the next round for us eh?

I'm sure they'll prove a hugely more difficult test than did their Llanelli counterparts last Sunday.

They made the play-offs last term, and counted (champions) Barrow amongst the scalps they took during the league campaign.

Should we prove successful in that tie, we'll be hosting the winners of the Hunslet v Siddal tie in round four.

Fingers crossed.

Spelly.

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Topic starter Posted : 02/02/2022 12:54 pm
Ditton donkey
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Good grief spelly, if you win that one you have beaten the whole of wales 

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