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by Ken Smith
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: All Things Tiger
Topic: Old Games
Replies: 30
Views: 2725

Re: Old Games

I’ve just watched the revue of all Cas’s matches of the 2017 season on YouTube. Some of the tries were unbelievable,
by Ken Smith
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Anything RL // Fans of Other Clubs
Topic: Magic Weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Magic Weekend

I’ve just posted a blog about the Magic Weekend but it has been refused because the username and password are already in use. Of course they are because they are mine, and I’ve been using them for over a year now. If you can sort this out and as my iPad is not connected to a printer, I’d be obliged ...
by Ken Smith
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: All Things Tiger
Topic: How are we going to help the club survive?
Replies: 93
Views: 6140

Re: How are we going to help the club survive?

If as seems likely the season cannot be resumed until beyond April 30th the only alternative will be for matches to be played behind closed doors as Superleague is contracted with Sky to provide a minimum of 70 matches to be televised this year. Break that agreement and Superleague and Sky will pull...
by Ken Smith
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: All Things Tiger
Topic: How are we going to help the club survive?
Replies: 93
Views: 6140

Re: How are we going to help the club survive?

The only way forward as I see it is to scrap the loop fixtures and the Magic Weekend, treat the present situation as an off-season and resume fixtures after some rescheduling in early August hopefully with League matches finishing in December. The Challenge Cup might need to be scrapped for this sea...
by Ken Smith
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Anything RL // Fans of Other Clubs
Topic: Totonto and the Salary Cap
Replies: 150
Views: 11012

Re: Totonto and the Salary Cap

This is getting embarrassing now, Toronto surely the worst team in the Super League era.
by Ken Smith
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: All Things Tiger
Topic: Deja-vu
Replies: 2
Views: 1333

Deja-vu

When I first was introduced to Rugby League in the mid 1960s the number of clubs was 30 and all played in one Division. The top clubs for a couple of seasons were Wigan, Cas, Saints and Leeds not in any particular order. But guess what, at the moment these are the 4 leading clubs in the Super League...
by Ken Smith
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: All Things Tiger
Topic: New Ground for Cas or NOT !
Replies: 2355
Views: 500064

Re: New Ground for Cas or NOT !

I realise that Wheldon Road needs a facelift, but which other ground in Superleague has a better atmosphere? Toronto? That will soon dissipate without a winning team. Catalans? Definitely, but like Toronto have very few supporters willing to travel. Hate to say this, but Headingley probably has the ...
by Ken Smith
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: All Things Tiger
Topic: Meet the Coaches.
Replies: 35
Views: 4168

Re: Meet the Coaches.

In the 60s and 70s I used to finish work at 5.15pm on a Friday in Middlesbrough and drive straight to Cas along the A19 which in those days wasn’t a dual carriageway. Luckily my wife’s auntie lived in Queen Street off Wheldon Road and parked my car up her ginnel, watched the match, had some supper a...
by Ken Smith
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: All Things Tiger
Topic: Meet the Coaches.
Replies: 35
Views: 4168

Re: Meet the Coaches.

In the 60s and 70s I used to finish work at 5.15pm on a Friday in Middlesbrough and drive straight to Cas along the A19 which in those days wasn’t a dual carriageway. Luckily my wife’s auntie lived in Queen Street off Wheldon Road and parked my car up her ginnel, watched the match, had some supper a...
by Ken Smith
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: All Things Tiger
Topic: Les Catalans
Replies: 231
Views: 18104

Re: Les Catalans

For those interested Cas have only won 4 times in Perpignan as follows:-
2009 24-22
2010 20-16
2016 34-28
2017 32-24
A lot depends on the time of year Cas play there as I think our first 2 wins were early in the season when the weather was less hot as it will be this Saturday.
by Ken Smith
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Anything RL // Fans of Other Clubs
Topic: Totonto and the Salary Cap
Replies: 150
Views: 11012

Re: Totonto and the Salary Cap

Totally agree with Suffolktiger about Toronto. I doubt they’ll ever sign a Canadian player in my lifetime. I doubt that Rugby League has much appeal in Scotland though and several attempts to spread the game in Wales have never succeeded. It’s a pity some millionaire can’t be found to put money into...
by Ken Smith
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: All Things Tiger
Topic: Derek Edwards.
Replies: 12
Views: 1219

Re: Derek Edwards.

Very sad news. An era when I started to follow Cas, a team of the late 60s and early 70s capable of beating
any team and the original classy Cas. Thanks for the memories.
RIP Derek and condolences to his family.
by Ken Smith
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: All Things Tiger
Topic: Johnny Ward
Replies: 19
Views: 2348

Re: Johnny Ward

I stand corrected. Johnny Ward did indeed play for Cas in the 1969 Challenge Cup Final. We signed Bill Kirkbride to replace him with Mick Redfearn moving up to front row I seem to remember.
by Ken Smith
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: All Things Tiger
Topic: Johnny Ward
Replies: 19
Views: 2348

Re: Johnny Ward

I seem to remember he was the landlord of a pub somewhere in the Cas area. I also think that he played for Salford against Cas in the 1969 Challenge Cup Final, but more famously remembered for his displays for Cas in the Floodlight Trophy wins. Also a member of the touring GB side to Australia. Toug...
by Ken Smith
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: All Things Tiger
Topic: Jesse
Replies: 10
Views: 2293

Re: Jesse

Hear,hear.