Catch a fading memory
February 26 2020
It does not seem long ago that I went to my first Leeds Tykes game. A night match against Saracens. We won due to the metronomic boot of Braam van Straten. Since then there have been many memorable moments for myself and all the other Tykes fans. Unfortunately, as I get older, the memories are starting to fade.
In the early days of me supporting the Tykes we failed to win more games than we lost, except for that glorious season when we finished in the top half of the table and launched our Heineken Cup campaign. I went on the club's official trip to Toulouse! A splendid weekend just before Christmas. After that all trips were organised independent of the club.
Phil Davies featured prominently in our trip to Petrarca near Venice.We were 3 sheets to the wind when the team bus arrived but Phil took the time to tell us the team before he went into the clubhouse & at the end of the evening insisted that we travelled back into town on the team bus.
Dax, in the Basque country, was another fine trip. On the day of the match we lunched in the same restaurant as the referee & were able to explain why the French would be cheating during the match that evening.
My least favourite trip was to Cardiff. Not because the food or beer was bad but we played half a game of absolutely absolutely dire rugby and snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. The reurn leg at Headingley was the complete opposite with the lads putting Cardiff to the sword.
Perhaps we will be in European competition again in the future . If so then the not too distant future would be nice. Well I can dream..pqs: qs:
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Would love to start and take some baby steps back towards these days
If I had all the money I've spent on drink ..... I'd spend it on drink.
Quote:It will stick in my memory! Bedford Blues beat Plymouth Albion in the Powergen Trophy final and Leeds Tykes beat Bath, fantastic supporters from both teams who were underdogs that day - Goldington road ran out of beer!Albert Fishwick
And, of course, we went to Twickenham. It all seems like a lifetime ago now.
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Incredible day, meeting tykes fans on the street and in the pubs and hugging them like long lost relatives. Very sore head in the morning. But what a memory!
Delighted my old man started taking me back in 2001.
Also great memories stood Mark Cotton and Andy Kennedy and the gang!
The first Leeds Tykes child mascot...#leedswasps0203season. #cheersbentos