Sunday, November 11, 2007

Wharfedale Rugby Club

"To be among a large crowd at a thrilling National League match at Wharfedale Rugby Club with the sun beating down from a crystal blue sky, the Yorkshire Dales rocking and rolling into the distance and lambs gambolling in the fields, with a decent pint of beer in hand (optional) was to have found sporting nirvana." John Inverdale - Telegraph

Went over to Yorkshire for an enjoyable afternoon in the dales. It's a wonderful club in a beautiful part of the world. We were really lucky with the weather too, it was cold but it didn't rain until the second we got back to the car. The fans at 'dale are good friendly rugby people but still totally behind their team....great to see so much travelling Waterloo support too.

Craven Herald Report

Echo Report

Waterloo edged nervilly past Wharfedale 24-18. Wharfedale had the lion's share of the possession but the game was notable for the amount of knock-ons and handling errors. If Wharfedale hadn't been so profligate I think they'd have won but Waterloo played well and defended excellently. Pablo Freijoo has just got back from international duty with Spain (not sure if he played but he may well be in line for some gold lettering on the clubhouse internationals board)...he sprinted the length of the pitch to for an interception try which was definitely one of the highlights of the season so far. We were down to 14 men for 20 minutes of the second half but survived the pressure. Loads of smiling, bouncing Scousers/Lancastrians in the clubhouse afterwards. Brilliant afternoon. Me and Anne had taken Penny & Jack (My in-laws) and we were joined by our mates Helen and Dan Wyrill who despite living in Yorkshire got behind Waterloo (being adopted Scousers since their time at university here) so we were a happy, happy bunch (to be honest it was such a nice setting it would have been difficult not to have a good afternoon). Dan, who has New Zealand DNA and so you'd assume knows rugby instinctively, had languidly been predicting a Waterloo win for most of the second half whilst I bit my nails back to the knuckle...shows how much I know.

Nice article about Vaughan and Anichebe

On Sunday morning Anne was confidently predicted a 1-1 draw between Chelsea and Everton with Cahill grabbing our goal...annoyingly enough I didn't put any money on it. D'oh!

Well done to Cahill for scoring a superb bicycle kick to equalise late on. The games are coming thick and fast for Everton and so far they've done really well. Our league position looks a bit paltry but ultimately we should be ecstatic with our recent record.

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