Archive for the 'Nostalgia' Category

Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson reflect on a compelling Grand Final and dramatic finish, Dave talks RL fatigue, and the pair get lost in nostalgia looking back on the 2000 season.

Big thanks to the team at loverugbyleague.com for their support regarding the podcast this year, to you our lovely listeners and to Radio General for the use of their studios before the lockdowns.

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe New Year.

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Dave Parkinson hosts and welcomes Adrian Jackson from the banks of the Bridgewater Canal. 

The pair look back over the Super League Semi Finals, pay tribute to Sean O'Loughlin, look back to 2002, look forward to the Grand Final, talk about 12th spot in SL and 14th spot in Championship, and talk coach movements and Dream Team.

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Dave Parkinson and Adrian Jackson are back to chew the cud and look at the fall out of an interesting couple of weeks in RL. Toronto, former RL clubs, recruitment, 12th SL team race, golden oldies and retirees, and Man of Steel are among the discussion points.

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Dave and Adrian return in sporadic fashion following personal circumstances to chat through a few of the current stories affecting Rugby League.  

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Dave Parkinson hosts another episode of the Final Hooter with Adrian Jackson.

The pair talk Super League, Salford and Hull and chat other topical RL stories from the last few days. 

Dave is also joined by ex Wigan, Leigh, Rochdale and Chorley forward Andy Grundy to also talk about lockdowns, Hull, Salford and his thoughts on Super League since the restart.

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Four months after the last Super League game, Dave Parkinson and Adrian Jackson are back with the self confessed Leigh's biggest loudmouth linking with Widnes' finest export of recent times. A socially distanced pod goes through a recap of the results of those last three SL games and talks about Aussies, rules, wage disputes, championship, league one and Challenge Cup. It's the biggest comeback until Greg Inglis!

Honourable mentions go to Ollie Wilkes and Glyn Shaw and there's a bit of reminiscing for Wakefield, Castleford and Salford fans to get involved with. Feel free to send memories to Dave, @daveparkinsonrl on twitter. 

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The Final Hooter - 11/03/20

Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson discuss the last round of Super League and talk about all the stories including Ottawa, Coronavirus and the league form of Toronto, Huddersfield and Leeds Rhinos.

They also look forward to next round of the Coral Challenge and we hear from Daryl Powell, Tom Lineham and Matty Smith with Dave rounding things off with a special interview with head of the England Lionhearts programme Stuart Prior.

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Adrian and Dave are back with the Final Hooter podcast. They look over happenings in the Challenge Cup with Dave chatting to Simon Finnigan after his Newcastle side put Keighley out of a weather-delayed Round 3 clash. Dave also profiled Batley Bulldogs with head coach and former playing icon Craig Lingard. Lois Forsell was recently appointed as a Man of Steel Voting member in addition to taking on a new role as Leeds Rhinos Women Head coach. We hear from her as she chatted to Adrian. Adrian also caught up with RL royalty - Ellery Hanley, with Super League CEO Robert Elstone and with last years Man of Steel winner Jackson Hastings.

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Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson are back with their usual mix of rugby league banter, news, views, opinion and interviews. From the opening couple of rounds of Super League we hear from Adrian Lam (Wigan), Kristian Woolf (St Helens) and Steve Price (Warrington). Stefan Ratchford (Warrington) tells us where things are going right and Adrian chats with Widnes skipper Jack Owens after the Vikings success over Batley. 

Dave and Adrian run the rule over what's happening, the name of storms, BetFred Championship and Coral Challenge Cup.

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Dave and Adrian return to discuss Great Britain's losing tour, and highlight the lack of creativity amongst other issues. The pair discuss their thoughts and where things go for the Lions from here. 

Dave runs through the winners and clubs relegated this season throughout the pro and NCL ranks, talks the BARLA Three Counties Championship, Welsh Dragonhearts and England Community Lions. He then raves about the performances of NSW Country touring U16 and U18 sides and picks out who to look out for. He drops a name that he interviewed in the past and Adrian rekindles his admiration for Toronto Wolfpack.

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It's our Challenge Cup Final preview episode.

Dave is in musical mood and looking forward to the finals with his plans from home while Adrian lets Widnes getting to this stage of the inaugural 1895 Cup Final get to his head.

He risks upsetting Canadian and Welsh folk alike and we have a discussion about silver salvers.

Amid the banter there are a few Challenge Cup memories and previous matches thrown in, a whirlwind look around the leagues and Steve Manning was our man posing the questions as we hear from Justin Holbrook, Steve Price, Johnny Lomax and Toby King.

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We hear from Richard Marshall about life at St Helens, he previews the Challenge Cup Semi-Finals. We also hear from Simon Grix following Halifax big win over Widnes. Ian Watson and Daryl Powell both give their thoughts after wins against Warrington for Salford and Castleford respectively. 

We look back at League One, mention Toronto's trophy and Dave chatted to England Youth Coach Danny Wilson after their 36-12 win over France and Wigan Women's Kris Ratcliffe after his sides 20-16 win at Bradford.

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In the latest "Final Hooter" Love Rugby League podcast Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson return.

There is talk of new hashtags, commentary gigs, League One, Championship, Women's Rugby League and banter, not forgetting a quick chat about Super League, Wigan, Leeds and we have some quality guests this time round.

Leeds Rhinos Women scrum-half Courtney Hill talks Dave through the Coral Challenge Cup Semi Final defeat of St Helens and talks about how she came to be playing Rugby in England.

Richard Horne gives Dave an update after Doncaster defeated Coventry in League One a couple of weeks ago.

John Kear gives his marks out of ten to Adrian following the Bradford Bulls 62-0 defeat of Widnes.

John Duffy was an altogether less comfortable figure after Leigh's narrow AB Sundecks 1895 Cup success over Barrow.

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