Homage to Shaun Edwards - the end of an era

Homage to Shaun Edwards - the end of an era

Post by Steve Morri » Fri, 28 Mar 1997 04:00:00




<snipped>

His record must be one of the best in all team sports.

Hope he has a little magic left. As one of the London players said
"he is just class" something to go with our organsiation and work ethic.

I may be speaking out of my ***but would it be fair to say Edwards is
a play maker; similiar to the role Matterson has? can a team have two
generals if not what will happen next????

--
Steve Morris

 
 
 

Homage to Shaun Edwards - the end of an era

Post by wiganrl.. » Fri, 28 Mar 1997 04:00:00

Well, hes gone.  He is now a London player.  Some sort of compromise deal has
 been worked out with the Broncos which I suppose means hes gone for less than
 half price (penny pinching bastards).

As his career draws to a close its a shame he could not have ended it in about 2
years time with Wigan and remained a "one club man" which I am sure he
would have wanted if his domestic circumstances had allowed it.

I would just like to say I wish him well for the remainder of his career and thank
 him for his 14 years of service, entertainment and the joy he has given all us
 Wigan fans over the years.

I will definately make the effort to get to the game when he returns to Central Park
 with the Broncos to show my appreciation, as I expect all other Wigan fans will as
 well.

Here is a summary of his record, and to all you Edwards knockers, if this does
 not shut you up, nothing ever will.

Has collected more winners medals than any player in British RL history - seven
 Championship, five Premiership, nine Challenge Cup, seven Regal Trophy, three
 World Club Challenge, five Lancashire Cup and three Charity Shield

Captained England schoolboys at both Rugby union and Rugby league

Is just three tries short of career record of 300, 274 of them for Wigan

Made 467 appearances for Wigan in 14-year career

Made 36 Test appearances

Finished in the list of top 10 tryscorers five times

Was the only player to figure in all of Wigans record 43 successive wins in the
 Challenge Cup

Went on two British Lions tours to Australia, in 1988 and 1992

1966: Born October 17

1983: Signs for Wigan from amateur club Wigan St Patricks on his 17th
birthday, making his debut in a 30-13 John Player Trophy first round
home defeat of York on November 6

1984: Collects the first of a record 10 Challenge Cup final appearances at
Wembley, playing full-back as Wigan lose 19-6 to Widnes. His record as
toungest ever finalist since overtaken by Francis Cummins of Leeds

1985: Makes his Great Britain debut at full-back in 50-4 win over France at Headingley

1986: Wins the first of three success Young Player of the Year awards

1988: Becomes the youngest captain at Wembley, leading Wigan to 32-12
victory over Halifax at the age of 21 years, 6 months and 14 days

1989: Plays 12 times for Balmain and appeared in Australias Grand Final

1990: Wins the games most prestigious individual award, the Man of Steel

1992: Becomes leagues top tryscorer with 40 and in September equals Wigan
team-mate Martin Offiahs club record of scoring 10 tries in a match
against Swinton in Lancashire Cup-tie

1994: Is sent off as captain in first Test of Great Britains three-Test  series against
 Australia at Wembley in October, collecting the last of his 36 caps in 23-4 third
 Test defeat at Elland Road a month later

1995: Captains Wigan to Grand Slam of Challenge Cup, Championship,
Premiership and Regal Trophy

1997: Joins London Broncos on March 27

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Homage to Shaun Edwards - the end of an era

Post by Jo&Ro » Fri, 28 Mar 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Well, hes gone.  He is now a London player.  Some sort of compromise deal has
>  been worked out with the Broncos which I suppose means hes gone for less than
>  half price (penny pinching bastards).
> he his still playing in Super League and not playing in the 1st division

with the likes of Mike Ford and Deryk Fox etc.
rob :-)>

 
 
 

Homage to Shaun Edwards - the end of an era

Post by Mugwu » Fri, 28 Mar 1997 04:00:00


Quote:



><snipped>

>His record must be one of the best in all team sports.

>Hope he has a little magic left. As one of the London players said
>"he is just class" something to go with our organsiation and work ethic.

Don't say I didn't tell you at the end of the season.

London need pace in the backs - not some bloke on a retirement wind down.

Mugwump.

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Homage to Shaun Edwards - the end of an era

Post by Paul McNall » Sat, 29 Mar 1997 04:00:00



Quote:


><snipped>

>His record must be one of the best in all team sports.

>Hope he has a little magic left. As one of the London players said
>"he is just class" something to go with our organsiation and work ethic.

>I may be speaking out of my ***but would it be fair to say Edwards is
>a play maker; similiar to the role Matterson has? can a team have two
>generals if not what will happen next????

I think Steve (if we sweep all this anti-Wigan Saints shite aside) that
Edwards is a class signing for other reasons too. For me Josh White had
a top game last week but working with Edwards off the actual pitch will
do him good. The guy has experience the likes of very few players around
today, granted he's a bit of an ugly *** and his missus has a funny
voice.

The thing is, when Wigan were on top of the world and beating everybody
else even St Helens used to shit it when Edwards had the ball cos he
used to kill teams off with good support play or a cheeky little ball to
set Offiah away etc. Now he may not still have the skill to do it time
and time again but he'll always have the experience and know-how to
hopefully teach others.

I remember when I was playing for school when I was 15 we were playing a
cup game against a team from Wigan (at Robin Park) and we were getting
tonked (er the score slips my mind ahem). Edwards had come along to
watch which was a bit of a buzz cos he was a world famous player and
after the game he came over and talked to us all and was just generally
a top bloke who was interested in kids playing rugby.

It's that kind of thing that will be most valuable to London in the long
run. He'll have the kids fawning over him, he'll be teaching them and
youngsters in London maybe, just maybe, will start playing the game.

I still think he's worth a place in any SL side and if ya notice all
fans dislike him, he's mouthy and he's hurt too many teams in the past
but regardless despite what's been said in this newsgroup by a certain
er, contingent, he hasn't been successful just because he was in a great
side. Shit players stand out for the wrong reasons in great sides in my
expericence, they aren't made to look good.

There's still a lot of respect for Shaun Edwards and one and off the
field he'll do well for ya...in my humble opinion.

Seeya

Paul

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Homage to Shaun Edwards - the end of an era

Post by Mr P Halliwel » Tue, 01 Apr 1997 04:00:00



Quote:


> Yep, Wigan through and though.
> They start losing, he starts walking......
> John Lancaster
> St Helens, UK

You want shooting.  
I supose you came out of the woodwork when saints started winning.
We don't need spectators, for lack of a better description, that think like
you do.  You'd be right at home with the narrow minded thugs at Leigh.

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Homage to Shaun Edwards - the end of an era

Post by Greg War » Wed, 02 Apr 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
>Soon as I get the picture showing me with my dad at Saints scanned,
>its going on muggys page. It was in the St Helens reporter at the
>time. Date, oh about 1968. I was seven. I make that 29 years following
>Saints. It wasnt my first game, either. Pinned to the wall here, I
>have a Wembley ticket for the 1966 final. We gave you a stuffing then,
>I recall. My dad went, I was too young. I did go to the 1961 final,
>when we also stuffed you. I was a foetus then, my mum must have been
>comfy with me inside.

I attended the '67 Barrow v Featherstone final in a similar condition. I
would be about minus four months old at that time. The view from the
womb wasn't up to much, but considering the result that wasn't such a
bad thing. Trouble is nearly 30 years on I'm still waiting to see the
Braves tread the hallowed turf. Seeing Les Quirk play on the wing for
Saints v Wigan is about the nearest I'll ever get to it :-(
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Homage to Shaun Edwards - the end of an era

Post by Mr P Halliwel » Sat, 05 Apr 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
> Point is, Phil, what goes around comes around. Saints are on a high
> now. After Wembley ? Next season ? Who knows. You will notice however,
> that if you wait long enough,  your team starts winning. I have been
> there through many bad times.

Yes true.  But as a fan for 23 years now I can say that the majority of
Wigan fans have also seen the bad and good times.  But I don't know any
that take the narrow minded attitude that scousers do.  Scousers always
will be and always have been bad loosers - at any sport, generally.

Quote:
>  27-0. Remember that. Of course you do, you laughed all night. Well
> pardon me if I laugh now, I may need to wait for the next chance.

I enjoyed that.  But would never think of rubbing it in.  Or abusing
the Skints fans afterwards.  A gang of 4 Wigan fans and 3 Saints fans
all went down to stay with a friend in Watford for that weekend and we
had a great time.  No bitterness or gloating.

And I remember I still complained about the bad reffing decisions after
that game.  Just because my team have a convincing win it doesn't mean I
can turn a blind eye to bad reffing. Bad reffing is bad reffing. full stop.

Quote:
> So how does that compare to your supporting record then, Mr I am
> taking my ball home cos we are winning *** all ?

No need to be abusive John.  See what I mean about scousers.
I hope that you're around when Skints sell players and start loosing
games and struggling.  You won't see me having your attitude.  

We need good humour and friendly rivalry between RL supporters.

I am prepared to see Wigan through this bad patch and look for a better
future with a clean bank balance.  I look forward to a short spectating
stint at Horwhich and then at a new stadium.  The Alfred Mc Asda sground
at the old Westwood power station site is the newest rumour.

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Post by Mr P Halliwel » Sat, 05 Apr 1997 04:00:00

It was rumoured in a local paper that Wigan only got 60,000
pounds for Shaun Edwards from London.

Jack wants his backside kicking for this.
On the open transfer market Edwards would have easilly got
150,000 pounds from Leeds or Warrington.  Not that he wanted
to play anywhere else but London though.

So It's summer sale time at Wigan.

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Post by wiganrl.. » Sat, 05 Apr 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
>It was rumoured in a local paper that Wigan only got 60,000
>pounds for Shaun Edwards from London.

>Jack wants his backside kicking for this.
>On the open transfer market Edwards would have easilly got
>150,000 pounds from Leeds or Warrington.  Not that he wanted
>to play anywhere else but London though.

So if the Broncos would not pay 150,000 and Edwards would not play anywhere
else he would have retired and Wigan would have got nothing.

I think if the above quote is true, the Broncos got a bargain but perhaps
Robinson took into account Edwards long service to Wigan.

Dave

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Homage to Shaun Edwards - the end of an era

Post by Mugwu » Sat, 05 Apr 1997 04:00:00


Quote:


>>It was rumoured in a local paper that Wigan only got 60,000
>>pounds for Shaun Edwards from London.

>>Jack wants his backside kicking for this.
>>On the open transfer market Edwards would have easilly got
>>150,000 pounds from Leeds or Warrington.  Not that he wanted
>>to play anywhere else but London though.

>So if the Broncos would not pay 150,000 and Edwards would not play anywhere
>else he would have retired and Wigan would have got nothing.

>I think if the above quote is true, the Broncos got a bargain but perhaps
>Robinson took into account Edwards long service to Wigan.

You Wiganers are SOOOOO dumb :-)

The reason why they got a reduced sum?

TAX!!!!!!

What did they buy Edwards for - nowt
What did they sell Edwards for - 150K

Taxable sum - 150,000.

Plus you have to take into account the agent's and Admin fees.

Mugwump.

Quote:
>Dave

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Post by Steve Morri » Sun, 06 Apr 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
>On Fri, 4 Apr 1997 08:44:27 +0100, Mr P Halliwell

>>No need to be abusive John.  See what I mean about scousers.
>>I hope that you're around when Skints sell players and start loosing
>>games and struggling.  You won't see me having your attitude.  

>Anyone reading my post, in the context it was made, ie as a reply to
>your post, will understand my sentiments.

>I am one of those very same Saints fans who laughs, jokes, takes the
>wins, losses and the piss. Thing is, no one has ever come up to me in
>a ground and accused me of "crawling out of the woodwork", or said I
>want shooting.

>Anyway, I can fall out in real life, I don't want to start doing it in
>my internet world aswell. Lets all just keep it sensible, I have
>noticed quite a bit off "close to the edge stuff" lately.

>Peace. For agro, go to uk.misc.

>PS - I live twelve miles from Liverpool and twelve miles from Wigun.
>If that gives me dual nationality, I am going to by a new shell suit
>right now in preference to the alternative.

>John Lancaster
>St Helens, UK

I live 12 miles from London does that make me a***ney?

--
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Homage to Shaun Edwards - the end of an era

Post by John Pow » Mon, 07 Apr 1997 05:00:00



Quote:

>> Well, hes gone.  He is now a London player.  Some sort of compromise deal has
>>  been worked out with the Broncos which I suppose means hes gone for less than
>>  half price (penny pinching bastards).
>> he his still playing in Super League and not playing in the 1st division
>with the likes of Mike Ford and Deryk Fox etc.
>rob :-)>

He is playing Superleague and playing in the Premior Division. I
reckon London will do well with Sean at  the helm, he's the bst
oraniser I've ever seen. But being only twenty thir*** I haven't seen
that many "greats".

Apart  from Greg of course who is the greatest

That should cause some consternation, and network traffic.

 
 
 

Homage to Shaun Edwards - the end of an era

Post by Steve Morri » Mon, 07 Apr 1997 05:00:00



Quote:



>>> Well, hes gone.  He is now a London player.  Some sort of compromise deal has
>>>  been worked out with the Broncos which I suppose means hes gone for less
>than
>>>  half price (penny pinching bastards).
>>> he his still playing in Super League and not playing in the 1st division
>>with the likes of Mike Ford and Deryk Fox etc.
>>rob :-)>

>He is playing Superleague and playing in the Premior Division. I
>reckon London will do well with Sean at  the helm, he's the bst
>oraniser I've ever seen. But being only twenty thir*** I haven't seen
>that many "greats".

>Apart  from Greg of course who is the greatest

>That should cause some consternation, and network traffic.

Greg Barwick?

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Post by rgstoc.. » Tue, 08 Apr 1997 04:00:00

Steve said..."I live 12 miles from London does that make me a***ney?"

Only if you have very good hearing!

Roger Stocker (I was born within earshot of Heathrow runway 1, not difficult now, but back in the 50's it was a tad smaller, now live about 6 miles from Bow bells, still with the wind in the right
direction and a good sense of imagination I can hear them bells, or is that the dogs at Catford dog track?, mind you try listening to the PA at the Stoop from outside the ground...you'll be lucky)