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    Quote Originally Posted by DD View Post
    At the end of the day, we can't complain about home advantage too much. We are at home for an away game next week and we managed to play half of our lockdown games at home whereas the likes of Wigan weren't allowed a single further home game in the weekly rounds.

    In reality, though, it counts for little at the moment. It doesn't bother me where we play it, although it would grate somewhat if Headingley was chosen when our own stadium has been one of the designated venues since August.

    I have to say, the Cup is my priority this year. We've won two Grand Finals on the spin and my personal need for a third has now been eclipsed by the need to win the Cup after 13 long years. It's far too long for a club of our stature and a monkey that we need to get off our backs.
    It would be nice to win the CC. But personally i would take a 3rd GF win on the bounce over a CC win. Winning the CC is what 3 or 4 games ? Winning a 3rd GF would leave a bigger mark in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brook View Post
    It would be nice to win the CC. But personally i would take a 3rd GF win on the bounce over a CC win. Winning the CC is what 3 or 4 games ? Winning a 3rd GF would leave a bigger mark in my opinion.
    I agree with you Brook. Winning the CC is glamorous, but winning three back to back to back Grand Finals, that's legendary status.

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    We might as well win both to really cement this side as one of the best.
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    Well the BBC seem to think it's at Saints and when have they ever got things rugby league-related wrong?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/56563619

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Dave View Post
    Shock.
    It was. York were supposed to get Leeds.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos Cervezas View Post
    That was great. Wasnt there about six cards shown?
    Something like that, it was an old school cup tie.

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    Not sure why we need to compare and contrast what we'd rather win. The Cup should be our priority now, because they are knock-out games and just around the corner. There is very little chance of us not being a Top 2 or 3 side this season, and the league games will take care of themselves. This isn't like in football where the Cup could get in the way of league games under FPTP, we can lose 7-8 league games and still coast top 2. I see no reason to treat the Cup as anything other than the priority right now, and when we've won it we then take peaking for the play-offs and winning GF as our priority after it.

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    I'd like to think my home town club could do us a favour by beating the Pies and avenging the CC s-f defeat in 1984. Unlikely though. In 160 minutes of play this season York have only conceded one try, and have quite a lot of big, but aging, names like Ryan Atkins, Ben Jones-Bishop, Danny Kirmond, Danny Washbrook and Adam Cuthbertson

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    Understand ours and the Catalans game been selected for TV.

    Double header at the TWS, our game will be on 1st at 2.30pm followed by Catalans at same venue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blobbynator View Post
    Understand ours and the Catalans game been selected for TV.

    Double header at the TWS, our game will be on 1st at 2.30pm followed by Catalans at same venue.
    An argument could be made that Catalans v Wakefield is the least enticing tie of the 8. I'm baffled if the BBC have picked this.

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    Maybe its because of travelling to France?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saintgeorge View Post
    Maybe it’s because of travelling to France?
    No doubt they'd likely have to play it here, but still not sure why it would be one of the two 'big' TV games of the eight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray77 View Post
    Not sure why we need to compare and contrast what we'd rather win. The Cup should be our priority now, because they are knock-out games and just around the corner. There is very little chance of us not being a Top 2 or 3 side this season, and the league games will take care of themselves. This isn't like in football where the Cup could get in the way of league games under FPTP, we can lose 7-8 league games and still coast top 2. I see no reason to treat the Cup as anything other than the priority right now, and when we've won it we then take peaking for the play-offs and winning GF as our priority after it.

    Spot on, agree 100%. Rotate players in the SL games around the CC games; if we lose a couple, it shouldn't derail our top-2 plans.
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    Hope it is like twenty years ago when we got Wigan & Leeds in the rounds with Bradford in the final on our way to lifting the pot.

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    When was the last time we beat Leeds in a knock out game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glasgowsaint View Post
    When was the last time we beat Leeds in a knock out game?

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    2009 Challenge Cup 4th round I believe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray77 View Post
    An argument could be made that Catalans v Wakefield is the least enticing tie of the 8. I'm baffled if the BBC have picked this.
    I agree it's a boring match up in terms of two mid table SL sides but suppose reality is that should be one of if not the most competitive game of the round or certainly has potential to be. Likelihood is Wigan and Warrington will win with some ease and with no fans there etc. I think it loses that bit of cup "magic" really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blobbynator View Post
    Understand ours and the Catalans game been selected for TV.

    Double header at the TWS, our game will be on 1st at 2.30pm followed by Catalans at same venue.
    https://www.saintsrlfc.com/2021/03/3...ule-confirmed/

    This is now confirmed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wee Waa Womble View Post
    2009 Challenge Cup 4th round I believe
    That really is quite damning considering the number of times we must have played them since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glasgowsaint View Post
    That really is quite damning considering the number of times we must have played them since.
    2 grand finals, 2 challenge cup semis, 2 play off semis and 1 challenge cup 5th round match
    Forwards win games. The backs decide by how much.

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