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On Tour with the Lions - Part seven
So…it’s the end of the road…Gym takes us through the last few days of following the Lions…so close but so far….but would he do it again? Were the fush and chups worth the money? Was it worth all the hassle with the travelling and hotels? Would Gym do it again? For the last time its on tour with the Lions…and then home to cut the grass…with a combine harvester…
On Tour with the Lions - Part six
Well its another epic....and a win against the mighty All Blacks. Poynton Shark gives his verdict on the second test...who cares I hear you shout, we won! Gym Haka tells of the last mid week game and his encounter with a plague ridden Quins supporter, a mancunian in a flat cap and his former secretary. Its another epic but well worth the read. Enjoy!
On Tour with the Lions - Part five
We we have a treat for you this time...no expense spared! We have two for the price of one. gym Haka continues his tour of new Zealand the highlight this week...his own washing machine...and fish and chips. Poynton Shark watches from an armchair in Australia and gives his view of the first test...and he is not despondent...yet. So sit back and enjoy...this is an epic.
On Tour with the Lions - Part four
Well the lions have started to show thier teeth. And Gym is enjoying the cultural side of New Zealand including endless coach journeys, rain, Indian pizza,the stench of sulpur, a giant Haka, beer and why you shouldn't visit Hamilton ....oh and pondering the possibilities of the Sharkettes in grass skirts accompanied by a brass band.
On Tour with the Lions - Part three
Gym Haka visits Christchurch and sees first hand the devestation caused by the earthquakes. He also gets wet...again...and finds out who actually ate all the pies...
On Tour with the Lions - Part two
Well Gym Haka is over his jet lag and he has found cadburys chocolate fingers and twinnings tea.The wine is going down well and things can only get better....cant they?
On Tour with the Lions - Part one
Its everyones dream to be able to go on a Lions tour. But what is it like to follow the Lions? Well at great expense (to the Sale supporter not the moderators) one lucky Sale supporter has the chance to find out. Over to Gym Haka....
Being everyone’s favourite second team
And so we embark on the long fallow time before next season begins. Over the next few months, we'll be putting up articles here submitted by various denizens of the messageboard. In the first article MartWhit looks back on Sales glorious era of attacking rugby at Heywood Road. Or was it?
View from the south stand: Sale 27 Bath 24
And so we came to the final game of an eminently forgettable season. A ten-game losing streak, losing at home to Bristol, The Arscott affair… On the other hand: beating Leicester and Wasps at home and the emergence of some real potential talent gave some cause for hope. Bath, though, looking to a play-off spot, would be a tricky proposition.
View from Heywood Road: Sale FC 59 Preston Grasshoppers 14
In the absence of very much rugby in the Premiership at the moment, it's worth looking across at Sharks' sister/founder club Sale FC. Having secured 2nd place in National 2 North, they were looking for the necessary points to guarantee a home playoff. Needing 9 from 2 games, they got 5 of them here with a 59-14 win. Here are some pictures I took.