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Started by: hilly (76)

Been watching Wigan RLFC old matches during covid, and noticed Australian commentators often refferring to Wigan as " The Riversiders ". I used to watch in the sixties from the end pen, but cannot recall anyone using that title. Anyone actually remember the name, or is it an Aussie description ?

Started: 7th Jan 2021 at 22:08

Posted by: broady (16573) 

I can remember the Riversiders Nick name.

Replied: 7th Jan 2021 at 23:04

Posted by: tuddy (1134)

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The Riversiders.

Replied: 7th Jan 2021 at 23:20

Posted by: retep1949 (664)

I remember Eddie Waring calling Wigan the Riversiders but I don't think it was that popular with fans.

Replied: 8th Jan 2021 at 07:23

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Riversiders was used often when they were Wigan RLFC.

Enjoyed the Riverside Club too, many good times in there.

Replied: 8th Jan 2021 at 07:30

Posted by: tomplum (7122) 

I had some good times as well in the Riverside Club , Also earlier that that it was just called the Rugby club, Tymes Square was the regular band/group, ( later changed their name to copper Kettle) and I remember the big door man called, Cheyanne ,

Replied: 8th Jan 2021 at 08:40

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6581)

Cheyenne

Did he come from Worsley Hall, and his Squaw had red hair

Replied: 8th Jan 2021 at 10:15

Posted by: WN1 Standisher (139)

Enjoyed going to the Riverside and had some great nights up there. John Martin as the compere set the tone for some fantastic turns. I remember Jimmy Metcalfe on the door, top bloke.

Replied: 8th Jan 2021 at 10:21

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6581)

I used to go to the Riverside, as I did when it was just the Rugby League Club, Phil wots his name was in charge of the Riverside, and then there was Sheena

Replied: 8th Jan 2021 at 10:35

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Cheyenne.

Replied: 8th Jan 2021 at 11:26

Posted by: jo anne (33386) 

WN1 Standisher: John Martin as the compere

What was the song that John always ended the night with, I’ve been trying to remember.

Replied: 8th Jan 2021 at 11:35

Posted by: gideonfel (323)

Jo anne. It used to be a great night in the rugby club. I'm sure John Martin used to sing 'You'll Never Walk Alone' at some stage during his spot. Everyone standing on the seats. That might have been his last number of the night?

Replied: 8th Jan 2021 at 12:17

Posted by: Diston (189)

TTS, Phill taylor was manager, Jo,anne was it not secret love by cathy kirby.

Replied: 8th Jan 2021 at 12:21

Posted by: cheshirecat (65) 

I never saw him perform at the Riverside but l saw him a few times when he did the club circuit.
He always sang Something Inside So Strong and a very good version he did of it. I can't remember whether or not that was his finishing song but it always went down well

Replied: 8th Jan 2021 at 13:08

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6581)

Yep Phil Taylor

Replied: 8th Jan 2021 at 13:26

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3327) 

Remember the nickname well ans especially the club we always ended up in there after the match one thing of many i recall was the aussie tv company were doing a sporting piece for back home and the gang i was in our nickname was " Snooker club corner gang"" they did quite a lengthy filming of us great banter! As for john Martin he always saw to us brought us loads of sandwiches /pies great guy and many a happy hours spent there .G.B.

Replied: 8th Jan 2021 at 13:32

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6581)

I bet the name of the video was "The Whinging Poms"

Replied: 8th Jan 2021 at 13:42

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3327) 

JUST HOW DID YOU GET THAT TOMMY???HAHAH

Replied: 8th Jan 2021 at 13:43

Posted by: jo anne (33386) 

Thanks for the suggestions of John Martin’s finale song. I’m thinking of the late ‘80s/ early ‘90s, and Gideonfel might be right with “You'll Never Walk Alone”.

Replied: 8th Jan 2021 at 14:21

Posted by: i-spy (14979) 

My mate had all 3 of his stag do's at the Riverside - strangely all 4 years apart

Replied: 8th Jan 2021 at 17:34

Posted by: Billinge Biker (584)

Love is all I have to give... It was a favourite of Jimmy Medcalfe's.... Original by Malcolm Roberts. Still knocks it out on his rounds does Melvin....... Melvin Leatherbarrow (That's why he uses Johnny Martin)

Replied: 8th Jan 2021 at 17:37

Posted by: tuddy (1134)

Jo Anne, Is Secret Love the song you're thinking of, I remember Johnny Martin blasting that out.

Replied: 8th Jan 2021 at 20:31

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Replied: 9th Jan 2021 at 08:36

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

only went in a few times, jimmy Metcalf was a gentleman,

Replied: 9th Jan 2021 at 13:20

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

That's funny because the Basil Brush who was "The Man Of The Year Award" over on the Wiganworld board says he worked there and saw some sights, he even has the same avatar as you. I posted on it earlier and saw it again.

Replied: 9th Jan 2021 at 18:31

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Here this is what it says Basil go and have a look on the Wiganworld section.

Posted by: basil brush (15799)

I used to glass collect there late 70s, saw some sight's but happy days

Replied: 12th Jan 2011 at 18:34

Replied: 9th Jan 2021 at 18:38

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

In the words of Frank Spencer..."or do my eyes deceive me".

Replied: 9th Jan 2021 at 18:50

Posted by: Platty (375)

Does Neil Leatherbarrow mean anything to anyone

Replied: 9th Jan 2021 at 19:00

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

A relation of John Martin/Melvin?

Replied: 9th Jan 2021 at 19:05

Posted by: Billinge Biker (584)

Gentleman that reminds me.... When I was an Ince Bobby 1980-1990..jimmy had a chip shop up HR Ince... One night a tool thought he would get one over on Jimmy by throwing a car wheel through his chippy window... Thus destroying his soaking peas for the day after..... Eventually we got a call that Jimmy had apprehended the offender on Ince bar... We got there to see this bludgeoned person squeeling for help... We took him in and guess what... No complaint of damage the day after.... The tool coughed up big style... Happy days.

Replied: 9th Jan 2021 at 20:14

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Jimmy once painted himself green for the kids in Ince for something or other. Scared the bejaysus out of some folk the kids loved it.

Replied: 9th Jan 2021 at 20:19

Posted by: jarvo (30011) 

Ince?

Replied: 9th Jan 2021 at 20:22

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

That's was his residence, so yes Ince. Trained in his gym in Humphrey Street early seventies, I believe he moved from there later on to Arnside Avenue near the old Legion.

Replied: 9th Jan 2021 at 20:28

Posted by: Diston (189)

Jimmy was painted green like the incredible hulk , for the childre of ince central school, i think it was some xmas panto.

Replied: 9th Jan 2021 at 20:48

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Thanks Diston. He was a good bloke.

Replied: 9th Jan 2021 at 20:54

Posted by: Billinge Biker (584)

"Ince Barbell Club"

Replied: 10th Jan 2021 at 10:00

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

That's it BB. I believe his son runs it now the one who is an actor, Kevin.

Replied: 10th Jan 2021 at 10:58

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

Graham could be a bit unpredictable sometimes.

Replied: 10th Jan 2021 at 12:18

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

How would you know you rarely went, so couldn't comment on how he was. HAHAHAHAHA!

Replied: 10th Jan 2021 at 18:28

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

Royce was alright too.

Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 08:48

Posted by: Billinge Biker (584)

Royce Banks.... He is a funny lad.. Used to have an ice cream van... Didn't have a driving licence...

Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 10:22

Posted by: jathbee (10724)

Walshy talks as if he was a personal friend of these people.
Strange really considering he rarely went to the club. He's a maker of pork pies and no mistake

Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 11:15

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6581)

Royce

Did he have that Jim in the Orrell Station building

Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 12:11

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Saw Royce this morning, I remember Ronella his sis selling ice cream she's a post woman now. Both very fit people.

Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 14:01

Posted by: nanajacqui (3582) 

Terry you must be a very popular figure in the community you know so many people in all walks of life,that's brilliant

Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 14:08

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Lifelong friends most of them, NanaJ. I've always got about a lot.

Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 14:12

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

don't no, tts, I didn't go in a great deal.

I've seen jarvo this morning.

Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 14:14

Posted by: jathbee (10724)

Looked in the mirror did you.

Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 14:15

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Well in Mrs.

Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 14:17

Posted by: nanajacqui (3582) 

Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 14:18

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

here they come

Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 14:34

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

It's telling all those lies that drop you in it, remember ducktail, being a glass collector at the Riverside even when you didn't go that often.

Oh and using another persons account on WW.

Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 15:04

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

If I'm honest I preferred chaplins

Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 17:20

Posted by: jathbee (10724)

But honesty is not in your nature, is it Walshy. We all know about you making pork pies.

Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 18:22

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Honest? About as honest as your pal Jarvo.

Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 18:47

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

It was more central, crumpin bouncers on there as well.

Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 19:03

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

So you only went to eye up the big bouncers.

Your not purple are you?

Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 19:18

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

Much more central, chaplins

Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 19:32

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Is it?

Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 20:28

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

You can hardly miss them when your trying to get in between them and the door

Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 20:38

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

I'm going for a shower. No ladders up to the window looking in please, Purple Aki Brush.

Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 20:40

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

Mind you, one was an ex Mr universe so he was bound to be big

Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 20:42

Posted by: basil brush (16183)

by: TerryW (5985)

I'm going for a shower.

I need a lie down after you springing that
On me about stacey

Replied: 11th Jan 2021 at 21:08

 

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