This Weeks’s Retro Match of the Week goes back to June 2000 writes Wish FM’s Bilko.
In the News: France and Italy meet in the Final of Euro 2000 in Rotterdam. Italy had led 1-0 until stoppage time when France equalised. The match was then settled by a “Golden Goal” from David Trezequet in the 103rd Minute.
On Television: It is announced that Eric Richard, who played Sergeant Bob Cryer in “The Bill”, would be leaving the show. Meanwhile “Widescreen” was now officially adopted as the main format for television broadcast.
At the Cinema: The highest grossing film was “Gladiator” starring Russell Crowe.
Top of the Charts: “Spinning Around” – Kylie Minogue
This match in June 2000 was a clash between the top two in Super League at that particular time.
Just three weeks earlier the sides had battled out a 12-12 draw at JJB Stadium and the quick return match was highly anticipated.
The size of Wigan’s task though was huge. Bradford hadn’t lost at Odsal in almost two years since Sheffield had beaten them in August 1998. That was a run of 31 matches and the previous weekend the Bulls had seen off Salford 96-16 at Odsal in a record Super League victory that still stands today.
A massive crowd of 18,185 attended as the sun shone on a great summer evening in which Wigan produced a fantastic display to end that long unbeaten run, helped by a great performance from Terry Newton and also the infamous Neil Cowie drop goal!
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