The Derek Beaumont Column – 7th April 2017

The Derek Beaumont Column – 7th April 2017

This edition of the Derek Beaumont Column originally appeared in the Leigh Centurions Vs Catalans Dragons Matchday Magazine on Friday 7th April 2017. Please let me start with an apology to each and every one of you who paid over your hard-earned money to watch the Widnes fixture. Now before I go into this I want to point out that I do not wish to take anything away from Widnes here as they came with what they had, topped with a commitment and desire to win the game and executed…

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The Derek Beaumont Column: 1st April 2017

The Derek Beaumont Column: 1st April 2017

This column first appeared in the Match Day Magazine at the Leigh Centurions Vs Widnes Vikings game on 1st April 2017. As some of you may know I am now back on twitter having a bit of banter with my good friend Dr Koukash and I recall tweeting last Friday morning how good it feels waking up on a Friday, safe in the knowledge you already have your two Betfred Super League points in the bag with your weekend ahead of you to enjoy whilst everyone else fights it out….

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The Derek Beaumont Column: 16th March 2017

The Derek Beaumont Column: 16th March 2017

I said last week how good Wigan’s defence was and how vital that is to any team winning a game. In simple terms if you don’t concede you can’t lose and it is a good trait to have and one I hope to see us continue to build on as the season unfolds and I am sure we will. I started my rugby fix on Thursday night at the Halliwell Jones for the highly anticipated Warrington v Wigan fixture. Rocky and his team mates were guard of honour to the…

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The Derek Beaumont Column: 10th March 2017

The Derek Beaumont Column: 10th March 2017

So, we have made it through the first four rounds of the Betfred Super League and what an incredibly tough four rounds they have been. I have purposely not used the word survived as I don’t think we have survived. I think we have fought gallantly and competed with pride and in many people’s eyes we have two points more than many may have forecast at this stage. You could, however, maybe apportion the word survived to the squad in terms of looking back at what is left of it…

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The Derek Beaumont Column: 24th February 2017

The Derek Beaumont Column: 24th February 2017

Well it has been a week of challenges and I suppose in Rugby League terms they don’t come much bigger than the World Club Challenge. Or do they? It could be argued that every round of Super League is actually bigger if you take the games in their playing context; however, I believe the World Club Challenge is much bigger than that. We have to keep pushing the boundaries to grow this great game and bring it a bigger worldwide audience to attract the key sponsors and income. Obviously being…

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The Derek Beaumont Column: 17th February 2017

The Derek Beaumont Column: 17th February 2017

From Las Vegas to Cas Vegas! ‘What have they got in common?’ I here you ask. Well they were both freezing and I lost in both is the simple answer, as after that they are poles apart, except for the very friendly warm welcome I received in both. I have to say, however, renewing my wedding vows after ten years with my beautiful wife in Las Vegas just about tipped it J. In between both visits I had the pleasure of visiting Oldham’s ground at Stalybridge to see how our…

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