When the 'new' club was set up by CH in 1997, over 3000 watched it play Rochdale in a pre-season law cup final game. Crowds are now down to 600 and the club has had numerous winding up orders and a debt last calculated at c£300k. You obviously haven't been to Whitebank which makes Sheddings look like a palace!! So what do you admire about Chris Hamilton so much?
As you are aware, the 'old' club had been in the top flight for a number of seasons prior to going bust. However, I would give my right arm to be back as a 'yo, yo' side of 20-30 years ago....and so would about 3000-4000 others I suspect!
I've been shown around white bank by Chris hamilton, for an article I wrote for Rugby League World.
I admire his refusal to be beaten, his hard work, his positive attitude. On a personal level I enjoy his company.
It was being a 'yo yo' side 20-30 years ago that was at tyhe heart of the club's demise. I think 3-4000 is a little optimistic, and in any case didn't have any effect on thee club's dire financial status at the time.
as for the sheddings, much of the ground wasn't even usable in the period you mention because neglect had made it dangerous. I loved the score board and feel it should have been preserved.
Edited by l'angelo mysterioso, 19 October 2012 - 09:58 AM.