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Steve Slater

Member Since 22 Apr 2005
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 09:15 PM

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In Topic: What can we do to increase attendances?

Yesterday, 08:24 PM

Wow! this thread is still going, it's like Groundhog Day. I've not posted on here for a fortnight because I've been trying to get a life, but I can't resist.

Regarding the effect of the soccer clubs on attendances, I would like to ask Parky whether he would agree with me that the initial success of Don Revie's Leeds United in the mid sixties might have affected Wakefield's, and maybe Hunslet's, crowds more than it did the Loiners? There was a big drop in RL attendances in the sixties, and I wonder whether this had anything to do with the launch of Match Of The Day? I know that many of the great Trinity side were getting past their best, especially Neil Fox, but I can remember interest in Leeds United growing around Wakefield far greater than in the the City of Leeds itself.  

In Topic: up the Rovers

14 September 2014 - 10:06 PM

I know we have a week off but I thought the first and last try today showed what we can do at full buzz. Onward asnd upward. A lot of speculation and fearful comments about Sheffield. With Moore back and at full potential we can beat them if the draw goes that way. A lot delends on the players available.

Don't think we'll play Sheffield until the final, unless Dewsbury beat Halifax next week. I know its lunacy, but if Fax win we'll play them again and Leigh will get the winner of Donny-Sheffield.

In Topic: MOM Fev vs Fax

14 September 2014 - 05:46 PM

1. Jointly awarded to Moore and Crossley, can't split them. Moore was outstanding but the game turned around when Crossley and Lockwood came back on after 54 minutes when we were trailing 16-12. The step up in our game was noticeable from that point.


3. Teasdale. We don't miss Ellis any more when he's resting on the bench.  

In Topic: Sam Smeaton

13 September 2014 - 09:50 AM

We don't know whether he was wanted by Andy Hay, and for how much? If he wasn't wanted or offered a good enough contract you could hardly blame him, but if he was given assurances that he remained in our plans then it's worse than a slap in the face. Which was it?


Do we still insure players to cover their wages while they're out injured? I would like to know what he's been paid and where from, over the last couple of years.

In Topic: Signings for next season

12 September 2014 - 07:48 AM

Hope the prop can fill the hole vacated by Crossley, we'll have to see what developes on the hooker/half-back front, but maybe Andy is planning to play an extra pivot at 13 like we did in our pomp, and Sheffield are doing so successfully this latter half of the season.

Was there any update on Matt Nicholson & Liam Walmsley, is either or both part of our plans for next season?