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.