Steve Slater

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About Steve Slater

  • Birthday 02/18/1952

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    Sharlston
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    Freelance Sports Journalist
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  1. Steve Slater

    2019 Squad

    Hartley played on the wing in the second half Colin. After the game Paul March said that his versatility could be utilised, and he could become a useful fringe player if he doesn't become a first team regular.
  2. Steve Slater

    Man of Match Poll- Volunteer required

    It's all down to you Colin, I used to leave it a week because Sunday morning was the best for me, but you get very few votes by the back end of the week. You'll get a feel for it and make your own choices. Regarding the trophy, it was donated by TotalRL who run this forum, but the club have their own M.O.M. vote on twitter which is sponsored, therefore any presentation has to be done outside of the club's official channels so as not to take any gloss off the awards that the sponsors pay a considerable amount for. The trophy is still with me as I was unable to get hold of Luke Briscoe at the back end of last season. I would imagine that directly after the friendly against Leeds would be the best opportunity, assuming he will be there of course? The picture below is of the trophy just after presentation to 2017 winner Anthony Thackeray directly after the final game of the season at The Shay.
  3. Steve Slater

    Man of Match Poll- Volunteer required

    If you want to start the poll next week, feel free to do so Colin, just for fun of course during the friendlies. There was no point over the last couple of games, you would have got very few votes. I based it on the Albert Goldthorpe medal based on League Express, asking for the first three choices, and awarding three, two and one point respectively. At the end of the poll the winner gets 3 points on the league table for the seasonal award, the second gets two and the third one point. Nothing fancy, I just worked it all out on graph paper and usually totted the scoring up after a week, usually the following Sunday morning.
  4. It was men against boys today. Parkside are the best amateur side around, packed with BARLA internationals who have opted to stay with them despite being chased by professional clubs. They could match half the sides in League 1, so how would anyone expect these youngsters, plus Davies and Hardcastle for half a game, to arm wrestle the likes of Jamie Fields? They might have beaten them with Davies and Hardcastle in the second half but they were already showered and changed. Paul March had no intention in keeping them on because it wasn't about the result, rather the opportunity for the youngsters.
  5. Steve Slater

    Man of Match Poll- Volunteer required

    I will contact you later in the week Colin, I'm a bit busy at present.
  6. Due to personal reasons I have not been posting on this forum for a couple of months, but now the new season is in its preparation stage I must come back on to appeal for a volunteer to run the Man of the Match poll. Now that I am writing the match reports from the LD Nutrition for both League Express and League Weekly, Sunday is my busiest day of the week and I struggle to keep up with the running of the Man of the Match poll on this forum. Would anyone be interested in taking over the reins? It involves creating a new topic on match days then adding up the votes after a week, usually on the following Sunday morning, then updating the league table to determine the winner at the end of the season. We have a trophy, donated by TotalRL (League Express group) to present to the winner at the end of the season, although I never caught up with last year's winner Luke Briscoe, and whoever takes over could present it to him at the earliest opportunity. Thank you for all your votes over the last few years. Kind regards, Steve.
  7. Steve Slater

    Steve Lingard - Passed Away

    Thanks for that BSJ, its brought it all back now and kicked my memory into sync. I can remember Nigel Stevo going to Bradford because my brother Ian Slater & Graham Joyce moved to Leeds shortly after Jeff Grayson moved from Crown Flat to Odsal, then the Stevo move came shortly after. And as you say Jonny Wolford moved the other way as his creative replacement, with Jack Austin thrown in. Would have been a great bit of business if they'd been a bit younger. Steve Lingard was three years ahead of me at Sharlston junior school and I can remember him organising playtime touch and pass games between the Fev and Wakey fans. No wonder he later became chairman at Featherstone, which in a small way made up for him never playing for the Rovers. RIP Steve.
  8. Steve Slater

    Steve Lingard - Passed Away

    Or was it as a replacement for Nigel Stephenson when he was transferred to Bradford? November 1978 I think? I think Steve's transfer fee was something around £6,000? A fair sum in those days.
  9. Steve Slater

    private equity company land plans

    It must make them feel Like A Rhinestone Cowboy "Getting cards and letters from people I don't even know". If anyone has sent me a friend request on facebook please do not be offended, I have indeed received many friend requests from people I do not know. Also from friends and relatives who I have also ignored. I only use it for work related matters and projects I am involved with, so only accept the friend requests that would help me with those.
  10. Steve Slater

    AGM tonight.

    One impression I got, although not clarified and I may have got the wrong end of the stick, is that if the debt is paid off the club will immediately be £100K p.a. better off in not having to pay interest on the loans? If I'm right on this it would put them in a much better position over other Championship and League 1 clubs come 2021 if central funding is greatly reduced? Can someone please clarify this, because if that's the case the biggest risk to Fev would be that they would have no-one to play against- It's the other clubs I'm more worried about than Fev.
  11. Steve Slater

    private equity company land plans

    Colin, As you won't be there can I please ask you what you think the various tax implications would be for various options, ie would there be any capital gains tax to pay, and at what rate, if the land was sold or if any property built on it was sold? Also, if the club received around £300K p.a. after completion, would this be taxable separately or would it just go against the club's general income and expenditure which would also include the playing budget?
  12. Steve Slater

    Dual Reg scenario for next year

    And the team that won promotion wasn't the best team over the full season, not even the second best IMO! So when you're punching above your weight, anything that can overcome that disadvantage is acceptable in my book.
  13. Steve Slater

    private equity company land plans

    I've been losing sleep over this Robin, wondering which way I should vote, but your parallel with Brexit convinces me that I and many other A Shareholders aren't knowledgeable enough to make a choice. I've dabbled in property development in the past and bought both land and houses, but with only moderate success, and I still don't feel qualified to make a decision. One thing it has taught me though is that time is money, and by sitting on your assets without getting income for them you are losing money year on year, and it could amount to more than you would have made by choosing the slower option. So, unless someone comes up with a much better argument I will continue to trust in Campbell, he's not done a bad job so far.
  14. Steve Slater

    2019 Squad

    Nothing much has happened this week, but Dav Longoe away on holiday. I presume he'll be back for the AGM? We might hear more news after that.
  15. Steve Slater

    Dual Reg scenario for next year

    It hasn't happened much Graham, most of the D/R players have been covering injuries or suspensions, although I can remember Brett Delaney playing once when not needed. It could be a real dilemma next season though if both clubs have better luck on this front. What would you do if you were offered Briscoe, Handley and Newman all at once and all Fev's backs were fit and available too?