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
    Rugby League
    Creative writing
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    Property development

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. Steve Slater

    private equity company land plans

    Sometimes you can be too cautious, and the memory of '83 is fading year on year as us Old 'uns pass away. Since the Destination Super League caption was dropped and Rovers stopped being Top Dog attendances have been falling. The equity company might make a few bucks, but might also make Fev more than they would on their own? I feel that the time is right to make a push both on the field and with developing other income streams. We don't know how far expansionism will go, so Fev need to get into the mix before it is too late, and also before many of us bite the dust before seeing the promised land..
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    Dual Reg scenario for next year

    A lot could depend on Rhinos' injury situation, which was as bad as Fev's in 2018. If they don't get many there will be some high quality players looking for a game, which could help reach the play-offs, but after that most of them are unlikely to be available if registration rules prevent them. Leeds aren't going to go into their play-offs without cover. Any side wanting to make a real push for SL needs to hold some cash back to strengthen or fill gaps where needed at the back end of the season.
  12. Steve Slater

    private equity company land plans

    The big issue is not mentioned- Planning Permission. The land is worth a lot more with this than without, and I have trouble understanding why its not a foregone conclusion? Half the farmers in Castleford have been turned into multi-millionaires on the back of development on green belt land, so why not this bit of scrubland and former allotments? Shopping malls were planned and planning permission granted on green belt at Glasshoughton and Newmarket because council tax payers wanted new stadia for Wildcats and Tigers, so what do the council tax payers of Featherstone want? Would they support a planning application or not? A few years ago the labour councillors lost their seats over a swimming pool, so why has there been no pressure group set up to lobby the council into supporting a planning application? If this happened the land would be worth far more and the private equity firm would have to either pay more or settle for a lower stake in the land.
  13. Steve Slater

    2019 Squad

    Fev have too many assets to lose so can't spend money they don't have. Those throwing money about like confetti don't even own a kit bag, but if they go into liquidation have nothing to lose so could be back in a couple of years with no debts.
  14. Steve Slater

    2019 Squad

    Thacks started the season as a bit part player, it's only the injuries that brought him back into the spotlight. If I was him I wouldn't want a repeat of that and would want to go somewhere where I could be top dog and earn more money at the same time. From Fev's point of view, next year's budget won't allow both Thacks and Riddy unless one of them takes a pay cut.
  15. Steve Slater

    M.O.M. LEAGUE TABLE

    I have a 6:30pm deadline Chris so have to make a snap decision on the star man for both sides. After watching it back on RoversTV I often change my mind.