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  1. OMEGA

    New Grounds.

    I say again, in answer to the above posts, other than ‘he said she said’ where’s the proof of any wrong doing by Walker? How do you know that he was acting against the interests of the club he has supported, helped and rescued for decades. Im not doubting the Trust members but do they even KNOW what Walker was trying to achieve. It’s alright saying he wasn’t being open with them but do they know that his methods weren’t honourable or that his actions wouldn’t ultimately have been fruitful. He’s the one with the experience in theses matters, he’s the one who understands the politics that drive things like this. Like I said, I’m not pro or anti anyone, least of all the trust members, but I’m not going to slavishly believe hearsay without proof.
  2. OMEGA

    New Grounds.

    It’s the same trust, Walker resigned as a Chairman and left with a new Chairman voted in but it’s the same trust!
  3. OMEGA

    New Grounds.

    With regard to the provision of a new stadium can you tell me where Carter has been a success? There was a lot of progress made by the trust before Walker left, i.e. 15,000 signatures and the forcing of a Public Inquiry. What progress has been made since he left?
  4. OMEGA

    New Grounds.

    On this, The club, the original trust & SWAG are all one and the same. I have nothing but admiration for the original trust members, I don’t doubt their sincerity at all, SWAG are not involved anymore really, the trust took their place. I have no doubt that Walker had a plan, where I differ from others is that I don’t beleive for a second that his plan was to work AGAINST achieving a new stadium. He’s been operating in these circles for decades and maybe he believed his plan had more chance of being successful, let’s face it up to press Carters approach has been a complete failure. We’ll have to see what comes of the latest news but I attribute any success to the Trusts tenacity.
  5. OMEGA

    New Grounds.

    Maybe he’s lying maybe he isn’t, I suspect he isn’t! Maybe Walkers plan was gazumped by the late offer by Manni Hussain, that however does not make Walker a villain unless you beleive the conspiracies put forward by the club to protect themselves from blame. Conspiracies that as yet there is no evidence of other than hearsay and unfounded speculation. If he was serious about it then Carter should have bought the land and left no doubt about it. I suspect he was never seriously in the frame to buy it as he doesn’t have the money to do so, Walkers advice seems a convenient excuse. I’m not pro or anti either way but I don’t deal in rainbows & unicorns and I don’t just swallow every line and every word that certain parties say. I ask you this, Why would a very wealthy man who enjoys a good reputation amongst Wakefield Trinity fans, who has supported the club for 7 decades, who, more than a few times, has used his own money to bail out the club and save it from insolvency, who has funded the signing of a number of players suddenly betray the club in the fashion being suggested. It doesn’t add up
  6. OMEGA

    New Grounds.

    My point exactly! You’ve heard one side of the story, their view only and yet you’re willing to publicly condemn a man who has stood by the club for many decades. What evidence have you seen?
  7. OMEGA

    New Grounds.

    No one has any proof of wrongdoing, collusion or betrayal by Sir Rodney Walker, if you disagree then let’s see it! All we’ve had is hearsay from members of the trust and club who disagreed with him on how to act and who have blamed him without offering anything but anecdotal evidence. People on here & other social media are vilifying Walker and all they’ve got to go on is rumour and a bit of he said she said. Like him or not Sir Rodney Walker has been a lifelong supporter of Trinity, he has bailed them out financially and saved them from insolvency more than once. Some Wakefield fans have short memories and shallow loyalties!
  8. What complete and utter garbage! You may not rate Brough but just falling short with a penalty kick from halfway on the largest rugby league pitch in the game is zero indication of his mentality for the big occasion.
  9. Wakefield have Kopczack, Fifita, England, Huby, Hirst, Baldwinson, Pauli & Arona who can all play Prop forward. They also have Crowther, Horo & Anakin who can all play as middles (13) Fifita will get the chance to rest on plenty of occasions, if only due to squad rotation. I think Wakefield’s pack options are pretty deep in quality and it’ll serve them well through a long season.
  10. OK next question does anyone think they’ve posted a second choice 13 that would beat another clubs First 13?
  11. Genuinely, you’ve lost me please explain what you mean
  12. A lot of stock gets placed in the quality of depth in a squad, most teams will be hit by injury at some stage and for some it can plague a whole season. When making predictions for the season many pundits state “lack of squad depth” as a reason for saying ‘X’ team will do well or ‘Y’ team will struggle. So, how does your club squad measure up? WAKEFIELD TRINITY First Choice 13 Hampshire Jones Bishop Lyne Tupou Johnstone Miller Brough Kopczack Wood Fifita Ashurst Kirmond Arona Second Choice 13 Jowitt Kershaw Arundel King Croft Hooley Reynolds Huby Randal England Horo Batchelor Crowther Pauli Pauli Anakin Hirst Baldwinson
  13. And Joe Lydon oh and Jonathan Davies
  14. The young Fijian lad looks well balanced as a player but doesn’t immediately strike me as a superstar, yet. Hes not super quick but has decent pace, he’s strong accross the hips and through the legs, he looks to have good hands and other core skills. Time will tell, he’s young and has solid skills. As for Owen Farrell, he could play half back at SL level, he’d be at least as good as Kevin Brown but maybe not quite England level. He lacks the speed and explosiveness to be a real threat himself and he’s missed so much development time when it comes to dictating a match so his instinctive play won’t be slick enough to trouble Aus & NZ.
  15. The difference being that many Rugby League clubs wouldn’t just fall from their lofty perch in the higher division, they’d become seriously and severely financially insolvent or fold completely. There are about 5 English SL clubs who have revenue streams that would allow them to stay somewhat competitive. Leeds & Wigan could do so without much assistance from a benefactor while Sts & Warrington would need the financial input of their rich owners. The 5th possibility is Huddersfield who have one of the wealthiest and most committed owners in the game but their revenue must be very low. Hull FC have the fan base but a relatively poor owner. Cas & HKR might survive as Championship Clubs Salford & Wakefield would be gone as they have poor fan bases and owners who don’t have the finances or the inclination to put money in.