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  1. Well thanks for the last line of your post at least! Wakefield defended really well and put immense pressure on Walsh & Myler giving them no time to settle and perform at any point in the game.
  2. Good defensive performance from Trinity who never saw the ball for the first 15 minutes. Down an interchange from early in the first half via the loss of Tom Johnstone but coped well with it. A very fast and free playing expansive game from Wakefield really troubled Catalan. 5 try's from the Wakefield wingers tells a story!
  3. I'm pretty adept at IT and have access to a number of ways of streaming yet despite trying for nearly an hour I couldn't find a single working stream in the UK
  4. Very unprofessional of Toronto to go out of their way to promote a live stream but then fail to provide access to that link anywhere that can be found. annoyed!
  5. Anyone got a link to a working UK stream
  6. Gary Wheelers career has been blighted by injury The one who really strikes me as tragically unlucky was Nigel Wright, he had the type of skill and physique to be genuine World Class but injuries destroyed him.
  7. Wakefield have thrown this one away and to be honest Warrington deserve the win more than Wakefield do. At 20-6 Wakefield tried to just play it safe and work the percentages while Warrington have poured on the effort and played with tempo and width.
  8. Wakefield bombed two tries in that half, someone should have got on Millers shoulder and the slightest of fumbles from Johnstone preventing an easy try. wakefield have strike out wide and via Fifita but we don't create enough
  9. Escare signing a 2 year extension doesn't offer S Tomkins much hope of being the Wigan full back, maybe they're looking to move him back into the halves.
  10. Marshall reminds me of Ainscough, good player who's enjoying the opportunities he gets on the end of Wigan's attack. When Gelling, Gildart, Manfredi and Burgess are available I can't see him getting a look in.
  11. My club Wakefield are reaping the benefits of investing in the youth system both in terms of money but also by going out of their way to recruit the right people to run it. If they develop to the right levels we are not shy in signing our Academy players to full time SL contracts and giving them opportunities which they're taking. Johnstone, Jowitt, Batchelor, Crowther etc are all showing they're good enough. we run the full youth programme of Scholarship and Academy but have also begun running a Category 3 team as well. I know that our Academy players are also allowed to play with their Community Clubs to both help out the Community agame and to ensure the players get gametime. All that costs a lot of money, I've seen a figure of £300k to £400k a year. We should introduce a Reserves or U23s to act as an interim between Academy and SL, I'm not a fan of Dual Registration. So should we share a Youth system with Cas? Well despite the so called "big clubs" coming over the Wakefield every week of every year and taking a large chunk of the most talented players Wakefield are still producing a lot of quality players who either stay as SL players or feed back into Championship, Championship 1 or the Community game. Wed be even better if we were to ever secure a new stadium and with it better facilities and a higher more desirable profile which attracted those Wakefield youngsters who go elsewhere. So. My answer is that we shouldn't run a joint Academy with Cas, there are evidently enough schools and community clubs in the WF postcode to feed not only Cas and Wakefield but seems to provide a % to a number of other clubs as well. What Wakey and Cas need to do is secure a new stadium and Academy Training Centres that rival the "bigger clubs". That said, if clubs like mine are investing financial resources in youth development to the tune of £300k which means they can't afford 2 marquee signings and results in perennial struggles against clubs who can then the pressure to redirect those finances becomes intense, to the detriment of the game.
  12. OK contact with the head! I didn't say anyone had said you were unbeatable, clearly you're not because Salford beat you a few games ago. Why the need to feel defensive? if you lose Gale & Millington you'll be seriously diminished, you can say that about any team! Good Luck with your season
  13. Cas stadium has been delayed until 2020 at the earliest
  14. Cas were the better side but Wakefield didn't roll over. Cas scored their first 2 tries down the Wakefield left edge where Tupou was missing due to a high shot and Trinity had a back rower defending in the centre where Tupou would have been. also Wakefield played around 60 minutes with one or both centres missing with a second row and and a prop filling in. Cas are a really good team but they're not unbeatable