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Re: Other Championship Clubs : Mon Apr 08, 2024 10:30 am  
Sheffield look the most impressive opposition so far. Fev gave us a game but the lack of depth is really showing at the minute.

Must admit, Widnes starting 3/3 has surprised me but that's more because I thought they'd struggle this season rather than beating the opposition they have.

York look troubled at the moment and I'm not entirely sure why with the players they have available to them
Re: Other Championship Clubs : Mon Apr 08, 2024 12:04 pm  
downatbellevue wrote:
Sheffield look the most impressive opposition so far. Fev gave us a game but the lack of depth is really showing at the minute.

Must admit, Widnes starting 3/3 has surprised me but that's more because I thought they'd struggle this season rather than beating the opposition they have.

York look troubled at the moment and I'm not entirely sure why with the players they have available to them


Sheffield's team isn't that different to the one they have had over the last couple of years, I'm not convinced that they have improved that much but might be a top 3 team by default because so many others have regressed.

Depth is indeed an issue at Fev but we were without Springer, Tanner, Bussey, Day and Massey yesterday. If you took (say) Atoni, Bowden, Pitts, Vagana and Uele out of Wakefield's line-up it would certainly have some impact.

York seem to have had a lot of ex-SL signings that haven't worked out for some reason (as have other clubs to be fair), with Lineham now looking a "typical" York signing of a player whose best days are some way behind him.
Re: Other Championship Clubs : Mon Apr 08, 2024 12:11 pm  
Sheffield are good, and I did find it weird they weren't being taken as seriously as Bradford or Fev at the beginning of the season. They have a real good balance with experienced-but-not-over-the-hill players like Welham and Dawson-Jones, with a really well drilled pack - Titus Gwaze being their standout player IMO. But they also have loads of depth - they have 4 halves to choose from in Aston, Thackeray, Hansen and Farrell - so they'll be there or thereabouts at the end of the season. However, player for player they're nowhere near as strong as us. Really looking forward to going to their spot in a few weeks' time. If we play well, they'll stick with us for 50 mins then fall away.
Re: Other Championship Clubs : Mon Apr 08, 2024 2:26 pm  
Butcher wrote:
Really looking forward to going to their spot in a few weeks' time.


Having been to a couple of games at the Olympic legacy park, I'm not sure how they could accommodate 1500 wakey fans :CRAZY:
Re: Other Championship Clubs : Mon Apr 08, 2024 5:02 pm  
Good point. I’m not sure if they can use the bank opposite the stand. If not it’s just the main stand which only holds about 1,000, and the spaces behind the posts, which I reckon you could get 300 in if they have the staff. Should be their first sell out there
Re: Other Championship Clubs : Mon Apr 08, 2024 6:39 pm  
As far as I’m aware, no they can’t, and last time I was there I tried standing next to the perimeter fence on that side and was told I had to move round to the other side and either sit in the stand or stand next to the pitch behind either of the goals at pitch level :thumb:
Re: Other Championship Clubs : Mon Apr 08, 2024 7:29 pm  
Better get the tickets early then :D
Re: Other Championship Clubs : Tue Apr 09, 2024 8:51 am  
downatbellevue wrote:
Sheffield look the most impressive opposition so far. Fev gave us a game but the lack of depth is really showing at the minute.

Must admit, Widnes starting 3/3 has surprised me but that's more because I thought they'd struggle this season rather than beating the opposition they have.

York look troubled at the moment and I'm not entirely sure why with the players they have available to them


I hope not but I can really see Fev dropping off this year. The finance arm being removed with Campbell's problems, two losses on the board already, players rumoured to be leaving the club with a squad that's already lacking in depth.

Potentially troubling times for them, their fanbase is already dropping off.
Re: Other Championship Clubs : Tue Apr 09, 2024 9:00 am  
financialtimes wrote:
Having been to a couple of games at the Olympic legacy park, I'm not sure how they could accommodate 1500 wakey fans :CRAZY:

They could accomodate that number in theory if they allow access to all areas, but the banks on the touchline opposite the stand and also behind the posts at the far end are quite steep and thus quite uncomfortable to stand on for any length of time (ok to sit on if dry) - people tend to congregate at the bottom of the slope or the top as a result.

When they played Batley in their latest home game they closed most of the areas off where the banks are (basically half the perimeter of the ground) but they surely won't be able to do that because there just won't be enough space.

I'm slightly surprised that more people haven't tried wandering up on the hill that directly overlooks the ground and getting a birds-eye view for free!
Re: Other Championship Clubs : Tue Apr 09, 2024 9:00 am  
TimmySmith wrote:
I hope not but I can really see Fev dropping off this year. The finance arm being removed with Campbell's problems, two losses on the board already, players rumoured to be leaving the club with a squad that's already lacking in depth.

Potentially troubling times for them, their fanbase is already dropping off.


Which players have you heard are rumoured to be leaving the club?
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