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Post Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:41 pm
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I was driving on the new road from Pinderfields the other day and noticed it's been named after big Neil. At last some recognition for Rugby League's record points scorer. Why he was omitted from the Wembley plinth when Offiah and Murphy were included is beyond me.
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Post Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:15 pm
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The whole sport is biased against wakefield
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Post Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:34 pm
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majorhound wrote:
I was driving on the new road from Pinderfields the other day and noticed it's been named after big Neil. At last some recognition for Rugby League's record points scorer. Why he was omitted from the Wembley plinth when Offiah and Murphy were included is beyond me.


Wasn't it done by some voting method ala Brexit - stuff happens.

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Post Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:06 pm
Posted by Dally on Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:06 pm
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majorhound wrote:
I was driving on the new road from Pinderfields the other day and noticed it's been named after big Neil. At last some recognition for Rugby League's record points scorer. Why he was omitted from the Wembley plinth when Offiah and Murphy were included is beyond me.

Me too. Disgraceful omission - stupid / younger fans voted as I recall.
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Post Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:38 pm
Posted by homme vaste on Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:38 pm
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majorhound wrote:
I was driving on the new road from Pinderfields the other day and noticed it's been named after big Neil. At last some recognition for Rugby League's record points scorer. Why he was omitted from the Wembley plinth when Offiah and Murphy were included is beyond me.


It was voted for by the Wakefield public, it is sad he very rarely gets a mention when the likes of Billy Boston are regularly talked about on the BBC.
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Post Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:49 pm
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Post Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:00 pm
Posted by Dally on Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:00 pm
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Neil Fox should have been voted for. In his first Cup Final at Wembley I believe he got the then record points for an individual in the Cup Final. Played another couple of times and scored well too.
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Post Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:01 pm
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homme vaste wrote:
It was voted for by the Wakefield public, it is sad he very rarely gets a mention when the likes of Billy Boston are regularly talked about on the BBC.


I wouldn't knock Boston because he was a great player, but why Offiah? Why Murphy, who was notorious for, shall we say bending the rules?

I've been told before that there was a vote. All I can say is that has a regular dyed in the wool RL fan I never got a vote.
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Post Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:12 pm
Posted by Dally on Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:12 pm
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Offiah for obvious reasons. But Fox's record both at Wembley and internationally (although Boston scored rather more GB tries) exceeds the others in the statue - including fellow centre Ashton.
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Post Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:02 am
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majorhound wrote:
I was driving on the new road from Pinderfields the other day and noticed it's been named after big Neil. At last some recognition for Rugby League's record points scorer. Why he was omitted from the Wembley plinth when Offiah and Murphy were included is beyond me.

It was voted on. The thing is with the masses is that they are often in the dark about all the details. Half who voted will never have heard of Neil Fox as they’ve probably only heard of Sam Tomkins and Sam Burgess. Some people just never delve into things, especially historically.
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