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Jonathan Davies: 30 years ago
Post Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:28 pm
Posted by Builth Wells Wire on Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:28 pm
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Re: Jonathan Davies: 30 years ago
Post Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:16 am
Posted by rubber duckie on Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:16 am
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It was a golden period in a generation. Packed out Wilderspool every week...it took until 2011 before we managed to replicate that season.
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Re: Jonathan Davies: 30 years ago
Post Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:10 am
Posted by sally cinnamon on Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:10 am
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In 88/89 we finished one place above relegation, had average crowds of 4,000 odd and Widnes were champions. But nostalgia makes everything seem better...
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Re: Jonathan Davies: 30 years ago
Post Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:46 am
Posted by Wire Weaver on Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:46 am
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I think RD means after when Davies signed for Wire. He didn't sign for us until 1993.
Re: Jonathan Davies: 30 years ago
Post Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:35 am
Posted by rubber duckie on Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:35 am
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Sally is very knowledgeable which more than makes up for the times he struggles to see the wood for trees.
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Re: Jonathan Davies: 30 years ago
Post Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:18 pm
Posted by Paul Youane on Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:18 pm
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rubber duckie wrote:
It was a golden period in a generation. Packed out Wilderspool every week...it took until 2011 before we managed to replicate that season.


Wasn't the average attendance during the year we finished third with Davies less than 6,000? Hardly a packed out Wilderspool every week.

How long did this golden period last?

Maybe Sally was right about nostalgia after all?
Re: Jonathan Davies: 30 years ago
Post Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:31 pm
Posted by rubber duckie on Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:31 pm
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Paul Youane wrote:
Wasn't the average attendance during the year we finished third with Davies less than 6,000? Hardly a packed out Wilderspool every week.

How long did this golden period last?

Maybe Sally was right about nostalgia after all?

That's was packed. The attendance I recall was raised with extra barriers as previously it was a shade under 5k for safety reasons??
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Re: Jonathan Davies: 30 years ago
Post Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:41 pm
Posted by Wire Weaver on Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:41 pm
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It was also a time when the club would knock a few thousand off the attendance figures, as we paid tax on the receipts. We had very little money in those days.
Re: Jonathan Davies: 30 years ago
Post Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:50 pm
Posted by Paul Youane on Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:50 pm
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rubber duckie wrote:
That's was packed. The attendance I recall was raised with extra barriers as previously it was a shade under 5k for safety reasons??


No capacity was over 11,000, there was just short of 11,400 there for Wigan on New Year's Day. The previous year's average was circa 4,000 not due to capped capacity (nearly 9,000 there against Wigan) but because our crowds dipped to under 3,000 for league matches come the end of the season.

I assume your Golden Period was after signing Davies then when we finished 3rd, 6th and 9th respectively before summer rugby was introduced.

Now what was Sally saying about nostalgia.
Re: Jonathan Davies: 30 years ago
Post Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:55 pm
Posted by Captain Hook on Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:55 pm
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