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Re: Appreciation required for Matt Ellis. : Sun Apr 07, 2024 8:34 am  
Wollo-Wollo-Wollo-Wayoo wrote:
Matt Ellis has been great for the club but I do feel as a fan I have become less attached to Trinity.
We've been paupers for so long and simultaneous strugglers that it was something special to religiously follow Trinity home and away and pump in every spare penny I could muster to help the club. Now I'm just part of a bunch of bandwagon jumpers following a club awash with money, expected to win week in week out worrying about which part of the ground should be upgraded next.
It's April and I've still got £50 of club shop vouchers from Christmas to spend ! My only shop purchase this year has been Matty Ashurst gear. It's no longer crucial to input my meagre contributions.

I've really forgot what it was like during Hadfield's days for comparison. I think I might need therapy.



I suppose I'm the type of fan Matt has looked to attract back regularly , I've always gone along in a nice hot sunny Sunday afternoon kind of way at least two or three times a season and caught most of the sky games .

I was a bit keener as a younger man and followed us all over the North of England in the 80's but it tailed off as life's responsibilities come calling as you get older .

For all that I know the club is in my blood because the defeats hurt , some more than others but none the less .

The one thought has always rattled me after all these years of not seeing very much , " why is it never us ? " , almost everybody else has seen at least a Challenge Cup final at Wembley but not us since 1979 .

I tend to think that any success that Matt's backing provides is long overdue and anybody with Trinity blood in them deserves it .

Just as long as we don't become spoilt and entitled and remember where we've come from I'm very cool with Matt's backing .
Re: Appreciation required for Matt Ellis. : Sun Apr 07, 2024 10:13 am  
PopTart wrote:
I agree. I haven't felt this positive about the club in a long time.


I've been going to Belle Vue for the best part of 50 years and have NEVER felt this positive about the club....now where did I put my rah-rah skirt and pom-poms ??? :DRUMMER: :DRUMMER:
Re: Appreciation required for Matt Ellis. : Sun Apr 07, 2024 11:36 am  
There was a point early in our 98 promotion season where I felt immensely proud and positive about the club. We were playing attractive RL and had some genuine stand out match winners like Casey, Bostock, Fuller, Kenworthy, Adam Hughes (jeez, there were more than I thought) who were connecting with the Trinity faithful in a way we hadn’t seen before.

It was a different type of feeling though, we were good on the pitch and we looked like we could do something special and after being artificially demoted just a couple or so seasons before there was the sense of righting an injustice. However, we knew we weren't wanted and a battle to get what we deserved was coming which drew all the supporters in so we could fight as one.

This time there’s a real sense that after the make do and mend of a number of previous well meaning owners, who’s hands were tied financially, we now seem to be in the embryonic stages of a genuine awakening of a true Rugby League slumbering giant. It’s not just happening on the field it’s everywhere about the club and the owner seems to be scouring the horizons in search of anything that will substantially take us forward.

We are positive in our scepticism and guarded in our hope!
Our dreams have been shattered too many times but I genuinely think this is it folks!
Re: Appreciation required for Matt Ellis. : Sun Apr 07, 2024 11:42 am  
What is this symbol Fil?
Re: Appreciation required for Matt Ellis. : Sun Apr 07, 2024 11:47 am  
Hover your cursor over it..."Love this post" :thumb:
Re: Appreciation required for Matt Ellis. : Sun Apr 07, 2024 3:30 pm  
The Avenger wrote:
What is this symbol Fil?

You’ve not been shown the love until now
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