Letter - Trinity legend should get a statue at Wembley

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As the Rugby League Cup Final has just passed last weekend it is an opportune time for your readers and Wakefield Trinity supporters past and present to reflect on the omission so far of Neil Fox regarding plans to erect a statue to Rugby League Legends in the environs of Wembley Stadium.

I will resist the opportunity to list all his achievements including record points scorer etc and joint Wembley record points scorer. Supporters of a certain age will know them. Younger supporters ought to acquaint themselves of them via Robert Gate’s book.

The point is that correspondence in the trade Rugby League press urging Neil’s rcognition carry few Wakefield postcodes. I would like to see the Wakefield Express lead a campaign along with the Supporters Club and the Supporters Trust to obtain recognition for a true son of the ‘Merrie City’.

There was a time when a significant proportion of the newspaper was devoted to the activities of the club. The relative demise in playing fortunes and ever present financial problems probably mean many of your readers have other sporting interests.

However I would urge all interested parties to inundate the RLHQ and the trade press with letters supporting the nomination of Neil Fox. It is not too late I understand for the authorities to have a rethink.

Sporstmen of the calibre of Neil should be used in wider areas to assist the game’s development. I don’t suppose Steve McNamara will have his phone number to assist the World Cup challenge.

Also the present owners of the club would benefit from his guidance from time to time.

Gerry Wright

Whitehall Road East

Birkenshaw

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