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    The sky TV deal was Massive early on, a quick Google search estimates it to be 87m, which is about 170m in today's money.

    Unsure of the term

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    It is always a fine line between success and failure, the blueprint is not exclusive to any team or club, the timing matters. We had the nucleus of a very good team in 1995.
    SL came at a perfect time for us, we paid a world record for a back (after selling a similar one a few years before for less) Keiron was turning into one of the World`s best forwards, Bobby was on top of his game, Joynty came back from Aus with his head on and mind made up to stay with us, the underated Scott Gibbs was finally RL fit, Sully, Hunte, Apollo, Heyes, Briers, Prescott, would all get in any team back then. Bomber came on board with McVey who was a good fit for a couple of seasons, later we broke a World record for a forward with Scully, seamless transfers, Long, Talau and Albert it all looked rosy. Behind the scenes if the rumours are to be believed we were close to bankruptcy ourselves.
    We were lucky Makker came along when he did and put the structures in place or our former players would have been ringing cap in hand for help.

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    No one has mentioned we were also going to spend big on Iestyn Harris to until Alex Murphy blocked the move. I can't remember the figure but I'm sure it was over 300,000.

    Fortunately for us we decided to take a chance on Sean Long instead who had left wigan following an issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy View Post
    No one has mentioned we were also going to spend big on Iestyn Harris to until Alex Murphy blocked the move. I can't remember the figure but I'm sure it was over 300,000.

    Fortunately for us we decided to take a chance on Sean Long instead who had left wigan following an issue

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    Yes interesting times. In 1997 bobbie had been sent off in the first round v Wigan and got a huge ban. Lee Briers came into the team until Bobbie was back and then was sold to Warrington. After Wembley our form collapsed as did the number of fit players. I think Bobbie got the capacity removed and got sent off again. With the start of the world club challenge series we desperately needed a scrum half so Long joined from Widnes - who were in the league below. Longy made his debut v Cronulla Sharks I still recall one of his first attempts at goal in that game he was so nervous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy View Post

    Fortunately for us we decided to take a chance on Sean Long instead who had left wigan following an issue
    'an' issue?

    I f*cking hate wi*an.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banburysaint View Post
    Yes interesting times. In 1997 bobbie had been sent off in the first round v Wigan and got a huge ban. Lee Briers came into the team until Bobbie was back and then was sold to Warrington. After Wembley our form collapsed as did the number of fit players. I think Bobbie got the capacity removed and got sent off again. With the start of the world club challenge series we desperately needed a scrum half so Long joined from Widnes - who were in the league below. Longy made his debut v Cronulla Sharks I still recall one of his first attempts at goal in that game he was so nervous.

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    I heard at the time that there had been some beef between Goulding & Hunte. Was this true or just one of many wild rumours that seem to crop up about us?
    I f*cking hate wi*an.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webbo Again View Post
    I heard at the time that there had been some beef between Goulding & Hunte. Was this true or just one of many wild rumours that seem to crop up about us?
    Lot of storrys about what Goulding is supposed to have done inc insulting guests at thec Cup Final

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webbo Again View Post
    'an' issue?

    I have no idea what he did.
    Quote Originally Posted by Webbo Again View Post
    I heard at the time that there had been some beef between Goulding & Hunte. Was this true or just one of many wild rumours that seem to crop up about us?
    I heard it was more than a beef, as with every club he'd played for, Goulding gave Saints no choice but to get rid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy View Post
    I have no idea what he did.I heard it was more than a beef, as with every club he'd played for, Goulding gave Saints no choice but to get rid.

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    Aye, same here. Probably better not to mention the details at the moment.

    It turned out ok anyway when we signed that skinny kid from Widnes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webbo Again View Post
    I heard at the time that there had been some beef between Goulding & Hunte. Was this true or just one of many wild rumours that seem to crop up about us?
    Goulding and Sullivan had a falling out. At the time it was rumoured that Goulding used a racial slur and the club had little choice but to ship him out. Apparently it came to blows and the club sided with Sullivan. All rumours of course.

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