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ntw



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:38 pm 
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Hi everyone

I've launched my new website today:

www.warringtonrugbyheritage.com

The site is dedicated to preserving the history of rugby league in Warrington, and whilst I have taken the decision to launch with quite limited content at first, I have rapid expansion plans for the coming months!

As well as developing the site, and getting the nuts and bolts in place, the launch is noted for an article on the history of Warrington Wolves, which focuses primarily on it's early (pre-1895) years.

Expected additions in the weeks to come are detailed match records, going all the way back to 1876, and more memorabilia images: I have over 3,000 programmes, and many more items of interest that will eventually go on here.

Please check out the site, and keep an eye on it as t grows in over time. If anyone has any feedback, I'd love to hear it, as this is my first venture into website design, and I acknowledge that I've a lot to learn.
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ntw



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:53 pm 
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I've just done an update to my website, which now contains a season-by-season record of Wire players' appearances and scoring exploits, covering 1895-2016. For anyone interested, this is available here:
www.warringtonrugbyheritage/players

There's an awful lot more that I will be adding over the weeks & months (and probably years!) ahead; next up will be the pre-1895 player records.

Enjoy Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:17 am 
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Fantastic site, i enjoy watching the odd game of rugby league but cannot call myself a fan - but enjoyed looking through the site and will keep and eye out for updates.
I like what the club are doing with heritage numbers - great idea!!

Excellent site keep up the good work Smile
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ntw



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:01 am 
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kcs wrote:
Fantastic site, i enjoy watching the odd game of rugby league but cannot call myself a fan - but enjoyed looking through the site and will keep and eye out for updates.
I like what the club are doing with heritage numbers - great idea!!

Excellent site keep up the good work Smile


Thanks kcs. Warrington were the first RL club to do heritage numbers I believe, but quite a few do now. I think it's great too, but have a particular gripe in that they only start these from 1895; therefore all competitive games before then are ignored, and players who played before 1895 and not after (49 of them according to my research) are not recognised. This is despite Warrington recognising honours won as part of the RFU, namely the West Lancashire Cup of 1886.

I am lobbying to have this anomaly corrected, but it's not ideal that over 1,100 numbers have been issued, so the only sensible solution now would be to issue the next 49 numbers to those early players: I can see resistance to this simply from this perspective (as it's not very 'clean'), but the lack of recognition for the pre-1895 era is a particular bug bear of mine, so I will continue the crusade!
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 9:29 pm 
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Hi everyone. I have just done the latest release of data to my website www.warringtonrugbyheritage.com

This releases includes never-before-seen player records for competitive games prior to the formation of the Northern Union, and means I can now release the only available comprehensive list of Wire first team players for competitives matches. These are available here:

https://www.warringtonrugbyheritage.com/1885-6-1894-5

https://www.warringtonrugbyheritage.com ... l-timelist

I have also written an exclusive article on The Forgotten 49, so if you want to find out who they are, and what part they play in the club's history, you can check that out here:

www.warringtonrugbyheritage.com/players-theforgotten49
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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 9:38 am 
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Great site and very interesting, well done! Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

Glad there was no mention of last Friday,,,,, Get My Coat Get My Coat
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