Last week, we reflected on the reports that Wakefield Wildcats' plans for a new community stadium at Newmarket had hit the skids, with the government office requesting a public enquiry.

With their very status in the Super League now at risk, The Wildcats are allegedly pressing on with their contigency plan; which would lead to a ground share, at Oakwell, with Barnsley Football Club.

Okay, so it's not an authoratative poll, ideally you would need to qualify opinion over a larger number of voters to assume any answer from such an exercise. Lets just say it nearly qualifies for a round of light entertainment on Family Fortunes instead, but here's how you voted.

Are You In Favour Of A Ground Share Arrangement With Wakefield Wildcats?

With the verdict as blurred as a memory of a "Mad Friday" spent to excess, there is no clear outcome.

Personally, I favour the deal if it brings more revenue in to the Football Club, which in turn leads to a greater ability to compete for talent at this level.

The nature of Rugby League as a summer sport shouldn't have too much impact on the playing surface here at Oakwell, plus it potentially promises additional revenue for the bars, restaurants and cafes in the Town Centre too.

Anyhow, all this is still speculation. Should this solution become the only option for Wakefield's Rugby League outfit, they still have one final season at their existing home Belle Vue; meaning any change in venue would not come in to effect until March 2012.
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Ian Wilkinson

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