SO WHAT has Ken Davy got up his sleeve for tonight’s major announcement about the Giants?
It seems everyone in the district has been wondering and speculating about what it might be and the potential impact it will have.
A cut-price season-ticket deal similar to that which proved so popular ahead of Town’s centenary season is among the supporters’ favourite suggestions.
A major signing has also been mooted in some quarters, although it’s unlikely the news would have remained under wraps if the player in question was that good or, indeed, he lived up to the bill of “the biggest announcement in the club’s modern-day history”.
Speculation was so rife in Australia, however, that Darren Lockyer felt compelled to distance himself from a potential move to the Galpharm.
Speculation surrounding a swoop for Paul Sculthorpe also seems to have died down with Wakefield confirming their interest and his brother, Danny, already playing at the club.
Some are now suggesting there could be changes afoot at board level, the involvement of another successful businessman – or even a big partnership of some sort with another top backer – being mentioned.
All these things have made for an interesting few days of build-up to the Catalans match, and caretaker coach Kieron Purtill admits it’s been a massive talking point both inside and outside the Galpharm Stadium.
“There’s been interest throughout the game and, obviously, the staff and the players at the club have all been talking,” said Purtill, who will be joining up with Catalans Dragons coach Steve Potter at St Helens next season.
“Lots of rumours have been flying around and the interest is definitely building, but all will be revealed when the chairman makes his statement at half time.”