Wakefield have struggled with life in the Super League since winning promotion in 1998.
TV presenter Michael Parkinson is one of Wakefield's celebrity fans
They have survived relegation by the skin of their teeth in each of the last two seasons, each year only guaranteeing their place in the top flight in the last game of the season.
But coaching duo Shane McNally and Adrian Vowles have rung the changes, and, after years of struggle, Wildcats fans should at last see some progress.
Super League record:
Odds for 2003: 200-1
Adrian Vowles (since August 2002)
The Wakefield Wildcat Cheerleaders
Michael Parkinson (TV presenter), Jane MacDonald (singer)
Did you know?:
Neil Fox, who spent 19 successful seasons with Wakefield, holds the record for the most points scored in a career with 6,220 between 1956 and 1979.
1 Martyn Holland, 2 Waisale Sovatabua, 3 Gareth Ellis, 4 Matt Seers, 5 Jon Wells, 6 Ben Jeffries, 7 Brad Davis, 8 Clinton O'Brien, 9 David March, 10 Dallas Hood, 11 Troy Slattery, 12 Jamie Field, 13 Adrian Vowles, 14 Paul Handforth, 15 Ian Knott, 16 Jamie Rooney, 17 Richard Newlove, 18 Michael Korkidas, 19 Olivier Elima, 20 Dave Wrench, 21 Steve Snitch, 22 Matty Wray, 23 Rob Spicer, 24 Colum Halpenny
In: Matt Seers (Wests Tigers), Michael Korkidas, Dallas Hood (both
Sydney Roosters), Jon Wells (Castleford), Olivier Elima (France), Ben Jeffries
(Wests Tigers), Clinton O'Brien (Newcastle Knights), Jamie Rooney, Richard
Newlove (both Featherstone), Colum Halpenny (Halifax)
Out: Paul Broadbent (York), Chris Feather (Leeds), Deon Bird (Widnes),
Paul Jackson (Castleford), Martin Moana (Halifax), Andrew Frew (Villeneuve),
Phil Hassan, Kris Tassell (both Swinton), Graham Law (retired), Tommy Haughey
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