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#21 dallymessenger

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 07:02 AM

with finch, hoffman and lima replacing riddell et al, watch the form next year

maguire has shown what a good coach he is

#22 Kenilworth Tiger

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 07:59 AM

Great achievement to finish top of the league.

Chuffed for one or wo on here
Now then, it's a race between Sandie....and Fairburn....and the little man is in........yeees he's in.

I, just like those Castleford supporters felt that the ball should have gone to David Plange but he put the bit betwen his teeth...and it was a try

Kevin Ward - best player I have ever seen

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The real Mick Gledhill is what you see on here, a Bradford fan ........, but deep down knows that Bradford are just not good enough to challenge the likes of Leeds & St Helens.


#23 Exiled Wiganer

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 09:08 AM

I am very happily in the so called 1%.
We won the league. That far exceeded my expectations, and will do for mine. We can lose our 3 remaining games 100 nil for all I care from here.
I think we will not win the GF for 2 reasons - we have never won a knock out with these players, and lack a dominant forward to take us over the line. That said, if we can get Amos back and firing and 4 props fit we stand a decent chance - Leeds and Saints have injuries, but even injured Saints can beat Wire. Probably our best chance is to play Saints at OT, without a few of their key men and some of our many injured players back. Not impossible, but I wouldn't make us favourites by any means.
Meanwhile, I am happy to laud our heroes - Sam, Lockers and Pat have been immense. 16 of our Academy players have played for the first team this year, so our success has had a fantastic Wigan spine to it.
Anything can happen between now and then, but with Lima, Hoffman and Hock giving us plenty of size and aggression in the pack next year and Finch guiding us around and freeing Sam up to play his tricks next year is an exciting prospect.

#24 Hannibal

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 09:15 AM

QUOTE (Exiled Wiganer @ Aug 23 2010, 10:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am very happily in the so called 1%.
We won the league. That far exceeded my expectations, and will do for mine. We can lose our 3 remaining games 100 nil for all I care from here.
I think we will not win the GF for 2 reasons - we have never won a knock out with these players, and lack a dominant forward to take us over the line. That said, if we can get Amos back and firing and 4 props fit we stand a decent chance - Leeds and Saints have injuries, but even injured Saints can beat Wire. Probably our best chance is to play Saints at OT, without a few of their key men and some of our many injured players back. Not impossible, but I wouldn't make us favourites by any means.
Meanwhile, I am happy to laud our heroes - Sam, Lockers and Pat have been immense. 16 of our Academy players have played for the first team this year, so our success has had a fantastic Wigan spine to it.
Anything can happen between now and then, but with Lima, Hoffman and Hock giving us plenty of size and aggression in the pack next year and Finch guiding us around and freeing Sam up to play his tricks next year is an exciting prospect.

Agreed.

I didn't have any high expectations this year, mainly due to the fact that the team is made up of the same players as the last few years.

To finish top of the pile is a huge testament to the coaching staff, and I include the likes of Wane in that as well as Maguire, who has obviously done a superb job.

The big test will be next season when mine, and everybody else's expectations, will be much higher.

It would be nice to get to the GF, and fantastic to win it, but I'm not holding my breath.

#25 deluded pom?

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 09:17 AM

IF Hull finished top of the pile we'd have won a wheel trim cool.gif Congrats to Wigan. The hard work starts here.

Edited by deluded pom?, 23 August 2010 - 09:18 AM.

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