1 Feb - Salford City Reds v Wigan Warriors - KO 8pm
Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:33 PM
Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:03 PM
Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:51 PM
Ignore the score-line, its the effort put into getting a team on the pitch to suffer it which was important.
Over the next few weeks the Salford team will change, improve and surprise the odd team, they'll struggle but the emphasis this season isn't on being world beaters but being on an awareness mission.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:47 AM
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:13 AM
The score is irrelevant. Wigan outplayed us, but we didn't give up in the way we have in the past. At 30-0 with about 20 minutes left, you would be forgiven for expecting a 50-point drubbing. It didn't happen because Salford kept chasing and kept tackling right to the end. Sure, the defence missed some tackles during the game (our inexperienced backs bought too many dummies off Tomkins and Smith) but they made a hell of a lot more.
For those who think Wigan are "weaker", I suggest you check out their back line. All experienced SL players. They might be a bit lighter up front, but as long as O'Loughlin is there, shepherding them round the park, they will be more than a match for most.
I know reported crowd figures have been a source of controversy and there isn't much point in disputing them, but I thought the ground looked more than half full. The Wigan end was chocker, the Salford end not quite full, the East Stand did look a bit 'thin' (but still about half) and the West Stand certainly felt well over half full. I guessed about 7,000, but hey ho! We had a team and a game which was certainly more entertaining than anything we're likely to see on BBC this weekend.
What's not to be happy about?
Edited by tonyXIII, 02 February 2013 - 11:14 AM.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:37 AM
Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:34 PM
That's the stand for me, next time I go!
Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:29 PM
Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:43 PM
He didn't have the best night, lot of pressure on him last night, he certainly got a lot of attention from his Wigan teammates!
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Hope he beds down and finds some form, certainly has potential.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:16 AM
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