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15/07/13 - (CCQF) Wigan Warriors v Widnes Vikings - KO 8pm (Sky Sports)


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Poll: Who will win? (24 member(s) have cast votes)

Who will win?

  1. Wigan Warriors by 13 points or more (14 votes [58.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 58.33%

  2. Wigan Warriors by 7 to 12 points (2 votes [8.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  3. Wigan Warriors by 1 to 6 points (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Widnes Vikings by 1 to 6 points (2 votes [8.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  5. Widnes Vikings by 7 to 12 points (4 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  6. Widnes Vikings by 13 points or more (2 votes [8.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

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#41 GeordieSaint

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:47 PM

Four Widnes mistakes have resulted in four Wigan tries. They also give away far too many penalties. Do that against anyone and you will get stuffed!


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#42 Old Frightful

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:48 PM

My. favourite touch judge nearly gets trampled on.

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#43 chuffer

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:57 PM

Yarbles

#44 Southerner

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:59 PM

Jesus Christ this is embarrassing - watch the 4 quarters again and compare them to 5/6 years ago -- no comparison - some awful sides in super league I'm afraid - getting bored of it being in the tv

Sorry mate I don't agree, I think SL is at its most competitive right now. You only have to look at the small winning margin between these two in the league last time out (albeit Wigan had a weakened team). I think most teams apart from bottom two are capable of beating anyone this season.

#45 snapski

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:03 PM

Farrell lost that

#46 Townfan10

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:08 PM

Sorry mate I don't agree, I think SL is at its most competitive right now. You only have to look at the small winning margin between these two in the league last time out (albeit Wigan had a weakened team). I think most teams apart from bottom two are capable of beating anyone this season.


Yeah when if I remember rightly wigan had half a team!!! There's 4 teams in super league - rest are awful safe in that they're nicely stuck in the league with no trap door :)

#47 JonNgog

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:10 PM

Widnes are no better than last year IMO...

#48 GeordieSaint

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:21 PM

Two forward passes in that Wigan try...


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#49 Old Frightful

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:21 PM

Like Wigan are gonna get pulled for a forward pass at the DW.

Edited by Old Frightful, 15 July 2013 - 08:22 PM.

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#50 Southerner

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:24 PM

I know this is a blowout score but I'm still enjoying the game. I normally switch off but Widnes are fighting and the atmosphere also seems decent with such a small crowd.

#51 Ullman

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:25 PM

Like Wigan are gonna get pulled for a forward pass at the DW.

Telescope Tony stays strangely quiet.


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#52 Exiled Wiganer

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:29 PM

Like Wigan are gonna get pulled for a forward pass at the DW.


Shame on you!
I must say, considering the complete lack of competitive action from early on, and the many mistakes, the commentators have been refreshingly entertaining. We have just been faster, and made fewer errors.

#53 Dave T

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:30 PM

Dave, you can't surely penalise the tackler for making a good tackle and forcing the ball out. It was poor play by handbury, he was too slow and hesitant in making the pass.

My issue is more with the rule. The interpretation appears to be that if he had touched the ball after the pass then it's a knock on, yet that doesn't make much sense to me. If a player is not looking at the ball then it is the same thing whether a player is holding it or just passed it.

 

They made the changes as defenders were attacking the ball but not looking at it and it became difficult to judge, if Hanbury had released the ball a second earlier and it touched Smith's hands then it would have been disallowed, even though the defenders intentions were exactly the same.



#54 Townfan10

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:31 PM

What a load of rubbish - I'm sorry but this is ment to be top class rugby league !! God for bid a cup quarter final

#55 Old Frightful

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:35 PM

Why doesn't someone with a microphone point out it's the pressure from the Wigan defence that has created most, if not all, the Widnes errors that have led to Wigan's tries.

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#56 Southerner

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:35 PM

Great effort by the Widnes fans, that's top support.

#57 Dave T

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:36 PM

Jeez, Widnes need to do a bit of hard work instead of all the fancy trick plays!



#58 Dave T

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:38 PM

Why doesn't someone with a microphone point out it's the pressure from the Wigan defence that has created most, if not all, the Widnes errors that have led to Wigan's tries.

TBH I think Widnes have been their own worst enemies, they have actually made a lot of breaks. Wigan's defence has just done their job, it's not like they have been aggressive and bullied Widnes, they have simply held their position and allowed Widnes to make their mistakes as they have played the game tactically wrong. Charnley took his tries very well.



#59 robinson2

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:40 PM

I've been getting some negative texts from my mates about this game but at least they're watching on a Monday night. A shame it couldn't have been more of a spectacle with a better crowd but Wigan have punished the numerous Widnes errors and the Vikings have been guilty of overplaying against one of the top sides in the country.

Great defence there and look how the other Wigan players acknowledge it as well. Charnley is outstanding - can't wait to see him in the World Cup.



#60 Dave T

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:40 PM

Jesus Christ this is embarrassing - watch the 4 quarters again and compare them to 5/6 years ago -- no comparison - some awful sides in super league I'm afraid - getting bored of it being in the tv

Don't talk wet.

 

The current league positions show that the QF's were made up of:

 

1st

2nd

3rd

5th

8th

11th

14th

15th

 

Hardly the best line up ever, a lot of it down to the luck of the draw.






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