Had a fantastic day out with my missus, walked from Hecky to Leggers and then to Westy, Wetherspoons and up to Tetleys Stadium arriving over an hour before kick off. (I have to add I booked the day off work!).
And I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed all of it despite the final scoreline.
I think we competed well for 60+ minutes against a very strong Wigan line up and the lads were an absolute credit to our club.
I am however going to state the obvious (a message for those championship clubs now aspiring to SuperDooper League). There is a massive gap between full time pros and part timers and it was made patently clear in the last twenty minutes, demonstrated by the speed of thought and sheer athleticism of the entire Wigan line up (albeit playing against a tired defence).
We should not allow the score against us to detract from the fact that we competed well, the stadium looked ace under floodlights, it was a good crowd, full and bouncing, the scoreboard worked, and hopefully some of the "occasional fans" may be enthused into attending more often.
There has been a lot of negativity on the forum recently.
Time to be a bit more positive I think.