I think capacity of the place is pretty irrelevent at the moment, seeing as the Bronco's will be lucky to fill what space there currently is there. Its a three year deal currently (i believe), and its going to take more than 3 years to get the Bronco's to a position where they are genuinely pushing the capacity limit. This move gives them a few years to try and turn a pound or two.. It does show a lack of ambition to a degree, compared to other clubs maybe. But at the moment their only ambitions in the short term should be stability and a couple of proper revenue streams, then off the back of any success there, they can look to move up another step on the ladder.
Supporters support their teams through thick and thin. Thats the idea of being a genuine supporter. Not just when theres a chance of making a play-off etc. Though i do agree that the Super 8 system won't always guarantee that every second counts, but thats no reason for fans not to go watch the teams.. just because they can't make the play-offs.
Tomkins should only be considered in the half back role if he begins to play that role consistently at the Warriors/Wigan.
With Shaun Johnson's injury you'd think Tomkins would be pushed into the halves at the Warriors (if it was a role he wants or considered a good option for), but it seems Andrew McFadden prefers Lolohea to Tomkins as a half. Worth keeping in mind.
Jesus christ, listen to some of you!.. You'd think gangs of blood thirsty youths were laying in wait around the local train stations for hordes of naive northerners to come along waving money and their jewellery in the air!
There are plenty of rough parts of London, but none are any rougher than parts of Manchester or Leeds or Bristol or Hull or Cardiff.. or anywhere else in the UK..
I can't actually believe people are worrying for their safety.
despite it being in enemy territory, i cant wait for this. Be interesting to see how Wigan promote this in London, and to what level, in comparison with other games of RL that are played regularly in London.
Nice little graphic advertising the game up on the wigan website. Sarginson and Mcilorum taking out Big Ben.
I know its all irrelevant now, with everything being announced, but would it have been worth the RFL, Wigan and the Bronco's sitting down at the start of the Wigan/Catalan idea and having the Bronco's play their home Super8 game against Workington as a curtain raiser at the Den also?.. instead of a day later..
Shaun Johnson is a match winner. And sad that a talent like him won't be playing in the end of season tests, and it does weaken the kiwis. BUT.. There us no way in the world this is going to be a series that England will definitely win just because he is no longer available.