The million pound game isn't a final though. The fourth team has earned the home game by finishing in that position. Three others have gained automatic promotion by finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd and the 4th team should as well. The only reason they have this game is to give a Championship club another chance of promotion albeit a very slim chance.
Oliver Wilkes would make a quality signing and he's a free agent........
Message from Wilkes to Leigh fans
I want to say thanks from the bottom of my heart to all the fantastic Leythers who have supported me during my time at the Club. The two spells I've had at Leigh have been the most enjoyable and successful of my career- the fantastic 2004 season and realising our dream of Super League and then coming back and two fantastic Championship-winning seasons and the grand final last year. I've played with some great players, made some friends for life and my family have also been really welcomed into the Leigh family. Now it's time for me to move on, my family and I have moved back home to Ulverston and we begin the next chapter. But Leigh will always have a special place in our hearts. Special thanks to Paul Rowley, Allan Rowley and most of all Derek Beaumont. We love you all. It's been a privilege to play for and captain a great, great club and I've got memories to last a lifetime. We'll always support you and look forward to enjoying your success in 2016 and beyond.
Fancy a club like Leigh stealing Barrow's thunder by allowing this to be announced before Barrow announce his signing!!!!!
My opinion of young Lucock is that he wasn't ready for Championship rugby league and he would have probably gained more from going out on loan to Barrow or another Champ 1 club. He certainly has the makings of becoming a good little number 9 but I can't remember any memorable moments from him in any of his few games with Town. He didn't come in and boss the game like Callum for instance when he first got his chance. Best of luck to him though and hopefully he will get more game time down the road.
Jarrod Stack drove himself to the game today in order that he can get back in time for a night shift tonight. Kris Coward played something like 75 minutes at prop today. PV said that Alex Szostak suffered an injury in warm up but played anyway. Apparently he couldn't turn one way. Whatever happened with the lads who weren't available these lads and the other lads deserve our support. Also hoping all the lads who are away are available to Phil next season. Just my opinion but this is the end of the season and its time to look at the bigger picture
The question here is "what do we see as the bigger picture?". We had the coach saying he wanted us to make the semi-final of this Shield competition and have a go for a bit of silver but yet the players seem to have had a different idea of when the season ended!!!! We need to know from the outset next season what the bigger picture is and get everyone buying in to it.
If getting families back in to support the club and watch games is a priority why charge anything for the kids in a family ticket. I would suggest £16 each per game for the adults and nothing for the kids i.e £32 times 14 games is £448 or for 15 games - £480. As a family they will no doubt spend more money once inside the ground on drinks, catering etc.
Highlight of the season has to be any of the wins over Haven but the win at Blackpool for me showed the fighting qualities we needed to survive in this league.
Sammut would get everyone's vote for the player of the last part of the year but my choice for Player of the Year would go to Tom Walker. This lad is only 20 years old and plays in probably the hardest position of all against some big strong men and apart from the first game he never missed a game all season.
Does anyone know why young Lucock wasn't playing on Sunday then? Was he dropped? Was he injured? Was he on holiday? Was he at a family function? Was he kidnapped over the weekend? Come on someone must know? Why does everything have to be a mystery?
H4E and town4me all you are doing is perpetuating the annual merry-go-round of being the best team in our two team league. The players love it cos' they can play one club off against the other in the hope of getting more money. There is very little between the two teams but there is one hell of lot of difference between the two teams and the rest of the Championship top teams and apart from a one or two season slot that is how it will continue to be. Both clubs are not strong enough or big enough to compete on their own and we continue to fight each other for the same players, the same money sources, to pacify a minority of supporters who are getting smaller and smaller each year. Big fishes in a very small pond.
Oh dear, I can see it's going to be a long hard road from now until next February with all the rumours already starting to flow. We should have a thread where all the rumours of players leaving or signing that Old Uncle Tom Cobley and all have heard from some other fairy tale character can be kept together.
Hard to believe the finish at Fev where Batley were winning 26 - 22 when the hooter sounded. Ainscough was in possession for Batley and he kicked the ball up in the air in celebration of winning but Fev caught the ball and scored in the corner. Sure enough the conversion went over and Fev won 28 - 26. That will surely get thousands of views on You Tube!!!!