The Alchemist

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  1. The Alchemist

    Claim to fame

    Won a contest on the day we set off for Sydney to watch Wigan v Hull in Wollangong to play in the legends game before the main game, had to go to the ground after landing at 7.30 for 10 am and made it with 5 minutes to spare to meet the local paper and watch training and then get kitted out to play in the game, turned up at the ground on Saturday and went into a changing room with Gary Connoly, Joe Lydon, Piggy Riddell, Pat Richards, Gaz Ellis, Mark O'Mealy, Willie Manu, Shaun Timmins, Wendell Sailor Scott Logan, Cameron Phelps and a few others............had an amazing time and here's the team photo for proof, I'm the fat guy in the middle with the red face, amazing experience.........Gaz Ellis said to me on the pitch, Hi I'm Gaz, pleasure to meet you...........what a gent!
  2. The Alchemist

    NZ Test Series - ticket sales

    It was a great crowd for those that went..............the ground is decent, the stewards and helpers were polite and helpful........the game was great....the atmosphere in the kop was excellent.....pity most of you weren't there..............
  3. The Alchemist

    UK SL Attendances 2018

    Thursday nights mean that approximately a quarter of fans stay away, due to other activities in midweek, early nights for kids at school or other reasons, the habit of attending a game is broken, why buy a season ticket if you cant make Thursday nights, then the Friday games start to drop off, no season ticket, why pay £22 for a game that you can watch on telly at home or in the pub......vicious circle that needs to be broken!
  4. Spot on, add the fact that a lot of people can't make Thursday evening games, due to prior commitments and the reasons for having a season ticket don't make sense. I play in a brass band that practises on Thursday evening, for the Wakefield game five of the band that would have attended the game at the weekend, were there as it is a regular commitment that you can't pick and choose, unfortunately going to watch Wigan is for quite a few people. I also believe that attending anything regularly is a habit and the constant changes in match days contribute to people falling out of that habit.
  5. The Alchemist

    Have you ever won anything big?

    Won a contest to play in the warm up game in Wollongong for Wigan/Hull Legends against St George, I'm the lad in the middle with the red face!
  6. Sam created space for Wigan's centres to break through, what they have missed all season, and probably won the game for Wigan by doing so, I'll take that!
  7. Flower not being considered by Wales because he didn't play in qualifiers, I have read today
  8. The Alchemist

    Jimmy Lowes dummy.

    I am under pressure every day at work, as are millions of others, life is like that!
  9. Leigh played well but it is a massive learning curve and Hull KR held their nerve however, while Leigh forgot to play the percentages in the second half however........'As an aside, anybody who thinks Leigh will get 8-10k for their SL games needs their heads testing. They'd only get close to this if they'd played Widnes at home with real meaning in the game. None of the other SL clubs bring anything like enough away support to get them close to this.' What about Wigan!!!!!!
  10. Wealthy owner, not really Good coach - Outstanding Good juniors - Aiways been there, just not been given the opportunity..............back to good coach then........
  11. Best Wigan performance I have seen for a long time, total control for me, Saiints were never in the game. May have been different with Price and Eastmong at half back but that's the way it goes...................we will enjoy the moment.