Father Ted

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  1. Can't wait either! As a Wigan fan I'm optimistic for this season. Good signings made with Burgess and Escare the two of them bringing real pace into the back line. The forwards look good with very good props and an excellent back row. Will be interesting to see how Tommy Leuluai goes in place of Matty Smith. Only cloud on the pre season is the uncertainty over Micky McIlorum and whether he'll be fit for the early part of the season. Long term injuries to Manfredi and Sam Tomkins are covered by Tierney and the signing of Escare. Hopefully a chance of reaching a final with maybe a trophy to show for it.
  2. With Sam Tomkins missing the first numbers of matches it is an excellent opportunity for Escare to enhance his reputation. We all know of his attacking threat and pace. His defence has looked very suspect at times but he's at the right club with the right coach to rectify that. Wigan have a really pacey back line with Escare, Tierney, Manfredi, Gildart and Burgess. Gelling isn't that fast but he's no slouch either. Some clubs will have more experienced backs but I can't think of any that have the pace that Wigan's backs have. Looking forward to some entertaining rugby next season and exciting tries as well.
  3. Navarrete has only played a few games for Catalans. Prospects for Clubb seems risky to continue. Mossop rumoured off to Leigh. Friday night after the game we were told Sam T was to have a scan Saturday. They'll know better next week about his foot injury. Waney likes pl0enty props in his squad and Romain is another.
  4. Wigan's points for total is dreadful. If Saints score 25 they win!
  5. Thought FC would have sold more than that.
  6. Sainsbury's at Upton Wirral stock LE. LE gets a lot of shops and S'mkts to stock it. Morrison's at West Kirby have it, if ever there was green wellie country that's it!
  7. I can understand why Hull fans complain about their local rag! Yes Wigan have two stars missing but they fail to mention that the club also has three stars returning. Sam Tomkins will come in at full back allowing Tierney to play wing instead of Charnley. Also whilst Tautai is banned, they fail to mention Bateman will return to the 2nd row allowing Sutton to replace TT in the front row. O'Loughlin returns as well from his suspension. Charnley and Tautai out. Sam Tomkins, John Bateman and Sean O'Loughlin in. Are Wigan weaker or stronger?
  8. A home win as Wigan are in form. By 20+ points I'd imagine!
  9. Oh no we don't!
  10. I don't usually believe in the decisions even themselves out theory but in this evening's game they did. Gale's try was from a clear forward pass, Manfredi didn't look like he touched it. Agree with the refs giving a try or no try opinion seems contradictory. If they have to refer it they cannot be fully sure whether it's a score or not. It should just be left for the VR to give his verdict without an opinion from the man who really doesn't know! Difference between Wane and Powell. Wane's comments are just that, comments, Powell very often makes criticism.
  11. The RFL should do more to stamp out disent both from players and coaches. Fines should be double the £500 and not have half suspended. They'd keep their mouths shut then! Also, if a player uses the "F" word at a referee and is binned he too should face a fine! Time to cut out this disent and monetary fines are probably the most effective way to do it.
  12. From seeing the try highlights, it appears to me that the turning point away from Rovers was Tierney's break and the Gelling try from that ptb. As for featherweight Tomkins, yes he is but a better tackle from kelly would and should have stopped him scoring. Last year Rover won this fixture by 2, this year Wigan won it by 2 points. Two evenly matched teams.
  13. Always tough games between these two. Wigan have Gelling and Flower back so that will strengthen them. Hudds have a good win to their credit so will be confident.
  14. I don't know whether Webster has lost the dressing room but his appointment by Hudgell in the first place seemed very odd.
  15. With Wakefield being in good form and Wigan all over the place with injuries Trinity will never have a better chance of beating the Warriors. Key to it could be Wane's squad selection.