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  1. Widnes have had plenty of players missing due to injury. Some of these are now returning and hopefully performances will improve.
  2. Goodness me all those people and they couldn't get the game on a few weeks ago.
  3. Apparently there were 6 players in the Widnes team yessterday who had come through the Viking's Academy which is good to see.
  4. The Betfred Super League fixture between Wigan Warriors and Widnes Vikings scheduled for Friday 24th February has been postponed. Explaining the situation, Wigan Warriors Chairman, Ian Lenagan, said: “With the inclement weather over the last day resulting in intermittent standing water on the pitch and the further forecasted bad weather over the next 24 hours, the DW Stadium pitch simply cannot sustain two games this weekend. “With Wigan Athletic’s season at such a critical stage and after detailed discussions between myself and Wigan Athletic Chairman, David Sharpe, it was agreed that they need to play this fixture more than we need to play ours. “Potential for the game to be moved to Sunday was discussed but this simply isn’t an option with the pitch in its current state, therefore the game will be rescheduled for later this season. “We apologise to our fans for the inconvenience and disappointment this causes. “I too am bitterly disappointed not to be able tomorrow night to welcome our Champion team but feel certain that we have made the right decision." What are the rules concerning postponements? Does a referee have to inspect the pitch and take into acount the weather forecast?
  5. Loss of Brown compounded by the injury to Joe Mellor. Also missing four props. Buchanan, O'Carroll, Gerrard through injury and Manuokafoa suspended. Makes things difficult for the Vikings.
  6. Greenwood was sent to the sin bin.
  7. Could be something to do with Kevin Brown.
  8. I wish I was as confident as you are about Widnes. On the Sporting Life website Ian Millward tips Widnes (albeit with a 6 point start from the bookies) which is usually the kiss of death for us.
  9. It's 4 now. Is that a new record? "Hooker Moore, who missed that tie after starting a two-match suspension for a high tackle in Wakefield's Super League win over Widnes 10 days earlier, has been charged with gouging Vikings half-back Aaron Heremaia. Moore had to wait a week to discover his fate as the Rugby Football League conducted an investigation into the stormy match in which two players were sent off and three others sin-binned."
  10. Yes the video shows a hard but fair tackle. Video also shows the referee and touch judge do not intervene initially after the tackle. It is only when the Wakefield player runs in that they become involved.
  11. Still trying to dig your way out of the hole but not doing a very good job of it. Could do with a bigger shovel.
  12. Nice try with the diversionary tactics but you've completely failed to address the point made in my original post ie how a team finishing in 8th place, which has spent the whole season in the top 8, and 4 points ahead of the 9th placed team can be described as having SNEAKED into the top 8. It's impossible to SNEAK into somewhere when you've been there all the time.
  13. "2012 Wakey made 8th" "2013 HKR made 8th" "2014 Widnes SNEAKED 8th" Rather a subjective comment about Widnes. They finished 4 points ahead of the 9th place team and were in the top 8 places for virtually the whole season. Hardly sneaking. Probably better to check the facts before making snide comments.
  14. Even if we had still had licensing Jack would have still been on his way. He's not quick enough returning the ball when he's played at full back and his move to the wing was really to include him in the side for his goal kicking. He's now very much down the pecking order both for a full back and a wing spot so you can't blame him for wanting to leave. It's not a case of "this season" it's more of wanting to improve the team. Had Jack been what Widnes wanted in terms of a full back or a winger for that matter he would still be with them.