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About Wigansnapper89

  • Birthday 04/01/1989

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    Recruitment Consultant, Photographer, Cricketer and general sports lover
  1. First time ever that i kind of wish that my 1 year old wasn't such a good sleeper, she will only be up around 7am so i have a decision to make here. Do i have a really early night and go to bed when she does at 7.30pm and wake up at 4am, catch an hour of the Ashes before kick off or wait until 8am and watch the record without knowing the result. Anyway, i would have liked to have seen Percival in for Bateman and Roby starting but i cant wait for this one. Was too young last time we was in a World Cup Final so i would love for us to get there next week!
  2. 2018 fixtures

    Absolutely! I know a number of people who make it an annual thing and all love it.
  3. 2018 fixtures

    Will be making my first trip to Catalans this year as it falls close to my birthday in April, Bought flights yesterday to Girona where we will be staying for 2 days before travelling up to Montpelier for the game then onto Barcelona for 2 nights. £37 out, £52 return from Barcelona. Cant wait! Also, not been to a Magic Weekend for 3 years so will be trying to get to that if at all possible.
  4. Cant believe i didn't check there haha
  5. Does anyone know a site that will be doing text commentary? Im in work due to not having any holidays left, and dont want to just have to follow a twitter feed ect
  6. Walmsley out Currie in. Bit gutted about that, thought he would have been a massive impact off the bench.
  7. Magic Weekend Returns to Newcastle

    Tickets already on sale http://www.rugby-league.com/article/51249/tickets-for-all-three-major-rugby-league-events-on-sale Did they release them this early last year?
  8. Coldest ground

    I was going to write the same thing about Royton, that is the coldest place i ever played! I remember walking up a grass verge to a pitch on top with no protection from the elements. I also played against Oldham St. Annes which was b****y cold too, i actually played against Kyle Eastmond that day. Always remember him ripping us apart
  9. I agree it is not only RL. I am heavily involved with my local cricket team and help to run the juniors, when myself and a good few others who luckily still play at the club were coming through as juniors only 10 years ago we had a U9,11,13,15 and 18's. the 3 senior sides. We all also played football, rugby and anything else we could, i think society is now just completely different. We seem to have plenty of kids at u9,11 and 13 level, but as soon as they get to u15/u18's they seem to disappear, and its the same with plenty RL clubs, it just seems they have so many other options of things to do. In the Senior sides now every week there are sides playing with 8/9 players. So many RL clubs in around us in Wigan have had to drop teams or fold completely which to me just shows its not just a RL problem. How we solve this i have no idea
  10. TGG: The next generation?

    As another poster has said, in terms of participation it is hard for all sports apart from football to attract kids to play. I have been involved in local cricket for 15 years since i was 12 and the change in our sport is remarkable. 10 years ago clubs could get 3/4 senior sides out at a weekend along with U11,13,15,18's throughout the week. Now you see so many clubs struggling, cancelling matches because they cant even raise 2 sides on a Saturday etc. I think that this is the same case with RL, kids have so many options now in terms of how they get their entertainment. It seems that U11/13's is an age that kids are most likely to play but as soon as they hit 15/16 they are just not interested. Im not sure how that can be changed
  11. Grand Final Media Watch

    I would hope with there being no Premier League Football this week and the England Internationals being one of the only sporting events on we should be able to get a good coverage this week. Really looking forward to the game now, my office at work is mainly a football office but there has been a lot of talk about the Grand Final this week!
  12. If you are on LinkedIn at all a link to his page is https://www.linkedin.com/in/jon-dutton-29a5121a?authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=EacA&locale=en_US&trk=tyah&trkInfo=clickedVertical%3Amynetwork%2CclickedEntityId%3A66960406%2CauthType%3ANAME_SEARCH%2Cidx%3A1-1-1%2CtarId%3A1475159903140%2Ctas%3Ajohn%20dutton Ask to connect with him, once you have done so you can send him a message
  13. We seem to have been advertising this game a lot, I have seen a good bit of advertisement around the town. Last Friday night when I was walking the dog I actually saw a plane fly over advertising the game with a banner out of the back. Never seen that one before, not sure if it will work thought if im honest. For all of the other ‘Big Ones’ I feel like there has been much more talk in the pub, office etc. I for one will be there, hopefully we can see a crowd of £18,000 - £20,000. Looks like decent weather too which might get a few more through the door. Ill go with Wigan by 12
  14. If we win the League Leaders Shield and Grand Final i dont know what it says about the quality of the league because we are bloody awful!