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I will have to be at the game. Got friends at both clubs so just hope the best team win. Ive seen games at Rochdale and Oldham in the last few weeks and I saw the pitiful turn out by Sheffield Eagles fans at the Northern Rail final. I really hope amateur fans turn out in force for this game and show the semi-pro clubs what support is really all about!

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Person from Wigan.

Nothing to do with the large number of pies eaten in Wigan but to do with a miner's strike in the 1920's when all the pits in WIgan and Leigh went on strike. The Wiganers went back and broke the strike, the "Leythers" continued to strike and got better pay and conditions. Therefore the Wiganer's had to "eat humble pie"... so it's a term of abuse from Leythers to Wiganers. The hostility between the two towns stretches back hundreds of years to the civil war when Wigan was Royalists and Leigh were Parliamentarian and continues to this day.

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Person from Wigan.

Nothing to do with the large number of pies eaten in Wigan but to do with a miner's strike in the 1920's when all the pits in WIgan and Leigh went on strike. The Wiganers went back and broke the strike, the "Leythers" continued to strike and got better pay and conditions. Therefore the Wiganer's had to "eat humble pie"... so it's a term of abuse from Leythers to Wiganers. The hostility between the two towns stretches back hundreds of years to the civil war when Wigan was Royalists and Leigh were Parliamentarian and continues to this day.

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Still doesn't explain why you can't afford a crust? Looking forward to Sunday. Have a good 'un !

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Good luck Miners, I hope you feel livelier than I do at this ungodly hour on a Sunday morning

 

So glad they're televising the game...I'll be rooting for you from Huddersfield...a place on the 'wrong' side of the pennines, but still no where near as bad as Wigan ;)

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BITGOD - you must live close to Leigh, you actually call it by it's correct name instead of the silly lobbies that most of Wigooners come out with

 

BTW - leading at HT 

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How sweet does the lobby taste today ?

Sam Tomkins eating humble pie on twitter he is better posting on Titter in future ?

Message for Mr Tomkins from the miners lads

WHO ARE YOU. WHO ARE YOU ?

We are the miners the mighty mighty miners .

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