Posted 23 September 2010 - 08:06 AM
Without Lindsay, your team would now be playing park rugby, so a "thank you" might be in order.
The game was going down the pan.
With Wigan, Lindsay showed what the word success" meant.
Wigan's 1985/1995 period of success coincided with the most competitive GB performances (and support) in recent years.
He was recognised and accepted by Aus as GBs most respected personality and power-broker.
Sure, he was difficult, dictatorial, egotistical, etc, but Churchill, Wellington, Napoleon etc were not easy people either. He didn't always do the right things, and he didn't always do them right, but he did far more right things than anyone else. What do they say, "you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs?
What rankles for many, and inspires jealousy in so many is that he was Wigan and he was successful. As we know, there are those that don't want the game to be successful lest they lose control.
No Lindsay, no Sky, no money, no game
Life is like a sewer: What you get out of it depends on what you put into it.