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Exiled Wiganer

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  1. It was a very important game, to focus minds before the Final. We will need probably need a repeat of, or to get close to the levels of intensity we showed against Saints to win. Good to see some of the young lads, there is some talent there.
  2. Why wasn’t the Saints kick try chalked off for offside? Isn’t it pretty much standard now to check that sort of thing?
  3. Superb game. I really did not see that coming. It looked a very repeatable performance as well. Well well ahead of schedule, and huge credit to Matty Peet - what an inspired and brave decision to appoint him. Speed was the difference.
  4. Some combination of Tomkins, WIlliams, Widdop, Hastings and Lomax could well work.
  5. Wigan are better this year without Hastings than with him. He seemed to take too much on his shoulders.
  6. I’m sorry, and I know it’s petty. But it should be “fewer”...
  7. Indeed, this “rivalry” has been a one way street for a long time. It will almost certainly be 14 from 16 by the end of the season. There is nothing fundamentally to suggest any change in the balance of power in the next year or so, but I believe Peet realises the gulf between the 2 sides. It is also annoying that we have to play you at Magic - we often play Wire which would have been a far more competitive and enjoyable match.
  8. It’s the season ticket culture. It has made budgeting for your RL fix so easy, that one offs and add ons lose their appeal as must see’s. Our extended group were far more likely to choose to go to attractive cup games before everyone had season tickets. There is also the near certainty of defeat again by Saints, which makes the prospect less appealing.
  9. As others have said, Gildart was useless the last 2 years he was at WIgan, He was very good in the last decade though, and would still be a good SL player on his day. Like Farrell, though, you can’t put in what God left out and he will never be big enough.
  10. Oh, and I am sure we will lose, but I want to see our front rowers, and young 7 and 9 to show that, in time we can go toe to toe with them.
  11. I think I was at Elland Road for a CC semi between Wigan and HKR, in which West broke free to send someone (David Stephenson possibly??) over for the key score. On the way he beat the former Wigan star George Fairburn. I may be mistaken. And thanks for the history lesson - it’s fascinating to learn it was a League stadium originally.
  12. It was odd seeing Bullock opposing us. I used to think he was chronically overlooked and underused, but maybe Lam knew what he was doing. Just as Lam was right to sign French and Field…
  13. Looking ahead, for Wigan to be successful in the years ahead, there are clear areas for improvement. Against that backdrop, it will be interesting to see how Smith and O’Neill go and whether the pack can hold its own against Wire.The result is secondary. We already know that we can make the play offs and can’t beat Saints, so it’s all about entertainment and signs of progress.
  14. What are the possible causes of this seizure? Excuse my medical ignorance.
  15. It’s crazy to jump to conclusions? On a thread with dozens of posts castigating Wane for turning his back on Farnworth for no reason???
  16. Actually, I think it’s entirely justified. These were team meetings - they were the only way at the time that the group could get together. If he’s late, he’s wasting everyone else’s time, and let’s face it is hardly a commitment to hop on one of those. If Farnworth knew he was likely to have issues, because of travel or whatever, then he should have notified Wane in advance. He had one thing to do for the cause - turn up on a Zoom call - and failed. What do you expect Wane to infer? In any case, he’s now back in the fold by the sounds of it.
  17. I wish him well. I think he is a really good full back, and surely playing the game he is good at is the likeliest way to ensure that his mental health is looked after. The end result is fine - if I were working at Wigan I would be very unimpressed with Leeds’ behaviour. We put in a huge amount of time and effort to see him right. So, we can pat ourselves on the back for holding the moral high ground. On the pitch we don’t need a full back, and have now got some money to spend on a good 3/4.
  18. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck. It is as clear as day that this was engineered. I don’t know how angry Wigan should be about it, as it looked like he was desperate to go, and we couldn’t rely on him anyway.
  19. Superb finish to a really entertaining game. There is an absolutely fantastic evenly matched 11 team league within a league. Bravo to Salford, they have some superb backs. I am sure I wasn’t the only one who thought we would find a way to lose after bombing try after try after try. MotM - Amor. An absolute natural. Not content with having the best team, best young players, best coach, best conditioner and best board, Saints have the best expert commentator.
  20. Salford have a very good back line, and so I hope we get to see the ball thrown about. The 4th Easter game can be a bit of a lottery. Am hoping that O’Neill shines and that it’s entertaining for C4’s viewers.
  21. Yes but they (and we) have seen enough to be certain that they are well ahead of the other teams in the league - you only need to read Woolf’s pat on the head comments about the opposition over the last 2 weeks. Their losses were in games they didn’t care about. They have everyone’s measure. And of course last night helps further guarantee a trip to London. Why should they care for the integrity of a league they can win at their leisure?
  22. If you’re the best side and are well ahead in the league, then you have the right to pick who you like. There used to be rules against it, and of course it distorts the competition. But why should Saints care about any of that? They had a chance to rest everyone so they took it.
  23. His performances have been ok throughout his time at Wigan and were very good at one stage when he was FB. I think he would be a good signing for Leeds, Trinity or Cas. He has wanted to leave for ages, for the justifiable reason (from what I have read at least) that he wants to be closer to his young child. If he misbehaved to “force” a move, or both sides just became frustrated that doesn’t mean it will all turn sour at his next club. Wigan may feel annoyed with him, but they knew what they were getting themselves into at the outset.
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