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  1. 9 minutes ago, The Phantom Horseman said:

    Well done to Toulouse, definitely the better team tonight and deserved winners, good luck to them in SL, they're already not far short of being good enough to make an impact and a few shrewd acquisitions could see them do really well.

    Been a great season for Fev and we had a right dig in the second half. Bring on next season.

    Post of the week. 

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  2. Although the score was close, the end result was always going to be a Saints win. Plus they won the Cup, and so had to peak twice. In league express last week, MS have his view that there was as little prospect of anyone getting close to them over the next few years as when Wigan were in our pomp. 

    They will be clear favourites with daylight a distant second for at least the next couple of years.

    There are too many flaws in coaching youth development (with Wigan’s being too much of it, and most others too little) or recruitment pretty much everywhere else. Given that we have already seen most of the recruitment for next year, it is clear that no one else is really stepping up. It is exactly as we were back in the late 80s/early 90s. 

    So, I think that they will certainly win at least a couple more, and would be favourites for 6 in a row; though before ever smaller crowds, especially given the tedious efficient grinding approach. It is possible though by 2024 there will be a credible challenger if there is a sudden decline or they get hit by injuries (or referees improve). 

    Next year will be much better as, NRL permitting, we will have a World Cup to focus on, and so can pretty much ignore the 4th win and focus on the build up to that. 

  3. I see the logic of it. Peet has coached a lot of very good Wigan junior teams, Wane will make sure everyone knows what is expected, and Briers can concentrate on the attack. The skill set looks right to me. It does require Peet to step up and take control though, as he now has the biggest job in world sport. 

  4. There is far more upside for the game if Catalans win, than if they lose. We will get more spectators watching the game. Their already good crowds would grow again, while Saints’ so so crowds won’t get any bigger. I can’t see Penrith travelling given that they are pure “there is no such thing as rugby league, there’s only NRL”, which is a shame for the game. But maybe South’s could be persuaded? 

    A win for Toulouse would be far more significant, though, for the reasons already covered. I will then get myself down to William Hill and put a pony on the Brev for Man of Steel next year. 

  5. After the sad events of last night, we have had 2 heart lifting stories in 3 days. We just need the pro World Cup Bunnies to beat the anti World Cup Panthers and things will have gone not so bad. Toulouse looked rusty, but that often comes after the week off. Home advantage will be massive for them next week. In the Brev we trust. 

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  6. 2 hours ago, Davo5 said:

    Well this thread has gone downhill 

    It’s taken a bizarre turn where, having won the game, their “fans” are now turning on the Verve, George Formby, Haigh Hall, our pies, the colour of our shirts, all our fans, present or absent, and our match day “experience” - which you can assess whether you are in the ground or not... at this rate, it’ll be virtually impossible to support them against Saints. And I never thought I would write that. 

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  7. 26 minutes ago, M j M said:

    If we're talking about the Wigan gameday experience one thing I did think was a bit poor was the way they dealt with the departing players on Thursday night.

    Some really brief less than a minute interviews on the field at half time (which I could barely understand) is the entire thank you for their years of service? It seemed a little bit miserly really (and yes, I am comparing to Leeds who for some of their other faults I know do this sort of stuff quite well).

    We could all learn so much from Leeds, and their astonishing fans. Maybe we could have a new section of the site where Leeds fans give seminars on their aceness? It could break the web. 

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  8. 20 minutes ago, Chrispmartha said:

    There was definitely more than 300 Leeds fans.


    I was there too, I’m sorry but the Wigan fans were like they were in a library all game, don’t take it as an insult they literally had nothing to cheer about.

    Wigan need to sort their Match day experience out as a matter of urgency as it is absolutely dire.

    Don’t take it as an insult but your fans are c—p and we are ace. 

  9. 1 hour ago, Old Frightful said:

    Massively looking forward to this coming week's games now and we're guaranteed a new name at Old Trafford which is great...isn't it? 🤔

    And yes, I'm a Hull FC fan and yes, I don't much care for Hull KR, but last night's game was strangely enjoyable, perhaps in a somewhat masochistic way. Seeing the likes of Widdop and Williams completely humbled by Lewis and Abdull made for a great sports story.

    I'll save my speculation about whether or not Rervers can do the unthinkable and get to Old Trafford for the match thread but I reckon Thursday's game could well pull in one of Sky's biggest ever viewing audiences for SL.


    Oh you are such a tease - you’ll put it behind a paywall like your onlyfans site next! 

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  10. My theory is that some teams are simply exhausted, after last year’s COVID year, and this year’s stresses. The players have had to perform under pressure, under the shadow of the pandemic, and some have played a lot more games than others. I am not at all surprised to see teams running on fumes. Wire are a superb team, but were simply not themselves - they had had to go to the well too often. HKR played with zero stress last year, and have had many weeks off this year, and it shows,

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