Exiled Wiganer Posted July 17, 2010 Share Posted July 17, 2010 wow - enthralling game, ridiculous amount of Wire mistakes in the first 20 minutes add in some poor discipline and it felt like it was going to be one of those nights - expectation high, performance lacking. One or two Wire players will need to question some of their actions and decisions. However, generally the defence was awesome and made Wigan look short on ideas. Some fantastic, legal, hits on both sides. Wigan's mistake rate caught up later. Hicks on end of very well worked try, Riley so determined to catch Richards deserved a bit more luck for all that effort and what a defence splitting pass from Riley for Westwood try. Briers and those kicks for Myler caused chaos. Game 1 of a big month out the way. I think unlikely that Wigan will lose top place but as I was reminded last night Wigan have trips to Hull and Leeds to come ... so maybe not quite over yet Well done Wire and the massed ranks for fantastic support! Now the Wire! Despite being short of ideas Wigan came pretty close to victory last night. An attacking scrum after the Farrell video ref decision and Carmont tip toeing in field and you're weeping into your Tetley's. the better team won but it looked close from my seat. I appreciate that massed ranks is to do with density rather than numbers, but it was a shame to see so many empty seats in the Wire end. The last 3 teams that have beaten Wigan have stuttered in the weeks afterwards. If Wire can sustain that form for the next 7 games then they will be a better team than they have shown yet. If though they lose one more league game and one Cup game in that time you can re-watc the video all you like and it won't have made any difference. That is some challenge, especially for a team that looks to players far closer the end than the beginning of their careers for inspiration. You see in football teams heading for trebles end up falling short on all fronts. If they can win all their next 7 games then Wire will be some team. I wouldn't bet on it though. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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