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4 minutes ago, Spidey said:

I still wouldn't be surprised if Widnes ended up in a relegation battle TBH 😉

Although (barring Wakefield) this is a competitive Championship, it certainly isn't due to an increase in standards, less funding to the top sides has evened things out a bit, quality isn't there anymore but at least there's a few more shocks on the cards and closer games

 

In a funny way this is what I would like to see with SL. A reduction in salary cap which to start with would see overall standards drop but you would have a much more even competition which then would hopefully help with things off the pitch which would ultimatley increase money coming in to the game then raise the cap year on year. I don't think it works with the Championship though as there isn't the funding and we will see a lot of teams miles away from SL but I think it could work at the top.

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1 hour ago, Spidey said:

I still wouldn't be surprised if Widnes ended up in a relegation battle TBH 😉

We were doing the sums on the way home and reckoned 1 more win should see us safe 🙂

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6 hours ago, kiggy said:

I spoke to Greg, he has his boot off now and says it could be 5 weeks before he is back. I didn't get a chance to speak to Joe, hopefully Sita will be back next week. Maybe Ben and guy as well. I won't be at the Widnes match but I hope to watch it on the TV.

Top 4 maybe, I am bit disappointed that the new president hasn't really spent anything yet.

Ben and Guy will be back very soon. 
I don’t know if the new president has any intention spending money at the moment. I get the impression the club feels that IMG will get them promotion ?

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6 hours ago, The Blues Ox said:

Yeah thought the same, didn't think they had enough for the playoffs but also didn't see them been in a relegation battle. That said what do I know, I didn't have Fax down as the worst team in the league at this stage either. 🤣

I've looked at my predictions. Lol. O boy....

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1 hour ago, oiseau said:

Ben and Guy will be back very soon. 
I don’t know if the new president has any intention spending money at the moment. I get the impression the club feels that IMG will get them promotion ?

Yes, exactly. That won't happen if they finish 7th though.

They still need to have a SL mentality both on and off the field, sadly lacking in both at the moment. Long way to go though as we are only on Week 8. 

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5 hours ago, JonM said:

We were doing the sums on the way home and reckoned 1 more win should see us safe 🙂

I don't know whether Widnes fans are the most pessimistic , but they're near the top.😁

We could be winning 40-0 with five minutes left, and some of them would still be fretting.

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4 hours ago, oiseau said:

Ben and Guy will be back very soon. 
I don’t know if the new president has any intention spending money at the moment. I get the impression the club feels that IMG will get them promotion ?

And this one post explains why after 50 years of involvement with this sport I have fallen out of love with the game.

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4 minutes ago, Daft old hooker said:

And this one post explains why after 50 years of involvement with this sport I have fallen out of love with the game.

Felt the same when widnes promoted to SL from 5th or 6th After not doing much for the last few seasons before.

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3 hours ago, doc said:

I don't know whether Widnes fans are the most pessimistic , but they're near the top.😁

We could be winning 40-0 with five minutes left, and some of them would still be fretting.

I think recent seasons have sucked all the optimism out of us. I'm waiting for our eight match losing streak and plummet down the table.

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2 hours ago, Daft old hooker said:

And this one post explains why after 50 years of involvement with this sport I have fallen out of love with the game.

Yes, I’m getting to that stage.

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5 hours ago, Jill Halfpenny fan said:

I think recent seasons have sucked all the optimism out of us. I'm waiting for our eight match losing streak and plummet down the table.

Last year really killed off any enthusiasm I had for Widnes, both on the field and off it. It may come back at some point. Just enjoying the results from afar at the moment 

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On 19/05/2024 at 18:15, Bull Mania said:

Big win for the Bulls against high flying Eagles despite being decimated by injuries

Didn't go but reports from Eagles fans say it was our worst performance so far, particularly the first half. It seems most teams are struggling to play well all the time. It's probably the nature of being part-time, and a competitive league. 

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22 hours ago, Jill Halfpenny fan said:

I think recent seasons have sucked all the optimism out of us. I'm waiting for our eight match losing streak and plummet down the table.

I refuse to believe that will happen. In Alan Coleman we trust!😁

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