Wigan as Permier Leaders, gets little response

Wigan as Permier Leaders, gets little response

Post by Robert N gibbon » Wed, 23 Sep 1998 04:00:00


         Once again Wigan have upset the Paper Media, by being the top dogs
in RL.
         A defence that concedes a total 32 tries in a season (to date) has
even had Skys Stevo giving praise to Wigan.

Q :-When did reports in the national press warrent more then quater of a
page coverage of Wigan  

 A :- on three occasions  

                                   1/  Wigan lose to Sheffield in RL Final

                                   2/   Wigan Lose to Leeds Away

                                   3/    Wigan Lose to Leeds at Home

       I am looking forward to less then a quarter a page coverage, after
the Grand final.

( it has to be said that most of the national press seem to think that the
reporting of RL does not warrent coverage on its normal sports pages, but
they tend to squeeze it in after the "Magic of Vinigar Book" adds and the
horse racing pages.    

 
 
 

Wigan as Permier Leaders, gets little response

Post by John Lancaste » Sun, 27 Sep 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>       I am looking forward to less then a quarter a page coverage, after
>the Grand final.

Why ? We have all known since the very beginning that

a) Wigan will play Leeds

b) Wigan will win by twenty points

c) Andy Farrell will win M.O.M award.

How exciting. Yeh, RL continues to thrive...

 
 
 

Wigan as Permier Leaders, gets little response

Post by M.A. Jamies » Fri, 02 Oct 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

>>       I am looking forward to less then a quarter a page coverage, after
>>the Grand final.

>Why ? We have all known since the very beginning that

>a) Wigan will play Leeds

>b) Wigan will win by twenty points

>c) Andy Farrell will win M.O.M award.

>How exciting. Yeh, RL continues to thrive...

I think before the season started few would have predicted Leeds and
Halifax's success.  Last season Leeds were crap.  People would have thought
that Bradford and London would have done better, this season has far from
been predictable, just compare last seasons end of season league table to
this one.

Matt

 
 
 

Wigan as Permier Leaders, gets little response

Post by jon_ma.. » Fri, 02 Oct 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
> I think before the season started few would have predicted Leeds and
> Halifax's success.  Last season Leeds were crap.  People would have thought
> that Bradford and London would have done better, this season has far from
> been predictable, just compare last seasons end of season league table to
> this one.

You're right about Halifax, I for one thought they'd be in the bottom 4, not
finishing third. But no-one who saw what Graham Murray achieved at Hunter
Mariners could've been in any doubt that Leeds would challenge the top
teams this year.

Achievers of the year :-
Halifax, Cas (SL) - making the most of limited resources
Fev (Div 1) - coming from third bottom to nearly winning it
Oldham (Div 2) - just for being there

Under-achievers :-
Salford - what happened ?
Hunslet - spent all their sky cash on players contracts, only to miss out

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Wigan as Permier Leaders, gets little response

Post by stev » Sat, 03 Oct 1998 04:00:00



Quote:


>>>       I am looking forward to less then a quarter a page coverage, after
>>>the Grand final.

>>Why ? We have all known since the very beginning that

>>a) Wigan will play Leeds

>>b) Wigan will win by twenty points

>>c) Andy Farrell will win M.O.M award.

>>How exciting. Yeh, RL continues to thrive...

>I think before the season started few would have predicted Leeds and
>Halifax's success.  Last season Leeds were crap.  People would have thought
>that Bradford and London would have done better, this season has far from
>been predictable, just compare last seasons end of season league table to
>this one.

>Matt

A fair few surprises this season, after the challenge cup I would have
thought most people would have an open mind on the possible Prems
outcome. I do fancy Wigan but after seeing Fax against Leeds last week I
wouldn't like to pick the other finalist.

--
steve

 
 
 

Wigan as Permier Leaders, gets little response

Post by Vibrating Bum-Faced Goa » Sat, 03 Oct 1998 04:00:00

: >I think before the season started few would have predicted Leeds and
: >Halifax's success.  Last season Leeds were crap.  People would have thought
: >that Bradford and London would have done better, this season has far from
: >been predictable, just compare last seasons end of season league table to
: >this one.
: >
: >Matt

: A fair few surprises this season, after the challenge cup I would have
: thought most people would have an open mind on the possible Prems
: outcome. I do fancy Wigan but after seeing Fax against Leeds last week I
: wouldn't like to pick the other finalist.

St.Helens for me.

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Wigan as Permier Leaders, gets little response

Post by Lloyd J. Barkha » Sat, 03 Oct 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

>: >I think before the season started few would have predicted Leeds and
>: >Halifax's success.  Last season Leeds were crap.  People would have thought
>: >that Bradford and London would have done better, this season has far from
>: >been predictable, just compare last seasons end of season league table to
>: >this one.
>: >
>: >Matt

>: A fair few surprises this season, after the challenge cup I would have
>: thought most people would have an open mind on the possible Prems
>: outcome. I do fancy Wigan but after seeing Fax against Leeds last week I
>: wouldn't like to pick the other finalist.

>St.Helens for me.

Even after last weeks defeat at Halifax the Rhinos will get to the GF.
With all players back and the prospect of most play-off games at
Headingley - jno problem.
--
Lloyd J. Barkham
 
 
 

Wigan as Permier Leaders, gets little response

Post by stev » Sun, 04 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Quote:



>>: >I think before the season started few would have predicted Leeds and
>>: >Halifax's success.  Last season Leeds were crap.  People would have thought
>>: >that Bradford and London would have done better, this season has far from
>>: >been predictable, just compare last seasons end of season league table to
>>: >this one.
>>: >
>>: >Matt

>>: A fair few surprises this season, after the challenge cup I would have
>>: thought most people would have an open mind on the possible Prems
>>: outcome. I do fancy Wigan but after seeing Fax against Leeds last week I
>>: wouldn't like to pick the other finalist.

>>St.Helens for me.

>Even after last weeks defeat at Halifax the Rhinos will get to the GF.
>With all players back and the prospect of most play-off games at
>Headingley - jno problem.

That is just the kind of arrogance that will make me cheer for Fax!!!!!

--
steve

 
 
 

Wigan as Permier Leaders, gets little response

Post by Lloyd J. Barkha » Sun, 04 Oct 1998 04:00:00



Quote:





>>>: >I think before the season started few would have predicted Leeds and
>>>: >Halifax's success.  Last season Leeds were crap.  People would have thought
>>>: >that Bradford and London would have done better, this season has far from
>>>: >been predictable, just compare last seasons end of season league table to
>>>: >this one.
>>>: >
>>>: >Matt

>>>: A fair few surprises this season, after the challenge cup I would have
>>>: thought most people would have an open mind on the possible Prems
>>>: outcome. I do fancy Wigan but after seeing Fax against Leeds last week I
>>>: wouldn't like to pick the other finalist.

>>>St.Helens for me.

>>Even after last weeks defeat at Halifax the Rhinos will get to the GF.
>>With all players back and the prospect of most play-off games at
>>Headingley - jno problem.

>That is just the kind of arrogance that will make me cheer for Fax!!!!!

It's not arrogance. Can I not support my own team now without it being
called arrogance. Come off it. I was only saying with a full strength
team and with most fixtures at home we should get to the GF. I'm sure
Wigan supporters think that they will get there too as even if they lose
their first match they will still play at home to the last surviving
team.
--
Lloyd J. Barkham
 
 
 

Wigan as Permier Leaders, gets little response

Post by stev » Mon, 05 Oct 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>It's not arrogance. Can I not support my own team now without it being
>called arrogance. Come off it. I was only saying with a full strength
>team and with most fixtures at home we should get to the GF. I'm sure
>Wigan supporters think that they will get there too as even if they lose
>their first match they will still play at home to the last surviving
>team.

Rhinos WILL get to the GF is not saying they should get to the GF. I
think Wigan and Leeds will contest the GF but who knows....I think you
will beat Fax but I hope Fax stuff your lack of respect to them back in
your face.

--
steve

 
 
 

Wigan as Permier Leaders, gets little response

Post by Paul Matthe » Tue, 06 Oct 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>Wigan supporters think that they will get there too as even if they lose
>their first match they will still play at home to the last surviving
>team.

***y ridiculous idea. "let's have a knockout competition where you stay in if
you lose"
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Wigan as Permier Leaders, gets little response

Post by Vibrating Bum-Faced Goa » Tue, 06 Oct 1998 04:00:00

Distribution:


: >Wigan supporters think that they will get there too as even if they lose
: >their first match they will still play at home to the last surviving
: >team.
: ***y ridiculous idea. "let's have a knockout competition where you stay in if
: you lose"

Almost as daft as "Let's have an argument over a proven system and just
take the opposite stance to everyone".

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Wigan as Permier Leaders, gets little response

Post by John Drak » Wed, 07 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>: >Wigan supporters think that they will get there too as even if they lose
>: >their first match they will still play at home to the last surviving
>: >team.
>: ***y ridiculous idea. "let's have a knockout competition where you stay
in if
>: you lose"
>Almost as daft as "Let's have an argument over a proven system and just
>take the opposite stance to everyone".

"Proven system" ...?

The Chinese probably think their system of government is "proven" to work,
but I wouldn't want to see it introduced here.

"Everyone" ...?

There are probably more RL fans who think the play offs are a ***idea than
turned up at either Knowsley Road or Headingley last week to watch the Major
Minor Qualifying Eliminator Pre Final Semi Finals.

And if they give the Grand Final to Stuart Cummings, a whole season's work
could go***up on one of his decisions.

Scary :-o

John
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Wigan as Permier Leaders, gets little response

Post by Dave Odd » Thu, 08 Oct 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>And if they give the Grand Final to Stuart Cummings,

Oh God, please no!

Quote:
> a whole season's work
>could go***up on one of his decisions.

Bound to if he is "in charge".

Dave
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Wigan as Permier Leaders, gets little response

Post by Lloyd Barkha » Sun, 11 Oct 1998 04:00:00

Quote:


>>Wigan supporters think that they will get there too as even if they lose
>>their first match they will still play at home to the last surviving
>>team.
>***y ridiculous idea. "let's have a knockout competition where you stay
in if
>you lose"

Do you ever change the record?

I hope you're not going to any of the playoff matches or to the GF as you
are obviously not interested in the outcome.

If Wigan do win the GF I also hope you will not be crowing about it on this
NG.

Lloyd J. Barkham