Bobbie Goulding

Bobbie Goulding

Post by dwa.. » Sat, 27 Jul 1996 04:00:00


What a ridiculous letter, O.K, in his prime Edwards was an excellent
player, and no fans would honestly deny that. Bobbie is in his PRIME now
and has at least 7 or 8 years of top class play left in him. How many
years do you think Edwards has left? 1 or maybe 2 years left at the
most.

There has been news today of Edwards being 'unsettled' at Wigan, I
believe his statement was 'they want me out'. Wigan are starting to sell
off their 'old' players now, to pay off their heavy debts.

Martin Offiah is going to London 'the team of the moment, who will take
the Super League by storm'.
I seem to remember his time with Widnes when they had success, things
got troubled so he left fo a team full of high hopes and ambition,
Wigan. Now things are looking difficult at Wigan, and maybe it's just me
that's seeing this but is Offiah ducking out again when things get
tough?

I watched Wigan V Halifax tonight, which Wigan won, but only just. I
remember last week when my own team, Saints took a big lead against
Oldham, we let Oldham back into the game but ended up winners by a large
margin. We were critisised by Stevo for letting Oldham back into the
game, even though we had a high score at the end. Tonight Wigan let
halifax back into the game, but only ended up winners by a measley 8
points. Did I hear a word of critisicsm from Stevo? I think not. Quite
the opposite, Wigan were praised for their win even after disgraceful
defence in the second half. Stevo praised them for coping with the
pressure from the media, BIG DEAL. Don't worry all of the Pies are big
boys now, I'm sure they can look after themselves without Stevo there to
hold their hands!

Eddie Hemmings also said that he didn't think anyone would dare to say
that Wigans 'good times' were over. Well I dare - Wigan are 'going
down'! Without Shaun Edwards, they are nothing. But don't worry if Wigan
do lose a couple of important games, we can always blame it on a holiday
the week before, not the mere fact that whoever may beat them were the
better side.

Maurice Lindsay was interviewed on the radio, about Wigans fall in
attendances(and most other teams rise inc. Saints-JEALOUS?). He was
asked for any explanation, and said something along the lines of 'It's
not the height of summer yet, when it is I'm sure the fans will come
piling in to Central Park'(not exact qoute obviously)
HELLO????! In case everybody hadn't noticed there is only 5 games left,
if thats not the height of summer, I'd hate to see what is.

Anyway enough of having a go at Wigan(despite the fact that I enjoy it
so much)
I'd just like to say good luck to Saints on Saturday against London,
only 5 games to go, comeone lets show these Pies what we're really made
of.

Sarah a devoted Saints supporter.

 
 
 

Bobbie Goulding

Post by Stev » Mon, 29 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>What a ridiculous letter, O.K, in his prime Edwards was an excellent
>player, and no fans would honestly deny that. Bobbie is in his PRIME now
>and has at least 7 or 8 years of top class play left in him. How many
>years do you think Edwards has left? 1 or maybe 2 years left at the
>most.
<snipped>

>I'd just like to say good luck to Saints on Saturday against London,
>only 5 games to go, comeone lets show these Pies what we're really made
>of.

>Sarah a devoted Saints supporter.

Your boys are made of stern stuff you didn't lie down like I expected,
If Wigan come down with the wrong attitude they may get upset.
--
Steve

 
 
 

Bobbie Goulding

Post by Southern_Jessi » Tue, 30 Jul 1996 04:00:00

        [Snip Once]

|> Martin Offiah is going to London 'the team of the moment, who will take
|> the Super League by storm'.
|> I seem to remember his time with Widnes when they had success, things
|> got troubled so he left fo a team full of high hopes and ambition,
|> Wigan. Now things are looking difficult at Wigan, and maybe it's just me
|> that's seeing this but is Offiah ducking out again when things get
|> tough?
|>

        Probably.  He's coming to the end of his useful career in the
        top flight as a winger so he's going home to earn a few bob.
        I would have thought Wigan are over the moon to get so much
        for him!

        [Snip Twice]

|> Eddie Hemmings also said that he didn't think anyone would dare to say
|> that Wigans 'good times' were over. Well I dare - Wigan are 'going
|> down'! Without Shaun Edwards, they are nothing.

        Without Shaun Edwards they're well, just without Shaun Edwards.
        The players who make Wigan tick nowadays are Paul, Tuigamala,
        Farrell and - when he's on form - Robinson.  The days when
        Wigan not having Edwards in the side actually made a noticeable
        difference are long since gone.  A fact which no doubt peeves Mr
        Edwards not a little...

        [And Snip Again]

|> I'd just like to say good luck to Saints on Saturday against London,
|> only 5 games to go, comeone lets show these Pies what we're really made
|> of.

        I think you used up an entire season's luck!  I rarely get e***d
        about these games as I don't have a favourite team - I love to
        watch but ffrom a detached viewpoint.  Saturday was an exception and
        I was really pissed off to see London get beaten particularly in the
        light of one or two dodgy decisions.  My wife wanted to Saints to win
        purely for the reason that then Wigan won't win the league!  A rather
        negative attitude I think particularly as it's difficult to argue
        that Saints deserved the win.  Still, they've ridden their luck as
        few times this season and that makes the difference when all other
        things are equal...

        For me, Wigan and Saints are both the same - part of the old
        order - and who wins this year doesn't matter half as much as
        London and Paris doing well.  Next year the most important
        thing will be for South Wales to do well.  The year after that
        is when it will begin in earnest...

SJ

 
 
 

Bobbie Goulding

Post by Stev » Wed, 31 Jul 1996 04:00:00



Quote:


>>       For me, Wigan and Saints are both the same - part of the old
>>       order - and who wins this year doesn't matter half as much as
>>       London and Paris doing well.  Next year the most important
>>       thing will be for South Wales to do well.  The year after that
>>       is when it will begin in earnest...

>Agreed. This is all about long-term.

>Think Wales may struggle a little next season but they'll be fine after
>that.

>Paul
>        ww
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yes in a sense it is about a new order, however there is nothing to stop
any part of the old order dominating SL long term. Paris, S.Wales,
London, Dublin, Edinburg, Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, Lyon and even
Milan are the kind of names one would hope to see in SL ten years hense.

--
Steve

 
 
 

Bobbie Goulding

Post by Paul McNall » Wed, 31 Jul 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

>       For me, Wigan and Saints are both the same - part of the old
>       order - and who wins this year doesn't matter half as much as
>       London and Paris doing well.  Next year the most important
>       thing will be for South Wales to do well.  The year after that
>       is when it will begin in earnest...

Agreed. This is all about long-term.

Think Wales may struggle a little next season but they'll be fine after
that.

Paul
        ww
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