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by DaveO
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Web Warriors
Topic: Warriors looking to acquire Latics
Replies: 14
Views: 2374

Warriors looking to acquire Latics

DaveO makes some valid points. I'm certainly with him on the Warriors being able to take their cut from food and drink sales at the Stadium. But as for the 'enforced summer exile', is that really anything to do with the Latics as such? Is it not the Football League you should be arguing with? My un...
by DaveO
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Web Warriors
Topic: Warriors looking to acquire Latics
Replies: 14
Views: 2374

Re: Warriors looking to acquire Latics

If there is no Wigan Athletic then I doubt Wigan RL can afford the rent of the stadium alone. So I presume the motivation is to ensure there is another tenant of the DW with both clubs under the “Wigan Sporting Partnership” banner. However for me there must be more too it than just rescuing Latics w...
by DaveO
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Web Warriors
Topic: Just a feeder club
Replies: 52
Views: 3804

Re: Just a feeder club

You're suggesting that any signing of an older player is stopping the progress of a young home grown player. If that's the case then signing any player at all is stopping the progress of a young home grown player. Doesn't matter how old they are or where they come from. In fact, a young Wigan playe...
by DaveO
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Web Warriors
Topic: Just a feeder club
Replies: 52
Views: 3804

Re: Just a feeder club

The reasons the signings like that aren’t worthwhile is they are short termism. An easy option that clubs used in the past with overseas players who then stopped the progress into the first team of home grown players. Largely because few clubs could be bothered with an academy set up because they di...
by DaveO
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Web Warriors
Topic: Just a feeder club
Replies: 52
Views: 3804

Re: Just a feeder club

Regarding point 3 in your post I think that does matter. It’s another version of signing over the hill overseas players. They just started out here first that is all. For years we complained about how easy it was for clubs to sign overseas players near the end of their careers who may have once been...
by DaveO
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Web Warriors
Topic: Bateman back
Replies: 30
Views: 2395

Re: Bateman back

Well that is some good news in the current climate.

Shows more than a bit of faith from from IL that there is a future for the club and the sport beyond this awful time with the virus.
by DaveO
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Rugby League
Topic: Luke Thompson ‘days away’ from Canterbury move
Replies: 13
Views: 945

Re: Luke Thompson ‘days away’ from Canterbury move

With immediate effect! After much discussion and speculation in recent weeks, Saints have confirmed that Luke Thompson will leave the club with immediate effect, for an undisclosed sum, to NRL club Canterbury Bulldogs. St Helens Chairman Eamonn McManus said on the matter: “St. Helens had been place...
by DaveO
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Web Warriors
Topic: Wigan Warriors set to surrender home advantage when Super League restarts
Replies: 9
Views: 1081

Re: Wigan Warriors set to surrender home advantage when Super League restarts

So Leeds & Warrington get to play home & away matches at home except when they play each other presumably?

That is a huge advantage not having to travel. If they do this then this season is invalid from a sporting point of view.
by DaveO
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Web Warriors
Topic: Bevan French will soon be back on board at Wigan Warriors
Replies: 15
Views: 1475

Re: Bevan French will soon be back on board at Wigan Warriors

Wiganer Ted wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:13 pm
I think what's implied is that if Bevan had returned last week he'd have avoided the need to self isolate for two weeks.
Well look on the bright side. If he catches it on the plane or at the airport in the UK, he's unlikely to decimate the team if he self isolates.
by DaveO
Sun May 31, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General Rugby League
Topic: George Williams
Replies: 23
Views: 2699

Re: George Williams

He’s got a good 6 and 9 playing in these key positions as well. When he was here it always looked like the plan was “give Williams the ball”. It was nearly always on him to create something and so it was relatively easy for a half decent opposition team to close him down. Left him looking like he wa...