BIG Announcement Verdict

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BIG Announcement Verdict

Poll ended at Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:55 pm

10/10 Can’t wait for 2020!!!!
1
2%
7-9/10 good news for the Club!
3
6%
5-6/10 ok news
12
24%
2-4/10 underwhelmed
21
43%
1 WTF
4
8%
0 omnishambles
8
16%
 
Total votes: 49

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wall_of_voodoo
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Re: BIG Announcement Verdict

Post by wall_of_voodoo » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:37 pm

pedro wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:31 pm
I hope Lam doesnt get the job as her cant get these players up to standard and the new signings are of no improvement
You know what pedro

I can see Sarginson and Williams plus a number of juniors leaving and we recruit Bibby/Clark/Atkin and and Aussie forward from one of the crappier teams and that will be it. At cap limit and money spent on extended or new deals. No "wow" signings and no marquee

I think we are going to be mighty disappointed
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Re: BIG Announcement Verdict

Post by nathan_rugby » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:57 am

wall_of_voodoo wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:37 pm
pedro wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:31 pm
I hope Lam doesnt get the job as her cant get these players up to standard and the new signings are of no improvement
You know what pedro

I can see Sarginson and Williams plus a number of juniors leaving and we recruit Bibby/Clark/Atkin and and Aussie forward from one of the crappier teams and that will be it. At cap limit and money spent on extended or new deals. No "wow" signings and no marquee

I think we are going to be mighty disappointed
A fair assessment that would he consistent with the last 3-5 years. The outlier being the signing of FPN.
Bomhead - "Lockers to prop."

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Re: BIG Announcement Verdict

Post by ian.birchall » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:14 pm

Barney841 wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:35 pm
Folau would of been a good shout. Thrown out of union, Nrl won’t have anything to do with him.
Bit of a prat granted but with his options limited the club could of got him cheaper than you usually would
Only trouble with that wish is his contract with the ARU was over 2A$ a year and even dividing that by 1.6 leaves a big number.
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Re: BIG Announcement Verdict

Post by superleague » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:57 pm

One things for sure a lot of people won't be renewing season tickets.
And I don't think there will be any new season holders, not unless some real quality is bought and a proven coach is signed or very promising assistant

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Re: BIG Announcement Verdict

Post by nathan_rugby » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:33 pm

superleague wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:57 pm
One things for sure a lot of people won't be renewing season tickets.
And I don't think there will be any new season holders, not unless some real quality is bought and a proven coach is signed or very promising assistant
Exactly.

Decreasing standard of the league
Decreasing standard of Wigan
Decreasing standard of players
Decreasing take up in schools
Decreasing take up at amateur level
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Re: BIG Announcement Verdict

Post by Levrier » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:15 pm

Exiled Wiganer wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:17 pm
If there is one player in the world whose signing would have us cancelling our season tickets it is Folau. He is the embodiment of human hatred.
By us you mean you. I would pay to watch him play.

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Re: BIG Announcement Verdict

Post by ancientnloyal » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:37 pm

Falou is a Cntu for his anti gay comments what an idiot in that respect. However, I despise anyone taking drugs yet I support Zak and admired Gaz Hock as being World Class.


I’d support Falou as long as he tows the line whilst playing for us... if step over the mark then the punishment given would be apt.

He will not however play for us. I don’t think the club-owned player houses adjacent to Canal Street would be good for him
Rugby, Family and Strava... that’s about it for me tbh

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Re: BIG Announcement Verdict

Post by Woody1989 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:39 am

wall_of_voodoo wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:21 pm

Jack Wells. Lifeline thrown. This bloke must be Noel Cleal in disguise or have something totally and utterly far superior to the likes of Samy Kibula or Liam Paisley who are being discarded despite not spending all their careers on the treatment table.
Are we discarding Kibula and Paisley? I've not seen that anywhere. Personally I quite like them both. I don't understand why so many fans dislike Kibula, the lads only 19 with plenty of time to develop and is a unit.

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Re: BIG Announcement Verdict

Post by morley pie eater » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:57 pm

ian.birchall wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:14 pm
Barney841 wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:35 pm
Folau would of been a good shout. Thrown out of union, Nrl won’t have anything to do with him.
Bit of a prat granted but with his options limited the club could of got him cheaper than you usually would
Only trouble with that wish is his contract with the ARU was over 2A$ a year and even dividing that by 1.6 leaves a big number.
Presumably A$ 2 million? About £1.25 million.
BUT... he's burnt his boats with the ARU, and likely all 6 nations countries' unions
So what's the harm in us offering him £200,000 a year as a marquee player?

He'd be sensational, a bums-on-seats player who'd repay that with interest.

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Re: BIG Announcement Verdict

Post by nathan_rugby » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:09 pm

Woody1989 wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:39 am
wall_of_voodoo wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:21 pm

Jack Wells. Lifeline thrown. This bloke must be Noel Cleal in disguise or have something totally and utterly far superior to the likes of Samy Kibula or Liam Paisley who are being discarded despite not spending all their careers on the treatment table.
Are we discarding Kibula and Paisley? I've not seen that anywhere. Personally I quite like them both. I don't understand why so many fans dislike Kibula, the lads only 19 with plenty of time to develop and is a unit.
Mental isn’t it. How many prop forwards have been first team regulars and under 20 in the league the last few years ?
Bomhead - "Lockers to prop."

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