The 18th Man column: 'The award for Wigan Warriors' most improved player goes to...'

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The 18th Man column: 'The award for Wigan Warriors' most improved player goes to...'

Post by josie andrews » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:44 pm

Our 18th Man columnists discuss Wigan's most improved player, the club's Kiwi contingent and tomorrow's clash with Hull KR...

If you were picking a player to receive a “Most improved...” award at Wigan this season, who would it be?

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Re: The 18th Man column: 'The award for Wigan Warriors' most improved player goes to...'

Post by morley pie eater » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:13 pm

Sam Powell - based on this year's performances versus what's been said on here in previous seasons. He seems to have silenced his knockers.

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Re: The 18th Man column: 'The award for Wigan Warriors' most improved player goes to...'

Post by moto748 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:59 pm

1 Powell
2. Marshall
3 Partington

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Re: The 18th Man column: 'The award for Wigan Warriors' most improved player goes to...'

Post by DaveO » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:14 am

morley pie eater wrote:Sam Powell - based on this year's performances versus what's been said on here in previous seasons. He seems to have silenced his knockers.
Not me. He’s gone from poor to average. Most improved doesn’t equate to being good enough. We still need a better no 9 IMO.

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Re: The 18th Man column: 'The award for Wigan Warriors' most improved player goes to...'

Post by Hattster » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:56 am

Marshall for me, he’s cut out a lot of his errors. I just wish he wouldn’t bounce around at the play the ball trying to milk a penalty. Just get up and play the bleeding thing

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Re: The 18th Man column: 'The award for Wigan Warriors' most improved player goes to...'

Post by ancientnloyal » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:54 am

Zak getting better each game
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Re: The 18th Man column: 'The award for Wigan Warriors' most improved player goes to...'

Post by First Try Tickle » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:10 pm

Marshall has improved massively, he takes it in well and is good under the high ball.

But Smithies has been a revelation, for someone so young he’s so hard to put down and his work rate was missed when he went off on Friday.

As for Powell, I’ve not seen a lot of improvement that makes me think of as our long term hooker, and as for our future captain, please no.

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Re: The 18th Man column: 'The award for Wigan Warriors' most improved player goes to...'

Post by Firestarter » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:55 pm

Marshy and zak for me...... once marshy gets that strapping off his leg he will be flying....... zak is improving every game and so is his kicking....... funny how is kicking improved after Hanky got the nod....... i reckon Hanky has given him a few tips........ i cant wait to see Smithies after a pre season...... once he fills out hes gonna be something really special
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Re: The 18th Man column: 'The award for Wigan Warriors' most improved player goes to...'

Post by Wigan_forever1985 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:48 am

DaveO wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:14 am
morley pie eater wrote:Sam Powell - based on this year's performances versus what's been said on here in previous seasons. He seems to have silenced his knockers.
Not me. He’s gone from poor to average. Most improved doesn’t equate to being good enough. We still need a better no 9 IMO.
Id still say Powell is probably the most improved personally but with the caveat of his starting point being a lot lower than other players. Marshall has improved but i already thought he was really good player. Id say Powell has gone from poor to average which is probably the largest improvement in the squad. He is running from dummy half more and causing more problems. He has had some decent games lately and while im still not a fan i cant deny he has been good over the last 3-4 games.
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Re: The 18th Man column: 'The award for Wigan Warriors' most improved player goes to...'

Post by Blackpool_Pie » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:30 pm

I agree with most, however I feel Isa has stepped his game up a bit this season

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