Why Wigan find it hard to play rugby

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shaunedwardsfanclub
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Re: Why Wigan find it hard to play rugby

Post by shaunedwardsfanclub » Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:55 am

Caboosegg wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:43 pm
Suzieb wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:37 pm
Can anyone please tell me why we find it hard to play exciting rugby when every other team in the league seem to play fluent rugby I feel that although the kids are the future to expect them to perform at places like cas away is a no,no,we have been watching wigan for nearly 50 years but if they continue to play boring rugby we will stop going.
Fans mindsets.

Im not.saying im happy but look at the Cas highlights we are just as exciting as Cas we just had very poor discipline.

French is looking good
Farrel is looking good
Hasting looked good.

We are not using the big forwards we have.

Backs cant play without the forwards laying the platform, Bullock should be playing.
Spot on. The Club has recognised that we have a problem in the forwards, they have tried to rectify that issue by signing Burgess, Bullock and Clark, the problem is that the latter two are not being selected.
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Re: Why Wigan find it hard to play rugby

Post by ancientnloyal » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:07 am

shaunedwardsfanclub wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:55 am
Caboosegg wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:43 pm
Suzieb wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:37 pm
Can anyone please tell me why we find it hard to play exciting rugby when every other team in the league seem to play fluent rugby I feel that although the kids are the future to expect them to perform at places like cas away is a no,no,we have been watching wigan for nearly 50 years but if they continue to play boring rugby we will stop going.
Fans mindsets.

Im not.saying im happy but look at the Cas highlights we are just as exciting as Cas we just had very poor discipline.

French is looking good
Farrel is looking good
Hasting looked good.

We are not using the big forwards we have.

Backs cant play without the forwards laying the platform, Bullock should be playing.
Spot on. The Club has recognised that we have a problem in the forwards, they have tried to rectify that issue by signing Burgess, Bullock and Clark, the problem is that the latter two are not being selected.
And the marquee has had months to get conditioned and failed

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Re: Why Wigan find it hard to play rugby

Post by Barney841 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:38 am

ancientnloyal wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:07 am
shaunedwardsfanclub wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:55 am
Caboosegg wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:43 pm


Fans mindsets.

Im not.saying im happy but look at the Cas highlights we are just as exciting as Cas we just had very poor discipline.

French is looking good
Farrel is looking good
Hasting looked good.

We are not using the big forwards we have.

Backs cant play without the forwards laying the platform, Bullock should be playing.
Spot on. The Club has recognised that we have a problem in the forwards, they have tried to rectify that issue by signing Burgess, Bullock and Clark, the problem is that the latter two are not being selected.
And the marquee has had months to get conditioned and failed
Burgess should be fined especially if he is one of our marquee signings.
Keep charging him until he’s within a certain fitness and weight.
Disgraceful how he looked on the first game of the season, you could tell straight away he wasn’t up to fitness

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Re: Why Wigan find it hard to play rugby

Post by Wigan_forever1985 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:18 am

Barney841 wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:38 am
ancientnloyal wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:07 am
shaunedwardsfanclub wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:55 am


Spot on. The Club has recognised that we have a problem in the forwards, they have tried to rectify that issue by signing Burgess, Bullock and Clark, the problem is that the latter two are not being selected.
And the marquee has had months to get conditioned and failed
Burgess should be fined especially if he is one of our marquee signings.
Keep charging him until he’s within a certain fitness and weight.
Disgraceful how he looked on the first game of the season, you could tell straight away he wasn’t up to fitness
But lets face it we dont have a professional looking after fitness bitcon has gone, Johnson has nothing on his CV to suggest he should be anywhere near a first team job apart from the golden ticket of being one of the old boys
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Re: Why Wigan find it hard to play rugby

Post by jobo » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:26 pm

Think GB was fit and in great condition. However, he obviously wasn't match fit.

A few games in the reserves would have done him the world of good but the pressure was on to play him regardless.

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Re: Why Wigan find it hard to play rugby

Post by SJ » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:46 pm

Suzieb wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:37 pm
Can anyone please tell me why we find it hard to play exciting rugby when every other team in the league seem to play fluent rugby I feel that although the kids are the future to expect them to perform at places like cas away is a no,no,we have been watching wigan for nearly 50 years but if they continue to play boring rugby we will stop going.
Be fair Suzie. They're good at boring😳If you don't appreciate "boring" Saints play"exciting " 😐🏉just over the hill
Hull Derby really good!

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Re: Why Wigan find it hard to play rugby

Post by shaunedwardsfanclub » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:59 pm

Wigan_forever1985 wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:18 am
Barney841 wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:38 am
ancientnloyal wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:07 am

And the marquee has had months to get conditioned and failed
Burgess should be fined especially if he is one of our marquee signings.
Keep charging him until he’s within a certain fitness and weight.
Disgraceful how he looked on the first game of the season, you could tell straight away he wasn’t up to fitness
But lets face it we dont have a professional looking after fitness bitcon has gone, Johnson has nothing on his CV to suggest he should be anywhere near a first team job apart from the golden ticket of being one of the old boys
Edwards had a very good point!
Winning is down to 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration - Shaun Edwards

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Re: Why Wigan find it hard to play rugby

Post by moto748 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:40 am

The Hull derby was indeed a cracker, which our lumpen effort into stark relief. Cas didn't have to be brilliant, we gifted them field position time and again, and they duly took advantage. Throw in poor discipline and poor execution, and it's a surprise in a way the score-line was as close as it was, even though were only a roll of the ball away on one or two occasions.

I just watched Lam's comments post-match on TSLS, which I hadn't seen before, and he seemed lost for words. He wouldn't jack it in, would he?

It also struck me that it's a good job Lam wasn't the guest on TSLS this week, when they had to really spin it out because of the cancelled games. God knows what he could have mumbled about! :lol: Tune in next week to find out!

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