Floodlights cost

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PJC wrote: Tue Nov 01, 2022 3:04 pm I can’t ever imagine Ian Lenagan, Kris Radlinski ever using such inflammatory language in public. Where’s the supposed harmony between the 2 clubs. ? It needs to be realised how much the rugby club means to the town of Wigan
Yes, absolutely.
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moto748 wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 1:55 am
PJC wrote: Tue Nov 01, 2022 3:04 pm I can’t ever imagine Ian Lenagan, Kris Radlinski ever using such inflammatory language in public. Where’s the supposed harmony between the 2 clubs. ? It needs to be realised how much the rugby club means to the town of Wigan
Yes, absolutely.
I’ll tell you now, there is NO HARMONY between the clubs!! 😠
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not sure what the issue is here - its a post grabbed from a forum its not a statement from the latics

Obviously lighting/heating bills will have to be looked at for ROI of running a stadium - the real issue for Wigan (both) is crowds aren't particularly great for either sport right now and are only likely to get worse and with the stadium being large in comparison to most that's felt even more.

Whether we like it or not (personally i have no axe to grind with the latics) they are the only club out the two of us who could bring in bigger crowds. If they were back in the premiership im not saying it would be sold out but you would see a bigger average crowd their premier league years was a 18601 average (source https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/wigan-a ... erein/1071) but looking at if they were to be relegated again their league 1 crowds are around half that, their championship crowds hover around 12k

our attendances last year were ~12k making us the 2nd highest in the league but still on just above half the capacity of the stadium itself

whichever way you cut it the stadium only makes sense with Latics in the premier league outside of that its probably a bit of a money pit both clubs could do without
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Wigan_forever1985 wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 10:07 am not sure what the issue is here - its a post grabbed from a forum its not a statement from the latics

Obviously lighting/heating bills will have to be looked at for ROI of running a stadium - the real issue for Wigan (both) is crowds aren't particularly great for either sport right now and are only likely to get worse and with the stadium being large in comparison to most that's felt even more.

Whether we like it or not (personally i have no axe to grind with the latics) they are the only club out the two of us who could bring in bigger crowds. If they were back in the premiership im not saying it would be sold out but you would see a bigger average crowd their premier league years was a 18601 average (source https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/wigan-a ... erein/1071) but looking at if they were to be relegated again their league 1 crowds are around half that, their championship crowds hover around 12k

our attendances last year were ~12k making us the 2nd highest in the league but still on just above half the capacity of the stadium itself

whichever way you cut it the stadium only makes sense with Latics in the premier league outside of that its probably a bit of a money pit both clubs could do without
Not one team visiting the dw this season has brought less than 500 away fans. Preston brought over 4 k. They get boosted by the fact that football fans in the champ above travel very well. Even latics fans will tell u at games this season there’s been 7 k home fans at best.
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Plus Latics players on £100,000 + a week!!! We are lucky if a rugby player gets that for a full season!

Bloody nancy boys 🤨
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josie andrews wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 11:35 am Plus Latics players on £100,000 + a week!!! We are lucky if a rugby player gets that for a full season!

Bloody nancy boys 🤨
🤣🤣

100k a week. It's no wonder they're losing money.
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josie andrews wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 11:35 am Plus Latics players on £100,000 + a week!!! We are lucky if a rugby player gets that for a full season!

Bloody nancy boys 🤨
Bloody hell not sure about 100 k a week 😂😂
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Won’t be far off - wages in football are unsustainable and there’s a few clubs tinkering on the edge of administration
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Dreamteam wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 12:21 pm
josie andrews wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 11:35 am Plus Latics players on £100,000 + a week!!! We are lucky if a rugby player gets that for a full season!

Bloody nancy boys 🤨
Bloody hell not sure about 100 k a week 😂😂
Hey I’ve heard quite a lot these past few days. And that was the lower amount! 🤨
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Gerrumonside wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 12:50 pm Won’t be far off - wages in football are unsustainable and there’s a few clubs tinkering on the edge of administration
Same as this lot again. Not been paying wages on time apparently! Bloody oil well must have run dry 😉
Anyone can support a team when it is winning, that takes no courage.
But to stand behind a team, to defend a team when it is down and really needs you,
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