Its not just the current lot. We have lost Tomkins, Tomkins, Mossop, Sarginson, Luleuai and Burgess in the last 5 years also.Caboosegg wrote: ↑Mon May 20, 2019 1:28 pmRemove the rot and they try and develop a culture where players want to play for Wigan. This current group don't.nathan_rugby wrote: ↑Mon May 20, 2019 1:11 pmWith that attitude, what do we do about the next phase of youngsters that do the same?Caboosegg wrote: ↑Mon May 20, 2019 11:17 amSome people may not agree but let him go then, we need a major rebuild and although i would love gildart to be a long term Wigan player is it worth fighting to keep him if a year later he wants to just run off to the NRL anyway.
Rebuild needed next year, let those that want to run off to the NRL go and use the money to build the team we need.
I hear Gelling is available
In the press release Edwards said that players need to want to play for the shirt, so the club must be aware a lot don't.
Yes we will always lose players to the NRL but when you have the main part of your team openly saying they are basically just using wigan as a stepping stone.
Some, one or all of the below must be true.
1 - Wigan have the best players which is why NRL/Union have come knocking more than other clubs
2 - Something to do with the Club or Culture or Owners is resulting in players wanting to move or thinking its a good idea to move.
3 - Our youth set-up is far superior to other clubs which is why our youngsters seem to get scouted more often than others.
4 - We propell youngers into our team which turns them into stars at an earlier day resulting in them getting scouted. Whether thats because of good production, injuries, poor succession planning or penny pinching.
Leeds and Saints have both had very dominating periods in the last 15 years and seem to have kept hold of their players at lot better than us. I think Leeds dominance was down to their ability to keep hold of McGuire, Burrow, Sinfield, JJB, Ablet, Hall etc for so long. Even Senior, Watkins, Webb, Leuluia, Peacock all played for a long period of time. Was it a sign of the times or pure luck?