Last game at Central Park

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Last game at Central Park

Post by Barney841 » Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:40 am

Just watched the last game at Central Park, Wigan vs saints.
It was in 1999 but it still made the hairs on my neck stand on end. Brutal and full of heart and courage, from both teams.

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Re: Last game at Central Park

Post by Shevvylad » Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:27 am

Was a truly emotional day. Red hot, and packed to the gills, and putting one over the smellies......

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Re: Last game at Central Park

Post by josie andrews » Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:18 am

Shevvylad wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:27 am
Was a truly emotional day. Red hot, and packed to the gills, and putting one over the smellies......
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But to stand behind a team, to defend a team when it is down and really needs you,
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Re: Last game at Central Park

Post by Firestarter » Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:51 pm

Unfortunately rugby league will never be the same as it was at central park 😞
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Re: Last game at Central Park

Post by Barney841 » Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:17 pm

Firestarter wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:51 pm
Unfortunately rugby league will never be the same as it was at central park 😞
Your right. Atmosphere in Central Park was awesome. Never forget the games with saints there.

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Re: Last game at Central Park

Post by Shevvylad » Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:08 pm

On a par with Manley in '87. Now that WAS an atmosphere....

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Re: Last game at Central Park

Post by Firestarter » Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:12 pm

Shevvylad wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:08 pm
On a par with Manley in '87. Now that WAS an atmosphere....
And when we beat saints a few days before in the lancs cup ( floodlight failure one)….. great days
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Re: Last game at Central Park

Post by Shevvylad » Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:58 pm

I think that was when Ian Roberts made his debut?? What a glorious time to be a Wigan fan...

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Re: Last game at Central Park

Post by Firestarter » Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:05 pm

Shevvylad wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:58 pm
I think that was when Ian Roberts made his debut?? What a glorious time to be a Wigan fan...
It was….. they only announced it pre kick off….. thats when our club could sign big names and keep it under wraps
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Re: Last game at Central Park

Post by Mike » Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:31 am

The atmosphere was good for some games. But mainly it was quiet and often the crowd would actually be on wigans back. I did enjoy standing in the away crowd for the banter though (mostly)!

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