good post and that point has come for me. i used to go to all home and away matches, but over recent years stopped going to away matches. The last 2-3 years have been hard work going to games. I have only been to 3 matches all season (think it was 4 poss 5 last year).old hooker wrote: ↑Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:33 amsouthportcdm wrote: ↑Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:22 pmWe have to be careful here when we start to argue about fan loyalty. Some will argue that we should be loyal no matter what whilst others will argue that a club earns fan loyalty over many years. Don't forget, not all of us come from Wigan and we don't have that 'loyalty' that comes from supporting your hometown. I'm proud to be a Wigan Warriors fan and applaud and support anyone else who claims to be one. In today's modern world fans have many things that may make them consider if they should attend a match or not. Some will say that loyal fans should never miss a game whilst others will claim that extreme fan loyalty is just for those who don't have any other call on their time or anything else interesting in their life. We're all fans and all our opinions count. I attend as many games as I can and have renewed my season ticket again but I found last season hard work at times and don't mind admitting it. We've not played entertaining rugby for a while and, when the aussies come calling, we've become a selling club. I don't associate the team that I love with either of those things and it takes some getting used to. The 'straw that breaks the camel's back' hasn't come for me yet and will differ for individuals but, as Wigan fans, we should be worried when others don't want to attend. There's no point moaning at
people for not attending, the club has to do something about it.
An excellent post.
i have decided not to renew my season ticket, but am planning on going to games when i feel like going as it feels like a chore at the minute, and hopefully i get the desire back and will get a ticket again the following year.
why have i got to this point? i genuinely dont know, but its not all down to Wigan. I would say that the RFL have to take a large portion of why i feel this way. Their lack of vision, strategy etc has held the game back for years. The cap (i know this has been done to death) is a major factor and some of the deals struck have been awful i.e Stobarts. Just look at the RU world cup at the minute, the game IMO is substandard in comparison to RL, but look at the crowds and more importanly the TV coverage and global sponsors Guiness, DHL, O2 splashed all over the place, if only RL had that instead of what we currently get. And before anyone says that the RU world cup, look at the local game then, they are on ITV, C4, C5 and BT sports, BBC for 6 nations and so on. We get pushed around by SKY and a highlights program at some ridiculous time in the middle of the night.
Finally i have found other things to fill my Friday nights (thats when we play then) and have even found myself heading to the Trafford Centre with my family. Even they know i hate the place, but that just says what i feel about watching rugby at the minute, that i would rather go there than watch a game of rugby that i have already paid for