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Wigan v giants
Started by: roylew (1732) Report abuse
Hey guess what I am going again with my 10 year old grandson..bless...he's hooked....love it ..took 20 years off me...I am even having a hotdog at half time....prediction...28-10 wigan

Posted by: broady (12037)   Report abuse
Enjoy. I think 42-6.

Posted by: roylew (1732) Report abuse
Good man broady...love it

Posted by: roylew (1732) Report abuse
Well it was a bloody tough game where our kids came up against a very big giants side..they were really motivated for this one...our backs were out muscle d and out out thought by a good kicking game from brought...but what you can say we hung in there and just about deserved a draw...Williams made a few bad decisions but he will learn... good result in a very hard game

Posted by: jarvo (27183)  Report abuse

Posted by: Pennywise (252) Report abuse
Top of the league

Posted by: roylew (1732) Report abuse
Jarvo..the St. Helens website awaits you

Posted by: jarvo (27183)  Report abuse
Roy: You just don't get it, do you?

Posted by: roylew (1732) Report abuse
I do and I know that if anyone says white you say black or dark grey...I had an old uncle like that...he always sat in the corner on his own at family do's

Posted by: kathpressey (4060)  Report abuse
glad your grandson enjoyed the game Roylew. I could only listen on the radio. Tt sounded like too many penalties . George has admitted to making mistakes but we all have off days don't we. Lucky to come out with 1 point maybe but good to see Wigan on top! The motivation now is to stay there.

Posted by: roylew (1732) Report abuse
The ref was whistle happy but it was for both sides..we had to shuffle around when oloughlin went off after 10 minutes so our back line was very inexperienced

Posted by: jarvo (27183)  Report abuse
No strength in depth then?

It makes me think what would become of Wigan if they came up against some decent opposition?

Problem is, SL is so bad at the moment that Wigan find themselves at the top of the 'league'.

But this is almost irrelevant as the serious stuff only starts in the autumn.

How demoralising must that be?

Posted by: wigvet (3144) Report abuse
''the serious stuff only starts in the autumn''

you have to admit...he has a point

Posted by: broady (12037)   Report abuse
That is a point of view. Whether you agree or not is up to the individual. Just for the record Autumn officially starts on 22nd September in 2017 and the Grand Final is the 7th October. I don't anticipate many games in the "Autumn"

Posted by: watchalot (913) Report abuse
there is no serious stuff in wendy ball it is all shite and posing

Posted by: broady (12037)   Report abuse
I saw a team earlier that was interesting reading. It was Tierney, Manfredi, Bateman, Gildart, Burgess, Tomkins, Shorrock, Sutton, MCIlorum, Conor Farrell, Wells, Liam Farrell and O' Loughlin. That is a team from the players that were not available after the eight minute of the game yesterday.

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (2639)  Report abuse
The world champions 16--16 against such a pathetic club as Huddersfield. Words fail me.

Posted by: broady (12037)   Report abuse
GB,
I presume that, like me, you didn't go to the game. I have read reports and spoken to people that went and they said that Wigan were a bit flat on the day. It appears they were up against a big physical pack whose game plan was to slow the game down. Wigan's cause wasn't helped by the fact that they lost two players in the first ten minutes who didn't return at all so in effect they were rotating two subs only for 70 minutes which is a major handicap. That certainly won't have helped the cause.

Posted by: roylew (1732) Report abuse
Golden bear we had willie isa at centre and 2 reserve wingers against a big experienced back line and also a pack missing Bateman Farrell o'loughlin so you can see the young uns did quite well....giants coming off a very poor loss at leigh..being nilled...we scored 3 tries to their two...so all in all a good effort....you wouldn't have thought that Salford would beat castleford on current form would you ?
Top of the league

Posted by: Pennywise (252) Report abuse
Broady, I think it was a remarkable achievement considering the amount of injuries, that Wigan didn't lose. They did not lead at any point in the match, and the only unbeaten club in the league.

In fact, imagine how much the whingers would have to whinge about if they were WARRINGTON supporters.

Posted by: jarvo (27183)  Report abuse
I think Wire have lost interest, and Saints.

The game is in crisis.

Posted by: Pennywise (252) Report abuse
I don't know why you care. All you do is criticise the sport, and the town. It's as if you're trying to cause an argument like basil brush does.

Posted by: jarvo (27183)  Report abuse
I'm just highlighting how bad SL is.

It's not always been like that, but the current malaise is a real cause for concern.

Posted by: roylew (1732) Report abuse
Don't agree...I don't like the super 8 format...but the game itself is a much better spectacle...even my grandson said that and he plays football every weekend....much more going on every minute in rugby league than in football...I like both sports but can easily get bored with football..example is I would rather watch Jeff spelling on Saturday afternoon than watch a live game

Posted by: joemaplin (73) Report abuse
The admin of RL is at best woeful..however,the game its self is exciting,a hard contact sport.Couldnt beat a game of rl with a decent crowd under the lights at Central Park.Top entertainment!

Posted by: roylew (1732) Report abuse
Totally agree

Posted by: joemaplin (73) Report abuse
Jeff Spelling does what Bill Mclaren did for RU.....makes the dull sound brilliant lol

Posted by: jarvo (27183)  Report abuse
Sorry, but I totally disagree.

I have been to football matches with crowds of 63,000 plus and believe me, the atmosphere was electric. When a goal is scored, and it's not every five minutes, the feeling can't be described in simple words.

In rugby league, the tries come thick and fast; sometimes faster to the point of sheer boredom. And nobody gets that excited. Especially when it is mismatch - of which there are many. That said, I have seen some good games with good characters on the pitch. Sadly, the characters have passed on...And so has the magic they brought to the game.

Today's SL players are a sad lot: sullen, truculent, and pumped up to take part in a boxing match rather than a game of rugby.

Posted by: joemaplin (73) Report abuse
Good point,however I find watching 22 petulant millionares runnning around
,some feigning injury,some'simulating'or diving a turn off.I watch grassroots football and rugby and enjoy both.SL players are now athletes,full time,and not the fat lads trading blows of yesteryear.

Posted by: roylew (1732) Report abuse
Sunday 5 tries in 80 minutes.....agree I don't like scores of 50 plus.....I'd say the average is about 7/8 tries per game and that keeps you interested....we are not talking atmosphere we are talking about the actual game....I went to a sumo comp in Kagoshima Japan and the atmosphere was terrific....boredom is baskeball

Posted by: watchalot (913) Report abuse
can't abide wendyball

Posted by: jarvo (27183)  Report abuse
Joemaplin:

Posted by: broady (12037)   Report abuse
Interesting, as ever, to read Jarvo's unbiased views on RL. Always well thought out but always very repetitive. Just for the record, and to keep us all in the loop, are you a season ticket holder for Wolves and if not how many games have you been to in the current season??

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (2639)  Report abuse
To my friends on here Broady/Roylew I bow to the both of of course i think the both of you are correct on this issue ,in my defence all i can add is that at the time i honestly think i replied too soon and did not give time or credit to my report thank you. Have a nice day guy's.

Posted by: jarvo (27183)  Report abuse
It is totally irrelevant whether I'm a season ticket holder or not.

What's that got to do with the current crisis in Super League?

Posted by: lectriclegs (2632) Report abuse
I take it that's a no, then.

Posted by: grimshaw (503)  Report abuse
He will not answer broady.

He described O T has a dump but when i asked how many times in the last few years he had actually been to a game there ,not a whisper from him.

Just as an aside i was at wolverhampton races the other day and got chatting to the man who clears up all the horse s..t from the stables ,I asked what they do with it given some race days 60/70 horses are stabled there .

He replied they take it to the wolves ground just down the road and spread it on the pitch to compliment all the other s..t that play on it in amber and black

Posted by: lectriclegs (2632) Report abuse
He can have mine

( It's not really mine, I nicked it off the internet.)

Posted by: grimshaw (503)  Report abuse
lectric.

Posted by: baker boy (13583) Report abuse
after salford beating cas ,i'm starting to think there's summat in what jarvo says.

Posted by: broady (12037)   Report abuse
Have you been to a home game this season? If I was an avid Wolves fan as you Say you aretnI would be at every home game. Around 70 minutes from Wigan to there. It is 25 minutes from Abram to the DW.

Posted by: stars (313) Report abuse
Baker boy why was all these accusations not thrown about last year when Leicester was Tonkin ever team, just a thought

Posted by: Pennywise (252) Report abuse
You can spot the rugby haters a mile away. Bitter because they lack the excitement in their lives, I would think.

Posted by: jarvo (27183)  Report abuse
Not one bit...

And do you think that watching thugs like Flower, Hock and Co could ever excite anybody?

You deluded fool.

Posted by: broady (12037)   Report abuse
No answer to the question I see. Wolves supporter my arris.

 
 
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