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Re: GAME OFF: Wigan v Widnes *EDIT, back on*
Post Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:12 am
LeythIg Free-scoring winger
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The Ghost of '99 wrote:
:? The RFL are investigating Wigan for the unilateral actions? The RFL rules are very clear - why are you trying to paint what happened as their fault?

FWIW, clubs can own a ground but assign primacy of tenure to another side (as Leeds appear to have done in favour of the RU club even if in practice an RL game would never be moved for a RU one).


Why investigate after the event? They should've told Wigan that they'd send an official to inspect the state of the pitch. Then when it was apparent it was just because of the football game at the weekend, then there should have been a threat of a penalty for not being able to host the game.

No problem with the game being switched to Widnes, but it should still have officially been a Wigan home game. This whole thing should've been sorted months ago when the fixtures came out.
Re: GAME OFF: Wigan v Widnes *EDIT, back on*
Post Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:02 pm
Wigg'n Silver RLFANS Member
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LeythIg wrote:
Why investigate after the event? They should've told Wigan that they'd send an official to inspect the state of the pitch. Then when it was apparent it was just because of the football game at the weekend, then there should have been a threat of a penalty for not being able to host the game.

No problem with the game being switched to Widnes, but it should still have officially been a Wigan home game. This whole thing should've been sorted months ago when the fixtures came out.


I've no idea what you are on about.
The Latics club said we couldn't play, why would they give a fig what some RFL bod has to say?

And the match was postponed due to the extreme weather, I didn't realise the storm was forecast last November?
Re: GAME OFF: Wigan v Widnes *EDIT, back on*
Post Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:51 pm
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Wigg'n wrote:
I've no idea what you are on about.
The Latics club said we couldn't play, why would they give a fig what some RFL bod has to say?

And the match was postponed due to the extreme weather, I didn't realise the storm was forecast last November?


The game was cancelled based on what they thought the pitch would be like after a forecasted storm. This in itself is laughable. Unless Athletic ordered Wigan not to play(can't see how they could unless Wigan's tenancy states they could) , then Wigan need to be punished heavily for bringing the game into disrepute.

RL always seems to shoot itself in the foot or in this case Wigan. They do something brilliant and beat the Aussies to become WCC then throw all that positivity away by doing what they did.
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