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GAME OFF: Wigan v Widnes *EDIT, back on*
Post Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:38 pm
Posted by SirStan on Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:38 pm
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Football pulling rank in pie town once more.
Re: GAME OFF: Wigan v Widnes
Post Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:40 pm
Posted by barham red on Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:40 pm
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Our games more important!! Great line from the latics chairman
Re: GAME OFF: Wigan v Widnes
Post Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:29 pm
Posted by Biff Tannen on Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:29 pm
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Time for a plastic pitch? :wink:
What you looking at?....Butt Head!!
Re: GAME OFF: Wigan v Widnes
Post Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:48 pm
Posted by Sir Kevin Sinfield on Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:48 pm
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Taken from the Wigan board.

"Just walked past the DW and the pitch looked immaculate, I couldn't even see any standing water. They even had them sunlight machines on it.

Is it just a convenient excuse to get us a week off after the WCC?"

"I'm fairly convinced that is the case."
Re: GAME OFF: Wigan v Widnes
Post Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:18 pm
Posted by shinymcshine on Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:18 pm
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Sounds more like the pitch is unavailable rather than unplayable.

If so, given the late notice, I'd except that the RFL should apply some sanction against the home club.

But with that club being WCC Wigan then I guess it will be okay.
Re: GAME OFF: Wigan v Widnes
Post Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:58 pm
Posted by Brenio on Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:58 pm
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Wigan should be fined and docked 2 points for breaking operational rules regarding calling off a game without the authorisation of a match official.
Re: GAME OFF: Wigan v Widnes
Post Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:01 pm
Posted by Saddened! on Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:01 pm
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shinymcshine wrote:
Sounds more like the pitch is unavailable rather than unplayable.

If so, given the late notice, I'd except that the RFL should apply some sanction against the home club.

But with that club being WCC Wigan then I guess it will be okay.


You've hit the nail on the head. The new Wigan Chairman isn't as kind to the lodgers as the old man was and isn't standing for them playing on their pitch as it comes to the business end of the season. Wigan RL have taken the opportunity today while the weather is making headlines to make out they had to make a decision. The decision didn't involve Wigan RL, it was made by the football club.

I really can't see a future for the Warriors there, particularly if the football club ever gets back on it's feet again.
Re: GAME OFF: Wigan v Widnes
Post Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:13 pm
Posted by Gronk! on Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:13 pm
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Why don't Wigan just play the game at the stadium they actually own?
Re: GAME OFF: Wigan v Widnes
Post Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:39 pm
Posted by UllFC on Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:39 pm
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If this was any other club a big fine would be handed out, but Wigan will get off scot free. Huddersfield and Hull mutually agreed to move our game next week to a Thursday night to help the pitch recover for football, but this was done weeks ago not 24hours before a match. RL is again left looking tinpot.
Re: GAME OFF: Wigan v Widnes
Post Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:51 pm
Posted by Willzay on Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:51 pm
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At least it gives Widnes another week to find a new halfback without a game harming their points difference
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