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The Great Wigan Injury Conspiracy Theory
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Posted by moto748 on Sat May 06, 2017 10:35 am
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I was hearing this in the pub last night (and not for the first time):

1. They're not really injured, Wane's just keeping them back till the business end of the season.

2. He did it last year too.

3. It's an insult to season ticket holders who paid good money to watch the first team and are now being fobbed off with the reserves.

Protestations that we are champions and world champions, that injuries are part and parcel of the game, and that other club's suffer them too, seem to fall on deaf ears. As does the fact that those 'reserves' you are watching are the George Williams's of tomorrow.



Just how widespread in Wigan is this lunacy? It's like the flat-earthers or the Obama 'birther' people! :lol:
Posted by MidlandsWarrior2 on Sat May 06, 2017 10:40 am
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I find it hard to believe more than a few people hold that view, ie most people have common sense
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Posted by Sunshine state on Sat May 06, 2017 11:12 am
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Oh yea he's going to leave 14 well paid players in the stand and see the team struggle you and your pub mates drink too much
Posted by moto748 on Sat May 06, 2017 11:25 am
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Sunshine state wrote:
Oh yea he's going to leave 14 well paid players in the stand and see the team struggle you and your pub mates drink too much


You might want to read my posts a bit more carefully before you start insulting me. :evil:
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Did Wane just forget to recall Sam, Mac, Joel, Clubb, Manfredi for the play offs/Final then?

F*ck as thick!
Posted by EVO105 on Sat May 06, 2017 8:40 pm
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crazy thread
Posted by moto748 on Sat May 06, 2017 10:49 pm
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EVO105 wrote:
crazy thread


I'll know not to bother in future. :(

Seemed to me a perfectly reasonable topic; I was interested to hear if the kind of talk I'd heard was widespread in the town. Instead, just a load of 'shoot the messenger'.
Posted by muttywhitedog on Sun May 07, 2017 8:24 am
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I would question our training methods - season upon season we have more injuries than other clubs.

If its not that, then perhaps we need to look at how we conduct medicals before signing players - again, many of them seem to spend time in the treatment room soon after signing. Or perhaps they just didn't train at their previous clubs like they train at Wigan, so refer to the point above.

Of course, we could just be unlucky with injuries every single season.
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Wane and his staff have carried out a comprehensive review of all the injuries and concluded that there isn't anything they could change to improve things. Most of the injuries are picked up in games and they cover a wide range of injuries too. From TLs jaw to Batemans shoulder Sutton's eye to Gildart's back to MMc ankle to Flower's Achilles and so on. If there was a pattern it could be addressed. Unfortunately it is just down to bad luck

As the old blues song goes "If it wasn't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all"
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Aboveusonlypie wrote:
Wane and his staff have carried out a comprehensive review of all the injuries and concluded that there isn't anything they could change to improve things. Most of the injuries are picked up in games and they cover a wide range of injuries too. From TLs jaw to Batemans shoulder Sutton's eye to Gildart's back to MMc ankle to Flower's Achilles and so on. If there was a pattern it could be addressed. Unfortunately it is just down to bad luck

As the old blues song goes "If it wasn't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all"


There's a good interview with Ian Lenagan on Wigan t.v. where he goes through the situation in detail.
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