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Post Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:35 pm
Posted by Bigredwarrior on Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:35 pm
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I have just watched Mr Lenagan's opening address at the after season awards night. I found it to be balanced, open, straight talking and overall very positive. I was impressed and it has renewed my optimism for next season.
He acknowledged our style of play, falling attendances and poor last few seasons, whilst bringing some perspective on the clubs position over the last 10 years.

I think he deserves a lot more credit than some give him credit for and I have grown to trust his leadership of the club. All in all, my enthusiasm for 2018 is reignited.

I recommend giving it a watch.
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Post Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:38 pm
Posted by Wigg'n on Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:38 pm
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Cheers Ian.

Where can we watch it?
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Post Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:43 pm
Posted by NickyKiss on Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:43 pm
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Lenagan isn't the issue. He's been superb for this club IMO and deserves heaps of credit. I cringe when I see comments like one on the other fan site suggesting Lengagan leaves the club and sells up to Koukash.

People live on another planet at times.
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Post Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:48 pm
Posted by Bigredwarrior on Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:48 pm
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NickyKiss wrote:
Lenagan isn't the issue. He's been superb for this club IMO and deserves heaps of credit. I cringe when I see comments like one on the other fan site suggesting Lengagan leaves the club and sells up to Koukash.

People live on another planet at times.


He said he takes full responsibility for the style of play by instructing SW that winning trophies at all costs is what matters. Said he has come to realise that fans want a more attractive style of play and has to change things.
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Post Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:49 pm
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Wigg'n wrote:
Cheers Ian.

Where can we watch it?


Ha, I wish I was £50 behind him in the bank!!
I saw it on Wigan's twitter page and it's on Wigan TV.
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Post Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:54 pm
Posted by NickyKiss on Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:54 pm
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If you win things there isn't a problem but not winning whilst playing a negative brand of rugby isn't ever going to be accepted.

I'm sure Lenagan knows that. It sounds like he's trying to take some pressure off Wanes shoulders because there is no doubt that next season is potentially career defining for him.

If things go badly he will probably be out of a job here and he doesn't seem the type who will have made too many friends elsewhere because he's Wigan to the core and doesn't mind upsetting the opposition.
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Post Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:56 pm
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Here's the link, hope it works.

http://wwrl.co/qIq2qt
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Post Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:29 pm
Posted by hengirl on Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:29 pm
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Bigredwarrior wrote:
He said he takes full responsibility for the style of play by instructing SW that winning trophies at all costs is what matters. Said he has come to realise that fans want a more attractive style of play and has to change things.

As I was listening Sunday night I thought what I still think how is it going to change?

I wasn't expecting a powerpoint presentation on how it was going to change but to say the least its all very vague,very vague indeed.
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Post Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:44 am
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As I was listening Sunday night I thought what I still think how is it going to change?

I wasn't expecting a powerpoint presentation on how it was going to change but to say the least its all very vague,very vague indeed.


But that's where my trust is.

If he hadn't acknowledged our style of play, our poor form at the end of the season, the steady fall in ST sales etc then I'd be worried. He knows changes are needed but organisational cultures can not change overnight. If it takes a couple of years then so be it. I'm sure we'll see an improvement next season.
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Post Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:20 pm
Posted by Itchy Arsenal on Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:20 pm
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Bigredwarrior wrote:
But that's where my trust is.

If he hadn't acknowledged our style of play, our poor form at the end of the season, the steady fall in ST sales etc then I'd be worried. He knows changes are needed but organisational cultures can not change overnight. If it takes a couple of years then so be it. I'm sure we'll see an improvement next season.

I personally really enjoy listening to IL as he is generally informative and speaks with obvious passion for the club.
I was a little disappointed with his talk on Sunday as he seemed to be implying the issues of last season were really the last 2 matches against Cas and Wakey. We were appalling to watch all season with exception of a couple of games therefore, one on ones with the players will make zero impact on performance.

We need a new front row and a new half (that may be ST) plus some radical changes in coaching to even commence the changes. The pack overall is too small, lacks aggression and imo is now the weakest of the sides that finished in the top 8.

I to trust IL however, unless there is some new blood and new ideas I will not be renewing my ST. The past 3 years has been like watching paint dry whilst the club seems to drift away from the fans by basically ignoring that performances on and off the field are pretty appalling.

I genuinely hope that he is just keeping his "powder dry" on new signings and we will be announcing a few signings in the near future. I hope also that he holds a forum with the fans to give details on changes before they go their jaunt to NSW because if we start next season with the same players and same style then ST sales will be pretty horrendous and his quote of ST sales decline of 300 per season could become 5 times that for 2018.
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