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Re: Charlie Hodgson
Post Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:55 pm
Posted by fleabag on Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:55 pm
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Aboveusonlypie wrote:
If anyone on here remembers Colin Tyrer they'd realise that it isn't a recent problem.

Colin would take an age over a penalty then boot it into the crowd gaining...oh at least two yards!


Tyrer was alright. You could go to the bar for a drink and return in the time he used to take kicks.
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Re: Charlie Hodgson
Post Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:03 am
Posted by Aboveusonlypie on Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:03 am
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fleabag wrote:
Tyrer was alright. You could go to the bar for a drink and return in the time he used to take kicks.

Mind you there was no kicking tee in those days. I always thought Colin must have been great fun at the beach with his kids, with the amount of care and attention he gave to sculpting sandcastles!
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Re: Charlie Hodgson
Post Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:40 am
Posted by Rogues Gallery on Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:40 am
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Cruncher wrote:
Personally, I'm sick of seeing that stat about how many tries we scored, because it counts for nothing whatsoever.

I know people are not trotting it out to try and mask what had to be our worst season since Brian Noble left, but it seems to get quoted occasionally as some kind of illustration that we at least got something right in 2017.

I would argue that, after the WCC, we got nothing right. Wigan fans are not dumb. They know good attacking football when they see it, and whatever the stat said, they saw next to none of that from the Cherry and Whites last season. Stats can be so deceptive. Much less so was the way Wigan ended 2017, playing without pride or interest, losing not just to Cas, who had nothing to play for and in front of a bumper crowd, but then lying down humiliatingly for a Wakefield team they would at one time have eaten for breakfast. That is what people will remember about 2017, not some obscure, meaningless stat.

And it's not just me being a typical moaning Wigan fan who thinks that. If that stat meant anything, England would not now be going into a World Cup Final with their best chance of winning since the early 90s minus several Wigan players so up their own backsides that they must have thought their selection would be a slam-dunk.

That only two Wiganers - the only two who played well in 2017! - will now figure in the first World Cup Final in ages is the real proof of how we performed in 2017.


That's hardly a reflection of the England team though. Four from Wire and none of those performed well, four from Saints who won nothing, only two from the Champions, one from the CC winners and two from the "people's champions"
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