RLFANS.COM
Celebrating
23 years service to
the Rugby League
Community!
WWW.RLFANS.COM • View topic - Rumours and signings v9
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Thu May 26, 2022 8:08 pm  
Re: Rumours and signings v9
Thu May 26, 2022 8:08 pm  

Cruncher wrote:
Cruncher Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2006 3:10 am
Posts: 14882
Member for 16 years
Egg Chasing wrote:
The demise of Bradford has obviously attributed to their lack of following nowadays, but our following has dropped massively also which is a concern when we are still in the hunt for trophies.


The problem with Bradford was that they really only did turn out to watch a good team.

Been following Wigan since the mid-60s, and I don't remember Northern having much more than a average crowd, if that, until the mid/late 90s, when they suddenly got a very decent team on the park. That whole Bullmania thing was a total load of twaddle. That crowd didn't turn out to watch toy racing cars driving up and down the pitch or Robbie and Henry dancing in their kits before each match and singing crapulously into the same microphone. They turned out to watch a team of superstars. And then, when things went bad, how quickly they all disappeared.

We've all gone up and down in terms of our support, but that Bradford thing was a massive flash-in-the-pan, related to the only time in living memory when they've had a good team.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Fri May 27, 2022 5:58 am  
Re: Rumours and signings v9
Fri May 27, 2022 5:58 am  

nathan_rugby wrote:
nathan_rugby Strong-running second rower
Strong-running second rower

Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:49 pm
Posts: 442
Member for 16 years
Egg Chasing wrote:
All true, but I don't think any of that will translate into Bob who watches down the local bothering to go the game in person. He'll still watch in the local, he might just have 2 or 3 more people to watch with.


How do you propose we get more people attending live games then?
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Fri May 27, 2022 6:52 am  
Re: Rumours and signings v9
Fri May 27, 2022 6:52 am  

The pieman wrote:
The pieman Strong-running second rower
Strong-running second rower

Joined: Sun Jul 10, 2005 8:19 pm
Posts: 394
Location: Wigan
Member for 17 years
hengirl wrote:
I fear with the cost of living crisis that season tickets are going to be further down the shopping list this year quite how they address it I'm not sure,it could be an argument is made for putting prices up and hope people swallow the higher price or could it be they drop prices and hope that fans stay when pricing returns to normal.

I agree that at present a season ticket is good value but as I say looking g at those energy prices even we will be getting the abacus out come renewal time


I genuinely think that will be the biggest challenge for the next season for all clubs. Can they keep their ST prices frozen to this years price, given their non-playing staff costs will have rocketed as they arent exempt from utilities increases etc, and retain the same number of sales. If they can manage that then fair play to them, but i have a feeling across the board that even if they can hold prices, that sales will be down

i'm fortunate, in that i'm not having to choose between heating the house or feeding my kids, but at the same time i am still having to look at what i am spending as my utilities bill went up by over 120%, so made a big hole in my finances. However, if prices increase again as planned i am certainly going to have to have a think about dropping my gym membership / ST renewal or a good drains up of my finances to balance the books

Specifically in regards to Wigan, i hope they can freeze prices and our fans stick with them, as all work and no social pleasures cant be good for anyone especially coming off the back of 2 crappy years with the pandemic
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Fri May 27, 2022 9:10 am  
Re: Rumours and signings v9
Fri May 27, 2022 9:10 am  

User avatarEgg Chasing wrote:
Egg Chasing User avatar
Bronze RLFANS Member
Bronze RLFANS Member

Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:14 pm
Posts: 3618
Location: Watching Rugby League
Member for 9 years
nathan_rugby wrote:
How do you propose we get more people attending live games then?


That is literally the million dollar question.

The club have tried plenty of things but they have only really worked to bring people out for one game. Personally I think the issues are with the sport rather than the individual clubs.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Fri May 27, 2022 9:11 am  
Re: Rumours and signings v9
Fri May 27, 2022 9:11 am  

User avatarEgg Chasing wrote:
Egg Chasing User avatar
Bronze RLFANS Member
Bronze RLFANS Member

Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:14 pm
Posts: 3618
Location: Watching Rugby League
Member for 9 years
Cruncher wrote:
The problem with Bradford was that they really only did turn out to watch a good team.

Been following Wigan since the mid-60s, and I don't remember Northern having much more than a average crowd, if that, until the mid/late 90s, when they suddenly got a very decent team on the park. That whole Bullmania thing was a total load of twaddle. That crowd didn't turn out to watch toy racing cars driving up and down the pitch or Robbie and Henry dancing in their kits before each match and singing crapulously into the same microphone. They turned out to watch a team of superstars. And then, when things went bad, how quickly they all disappeared.

We've all gone up and down in terms of our support, but that Bradford thing was a massive flash-in-the-pan, related to the only time in living memory when they've had a good team.


Absolutely.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Fri May 27, 2022 9:29 am  
Re: Rumours and signings v9
Fri May 27, 2022 9:29 am  
Fantastic Mr Catpiss 100% League Network


Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2002 7:35 pm
Posts: 38358
Member for 20 years
Cruncher wrote:
The problem with Bradford was that they really only did turn out to watch a good team.

Been following Wigan since the mid-60s, and I don't remember Northern having much more than a average crowd, if that, until the mid/late 90s, when they suddenly got a very decent team on the park. That whole Bullmania thing was a total load of twaddle. That crowd didn't turn out to watch toy racing cars driving up and down the pitch or Robbie and Henry dancing in their kits before each match and singing crapulously into the same microphone. They turned out to watch a team of superstars. And then, when things went bad, how quickly they all disappeared.

We've all gone up and down in terms of our support, but that Bradford thing was a massive flash-in-the-pan, related to the only time in living memory when they've had a good team.


And poop load of free tickets.

Opening night 1997 warrington played them( we won, handsomely, no need to check that out its true) we spoke to a bunch of people that night, all got in on kids freebie tickets handed out in schools, they were just letting anyone in, these were all adults.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Fri May 27, 2022 10:22 am  
Re: Rumours and signings v9
Fri May 27, 2022 10:22 am  

CobraCraig wrote:
CobraCraig Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Joined: Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:11 pm
Posts: 1532
Member for 15 years
nathan_rugby wrote:
How do you propose we get more people attending live games then?


For me more Sunday/Saturday games and less Thursday/Friday games would help, it certainly would from a personal standpoint and I think the crowds have dropped ever since we’ve gone to playing predominantly on a Friday night (could be coincidental)
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Fri May 27, 2022 10:46 am  
Re: Rumours and signings v9
Fri May 27, 2022 10:46 am  

User avatar[Gareth] wrote:
[Gareth] User avatar
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:30 pm
Posts: 14983
Location: Listening to the reggae band, Jihad
Member for 17 years
So, rumoured signings......

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
"BOHICA"
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Fri May 27, 2022 11:00 am  
Re: Rumours and signings v9
Fri May 27, 2022 11:00 am  

User avatarNickyKiss wrote:
NickyKiss User avatar
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Joined: Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:38 am
Posts: 27190
Location: WIGAN
Member for 18 years
[Gareth] wrote:
So, rumoured signings......

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


I believe Big Wendell Sailor was smuggled on to the team coach for London yesterday in a laundry basket.

Make of that what you will.
Re: Rumours and signings v9 Fri May 27, 2022 11:01 am  
Re: Rumours and signings v9
Fri May 27, 2022 11:01 am  

User avatarMattyB wrote:
MattyB User avatar
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2003 10:31 pm
Posts: 19785
Member for 19 years
[Gareth] wrote:
So, rumoured signings......

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


All recent news has been around departures:

Hardaker - Gone.
Bibby - Going.
Tommy - Potentially retiring (or not).
KPP - Rumoured going early.

We will have a few players retained no doubt (Farrell, Powell... Etc).

However its looking like for the first time in a few years we aren't having players leaving in droves leaving us quite settled which is good news hopefully.
Last edited by MattyB on Fri May 27, 2022 11:03 am, edited 1 time in total.
WIGAN RLFC - SL ERA

WORLD CLUB CHAMPIONS 2017

SUPER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 1998, 2010, 2013, 2016 & 2018

CHALLENGE CUP FINAL WINNERS 2002, 2011, 2013 & 2022

LEAGUE LEADERS CHAMPIONS 2010, 2012 & 2020

ACADEMY GRAND FINAL WINNERS 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 & 2019

WOMEN’S GRAND FINAL WINNERS 2018

BEST SUPPORTED CLUB OF THE YEAR 2010, 2011 & 2012

CLUB OF THE YEAR 2010 & 2012



PreviousNext

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Cherry_&_White, Enfield St, FearTheVee, hatty, jaws1, LesG, LewCharnock, MadDogg, NSW, Rogues Gallery, sergeant pepper, thesaint62, TonyM19, verbatim and 352 guests

REPLY

Subject: 
Message:
   
Please note using apple style emoji's can result in posting failures.
Use the FULL EDITOR to better format content or upload images, be notified of replies etc...

Return to Wigan Warriors


RLFANS Recent Posts
FORUM
LAST
POST
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
1m
Mason Lino disciplinary outcome
phe13
16
1m
HULL KR MAGIC WEEKEND
mean_machine
128
6m
Game - Song Titles 20212
Boss Hog
10275
8m
Tom officially going to Catalan on 2 year deal
PopTart
30
8m
BORED The Band Name Game
Boss Hog
26014
9m
Magic Tickets
The Yellow G
1
14m
Shopping List 2023
cheekydiddle
990
19m
Longstaff signs for hull fc
Boss Hog
44
23m
Transfer Talk / Rumour thread V4
cheekydiddle
656
40m
Manly player on his way in
BarnsleyGull
28
FORUM
LAST
VIEW
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
18s
Rumours and signings v9
Egg Chasing
23629
18s
Interesting to look back
Wildcatnomor
1
20s
OUT LOAN Jack Walker - Hull FC
Trebor1
32
22s
Game - Song Titles 20212
Boss Hog
10275
22s
HULL KR MAGIC WEEKEND
mean_machine
128
23s
Saints confirm Grace off to Union
thesaint62
16
25s
BORED The Band Name Game
Boss Hog
26014
25s
Tom officially going to Catalan on 2 year deal
PopTart
30
25s
Transfer Talk / Rumour thread V4
cheekydiddle
656
32s
Powell OUT
Riderofthepa
145
FORUM
NEW
TOPICS
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
TODAY
Magic Tickets
The Yellow G
1
TODAY
REMINDER Magic Friday Special Offer Thunder vs Bradford
Newcastle-Th
1
Random Topics selected.
POSTSONLINEMEMBERSRECORD
19.33Million +22,151 ↑3279,12434,030
LOGIN HERE
or REGISTER for more features!.

When you register you get access to the live match scores, live match chat and you can post in the discussions on the forums.
RLFANS Match Centre

TABLES:
 Sat 9th Jul
     Super League XXVII-R18
16:45
St.Helens
v
Wigan
 Fri 15th Jul
     Super League XXVII-R19
20:00
Wigan
v
Hull FC
 Thu 21st Jul
     Super League XXVII-R20
20:00
Leeds
v
Wigan
 Fri 29th Jul
     Super League XXVII-R21
20:00
Wigan
v
Hull KR
 Fri 5th Aug
     Super League XXVII-R22
20:00
Wigan
v
Warrington
 Sun 14th Aug
     Super League XXVII-R23
15:00
Wakefield
v
Wigan
 Fri 19th Aug
     Super League XXVII-R24
20:00
Wigan
v
Toulouse
 Fri 26th Aug
     Super League XXVII-R25
20:00
Wigan
v
St.Helens
 Mon 29th Aug
     Super League XXVII-R26
15:00
Hull KR
v
Wigan
 Sat 3rd Sep
     Super League XXVII-R27
15:00
Wigan
v
Catalans
ALL SCORES PROVIDED BY RLFANS.COM (SETTINGS)
Matches on TV
Fri 8th Jul
CH RND: 18
19:45
Newcastle-Bradford
Sat 9th Jul
L1 RND: 14
13:00
Cornwall-Doncaster
SL RND: 18
19:00
Leeds-Castleford
SL RND: 18
16:45
St.Helens-Wigan
SL RND: 18
14:30
Wakefield-Toulouse
Sun 10th Jul
SL RND: 18
15:15
Catalans-Warrington
SL RND: 18
13:00
Huddersfield-Salford
SL RND: 18
17:30
Hull KR-Hull FC
Mon 11th Jul
CH RND: 18
19:45
Halifax-York
Fri 15th Jul
SL RND: 19
20:00
St.Helens-Huddersfield
Sat 16th Jul
SL RND: 19
15:00
Castleford-Warrington
Sun 17th Jul
L1 RND: 15
13:00
Keighley-Cornwall
Mon 18th Jul
CH RND: 19
19:45
York-Batley
Thu 21st Jul
SL RND: 20
20:00
Leeds-Wigan
Fri 22nd Jul
SL RND: 20
20:00
Hull FC-Castleford
Sun 24th Jul
CH RND: 20
15:00
Whitehaven-Leigh
Sat 30th Jul
CH RND: 21
12:45
LondonB-Sheffield
CH RND: 21
15:00
Batley-Dewsbury
CH RND: 21
17:15
Bradford-Halifax
CH RND: 21
19:30
Featherstone-Leigh
Sun 3rd Jul
CH RND: 17 Workington0-38Widnes
CH RND: 17 Batley26-26Whitehaven
CH RND: 17 Bradford6-56Leigh
CH RND: 17 Dewsbury12-38Halifax
CH RND: 17 LondonB36-28Sheffield
CH RND: 17 York16-24Barrow
NRL RND: 16 NZ Warriors22-2Wests
NRL RND: 16 St.George12-10Canberra
L1 RND: 13 Crusaders30-16LondonS
L1 RND: 13 Keighley86-0West Wales
L1 RND: 13 Midlands34-42Rochdale
SL RND: 17 Wakefield22-46Wigan
L1 RND: 13 Swinton12-26Doncaster
SL RND: 17 Warrington24-32Salford
Sat 2nd Jul
CH RND: 17 Featherstone56-22Newcastle
NRL RND: 16 Canterbury6-18Cronulla
NRL RND: 16 NQL Cowboys40-26Brisbane
NRL RND: 16 Souths30-12Parramatta
L1 RND: 13 Cornwall24-36Hunslet
SL RND: 17 Catalans20-18St.Helens
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Championship 2022 ROUND : 17
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Leigh 17 694 142 552 32
Featherstone 17 680 250 430 29
York 17 442 308 134 26
Halifax 17 509 278 231 24
Batley 16 458 275 183 24
Barrow 17 407 365 42 21
 
Bradford 17 379 391 -12 18
Sheffield 16 367 404 -37 14
Widnes 17 375 437 -62 14
Newcastle 17 376 511 -135 12
Whitehaven 17 268 576 -308 9
LondonB 17 288 478 -190 7
Dewsbury 17 223 590 -367 4
Workington 17 188 649 -461 2
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred League One 2022 ROUND : 13
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Keighley 12 579 90 489 24
Swinton 12 432 183 249 18
Crusaders 12 417 234 183 18
Rochdale 12 464 292 172 18
Doncaster 12 352 278 74 16
Hunslet 12 322 282 40 13
 
Oldham 11 312 276 36 7
Midlands 11 312 381 -69 6
LondonS 12 212 480 -268 6
Cornwall 12 210 536 -326 2
West Wales 12 110 690 -580 2
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Super League XXVII ROUND : 17
 PLDFADIFFPTS
St.Helens 17 422 190 232 28
Wigan 17 480 323 157 26
Catalans 17 376 237 139 24
Huddersfield 17 397 292 105 23
Castleford 17 360 368 -8 18
Hull FC 17 326 351 -25 16
 
Salford 17 397 419 -22 14
Hull KR 17 287 364 -77 14
Leeds 17 323 338 -15 13
Warrington 17 324 412 -88 12
Wakefield 17 279 486 -207 10
Toulouse 17 264 455 -191 6
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
National Rugby League 2022 ROUND : 15
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Penrith 15 456 219 237 26
Melbourne 14 494 224 270 24
NQL Cowboys 15 378 197 181 22
Cronulla 14 316 248 68 18
Brisbane 14 312 255 57 18
Parramatta 14 339 303 36 18
Sydney 15 319 290 29 14
Souths 14 322 301 21 14
 
Manly 15 320 324 -4 14
Canberra 15 270 309 -39 14
St.George 14 253 325 -72 14
Canterbury 15 230 337 -107 8
Newcastle 14 184 362 -178 8
NZ Warriors 15 248 433 -185 8
Gold Coast 15 234 380 -146 6
Wests 14 196 364 -168 6
RLFANS Recent Posts
FORUM
LAST
POST
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
1m
Mason Lino disciplinary outcome
phe13
16
1m
HULL KR MAGIC WEEKEND
mean_machine
128
6m
Game - Song Titles 20212
Boss Hog
10275
8m
Tom officially going to Catalan on 2 year deal
PopTart
30
8m
BORED The Band Name Game
Boss Hog
26014
9m
Magic Tickets
The Yellow G
1
14m
Shopping List 2023
cheekydiddle
990
19m
Longstaff signs for hull fc
Boss Hog
44
23m
Transfer Talk / Rumour thread V4
cheekydiddle
656
40m
Manly player on his way in
BarnsleyGull
28
FORUM
LAST
VIEW
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
18s
Rumours and signings v9
Egg Chasing
23629
18s
Interesting to look back
Wildcatnomor
1
20s
OUT LOAN Jack Walker - Hull FC
Trebor1
32
22s
Game - Song Titles 20212
Boss Hog
10275
22s
HULL KR MAGIC WEEKEND
mean_machine
128
23s
Saints confirm Grace off to Union
thesaint62
16
25s
BORED The Band Name Game
Boss Hog
26014
25s
Tom officially going to Catalan on 2 year deal
PopTart
30
25s
Transfer Talk / Rumour thread V4
cheekydiddle
656
32s
Powell OUT
Riderofthepa
145
FORUM
NEW
TOPICS
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
TODAY
Magic Tickets
The Yellow G
1
TODAY
REMINDER Magic Friday Special Offer Thunder vs Bradford
Newcastle-Th
1
Random Topics selected.


Visit the RLFANS.COM SHOP
for more merchandise!