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Posted by Levrier on Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:59 am
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I do not usually watch archived games on Wigan TV in full. Usually, if it is not this season's first or junior teams I will drop in and out, looking at the various highlights. Because of enforced idleness, I have started having a look at some of the other offerings, and I had forgotten just how good some of those teams had been. I know that it was a different planet but seeing Offiah score ten against Leeds in 1992 has cheered me up somewhat. I wonder if we will ever see the likes again?
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Post Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:06 am
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I just watched the 1988 cup final. Some of the rugby we played that day was magnificent. I forgot just how good Andy Gregory was.
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I just watched the 1988 cup final. Some of the rugby we played that day was magnificent. I forgot just how good Andy Gregory was.

Is it the game that has changed or is it the skill levels of the players? I know that today players are super fit and that that closes the gap between the true naturals and the give it 100% plodders but the magic seems to have gone out of the game.
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Some good stuff out there to keep us all amused. Obviously the Wigan v Hull classic cc final is always a good watch. I have found all my Warrington Season Review dvd's that the club used to to do. Some good reminiscing potential. When really struggling I dig out the World War 3 game. You don't see games like that anymore.
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hatty wrote:
I just watched the 1988 cup final. Some of the rugby we played that day was magnificent. I forgot just how good Andy Gregory was.



I haven't. I judge the skill level and rugby brain of players today on people like Andy Gregory. My favourite British half of all time.
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Levrier wrote:
Is it the game that has changed or is it the skill levels of the players? I know that today players are super fit and that that closes the gap between the true naturals and the give it 100% plodders but the magic seems to have gone out of the game.

Today’s rugby is all done on a lap top or flip chart, a players natural ability is governed by the need by constantly having to follow a script. Off the cuff stuff nowadays is deemed to risky.
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ChrisA wrote:
I haven't. I judge the skill level and rugby brain of players today on people like Andy Gregory. My favourite British half of all time.

I haven’t seen a better scrum half since Andy Gregory, certainly not in the British game
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Levrier wrote:
I do not usually watch archived games on Wigan TV in full. Usually, if it is not this season's first or junior teams I will drop in and out, looking at the various highlights. Because of enforced idleness, I have started having a look at some of the other offerings, and I had forgotten just how good some of those teams had been. I know that it was a different planet but seeing Offiah score ten against Leeds in 1002 has cheered me up somewhat. I wonder if we will ever see the likes again?


Is that the year Leeds were accused of having more than their permitted quota of Vikings, imported from York?
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Is that the year Leeds were accused of having more than their permitted quota of Vikings, imported from York?


No, but Wigan were accused of cheating
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Is that the year Leeds were accused of having more than their permitted quota of Vikings, imported from York?


Pretty decent half backs they had though with Erik the red & Harold bluetooth. I think Vicky was playing loose forward as well :)
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