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Started by: rio caroni (5077) 

Why hasn't it gripped the town? Considering how Football is the most watched sport on the planet and is never off Sky sports and the BBC, Why have the people of Wigan not taken to it? The Premier League is regarded by many as the best in the world and yet Wigan Athletic struggle to attract crowds drawn in by the towns Rugby team, even though that sport is hardly recognised outside Lancashire and Yorkshire. The Latics try their best with marketing, having the cheapest Season tickets and loads of special offers as well as thousands of freebies during the season. I wish I knew the answer because I would love the town to get behind the Latics but we'll just have to wait and see how the coming season goes. Hopefully if they can keep hold of Zog and add one or two top names to the squad the people of Wigan may give them one more chance. Here's hoping

Started: 21st Jul 2011 at 19:47

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

Poor from Rio.

Replied: 21st Jul 2011 at 19:48

Posted by: wigvet (3496)

'tit for tat' Rio!

or in Jays case should it be 'tat for tit'?

Replied: 21st Jul 2011 at 21:17

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

Or maybe wig for wa****.

Read enough of your anti-latics tosh to get your number.

Replied: 21st Jul 2011 at 21:33
Last edited by jay_1: 21st Jul 2011 at 21:33:58

Posted by: bassman (3591)

C'mon Jay, Rio has a point...

Replied: 21st Jul 2011 at 22:26

Posted by: trevwafc (1491) 

spot on jay

Replied: 22nd Jul 2011 at 06:50

Posted by: PeterP (9504)

Maybe because has most wiganers know about sport they are not prepared to PAY to watch closett faries kick a ball round a field under the disguise of entertaining football. The game has been spoiled by money men and most supporters know it and will not go to watch rubbish football.If supporters must waste £30-£50 per match they soon learn and say sod it .

Replied: 22nd Jul 2011 at 08:25

Posted by: trevwafc (1491) 

16,000 tic fans support wigan not bad from were we were 10 years ago

Replied: 22nd Jul 2011 at 08:39

Posted by: PeterP (9504)

16000 fans attending matches not ALL WIGAN supporters,and before its said about RUGBY most away supporters sit in one stand and can be counted so once they are deducted from total number then remainder ARE WIGAN fans

Replied: 22nd Jul 2011 at 08:59

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

trevwafc

16,812 to be precise.

but what about the 20% or so of average away supporters?

Replied: 22nd Jul 2011 at 09:34
Last edited by ruddy duck: 22nd Jul 2011 at 09:47:07

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

How about the 11k GMR reckon turned up against Wakefield.

And 7,000 of those probably weren't from Wigan.

Replied: 22nd Jul 2011 at 10:45

Posted by: bassman (3591)

Ask any club chairman and he wants "bums on seats", irrespective of where they come from.If only proper Wiganers, scousers mancs brummies etc went to matches in most sports the soddin' grounds would be half empty.Is everybody in the 75000 crowd at OT a Manc.This argument about where supporters come from is now getting childish.....

Replied: 22nd Jul 2011 at 12:13

Posted by: rodders (418)

Once again, Jay dishes it out but can't take it.

Replied: 22nd Jul 2011 at 15:55

Posted by: kenny (inactive)

Surprised rodders or what

Replied: 22nd Jul 2011 at 15:57

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

Dopey Ken puts his foot in it again.

The babysitter talks about babies as well,you couldn't make it up.They are on/or above his intelligence level.

I was just stating the FACT that most WiganRL fans are not from Wigan.Surprising how WiganRL fans seem to react so badly to this..

Replied: 22nd Jul 2011 at 16:35

Posted by: PeterP (9504)

where do ANY supporters come from for anyone to come out with the above statement?Is this based on someone trolling throu the session ticket holders addresses or doing a straw pole outside the ground to say its FACT most Wigan RL supporters are not from WiganOf the estimated 81000 residents of Wigan(2010)how many support either rubgy/football or both and how many support other sports or dont support any sport and where do all the supporters of rugby/football come from

Replied: 22nd Jul 2011 at 17:41
Last edited by ppnw38817: 22nd Jul 2011 at 17:53:13

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

It was off the Wigan RL official website ppnw.

It described you as a 'regionally supported club' and then gave a breakdown of were your support is from...

Wigan Athletic on the other hand from surveys have one of the highest percentages of local support.

Next question!!

Replied: 22nd Jul 2011 at 18:23

Posted by: trevwafc (1491) 

Im begining to think how sad ppnw/ducky/ kenny are if that is all you can come up with is about how many are on at tics games sado's suppose to be egg shape ball season Is't it

Replied: 22nd Jul 2011 at 18:23

Posted by: douglas (inactive)

Do you blokes NEVER tire of this childish bickerin'
I'm amazed that adults can keep this kind of thing up week in week out.

Replied: 22nd Jul 2011 at 18:41

Posted by: bassman (3591)

What percentage Jay, I asked you ages ago but still haven't had an answer....

Replied: 22nd Jul 2011 at 18:43

Posted by: trevwafc (1491) 

Rio come out of the CLOSET get a life. (or is your life just jealously about the great tics)

Replied: 22nd Jul 2011 at 19:21

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

It's on your website Bassman,

I'll link you if you want mate.

Replied: 22nd Jul 2011 at 21:40

Posted by: bassman (3591)

Please do Jay, I'm not the best on a computer...

Replied: 22nd Jul 2011 at 22:10

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

Owt for you mate.

Just watching a DVD of Les Mis,i'll do it first thing.

I hope they win tomorrow for you Bassman.

Replied: 22nd Jul 2011 at 22:35

Posted by: rio caroni (5077) 

Sorry to disappoint but I aint been in no closet since I was locked in one at school for talking about the Wigan v Hunslet game at Wembley. Until the '85 classic with Hull it was always regarded as THE best ever final. That was roughly fifteen years before I started visiting Pneumonia Park on a regular basis so I suppose you would say that firstly I am a Wigan Rugby fan but that I am also a True Blue

Replied: 22nd Jul 2011 at 22:40

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

Rita talks yet more bol****.

Replied: 22nd Jul 2011 at 22:44

Posted by: kenny (inactive)


trevwafc (367)



Im begining to think how sad ppnw/ducky/ kenny are if that is all you can come up with is about how many are on at tics games

Replied: 22nd Jul 2011 at 18:23

And the proof trev ???????


Replied: 22nd Jul 2011 at 22:48

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

Ken,blatantly obvious you're a sad,idiot lad.

Just accept it.

Replied: 22nd Jul 2011 at 22:51

Posted by: kenny (inactive)

And the proof trev ???????

Replied: 23rd Jul 2011 at 07:23

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

kenny

As Corporal Jones says, 'They don't like it up um'.

Replied: 23rd Jul 2011 at 07:46

Posted by: trevwafc (1491) 

Kenny you are getting to easy my son

Replied: 23rd Jul 2011 at 07:53

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

Replied: 23rd Jul 2011 at 09:01

Posted by: kenny (inactive)

Are trev and jay ONE

NO answer from one,no answer from another


kenny (3757)

And the proof trev ???????

Only 3rd time of asking



Replied: 23rd Jul 2011 at 10:23

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

kenny

The term 'Alter ego' and the same smiley faces gives us a clue.

Replied: 23rd Jul 2011 at 10:45

Posted by: rio caroni (5077) 

trevwafc, I put a picture on My Photos. It was taken in Rio about six years ago. Have you any old photo's of yourself in a Wigan Rugby shirt or are you just a one team man
Now you can please yourself whether or not you think I have been a Latics fan for over thirty years or not but I still consider myself as a Wigan Rugby fan first and foremost. Also I am looking forward to this afternoon's game more than I've ever anticipated a Latics match because you can 100% guarantee EXCITEMENT

Replied: 23rd Jul 2011 at 10:48

Posted by: trevwafc (1491) 

Just not a thugby fan your comments on the tics remind me of the once proud latics supporter all he did was to make sarcastic remarks you don't fool me

Replied: 23rd Jul 2011 at 10:53

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

Rita is fooling nobody,Trev.

Just another bitter chubbie.

Replied: 23rd Jul 2011 at 10:55
Last edited by jay_1: 23rd Jul 2011 at 12:46:49

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

The 'alter ego' strikes again!

Replied: 23rd Jul 2011 at 11:01

Posted by: rio caroni (5077) 

Question? did either of you treat yourself to the Latics v Bury match which was played on either Good Friday or Easter Monday around 1985 and kicked off at 12 O'clock. I remember the early kick-off because quite a few of us used to go to the football and then go to the rugby. Two of the lads I was with said they would never go to the Latics again as they were so bored. The game ended 0-0 and as far as I can remember neither Goalie had a shot to stop, in fact the Ref said he nearly abandoned the game due to the noise of SNORING coming from the Phoenix Stand

Replied: 23rd Jul 2011 at 12:38

Posted by: aussie94 (2397)

My father took me to watch the Latics at Springfield park back in the 50s and I have folloed them ever since band take great joy from watching them on TV in OZ , if only my old Da was alive to see it . He would never accept the Troll as a Latics supporter

Replied: 26th Jul 2011 at 04:25

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

You're not missed Aussie.Stay where you are.

Replied: 26th Jul 2011 at 07:15
Last edited by jay_1: 26th Jul 2011 at 07:18:26

Posted by: kenny (inactive)

Dont let that idiot bully you off this site aussie94

Replied: 26th Jul 2011 at 07:18

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

Kenny,the bully.Copying like all 'empty heads' do.

Replied: 26th Jul 2011 at 07:25

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

I'd like to congratulate the latic's fans on this board for showing dignity.

None have resorted to racism unlike a certain,non attending 'Wigan RL fan.

Replied: 26th Jul 2011 at 07:37

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

TOM,you can't get past the 'treeswinger' remark lad.

Replied: 26th Jul 2011 at 07:42

Posted by: kenny (inactive)

tom

He has called other people on here the "R" word,thinly veiled or otherwise,but wont admit it

Replied: 26th Jul 2011 at 16:02

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

Are trev and jay ONE

i've though this for a long time,
they both throw there dummy out the pram when someone gives an opinion about latics

they both make assumptions,that they cant back up

most of the comments are the same

the low life lying troll as called a few people on here racist,amongst other things,but cant back any of them up and when you ask him to he scuttles back off under his stone

Replied: 28th Jul 2011 at 14:54

Posted by: ollyb (74)

Because they do stupid things at latics... like bringing the new strip out after the season starts.. Yeah thats good marketing...

Replied: 29th Jul 2011 at 10:52

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

'but cant back any of them up'

You really can't comprehend anything but the most basic of arguments,can you kid.

Replied: 29th Jul 2011 at 11:03

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

its a simple statement

you cant back your nasty and personal comments up..........can you

Replied: 29th Jul 2011 at 13:10

Posted by: kenny (inactive)

Nowt changes

Replied: 29th Jul 2011 at 15:48

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

true kenny true

when i call him a low life lying troll i can back it up

he thinks he can say what he wants because hes a boxer........stop laughing

Replied: 29th Jul 2011 at 16:06

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

if your ribs start aching through laughing,like mine do when i read most of his comments,then try co-codomol

Replied: 29th Jul 2011 at 16:13

Posted by: trevwafc (1491) 

kenny jumps on walshys band wagon sado

Replied: 29th Jul 2011 at 18:15

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

Trev,these two dopes will never learn.

Replied: 29th Jul 2011 at 22:41

Posted by: kenny (inactive)

Trev,these two dopes will never learn.


Replied: 29th Jul 2011 at 22:41


The ironymonger strikes again

Replied: 29th Jul 2011 at 23:00

 

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