A few from thisnorthenrsoul on the weekends events
'... Wigan Athletic's game against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend drew an attendance of just 18,788. This is percieved as 'appalling' by yourselves, and you then also almost cream yourselves by reiterating the fact that (in your opinions) Wigan is indeed a rugby town and little ole Latics will always have a hard time winning any sporting popularity contest.
You're not wrong are you?
After all, the last two Wigan Warriors home attendances were 12,893 and a mind blowing 6,790! This then is a combined total of 19,683. Which means there were 895 more speccies at two major rugby games than the single game against a London based team at Latics. Bear in mind that one of these games was against St Helens which is the 'fiercest and most famous derby game in rugby league, nay the world'), then I suppose the dear old Klumps (as they are affectionately known to the vast majority of the town's sports fans) didn't do too badly!
Now factor in the fact that Tottenham brought 4,000 supporters to the Wigan Athletic football stadium and there were 5,000 (at least) combined away supporters for the thugby (another common and appropriate nickname of the sport) and you find that in terms of home support the Klumps couldn't muster up as many home spectators for two games than Latics did for one!
Can you imagine how many Kleenex tissues you'd need if Latics got less than 13,000 on for a major game against Manchester United? I rest my case.
Obviously the Klumps' attendances being compared to a Latics 'run of the mill' game is unfair, so perhaps we can now compare like for like. I'll take for example the Australian Rugby League play off games then.
The crowd at Wests Tigers was a mere 49,000, there was an attendance of 31,000 at Manly and a capacity crowd of 29,000 were at Melbourne!
Oh dear, they don't fare too well on that score either do they? I don't suppose there's a chance of any of you printing this in your rags?
Another unbiased well written piece from Northern Soul boys.
Keep it up...
All reasonably minded Wigan people,acknowledge that it's the truth.
Started: 27th Sep 2011 at 10:35
That should read a view..
Great read though..
Wigan people telling it like it is.
Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 10:43
Posts like this almost wills you want latics to get relegated so it would allow us to see the true football supporters.
Posts like this do nothing but TRY to stir up anti rugby/football feelings
Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 12:29
Keith,a well written article.
Rugby fans seem only able to give out what they call 'banter' to belittle the Latics but unable to take it..
What's wrong with a Latics fan giving his opposing point of view?
Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 12:48
The article has a few good points, but let's try to put things in perspective.Jay and friends never get tired of telling rugby fans how football is an INTERNATIONAL sport with fans all over the world and rugby is a MINORITY sport played along the M62 corridor and the other side of the world on a small scale.The same folk again never tire of telling rugby fans how the Latics are the team of the people, and for the people, and basically rugby is just legalised thugby.Now if you consider the aforementioned points I have made, then surely for a minority side to get over two thirds of the gate of a PREMIERSHIP club on a regular basis in the best and richest league in the world isn't bad going...is it...Just one last point, when the latics have as much top of the pile history as the rugby ,I, for one would be the first to congratulate them....
Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 13:07
well said bm
i mentioned before about the minority sport having a bigger attendance,when wigan played saints, than when latics played one of the biggest teams in the world
to say the low life lying troll says he cant find it in him to support the warriors he seems to have a lot to say about them
its a shame the team cant win a game for these "supporters"
Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 13:41
Last edited by walshy76: 27th Sep 2011 at 13:52:46
I like to read your posts.
Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 15:18
Really Good post bm
Suprised the said Person as not replied with hes usual crap
Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 16:47
But it's far cheaper to watch Premiership football here in Wigan then what it is at the bigger club's.
Begs the question - Are people going to the DW to support the Latic's or just to watch Premiership football and the stars of the other club's?
Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 17:57
probaly but then again there wasnt that many on when they played cocos,aka fireplace, team,man utd
hardly anybody there when they played valencia
Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 18:04
I was in the South Stand on Sunday and I managed without my claustrophobia medication
Actually although it was a small crowd the atmosphere was really good
Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 19:18
theik i,ve got to side with jay the rugby fans seem to be feeling threatened by the latics and i dont know why.mostly rugby fans kick off about latics being dismal.
Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 22:13
I didn't write the article.
Stop being naive TOM.
Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 22:41
Shocking naivety on display again.
Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 22:45
That's quite good,for you.
Replied: 27th Sep 2011 at 22:50