Sports (Talk about balls here.)
Billy B is for me synonymous with Wigan irrespective of where he was born.
Many traditional Lancashire sporting towns are irrevocably linked with their sporting icons - Preston with Finney, Warrington with Bevan, Blackpool with Armfield, St. Helens with Vollenhovan, Bolton with Lofthouse and of course Wigan with Boston.
But in years to come when these names slowly disappear from the vocabulary of the next sporting generation who will be the ‘new’ Wigan icon?
For me, and for being a Wigan sporting genius, it has to be Shaun Edwards
There are endless tributes to this man but the fact that he went on to become the captain of the most revolutionary team in rugby league history as the Wigan side went 43 cup ties unbeaten, with Edwards playing in every round in the 8 successive Wembley victories, is the one which will be forever etched in my mind
Thanks Billy and Shaun for the memories – Wigan greats in every sense of the word!!
Replied: 18th Jul 2011 at 15:51