I cannot really put into words how I feel at the moment. My views
might not be want we want to hear. But I am speaking from the heart as
a Wigan fan
I just couldn't see us losing. Everything was set up for the great
night. Another grand final victory. Everything was set over 60,000 in
Before I go off on one about Wigan. I would like to pay the biggest
complement possible to he Bradford Bulls, they were fantastic - the
best rugby I have seen in the first half I think I have ever seen we
got battered there is no other word for it Lowes and Withers were
tremendous well played.
Now to the good stuff!!!!!
If that is how a Wigan side can play in the biggest game of the
year then there is no point in bothering going next year. We were a
shambles. Not one Wigan player deserves any credit at all. How many
runs from dummy half was made? How many clean breaks from Bradford?.
So why did we lose? Personally I think Andy Farrell has a lot to
answer for. When you are in a big game you need relaxing. Everybody
knows how bigger game it is. All week he has been saying how they need
to be focused and up for it. I just think he got so worked up. He
worked his players up so much that they froze. That has been
Bradford's problem in big games. In games like this we need to relax
The players though should have been up for it and they weren't.
Wigan who pay there players the most. Wigan who pride themselves in
being the best in the world, and have been. Wigan who everyone loves
to hate. We are the laughing stock of Rugby League tonight. I urge all
fans tonight to write to Wigan Rugby League and demand there monies
back from them.
Some of the players like Connolly, Howard, Dallas, Lam and the
biggest one of all Mathew Johns. Should take a long hard look at
themselves and realise what wearing the shirt means for people like us
who travel all over the country watching them. paying there hard
earned money. And they should say do I want to play for Wigan?. If
they don't then quite frankly they can go and play for another club.
Because I for one do not want to see them in a Wigan shirt ever again.
That side out there tonight were a disgrace to Wigan. the town and the
As for the game Bradford were in front in the first minute and
never looked back 37-6 is a totally fair result. We did well to get
There will be more reaction to the game tomorrow when I have had
chance to calm down. But again hats off to Bradford and well played.