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CATALAN v WOLVES: Mick speaks out for the fans
Mick Giblin, back row, left, with his weekend party in Canet ahead of Wolves' game agaiinst Catalan Dragons. Picture by Mike Boden
A WARRINGTON Wolves fan enjoying a weekend break in France around the match against Catalan Dragons wants his club to give more respect to league games next season – especially home games.
Mick Giblin feels Wolves and many other clubs are ‘playing the system’ of finishing anywhere at the top end of the table will do rather than striving to be crowned League Leaders’ Shield winners.
And it is clear that dismal home performance against Widnes Vikings last month – that saw Wolves drop out of the race to finish top – remains hanging over the club like a dark cloud.
“I think Warrington, and others, are playing the system because Leeds have won the Grand Final twice to be crowned champions from fifth position in the table, which is credit to them,” said the 56-year-old electrician from Dallam.
“I don’t want to be hyper-critical of Warrington because I’ve watched them for 48 years and love them.
“But I just feel that Tony Smith, who has done great things since joining the club, is playing the system and his total consideration for the league is that the league is not important any more.
“Those two losses against Widnes Vikings, when I felt Smith fielded weakened teams, would have given us the points to win the league.”
He feels that Wolves should always aim to field their strongest team, and especially so for home matches.
“I think it’s been a reasonably good season, especially when you compare to when we used to watch the team play at Wilderspool – that move to the Halliwell Jones has been superb for the cub.
“And I don’t like putting negatives on things, but I feel more emphasis needs to be placed on fielding the first team and especially at home games for the season-ticket holders.
“I think we’re not being respected in some regards, especially considering that home performance against Widnes.
“That was our last home league game of the season and we should have put in a stormer.
“October time season-ticket holders will be asked to spend money again to go and watch Warrington next season and how can you put your money forward if you’re not guaranteed to watch your first team.
“You don’t necessarily want to see your team crush opponenets, but you want to see them win.
“I think The Halliwell Jones Stadium has become a fortress and so when we played Widnes I thought we should have put out a stronger side.
“I was very disappointed with the display, it was poor. And to be honest we had winged it in the previous game against Wakefield, who were the better side but we managed to win.
“I think the fans are not being respected, we should be fielding strong teams at home in front of season-ticket holders who pay their money in advance wanting to watch the first-team play.”
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