AS we prepare for a new Super League, it's time to revisit a bit of a touchy subject.

Digital subscriptions...

I know the frustration – you see us post an interview with your favourite Wire player, a bit of transfer news or some analysis and comment that peaks your intrigue.

You click on it and BOOM, here we are asking you to part with some of your hard-earned to read our content.

And so as we come to of our latest digital subscriptions flash sale, I know what plenty of you will be thinking – why should I pay for this?

A totally understandable question, particularly in the hard financial times we find ourselves in, which is why there will be no “hard sell” from me.

Digital subscriptions are not for everyone and if you’re on of those people, feel free to read no further and carry on with your day. I’ll think no less of you, I promise!

That also goes for those of you who prefer a good old-fashioned paper - if you prefer your news in print format by going out and getting your copy of the Guardian every Thursday, we assure you our print product will continue to take pride of place.

If you’re still with me, however, let me explain a little more about our current offer, what it gets you and why digital subscriptions are becoming increasingly important to what we do here at the Warrington Guardian...

For the next few weeks to mark the start of the new Super League season, we are offering a five-month digital subscription for just £5.

That's around 25p per week.

Warrington Guardian:

Of course, that includes everything our site has to offer but if you’re reading this article, I think it’s pretty safe to assume you’re a regular consumer of our unrivalled coverage of Warrington Wolves.

Calling it “unrivalled” may sound bumptious and trust me, I am not one for self-promotion at the best of times, but we do so because you will not find coverage of the team you love as in-depth and wide-ranging as ours in any other print publication.

Every match, every press conference, we are there. Even beyond the first team – the reserves, the academy, the women’s team etc – we are there.

Add to that the exclusive content we provide – whether that’s interviews, analytical pieces, alternative looks at matches and podcasts just to name a few – and you get a sense of the work we do, and we have ideas for much, much more.

Put simply, if anything happens at The Halliwell Jones Stadium, we are there to bring it to you.

Warrington Guardian: Our Warrington Wolves reporter Matt Turner interviews second rower Matty NicholsonOur Warrington Wolves reporter Matt Turner interviews second rower Matty Nicholson (Image: Contributed)

A lot of our coverage - such as our live text commentary of every first-team match - is free to everyone and will remain so, but our very best stuff is reserved exclusively for our subscribers.

Not only do you get unhindered access to our full range of content, but you get it via an ad-light, faster-loading website.

And while The Wire are out of season at the moment, that does not mean we shut down – with pre-season now underway, things will soon start to heat up and you can follow it all with us.

Signing up for our £5 for 5 months offer will take you past the halfway point of the campaign as new head coach Sam Burgess aims to lift the club back into contention for trophies

In short, we are proud to cover Warrington Wolves the way we do but in order for that to continue, we need your support.