ONCE again we loved what feels like our annual trip to Wembley watching the Wire.

The day was superb, topped off with a famous win that not many were predicting.

But a couple of things struck me.

Despite parking near to the ground, we could barely see it.

I remember as a child being on a coach approaching Wembley and being filled with awe seeing this massive structure rising up over the skyline.

Now you can just see flats, apartments, car parks and shopping centres.

And don’t get me started on Wembley Way. It seems Warrington Borough Council isn’t the only local authority to let developers do what they like.

The other issue was the empty seats.

The two best teams in the game and almost 30,000 empty seats.

As the teams came out of the tunnel, all you could see was red.

As a child, I dreamed of Warrington playing at Wembley.

But maybe that is not the case for fans anymore.

Or maybe Warrington have been too much and it is too expensive.

But with such low crowds, maybe it is time to stage this game elsewhere.

Hopefully the move to July will help to breathe new life into the final.

Because on the evidence of Saturday it needs it. Such a game played in such spectacular surroundings deserves a full house watching it.