FANS: 5 Minutes with …@gailyfev

In a series of quick fire questions, we ask Wigan fans for their views and predictions on Wigan and Rugby League …

To take part, you can fill out the questionnaire by clicking here

Next up is Wigan Superfan – @gailyfev, a follower from our Twitter Page

Your first Wigan game?

The first game I went to was September 1989 at Central Park against Warrington. It was the first game of the season following our 27-0 Challenge Cup win over St Helens (which, incidentally, was the game that got me interested in rugby league & Wigan). We lost 13-6 & I got bit by a playful police horse who left a little love-bite mark on my arm..!!

What is your most memorable moment being a Wigan fan?

Monday 12th May 2008, Challenge Cup game Vs Whitehaven. A young lad called Sam Tomkins made his debut & scored 5 tries in the 106-8 win..! I thought, wow…he’s gonna be something special & I wasn’t wrong..!!

Who is your favourite all time Wigan player?

Andy Farrell….he epitomises a true rugby league player, legend  & Warrior…! Such a huge presence on & off the field..! Hope to see him back at Wigan one day..!

Who is your favourite Wigan player? 

Currently have 3 stand out favourites – Sam Tomkins, Sean O’Loughlin & Micky McIlorum. Awesome players on the field & awesome guys off the field.

Name one player that you would love to see play for Wigan – past or present

Shaun Johnson – he has it all; speed, skill, amazing kicking game..! He’d fit in nicely at Wigan but he may struggle to get a starting spot with all our current talent…!! Haha!

What is your favourite away ground and why? 

St Helens because it’s our Derby..! We always take a huge following & create a vibrant atmosphere in the away end..! There’s nothing better than putting one over on your rivals in their own back yard & we’ve had great success with this in recent years..!!

Which opposition player do you fear the most when they play Wigan?

I’ve thought long & hard about this question & I can honestly say…none..!! Any player who I think is a danger…already plays for Wigan..!

Your top 8 prediction for this year? 

  1. Wigan;
  2. Castleford;
  3. Warrington;
  4. Hull
  5. Salford;
  6. St Helens
  7. Catalan
  8. Leeds

 If you could change one thing about Rugby League, what would it be? 

The marketing of it. We have such a fantastic product and, with the right marketing, I’m certain we could generate interest far and wide. We need more mainstream advertising using sports people / celebrities who are rugby league fans as well as our high profile players.

Who do you think will win the Steve Prescott Man of Steel Award this year? 

If he stays injury free (fingers crossed) George Williams is a dead cert…a different class..!

Thanks to @gailyfev for her answers !

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