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And Phil, with all due respect you’ve just reinforced my argument!
Wigan RL have been, arguably, the most famous British Rugby League team since around 1923, whilst we’ve been in the top league of English football for just eight of the last hundred-and-odd years.
Now that Rugby League is not the media’s pet project that it was in the early 90s, and English football is being televised across the world, the longer we stay in the Premier League, the more exposure we get.
If we stay in the Premier League, millions of people see us play football. If we won the FA cup and got relegated, half the football watching world will have forgotten about that and us in a couple of year’s time.
We need to stay here for as long as possible so that kids watching us now become adults who remember nothing other than Wigan being one of the country’s top sides.
I doubt many of your Preston supporting mates were around when they last won the cup, and they’re clinging to it because they have f’ck all else to gloat about since they were relegated in the 60s.
I’d rather be talking about our recent games against Man Utd and Arsenal than when we won the FA Cup in 1938!