Date: 11th October 2010 at 7:45am
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Take a drive into Wigan from outside the Borough, return from holiday, come home from work or just come to town for any number of reasons and the first striking feature that you will notice is the Welcome to Wigan sign.

Now the sign is a fantastic display of sporting unity for our great town, underneath the `Twinned With Angers` bit, the sign proudly displays the message home of Super League Rugby and Premier League Football.

Hold on a minute, not now it doesn`t?

It appears that over the past few days the Council have spent a bit of dosh, so much for the financial depression, the signs have changed, gone is the bit that celebrates the Latics, just a message proclaiming the success of the Wigan Warriors to become Champions 2010.

Now I am as thrilled as the next person that the Warriors have had success but do we need to change the sign every time there is achievement on the sports field?

Where was the sign proclaiming Home of Goal of the Season following Figgy`s wonder strike, or Home of the Comeback Kings after the Arsenal game? Maybe our local leaders don`t feel they need to celebrate the achievements of the Latics anymore or maybe they feel we are, in the words of Maurice “…a smashing little club, but chosen the wrong place, the backyard of Rugby League…”

Come on council, fair`s fair, celebrate success, yes but remember there are two world class sporting fraternity`s in the town, give us our sign back.

Get on to your local councillor and let them know how you feel.

The offending sign



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