Warrington Wolves are flying at the top of Super League and have won five from five to start the season.
They’re expected to make it six from six tonight against Daryl Powell’s former club Castleford Tigers.
But with this brilliant start of course comes the question: is it Warrington’s year?
Only four teams have ever been crowned Super League Champions but of the rest Warrington are the side who have come the closest to becoming that fifth side to lift the trophy losing four Grand Finals.
When the question ‘is it Warrington’s year?’ was put to CEO Karl Fitzpatrick on the Eddie and Stevo podcast, this was his response:
“I’ve been asked this a few times. We’re happy with the squad and I don’t want to sit here saying ‘look it’s our year’ because it’s such early days.
“Look at Saints who have struggled and lost a couple of games but they’re a champion club, a champion team and they’ll be there come the end of the year. They’re still the benchmark don’t worry about that.
“Obviously Catalans are unbeaten so I think we’ll be challenging come the end of the season. I’m not going to say that this is our year though as I’ve mentioned in the past that probably the lesson for me is that I’ve heaped potentially pressure on the team and the players.
“We just want to take each week as it comes, it’s cliche and boring but we’ll take each week as it comes. We’ve got another tricky tie against Castleford this weekend.
“At the end of the season if we’re up there we’re going to give it a good shout but it would just be so good for the board and the supporters if we could deliver that big one.
“Look we’ve got a chance, we’ve got to be consistent throughout the year but what we’re building here with the connection between the players, the staff, the community, the supporters so we’re in a really decent spot.”