Well you could just read my Good Friday match report because this
was pretty much a replay of that game.
Like Good Friday we lost
the game in the twenty minutes either side of half time. When the
interchanges begin to kick in we just don't have the depth.
20 minutes in - 12-6 to Saints and its a contest. We take off
Feka, they bring on James Graham and within 6 minutes 12-6 quickly
became 22-6 and you can't chase deficits like that down against St
Our discipline didn't help though. It is shocking, it has been
all season and we are not learning. It's the same old candidates,
Mr Hock and Mr O'Loughlin. And they always seem to be stupid
interference penalties as well. So annoying.
As disappointing as this one was I still look at the bigger
picture. St Helens have been the finished article for 3 years now.
We are still in the early days of rebuilding following a dismal
two years and I think the interchange bench is the major factor.
We have decent players on it but no prop is making a major impact
like Feka does when he returns off the bench. We lose so much when
is off the field.
All in all we were clear second best, just like Good Friday,
but I still remain very positive about our future. Brian Noble
said after this one "There is a good team
in there waiting to get out. The effort is there, which is a good
thing." - And I'm right on his wavelength of though.
On the Millennium Magic Weekend - I Have to say following the towns football team as well I was a
bit depressed to say the least following Latics afternoon defeat
but boy was I soon picked up by the amazing atmosphere both in and
outside the Millennium Stadium. What an effort we all made and for
me the best atmosphere I've ever been in. Just a bit disappointed
we were tucked in the corner when behind the goals was empty. I
don't think there is a shadow of doubt that we had the most fans
out of all 12 clubs in Cardiff, although I say that having not
been about on the Sunday. We sang and sang and sang and showed our
proud passion. And the best thing about it was that personally I
didn't witness any nastiness or trouble during the whole weekend.
Not saying it didn't happen but I didn't see any issues. We should
be proud as a sport that we can mingle in a stadium with minimal