How embarrassing was that. The fact we lost wasn't that much of a
surprise to me, it is the way we lost that is hurtful to us Wigan
19 minutes - 22-0 down in a semi final! That absolutely
stinks and even if we had complete a miraculous comeback we
wouldn't of deserved it.
The simple fact is that the French side wanted it more.
They put more venom into their tackling.
Our players disgraced the whole history of the club. Clearly
most of them do not realise what Wembley means to this town. The
fact we won the first final at the old ground made this years cup
challenge extra special, as we wanted to do it again.
You can't single out individuals here, collectively the whole
team was piss poor aside from Liam Colbon who you could tell was
hurting out there.
I just think back to that comment of Sean O'Loughlin which he
made during the international break..........
"I've been hearing all about the beaches
and the sunshine from some of the lads, but I've been taking no
notice as usual. I suppose I might have gone away somewhere myself
if I hadn't been picked."
Hearing about beaches and sunshine? All I'd want to hear as
club captain is how we are going to win the cup and the league
this year. If that was me I'd be giving those players the biggest
kick up the arse and explaining non stop about the history of this
club and what it means to pull on the Cherry & White shirt. He is
a poor captain and should be sacked in the role. It was shown
clearly on the BBC yesterday at half time when they showed a shot
of the dressing room. Where was the rallying call when Nobby
wasn't in the dressing room? Locky was mute - we should just
call him Charlie Chaplin.
That comment sums up the situation at the club. It is a holiday
camp for many players who are just here for the cash and it leads
from the top. The chairman Maurice Lindsay has to take major
responsibility. He has made us an absolute joke of a side during
his return here. 8 coaches in 8 years, 5 of them sacked -only 1
trophy. We've cheated the salary cap twice and definitely we
should be playing National League 1 rugby this year, We broke the
salary cap by almost a quarter of a million pounds and yet fought
relegation! The biggest one for me was that he fought to get
the points reduction reduced to 4 points when it should have been
8 points. We should be 2nd bottom of the league now but he bull
shitted his way out of it and that is a disgrace to decent hard
working chairman and fans of sides like Hull KR and Salford. We've
probably have survived with 8 points off anyway but even so the
two at the bottom deserved a chance to have a go at us.
End of the day it is us fans who continue to suffer. Our season
is over now. People say we can still make the top 6 - Well what's
the point? We are not going to win the league. We should be making
a late bid for 3rd which would have left us in a decent position
but that is now impossible.
The whole club needs burning down from top to bottom and
starting afresh. Because despite our continued tremendous support
we are going nowhere with the current regime in the building.