Bad coaching and extreme naivety by Wire. 8 point lead, tearing Saints apart. Awful conditions. Instead of settling for the early lead and building pressure they decide they are the harlem globetrotters and throw possession away (Carvell as per usual a serial offender) to the point Saints had all the ball and played a very astute tactical game cutting Wire up down the middle. Potter out coached Smith whose substitutions were bizarre and even selections questionable. Monaghan should have started at 9 and in those conditions Wire played off him unless on the opp line. Briers lost the plot. Graham outplayed the Wire front rowers and Morley went missing even when on the pitch. Captain of GB I hope not. Wire were rudderless. Fully deserved Saints win. Matty Smith did very well.
Tonight showed the farce of the play offs though. Every season a summer competition becomes a wet weather knockout competition. Crazy.
Tonight saw a referee commit an awful mistake that deserved for him to be dropped. Silverwood did not go to the video referee when Foster clearly tackled Riley mid air for Saints to score. Referee and TJ should be demoted.
Don't find any agreement with your second paragraph and cannot understand your meaning really?
However the rest is pretty accurate. I would add also the non-try that was awarded to Wellens take those two scores away and even though Warrington played poorly, the first ten minutes apart, the game was a much closer affair than the actual score suggests.
My son made a very interesting comment on the skills of Mick Potter as a coach, something I myself had not considered previously but with which I found it difficult to argue.
He stated that he believed that Potter had proven himself to be possibly the BEST! Coach in S/L.
Simply because of the manipulation he has acheived with his squad, faced with the dilemma of losing so many key positional and influential players throughout the season, he has managed to gain the second place in the league and tonight has again proved masterful with his inclusion of Matty Smith, at such short notice.
His use of substitutes during the game was exemplary.
On reflection I could find little to argue with over that statement and reflecting back also to his days at Catalans I would imagine that Bradford who have seemingly been astute in their choice of coach for next season, must be feeling quite pleased with themselves.