Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:57 PM
The story of last season (and what it is awarded for) does seem to be being re-written by LPL/Leeds fans in order to make Sinfield's season retro-fit this award.
Don't get me wrong, he's a great player who performed superbly come the right end of the last season. But neither his international performances, his Challenge Cup Final display nor his 'normal season' stuff was anywhere close to what this award is supposedly about. Cameron Smith, who I find to be slightly odious and a casual cheat, was nevertheless world class at every level of the game last year, from start to finish.
Sports awards are sports awards: a bit of fluff to get us through the colder months. And Martyn can award his awards to whoever he likes. It's the concoction of a new narrative for 2012 that rankles a bit.
I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.