Got it in one there Calde.
Lets get one thing straight, YES the ref was poor today and missed a few " adjacent" Leigh passes, plus his 8 metres allowed the Leigh defence to quickly get in our faces. BUT, given the refs inability to count, why didn't the Knights defence do likewise?
Because we were too bluddy slow thats why!!
Where was the passion and commitment that was shown against Fev? Its beginning to look as though various injuries have taken their toll and badly weakened the resolve of our squad and I'm not so sure that D.R. is helping.
After the dross we've been served up away from home I was hoping to see another good home "match" today but came away very disappointed. Leigh are obviously a decent side but at times I thought we made them look like Warrington.
Leigh were vastly superior today.
Martin Ridyard ran the game as he always does against us and Ryan Brierley should still be at Cas ( at least ) but take six of our best players out through injury ( a la Fordy, Jas Golden, Sam Scott, Matt Nic, Jack Aldous and Jack Lee ( who wasnt fit )), add in a player who's head was all wrong because he wasnt expecting to play, an injury to our best player on the park and then a couple of players who wanted to be somewhere else and you get 4-52.
What sort of game would we have seen if 6 of Leigh's best players were missing ?
The ref didnt cost us the game but he was appalling - as bad as Clint Sharrad at Blackpool a few seasons ago.
It was real coincidence that we ran an interview with Mark Aston on the programme who said that RL is becoming boring and lacking in entertainment and he blamed part of that on poor referees who fail to police the 10 metres - poor Tubby would have had a dickyfit if he'd seen Mr Broke ( and beyond mending ) and his 5 to 6 metres today !!
It was dreadfully disappointing today but it's move on again. GT learned a few more things today about DR and some of his players and he'll rejig, readjust and has a bit of breathing space league-wise before the next one when, with luck, he'll have some troops who will have recovered.