Posted 08 July 2013 - 12:08 PM
The effort has never been in question, the team always put the effort in, but lack that cutting edge on attack, which was evident again yesterday.
Have to say though, cannot criticise anything as both sides gave it their all in hot conditions and i take my hat off to them.
Have to disagree with Mountieman though, I hardly think we are "spoilt" these days.
I appreciate the sides of the 60s and 70s were not a patch on what we have today, but you cut your cloth accordingly and live within your means as you do in all walks of life - as we are being pretty successful of late, expectation levels go up. I have no doubt during the 60s & 70s fans didnt expect much, and therefore were happy to give the Featherstones of the era a game, but often got beaten.
We have a side more than capacble of matching the best in the division, we lack a little on attack and thats the frustration of a lot of fans, as we are so near and yet so far from the top 4 clubs - we have a good coach, a great board of directors and the club is on the up and enjoying its best spell in a long time - so yes we are "spoilt" but our expectation levels reflect the progress the club is making on and off the field.
I think most fans in their right mind would agree with this, and we have no reason to just make do and be grateful that we can rub shoulders with the better clubs in the league - we are capable of so much more than that, and with a few key signings for next year we could finally bridge that gap.
What we're dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the law