I thought that Gallagher was very influential and we had Brown to thank for having the nous to follow his rampages. Our other star halves haven't seemed to understand this requirement yet. In fact, to offer maybe unwelcome criticism, I still wonder just what it is that justifies Hyde's place in the team whenever fit. It can't be favouritism surely?
Another gripe that I have to get off my chest is why is GM the only person that I know who thinks that playing Craven on the wing and Morton at full back a good idea. Morton is a good wingman but not a good full back, and vice versa with Craven who is wasted on the wing. Craven was voted an outstanding full back in our division last year, yet GM says he isn't a full back - clearly he knows better and what we believe we are seeing is simply a figment of our collective imaginations. it's a nonsense and GM's stubbornness in continuing with this switch in position isn't improving the fans' love and respect for him one iota. Sometimes you have to admit that you are wrong about something.
Overall the performance was OK with a couple of outstanding contributions. The ref made some mistakes that might have been crucial but nothing like as many as the players made; he will learn and improve, lets' just hope they will too.
Finally, does anyone know why Schofield wasn't playing?