I bought a copy of the Mail on Sunday yesterday expecting to see match reports on the two Saturday play off games. I bought the paper in Manchester so it was the northern edition (if they still have different editions). I scanned the sports pages from top to bottom and found absolutely nothing. Other sports were covered to a greater or lesser extent. There were two short paragraphs on canoeing, a report on the triathlon, cycling, golf and three pages on union etc. Football, of course, received blanket coverage.
All I could find on League was the score for Warrington v Leeds. Underneath that was a reference to St Helens v Hull KR with "L" for late kick off. The game kicked off at 5pm FFS, so it was hardly late. The icing on the cake though was a full page match report and photo on Everton v Chelsea ..............and this kicked off at 5:30pm!!!! The lazy so and so's couldn't even be bothered to check teletext to get the saints score. Absolute disgrace. An e-mail to the Mail is on its way