I felt overall yesterday we were watching too pretty poor teams and in my view unless Barrow and Swinton improve considerably neither will be in the top 9.
Have to disagree with you there. I thought in the first half Swinton looked a quality side and Barrow looked a mid-table championship 1 side. However to their credit they came out swinging and almost managed to pull level. All I will say though is that the fast majority of Barrows tries came from inexcusable Swinton errors rather than their own quality. Two tries came from dummys on our own line, which were hardly 'Lee Briers' standard, a try came from one of our many kick off mistakes (not seen us make that many in one game, ever), and the referee giving a very strange decision after we played the ball in our own 20m resulting in a Barrow try. I believe the errors made by Swinton were poor but our general play was of a decent standard.
And in terms of Warrington players, they were the ones that put in the final touch on the tries, but I honestly believe our forwards won us that game along with Watsons smart passing. James Brown, Zac Johnson, Luke Menzies, Mike Morrison were all awesome today and smashed the Barrow forwards up the pitch then it was a case of good scrum half play to create the gaps. None of these players are Warrington players. Ben Currie (as awesome as he was) was only playing because our very own fans favourite Darren Hawkyard was suspended, and we also have a lot of injuries in other positions.
I think mark also makes a lot of valid points about our current position, where we were 6 months ago, and why we are using the DR system. Quite simply we are lucky to even have a team to follow this year. There are plenty of other teams in the league using the system fairly as we do, so a bit less sour grapes please. I have nothing against Barrow what so ever and prefer you to your noisy neighbours but some of these comments are changing my view on that, especially the bloke in the stand yesterday who consistently shouted abuse at Kevin Penny, and how 'terrible' he is, when he is clearly one of the best and easily the fastest winger in the division. 5 years ago at Warrington he couldnt defend at all. Anyone who still thinks that is living in the past, over the last 3 years at Swinton hes been absolutely immense, won us games and not put a foot wrong in defense.
Edited by Furryenzo, 24 March 2014 - 12:30 PM.
Im only smiling because `no-one`'s found the bodies yet.