Here's what I reckon...
1) you can't have it both ways - I want Cats to do well in front of big crowds and games like today are great for them as a club. Bravo;
2) Catalans have gone down a different route from us - with Dureau, Henderson and the sublime Carney they have wonderful players capable of shaping any game and playing any conditions. If I was in 4th or 5th I would be looking over my shoulder in a concerned manner;
3) for us, it is right to stick with young. British players. So Williams and Powell were taught a lesson by Carney? It's a price worth paying if they develop into great players. They may not, but rather than run off to the NRL I will accept the odd off day;
4) we have been competitive against Leeds in the past, and while I can understand their fans laughing at us tonight, I suspect we will turn up next week ready to play;
5)!how can Stevereed retain that level of rage - it's not as if any Wiganer gives Hull KR a moment's thought. Thank god they're playing a derby next week so he can turn his fury on OF;
6) great to see Escare and some other French players going well. It'd be good to see more of them, particularly 10 years in, but the good ones are getting better. Maybe Toulouse will be thrashing us this time in a few years - you have to dare to dream;
7) as for Wane, he has done so much for the development of young English players as to deserve far more than the contempt heaped upon him. He is a decent man who loves our game. If he does keep his job, next year he' have Sam back to add inspiration to the structure;
not a good day for us, but a good one for the game and we'll have better days.
A well considered and thoughtful post. Thank you