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In Topic: Comical Cummings' Critical Commentary

19 July 2014 - 08:56 AM

One day, it will be recognised that, no matter how many cameras and however many views, there is no perfect way of getting every single decision spot on [even arguably "spot on"] so the sooner we end the search for the 'holy grail' and just get back to relying on one honest individual [with all his human failings] to just call it as he sees it, the better.

Of course referees are not always correct, whatever it says in tomorrow's paper, but it was a better game, imo, when we just accepted the decision and got on with the game. If we wish, we can always argue the ins and outs in the pub afterwards and of course on here but the best place for the video is in the bin.

Agree 100%

In Topic: 18/07/14 - Widnes Vikings v Warrington Wolves KO 8pm (TV)

19 July 2014 - 08:18 AM

I'm not nor have I ever been in favour of video refs. Either have them at all games or get rid. Televised games this season have at times been dominated by the vr... you can even hear the ref saying "ok", "clear" and then he refers it upstairs and we waste 2 mins whilst the VR does his best to find fault.

In Topic: 17/07/14 - Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers KO 8pm (TV)

18 July 2014 - 04:52 PM

I must admit I thought it was the right call. The Cas dummy runner got himself in a position directly between the defender and the ball carrier and was 5 yards in front of the attacker, so it is his responsibility not to get in the way of the defender.

I can see why it was disallowed but that as got to be one of the softest obstructions ever. I think the try would have been scored regardless of the minmal contact and therefore should stand for me.

In Topic: 17/07/14 - Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers KO 8pm (TV)

18 July 2014 - 10:54 AM

Very enjoyable game to watch as a neutral. Personally thought Cas did enough to win it and I certainly think that the disallowed try should have been given.
Never thought I'd see Sinfield get sent off!

In Topic: Matt Bowen extends Wigan stay

15 July 2014 - 02:31 PM

Great news. He's been quality this year and is clearly enjoying himself at Wigan.