I've watched the "drop goal" half a dozen times now on slow mo and the view down the pitch clearly shows the ball swings left to right - I used the empty seats behind as a reference.
I'm certain it was over but stats will say it wasn't!
Hard luck Giants and good luck Saints.
My point is the general quality of refereeing this season appears to be inconsistent and variable.
Some times a ball comes loose and the player didn't make an effort to keep control of the ball, on another occasion the ball was stripped?
Grapple tackles are no longer an issue this season - how many do you see each game that would have been penalised last season?
I for one think it's time we adopted the Aussie idea and had 2 refs on the pitch ( I realise I'm contradicting my viewpoint somewhat ) but might that clean things up and help development of referees?
Too much goes on in a high intensity game for 1 person to keep an eye on everything and perhaps it might cut down some of the glaring errors we seem to have got in the last couple of years?
It's probably to announce they're expecting the biggest ever away following this Sunday.
Apparently the news release is - there are no loose table tops in any of the surrounding pubs for this weekend following an exhaustive round of checks and tests following a beer disaster that had several away fans from Hull FC close to tears a few years ago.
The announcement was made after closing time ( hence 12:00 midnight ) when a team of the lands finest "table top fixers" were moving in to secure all table tops in an effort to prevent another debacle and waste of good ale!
[as if I'd ever forget that harrowing ordeal]
Cut the sentiment - if it was London or Les Catalans, everyone would be calling for them to be dropped out of Super League.
It's a hard commercial environment for all at the moment and only the fittest (richest!) will survive.
It wouldn't surprise me at all if illegal approaches are being made by Salford (Koukash) and let's face it probably the majority of agents sail tight to the wind!
If there is undeniable evidence then the agent (if ones involved) should be banned from ever dealing with RL players again and the clubs should immediately get a season long transfer ban!