At some point in the day take yourselves off for a break, just you two, so you can Kiss without someone prompting you to and smile at each other with genuine smiles and not because a photographer has told you to!
He did refer to the reputational damage, and that's why he's taking legal action. To have gone off the way that he did (and very publicly), you have to believe (or, at least, hope) he's sure of his case.
I hope he is sure, but its not the first time he has gone public with possible legal action that's come to nothing.
It's a shame the way the Women and girls game has deteriated over the years. You'd think with the cuts in Sports England funding the RFL would be doing everything they can to promote the game to try and get some of the funding back.
My daughter has been playing since U12's. When she started there were organised games every other week - it was a festival format but that didn't matter. In the off season there were organised North West v Yorkshire games from u14's upwards with regular training for those girls lucky enough to be selected.
Fast forward to now - U12's has been scrapped (girls have to stop playing with boys at 11 so where so they go while they wait to be old enough..??), North West played Yorkshire in October with a team that was put together the weekend before and had 1 mid week training session. The girls were told there would be another game in April - it's now nearly June.....
My daughter (now U17's) has yet to play this year even though the season usually start in March as the RFL have told the NW girls league to 'just sort friendlys out between yourselves'. Wigan St Jude are currently playing in the Yorkshire league just to get games. Girls are getting sick of training and not playing so are dropping off to other sports. Worrying for the future.
As a Widnes fan, I can honestly say the better team lost yesterday. Had the clock had an extra minute on it I believe you would have won.
You were suberb across the board, and I was genuinely suprised when our Brown was named MOM and not yours...!
Best of luck for the rest if the season - even though yesterday didn't give you the win, I hope it can at least give your team the belief that they are better than their league position suggests and send you on a great run now.
To the Wire fans that left with 3 mins to go- it was your loss. Staying to the end made it into a memorable match. So glad that Wire have realised that 'it ain't over 'til it's over'. This one goes a small way to salving all the recent last minute wins by Wigan against us. Footnote on the refereeing though- I normally rant at the ref in real time usually to see that they were right in the video replay. I did have a couple of rants from the stand yesterday and I'd like to see the video replays to see if they were justified rants or not. Interestingly both Smith and Betts have commented on a couple of the try decisions.
I haven't seen any video footage from Sundays game but there were some things I'd like to see again.
From where I was stood:
Browns 2nd try was given but looked like it should have been disallowed.
Owens 2nd try was disallowed but looked like it should have been given.
Westwood's try shouldn't have been, Ormsby knocked on trying to stretch out on the previous play
Simms wasn't held up like the ref said, the ball was grounded briefly.