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.
I've been a fan of RL and a Widnes supporter since I was 11 but have never lived there - neither have any of my family. I have often gone to watch other clubs like Warrington, Wigan & saints when we were in the championship and have watched championship teams since we have been in SL. I have no ill feelings against Warrington, the only time I wish defeat on them is when they play us. My daughter did her work experience there and they were fantastic with her.
8 years ago I met - and eventually married - a lad from Widnes. Total opposite! He dislikes Warrington intently, even when we were in different leagues he hated it when they won!! Bizzare!
Apologies, didn't see the bit about RL game! Must admit, i think Flower incident was worse than Cassidy and McDermott, but the Aussie website and Daily Mirro have the Flower incident as amongt the worst acts in sport, ever. I can't think of a comparably bad Rl incident, Barry Mac on Sironen could count as worse because he is so proud of it!
At Leigh a few years ago (can't remember the year) 2 players held onto Mark Smiths arms while another punched him till he was dragged off. It looked so co-ordinated and many Widnes fans at the time suggested it was pre-planned as retaliation for a high tackle committed by smith in the previous fixture.
That was pretty bad and the worst thing I'd seen for a while.