I suppose we get games like yesterday's now and again and it's disappointing when we do but fortunately there have been very few this season and at least we won this one and got the points. I agree with Shades [for a change!] and thought we'd have a decent game with that ref. in charge but how wrong can you be? Didn't he have the game when we played Featherstone Lions in the Cup earlier in the season? He cut out most of the niggling that night and clamped down on the spoiling tactics straight away but of course it resulted in quite a lot of penalties. I wonder if he got a boll.....g from Red Hall for it as he was definitely a different guy yesterday. The thing that puzzled me was the lack of use of the sin bin as surely that's what it's there for. Fordy said after the game nobody wants to see a hundred penalties in a game and he's right but he also said he could have put Oxford on a team warning early in the game and he's also right there and if he had done, unless the players are absolutely stupid, there wouldn't have been any need for many penalties.
Just a word on the point Shades made about missing the tackling of Mallinder and Ed. Smith, I totally agree with him there as well. I must go and have a lie down! [Only kidding Shades.]
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