Following on from Leeds below par performance yesterday, it seems that Wigan
are in no greater shape at the moment either. It would have been an
injustice if Leeds had nicked it at the end at Odsal yesterday but an even
bigger injustice if Wigan had done so today. I thought St Helens were well
worth the two points and IMO should have won the game comfortably. Does
anyone have any idea why Sean Long wasn't kicking today?
What does seem clear to me is that no team in SLE are going to run away with
things this season and the scramble for top five spots is going to be very
competitive - I believe the top placed team could well lose about five, six,
or even seven games. Furthermore, I don't think it is a worthwhile exercise
to be writing off teams chances at this early stage of the season, despite
the fact that both Leeds and Wigan have already lost 50% of the number of
games they lost in total last season.
There seems to be a lot of teams looking very tired and weary at the
oment - Wigan looked knackered as did Bradford and Leeds yesterday. I
wonder how they are all going to shape up in a few days time? What on earth
are we doing playing 30 games a season plus the play offs and the SCCC? When
will we ever learn that one game a week is more than enough. I'ts quality we
need not quantity.
Looking forward to more shock results as the season progresses - speaking of
shocks, I see that Brisbane have now played 5 and lost 5 in the NRL, and I
still wouldn't write them off either.