FOURTH in Super League and one game away from a trip to Wembley for the Challenge Cup final.
That’s not a bad half season’s work for a club like the Giants, who are still regarded by many as a side that’s some way off being a genuine Super League ‘big gun’.
Yes, our last two performances and results have been bitterly disappointing – to be honest, I can’t remember the last time we suffered a worst day than the one at Widnes last Sunday – but at this stage it certainly doesn’t mean our season’s over, far from it.
As I’ve just stated, we remain in a strong position to challenge for a Super League Grand Final appearance at Old Trafford and if we beat Warrington Wolves next month we can start to plan for a trip to Wembley.
I’m sure there are quite a lot of teams in Super League who’d loved to be able to say that!
But clearly our final dreams will be shattered if we don’t start to show big and rapid signs of improvement.
Fortunately, that’s in our own hands, and you can take it from me we’re all working overtime to make sure we put things right ASAP.
It’s safe to say every single player and member of coaching staff has hated the last two weeks. To lose in the manner we have in the last two games is a demoralising feeling.
But now really is the time to remain strong and for everyone with the Giants at heart to stick together – and that includes the fans as well. When the chips are down, this really is the time when your support is critical.
Even though we’ve been doing it tough for the past month we do remain a very close-knit squad, and it’s good to report that we’ve not entered into the ‘blame game’.