IN-FORM Eorl Crabtree doesn’t want the winning feeling to end!
Super League leaders Huddersfield head to Bradford tomorrow having won nine of their opening 11 top-flight fixtures and fresh from a highly-impressive 42-16 victory at Hull FC six days ago to cruise into the fifth round of the Challenge Cup.
Long-serving Giants prop Crabtree knows this weekend’s Odsal clash will be tough, with the Bulls having beaten arch rivals Leeds Rhinos 12-4 in their last home League game on Good Friday.
But with the Giants’ displays improving all the time, the 29-year-old is confident the good times at the Galpharm can continue.
“In over 10 years at the club, I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a feeling as good as this,” said Crabtree, who celebrated his testimonial season in 2010.
“It’s the first time I’ve ever known us to be in such a strong position in the League, and coming into training has never been as enjoyable.
“And I’d like to think that’s being reflected in the way we’re playing as individuals, not just as a team.
“Personally, I can’t remember playing this consistently well before, and I know that’s because my teammates are also in great form.
“The buzz around the place is absolutely incredible, and we obviously don’t want it to end. We certainly don’t want Bradford to ruin that feeling this weekend!
“The hammering they gave us at their place last season (36-0) was very embarrassing, and I hope we’ve learned the lessons from that.
“Because everyone has been talking all about the Bulls’ decline in recent seasons, teams have at times been taking them for granted, which is probably what we were guilty of doing last year.
“We can’t afford to fall into the trap.
“But with the way things are going, we’re confident that won’t be the case.
“At the moment we go into every game knowing we can win.”