YOU might have expected me to talk about referees in my column this week.
But I am sure anyone who came to our game against Hull at the McAlpine Stadium last Friday or watched it on television will have had plenty to talk about ever since.
Unfortunately whatever any of us says about the referee, the result will not change and we have to move on.
Moving on since our 20-0 defeat is something my staff and players have done with great energy and enthusiasm this week.
We decided when we planned our training schedule for the two weeks prior to the London Broncos game, a week on Sunday, that we were going to put in some really hard sessions this week to prepare us for the build-up to the game down at Griffin Park.
Having a weekend without a game gives us the opportunity to vary our programme and put in some tough sessions both in the gym and out on the training field.
The players will then get the weekend off to freshen up and we will be back in at the club on Monday to start fine tuning for the visit to the capital.
I have been delighted with the way in which the players have responded this week.
The five days between the Warrington and Hull games, following on from the tough Easter schedule that saw us play four games in 12 days and the Challenge Cup semi-final against St Helens, put great physical pressure on the players and gave very little time for them to recover from the bumps and bruises that are part and parcel of the modern game of rugby league.
It would have been very easy for me to give the players a few days off, forget this week and then come back in on Monday and start again to prepare for our next game.
I don't feel that is the right way to go, however.
My players have a great work ethic and have enjoyed the challenges this week.
I am sure the hard work we are putting in at the moment will be `money in the bank' for later in the season.
Alongside the tough physical activity we have had some quality skills sessions.
I am a great believer in players continuing to work hard at the core skills of rugby league, and that has certainly been happening this week.
The players spend a lot of time in a normal week working on core skills, but as we get closer to the game, we obviously begin to focus on our next opponents.
This week we can work on individual skills right through to tomorrow, a luxury we don't normally have.
The skills work we have undertaken will again give us a platform to build on for later in the season.
I CAN'T close my column this week without mentioning the Powergen Challenge Cup final.
A sell-out crowd will, in my opinion, see a great game of rugby league.
If Saints play the same way as they have recently I think they will be tough to beat, but Wigan have a number of big-game players who I am sure will really rise to the occasion, so we could be in for a classic final.
I hope it is a classic.
Rugby league gets great national profile from the Challenge Cup final and everyone benefits from the exposure we get on terrestrial television and in the national press.