IT WAS just one of those games for Town against Scunthorpe.
They were completely thrown off balance by an appalling refereeing decision.
The crowd got it right - he didn't look like he knew what he was doing!
So the team tried their best to get through a packed defence and then gifted a second goal at a critical time.
When you are chasing a game like we were you are always vulnerable to fast counter attack, and that was what happened.
We did change some things at the break and if Gary Taylor-Fletcher had been more alert and scored immediately after half-time there might have been a different outcome.
As it was, his miss just confirmed to the players that it was just one of those games that we were never going to win.
But the referee was appalling. We should hesitate in saying this, but its true. He changed the mindset of Town in five minutes and we never recovered.
Put it down to experience.
Seen it all before
LET'S show our style!
That's what the Examiner headline cried on Friday.
When will Town learn that hitting the top of the table after six or 15 or 30 games is nothing to shout about.
These are the sort of comments that wind your opponents up into beating you.
Whenever we do all the hard work to get a big home crowd for what should be a festival home occasion, we never deliver.
The mentality going into these games (Mansfield home for example, in promotion year) needs looking at.
That said, I feel we were very hard done by against a Scunthorpe team that were outplayed (but not outscored, sadly) by Town.
I'D just like to say how terribly poor the standard of officiating is in Town's division.
Friday's game was totally spoiled by all three officials, especially the referee, who made several unbelievable decisions, none more costly than the penalty!
Also, I (and many others I've spoken to) can't understand why Jacko often refuses to use substitutes, especially when they are of the calibre of Carss!!
He was needed as soon as we went 3-1 down, if not before.
Will it change?
WELL, here we are again. Top of the table, manager of the month, 14,000 hopeful souls turn out, haven't been beaten at home by Scunthorpe for 43 years! What happens? Talk about flatter to deceive.
I have been watching Town for 35 years, will it ever, ever change?
We can do it!
TO describe the performance of last Friday's referee as abysmal would be giving him far too much credit.
He should watch the replay of a most immaculately executed dive and then take up another hobby.
That said, Scunthorpe deserved their victory, despite Beagrie's theatricals and Town's ineffective pressure. If the Scunthorpe manager insists that his team are `getting very used to playing with each other' there's a clue in there somewhere.
So, ego reduction exercises and very serious sprint training for Abbott; an optometrist appointment for T-F; studs for Brandon; paracetamol for Jacko; anti-depressants for the suffering supporters.
Luton did it, Hull did it, we can do it ... puhleeze!
Get it sorted
SUPER League has a major problem with its officials and Saturday's Broncos v Giants game was a classic example.
Yet again the result of an important game was decided by the officials and not the players.
Recently in a home game, a Bradford Bulls player caught the kick-off with one foot over the line and was awarded a penalty from which they scored points.
On Saturday, Crabtree does exactly the same thing and is rewarded with a drop-out from under the posts, resulting in a try conceded.
Then, after pulling the Giants up for a forward pass when they were clear in under the posts, at least one of the London tries was well forward and allowed to stand.
Referees' boss Stuart Cummings needs to sort out the standard of refereeing urgently or stand aside and allow someone to take over who can do that before the game suffers a lack of credibility.
ONCE again we see poor refereeing decisions costing us points, costing us games and now likely to have cost us a play-off place.
I'm not saying the Giants deserved to win at London. We didn't play anywhere near our potential.
But some of Mr Silverwood's calls were awful and had a massive influence on the game.
It's about time we started seeing some consistency from the officials.
Also a massive `well done' to the hundreds of Giants fans who travelled to London.
It was nice to see so many people at Brentford, but we still need more support, even a group of Town fans came to support us on Saturday, so good on them, I say.
WHAT a joke!
I travelled to London to watch a Super League game and I saw a scrappy, amateurish match. The officials were appalling, which didn't help the flow of the game in any shape or form.
Show no mercy to the Bulls!
FACT: 400 miles to London Broncos and back.
Fifteen pounds for a ticket and £30 for food and drink. Silverwood's refereeing decisions - priceless!
An absolute disgrace.
I'm well gutted we lost this game, but a big `well done' to all the away support who went to the match. A great turn out.
Please be fair
ONCE again we have another big game and once again the Giants are shot down by the referee. Diabolical!
The body language from the players after the match showed they were devastated because they knew they had been robbed.
Keep going lads.
Maybe next year the referees will treat us fairly in important games.
WELL, what went wrong?
London played well and deserved to win, we did not have that oomph that we had when we beat Leigh!
It should have been a team effort, not a one-man show, and there seemed to be no support for the Giants trying to make a try!
As for referee Silverwood, he had an awful game.
I will be there at the Wigan match with my husband, father-in-law and my children, and hope the Giants do us proud!
A VERY disappointing weekend for the Giants.
The game was there for the taking, but we did not stamp our authority. We've now got the trip to Bradford and I would settle for a win at Odsal. Some people believe in Santa Claus and fairies at the bottom of the garden. But if Wigan can beat Leeds, then we have hope.
We need a faster, more aggressive approach, the gap between the top four or five is closing but still very wide.