It may have been a long time coming, but the win against Wakefield and the collection of silverware was indeed a moment to be savoured.
Nearly 4,000 extra fans turned up. Where were you for all the other 25 rounds?
The scenes of club and fan celebration and jubilation were fantastic and to be able to share those moments was very special indeed.
Heaps of praise have been rightly piled upon the team, Paul Anderson, Ken Davy and all connected with the club and it is very good to see.
The fans too have earned praise for their passion and loyalty and it is therefore a bit sickening to see that in certain sections of the media (I exclude Chris Roberts and the Examiner) the praise is not unalloyed.
We are used to the following:
1. The Giants were the whipping boys of Super League at the turn of the century
2. Roy Stubbs on Super League Backchat: Let’s face it Huddersfield is not a fashionable club. Put the name Wigan on the top of the Huddersfield team sheet and you would have 20,000 fans
3. Huddersfield are the perennial underachievers. They start well, but fold in the middle of the season.
Well we now have to face a new barrage of insidious drip, drip of snide remarks and criticism.
On the latest Super League Backchat I heard:
1. It is a romantic story that a club bottom of the League 10 years ago should rise to become League Leaders
2. Huddersfield won’t win the Grand Final and if they do make the final they will lose to Warrington
And finally the latest and to my mind the most nasty claim to emanate from the mouths of the pundits:
3. Huddersfield Giants are a team without any stars. The sum of the whole is greater than its individual parts.
To suggest that the Giants are a team “without stars” is so ludicrous as to be plain laughable, but there is no one there to say otherwise so the pundits of the media get away with it.
It does seem as if the media can knock the Giants they will do, so let the message from the HGSA to the media be: “Our boys are stars both individually and collectively more than a match for any other team in Super League.”
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