HAVING just returned from Cardiff and Millennium Magic, I feel compelled to put into words my anger at the decision which cost my club victory.
I have to confess I’m not Jon Sharp’s biggest fan in the world, but I am 100% behind him when he felt he was hard done by over the decision by the video referee (Ashley Klein) to award THAT try to Stuart Reardon early in the second half.
I was angry at the time, and now I’m even more angry after watching Sky TV and hearing the evidence of (referee) Ben Thaler ruling the player had been held before he had scored, as Sky summariser Phil Clarke made clear.
Had the Giants been awarded a penalty at that stage, they would still have been 22-6 up and been inside the Warrington half and on the attack.
In other words, if the right decision had been made, Huddersfield would have won the match.
There’s certainly no doubt at all about that.
Great shame robbery
I’M pleased for Jon Sharp that he hasn’t got any hair.
If he had, he would have pulled it all out after the events of Saturday and the ‘great shame robbery’ for our team at Millennium Magic.
Let’s hear from Stuart
ISN’T it about time (RL referees chief) Stuart Cummings came out and admitted his match officials got a key decision wrong?
The decision to award Stuart Reardon his ‘try’ in the second half was an absolute disgrace. It was the difference between winning and losing.
I just wish that for once Mr Cummings would come out, hold up his hands and admit a major injustice had taken place.
Match officials director Stuart Cummings has been contacted over the issue and responded. He states: “Ben calls “short” as Stuart Reardon is placing the ball over the line. He then asked the video referee to see whether or not the tackle had been completed.
“The video referee then viewed the footage and correctly decided that the ball or the arm that was carrying the ball had not touched the ground and so the tackle had not been affected.
“The video referee then asked Ben if he had called “held” at any time. Ben replied that he hadn’t so the try was correctly awarded.”
Don’t blame the ref
HAVING just come back from Cardiff where we enjoyed a superb weekend – despite our result – can I just ask Mr Sharp when he is going to stop blaming everyone else for our lack of results.
I appreciate it was a bad call against us on Saturday, but at that stage the game should have been well and truly wrapped up.
All the Warrington fans we spoke to after the game said they couldn’t believe how we let them back in.
We were led to believe that Cardiff would ‘kick-start’ our season – well it obviously hasn't, and to say this season mirrors last is talking nonsense. At this stage last season we had certainly won more than three games.
Once again some players look as if they’re losing interest, and we can have the best stats in the world but getting the ball over the line and winning is what counts. So, Mr Sharp, so far as I can see to quote your own words: “It’s time to draw a line and move on!”