It was dubbed ‘El Sackico’ by the tabloids, a match in which the axe would drop on the defeated manager. And it was won hands-down by Nigel Adkins, much to the surprise of many punters. In five away games prior to Saturday, his Southampton side had lost all five, conceding 18 goals plus a further 40 shots on target.
I’m waiting for someone to explain to me satisfactorily why the Leeds-Saints match could have been decided by an outrageous non-try.
It was a storming game at Headingley, but it would have been a travesty if it had been won by young Zak Hardaker’s first try for the Rhinos.
In case you missed it, the pass from [...]
Only one thing wrong with the Grand Final. It was the same thing that was wrong with Wembley and it is not something you can legislate against – you knew who was going to win a bit too early.
Wigan ensured that with the way they started and Saints simply had no answer.
I never thought I [...]
Well, what a weekend of rugby that was! I remember complaining last year that the first round of play-offs turned out to be a bit of a damp squib. This year more than made up for it.
From Saints’ superb demonstration of wet weather football to the last-minute mayhem at Wigan it was thrilling from start [...]
I’ve been lucky enough to see some classic Wigan-Saints derbies in my time, but I can’t remember a lot better than last Sunday’s.
Pressure of deadlines can mean that you miss some of the subtleties, especially in the final minutes, so I was glad of the chance to sit down afterwards and watch it at leisure.
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