SIBARITE wrote:Not true. Thompstone lifts his arm to catch the legs of North after he has caught the ball.
Agree, but still think a Yellow card was possibly harsh considering one player jumped into another, not equivalent to a player jumping for a ball and another running through him.
SIBARITE wrote: It easily could have cost us the game had it been the red that many felt it was. A poor performance.
It didn't. I presume you thought it was a red then? The 'many' were the Saints supporters.......It was nowhere near a red card for me. North landed on his side - JP Doyle's words = yellow card.
SIBARITE wrote: A poor performance.
Yet still good enough in that particular derby match, the kind of games where thrashing it out is often the way. Just depends what kind of spin particular people wish to put on a situation, if you wish to pour scorn then scorn is easy to find.
SIBARITE wrote: We have lost ground by failing to secure a try bonus point against a side that are struggling, as we did with Bristol.
Have we? We may have missed an opportunity but 'lost ground'? Bath won (just) without a TBP (so no ground lost), Sarries Lost (Ground gained), Exeter blew a big chance for a TBP (so no ground lost) the only ones we 'could' lose ground to are Wasps but at the time of your statement they haven't played.
Unless by 'We' you are meaning someone other than Tigers....
SIBARITE wrote:The play off's look unlikely.
The play off's what look unlikely?
Seriously though, the pay offs are nowhere near decided yet. Next run of games will be pivotal but anything can happen. I'll not use the "Nothing is decided / won before Christmas" cliché but any reasonable person can see that, unless of course they are so inclined to wallow in self pity or wave false flags.
The only game that Tigers should be concentrating on is the next game (cliché time), which I'm sure they will be, guess they'll leave all the crazy speculation to the media (looking for the next 'sensational headline') and those supporters with a 'Give me it now' mentality.
Not a great overall performance but a derby win with added bonus of taking away their LBP with the last kick of the game.
Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.