Jake the Peg wrote:
Actually, the real issue is who has the most of the ball at given times in the game. We've seen more this season than ever before that games can swing dramatically when teams get a run of posession. Maybe the reduced interchanges is affetcing things and defences are struggling to hold teams for multiple sets. Refs do seem to get caught up in things and amplify the effect by penalising defending teams when the attacking team gets on top. Certainly at the etihad, rovers had overwhelming posession in the 2nd half and it told in the end
I agree with what your saying, once a team gets a roll on these days its virtually impossible to stop, the quick play the ball seems to bring out the worst in refs lol. You mentioned our game with warrington, that was the same when we got a roll on, they gave penalty after penalty away trying to stop us, one things for sure though, we can't keep giving top sides these big leads as like last night we can't always come back.