Wello’s World: Simply not good enough

Paul Wellens
Paul Wellens

OUR performance at the Magic Weekend quite simply wasn’t good enough.

Coming off the back of a great win at Leeds, we were very confident we would go there and put in another great performance, but as it transpired it was a very disappointing effort.

I think as players we have to acknowledge that Wigan we by far the better team and beat us in every single department.

As difficult that is to accept, it is important that we do so if we are to address the issues in our game we need to improve to get better.

The reason that we lie in a mid-table position is that our performances have lacked consistency throughout the season.

On behalf of the players, I would like to apologise to our loyal supporters who made the trip to the Etihad Stadium.

We are aware that you expect so much more from us and we the players share your frustrations when we don’t play like we know we can.

n SINCE the game, I have had quite a few people congratulate me on scoring my 200th try for the club.

It is a personal milestone that I can be proud of, but I only wish it had come in much better circumstances.

I remember my first try at home to Sheffield Eagles at Knowsley Road, in 1999, and then my 100th try versus Hull KR at the Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield, in the semi-final of the Challenge Cup in 2006.

Going at this rate my 300th try will come in approximately 2018. Yes I know, wishful thinking.

n WE now turn our attentions to a very tough fixture at the KC stadium against Hull FC on Sunday afternoon.

They like ourselves suffered defeat at the Magic Weekend by conceding a try in the final seconds against their arch rivals Hull KR, so I think it is safe to say that both teams won’t be lacking in motivation.

n LAST week we enjoyed a race day at Haydock Park for what was the first event of Jon Wilkin’s testimonial year. It was a fantastic day and we were blessed with perfect weather.

I’ve never really had much luck when it comes to betting on horses so was pleased to come away with a profit even if it was just a small one at that.

I never really got to see Jon much on the day as he was going from table to table and from one interview to the next, keeping the punters happy as only Wilko knows how.

He was that busy that I began to think he may have slipped into some silks and mounted the favourite in the 3.20pm, five-furlong handicap but thankfully he spared the horse that distressing experience.

Joking aside, Jon thoroughly deserves his testimonial, he has been a great servant to the club since fleeing his role as a farm hand in Hull and coming to St Helens as a fresh faced 18-year-old from Hull KR.

Quote of the Week: A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

– Anthony Laffranchi

Thanks for the support – Wello