Year in review, 2001

Player of the year

Mike Ford was at the centre of everything the team did.

Season highlights

Getting to the Grand final by means of a fairy tale come back against Rochdale.

Season lows

Overall

I think the fact we got to the Grand Final disguised the fact that we weren't that hot for most of the year. We beat all the dross but were pretty ordinary against the better clubs - until the play offs when suddenly we could do no wrong. The win against Leigh both avenged the loss of the year before and, as it turned out, scuppered their chances of Super League.

I didn't see the loss in the Grand Final as a big disappointment as I never expected us to get that far !