Absolute anguish!! There can be no other way to describe the feelings of all connected with Gloucester Rugby Club after the cup final defeat in Bilbao.

Silly mistakes cost us the game.Admittedly they did not help but they were the main reason. Rugby is a very difficult game to referee but no other sport uses television replays better.With this in mind I watched my recording of the game. Oh dear!! Several game-changing decisions were given against The Cherry and Whites that were clearly wrong. At no time did the referee refer to the TV back-up. He was subsequently met with harsh criticism, but of course it is too late Gloucester you wuz robbed!! There's also harsh criticism at Lord's on Friday. This time for the planned eight team competition now called The100, I could used words such as scorn and contempt. Watching at Middlesex I encountered major cricketing figures, Mike Gatting, John Emburey and Angus Fraser. Since you ask, on both cricketing and economic grounds they were dismissive of what is to be foisted upon us. How has the game gone down the road to such a forthcoming disaster? I shall ponder the answer while resting my painful ribs. I think they are cracked, Mike Gatting gave a huge hug of welcome.