1. Sunday's loss at Wakefield was disappointing particularly as it looked like Saints were going to coast it with Danny Richardson looking like he had scored after 37 seconds.

Wakefield may be a smart team with plenty of strike in the backline - but some of the tackling yesterday for some of the Trinity tries was uncharacteristically poor. It was not just one thing - it was a combination of misreads, players jumping out of the line and poor technique.

The 15-minute spell in the first half which saw Saints, usually off the back of some daft penalties, concede four unanswered tries prove too big a mountain to climb.

They fixed that part on in the second half, but the damage had been done.

Maybe that is the curse of a long break after a busy, productive Easter rearing its head.

2. Although Saints' comeback made for a thrilling game, having got to within two points after 47 minutes you would have backed Holbrook's men to bring it home.

They had chances too, a couple were bombed by a lack of composure - but two clear-cut chances were foiled by foul play; namely the off the ball tackle on Ryan Morgan and the high shot on Jonny Lomax when he dummied inside instead of passing to Luke Thompson.

And Mark Percival felt hard done to after being taken out by his kick chase at the end - and got sin-binned when he sounded off.

So there was a sense that Saints did not really get the rub of the green, especially when you throw in the way the slowness of the rucks had contributed to the frustrations.

But as former skipper Chris Joynt used to say - you have to take the refereeing calls out of the equation.

3. Saints had a glorious opportunity to set up for a match-winning try but Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook stepped off the mark in what was a key set.

It was a daft error - but it must have been frustrating given the number of times that infringement went unpunished throughout the game.

But that mistake fitted in with a general lack of composure that bedevilled the side on Sunday.

4. Wakefield are a club that refuses to roll over - and on the pitch they have managed to assemble a team that punches weigh above its weight.

But every year we seem hear that it is the last one at Belle Vue – given the rundown state of the facilities.

It would be a shame if and when Trinity have to move out of the city to play their home games as it would cease to be Wakefield, wouldn't it?

But it has been a long time since Framing the Future and the days when Saints were continually warned about the state of Knowsley Road, which was palatial in comparison to a couple of Yorkshire venues.

5. Saints women got their Super League campaign off to a winning start with a 40-0 result over York.

It is brilliant to see the women's game take off - and hopefully this can replicate the success in other codes.

6. It is probably important to get some perspective on the Wakefield loss.

Saints are still top of the pile having won nine out of 11.

This time last year they were playing poorly, languishing in the middle having lost six games from 11 and dismally drawn one. I think we can take this bump in the road.