Scottish rugby teams are too fair
I'm scared I'm being biased here. Am I, because I am a former Glasgow captain, seeing out of one eye?
I don't want to get too heavy about this, but the contrast between Glasgow and the Ospreys was stark on Friday night and not for the right reasons.
The Ospreys soared round most of the rules; the Warriors found their powder well and truly soaked.
Let's get to the first point: the game should have been in Glasgow and so the Scottish players had to go through extra travel arrangements to play a game in Wales.
The hearing called to rule on the Welsh team's inability to field a side earlier in the season was delayed by volcanic ash to such an extent that Ospreys got off lightly.
Docked four points, but not effective until next season, the Ospreys had home advantage when they shouldn't have. That was a joke; appeal or no appeal.
The second point: Glasgow coach Sean Lineen was beside himself on the radio after the game, alleging that the Ospreys take men beyond the ball at ruck time and hold on to them - he said, on air, that their coach admitted this but shrugged and said they would do it as long as they got away with it.
And he said that their players lie all over the ball with their arms out as wide as possible.
On the one hand, this sells the story of being stuck, but on the other it makes it so hard for the other side's scrum half to get the ball; Lineen said the referee was made aware of this but did nothing.
I need to know how Glasgow cheat, or for that matter either of the nice as nine pence Scottish sides cheat; Scottish teams are too fair.
And the third point is playing budget: I am a huge fan of Jerry Collins, one of the world's greatest ever players in my book and of Marty Hola.
There, right there, are two All Blacks. I rate Shane Williams as arguably the UK's greatest attacking threat, James Hook could well be in the same bracket; Mike Phillips is a brilliant scrum half
Then, the Ospreys bench regurgitated Filo Tiatia, another All Black, for Ryan Jones, a British Lion. Ian Gough came on for Collins.
Hand on heart I don't think Glasgow or Edinburgh could afford those players.
And lastly, looking into the future: Dan Parks and Kelly Brown are leaving Glasgow, Ally Hogg is leaving Edinburgh.
Scottish rugby's points scoring machine is leaving and I wonder who will step into the gap?
All of which makes Glasgow's third in the league look pretty good.
Am I being one eyed? Please help me here...