Super League Grand Final.

Ian Robson, Director of Marketing.

Congratulations! Fantastic! Stunning! Inspiring!

Not my words but just a few of the comments passed on to me by some of our guests after the pre-match show at Old Trafford last Saturday night.

I just wanted to drop you a short note to echo these thoughts and pass on my words of congratulation. Yet again you have proven your ability to work with us in taking an idea and making it happen on time and within budget.

In particular the players walk out on to the pitch - described to me later as the best moment of their sporting careers - was nothing short of awe inspiring. The ballet dancers and Opera singer adding a new dimension to the successful use of the 1812 Overture from last year.

Please pass on my congratulations and thanks to all of your team involved at Old Trafford on the day. Roll on next year!