Chat Forum
It is currently Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:48 am

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 72768 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 1709, 1710, 1711, 1712, 1713, 1714, 1715 ... 1820  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 8:41 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 5130
matta25 wrote:
From a Bath pov, that's Ellis, Ewels, Underhill, Watson and now Obano that England have broken in training in the past 12 months or so. Or, given we've had about 15-20 players missing most weeks all season, it could be our S&C department.


They seem to have a particular specialism for injuring props; difficult to think of a Bath front-rower who didn’t have significant time out injured over the last few years!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 9:51 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 2109
Joost wrote:
matta25 wrote:
From a Bath pov, that's Ellis, Ewels, Underhill, Watson and now Obano that England have broken in training in the past 12 months or so. Or, given we've had about 15-20 players missing most weeks all season, it could be our S&C department.


They seem to have a particular specialism for injuring props; difficult to think of a Bath front-rower who didn’t have significant time out injured over the last few years!


For some reason my helpful suggestion letters (plural) to send Henry Thomas or Nathan Catt my way for rehab keeps going ignored :x


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 2:53 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 5130
matta25 wrote:
Joost wrote:
matta25 wrote:
From a Bath pov, that's Ellis, Ewels, Underhill, Watson and now Obano that England have broken in training in the past 12 months or so. Or, given we've had about 15-20 players missing most weeks all season, it could be our S&C department.


They seem to have a particular specialism for injuring props; difficult to think of a Bath front-rower who didn’t have significant time out injured over the last few years!


For some reason my helpful suggestion letters (plural) to send Henry Thomas or Nathan Catt my way for rehab keeps going ignored :x


Perhaps they thought your methods would be a little too, errr, invasive!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 3:24 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 14012
fudge. Willis probably gone. Armand? Graham?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 3:26 pm 
Online
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 19562
RodneyRegis wrote:
fudge. Willis probably gone. Armand? Graham?

What did he do? Couldn't hear it in the pub.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 3:27 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 25222
Location: Gypsy Jack Nowell
Wish Dai would stop breaking our players.


Wasps mown down first half, no answer to Sarries physicality.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 4:05 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Oct 04, 2015 7:13 pm
Posts: 2104
RodneyRegis wrote:
fudge. Willis probably gone. Armand? Graham?


Hopefully it’s not too serious. He was out on the bench followings the injury which makes me wonder whether the boot was precautionary?

The first test is 3 weeks away so I’m hoping it’s a knock he can shake off.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 4:35 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 5130
Scrumhead wrote:
RodneyRegis wrote:
fudge. Willis probably gone. Armand? Graham?


Hopefully it’s not too serious. He was out on the bench followings the injury which makes me wonder whether the boot was precautionary?

The first test is 3 weeks away so I’m hoping it’s a knock he can shake off.


Dai Young was quoted before the Ex match saying it didn’t look good and that he’s gone straight to hospital for a scan, rather than waiting for Monday. Looked in a lot of pain when he went down, doesn’t bode well for the SA tour :(


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 4:37 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 5130
Btw did they say whether Billy coming off at half time was planned? (didn’t have the sound on the iPad, as everyone else in the house insisted on watching some wedding thing)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 5:03 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 21976
Location: Centre of the Universe
Exeter v Newcastle that exciting?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 5:07 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 14012
Nieghorn wrote:
Exeter v Newcastle that exciting?


Very one sided without many actual scoring opportunities.

Shame for Newcastle, but feano did this with quins a couple of years before we won it. Just much too soon for them.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 5:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:39 am
Posts: 2685
So many individual errors from falcons they had no chance


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 5:20 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 25222
Location: Gypsy Jack Nowell
Falcons look knackered. Is Hodgson injured? Flood is shite.

Why didn’t tait get flood to drop the conversion?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 5:23 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 16553
Location: West of Londinium
Falcons made the top four then seemed to shut up shop for the season. Finalists a level above everyone else.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 5:25 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 25222
Location: Gypsy Jack Nowell
That’s a paddlin’


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 5:34 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 52937
Nabberuk wrote:
So many individual errors from falcons they had no chance



Blimey, that was the eventual upshot of only 8% possession and 135 tackles in the first half. The forwards got creamed.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 5:36 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 15522
Joost wrote:
Btw did they say whether Billy coming off at half time was planned? (didn’t have the sound on the iPad, as everyone else in the house insisted on watching some wedding thing)


The commentator said they'd been told it was tactical.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 7:16 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Oct 04, 2015 7:13 pm
Posts: 2104
Joost wrote:
Scrumhead wrote:
RodneyRegis wrote:
fudge. Willis probably gone. Armand? Graham?


Hopefully it’s not too serious. He was out on the bench followings the injury which makes me wonder whether the boot was precautionary?

The first test is 3 weeks away so I’m hoping it’s a knock he can shake off.


Dai Young was quoted before the Ex match saying it didn’t look good and that he’s gone straight to hospital for a scan, rather than waiting for Monday. Looked in a lot of pain when he went down, doesn’t bode well for the SA tour :(


Ah $hit ... I was really looking forward to seeing Willis for England. Judging by the way he’s taken to senior rugby, I think he will quickly step-up again like Itoje did.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 7:20 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 12089
How good was Simmons' kicking today? 100% from the tee and some of those touch finders were pinpoint.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 7:56 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 06, 2017 9:18 pm
Posts: 2504
He's great. I think I said a couple of months ago on here I thought Steeno would be the starting 10 for these games (Simmonds had just started putting in some performances)- shows how much he's improved even in the few months he's been starting.

Never looks like he's about to have a brainfart, and an excellent decision maker for someone with so little experience. Can also spot gaps, pass and offload.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 9:24 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 498
Joe Simmonds was excellent today -moved the team about the park beautifully second half with the wind behind him.

Ewers had another storming game. His carry, offload then clearout of the next phase to create fast ball for Chiefs first try was outstanding.

Armand his usual standout performance too. Graham tried hard, but him and Wilson were definitely second best.

LCD taking out 2 of the opposition front row with one carry, and bashing the third for good measure summed up the game.
Fingers crossed Scot Wilson is OK.

Falcons put in an outstanding defensive shift. A few other teams would have waved the white flag today.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 9:48 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 1171
Location: Somewhere in poachland
Does that mean that the Wasps and Newcastle players are available for the BaaBaas game? Suppose Hask may be available as well pending another important social event!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 10:06 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 46139
Gospel wrote:
Falcons made the top four then seemed to shut up shop for the season. Finalists a level above everyone else.


Way too soon to say if this is a pattern but same thing happened at Quins under Deano. He got us into a semi final - at home, even - and we got nilled by London Irish in a dreadfully passive and sluggish display. Best he managed with us.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 10:13 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 16553
Location: West of Londinium
JM2K6 wrote:
Gospel wrote:
Falcons made the top four then seemed to shut up shop for the season. Finalists a level above everyone else.


Way too soon to say if this is a pattern but same thing happened at Quins under Deano. He got us into a semi final - at home, even - and we got nilled by London Irish in a dreadfully passive and sluggish display. Best he managed with us.

Falcons were also fairly mince in their last home game against Wasps. Perhaps just making the playoffs was enough.


Last edited by Gospel on Sat May 19, 2018 10:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 10:19 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 21976
Location: Centre of the Universe
If Gustard takes over Quins, is it a job opportunity he daren't pass up or a sign that he doesn't mind walking away from Eddie? (Someone's suggested this on the twit-verse. Wondered about Bored opinion.)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 10:25 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 25222
Location: Gypsy Jack Nowell
Nieghorn wrote:
If Gustard takes over Quins, is it a job opportunity he daren't pass up or a sign that he doesn't mind walking away from Eddie? (Someone's suggested this on the twit-verse. Wondered about Bored opinion.)

This close to a rwc you'd have to think it's an eddie thing.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 10:43 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 12089
JM2K6 wrote:
Gospel wrote:
Falcons made the top four then seemed to shut up shop for the season. Finalists a level above everyone else.


Way too soon to say if this is a pattern but same thing happened at Quins under Deano. He got us into a semi final - at home, even - and we got nilled by London Irish in a dreadfully passive and sluggish display. Best he managed with us.


Happier times. That was ace

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 11:48 pm 
Online
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 15654
Location: South Oxfordshire
DragsterDriver wrote:
Nieghorn wrote:
If Gustard takes over Quins, is it a job opportunity he daren't pass up or a sign that he doesn't mind walking away from Eddie? (Someone's suggested this on the twit-verse. Wondered about Bored opinion.)

This close to a rwc you'd have to think it's an eddie thing.


Chris Jones reporting on Twitter that Quins have approached the RFU for early release from Gustard's contract


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 11:55 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 46139
Margin_Walker wrote:
JM2K6 wrote:
Gospel wrote:
Falcons made the top four then seemed to shut up shop for the season. Finalists a level above everyone else.


Way too soon to say if this is a pattern but same thing happened at Quins under Deano. He got us into a semi final - at home, even - and we got nilled by London Irish in a dreadfully passive and sluggish display. Best he managed with us.


Happier times. That was ace

Image


My girlfriend at the time introduced me to her new boyfriend after that game, too...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 5:14 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:49 am
Posts: 18609
DragsterDriver wrote:
Nieghorn wrote:
If Gustard takes over Quins, is it a job opportunity he daren't pass up or a sign that he doesn't mind walking away from Eddie? (Someone's suggested this on the twit-verse. Wondered about Bored opinion.)

This close to a rwc you'd have to think it's an eddie thing.


I disagree, unless something comes out that it's an Eddie thing, I'd reckon on it being a career choice. Job promotion to a good club with low expectations at first, and next year there'll be a load of international coaches in the market for any others that happen to come up.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 9:30 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Oct 04, 2015 7:13 pm
Posts: 2104
Yep. Ugo Monye also hinted that Gustard was struggling with the travelling for England as he’s got 3 young kids and might feel as though he needs to be closer to home in London.

As a Quins fan, I’d be pleased to get him. From an England POV it’s a worry, but not one we can’t overcome and in the longer term, more English coaches getting top jobs can only be a good thing.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 9:57 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 25222
Location: Gypsy Jack Nowell
Doesn’t sound like a career move- more that he can’t hack the pressures of the England job.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 10:13 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 46139
He did it for a few years and was pretty successful. Think you're being a little harsh there.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 10:15 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:49 am
Posts: 18609
DragsterDriver wrote:
Doesn’t sound like a career move- more that he can’t hack the pressures of the England job.


Head coach/DOR for a prestigious London rugby club not a career move? Now if he was going to be their defence coach (or any clubs defence coach), I'd agree with you, but this is the head honcho position.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 10:19 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 25222
Location: Gypsy Jack Nowell
Did it for a few years building to The rwc then bails out rather than see it through for 12 months?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 10:22 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:49 am
Posts: 18609
DragsterDriver wrote:
Did it for a few years building to The rwc then bails out rather than see it through for 12 months?


You think Quins will wait for him? Or he'll be as high up on anyone's list immediately after the RWC? Maybe he's always wanted to be a head coach?

I could believe it either way to be honest, but without any solid rumours and hearsay ;) I'm not going to be convinced that he's not moving for his career, or that he's leaving Eddie.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 10:42 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 25222
Location: Gypsy Jack Nowell
Raggs wrote:
DragsterDriver wrote:
Did it for a few years building to The rwc then bails out rather than see it through for 12 months?


You think Quins will wait for him? Or he'll be as high up on anyone's list immediately after the RWC? Maybe he's always wanted to be a head coach?

I could believe it either way to be honest, but without any solid rumours and hearsay ;) I'm not going to be convinced that he's not moving for his career, or that he's leaving Eddie.


Same, without any evidence I won’t believe it’s a career move :thumbup:

So Ben Ryan not going with him?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 11:12 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 21976
Location: Centre of the Universe
Stuart Barnes calling for Ronan O'Gara to replace Gustard if he goes ... would we have a meltdown if that happened? :)

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/rona ... -0mckrbm0z


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 11:27 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 46139
DragsterDriver wrote:
Did it for a few years building to The rwc then bails out rather than see it through for 12 months?


It's a big opportunity. It does leave England in the lurch a bit, which deserves some criticism, but let's not start telling Paul Gustard he couldn't hack it - it's a bit Internet Hard Man :?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 11:30 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Posts: 16553
Location: West of Londinium
Nieghorn wrote:
Stuart Barnes calling for Ronan O'Gara to replace Gustard if he goes ... would we have a meltdown if that happened? :)

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/rona ... -0mckrbm0z

Doesn't seem remotely plausible. I can't see RoG coaching against his mates at that level and there's not enough separation for many of the England players either. However I do think that there's a lot that England can learn from the Irish system.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 72768 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 1709, 1710, 1711, 1712, 1713, 1714, 1715 ... 1820  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: camroc1, Cartman, Gauss, Google Adsense [Bot], happyhooker, Lenny, Luckycharmer, marcus1, maxbox, MrBunhead, obelixtim, redderneck, Saint, Ted., Thomas, UncleFB, unseenwork, usermame, YOYO and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group