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Reports are flodding in hither and thither about Dean Ryan's antics are RFU and how disruptive he's being.

Not winning a lit of friends, would be apt.


Has he just been given carte blanche to chop and change? It'd be mad for an organization that big to not make decisions by committee and with sound reasoning, research, etc. behind them.


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Jake wrote:
Reports are flodding in hither and thither about Dean Ryan's antics are RFU and how disruptive he's being.

Not winning a lit of friends, would be apt.
He should join Sale, he'd fit right in.


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Bristol draw first blood against Worcs.

Jack Lam with a great break, offloads to the Loosehead who trundles over un-opposed from 10 metres or so. Weir puts the restart out on the full...


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:21 pm 
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Leiua's looking good for Bris, sad we never really got to see this side of him at Wasps with injuries blighting his time with us.

Worcs currently have a 3 point lead having woken up a bit.


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Jake wrote:
Reports are flodding in hither and thither about Dean Ryan's antics are RFU and how disruptive he's being.

Not winning a lit of friends, would be apt.

What do you mean by antics? What's been going on?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:28 pm 
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Woss Bris is actually a really good game.

Both teams have come to play.

Barry the 2nd row looking dynamic.


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Ryan Mills deserves every bit of hype that's been directed his way over the last season or so. Two very classy plays there to help Worcs capitalise on minutes of pressure on the Bris goal line.


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38 mins for Worcester to get the BP try.


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Not sure anyone saw this coming.


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Enjoying this. Worcs certainly don't look like relegatees elect.


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Does anyone else want both Worcester and Bristol to stay up? Would like Newcastle to stay up too. Who do you all think is likely to get relegated?


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Does anyone else want both Worcester and Bristol to stay up? Would like Newcastle to stay up too. Who do you all think is likely to get relegated?


Both have a decent shot at it. A few of other clubs will definitely be getting a little edgy, This season could see a club go down with a points total that would see them easily safe most years.


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Does anyone else want both Worcester and Bristol to stay up? Would like Newcastle to stay up too. Who do you all think is likely to get relegated?


I'd like us to ring fence...

I don't think anyone else is too likely, though can see Sale getting dragged into the scrap at the bottom. Newcastle are 1 from 6 and Europe in the big boy cup is going to be a test of their playing resources they've not had to deal with for a while, but I'd be surprised if they're in a position to drop despite hpw much people over-estimated them following last season's surprise run to the top 4.


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Holy shit, this is going to be a massive score for Worcs if it carries on like this. Another intercept and we're not far off a point a minute.


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A bone-headed, clear cut red for a Worcs prop and Healy babbling about it being harsh for a variety of non-sensical reasons while Kay and Ekin try and shut him up.

I there are any positives for Bris, it's that they haven't conceded for 25 minutes.


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I thought yellow at most, but law is the law. Other than that, cracking game by Worcester. Defence smothered Bristol and stopped them from scoring.


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I think shoulder to head = red is pretty much how it's been and will be for a while. Bris still not looking like scoring even with the extra man.


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Well, didn’t think that would be the score at kick off. Worcester pretty dominant throughout.


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Well, didn’t think that would be the score at kick off. Worcester pretty dominant throughout.

Blimey!! I had Bristol to win by 5 in a low scoring game
Well played Worcester


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Pleased for Wuss. That relegation scrap is going to be fierce this season - unless Sale carry on as they've started


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Absolute chaos at the bottom. Marvelous


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Come on you Warriors!!! So pleased with that performance. 8)

Don’t think we’ll go down this season. :thumbup: Quins, Bristol or Newcastle I reckon.


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Ryan Mills looks like the 12 England need. Great awareness, good hands, pace, brave, jackals well....


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terryfinch wrote:
Ryan Mills looks like the 12 England need. Great awareness, good hands, pace, brave, jackals well....


Since precisely when has an England 12 needed awareness, hands and pace?


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terryfinch wrote:
Come on you Warriors!!! So pleased with that performance. 8)

Don’t think we’ll go down this season. :thumbup: Quins, Bristol or Newcastle I reckon.


I’m not sure why you’d include Quins yet ignore Sale?


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Come on you Warriors!!! So pleased with that performance. 8)

Don’t think we’ll go down this season. :thumbup: Quins, Bristol or Newcastle I reckon.


I’m not sure why you’d include Quins yet ignore Sale?


Sale will be fine when their Bok Scrummie gets back. He is superb.


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Don't see it with quins. Think we'll pick up enough points, we haven't lost any game by more than 7. There's a completely different feeling around the squad, gustard is doing good stuff. If jk had stayed I think we'd be shoo-ins.


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Jake wrote:
Reports are flodding in hither and thither about Dean Ryan's antics are RFU and how disruptive he's being.

Not winning a lit of friends, would be apt.


Has he just been given carte blanche to chop and change? It'd be mad for an organization that big to not make decisions by committee and with sound reasoning, research, etc. behind them.


That was my take. I was stunned when he fired England's hugely successful and popular Youth coaches in june after 7 members of the youth development had already left. We never really got an explanation besides those coaches challenged his view.

I don't get Ryan's reputation. Journalists often report his has an "amazing Rugby brain". And yet the sum total of his success is f*ck all for the most part. Plus what leaks out about him is a guy addicted to power and believes he knows better than everybody else.


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David990 wrote:
Does anyone else want both Worcester and Bristol to stay up? Would like Newcastle to stay up too. Who do you all think is likely to get relegated?


I do. IMO the premiership is right as it is.

I'm worried about Bristol, they almost have to fight hard for an point and unless they put an incredible and unsustainable effort they can't win. They have that problem where tries are to hard to come by right now. I hope that changes.


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Jake wrote:
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Ryan Mills looks like the 12 England need. Great awareness, good hands, pace, brave, jackals well....


Since precisely when has an England 12 needed awareness, hands and pace?


Since forever, even though the coaches never seem to care for it.


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I thought Quins would be the surprise-ish package for relegation but no clear team now. Newcastle had a tricky run and will need to make an early decision on how strong to push in Europe. Result today does make me think that Bristol may get overpowered in the winter months.


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eldanielfire wrote:
David990 wrote:
Does anyone else want both Worcester and Bristol to stay up? Would like Newcastle to stay up too. Who do you all think is likely to get relegated?


I do. IMO the premiership is right as it is.

I'm worried about Bristol, they almost have to fight hard for an point and unless they put an incredible and unsustainable effort they can't win. They have that problem where tries are to hard to come by right now. I hope that changes.


I wouldn’t want to see anyone relegated this season. This Bristol side under Pat Lam have definitely added something.

That said, I wouldn’t want to see London Irish kept out either.

I think Bristol will be OK. It feels today was a bad day for them coinciding with a good day for Worcester.

They’re much stronger at Ashton gate where they’ve already claimed the scalps of Bath and Quins, but they can’t afford too many more results like today’s on the road.


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eldanielfire wrote:
Jake wrote:
terryfinch wrote:
Ryan Mills looks like the 12 England need. Great awareness, good hands, pace, brave, jackals well....


Since precisely when has an England 12 needed awareness, hands and pace?


Since forever, even though the coaches never seem to care for it.


Who would you say has been our best inside centre of the last 20-30 years? Guscott perhaps? Maybe a younger Mike Tindall? Tuilagi?


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Jake wrote:
Reports are flodding in hither and thither about Dean Ryan's antics are RFU and how disruptive he's being.

Not winning a lit of friends, would be apt.

What do you mean by antics? What's been going on?


Sacking Fletcher and Walton was a disgrace from my uneducated viewpoint...


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Jake wrote:
Reports are flodding in hither and thither about Dean Ryan's antics are RFU and how disruptive he's being.

Not winning a lit of friends, would be apt.

What do you mean by antics? What's been going on?


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union ... authority/

Firing people who publicly question him. Lost of staff basically walking before they are pushed.


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eldanielfire wrote:
David990 wrote:
Does anyone else want both Worcester and Bristol to stay up? Would like Newcastle to stay up too. Who do you all think is likely to get relegated?


I do. IMO the premiership is right as it is.

I'm worried about Bristol, they almost have to fight hard for an point and unless they put an incredible and unsustainable effort they can't win. They have that problem where tries are to hard to come by right now. I hope that changes.


They put 5 tries past Saints last week and are trying to play an open game - went very wrong today, but they’ve looked good in most of the other games (even looked to have Sarries in trouble for a period) and are going to be tough to beat at Ashton Gate if they keep their first team fit.

Reckon Bristol will have enough to stay up


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A5D5E5 wrote:
eldanielfire wrote:
Jake wrote:
terryfinch wrote:
Ryan Mills looks like the 12 England need. Great awareness, good hands, pace, brave, jackals well....


Since precisely when has an England 12 needed awareness, hands and pace?


Since forever, even though the coaches never seem to care for it.


Who would you say has been our best inside centre of the last 20-30 years? Guscott perhaps? Maybe a younger Mike Tindall? Tuilagi?

You naughty boy


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A5D5E5 wrote:
eldanielfire wrote:
Jake wrote:
terryfinch wrote:
Ryan Mills looks like the 12 England need. Great awareness, good hands, pace, brave, jackals well....


Since precisely when has an England 12 needed awareness, hands and pace?


Since forever, even though the coaches never seem to care for it.


Who would you say has been our best inside centre of the last 20-30 years? Guscott perhaps? Maybe a younger Mike Tindall? Tuilagi?


Jamie Noon.


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Does anyone else want both Worcester and Bristol to stay up? Would like Newcastle to stay up too. Who do you all think is likely to get relegated?


I do. IMO the premiership is right as it is.

I'm worried about Bristol, they almost have to fight hard for an point and unless they put an incredible and unsustainable effort they can't win. They have that problem where tries are to hard to come by right now. I hope that changes.


They put 5 tries past Saints last week and are trying to play an open game - went very wrong today, but they’ve looked good in most of the other games (even looked to have Sarries in trouble for a period) and are going to be tough to beat at Ashton Gate if they keep their first team fit.

Reckon Bristol will have enough to stay up


I hope so. I take the Saints game as an oulier as both teams "went sod the defense" and went all out for scoring.


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eldanielfire wrote:
A5D5E5 wrote:
eldanielfire wrote:
Jake wrote:
terryfinch wrote:
Ryan Mills looks like the 12 England need. Great awareness, good hands, pace, brave, jackals well....


Since precisely when has an England 12 needed awareness, hands and pace?


Since forever, even though the coaches never seem to care for it.


Who would you say has been our best inside centre of the last 20-30 years? Guscott perhaps? Maybe a younger Mike Tindall? Tuilagi?


Jamie Noon.


The bored is continuing to confuse inside and outside centre.I assume as an aside Jake was quite reasonably having some fun at the expense of Farrell's skillset, but whilst Greenwood had awareness and sublime handling he sure as hell didn't have any pace


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