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Author:  happyhooker [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:05 am ]
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I'm starting to really really hate this thread.

Fortunately I'm busy tomorrow morning so will miss the huge passive aggressive mockers gods bollocks going on.

Anyway, England by 10

Author:  ovalball [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:14 am ]
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beastofbrum wrote:
The weather clearly plays into the Welsh hands with the heavier pack, i just hope it doesn't ruin the spectacle.


It'll be cold due to the wind, with some light rain later in the afternoon - might not come to very much if we're lucky.

Author:  message #2527204 [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:15 am ]
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happyhooker wrote:
I'm starting to really really hate this thread.

Fortunately I'm busy tomorrow morning so will miss the huge passive aggressive mockers gods bollocks going on.

Anyway, England by 10


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Author:  Dai another day [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:16 am ]
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A Welsh win would be a shock for me, but a much bigger shock for the English posters.

Author:  message #2527204 [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:19 am ]
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Dai another day wrote:
A Welsh win would be a shock for me, but a much bigger shock for the English posters.


Them's the breaks when your team is ranked second in the world.

Author:  Dai another day [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:35 am ]
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message #2527204 wrote:
Dai another day wrote:
A Welsh win would be a shock for me, but a much bigger shock for the English posters.


Them's the breaks when your team is ranked second in the world.


And don't we know about it.

Author:  LandOTurk [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:52 am ]
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ovalball wrote:
iarmhiman wrote:
ovalball wrote:
Clive wrote:
You could say one good win against the whipping boys of the 6n(Italy), does not impress me.
By rights Wales should have no chance against Eng and yet the last four games have bin close.

Wales will have to be at their very best to win, so its not mission impossible so I'll stick with Wales by 4.


Wales have a great chance. We don't have big carriers to ruffle the excellent Welsh defence, Simmonds won't find the gaps he did against Italy - and Wales have the edge at the breakdown. Assuming it is wet, I think that increases the Welsh chances. Could come down to who takes their chances best.

Home advantage, and a good bench, might carry us to a win. I think it'll be tight.


You're nervous as fook. :lol:


I won't deny it. :blush:

One thing, in our favour, is that Eddie has already seen what this Welsh side can do - so England won't be surprised that they can play a bit and are coming to town with a different game plan.



I think we are all nervous, because it will probably be a tight one.

Author:  obelixtim [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:58 am ]
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England by 25.

Author:  Wyndham Upalot [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:02 am ]
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loser :lol:

Author:  eldanielfire [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:23 am ]
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iarmhiman wrote:
ovalball wrote:
Clive wrote:
You could say one good win against the whipping boys of the 6n(Italy), does not impress me.
By rights Wales should have no chance against Eng and yet the last four games have bin close.

Wales will have to be at their very best to win, so its not mission impossible so I'll stick with Wales by 4.


Wales have a great chance. We don't have big carriers to ruffle the excellent Welsh defence, Simmonds won't find the gaps he did against Italy - and Wales have the edge at the breakdown. Assuming it is wet, I think that increases the Welsh chances. Could come down to who takes their chances best.

Home advantage, and a good bench, might carry us to a win. I think it'll be tight.


You're nervous as fook. :lol:



Isn't that the best though?

Two teams on fire, both have always been capable of beating the other on any given day and both really, really want the high stakes win here and both sides an play some wonderful rugby to watch? On top of that fans both desperate for bragging rights and nervous as fudge because they want the win so bad. Ad we all know this game doesn't really have favourites, no one knows which side will execute their A game or which player will produce a moment of brilliance or a fuck-up that will cost their side. On top of that century long history between the teams to add to it all.

This is sport at it's best!

Author:  Bobcock [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:13 am ]
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Don’t know if it’s been mentioned but Leigh Halfpenny is doubtful with illness....

Author:  ovalball [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:31 am ]
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Dai another day wrote:
message #2527204 wrote:
Dai another day wrote:
A Welsh win would be a shock for me, but a much bigger shock for the English posters.


Them's the breaks when your team is ranked second in the world.


And don't we know about it.


Yeah, mostly because you not keep reminding us about how it makes you such massive underdogs.

I won't be shocked if Wales win, and neither will you. They're a very good side.

I'll be disappointed though, if Wales win, as will you, if Wales lose.

Author:  c69 [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:36 am ]
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Bobcock wrote:
Don’t know if it’s been mentioned but Leigh Halfpenny is doubtful with illness....

I doubt we could shoehorn Liam in so North to wing and Adams to 15?
Watkins back into squad?

Author:  message #2527204 [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:44 am ]
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ovalball wrote:
Dai another day wrote:
message #2527204 wrote:
Dai another day wrote:
A Welsh win would be a shock for me, but a much bigger shock for the English posters.


Them's the breaks when your team is ranked second in the world.


And don't we know about it.


Yeah, mostly because you not keep reminding us about how it makes you such massive underdogs.

I won't be shocked if Wales win, and neither will you. They're a very good side.

I'll be disappointed though, if Wales win, as will you, if Wales lose.

Author:  c69 [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:47 am ]
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I personally won't be disappointed if Wales lose.
I expect them to lose. I will be disappointed if we lose and play badly.
I just hope we can complete.

Author:  Wendigo7 [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:52 am ]
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Gameday is here :D

Six nations is always my favourite time of the year. :nod:

Author:  c69 [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:53 am ]
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Wendigo7 wrote:
Gameday is here :D

Six nations is always my favourite time of the year. :nod:

Christmas is mine.

Author:  Joost [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:56 am ]
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Wendigo7 wrote:
Gameday is here :D

Six nations is always my favourite time of the year. :nod:


Yep, takes you from the depressing depths of winter to the spring, watching god’s own game in the company of the world’s finest sports fans (and the Welsh ;) ).

Author:  Jeff the Bear [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:56 am ]
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c69 wrote:
I personally won't be disappointed if Wales lose.
I expect them to lose. I will be disappointed if we lose and play badly.
I just hope we can complete.


Yeah. With all the injuries, I'd just be happy if we don't embarrass ourselves (and that's not mockers God's baiting, that's my genuine hope).

Author:  SamShark [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:56 am ]
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Frankly I'm amazed Henry has managed to refrain from posting - he has more willpower than I thought.

He surely - surely - couldn't resist a couple of posts if Wales win???

Author:  Hong Kong [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:58 am ]
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SamShark wrote:
Frankly I'm amazed Henry has managed to refrain from posting - he has more willpower than I thought.

He surely - surely - couldn't resist a couple of posts if Wales win???

Did he flounce? Missed that 🤔

Author:  c69 [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:01 am ]
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Jeff the Bear wrote:
c69 wrote:
I personally won't be disappointed if Wales lose.
I expect them to lose. I will be disappointed if we lose and play badly.
I just hope we can complete.


Yeah. With all the injuries, I'd just be happy if we don't embarrass ourselves (and that's not mockers God's baiting, that's my genuine hope).

I feel the same. I will be watching the match back home in the pub in the Valleys.
I don't know any one who thinks Wales will win.

Author:  Fenman [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:02 am ]
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c69 wrote:
Bobcock wrote:
Don’t know if it’s been mentioned but Leigh Halfpenny is doubtful with illness....

I doubt we could shoehorn Liam in so North to wing and Adams to 15?
Watkins back into squad?


Personally I'd like to see Alex Cuthbert drafted in. Could be a match winner.

Author:  SamShark [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:04 am ]
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Hong Kong wrote:
SamShark wrote:
Frankly I'm amazed Henry has managed to refrain from posting - he has more willpower than I thought.

He surely - surely - couldn't resist a couple of posts if Wales win???

Did he flounce? Missed that 🤔


Not been around much - haven't seen him in person since before Xmas so not sure if he's officially quit or just not been arsed.

From prolific to nothing.....must've gone back to Gwlad forum.

Author:  ovalball [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:09 am ]
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c69 wrote:
Jeff the Bear wrote:
c69 wrote:
I personally won't be disappointed if Wales lose.
I expect them to lose. I will be disappointed if we lose and play badly.
I just hope we can complete.


Yeah. With all the injuries, I'd just be happy if we don't embarrass ourselves (and that's not mockers God's baiting, that's my genuine hope).

I feel the same. I will be watching the match back home in the pub in the Valleys.
I don't know any one who thinks Wales will win.


Yeah, yeah. :roll: You're not fooling anyone on here.

Author:  kiwigreg369 [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:13 am ]
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SamShark wrote:
Hong Kong wrote:
SamShark wrote:
Frankly I'm amazed Henry has managed to refrain from posting - he has more willpower than I thought.

He surely - surely - couldn't resist a couple of posts if Wales win???

Did he flounce? Missed that 🤔


Not been around much - haven't seen him in person since before Xmas so not sure if he's officially quit or just not been arsed.

From prolific to nothing.....must've gone back to Gwlad forum.


He's got more in common with the english posters on here than on Gwlad.

KG

Author:  c69 [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:58 am ]
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Fenman wrote:
c69 wrote:
Bobcock wrote:
Don’t know if it’s been mentioned but Leigh Halfpenny is doubtful with illness....

I doubt we could shoehorn Liam in so North to wing and Adams to 15?
Watkins back into squad?


Personally I'd like to see Alex Cuthbert drafted in. Could be a match winner.

:uhoh:

Author:  Gwenno [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:03 am ]
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Patch to 15 Parkes to 10?

Author:  Double [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:37 am ]
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Space in the backs? Cometh the hour, cometh the third poll option.

Author:  bessantj [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:44 am ]
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Gwenno wrote:
Patch to 15 Parkes to 10?


That would have been my guess, which isn't going to help Wales at all. obelixtim said England by 25 and he could be right, but if they defend well and keep disrupting England's ball, and they can do that, then I think the English margin of victory will be much slimmer.

Author:  Dobbin [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:49 am ]
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Good luck to both teams. Let's hope it's won by something positive

from England

Author:  Sefton [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:51 am ]
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There's some shit from the Taff twats on this thread, we've military medium playing 7, a lock playing 6 and our third choice 8. They are going to rape our back row and that is where the game is won.

Author:  JM2K6 [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:04 am ]
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SamShark wrote:
Hong Kong wrote:
SamShark wrote:
Frankly I'm amazed Henry has managed to refrain from posting - he has more willpower than I thought.

He surely - surely - couldn't resist a couple of posts if Wales win???

Did he flounce? Missed that 🤔


Not been around much - haven't seen him in person since before Xmas so not sure if he's officially quit or just not been arsed.

From prolific to nothing.....must've gone back to Gwlad forum.


He'd never post on a forum he can't pronounce.

Author:  Clive [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:15 am ]
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Looking forward to this game immensely, Wales never have a problem with England, all of the games have been close, Wales attitude and mental approach is spot on, so it does amaze me to see so many nervous English posters, you should blow us of the park today, but there's good old nagging doubt.
But games like this I look forward to, top of my list so enjoy one and all.

Author:  bessantj [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:16 am ]
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FACTS:

- England have won five of their last six Tests against Wales, including the last three in a row.
- They are attempting a record 15th consecutive home victory in the Six Nations.
- They have earned 24 wins from their last 25 games.
- Their only two defeats in the last 20 Six Nations fixtures both came against Ireland in Dublin.
- They have since won 14 consecutive home Tests, racking up 64 tries and 507 points.
- Wales have lost three of their last five Six Nations away games, drawing with Ireland and beating Italy.

NOT FACTS:

- Wales are going to win.

Author:  Sefton [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:20 am ]
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Rugby isn't played in the history books.

Author:  message #2527204 [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:22 am ]
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bessantj wrote:
Gwenno wrote:
Patch to 15 Parkes to 10?


That would have been my guess, which isn't going to help Wales at all. obelixtim said England by 25 and he could be right, but if they defend well and keep disrupting England's ball, and they can do that, then I think the English margin of victory will be much slimmer.

Possibly even negative.
Wales were very close last year and nothing much has changed. England are relatively weaker in the back row this year, and weren't overly competitive in that area in the last.
Also, - whether it be during the game or in pre-match prep. - Wales were punishingly efficient in isolating and exploiting Scottish weaknesses last week.
Two teams are evenly matched, and my guess is it will be decided on who can maintain their discipline the best.

If I were Welsh, I'd be pretty pumped up with the thought that this England are definitely vulnerable to that Wales.

Come on England!

Author:  message #2527204 [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:24 am ]
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Clive wrote:
Looking forward to this game immensely, Wales never have a problem with England, all of the games have been close, Wales attitude and mental approach is spot on, so it does amaze me to see so many nervous English posters, you should blow us of the park today, but there's good old nagging doubt.
But games like this I look forward to, top of my list so enjoy one and all.

Some tortuous logic to lob the bait there, Clive - will be fun

Author:  Dai another day [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:25 am ]
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Clive wrote:
Looking forward to this game immensely, Wales never have a problem with England, all of the games have been close, Wales attitude and mental approach is spot on, so it does amaze me to see so many nervous English posters, you should blow us of the park today, but there's good old nagging doubt.
But games like this I look forward to, top of my list so enjoy one and all.


Don't be fooled by them, Clive. They're expectant. A loss would be a massive shock to them.

Author:  bessantj [ Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:30 am ]
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message #2527204 wrote:
bessantj wrote:
Gwenno wrote:
Patch to 15 Parkes to 10?


That would have been my guess, which isn't going to help Wales at all. obelixtim said England by 25 and he could be right, but if they defend well and keep disrupting England's ball, and they can do that, then I think the English margin of victory will be much slimmer.

Possibly even negative.
Wales were very close last year and nothing much has changed. England are relatively weaker in the back row this year, and weren't overly competitive in that area in the last.
Also, - whether it be during the game or in pre-match prep. - Wales were punishingly efficient in isolating and exploiting Scottish weaknesses last week.
Two teams are evenly matched, and my guess is it will be decided on who can maintain their discipline the best.

If I were Welsh, I'd be pretty pumped up with the thought that this England are definitely vulnerable to that Wales.

Come on England!


I don't think that's completely true. I think the games England have played since then have helped the team to grow and really the England/Ireland game is going to be the game of the championship.

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