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Its going to be Dot Cotton at 10, isnt it x(
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Harry08 wrote:
DAC* wrote:
New guy wrote:
DAC* wrote:In other news, the Dragons are imploding faster than a really fast thing, imploding.

My blind faith and optimism has been crushed. I'm going to watch Llandaff play instead, oh, and Cross Keys.
I can see the Dragons going to way of Connacht and becoming a development region. :((

We already are a Dev region. What's the point in supporting and following a club that will never actually do anything. fudge that.
DAC stop attention whoring. You had fun before supporting the dragons when they were shit. When they bocome good again you will have extra fun (being some true supporter - sticking with them through thick and thin type). You will f**king love it.
You haven't got a f**king clue, have you?
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DAC* wrote:
Harry08 wrote:
DAC* wrote:
New guy wrote:
DAC* wrote:In other news, the Dragons are imploding faster than a really fast thing, imploding.

My blind faith and optimism has been crushed. I'm going to watch Llandaff play instead, oh, and Cross Keys.
I can see the Dragons going to way of Connacht and becoming a development region. :((

We already are a Dev region. What's the point in supporting and following a club that will never actually do anything. fudge that.
DAC stop attention whoring. You had fun before supporting the dragons when they were shit. When they bocome good again you will have extra fun (being some true supporter - sticking with them through thick and thin type). You will f**king love it.
You haven't got a f**king clue, have you?
Crikey.
Just trying to give you a ickle boost.
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Well... Some good news. darcy and earls in midfield with Murray at SH. If roberts is fit we may still be in with a slim chance
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muffstuffa wrote:Well... Some good news. darcy and earls in midfield with Murray at SH. If roberts is fit we may still be in with a slim chance
I worry about Keet's pace against Jiffy for some reason and if we go with Beck in Roberts' absence, D'Arcy experience could prove troublesome.

Not that this backline discussions matters a jot. They could pick Horgan and Hickie and be in fine fickle. The backs are a distraction. The real carnage will be seen up front. With Gethin, Matthew, Charteris, AWJ and Lydiate all potentially missing, we're lacking tacklers, ball-winners and ball-carriers. James, Bennett, Evans and Jones are not like-for-like replacements and I fear they're going to do a number on us :(
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henry wrote:
muffstuffa wrote:Well... Some good news. darcy and earls in midfield with Murray at SH. If roberts is fit we may still be in with a slim chance
I worry about Keet's pace against Jiffy for some reason and if we go with Beck in Roberts' absence, D'Arcy experience could prove troublesome.

Not that this backline discussions matters a jot. They could pick Horgan and Hickie and be in fine fickle. The backs are a distraction. The real carnage will be seen up front. With Gethin, Matthew, Charteris, AWJ and Lydiate all potentially missing, we're lacking tacklers, ball-winners and ball-carriers. James, Bennett, Evans and Jones are not like-for-like replacements and I fear they're going to do a number on us :(
I'm sure Gatlands aware of this and I suspect he will go for a fast running game, hoping we don't get dragged into mauls and rucks. If our forwards can hold their own in the scrums and the line-out doesn't go tits up (as it quite often does), then we will need to play an expansive game. We have the backs to do the damage, it's just a question of making sure they get enough ball to do it.
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I prefer to put a positive slant on all this - if you want to see how far we have come in the last few years just look at who we have coming in. I know that many people aren't fans of Paul James and Huw Bennett, but we saw in the world cup with Bennett and generally over the last couple of years with James that they are capable international players. We would have been in heaven to have a pair of locks like Brad and Evans only a few years ago and the fact that Hook is our backup 10 is so far ahead of where we were a few years ago.

Basically, we are getting stronger in depth - no doubt it is taking time, and no doubt the replacements aren't as good (almost by definition) but we're a damn sight better at taking the hit of 6 or 7 top players now than at any time in the last 20 years. We may get hammered (irish on a roll and all that malarkey) but I'm expecting a good performance still.
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I just dont trust Hook at 10 anymore. He gave away another try the other day from a charge down. He will crab and crab, and kick away any ball we get.
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Possible replacments if all don't make it

1 paul James
2 Huw bennett
4 Brad
5 Ian Evans
6 Ryan Jones
10 Hook
12 Ash

All good players and will give their all no doubt about that call it an excuse if you like but that is a lot of players to lose, Wales can still win but if the magnificent seven are out I'm finding hard to see victory.
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muffstuffa wrote:I just dont trust Hook at 10 anymore. He gave away another try the other day from a charge down. He will crab and crab, and kick away any ball we get.

Floating pass, Heaslip takes and runs in. I can see it now.
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Hook is the only bloke who can do anything like what priestland does.

Him and Henson could be a potent partnership.


No excuses.
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Stop it refry :x
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Clive wrote:Possible replacments if all don't make it

1 paul James
2 Huw bennett
4 Brad
5 Ian Evans
6 Ryan Jones
10 Hook
12 Ash

All good players and will give their all no doubt about that call it an excuse if you like but that is a lot of players to lose, Wales can still win but if the magnificent seven are out I'm finding hard to see victory.
I would actually play Ryan Jones no matter what.

If Lydiate is fit move him to the second row. His (Ryan's) work rate is top drawer and exactly what we need in the absence of Clart.
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henry wrote:
Harry08 wrote:
Clive wrote:Harry What nation do you support are you an English halfwit or an Irish half wit, what are you doing on the Wales site, even I respect the offical pages of other nations.

You may have learning difficulties or a Welsh hater or the local villige idiot who has access to the computer at the local library but you are out of your depth, you've shown your hand and it wasn't very good to be honest.

Now this is a Welsh forum where Welsh folk discuss rugby matters in orderly manner.
If you want to stir it up there are plenty of posts for you to put the boot in, and there you don't have to be smart so you'll do well, good luck
I see.
So your idea of talking about rugby in an orderely manner is whenever someone says something you disagree with..to accuse them of
Living in a dreamland
Not being Welsh
A villiage idiot
Welsh Hater
Out of their Depth.
Stirring it up.
Not Smart.
A Troll.


i can't tell if you are some spoilt mentawl only only child or a derranged sociopath.
Indeed. He'd be much better off taking a leaf out of your book and just throwing the odd insult around and then placing all that disagree with you on ignore.
Well to be fair I actually only put rude abusive fuckers (and twisted lying twats)on ignore..people who disagree with me are a dime a dozen
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Glad Sexton is starting....Wales could just do a Rog on him and kick for territory
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Right, we've finished the PR-Irish-style handbags, can we get back to that team again, you know, the rugby one, with a game on Sunday ?

Hows about Henson at 10 when we want to run from there, Hook at 10 when we don't ?
I guess it signals what you're going to do, but you can always mix it up to fool them.
Has anything like that ever been tried in a game ?

Or am I the village idiot ?
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stonehat wrote:Right, we've finished the PR-Irish-style handbags, can we get back to that team again, you know, the rugby one, with a game on Sunday ?

Hows about Henson at 10 when we want to run from there, Hook at 10 when we don't ?
I guess it signals what you're going to do, but you can always mix it up to fool them.
Has anything like that ever been tried in a game ?

Or am I the village idiot ?

yes!
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7N31 wrote:
stonehat wrote:Right, we've finished the PR-Irish-style handbags, can we get back to that team again, you know, the rugby one, with a game on Sunday ?

Hows about Henson at 10 when we want to run from there, Hook at 10 when we don't ?
I guess it signals what you're going to do, but you can always mix it up to fool them.
Has anything like that ever been tried in a game ?

Or am I the village idiot ?

yes!
"That's not an argument !"
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stonehat wrote:Right, we've finished the PR-Irish-style handbags, can we get back to that team again, you know, the rugby one, with a game on Sunday ?

Hows about Henson at 10 when we want to run from there, Hook at 10 when we don't ?
I guess it signals what you're going to do, but you can always mix it up to fool them.
Has anything like that ever been tried in a game ?

Or am I the village idiot ?
Yep there was a defensive type play with Stephen Jones - bringing on hook to up the pace after 60 type of stuff - last year and a few years before. They would sometimes even start with Hook and then close the game out with jones (which was genius stuff).

It seemed to work OK then Hook lost form/ got moved about and lee byrne turned to shite etc.
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stonehat wrote:Right, we've finished the PR-Irish-style handbags, can we get back to that team again, you know, the rugby one, with a game on Sunday ?

Hows about Henson at 10 when we want to run from there, Hook at 10 when we don't ?
I guess it signals what you're going to do, but you can always mix it up to fool them.
Has anything like that ever been tried in a game ?

Or am I the village idiot ?
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easyray wrote:
stonehat wrote:Right, we've finished the PR-Irish-style handbags, can we get back to that team again, you know, the rugby one, with a game on Sunday ?

Hows about Henson at 10 when we want to run from there, Hook at 10 when we don't ?
I guess it signals what you're going to do, but you can always mix it up to fool them.
Has anything like that ever been tried in a game ?

Or am I the village idiot ?
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Well, see you're a Non-Welsh troll hater living in a not-smart stirred up dreamland !

And I've got a new T-Shirt !
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stonehat wrote:
7N31 wrote:
stonehat wrote:Right, we've finished the PR-Irish-style handbags, can we get back to that team again, you know, the rugby one, with a game on Sunday ?

Hows about Henson at 10 when we want to run from there, Hook at 10 when we don't ?
I guess it signals what you're going to do, but you can always mix it up to fool them.
Has anything like that ever been tried in a game ?

Or am I the village idiot ?

yes!
"That's not an argument !"

your suggestion of Henson at 10 needed no argument.
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DAC* wrote:In other news, the Dragons are imploding faster than a really fast thing, imploding.

My blind faith and optimism has been crushed. I'm going to watch Llandaff play instead, oh, and Cross Keys.
It feels like you're banging your head against a brick wall supporting the Dragons. Everytime you turn around somethings f**king up, Ben Castle is now having to retire through injury. I'm just shrugging this season off and seeing if the Dragons can bring through a few more players n the next couple of seasons.
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Saw this on twitter.

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Welsh squad in their original club jerseys.

10 Llanelli RFC
6 Cardiff RFC
5 Neath RFC
3 Bridgend RFC
2 Seansea RFC
2 Pontypridd RFC
2 Aberavon RFC
2 Glamorgan Wanderers RFC
1 Carmarthen Quins RFC
1 Newport RFC
1 Llandovery RFC
1 Ebbw Vale RFC
1 Cross Keys RFC??????

The number of Llanelli players is a bit misleading. Jiffy Jr, Scott Williams and Phillips played for Whitland RFC first but I guess they are only doing Prem clubs.
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Didn't Ryan Jones start out with the Black and Ambers?
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New guy wrote:Didn't Ryan Jones start out with the Black and Ambers?
Must not have played for them in the Prem. There are a few like that. Reed is from Treorchy I think but Llanelli were his first Welsh Prem team.
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Don;t understand the point of that photo - I find it insulting tbh. Don't know why.
I'll think of summut now just.
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Harry08 wrote:Don;t understand the point of that photo - I find it insulting tbh. Don't know why.
I'll think of summut now just.
Probably Henson . . . the smug plum.
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Harry08 wrote:Don;t understand the point of that photo - I find it insulting tbh. Don't know why.
I'll think of summut now just.

That Ebbw Vale shirt is shite for starters. Should be hoops dammit.


Add the Pontypridd and Bridgend shirts to that.
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Powell = Legend
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Where is roberts on that photo.
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Clive wrote:Where is roberts on that photo.
How can you miss The Jaw, he's right next to Powell.
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Jeff the Bear wrote:
Clive wrote:Where is roberts on that photo.
How can you miss The Jaw, he's right next to Powell.
Bloody hell, Cuthberts massive. Towering over Jaw, Toby and Mongo.
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My eyesight blood hell, ta Jeff
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roughneck wrote:Saw this on twitter.

Image

Welsh squad in their original club jerseys.

10 Llanelli RFC
6 Cardiff RFC
5 Neath RFC
3 Bridgend RFC
2 Seansea RFC
2 Pontypridd RFC
2 Aberavon RFC
2 Glamorgan Wanderers RFC
1 Carmarthen Quins RFC
1 Newport RFC
1 Llandovery RFC
1 Ebbw Vale RFC
1 Cross Keys RFC??????

The number of Llanelli players is a bit misleading. Jiffy Jr, Scott Williams and Phillips played for Whitland RFC first but I guess they are only doing Prem clubs.

Lee Byrne's in a Llanelli jersey (bottom row right), that'll confuse Jeff.
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roughneck wrote:Saw this on twitter.

Image

Welsh squad in their original club jerseys.

10 Llanelli RFC
6 Cardiff RFC
5 Neath RFC
3 Bridgend RFC
2 Seansea RFC
2 Pontypridd RFC
2 Aberavon RFC
2 Glamorgan Wanderers RFC
1 Carmarthen Quins RFC
1 Newport RFC
1 Llandovery RFC
1 Ebbw Vale RFC
1 Cross Keys RFC??????

The number of Llanelli players is a bit misleading. Jiffy Jr, Scott Williams and Phillips played for Whitland RFC first but I guess they are only doing Prem clubs.
Evans in a neef shirt? he started off at ponty. Also, could have sworn wellies played for the quins.
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muffstuffa wrote:
roughneck wrote:Saw this on twitter.

Image

Welsh squad in their original club jerseys.

10 Llanelli RFC
6 Cardiff RFC
5 Neath RFC
3 Bridgend RFC
2 Seansea RFC
2 Pontypridd RFC
2 Aberavon RFC
2 Glamorgan Wanderers RFC
1 Carmarthen Quins RFC
1 Newport RFC
1 Llandovery RFC
1 Ebbw Vale RFC
1 Cross Keys RFC??????

The number of Llanelli players is a bit misleading. Jiffy Jr, Scott Williams and Phillips played for Whitland RFC first but I guess they are only doing Prem clubs.
Evans in a neef shirt? he started off at ponty. Also, could have sworn wellies played for the quins.
The players made the choice on what club they felt most associated with. I think Wellies probably started at Aberystwyth, isnt he from there?
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Glanmor'sGhost wrote:
muffstuffa wrote:
roughneck wrote:Saw this on twitter.

Image

Welsh squad in their original club jerseys.

10 Llanelli RFC
6 Cardiff RFC
5 Neath RFC
3 Bridgend RFC
2 Seansea RFC
2 Pontypridd RFC
2 Aberavon RFC
2 Glamorgan Wanderers RFC
1 Carmarthen Quins RFC
1 Newport RFC
1 Llandovery RFC
1 Ebbw Vale RFC
1 Cross Keys RFC??????

The number of Llanelli players is a bit misleading. Jiffy Jr, Scott Williams and Phillips played for Whitland RFC first but I guess they are only doing Prem clubs.
Evans in a neef shirt? he started off at ponty. Also, could have sworn wellies played for the quins.
The players made the choice on what club they felt most associated with. I think Wellies probably started at Aberystwyth, isnt he from there?
he was born there, grew up in Carmarthen
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Carmarthenshire is certainly punching above its weight. 8)

You east walian types need to pull your finger out.
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Anyone else been injured this afternoon?
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