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by Mat
Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Another Rugby League fast track
Replies: 17
Views: 3300

Re: Another Rugby League fast track

I never had an issue with burgess I think he is a class act and if he had stayed would definitely be part of Eddie jones squad. All the way to the next World Cup. It's interesting Bath without him are loosing, the bloke is a winner and a leader. Take out the leader and the bal carrier and teams stru...
by Mat
Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Bad luck or bad business?
Replies: 21
Views: 3882

Re: Bad luck or bad business?

Some players will have a higher risk JBV will have been one of those but I am sure we paid less because of that. It's not all about what they do on the pitch though. He will have developed the players around him by his professionalism and experience , his different mindset etc High risk players have...
by Mat
Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Lancster to coach Lions ??!!
Replies: 14
Views: 3086

Re: Lancster to coach Lions ??!!

It's ok they got confused they meant the rugby Lions. More his level
by Mat
Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Captain Hartley
Replies: 99
Views: 13403

Re: Captain Hartley

For me there are a few issues here: First Eddie jones need to show all England players it's a new era new broom what ever happened in the past is the past. What better way of doing it then picking hartley. He has to vanish the over controlled school teacher gentle era we need the bad boys to win. Se...
by Mat
Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Hartley must be next England captain!
Replies: 162
Views: 20858

Re: Hartley must be next England captain!

Hartley as captain would be a kick in the teeth for tom who has been Awsome this yeAr and was one of the few England players who stood up well in the WC. however what a great way to make a statement of intent to move on from Lancaster. I think give him the 6 nations as captain to see if we can get a...
by Mat
Sun May 25, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Premiership Final
Replies: 35
Views: 6421

Re: Premiership Final

Brits is a genius , Goode if he had pace souled be a genius but ll the rest is bosh and kick with saffas. They gave ringers who can score but nog bough creativity. I don't think we have either at th moment
by Mat
Sun May 25, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Premiership Final
Replies: 35
Views: 6421

Re: Premiership Final

Come on you saints? If we can't win it then I want i the saints to come on the East Midlands! Saffas got a kicking in HC. When there team was announced in cardiff the players were booed. Yet were were in the uk! What does that tell you. I will be there watching at HQ and cheering them on. I hope the...
by Mat
Sun May 25, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Toulon v Saracens
Replies: 71
Views: 10369

Re: Toulon v Saracens

Toulon are not good for the French national side and France will pay for that over time I agree. They did have slightly more French players in than their squad last years final which I think had onlyone French player in the 22 from memory. This year there was a smattering , they certainly had a lot ...
by Mat
Sun May 25, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Toulon v Saracens
Replies: 71
Views: 10369

Re: Toulon v Saracens

Having been to ten HC finals over the years I have to say after a dodgy first half the second half came alive and the crowd was. Immense. The atmosphere in the stadium at my end was awesome. The French sang and changed the whole game! The atmosphere was one of the best I have know despite not being ...
by Mat
Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: A Cole's ranking in rugby paper
Replies: 28
Views: 5632

Re: A Cole's ranking in rugby paper

Cole was taken to places by France that no tight head wants to go. Cole looks to me to be struggling with adapting to actually scrummaging instead of hitting. To me his feet look too far back and appears not to know how to deal with a loose head who is clever and moves him about. He is a very good p...
by Mat
Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Rugby joins ranks of the politically correct with 'no winner
Replies: 67
Views: 8291

Re: Rugby joins ranks of the politically correct with 'no wi

The problem is massive. English clubs can't win hc anymore and England have been poor for over a decade. The skill level in this country at prem level is very poor. Skilful players a replaced with monsters, At youth level it is a massive problem. I could name half a dozen teams that have only around...
by Mat
Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Rugby joins ranks of the politically correct with 'no winner
Replies: 67
Views: 8291

Re: Rugby joins ranks of the politically correct with 'no wi

I am not sure about no winners but I do agree we need to vastly improve skill. For those who have spent any time coaching mini and youth rugby you will know that 1-2 early developed monsters can win a game on their own. This can even happen at county level. No one learns anything and most of theses ...
by Mat
Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Wales slide further down slippery slope.
Replies: 67
Views: 10998

Re: Wales slide further down slippery slope.

I for one wish England would do this. A country winning should come first it also keeps the best players in their country. The French league may be dominating but the open market means teams like Toulon have very few French players meaning France will not be as strong in the future. Hayman and Castr...
by Mat
Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: The Fall of Ben Youngs
Replies: 89
Views: 16656

Re: The Fall of Ben Youngs

Ben is playing as well as he ever has. He has been playing behind a pack that hasn't been as dominant at times so gets slow ball or scrappy ball and even Blackfoot ball. All difficult to deal with but good for him to do to help his development. Ben gas magic that can win us a game none if the rest o...
by Mat
Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Comprehensive injury list
Replies: 179
Views: 34142

Bowden out

What is going on with tigers midfield now Bowden is out for three months