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by DingDong
Thu May 12, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: New captain
Replies: 35
Views: 2362

Re: New captain

Jimmy Skitz wrote:
Thu May 12, 2022 4:28 pm
Dan Cole should be in with a shout of the VC role
We need a skipper who's on side with the ref at all times which puts Coley out of the picture! Liebenberg will be excellent and we have a great choice of existing vc's and also the new ones coming in.
by DingDong
Thu Apr 28, 2022 9:34 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: OTY retires
Replies: 78
Views: 4564

Re: OTY retires

Legend is an overused term today, but Tom Youngs deserves that accolade and more. For those who witnessed his journey from Centre to International class Hooker in seemingly the blink of an eye you will concede that the man was simply nothing short of a force of nature carrying himself and those aro...
by DingDong
Wed Apr 13, 2022 10:44 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Gibson-Park
Replies: 20
Views: 2177

Re: Gibson-Park

A sensible and logical decision, Marmion dropped height at last second while G-P targeted the ball/chest with a passive tackle. Hate to see a red card for that mitigation. I hope the disciplinary committee see sense for Porter as he wasn't making a tackle but was (successfully) cutting out the pass,...
by DingDong
Wed Mar 09, 2022 10:36 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 6 Nations 2022
Replies: 1170
Views: 50153

Re: 6 Nations 2022

Palm first 100% and them forearm slides across the face after. And are we now saying officials and citing panels get things 100% right now are we? 😂🤦 In this case yes. The front angle images looks exactly as you say, then you see Jared's other post of the side angle: https://twitter.com/jaredwright...
by DingDong
Mon Mar 07, 2022 11:36 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Saracens (Away) - Saturday 05th March 2022 - KO 3-00pm
Replies: 415
Views: 22150

Re: Saracens (Away) - Saturday 05th March 2022 - KO 3-00pm

You wonder if we have stopped learning new moves as Ford is off next season. There are a few comparisons of some of the more wooden headed Cockers tactics at times. Its taken me a while to warm to Burns but in the last couple of games he varied the attack, some short kicks which he followed up and ...
by DingDong
Wed Mar 02, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Law Changes
Replies: 27
Views: 2002

Re: Super Rugby Law Changes

Personally i've never met anyone against the 50:22 before or after it became a welcome law change. It was trialled because it made sense. This red card trial simply doesn't make sense because the issue is not to just punish but also be a deterrent, so the more we soften the laws the less chance play...
by DingDong
Tue Mar 01, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Law Changes
Replies: 27
Views: 2002

Re: Super Rugby Law Changes

With the SH red card law in place, Italy would still have had a slim chance against Ireland last weekend for example, rather than no chance after 20 mins as was the case! ...or they could tackle low and have more than a slim chance. Players/coaches need top stop blaming the system and instead chang...
by DingDong
Thu Feb 17, 2022 8:37 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Super Rugby Law Changes
Replies: 27
Views: 2002

Re: Super Rugby Law Changes

How about a rainbow pack of cards? For example, blue for bad language, indigo for squint feeds/throws, green for playing in the USA, viole(n)t for fighting? A few years back at the Ibiza 7's, a pink card was shown when two players got into hanbags, they then had to kiss before resuming play. No han...
by DingDong
Thu Feb 10, 2022 11:07 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Chris Ashton
Replies: 58
Views: 6047

Re: Chris Ashton

Ashton has started 10 games in the past 2 seasons so how match fit is he? his difficulty gelling within his past two clubs means how much of a team player is he these days? Ashtons glory days are well and truly over, but would be great if he knuckled down and fitted in to show glimpses of his past g...
by DingDong
Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: CONNACHT (A) - Saturday 15th January 2022 - 3-15pm
Replies: 428
Views: 17639

Re: CONNACHT (A) - Saturday 15th January 2022 - 3-15pm

Trouble is, if it's the same player they end up before the "beak" before too long & you get a "rep" individually (Wiesse & big Tomas before him) & as a team. We still seem to give away some dull penalties though. Perhaps if we stopped kicking the ball so much we woul...
by DingDong
Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:42 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: CONNACHT (A) - Saturday 15th January 2022 - 3-15pm
Replies: 428
Views: 17639

Re: CONNACHT (A) - Saturday 15th January 2022 - 3-15pm

Conceding a penalty in your 22 almost certainly gives the opposition 3pts. If it's a close game then you're defending under enormous pressure with 14 and likely the opposition will score again. Can't see the logic in conceding penalties in your 22 myself unless you are winning with a big enough marg...
by DingDong
Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Idea on penalties and sanctions
Replies: 34
Views: 2268

Re: Idea on penalties and sanctions

I don't see the relevance of position on the field or if one of the penalties was less clear or obvious than another. It's a sanction as a result of cumulative penalties. Just like Weise got a ban for x number of yellows in a certain time frame. Take Currys first penalty, great tackle at the kick o...
by DingDong
Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:46 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Idea on penalties and sanctions
Replies: 34
Views: 2268

Re: Idea on penalties and sanctions

Barnes just carded Curry because of "4 straight penalties" - where is that in the laws? Law 9.10: When different players of the same team repeatedly commit the same offence, the referee gives a general caution to the team and if they then repeat the offence, the referee temporarily suspen...
by DingDong
Fri Jan 07, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Idea on penalties and sanctions
Replies: 34
Views: 2268

Re: Idea on penalties and sanctions

Some good ideas there Gethin Exile but also some misguided IMO - Unfortunately some referees still treat their assistants like touch judges and decide to play on when advised of possible offences. Law 6.5.a: The referee is the sole judge of fact and of law during a match. Refs do confer with AR's a...
by DingDong
Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Sale (H) 23rd October 2021 - 3pm
Replies: 329
Views: 20924

Re: Sale (H) 23rd October 2021 - 3pm

Dickson was generally poor and is still a sub standard premiership referee. The Montoya try was a no arm tackle by Wood, tackle not completed so try should of stood and Wood a YC. The head on head later in the game which he ignored despite No13 holding his own head afterwards and looked dazed (with ...