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by Tiger_in_Birmingham
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: The World Cup Final
Replies: 70
Views: 5834

Re: The World Cup Final

The last England Prop that could scrummage the life out of any oppostion was Andrew Sheridan. Since then its been more about park running and becoming lither--as we have seen with Cole.. And the papers said Jones was a strategist par excellance.................... Sheridan was nothing more than a f...
by Tiger_in_Birmingham
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: The World Cup Final
Replies: 70
Views: 5834

Re: The World Cup Final

South Africa dominated every aspect of the game and thoroughly deserved their win. They managed to keep England playing a very narrow game and not unleashing Tuilagi, May or Watson. Youngs was headless for the first 25 minutes and put Ford in some dire situations. Daly had his worst game in quite a ...
by Tiger_in_Birmingham
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Wales v SA
Replies: 34
Views: 1908

Re: Wales v SA

Big Dai wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:46 am
Bish, bosh, bash and kick versus bish, bosh, bash and kick. Why did Wales not trust the backs more?
IMHO Foxy wasn't fully fit so they didn't want him to injure himself thinking they'd still sneak through and he'd be fine for the final
by Tiger_in_Birmingham
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: ITV coverage of WC
Replies: 12
Views: 1166

Re: ITV coverage of WC

Bit surprised by the lack of highlights. On ITV4 at 7, ITV at way past midnight. No preview shows at all. This was a World Cup semi final! Presume they've paid a fair bit for the coverage, surprised they're not making more of it. I know it's live at a difficult time, but they havn't really made muc...
by Tiger_in_Birmingham
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: ENG vs NZ - RWC Semi
Replies: 98
Views: 5774

Re: ENG vs NZ - RWC Semi

Disappointed to have Owens as ref, he peaked a few years ago and has been in decline since then. Too many odd decisions these days. I felt that way too about a year ago but he's since been in the up again IMO. Still think Barnes is the best around at the moment. What happened to Glen Jackson? He wa...
by Tiger_in_Birmingham
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: England in the 6N
Replies: 34
Views: 2377

Re: England in the 6N

In the future, we could see the likes of James Grayson and Marcus Smith get capped for England too, everyone rates about the Vunipola cousin Manu but I would love him to play for Tonga they could really do with a young flyhalf of his standard. Playing for U20s no longer ties you down to a nation, r...
by Tiger_in_Birmingham
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: England v Australia and other Quarters
Replies: 79
Views: 4679

Re: England v Australia and other Quarters

Robespierre wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:23 am
Nostradamus wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:16 am
No - Elbow to the face in a World Cup knock out game lost them the match
Sheer madness! and if one of those conversions had gone over....
Or at 37 minutes with a man advantage in the pack not going for the corner.


Jake Ball's shoulder to head trying to stop the French try might be looked at
by Tiger_in_Birmingham
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Canada Embarrassing?
Replies: 42
Views: 2725

Re: Canada Embarrassing?

Gomes Sa qualified in his adolescence therefore again is French in my book I think this line sums up the problem. We all have our own opinions on what nationality means. International sport was devised in an age when far fewer people could qualify for more than one nation. Then globalisation happen...
by Tiger_in_Birmingham
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Typhoon on it’s way
Replies: 54
Views: 2752

Re: Typhoon on it’s way

One match less to play for those cancelled makes a mockery of the entire tournament. Thousands of fans probably spent years saving thousands of pounds to attend. Never made much sense holding it there at this time. Their global season will eventually come about one way or another. So you feel that ...
by Tiger_in_Birmingham
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: England v France
Replies: 29
Views: 2341

Re: England v France

Does beg the question, why has it been held now? All other world cups have been held in our Summer, as far as I remember. So why have it later than normal, if that's still in typhoon season? Your memory is wrong in this occasion - they've only been in our summer in 1987 and 1995 (NZ and SA). They'r...
by Tiger_in_Birmingham
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: TMO question
Replies: 17
Views: 2600

Re: TMO question

Mark62 wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:26 pm
Slightly different tack. 2 very close tmo calls in Russia v Samoa this morning both given yellows. Bayfield and his crew in the studio felt both should have been red
And a missed headbutt.

Samoa could (should?) have been down to 12 for all of the second half
by Tiger_in_Birmingham
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: England team v Tonga
Replies: 35
Views: 3572

Re: England team v Tonga

so was I the only one who thought it should have been a penalty try for the Underhill disallowed try? Seat belt tackle prevented him scoring Nope, I thought the same. If the arm hadn't been over the shoulder and into the neck the ball would have been grounded fine. There was also the same for Manu'...
by Tiger_in_Birmingham
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Non-England World cup thread 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 9551

Re: Non-England World cup thread 2019

Most blatant yellow I've ever seen! Shocking by Garces Was it as bad as the Aussie winger's shoulder to the head with no arms that went completely unpunished? I missed that one TIB,I got up but was In and out of sleep. Was it bad? Straight to the head with force, arm came through as an afterthought...
by Tiger_in_Birmingham
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Non-England World cup thread 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 9551

Re: Non-England World cup thread 2019

Scott1 wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:13 am
Most blatant yellow I've ever seen! Shocking by Garces
Was it as bad as the Aussie winger's shoulder to the head with no arms that went completely unpunished?
by Tiger_in_Birmingham
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Wales 1st in the World?
Replies: 74
Views: 5539

Re: Wales 1st in the World?

Just seen a very different angle on this via the Rising Sons documentary they are showing on YouTube, worth a watch if you haven’t caught it. Firstly there is no way it was a penalty let alone a yellow, Watson clearly goes for a man and ball tackle wrapping the arms and in that motion hitting the b...