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by DickyP
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Anyone seen MOC
Replies: 30
Views: 6182

Re: Anyone seen MOC

Did read he was waiting for his work permit.
by DickyP
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Kickers
Replies: 15
Views: 2231

Re: Kickers

As with the fly-half thread - don'the forget Harrison
by DickyP
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Scrum half feeding!
Replies: 10
Views: 1972

Re: Scrum half feeding!

Wardy - don't blame you for raising the matter again - it's a silly situation. Silly because refs could nip it in the bud if they penalised it twice at the beginning of a game: once 9s know it will be penalised then the practice will cease. Also once hookers have to hook then the scrums will sort th...
by DickyP
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: England play the All Blacks - a question
Replies: 20
Views: 2715

Re: England play the All Blacks - a question

Whilst I really want to see the ABs play England this is a stupid fixture. 1. A goodly percentage of the England team will have had no summer off because of the Lions. 2. Eddie Jones had already said that he wasn't going to consider English Lions for the AIs to let them recover. EJ is therefore in a...
by DickyP
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Toby Flood red carded - not happy!!
Replies: 16
Views: 3464

Re: Toby Flood red carded - not happy!!

If the report I read is correct (always debateable) then the Red Card or not dispute is irrelevant as he got it for a 2nd Yellow!
by DickyP
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Fly Halves for next season
Replies: 89
Views: 17066

Re: Fly Halves for next season

Well according to Rugby paper we've got one back-up to George Ford next season - his brother Joe!
by DickyP
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: England vs Italy
Replies: 89
Views: 7406

Re: England vs Italy

Pity the IRB completely re-wrote the Laws in a 'snazzier' format! In my old paper copy from the 1970s it is states that Rugby Union is an 'onside' game and it's clear that the Italian tactics are illegal. Just because the offside line is not the base of the ruck, if no ruck forms, that doesn't mean ...
by DickyP
Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: 6N to trial bonus points in 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3986

Re: 6N to trial bonus points in 2017

All the arguments above are true in their own ways but pretty much irrelevant. I'm all in favour of encouraging a more exciting game but that doesn't have an exact correlation with numbers of tries scored. Competitiveness makes for excitement not tries: if the latter were the case we'd enjoy watchin...
by DickyP
Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Sky v BT TV coverage
Replies: 18
Views: 3581

Re: Sky v BT TV coverage

I just don't understand where the posters above are coming from - BT rugby presentation has always been and remains patronizing and infantile, with random and haphazard camera work. At least the Sky commentators appear to understand the laws of the game!

I much, much prefer Sky's presentation.
by DickyP
Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: A real problem
Replies: 22
Views: 3805

Re: A real problem

If you read the rules for the Salary Cap and Injury dispensations it is not a simple matter of amount of money, which could make the Tigers 'unable to afford' replacements. Premiership Rugby Salary Regulations: Salary Year 2016-17 - See Clause 5 on page 20. Things will be even worse in 2017/18 when ...
by DickyP
Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: George Ford or Burns - threads merged
Replies: 341
Views: 50458

Re: George Ford

Saw this rumour a couple of weeks back as well - seen it twice so it must be true. Who's off? Williams back to Wales?
by DickyP
Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Have we ever sold out the 'new' ground
Replies: 28
Views: 3650

Re: Have we ever sold out the 'new' ground

You only have to look back at the last couple of season to see that Sat 15:00 kick-offs consistently bring in between 2,00 and 3,500 more than Sundays. Friday evenings, being rarer are harder to judge but still seem to be less popular than the Saturday ones. When relative minnows like Worcester on a...
by DickyP
Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Mike Williams
Replies: 29
Views: 4422

Re: Mike Williams

Also confirmed tonight by Richard Cockerill on EMT.
by DickyP
Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Just a hint of....a forward pass?
Replies: 29
Views: 3600

Re: Just a hint of....a forward pass?

It's all so much sophistry - I can see there is a problem (perhaps) when passer and recipient are running at high speed towards the try line and they ball may actually go forward but both players have moved on and relatively it is still behind the passer: this is, however, seldom the case. Normally ...
by DickyP
Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Emasculated Manu
Replies: 78
Views: 10183

Re: Emasculated Manu

I'm more concerned that since Ant Allen stopped playing there's no one seeming to control him on defence.