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by Mr Bean
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: RFU halves Championship funding.
Replies: 73
Views: 5200

Re: RFU halves Championship funding.

I understand that lots of international players have played, and future ones currently play, in the championship. But almost none of them are actually from championship teams, they are being loaned out or were released from premiership academies for game time. The two Bedford examples are very much...
by Mr Bean
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: RFU halves Championship funding.
Replies: 73
Views: 5200

Re: RFU halves Championship funding.

I understand that lots of international players have played, and future ones currently play, in the championship. But almost none of them are actually from championship teams, they are being loaned out or were released from premiership academies for game time. The two Bedford examples are very much...
by Mr Bean
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: RFU halves Championship funding.
Replies: 73
Views: 5200

Re: RFU halves Championship funding.

"...we do not believe it [the Championship] is the primary place where Premiership and England players are discovered and developed.” RFU statement. Ok - I'll bite - which is the "primary place" then? Pacific Islands? South Africa? A good bite, and spot on. Irreparable. Narrow-minded. Lacking in vi...
by Mr Bean
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: RFU halves Championship funding.
Replies: 73
Views: 5200

Re: RFU halves Championship funding.

England Team Vs Scotland Mako Vunipola - Bristol (Championship) Jamie George - Dual registered at Bedford Kyle Sinkler - Spent time on loan at Richmond and Ealing Maro Itoje - Saracens George Kruis - Dual Registered at Bedford Sam Underhill - Gloucester Lewis Ludlam - Spent time dual registered with...
by Mr Bean
Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Jacob Umaga
Replies: 56
Views: 7903

Re: Jacob Umaga

get them a proper league to play in and compete. One thing Saracens have done over the last few years is really utilize the dual registration system with many of there players turning out for Bedford in the Championship. Looking at team which played in the Premiership final 7 of them have played wi...
by Mr Bean
Wed May 25, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Coventry - "City of Rugby ??"
Replies: 8
Views: 1845

Re: Coventry - "City of Rugby ??"

Liverpool has been called the city of culture......... Does anymore need to be said.
by Mr Bean
Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Not canary yellow, please!
Replies: 19
Views: 2964

Re: Not canary yellow, please!

It's not canary yellow it's Australian gold.
by Mr Bean
Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: England: the Journey continues!
Replies: 49
Views: 4396

Re: England: the Journey continues!

mol2 wrote:Wasn't Dan Cole the best 7 on the pitch?
The scrum looked better after George came on.
Was there a scrum after George came on? He was on for the last 3 minutes.
by Mr Bean
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: England:the Journey continues!
Replies: 108
Views: 9253

Re: England for the weekend 2nd round

The person also said Marler gave away too many penalties, it would be interesting to see the comparison between him and Cole. According to ESPN stats Marler gave away 3 penalties, Billy Vunipola 4 and Cole 1. Ben Arous the French loosehead prop facing Cole conceded 3 penalties. Does it say how many...
by Mr Bean
Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: England:the Journey continues!
Replies: 108
Views: 9253

Re: England for the weekend 2nd round

However yes the back row is unbalanced I would have proffered to see 6. Robshaw/Wood 7. Kvesic/Fraser (when he is fully fit I think he is better than Kvesic) 8. Vunipola/Morgan
by Mr Bean
Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: England:the Journey continues!
Replies: 108
Views: 9253

Re: England for the weekend 2nd round

I think the people calling for lawes/launchberry to be dropped are having memory problems. Since they have started playing together as a pair they have been stand out performers. Somebody mentioned Marler definitely not being international standard. Who else are you going to play. Mako Vunipola is g...
by Mr Bean
Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: The Armitage Question rumbles on
Replies: 20
Views: 3165

Re: The Armitage Question rumbles on

The person who used to do the PA announcements down in Bedford is moving into the world of rugby journalism. He put this articlof his on Twitter this week and I think it shows why it is good that Lancaster does not pick Armitage as once something has been opened it is much harder to close it. https:...
by Mr Bean
Wed May 07, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Transfer Rumours Thread 2013/2014 Season
Replies: 1618
Views: 250650

Re: Transfer Rumours Thread 2013/2014 Season

Raging Bull has setup an alternative thread for this chaps. Transfer rumours preferably in this one please. Quite right kornboy! I am simply sick and tired of the same old waffle from certain people. For the past few years I have heard and read story after story regarding Harry Wells. Age grade int...
by Mr Bean
Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Transfer Rumours Thread 2013/2014 Season
Replies: 1618
Views: 250650

Re: Transfer Rumours Thread 2013/2014 Season

Harry Wells has joined Bedford Blues on a permanent deal.
http://bedfordrugby.co.uk/content/four-more-sign-1415
by Mr Bean
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Transfer Rumours Thread 2013/2014 Season
Replies: 1618
Views: 250650

Re: Transfer Rumours Thread 2013/2014 Season

Harry Wells has joined Bedford Blues for the rest of the season on loan. And for those of us outside the distribution area of the Bedford Times & Citizen, here's the proof. Whoops forgot to put a source in late night long day at work. It was also in the Beds on Sunday http://www.bedfordshire-news.c...