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by jgriffin
Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Unusual move for try.
Replies: 9
Views: 724

Re: Unusual move for try.

sam16111986 wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:57 am
Used to play with an old scrum half who used to practice that in every warm up. Don't think he ever pulled it off though.
Oddly, I played with a scrummie in Swansea who headed the ball over opposition a couple of times. would not be surprised if it used to happen a lot in lower leagues.
by jgriffin
Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Re-Branding a Possibility For Exeter?
Replies: 36
Views: 1749

Re: Re-Branding a Possibility For Exeter?

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by jgriffin
Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Re-Branding a Possibility For Exeter?
Replies: 36
Views: 1749

Re: Re-Branding a Possibility For Exeter?

The Celts were not all pushed West, though. Invaders roll over the top, native populations stay. Celts were mid European, the name was appropriated by Edward Lloyd (Llwyd) to build a myth for Wales 300 years ago. Wales and West were nominally Pritani but even that covered Iberians, Irish, actual Ce...
by jgriffin
Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Re-Branding a Possibility For Exeter?
Replies: 36
Views: 1749

Re: Re-Branding a Possibility For Exeter?

The Atrebates around Brizzle were Belgians as were the Belgae etc. England was a merry-go-round of nationalities. Much better to name the clubs after their local pre Roman tribe!
by jgriffin
Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Re-Branding a Possibility For Exeter?
Replies: 36
Views: 1749

Re: Re-Branding a Possibility For Exeter?

tigerburnie wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 5:32 pm
Devonians weren't Celts they were mostly Saxons a lot were my ancestors.
Correct, PanCeltique includes Cornwall (Kernow) but not Devon
by jgriffin
Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Re-Branding a Possibility For Exeter?
Replies: 36
Views: 1749

Re: Re-Branding a Possibility For Exeter?

Since the matter came to the fore again it has always been a matter of when, not if. Sponsors do not want to be associated with these types of issues as show recently by Yorkshire Cricket. Clearly there was never an intention to offend but equally clearly they have offended native Americans for who...
by jgriffin
Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2021/22 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACTS: Lord of the Mauls
Replies: 526
Views: 38968

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2021/22 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACTS: Lord of the Mauls

Postiger2 wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:11 pm
longlivethecrumbie wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:10 pm
I may have misheard as I was up a ladder in the garage at the time, but did I hear Nick Mullins say on the England comms that we were in talks with Pollard?
He said the two clubs are talking. Interesting
Nah. Losowski.
by jgriffin
Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: World Rugby and brain injury
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: World Rugby and brain injury

How do we pressurise them into dealing with this better? No idea. Cancelling our season tickets and BTSport subscription would have an impact - but let’s face it, that’s not going to happen. More likely the game will fade into niche appeal as our kids/grandkids drift away from playing junior rugby ...
by jgriffin
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: World Rugby and brain injury
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: World Rugby and brain injury

Lutontiger wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:11 pm
How do we pressurise them into dealing with this better?
No idea.
by jgriffin
Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: World Rugby and brain injury
Replies: 6
Views: 405

World Rugby and brain injury

https://tinyl.io/5ANQ Worth a discussion, as my view is that it is an urgent issue for top line rugby and its obsession with collision and size (much the same as Tom McNab predicted about injuries in general) - and the rest of rugby suffers. To bring in other factors is IMO using known GENERAL POPUL...
by jgriffin
Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: LEICESTER TIGERS 2021/22 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACTS: Lord of the Mauls
Replies: 526
Views: 38968

Re: LEICESTER TIGERS 2021/22 SQUAD/TRANSFERS/CONTRACTS: Lord of the Mauls

Sorry he's going; thankful for his time with us and wishing him all the very best in the future (except when we are playing against him of course). It's a professional game and players make moves which for one reason or another they think are in their long term interests. I have no problem with tha...
by jgriffin
Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: George Fords Departure - Why ?
Replies: 148
Views: 9436

Re: George Fords Departure - Why ?

Sale is not home to Ford, wrong side of town totally, a different culture. Saddleworth, though, nicer for us Northerners. The M60 makes it easy to get to AJBell from Saddleworth. Makes sense McGinty leaving, and SB getting some backup in, next season big label 10 from SH?
by jgriffin
Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Exeter's woes
Replies: 47
Views: 7082

Re: Exeter's woes

Try understanding from the point of view of a person who gets stuff most days - it is shocking. No amount of 'PC' or'woke' jibes make up for being racially insulted nearly every time you go out. The staid burghers of Lichfield were a bit testy when the topic came up on the online newspaper 'Lichfiel...
by jgriffin
Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Sale - Home Prem Cup 13th November
Replies: 195
Views: 12185

Re: Sale - Home Prem Cup 13th November

Tribute to Aled's conditioning too!
by jgriffin
Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: AUTUMN INTERNATIONALS 2021
Replies: 1049
Views: 40426

Re: AUTUMN INTERNATIONALS 2021

Firstly, never go on newspaper rankings. Often wonder if I'm seeing the same game. Fazlet will be a press darling until Smith takes over, regardless who is the real match winner (often a forward), and Harlequins are the new Saracens. Secondly, EJ is simply rehashing the Greenwood 'Total Rugby' appro...