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Post by scouse tiger » Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:33 pm

I know we are not supposed to like Lol, but....

He was a collosus for England (and Wasps) for majority of his career upto 2004, and I wish him well if he does finally anounce his international retirement (A bit drawn out this announcement)

My mine grudge against him was turning his back on the England team when players like Johnson , Back , Leonard all retired, it was as though he knew England would struggle and did not want to be a part of it. And then releasing his error and causing disruption in coming out of retirement.
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Post by CJ » Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:44 pm

totally agree, scousetiger.

and I can't forget the various indiscretions either.

but he has been a great player and let's be honest - if he'd played for us we'd have loved him.

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Post by westwinds31 » Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:02 pm

scousetiger...you've got it spot on, if he does retire from international rugby, he will go down as an England legend.

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Post by g » Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:17 pm

The sooner his ugly mug is away from the international set up the better. I can't stand the bloke and for once hope he does the decent thing and go gracefully. But Florence doesn't do graceful.

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Post by westy154 » Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:46 pm

As has been said many a time by me on these pages, I'm glad he's going, I don't like him. At all.

But what an all time great. An absolute all-time great in an England shirt, and on the world scene. One of the very best we have ever produced. I'm big enough to swallow my pride at times.

Don't like him, even hate him (Pantomime hate), but by 'eck I respected him.
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Post by Kinoulton » Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:31 am

Well love him or hate him, you have to admire this quote:-

"What I do want to emphasise is that my decision has nothing whatsoever to do with England head coach Brian Ashton and my post-World Cup observations concerning his preparation early in the tournament," he said.

In other words, Ashton's a tw*t.
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Post by Bunchy » Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:39 am

A total legend, if he were a Tiger he would be loved like Johnno was and is......

Never gave anything less than 100% for England and Wasps - but definitely the right time to move on for him and England.
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Post by EssexTiger » Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:25 am

I agree about his playing qualities but big difference with Johno was Dallagio's inability to stem his outbursts.

Particularly his self promotional ones.

He would have made a great Tiger and probably been taught some good lessons, about behaviour,at Oval Park!

I wish him a good retirement, and remember some of his great performances. Certainly one of them against us in the HC last year!

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Post by westy154 » Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:31 am

Probably does mean though that the g*t will hang around the club scene for a season more.
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Post by big john » Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:54 am

The big thing for me is that BA will announce his 6N squad today and the players would have been told tuesday and shock horror LD tells us by this morning he is hanging up his boots....... is this really the fact BA did not pick him so before we find this out he gracefully bows out? and the fact that Hasskell is easily pushing him out of the wasps team would make it a good time to say "now is the time".

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Post by Dave Angel » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:00 am

Probably not.

While Dallaglio's public announcement of his retirement is today, he made the decision to hang up his boots before Tuesday's internal 6N squad announcement.

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Post by westy154 » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:37 am

BelperJon wrote:
westy154 wrote:Probably does mean though that the g*t will hang around the club scene for a season more.
Quote from the link I posted earlier:
"He will also end his club career with Wasps at the end of the season."


(Note to self: Learn to skim read better.)
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Post by scrambo » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:41 am

is it true?

got hubby his book, and ive started reading it lol. hubby said the end of his book is what prop would end his england days. not got there yet.

in his book he says if he was to retire from england he would leave rugby altogether.

he's great player in that he spurs the guys on when he comes on the pitch, but its time to let the younger lads have a go i think.

good player though, shame it was for wasps lol
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Post by scrambo » Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:13 am

:smt046

heeee - hubby gutted he knew about it this morning - wondered why he was quiet and slow with the old texts. heeee.....sorry am i being cruel heeeeee. so funny
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