Well played Wales - Is this a start of a golden era?

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Well played Wales - Is this a start of a golden era?

Post by tigerburnie » Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:58 pm

I thought they were going to wilt in the second half,some talented players in their pack.I thought their half backs were poor,missed a few chances due to not looking around.1/2d is a usefull kicker too.
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Re: Well played Wales

Post by jgriffin » Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:26 pm

Best of an awful year, and gifted by a couple of outrageous reffing howlers....but you take 'em good or bad. Gatland and the coaches deserve praise for developing a new side out of adversity.
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Post by Bill W (2) » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:18 pm

Is this the start of the next Golden Era?

Or another flash in the pan?

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Re: Wales

Post by Stu_F » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:30 pm

Bill W (2) wrote:Is this the start of the next Golden Era?

Or another flash in the pan?

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Depends what one deems to be a Golden Era? I don't think they have the "out and out stars" like they did in the 70s who were undoubtedly the best players who were the best players in their postitions in the world at the time (JPR Williams, Edwards, John, Davies etc) but they benefited in the 70s by a lack of competition elsewhere, only France in Europe offered much competition, they never played South Africa and it wasn't a great period for the All Blacks (not that Wales ever beat them in the 70s). So the 70s side was head and shoulders above the competion much of the time.

There are some excellent players in the current side and many of them are quite young but I think the competition is greater now and it is more difficult to appear such a dominant side as it was in the past.

Also what impact will what seems to be a mass exodus to France have on the team? Currently the WRU is pretty much in control of most of their players and can ensure they are properly rested and that the National team is prioritised, what's it going to be like in the future?

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Re: Wales

Post by Bill W (2) » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:35 pm

Stu_F wrote:Also what impact will what seems to be a mass exodus to France have on the team? Currently the WRU is pretty much in control of most of their players and can ensure they are properly rested and that the National team is prioritised, what's it going to be like in the future?
Ah, Flash in the pan then?

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Re: Well played Wales - Is this a start of a golden era?

Post by jgriffin » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:44 pm

Good side in an indifferent 6N, Golden era, you're 'avin' a giraffe. m'lud.
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Re: Wales

Post by Stu_F » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:45 pm

Bill W (2) wrote:
Stu_F wrote:Also what impact will what seems to be a mass exodus to France have on the team? Currently the WRU is pretty much in control of most of their players and can ensure they are properly rested and that the National team is prioritised, what's it going to be like in the future?
Ah, Flash in the pan then?

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Re: Well played Wales - Is this a start of a golden era?

Post by Tiger Peter » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:52 pm

No doubt that Wales were the best team this year, but refereeing mistakes undoubtedly helped them. Against Ireland their second row really should have been red carded for a tip tackle, and Ferris's yellow card and penalrty was so unjust. Against England, a massive knock on was missede just before their try, North threw the ball into touch and was not penalised, and Walsh did not call advantage over before Strettle "scored" and should have gone back for the penalty.

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Re: Well played Wales - Is this a start of a golden era?

Post by mol2 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:13 pm

The men in white may well end that in 12 months' time.

Fair play to the gym bunnies but a golden era I don't think so.

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Re: Well played Wales - Is this a start of a golden era?

Post by Bill W (2) » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:40 pm

Ah! Flash in the pan has it and we have to wait for the next Golden Era.

How long, I ask, how long???

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Re: Well played Wales - Is this a start of a golden era?

Post by dailywaffle » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:54 pm

Grand slams in 2005, 2008 and 2012.
Winners of three of the last five slams.
England, by contrast, have failed to win a slam since the RWC.

Clearly a flash in the pan.

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Re: Well played Wales - Is this a start of a golden era?

Post by Isambard » Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:06 pm

Jim Bunny Syndrome who have frequently been dull and predictable.

Not great just over hyped.

Not golden more nickel silver or plastic chrome fittings.

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Re: Well played Wales - Is this a start of a golden era?

Post by Tiglon » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:37 am

Well done to them on another Grand Slam... but Golden Era? Isn't that just media bull****? We've heard it all before.

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Re: Well played Wales - Is this a start of a golden era?

Post by dailywaffle » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:42 am

Tiglon wrote:Well done to them on another Grand Slam... but Golden Era? Isn't that just media bull****? We've heard it all before.
Perhaps a definition of 'Golden Era' needs to be agreed.

Wales have certainly been more succesful then Ireland's 'Golden Generation'.

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Re: Well played Wales - Is this a start of a golden era?

Post by Tiglon » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:10 am

For me the definition of "Golden Era" is as follows:

The concept is an invention of the press. Watch any player/coach when they're asked about a Golden Era, 9 times out of 10 you'll see them smile or laugh in recognition of the stupidity of the notion.

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