Can we reach the play offs?

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Can we reach the play offs?

Post by WiggoTiger » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:43 pm

Are we realistically good enough to mix it with the BIG BOYS if we reach the play offs? Going on the performances I have watched both home and away I am (yet again) a worried fan. Maybe MoC had a bigger influence on the team and plans than we thought, Burke seems out of his depth.
Why do we also persevere with the long kick off?? GRRRR :smt013
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Re: Can we reach the play offs?

Post by sapajo » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:46 pm

We have failed to replace those that have left us with quality replacements and our bargain basement shopping is beginning to slowly unravel
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Re: Can we reach the play offs?

Post by kpj tiger » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:48 pm

We are 2 points behind Quins in 4th, of course we can make the play offs, its a minor miracle that we are even in contention for the Play offs of the AP and HC with how many injuries we have had

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Re: Can we reach the play offs?

Post by fentiger » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:49 pm

We are being hurt more by the long term injury list TBF, other players brought in have been thrown in the deep end a lot (I do not include Lamb in that as he should both know and be better).

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Re: Can we reach the play offs?

Post by kingol22 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:50 pm

Our success this year depends on what injuries we get, if we can have a team of 1. Ayerza 2. Youngs 3. Cole 4. Kitchner 5. Parling 6. Mafi 7. Salvi 8. Waldrom 9. Youngs 10. Flood 11. Benjamin 12. Allen 13. Manu 14. Morris 15. Tait after the six nations then I truly believe that we will be in the mix for the prem come the end of the season and be in with a chance in europe as well. We had been 6 wins in a row before today and this loss could kick start our premiership campaign.

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Re: Can we reach the play offs?

Post by kpj tiger » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:52 pm

fentiger wrote:We are being hurt more by the long term injury list TBF, other players brought in have been thrown in the deep end a lot (I do not include Lamb in that as he should both know and be better).
Exactly, players like Hepetema, Matera and Scully are playing their 1st season of top flight professional rugby, we have had players like Miles Benjamin and Mat Tait coming back from long term injuries, It isn't time to write the season off yet

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Re: Can we reach the play offs?

Post by RagingBull » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:57 pm

sapajo wrote:We have failed to replace those that have left us with quality replacements and our bargain basement shopping is beginning to slowly unravel

Yeh because we only just last week won our first game in france since 2006, against a good Montpellier team.

What position were we in the WC year at this point.

Jesus people can be so over the top.

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Re: Can we reach the play offs?

Post by WhitecapTiger » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:59 pm

kpj tiger wrote:
fentiger wrote:We are being hurt more by the long term injury list TBF, other players brought in have been thrown in the deep end a lot (I do not include Lamb in that as he should both know and be better).
Exactly, players like Hepetema, Matera and Scully are playing their 1st season of top flight professional rugby, we have had players like Miles Benjamin and Mat Tait coming back from long term injuries, It isn't time to write the season off yet
Spot on the pair of you, and others who think similarly.

Wiggotiger asks a fair question / makes a fair point or two - long kickoffs are confusing if we are not chasing them hard for example.

It will be difficult, but we do difficult.

Some toys need to go back into prams and dummies back into mouths.
sapajo wrote:We have failed to replace those that have left us with quality replacements and our bargain basement shopping is beginning to slowly unravel
Who exactly has left that has been improperly replaced? We have far more quality players out injured (some of the freak injuries) than any that have left and been poorly replaced IMO.
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Re: Can we reach the play offs?

Post by fentiger » Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:01 pm

... and no matter what anyone may suggest the plastic pitch is definitely an advantage.

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Re: Can we reach the play offs?

Post by sapajo » Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:02 pm

RagingBull wrote:
sapajo wrote:We have failed to replace those that have left us with quality replacements and our bargain basement shopping is beginning to slowly unravel

Yeh because we only just last week won our first game in france since 2006, against a good Montpellier team.

What position were we in the WC year at this point.

Jesus people can be so over the top.
I am not a Jesus person :smt002 and I am do not give a flying fig about europe our priority must remain the premiership at all times. I suspect therein lies the problem :smt023
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Re: Can we reach the play offs?

Post by fentiger » Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:05 pm

Personally I'd swap a Prem final/win for an HC win, it's about time.

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Re: Can we reach the play offs?

Post by tigerburnie » Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:06 pm

We can still win them, let alone get there.
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Re: Can we reach the play offs?

Post by RagingBull » Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:09 pm

And you missed the point entirely well done.

My point is if the team was doing that badly all together then we would be a lot lower in the premiership and out of the question in the HC.

but we are in alright position in both.
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Re: Can we reach the play offs?

Post by WhitecapTiger » Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:10 pm

sapajo wrote:
RagingBull wrote:
sapajo wrote:We have failed to replace those that have left us with quality replacements and our bargain basement shopping is beginning to slowly unravel

Yeh because we only just last week won our first game in france since 2006, against a good Montpellier team.

What position were we in the WC year at this point.

Jesus people can be so over the top.
I am not a Jesus person :smt002 and I am do not give a flying fig about europe our priority must remain the premiership at all times. I suspect therein lies the problem :smt023
So, who has left that has been inadequately replaced sapajo?
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Re: Can we reach the play offs?

Post by Bill W (2) » Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:46 pm

KEEP THE FAITH![size]
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