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Who slacking then?

Post by TigerCam » Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:15 pm


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Re: Who slacking then?

Post by strawclearer » Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:20 pm

Well - clearly OTY has contributed almost nothing recently proving that EJ was entirely right to drop him!
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Re: Who slacking then?

Post by DickyP » Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:29 pm

Eddie Jones didn't actually say they are slacking - just playing poorly! Personally I quite like his approach and I'd like to assume that he's had a word with those who he thinks aren't performing.
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Re: Who slacking then?

Post by kpj tiger » Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:55 pm

I suspect Watson, B Youngs and maybe a couple of the Sarries lads not playing to their high standards?

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Re: Who slacking then?

Post by Jacko27 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:02 pm

I agree with DickyP, I like EJ's modus operandi.

He's very good at nipping any complacency in the bud (cf England post 2003)and it's a smart way of dealing with players that he's not seeing on a daily basis but reminding them :smt023 that they are being watched and assessed. I don't suppose that the "20%" are entirely sure who they are and any way Eddy's comments are just as much intended for the "80%" who feel that their efforts for their clubs are being recognised and valued by the big boss. Carrot & stick. Smart psychology!

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Re: Who slacking then?

Post by TomWeston » Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:16 pm

Jacko27 wrote:?..Smart psychology!
I sat across and behind him on the train up from London for the SF QF. He was reading a book on sport psychology by, from the bit of the cover I could see, a US football coach.

(I know it was a different era but I doubt that he is taller than Harry Thacker, and he sure as hell was unlikely to have been as quick about the field! :smt001 )

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Re: Who slacking then?

Post by ellis9 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:09 pm

Owen Farrell but he is always a let down. :smt023 :smt002

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Re: Who slacking then?

Post by Gramps » Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:51 am

Don't think you have look much further than the boys from down Bath way

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Re: Who slacking then?

Post by Noddy555 » Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:58 am

Tiger cam I suggest you write some music for that poem and it can then become the official club anthem.

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Re: Who slacking then?

Post by AlphaWiseOwl » Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:01 am

Noddy555 wrote:Tiger cam I suggest you write some music for that poem and it can then become the official club anthem.
I really hope your tongue was firmly in your cheek when you posted this comment. I think the music to these lyrics is already well known.

BTW - not in the England mix currently, but according to The Sunday Telegraph today, EJ has told Ashton to behave more sportsmanlike. Apparently he did not like his involvement in the Anthony Watson card which caused the subsequent ban. He has a point. Ashton clearly caused the incident by deliberately running a blocking line on Watson. No wonder Watson felt aggrieved at being carded whilst Ashton pulled his usual "what me guv?" little boy lost face and got away scot free.

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Re: Who slacking then?

Post by Stu_F » Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:23 am

Hartley has done nothing since 6 Nations :-)

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Re: Who slacking then?

Post by jgriffin » Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:43 pm

I have said all along that EJ would hold all the cards with a 6N win, and he has gone nap with the Slam. Already clear he wants the overseas player rubbish dropped for Ben T'eo and Underhill (who he needs to cap pdq), and I think we will see a fair old churn of players in the next year or so. Reckon Slade, Manu and Daly for 10/12/13 and BOC at 7, and I think we may see some very surprising large squad calls including Hill, Beaumont, Mallinder, Burns, Barrow, and in my dreams, just for the hell of it, Harry. 9 is interesting as there are so many 'almost' contenders.
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Re: Who slacking then?

Post by Gramps » Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:03 pm

Jgriffin wouldn't surprise me at all to see Harry go on the Saxons tour to South Africa

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Re: Who slacking then?

Post by The Boy Dave » Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:01 pm

Jones has already suggested that ALL front rows should do the basics very well and that includes scrummaging.
Gloucester have an English qualified prop on the way from New Zealand next season, wouldn't surprise me to see some different props included.
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Re: Who slacking then?

Post by bc » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:11 am

I am surprised that there has been no real speculation on the identity of the those not playing well. IMHO the focus is probably on the Bath contingent - Ford, Josephs and Watson plus Hartley and, wait for it, B Youngs.
For an England international and British Lion I would have hoped that Youngs would be coming to the for at this stage of the season. He has been dreadful since coming back, Sale & Glos he was a liability, Stade only marginally better and against Saints, the opposition new boy looked the more experienced.
He really needs a good kick up the proverbial. Based on last4 games I would start with Kitto and have Harrison on the bench!

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