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A wish for just one player

Post by mightymouse » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:09 pm

Ok

Here's my next game ... you can tell I'm bored ... looking after a sick cat for the afternoon.

We are all a bit down in the dumps about the first 2 results and as another dawn has failed to materialise .... so...

If you had a choice of just one player regardless of cost BUT must be an existing premiership player who would you choose.

After a little bit of thought but not an excessive amount, therefore I'm happy to be persuaded otherwise, I have decided upon Billy Vunipola.

We need more than almost anything else big ball carrying forwards to get our backs moving on the front foot. I think 8 is still the position that most looks unfilled adequately. Picamoles is no longer in the league therefore under my own rules I cannot pick him. That leaves Billy or Hughes as the main options and I choose Billy.

Would like to hear your thoughts and as I said happy to be prsuaded

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Re: A wish for just one player

Post by ellis9 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:21 pm

Manu Tuilagi

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Re: A wish for just one player

Post by Scott11 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:54 pm

A prime Thorn,Matfield or Botha to whip these pansys into shape!

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Re: A wish for just one player

Post by Stephen18 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:01 pm

I could live with either of itoje or lawes in the row

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Re: A wish for just one player

Post by BFG » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:03 pm

Living in the past eh Scott. :smt005
I'd have Itoje!

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Re: A wish for just one player

Post by Scott11 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:08 pm

The more pertinent point should be how soft our pack is!

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Re: A wish for just one player

Post by ellis9 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:48 pm

Scott11 wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:54 pm
A prime Thorn,Matfield or Botha to whip these pansys into shape!

I didn't realise any of these players were currently in the Premiership. :smt017

Now I know why we regularly disagree when your knowledge is not great. :smt023

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Re: A wish for just one player

Post by chewbacca » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:49 am

It's the unrealistic expectation that one player would be the messiah thats what has got us in this position. You need a team, 15 players on the field with a common objective, understanding what is required of them and trusting their colleagues to execute. Not one player with 14 others around.
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Re: A wish for just one player

Post by Chobbsy » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:22 am

Martin Johnson
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Re: A wish for just one player

Post by Roly » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:11 am

ellis9 wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:48 pm
Scott11 wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:54 pm
A prime Thorn,Matfield or Botha to whip these pansys into shape!
Now I know why we regularly disagree when your knowledge is not great. :smt023
Yet you were happy to wish for Tuilagi.... go figure.
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Re: A wish for just one player

Post by ellis9 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:16 am

Roly wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:11 am
ellis9 wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:48 pm
Scott11 wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:54 pm
A prime Thorn,Matfield or Botha to whip these pansys into shape!
Now I know why we regularly disagree when your knowledge is not great. :smt023
Yet you were happy to wish for Tuilagi.... go figure.
Tuilagi is currently a Premiership player

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Re: A wish for just one player

Post by Roly » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:31 am

ellis9 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:16 am
Roly wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:11 am
ellis9 wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:48 pm

Now I know why we regularly disagree when your knowledge is not great. :smt023
Yet you were happy to wish for Tuilagi.... go figure.
Tuilagi is currently a Premiership player
You could have fooled me.
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Re: A wish for just one player

Post by TTRITH » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:52 am

One of Courtney Lawes or Joe Launchberry.

Nasty git, that never goes backwards and always gives 100%. Would improve line outs, and the engine room in the scrums. Would break the line and put the pack on the front foot. Would lead from the front and encourage others to do the same.

*I've avoided Itoje because he seems obvious!*
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Re: A wish for just one player

Post by Chobbsy » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:24 am



I would also consider Nick Isiekwe, young strong, keen and aggressive not to mention a superb player who is learning fast
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Re: A wish for just one player

Post by RagingBull » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:18 am

Chobbsy wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:24 am


I would also consider Nick Isiekwe, young strong, keen and aggressive not to mention a superb player who is learning fast
TBH sarries will struggle to keep, Itoje, Kruis, Skeleton, Isiekwe and Day IMO.

Also have another lock coming up called Kpoku (i think).

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