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Offline Jon Crofts

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2910 on: February 06, 2020, 02:29:31 PM »
70 mph winds forecast for match day, hardly going to be a classic is it?

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2911 on: February 06, 2020, 03:52:31 PM »
70 mph winds forecast for match day, hardly going to be a classic is it?

*Punches the air.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2912 on: February 06, 2020, 06:08:51 PM »
Taking Ewels out and putting Ludlam in the backrow is a positive for the ball carrying aspect but leaving Lawes on the bench after he was comfortably the best player in our pack last week is bizarre.

I have concerns about that midfield as well, I'm not sure JJ is up to international rugby any more (he's lost too much pace) and despite it working well at times I've never really liked the ford/farrell combo. farrell is the best 10 in English rugby but he's not the best 12 (I say this but I freely admit that I don't think the alternatives are all that great, it's our weakest position right now). Slade and Manu are the best 2 centres in the country right now so that should be the default (and I'd have them that way round). Then I'd have Farrell and Daly/Nowell as cover (respectively) for them whilst the likes of Redpath, Smith, Umaga and Dingwall get some more experience.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2913 on: February 08, 2020, 06:08:36 PM »
I know its windy but fucking hell! Have England had some sort of bet on how many times they can kick the ball out on the full?

Utterly atrociou game of Rugby

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2914 on: February 08, 2020, 06:14:16 PM »
Fuck me that was some miss.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2915 on: February 08, 2020, 06:25:43 PM »
Two weeks in a row Hogg has thrown the game. Somebody check his Bet365 account.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2916 on: February 08, 2020, 07:02:13 PM »
Fair play to Youngs he was shocking last week, but very good when he came on today.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2917 on: February 08, 2020, 07:54:00 PM »
Yep, Youngs had the sense to keep the ball in play with his kicks and not flirt with the sidelines like Heinz did.

In the abysmal conditions, some of Englands kicking choices were braindead.

Awful game but was always going to be.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2918 on: February 08, 2020, 08:25:07 PM »
Fair play to Youngs he was shocking last week, but very good when he came on today.

Thatís Youngs & also Careís international careers, average starters good replacements.

Ford?

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2919 on: February 08, 2020, 08:31:08 PM »
Happy with the win but:

England really need to fuck Heinz and Youngs off and get some 9s that; a. will be available for the next world cup and b. aren't shit.

Jones needs to admit he's wrong about the back row and pick a proper 8.

I watched with 2 clubs worth of rugby players in, effecitvely, a portakabin full of beer so I might not be proud of this message tomorrow.

Final point, I thought Furbank was much better in fucking horrible conditions.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2920 on: February 09, 2020, 04:33:05 PM »
Empty seats my lord, empty seats.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2921 on: February 13, 2020, 01:03:44 PM »
Somehow I've managed to blag a seat in the former England Internationals seating area for the Ireland game at Twickenham, best try & look manly & sound like I know what I'm on about. Will let you know if anyone decent has the honour of sitting next to me.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2922 on: February 13, 2020, 01:51:56 PM »
Somehow I've managed to blag a seat in the former England Internationals seating area for the Ireland game at Twickenham, best try & look manly & sound like I know what I'm on about. Will let you know if anyone decent has the honour of sitting next to me.

You need to look like a thug but talk like Little Lord Fauntleroy.

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2923 on: February 14, 2020, 09:07:46 AM »
Somehow I've managed to blag a seat in the former England Internationals seating area for the Ireland game at Twickenham, best try & look manly & sound like I know what I'm on about. Will let you know if anyone decent has the honour of sitting next to me.

Do ex-internationals get such seats for life ?

If so, 50 years after his last international and my cousin still hasn't invited me   :(

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Re: International Rugby
« Reply #2924 on: February 15, 2020, 04:49:40 PM »
Somehow I've managed to blag a seat in the former England Internationals seating area for the Ireland game at Twickenham, best try & look manly & sound like I know what I'm on about. Will let you know if anyone decent has the honour of sitting next to me.

Do ex-internationals get such seats for life ?

If so, 50 years after his last international and my cousin still hasn't invited me   :(

Iíve no idea how it works, they have their own bar under the West Stand as well.