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 Six nations
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Fri 1 Feb 15:50

Well it is that time of year again, looking forward to it as usual.

Got a feeling that Scotland will struggle this year. A multitude of injuries will not help so the squad is down to the bare bones.

Hogg, Russel and Laidlaw, our “ talismen “ need to perform as we tend to rely on them.

Just can’t see us beating Ireland, Wales or England and we have not won in Paris for ages.

Could it be just 1 win in 5... against Italy? Finishing second bottom as we did regularly a few years ago?

Hopefully get off to a winning start tomorrow , need a bonus point win and maybe the confidence will see us shock Ireland as we did two years ago , if so then who knows?

But I am predicting a win v Italy, then three loses before we take on France in Paris in the last round. If there is nothing to play for by then we might sneak another win.

Just noticed that it is England we play last.

So my prediction is one win in five.



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Fri 1 Feb 15:59

Unfortunately I'd have to agree with your most excellent summing up of our chances this year.anything more that one win will be a bonus. I also predict a dip in form for both Edinburgh and Glasgow while the six nations is on.
Is there a game on tonight?
Is it on council telly?



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Fri 1 Feb 16:12

France v Wales BBC 1 I think
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Fri 1 Feb 17:57

Quote:

londonparsfan, Fri 1 Feb 16:12

France v Wales BBC 1 I think


Full marks for national anthems if nothing else!
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Fri 1 Feb 18:31

Yeah the French one is quality.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Fri 1 Feb 18:42

Ireland will be low confidence after England beat them tomorrow.

Turn on, Tune in, Drop out.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Fri 1 Feb 19:21

Predictions from me are Ireland to win the grand slam. Scotland to beat Italy and Wales, finish 4th
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Fri 1 Feb 19:34

Scotland to beat Wales... That's bold.
I admire your optimism.



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Fri 1 Feb 22:24

French blew it from a 16 point lead with two kamikaze interceptions that led to two tries and giving the Welsh a flooky win.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Fri 1 Feb 22:31

Based on tonight Scotland could beat Wales and maybe also Ireland with a bit of luck. Repeat of 2017?

Should beat Italy and perhaps a win away from home for the first time in a while v France.

Vino must be talking!
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Fri 1 Feb 23:13

Hmmm
Wales weren't great especially in the first half but still managed to beat a French side that are a better team than last time around imo.
Wales will take a lot of confidence from that.
I predict a thumping for England tomorrow and a tight win for Scotland.
I'd be very surprised if Ireland aren't at the top of the table after these first games are done and dusted.



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Sat 2 Feb 13:37

After last night I see no reason why we can't beat Wales, or France for that matter. Only issue is our depleted forward line but if Seymour, Hogg, Laidlaw etc are in form we've more than enough to win. England and Ireland will likely destroy us though
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Sat 2 Feb 15:27

good opener so far for Scotland

If you only turn up to moan then do it elsewhere
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 2 Feb 15:52

Game's over.
Not often we can say that this early.
Italy are poorer than I thought they would be... But ye can only beat what's in front of ye
Edited to add... Thinking you're home and dry after having a man sent to the bin is a dangerous mindset... A better team could have caught us out there in the end.





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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Sat 2 Feb 17:10

To lose 19 points in the last 10 minutes even with a man short is careless at best.
A comfortable win feels almost like a defeat.

Lack of concentration and giving up simple penalties will be heavily punished by Ireland.



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: AdamAntsParsStripe  
Date:   Sat 2 Feb 17:14

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parbucks, Sat 2 Feb 17:10

To lose 19 points in the last 10 minutes even with a man short is careless at best.
A comfortable win feels almost like a defeat.

Lack of concentration and giving up simple penalties will be heavily punished by Ireland.


Agreed but at least it happened in a game we won so can be addresses ahead of the next one.

If you only turn up to moan then do it elsewhere
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 2 Feb 17:39

Englandshireshire playing well and leading 10-17 at half time.
Some thunderous tackles in this one so far.



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sat 2 Feb 18:28

As I predicted the English are giving Ireland a lesson.

Turn on, Tune in, Drop out.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 2 Feb 18:44

Well... Thats a shock in my book... But well deserved by Englandlandshire.
A brutal game that was, end to end stuff.
Good game.



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 2 Feb 18:52

Team P W D L B Pts
1 Scotland 1 1 0 0 1 5
2 England 1 1 0 0 1 5
3 Wales 1 1 0 0 0 4
4 France 1 0 0 1 1 1
5 Ireland 1 0 0 1 0 0
6 Italy 1 0 0 1 0 0
Last updated 2nd February 2019 at 18:41
Whodathunkit eh 😂



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sat 2 Feb 18:52

Every chance this England team will do the Grand Slam.

Turn on, Tune in, Drop out.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 2 Feb 18:54

They certainly looked good today.



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Sat 2 Feb 19:48

Much more effective when they keep it simple.

Other than last 10 I thought we were good. Will be lots of competitive games this year.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Sun 3 Feb 11:40

Scotland done what they had to yesterday but switching off like that at the end was unprofessional.

Ireland will be like a wounded animal next week at Murrayfield.

Defensively we are a worry and Ireland will exploit that.

Scotland ripped Ireland apart in Dublin last year and made five clear try scoring opportunities and only took two. We will need to take chances next week to be in with a shout.

Think the forwards will get bullied though and ultimately cost us the game.

Hope to be proved wrong.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Fri 8 Feb 15:20

Very surprised to see Kinghorn dropped to the bench. Imagine a football manager dropping a forward who had scored a hat-trick in his previous game.

Townsend going for experience obviously by bringing Maitland back in.

Good to see some changes in the pack with Jonny Gray and Straus both starting, along with Berghan. I assume Nel must be injured......again.

Ireland will be hurting after last week, will they get it together and crush the Scots hopes or will Scotland continue their fantastic home form?

Weather will play a big part as it is going to be blowing a hoolie.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Fri 8 Feb 15:31

Head says an emphatic win for Ireland... Heart says a scrappy win for Scotland.
It's gonna be entertaining that's for sure.
What's the schedule for this weekend?
Is it all games on Sat or is there a sat/Sun split?



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Fri 8 Feb 17:11

I wouldn’t say Kinghorn was “dropped”. He is essentially a full back. Still, a tough choice to make.

The back three combination of Hogg, Seymour and Maitland is tried and tested at Glasgow and given the Irish strength all over the pitch we need to use all the experience we have. This is no match for sentiment.

A repeat of two years ago would be great but hard to see. Could go either way.

We need to play our own game as we don’t have the physicality up front that England had last week. Ball retention will be key and let’s stop giving up needless penalties as we did last week.



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Fri 8 Feb 17:12

England France on Sunday.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Fri 8 Feb 19:40

Kinghorn must feel like he has come second in a Hen Broon lookalike competition.
To Ronnie Corbett.

Bobs of the world unite
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Fri 8 Feb 21:32

Never saw RC play rugby 🤨
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: donj  
Date:   Fri 8 Feb 21:44

You missed his amazing run through their legs to get a try.How unlucky are you lol.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Fri 8 Feb 21:52

Must be a different form of game to tomorrow’s.😁
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 14:23

Good start

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Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 14:26

Oops!

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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 14:28

What a ridiculous pass , no need.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 14:30

What on earth was he thinking trying that pass?
Thon's schoolboy stuff min.
Need to hit back quickly.



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 14:32

How many mistakes are we making!
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 14:33

Basic handling errors... As usual.
And a missed tackle and they're in for another try...
Long day ahead





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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 14:36

Jings they're making our defence look like Barca.

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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 14:53

Awesome skill from Russell. See that Bertie? ;)
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 15:20

After the initial 5 handling errors in the first 19 mins I think we've done well to come back to within a couple of points.
Sexton going off was a big leveller



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 16:00

Stupid errors our downfall.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 16:03

Ireland have managed the second half well. We haven't done much well in the second half



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 16:05

They didnt win it. We lost it.

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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 16:06

Schoolboy stuff at the end.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 16:15

Not often I agree with Andy Nicol (most of the time he havers the awfiest keech in my opinion) but I'd agree that was even more disappointing because Ireland didn't play anywhere near their best... And they still ran out comfortable winners.
Still... Onwards and downwards... Probably 😂



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 16:41

Now to watch Wales trample all over Italy... Surely 🤔





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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 16:54

Has Nigel Owens retired?
I've no seen him this year



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 19:26

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widtink, Sat 9 Feb 16:54

Has Nigel Owens retired?
I've no seen him this year


He's doing the game tomorrow
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 19:38

On refelection after a frustrating, error strewn performance that promised much this seemed like a return to the bad old days....or is that because our expectations are higher?
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: donj  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 19:54

Still sure that trip was deliberate and should have been a penalty and at least sin bin.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: thomson  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 20:02

Surprised there was mention of the tackle with no use of the arms in the first half. Thought it would have been a certain try if he didn't do that.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: Bandy  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 20:24

There were a few calls that didn’t go our way;

Late hit on Hogg by O’Mahoney
No arms hit by Kearney when we had an overlap
O’Mahoney lying on the ball on Ireland’s 5m line

Laidlaw implies Poite has previous when reffing us - anyone enlighten me?
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 20:43

Laidlaw made his point clear about the ref’s decision at a key moment then said he had previous against S Africa but then finished by saying he didn’t want to criticise the referee!
Love his passion and pc!



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 20:57

Laidlaw should know better... The game's over... Criticism of the ref will only land him in bother and change nothing.



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: donj  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 21:46

Ref did pick up every,even slight decision,against us but missed a few obvious ones for us.
Biased yep he was.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: Bandy  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 22:00

Yeah - I thought the same. Ireland played him, and it worked. Murray was in his ear all game.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 22:11

Ireland are always in the refs ear... It's wrong... But its been that way for long enough.
The point is... We weren't good enough on the day. No point in moaning about dodgy decisions.





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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: donj  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 22:42

Trouble is a few of those dodgy decisions could have turned the match our way.
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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 23:28

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widtink, Sat 9 Feb 22:11

Ireland are always in the refs ear... It's wrong... But its been that way for long enough.
The point is... We weren't good enough on the day. No point in moaning about dodgy decisions.


But I think we were good enough most of the time. Did you see the half time stats. We lost due to 2 interceptions caused by 2 bad errors. We made other errors too but mostly we looked good enough.

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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 9 Feb 23:38

Yeah but it's not about looking good enough... You have to be able to back it up with points on the board. We didn't... They did.. And that was a poor performance from Ireland too let's not forget.
So... To sum up... Not good enough today.
On any other day... Who knows???
On the upside... We're still above Ireland in the table at least 😜





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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sun 10 Feb 15:04

Oh dear... It's all going a bit pear shaped for France at the moment 🤔



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Sun 10 Feb 15:30

Given the number of handling errors we had yesterday I think we can expect an aerial bombardment from both France and England judging by the kick fest on show today.



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 Re: Six nations
Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Mon 11 Feb 10:23

Topic Originator: parbucks like | nolike
Date: Sun 10 Feb 15:30

Given the number of handling errors we had yesterday I think we can expect an aerial bombardment from both France and England judging by the kick fest on show today.


Except many of England's kicks were very well judged/ weighted flat along the deck. Dont think I have seen such well executed accurate kicking, the ball hardly bounced.

England look in great shape.France didnt seem to have a game plan and played like they didnt know one another.
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