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Re: Scrap the Lions?

Postby offshorerules » September 7th, 2016, 9:29 am

Nah, England will win it.
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Re: Scrap the Lions?

Postby simonokeeffe » September 7th, 2016, 12:01 pm

offshorerules wrote:Nah, England will win it.


They have to go to Cardiff and Dublin, we have to go to Cardiff for our only hard away game
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Scrap the Lions?

Postby FLIP » September 7th, 2016, 12:10 pm

FLIP wrote:
jimbobjoe wrote:Saw Gatland in Edinburgh this morning in a Lions branded range rover.. Announcement soon I wonder?


Tomorrow.

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Gatland confirmed.

What a sh!t sandwich for the Lions. Choosing someone Irish fans hate to coach a tour to a country where Irish fans have not forgiven or forgotten speargate is spectacularly thick.
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Re: Scrap the Lions?

Postby offshorerules » September 7th, 2016, 12:22 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:
offshorerules wrote:Nah, England will win it.


They have to go to Cardiff and Dublin, we have to go to Cardiff for our only hard away game


Think England will beat us comfortably.
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Re: Scrap the Lions?

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » September 7th, 2016, 12:23 pm

This has me pining for Alastair Campbell.
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Re: Scrap the Lions?

Postby kermischocolate » September 7th, 2016, 12:25 pm

FLIP wrote:
FLIP wrote:
jimbobjoe wrote:Saw Gatland in Edinburgh this morning in a Lions branded range rover.. Announcement soon I wonder?


Tomorrow.

Image


Gatland confirmed.

What a sh!t sandwich for the Lions. Choosing someone Irish fans hate to coach a tour to a country where Irish fans have not forgiven or forgotten speargate is spectacularly thick.


Does anyone outside of Wales like Gatland?
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Re: Scrap the Lions?

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » September 7th, 2016, 12:29 pm

I was about to ask the same thing, the fact that you've got the inside track in Scotland means that that's two countries that aren't happy anyway.
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Re: Scrap the Lions?

Postby simonokeeffe » September 7th, 2016, 12:34 pm

LeRouxIsPHat wrote:I was about to ask the same thing, the fact that you've got the inside track in Scotland means that that's two countries that aren't happy anyway.


Cant see any Scots starting for the test side, Ford and Nel have a xhance of the bench, JGray and maybe Hogg will tour and thats it
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offshorerules wrote:Nah, England will win it.


They have to go to Cardiff and Dublin, we have to go to Cardiff for our only hard away game


Think England will beat us comfortably.


Unless we have an injury crisis that game will be epic
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Scrap the Lions?

Postby Peg Leg » September 7th, 2016, 1:09 pm

Ford? you jester....
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Re: Scrap the Lions?

Postby simonokeeffe » September 7th, 2016, 2:55 pm

Peg Leg wrote:Ford? you jester....


After Hartley who is there?
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Scrap the Lions?

Postby domhnallj » September 7th, 2016, 3:57 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:
Peg Leg wrote:Ford? you jester....


After Hartley who is there?


Tom Youngs - always been a hero of mine. I used to love seeing his name on the teamsheet when England played Ireland.
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Re: Scrap the Lions?

Postby simonokeeffe » September 7th, 2016, 7:32 pm

domhnallj wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:
Peg Leg wrote:Ford? you jester....


After Hartley who is there?


Tom Youngs - always been a hero of mine. I used to love seeing his name on the teamsheet when England played Ireland.


currently 4th choice for England? Best didnt make it last time, Welsh front row stocks are fairly weak, token Scot value

was reminded of this earlier, for their vaunted 'partnership' the 2 welsh centres didnt pass the ball ONCE to each other in the third test
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Re: Scrap the Lions?

Postby Peg Leg » September 7th, 2016, 8:01 pm

Strauss or Best or Young
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Re: Scrap the Lions?

Postby simonokeeffe » September 7th, 2016, 8:02 pm

Peg Leg wrote:Strauss or Best or Young


I'd take Jamie George ahead of any of them
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Re: Scrap the Lions?

Postby domhnallj » September 7th, 2016, 8:42 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:
Peg Leg wrote:Strauss or Best or Young


I'd take Jamie George ahead of any of them


How's Cown Dickie looking these days? Haven't seen any premiership (despite EE giving me free BT sports for my device).
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Re: Scrap the Lions?

Postby simonokeeffe » September 7th, 2016, 9:27 pm

domhnallj wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:
Peg Leg wrote:Strauss or Best or Young


I'd take Jamie George ahead of any of them


How's Cown Dickie looking these days? Haven't seen any premiership (despite EE giving me free BT sports for my device).


On plus side hes a hooker with a mullet
Downside is he couldnt hit a cows arse with a banjo

On tangenital side theres a horror movie called Exeter
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Re: Scrap the Lions?

Postby kermischocolate » September 7th, 2016, 10:02 pm

No, Gatland(ball) isn't rated highly over here. I'd be amazed if he could name an entire scottish match day squad.

Part of the problem is the perceived "ignoring" of Scottish players (personally I'd argue few were good enough).
Last tour- Hogg went and came back with a massive ego and terrible attitude. Took a season and dropping him from the Pro12 final to sort that out.
Richie Gray went- at the time should have been in with a shout for game time and got very little.
Maitland went- why?
Grant was called up (at the time was in good form), got lots of splinters and has never really been the same since.

Ford should be nowhere near an international team of any sort and how he has been for as long as he has is a mystery to everyone outside of murrayfield.

Personally, The Lions is nowhere near the best players representing all 4 countries. It will be Wales plus token others to make up numbers. In this day in age I struggle to see what relevance it has. I'd rather the players got a decent break and were looked after a bit better.
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Re: Scrap the Lions?

Postby Peg Leg » September 7th, 2016, 10:25 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:
Peg Leg wrote:Strauss or Best or Young


I'd take Jamie George ahead of any of them

Forgot about George, all better than Model T. I'd take JHW ahead of him.
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Re: Scrap the Lions?

Postby simonokeeffe » September 8th, 2016, 8:20 am

Ford's stats are really good

Maitland went because he attended the same school as Gatty

Laidlaw playing for Scotland is a far bigger mystery
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Re: Scrap the Lions?

Postby kermischocolate » September 8th, 2016, 9:46 am

simonokeeffe wrote:Ford's stats are really good

Maitland went because he attended the same school as Gatty

Laidlaw playing for Scotland is a far bigger mystery


We'll have to agree to disagree on that one.

Probably.

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