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Quaking Quin

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Balls on Bags
« on: Monday 17-Sep-2018, 21:33* »
Round 4 of the premiership and Quins face a season-defining match against Bristol.

Lose - then Quins are clearly relegation fodder.

Win - then it's squeaky bum time until 23rd November and the away game with Wuzz.

May the force (or balls) be with our HoR.
« Last Edit: Monday 17-Sep-2018, 21:36* by Quaking Quin »

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BedfordshireBoy

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Re: Balls on Bags
« Reply #1 on: Monday 17-Sep-2018, 21:48* »
Cheer up.

SiB

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Re: Balls on Bags
« Reply #2 on: Monday 17-Sep-2018, 22:12* »
I do love the “ Glass half full” approach

Quins Head

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Re: Balls on Bags
« Reply #3 on: Monday 17-Sep-2018, 22:58* »
What a load of B••••••s

Quaking Quin

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Re: Balls on Bags
« Reply #4 on: Monday 17-Sep-2018, 23:31* »
Neither 'glass half full' or 'B****s' - just a realist.

One thing for certain is that both Bristol and Wuzz will be taking Quins as must-win games.

 

Quinten Poulsen

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Re: Balls on Bags
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 18-Sep-2018, 00:54* »
I can see Quins losing the next 3 games quite easily based on what we've seen so far this season. Relegation fodder might not be that unrealistic.

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Re: Balls on Bags
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 18-Sep-2018, 08:21* »
At some point in the season (For the past few years) there have been people saying "cant see us getting anything from our next xx games, we are poor etc"  next game or so we then go and win!!!  Lets hope that happens.  Worcs, Bristol, Saints, Sale, Bath, Newcastle and us are all in the relegation mix.  Still cant see past Worcs for the drop.  Ours was never a quick fix but I have seen enough to show me that we will be fine (and depending on how quickly we move under Gustard 6th is an outside chance).  It is a big game for us this weekend in the fact that we have lost our last two but there has been positives in both defeats.  When we have got ball in hand and attacked we look dangerous.  Defence is looking more solid.  Despite not being at our best we have been in both games right up until the final play.  I think we have shown some character and desire which is always a good sign.  It looks to me as though the players are buying into what is being asked (which I don't think you can say was true of the last few years). 

Id say Gustard has some big decisions to make this week re his team. The "game changers" have performed well when they came on.  Marler, South, Bothma, Lang, Mulchrone and Laskie have all played well when on. 

AS said before, I am much more contented than I was in recent times being a Quins fan

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Re: Balls on Bags
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 18-Sep-2018, 08:25* »
I'm pretty sure "clearly relegation fodder" after 4 matches is a bit silly.

Anyway, here's to enjoying the season eh?

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Re: Balls on Bags
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 18-Sep-2018, 08:34* »
I know it’s said every year but this year looks like it will throw a good few suprises and I’m expected the unexpected, shock results will be common for all teams this year I think. So am not worrying myself based on a couple of games in

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« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 18-Sep-2018, 08:46* »
I can see Lang starting this week, based on Marcus' struggling performance last week and Lang's first-rate performance the last two weeks. Marcus would be a potential game-changer against a tiring defence, as is (clearly) Lasike. You heard it here first. 
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« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 18-Sep-2018, 08:56* »
If things go to plan, as the season goes on we finally learn how to defend. At the moment we know the theory but it's not second nature. It's like when you learn to drive and your brain is overloaded trying to remember everything. In the end much of it becomes second nature and doesn't require conscious thought.

Based on improved defence, our attack starts to function properly and stops breaking down as soon as we're in the oppo's 22. Then we'll start to beat teams that last season we didn't have a hope against. So although it looks rocky right now, it's all going to be plain sailing after Xmas. Exactly the opposite of last year. You believe me, don't you?

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Re: Balls on Bags
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 18-Sep-2018, 08:56* »
I can see Lang starting this week, based on Marcus' struggling performance last week and Lang's first-rate performance the last two weeks. Marcus would be a potential game-changer against a tiring defence, as is (clearly) Lasike. You heard it here first.

I banged on about the same thing in the pub, Lang was very good, Marcus was trying too hard again, his kicks were snatched and he put himself under too much pressure.

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Re: Balls on Bags
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 18-Sep-2018, 09:03* »
I can see Lang starting this week, based on Marcus' struggling performance last week and Lang's first-rate performance the last two weeks. Marcus would be a potential game-changer against a tiring defence, as is (clearly) Lasike. You heard it here first. 

I like that; Marcus seems to go best when he has a couple of big carriers to pop the ball to.

So far, I'd say Marler, Elia, Collier, Baby Chis, Robshaw, Wallace, Tapuai, Marchant, Earle and Morris have all done enough to be automatic picks if fit, though a fit Sinck could force his way in. That's a pretty decent spine to the team. Having Horwill back will make a big difference, I think, and I wonder how much we are missing Brown.

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Re: Balls on Bags
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 18-Sep-2018, 09:03* »
Assuming he's fit, Marler to start on Saturday. I'd start Lang and Mulchrone, Smith & DC on the bench.
While I'd like to see Bothma start, Chis minor has played well & I can't see him being dropped. Robbo if fit is one of the first names on the teamsheet, and I don't think we would have a back row of Bothma, Chis & Robbo. There's too much "sameness" in that combination.
Centres I'm happy with whoever Gussie picks (and that's the official spelling from the program of Gustard's nickname, so I'm staying with it!). Walker I think needs to drop to the bench, & have Ibitoye startimg. Walker's looked off his game so far. Ibitoye offers the same speed, but more weight in both attack & defence.

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Re: Balls on Bags
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 18-Sep-2018, 09:15* »
If Walker drops out the starting 15 id leave him out the squad.  Im liking Laskie on the bench. 
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