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Re: Balls on Bags
« Reply #45 on: Thursday 20-Sep-2018, 09:44* »
There should be an "Undo Rating" link on the right.

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Re: Balls on Bags
« Reply #46 on: Thursday 20-Sep-2018, 10:11* »
Just add several positive ratings.

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Re: Balls on Bags
« Reply #47 on: Thursday 20-Sep-2018, 11:23* »
Sorry so now we should be worried if we lose away to Gloucester?

That's unbeaten Gloucester who everyone are tipping for the play-offs and a potential shot at winning the Premiership this year?

I think I'm the only one who mentioned losing to Gloucester, so no, we should not be worried about losing to Gloucester as a single event, but as per my post (which I'm sure you read in full!) if we end up losing 5 of our first 6 games we will be in a perilous position.

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Re: Balls on Bags
« Reply #48 on: Thursday 20-Sep-2018, 11:56* »
But, you are missing the importance of Bonus points.
You can win 1 game out of 6 and pick up 15 points.
On the other hand, you could win 4 out of 6 games and only get 16 points (i.e. one more). 

You can get as many points in two losses as you may get in one win.  Basically, the team need to make sure that they keep racking up bonus points.
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Re: Balls on Bags
« Reply #49 on: Thursday 20-Sep-2018, 12:08* »
That's true - if we pick up 2 points per game for the rest of the season I can't see us going down.

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Re: Balls on Bags
« Reply #50 on: Thursday 20-Sep-2018, 12:09* »
But, you are missing the importance of Bonus points.
You can win 1 game out of 6 and pick up 15 points.
On the other hand, you could win 4 out of 6 games and only get 16 points (i.e. one more). 

You can get as many points in two losses as you may get in one win.  Basically, the team need to make sure that they keep racking up bonus points.

Yeah indeed -- we completely failed on bonus points last year and that put us in a really bad position. As above, we don't need to win away, but we need to pick up points.
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Re: Balls on Bags
« Reply #51 on: Thursday 20-Sep-2018, 20:04* »
I agree with the maths and the sentiment of ensuring LBP and try bonus points keep ticking over. However, the psychological bonus of an away win would be a real shot in the arm. Especially given the close finales of the last 2 games. Last year's mentality of accepting defeat is being challenged this year but needs constant work.

 That magical away win could have come against Saints but they put us under too much pressure and we conceded too many penalties. So, the next (and arguably best) opportunity for that psychological boost comes on Saturday against Bristol.

We won against Glaws 2 seasons ago in the last few minutes. It was great. Last season's defeat was hard to take and the Glaws fans were bemused by our poor showing. It will be difficult but we will give them a game, especially if we come away from Bristol with a win.

Getting excited already! 10 points from 2 away wins! Then 50+ points on Sarries!

I've gone too far!
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Re: Balls on Bags
« Reply #52 on: Friday 21-Sep-2018, 08:35* »
I agree. Results aside, Iím taking encouragement from our added resilience to keep going which has given us 4 points we wouldnít have got last season.

That said, we really should be aiming to beat Bristol. I know they have some good players and I know itís away from home, but if weíre aspiring to be mid table or better, a losing BP or two would be a disappointing return from this fixture.

Iíd take a win of any description, even if it is as ugly as sin.

Iíve watched both of Bristolís televised games so far and while Iíd admit to being fairly impressed, Iíd also like to think we can beat them.

 

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