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T-Bone

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Re: Tipped as relegation possibility
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 26-Sep-2018, 12:32* »
I dont have a problem with anyone thinking we will be in a relegation tussle, lost 3 of the first 4.  What I do not understand is why Quins are the only team in trouble (Reading/watching and listening to a few things you would think that is the case).   Ive read that Quins are lucky to be where we are, because of bonus points.  So the teams below us are unlucky because they have not been good enough to get more so far?? 
Quins are doomed, but Sale will be fine once they get player back (the same sale team we thrashed).  Tigers (with only one win, more points and tries against than anyone, beaten at home by the relegation favourites pre season) will be fine as they are Tigers.  Saint/Newcastle, again not looked great (Yes Saints beat us but home advantage I cant say I am surprised) will both be fine.  Worcs, barring one game have looked very poor.  Quins however, who have players to come back, a new coaching set up that has already improved the defence and, in my view, team spirit/atmosphere are certain for the drop and should feel lucky to be where they are!!

I think barring the current top 3, everyone is in with a shot of relegation.  Gloucs and Bath should be fine but both have looked pretty poor in certain games this season (Bristol hammered Bath I thought).  Despite the result I still think Worcs are the most likely.  It will be exciting though.



BT Sport seem to think Bath are top four candidates based on their most recent poll. Bit odd

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Re: Tipped as relegation possibility
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 26-Sep-2018, 12:34* »
I agree.  Bristol done a number on them and Gloucs tore them apart (but then they come back and bullied Gloucs).

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Re: Tipped as relegation possibility
« Reply #17 on: Monday 01-Oct-2018, 09:27* »
I think we will probably go down, we get progressively more rubbish every season.
Losing at Saints and Bris who are poor sides shows where we are.
We won Saturday which is great but Glos messed up two simple tries - that will not happen to often.
We give away too many pens to gain any momentum.
Clifford returning? Yes for 20 minutes then off injured for 8 months. 
L/O still rubbish.
Defence still poor - 
Apart from Horwill we do not have a good enough lock and the back row options are limited where we have numbers but not enough quality and real depth.
Apart from Eli at hooker we have no decent hooker.
Dread to think what will happen when the internationals come along with the poor depth of the squad.
I hope we stick with Gussie when we go down which I think is likely to let him make his own mark on the squad - I cannot blame him for this mess as he can only do so much with the poor squad he has and no prem quality 10 but there is certainty an improvement in spirit and endeavor.
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Re: Tipped as relegation possibility
« Reply #18 on: Monday 01-Oct-2018, 10:44* »
I think we will probably go down, we get progressively more rubbish every season.
Losing at Saints and Bris who are poor sides shows where we are.
We won Saturday which is great but Glos messed up two simple tries - that will not happen to often.
We give away too many pens to gain any momentum.
Clifford returning? Yes for 20 minutes then off injured for 8 months. 
L/O still rubbish.
Defence still poor - 
Apart from Horwill we do not have a good enough lock and the back row options are limited where we have numbers but not enough quality and real depth.
Apart from Eli at hooker we have no decent hooker.
Dread to think what will happen when the internationals come along with the poor depth of the squad.
I hope we stick with Gussie when we go down which I think is likely to let him make his own mark on the squad - I cannot blame him for this mess as he can only do so much with the poor squad he has and no prem quality 10 but there is certainty an improvement in spirit and endeavor.


"We won Saturday which is great but Glos messed up two simple tries - that will not happen to often" - we also messed up two - Smith tripping up and the one in the corner.
Also, we let in a try while we had a player down with what looked like a dislocated finger.  But, we played most of the last 40 in their half.

"Clifford returning? Yes for 20 minutes then off injured for 8 months" - but, we do have a number of options to use for different game plans - e.g. Semi

"L/O still rubbish." - Saturday looked good (I think)

"Defence still poor" - Saturday was okay

"Apart from Eli at hooker we have no decent hooker." - I don't remember Eli playing on Saturday

"no prem quality 10 " - The Cat


Cheer up - it is a sunny Monday after a good win and we are in 4th position in the table
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Quinky

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Re: Tipped as relegation possibility
« Reply #19 on: Monday 01-Oct-2018, 10:48* »
That reminds me, I have a clock that needs winding up.
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Fearless Fred

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Re: Tipped as relegation possibility
« Reply #20 on: Monday 01-Oct-2018, 10:54* »
That reminds me, I have a clock that needs winding up.

I've got to lead this billy goat over a bridge...
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Re: Tipped as relegation possibility
« Reply #21 on: Monday 01-Oct-2018, 13:12* »
It will depend how we go once the England contingent depart and we need Horwill to stay fit

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Re: Tipped as relegation possibility
« Reply #22 on: Monday 01-Oct-2018, 13:23* »
It will depend how we go once the England contingent depart and we need Horwill to stay fit

And how many of them we actually lose to England. I don't see Earle being required each week bar maybe Japan. Depends how DC goes as to how much he'll be needed to. At 32 and 33 I'd hope Brown and Robshaw's workloads are managed too.

 

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