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marlowish

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Re: Who’s going to start v Sale?
« Reply #30 on: Tuesday 28-Aug-2018, 11:51* »
Ye Gods that's an average looking side

I would be delighted with average.  That is a side that looks doomed for relegation.

As for who will start  -- as usual Clifford, Salli, Chisholm, Cat will not start.  They will play a game around November, get injured and as usual be out for the rest of the season.  Some players are just blighted by injury through no fault of their own but they are a drain on the club.


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Re: Who’s going to start v Sale?
« Reply #31 on: Tuesday 28-Aug-2018, 11:56* »
FGs PC gone mad.

Not the initial comment that was clearly a joke but the responses from people who took it seriously.

Let us all stop saying the word straight in case it offends anyone. Incredible.

Literally no one took it seriously or posted that they did other than the OP who wasn't sure for a moment.

RodneyRegis

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Re: Who’s going to start v Sale?
« Reply #32 on: Tuesday 28-Aug-2018, 13:17* »
FGs PC gone mad.

Not the initial comment that was clearly a joke but the responses from people who took it seriously.

Let us all stop saying the word straight in case it offends anyone. Incredible. 

Whoosh.

JammyGit

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Re: Who’s going to start v Sale?
« Reply #33 on: Tuesday 28-Aug-2018, 18:12* »
Ye Gods that's an average looking side

I would be delighted with average.  That is a side that looks doomed for relegation.

As for who will start  -- as usual Clifford, Salli, Chisholm, Cat will not start.  They will play a game around November, get injured and as usual be out for the rest of the season.  Some players are just blighted by injury through no fault of their own but they are a drain on the club.



Clifford and Saili are sicknotes. Chisholm I seem to recall playing a heap of matches for us last season, and before his frankly terrifying throat break I don't think Cat was considered an injury risk.

TomBuckQuin

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Re: Who’s going to start v Sale?
« Reply #34 on: Wednesday 29-Aug-2018, 01:08* »
Yeah where has this weird thing about Chisholm being one of the chronically crocked come from? My player of the season last season. Played consistently stoically.

Rocker

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Re: Who’s going to start v Sale?
« Reply #35 on: Wednesday 29-Aug-2018, 07:49* »
Maybe they are getting confused with his older, smaller brother?

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Re: Who’s going to start v Sale?
« Reply #36 on: Wednesday 29-Aug-2018, 09:13* »
Says person who has never made anyone laugh. Ever.

Tough Crowd in tonight! I reckon its better than being a moaning minnie though even if its not side splitting.

Fursty

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Re: Who’s going to start v Sale?
« Reply #37 on: Wednesday 29-Aug-2018, 09:31* »
Ye Gods that's an average looking side

I would be delighted with average.  That is a side that looks doomed for relegation.

As for who will start  -- as usual Clifford, Salli, Chisholm, Cat will not start.  They will play a game around November, get injured and as usual be out for the rest of the season.  Some players are just blighted by injury through no fault of their own but they are a drain on the club.

On paper it’s a solid team:

Front row all internationals with the Sinck on the bench
Second row if Horwill plays not so sad
Back row pretty solid if Robshaw has had a decent rest
Halfbacks potential to be brilliant, potential to run sideways and panic
Centres probably the weakest area of the team but Sales centres are not the greatest either
Back 3 pretty strong.

That said if the team plays like last year they’ll get smashed!

deadlyfrom5yardsout

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Re: Who’s going to start v Sale?
« Reply #38 on: Wednesday 29-Aug-2018, 09:34* »
WE're gonna get mullered.

Brown Bottle

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Re: Who’s going to start v Sale?
« Reply #39 on: Wednesday 29-Aug-2018, 13:43* »
Says person who has never made anyone laugh. Ever.

Tough Crowd in tonight! I reckon its better than being a moaning minnie though even if its not side splitting.

Yeah, a bit harsh in hindsight!

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Re: Who’s going to start v Sale?
« Reply #40 on: Wednesday 29-Aug-2018, 14:39* »
Ye Gods that's an average looking side

I would be delighted with average.  That is a side that looks doomed for relegation.

As for who will start  -- as usual Clifford, Salli, Chisholm, Cat will not start.  They will play a game around November, get injured and as usual be out for the rest of the season.  Some players are just blighted by injury through no fault of their own but they are a drain on the club.

On paper it’s a solid team:

Front row all internationals with the Sinck on the bench
Second row if Horwill plays not so sad
Back row pretty solid if Robshaw has had a decent rest
Halfbacks potential to be brilliant, potential to run sideways and panic
Centres probably the weakest area of the team but Sales centres are not the greatest either
Back 3 pretty strong.

That said if the team plays like last year they’ll get smashed!


Our (Sale) centres aren't Nonu and Smith but I think you're doing them a disservice. Sam James has arguably been our most consistent player of the past couple of seasons. Plenty of calls for him to have been included in international squads over somebody like Francis. We may also play his younger brother Luke who acquitted himself well last season - especially as he's only 19. Played in the Prem 9 time last season and I don't remember him being shown up.

Of course if RJvR was fit....

For balance, I think we'll probably go with:

Harrison Webber John - basically our first choices
Evans Beaumont - also first choices
Ross Strauss T. Curry - decent back row

Cliff - solid but not Faf
AJ - coming more and more into his own

James x2 - see above

Yarde McGuigan Denny - potent attacking back three

The weaknesses will be that Cliff isn't Faf so there is more pressure on AJ to create and the bench is likely to have some untested talent on there.

Samquin

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Re: Who’s going to start v Sale?
« Reply #41 on: Wednesday 29-Aug-2018, 14:46* »
A game on Monday night should be an interesting selection with the players not considered for Sale game and those on the bench. Could be a good squad.

Fursty

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Re: Who’s going to start v Sale?
« Reply #42 on: Thursday 30-Aug-2018, 07:07* »
Yareet I wasn’t knocking Sales centres but certainly don’t think the 2 James’ are the strongest are strongest area of your team. I have to say if Sale has a full strength side available I’d be quite pessimistic about our chances- but I think you’re missing a couple of key players which just about gives Quins the edge. Either way it should be a close game.

TomBuckQuin

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Re: Who’s going to start v Sale?
« Reply #43 on: Thursday 30-Aug-2018, 10:42* »
When I was doing my prep ahead of the fantasy rugby draft I realised that across the league the centre partnerships that most clubs will be fielding are nothing to get excited about...

The exceptions for me were actually only Tigers (Toomua/Tuilagi) and Quins (Saili/Marchant). With the obvious added problem that Tuilagi and Saili are injured most of the time.

Imo it feels like centre is an area of mediocrity for most clubs. Maybe they just don't prioritise it?

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Re: Who’s going to start v Sale?
« Reply #44 on: Thursday 30-Aug-2018, 11:04* »
Toomua has left Tigers.

 

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