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Team for Worcester
Olyy (IP Logged)
12 April, 2019 12:11
STARTING XV:15.Luke James; 14.Denny Solomona, 13.Sam James, 12.Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11.Arron Reed; 10.AJ MacGinty, 9.Faf de Klerk; 1.Ross Harrison, 2.Rob Webber, 3.WillGriff John, 4.Josh Beaumont, 5.James Phillips, 6.Jono Ross (capt.), 7.Ben Curry, 8.Josh Strauss.

Replacements: 16.Curtis Langdon, 17.Valery Morozov, 18.Joe Jones, 19.Matt Postlethwaite, 20.Sam Moore, 21.Will Cliff, 22.Cameron Redpath, 23.Paolo Odogwu

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Olyy (IP Logged)
12 April, 2019 12:12
Tom gets a well deserved rest (I hope? Don't think he's injured)

Reed and Strauss start, Odogwu on the bench and we get a look at Postlethwaite and Moore as well

Looking forward to it

 
Re: Team for Worcester
StalyShark (IP Logged)
12 April, 2019 12:16
78% EQP and 57% Academy.
Worrying that Ashton is still not back. Our forwards really are going to have a performance as good as against Quins or their backs may run riot. Not so optimistic about this one.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
StalyShark (IP Logged)
12 April, 2019 12:25
Warriors
15 Chris Pennell
14 Bryce Heem
13 Francois Venter
12 Ben Teío
11 Josh Adams
10 Duncan Weir
9 Francois Hougaard
1 Ethan Waller
2 Niall Annett
3 Nick Schonert
4 Anton Bresler
5 Darren Barry
6 Marco Mama (C)
7 Sam Lewis
8 Cornell du Preez

Replacements
16 Jack Singleton
17 Callum Black
18 Gareth Milasinovich
19 Andrew Kitchener
20 Ted Hill
21 Michael Heaney
22 Jono Lance
23 Tom Howe

 
Re: Team for Worcester
2007dwain (IP Logged)
12 April, 2019 12:32
Iv learnt over last few years to never listen to dimes time restraints over injuryís (and signing) as he must use a different calendar to everyone else. Ashton was due back last week but still no sign

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Surbiton Shark (IP Logged)
12 April, 2019 12:37
Forwards look excellent. Most of the times are back knock in on anyhow......real shame Ashton is missing yet again, shame the horse is injured - heís an expert at staying in touch when we give him a hospital pass near the line with the oppo wing within reach of him!

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Crutch (IP Logged)
12 April, 2019 14:02
Reed defensively against Heem is a real worry.

Hoping Strauss puts in a big performance.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
23Shark (IP Logged)
12 April, 2019 14:25
Seen somewhere that Ashton has been suffering with nerve damage so not sure it's quite as simple as a muscle tweak

 
Re: Team for Worcester
LJK (IP Logged)
12 April, 2019 14:26
Agreed Crutch - that was my first thought when I saw their line up. If he can keep Heem at bay then his standing will increase immensely. Worcs. with Hougard always a tougher proposition. Going to be difficult I think

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Flumpty (IP Logged)
12 April, 2019 14:42
Rohan Van PropCentre vs Teo is going to be a collision worth the admission on its own !

 
Re: Team for Worcester
StalyShark (IP Logged)
12 April, 2019 14:52
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Flumpty
Rohan Van PropCentre vs Teo is going to be a collision worth the admission on its own !

As long as he doesnít pull up like he did last week. Redpath v Teío? I donít envy the 19 year old.
Apologies for my doom and gloom.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/04/2019 16:09 by StalyShark.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
clutch (IP Logged)
12 April, 2019 15:53
Need the ref to stop worc very dogged backrow doing what they do best. And watch them stoping Faf. Barnes didnít let them and we kicked the points. Hope for the same.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
IOL Shark (IP Logged)
12 April, 2019 16:45
I spoke to CA before the Quinnís game and he told me heís been carrying an injury since the AIís, which flared up in the 6Ns. Heís had extensive treatment and was expected to be playing again 2 or 3 weeks back, but theyíve since found nerve damage thatís needed treatment by injections. He is hoping to be back for La Rochelle.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
philthefluter (IP Logged)
12 April, 2019 16:49
Don't like the look of that team and like the bench even less. We are down to the bare bones. I'm hoping for the best but fearing the worst.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
StalyShark (IP Logged)
12 April, 2019 16:53
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philthefluter
Don't like the look of that team and like the bench even less. We are down to the bare bones. I'm hoping for the best but fearing the worst.

Itís not the bare bones but I agree that the bench would look more comforting if there were more experienced heads in there.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
45jumper (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 12:59
I'm actually really excited to see the bench players come on. Looking forward to the game!

 
Re: Team for Worcester
StalyShark (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 13:48
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45jumper
I'm actually really excited to see the bench players come on. Looking forward to the game!

I think a lot of us will be excited about them coming on too, if we are 45-0 after 60 mins; anything close to parity and itíll be squeaky bum time.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Olyy (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 15:15
Our inconsistency is so damn frustrating.
How can our defence be so great last week and then this week we're just getting absolutely butchered - every carry is breaking the line.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Crutch (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 15:17
It wasnít great for the first 20 last week. Letís hope for a similar turnaround. Reed on Heem an obvious weakness though.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Irish_Shark (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 15:21
Very poor start so far, Reed is getting outclassed at the minute but we're not helping ourselves by back chatting to the referee (5th or 6th time we've been penalised for that this year maybe) And faf slow at a ruck to get ball out and wuss turnover.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Sea of Gold (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 15:23
Had a horrible feeling we'd get done today, so far seems to be rhe case. Why do we always seem to struggle against the bottom clubs. So frustrating!

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Irish_Shark (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 15:28
Faf decides to get flashy with a reverse pass when we are attacking 5 metres out and ball ends up in wuss hands.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Olyy (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 15:31
Took almost 10mins of play in their 22 but Beaumont has found his way over the whitewash

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Irish_Shark (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 15:32
17-7 30mins van canonball sells himself to 2 defenders and offloads for unmarked JB

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Olyy (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 15:33
What is our decision making??
Strauss charges down a kick, James gathers it and instead of taking contact he just kicks it straight to touch



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 13/04/2019 15:34 by Olyy.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
45jumper (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 15:39
We are getting monstered at the contact area, our ruck work has been appalling.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
davsharkMKII (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 15:39
Redpath on for Rohan JVR, unaware what happened but I assume the same as last week

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Olyy (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 15:43
Quote:
davsharkMKII
Redpath on for Rohan JVR, unaware what happened but I assume the same as last week
Moore for Strauss as well

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Olyy (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 15:46
Probably a bit lucky to get the half time whistle there cause a scrum in that position could have been bad news - we are getting battered in the scrum atm

 
Re: Team for Worcester
clutch (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 15:47
45 Worc constantly being pinged though. Terrible start but we have recovered. Terrible decision not to take the 3 before. Hopefully we can keep grinding away and the gaps will appear. They are a good side.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Olyy (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 15:48
That first try doesn't get any easier on repeat - could've driven a bus between the gap from the back of the lineout to where Strauss was

 
Re: Team for Worcester
RugbyMarvel (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 15:49
Wuss were getting so much go forward down Reeds wing early on. Painful to watch.

Strauss looked sluggish and way off the pace.

Some of the decision making has been horrific. Try could have been scored much earlier if the ball had gone through the hands to Solomona.

Faf is trying too hard...

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Crutch (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 15:51
Looking like a terrible weekend based on half time scores.

Injuries catching up with us.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
clutch (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 15:53
Rohan is blood. Second try was as much Luke Jamesí fault.
We drove them off the first scrum.
Ref definitely helping us at least. Poor communication causing Worc problems. Ridiculous not straight and Reed should have been carded. We just look a bit jaded and the team is a real mish mish.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Irish_Shark (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:02
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clutch
Rohan is blood. Second try was as much Luke Jamesí fault.
We drove them off the first scrum.
Ref definitely helping us at least. Poor communication causing Worc problems. Ridiculous not straight and Reed should have been carded. We just look a bit jaded and the team is a real mish mish.

Rohan was limping whilst strauss might have been hia

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Olyy (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:06
Looks like Strauss was a HIA which he failed - Moore was initially on but Postlethwaite is on now, and Beaumont at 8

 
Re: Team for Worcester
45jumper (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:17
What in god's name happened from kick off?! I turned away and we somehow lost the ball.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
davsharkMKII (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:17
Ahhhh yeah perfect. Cancel out Worcester pen with one of our own to make it 20-10.

Sam James then passes it straight to a Wuss player when trying a needless offload in our own 22. Wuss score 2 mins later.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Irish_Shark (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:17
Sam james massive error after receiving restart to offload to Worcester player in our own 22 and they end up scoring a try.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
2007dwain (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:21
Itís like we want warriors to win. Giving them everything and why is faf so slow !

 
Re: Team for Worcester
davsharkMKII (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:21
Reed might as well not be there in defence. Lad's having a tough time

 
Re: Team for Worcester
45jumper (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:24
Sam James is infuriating. Probably the most talented player at the club, unfortunately he has the least mental fortitude as well, what the hell is he doing that for when we'd finally got back in the game.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
dinogyro (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:24
Think Dimes has given up on this game.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
RugbyMarvel (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:26
This is embarrassing.

Top 4 hopes dashed and Top 6 hopes dented.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
davsharkMKII (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:27
Quote:
2007dwain
Itís like we want warriors to win. Giving them everything and why is faf so slow !

Pretty accurate. Bench emptied, Dimes has thrown in the towel here.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Olyy (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:27
This is really dire,
Wuss in for their BP

Looks like we've thrown in the towel with Harrison, Ross, Faf and now Denny getting subbed

 
Re: Team for Worcester
45jumper (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:28
I'm utterly sick and tired of us freezing in big games. I don't even mean the score at the minute with all the changes, I mean the shambolic start which left us with too much to do.
No leadership, no nous and no - for want of a better phrase - balls. Probably because Diamond barks down the mic every 10 seconds, meaning the players can't think for themselves.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Olyy (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:29
Considering the amount of stupid off loads and attacking short kicks we put in, maybe it's a good thing if the players aren't allowed to think for themselves

 
Re: Team for Worcester
ashtonshark (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:32
Have we copyrighted the late season fade to 7th or 8th?

Somehow feels inevitableÖ.yet again

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Olyy (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:34
Card for Heem, almost a red but they deem it yellow

We might be competitive vs 14

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Olyy (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:36
I take it back, we pass it directly to one of the Worcester players when only a metre or two from the line

 
Re: Team for Worcester
dinogyro (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:36
On that last pass, I wouldn't think so.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
45jumper (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:38
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Olyy
I take it back, we pass it directly to one of the Worcester players when only a metre or two from the line

Couldn't make it up.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Olyy (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:39
Postlethwaite chargedown try after a nice break from Reed

 
Re: Team for Worcester
davsharkMKII (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:40
Postlethwaite try from a charge down.32-17

 
Re: Team for Worcester
ashtonshark (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:43
So last week a tough as nails win against the 4th place side.This week a stuffing by the 11th placed side. WTF is up with this team? There is something not quite right the mental side of the game with this set of players as well as the squad just being too small to cope with the demands of the English Prem

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Olyy (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:46
Another try for Wuss,
Just too easy

 
Re: Team for Worcester
dinogyro (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:47
I shouldn't have stopped painting the landing. Watching the gloss dry was more rewarding.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Sea of Gold (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:48
Funnily enough I stopped painting our hall for this sh*t too. We wont make top six this season, total embarrassment.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
45jumper (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:49
An embarrassing day. Absolutely spineless from minute one. Looking forward to whatever guff Diamond comes out with to defend this. He'll probably blame the injuries.
On a broader note, think we need another voice in the coaching box, we've been like this for years - inconsistent on the whole and pathetic when the chips are against us. As soon as we get on the back foot in a game we invariably crumble.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
clutch (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:50
Itís down to our attack being woeful. That causes all the other issues.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
RugbyMarvel (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:50
Only having Yarde, McGuigan, Ashton and Denny as out and out back 3 players who are up to Prem standard has hurt us this season.

The James Brothers have bravely stepped up (with a couple of shockers at 15 from Sam) but that has then affected our centre balance and performance.

I worry that this will just continue next season.

Remember that all the pre season chat was how we had the most dangerous backline in the prem? Turns out itís been fairly impotent and ineffective. Massive shame.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Olyy (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:51
39 - 17 FT

2nd best in every aspect of the game



Reed was heavily targeted but I'm less worried about that (as we're currently three tier 1 international back 3 players down) than I am about how bad our midfield looked again.

SJ looks severely out of form - can't be easy after being bounced from position to position all season, but he's consistently making the wrong decisions, and they midfield has more holes than swiss cheese atm.



Genuinely not sure if there are any positives to take from today. Postlethwaite and Moore both got game time, which was good, but other than that...?

 
Re: Team for Worcester
dinogyro (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:54
No, nothing good to see today.No sense of a plan, some terrible passing and decision making.

Did we go expecting a win? Not serious enough about the challenge?

 
Re: Team for Worcester
RugbyMarvel (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:56
We need a specialist 15, with Yarde / McGuigan / Solomona and Ashton then rotating across the back three. Especially as all of those barring Denny do have injury problems.

That means Sam James can focus on 13 and not be messed around. Hopefully improve his form.

Luke James can still get the appearances he needs but not pushed too much. RJVR / SJ / JOC / LJ / Redpath is a good set of centre to choose from.

I genuinely think that the role and work of a 15 is paramount to an effective attack.

Tigers have looked blunted this season without Veianu etc.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
davsharkMKII (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 16:58
Judging by Dimes' comments before the game that it would be our 'toughest game of the season' and we'd have to be on top form to get anything, I do wonder quite how much effort went into the game as a whole.

Put that together with his comments about the size of the squad and injuries, the white flag could've been out from the start

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Crutch (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 17:00
Think Iím right in saying Sam J has played every minute of every prem game- thatís an issue in of itself.

No consistency in the backs all season - hard to legislate for Ashton, Yarde and OíConnor and Rohan to have all missed the majority of the season. AJ, Denny, Byron all missed chunks too.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
13 April, 2019 17:01
To lose to Wuss is bad enough - to give them a bp is unpardonable.



There are no ants in Antarctica despite the name.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
clutch (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 17:01
Maybe but if our attack wasnít terrible we would have scored more points and put real pressure on them.
The positive was no one can blame the ref for anything. Refreshing!!!

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Olyy (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 17:08
Bath get a losing BP so we're out of the top 6

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Grumpy Old Shark (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 17:29
The worst sale performance Iíve seen in a very long time.
The team really did not look like they were bothered able losing....

 
Re: Team for Worcester
GrassSnake (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 17:31
Goodnees, criticism against Teflon Coated Diamond where are all the sycophants when you need them? Fact is the team have masses of talent but the bloke steering the ship keeps clipping icebergs.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
muddydwarf (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 17:32
For those who saw the game, was the performance worse or better than at Northampton?

 
Re: Team for Worcester
clutch (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 17:37
Heís back!! No. Wasnít the worst performance at all.

Mrs T that comment makes no sense. Worcester now have 5 try bp 1 fewer than Saints. Was it is unpardonable when we lost to them? What is unpardonable is Gloucester giving us a bp at home based on our attack this year and they are 3rd!!

 
Re: Team for Worcester
13 April, 2019 17:40
It's just a politer way of saying pi55 poor.



There are no ants in Antarctica despite the name.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
45jumper (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 17:55
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muddydwarf
For those who saw the game, was the performance worse or better than at Northampton?

Taking everything into consideration I think it was worse. The Saints game was a perfect storm of poor reffing, literally every single thing Saints trying coming off and a bad day at the office.
Worcester played well but not incredibly so, and obviously are a far inferior team to Saints. Basically, we looked like we just didn't want to be there, as is so often the case away from home. The attack was dreadful, absolutely terrible. I agree with the poster above who says that we might be missing a FB more than we think, I'd like to see JOC played there more next season as we lack a playmaker there.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
muddydwarf (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 17:58
Fair call. I was at Northampton & it was pretty grim!

 
Re: Team for Worcester
ale shark (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 18:10
Assuming wasps lose to Exeter tomorrow weíll finish at least 6th if we win our last three games. This was always our hardest game of the run in.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
clutch (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 18:10
Itís difficult to compare. Both woeful and I realise Saints are better but at least against Worc we didnít totally capitulate and we had a lot of young players by the end and key players not on the pitch.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Olyy (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 18:11
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45jumper
I'd like to see JOC played there more next season as we lack a playmaker there.

He might be more open to it now that the Wallabies are a 15 down

 
Re: Team for Worcester
RugbyMarvel (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 19:58
Quote:
ale shark
Assuming wasps lose to Exeter tomorrow weíll finish at least 6th if we win our last three games. This was always our hardest game of the run in.

Totally disagree.

We will face a Bristol side away who have just turned over Sarries (albeit it a weakened side). I think we might manage a LBP against them.

Bath at home, well that depends on who we can field in the backs. If we still have injury issues, they could carve us up.

Gloucester at home? Well based on today, the fact they won despite missing half of their backs, I sense they could do us some damage.

I have a feeling that we could come away with 6 points from the next 3 games.

I am thinking we might end up in 8th.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
M5 Shark (IP Logged)
13 April, 2019 20:02
Away GP games for as long as I remember have typically been grim (Gloucester the exception this year).

How can we grind out a result at home and look so rudderless the next week.

Would love to see a psychologist work with the team and see ignore that changes things. But is Dimes too old school for that? I know plenty will say he is great, amazing, it wasn't a bad team last week so stop criticising him, but does Simon and Ged really want to invest millions in a bottom 6 team?

Sam James - the lad looks knackered (which may be affectingly his decision making) and I'd be interested to know how many minutes he has played in each position this year

 
Re: Team for Worcester
philthefluter (IP Logged)
14 April, 2019 08:02
I'd love to know what the owners are thinking. Top six must have been a priority. I, for one, won't be renewing my season ticket to watch games against French reserve teams again.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
StalyShark (IP Logged)
14 April, 2019 08:41
The game was lost in the first 20 minutes. They wanted it more and everything they played for worked. Looking at the first two tries it was obvious that they were seeking the mismatch between Reed and Heem. Everything possible went down that wing. The first try looks like Straussí fault leaving that gaping hole for their 7 and Reed didnít cover it sweeping behind. The second he gets pulled in and Heem gets on his outside and due to the mismatch then offloads easily. The lad Reed looks to have some electric pace and is potentially very good in attack but heís still playing school boy rugby in defence. If we hadnít had a terrible attrition rate with wingers (Yarde, Ashton, McGuigan) he would not be near the team and learning menís rugby at FC, where he should be now. His confidence must be pretty low so for his sake thatís where he should be next week. Too much has been expected of him too soon but Iím sure heíll come good. Paolo should step in now if Ashton still isnít fit.

I canít remember seeing Dimes Ďthrow in the towelí as early as he did (c.60m) taking of Ross, Faf, Denny and all the front row. A sad indictment of how off the pace Sale were as it was only 27-10.

Overall, an awful game made even worse by losing Rohan again. Letís hope La Rochelle gave Pau a one off hiding and donít turn up next week!

 
Re: Team for Worcester
StalyShark (IP Logged)
14 April, 2019 08:54
With regards to our attack, it seems a long time ago that we had Ďthe best attack coach in the leagueí as we have been woeful. The two options seem to be a stationary pod of three forwards who make few if any yards or a simple down the line of backs that under 10s could do. Last year we had planned and effective strike moves, this year nothing. If I was Paul Deacon Iíd be worried about receiving a P45.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Pappje Shark (IP Logged)
14 April, 2019 09:15
The stationary pod of forwards is something that we seem to find it very hard to break away from - it used to neutralise much of TJís potential running threat, for example. Taking the ball at pace rather than a standing start offers so much more by way of line-breaking opportunities but itís an endangered species for us.

That said, whilst a dispiriting result and depressing for anyone who went to watch it, the following seem pertinent:

- Worcs motivated by the relegation fight and emboldened by Falcons losing the night before
- Tom Curry, Evans, Byron, JOC, Ashton, Yarde all missing
- Eyes distracted by an impending European semi-final

All of which donít justify the outcome but may well explain it

 
Re: Team for Worcester
DaveAitch (IP Logged)
14 April, 2019 10:26
It has been commented on that Sale were short of back three players. It doesn't seem too long ago that it was being questioned why we would want to bring Yarde in as his wasn't a position we were short in. To be fair it must be a nightmare for DORs trying to get it right. That said, operating such a small squad is bound to make it more of a problem.

Games, and results, like this happen from time to time. For the better sides the spacing of them is wide, while for the worse sides they come closer together. Dimes, I see, had a moan about Heem only receiving a yellow, when it was quite clear, he said, that Odogwu landed on his head. I haven't seen any of the game, but, I'm afraid, with Dimes' past utterances on controversial matters that I presume he landed neatly somewhere else other than his head. It's only a week since 'it was definitely a bite on the arm', only for someone who actually knows what he is talking about to say 'it definitely wasn't a bite'.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
StalyShark (IP Logged)
14 April, 2019 10:46
The depth problem largely lies with the reality that we offloaded so many academy players in the previous 3-4 years. We have very few Ďseniorí academy players unlike other teams. Who do we have in the 21-23 bracket? Nott, Odogwu and Postlethwaite. This policy has changed it seems and in seasons to come, all being well, weíll have quite a good stock.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
MikeGC (IP Logged)
14 April, 2019 11:40
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StalyShark
The depth problem largely lies with the reality that we offloaded so many academy players in the previous 3-4 years. We have very few Ďseniorí academy players unlike other teams. Who do we have in the 21-23 bracket? Nott, Odogwu and Postlethwaite. This policy has changed it seems and in seasons to come, all being well, weíll have quite a good stock.

The James boys ?

 
Re: Team for Worcester
StalyShark (IP Logged)
14 April, 2019 11:44
Quote:
MikeGC
Quote:
StalyShark
The depth problem largely lies with the reality that we offloaded so many academy players in the previous 3-4 years. We have very few Ďseniorí academy players unlike other teams. Who do we have in the 21-23 bracket? Nott, Odogwu and Postlethwaite. This policy has changed it seems and in seasons to come, all being well, weíll have quite a good stock.

The James boys ?

Luke is 20 and Sam is 24 according to the offy.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
dinogyro (IP Logged)
14 April, 2019 11:45
Odogwu did land on his head/shoulder area. I would say head first, but by an extremely small margin.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
camshark (IP Logged)
14 April, 2019 11:46
According to the Prem highlights show , Dimes is going to ask the players why they were so pathetic.
He adds we were out coached, out scrummed, out line outed , out tackled.
Maybe it's not only the players he should be asking to explain this performance .

As a spectator at the game , it was at best a very lacklustre performance , so many players ( including those we can normally rely on) looked like they had their minds elsewhere . Maybe it didn't help that Dimes said it would be our most difficult game of the season, perhaps in the players psyche they also believed that..

As a side issue Bryce Heem, Josh Adams, and Chris Pennell were superb and created havoc . I think Solomona may have touched the ball once and the only time he came inside off his wing he got smashed. How we have missed Ashton and Yarde's workrate and hunting for the ball on inside shoulders.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
StalyShark (IP Logged)
14 April, 2019 11:47
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Odogwu did land on his head/shoulder area. I would say head first, but by an extremely small margin.

Game was gone though by then. Nasty but immaterial in context of the game itself.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
dinogyro (IP Logged)
14 April, 2019 11:48
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dinogyro
Odogwu did land on his head/shoulder area. I would say head first, but by an extremely small margin.

Game was gone though by then. Nasty but immaterial in context of the game itself.

Yes, absolutely. It made no material difference to the outcome.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
StalyShark (IP Logged)
14 April, 2019 11:54
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According to the Prem highlights show , Dimes is going to ask the players why they were so pathetic.
He adds we were out coached, out scrummed, out line outed , out tackled.
Maybe it's not only the players he should be asking to explain this performance .

The out coached bit doesnít make good reading for Deacon as both Forshaw and West have had good days this year, Deacon hasnít.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
camshark (IP Logged)
14 April, 2019 12:14
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According to the Prem highlights show , Dimes is going to ask the players why they were so pathetic.
He adds we were out coached, out scrummed, out line outed , out tackled.
Maybe it's not only the players he should be asking to explain this performance .

The out coached bit doesnít make good reading for Deacon as both Forshaw and West have had good days this year, Deacon hasnít.

You only need to look at our bonus points.
Whilst we have made some progress with forward play under West , and our defensive systems have been good ( especially when players donít jump out of the line) , our attacking play has gone backwards.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Olyy (IP Logged)
14 April, 2019 12:42
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dinogyro
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dinogyro
Odogwu did land on his head/shoulder area. I would say head first, but by an extremely small margin.

Game was gone though by then. Nasty but immaterial in context of the game itself.

Yes, absolutely. It made no material difference to the outcome.

Especially as it would've only been an extra 3(?) minutes they'd have been a man down, and they scored when down to 14 anyway

 
Re: Team for Worcester
14 April, 2019 12:46
I noticed during the last televised home game that Deacon wasn't among the coaches.



There are no ants in Antarctica despite the name.

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Olyy (IP Logged)
14 April, 2019 12:52
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I noticed during the last televised home game that Deacon wasn't among the coaches.
He's pitchside during games/brings the tee on

 
Re: Team for Worcester
Rich E (IP Logged)
14 April, 2019 19:13
As a spectator at the game our "big" players did not turn up; married by our coach stating it was our most difficult game to play.....perhaps we had expectations elsewhere.

The competitivemenss of the PL now means we will play another season in the Challenge Cup.....

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