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O/T The Lions
headingleytyke (IP Logged)
29 May, 2017 17:20
I have just been watching a film of the Lions tour to New Zealand in 1971. Both sides had players of skill, panache and the ability to make something out of nothing
I know times have changed but nowadays it's a much nmore turgid game



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Re: o/t THE LIONS
leemingtyke (IP Logged)
29 May, 2017 18:52
Really looking forward to it.

I see Eddie reckons the Lions are too Welsh influenced to trouble the All Blacks.

I bloody love Eddie Jones!

 
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Re: o/t THE LIONS
Wildwillie (IP Logged)
30 May, 2017 06:17
Yep. Looking forward to the distraction that a Lions tour brings during the summer as I am not a bing fan of cricket, tennis and cycling.



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Re: o/t THE LIONS
GJD (IP Logged)
30 May, 2017 07:12
its something to watch on a Saturday morning before the cricket starts smiling smiley

yes too many Welsh in the squad for the team that finished 5th out of 6th in the six nations.



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Re: O/T The Lions
Wildwillie (IP Logged)
03 June, 2017 10:25

 
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Re: O/T The Lions
leemingtyke (IP Logged)
03 June, 2017 17:19
Yep,

Think Farrell, Faletau and Sinckler were the main positives. Stuart Barnes the main negative, living proof that playing to a good standard doesn't qualify you to commentate.

First game of a long tour, better to come (though probably not from Barnes!)

 
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Re: O/T The Lions
GJD (IP Logged)
06 June, 2017 19:01
hope they play better tomorrow morning a better opposition

 
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Re: O/T The Lions
Wildwillie (IP Logged)
06 June, 2017 19:46
Need to keep the winning habit. (Sm134)



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Re: O/T The Lions
Bobba (IP Logged)
07 June, 2017 15:43
Ooops!

 
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Re: O/T The Lions
Wildwillie (IP Logged)
07 June, 2017 15:59

 
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Re: O/T The Lions
GJD (IP Logged)
07 June, 2017 18:21
lost against worse team in NZ super rugby...

up against the best in the competition on Saturday morning.


I think they have a wendy ball statement 'Just like watching Brazil'

I wonder what the Lions one is now. 'Just like watching another team in red'

 
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Re: O/T The Lions
Albert Fishwick (IP Logged)
08 June, 2017 06:58
I don't have Sky so haven't seen the games and can't comment on the performances as such. It does seem to me though that with a much more condensed tour it's all about the Tests and losses at this stage aren't so important in themselves. That said, I think he needs to settle his test squad very soon after Saturday's game and stick with it.



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Re: O/T The Lions
Wildwillie (IP Logged)
10 June, 2017 13:37
A tough win this morning. It ain't gonna get any easier that's for sure.

(Sm134)



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Re: O/T The Lions
leemingtyke (IP Logged)
10 June, 2017 14:05
Im with Albert, It's all about the tests.

 
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Re: O/T The Lions
JDH (IP Logged)
13 June, 2017 11:41
It's a tough tour alright..

 
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Re: O/T The Lions
Wildwillie (IP Logged)
16 June, 2017 19:24
Yep but win the tests and all will be right in the world.



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Re: O/T The Lions
leemingtyke (IP Logged)
17 June, 2017 10:29
Good result against the Maori today.

Think Gatland's losing it with the call ups though.

I really admire his 'don't give a f $Łk attitude', and if he'd said that in his opinion they were the next best players I'd completely defend his right as head coach to pick who he likes.

But to openly admit that he's done it on geography rather than merit is insane and de-values the shirt imho.

 
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Re: O/T The Lions
Albert Fishwick (IP Logged)
17 June, 2017 12:45
Indeed. I don't know whether he's said he won't do another tour but I think it's time to give someone else a go, whatever the outcome of the tests.



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Re: O/T The Lions
JDH (IP Logged)
26 June, 2017 07:49
What's do you reckon the Lions will change for the second test?
We must stop kicking the ball away and have a go at them. We looked dangerous for about 6 mins we ran it.
Reads off loads was superb. Anyone else would have been happy recycling that ball.

 
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Re: O/T The Lions
leemingtyke (IP Logged)
01 July, 2017 09:48
Got there in the end!

Great finish and it sets up a fantastic 3rd test.

 
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Re: O/T The Lions
Mark_C (IP Logged)
01 July, 2017 10:19
A great comeback in the second half of the second half. They were definitely under the cosh for the third quarter.

Also a big 'Get Well Soon' to Geech who was taken ill just prior to the game.



Miserati - and Proud to be!

 
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Re: O/T The Lions
Wildwillie (IP Logged)
03 July, 2017 08:58
Woke up this morning with a sense of foreboding. We beat 14 All Blacks. Will we suffer a backlash in the third test?



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Re: O/T The Lions
Tyko (IP Logged)
03 July, 2017 10:24
The ref was MoM. Had the courage to send an AB off early in game. Despite his assistants urging him to think again.

 
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Re: O/T The Lions
almostatyke (IP Logged)
04 July, 2017 19:58
Does everyone expect a "Black-lash"?

 
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Re: O/T The Lions
leemingtyke (IP Logged)
04 July, 2017 20:42
Yes,

Now the dust has settled, Lions only just won against 14 All Blacks. And if Barrett had taken his kicking opportunities we wouldn't have managed it.

Looking forward to a great game, Lions will have to play out if their skins to get the result.

 
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Re: O/T The Lions
JDH (IP Logged)
04 July, 2017 21:04
A lions victory. I reckon they will pull out all the stops Saturday.

 
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Re: O/T The Lions
almostatyke (IP Logged)
08 July, 2017 17:40
So a drawn series - probably a fair reflection of the tests as the All Blacks played well below their normal standards in the final two tests.

Just a bit of mischief: what do you think the result would have been if Eddie Jones England were playing in lieu of the Lions Allstars?

(Sm100)

 
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Re: O/T The Lions
Beeston Lion (IP Logged)
09 July, 2017 22:04
I know many thought a drawn match and series devalued the tour and provided for a strange post match atmosphere initially but I think there positives to be drawn.
We know about the mutual respect players have for each other and their approachability and this was abundantly demonstrated on the pitch at Eden Park and I took great solace from the fact that this is the game I support.

 
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Re: O/T The Lions
Albert Fishwick (IP Logged)
10 July, 2017 06:58
Quite so. I find it odd that some are now saying that there should be extra time on future tours or some other way of ensuring that someone wins the series.



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Re: O/T The Lions
oopnorth (IP Logged)
10 July, 2017 07:25
Part of the resistance in the US to football and rugby has been they do not understand draws. As we know from last week they can be just the right result, even a thing of beauty.

 
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Re: O/T The Lions
Wildwillie (IP Logged)
16 July, 2017 17:58
This Lions tour has to be considered as a successful one. Great rugby and a drawn series against the world's best side despite so many bleddy Welshmen in the squad!

(Sm159)



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