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timfrombrighton
timfrombattle (IP Logged)

France dump Noves
27 December, 2017 11:26
[www.telegraph.co.uk]

Hardly the festive seasonís greatest surprise, though giving the job to Brunel might be.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 27/12/2017 11:27 by timfrombattle.

 
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shipwrecked (IP Logged)

Re: France dump Noves
27 December, 2017 11:38
Timing exceptional from the French, leaves plenty of time for the players and coaches to get to know a new way of playing, unless half the Bordeaux side get picked for France of course!

Not really unsurprising, (loads of English errors in the DT article, rushed to get it out there perhaps?)

 
Ian E
Ian E (IP Logged)

Re: France dump Noves
27 December, 2017 13:16
If this statement is correct; "Those problems include the high number of foreign players in the Top 14, France's domestic league, along with a disconnect between the national side and the leading French clubs". Then it might see players become available to UK clubs or some UK players returning? It might also reduce the chances of losing star players and excessive salaries?

 
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hasta (IP Logged)

Re: France dump Noves
27 December, 2017 13:56
Noves was appointed 5, probably 10 years too late. Thoroughly useless at his job. Not exactly sold on Brunel though.

I don't think it's the English players in the league that are the issue, as much as islanders and kiwis.

 
BathMatt53
BathMatt53 (IP Logged)

Re: France dump Noves
27 December, 2017 14:57
Quote:
Ian E
If this statement is correct; "Those problems include the high number of foreign players in the Top 14, France's domestic league, along with a disconnect between the national side and the leading French clubs". Then it might see players become available to UK clubs or some UK players returning? It might also reduce the chances of losing star players and excessive salaries?

This is already set for next year - its why Strettle (amongst others) will be returning.

 
Bathovalballer
Bathovalballer (IP Logged)

Re: France dump Noves
30 December, 2017 09:29
Would like Abendanon back to give us so sort of attack and get up and go.

 
BathMatt53
BathMatt53 (IP Logged)

Re: France dump Noves
30 December, 2017 11:09
Jamie Cudmore and a time machine please. You can throw in Raka for free if you are feeling generous.

 
HMilner
Big Dog (IP Logged)

Re: France dump Noves
02 January, 2018 11:27
Surprised this did not happen sooner as the Noves of Toulouse notoriety never really appeared for the national team. Is a bit of an odd one to have not done it straight after AI's but that's the french for you!

Brunel if nothing else will get them better organised though I am still not sure they have the strongest pool of players to select from. Their starting XV are arguably all good but at club level they still rely on their foreign imports, particularly from the pacific islands, to bring X factor and excitement.

Will wait and see with eager anticipation how it pans out for them!



Adopted players:
2018-19 Jonathan Joseph
2017-18 Shaun Knight

 
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hasta (IP Logged)

Re: France dump Noves
02 January, 2018 11:32
Disagree, I think exactly the Noves of (recent) Toulouse notoriety turned up at France. The Noves of successful Toulouse has been gone a long time.


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