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Eco Warrior
I'm puzzled
Eco Warrior (IP Logged)
01 January, 2018 09:52
I don't pretend to know as much about Warriors as most on this board so I'm asking an honest question.
A month or two ago we were all totally disillusioned, no DOR, the club being sold and no one who could kick goals. So on the first day of 2018, no. 1 has been solved and seems to be working out well so far. No. 2 seems to have gone away or are least it's not been discussed much on here. But my bewilderment stems from suddenly Chris P kicking goals with a very reasonable strike rate.
Where did that come from? Did he suddenly stick his hand up on the training park and say " Give me a go, I can't be any worse than the others" . Too right! He may just have helped save our season, not alone but certainly an important part of the jig-saw.

PS Happy New Year.

 
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Re: I'm puzzled
TeflonTed (IP Logged)
01 January, 2018 10:00
Chris used to take the longer kicks several years ago. He had a period as Captain which seemingly went along with a period of somewhat diminished form, followed by some significant injury time.

He stopped kicking, but this also coincided with the arrival of specialist kicking 10s, up to and including Goodie, so there wasn’t so much call on Chris.

There was also talk of a recurring leg/groin strain which meant less licking was a good idea, and a full back needs to kick!

Maybe the mature CP has fully restored confidence in his game, and feels happy to take back the responsibility for the place kicks, we can’t be sure.

Just a personal opinion, no inside knowledge claimed, others may have a different view.

 
Southstand(again)
Re: I'm puzzled
Southstand(again) (IP Logged)
01 January, 2018 10:47
Horse's mouth

 
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Re: I'm puzzled
Powick Eastander (IP Logged)
01 January, 2018 13:11
Don't care who the decision was made, just that is has been successful! (Sm60)



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Rob S
Re: I'm puzzled
Rob S (IP Logged)
01 January, 2018 13:21
Only missed 2 on Friday in very difficult windy conditions; one of which was because the ball was blown off the tee!

 
FlipFlop
Re: I'm puzzled
FlipFlop (IP Logged)
01 January, 2018 13:34
It’s a good find when consistent 10’s are hard to come by. He’s a club pro who appears to have not wavered his commitment to the club for the support given to him. Keep it going CP as well as keeping your Full Back head screwed on too.

 
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Re: I'm puzzled
TeflonTed (IP Logged)
01 January, 2018 14:04
Quote:
Southstand(again)
Horse's mouth

Good spot SS, it seems it’s as simple as the mature CP can take the added pressure.

 
centrethere
Re: I'm puzzled
centrethere (IP Logged)
01 January, 2018 16:15
'kicking's all in the head' - almost 'Foot in mouth'

 
Eco Warrior
Re: I'm puzzled
Eco Warrior (IP Logged)
01 January, 2018 17:30
Thanks folks. It seems that for whatever reason is head is "in a good place". (Apologies for that horrible expression).

Long may it continue. I really believe that lots of things are now coming together and we'll still be playing premiership rugby come September and I don't think we'll be struggling for survival in the latter part of next season.

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