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chiefswatcher
Re: Chiefs v Bristol
chiefswatcher (IP Logged)
08 April, 2017 20:27
LIstening to Rob's postmatch comments (Chiefs TV and Twitter feed) it seems he was a lot happier with this display than Sale. Comment was along the lines of some outtanding individual performances - Tank, LCD amongst others) - but not clicking collectively.

My positives were Tank, Armand, Ewers, Parling, Cowan-Dickie.

My only massive negative was the dreadful defending of that kick for the Eadie try. There was just one person in the back field. He was swamped by the chasers.

 
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Re: Chiefs v Bristol
fatheralice (IP Logged)
08 April, 2017 21:13
Another negative. Big screen not working to show the offside in Front of the kicker for that Briz try.
Winger looked a good few meters in front from my spot more or less in line with the kick. I was fully expecting it to be disallowed when Foley asked for it to be checked. Technical breakdown, or insufficient camera angles nearly cost us the match.
Not the first time our big screen/available camera angles have let us down at SP. Time for an upgrade in the summer perhaps?

 
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Re: Chiefs v Bristol
Lowerwatha (IP Logged)
08 April, 2017 21:52
Tom a Hawk had a rant about a few things on other posts, including his inability to remember to pack his season ticket, but also Sirs inability to pack his yellow card! Bristol defended manfully this afternoon but often illegally but, listening on ref box, I never heard him once threaten a card for repeated infringements in the red zone!

 
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Re: Chiefs v Bristol
fatheralice (IP Logged)
08 April, 2017 22:11
Agree, a lot of pens 5M out. I prefer zero tolerance there personally.
Also thought he allowed Briz to hang around at the back of mauls a lot, spoiling the ball.
Did lol when he penalised Briz for hands on the floor before attacking the ball after about 70 mins!

Had we lost, the ref would be a long way down the list of reasons for defeat mind. Decent effort by Briz today, defended manfully, and capitalised on the chances we gave them/they forced, although you have to feel a better prem team would have seen out a 14 pt lead which is maybe symptomatic of their position.

 
gassyrucker
Re: Chiefs v Bristol
gassyrucker (IP Logged)
08 April, 2017 22:17
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fatheralice
Another negative. Big screen not working to show the offside in Front of the kicker for that Briz try.
Winger looked a good few meters in front from my spot more or less in line with the kick. I was fully expecting it to be disallowed when Foley asked for it to be checked. Technical breakdown, or insufficient camera angles nearly cost us the match.
Not the first time our big screen/available camera angles have let us down at SP. Time for an upgrade in the summer perhaps?

Definitely need to upgrade a number of things at SP including the screens.

On another note...

Cracking game today. Annoyingly late to the match due to traffic problems (mentioned on other posts and many faired worse than me). Although I missed the first 15-20 mins of the match I think Bristol did effectively prevent Chiefs from playing our planned game. It is testament to the players that we secured 5 points despite (again) a less than ideal performance. The next three games will be key to see if we have the ability to win a Premiership Final - if we continue to play as in the last two games - no chance but… if we play like we did against Leicester and Bath (both away games) we CAN win. More positives than negatives today.

 
benjbath
Re: Chiefs v Bristol
benjbath (IP Logged)
09 April, 2017 00:52
How did the half backs go? Often easier for a young nine with an experiences ten like steenson...

 
goss8800
Re: Chiefs v Bristol
Chief Fire Water (IP Logged)
09 April, 2017 05:19
How can anyone be happy with the performance, we made a very poor Bristol side look good with our mistakes especially our missed tackles out wide. We should be getting into a bit of form for the end of the season but we are no where near our best.

We need Steeno starting on Friday as the team look more solid when he is on the pitch and Campagnaro needs to start on the wing with Woodburn.

 
Zyder head
Re: Chiefs v Bristol
Zyder head (IP Logged)
09 April, 2017 07:41
I watched the game on TV as I was not able to get to Sandy Park.
Firstly Bristol played very well,we have to give them a lot of credit on one of the best performances of the season.
They took the opportunities (we gave them....) and defended brilliantly (as Mr Foley would allow).
As for our own performance,we have talked about respect a lot recently and I don't think we showed enough respect to Bristol or more importantly to the ball!
The early try for us may not actually have helped us as we were far to cavalier with ball in hand expecting to run in tries from anywhere rather than winning the game first,grinding the opposition down and then stepping on the accelerator in the second half once the game is relatively secure.
Possession is so important to winning a game of rugby and we gave the ball away far too often.
We found a way to win again and our belief and confidence is amazing so it is not all bad.
In actual fact it may be a benefit to us to have such a tough game yesterday as an easy game where the opposition don't challenge you doesn't really prepare you for the really tough games.
A tough game at Quins next week is just what we need,it will focus our minds and will tell us more about where we are as a team than yesterday imo.

 
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Re: Chiefs v Bristol
Tivvy_chief (IP Logged)
09 April, 2017 08:29
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fatheralice
Another negative. Big screen not working to show the offside in Front of the kicker for that Briz try.
Winger looked a good few meters in front from my spot more or less in line with the kick. I was fully expecting it to be disallowed when Foley asked for it to be checked. Technical breakdown, or insufficient camera angles nearly cost us the match.
Not the first time our big screen/available camera angles have let us down at SP. Time for an upgrade in the summer perhaps?

You know what we really need is a Technology and Communication company to come in and sort everything out? Oh wait we do................. 😉

 
Chief RedWine
Re: Chiefs v Bristol
Chief Redwine (IP Logged)
09 April, 2017 08:56
Screen probably down to the club

Camera angles firmly in the remit of the TV people.

 
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Re: Chiefs v Bristol
Tom A Hawk (IP Logged)
09 April, 2017 09:34
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Lowerwatha
Tom a Hawk had a rant about a few things on other posts, including his inability to remember to pack his season ticket

Now now Lowerwatha, My annoyance is not with failing to bring my season ticket but in the way in which the club reacted to this.

That Said I do agree that it seems like Mr Foley also forgot to bring something with him too.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/04/2017 09:36 by Tom A Hawk.

 
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Re: Chiefs v Bristol
clalan (IP Logged)
09 April, 2017 09:59
People are complaining rightly about the lack of yellow cards, to be honest i'm not sure the ref knew anything about the Maul as Bristol seemed to do what ever they liked to stop it, bring down etc, all unpunished.

We can't blame Bristol, if you get to know you'll get away with it and it works, keep ongoing sunshine.

We caused our own problems yesterday, and they had one of those days where everything stuck and they finished well.

 
Chief RedWine
Re: Chiefs v Bristol
Chief Redwine (IP Logged)
09 April, 2017 10:00
Is there a site anywhere that has the statistics for the match? Just got a feeling that the penalty count was higher than average yesterday.

 
Currychief
Re: Chiefs v Bristol
Currychief (IP Logged)
09 April, 2017 10:35
ESPN rugby provides lots of stats including at player level. 21 penalties yesterday of which 8 were against Exeter

 
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Re: Chiefs v Bristol
Tom A Hawk (IP Logged)
09 April, 2017 10:48

 
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Re: Chiefs v Bristol
Lowerwatha (IP Logged)
09 April, 2017 10:54
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Chief Redwine
Is there a site anywhere that has the statistics for the match? Just got a feeling that the penalty count was higher than average yesterday.

According to the TRP Bristol had 13 penalties Exeter 8. I was listening on refbox and Sir only called offside twice, both against us!
Keast kicked the ball into the stand after we were awarded a free and was told not to do it again. When he did it again he got a shove from Ollie Devoto and was told if he did it again he would be yellow carded. Wimpish refereeing!
Sorry TAH for my crass comment about your very frustrating error!

 
Chief RedWine
Re: Chiefs v Bristol
Chief Redwine (IP Logged)
09 April, 2017 15:07
Thanks all.

 
Master Chief
Re: Chiefs v Bristol
Master Chief (IP Logged)
09 April, 2017 16:15
I know I will get stick for saying this but we were rubbish! Yes the intensity was better but far too many simple mistakes. Our pack doesn't seem to be the monster it was last season and I wouldn't fancy it against Sarries.

Moon gives too many penalties at the scrum, the driving maul won't worry neither Wasps nor Sarries and aside from LCD and Ewers not enough heavy duty penetration. Slade also had a shocker.

We will have to win all remaining games, possibly with bonus points, if we want a home semi given the way Wasps and particularly Sarries are playing.

Waldrom had a good game. He seemed to come onto the ball at more pace and made deeper inroads as a result.

I sincerely hope Lees is ok. He is critical to our chances in the semi and final. Him, LCD and Ewers in the same pack make us a scary prospect. Without him our scrum is weak and our driving play less effective.

Agree with OldWing above... Steeno has to start on Friday. So should Short and Campo, our two biggest threats with the ball. It must also be time to give either Turner or Nowell a go at full back. In the pack I would start Ewers and possibly even Salvi who is a tackle machine. For me he offers much more than Dennis.

Assume Francis isn't in the squad because of impending move? I seriously hope not though.

 
dwhite805
Re: Chiefs v Bristol
dwhite805 (IP Logged)
09 April, 2017 16:58
Glad to see someone else talking about Nowell at 15. Think this would give solidity and exit from the kick game.

 
Chiefs
Re: Chiefs v Bristol
Chiefs (IP Logged)
09 April, 2017 17:38
No stick from me MC, all your points concur with my thoughts. I actually think we were dire yesterday, and on that performance will not bother Quins, Glos or Saints, let alone Wasps and Sarries.

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