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The Run In...
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18 March, 2018 15:14
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Lowerwatha (IP Logged)
18 March, 2018 17:22
Glaws and Sale are both pushing for a top 4 or too 6 place but struggle on the road so I think the SP crowd should see us home but WBP might be optimistic.
Bath, Irish and Quins away are winnable, hopefully we can recapture the form we showed this time last season and get a home semi final and another visit to Twickenham (I have already bought 5 tickets for my family, my grandsons first live rugby game!)

 
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mommentum (IP Logged)
18 March, 2018 20:33
Scoring tries this year is are biggest problem, maybe with Slade and Short back we can open teams up a bit more

 
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OldWing (IP Logged)
19 March, 2018 11:50
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Scoring tries this year is are biggest problem, maybe with Slade and Short back we can open teams up a bit more

If you mean recently, you may have a point. But, throughout the season, we haven't done too badly - more try bonus points than anyone else and 55 scored all told, compared with Wasps' 60 and Saracens' 56. The main problem seems to be that the opposition now makes a point of slowing everything down in an attempt to kill our pace of play - injuries, errant shoe laces, etc. As you say, we have the players to deal with this and I'm confident about the rest of the season. We have averaged over 3 league points per game so far; if we keep that up, we will finis top 2 and, perhaps, first. Anything better obviously welcome!

 
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Otter Supper (IP Logged)
19 March, 2018 12:34
I agree with Lowerwatha that we should get 2 home wins and it would be a disaster if we did not win at Irish. Add on a couple of bonus points, try or losing, and we would be on 75 points which would mean that Wasps would need 21 points from their last 5 games to match us and Sarries would need 22 points. Hopefully 75 points would be enough for a top 2 finish.

Any points that we get at The Rec on Friday will be a bonus and will put us in a good spot as well as putting pressure on the chasing teams.

 
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mommentum (IP Logged)
19 March, 2018 13:44
I was meaning 2018, can't remember when we last blew a team away (bath maybe) before 65 mins and could take a player off to keep him fresh? Every win has been very hard work as it should be

 
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Moorsman (IP Logged)
07 April, 2018 17:33
4 points from the Bath game puts us on 65 points and that's just 1 point ahead of last season at this round. Chiefs then went on a scoring spree with 4 x 5 point games to end the season on 84 points. We're 12 points ahead of 5th spot and 9 ahead of 3rd before the Glaws game and a win of any kind gives us a play-off place.

 
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OldWing (IP Logged)
08 April, 2018 10:58
If my maths are correct (which is by no means certain!), we need just 7 points from our remaining 4 games to be guaranteed a home semi and 13 points to be certain of finishing top. It would be nice to win them all, of course, so as to have momentum going into the semis.

I thought the Saints and Quins results in this round were quite extraordinary. Both teams seem to be going through a rough patch, to say the least. Saints, in particular, are a surprise after a really good start to the season. It's only thanks to that they're not more seriously in danger of relegation. I do feel rather sorry for London Irish, as I don't think they're a bad team and they have come out on the wrong side of a number of close games. (Mind you, I still want us to beat them next week!)

 
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loadofeathers (IP Logged)
09 April, 2018 19:09
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If my maths are correct (which is by no means certain!), we need just 7 points from our remaining 4 games to be guaranteed a home semi and 13 points to be certain of finishing top. It would be nice to win them all, of course, so as to have momentum going into the semis.
I thought the Saints and Quins results in this round were quite extraordinary. Both teams seem to be going through a rough patch, to say the least. Saints, in particular, are a surprise after a really good start to the season. It's only thanks to that they're not more seriously in danger of relegation. I do feel rather sorry for London Irish, as I don't think they're a bad team and they have come out on the wrong side of a number of close games. (Mind you, I still want us to beat them next week!)

Think its only 2.

 
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OldWing (IP Logged)
09 April, 2018 21:41
Only 2 now, happily, but was 7 when I wrote my previous post.

 
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Geronimo Jim (IP Logged)
09 April, 2018 21:59
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I was meaning 2018, can't remember when we last blew a team away (bath maybe) before 65 mins and could take a player off to keep him fresh? Every win has been very hard work as it should be

Did we blow Gloucester away or was it a case of points left out there?

Frankly and without wanting to cause any offence, I find it incredible that anyone would expect us to "blow" a team away. Yes it happens but should never be in our ambitions in this league. Wins... Yes.... Bonus points.... Yes. Arrogant to think we should blow teams away.

 
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mommentum (IP Logged)
12 April, 2018 19:51
First time Jack Nowell has played for us this year and we scored six tries, maybe just coincidence.

That was a very mobile pack that we fielded that week, and how good to be able to bring powerful guys like Lees and Ewers off the bench

Does anyone know which player said they wanted to be part of a dominant Exeter side this season?


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