What Dai and the coaches, as well as all the players have done this year in the face of an incredible amount of core player retirements, long term injuries and moves abroad is quite remarkable! NO team has ever experienced what we have this season. I feel nothing but pride for the quite brilliant job that has been done, it really shows the quality of Dai and the coaches, and also the quality of the players who have kept us in the Premiership! Now we have the summer for rehabilitation, new signings coming in, and at last a future with new buyers just around the corner! I am more proud to be wearing my shirt today than i ever have been when we were winning things! And that is all down to Dai, the coaches and the players!
Just too many emotions at the moment to string more than a sentence or two together.
A gutsy performance in a very physical game. So proud of the boys. A great day to be a Wasp.
I think us supporters let alone the players have earned our summer break! Roll on September with a fully fit squad and some great talent that will have learned so much from this year.
Over the moon that we have stayed up. Great crowd and atmosphere, and thought Haughton, Billy V, Wade(whenever he got the ball) and Birkett were outstanding today.
Newcastle must be a shoo-in to come straight back up as I thought their pack was powerful, and their defence very strong.
We stopped playing in the 2nd half and poor kicking and penalties meant that Newcastle had most of the ball. Nicky R really wasn't very good, and will be interesting to see if he is first choice next year with Stephen Jones and Ryan Davis competing for the fh berth.
As a final note, and don't want to spoil the party with a moan, but the standard of refereeing has been abysmal throughout the season and Wayne Barnes continued that unhappy trend. Wasps were on top in the scrum yet there was nothing given to us, and at one point the Falcons scrum went backwards, and wheeled and yet he gave the scrum as a turnover to the oppo. I think we know what the decision would have been if that had been Tigers or Saints. Also, following a very questionable tackle by the Falcons south sea islander (sorry, don't know his name) on NR which looked high and late, and which enraged Billy V, he then gave a penalty to Falcons for Billy V tackling him without the ball, despite a blatant punch on Billy right in front of the ref/linesman which the whole crowd in our part of the FA stand could see.
Way to be consistent with other refs Mr Barnes - guess we now know why he has been dropped from the International panel.
Anyway, moan over - roll on next season, when things can only get better (wood touched and fingers crossed)
Wonderful performance from the guys in black and gold today. Haughton was just immense! Love him in attack from fb position. He seems to just relish all that space in front of him.
Wade as always was a demon on the ball.
Watching the game back on sky plus and the fans sound fantastic and almost continuous!
Man we're going to be a force to reckon with next season. It's been hard and not what any one would have picked but just can't wait to see the likes of Daly, Jones, Billy, simon etc next season. they will have benefited so much from the prem exposure this year That, our slightly more experienced players and our new signings, my mouth is watering!
Paul- have to agree with you- I'm normally a fan of Mr Barnes but he was poor today. In fact the standard of refereeing this season in the games I've been to at Adams Park has been at best, indifferent and at worst, shockingly bad.
What an fantastic day, so proud of the whole team including Dai and the coaches. It must have been hard coming out with all the pressure they had on them. They have been immense, coping with everything thrown at them all season, I think Dai's strength of character is unquestionable. Haughton was incredible today as were most of the team. Hope everyone at Wasps is going to have a really well deserved break and maybe a few beers might be drunk tonight! We just need our new buyer to sign on the dotted line ASAP so we can all completely relax and enjoy the summer looking forward to what should be a very exciting season in the Autumn. WELL DONE TO EVERYONE INCLUDING ALL THE SUPPORTERS!
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