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Christoff
Favours for Saints
smitferbrainz (IP Logged)
04 March, 2018 16:49
By Wasps and Tigers respectively. Irish got it to 17-16 before Wasps got a try close to the end so no BP for Irish. Same for Wuss, Tigers got Try BP. So no change at the bottom, Saints getting propped up.

 
Walks11
Re: Favours for Saints
Walks11 (IP Logged)
04 March, 2018 16:54
You mean results went as expected

 
twsaint
Re: Favours for Saints
twsaint (IP Logged)
04 March, 2018 16:59
Irish had conversion for the lead with 4 minutes left. Tommy Bell (I think) missed it. Tonks and Bell missed 4 out of 6 between them.

 
St.Sinner
Re: Favours for Saints
St.Sinner (IP Logged)
04 March, 2018 17:03
I hope it was Wasps playing badly rather than Irish hitting form.

 
twsaint
Re: Favours for Saints
twsaint (IP Logged)
04 March, 2018 17:13
A bit of both but they're down.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Favours for Saints
SaintMaul (IP Logged)
04 March, 2018 17:33
So Irish have to win 4 of their remaining 5 games in the context they have only won 2 games out of 17 so far. They would need a minor miracle.

There are lots of problems facing Saints but relegation this season isn't one of them.

 
Christoff
Re: Favours for Saints
smitferbrainz (IP Logged)
04 March, 2018 17:34
Quote:
Walks11
You mean results went as expected

Good job isn't it?

 
oldtoastersaint
Re: Favours for Saints
oldtoastersaint (IP Logged)
04 March, 2018 17:35
Sounds like they needed Blair Cowan to edge it,luckily for Saints, and to my mind extraordinarily, thanks possibly to the Brendan Ventner connection, he was on Saracens duty! I'd be somewhat peeved if I was an Irish fan.

 
Christoff
Re: Favours for Saints
smitferbrainz (IP Logged)
04 March, 2018 17:37
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oldtoastersaint
Sounds like they needed Blair Cowan to edge it,luckily for Saints, and to my mind extraordinarily, thanks possibly to the Brendan Ventner connection, he was on Saracens duty! I'd be somewhat peeved if I was an Irish fan.

Didn't do Saracens a lot of good.

 
andysaint
Re: Favours for Saints
andysaint (IP Logged)
04 March, 2018 18:18
Yet were top of the league at one stage and doing well after that Saracens opening day defeat

 
steve battison
Re: Favours for Saints
batty (IP Logged)
04 March, 2018 19:39
We played Saracens Irish played Quins

 
Flyhooker
Re: Favours for Saints
Flyhooker (IP Logged)
04 March, 2018 20:57
We should never require favours

 
Saintly Pursuit
Re: Favours for Saints
Saintly Pursuit (IP Logged)
04 March, 2018 21:16
You are correct, but the fact is that we do. At the moment any help is most welcome.

 
Whiston Saint
Re: Favours for Saints
Whiston Saint (IP Logged)
04 March, 2018 21:52
This is a ridiculous thread.

Irish are not going to win their remaining games, maybe 1.

We have ever been in any danger of relegation. We have major morale and motivation issues, not a lack of ability. When were relegated last time we had a show pony and a large number of journeymen/mercenary players. We were clearly incapable of digging ourselves out of the relegation issue because the only player who could have really led from the front was injured and nobody else was good enough to step up.

 
Christoff
Re: Favours for Saints
smitferbrainz (IP Logged)
04 March, 2018 22:24
Quote:
Whiston Saint
This is a ridiculous thread.
Irish are not going to win their remaining games, maybe 1.

We have ever been in any danger of relegation. We have major morale and motivation issues, not a lack of ability. When were relegated last time we had a show pony and a large number of journeymen/mercenary players. We were clearly incapable of digging ourselves out of the relegation issue because the only player who could have really led from the front was injured and nobody else was good enough to step up.

Thanks for this wisdom. Incredibly relieved.

 
Walks11
Re: Favours for Saints
Walks11 (IP Logged)
05 March, 2018 08:15
Quote:
smitferbrainz
Quote:
Walks11
You mean results went as expected

Good job isn't it?

Yes we are generally lucky that Irish have been so poor otherwise we could have been dragged into a genuine relegation battle. The reality is we are in a battle for 10/11th and if pull ourselves together 8th/9th. We have been bad but they are far worse unfortunately for them.

I look forward to rounds 18 or 19 when we can finally put this nonsense to bed.

St Sinner, the brief highlights shown on BT it was absolutely hosing it down so not especially suiting Wasps, conditions levelled it somewhat



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/03/2018 09:22 by Walks11.

 
twsaint
Re: Favours for Saints
twsaint (IP Logged)
05 March, 2018 08:47
I have no doubt that we're safe now. However Irish outplayed Wasps yesterday at the Ricoh, they beat Worcester, could have beaten us and lost their two previous games by 4 points. Change those results and they would be above us.

They have a very tough run in now but so have we.

This season has been a shambles but it could have been a disaster.

Let's go out and win the Anglo Welsh , even if some people don't want to.

 
SaintsDuncan
Re: Favours for Saints
SaintsDuncan (IP Logged)
05 March, 2018 21:28
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twsaint
Change those results and they would be above us.

By that argument though we have lost 4 games by under a score, so changes those results too....

 
twsaint
Re: Favours for Saints
twsaint (IP Logged)
05 March, 2018 21:59
Yes, that's true. We could have been much higher.

The point I was replying to was that "we've never been in danger of relegation". We have been.It was always unlikely but nevertheless possible.


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