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Re: England 22
Posted by: raedarius
Date: 22/02/2012 14:57
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Neil-H
Ianco, and would Mike Brown have made the 2, 1 on 1 tackles against Rennie and Denton, that if not made would have been a certain try? (and yes all one had to do was look outside, but Foden did as much as he could)
Brown may well have made them, we will never know?.. Foden did make them... you cant say anything against Foden in the Scottish game, he did all he could given what he had.

Against Italy yes 2 mistakes cost us tries... do you drop someone who has been one of the most consistant players in the england team cause of one bad game or 2 mistakes?, id suggest not?

I rate Brown highly and along with Foden are the best Full Backs in the AP and I think fans from all clubs would agree and stopped the Armitage/Goode band wagons,

To say Foden has been slotted into FB to get him in the team is a bit much, he has played Full back consistantly for the last 3 years

with Foden and Brown, I think england are well covered and hopefully it will be a battle for the shirt like Dawson/Braken use to have

I think that where we, and many others, have been caught out is that we thought that this Six Nations would be a test of possibles for the new team, whereas it turns out that Lancaster pretty much has chosen his team, and had done so before the Six Nations (see photos of Wood representing England as an example of this).

What stings for us us that, beyond training, there is little sense that Lancaster is making good use of our players. It's nice that he took Marler on holiday to Italy and Scotland, but not productive. JTH and Brown's time on the bench has not been productive or taught us much about their potential. Calling up Dickson (K) and Brooker has not been productive.

'Dropping' Foden would give Brown a test for a game to find out who works better, something it looks increasingly like he won't get beyond the training environment. I can't see a Dawson/Bracken rivalry developing if there's only room for Foden at the moment.

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