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The Season so far

By Stopsy
March 21 2016

Mike gives us his appraisal of the season so far - thanks Mike !

A strange old season so far with the World Cup impacting the format and the relentless nature of the fixture list for those playing in the Champions Cup and the league and not even an LV= to provide any respite.


Many sides have had their ups and downs with Saracens and Exeter being the most consistently up and only the international period really causing Saracens any issues.


Saints were early into the wrist slashing camp but are now looking dangerous and in the chase for the top 4.


Wasps too had their slump and are now sitting pretty in 3rd and probably the hottest ticket in town at the moment with their easy on the eye style.


Bath have failed to live up to expectations after last season and all cannot be well in the camp.


Quins again have flattered to deceive and seem to be falling off form at exactly the wrong moment.


Newcastle and Worcester seem to have gained solace from the parlous position of London Irish and have been able to play with some of the pressure of being at the wrong end of the table relieved.


Sale are building and appear to have adopted a let’s build our home form first, that is not to ignore their victory at Welford Road.


Gloucester are another team who were tipped for great things but have delivered less than they would have hoped for.


And that leaves us, Some stunning play in patches but very few 80 minutes have been put together.  I would suggest Munster Away, Stade Francais Away, have been our most focused.  Delightful parts of games have flattered to deceive as we have left Try Bonus Points unclaimed and then some of the defeats have been appallingly lacking in nous and intensity.


For all of the above sides, win all of the remaining fixtures and things will look rosier (no sheet Sherlock!)

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Re: The Season so far
Tiggs (IP Logged)
21/03/2016 19:04
Many thanks Mike !

Re: The Season so far
Johns (IP Logged)
21/03/2016 19:08
Thanks Mike

No doubt Tiggs will buy you a pint next time you are at WR. (Sm159)

Re: The Season so far
Stopsy (IP Logged)
21/03/2016 19:12
April 10!

Re: The Season so far
Tiggs (IP Logged)
21/03/2016 19:13
Not sure if I can make that one, still I am sure that John will stand in for me at the bar for you Mike !

Re: The Season so far
Johns (IP Logged)
21/03/2016 19:15
It would be a pleasure Mike.

Re: The Season so far
Rich W (IP Logged)
22/03/2016 18:10
Good stuff. Thanks for that Mike.


Re: The Season so far
22/03/2016 18:24
Excellent stuff. I suppose the byword, so far this season is inconsistant, for what ever reason. At times, like the 1st half against Saints, we have been quite brilliant, others, like the game v Sale, we looked like a group of individual amateurs. Perhaps now we are coming to the business end we will perform all the way through.

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Stopsy (IP Logged)
22/03/2016 18:36
You are being very kind Idle, thank you.

It is really just some drivel to help Tiggs keep our site available for us to enjoy. I am sure there are many more who could contribute and would miss the site were it not available.

So to prevent my next piece of space filling....

Re: The Season so far
Rich W (IP Logged)
22/03/2016 23:07
I'll have a bash at something over the next week or so - haven't contributed anything for a while.


Re: The Season so far
Stopsy (IP Logged)
23/03/2016 07:39
I knew th e threat would work Mwahahahaha etc.

Re: The Season so far
24/03/2016 14:04
I think you may be being a bit unkind to Hardlywins there, Stops, as I think they've suffered disproportionately during the Sick Nations, but do I give a thank you, Mike? Yes I do

''It [the NHS] will last as long as there are folk left with the faith to fight for it'' Aneurin Bevan

Are you faithfull?

Re: The Season so far
Tiggs (IP Logged)
22/04/2016 17:12
Thanks again Mike.

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Purebob (IP Logged)
22/04/2016 17:59

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