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Captain Ford
Discussion started by daktari , 09 August, 2019 13:51
Captain Ford
daktari 09 August, 2019 13:51
Named Red Rose Capt against Wales , Ellis and Dan also start, and YBY on the bench , no Manu in the squad .

Re: Captain Ford
Stopsy 09 August, 2019 14:26
Well done George, I see the marketing people have successfully implanted Red Rose into the mix. Personally I thought England was quite descriptive.

Re: Captain Ford
KevinR 09 August, 2019 14:37
I'd say a number of this team have been chosen to show what they can do, prior to the final squad being announced - competing for places. Those omitted (such as Manu, May and Farrell) are clearly nailed-on.

Re: Captain Ford
SK 88 10 August, 2019 09:33
Squads more or less done for me.

Ewels /ludlum on the bubble depending on whether Eddie wants 4 or 5 locks in his 9 back five forwards. Ludlum in the squad for me.

Francis/Marchant depending on if he views Manu as a 12 that covers 13 or vice versa. Francis in the squad for me, Daly can cover 13 too.

Nowell/McConniche (have to learn how to spell that name) depending on fitness. Obviously Nowell if fit.

Re: Captain Ford
daktari 11 August, 2019 14:58
Manu recalled to the squad , comes on in the 70th minute and has a barnstorming run , breaking two tackles and gaining plenty of metres , he is looking very fit and strong again.

Re: Captain Ford
mentallymadmax 11 August, 2019 15:49
Thought Cowan-Dickie was excellent. Ludlam had an effective debut. Heinz and Ford bossed the first half.

Francis needs binning, though. Passenger.

Re: Captain Ford
Mrs H 11 August, 2019 15:53
Watson and Joseph had excellent returns too

Re: Captain Ford
mentallymadmax 11 August, 2019 16:01
Bit concerned JJ has lost too much pace, but clearly still reads the game very well and has great footwork.

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