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Stevens of Tigers

By Blues Ed
November 15 2019

Only one change  from last week's better performance against the league leaders.

Fraser Strachan will be outside centre in the team which travels to Nottingham. He replaces Ed Coulson who is injured.

A new face will be Jimmy Stevens who has joined on loan from Tigers and comes onto the bench.

We need the points against the seventh placed side ... sitting second bottom of the table doesn't look nice even if we have only played five games.

Blues: 15. Ali Crossdale 14. Pat Tapley 13. Fraser Strachan 12. Lewis Robling 11. Ryan Hutler 10. Will Hooley 9. Grayson Hart 1.Sean McCarthy (Captain) 2. Robbie Smith 3. Henry Paul  4. Jordan Onojaife 5. Will Carrick Smith 6. Oli Curry 7. Joe Atkinson 8. Dan Temm

Reps: Jimmy Stevens , Joe Wrafter, Andrew Boye, Huw Worthington, Josh Buggea, James Lennon, Matt Worley , Dean Adamson

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Discussion started by Blues Brothers , 15/11/2019 12:17
Blues Brothers
15/11/2019 12:17
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iron blue
15/11/2019 19:13
Looks a strong side let's hope we can beat the bogey team.

Conorbay
17/11/2019 11:31
A little pedantic perhaps but why does this Bedford v Nottingham related post come with a picture of two Leicester Tiger players tackling what looks like a 2014 New Zealand Maori?

Garlic sausage
17/11/2019 12:35
To confuse the opposition.

compo simonite
17/11/2019 17:08
Oh dear!

Garlic sausage
17/11/2019 17:29
Poor.

Ginger Blueboy
17/11/2019 18:10
Looks like it's going to be a very long season.

Lose to Ealing away next week and we'll probably be mathematically out of the cup with two group games to spare. If that does happen (hardly an unlikely scenario), will be interesting to see how we approach those two games, even though they're against our local rivals.

According to the match report, 4 players in the backs today got injured, including Hooley and Adamson. Wouldn't be surprised if Lennon may have to play on the wing from the start next week.

We've had disappointing seasons recently as well as very good ones. What really worries me though, is the appalling record we have in attack this season. Previously, even if we lost a lot of games, we'd still score a fair amount of points. The problem instead would be in defence.

This season, only 2 times in 9 have we scored more than 20 points and 3 times three tries or more. The two times we scored more than 20, one was against Yorkshire Carnegie and the other against Ealing but after the game was long gone. Take out the Yorkshire match from the league games, and we barely average double figures for points scored.

I know the weather played a big role for the two league home games in keeping scores low, but from those who've seen Blues play multiple times in competitive games this year, are we looking far less sharp in attack?

Jonathan Wilcox
17/11/2019 19:13
I think it’s time for the changing of the guard....



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019:11:18:08:23:13 by Jonathan Wilcox.

Miss Rugby
17/11/2019 19:14
What an awful result. Maybe the club need to look at spending money and contract players who are up to the job or I feel we maybe playing a division lower next season. For to long Bedford have been able to punch above their weight but the club are to intent on keeping finances in order that they don't look at the bigger picture. If Bedford keep losing games, a lot of supporters will find their way to Ampthill unfortunately. Complete shake up required.
This is going to be a bad season

Garlic sausage
18/11/2019 09:24
Why would supporters go to Ampthill? As LB says only one place has the Blues available.
Crowds may well drop with the poor results but that will be people staying at home not switching teams.

Luton_Blue
18/11/2019 10:25
Yep, will b**tch and moan but wouldn't 'support' another club. I'd go watch other clubs but with any great regularity.

The unlucky blue kit strikes again!

Bluer Than Ever
18/11/2019 12:03
Sorry to shock the diehard supporters amongst you but, though Blues have been my preferred team for over fifty years, I enjoy watching winning rugby. Despite living within half a mile of GR, I regularly travelled to Ampthill last season to watch exhilarating wins and would do so again this season if they were offering better enjoyment than the dire fare Blues are serving up at present. I understand that for some, loyalty to the Blues is, and will always be, as constant as the Northern star, but for me, I pay my money to enjoy myself and to come away happy and exhilarated not depressed and dispirited. I doubt if I am entirely alone in this.

iron blue
18/11/2019 12:15
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Quote:
Bluer Than Ever
Sorry to shock the diehard supporters amongst you but, though Blues have been my preferred team for over fifty years, I enjoy watching winning rugby. Despite living within half a mile of GR, I regularly travelled to Ampthill last season to watch exhilarating wins and would do so again this season if they were offering better enjoyment than the dire fare Blues are serving up at present. I understand that for some, loyalty to the Blues is, and will always be, as constant as the Northern star, but for me, I pay my money to enjoy myself and to come away happy and exhilarated not depressed and dispirited. I doubt if I am entirely alone in this.
Obviously not as blue as the name suggests, but good luck to you, nice to see someone voting with their feet. There are a number of options to watching the blues if you are prepared to travel.

iron blue
18/11/2019 12:26
Quote:
Ginger Blueboy
Looks like it's going to be a very long season.
Lose to Ealing away next week and we'll probably be mathematically out of the cup with two group games to spare. If that does happen (hardly an unlikely scenario), will be interesting to see how we approach those two games, even though they're against our local rivals.

According to the match report, 4 players in the backs today got injured, including Hooley and Adamson. Wouldn't be surprised if Lennon may have to play on the wing from the start next week.

We've had disappointing seasons recently as well as very good ones. What really worries me though, is the appalling record we have in attack this season. Previously, even if we lost a lot of games, we'd still score a fair amount of points. The problem instead would be in defence.

This season, only 2 times in 9 have we scored more than 20 points and 3 times three tries or more. The two times we scored more than 20, one was against Yorkshire Carnegie and the other against Ealing but after the game was long gone. Take out the Yorkshire match from the league games, and we barely average double figures for points scored.

I know the weather played a big role for the two league home games in keeping scores low, but from those who've seen Blues play multiple times in competitive games this year, are we looking far less sharp in attack?
Good post GB, you are right the last 3 seasons have been very good I think we finished 3rd in each one. Prior to that we had a poor one but, as you say picked up a lot of points, quite a lot of LB's. I also think there were a couple of other teams that were probably worse than us that season and I think we ended up halfway. As you say this year is different (so far) in terms of points scored but we are only 6 games in. However the next 6 look fairly ominous, but 4 of them are at home.

compo simonite
18/11/2019 18:28
Agreeing with the sentiment of the postings....the ‘voting with their feet’ has been the theme for many season’s......there are more Blues Fans away from the game on match day than watching....we have a good attendance record but how often do you hear people say .....’I used to go but.....’

iron blue
18/11/2019 19:40
TBH never. We have one of the best attendances in the Championship, how many falcons fans were at GR the other week how many blues fans will be up there? However I think Garlick is right if we don't start winning soon attendances will drop off, having said that we will still be one of the best supported sides in the league.

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