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Barack
1 minute ago, The Bookkeeper said:

 

 

Guid prediction for today :rofl:

 

Not sure if the French getting emptied like that was good news or bad news for Scotland. Can see them make plenty changes and with backs against the wall they might be far more dangerous than they would have been.

Tell me about it.

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Ulysses

England showing some momentum, just ahead of the World Cup.

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Dusk_Till_Dawn

England looked really good yesterday.

 

just an aside though - that try from Farrell late on was a blatant knock on. It’s amazing the number of dodgy TMO decisions England get when they play at Twickenham. 

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The Old Tolbooth

England always seem to peak right before a World Cup, I fancy them for the Grand Slam now as the only side I can see stopping them would be Wales, and that's a big ask. Only New Zealand are better than England right now in World rugby. 

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ri Alban
12 hours ago, The Old Tolbooth said:

England always seem to peak right before a World Cup, I fancy them for the Grand Slam now as the only side I can see stopping them would be Wales, and that's a big ask. Only New Zealand are better than England right now in World rugby. 

They're good, but they're not that good. Scotland will do them.

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Mikey1874

as suspected 're why TMO not used for Hogg foul play incident

 

 

 

Edited by Mikey1874

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The Old Tolbooth
4 hours ago, ri Alban said:

They're good, but they're not that good. Scotland will do them.

 

I'd like to believe that, but we really won't do them at Twickenham, we haven't won there since the early 80's when we had a very good team, the self belief when we go away from home is non existent, and we've went backwards under Toony. 

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ri Alban
5 hours ago, The Old Tolbooth said:

 

I'd like to believe that, but we really won't do them at Twickenham, we haven't won there since the early 80's when we had a very good team, the self belief when we go away from home is non existent, and we've went backwards under Toony. 

I can dream. ?

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Adam Murray

Stuart Hogg out for the rest of the tournament

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Barack
39 minutes ago, Adam Murray said:

Stuart Hogg out for the rest of the tournament

Super.

 

 

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ri Alban
8 hours ago, Adam Murray said:

Stuart Hogg out for the rest of the tournament

He's quite brittle the boy. Made of chocolate.

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Mikey1874
9 hours ago, Adam Murray said:

Stuart Hogg out for the rest of the tournament

 

1 hour ago, ri Alban said:

He's quite brittle the boy. Made of chocolate.

 

He's recovered pretty well from injuries previously quicker than expected. Rugby is pretty brutal these days. 

 

 

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Victorian

The TMO system works really well in rugby and the nature and dynamics of the game are well suited to the reviewing process.    By and large it works.     But in a game where very little is missed,    it's quite remarkable how often Scotland has fallen victim to rare lapses.      

 

 

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Mikey1874
15 minutes ago, Victorian said:

The TMO system works really well in rugby and the nature and dynamics of the game are well suited to the reviewing process.    By and large it works.     But in a game where very little is missed,    it's quite remarkable how often Scotland has fallen victim to rare lapses.      

 

 

 

Referees were specifically asked just before the 6 Nations not to use the TMO unless absolutely necessary. 

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Victorian
3 minutes ago, Mikey1874 said:

 

Referees were specifically asked just before the 6 Nations not to use the TMO unless absolutely necessary. 

 

Interesting decision.    The referee can't see everything of course.     Setting some kind of embargo on the use of it can really only lead to an inherent,  subjective flaw in the system.     The TMO is much better placed to review things not immediately picked up by the referee and to proactively alert the referee to either discuss over the mic or review on screen.

 

It was working very well for the most part.    Limiting referees' use of it will lead to inconsistency and subjective errors.     

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Taffin
1 hour ago, Mikey1874 said:

 

Referees were specifically asked just before the 6 Nations not to use the TMO unless absolutely necessary. 

 

 

I guess in that instance it was absolutely necessary as foul play occurred and the ref made the wrong decision.

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Seymour M Hersh
11 hours ago, Mikey1874 said:

 

Referees were specifically asked just before the 6 Nations not to use the TMO unless absolutely necessary. 

 

Which leaves the massive problem of referees making subjective calls on necessity.

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ri Alban
13 hours ago, Mikey1874 said:

 

 

He's recovered pretty well from injuries previously quicker than expected. Rugby is pretty brutal these days. 

 

 

I hope so, because he's world class.

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ri Alban
1 hour ago, Seymour M Hersh said:

 

Which leaves the massive problem of referees making subjective calls on necessity.

Which means the diddie teams get nothing.

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Mikey1874

Gregor Townsend has complained about the Hogg incident and says should have been looked at from the try. 

 

 

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Harry Potter

Looking at tickets for the England  Scotland game, prices from 400 to 800 pounds.

Whats that all about, seem to charge what they want, mind you if folk pay the prices

they will still charge this .

For the record , i have no interest in going, could buy 2 top of the range golf clubs for that money.

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Mikey1874

I think the guys that are coming in for Scotland could do well. Hopefully the overall system and attacking flair will still show.

 

Could be a good platform for the rest of the year. 

 

Or we're heading for disappointment. 

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ri Alban

Scotland are gonnae get humped here. Get Toonie Tae feck.

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Mikey1874

One of the all time great tries by Wales. 

 

The patience and build up play. 

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All roads lead to Gorgie

Wales deserve to win this. Keep it up now! 

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All roads lead to Gorgie

Yasssssss! 

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Roxy Hearts

Crap. 

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Mikey1874

To be fair to Scotland if we get all our best players back...

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graygo
On 10/02/2019 at 20:41, Jamhammer said:

They are, unfortunately the best team in the Northern Hemisphere by a fair margin. Much as I would love my Wales to do em I just can't see it

 

Worth a wee bump.

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graygo
On 10/02/2019 at 20:41, Jamhammer said:

They are, unfortunately the best team in the Northern Hemisphere by a fair margin. Much as I would love my Wales to do em I just can't see it

 

 

Double post.

 

Edited by graygo

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graygo

Triple post.

Edited by graygo

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Jamhammer
10 hours ago, graygo said:

 

Worth a wee bump.

What a result that was. Well deserved on second half performance. Now to **** it up v Scotland 

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ri Alban

Nae GS for anyone this year. Scotland will do the ? shaggers.

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Captain Sausage
2 minutes ago, ri Alban said:

Nae GS for anyone this year. Scotland will do the ? shaggers.

 

Hope you are right. ?

 

How much did we miss Russell and Hogg btw? 

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ri Alban
1 minute ago, Captain Sausage said:

 

Hope you are right. ?

 

How much did we miss Russell and Hogg btw? 

And a few others. Hopefully the real Scotland will be appearing in the World Cup.

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Captain Sausage
1 minute ago, ri Alban said:

And a few others. Hopefully the real Scotland will be appearing in the World Cup.

 

Aye, missing Barclay, Watson, Wilson, Nel, Russell, Bennet, Jones - that’s half of our starting team (no doubt I’ve missed others)

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ri Alban
1 minute ago, Captain Sausage said:

 

Aye, missing Barclay, Watson, Wilson, Nel, Russell, Bennet, Jones - that’s half of our starting team (no doubt I’ve missed others)

What happened to big Ritchie? I've not seen or heard about him for a while. Injured, or just bad form?

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Mikey1874
1 hour ago, ri Alban said:

Nae GS for anyone this year. Scotland will do the ? shaggers.

 

Wales v Ireland too 

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Captain Sausage
2 hours ago, ri Alban said:

What happened to big Ritchie? I've not seen or heard about him for a while. Injured, or just bad form?

 

Think he played the full 80 yesterday!

 

edit: Lord Richie Gray I guess you mean...he only came back from like 6 months out 4 weeks ago. So deservedly not in the squad. 

Edited by Captain Sausage

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ri Alban
25 minutes ago, Captain Sausage said:

 

Think he played the full 80 yesterday!

 

edit: Lord Richie Gray I guess you mean...he only came back from like 6 months out 4 weeks ago. So deservedly not in the squad. 

Cheers ? I like the big man.

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Riccarton3
16 hours ago, Mikey1874 said:

One of the all time great tries by Wales. 

 

The patience and build up play. 

Absolutely magnificent against one of the fiercest defences you'll see. The skill and discipline involved in keeping it going for 34 stages. Inverdale could only look on with awe - i thought we might have had the whole 34 shown again at full time but speeded up.

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Captain Sausage
2 hours ago, ri Alban said:

Cheers ? I like the big man.

 

Me too, but Gilchrist, Toolis, Jonny Gray, Swindon all ahead of him at the moment. 

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Seymour M Hersh
17 hours ago, Mikey1874 said:

To be fair to Scotland if we get all our best players back...

 

And Vern Cotter.

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DETTY29
1 hour ago, Seymour M Hersh said:

 

And Vern Cotter.

Yep.

 

Too scared of losing Townsend to England or France or both for 4 or 5 seasons.

 

Where he would have made enough money to fully set him up for life, learn even more about their games and come back as Scotland coach and all the better educated for it.

 

Good one SRU.

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milky_26
4 hours ago, Captain Sausage said:

 

Think he played the full 80 yesterday!

 

edit: Lord Richie Gray I guess you mean...he only came back from like 6 months out 4 weeks ago. So deservedly not in the squad. 

richie gray played during the week for his club side so is just getting back

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Mikey1874

Wooden spoon is on. 

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The Bookkeeper
On 23/02/2019 at 09:38, ri Alban said:

Scotland are gonnae get humped here. Get Toonie Tae feck.

 

 

Its been the usual story. 2nd rate and 2nd best. Predicted after the Italy win it would be our only victory and its looking very likely now. Away from home we are fodder to the better teams. 

Edited by The Bookkeeper

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ri Alban
1 hour ago, The Bookkeeper said:

 

 

Its been the usual story. 2nd rate and 2nd best. Predicted after the Italy win it would be our only victory and its looking very likely now. Away from home we are fodder to the better teams. 

All the improvement and promise created by Vern has gone. Back to being also rans. 

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All roads lead to Gorgie
5 hours ago, Mikey1874 said:

Wooden spoon is on. 

When they said Scotland were real contenders this season, what they really meant was contenders for the wooden spoon again :)

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Jambo, Goodbye

Ahh, the annual disappointment of the 6 nations. 

 

There's always next year to big themselves up again. 

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