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  • Shirley BassoShirley Basso Posts: 3,132
    I think the main problem with England sport isn't the fans, it's the press.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,026
    I think the main problem with England sport isn't the fans, it's the press.

    I think you will find it is the fans that are pissed up, fighting with the police and not the sports journalists, there on a freebie.
  • diplodicusdiplodicus Posts: 501
    ballysmate wrote:
    I think the main problem with England sport isn't the fans, it's the press.

    I think you will find it is the fans that are pissed up, fighting with the police and not the sports journalists, there on a freebie.

    Are we still discussing rugby?
    While there seem to be plenty of instances of this in football, it is surely much rarer in rugby
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,026
    diplodicus wrote:
    ballysmate wrote:
    I think the main problem with England sport isn't the fans, it's the press.

    I think you will find it is the fans that are pissed up, fighting with the police and not the sports journalists, there on a freebie.

    Are we still discussing rugby?
    While there seem to be plenty of instances of this in football, it is surely much rarer in rugby

    Thread seemed to veer off onto football fans.
  • diplodicusdiplodicus Posts: 501
    Was that Steveo moving the goalposts? :D
  • tangled_metaltangled_metal Posts: 3,949
    edited 15 October
    Certainly one of his deflections. :D
  • Shirley BassoShirley Basso Posts: 3,132
    diplodicus wrote:
    ballysmate wrote:
    I think the main problem with England sport isn't the fans, it's the press.

    I think you will find it is the fans that are pissed up, fighting with the police and not the sports journalists, there on a freebie.

    Are we still discussing rugby?
    While there seem to be plenty of instances of this in football, it is surely much rarer in rugby

    I meant the arrogance of England assuming we would win everything.

    I think the public are pretty conservative when discussing our likelihood of winning.

    As for the fans - probably something like all cyclists skip red lights, ride on the pavement etc.
  • Stevo 666 wrote:
    orraloon wrote:
    ballysmate wrote:
    orraloon wrote:
    Oh dear. Good for the tournament to have the hosts going well. But this hurts.

    Perhaps Cake Stoppers can start a campaign claiming that the result was only advisory :wink:
    :D Typed that during the match when the 3rd Japanese try went over. Did not look at all good then for Scotland. Thought overall was a good game, though Japan did shut it down towards the end, as they should have.

    But hey, Scotland innit. Scots supporters are used to their team getting beaten, just accept and get on with enjoying the experiences, unlike Ingerlaand 'fans' who tend to resort to civil disturbance. Ok, crossing over to kickball people there, but point remains valid.
    At least Scotland got to the RWC, unlike in the footy :wink:

    Only because they got their by default.

    As we can see from this WC, if there was a qualification process to filter it down to the good teams there is a good chance they would have been a RWC spectator
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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 7,334
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    orraloon wrote:
    ballysmate wrote:
    orraloon wrote:
    Oh dear. Good for the tournament to have the hosts going well. But this hurts.

    Perhaps Cake Stoppers can start a campaign claiming that the result was only advisory :wink:
    :D Typed that during the match when the 3rd Japanese try went over. Did not look at all good then for Scotland. Thought overall was a good game, though Japan did shut it down towards the end, as they should have.

    But hey, Scotland innit. Scots supporters are used to their team getting beaten, just accept and get on with enjoying the experiences, unlike Ingerlaand 'fans' who tend to resort to civil disturbance. Ok, crossing over to kickball people there, but point remains valid.
    At least Scotland got to the RWC, unlike in the footy :wink:

    Only because they got their by default.

    As we can see from this WC, if there was a qualification process to filter it down to the good teams there is a good chance they would have been a RWC spectator

    That's not fair, they are definitely better than Russia.
    and then the next thing you know
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    orraloon wrote:
    ballysmate wrote:
    orraloon wrote:
    Oh dear. Good for the tournament to have the hosts going well. But this hurts.

    Perhaps Cake Stoppers can start a campaign claiming that the result was only advisory :wink:
    :D Typed that during the match when the 3rd Japanese try went over. Did not look at all good then for Scotland. Thought overall was a good game, though Japan did shut it down towards the end, as they should have.

    But hey, Scotland innit. Scots supporters are used to their team getting beaten, just accept and get on with enjoying the experiences, unlike Ingerlaand 'fans' who tend to resort to civil disturbance. Ok, crossing over to kickball people there, but point remains valid.
    At least Scotland got to the RWC, unlike in the footy :wink:

    Only because they got their by default.

    As we can see from the last 4 years worth of results across every competition, if there was a qualification process to filter it down to the good teams there is a good chance they would have been a RWC spectator

    ftfy - hope you don't mind.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    First being crushed at throughout the RWC and then this. Its not been a good few days for them....

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/ ... ary-action
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • ProssPross Posts: 21,043
    First being crushed at throughout the RWC and then this. Its not been a good few days for them....

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/ ... ary-action

    The SRU haven't learned, they're making fresh threats

    https://newsthump.com/2019/10/13/scotland-threaten-legal-action-against-world-rugby-for-being-forced-to-humiliate-themselves-against-japan/

    ;)
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 9,817
    The scary part about that is that their last two results against England have been a draw and a win. :oops:
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  • ProssPross Posts: 21,043
    I actually thought Scotland played well in patches and once they managed to slow the game down a bit, forcing the Japanese into more rucks where they look less comfortable. Don't forget Japan also beat Ireland who were the number 1 ranked team coming into the tournament. They play really top quality high pace rugby, I would say only NZ are better than them with ball in hand and off-loading in the tackle but look a bit more vulnerable once the ball is on the ground and the opposition counter-ruck hard.
  • QF predictions - always good for a laugh.

    ENG/AUS and WALES/FRA - close could go either way. SA be too strong for Japan I'd say and unfortunately NZ will hammer IRE.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Pross wrote:
    First being crushed at throughout the RWC and then this. Its not been a good few days for them....

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/ ... ary-action

    The SRU haven't learned, they're making fresh threats

    https://newsthump.com/2019/10/13/scotland-threaten-legal-action-against-world-rugby-for-being-forced-to-humiliate-themselves-against-japan/

    ;)

    :D
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,292
    QF predictions - always good for a laugh.

    ENG/AUS and WALES/FRA - close could go either way. SA be too strong for Japan I'd say and unfortunately NZ will hammer IRE.

    Should be three good games I reckon (France shouldn't present Wales with too many problems, Wales playing like a side that will win *shudder*)

    ENG/AUS will come down to one or two induvidual performances either way

    NZ/IRE - can Ireland pull it off a third time? Recent history not on their side but they seem to find another gear against the All Blacks

    SA/JPN - SA should win in paper but Japan appear not to have read the paper this year - Nothing against SA, but God it would be great if they won...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 9,817
    AUS/NZ/Wales/JPN
    NZ/Wales
    NZ (Assuming that is how the draw works?)
    That said, pretty much any game could go the other way. Good for the game.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 21,043
    ddraver wrote:
    Should be three good games I reckon (France shouldn't present Wales with too many problems, Wales playing like a side that will win *shudder*)

    Not sure about that, we were poor in 3 games and only raised it against Australia. Had possibly the easiest group. That said the team has developed that knack of getting wins when it counts and have beaten all the other teams left in the competition over the passed 12 months other than Japan and NZ who they haven't played. I still think NZ are likely to have a psychological edge on them.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,292
    ....yeeeeeah but France tho....

    I know they have a habit of pulling an epic performance out of nowhere at World Cups but that's usually just only against New Zealand and in/immediately after an epic storm. Wales are fully used to such Northern Hemisphere shenanigans.

    If the Aussies can knock the ABs out for them, I don't see anyone beating them (England post-2003 have a habit of choking, unfortunately)
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Shirley BassoShirley Basso Posts: 3,132
    No team has lost a group stage match and gone on to win the WC....yet.
  • foreheadforehead Posts: 180
    Right then quarter finals, should be some good games.

    I like Englands selection. I think Aus place too much emphasis on the Pocock and Hooper partnership and Curry Underhill will be right up for that matchup.

    *watch Hooper and Pocock run rings around us now*
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  • I'm concerned by how strong Aus were in 2nd half against Wales, like NZ they are an 80 min team. Eng have a strong bench and will certainly need it.

    Pressure will be immense for sure, if Eng click then will win but if Aus get ahead then be a tough game.
  • crispybug2crispybug2 Posts: 2,997
    Strong start by Australia but two tries in two minutes by England have hopefully settled some nerves
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,292
    So help me if we go out of Europe and out of the World Cup on the same day....
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,292
    Well...that's 1 from 2...and rather encouraging
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • crispybug2crispybug2 Posts: 2,997
    England 40-16 Australia


    Pretty comprehensive performance by England, nobody left in the competition will fancy playing them!
  • Shirley BassoShirley Basso Posts: 3,132
    Australia did look pretty intimidating at times and I have to say we did superbly to hold them back with great discipline as well.
  • crispybug2crispybug2 Posts: 2,997
    Now hopefully Ireland will do a number on New Zealand

    I’m pretty sure that it won’t happen but you never know
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,292
    Poor Ireland...

    I really wanted them to so well this year, been a bit of a fail really... :cry:
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
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