Author Topic: Six Nations 2013  (Read 14302 times)

PaulF

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Re: Six Nations 2013
« Reply #50 on: February 09, 2013, 08:20:24 pm »
Agree that tomorrow could be the decider. My Irish boss reckons they'll find it tough against England so we'll see what happens.

Working for an Italian company with an Irish boss I'm suddenly finding my English loyalty career limiting. :D

mcshroom

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Re: Six Nations 2013
« Reply #51 on: February 09, 2013, 08:23:08 pm »
Working for an Italian company with an Irish boss I'm suddenly finding my English loyalty career limiting. :D

I'm just annoyed my French Boss is off all next week ;D
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Rhys W

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Re: Six Nations 2013
« Reply #53 on: February 09, 2013, 11:19:54 pm »
Where would these South Wallians be without an Anglesey boy scoring tries for them, eh?  ;D

Re: Six Nations 2013
« Reply #54 on: February 10, 2013, 12:37:17 am »
Ireland by 15 points tomorrow and France bottom of the table. 
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her_welshness

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Re: Six Nations 2013
« Reply #55 on: February 10, 2013, 03:28:17 pm »
Citing Officer at the ready tomorrow. Reckon that Ciaran bloke's Six Nations is over after this match.

Re: Six Nations 2013
« Reply #56 on: February 10, 2013, 03:29:15 pm »
Shouldn't have been lying there though should he?

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Re: Six Nations 2013
« Reply #57 on: February 10, 2013, 03:30:53 pm »
What's the matter with the pitches?

her_welshness

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Re: Six Nations 2013
« Reply #58 on: February 10, 2013, 03:42:24 pm »
What's the matter with the pitches?

I know! It's bloody ridiculous  >:(

Oh Lord, ROG is on now. What a prick.

Re: Six Nations 2013
« Reply #59 on: February 10, 2013, 03:49:32 pm »
Great officials - Cian Healy seems to be invisible to them.

citoyen

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Six Nations 2013
« Reply #60 on: February 10, 2013, 04:15:27 pm »
Shouldn't have been lying there though should he?

True, but it's up to the referee to penalise the infringement, not the opposition players.

Unfortunately, this ref is rubbish.

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her_welshness

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Re: Six Nations 2013
« Reply #61 on: February 10, 2013, 04:25:59 pm »
I don't mind this ref actually - I prefer him anyday over that Irish oaf Alain Rollande  ::-). However, he is slow to discipline both sides.

mcshroom

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Re: Six Nations 2013
« Reply #62 on: February 10, 2013, 04:58:34 pm »
Phew, that was a bruising encounter!
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Re: Six Nations 2013
« Reply #63 on: February 10, 2013, 05:24:55 pm »
A hard fought win. But a win.
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citoyen

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Six Nations 2013
« Reply #64 on: February 10, 2013, 05:25:10 pm »
he is slow to discipline both sides.

Precisely my problem with him. Just getting the captains over occasionally and saying "Ah blow ma wheestle... Dee-see-pleen! Dee-see-pleen!" wasn't really an effective way of keeping control of the game.

Not sure I want to see Healy cited, tbh.

Anyway, despite superficial similarities, that was a much better game to watch than France vs Wales yesterday. Robshaw leading by example again, Farrell continuing to grow as a player, Ben Youngs outstanding. Looking good for England.

d.

Re: Six Nations 2013
« Reply #65 on: February 10, 2013, 06:23:45 pm »
I  thought Ben Youngs or Goode should have been MOM.
I was in Dublin 2 years ago, so wish I could have been there today to see them eat a bit of humble pie.
 I guess the Irish will come over to Murrayfield all fired up after a rest and recovery session.

Six Nations 2013
« Reply #66 on: February 10, 2013, 06:38:05 pm »
Ah well can't have everything I suppose!

And yes the ref was crap.

Rhys W

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Re: Six Nations 2013
« Reply #67 on: February 10, 2013, 08:37:05 pm »
Citing Officer at the ready tomorrow. Reckon that Ciaran bloke's Six Nations is over after this match.

That's what I don't understand about this "rugby". Sometimes it's acceptable to stamp on somebody with your studs, sometimes it's fair enough. Sometimes it's fine to be tackled and hold on to the ball, other times you get penalised for holding on to it. Sometimes it's ok to find yourself lying on the floor where you shouldn't be, sometimes you get sent off for it. I think the last one depends on how convincing your "hands-up, I'm innocent" gesture is.

As one of my Scottish, football-supporting friends once said: "I can't take a game seriously when it's considered a good tactic to kick the ball off the pitch."

mcshroom

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Re: Six Nations 2013
« Reply #68 on: February 10, 2013, 08:39:31 pm »
Citing Officer at the ready tomorrow. Reckon that Ciaran bloke's Six Nations is over after this match.

That's what I don't understand about this "rugby". Sometimes it's acceptable to stamp on somebody with your studs, sometimes it's fair enough. Sometimes it's fine to be tackled and hold on to the ball, other times you get penalised for holding on to it. Sometimes it's ok to find yourself lying on the floor where you shouldn't be, sometimes you get sent off for it. I think the last one depends on how convincing your "hands-up, I'm innocent" gesture is.

As one of my Scottish, football-supporting friends once said: "I can't take a game seriously when it's considered a good tactic to kick the ball off the pitch."

So 'putting it in Row Z' is not a good footballing tactic then - or was your friend making a more subtle point about Scottish football? ;)
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Re: Six Nations 2013
« Reply #69 on: February 10, 2013, 08:40:06 pm »
Scotland excepted, compared to last, this weekend seems to have taken a bit of a dive so far as entertaining rugby is concerned. Bloody grim weather though.

I have to confess that this impression is entirely down to watching highlights and reading match reports.
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citoyen

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Six Nations 2013
« Reply #70 on: February 10, 2013, 10:14:26 pm »
Sometimes it's ok to find yourself lying on the floor where you shouldn't be, sometimes you get sent off for it. I think the last one depends on how convincing your "hands-up, I'm innocent" gesture is.

Or how convincing your "accidentally" kicking the ball away is.

d.

Re: Six Nations 2013
« Reply #71 on: February 10, 2013, 11:19:54 pm »
I'm sure that you would have been highly entertained Wow if Ireland had beaten England, no?  ;)

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Re: Six Nations 2013
« Reply #72 on: February 11, 2013, 12:53:11 am »
I'm sure that you would have been highly entertained Wow if Ireland had beaten England, no?  ;)
It depends how. Entertained is probably the wrong word: I watch very few games live these days because I don't find them entertaining - or at least, not nearly as entertaining as doing something rather than watching something.

A match which has no score but penalties is a bit of a disappointment. It's tries that make rugby entertaining and where defences are stronger than attacks, that's what happens.

I'd have enjoyed the schadenfreude has Ireland won, but that's not the same as entertainment.
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Re: Six Nations 2013
« Reply #73 on: February 11, 2013, 01:03:47 am »
I'm sure that you would have been highly entertained Wow if Ireland had beaten England, no?  ;)
I certainly would have been. :(
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Re: Six Nations 2013
« Reply #74 on: February 11, 2013, 08:19:49 am »
I'm sure that you would have been highly entertained Wow if Ireland had beaten England, no?  ;)
I'd have enjoyed the schadenfreude has Ireland won, but that's not the same as entertainment.
More of a warm glow, really ...