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  1. Rugby - Union And League

    That was a long train trip home from Exeter on Sunday. Still feeling disappointed about the performance. I hate to be critical of my team but they really let the fans down on Saturday night with that display. We didn't do enough with the ball and take our chances then at the end Niko decides to take the ball into touch in a dangerous area and we end up without even a losing BP. Dave Rennie came away with his positive attitude and putting things right next week jargon. Talking's ok in boxing but not in rugby. They owe the fans a lot when Leinster visit on Saturday. If we lose that then we can forget it. I don't mean to sound over-critical but I feel that it has to be said.
  2. Rugby - Union And League

    Will Greenwood and his chums were previewing the European games before Pau v Gloucester last night. They sung the praises of the Chiefs and Leinster but only a one sentence quip about Glasgow being possible dark horses and that was it... Booked up for Exeter. Must be the most infuriating place for a match. The ground is right beside the M5 motorway which in turn is a good 3 miles outside the city centre. Loads of events this weekend with an Oktoberfest event, a half marathon and a classical music festival. Can't be bothered with the rigmarole of a hotel in the city so using motorway services accommodation near the ground. Massive but very hard game. Whilst being very disappointing, a losing BP may not be the worst thing in the world to start with. However, we have to believe that the game's winnable. Thomas "the tank engine" Waldrom is out injured as is Jack Nowell. Their big 2nd row Geoff Parling is off to the Melbourne Rebels to boot. So if we play well then we have a chance imho.
  3. Catalonia

    I wonder if Scotland will get the chance to scrape a 1-0 win against them at football?
  4. Slovenia Vs Scotland - Official Match Thread

    Sorry. Just my genetics. I should know better. My apologies.
  5. Rugby - Union And League

    ^Many sound points here. Regardless of whether it's the league or Europe, you MUST be winning your home games. If we play well we must aim to beat all 3 sides at home. Leinster do have a great European pedigree, Exeter have now shown that they're a competitive Aviva Premiership side and Montpellier are a top French club but traditionally the French can have quite bad travel sickness. For that reason I'd say Montpellier is the "easiest" match, if such a notion exists at that level. Away from home shall be tougher naturally. We beat Montpellier last time and must believe that we can front up and do it again. Leinster will be very difficult indeed so, whilst disappointing, a losing BP wouldn't be the end of the world. We've beaten Exeter before away but they're now an established force and current English champs so this could be a significantly tougher match. Especially on the back of a trip to SA. Again, whilst a losing BP would be disappointing it wouldn't be the end of the world provide we do the business when Leinster visit next weekend.
  6. Slovenia Vs Scotland - Official Match Thread

    If you're a betting man and you fancy Scotland to draw then NEVER go for a 0-0. Always a score draw. That's a lesson learned for me :/
  7. Slovenia Vs Scotland - Official Match Thread

    I didn't start it. Just for the record though I do watch the football team and I watched the game. It is a disappointing night but improvements have been made. It's time to show patience instead of firing another gaffer. Thank you.
  8. Slovenia Vs Scotland - Official Match Thread

    As someone that goes to every home game of the Scotland rugby team allow me to remind you that we are winning big games now. You guys don't. Plus, we don't run around with pink strips on *snigger*. Oh, I'm not a 'no voting Tory' btw
  9. Rugby - Union And League

    I went through all the emotions known to man watching that. Done amazingly to get a BP win in a game that could have gone either way. Digging deep in unfamiliar conditions was excellent. I can see why they had limited success in Super Rugby as they aren't very physical and poor defensively. However they will be a sound addition to our league as they are very tough to play in Bloemfontein and some of their backs make Usain Bolt look like a snail.
  10. Rugby - Union And League

    Personally I'm delighted with the squad. Strongest available barring Dunbar and Hogg. Jamie Bhatti was a concern for me at scrum time though there is improvement. Just for the type of game it is I'd have Alex Allan starting instead but that apart I'm delighted with the team. As mush as these 2 SA sides struggled in Super Rugby, it'll nevertheless be a very tricky game tonight so we'll need to be firing on all cylinders. However, I'm not as scared of Bloemfontein as other fans seem to be. The only real eye opener was Leinster's defeat out there. Cheetahs were always in with a shout of beating Zebre and the Ospreys are in a right mess. Dave Rennie has experience of playing this side away from home which gives us a great advantage. Also, the team have been based and doing altitude training at the Lions ground in Johannesburg who play at the highest altitude in SA Super Rugby. The players travel to Bloemfontein today. That gives us another wee advantage
  11. The East Stirlingshire Thread

    That's all true. However I was just moaning that I never got to visit the shopping centre in EK. However it was a cracking trip last Saturday overall I guess
  12. The East Stirlingshire Thread

    I wanted to go. Hawick's a lovely wee town but so is the Borders in general. No matter how your team gets on the Borders is a great day out. It's got a beautiful culture and heritage. As someone once said, 'when you tire of the Scottish Borders you tire of life'.
  13. Rugby - Union And League

    Went to the game last night. What really pleased me was we won without playing well. Having said that the wet pitch and the weather wouldn't have helped matters. It's the mark of a good team when you can win when having an off night. The pack worked hard but Horne was deservedly MOTM. Nick Grigg had a rare off night. What pleased me the most was how the guys chased a lost cause to get that winning BP. Could be helpful if it goes to the wire between ourselves and Munster. However the Cheetahs may also be in the mix. I don't know if Treviso's purple patch will last but they've always been the better Italian side and worked hard last night.
  14. Rugby - Union And League

    Looking forward to heading to Scotstoun tonight. My only concern is our front row aren't used to working together and Treviso's forward pack make up the lion's share of the Italy forward pack. Therefore they will bring a good scrum tonight on the back of 2 wins on the bounce. However, we have Cummings in there who's on his game and we also have Harley and Wilson who'll bring their experience. I'd say that Treviso aren't quite as pacy as Zebre so I'd have preferred Price or Matawalu to start at 9 to bring in more quick ball. Major banana skin so we need to turn up with our A game.
  15. Saturday 30th September

    I met Tulls in a kilt shop over the summer and he was ok for an exchange of pleasantries. I would never dream of abusing him but then again I go to the footy to meet people and socialise. Life's too short to get on each other's backs. As for the game Hawick's a great wee town. Should be a nice day out and looking forward to having a look around before the game
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