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  1. Matchday 17

    For me it's up there I guess. However my fave time of the week is Pizza Wednesdays at work.
  2. Rugby - Union And League

    When we had that push deep in their 22 before Turner was yellow carded that was a crucial spell. If we had breached their try line at that point we'd then have natural momentum and Montpellier would go 'night night'. Imo the Montpellier maul was very powerful and defo heading over. Looking at the replay he was clinging on at the side and pulled it down hoping he'd get away with it. If we had accepted a try we'd have made it a tough angle for the conversion and kept 15 players on the park. You can't be a man down for a total of 20 mins vs decent sides and expecting to win games. Priority is the Edinburgh away game but it'll be important to salvage a bit of pride in France this Saturday.
  3. Rugby - Union And League

    Well I thought we were absolutely awful on Friday night from the 20 minute mark onwards. It was a daft yellow card for Turner which changed the tide of the game as the French were on the ropes up until that point. Then Jonny Gray got binned for a desperate attempt to keep them off the try line when they had the bit between their teeth. To collapse a maul in front of the ref was stupidity. I thought in the 2nd half the ref was awful. He lost control imo and became very inconsistent. However, when our line out success is less than 50% and we concede 14 penalties then we only have ourselves to blame.
  4. Rugby - Union And League

    I was at the game vs Cardiff on Friday night. Didn't play exceptionally well by any means but we were clinical when needed to be and got the BP win. Once again another piece of magic from Niko at the end. I thought the red card was harsh. A yellow would have sufficed but haven't watched the game back yet to hear Nigel on the TV. However the extra man did help especially when they got a yellow card towards the end. I thought Danny Wilson made a huge mistake in taking Nick Williams off the park after the red. He's a huge unit at the back of the scrum and as a ball carrier. Loving the team for tomorrow night though. Showing that we're not giving up. Traditionally the French teams aren't the best travellers but we need to make sure it stays that way despite it being a potentially tough game. Only a win will do (preferably with a BP). If we get the win our Euro campaign will still be in intensive care but we won't have to call the priest in just yet. That would end Montpellier's interest and their team selection will probably show that when we go there the week after. Basically, so much riding on tomorrow night. Looking forward to going to cheer the guys on. Mon eh Warriors!
  5. Matchday 16

    How much is it for an adult to get into the Recs for a BSC game? Ta.
  6. Rugby - Union And League

    Has anyone managed to catch the team for Cardiff? Can't mind it off the top of my head but they have a few absentees too with the internationals, plus the injured Sam Warburton. However, they'll prove to be tricky opposition as always. Nick Williams starts at 8. He's an absolute war machine who can cause damage. He needs to be watched.
  7. The East Stirlingshire Thread

    Will be at the BSC game. Already planned a day out in Livingston with the miss on Sat.
  8. Rugby - Union And League

    Great weekend of rugby. I was at Murrayfield on Saturday and we thoroughly deserved to win as we were clinical. I think it's maybe a bit early to think of 6N titles as, despite our try scoring, our defence needs a lot of work. Going away to tough places you need a solid defence imo. However, moving in the right direction which is great. A lot will be made of Sekope Kepu getting a red card but we can only play what's put in front of us. If Kepu wants to shoulder charge someone in the head and give the referee no option then that's not our issue. I did Swansea in a day on Sunday. In the morning I flew down to Bristol (sitting opposite Jacko) and with the Cardiff Devils ice hockey team on board after their Saturday win up at the Fife Flyers. I got the train from Temple Meads and got a taxi from Swansea. When I got my seat I had only missed 8 mins and it was 3-0 to Ospreys so that wasn't too bad. However, to go to a tough place with not a full squad and get a winning BP in such a fashion was a testament to the strength in depth that Rennie has brought and to the quality of his new signings and academy players. Adam Hastings got MOTM and played very well, but my personal MOTM was Samuela Vunisa at No8. For his first start after injury he was like a bulldozer at breaking the gainline. He was like a Josh Strauss but with more power which was great. Our set piece was good too. Our scrum was strong. Halunakonuka looked the part when he came on at the front row too
  9. Rugby - Union And League

    Despite being a Glasgow fan I'm really looking forward to a sharp finish from work to catch the Edinburgh game at the Cheetahs (game kicks-off at 5:30pm UK time live on BBC Alba btw). Despite being on a 5 game winning run this is a major test. Apart from when the Warriors visited, Cheetahs are unbeaten at home so have turned their home ground into a bit of a fortress and it'll be interesting to see if Edinburgh can deal with, without exaggeration, a team of sprinters. Edinburgh are on a 5 game winning streak. You can only play what's in front of you but lets be mindful that these wins were vs the 2 Italian teams and an Ospreys team who have been absolutely horrendous so far this season in the league, and in Europe vs Krasny Yar who were the 2nd Challenge Cup qualifiers and a weakened London Irish team who are doing their usual flirting with relegation domestically. So basically this is a massive acid test, if Edinburgh nick a win tonight then other teams will take notice imho and may indicate a turning of the corner. If they lose, it would probably still indicate a lot of work still to be done. Either way, I'd still fancy them to get a win away to the Southern Kings next weekend.
  10. The East Stirlingshire Thread

    When I stayed out in Oz in 2009/10, I watched a bit of the A League. Wellington Phoenix were in it.
  11. Rugby - Union And League

    Yeah so that's me booked up. Just over £200 sees me get return flights Edinburgh to Bristol, return shuttle bus from airport and Temple Meads, return train from Temple Meads to Swansea and a match ticket. If all goes to plan train gets in at 12:45pm so a taxi to the ground for kick off
  12. Petty Things That Get On Your Nerves...

    I've attended every Scotland game at Murrayfield since 2012 and I voted Yes and also vote SNP. I can count on 1 hand the amount of Scotland footy games I've been to (thankfully) but it was with people who go to Hampden regularly who *whisper* voted No. Oh dear
  13. Rugby - Union And League

    Delighted with the performance over the All Blacks. On another day then you never know what may have happened. If we can get that overdue home win vs Oz (never beaten them at Murrayfield since 2009) then we can really say that this year has been a success (maybe barring Fiji in the summer). Disappointed to lose Finn but I think it was expected. I honestly think someone will need to come in next season to compete with Adam Hastings and allow Pete Horne to stick to centre. Hopefully Dave Rennie will have a nice blether with Aaron Cruden over the 2 Montpellier games. The Pro14 starts up again this weekend. Ospreys v Warriors isn't on the TV so I'm very tempted to fly to Cardiff via Amsterdam then train it to Swansea. Or, I may fly to Bristol and train it from there.
  14. Rugby - Union And League

    The seething Irish union were furious at the SRU and WRU for not voting for them as we voted for France instead with Wales giving SA their vote. Absolutely hilarious to watch them throwing their toys about their cot. On the other hand, I wouldn't be surprised if the French have offered us a home game vs a Tier 2 nation in exchange for a vote.
  15. Rugby - Union And League

    I was at the game on Saturday and I thought the 1st half was the best for us. Great start to the game which was made in Glasgow. A Finn Russell grubber kick followed by a Tommy Seymour chip straight into the hands of try scorer Stuart Hogg. Overall though, I thought that our set piece was generally fairly sound especially since we have a front row decimated by injury. Our attack was absolutely lethal. Pick of the bunch imo goes to Alex Dunbar for his well taken try. His Selkirk townspeople will be proud. If we are to beat NZ and/or Oz then it's keeping the attack razor sharp that will do this. This brings me to the big negative. The defence. Samoa's issues clearly galvanised them on the pitch and they played for each other looking to win. Wales were humbled in Cardiff in 2012 mind. Samoa are well known as the most physical team in the world and we struggled with this aspect. Our defence was also very dozy. If you score 6 tries then you should be out of sight, not needing to see the game out. If the defence is like this over the next fortnight then our attack will need to stay on the boil or else we're getting smoked. At least Toony knows what the big work on this week will have to be.