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Interesting thread as a scotsman exiled down here . Thanks for all the comments keep them coming enjoyed reading and keeping up on the scene up the road. 

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Edinburgh will be losing some players at he end of the season with Matt Scott, joining Leicester with John Barclay, Dougie Fife, Simon Hickey, Cammy Fenton, Stan South, Sam Thomson, Jason Baggott and Pietro Ceccarelli are all departing

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Watched Scotland's last match vs France at home. We were clicking in defence and the scrum before Covid19 hit. Some might say their red card helped but if their prop wants to throw a punch and give the ref no option that's not Scotland's issue. Before that they got a yellow for the tip tackle on Gilchrist that could've been red too.

Glasgow losing DTH van der Merwe, Nick Frisby and and Siua Halanukanuka. Not a surprise. Nick Frisby never "happened" and 9 has depth and young competition with Ali Price and George Horne becoming legendary (especially Horne) and Jamie Dobie coming through too.

Siua is solid and a good scrummager but was injured far too often.

DTH wasn't the same in his 2nd spell. He was 3 years older and lost a couple of yards of pace and he seemed to court injury too. A legendary player though. All the best to them all.

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DTH is one of the greats for Glasgow during the pro era. It was time for him to leave but what a player in his prime.

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Yeah, DTH is a legend and it's a shame he didn't get a bit more of a send off. I suppose you could say the same about Gray, but you'd probably expect him to be back at some point.

Frisby just never got going and I'm not sure he was particularly happy here either, so probably for the best. I didn't really rate Halanukonuka to be honest. I thought he was a penalty machine and a yellow card in waiting most of the time.

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1 hour ago, John Lambies Doos said:

Kenny Logan was dreadful

Not having that.  He was a terrific winger.

His reputation suffered because he was an inconsistent kicker (in a period when Scotland couldn't decide who was going to kick).

I used to watch him when he played for Wasps and he was terrific.

 

As for Tait.  I suspect Dan Lugar thinks he's a bit of a c**t! :)

 

 

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Not having that.  He was a terrific winger.
His reputation suffered because he was an inconsistent kicker (in a period when Scotland couldn't decide who was going to kick).
I used to watch him when he played for Wasps and he was terrific.
 
As for Tait.  I suspect Dan Lugar thinks he's a bit of a c**t!
 
 


Logan made the best of his abilities, and long before the end of his career was a pretty reliable kicker. I think, like Paterson, he suffered from being shunted between fullback and wing. He was only ever a wing. He’d have been an Eddie Jones/Warren Gatland type of player - 6 or 7 out of ten every game.

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The 2010 win in Dublin is live on the SRU Facebook page tonight. Dan Parks finest hour?

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36 minutes ago, peasy23 said:

The 2010 win in Dublin is live on the SRU Facebook page tonight. Dan Parks finest hour?

Edinburgh fans will be booing in their living rooms.

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Winning in Dublin is always tough, but to do it with Nick De Luca at centre is all the more remarkable.

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Top class shithousery by Parks taking an age to kick the winning penalty.

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1999 game from Paris on BBC Scotland right now.

Had forgotten they scored after about a minute, and then we scored 3 without reply. Toonie has just gone over for the third, and the booing would have you thinking Scotland were playing away at St Mirren.

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1999 game from Paris on BBC Scotland right now.
Had forgotten they scored after about a minute, and then we scored 3 without reply. Toonie has just gone over for the third, and the booing would have you thinking Scotland were playing away at St Mirren.
My brother and I have a lot of friends in Torquay, and they always used to arrange a weekend in Blackpool for an away game near the end of the season. The only fixture that fitted in with the plans was a league match at Darlington that day. Friday night on the piss in Blackpool, then on the bus through to Darlington for the match on Saturday. We walked in to the pub near the ground just in time to see France score, cue plenty abuse from our mates as they were obviously going to canter their way to the grand slam the next day. Everybody looked on incredulous as Scotland then ran amok. Had to leave at half time, fairly confident that Scotland had the win in the bag, followed up by a Torquay win. Even better the next day when Scott Gibbs ran over the top of them late on at Wembley to hand Scotland the championship.

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Top class shithousery by Parks taking an age to kick the winning penalty.
Yip, especially when he puts his arms in the air as soon as he kicks the ball. He was never in doubt..... Irish fans booing the kick .. Splendid...

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