Jump to content





Photo
- - - - -

Catalans Dragons v Harlequins RL


  • Please log in to reply
19 replies to this topic

Poll: Catalans Dragons v Harlequins RL (9 member(s) have cast votes)

Who will win?

  1. Catalans (7 votes [77.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 77.78%

  2. Harlequins (2 votes [22.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.22%

  3. Draw (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

Vote Guests cannot vote

#1 ckn

ckn
  • Admin
  • 17,153 posts

Posted 11 August 2010 - 04:03 PM

Discuss the game here!

Arguing with the forum trolls is like playing chess with a pigeon.  No matter how good you are, the bird will **** on the board and strut around like it won anyway


#2 timtum

timtum
  • Coach
  • 2,660 posts

Posted 11 August 2010 - 07:41 PM

Looking forward to it as ever. Through adversity etc....

Anyone coming over from Blighty, come and say bonjour and buy me a beer!

Hope to see a bounce back from last week's game against the Wire, and hopefully Kevin Walters to give some of the young French lads a run out. Doubtless the ever combative Monsieur Guasch will have been on the case since Sunday.
In the South of France and fancy a banger?
www.mistersaucisse.fr
"Fine sausages for the discerning customer"

#3 Tommy The C5t

Tommy The C5t
  • Coach
  • 13,479 posts

Posted 11 August 2010 - 09:43 PM

QUOTE (timtum @ Aug 11 2010, 08:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Looking forward to it as ever. Through adversity etc....

Anyone coming over from Blighty, come and say bonjour and buy me a beer!

Hope to see a bounce back from last week's game against the Wire, and hopefully Kevin Walters to give some of the young French lads a run out. Doubtless the ever combative Monsieur Guasch will have been on the case since Sunday.


Look out for my friend Nicola who is going over with some Harlequins supporters for this one.

I guess the thought of going to Knowsley Road was too much of a turn-off cool.gif

Fingers crossed Harlequins can get the win, but it'll be a hard one with the Dragons still hurting following the semi-final last week.

#4 Chronicler of Chiswick

Chronicler of Chiswick
  • Coach
  • 2,549 posts

Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:02 AM

Catalans by 12 - Quins don't care any more.

#5 THE RED ROOSTER

THE RED ROOSTER
  • Coach
  • 2,272 posts

Posted 12 August 2010 - 06:30 PM

Les Catalans gagner par une forte marge dans leur dernier match contre les Harlequins. Mauvaises nouvelles pour le vouloir en anglais pour voir un jeu concurrentiel

I am an oil trader and successful at that but, but marketing, finance, business management, human resources etc are not my strengths


 

 

David Hughes to Ian Lenagan Page 134 - A Pastel Revolution - Fletcher and Gordas - 2006

 

Being an outsider, it is easiest to see what is wrong with the sport. It's a fantastic sport that has been undersold and under-marketed  because people who run it probably want to keep it the way it is

 

 

Dr Marwan Koukash to Joanthan Lieu. Sunday Telegraph 9th March 2014

 

 


#6 Spicer

Spicer
  • Coach
  • 1,700 posts

Posted 12 August 2010 - 08:27 PM

28 10 Cats.

Confirming our rightful place in the League.

#7 tonyXIII

tonyXIII
  • Coach
  • 5,057 posts

Posted 13 August 2010 - 06:32 AM

I don't know about "rightful place". Whoever wins will leapfrog over Salford, won't they? Each team just needs one win from their last three games to finish off the bottom of the pile. Is that incentive enough?

Rethymno Rugby League Appreciation Society
Founder (and, so far, only) member.


#8 Spicer

Spicer
  • Coach
  • 1,700 posts

Posted 13 August 2010 - 07:40 AM

QUOTE (tonyXIII @ Aug 13 2010, 07:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know about "rightful place". Whoever wins will leapfrog over Salford, won't they? Each team just needs one win from their last three games to finish off the bottom of the pile. Is that incentive enough?


I appreciate what you are saying Tony but I really dont see a win here bearing in mind all that has gone before.
We have only won a handful of the last twenty or so I believe at home and our record in Perpy is hardly brilliant.
Also as Timtum says Bernard Guasch will have read them the riot act and unless they really have lost it since last weeks cup defeat can only see a comfortable home win.
Add to that almost certain defeats at Cas and without doubt at home to Warrington and that confirms the wooden spoon.

#9 Spicer

Spicer
  • Coach
  • 1,700 posts

Posted 13 August 2010 - 07:41 AM

QUOTE (tonyXIII @ Aug 13 2010, 07:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know about "rightful place". Whoever wins will leapfrog over Salford, won't they? Each team just needs one win from their last three games to finish off the bottom of the pile. Is that incentive enough?


Double Post.

Edited by Spicer, 13 August 2010 - 07:44 AM.


#10 Exiled Wiganer

Exiled Wiganer
  • Coach
  • 6,350 posts

Posted 13 August 2010 - 09:54 AM

I am more confident than seemingly anyone that Quins will win. They may lack the Cats' talent, but they are a driven, professional team who nearly beat an in form Crusaders last week. The Catalans are certainly capable of no longer caring after last week's deflating defeat, a coach on his way and numerous players winding down. I think Quins will win and win well.

#11 ParisSurtout

ParisSurtout
  • Coach
  • 3,956 posts

Posted 14 August 2010 - 06:28 PM

QUOTE (Exiled Wiganer @ Aug 13 2010, 05:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am more confident than seemingly anyone that Quins will win. They may lack the Cats' talent, but they are a driven, professional team who nearly beat an in form Crusaders last week. The Catalans are certainly capable of no longer caring after last week's deflating defeat, a coach on his way and numerous players winding down. I think Quins will win and win well.



You were half right. Harlequins won but they did not win well. They won 16-12. ohmy.gif

Edited by ParisSurtout, 14 August 2010 - 06:29 PM.

Le rugby a treize, c'est moi!

_____



______________________________________________________

#12 Scubby

Scubby
  • Coach
  • 4,176 posts

Posted 14 August 2010 - 07:16 PM

I know it was tragic circumstances for Walters but he should have stayed in Australia. I'm afraid his appointment has, sadly, set the Dragons back 2 years.


#13 ParisSurtout

ParisSurtout
  • Coach
  • 3,956 posts

Posted 14 August 2010 - 08:42 PM

QUOTE (Scubby @ Aug 14 2010, 03:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I know it was tragic circumstances for Walters but he should have stayed in Australia. I'm afraid his appointment has, sadly, set the Dragons back 2 years.



I don't think Walters has set them back two years in the sense that it will take them two years to return to their best potential. Walters certainly lost them two years.

In 2009 they only made the finals because of Greg Bird and the anger of the Chairman one afternoon.

M. Guasch needs to think long and hard about who advised him to hire Walters in the first place. Then he needs to tell that fool or those fools never to call him again.

A good coach can restore and maximise the team's potential. But it will take at least the retention of Clint Greenshields, along with the French pack, Dimitri Pelo, and Thomas Bosc, to bring them back to their rightful place -- in the playoffs at a minimum, and probably in the top five (alongside Leeds, Wigan, Warrington and St Helens).

Edited by ParisSurtout, 14 August 2010 - 08:46 PM.

Le rugby a treize, c'est moi!

_____



______________________________________________________

#14 Scubby

Scubby
  • Coach
  • 4,176 posts

Posted 14 August 2010 - 08:46 PM

QUOTE (ParisSurtout @ Aug 14 2010, 09:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think Walters has set them back two years in the sense that it will take them two years to return to their best potential. Walters certainly lost them two years.

In 2009 they only made the finals because of Greg Bird and the anger of the Chairman one afternoon.

M. Guasch needs to think long and hard about who advised him to hire Walters in the first place. Then he needs to tell that fool or those fools never to call him again.

A good coach can restore that potential. But it will take at least the retention of Clint Greenshields, along with the French pack nad Thomas Bosc, to bring them back to their rightful place -- in the playoffs at a minimum, and probably in the top five (alongside Leeds, Wigan, Warrington and St Helens).


Robinson is a huge gamble though PS and the scrum half he's signed from Newcastle is not very inspring.

#15 ParisSurtout

ParisSurtout
  • Coach
  • 3,956 posts

Posted 14 August 2010 - 08:54 PM

QUOTE (Scubby @ Aug 14 2010, 04:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Robinson is a huge gamble though PS and the scrum half he's signed from Newcastle is not very inspring.



Robinson is a gamble for sure, as is any new coach who has not been tested as head coach at the professional level. But whether it is huge or not I don't know because I don't know who recommended him.

Robinson apparently has some special technical skills. The issue though is whether he can inspire the team psychologically, as well as train them in the technical sense. Few coaches are good at both. Obviously Tony Smith, Michael McGuire and Justin Morgan are exemplars. Robinson's advantage over not only Walters but also Potter is that he speaks French and has lived in France for several years. He should have a good impact on the French players. But we will have to wait and see.

As for Scott Dureau I have not seen him play so I know nothing about him.

Edited by ParisSurtout, 14 August 2010 - 08:55 PM.

Le rugby a treize, c'est moi!

_____



______________________________________________________

#16 tonyXIII

tonyXIII
  • Coach
  • 5,057 posts

Posted 14 August 2010 - 08:55 PM

Hey, Spicer! What was that you were saying? All it needs now is for Cats to scrape a win from somewhere (mind you - God knows where!) and it's us at the bottom. Rightful place? Hands off it, mate! It's ours. biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

Rethymno Rugby League Appreciation Society
Founder (and, so far, only) member.


#17 hindle xiii

hindle xiii
  • Coach
  • 21,168 posts

Posted 14 August 2010 - 08:57 PM

QUOTE (tonyXIII @ Aug 14 2010, 09:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey, Spicer! What was that you were saying? All it needs now is for Cats to scrape a win from somewhere (mind you - God knows where!) and it's us at the bottom. Rightful place? Hands off it, mate! It's ours. biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

Let us 'ave a go.

If you use "should of", "would of" or "could of", you are a moron.

On Odsal Top baht 'at.

 


#18 Tommy The C5t

Tommy The C5t
  • Coach
  • 13,479 posts

Posted 14 August 2010 - 10:41 PM

Sky have moved the replay of this game to Monday morning at 03:50am ohmy.gif ohmy.gif ohmy.gif



#19 Spicer

Spicer
  • Coach
  • 1,700 posts

Posted 15 August 2010 - 07:23 AM

QUOTE (tonyXIII @ Aug 14 2010, 09:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey, Spicer! What was that you were saying? All it needs now is for Cats to scrape a win from somewhere (mind you - God knows where!) and it's us at the bottom. Rightful place? Hands off it, mate! It's ours. biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif



biggrin.gif biggrin.gif Reckon you will be safe now from the spoon Tony. Cats will no doubt get it now Quins have managed to
scrape this victory. Look forward to wins at Cas and versus Wire now Quins are on the crest of a ripple. wink.gif

Clearly Mac must stay now. tongue.gif

Edited by Spicer, 15 August 2010 - 07:25 AM.


#20 Chronicler of Chiswick

Chronicler of Chiswick
  • Coach
  • 2,549 posts

Posted 15 August 2010 - 08:53 AM

Pleasantly suprised by the result, but Catalans must be pretty dire to lose to us!




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users