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23/11/13 - World Cup Semi Final 1: England v New Zealand (Wembley)


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Poll: Who will win? (110 member(s) have cast votes)

Who will win?

  1. England by 25 points or more (3 votes [2.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.73%

  2. England by 19 to 24 points (1 votes [0.91%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.91%

  3. England by 13 to 18 points (3 votes [2.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.73%

  4. England by 7 to 12 points (35 votes [31.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.82%

  5. England by 1 to 6 points (22 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  6. New Zealand by 1 to 6 points (8 votes [7.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.27%

  7. New Zealand by 7 to 12 points (11 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  8. New Zealand by 13 to 18 points (16 votes [14.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.55%

  9. New Zealand by 19 to 24 points (5 votes [4.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.55%

  10. New Zealand by 25 points or more (6 votes [5.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.45%

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#1 John Drake

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:19 PM

Discuss World Cup Semi Final 1: England v New Zealand (Wembley) here.


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#2 dibbley

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:22 PM

Can't wait!!!!



#3 Wiltshire Rhino

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:24 PM

England CAN win this!
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#4 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:26 PM

Looking forward to it,ignoring all the doom-mongers and naysayers.

 

 

COME ON ENGLAND.


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#5 stevietomato

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:36 PM

The best NZ team I have ever seen, first was 1965. They have speed, size, strength & agility all over the park. The only chance we have is to put them off their game as they have a tendency to lose their focus. Can only see a NZ win by a big margin. Sorry folks.

#6 christopher

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:43 PM

The best NZ team I have ever seen, first was 1965. They have speed, size, strength & agility all over the park. The only chance we have is to put them off their game as they have a tendency to lose their focus. Can only see a NZ win by a big margin. Sorry folks.



What are you basing this on, who have NZ played that has vaguely given them a game?

#7 TheBinman

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 05:47 PM

It's a fantastic New Zealand side and are fravioutes for mine but we have a great chance of winning and what an occasion this will be I advise if you haven't got a ticket then get 1 this will be awesome. My team
Tomkins
Briscoe
Watkins
Cudjoe
Hall
Chase
Sinfield
Burgess
Roby
Graham
Westwood
Ferres
Oloughlin


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#8 Chronicler of Chiswick

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:06 PM

We should win this - defensively we're OK, it's the attack (or 'go-forward' in modern coachspeak) where we're a bit lacking.



#9 Gosman

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:10 PM

We should win this - defensively we're OK, it's the attack (or 'go-forward' in modern coachspeak) where we're a bit lacking.

This is why I think England will lose. It is unlikely you will stop a side as full of talented attacking players like the Kiwis from scoring. This means you need to be able to counter with try's of your own. 



#10 Chairman M

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:10 PM

You get to this stage and anything can happen. Will be at Wembley and will be very vocal. Time to be positive and get behind the boys.


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#11 Old Frightful

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:13 PM

England can't fail.

 

In my experience, teams playing in black and white have an uncanny knack of losing at THAT place.


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#12 Exiled Wiganer

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:14 PM

I am confident we'll win this. If we hold onto them in the first 20 and we showed against the Aussies that we can start quickly enough, then they'll run out of steam as the game goes on, as they have done in pretty much every game so far, and as a consequence of their relatively easy run. England have played the 1st and 4th best team in the competition and done pretty nicely against them so far. We've nothing to fear, against a Kiwi side with a lot of very big lads who have spent a long time eating northern food in cold weather.

#13 christopher

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:15 PM

This is why I think England will lose. It is unlikely you will stop a side as full of talented attacking players like the Kiwis from scoring. This means you need to be able to counter with try's of your own.


We've scored 24 trys in 4 games were not doing too bad on that score.

#14 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:28 PM

Can anyone advise on what facilities will be open in Club Wembley? Its my first time in there and I'm looking forward to spending the whole afternoon there

#15 Johnoco

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:28 PM

Two main things we need to control. SBW and Roger TS....I was genuinely taken aback by his speed at Headingley on Friday night. Thingy off a stick comes to mind.
We definitely can win this though.

#16 Johnoco

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:30 PM

You get to this stage and anything can happen. Will be at Wembley and will be very vocal. Time to be positive and get behind the boys.

I think you need to go down Soho if you fancy getting behind the boys. ;)
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#17 jpmc

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:31 PM

Its gunna be a long week building up to this game.can't wait,bring it on, #wallofwhite

#18 Chairman M

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:43 PM

I think you need to go down Soho if you fancy getting behind the boys. ;)

You out smutted me matey :tongue:


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#19 ELBOWSEYE

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:51 PM

Fancy England in this, good pack and two good wingers, Burrows is a must for me on the bench



#20 ShotgunGold

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 07:25 PM

England should be favourites for this.

 

I don't know why people are saying New Zealand thrashed Scotland because they didn't.

 

England by two tries.






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