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#41 scrape_goose

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 08:52 AM

Quite often with great sporting achievements there are things beyond teh coaches control or that force a caoch to change there plans from there original ones that in hindsight make the difference and are talked about for years after. Maybe, just maybe this is it.



#42 Juan Whonose

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 09:41 AM

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Edited by Juan Whonose, 22 November 2013 - 09:47 AM.


#43 Griff9of13

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 09:54 AM

Don't think there is anything sinister regarding Micky Mac's omission. A recent tweet from him:

 

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#44 Paddsy

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 10:42 AM

I hope your all happy with this.



#45 brooza

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 10:58 AM

I don't think Ablett will make the 17, but one of his big advatages is the ability to wind the opposition up and then take a few punches to the head without retalliating, meaning only one person gets binned :)


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#46 Kenilworth Tiger

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 01:27 PM

According to Martyn Sadler on twitter Rangi has had 2 agreed days off form the camp to be with his Mrs who is due to have their second child


Now then, it's a race between Sandie....and Fairburn....and the little man is in........yeees he's in.

I, just like those Castleford supporters felt that the ball should have gone to David Plange but he put the bit betwen his teeth...and it was a try

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#47 Banbury Wolf

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 01:51 PM

According to Martyn Sadler on twitter Rangi has had 2 agreed days off form the camp to be with his Mrs who is due to have their second child

 

If that's true then I think all that all's well that ends (continues) well. May yet see him in the final depending on how we get on tomorrow.



#48 Larry the Leit

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 03:10 PM

May yet see him in the final depending on how we get on tomorrow.

Surely he's left it too late to make the Kiwi squad.



#49 GaryO

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 03:45 PM

Tomkins, the centres and burrow.

I'm starting to really like the thought if this team.

 

Chris, I really could not believe my eye's when I saw your'e statement, you have been championing the "established " 6 & 7" throughout, I would have thought that you would have been against any disruption to the "tried and trusted" pairing at this stage of the comp. Why the sudden change of heart.


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#50 christopher

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 03:51 PM

Chris, I really could not believe my eye's when I saw your'e statement, you have been championing the "established " 6 & 7" throughout, I would have thought that you would have been against any disruption to the "tried and trusted" pairing at this stage of the comp. Why the sudden change of heart.


Actually I've always wanted to see more if Widdop throughout the tournement. I haven't been championing it I've been saying I can understand the logic behind it. I've been sticking up for the halfbacks because I don't think they've been half as bad as is made out in here by some, in fact Sinfield is at number 7 in OPTAS team of the WC so far.

I do think if this was the coaches plan all along that it's a gamble though, but one that could pay off.

#51 John Rhino

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 09:42 PM

I do think if this was the coaches plan all along that it's a gamble though, but one that could pay off.


I'm sure Widdop is experienced enough to slot in without a hitch just like burrow did.

Let the opposition think they know who they are up against, do all the video work and preparation etc and then change it.

Could be a stroke of genius. ;-)

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#52 back to the future

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 11:52 PM

I can't believe Farrell is anywhere near this team.

me neither or ablett,squad fillers at best



#53 petero

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 11:56 AM

I like chase and think he provides a bigger threat than Widdop. However I think his long running grudge with Isaac Luke could have negatively affected his game. Also, as some have already mentioned he started to get frustrated against France and we can ill afford to give away needless penalties v NZ. Widdop is a more level-headed individual which may be best for this match.

I just hope we don't become too predictable with Sinfield and Widdop who are "safety-first" players and not so good when player off-the-cuff. Where are the breaks going to come from?

 

Just for the hell of it Sotherner, relate to me all of the scintillating breaks that have been created so far by our halves generally and those from Chase in particular?

 

Sorry to say it but in the main that is one load of gibberish, especially so it's last sentence!






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