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Originally posted by Blues fan Blues fan wrote:

Great game today at GR, both teams playing some outstanding rugby and some really good try's. Blues definitely deserved the win they were up for it from kick off, scrapped for everything and the defence was awesome. This result could possibly put an end to Ealing's promotion hopes, I hope not, as I would like to see it go to the wire but difficult to see who can stop Irish.

You know what TB, I think not. There are some top sides in this division and I think that LI will lose again.
I just can’t wait for next week. Jersey - Bedford ‘could’ be one of the all time classics
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Originally posted by Brizzer Brizzer wrote:

Originally posted by Blues fan Blues fan wrote:

Great game today at GR, both teams playing some outstanding rugby and some really good try's. Blues definitely deserved the win they were up for it from kick off, scrapped for everything and the defence was awesome. This result could possibly put an end to Ealing's promotion hopes, I hope not, as I would like to see it go to the wire but difficult to see who can stop Irish.

You know what TB, I think not. There are some top sides in this division and I think that LI will lose again.
I just can’t wait for next week. Jersey - Bedford ‘could’ be one of the all time classics
 

I agree that Irish will lose maybe at Pirates and Blues, but also Ealing will lose some more as well.  4, could be 9 points to bridge is a lot, Ealing need to now go unbeaten the rest of the season and I don't see that.

From a Blues perspective the loss at home to Scottish when ill and the other against Coventry when we were struggling for backs we could well be sitting top.  Having been to Irish, Pirates, Nottingham, Coventry, Yorkshire, Richmond, we have an "easier" 2nd half.

Another thought (not wanting to upset our Coventry friends) if you take the 2 home wins Coventry had against Jersey and Blues early season, they would be in the scrap at the bottom.  I'd expect them to fall down the league in the 2nd half by a few positions.

From what I have seen I would rank the Top 6 as below with there really not anything between the reds and Irish just a bit better and Nottingham just not quite with the other 4.

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Originally posted by The Blues The Blues wrote:

Blues (4) 23 - 18 (1) Ealing

Ealing may come to regret coming for 5 points rather than the win, the number of times they went to the corner and came away with nothing or just 3 points 4/5 mins later.

Blues could've denied the losing bonus point at the end but the penalty kick went wide.  Ealing certainly came to play very direct and try and overpower the Blues much like Irish did in the disappointing Cup game where we failed to turn up in the 2nd half.

This tactic failed from committed Blues defence, a slippery ball and the fact Irish are just a bigger team with more ball carriers which led to a constant onslaught.


I had a lovely time at GR today. Very nice fans, and willing to chat. Ealing on the other hand were dire. As Blues says, their tactic was to try to run over Blues, but they failed. The few times that they went wide, they made good meters, but they seem to have abandoned that facet of their game of late. The team selection let them down exactly as I expected. Blues were very fun to watch, and made the most of their opportunities while doing a good job of stopping Ealings power game.
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Awesome game, Ealings ambition must be admired but Blues scrum and defence was awesome too.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RobC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 20:09
'if you take the 2 home wins Coventry had against Jersey and Blues early season, they would be in the scrap at the bottom.'

Not sure what the point of the comment is? You could look at any two wins from any team and say that without them their league position would be different.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote corporalcarrot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 20:17
A strange game at St Peter today. Notts defence was awesome all day and with the back line Jersey selected they needed to be. Varndell was clearly the star turn - why not give him the ball and let him burn some grass? Best try of the day was by Herron in the first half - if that lad isn't playing a league above next season there is something sadly wrong. Mr Richards had the best game I have ever seen him manage a match in which Jersey played - I've seen every one and today was a refereeing masterclass. Well done mate. Brilliant effort by Blues today - Irish and Trailfinders are beatable so come on Pirates, Notts, Blues et all take them on. Ealing still the main chance of upsetting the form book but only if they go for it and abandon the set up which squeezed the life out of Jersey. Howay Ealing attack is your only chance of the big prize. If you fail go down in flames lads.
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Originally posted by RobC RobC wrote:

'if you take the 2 home wins Coventry had against Jersey and Blues early season, they would be in the scrap at the bottom.'

Not sure what the point of the comment is? You could look at any two wins from any team and say that without them their league position would be different.
 

I was just saying I expect Coventry to slip down the table, those 2 wins would be considered unexpected almost bonus wins (as shown below from the Top 6 v Bottom 6) and since then they have had 2 wins and a draw from 9.

Looking at games against the bottom half, 2 home wins against Scottish (by 2 points) and Yorkshire (by 5).  Coventry have lost to Hartpury (a), Richmond (a), Knights (h).

In all the matches between the Top 6 v Bottom 6 there have only been 4 wins for the bottom 6 and a draw, which shows the it is generally unexpected the Top 6 would lose to a bottom 6 team (at present).

Coventry and Scottish both beat Jersey and Blues early season when they had issues 
Coventry also drew with Nottingham more recently.

Another way to look at it they seem to perform a better against perceived better teams (running Irish close) but don't deal with teams near and around them as well.  It is a problem Blues have whereby they perform better against better teams and cruise against weaker ones making it harder than it need be.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bigbluepip Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 21:14
I wouldn't say Ealing were dire today, just a strange mindset of going for tries from penalties rather than building the points up. It may have been the pressure they feel chasing Irish and went for the 5 points all out. If they'd built up pressure and a lead they may well have got the win with 5 points, we certainly kept Sir busy with his whistle, he probably had to replace it at half time. Taking nothing away from The Blues, we defended very well today, but we could also kill the ball illegally as it was a fair chance we'd just have the opportunity to reset and defend a line out, which only worked once for ET. Still an excellent game great to Sharp back, I thought he was faultless when he came on
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blues fan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Jan 2019 at 08:54
Personally I think Ealing deserve a lot of credit for their adventures approach to the game turning down what looked like 3  points to try and get 7 certainly added to what was probably the best game I have seen this season. I accept that if I was an Ealing fan I probably wouldn’t share that view, but fair play to them, and like I said I hope this result hasn’t ended their chances of winning the league.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stalwart Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Jan 2019 at 10:46
Originally posted by Blues fan Blues fan wrote:

Great game today at GR, both teams playing some outstanding rugby and some really good try's. Blues definitely deserved the win they were up for it from kick off, scrapped for everything and the defence was awesome. This result could possibly put an end to Ealing's promotion hopes, I hope not, as I would like to see it go to the wire but difficult to see who can stop Irish.

Irish still have to play Jersey at home and away to Bedford and Pirates. Jersey have already beaten them. They fielded a very strong team when they came to Penzance and were well beaten - it's not over yet!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kimbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Jan 2019 at 10:48
Well, would you mind 'cruising' against us at GR then The Blues? ;)
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Originally posted by Kimbo Kimbo wrote:

Well, would you mind 'cruising' against us at GR then The Blues? ;)
 

Hoping we come out and look for revenge.

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Irish 5 - 0 Richmond

Carnegie 7 - 0 Pirates
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Irish 5 - 5 Richmond

Carnegie 7 - 0 Pirates
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Irish 5 - 5 Richmond

Carnegie (2 tries) 12 - 0 Pirates
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Yorkshire 12 Kernow 10  HT
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12-5 halftime to LI. Mond doing pretty well but yellow card on 30 minutes meant down to 14.
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Some close games.

Edited by Bigbluepip - 13 Jan 2019 at 16:25
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Irish (BP) 33 - 5 Richmond

Carnegie (2 tries) 18 - 10 (1 try) Pirates
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Irish (BP) 33 - 12 (2 tries) Richmond

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