National League Rugby Discussion Forums Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > League Rugby - www.leaguerugby.co.uk > The Championship
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - 9 games in (almost)
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

IMPORTANT Remember to read the rules of the board and abide by them when posting.

9 games in (almost)

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <12
Author
Message
castleparknight View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner
Avatar

Joined: 07 Jun 2012
Location: Doncaster
Status: Offline
Points: 1224
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote castleparknight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Nov 2018 at 07:34
Scanlon was a very good player at Donny, he just wasn't getting a starting berth when Jarvis was fit. I am pleased to see him doing well at Nottingham - even when he scored that beautiful try against us.
Onward and Upwards C'mon Donny!
Back to Top
JonDee View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner


Joined: 25 May 2007
Location: Nottingam
Status: Offline
Points: 950
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JonDee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Nov 2018 at 08:20
Originally posted by islander islander wrote:

Originally posted by gerg_861 gerg_861 wrote:


I am happy that Shane is having a good season - he always seemed like a nice enough guy in Ealing and I wish him well in helping Canada qualify for the World Cup. But - at some point, when a game is at a crucial juncture, he is going to do something that makes your jaw drop with disbelief. Examples being missing touch on a penalty kick by kicking through the dead ball line from five meters, and kicking directly into touch with no one in front of him from just outside the 22.


so he's like every other rugby player on the planet* i.e. not perfect?

* except John Eales
 
so its also down to the quality of coaching at Ealing that having identified a problem with a player  they don't help to rectify it. 
Back to Top
Woody View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner
Avatar

Joined: 22 May 2007
Location: Nottingham
Status: Offline
Points: 336
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Woody Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Nov 2018 at 14:02
Originally posted by teambarnham teambarnham wrote:

Been reading back to the predictions thread.
Particularly interested to see the amount of people who said Nottingham would be relegation fodder and particularly posts about O’Leary- I quote ‘I bequeath to them the curse of O’Leary’
Top points scorer in the league and 4th in the table, unbeaten at home for 4 matches.
I love it when we prove people wrong ;)


I know the predictions thread was just a bit of fun but it is great to be Nottingham fan this year. For a team of cast offs and kids to be doing as well as we are is really something. Ten students in our squad of 33. With a coach who has never been fully in charge before, I for one am very proud.

Even if we spiral down the league after Christmas as we have in the past I am going to enjoy the top four place for the duration of the stupid cup break.

I am surprised by YC and impressed by Cov though. Well done to Jersey too. It would be great to make the competition for top spot last the season.
Forever Green.
Back to Top
castleparknight View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner
Avatar

Joined: 07 Jun 2012
Location: Doncaster
Status: Offline
Points: 1224
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote castleparknight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Nov 2018 at 15:20
Win two more games / possibly three and Nottingham should be safe of any relegation worries Woody
Onward and Upwards C'mon Donny!
Back to Top
Camquin View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner
Avatar

Joined: 01 Jun 2007
Location: Cambridge
Status: Online
Points: 5605
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Nov 2018 at 15:32
Still 65 points on offer.
Long way to go
Blood and Sand
Back to Top
corporalcarrot View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner
Avatar

Joined: 22 Sep 2013
Location: St Ouen
Status: Offline
Points: 2936
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote corporalcarrot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Nov 2018 at 16:40
Originally posted by The Blues The Blues wrote:

Are Jersey outside contenders for the league now?
 

I think they are probably safe from relegation TB but although I still think Irish will lose another two or three matches they will be top at the end of the season with only Ealing anywhere near them. The rest of the mid table teams regularly beat each other and imo there isn't much between them but I'd be surprised if anyone other than Ealing end up inside 10 points behind Irish at the end of season. I hope the league remains a contest rather than a procession at the top but although the likes of Pirates, Blues etc may all up their game and beat Irish on their day the fact that they beat each other leaves Ealing as the outside contenders. It would be wonderful if it came down to the last match at Vallis Way. I would have to see that one. The bottom of the league is likely to heat up after the cup matches and 30 points may not be enough to avoid last place. Some great rugby being played by every side I've seen this season.
Dont kick it. Pick it up and GO FORWARD.
Back to Top
Brizzer View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner
Avatar

Joined: 09 Mar 2012
Location: Jersey
Status: Offline
Points: 2448
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brizzer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Nov 2018 at 16:45
YC at home to Hartpury last game of the season could be the big game in the last round...certainly looking that way at the moment. Of course, we aren't even half way yet, so a very long way to go.
Back to Top
dunc999 View Drop Down
First XV regular
First XV regular


Joined: 16 Jan 2010
Status: Offline
Points: 71
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dunc999 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Nov 2018 at 17:28
Isn't the last game at the MajStad CC?
Back to Top
Eel View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner
Avatar

Joined: 28 Sep 2009
Location: Ealing
Status: Offline
Points: 1423
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Eel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Nov 2018 at 17:48
Originally posted by dunc999 dunc999 wrote:

Isn't the last game at the MajStad CC?
it sure is
If you're not living on the edge you're taking up too much room
Back to Top
corporalcarrot View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner
Avatar

Joined: 22 Sep 2013
Location: St Ouen
Status: Offline
Points: 2936
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote corporalcarrot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Nov 2018 at 18:25
You are correct but I would go there instead if it became the deciding match as long as it didn't deprive a supporter of one of the clubs of a ticket.
Dont kick it. Pick it up and GO FORWARD.
Back to Top
dunc999 View Drop Down
First XV regular
First XV regular


Joined: 16 Jan 2010
Status: Offline
Points: 71
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dunc999 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Nov 2018 at 12:29
Originally posted by corporalcarrot corporalcarrot wrote:

You are correct but I would go there instead if it became the deciding match as long as it didn't deprive a supporter of one of the clubs of a ticket.

You probably needn't worry about that at the MajStad Smile
Back to Top
Dad View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner


Joined: 03 Oct 2013
Location: berks
Status: Offline
Points: 341
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Nov 2018 at 14:40
 i don't know - they are apt to only open restricted parts of the stadium unless they know they will completely fill the next part - guess it is the extra security and staffing costs 
Back to Top
corporalcarrot View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner
Avatar

Joined: 22 Sep 2013
Location: St Ouen
Status: Offline
Points: 2936
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote corporalcarrot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Nov 2018 at 15:58
Its months away yet but I've been to the Reading ground for a couple of Jersey matches and Irish only seemed to use one side of the ground. If the final game becomes a one off match with promotion hanging on it then I would have thought the two clubs may more than fill one side and it would potentially be a cracker. I went to a playoff match a couple of seasons ago at Castle Park and would be gagging to see a real all in final match of this season between Irish & Ealing if it turns out that way but proper supporters of the competing clubs should always get first dibs on tickets imo. 
Dont kick it. Pick it up and GO FORWARD.
Back to Top
No 7 View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner
Avatar

Joined: 10 Oct 2011
Location: LONDON
Status: Offline
Points: 1001
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote No 7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 2018 at 00:21
I went to London Irish v Yorkshire Carnegie when the score was 55 48 . We were put in the end of the pitch stand behind the post which was partially full. My friend went to get drinks and missed three tries !.
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
Back to Top
corporalcarrot View Drop Down
World Cup Winner
World Cup Winner
Avatar

Joined: 22 Sep 2013
Location: St Ouen
Status: Offline
Points: 2936
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote corporalcarrot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 2018 at 10:47
After nine games its interesting that despite a shed load of really close games there have been no drawn matches so far this season. Also surprising that despite their brilliant squad of players Ealing have the fourth worst points against record but make up for it by being just behind Irish in the points scored stakes. Jersey's defence the real key imo to their position in the league but attacking ambition also a revelation and think where they might be but for early season narrow loses and if the touch judge at Bedford hadn't positioned himself so poorly so that he couldn't see that clear touchdown by Godfrey. I'm a great believer that luck evens itself out over time and hoping the season continues to deliver great rugby and top and bottom it remains a contest right to the last round of matches.
Dont kick it. Pick it up and GO FORWARD.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <12
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.04
Copyright ©2001-2015 Web Wiz Ltd.