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Topic: 11 /01 Weekend games
Posted By: Member728
Subject: 11 /01 Weekend games
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2019 at 20:32
LS 13 Hartpury 3 HT

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83 Consecutive League Wins



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Posted By: islander
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2019 at 21:05
20-3 on the hour


Posted By: Member728
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2019 at 21:06
20-3 after 60 all one way traffic

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Posted By: Member728
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2019 at 21:38
FT 25-8 Scottish For all those who missed the game you did the right thing really dire game

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Posted By: islander
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 09:33
Reds v Green-and-Whites programme https://spark.adobe.com/page/q2tugCpMOUlQu/" rel="nofollow - LINK for those interested


Posted By: Stalwart
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 11:02
Originally posted by Member728 Member728 wrote:

FT 25-8 Scottish For all those who missed the game you did the right thing really dire game

It's looking bleak for Hartpury. Can't see them avoiding the drop. Yorkies have recruited well and will definitely go up the table. 


Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 13:03
Originally posted by Stalwart Stalwart wrote:

Originally posted by Member728 Member728 wrote:

FT 25-8 Scottish For all those who missed the game you did the right thing really dire game

It's looking bleak for Hartpury. Can't see them avoiding the drop. Yorkies have recruited well and will definitely go up the table. 

Cue the appearance of half the Gloucester first team Wink


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Posted By: No 7
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 14:59
Arrived at Golding ton road. Fantastic atmosphere as always. Filling up nicely but just started to rain.

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Posted By: islander
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 15:48
20min Reds 0 Nott 9

HT Reds 14 Nott 9

We improved!


Posted By: The Blues
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 15:49
Blues 16 - 10 Ealing

I feel Blues are edging it but go up the slope 2nd half. Ealing have been direct but the Blues defence has stayed solid.


Posted By: The Blues
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 15:59
ATT 2392


Posted By: No 7
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 16:46
Blues win and we'll deserved 23 18 ft

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Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.


Posted By: Member728
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 16:55
Jersey 41 Notts 16 FT

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83 Consecutive League Wins


Posted By: Member728
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 16:59
Coventry 17 Doncaster 23 FT

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83 Consecutive League Wins


Posted By: islander
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 17:07
Originally posted by Member728 Member728 wrote:

Jersey 41 Notts 16 FT


We continued to improve!


Posted By: The Blues
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 17:13
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.


Posted By: RobC
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 17:28
Looks like the break did Coventry no favours. An error strewn performance against a Doncaster side that did the basics far better and ultimately deserved the win.


Posted By: Cricks at 2
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 17:41
The commitment of the blues defence and the quality of the backs, organised magnificently by Will Hooley, did the job. However, he took a nasty knock at the end, so don’t think he will make Jersey next week. Great match to watch.


Posted By: Brizzer
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 18:38
Some big games with some fantastic results. Just back from the Reds - Nottingham game.
So proud of the boys, this is a really good Nottingham side that we played against today and they were good value for the 9-0 lead. But I really feel that they were too conservative and could/should have gone for the jugular.
However, Jersey got a grip on the game and were worthy winners on the back of a superb 2nd half performance. Sets it up nicely for a the visit of Bedford next week..... honestly, I can’t wait.!!


Posted By: Blues fan
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 19:03
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.

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Posted By: Brizzer
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 19:10
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


Posted By: The Blues
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 19:47
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.

Irish
Jersey
Blues
Pirates
Ealing
Nottingham


Posted By: gerg_861
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 19:52
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.


Posted By: Dan Gleebles
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 19:54
Awesome game, Ealings ambition must be admired but Blues scrum and defence was awesome too.


Posted By: RobC
Date 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.


Posted By: corporalcarrot
Date 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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Posted By: The Blues
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 20:57
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.


Posted By: Bigbluepip
Date 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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Posted By: The Blues
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 23:16
http://www.ealingtrailfinders.com/news/match-highlights-bedford-blues-23-18-ealing" rel="nofollow - http://www.ealingtrailfinders.com/news/match-highlights-bedford-blues-23-18-ealing


Posted By: Blues fan
Date 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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Posted By: Stalwart
Date 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!


Posted By: Kimbo
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2019 at 10:48
Well, would you mind 'cruising' against us at GR then The Blues? ;)

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Posted By: The Blues
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2019 at 15:25
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.

20mins

Irish 5 - 0 Richmond

Carnegie 7 - 0 Pirates


Posted By: The Blues
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2019 at 15:28
Irish 5 - 5 Richmond

Carnegie 7 - 0 Pirates


Posted By: The Blues
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2019 at 15:34
Irish 5 - 5 Richmond

Carnegie (2 tries) 12 - 0 Pirates


Posted By: Capt Sparrow
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2019 at 15:49
Yorkshire 12 Kernow 10  HT


Posted By: Pappashanga
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2019 at 15:50
12-5 halftime to LI. Mond doing pretty well but yellow card on 30 minutes meant down to 14.

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Posted By: Bigbluepip
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2019 at 16:24
Some close games.

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Posted By: The Blues
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2019 at 16:36
Irish (BP) 33 - 5 Richmond

Carnegie (2 tries) 18 - 10 (1 try) Pirates


Posted By: The Blues
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2019 at 16:40
Irish (BP) 33 - 12 (2 tries) Richmond

Carnegie (2 tries) 18 - 13 (1 try) Pirates


Posted By: The Blues
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2019 at 16:44
Irish (BP) 40 - 12 (2 tries) Richmond

FT Carnegie (4) 18 - 13 (1) Pirates


Posted By: The Blues
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2019 at 16:54
FT Irish (5) 47 - 12 (0) Richmond

FT Carnegie (4) 18 - 13 (1) Pirates


Posted By: Hoffee
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2019 at 16:58
Shame about the loss to Carnegie. From a set piece point of view that sounded like our worst performance of the season.


Posted By: Stalwart
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2019 at 18:04
Originally posted by Hoffee Hoffee wrote:

Shame about the loss to Carnegie. From a set piece point of view that sounded like our worst performance of the season.

It certainly sounded like a below par performance form Pirates today - probably a taste of things to come from Yorkies who will go from strength to strength I reckon.


Posted By: Blues fan
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2019 at 18:39
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Posted By: corporalcarrot
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2019 at 19:24
Well done Leeds (relegation worries banished) & Irish (banana skin avoided but some interesting games ahead - you can afford to lose two more games lads and still end top of the league). 

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Date Posted: 14 Jan 2019 at 13:20
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Jersey v Nottingham Highlights


Posted By: Old Gold
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2019 at 15:09
Originally posted by Stalwart Stalwart wrote:


It's looking bleak for Hartpury. Can't see them avoiding the drop. Yorkies have recruited well and will definitely go up the table. 

By recruited well I think you mean they have bought survival. Wink


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Posted By: JonDee
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2019 at 15:31
Originally posted by Old Gold Old Gold wrote:

Originally posted by Stalwart Stalwart wrote:


It's looking bleak for Hartpury. Can't see them avoiding the drop. Yorkies have recruited well and will definitely go up the table. 

By recruited well I think you mean they have bought survival. Wink
 

Was standing behind the posts next to their coaching team when they played Nottingham quite a bit of friendly banter when the new recruits were mentioned the comment ( well the other guys weren't good enough so we had to get some new ones ) caused a bit of hilarity


Posted By: Pappashanga
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2019 at 15:37
I’ll be interested to see the new players on Saturday.

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Posted By: castleparknight
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2019 at 15:47
Remembering Leeds Recruits - a number of them are only here until the southern hemisphere season starts (i believe)  so they need lots of points, whilst they are here, before they start sliding down the table again

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Posted By: Runitback
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2019 at 16:14
It is a professional, semi pro league so Leeds have every right to spend the money ( if they have it) to try and avoid relegation . . . but if they were relegated I wonder what would happen!

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Posted By: JonDee
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2019 at 16:56
Originally posted by Runitback Runitback wrote:

It is a professional, semi pro league so Leeds have every right to spend the money ( if they have it) to try and avoid relegation . . . but if they were relegated I wonder what would happen!
 

Agreed totally , the irony of the Leeds coaches statement is that surely the major part of a coaches job description is to coach manage and develop the players to the required standard. 

 In this case it sounded rather,, they aren't any good can we have some more please Smile


Posted By: Albert Fishwick
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2019 at 17:45
Give the bloke a chance! He was here part-time for the back end of last season so it was a bit late to recruit a new squad. By all accounts the owners had assured him that funds were available if needed but I think everyone was surprised at how poorly we started. Unless the money men wanted to pack up and write off the £2-3M they have already put in they had to find the money to bolster the squad as quickly as possible.

Stirling's contacts book on both sides of the world has started to do the job, which is, presumably, one of the factors that made the club pick him in the first place.

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