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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Bon Matin Tout Le Monde!
« on: November 16, 2019, 06:33:06 PM »
Good evening from Wales. Not going to watch the gane- got tickets for Marillion appearing with a classical quartet. I shall, if course, catch the game later.
I fear for the result - of the rugby rather than the music, but each to their own.
Enjoy especially those at the game, I hope you don't run out of "allez" s.

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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Saracens docked 35 points
« on: November 15, 2019, 11:09:02 PM »
I don't want to punish Wasps for Sarries' sins, but, and it is a but, I expect us to take a stand. If we do not, then the club will be less likely to get my cash. I support Wasps, but I also support rugby as a whole, and that is what is hurt by them getting away with it.
If they get away with it, and we say nothing, then surely we are complicit?


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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Wasps and match day programs- telegraph
« on: November 15, 2019, 03:51:57 PM »
I thought the laptop might be full of porn, as recently our second halves have been a pile of wank.
I will get my coat.

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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Wasps and match day programs- telegraph
« on: November 14, 2019, 11:00:35 PM »
You guys did not let me down with the jokes....


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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Saracens docked 35 points
« on: November 14, 2019, 11:24:44 AM »
Actually I can see this happening.  A possible league could be:

- Sacracens, Bath, and Bristol, then 1 of Us, Leicester and Exeter for England,
- Glasgow from Scotland, 
- Osprays, Scarlets  or Cardiff for Wales (I am thinking Osprays, but I don't know enough about Welsh Rugby to know who are the most popular),
- Leinster and Munster for Ireland and
- Stade, Toulon, Racing and Claremont for France (again I don't really know who the most popular / richest clubs are in France)

I would think crowd size and money would be the 2 criteria for competing. Maybe that is why they are so obviously sticking 2 fingers up at everybody else, they already have plans?

The Welsh don't have any cash, nor much in the way of large attendances. They are also rather unlikely to want such a league- derby pro 14 games draw big crowds, they thirst here for Scarlets vs Ospreys, Cardiff vs Dragons.  Watching a denuded ospreys team lose to Munster seconds on a wet Friday in Swansea has little appeal for most fans, sadly.

The problem with a super league is what happens when the Man City type owners come along. Frankly Tigers, Glaws and Wasps would be attractive packages for their name and history, and in the long run poor old Nige might find his pockets not deep enough. It would be a case of just desserts , but the damage to rugby would be immeasurable.


 
 

 

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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Wasps and match day programs- telegraph
« on: November 14, 2019, 10:03:27 AM »
Found this today, could not see a thread for it.
It contains an interview with chief exec SV, and Jimmy G about tech. with a focus on 5G.

I love the way they talk of a laptop at half time to determine our second half tactics.
Given our recent performances, one must wonder about the exact content of said laptop. I will leave you to make your own jokes up, as mine will result in an avalanche of downvotes and groans.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/5g-in-sport/match-day-programme-end/?utm_campaign=tmgspk_plrprt_2759_AtTsNqGqJkLD&plr=1&utm_content=2759&utm_source=tmgspk&WT.mc_id=tmgspk_plrprt_2759_AtTsNqGqJkLD&utm_medium=plrprt&mvt=i&mvn=6955c0c3c9fa4af08d8618c529c97117&mvp=NA-TELEDESK-11238861&mvl=Fn-Multi+creative+-+Index+%5BWeb+-+Index%2FHomepage+-+Four+across%5D

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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Saracens docked 35 points
« on: November 14, 2019, 08:43:44 AM »
I agree totally. The shine has gone, and sense of anticipation is much reduced for me. If they let Sarries get away with it, I may consider cancelling my BT subscription and telling them why.

I also feel Lozowski's comments are really ill advised.

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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Saracens docked 35 points
« on: November 13, 2019, 10:43:55 PM »
But a league dominated by one or maybe two teams is a poor spectacle, especially if that team is a known cheat.

Upping the cap could easily result in clubs going to the wall which is also a bad look, unless CVS are going to find teams (which their track record in other sports suggests they won't).

I suspect CVS will keep out of it to a large extent.

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Absolutely. Their (cvc) record is one of distance on this sort of thing.

The fear we all have may not come to pass. I think the other owners are determined, and for all their tame journos, Sarries will be, to put it bluntly, fucked on 'appeal' /review which will stand the original verdict. We think they will get away with it like last time, but this time the will seems to be there. I hope I am right.

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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Mind the gap
« on: November 13, 2019, 12:50:34 AM »
Do you have figures for other clubs?

Thinking about it, Bassett was a success, but may be slipping down the pecking order this year, so it is a bad year at the moment.
I guess you could argue that they take a season to bulk up/get premiership fit.

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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Brian Moore Talks Sense
« on: November 11, 2019, 01:44:02 PM »
A very eloquent and well thought out piece.
 

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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Who are the main candidates for relegation?
« on: November 10, 2019, 08:26:48 PM »
I would say, to answer the OP

Wasps/Tigers/Worcester and LI would be where I would lay money.

On the latter part of the thread, some expert diggers here, well done guys.





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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Saracens docked 35 points
« on: November 10, 2019, 09:35:52 AM »
Won't be buying that paper again.

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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Sale Game Thread
« on: November 10, 2019, 12:58:33 AM »
Thanks BG for the scrum analysis.

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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Sale Game Thread
« on: November 09, 2019, 11:03:45 AM »
Well that was truly awful, some players Iím afraid are not good enough to play for us.

The New Zealand prop who I canít be bothered to name is awful what the hell did Dai see in him. Terrible scrummaging, how is he 2nd choice, some very dumb discipline play.

We are in serious trouble even with Saracens losing 35 points.

Iím sorry guys but Iím really angry with our play and how we are coached.

It was Ben Harris that struggled at scrum-time not JT-A.
I am no expert, but the player ratings in the Cov Tel have JTA as a 4. I don't have the eye for a scrum, having never been in one, so can't comment myself as to what the problm was beyond the fact that we went from obvious dominance to area of weakness.



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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Sale Game Thread
« on: November 09, 2019, 10:44:53 AM »
My thoughts exactly, Ross.
I expected Billy to try to get us moving forward with the ball, rather than the ball moving and us chasing, badly. It is not his game, surely.
What does Dai want us to play like?

I think the realisation is starting to dawn that we are in trouble, pretty much across the fan base. You can almost tell from the number of down votes or whatever they are called here- they seem to have increased for everyone in the last couple of weeks.
I am not a big fan of them- I think people should thank by saying " thank you" and agree by saying so, and I can't see the people posting on some of my devices when I have it in desktop mode, but they act as a sort of guide as to how upset people are feeling. Judging by the numbers next to the names people are feeling sore.
Ironically, the DW site, bar a couple of individuals, seem far more united - the doomsayers seem to have been vindicated to a greater or lesser extent.



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