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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Sale Game Thread
« on: November 09, 2019, 01:53:47 AM »
We seem to have reached a stage with Lima that when he has a mediocre/middling- ok - solid does the basics right but offers not much else- game it can be hailed as a success. So I guess we can be happy there as he was solid. However, whatever wavelength he is on it was not tuned into by Jimmy, who looked a fair bit off the pace I feel.  Searle offered nothing much either too, sadly, the backs as a whole looked like a bit of a brown shower at times, with intermittent bright sparks being down to individuals' brilliance rather than coherent game plans.

Still I think the recent debates over 8 have been put to bed- he looked fab, and we know at least one of our first choice wingers- what a finish. MM looks the part too, at least at first glance.

I fear that 1-3 and the matches to come puts us up against it in terms of pressure- which will adversely impact performance given the fixtures to come- does anyone else feel that way too? Or are people confident that it will turn around?
Is it worth experimenting with the team or sticking with the current approach? Is Dai trying to play a more kicking-based game or is it a reaction by the players as we seem to kick more?
I would genuinely like to hear other's views on this.

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Morning All
« on: November 08, 2019, 03:34:57 PM »
Well I am unable to attend a match I have enjoyed. Term time and Fri evening does not work for me.
This is a an (AJ) Bellweather match. Win and this and things and things are rosey. Lose and they are hairy, albeit with time on our side.

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: final
« on: November 02, 2019, 01:57:46 PM »
I expected a defeat today more than I thought we might bloody the AB nose last week. Wales SA was an arm wrestle, and Wales have won them twice in Cardiff this year against us. We are not good in an arm wrestle. Until we can blow the arm wrestling teams away there is always going to be danger.

We all know that England are not good with plan B, whatever that is for the match in question. We also know that we have a difficulty with strong favourites tag. Post Ire this yearthe adulation was heaped, but we couldn't score in Cardiff in the second half.  The England lads must have left a lot on the pitch last week. To be fair SA have beaten Wales, England and Japan, and lost to NZ- but those are the breaks.
England had to do the entire RC back to back almost. Had England won we would have papered over the cracks and hailed EJ as a master tactician. Truth is you cannot judge on WC alone, the whole record needs looking at, and the trophy cabinet. Youngs is Youngs, Daly isn't a 15, Mako is suspect at the scrum, and the game plan is powerful forwards and backs  handling to create space for the electric back three, but the only player outside of the back three who can really unlock teams is Ford, and he has a nasty habit of not playing remotely well on the back foot. Behind Sinkler the TH cupboard is a bit barren.

Daly was eventually going to be exposed again at some point as he was to an extent this year. Shame it was today.  Some teams- the ABs, Wales notably- get stronger in the last twenty. England only do that when winning comfortably. As Scotland at HQ and SA in SA showed, when you get momentum against England we fall apart. If England don't let you get that momentum- Ire in Dublin and NZ last week- you are in trouble. We almost got some today after half time, but once that was snuffed the game went there and then.

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Morning All
« on: November 02, 2019, 10:01:50 AM »
Good morning all.
Wet and miserable weather incoming, mirroring the first half of the WC.

Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Another L plate ref for us this weekend.
« on: November 01, 2019, 04:27:37 PM »
But JP used to be good. It used to be you wanted him over the Greg Garners if this world.
It is odd how refs change. Or is it just the perception of them? Or do teams work them out which exposes them?

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