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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Latest from Dai
« on: May 15, 2019, 08:35:46 AM »
I presume by "those players" you don't mean my list of players with Kurtley et al. He really was a superstar.

I did say shopping at Aldi and M and S. Covers the list quite nicely for my mind.


Fwiw you are in error on Mullan, he was injured in after his debut for England a couple of times, wiping out a couple of 6ns, but he toured SA with the full England team the summer before he came to us. Certainly not "nowhere near".

Gopperth was always class at Newcastle just did not work out in Ire, fortunately for us.

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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Latest from Dai
« on: May 14, 2019, 07:57:47 PM »
Not sure what people mean by the term "competitive." I keep hearing it, here and on DW, but in our league this year everyone was competitive. Newcastle seemed pretty competitive beating us at home. We were a couple a wins away from fourth this year, and a couple away from potential doom at one point, so I will agree that we will be competitive, we have been competitive this year. If you are not competitive then we would not have turned chiefs over. However, I don't feel that we will be in the top two next year, even with the masses of call ups for Sarries, and could easily repeat this season if the injury curse continues. In fact I feel we are likely to be looking for top 6 without any more signings. A couple of years ago we weren't "competetive," I would say a more apposite adjective would be "breathtaking" or "scintillating" and at times downright unstoppable, and more importantly in a league of three. Now we are in a league of ten and I can't see that changing......

Only the deluded believe you can go out and 'buy' a team overnight that suddenly blitzes the rest, so while thats the case, the best you can hope for is to be competitive. 3-11 are competitive, so not sure what your miracle is expected. Maybe mirroring Sale and buying every Springbok available would satisfy?
You are putting words in my mouth there. Not sure why.
Nobody wants us to buy a team overnight.

 Wasp fans of 2013-16 saw us recruit Haskell, Cipriani, Willie, Kurtley, Robson, Gopperth, Mullan over a few years and blend them into a very effective unit adding to what we had shopping at both Aldi and M and S.  We played fantastic rugby, topped the league and should have had a title. I would not change a minute of it.

I think we are a couple of players short in key positions, not a whole team, South Africans or otherwise.

Numbers 3 to 12 are competitive, I want us to get back to where we were last year,  we won't be far off, and miracles are not required to do that, but saying we will be competing is totally meaningless, the twelfth placed team will be doing that.





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They have to go, sadly.
Any double dealing involving Europeean courts has to be met by the boot.
As in take the badge down now.

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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: New Shirt Sponsor
« on: May 14, 2019, 10:57:01 AM »
I think this is excellent news. Top tier company who have sponsored many high end sports and successful sports teams. And England cricket.... ;)

Seriously, this can only be good news all round.

P.S. really nice to see the involvement of the Mayor.

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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Latest from Dai
« on: May 14, 2019, 01:11:54 AM »
Not sure what people mean by the term "competitive." I keep hearing it, here and on DW, but in our league this year everyone was competitive. Newcastle seemed pretty competitive beating us at home. We were a couple a wins away from fourth this year, and a couple away from potential doom at one point, so I will agree that we will be competitive, we have been competitive this year. If you are not competitive then we would not have turned chiefs over. However, I don't feel that we will be in the top two next year, even with the masses of call ups for Sarries, and could easily repeat this season if the injury curse continues. In fact I feel we are likely to be looking for top 6 without any more signings. A couple of years ago we weren't "competetive," I would say a more apposite adjective would be "breathtaking" or "scintillating" and at times downright unstoppable, and more importantly in a league of three. Now we are in a league of ten and I can't see that changing......



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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Latest from Dai
« on: May 13, 2019, 07:59:03 PM »
Bad, really bad. Dai sounds miffed in that piece. Just the undertones in it, they don't feel right- the way of expressing himself, that is not quite how he normally communicates.
I don't doubt that we have some youngsters coming through, but still it is pretty bad to be talking like this. Watson turned out well this year from nowhere, but that is not the norm. I think we are a bit short in places, and judging by the sounds of it Dai does.

As for the cap, is that what Dai meant? Could it be we don't  have the cash? What about not actually announced Lleyds?
More questions.

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In the end we could all abolish the cap, and watch Sarries slide into mediocrity as Bath or Bristol win the lot as they have the richest owners.
Or we can enforce the cap and let the loopholes stay and watch Sarries win the lot.
Or we could go to a draft or roster system for  eqps, and let clubs buy in non English talent to supplement them.
Not very attractive propositions.
Enforcing properly but raising the cap is the likely outcome, and a bit of carpet brushing.

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Thirteen sounds about right, given the clubs we have.
If it ever gets to the point where another serious contender is there, 14 divides into a 2 conference system quite well.

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Few can afford to live in London, and it has become increasingly fashionable and practicable to commute to London from Bristol and even as far as Nottingham. Loads of people work in London, but how many live there? Of those that do how many can afford a season ticket? With football the international game and traditional game of the region, and with so many nationalities there, it is hard to see room for growth.

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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Lol on Wasps' 'fundamental issue'
« on: May 11, 2019, 08:43:28 AM »
Could the comment  "does not like the way they are playing"  means the fluctuation in terms of results, not style?

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We are rather spread, thus for many Sale or Newcastle is close to home, or Glaws/Bath, not to mention the manybLondon based supporters.
Away Waspies and big game Waspies have always been there in decent numbers. There are plenty of Wasps fans, but as mentioned above, towards the end of AP we had very poor crowds. We were basically Sarries, but with many more supporters from afar who were not regulars.

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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: OT really Euros
« on: May 11, 2019, 08:15:54 AM »
Normally have someone to cheer. Harder with this one.
Probably Sarries, but if Farrell got red carded saving an early try with a no arms tackle I would laugh.
Munster, Leinster are two teams I just never support. Ever.

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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Lol on Wasps' 'fundamental issue'
« on: May 10, 2019, 04:09:01 PM »
Daly comments are quite telling. Off to win things, indeed.


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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Is This an Apology from Luke Pearce?
« on: May 10, 2019, 01:03:47 PM »
We have had the brown end of the stick all year. One of those things that has hurt us all year.

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Wasps Rugby Discussion / Re: Irish announce Naholo
« on: May 08, 2019, 04:02:52 PM »
Have to say I think Naholo would not necessarily be what we want given his likely price tag.

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