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by Drumstick » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:20 pm

It's not even a good Ireland team. They got quite lucky to beat France. Realistically, in order to win we are going to have to murder them at Twickenham and that isn't going to happen.

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by Knoyleo » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:17 pm

Starbreaker wrote:The only bright spot is that Wales continue to be strawberry floating shite whilst pretending they're world beaters. It does warm the cockles of my cold dead heart.

We'd be unstoppable if Faletau was back in the squad.

And if we could play all of games with the roof closed.

And if George North could play 20 minutes without getting knocked out.

And if Gats would just let us play like the Scarlets, instead of Warrenball.

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by Corazon de Leon » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:20 am

Yass :cool:

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by Tomous » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:43 am

Thought the ref favoured both home sides in yesterday’s games but better teams won anyway.

Really difficult to win away in the Six Nations.

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by Curls » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:30 pm

I wish they'd mix up the fixtures a bit. Every 2 years Wales have England and Ireland away. Very very tough. And then of course the following year they have much easier fixtures with Scotland, Italy and (arguably the hardest) France away. One ski whiff year to mix up the fixtures would be a welcome change. I'm sure the fans of the other teams feel the same. Obviously the teams change in form over the years, but lets face it...you're always gonna prefer to be playing England at home and Italy away.

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by Tomous » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:47 pm

Curls wrote:I wish they'd mix up the fixtures a bit. Every 2 years Wales have England and Ireland away. Very very tough. And then of course the following year they have much easier fixtures with Scotland, Italy and (arguably the hardest) France away. One ski whiff year to mix up the fixtures would be a welcome change. I'm sure the fans of the other teams feel the same. Obviously the teams change in form over the years, but lets face it...you're always gonna prefer to be playing England at home and Italy away.


My mate and I were talking about this yesterday. England have the same as Wales and play the opposite fixtures.

I’d like to see them re-draw the fixtures every 2 years. Can do the reverse in the second year and then redraw again etc

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by Knoyleo » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:56 pm

I'm sure, like everything else that holds the Six Nations back, it's tied to the TV rights.

Although, you could argue that it's only fair that the fixture switches year on year, to avoid one side getting a home fixture against another for 2+ years on the bounce.

I quite like the really easy way to remember whether Wales have a better year or not with all the blue teams away, or all the blue teams at home, but that's a gooseberry fool reason for keeping things as they are.

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by sawyerpip » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:50 pm

Tomous wrote:
Curls wrote:I wish they'd mix up the fixtures a bit. Every 2 years Wales have England and Ireland away. Very very tough. And then of course the following year they have much easier fixtures with Scotland, Italy and (arguably the hardest) France away. One ski whiff year to mix up the fixtures would be a welcome change. I'm sure the fans of the other teams feel the same. Obviously the teams change in form over the years, but lets face it...you're always gonna prefer to be playing England at home and Italy away.


My mate and I were talking about this yesterday. England have the same as Wales and play the opposite fixtures.

I’d like to see them re-draw the fixtures every 2 years. Can do the reverse in the second year and then redraw again etc


Yeah I was thinking about re-drawing the fixtures the other day, but then fans might have to wait three years between home games against particular opponents. Presumably there's also some rules on what teams you can face at home in a particular year, for example I don't think anyone would want a year where we have to play England, Ireland and Scotland all away from home.

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by Rax » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:25 am

I like the idea of changing it up every 2 years, especially if they did a promotion relegation playoff with the top team from the championship. The fear of allowing that to happen is that one of the "big" teams (ie not Italy) has a bad year and get relegated so the 6 Nations the year after is tainted somehow. Having a combined 2 year table would guard against one season of bad results meaning you could go down but it would also give Georgia a path to the 6 Nations. Where they will find a week to play this game I have no idea but it would be something to try.

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by Tomous » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:17 am

Rax wrote:I like the idea of changing it up every 2 years, especially if they did a promotion relegation playoff with the top team from the championship. The fear of allowing that to happen is that one of the "big" teams (ie not Italy) has a bad year and get relegated so the 6 Nations the year after is tainted somehow. Having a combined 2 year table would guard against one season of bad results meaning you could go down but it would also give Georgia a path to the 6 Nations. Where they will find a week to play this game I have no idea but it would be something to try.


They should definitely do this in my opinion. Frankly if a “big team” finished bottom of the Six Nations and then lost a playoff game to a Georgia they’d deserve a year out.

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by Rax » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:37 am

They would deserve it yes but depending on who went down it could have a knock on effect for other teams. England going down would be the biggest diaster of all, the sponsorship money they took with them would be a huge loss to the other nations.

Sadly it really is off the field stuff that will prevent this from happening, even stupid things like Tbilsi is not as cool as Rome have an effect. Honestly f Spain continue to improve and become the team most deserving instead of Georgia then a lot of that talk will be gone and we could actually see this happen. But for now it will be stupid reasons that prevent it from happening.

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PostRe: Six Nations 2018 - Join the Fantasy League!
by Photek » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:45 pm

Scotland doing their best to not punish Ireland’s defence.

They messed up about 4 nailed on try’s by strawberry floating up last Pass.

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PostRe: Six Nations 2018 - Join the Fantasy League!
by Knoyleo » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:56 pm

Go on Ireland with that bonus point!

England have to match it in France to stay in with a chance of winning the title.

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by Photek » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:09 pm

Roll on Paddies Day. :datass:

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PostRe: Six Nations 2018 - Join the Fantasy League!
by Photek » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:02 pm

Cmon France you bastards!

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PostRe: Six Nations 2018 - Join the Fantasy League!
by Drumstick » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:04 pm

Another team that have rolled over for Ireland but treated their match against England like a World Cup final.

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PostRe: Six Nations 2018 - Join the Fantasy League!
by Hyperion » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:59 pm

Lol

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PostRe: Six Nations 2018 - Join the Fantasy League!
by Ad7 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:45 pm

Made the mistake of going to a local pub to watch this.

strawberry floating racist bastards.

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PostRe: Six Nations 2018 - Join the Fantasy League!
by Knoyleo » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:46 pm

Allez les bleus.

Genuinely worried about Wales playing a French side that know they can win, next week, though. :dread:

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PostRe: Six Nations 2018 - Join the Fantasy League!
by Curls » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:49 pm

It's been an odd six nations hasn't it?


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