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Re: The top 4 run-in
Posted by: CharlieDog (IP Logged)
Date: 28 February, 2018 12:09

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Monkey1
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There's 35 seconds to go
I have two recollections of Mathew Tait for us against Sale.
Once he ran through Jason Robinson, the other he ran around Jason Robinson.

I had forgotten about that, it was something to behold. Thanks for the memory 35s.

I also have recollections of a monster crunching tackle by Jamie Noon on Jason Robinson..... never saw him coming

Re: The top 4 run-in
Posted by: lizard118 (IP Logged)
Date: 28 February, 2018 12:11

I hope our defence will carry the day. We are difficult to score against now. Brilliant as Wasps are they are vulnerable defensively and can't see Gloucester cutting us up as easily as they did with Wasps.
I think we've shown over the last two months especially that our defence is solid. We have actually built our game on defence rather than the other way round. Even Toby Flood is playing like a flanker making a nuisance of himself. I can't even remember the last time anyone put a 4 try bonus point on us. I think that was Exeter, and we also scored 4 ourselves if I'm not mistaken.
Considering we've given all comers a game we can go to Kingsholm confident in our own game plan. We're no longer just playing for damage limitation.

Re: The top 4 run-in
Posted by: Monkey1 (IP Logged)
Date: 28 February, 2018 12:19

It's a good job the players have more faith in their abilities than we supporters do. I am still not used to us doing so well, and confronted with a game at Gloucester I still feel fear instead of confidence. Our season is played 16, won 10, and it takes some getting used to.

On the plus side, when we keep winning it comes as an unexpected surprise & I feel great.

Re: The top 4 run-in
Posted by: Bedlington Lad (IP Logged)
Date: 28 February, 2018 12:44

I am struggling with the concept of us discussing top 4/6 finishes as well but it's great!

Re: The top 4 run-in
Posted by: Cumbrian_falcon (IP Logged)
Date: 28 February, 2018 14:29

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alas
You can't have Glos vs Falcons ending in a loss for both sides.

Edited the above post to reflect the Gloucester win.

It must have been a long day and I got excited.

Re: The top 4 run-in
Posted by: Marco19819 (IP Logged)
Date: 28 February, 2018 17:53

I am only worried about gloucester because, like us, they are well organised and consistent. Last season's version would be a very different story. We have built our season on not taking anything for granted and being humble. People are right about defence, but it is actually just about an intense work rate and huge physical committment. I hope that continues.

Re: The top 4 run-in
Posted by: Kingston Parker (IP Logged)
Date: 28 February, 2018 18:16

Anyone wanting to watch Toon v Arsenal that weekend will have to miss the Sale game as the former is now a 13.30 kickoff on the Sunday, thanks to Sky.
That includes me. B*ll*cks

Re: The top 4 run-in
Posted by: rubyrhone (IP Logged)
Date: 28 February, 2018 18:54

Is the Sale game not on the Friday night?

Re: The top 4 run-in
Posted by: Monkey1 (IP Logged)
Date: 28 February, 2018 19:09

Sale game is Friday 13th April.

Newcastle v Arsenal is Sunday 15th April.

You can relax KP.

Re: The top 4 run-in
Posted by: steve1888 (IP Logged)
Date: 28 February, 2018 19:57

I had the same worry when it was listed as sat the 14th. We have tickets to The Sooty Show that day.

Re: The top 4 run-in
Posted by: Monkey1 (IP Logged)
Date: 28 February, 2018 20:02

Sooty must be a fair age by now, you have to respect his work ethic. You can't keep an old trouper down.

Re: The top 4 run-in
Posted by: Davidten31 (IP Logged)
Date: 28 February, 2018 21:52

Looking at our run in, there is no reason why we couldn't win all them games, with the form we have had of late and barring no serious injuries. Easy top 4 finish.

Re: The top 4 run-in
Posted by: A tramp abroad (IP Logged)
Date: 01 March, 2018 06:40

It is not quite as easy as you think, Gloucester and Leicester are also striving for the play-offs, both will be difficult games. However it's great that we are in contention.

Re: The top 4 run-in
Posted by: Monkey1 (IP Logged)
Date: 01 March, 2018 07:17

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A tramp abroad
It is not quite as easy as you think, Gloucester and Leicester are also striving for the play-offs, both will be difficult games.....

You could deduce from that statement that Leicester & Glos would otherwise roll over and let us tickle their tummies.

Despite the opinions of some opposition supporters, we have already won some tough games this season. Logic suggests that it was unlikely that all ten of those wins were against teams who were missing players, off form, couldn't give a toss. and were helped by the referee. I may be wrong of course, in which case there is no reason to assume that this amazing run of luck should come to an end. It is also possible that we are capable of beating strong & capable teams, in which case our remaining games are no different.

Re: The top 4 run-in
Posted by: A tramp abroad (IP Logged)
Date: 01 March, 2018 08:59

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Monkey1
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A tramp abroad
It is not quite as easy as you think, Gloucester and Leicester are also striving for the play-offs, both will be difficult games.....

You could deduce from that statement that Leicester & Glos would otherwise roll over and let us tickle their tummies.

Despite the opinions of some opposition supporters, we have already won some tough games this season. Logic suggests that it was unlikely that all ten of those wins were against teams who were missing players, off form, couldn't give a toss. and were helped by the referee. I may be wrong of course, in which case there is no reason to assume that this amazing run of luck should come to an end. It is also possible that we are capable of beating strong & capable teams, in which case our remaining games are no different.

Not sure how you reach that conclusion from my comment. Clearly we are a good team and have achieved excellent results against other strong teams. My point is that Gloucester and Leicester are also good teams, we have the ability to beat them but let's not kid ourselves that it will be easy.

Re: The top 4 run-in
Posted by: steve1888 (IP Logged)
Date: 01 March, 2018 19:58

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Monkey1
Sooty must be a fair age by now, you have to respect his work ethic. You can't keep an old trouper down.

Indeed and you'd hardly know it to look at him and same for Sweep and Soo. No Matthew anymore though, Richard nowadays.

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