The Relegation Battle
April 23 2019
What will happen next ?
Remaining matches -
Tigers v Bristol
Falcons v Saints
Wuss v Glos
Bristol v Sale
Quins v Tigers
Saints v Wuss
Glos v Falcons
Falcons v Bristol
Tigers v Bath
Wuss v Sarries
And 46 pts is currently the definitely safe total, not that I see any one other than Bristol getting there.
Though it looks like Bristol's results could well decide who goes down ?
If Tigers can get one more win, then Falcons would need to effectively win all 3 games to finish above us. It would be good if that win was the Bristol game !
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C'mon you Bristol Boys!
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Where teams are equal in the table on points, positions shall be determined firstly by the number of wins achieved and then on the basis of match points differential. A Club with a larger number of wins shall be placed higher than a Club with the same number of league points but fewer wins.
If Clubs have equal league points and equal number of wins then a Club with a larger difference between match points “for” and match points “against” shall be placed higher in the Premiership League than a Club with a smaller difference between match points “for” and match points “against”.
"Should two Clubs have the same number of league points and the same match points difference, the Club having scored more match points “for” shall be placed higher in the Premiership League than the Club having the lesser number of match points “for”.
If the above does not establish different Premiership League positions then the Club in the higher position shall be the Club that has achieved the higher aggregate match points scored by it in the same season against the other Club.
If this still does not establish the position then the Club who has won the most matches, excluding its first Premiership League match of the season, then its second Premiership League match and so on, until it can be established which the higher placed Club is."
Bristol are capable of beating us at Welford Rd, I just hope they don't.
If we can't beat Bristol at home, we don't really deserve to stay up.
That's somewhat derogatory and arrogant given what Bristol did to Leicester at Ashton Gate.
In addition to that, the table doesn't lie. Currently, Bristol have been a better team than Leicester.
A few years ago for sure this kind of presumptiveness would be justified. But not this season and not with this Bristol team.
Leicester still have some bloody good players and I think will be safe, can regroup and potentially come back better for it next season.
Bristol supporters could say that if Brisol don't beat this poorly performing Leicester team they don't deserve to stay up, but I'd like to think we are a little more respectful and a lot less arrogant than that.
If they do it will be yet another example of knee jerk management and zero strategic planning.
Saracens didn't get where they are by stumbling from one idea to the next, and (probably) neither did we when we were good.
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That doesn’t rule him out.
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A win tomorrow would give us 12 points and we will be safe.
Three bonus point games should get us into the top six,
I have passed on our collective thanks to your boys!
The referee is the final arbitrary
Signing a few forwards who can make ground may also help. Abject from top to bottom
If we stay up, nothing will change. The same coaching team will run the same sessions/plays that have failed so badly this season. The same players will still lack physicality, leadership and togetherness. The same exec will make the same tired excuses and expect change without actually implementing any.
We are at a stage where revolution is the only way. The only chance of that occurring is if we get relegated. A top class DOR appointment is the only way we will ever start to compete again. Why are the exec so arrogant that they think we can compete with both hands tied behind our backs! We are at a crossroads and drastic action is required. Unfortunately we will stay up (cannot believe I am actually saying that), we will have the same coaching team, our forwards will still only receive the ball whilst standing still, their only movement will be a backwards one and the exec will roll out the same tired excuses that they have got the past 5 years. I need a drink!!!!
Otherwise will we just continue muddling on below mediocrity.
Pretty sad situation really.