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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XI - The Undiscovered Country

Post by EWT Spoons on Tue 05 Apr 2016, 1:23 pm

Hazel Sapling wrote:
Nematode wrote:My 'ghost' XV (For at least a season):

1 Alex Allan
2 George Turner
3 Simon Berghan
4 VD Westhuizen
5 Kieran Low
6 Tommy Spinks
7 Will Bordill
8 Jason Hill

9 Chris Leck
10 Jade Te Rure
11 Otulea Katoa
12 Andriess Strauss
13 Sam Beard
14 Nikki Walker
15 Chris Pennell


For this season?

Kieran Low is half and half as he got loaned out near the start of the season (not that he was playing beforehand). Tommy Spinks is at Jersey so swap him with Blake. Sam Beard has played 8 pro12 games this season and stayed on for longer than 55 minutes in each so not too bad. Think Helu has played less or Fraser Lyle for Glasgow. Nikki Walker was player-coach at Hawick during the 2014-2015 season so Junior B would be a better shout. Chris Penell is at Worcester, were you thinking McClennan or maybe Cuthbert?

Probably also worth noting that Chris Leck left the club 2 years ago, as did Westhuizen, and Walker left last year I think. Maybe a team from the last couple of seasons.

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Post by Hazel Sapling on Tue 05 Apr 2016, 1:40 pm

Tattie Scones RRN wrote:
tigertattie wrote:Who is getting the other wing berth? and the other bench spots?

1. Dickenson
2. Stuart McInally
3. Nel
4. Gray
5. Nakawara
6. Vernon
7. Hardie
8. Du Preez

9. Pyrgos
10. Russell

11.
12. Horne
13. Dunbar
14. Seymour
15. Hogg

16.
17.
18.
19.
20. Watson
21.
22.

Surely Hoyland would be in? I think in another 3-4 years, he could be a cracking wee player.

I thought we were limited to 1 player each? Probably be between Hoyland, Hughes or Jones? The bench loosehead and hooker are interesting ones. Do you go Reid and Brown or Sutherland and Ford?

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Post by EST on Tue 05 Apr 2016, 1:44 pm

Hazel Sapling wrote:
Tattie Scones RRN wrote:
tigertattie wrote:Who is getting the other wing berth? and the other bench spots?

1. Dickenson
2. Stuart McInally
3. Nel
4. Gray
5. Nakawara
6. Vernon
7. Hardie
8. Du Preez

9. Pyrgos
10. Russell

11. Hoyland
12. Horne
13. Dunbar
14. Seymour
15. Hogg

16.
17.
18.
19.
20. Watson
21.
22.

Surely Hoyland would be in? I think in another 3-4 years, he could be a cracking wee player.

I thought we were limited to 1 player each? Probably be between Hoyland, Hughes or Jones? The bench loosehead and hooker are interesting ones. Do you go Reid and Brown or Sutherland and Ford?

I'll put Hoyland down, he has got the hard part sorted - scoring tries, but he could do with sorting out his defence. Still, a cracking player.

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Post by Tattie Scones RRN on Tue 05 Apr 2016, 2:22 pm

I hadn't picked one yet Sad

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Post by jimbopip on Tue 05 Apr 2016, 2:50 pm

I would be tempted to "do an Alan Tait" and put Duncan Taylor on the wing. He's a decent finisher, if not in Turnstile Tim's class, and he can tackle.

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Post by EST on Tue 05 Apr 2016, 3:15 pm

Tattie Scones RRN wrote:I hadn't picked one yet Sad

Apologies Tattie - you take the fast small man Hoyland and i'll got the opposite end of the spectrum and have Fagerson on the bench.

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Post by Ineffable on Tue 05 Apr 2016, 3:50 pm

Damn too slow to pick him in the first 15. He'll have to bench.

1. Dickenson
2. Stuart McInally
3. Nel
4. Gray
5. Nakawara
6. Vernon
7. Hardie
8. Du Preez

9. Pyrgos
10. Russell

11. Hoyland
12. Horne
13. Dunbar
14. Seymour
15. Hogg

16.
17.
18.
19.
20. Watson
21.
22.
23. Lamont - super sub covering wing, full back, centre and back row. Give him an inch, he'll take half an inch.

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Post by IanBru on Tue 05 Apr 2016, 3:56 pm

jimbopip wrote:I would be tempted to "do an Alan Tait" and put Duncan Taylor on the wing. He's a decent finisher, if not in Turnstile Tim's class, and he can tackle.
Agreed. At the moment, Taylor is so good I'd cut almost any outside back to get him on the pitch, especially if Dunbar and Bennett are fit and on form.

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Post by funnyExiledScot on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 9:53 am

At the moment Taylor goes in ahead of Bennett. Bennett needs to win back the jersey.

Visser is on fire at Quins, Bennett is still struggling with Glasgow. We pick on form. No exceptions.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XI - The Undiscovered Country

Post by MacKnocked-on on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 10:07 am

Interested to see that Patrick Kelly is one of the Macphail scholarship recipients this year and off to NZ this weekend for 15 weeks. I was of the impression that he played in France for Le Parc, he certainly was listed as doing so when he was in the Scotland U20s, but he is apparently playing for Glasgow Hawks. Will he be moving up to one of the pro teams on his return from NZ?

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 10:13 am

MacKnocked-on wrote:Interested to see that Patrick Kelly is one of the Macphail scholarship recipients this year and off to NZ this weekend for 15 weeks. I was of the impression that he played in France for Le Parc, he certainly was listed as doing so when he was in the Scotland U20s, but he is apparently playing for Glasgow Hawks. Will he be moving up to one of the pro teams on his return from NZ?  

In his interview he said he'd be looking to get some gametime with Glasgow next season.

The other is Ross McCan - formerly of my school and club!

Interesting to note that the SRU views outside backs as the area requiring most development - hence why those two were chosen.

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Post by funnyExiledScot on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 10:16 am

Seems he's played for Glasgow Hawks as recently as February 2016 so perhaps the Le Parc deal was last year? Not really clear from the Interweb.

He's born in Inverness though, which makes him automatically awesome. It's a bit like Ayr, but a much nicer place.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XI - The Undiscovered Country

Post by EST on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 10:35 am

I don't know all that much about Kelly, was he a standout last year? There must have been a lot of competition given the quality of this years U20's.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XI - The Undiscovered Country

Post by Hazel Sapling on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 10:51 am

2015: Callum Hunter-Hill, Ben Robbins, Ben Cairns (coach) and Duncan Hodge (coach)
2014: Adam Ashe, Ewan McQuillin, Don Caskie (coach) and Kenny Murray (coach)
2013: Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, Finn Russell, Shade Munro (coach) and Alex Duncan (coach)
2012: Jonny Gray, Gregor Hunter, Chris Paterson (coach) and Ben Fisher (coach)
2011: Grant Gilchrist, Harry Leonard, George Turner and Ian Monaghan (coach)
2010: Finlay Gillies
2009: Lewis Niven
2008: Roddy Grant
2007: Kevin Bryce
2006: Graham Hogg
2005: John Barclay

There are some pretty good players there, but what has happened to the ones who slipped through? Thinking Graham Hogg, Nivan, Gillies and Ewan McQuillin

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 10:56 am

I played against Graham Hogg (Stuart's big brother) a lot in youth rugby and he was a standout player then - I never liked trips down to Hawick or to play regional rugby against the borders as we'd always get humped, with him running in a number of tries.

I don't think he ever really got a chance with a Pro team but has played regularly for Hawick and played for the Scottish Club team.

He was very much in the Wayne Rooney mould physically - he looked a bit tubby but was very fast and athletic!

Lewis Niven is now playing for Edinburgh Accies, having played a few times for Edinburgh.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XI - The Undiscovered Country

Post by George Carlin on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 11:12 am

EST wrote:
Tattie Scones RRN wrote:I hadn't picked one yet Sad

Apologies Tattie - you take the fast small man Hoyland and i'll got the opposite end of the spectrum and have Fagerson on the bench.
I would force Radge out of retirement and put him in at 16.

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Post by tigertattie on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 11:52 am

So we're up to:

1. Dickenson
2. Stuart McInally
3. Nel
4. Gray
5. Nakawara
6. Vernon
7. Hardie
8. Du Preez

9. Pyrgos
10. Russell

11. Hoyland
12. Horne
13. Dunbar
14. Seymour
15. Hogg

16. Fagarson
17.
18.
19.
20. Watson
21.
22.
23. Lamont

I'd have put Radge in at 16 but he's not eligible as he's not on the Edinburgh or soap dodgers books!

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Post by EWT Spoons on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 12:09 pm

I still can't believe we have Vernon at 6.

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Post by tigertattie on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 12:48 pm

EWT Spoons wrote:I still can't believe we have Vernon at 6.

well he's yet to be retracted!

Don't worry though! Once we have the full squad, everyone will be allowed to dissect people's picks!

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Post by demosthenes on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 1:20 pm

Well, if its assuming that the picks are fit and firing, I think the bench 9 has to be between Mike Blair and Sammy H-C. If you are just assuming that they are fit, but on current form, Sammy wouldn't get near it!

Re the bench, are we going with a 5:3 split, or assuming that Peter Horne would cover 10. That would leave room for Strauss or Favaro as additional back row options.

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Post by Hazel Sapling on Wed 06 Apr 2016, 1:48 pm

Price has to be the favourite for the 9 bench spot at the moment. Hart is arguable and SHC may get there by the end of the season.

My bench would be: Brown, Reid, Fagerson, Toolis, Strauss (who should start at 8 with Du Preez at 6)/Watson, Price, Horne, Brown

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XI - The Undiscovered Country

Post by EWT Spoons on Thu 07 Apr 2016, 11:48 am

Robbie Fergusson has signed a deal to stay with London Scottish for 16/17 season

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Post by Hazel Sapling on Thu 07 Apr 2016, 12:50 pm

EWT Spoons wrote:Robbie Fergusson has signed a deal to stay with London Scottish for 16/17 season

Damn. I would have liked him playing a dozen or so times in the Pro 12. 3 good centres next season for LS in the Groves and Fergusson.

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Fri 08 Apr 2016, 12:08 pm

Some exciting young talent in the cobbled together Edinburgh squad for the Melrose 7s. The vice captain, not so much!

1. Chris Dean (c)
2. Andries Strauss (vc)
3. Will Helu
4. George Turner
5. Sasa Tofilau
6. Otulea Katoa
7. Sam Beard
8. Damien Hoyland
9. Tom Galbraith
10. Nathan Fowles
Coach: Roddy Grant
Manager: Stevie Scott

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Post by jimbopip on Fri 08 Apr 2016, 2:14 pm

Brotheltown is the ugliest city on God's earth, makes Basildon look refined and tasteful. The Luvvies are a mincing of wannabe knitwear models and Solomans drowns puppies in the Waters of Leith every full moon.

Sorry chaps, but Schiz has been out of the country for a week now and I felt that things were getting strangely amicable on here.

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Post by funnyExiledScot on Fri 08 Apr 2016, 2:23 pm

RDW_Scotland wrote:Some exciting young talent in the cobbled together Edinburgh squad for the Melrose 7s. The vice captain, not so much!

1. Chris Dean (c)
2. Andries Strauss (vc)
3. Will Helu
4. George Turner
5. Sasa Tofilau
6. Otulea Katoa
7. Sam Beard
8. Damien Hoyland
9. Tom Galbraith
10. Nathan Fowles
Coach: Roddy Grant
Manager: Stevie Scott

What's not to like about Strauss in the 7s? I mean all that open space and all that pace....

I geninuely couldn't think of a worse suited player for 7s.

Turner will be useful, as will Helu and Hoyland I suspect. In fact Hoyland could be quite something.

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Post by funnyExiledScot on Fri 08 Apr 2016, 2:25 pm

jimbopip wrote:Brotheltown is the ugliest city on God's earth, makes Basildon look refined and tasteful. The Luvvies are a mincing of wannabe knitwear models and Solomans drowns puppies in the Waters of Leith every  full moon.

Sorry chaps, but Schiz has been out of the country for a week now and I felt that things were getting strangely amicable on here.

Schiz would never be able to spell "tasteful".

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Post by tigertattie on Fri 08 Apr 2016, 3:14 pm

funnyExiledScot wrote:
jimbopip wrote:Brotheltown is the ugliest city on God's earth, makes Basildon look refined and tasteful. The Luvvies are a mincing of wannabe knitwear models and Solomans drowns puppies in the Waters of Leith every  full moon.

Sorry chaps, but Schiz has been out of the country for a week now and I felt that things were getting strangely amicable on here.

Schiz would never be able to spell "tasteful".

At the end of the day, at least we have a castle!

and less bums on giros. Don't forget the bums on giros!!!

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XI - The Undiscovered Country

Post by jimbopip on Fri 08 Apr 2016, 3:35 pm

That's the spirit Tiger. If only your pack had half as much gumption the Library might begin to resemble Scotstoun on a play off evening.

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Post by Riskysports on Fri 08 Apr 2016, 3:45 pm

tigertattie wrote:
funnyExiledScot wrote:
jimbopip wrote:Brotheltown is the ugliest city on God's earth, makes Basildon look refined and tasteful. The Luvvies are a mincing of wannabe knitwear models and Solomans drowns puppies in the Waters of Leith every  full moon.

Sorry chaps, but Schiz has been out of the country for a week now and I felt that things were getting strangely amicable on here.

Schiz would never be able to spell "tasteful".

At the end of the day, at least we have a castle!

and less bums on giros. Don't forget the bums on giros!!!

So do we

http://www.davesbouncycastles.co.uk/

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XI - The Undiscovered Country

Post by tigertattie on Fri 08 Apr 2016, 4:12 pm

jimbopip wrote:That's the spirit Tiger. If only your pack had half as much gumption the Library might begin to resemble Scotstoun on a play off evening.

Its not our pack that's the issue. Our pack is much better than yours! It's our backs, particularly our lack of a 10!

Ironically Edinburgh have bigger, stronger, more aggressive hard men and Glasgow have better hair gel wearing, ladies underwear sporting, nancy backs!

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XI - The Undiscovered Country

Post by George Carlin on Sat 09 Apr 2016, 8:20 am

Strong rumours eminating from Llanelli that Johnny MacNicholl is joining from the Crusaders. SQ and playing well at the moment, to say nothing of him being ginger enough to satisfy the Peter Wrights of the world who believe all Scottish players should be called Hamish Teuchter McBumfertie.

Hope Vern takes a look at him.

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Mon 11 Apr 2016, 7:48 am


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Post by RDW_Scotland on Mon 11 Apr 2016, 8:05 am

Well the Melrose 7s gave us a chance to see some of the Edinburgh fringe players in action, or indeed see them for the first time this season!


1. Chris Dean - looks to be a decent enough player but seems to lack the pace required to really make it as a top centre. He made a few breaks but just didn't have the gas to finish them off

2. Andries Strauss - thanks and see you later

3. Will Helu - for a man who last season scored 2 tries against Toulon for wasps, he's been a real disappointment. Even though he was up against amateurs he looked neither particularly strong or quick. Edinburgh really is a graveyard for decent wingers - "come to Edinburgh and lose all form and confidence!"

4. George Turner - I like Turner and think he's got promise, but as 4th choice hooker he's really going to struggle for gametime.

5. Sasa Tofilau - this man definitely caught the eye with a hugely physical performance. 21 year old Australian who came over to Scotland and has been playing for kirkaldy but also training with Edinburgh. I think he's a centre, but he's an absolute beast with good skills. A bit slow though - one to watch.

6. Otulea Katoa - a 7 times capped Tongan winger who has barely played this season. Looked pretty good in attack but is a pretty lazy player. Would do a job for us if picked but no better than our Scottish options

7. Sam Beard - we all know about him

8. Damien Hoyland - started the tournament brightly and looked like he was going to be a star, but faded as it went on. Great acceleration but lacking in flat out pace - often not backing himself on the outside. He was rounded on the outside by a Jed player with relative ease. The jury is still out with him, but he's worth persisting with.

9. Tom Galbraith - hardly featured

10. Nathan Fowles - the star of the tournament. Great pace, lightening pass and good drop goals too. Everything good about Edinburgh went through him. He's been inconsistent for the main team but worth persisting with.

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Post by tigertattie on Mon 11 Apr 2016, 9:26 am

RDW_Scotland wrote:

10. Nathan Fowles - the star of the tournament. Great pace, lightening pass and good drop goals too. Everything good about Edinburgh went through him. He's been inconsistent for the main team but worth persisting with.

He's also an arrogant little man

Just saying

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Mon 11 Apr 2016, 9:37 am

tigertattie wrote:
RDW_Scotland wrote:

10. Nathan Fowles - the star of the tournament. Great pace, lightening pass and good drop goals too. Everything good about Edinburgh went through him. He's been inconsistent for the main team but worth persisting with.

He's also an arrogant little man

Just saying

You need a bit of that if you’re a 9 TBH, but hopefully he doesn't make a habit of it.

And to be fair, a young man goading a player as he was about to score shouldn’t consign him to a reputation of Mike Phillips level of douchery quite yet!

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XI - The Undiscovered Country

Post by cakeordeath on Mon 11 Apr 2016, 9:51 am

George Carlin wrote:Strong rumours eminating from Llanelli that Johnny MacNicholl is joining from the Crusaders. SQ and playing well at the moment, to say nothing of him being ginger enough to satisfy the Peter Wrights of the world who believe all Scottish players should be called Hamish Teuchter McBumfertie.

Hope Vern takes a look at him.

Won't he be a project player for the WRU?

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XI - The Undiscovered Country

Post by NeilyBroon on Mon 11 Apr 2016, 11:16 am

cakeordeath wrote:
George Carlin wrote:Strong rumours eminating from Llanelli that Johnny MacNicholl is joining from the Crusaders. SQ and playing well at the moment, to say nothing of him being ginger enough to satisfy the Peter Wrights of the world who believe all Scottish players should be called Hamish Teuchter McBumfertie.

Hope Vern takes a look at him.

Won't he be a project player for the WRU?

If he is SQ I say we cap him a day before he becomes WQ, just for the lols.

Maitland is playing well again, if he can actually make a decent decision on what club to play for next we could finally have a half-decent backup FB.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XI - The Undiscovered Country

Post by funnyExiledScot on Mon 11 Apr 2016, 1:59 pm

Sounds like this Sasa Tofilau bloke could be a useful option at 12. Can he be worse than Strauss?

MacNicholl certainly sounds worth a punt, although I'm tempted to suggest Glasgow rather than Edinburgh just so we don't ruin him. He shouldn't go to the Scarlets. I can't think of a good reason why not but he just shouldn't.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XI - The Undiscovered Country

Post by 21st Century Schizoid Man on Mon 11 Apr 2016, 10:21 pm

funnyExiledScot wrote:
jimbopip wrote:Brotheltown is the ugliest city on God's earth, makes Basildon look refined and tasteful. The Luvvies are a mincing of wannabe knitwear models and Solomans drowns puppies in the Waters of Leith every  full moon.

Sorry chaps, but Schiz has been out of the country for a week now and I felt that things were getting strangely amicable on here.

Schiz would never be able to spell "tasteful".

Hah! But I can spell honesty - given your calling in life I doubt that you can.

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Re: Glasgow and Edinburgh: Ongoing Banter Thread XI - The Undiscovered Country

Post by George Carlin on Tue 12 Apr 2016, 12:32 am

tigertattie wrote:
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10. Nathan Fowles - the star of the tournament. Great pace, lightening pass and good drop goals too. Everything good about Edinburgh went through him. He's been inconsistent for the main team but worth persisting with.

He's also an arrogant little man

Just saying
Yep. And being third best in your position for Edinburgh at rugby is a lot like being the second best spear maker in Luxembourg. Technically, it can be classified as an 'achievement'. However, that doesn't really mean that you should be proud of it.

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Post by EWT Spoons on Tue 12 Apr 2016, 9:52 am

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10. Nathan Fowles - the star of the tournament. Great pace, lightening pass and good drop goals too. Everything good about Edinburgh went through him. He's been inconsistent for the main team but worth persisting with.

He's also an arrogant little man

Just saying
Yep. And being third best in your position for Edinburgh at rugby is a lot like being the second best spear maker in Luxembourg. Technically, it can be classified as an 'achievement'. However, that doesn't really mean that you should be proud of it.

Just being picky, but he's at least 2nd best.  Kennedy is woeful, and arguably Fowles is in better form than SHC at the moment

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Post by des on Tue 12 Apr 2016, 11:34 am

EWT Spoons wrote:
Just being picky, but he's at least 2nd best.  Kennedy is woeful, and arguably Fowles is in better form than SHC at the moment

That's not being picky, just being right.

Fowles has had 2 big brain farts this season but other than that he's been excellent and clearly our best SH.  

SHC has cost us at least 2 games with his shaky boot and that shocking attempt at a drop goal.

Kennedy has not been terrible lately which is good for him.[/quote]

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Post by George Carlin on Tue 12 Apr 2016, 11:38 am

http://www.606v2.com/t62822-scarlets-v-glasgow-warriors-16-april

PS - I am well aware that Fowles is fine but the Luxembourg joke does not work as well without some hypebole.

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Post by funnyExiledScot on Tue 12 Apr 2016, 11:44 am

21st Century Schizoid Man wrote:
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jimbopip wrote:Brotheltown is the ugliest city on God's earth, makes Basildon look refined and tasteful. The Luvvies are a mincing of wannabe knitwear models and Solomans drowns puppies in the Waters of Leith every  full moon.

Sorry chaps, but Schiz has been out of the country for a week now and I felt that things were getting strangely amicable on here.

Schiz would never be able to spell "tasteful".

Hah!   But I can spell honesty - given your calling in life I doubt that you can.    

I always try to leave a few spelling errors in the first draft, then I can charge for fixing them later on.

Anyway, back to preparing my tax return.....

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Post by funnyExiledScot on Tue 12 Apr 2016, 11:45 am

des wrote:
EWT Spoons wrote:
Just being picky, but he's at least 2nd best.  Kennedy is woeful, and arguably Fowles is in better form than SHC at the moment

That's not being picky, just being right.

Fowles has had 2 big brain farts this season but other than that he's been excellent and clearly our best SH.  

SHC has cost us at least 2 games with his shaky boot and that shocking attempt at a drop goal.

Kennedy has not been terrible lately which is good for him.

I would certainly like to see more of Fowles at 9 for Edinburgh, particularly now that Tovey can take on the goal kicking.

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Post by RuggerRadge2611 on Tue 12 Apr 2016, 12:48 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/36026068

Zander Ferguson has apparently signed a 3 year deal with the soap dodgers. Although the lad in the photo looks more like Zander Fagerson....

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Post by BigGee on Tue 12 Apr 2016, 1:58 pm

Just back from my travels and once again have to say what a lovely place Parma is and well worth a trip out to anyone who fancies it. You have to say as well that Zebre were no pushovers, at least for the first half, though they did fall badly to bits after that. If the Italian teams can learn to play for 80 mins, then they will become competitive in the league. I hope that it happens.

I have got to say as well, that if any of you get the chance to go and visit Siena, don't pass it up, it really is a truely fabulous place, even in April. What it is like when the Palio is on I can only imagine.

Anyway, i am feeling culturally overloaded just now so need to concentrate solely on rugby for at least the next week before we head off to see duaghter no.2 in Padua. I should have recovered sufficiently by then!

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Post by funnyExiledScot on Tue 12 Apr 2016, 2:25 pm

BigGee wrote:Just back from my travels and once again have to say what a lovely place Parma is and well worth a trip out to anyone who fancies it. You have to say as well that Zebre were no pushovers, at least for the first half, though they did fall badly to bits after that. If the Italian teams can learn to play for 80 mins, then they will become competitive in the league. I hope that it happens.

I have got to say as well, that if any of you get the chance to go and visit Siena, don't pass it up, it really is a truely fabulous place, even in April. What it is like when the Palio is on I can only imagine.

Anyway, i am feeling culturally overloaded just now so need to concentrate solely on rugby for at least the next week before we head off to see duaghter no.2 in Padua. I should have recovered sufficiently by then!

I'd recommend a trip to Glasgow just to readdress the balance.

Sounds a lovely trip. Sadly our holidays are limited to Orkney and Derbyshire this year, but when the fES-lets are old enough to survive on their own I'm taking a proper trip out the Italy - I've only been to Rome, Venice and Milan on citybreaks thus far.

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Tue 12 Apr 2016, 2:32 pm

funnyExiledScot wrote:
BigGee wrote:Just back from my travels and once again have to say what a lovely place Parma is and well worth a trip out to anyone who fancies it. You have to say as well that Zebre were no pushovers, at least for the first half, though they did fall badly to bits after that. If the Italian teams can learn to play for 80 mins, then they will become competitive in the league. I hope that it happens.

I have got to say as well, that if any of you get the chance to go and visit Siena, don't pass it up, it really is a truely fabulous place, even in April. What it is like when the Palio is on I can only imagine.

Anyway, i am feeling culturally overloaded just now so need to concentrate solely on rugby for at least the next week before we head off to see duaghter no.2 in Padua. I should have recovered sufficiently by then!

I'd recommend a trip to Glasgow just to readdress the balance.

Sounds a lovely trip. Sadly our holidays are limited to Orkney and Derbyshire this year, but when the fES-lets are old enough to survive on their own I'm taking a proper trip out the Italy - I've only been to Rome, Venice and Milan on citybreaks thus far.



You should be expecting a benefit concert from Africa soon!

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