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Post by EWT Spoons on Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:15 am

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Dragons vs Edinburgh
Venue: Rodney Parade
Sunday 25th November
KO 17.30
TV: Premier Sports & S4C

Last time out: Dragons 12 - 25 Edinburgh
Record: Played each other 30 times, Edinburgh edging it (only marginally) 16 wins to 13 (with 1 draw in the mix as well)

Both teams are likely to be missing a number of players with Wales and Scotland in action the day before.
Also the sh*ttest KO time going, if you factor in the internationals the day before, I would imagine there will be max 5 Edinburgh fans travelling for this game.


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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:25 pm

So a 3pm kick off over 5pm would have made a significant difference for home fans travelling to the game?

Can't remember the last time I saw a Sunday game kick off at 5pm!

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Post by The Oracle on Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:01 pm

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RDW_Scotland wrote:Just noticed we play Munster away 5 days later - pretty crappy scheduling!

Apparently Edinburgh asked for this game to be played earlier. Prem sports and the league were fine with that, but dragons said no. Apparently their reasoning was to give their fans time to get to the game. Didn't realise dragons fans were coming from that far away.

Not far in distance, no. But if we are to ‘embrace regionalism’ (or at least show willing) then we need to allow people from far flung (agin, not in distance) parts of the region to get to the game. Travelling to Newport from Ebbw Vale on a public bus, for example, might take the best part of 24 hours. Seriously!
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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:07 pm

Surely in that case people would rather an after game over trying to get home at 8pm on a Sunday night?

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Post by The Oracle on Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:15 pm

RDW_Scotland wrote:Surely in that case people would rather an after game over trying to get home at 8pm on a Sunday night?

I was exaggerating quite a bit, and don’t really care about bus catchers from around the region! Yes, I’d personally prefer an earlier afternoon game but I think (guessing) it was something to do with public transport. Buses and trains are much reduced on a Sunday. Maybe the Dragons management had that in mind. I Seriously doubt they turned down the request to spite Edinburgh Smile Or was it a short notice request? Maybe they felt it wasn’t acceptable to change time once they’d sold tickets, hospitality, etc? Who knows.
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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:30 pm

Either way, game on!

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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:37 pm

Decent start from Dragons, without really getting anywhere. Amos looking sharp.

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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:41 pm

9 minutes in and we haven't touched the ball! Great line from their number 8

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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:48 pm

Lots of midfield offsides being overlooked

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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:51 pm

Very early advantage over!

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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:55 pm

VDM's knee did touch thefloor

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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:58 pm

Dragons try has been coming - much the better team so far.

We've been awful.

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Post by BigGee on Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:09 pm

Surely there was space out wide there, to many pick and goes

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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:11 pm

Feck me we're making hard work of this.

When will Dragons get a yellow??

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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:11 pm

If we don't score here it will be a huge boost to the Dragons

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Post by BigGee on Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:13 pm

Good try, amazing what can happen if you move the ball out!

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Post by BigGee on Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:14 pm

That is really harsh, nothing wrtong with that

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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:14 pm

Oh FFS. Awful TMO call.

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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:16 pm

Where's the yellow????

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Post by VinceWLB on Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:16 pm

If it had been an Irish team that try would have been allowed.

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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:18 pm

Another penalty - let's see if there's a yellow. I'm not hopeful.

How was that advantage over when the penalty was 10m out???

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Post by BigGee on Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:19 pm

Good try, no doubts about that one.

Missed out on a yellow card though

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Post by VinceWLB on Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:22 pm

I hope those 2 points don't cost Edinburgh as the conversion for the earlier try was so much easier.

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Post by BigGee on Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:22 pm

They have got good backs out there Edinburgh, they can score tries if the forwards give them the ball

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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:31 pm

Hope this shows Edinburgh if we're going to win we're going to have to play some rugby

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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:38 pm

How was that not a knock on?

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Post by BigGee on Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:40 pm

That was not clever from Chris Dean

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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:43 pm

Pyrgos make laidlaw look like billy whizz

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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:47 pm

Agree with Martin Williams - that pass into the ruck was an Edinburgh penalty. I'm not sure this ref knows all the rules.

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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:53 pm

Not surprised VDW is on - hickey has done nothing

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Post by BigGee on Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:57 pm

That was coming

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Post by VinceWLB on Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:58 pm

So because there is already someone tackling the opposite player it is ok make a no arm tackle?

Cockerill will be furious at this refereeing performance.

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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:00 pm

Really don't know why Cockerill keeps subbing Dean off for Socino when he's our best performer on the pitch. Especially when JJ has come bugger all.

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Post by VinceWLB on Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:01 pm

I'm quite sure this is the same referee who penalised Crosbie against Ulster in the last minute of the game.

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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:03 pm

Dragons 9 has played well

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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:05 pm

We're going to lose this and deservedly so.

That doesn't mean the ref hasn't been crap.

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Post by VinceWLB on Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:05 pm

RDW_Scotland wrote:Dragons 9 has played well

Cracking wee player, remember he was often pulling great performance when at the Scarlets.

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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:07 pm

Graham should have done better there

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Post by BigGee on Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:07 pm

Did he score that?

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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:08 pm

Try! Left hand just gets it maybe?

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Post by BigGee on Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:09 pm

THe TMO owes Edinburgh one!

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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:09 pm

TMO really doesn't want to give this

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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:10 pm

VDW has made a huge difference

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Post by BigGee on Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:10 pm

What goes around come around!

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Post by BigGee on Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:11 pm

A one score game

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Post by VinceWLB on Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:13 pm

RDW_Scotland wrote:VDW has made a huge difference

He is the reason why Edinburgh made the playoff last year, not sure Edinburgh would repeat that feat with Hickey.

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Post by bsando on Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:14 pm

VDW seems like Edinburgh’s best 10 in my opinion. Not convinced that Hickey is the way forward.

Graham working hard all night which has been great to see. Shame it’s taken Edinburgh so long to get an edge in the game because I think Dragons can close this out.

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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:15 pm

VinceWLB wrote:
RDW_Scotland wrote:VDW has made a huge difference

He is the reason why Edinburgh made the playoff last year, not sure Edinburgh would repeat that feat with Hickey.
Hickey has been underwhelming this season, and is apparently one of our highest paid players

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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:15 pm

Bad decision from Pyrgos

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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:18 pm

JJ has also had a rank average to poor season-we need Bennett back

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Post by BigGee on Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:18 pm

No look passes are great when they work

If they don't, you are a plonker

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