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Post by George Carlin Tue 23 Jan 2018, 9:23 am

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WALES v SCOTLAND
3 February 2018
KO: 14:15 GMT
Principality Stadium, Cardiff

Live on [ITV, RTE, SC4, FR2, DMAX / BBC (H)]

Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Assistant 1: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant 2: Matthew Carley (England)
TMO: David Grashoff (England)

A. Head to Head

122 Played 122
70 Won 49
3 Drawn 3
49 Lost 70
1,624 Points 1,263

B. Recent Form

9 March 2013
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
18–28 to Wales

15 March 2014
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
51–3 to Wales

15 February 2015
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
23–26 to Wales

13 February 2016
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
27–23 to Wales

25 February 2017
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
29–13 to Scotland

C. Teams

WALES 
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Leigh Halfpenny (Scarlets); Josh Adams (Worcester), Scott Williams (Scarlets), Hadleigh Parkes (Scarlets), Steff Evans (Scarlets); Rhys Patchell (Scarlets), Gareth Davies (Scarlets); Rob Evans (Scarlets), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Samson Lee (Scarlets), Cory Hill (Dragons), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys, capt), Aaron Shingler (Scarlets), Josh Navidi (Cardiff Blues), Ross Moriarty (Gloucester).

Replacements: Elliot Dee (Dragons), Wyn Jones (Scarlets), Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs), Bradley Davies (Ospreys), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys), Aled Davies (Scarlets), Gareth Anscombe (Cardiff Blues), Owen Watkin (Ospreys).

SCOTLAND
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Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors); Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors), Chris Harris (Newcastle Falcons), Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors), Byron McGuigan (Sale Sharks); Finn Russell (Glasgow Warriors), Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors); Gordon Reid (London Irish), Stuart McInally (Edinburgh), Jon Welsh (Newcastle Falcons), Ben Toolis (Edinburgh), Jonny Gray, John Barclay (Scarlets, captain), Hamish Watson (Edinburgh), Cornell du Preez (Edinburgh).

Replacements: Scott Lawson (Newcastle Falcons), Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow Warriors), Murray McCallum (Edinburgh), Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh), Ryan Wilson (Glasgow Warriors), Greig Laidlaw (Clermont Auvergne), Pete Horne (Glasgow Warriors), Sean Maitland (Saracens).


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Post by RDW Wed 31 Jan 2018, 4:28 pm

munkian wrote:You haven't taken any 6 nations scalps away from home though, not even last year in your pomp.


And of course that means that we never will...! Rolling Eyes

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Post by munkian Wed 31 Jan 2018, 4:28 pm

I know we didn't last year, but it was one of our worst 6 Nations in a long while.

Its going to be close and I'm going to drink too much to compensate and stay offline OK

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Post by munkian Wed 31 Jan 2018, 4:29 pm

RDW_Scotland wrote:
munkian wrote:You haven't taken any 6 nations scalps away from home though, not even last year in your pomp.


And of course that means that we never will...! Rolling Eyes

Of course not, but then you can't refer to our match last year by that reasoning ?

Look, Im trying to save you from yourselves, every year you get all excited and wax lyrical about your world class players then it all goes a bit poopy Hug

I always support Scotland against anyone but Wales in the 6 Nations and nearly always end up disappointed.
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Post by SecretFly Wed 31 Jan 2018, 4:34 pm

munkian wrote:
RDW_Scotland wrote:
munkian wrote:You haven't taken any 6 nations scalps away from home though, not even last year in your pomp.


And of course that means that we never will...! Rolling Eyes

Of course not, but then you can't refer to our match last year by that reasoning ?

Look, Im trying to save you from yourselves, every year you get all excited and wax lyrical about your world class players then it all goes a bit poopy  Hug

I always support Scotland against anyone but Wales in the 6 Nations and nearly  always end up disappointed.

laughing The old classic line: "Some of my best friends are.........................." The old ones are always the best Wink

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Post by RDW Wed 31 Jan 2018, 4:35 pm

munkian wrote:
RDW_Scotland wrote:
munkian wrote:You haven't taken any 6 nations scalps away from home though, not even last year in your pomp.


And of course that means that we never will...! Rolling Eyes

Of course not, but then you can't refer to our match last year by that reasoning ?

Look, Im trying to save you from yourselves, every year you get all excited and wax lyrical about your world class players then it all goes a bit poopy  Hug

I always support Scotland against anyone but Wales in the 6 Nations and nearly  always end up disappointed.

You're generalising all Scottish people as having the same opinion (a common problem on these boards!) - those that know me on here know that every 6N I urge caution about Scotland's chances A) because it is a brutally hard tournament and B) we've had a lot of false dawns/years of misery!

I'm certainly not expecting us to ruin riot and win the tournament at a canter and I'm realistic enough to know that there is a chance we could be going into the last game trying to avoid the wooden spoon with Italy. However, the team has been building over a few years now and we are in a good place to do well - and I would class 3 wins as doing well. We have a good chance to beat Wales but that doesn't mean that we should expect it by any means.

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Post by munkian Wed 31 Jan 2018, 4:39 pm

RDW_Scotland wrote:
munkian wrote:
RDW_Scotland wrote:
munkian wrote:You haven't taken any 6 nations scalps away from home though, not even last year in your pomp.


And of course that means that we never will...! Rolling Eyes

Of course not, but then you can't refer to our match last year by that reasoning ?

Look, Im trying to save you from yourselves, every year you get all excited and wax lyrical about your world class players then it all goes a bit poopy  Hug

I always support Scotland against anyone but Wales in the 6 Nations and nearly  always end up disappointed.

You're generalising all Scottish people as having the same opinion (a common problem on these boards!) - those that know me on here know that every 6N I urge caution about Scotland's chances A) because it is a brutally hard tournament and B) we've had a lot of false dawns/years of misery!

I'm certainly not expecting us to ruin riot and win the tournament at a canter and I'm realistic enough to know that there is a chance we could be going into the last game trying to avoid the wooden spoon with Italy. However, the team has been building over a few years now and we are in a good place to do well - and I would class 3 wins as doing well. We have a good chance to beat Wales but that doesn't mean that we should expect it by any means.

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Post by SecretFly Wed 31 Jan 2018, 4:42 pm

I think it's just that a few Scots boys here haven't been informed about the newest 'offence' rules - that admittedly change daily on the whim of the High Priest Twitter Sect. Anyway, it is now an offence to declare that you got 'a chance' in polite circles.

Please ever so do cut it out, you untutored ruffians from up North!

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Post by munkian Wed 31 Jan 2018, 4:44 pm

I find it strange fans aren't more concerned about missing two whole front rows !

Thats relying an awful lot on the ball being constantly in play.


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Post by RDW Wed 31 Jan 2018, 4:49 pm

munkian wrote:I find it strange fans aren't more concerned about missing too whole front rows !

Thats relying an awful lot on the ball being constantly in play.

It's worse than that - there's 10 front row missing for Scotland!

Our starting front row should hopefully be able to hold their own as they are experienced front row. The longer they can hold on the better - our reserve front row is a big step down. The loosehead Jamie Bhattie is great in the loose but his scrummagine has been exposed a lot playing for Glasgow.

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Post by munkian Wed 31 Jan 2018, 4:50 pm

RDW_Scotland wrote:
munkian wrote:I find it strange fans aren't more concerned about missing too whole front rows !

Thats relying an awful lot on the ball being constantly in play.

It's worse than that - there's 10 front row missing for Scotland!

Our starting front row should hopefully be able to hold their own as they are experienced front row. The longer they can hold on the better - our reserve front row is a big step down.  The loosehead Jamie Bhattie is great in the loose but his scrummagine has been exposed a lot playing for Glasgow.

Whats your hooker's darts like ?
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Post by RuggerRadge2611 Wed 31 Jan 2018, 4:58 pm

munkian wrote:
RDW_Scotland wrote:
munkian wrote:I find it strange fans aren't more concerned about missing too whole front rows !

Thats relying an awful lot on the ball being constantly in play.

It's worse than that - there's 10 front row missing for Scotland!

Our starting front row should hopefully be able to hold their own as they are experienced front row. The longer they can hold on the better - our reserve front row is a big step down.  The loosehead Jamie Bhattie is great in the loose but his scrummagine has been exposed a lot playing for Glasgow.

Whats your hooker's darts like ?

Excellent, our line out was a great platform in the AI's with McInally's strike rate at better than 92%. Gray runs the line well and with Toolis as another option and Barclay as a great tail option our line out and maul are in great shape.
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Post by RDW Wed 31 Jan 2018, 4:58 pm

munkian wrote:
RDW_Scotland wrote:
munkian wrote:I find it strange fans aren't more concerned about missing too whole front rows !

Thats relying an awful lot on the ball being constantly in play.

It's worse than that - there's 10 front row missing for Scotland!

Our starting front row should hopefully be able to hold their own as they are experienced front row. The longer they can hold on the better - our reserve front row is a big step down.  The loosehead Jamie Bhattie is great in the loose but his scrummagine has been exposed a lot playing for Glasgow.

Whats your hooker's darts like ?

Both hookers are good in the lineout. McInally has been on the form of his life this season and was superb in the autumn.

The problem is Scott Lawson - he's 36 and hasn't played for Scotland in 4 years. He has been playing well for Newcastle by all accounts but it's really not ideal that we are relying on him in the 6N.

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Post by George Carlin Wed 31 Jan 2018, 5:08 pm

Whew - the 6 Nations eh? Calm down everyone.

This is a real Toonie selection. I don't remember a situation before where a player was starting for Scotland and I had literally never seen them play club rugby. Having just seen the end of a horrendous era where Graeme Morrison and Nick De Luca were the apex of the jock midfield alchemy, I am delighted to see yet another centre deemed test class. Well done Chris Harris. Will be very keen to see how he gets on and I presume that he will get at least the first half.
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Post by IanBru Wed 31 Jan 2018, 5:15 pm

Don't worry George, you won't be disappointed. I remember when young Chris was called up in November, my immediate reaction was "Chris Harris is Scottish? Really?! Freaking awesome!!" He's very good at playing within the Falcons' system, where the aim is to get the ball wide as often as possible, so he should thrive for Scotland.
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Post by NeilyBroon Wed 31 Jan 2018, 5:16 pm

beshocked wrote:Scotland's scalps have been mostly at home bar Australia.

If this was at Murrayfield I'd be backing Scotland.

I backed Scotland to win last year when many didn't think they'd win, backing Wales this year when many think they are the underdogs.

Home advantage helps most teams.

Last year in the 6 nations the only team who won a match away which wasn't vs Italy was England - this decided the competition and only just.


ruggerradge home advantage was a big factor last season if you discount Italy.

It's been forgotten that France beat both Scotland and Wales at Stade de France. I wouldn't underestimate any team bar perhaps Italy at home.

^This

I don't think it very likely Scotland will pull off a shock (it rightly would be a shock) as Wales tend to be better on home advantage and step up 6Ns time.

On the flipside if Scotland win, then we'll be competing for a title and my tenner on 16/1 odds 6 months ago will be justified.

We've said this many times but Scotland's away record is atrocious in the 6Ns. If we win this then the new dawn that has been happening for the last 3/4 seasons may actually come to fruition but it is another big step up for these guys. Not saying it's impossible but I'd say the scales are very much tipped in Wales' favour, especially with a relatively inexperienced centre pairing.
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Post by Luckless Pedestrian Wed 31 Jan 2018, 5:18 pm

If we're going on what tends to happen: Wales tend to start the tournament slowly, and Scotland tend to lose away from home. So it's going to be a draw, isn't it?

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Post by NeilyBroon Wed 31 Jan 2018, 5:21 pm

Luckless Pedestrian wrote:If we're going on what tends to happen: Wales tend to start the tournament slowly, and Scotland tend to lose away from home. So it's going to be a draw, isn't it?

I'd actually rather lose! At least that's clear cut!
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Post by SecretFly Wed 31 Jan 2018, 5:25 pm

Luckless Pedestrian wrote:If we're going on what tends to happen: Wales tend to start the tournament slowly, and Scotland tend to lose away from home. So it's going to be a draw, isn't it?

Laugh

Oh yes please!

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Post by Steffan Wed 31 Jan 2018, 8:49 pm

Scottrf wrote:Unfortunately about 60% of the Welsh posters on this site are unbearable trolls
Haven't noticed that much myself in the International section. Agree that they are in the Club section though. Mainly the Newport Dragons Mafia Mob

Scottrf wrote:'The English' get called arrogant
I think Ireland are the new arrogant nation of the Northern Hemisphere to be honest. 'The English' are just smug nowadays

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Post by carpet baboon Wed 31 Jan 2018, 8:55 pm

Steffan wrote:
Scottrf wrote:Unfortunately about 60% of the Welsh posters on this site are unbearable trolls
Haven't noticed that much myself in the International section. Agree that they are in the Club section though. Mainly the Newport Dragons Mafia Mob

Scottrf wrote:'The English' get called arrogant
I think Ireland are the new arrogant nation of the Northern Hemisphere to be honest. 'The English' are just smug nowadays

Errrr us Irish ain't arrogant, we just know we are better than you all. Know your place other nations.

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Post by The Oracle Wed 31 Jan 2018, 9:00 pm

I left previously myself. And I’m welsh! Work that one out!
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Post by SecretFly Wed 31 Jan 2018, 9:08 pm

The Oracle wrote:I left previously myself. And I’m welsh! Work that one out!

???

I'm trying to.

A few weeks back you alluded to being totally new and that you woz taken aback by how edgy this place gets..............

.......and all of us not thinking you were pulling our legs either. Whistle So many old faces with new brands turning up - it's like a Rustler's Orgy.


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Post by The Oracle Wed 31 Jan 2018, 9:10 pm

SecretFly wrote:
The Oracle wrote:I left previously myself. And I’m welsh! Work that one out!

???

I'm trying to.

A few weeks back you alluded to being totally new and that you woz taken aback by how edgy this place gets..............

.......and all of us not thinking you were pulling our legs either. Whistle   So many old faces with new brands turning up - it's like a Rustler's Orgy.


Pretty sure I said from the outset that I’d been reading the forum for a long time. So not totally new. But yes I guess that was a little deceitful.

Anyway, my post above probably doesn’t make sense because TJ’s post (that I was replying to) was deleted.
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Post by TJ Wed 31 Jan 2018, 9:14 pm

My post was deleted? But the trolls still are allowed to ruin the forum? great stuff miods

For what it is worth IMO this forum is being ruined by a small number of bitter trolls all welsh who have driven many posters away. without action from the mods and it may wellnow be too late this place will die. Already we get no postings hardly on the AP and none at all from outside of the UK

Its a shame, the mods were warned this was happening and now its coming to pass.

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Post by SecretFly Wed 31 Jan 2018, 9:15 pm

'Reading the forum for a long time' isn't the same as being a member with a name/title. If you 'left' something, it suggests you were a member.

Were you a member? Don't worry about answering that if you don't feel inclined to. There is lots of shyness in 606 lately.

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Post by The Oracle Wed 31 Jan 2018, 9:16 pm

SecretFly wrote:'Reading the forum for a long time' isn't the same as being a member with a name/title.  If you 'left' something, it suggests you were a member.  

Were you a member?  Don't worry about answering that if you don't feel inclined to.  There is lots of shyness in 606 lately.

Happy to answer. I left. The account was deleted. I was not banned. But I cannot/could not (as far as I know) choose the previous name. I took a long break.
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Post by SecretFly Wed 31 Jan 2018, 9:17 pm

TJ wrote:My post was deleted?  But the trolls still are allowed to ruin the forum?  great stuff miods

For what it is worth IMO this forum is being ruined by a small number of bitter trolls all welsh who have driven many posters away.  without action from the mods and it may wellnow be too late this place will die.  Already we get no postings hardly on the AP and none at all from outside of the UK

 

I don't get that bit TJ?

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Post by funnyExiledScot Wed 31 Jan 2018, 9:17 pm

George Carlin wrote:Whew - the 6 Nations eh? Calm down everyone.

This is a real Toonie selection. I don't remember a situation before where a player was starting for Scotland and I had literally never seen them play club rugby. Having just seen the end of a horrendous era where Graeme Morrison and Nick De Luca were the apex of the jock midfield alchemy, I am delighted to see yet another centre deemed test class. Well done Chris Harris. Will be very keen to see how he gets on and I presume that he will get at least the first half.

I'm in the same boat, having never seen Harris play (I had in fact forgotten about him being an option). Still, I wasn't confident about Peter Horne starting at 12 (the mere thought of Scott Gibbs and Jamie Roberts running at him could knock him over, let alone Hadleigh Parkes) so I'm pleased we have another option.

I'm pretty nervous about this one. It's the hope that kills you. Shingler and Navidi have been horribly good recently, and Gareth Davies will relish a fast and open game. Gatland seems to have picked a bit more on form - where's Tom James and Alex Cuthbert when you need them??

Still, Toonie seems to have made some tough calls along sensible lines. Wilson was never going to be ready to start, and the thought of Dentons hands ruining out fast and loose game plan was a concern. Du Preez may well be a lazy player, but his handling skills are top class. I'm also pleased with Toolis over Gilchrist. Jim Hamilton was saying we need Gilchrist in there for his "farmer strength" in the tight, but Toolis is an extremely consistent performer and it would have been really tough on him to lose out to a player who has yet to match his club form.

I think it'll be a great game, but I actually think Wales will edge it. I'd feel differently if we were at home (or if we had a fit Nel and Dickinson). Cardiff is not a happy hunting ground for us.

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Post by SecretFly Wed 31 Jan 2018, 9:19 pm

The Oracle wrote:
SecretFly wrote:'Reading the forum for a long time' isn't the same as being a member with a name/title.  If you 'left' something, it suggests you were a member.  

Were you a member?  Don't worry about answering that if you don't feel inclined to.  There is lots of shyness in 606 lately.

Happy to answer. I left. The account was deleted. I was not banned. But I cannot/could not (as far as I know) choose the previous name. I took a long break.

That's okay by me Wink Long breaks are what make this place bearable now. But I don't blame 606, I just blame time. People move on, even in the cyberworld.

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Post by The Oracle Wed 31 Jan 2018, 9:19 pm

TJ wrote:My post was deleted?  But the trolls still are allowed to ruin the forum?  great stuff miods

For what it is worth IMO this forum is being ruined by a small number of bitter trolls all welsh who have driven many posters away.  without action from the mods and it may wellnow be too late this place will die.  Already we get no postings hardly on the AP and none at all from outside of the UK

Its a shame, the mods were warned this was happening and now its coming to pass.  

All welsh? You see, the reason I left was in part due to some non-welsh wums from England, NZ and a particular one from Ireland, plus some really agressive Scottish posting that was not dealt with my Scottish mods. Seems opinions on where the wums come from can differ.
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Post by TJ Wed 31 Jan 2018, 9:19 pm

And if you want to see what I mean simply read back the last few pages onthis thread to see hysterical over reactions and accusations from those small number of welsh posters which nearl;y wrecked the thread.

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Post by TJ Wed 31 Jan 2018, 9:21 pm

I have only seen this behaviour from a small number of Welshmen. I am not getting into debate over this as far as i am concerned the forum has been killed by this small group

I only made the post so the mods could see but they won't take any proper action so the forum will die.

Bye folks

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Post by The Oracle Wed 31 Jan 2018, 9:25 pm

Pretty sure if Welsh fans said “we’re going to comprehensively beat Scotland”, or words to that effect, then Scottish fans would be responding with the ‘you said what’ lines, and rightly so. Can’t see how any of that is WUMing though? If it is then there’s been a bit from both sides.
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Post by SecretFly Wed 31 Jan 2018, 9:30 pm

Hmmm..................... anyway.........................

Wales and Scotland? Which side is going to comprehensively beat the other side? Place your bets folks and do your discussing.

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Post by The Oracle Wed 31 Jan 2018, 9:34 pm

funnyExiledScot wrote:
George Carlin wrote:Whew - the 6 Nations eh? Calm down everyone.

This is a real Toonie selection. I don't remember a situation before where a player was starting for Scotland and I had literally never seen them play club rugby. Having just seen the end of a horrendous era where Graeme Morrison and Nick De Luca were the apex of the jock midfield alchemy, I am delighted to see yet another centre deemed test class. Well done Chris Harris. Will be very keen to see how he gets on and I presume that he will get at least the first half.

I'm in the same boat, having never seen Harris play (I had in fact forgotten about him being an option). Still, I wasn't confident about Peter Horne starting at 12 (the mere thought of Scott Gibbs and Jamie Roberts running at him could knock him over, let alone Hadleigh Parkes) so I'm pleased we have another option.

I'm pretty nervous about this one. It's the hope that kills you. Shingler and Navidi have been horribly good recently, and Gareth Davies will relish a fast and open game. Gatland seems to have picked a bit more on form - where's Tom James and Alex Cuthbert when you need them??


How much do I wish Scott Gibbs was playing for us! Very Happy

It was announced today that Tom James is being treated for depression, which is sad but great that he’s come forward with it. Very difficult still for men to do these days with a lot of stigma attached. Read it on bbc. Hasn’t played since December I think it said.

Cuthbert has actually been in much better club form recently. Almost to the point where I wouldn’t have minded too much if he’d been picked (I think!). But the other two starters have been in better form even if inexperienced, which is unlike Gatland.
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Post by The Oracle Wed 31 Jan 2018, 9:35 pm

SecretFly wrote:Hmmm..................... anyway.........................

Wales and Scotland?  Which side is going to comprehensively beat the other side?  Place your bets folks and do your discussing.

We can’t or we’ll be considered to be trolls!
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Post by RossAnderson Wed 31 Jan 2018, 9:38 pm

Got scotland to win the six nations with Stuart Hogg as top try scorer at 125/1. Like printing money.

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Post by lostinwales Wed 31 Jan 2018, 9:41 pm

The Oracle wrote:Pretty sure if Welsh fans said “we’re going to comprehensively beat Scotland”, or words to that effect, then Scottish fans would be responding with the ‘you said what’ lines, and rightly so. Can’t see how any of that is WUMing though? If it is then there’s been a bit from both sides.

There is some nasty WUMMing but there are plenty of over sensitive souls too. I have said this before but if you go to another forum/ form of media there is no reason why the trolls would not go there too.

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Post by The Oracle Wed 31 Jan 2018, 9:48 pm

lostinwales wrote:
The Oracle wrote:Pretty sure if Welsh fans said “we’re going to comprehensively beat Scotland”, or words to that effect, then Scottish fans would be responding with the ‘you said what’ lines, and rightly so. Can’t see how any of that is WUMing though? If it is then there’s been a bit from both sides.

There is some nasty WUMMing but there are plenty of over sensitive souls too. I have said this before but if you go to another forum/ form of media there is no reason why the trolls would not go there too.

When you say ‘nasty’ what do you mean exactly? Like, threats to people or their families? Homophobia? Racism? All I’ve seen since I’ve been back is some posters saying your team is going to get soundly beaten and other posters saying things along the lines of ‘you’re dreaming’ or ‘you’re deluded’? Is that really nasty? Try forums like Munsterfans if you want to see nasty! Not for the faint hearted.
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Post by tigertattie Wed 31 Jan 2018, 10:06 pm

Hi. Ya name is tiger and I'm 606v2-a-holic
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Post by SecretFly Wed 31 Jan 2018, 10:07 pm

The funny thing about Forums is that some people get the impression they are in their 'Local'.  They are just down their local street, in their cosy local pub, talking to people they might have gone to school with or worked with.  Pardon my directness, but that is a silly concept of what this net space is- thus why everyone gets so mad and can't take it no more when people disagree with them, even mildly!!

The truth is we're all talking to people we'd never dream of talking with in that local real-time setting if they entered the pub as strangers.  

We might talk with them if they looked the kind of people we'd talk to; but it's a big world and when we talk online we're talking to all kinds of people from all the roughest ghettos to the biggest mansions, we're talking to people from the darkest dingiest streets or tree lined avenues.  We're talking to bankers and waiters and cheats and scum, to philanthropists and psychopaths, to warm, gentle and good people and to clouded and vicious people, we're talking to alcoholics and teetotallers, we're talking to happy people and morbidly depressed people, we're talking to bible thumpers and atheists, we're talking to ugly people and beautiful people.........

..........we're talking to the world, and yet we have this strange, strange notion that they should all somehow think, look and act just like us - and we get deeply offended when they don't.
Forums are false communities.  Don't take them so seriously, people.

Now who the F**K! said we were the most arrogant People in Northern Europe???!!! mad

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Post by The Oracle Wed 31 Jan 2018, 10:09 pm

Great post Fly! Very true clap
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Post by RDW Wed 31 Jan 2018, 10:10 pm

SecretFly wrote:The funny thing about Forums is that some people get the impression they are in their 'Local'.  They are just down their local street, in their cosy local pub, talking to people they might have gone to school with or worked with.  Pardon my directness, but that is a silly concept of what this net space is- thus why everyone gets so mad and can't take it no more when people disagree with them, even mildly!!

The truth is we're all talking to people we'd never dream of talking with in that local real-time setting if they entered the pub as strangers.  

We might talk with them if they looked the kind of people we'd talk to; but it's a big world and when we talk online we're talking to all kinds of people from all the roughest ghettos to the biggest mansions, we're talking to people from the darkest dingiest streets or tree lined avenues.  We're talking to bankers and waiters and cheats and scum, to philanthropists and psychopaths, to warm, gentle and good people and to clouded and vicious people, we're talking to alcoholics and teetotallers, we're talking to happy people and morbidly depressed people, we're talking to bible thumpers and atheists, we're talking to ugly people and beautiful people.........

..........we're talking to the world, and yet we have this strange, strange notion that they should all somehow think, look and act just like us - and we get deeply offended when they don't.
Forums are false communities.  Don't take them so seriously, people.

Now who the F**K! said we were the most arrogant People in Northern Europe???!!!  mad

I think that is one of the greatest posts ever to grace this forum! clap

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Post by carpet baboon Wed 31 Jan 2018, 10:16 pm

God I can't believe it I'm going to praise fly.

Well said fly, well blooming said.

Now get back to mocking sin e for living in Dublin for to long

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Post by ChequeredJersey Wed 31 Jan 2018, 10:33 pm

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Post by RiscaGame Wed 31 Jan 2018, 10:41 pm

This week is really dragging, in the build up to this game. Allows tensions to build Wink

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Post by Steffan Wed 31 Jan 2018, 10:50 pm

TJ wrote:I only made the post so the mods could see but they won't take any proper action so the forum will die.

Bye folks
Agreed about the mods. There were some good ones on here but you had one like Bedford Welsh for example who would encourage bullying on here never mind try and stop it. Especially when it came to the Newport Mafia Mob. Don't leave though or they have won

Back to Wales v Scotland. Wales will win. Is that a fact? Yes...and it could prove to be a very painful one for Scotland

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Post by RuggerRadge2611 Thu 01 Feb 2018, 12:01 am

Steffan wrote:
TJ wrote:I only made the post so the mods could see but they won't take any proper action so the forum will die.

Bye folks
Agreed about the mods. There were some good ones on here but you had one like Bedford Welsh for example who would encourage bullying on here never mind try and stop it. Especially when it came to the Newport Mafia Mob. Don't leave though or they have won

Back to Wales v Scotland. Wales will win. Is that a fact? Yes...and it could prove to be a very painful one for Scotland

I predict a Scottish win, but where the ambiguity lies is in the history of the two teams.

As others have pointed out we don't typically do well at Cardiff. Equally Wales have been pretty bobbins for the last year. I just feel that Wales have lost too many key players for this one. Losing JD, Biggar, Webb, Williams, Faletau and Warburton has to have an affect, that's the spine of the team gone.

Scotland's front row has been decimated, but the whole axis of that Welsh team is banjoed.
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Post by Cyril Thu 01 Feb 2018, 12:46 am

It seems a bit rich that TJ (who does his fair share of trolling) is now leaving. In the same way that eirebilly (who had various pops at NZ fans and then left when they, understandably, bit back) said he was never coming back. I would imagine TJ will return in the same way. It’s only a forum folks! Hypocrisy rules Smile

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Post by mikey_dragon Thu 01 Feb 2018, 4:27 am

Cyril wrote:It seems a bit rich that TJ (who does his fair share of trolling) is now leaving. In the same way that eirebilly (who had various pops at NZ fans and then left when they, understandably, bit back) said he was never coming back. I would imagine TJ will return in the same way. It’s only a forum folks! Hypocrisy rules Smile

Yeah that comment about 'the welsh' was a bit typical of his outbursts, just another example of the welsh-bashing on here, and then you get bashed for pointing it out! And the less said about the muppet who never steps foot outside of Ponty the better Rolling Eyes.

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