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Post by bsando on Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:02 pm

First topic message reminder :

With club rugby in Europe back up and running I thought it might be time to begin a new International thread.

Scotland's Upcoming 2020 International Fixtures

Warm Up

Scotland vs Georgia 23rd October BT Murrayfield (KO TBC)

6 Nations

Wales vs Scotland 31st October 2.15pm KO (venue TBC)

Eight Nations Tournament pool games

Italy vs Scotland November 14th November 12.45pm KO (Venue TBC)

Scotland vs France 22nd November 3pm KO BT Murrayfield

Scotland vs Fiji 28th November 1.45pm KO BT Murrayfield

December 5th Eight Nations play-off matches (1st vs 1st, 2nd vs 2nd, 3rd vs 3rd, 4th vs 4th)


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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:56 am

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/finn-is-in-more-pain-than-adam-scotland-face-potential-flyhalf-crisis-ahead-of-autumn-nations-cup/

Not sounding good for Finn... Sad

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Post by BigGee on Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:09 pm

I think they are both done for the rest of the autumn

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Post by RDW on Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:17 pm

To be fair, given our new tactics relying on Weir is less of an issue than it used to be. He would have fitted in quite well yesterday!

It does mean our attacking threat needs to come from elsewhere, would could mean the return of Jones. Toonie said after the game they were going to try new combos across the series.

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Post by funnyExiledScot on Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:23 pm

I'm not too bothered about Weir, as you say, provided we don't pair him with Lang and Harris. We need someone in the midfield able to run quickly and cut a line.

Might be worth shifting Harris to 12 and asking Jones to come back in at 13. Duhan on the wing is a no brainer as well. I love that our defence has improved, but we really struggled to create against Wales.

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Post by bsando on Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:25 pm

Attack is certainly something that needs to be improved. I liked the patience that Scotland are using to create platforms to strike from though. That seems to be their mantra, to play all their rugby in the opposition half and defend like hell and exit in their own. But the caveat is they have Hogg, Russell, Graham, DVDM, Maitland who can all attack well from their own half if the game were to start slipping away. It’s a clever game plan if you ask me. Much better than before. Lots to iron out though and having both fly halves injured is a real bummer.

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Post by Hazel Sapling on Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:56 pm

Well, for Italy I am guessing we will see Weir starting and fully expecting that P Horne will get a call up to be considered for the back-up 10 role.

I would hope we make some changes for the Italy game to provide a bit of a break to some of the players. Four games in four weeks is a tough ask and Fiji is not a pushover.

Would like to see Turner (for Brown), Skinner (for anyone in the back five), G Horne (for Price), Weir, S Johnson (for Lang) and VDM (for Kinghorn). Would like to see Hutchinson be called up and put in the 22 jersey as he can cover 10 and the centres. I fully expect it to be Lang or P Horne in the 22 jersey. Not sure if we can get away with Maitland for Hogg due to the captaincy but Hogg has now played a European final, a league final and a Six Nations game in the last three weeks. The week off is the perfect time for him to relax however Maitland is our starting wing and could do with some game time.

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Post by NeilyBroon on Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:34 pm

When does VdW qualify again? Early Dec?
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Post by jimbopip on Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:02 pm

I feel we need to take a moment to consider.....59 points conceded in this year's 6 Nations. Shocked

Yahoo Yahoo Yahoo Yahoo Yahoo Yahoo

Chapeau to Toonie, Tandy and the players. OK

Meatball and Furra to replace Dancer The Groin and Haircut The Shoulder? Fine by me.

Johnson-Shuggie in at 12-13? They'll need to convince Toonie that they can defend better than the incumbents. Johnson, probably.

59 points in 5 games??? Unbelievable.


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Post by NeilyBroon on Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:00 pm

jimbopip wrote:I feel we need to take a moment to consider.....59 points conceded in this year's 6 Nations. Shocked

Yahoo Yahoo Yahoo Yahoo Yahoo Yahoo

Chapeau to Toonie, Tandy and the players. OK

Meatball and Furra to replace Dancer The Groin and Haircut The Shoulder? Fine by me.

Johnson-Shuggie in at 12-13? They'll need to convince Toonie that they can defend better than the incumbents. Johnson, probably.

59 points in 5 games??? Unbelievable.


Credit where credits due, Tandy has been a fantastic hire, as has DuPleissus. Dalziel looks like he's making a stamp on the lineout too.

If we can be a bit more ambitious with selection and Toonie puts more faith in the defensive capabilities of his best attacking players then we can really build on the winning consistency and maybe even win some silverware!

We won't beat other the sides consistently ranked above us with a vanilla midfield.
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Post by Anglobraveheart on Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:02 pm

I think that we are just missing some pizzazz in the centres. A big ball carrier atb8 would be fine, but I think if we have some speed and pervasiveness in the centre, then a mobile feisty back row will feed off that and vice versa.
I think it is also worth persevering with Thompson at 8, to give him time to gell with Watson and Ritchie.
I would also suggest giving Hogg the second half v Italy so that he has a bit of rest time,start with HJ at full back and then move him to 13 in the second half. It's great that the defence has improved so much, but we need to reintroduce some flair again.

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Post by Anglobraveheart on Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:04 pm

* evasiveness* (if that is a word?) Not pervasiveness Doh

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Post by tigertattie on Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:25 pm

Evasiveness is to be able to avoid people

Pervasiveness is to spread amongst an area or group of people laughing
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Post by Anglobraveheart on Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:41 pm

Cheers TT, t was the former that I meant for our centres. The predictive text thing sometimes causes me problems.

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Post by NeilyBroon on Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:02 pm

tigertattie wrote:Evasiveness is to be able to avoid people

Pervasiveness is to spread amongst an area or group of people laughing

Fitting words for difficult times!
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Post by tigertattie on Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:01 am

I know our defence has improved but at we perhaps jumping the gun a bit given that one game was vs Italy, one against a 14 man France and 2 were played in Hurricane Bawbag’s little brothers?
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Post by NeilyBroon on Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:22 am

tigertattie wrote:I know our defence has improved but at we perhaps jumping the gun a bit given that one game was vs Italy, one against a 14 man France and 2 were played in Hurricane Bawbag’s little brothers?

I don't think it's jumping the gun any more than on previous occasions. To be honest the latest stats really put it into perspective for me. We still, on average, are improved versus where we were. Of course it's been anything but linear but the trend is definitely there. We lost the first hurricane bawbag game at home so to win this one whilst playing dull rugby away from home is still progress of sorts.

I think I will always be somewhat sceptical of Toonie and think perhaps we would have had more pragmatism sooner under cotter, but becoming harder to beat is key to international success and we finally seem to be hitting consistency, as the try record attests. If (and it's a big if) we can regain the attacking fluency that we used to have, there's no reason why we couldn't win silverware... That being said it's still not likely but we should be looking to go one further next year and win 4 games etc (if indeed, the 6Ns even happens).
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Post by Anglobraveheart on Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:15 am

I think the fact that the games that we lost were by 7 points, and we only conceded 1 try in each of those games, indicates a defensive improvement.
In recent years we have never kept it that tight.

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Post by BigGee on Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:37 am

https://www.theoffsideline.com/focus-turns-to-nations-cup-as-gregor-townsend-looks-to-build-depth/?v=79cba1185463

Some hints from Toonie about what we might see in the next few games

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Post by Highland Shaun on Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:09 am

BigGee wrote:https://www.theoffsideline.com/focus-turns-to-nations-cup-as-gregor-townsend-looks-to-build-depth/?v=79cba1185463

Some hints from Toonie about what we might see in the next few games

I was just about to post the exact link, you beat me to it by half an hour lol.

I was going to post it and mention how amazed I am at the number of players aged 30+ :-O.

So, tbh the next couple of Autumn test years could have a number of young players in it, with the 2023 world cup in mind.

My question was going to be, who are the young players worth keeping an eye on, Mitch Eadie, Tom Gordon, Ewan Ashman, Jack Blain (I think that's his first name lol)? Anyone I've missed?

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Post by RDW on Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:44 am

https://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/54765819

Good summary if things from Tom English as always.

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Post by RDW on Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:16 am

Highland Shaun wrote:
BigGee wrote:https://www.theoffsideline.com/focus-turns-to-nations-cup-as-gregor-townsend-looks-to-build-depth/?v=79cba1185463

Some hints from Toonie about what we might see in the next few games

I was just about to post the exact link, you beat me to it by half an hour lol.  

I was going to post it and mention how amazed I am  at the number of players aged 30+ :-O.

So, tbh the next couple of Autumn test years could have a number of young players in it, with the 2023 world cup in mind.

My question was going to be, who are the young players worth keeping an eye on, Mitch Eadie, Tom Gordon, Ewan Ashman, Jack Blain (I think that's his first name lol)? Anyone I've missed?

is he really still in the conversation...? We've been talking about him for years - I don't think he's going to become a genuine option.

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Post by NeilyBroon on Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:33 am

Didn't realise our current attrition meant such a drop off behind the scenes!

Toonie would do well to bring Bennett back in. He'll still be around 2023 and beyond and I think has a lot to offer. Shug hopefully will get a couple of shots starting at centre if Toonie is serious about rotation.

I think maybe Dobie could get a call up, blain might even get a go on the wing from the bench if he continues his fine Edinburgh form (he looks better than kinghorn so far in his two appearances). Tagive seems to be another one who will get a shot starting, maybe if Graham gets a rest.

Forwards, the main decision factors will be in the SR. It will be interesting to see what combo wins out, most likely Cummings and A N Other (although likely Gray).

Back row is really tricky if we're looking to future. Mish isn't getting younger, 2023 will likely be his last WC. Our other options are no spring chickens either (Ritchie excepted). I'd have liked to see Crosbie but obviously that's out of the picture. Gordon has been a bit meh recently. Skinner is the most likely outlier for the back row who has longevity beyond the next world cup, or indeed the next couple of years. How did ally miller look in the Edinburgh game? Another one who will probably attend training is Connor Boyle as he will undoubtedly be one for next season.
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Post by Highland Shaun on Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:33 am

RDW wrote:
Highland Shaun wrote:
BigGee wrote:https://www.theoffsideline.com/focus-turns-to-nations-cup-as-gregor-townsend-looks-to-build-depth/?v=79cba1185463

Some hints from Toonie about what we might see in the next few games

I was just about to post the exact link, you beat me to it by half an hour lol.  

I was going to post it and mention how amazed I am  at the number of players aged 30+ :-O.

So, tbh the next couple of Autumn test years could have a number of young players in it, with the 2023 world cup in mind.

My question was going to be, who are the young players worth keeping an eye on, Mitch Eadie, Tom Gordon, Ewan Ashman, Jack Blain (I think that's his first name lol)? Anyone I've missed?

is he really still in the conversation...? We've been talking about him for years - I don't think he's going to become a genuine option.

I'm not sure how long you peeps have been talking about Eadie as I've been a member less than a year, I only mentioned him because he plays for Bristol and an article on the Scottish Rugby Blog about Scots playing in Gallagher Premiership mentioned he is Scottish Qualified (there were many more including Alex Pleasants, Some lad Onyeama-Christie, Olly Cattell tp name only a few).

I could also add Cameron Henderson and Ollie Smith to my list as they are in the under 20s :-).

You'll have to excuse me though as I'm new to Rugby lol, I've watched 6N since Matt Williams first year but I've only been watching Premiership and Pro 14 for a month so you may think I'm talking crap, whereas in fact, I'm just not up to speed so I'd thank you if you excusd my lack of knowledge of potential stars of the future :-D.

I'd like to sat say though, I like the forum, everyone is so nice, friendly and knowledgeable :-).

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Post by BigGee on Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:48 am

Probably a season to soon for Dobie and Blain, but both may well be around the squad before the next WC. Both look very promising.

Blain looked an outnd out speedy winger at U20s but has shown in the last hown in the last 2 games thatt he has the skill set to play FB as well.

Dobie seems to have the speed of Horne and the gsme management of Price combined and some.

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Post by RDW on Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:23 am

Highland Shaun wrote:
RDW wrote:
Highland Shaun wrote:
BigGee wrote:https://www.theoffsideline.com/focus-turns-to-nations-cup-as-gregor-townsend-looks-to-build-depth/?v=79cba1185463

Some hints from Toonie about what we might see in the next few games

I was just about to post the exact link, you beat me to it by half an hour lol.  

I was going to post it and mention how amazed I am  at the number of players aged 30+ :-O.

So, tbh the next couple of Autumn test years could have a number of young players in it, with the 2023 world cup in mind.

My question was going to be, who are the young players worth keeping an eye on, Mitch Eadie, Tom Gordon, Ewan Ashman, Jack Blain (I think that's his first name lol)? Anyone I've missed?

is he really still in the conversation...? We've been talking about him for years - I don't think he's going to become a genuine option.

I'm not sure how long you peeps have been talking about Eadie as I've been a member less than a year, I only mentioned him because he plays for Bristol and an article on the Scottish Rugby Blog about Scots playing in Gallagher Premiership mentioned he is Scottish Qualified (there were many more including Alex Pleasants, Some lad Onyeama-Christie, Olly Cattell tp name only a few).

I could also add Cameron Henderson and Ollie Smith to my list as they are in the under 20s :-).

You'll have to excuse me though as I'm new to Rugby lol, I've watched 6N since Matt Williams first year but I've only been watching Premiership and Pro 14 for a month so you may think I'm talking crap, whereas in fact, I'm just not up to speed so I'd thank you if you excusd my lack of knowledge of potential stars of the future :-D.

I'd like to sat say though, I like the forum, everyone is so nice, friendly and knowledgeable :-).

Haha sorry, no reason to apologise! Glad to hear you're enjoying your time here :- there's a few grumpy old gits (no naming names but it starts with J and ends in imbo) but there's plenty banter.  Hug

If the Matt Williams era was your first taste of rugby you've shown remarkable commitment to have stuck by it!

Mitch Eadie has just been a bit of a journeyman - solid club player but doesn't look like much more.  He's not the biggest either which, as Matt Fagerson could tell you, makes like difficult at this level.

Most importantly, being from the Highlands do you support Edinburgh or Glasgow?? Choose wisely as this will define how you're treated on here from now on...

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Post by Hazel Sapling on Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:03 pm

Eadie will be 29 at the end of this season so unlikely. There was a time when he was on the up and was signed by Leicester (I think?), however he never played for them and has tried to resurrect himself by going back to Bristol.

The next generation is hard to figure out. It is the early-mid-20s guys we have few of thanks to Matt Smith and Lewis Wynne getting marginalised by Rennie. Of those I can think of who are between 21 and 25

Bradbury - 25
Ritchie - 24
Miller - 24
Crosbie - 23
Gordon - 23
Flockhart - 23 (if he is not added to the Rennie casualty list)
M Fagerson - 22

Darge and Boyle turn 21 in Feb by the looks of it. There is potentially Guy Graham at Newcastle (and Tom Marshall who is SQ according to wiki), though I think they might be 21 at best. Not the biggest pool of talent to choose from among those getting professional game time!

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Post by NeilyBroon on Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:52 pm

Hazel Sapling wrote:Eadie will be 29 at the end of this season so unlikely. There was a time when he was on the up and was signed by Leicester (I think?), however he never played for them and has tried to resurrect himself by going back to Bristol.

The next generation is hard to figure out. It is the early-mid-20s guys we have few of thanks to Matt Smith and Lewis Wynne getting marginalised by Rennie. Of those I can think of who are between 21 and 25

Bradbury - 25
Ritchie - 24
Miller - 24
Crosbie - 23
Gordon - 23
Flockhart - 23 (if he is not added to the Rennie casualty list)
M Fagerson - 22

Darge and Boyle turn 21 in Feb by the looks of it. There is potentially Guy Graham at Newcastle (and Tom Marshall who is SQ according to wiki), though I think they might be 21 at best. Not the biggest pool of talent to choose from among those getting professional game time!


The Graham brothers are a good shout. What has happened to Gary? Guy looks decent too.
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Post by Hazel Sapling on Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:09 pm

Gary Graham is playing a bit judging by some of the random match reports I checked as was Hardie. Gary Graham is 28 though and will have to have a good season in the Premiership/injuries to get a look in.

I suspect Crosbie has got the inside track for an aggressive, big BS who can cover OS.

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Post by tigertattie on Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:36 pm

RDW wrote:
Highland Shaun wrote:
RDW wrote:
Highland Shaun wrote:
BigGee wrote:https://www.theoffsideline.com/focus-turns-to-nations-cup-as-gregor-townsend-looks-to-build-depth/?v=79cba1185463

Some hints from Toonie about what we might see in the next few games

I was just about to post the exact link, you beat me to it by half an hour lol.  

I was going to post it and mention how amazed I am  at the number of players aged 30+ :-O.

So, tbh the next couple of Autumn test years could have a number of young players in it, with the 2023 world cup in mind.

My question was going to be, who are the young players worth keeping an eye on, Mitch Eadie, Tom Gordon, Ewan Ashman, Jack Blain (I think that's his first name lol)? Anyone I've missed?

is he really still in the conversation...? We've been talking about him for years - I don't think he's going to become a genuine option.

I'm not sure how long you peeps have been talking about Eadie as I've been a member less than a year, I only mentioned him because he plays for Bristol and an article on the Scottish Rugby Blog about Scots playing in Gallagher Premiership mentioned he is Scottish Qualified (there were many more including Alex Pleasants, Some lad Onyeama-Christie, Olly Cattell tp name only a few).

I could also add Cameron Henderson and Ollie Smith to my list as they are in the under 20s :-).

You'll have to excuse me though as I'm new to Rugby lol, I've watched 6N since Matt Williams first year but I've only been watching Premiership and Pro 14 for a month so you may think I'm talking crap, whereas in fact, I'm just not up to speed so I'd thank you if you excusd my lack of knowledge of potential stars of the future :-D.

I'd like to sat say though, I like the forum, everyone is so nice, friendly and knowledgeable :-).

Haha sorry, no reason to apologise! Glad to hear you're enjoying your time here :- there's a few grumpy old gits (no naming names but it starts with J and ends in imbo) but there's plenty banter.  Hug

If the Matt Williams era was your first taste of rugby you've shown remarkable commitment to have stuck by it!

Mitch Eadie has just been a bit of a journeyman - solid club player but doesn't look like much more.  He's not the biggest either which, as Matt Fagerson could tell you, makes like difficult at this level.

Most importantly, being from the Highlands do you support Edinburgh or Glasgow?? Choose wisely as this will define how you're treated on here from now on...

What Flounder is saying Shaun is "make sure you choose Edinburgh"

And don’t worry about a lack of rugby knowledge, it hasn’t stopped George Carlin from getting involved. Hasn’t stopped me either

Most of us are friendly, just don't pick Jimbo up on his multiple spelling and grammatical errors. It's like telling Donald Trump that he's orange and you'll get "fake news" shouted at you, or worse, Jimbo will write a sonnet about his whimsical days of playing in the backrow but ended up on the wing and now he's Ayr RFC's tactics guru. All done under a failed attempt at using the quote function!

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Post by bsando on Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:43 pm

tigertattie wrote:
RDW wrote:
Highland Shaun wrote:
RDW wrote:
Highland Shaun wrote:
BigGee wrote:https://www.theoffsideline.com/focus-turns-to-nations-cup-as-gregor-townsend-looks-to-build-depth/?v=79cba1185463

Some hints from Toonie about what we might see in the next few games

I was just about to post the exact link, you beat me to it by half an hour lol.  

I was going to post it and mention how amazed I am  at the number of players aged 30+ :-O.

So, tbh the next couple of Autumn test years could have a number of young players in it, with the 2023 world cup in mind.

My question was going to be, who are the young players worth keeping an eye on, Mitch Eadie, Tom Gordon, Ewan Ashman, Jack Blain (I think that's his first name lol)? Anyone I've missed?

is he really still in the conversation...? We've been talking about him for years - I don't think he's going to become a genuine option.

I'm not sure how long you peeps have been talking about Eadie as I've been a member less than a year, I only mentioned him because he plays for Bristol and an article on the Scottish Rugby Blog about Scots playing in Gallagher Premiership mentioned he is Scottish Qualified (there were many more including Alex Pleasants, Some lad Onyeama-Christie, Olly Cattell tp name only a few).

I could also add Cameron Henderson and Ollie Smith to my list as they are in the under 20s :-).

You'll have to excuse me though as I'm new to Rugby lol, I've watched 6N since Matt Williams first year but I've only been watching Premiership and Pro 14 for a month so you may think I'm talking crap, whereas in fact, I'm just not up to speed so I'd thank you if you excusd my lack of knowledge of potential stars of the future :-D.

I'd like to sat say though, I like the forum, everyone is so nice, friendly and knowledgeable :-).

Haha sorry, no reason to apologise! Glad to hear you're enjoying your time here :- there's a few grumpy old gits (no naming names but it starts with J and ends in imbo) but there's plenty banter.  Hug

If the Matt Williams era was your first taste of rugby you've shown remarkable commitment to have stuck by it!

Mitch Eadie has just been a bit of a journeyman - solid club player but doesn't look like much more.  He's not the biggest either which, as Matt Fagerson could tell you, makes like difficult at this level.

Most importantly, being from the Highlands do you support Edinburgh or Glasgow?? Choose wisely as this will define how you're treated on here from now on...

What Flounder is saying Shaun is "make sure you choose Edinburgh"

And don’t worry about a lack of rugby knowledge, it hasn’t stopped George Carlin from getting involved. Hasn’t stopped me either

Most of us are friendly, just don't pick Jimbo up on his multiple spelling and grammatical errors. It's like telling Donald Trump that he's orange and you'll get "fake news" shouted at you, or worse, Jimbo will write a sonnet about his whimsical days of playing in the backrow but ended up on the wing and now he's Ayr RFC's tactics guru. All done under a failed attempt at using the quote function!


I'm just commenting to make the quote chain the biggest it's been for a while on any thread I've visited. Although I do like what Toonie has planned for the Autumn. Have most forgiven him for his sins in 2019 now? I also wonder if it is worth sticking with Lang at 12 for a few more games. A bit of competition there with Johnson could be a good thing.

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Post by Highland Shaun on Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:41 pm

I'm going to disappoint by saying I don't support anybody as I've not been watching long enough but I do have a soft spot for Exeter :-P.

As l ong as I don't get called "stupid" I'm happy lol because that's what I got called on Rugby Rebels for saying that I was disappointed Callum Hunter-Hill was overlooked for the original squad, I then asked what position he played.

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Post by jimbopip on Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:23 pm

bsando wrote:
tigertattie wrote:
RDW wrote:
Highland Shaun wrote:
RDW wrote:
Highland Shaun wrote:
BigGee wrote:https://www.theoffsideline.com/focus-turns-to-nations-cup-as-gregor-townsend-looks-to-build-depth/?v=79cba1185463

Some hints from Toonie about what we might see in the next few games

I was just about to post the exact link, you beat me to it by half an hour lol.  

I was going to post it and mention how amazed I am  at the number of players aged 30+ :-O.

So, tbh the next couple of Autumn test years could have a number of young players in it, with the 2023 world cup in mind.

My question was going to be, who are the young players worth keeping an eye on, Mitch Eadie, Tom Gordon, Ewan Ashman, Jack Blain (I think that's his first name lol)? Anyone I've missed?

is he really still in the conversation...? We've been talking about him for years - I don't think he's going to become a genuine option.

I'm not sure how long you peeps have been talking about Eadie as I've been a member less than a year, I only mentioned him because he plays for Bristol and an article on the Scottish Rugby Blog about Scots playing in Gallagher Premiership mentioned he is Scottish Qualified (there were many more including Alex Pleasants, Some lad Onyeama-Christie, Olly Cattell tp name only a few).

I could also add Cameron Henderson and Ollie Smith to my list as they are in the under 20s :-).

You'll have to excuse me though as I'm new to Rugby lol, I've watched 6N since Matt Williams first year but I've only been watching Premiership and Pro 14 for a month so you may think I'm talking crap, whereas in fact, I'm just not up to speed so I'd thank you if you excusd my lack of knowledge of potential stars of the future :-D.

I'd like to sat say though, I like the forum, everyone is so nice, friendly and knowledgeable :-).

Haha sorry, no reason to apologise! Glad to hear you're enjoying your time here :- there's a few grumpy old gits (no naming names but it starts with J and ends in imbo) but there's plenty banter.  Hug

If the Matt Williams era was your first taste of rugby you've shown remarkable commitment to have stuck by it!

Mitch Eadie has just been a bit of a journeyman - solid club player but doesn't look like much more.  He's not the biggest either which, as Matt Fagerson could tell you, makes like difficult at this level.

Most importantly, being from the Highlands do you support Edinburgh or Glasgow?? Choose wisely as this will define how you're treated on here from now on...

What Flounder is saying Shaun is "make sure you choose Edinburgh"

And don’t worry about a lack of rugby knowledge, it hasn’t stopped George Carlin from getting involved. Hasn’t stopped me either

Most of us are friendly, just don't pick Jimbo up on his multiple spelling and grammatical errors. It's like telling Donald Trump that he's orange and you'll get "fake news" shouted at you, or worse, Jimbo will write a sonnet about his whimsical days of playing in the backrow but ended up on the wing and now he's Ayr RFC's tactics guru. All done under a failed attempt at using the quote function!


I'm just commenting to make the quote chain the biggest it's been for a while on any thread I've visited. Although I do like what Toonie has planned for the Autumn. Have most forgiven him for his sins in 2019 now?   I also wonder if it is worth sticking with Lang at 12 for a few more games. A bit of competition there with Johnson could be a good thing.

Highland Shaun, I'm not convinced you bide in the highlands: we all believed the "Funny" in FES and look how that turned out. If you know nothing about club rugby you'd better watch out you'll be getting a shiny badge to match Flounder's.
Best advice; you don't choose a club it chooses you. Keep watching the Scottish sides and either the exhilaration of running dynamic rugby or the televisual equivalent of an ice cold enema will really speak to your heart. If you love discussing soft furnishings for hours and hours with your partner ( tigertattie does) you're probably a closet Luvvie. Closet Luvvie? No thanks I've only just come out.




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Post by jimbopip on Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:24 pm

AND THE QUOTE FUNCTION WORKED. YE PAMPERED JADES OF THE EAST. oh yeah

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Post by Highland Shaun on Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:44 pm

jimbopip wrote:
bsando wrote:
tigertattie wrote:
RDW wrote:
Highland Shaun wrote:
RDW wrote:
Highland Shaun wrote:
BigGee wrote:https://www.theoffsideline.com/focus-turns-to-nations-cup-as-gregor-townsend-looks-to-build-depth/?v=79cba1185463

Some hints from Toonie about what we might see in the next few games

I was just about to post the exact link, you beat me to it by half an hour lol.  

I was going to post it and mention how amazed I am  at the number of players aged 30+ :-O.

So, tbh the next couple of Autumn test years could have a number of young players in it, with the 2023 world cup in mind.

My question was going to be, who are the young players worth keeping an eye on, Mitch Eadie, Tom Gordon, Ewan Ashman, Jack Blain (I think that's his first name lol)? Anyone I've missed?

is he really still in the conversation...? We've been talking about him for years - I don't think he's going to become a genuine option.

I'm not sure how long you peeps have been talking about Eadie as I've been a member less than a year, I only mentioned him because he plays for Bristol and an article on the Scottish Rugby Blog about Scots playing in Gallagher Premiership mentioned he is Scottish Qualified (there were many more including Alex Pleasants, Some lad Onyeama-Christie, Olly Cattell tp name only a few).

I could also add Cameron Henderson and Ollie Smith to my list as they are in the under 20s :-).

You'll have to excuse me though as I'm new to Rugby lol, I've watched 6N since Matt Williams first year but I've only been watching Premiership and Pro 14 for a month so you may think I'm talking crap, whereas in fact, I'm just not up to speed so I'd thank you if you excusd my lack of knowledge of potential stars of the future :-D.

I'd like to sat say though, I like the forum, everyone is so nice, friendly and knowledgeable :-).

Haha sorry, no reason to apologise! Glad to hear you're enjoying your time here :- there's a few grumpy old gits (no naming names but it starts with J and ends in imbo) but there's plenty banter.  Hug

If the Matt Williams era was your first taste of rugby you've shown remarkable commitment to have stuck by it!

Mitch Eadie has just been a bit of a journeyman - solid club player but doesn't look like much more.  He's not the biggest either which, as Matt Fagerson could tell you, makes like difficult at this level.

Most importantly, being from the Highlands do you support Edinburgh or Glasgow?? Choose wisely as this will define how you're treated on here from now on...

What Flounder is saying Shaun is "make sure you choose Edinburgh"

And don’t worry about a lack of rugby knowledge, it hasn’t stopped George Carlin from getting involved. Hasn’t stopped me either

Most of us are friendly, just don't pick Jimbo up on his multiple spelling and grammatical errors. It's like telling Donald Trump that he's orange and you'll get "fake news" shouted at you, or worse, Jimbo will write a sonnet about his whimsical days of playing in the backrow but ended up on the wing and now he's Ayr RFC's tactics guru. All done under a failed attempt at using the quote function!


I'm just commenting to make the quote chain the biggest it's been for a while on any thread I've visited. Although I do like what Toonie has planned for the Autumn. Have most forgiven him for his sins in 2019 now?   I also wonder if it is worth sticking with Lang at 12 for a few more games. A bit of competition there with Johnson could be a good thing.

Highland Shaun, I'm not convinced you bide in the highlands: we all believed the "Funny" in FES and look how that turned out. If you know nothing about club rugby you'd better watch out you'll be getting a shiny badge to match Flounder's.
Best advice; you don't choose a club it chooses you. Keep watching the Scottish sides and either the exhilaration of running dynamic rugby or the televisual equivalent of an ice cold enema will really speak to your heart. If you love discussing soft furnishings for hours and hours with your partner ( tigertattie does) you're probably a closet Luvvie. Closet Luvvie? No thanks I've only just come out.




Well you will never know :-P but if I tell you I support a football team managed by John Robertson that play near a bridge on the way out of a City heading North would you believe me :-)?

I would tell you to check my Facebook but I don't think that is a good idea ahahaha.

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Post by jimbopip on Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:57 pm

Shaun, my brother lives in Kilarlity. Best not to tell him you're not sure which team to support; he'll have you singing Fields Of Athenry quicker than Fes can make another single parent homeless.


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Post by tigertattie on Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:56 pm

Highland Shaun wrote:
jimbopip wrote:
bsando wrote:
tigertattie wrote:
RDW wrote:
Highland Shaun wrote:
RDW wrote:
Highland Shaun wrote:
BigGee wrote:https://www.theoffsideline.com/focus-turns-to-nations-cup-as-gregor-townsend-looks-to-build-depth/?v=79cba1185463

Some hints from Toonie about what we might see in the next few games

I was just about to post the exact link, you beat me to it by half an hour lol.  

I was going to post it and mention how amazed I am  at the number of players aged 30+ :-O.

So, tbh the next couple of Autumn test years could have a number of young players in it, with the 2023 world cup in mind.

My question was going to be, who are the young players worth keeping an eye on, Mitch Eadie, Tom Gordon, Ewan Ashman, Jack Blain (I think that's his first name lol)? Anyone I've missed?

is he really still in the conversation...? We've been talking about him for years - I don't think he's going to become a genuine option.

I'm not sure how long you peeps have been talking about Eadie as I've been a member less than a year, I only mentioned him because he plays for Bristol and an article on the Scottish Rugby Blog about Scots playing in Gallagher Premiership mentioned he is Scottish Qualified (there were many more including Alex Pleasants, Some lad Onyeama-Christie, Olly Cattell tp name only a few).

I could also add Cameron Henderson and Ollie Smith to my list as they are in the under 20s :-).

You'll have to excuse me though as I'm new to Rugby lol, I've watched 6N since Matt Williams first year but I've only been watching Premiership and Pro 14 for a month so you may think I'm talking crap, whereas in fact, I'm just not up to speed so I'd thank you if you excusd my lack of knowledge of potential stars of the future :-D.

I'd like to sat say though, I like the forum, everyone is so nice, friendly and knowledgeable :-).

Haha sorry, no reason to apologise! Glad to hear you're enjoying your time here :- there's a few grumpy old gits (no naming names but it starts with J and ends in imbo) but there's plenty banter.  Hug

If the Matt Williams era was your first taste of rugby you've shown remarkable commitment to have stuck by it!

Mitch Eadie has just been a bit of a journeyman - solid club player but doesn't look like much more.  He's not the biggest either which, as Matt Fagerson could tell you, makes like difficult at this level.

Most importantly, being from the Highlands do you support Edinburgh or Glasgow?? Choose wisely as this will define how you're treated on here from now on...

What Flounder is saying Shaun is "make sure you choose Edinburgh"

And don’t worry about a lack of rugby knowledge, it hasn’t stopped George Carlin from getting involved. Hasn’t stopped me either

Most of us are friendly, just don't pick Jimbo up on his multiple spelling and grammatical errors. It's like telling Donald Trump that he's orange and you'll get "fake news" shouted at you, or worse, Jimbo will write a sonnet about his whimsical days of playing in the backrow but ended up on the wing and now he's Ayr RFC's tactics guru. All done under a failed attempt at using the quote function!


I'm just commenting to make the quote chain the biggest it's been for a while on any thread I've visited. Although I do like what Toonie has planned for the Autumn. Have most forgiven him for his sins in 2019 now?   I also wonder if it is worth sticking with Lang at 12 for a few more games. A bit of competition there with Johnson could be a good thing.

Highland Shaun, I'm not convinced you bide in the highlands: we all believed the "Funny" in FES and look how that turned out. If you know nothing about club rugby you'd better watch out you'll be getting a shiny badge to match Flounder's.
Best advice; you don't choose a club  it chooses you. Keep watching the Scottish sides and either the exhilaration of running dynamic rugby or the televisual equivalent of an ice cold enema will really speak to your heart. If you love discussing soft furnishings for hours and hours with your partner ( tigertattie does) you're probably a closet Luvvie. Closet Luvvie? No thanks I've only just come out.




Well you will never know :-P but if I tell you I support a football team managed by John Robertson that play near a bridge on the way out of a City heading North would you believe me :-)?

I would tell you to check my Facebook but I don't think that is a good idea ahahaha.

When did the quote function start to make writing really really tiny?

Also Shaun, no football talk please

Jimbo. I’m welling up with emotion here. Firstly your crack are FES about being funny was, well, funny. I’m also full of pride that you successfully executed the correct use of the quote function. Lastly I’m conflicted at your soft furnishings remark that you imply that I’m a suitable partner material!
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Post by RDW on Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:19 am

jimbopip wrote:Shaun, my brother lives in Kilarlity. Best not to tell him you're not sure which team to support; he'll have you singing Fields Of Athenry quicker than Fes can make another single parent homeless.


Woah these jokes escalated quickly!

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Post by Highland Shaun on Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:23 am

tigertattie wrote:
Highland Shaun wrote:
jimbopip wrote:
bsando wrote:
tigertattie wrote:
RDW wrote:
Highland Shaun wrote:
RDW wrote:
Highland Shaun wrote:
BigGee wrote:https://www.theoffsideline.com/focus-turns-to-nations-cup-as-gregor-townsend-looks-to-build-depth/?v=79cba1185463

Some hints from Toonie about what we might see in the next few games

I was just about to post the exact link, you beat me to it by half an hour lol.  

I was going to post it and mention how amazed I am  at the number of players aged 30+ :-O.

So, tbh the next couple of Autumn test years could have a number of young players in it, with the 2023 world cup in mind.

My question was going to be, who are the young players worth keeping an eye on, Mitch Eadie, Tom Gordon, Ewan Ashman, Jack Blain (I think that's his first name lol)? Anyone I've missed?

is he really still in the conversation...? We've been talking about him for years - I don't think he's going to become a genuine option.

I'm not sure how long you peeps have been talking about Eadie as I've been a member less than a year, I only mentioned him because he plays for Bristol and an article on the Scottish Rugby Blog about Scots playing in Gallagher Premiership mentioned he is Scottish Qualified (there were many more including Alex Pleasants, Some lad Onyeama-Christie, Olly Cattell tp name only a few).

I could also add Cameron Henderson and Ollie Smith to my list as they are in the under 20s :-).

You'll have to excuse me though as I'm new to Rugby lol, I've watched 6N since Matt Williams first year but I've only been watching Premiership and Pro 14 for a month so you may think I'm talking crap, whereas in fact, I'm just not up to speed so I'd thank you if you excusd my lack of knowledge of potential stars of the future :-D.

I'd like to sat say though, I like the forum, everyone is so nice, friendly and knowledgeable :-).

Haha sorry, no reason to apologise! Glad to hear you're enjoying your time here :- there's a few grumpy old gits (no naming names but it starts with J and ends in imbo) but there's plenty banter.  Hug

If the Matt Williams era was your first taste of rugby you've shown remarkable commitment to have stuck by it!

Mitch Eadie has just been a bit of a journeyman - solid club player but doesn't look like much more.  He's not the biggest either which, as Matt Fagerson could tell you, makes like difficult at this level.

Most importantly, being from the Highlands do you support Edinburgh or Glasgow?? Choose wisely as this will define how you're treated on here from now on...

What Flounder is saying Shaun is "make sure you choose Edinburgh"

And don’t worry about a lack of rugby knowledge, it hasn’t stopped George Carlin from getting involved. Hasn’t stopped me either

Most of us are friendly, just don't pick Jimbo up on his multiple spelling and grammatical errors. It's like telling Donald Trump that he's orange and you'll get "fake news" shouted at you, or worse, Jimbo will write a sonnet about his whimsical days of playing in the backrow but ended up on the wing and now he's Ayr RFC's tactics guru. All done under a failed attempt at using the quote function!


I'm just commenting to make the quote chain the biggest it's been for a while on any thread I've visited. Although I do like what Toonie has planned for the Autumn. Have most forgiven him for his sins in 2019 now?   I also wonder if it is worth sticking with Lang at 12 for a few more games. A bit of competition there with Johnson could be a good thing.

Highland Shaun, I'm not convinced you bide in the highlands: we all believed the "Funny" in FES and look how that turned out. If you know nothing about club rugby you'd better watch out you'll be getting a shiny badge to match Flounder's.
Best advice; you don't choose a club  it chooses you. Keep watching the Scottish sides and either the exhilaration of running dynamic rugby or the televisual equivalent of an ice cold enema will really speak to your heart. If you love discussing soft furnishings for hours and hours with your partner ( tigertattie does) you're probably a closet Luvvie. Closet Luvvie? No thanks I've only just come out.




Well you will never know :-P but if I tell you I support a football team managed by John Robertson that play near a bridge on the way out of a City heading North would you believe me :-)?

I would tell you to check my Facebook but I don't think that is a good idea ahahaha.

When did the quote function start to make writing really really tiny?

Also Shaun, no football talk please

Jimbo. I’m welling up with emotion here. Firstly your crack are FES about being funny was, well, funny. I’m also full of pride that you successfully executed the correct use of the quote function. Lastly I’m conflicted at your soft furnishings remark that you imply that I’m a suitable partner material!

Ah OK, my bad ;-) but blame Jim for not believing I'm from Caithness :-P.

I see Darcy Rae has scored, is he still on Townsend's radar Smile. Oh and yay, its my favourite commentary team of Rory and Jim Hamilton :-D.

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Post by BigGee on Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:26 am

Does not look like we will be seeing VDW playing for Scotland for a few weeks yet. He has just flown back to SA to get married and will have to do 2 weeks quarantine when he gets back, he will miss a couple of Edinburgh games as well, so we will get to see what Chamberlain is made of i guess.

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Post by BigGee on Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:27 am

I suspect Duncy will start with Hoggy and maybe Lang providing cover from the bench.

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Post by NeilyBroon on Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:18 am

It'd be silly for Toonie not to play Weir at this point, he plays week in week out at flyhalf in the English premiership so is our best current option really. Never know he could do really well with a decent backline outside him!
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Post by bsando on Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:51 pm

I can't wait to see Weir start with that afro. I feel he has some unfinished business with Scotland.

These games are incredibly underwhelming without a crowd so it is a good chance to test depth and let newer additions to the squad adjust and get some game time.

I know Lang has looked a bit blunt in his two showings so far but he is quite stocky and that defensive ability alongside Harris does seem to give Scotland a bit of an advantage. I think with a few more games he may well show some added potential. He doesn't look anonymous when on the field which I think is a good thing for a centre. I also like that he has contributed in two try scoring mauls in both games, nice new tactic that is! it certainly upset the Welsh coaching team.

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Post by BigGee on Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:59 pm

Johnson looked in cracking form for Glasgow last night, played really well.

I don't think we hsve seen ghe ladt of Lang either but more likely we will see SJ come back in.

Lang may bench though and provide FH cover.

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Post by lostinwales on Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:08 pm

bsando wrote:I can't wait to see Weir start with that afro. I feel he has some unfinished business with Scotland.

These games are incredibly underwhelming without a crowd so it is a good chance to test depth and let newer additions to the squad adjust and get some game time.

I know Lang has looked a bit blunt in his two showings so far but he is quite stocky and that defensive ability alongside Harris does seem to give Scotland a bit of an advantage. I think with a few more games he may well show some added potential. He doesn't look anonymous when on the field which I think is a good thing for a centre. I also like that he has contributed in two try scoring mauls in both games, nice new tactic that is! it certainly upset the Welsh coaching team.

Watching that game I seemed to recall at least two occasions in the 2nd half where Lang seemed to think tackling was optional and that a far better use of his talents was supervision.

These games are not easy. I watched Joseph, briefly one of the best centres in Europe a few years back, do absolutely nothing for an hour against Italy.

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Post by tigertattie on Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:15 pm

Highland Shaun wrote:
tigertattie wrote:
Highland Shaun wrote:
jimbopip wrote:
bsando wrote:
tigertattie wrote:
RDW wrote:
Highland Shaun wrote:
RDW wrote:
Highland Shaun wrote:
BigGee wrote:https://www.theoffsideline.com/focus-turns-to-nations-cup-as-gregor-townsend-looks-to-build-depth/?v=79cba1185463

Some hints from Toonie about what we might see in the next few games

I was just about to post the exact link, you beat me to it by half an hour lol.  

I was going to post it and mention how amazed I am  at the number of players aged 30+ :-O.

So, tbh the next couple of Autumn test years could have a number of young players in it, with the 2023 world cup in mind.

My question was going to be, who are the young players worth keeping an eye on, Mitch Eadie, Tom Gordon, Ewan Ashman, Jack Blain (I think that's his first name lol)? Anyone I've missed?

is he really still in the conversation...? We've been talking about him for years - I don't think he's going to become a genuine option.

I'm not sure how long you peeps have been talking about Eadie as I've been a member less than a year, I only mentioned him because he plays for Bristol and an article on the Scottish Rugby Blog about Scots playing in Gallagher Premiership mentioned he is Scottish Qualified (there were many more including Alex Pleasants, Some lad Onyeama-Christie, Olly Cattell tp name only a few).

I could also add Cameron Henderson and Ollie Smith to my list as they are in the under 20s :-).

You'll have to excuse me though as I'm new to Rugby lol, I've watched 6N since Matt Williams first year but I've only been watching Premiership and Pro 14 for a month so you may think I'm talking crap, whereas in fact, I'm just not up to speed so I'd thank you if you excusd my lack of knowledge of potential stars of the future :-D.

I'd like to sat say though, I like the forum, everyone is so nice, friendly and knowledgeable :-).

Haha sorry, no reason to apologise! Glad to hear you're enjoying your time here :- there's a few grumpy old gits (no naming names but it starts with J and ends in imbo) but there's plenty banter.  Hug

If the Matt Williams era was your first taste of rugby you've shown remarkable commitment to have stuck by it!

Mitch Eadie has just been a bit of a journeyman - solid club player but doesn't look like much more.  He's not the biggest either which, as Matt Fagerson could tell you, makes like difficult at this level.

Most importantly, being from the Highlands do you support Edinburgh or Glasgow?? Choose wisely as this will define how you're treated on here from now on...

What Flounder is saying Shaun is "make sure you choose Edinburgh"

And don’t worry about a lack of rugby knowledge, it hasn’t stopped George Carlin from getting involved. Hasn’t stopped me either

Most of us are friendly, just don't pick Jimbo up on his multiple spelling and grammatical errors. It's like telling Donald Trump that he's orange and you'll get "fake news" shouted at you, or worse, Jimbo will write a sonnet about his whimsical days of playing in the backrow but ended up on the wing and now he's Ayr RFC's tactics guru. All done under a failed attempt at using the quote function!


I'm just commenting to make the quote chain the biggest it's been for a while on any thread I've visited. Although I do like what Toonie has planned for the Autumn. Have most forgiven him for his sins in 2019 now?   I also wonder if it is worth sticking with Lang at 12 for a few more games. A bit of competition there with Johnson could be a good thing.

Highland Shaun, I'm not convinced you bide in the highlands: we all believed the "Funny" in FES and look how that turned out. If you know nothing about club rugby you'd better watch out you'll be getting a shiny badge to match Flounder's.
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Well you will never know :-P but if I tell you I support a football team managed by John Robertson that play near a bridge on the way out of a City heading North would you believe me :-)?

I would tell you to check my Facebook but I don't think that is a good idea ahahaha.

When did the quote function start to make writing really really tiny?

Also Shaun, no football talk please

Jimbo. I’m welling up with emotion here. Firstly your crack are FES about being funny was, well, funny. I’m also full of pride that you successfully executed the correct use of the quote function. Lastly I’m conflicted at your soft furnishings remark that you imply that I’m a suitable partner material!

Ah OK, my bad ;-) but blame Jim for not believing I'm from Caithness :-P.

I see Darcy Rae has scored, is he still on Townsend's radar Smile.  Oh and yay, its my favourite commentary team of Rory and Jim Hamilton :-D.

Yes yes, always blame jimbo. That’s the spirit Shaun. You’ll fit in well here
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Post by NeilyBroon on Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:21 pm

This quote function has all gone a bit meta. I keep going cross eyed just opening the thread!
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Post by Gooseberry on Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:46 pm

NeilyBroon wrote:
tigertattie wrote:
Highland Shaun wrote:
tigertattie wrote:
Highland Shaun wrote:
jimbopip wrote:
bsando wrote:
tigertattie wrote:
RDW wrote:
Highland Shaun wrote:
RDW wrote:
Highland Shaun wrote:
BigGee wrote:https://www.theoffsideline.com/focus-turns-to-nations-cup-as-gregor-townsend-looks-to-build-depth/?v=79cba1185463

Some hints from Toonie about what we might see in the next few games

I was just about to post the exact link, you beat me to it by half an hour lol.  

I was going to post it and mention how amazed I am  at the number of players aged 30+ :-O.

So, tbh the next couple of Autumn test years could have a number of young players in it, with the 2023 world cup in mind.

My question was going to be, who are the young players worth keeping an eye on, Mitch Eadie, Tom Gordon, Ewan Ashman, Jack Blain (I think that's his first name lol)? Anyone I've missed?

is he really still in the conversation...? We've been talking about him for years - I don't think he's going to become a genuine option.

I'm not sure how long you peeps have been talking about Eadie as I've been a member less than a year, I only mentioned him because he plays for Bristol and an article on the Scottish Rugby Blog about Scots playing in Gallagher Premiership mentioned he is Scottish Qualified (there were many more including Alex Pleasants, Some lad Onyeama-Christie, Olly Cattell tp name only a few).

I could also add Cameron Henderson and Ollie Smith to my list as they are in the under 20s :-).

You'll have to excuse me though as I'm new to Rugby lol, I've watched 6N since Matt Williams first year but I've only been watching Premiership and Pro 14 for a month so you may think I'm talking crap, whereas in fact, I'm just not up to speed so I'd thank you if you excusd my lack of knowledge of potential stars of the future :-D.

I'd like to sat say though, I like the forum, everyone is so nice, friendly and knowledgeable :-).

Haha sorry, no reason to apologise! Glad to hear you're enjoying your time here :- there's a few grumpy old gits (no naming names but it starts with J and ends in imbo) but there's plenty banter.  Hug

If the Matt Williams era was your first taste of rugby you've shown remarkable commitment to have stuck by it!

Mitch Eadie has just been a bit of a journeyman - solid club player but doesn't look like much more.  He's not the biggest either which, as Matt Fagerson could tell you, makes like difficult at this level.

Most importantly, being from the Highlands do you support Edinburgh or Glasgow?? Choose wisely as this will define how you're treated on here from now on...

What Flounder is saying Shaun is "make sure you choose Edinburgh"

And don’t worry about a lack of rugby knowledge, it hasn’t stopped George Carlin from getting involved. Hasn’t stopped me either

Most of us are friendly, just don't pick Jimbo up on his multiple spelling and grammatical errors. It's like telling Donald Trump that he's orange and you'll get "fake news" shouted at you, or worse, Jimbo will write a sonnet about his whimsical days of playing in the backrow but ended up on the wing and now he's Ayr RFC's tactics guru. All done under a failed attempt at using the quote function!


I'm just commenting to make the quote chain the biggest it's been for a while on any thread I've visited. Although I do like what Toonie has planned for the Autumn. Have most forgiven him for his sins in 2019 now?   I also wonder if it is worth sticking with Lang at 12 for a few more games. A bit of competition there with Johnson could be a good thing.

Highland Shaun, I'm not convinced you bide in the highlands: we all believed the "Funny" in FES and look how that turned out. If you know nothing about club rugby you'd better watch out you'll be getting a shiny badge to match Flounder's.
Best advice; you don't choose a club  it chooses you. Keep watching the Scottish sides and either the exhilaration of running dynamic rugby or the televisual equivalent of an ice cold enema will really speak to your heart. If you love discussing soft furnishings for hours and hours with your partner ( tigertattie does) you're probably a closet Luvvie. Closet Luvvie? No thanks I've only just come out.




Well you will never know :-P but if I tell you I support a football team managed by John Robertson that play near a bridge on the way out of a City heading North would you believe me :-)?

I would tell you to check my Facebook but I don't think that is a good idea ahahaha.

When did the quote function start to make writing really really tiny?

Also Shaun, no football talk please

Jimbo. I’m welling up with emotion here. Firstly your crack are FES about being funny was, well, funny. I’m also full of pride that you successfully executed the correct use of the quote function. Lastly I’m conflicted at your soft furnishings remark that you imply that I’m a suitable partner material!

Ah OK, my bad ;-) but blame Jim for not believing I'm from Caithness :-P.

I see Darcy Rae has scored, is he still on Townsend's radar Smile.  Oh and yay, its my favourite commentary team of Rory and Jim Hamilton :-D.

Yes yes, always blame jimbo. That’s the spirit Shaun. You’ll fit in well here
This quote function has all gone a bit meta. I keep going cross eyed just opening the thread!


At least people have figured out how to use it properly

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Post by Highland Shaun on Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:04 pm

We're all supporting New Zealand this weekend, right ;-)?

If they do in fact win then we overtake Australia to go 6th in rankings :-D.

And to think most fans wanted Gregor sacked after the world cup, or still doubt him!

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Post by RDW on Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:19 am

Now that I live in Australia I have started supporting them, but it seems awfully familiar to the dark days of supporting Scotland just now!

It is tough for them though - any team would struggle playing 4 tests in a row against the ABs just now, never mind a team having to massively rebuild.

But yes - 'mon the All Blacks Alas it won't make any difference as the seeding for the WC was set in stone earlier in the year when we were 9th, so we're in the 3rd pot. Conversely, Wales are top seeds despite their bad run of games this year meaning they are now below us. Them's the breaks! By the time the RWC comes along I'm sure it will all be changed again.

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Post by mikey_dragon on Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:51 am

Gregor is a good coach. You would need more time to make a difference with Scotland (no offence! #dontflameme), and I think they need at least one more pro team - which might just be a dream at this point. I think another pro team could work as there seems to be enough players right now. And Cockers showed us the benefits of brining in South Africans.

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