So, a travel day for meMarch 9, 2014 Tim WorstallThe Blogger Himself7 CommentsMeaning that I shall be on a plane during the match. Humph. previousTimmy elsewherenextMutuals really are different, aren’t they? 7 thoughts on “So, a travel day for me” bloke in france March 9, 2014 at 2:17 pm The revelation of the tournament is just how bad France are. Lucky against England, laborious against Italy, clueless against Wales, lucky against Scotland. (Scotland, FFS!) Realistically, given the points difference, England v Wales is for second place. Bloke in Germany March 9, 2014 at 4:58 pm Funny, I never had you down as a blades fan. Bloke in Italy March 9, 2014 at 9:06 pm Well it may be a cliche, but you never know with france…an Ireland win is by no means a shoo in. Interested March 9, 2014 at 11:30 pm @BIF eh? In the last two 6N the French have won three of ten games. They are poor. Basically, no consistent fly half, too much Bastareaud, plus everyone else has worked them out thanks to the Heineken and their top 14 is full of foreigners. bloke in france March 10, 2014 at 12:43 am Great game. And for once some half-intelligent commentary from France 2 TV. The French press have basically given up on the XV. L’Equipe headlines France were rubbish (after a win) and Midi Olympique devored their colour supplement to why France are rubbish. Sad. We need to beat good teams. If they don’t get their act together soon… St Andre is not a bad coach (look what he did with Sale) and there isn’t a long queue to replace him, but I reckon he’s going to throw in the towel if Ireland win by 10+ Sorry you missed it Tim, while you were no doubt reading your free newspaper about the Bratislava Blades and reclining in business class on a Sunday. dearieme March 10, 2014 at 3:01 am Wales brought on Mike Phillips, presumably thinking that what they needed was a bit more indecision at scrum half. Interested March 10, 2014 at 10:08 am It’s not about Saint Andre – there’s a world of difference between club and country coaching and he doesn’t get enough time with his players. Plus his players (I hate to say it, but thanks to economics) aren’t plentiful (Toulon etc) enough or good enough. I am habitually pessimistic about English rugby, but I do think we are perhaps starting to see a good side here. Twelvetrees had a very good game, and 12 was a worry for us, and I’m not sure about Nowell and May, yet, but Farrell does seem to be kicking on a bit, to my surprise. We still need a Back-type 7 IMO but…. Missing Corbisiero, Cole, Croft, Tuilagi, Parling, and with players such as B Youngs, Yarde, Wade, Eastmond, Cipriani, Ford, Trinder, Watson, the Worcester 15 whose name escapes me knocking around… it’s looking not too shabby. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.