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Originally posted by Hoffee Hoffee wrote:

Originally posted by Brizzer Brizzer wrote:

Originally posted by Hoffee Hoffee wrote:

By quite well you mean endless pick and goes on halfway and non existent backs. Sure Jersey played well then, just unbearably dull. Give Pirates a decent surface to play on and we would have taken Jersey to the cleaners, talk about one-trick pony.

Happy new year, 2018 can't come soon enough!

Well, funnily enough Hoffee in the game at St. Peter earlier in the season, we had near perfect conditions for fast, running rugby and Jersey won that one. The scoreline may have been 19-13, but believe me when I say that the better team won. Pirates looked at their best when the forwards strung a series of pick and drive moves together, so please don't blame us for having a game plan to play on a very heavy surface, at one of the toughest venues to get a result and then executing the plan successfully.


My apologies Brizzer and to other Jersey supporters, you are right, I've had a bit of time to calm down now. I've been disappointed with Pirates' performance this season so far, losing games we should really be winning, and I just needed to vent. Its true Pirates do employ the boring pick-and-go's all too often, as well as the not aimless, but poorly executed kicking.

Pirates have been hot and cold for the last three seasons, and so my frustration has finally boiled over it seems.

Apologies once again.

Hoffee,

Were you not at the Bedford game then? That was one of the finest games of rugby I've seen in the Championship.

Regarding the Jersey match I was very disappointed because I have always enjoyed our contests with them even though we have lost quite a few. I appreciate the heavy pitch was to blame but, for me, it was a dull encounter which was a shame because it looked like one of our biggest crowds of the season.
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Originally posted by The Perfect Ten The Perfect Ten wrote:

And probably Ealing's worst home performance was their first match of the season against Cornish Pirates who completely dominated the second half and would have deservedly won but for missing a relatively straightforward conversion.
 
I was at that match, and I'll credit a crying baby for that win for Ealing. I kid you not - just as the kicker got ready to go, a babe in arms let out an ear-splitting shriek, and I swear that the kicker stutter-stepped a bit and shanked it. The supporters around the parents were clapping them on the back as we celebrated.
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Interesting to hear that because up until that point he had been absolutely flawless off the tee.
 
Has the baby been given a season ticket?Smile
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Originally posted by Capt Sparrow Capt Sparrow wrote:

Originally posted by Hoffee Hoffee wrote:

Originally posted by Brizzer Brizzer wrote:

Originally posted by Hoffee Hoffee wrote:

By quite well you mean endless pick and goes on halfway and non existent backs. Sure Jersey played well then, just unbearably dull. Give Pirates a decent surface to play on and we would have taken Jersey to the cleaners, talk about one-trick pony.

Happy new year, 2018 can't come soon enough!

Well, funnily enough Hoffee in the game at St. Peter earlier in the season, we had near perfect conditions for fast, running rugby and Jersey won that one. The scoreline may have been 19-13, but believe me when I say that the better team won. Pirates looked at their best when the forwards strung a series of pick and drive moves together, so please don't blame us for having a game plan to play on a very heavy surface, at one of the toughest venues to get a result and then executing the plan successfully.


My apologies Brizzer and to other Jersey supporters, you are right, I've had a bit of time to calm down now. I've been disappointed with Pirates' performance this season so far, losing games we should really be winning, and I just needed to vent. Its true Pirates do employ the boring pick-and-go's all too often, as well as the not aimless, but poorly executed kicking.

Pirates have been hot and cold for the last three seasons, and so my frustration has finally boiled over it seems.

Apologies once again.


Hoffee,

Were you not at the Bedford game then? That was one of the finest games of rugby I've seen in the Championship.

Regarding the Jersey match I was very disappointed because I have always enjoyed our contests with them even though we have lost quite a few. I appreciate the heavy pitch was to blame but, for me, it was a dull encounter which was a shame because it looked like one of our biggest crowds of the season.


Yes I was at the Bedford game, and I agree it was a stunning performance in which we actually played for 80 minutes, which is a rarity as you may know!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stalwart Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jan 2018 at 17:12
Originally posted by Hoffee Hoffee wrote:

Originally posted by Capt Sparrow Capt Sparrow wrote:

Originally posted by Hoffee Hoffee wrote:

Originally posted by Brizzer Brizzer wrote:

Originally posted by Hoffee Hoffee wrote:

By quite well you mean endless pick and goes on halfway and non existent backs. Sure Jersey played well then, just unbearably dull. Give Pirates a decent surface to play on and we would have taken Jersey to the cleaners, talk about one-trick pony.

Happy new year, 2018 can't come soon enough!

Well, funnily enough Hoffee in the game at St. Peter earlier in the season, we had near perfect conditions for fast, running rugby and Jersey won that one. The scoreline may have been 19-13, but believe me when I say that the better team won. Pirates looked at their best when the forwards strung a series of pick and drive moves together, so please don't blame us for having a game plan to play on a very heavy surface, at one of the toughest venues to get a result and then executing the plan successfully.


My apologies Brizzer and to other Jersey supporters, you are right, I've had a bit of time to calm down now. I've been disappointed with Pirates' performance this season so far, losing games we should really be winning, and I just needed to vent. Its true Pirates do employ the boring pick-and-go's all too often, as well as the not aimless, but poorly executed kicking.

Pirates have been hot and cold for the last three seasons, and so my frustration has finally boiled over it seems.

Apologies once again.


Hoffee,

Were you not at the Bedford game then? That was one of the finest games of rugby I've seen in the Championship.

Regarding the Jersey match I was very disappointed because I have always enjoyed our contests with them even though we have lost quite a few. I appreciate the heavy pitch was to blame but, for me, it was a dull encounter which was a shame because it looked like one of our biggest crowds of the season.


Yes I was at the Bedford game, and I agree it was a stunning performance in which we actually played for 80 minutes, which is a rarity as you may know!

Jersey came with a definite game plan, using their massive forwards and efficient defence to squeeze the life out of The Pirates. They also did a job on our line out, which is what really cost us the game. Even so, we came within a whisker of snatching it with stunning break out near the end, which was stopped by a brilliant last ditch tackle. Fine margins, well played Jersey.
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We always get a good match at the Mennaye. I guess because we only seem to play one way i.e run it at every opportunity, it can conspire to produce a bit of excitement. I think most teams like that and join in, whether we win or lose a good day is generally had by all. There are a few times when the opposition strangles us, but there you go. We enjoy it, as the crowds at Goldington Road will testify.
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Originally posted by Cricks at 2 Cricks at 2 wrote:

We always get a good match at the Mennaye. I guess because we only seem to play one way i.e run it at every opportunity, it can conspire to produce a bit of excitement. I think most teams like that and join in, whether we win or lose a good day is generally had by all. There are a few times when the opposition strangles us, but there you go. We enjoy it, as the crowds at Goldington Road will testify.


Witness the madness at the RAG recently! 😂😂

I always enjoy Bedford games, even if we get out backsides kicked as they invariably involve running rugby. I think this also applies to a lesser extent with our outings against Pirates. That said, I understand the folk that go out and watch a good game plan well executed. Our recent outing at Nottingham had a bit of everything if you are an Exile. A first try, sublime running, the second, probably a defensive lapse by Nottingham and the PT, one of the few times we’ve managed to get the maul set properly albeit not right away plus a piece of madness behind our goal line by Jake Sharpe which he got away with, sublime skill or luck, guess it depends on whether you are a LS or Nottingham supporter. Pretty well encapsulates our season.

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