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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wigwam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jun 2017 at 12:53
Originally posted by Bottomofthehill Bottomofthehill wrote:

Why would Leicestershire want to be considered a flamboyant side?
They do what they need to do and do it very well as Hampshire found out, as did all the other counties in the qualifying group. This has been coming over the past few years as the coaching and playing team has evolved. Many of the side featured in this years final were there at HQ in the losing finals versus Dorset and Wilts and Surrey. They stepped up and Hampshire were never in it - destroyed up front and if Ricky had his kicking boots on then it would have been even more one sided.
Give credit where credit is due as only Leicester Lions have been a higher level side in the long term with South and Hinckley only recent additions to N2N. Certainly two of the more "flamboyant" try scorers were playing level seven rugby just two seasons ago.
Leicestershire are on the up, will consolidate next year and, hopefully, challenge the Northern and Southern powerhouses at the higher level the following season.
 
 
I would respectively suggest you may be a bit touchy over my flamboyant comment. It was not meant as a put down of a very well drilled Leicestershire team. 
Credit was most certainly given in my post and at the time of the actual game by myself and all those around me who witnessed the final. Leicestershire were the better side and deserved their win. Clearly I cannot comment on their other games as I did not see them.
I know that Hampshire aspire to Leicestershire's success, so surely that is credit enough. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bottomofthehill Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jun 2017 at 14:16
Not touchy more interpretation.
Being a pragmatic coach as soon as "well drilled" and or "stuck to their game plan" it really means "dull, boring and one dimensional"
In my experience its normally from teams who we (both Club and County) have beaten up in the forwards (strictly legally or course) and stopped their much vaunted backline from being flamboyant because they couldn't get hold of the ball. Again normally when that team has lost heavily having not been able to spread the ball wide and play the game in their perceived "correct" and entertaining manner. There have been plenty of examples this last season in our league from some of the more established and somewhat arrogant blazers.
On the other hand others are no way near that stance - i hope you are one of the latter!

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Originally posted by Bottomofthehill Bottomofthehill wrote:

Not touchy more interpretation.
Being a pragmatic coach as soon as "well drilled" and or "stuck to their game plan" it really means "dull, boring and one dimensional"
In my experience its normally from teams who we (both Club and County) have beaten up in the forwards (strictly legally or course) and stopped their much vaunted backline from being flamboyant because they couldn't get hold of the ball. Again normally when that team has lost heavily having not been able to spread the ball wide and play the game in their perceived "correct" and entertaining manner. There have been plenty of examples this last season in our league from some of the more established and somewhat arrogant blazers.
On the other hand others are no way near that stance - i hope you are one of the latter!

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Well normally Hampshire have parity in the pack & tire the other pack out by moving them around the Park.This did not happen because Leicestershire took the game too them and beat them up & kept the ball for long periods.
Sometimes you have to tuck the ball up your jumper and make hard yards.


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