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How Blues lost that game I am not sure. I expected to lose before the game but Coventry barely got out of their half for most of the match.

Not sure why we would get pinged at scrums for early engagement (very 1st scrum) then Cov do the same and we have 3 re-sets.

The referee even called that the Blues player had the ball in the maul and then he gets penalised for bringing the maul to the ground!

Also not 100% convinced Tupai lost the ball before sticking it on the try line, it was hard to tell from the camera. He then copied in his dad’s footsteps with the yellow.

Camera angle selection was pretty poor (one seemed to lose colour) but I am sure will get better. Best part of the commentary was when it went silent for 5 or so mins.
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Well done Pirates. For the league it would be great if they were 3rd... what would the Premiership do next? I also half wonder if Saracens will bring back Malins, Earle, etc.
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Blues fans ignoring the massive forward pass leading to the knock on over the line. The player passed it outside the 22 and the scrum half caught it in the 22. I was screaming at the telly for that. Good job he dropped it. Pretty even game. Reason for yellow cards was repeated offending in the red zone. I think a few Cov fans feel we got on the rough end of some decisions as well. Not a game that will last long in the memory but good to have rugby back and glad we got a win. Good luck Bedford for the rest of the season. 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rucking Idiot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 2021 at 20:58
That must have been the result everyone wanted outside Mill Hill. 
Saracens must be as sick as Long John's parrot, who was sitting on a perch asking "Can you smell fish?"

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Your not wrong Oldnick, very lucky it wasn’t a red for our 9, I hope he learns from it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Robb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Mar 2021 at 21:52
Originally posted by gerg_861 gerg_861 wrote:

Pirates 18 (2T) - Sarrries 17 (3T) 66 min - Back and forth last fifteen minutes. Pirates missed a long penalty kick into the wind. Worried that the Pirates have switched from trying to win to trying not to lose. Hope they turn up the attack again.

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Originally posted by covchopper covchopper wrote:

Blues fans ignoring the massive forward pass leading to the knock on over the line. The player passed it outside the 22 and the scrum half caught it in the 22. I was screaming at the telly for that. Good job he dropped it. Pretty even game. Reason for yellow cards was repeated offending in the red zone. I think a few Cov fans feel we got on the rough end of some decisions as well. Not a game that will last long in the memory but good to have rugby back and glad we got a win. Good luck Bedford for the rest of the season. 

If it’s not given, it’s not forward, just like the try Wink
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Originally posted by Rucking Idiot Rucking Idiot wrote:

That must have been the result everyone wanted outside Mill Hill. 
Saracens must be as sick as Long John's parrot, who was sitting on a perch asking "Can you smell fish?"

Good one Pirates Beer

It's a result the majority of community rugby fans want. If Sarries don't get promoted this season, it will force the Old Boys Club to continue with promotion/relegation.
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I had a right good laugh at the Saracens result. I listened to the last 20 minutes on Radio Cornwall.

Looking at the league table, Sarries must be pleased there is no relegation.

Well done Pirates.


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Originally posted by Bluesman11 Bluesman11 wrote:

Congrats pirates!

Neither team deserved to win the Bedford Coventry game. I actually think Coventry deserved to win it less as they really only got into our 22 twice and didn’t make a line break all game. Bedford knock on over the line and countless penalties ultimately cost us, although deciding penalty was v dubious.

Your 6 came through the middle fine, but then collapsed the maul, so nailed on rather than dubious.
 
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Originally posted by OldNick OldNick wrote:

Don't forget, all you Bedford fans complaining about the 3 yellow cards, Bluesman's comment about the one five minutes before half time - very lucky it wasn't a red.

For a tackle that was a turn head down and drop on his head, Bedford are very lucky not to have lost a player for 35 minutes red, and a few weeks ban too.


The next yellow may have been a little harsh, but I have a strong feeling that may have been the hapless Hamish Smales trying to make up for his previous error. 

First card was because he landed first on the shoulder, then to the head which mitigates it from a red to a yellow.  Another ref may have given a red card, but I actually think he was correct if what he described was correct in fact.

Second penalty - he'd just warned the teams that, because of the penalty count and field position, next one would go.  There were two offences there - 4 (binned) collapsed it but 17 had also gone in the side. Both within 10m of the goal line.  Silly.

The last one was just reeated infringements and the ref told them they could keep giving the penalties and he'd keep carding.   

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Originally posted by covchopper covchopper wrote:

Blues fans ignoring the massive forward pass leading to the knock on over the line. The player passed it outside the 22 and the scrum half caught it in the 22. I was screaming at the telly for that. Good job he dropped it. Pretty even game. Reason for yellow cards was repeated offending in the red zone. I think a few Cov fans feel we got on the rough end of some decisions as well. Not a game that will last long in the memory but good to have rugby back and glad we got a win. Good luck Bedford for the rest of the season. 

There was an obstruction on the way there as well, in front of the bench, which was pretty obvious and missed, but that's how it goes sometimes.
 
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Some slightly one-eyed views of the match from some Blues supporters which is only to be expected I guess.  On balance they managed the game slightly better but couldn't turn pressure into points - which is, I believe, how the outcome of games are judged.
I thought they were pretty cynical in the second half when Cov started to actually catch the ball and apply some pressure.  
Both teams will improve immeasurably over the coming matches, and with no relegation let's just celebrate the fact that we had some rugby to watch... 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bigbluepip Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Mar 2021 at 10:28
Originally posted by Rob C Rob C wrote:

Some slightly one-eyed views of the match from some Blues supporters which is only to be expected I guess.  On balance they managed the game slightly better but couldn't turn pressure into points - which is, I believe, how the outcome of games are judged.
I thought they were pretty cynical in the second half when Cov started to actually catch the ball and apply some pressure.  
Both teams will improve immeasurably over the coming matches, and with no relegation let's just celebrate the fact that we had some rugby to watch... 

True Rob, I think that we lost with the last kick of the game from a penalty I/we felt hard done by provoked the one-eyedness. Like you say it was great to see some competitive rugby again, and to be honest, it wasn’t a game either set of supporters will remember for long, not a classic, let’s hope both sides improve on the performance. 
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Originally posted by Bigbluepip Bigbluepip wrote:

Originally posted by Rob C Rob C wrote:

Some slightly one-eyed views of the match from some Blues supporters which is only to be expected I guess.  On balance they managed the game slightly better but couldn't turn pressure into points - which is, I believe, how the outcome of games are judged.
I thought they were pretty cynical in the second half when Cov started to actually catch the ball and apply some pressure.  
Both teams will improve immeasurably over the coming matches, and with no relegation let's just celebrate the fact that we had some rugby to watch... 

True Rob, I think that we lost with the last kick of the game from a penalty I/we felt hard done by provoked the one-eyedness. Like you say it was great to see some competitive rugby again, and to be honest, it wasn’t a game either set of supporters will remember for long, not a classic, let’s hope both sides improve on the performance. 

As I saw it at the time your player came through the middle onto our ball carrier - perfectly legal as the ref said at the time - but he was then deemed to have brought the ball carrier down - not legal.  A replay or the opportunity to watch the game again would have been nice...RFU.

To be fair it's unusual for Mr Smales to give us anything during a game so we'll take it, on another day it might have gone against us.
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The referee said on the mic that Blues 6 had the ball in the maul, he went down like he can do and then got done for collapsing.

Cov’s defence was good and quick and never got penalised for offside (despite looking it) whereas Blues were pinged offside all day. Just a few inconsistencies.

Both were rusty not helped by the first 20 mins on injuries. Before the game I expected us to lose, so was pleasing that was a game where we should’ve won comfortably. Neither team really got their attack going, with Blues showing a few glimpses.

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I'll just add one thing... my wife, an enthusiastic, but by her own admission not an expert, Rugby viewer asked me where the offside line was because she couldn't believe how quickly Bedford were up whenever Cov had the ball.  Perhaps they were just too quick for their own good. Wink


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