The dust has settled on round 4 so let's look at how my predictions went and my thoughts from the round. So how did your predictions do? 5 out 6 is a good result when there is a big upset, I got the 50:50 game right so happy this week. London Welsh 10 v 46... Continue Reading →
Some thoughts and opinions on finances and crowd sizes in the Aviva Premiership. It's the LAW Brian Moore said an interesting thing in his radio show this week. Rugby has laws not rules by which it is played. I thought that is a nice distinction and helps to set the tone for the sport, laws... Continue Reading →
In to round 4 and already we have had some big surprising results so I'm still looking for that clean sweep week. Here are my predictions for the fourth round of the 2014-2015 Aviva Premiership. So how did you do in the third round of predictions? 4 out of 6 again and for the first time... Continue Reading →
Now that round 3 is done and dusted, here is a look at how accurate my predictions were and my thoughts from the third round. First up how did the predictions go? 4 out of 6 again, I got the Quins v Wasps close game wrong and didn't see Baths' dominant display coming. But I called the Gloucester v... Continue Reading →
The quality of rugby writing can vary a lot from insightful to down right wrong and that's just the paid press. The amateur or want to be paid writers are equally hit and miss. Here I'll look at some of the reasons why. The "good" old days Not that long ago the only way to... Continue Reading →
Very good write up from a Quins point of view of the Quins v Saracens game
There’s been a lot said in the wake of friday’s debacle: how Nick Evans isn’t so much past it as already over the hills and far away, how Quins pack is too lightweight, their squad too one dimensional and their backs made of porcelain, that their style of play has been found out and lack of depth at certain positions cruelly exposed. Some of the above may be true in part, or none of it may be. What this article will focus on is just a couple of aspects I think have not been covered as much in the wake of friday’s game which might explain just what went terribly wrong.
The match replay was a really difficult re-watch; it’s very apparently that Quins weren’t themselves and struggled to break into a rhythm and consequently, break down their very capable opposition.
It’s also crystal clear just how good a job…
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After another round of fascinating rugby, here are my predictions for the third round of the 2014-2015 Aviva Premiership. So how did you do in the second round of predictions? 4 out of 6 isn't great but at least I beat the SuperBru community average of 3.4. Last week 3 were predictable, 2 were 50:50 and there... Continue Reading →
That's round 2 done, here is a look at how accurate my predictions were and my thoughts from the second round. First up how did the predictions go? 4 out of 6 this week, so not the best from a perdition point of view. But as mitigation we had our first major upset and it's a... Continue Reading →
The Aviva Premiership season is broken up by three things, the blocks of games, the weather and international call ups. Here I deconstruct the season so that you can see how the clubs have to approach things. Why are there blocks of games? You can't talk about the Aviva Premiership without also talking about the... Continue Reading →