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Ian Evans facing suspension after red card for stamp on Mike McCarthy

Surprised by this. Ian Evens has always seemed to be a fair player to me - a big hard bastard, but a decent one.

With that in mind, and playing devil's advocate, is it possible that he was actually trying to find his footing on the turf? You know, went to put his foot down and felt a head instead of grass so lifted his foot to try again, then "oh bugger it's that bloke's head again", etc....

No, probably not I suppose.

Just seems odd for a bloke like Evans to get involved in cheap shots, especially with the Six Nations just round the corner. Maybe he's got a mate's stag do on the 1st or 8th Feb or something and needed an excuse to get out of the rugby?

3 Months, 3 Days ago

Ian Evans facing suspension after red card for stamp on Mike McCarthy

"My old coach would make us second rows show him the rake marks from studs on our backs after a game" - I'm not sure that shoeing your own team-mates is really on, even if they do ponce about in the cold area of the pitch comparing hair gel...

;)

3 Months, 3 Days ago

The biggest punches and worst fights in French domestic rugby

"What a highly artistic and beautifully made video :D"

It is quite beautiful though isn't it! Love the moody soundtrack!

3 Months, 6 Days ago

Danny Care brilliant inside flick sets up Matt Hopper try vs Clermont

Nice one, cheers for that mate.
So who would be your starting scrumhalf for the 6 nations then? Wigglesworth by the sound of it?

3 Months, 6 Days ago

Danny Care brilliant inside flick sets up Matt Hopper try vs Clermont

The rest of my post may have been tongue-in-cheek, but I stand by the haircut point. From what I can gather though, it seems Mr Dickson peruses the pages of the Rugbydump comments board and has taken my advice on board, (too much coincidence in timing for his new barnet not to be a direct correlation.

3 Months, 6 Days ago

Danny Care brilliant inside flick sets up Matt Hopper try vs Clermont

Ha ha! I hadn't seen that before! Christ he really is an insufferable bellend isn't he? Although on this (Care) video, he's just being retarded, "What is the captain doing?" is just bizarre...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETkXH-t4rnY
PS nice try there by Thomas, by the way.

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3 Months, 1 Week ago

Danny Care brilliant inside flick sets up Matt Hopper try vs Clermont

Really!? Oh, well that changes everything! Brilliant player, I've always said that. ;)

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Danny Care brilliant inside flick sets up Matt Hopper try vs Clermont

Agree on Simpson - would have been almost exactly the way I'd have described him, but Mr Lancaster has not included him in the EPS.

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Danny Care brilliant inside flick sets up Matt Hopper try vs Clermont

Seriously? Slow and unthreatening? We've either been watching two different blokes both called Danny Care or maybe we have just watched him playing in different games.

Here's the Stroudos analysis of England scrumhalves in the current EPS, (from my book, Unsolicited Opinions, available on Kindle for 10p):

Ben Youngs - most consistent in an England shirt, best link man with forwards, gets the game organised well and injects the odd moment of brilliance when the chance is on. From what I've seen recently though (which is not much admittedly), doesn't quite be hitting his usual high level.

Danny Care - with more of a maverick approach, I would argue England's most dynamic scrumhalf. His game is characterised by sniping runs around the base and he usually delivers quick ball. (On the occasions when I've seen him delaying in getting the ball away, it looked to me like he was obeying game plan instructions which were very unnatural for him). Prone to the odd loose piece of play / moment of madness, he's a riskier option but he delivers skills like those seen in this video fairly frequently.

I couldn't care less what he does off the pitch - none of my business.

Lee Dickson - safe pair of hands, consistent and reliable. I've never been that excited watching him though - is that a problem? Probably not. Terrible haircut.

Richard Wigglesworth - under-the-radar man, gets the job done with the minimum of fuss. In my ill-informed opinion, I'd put him in a similar category to Dickson.

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Danny Care brilliant inside flick sets up Matt Hopper try vs Clermont

BTW, see 0:12 for the worst piece of rugby commentary ever from Miles Harrison - and he's got some previous for shit commentary. "There's Brown again, doing the Leigh Halfpenny bit" - what, playing fullback!? You fucking idiot.

3 Months, 1 Week ago

 
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