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Lions Tour of NZ 2017

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Re: Lions Tour of NZ 2017

Postby Russ » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:44 am

Spade is called spade

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Re: Lions Tour of NZ 2017

Postby Shan » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:35 pm

Pity someone didn't say this before. Gatland now claiming he is hurt by SOB's comments and he won't coach any more Lions tours. Pity he doesn't just f-ck off back to NZ altogether and become a sheep farmer so we don't have to see his head anymore. Hopefully Wales will lose all their games, though I'd be saying that no matter who was in charge of them.

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Re: Lions Tour of NZ 2017

Postby Dublin4 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:34 am

Nasty Sean O'Brien upsetting Warren Gatland.
Now we won't have Warren to kick around anymore as Lions coach.

SOB won't be around anyway in 2021 but I guess Warren needed an excuse.
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Re: Lions Tour of NZ 2017

Postby BaggyTrousers » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:41 am

Lions? Pfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffft who cares?

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Re: Lions Tour of NZ 2017

Postby damianmcr » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:17 pm

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Re: Lions Tour of NZ 2017

Postby Dave » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:02 pm

damianmcr wrote:Scott Baldwin
I have my own tv channel, what have you got?
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Re: Lions Tour of NZ 2017

Postby shamalicious » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:31 pm

Cheers Seanie

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Re: Lions Tour of NZ 2017

Postby big mervyn » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:38 pm

Dave wrote:
damianmcr wrote:Scott Baldwin

A nasty case of blood poisoning apparently.

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Re: Lions Tour of NZ 2017

Postby bazzaj » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:51 pm

Dublin4 wrote:Nasty Sean O'Brien upsetting Warren Gatland.
Now we won't have Warren to kick around anymore as Lions coach.

SOB won't be around anyway in 2021 but I guess Warren needed an excuse.

Sobs remarks were at an after dinner jokey speaking engagement.
Taken a little out of context.
Gatland was looking for an out considering the man has rhino hide.
Mind you when he hears people like Austen Healey saying he wouldn't even train the team, just let them get on with it, he must think go for it you feckers.

Say what you want about Gatland but he understood the concept and what traditionally works.
Streamline the squad as much as possible which creates a bond.
Create a basic game plan which was handy for Gatland.
Give everyone a start before the first test so noone cam feel hard done by.
Pick to form as much as possible.

He definitely made mistakes sure but compared to world cup winning managers Woodward and Henry who strayed from this formula he was vastly superior by showing respect to traditional Lions values.
No doubt he learned that by working under Geech.
When he strayed particularly with geographical Lions he held his hands up and didn't cap them.

I completely get his parting quote" it's over to someone else to reinvent the wheel".
The next guy in will probably try to do it his way and knows what's best a la Henry and Woodward.

Then promptly get his back side handed to him
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