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Jonny Wilkinson makes his 11th comeback
Jonny Wilkinson makes his 11th comeback since playing in the 2003 Rugby World Cup final, I read this with interest on your news pages, I could not belive my eyes. 11 comebacks and they call Bill Clinton the comeback kid. Are we not again in danger of over hyping the efforts of this talented but luck strapped player. Before too long we'll see media coverage on Jonny's return in time for world cup or Jonny's back to his best, etc etc. Why cant we just let him get on with it, get fit and stay fit, if he makes the selection and plays for England, the game as a whole will be better for it.. By the way, enjoy the site!
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Posted by Simon CarterMar 20, 2007 @ 09:23
Six Nations now over, what next.
Now that the six nations is behind us, what next for the fortunes of our teams in France this autumn? Does any of then based upon the mixed performances through he six nations really stand a chance? I'm not sure I shall risk my money on backing any one of them, least of all England. Lets hope that they at the very least give us a good game against their much better fancied opponents.
Posted by Nick - BrentwoodMar 19, 2007 @ 10:47
The youth are doing OK
The selection of Haskell for this weekend isgreat newsd for England fans and is in keeping with the policy of the head coach, Brian Ashton, to give our youth a chance following the shining displays of Toby Flood, Shane Geraghty and David Strettle. Come on England lets show them!
Posted by Andy - CroydonMar 16, 2007 @ 10:01
England can!
Such arrogance Jeanne! You should have known it would return to bite you on the derriere. An excellent show from England: good handling, forward power, and some dazzling youngsters - suddenly life ain't so bad!
Posted by Paul, BedfordMar 12, 2007 @ 03:03
Who can stop the french?
Can anyone stop the French this year, the grand slam looks ever so likely, dont expect England to do any better against us than they did away to the Irish. You were once a great team, but those days are long gone, and some while away still. Right here, right now, it's the French that are singing loudest Allez le bleu
Posted by Jeanne - ChiswickMar 09, 2007 @ 01:55
Catt that got the cream, albeit a long while ago
I am startled by the appointment of catt as captain let alone a starter for this weekends match. It just shows how desperate england are, where are the up and coming players, if this is the best we can do, lets save ourselves a lot of embarrasment and money and decline from travelling to France later this year.
Posted by David - PowysMar 07, 2007 @ 09:11
England team to face France
If Ashton thinks Mike Catt is the best player to play centre then he should have been in the side from day one. Now he has been chucked in as skipper in the hope that he will make the difference and bring Ashton's game plan to fruition, it's a bizarre selection policy and I can't see it working
Posted by Peter, ChiswickMar 06, 2007 @ 02:33
six nations headache
Am I the only one that cant wait to see the back of the six nations this year? I am sick to the back teeth of the mindless banter re England, the revival, the collapse, its all the same. We simply aren't good enough. Lets just get through the last couple of games and get it over with. Surely the world cup which is looming ever closer is more important? Lets get our players and coaching staff thinking on this event, after all, every other team are.
Posted by Jeff - PutneyMar 01, 2007 @ 10:07
England back to true form
So, the wilkinson, ashton revival is all but over. We have real problems with english rugby, two average performances against two average teams wont hide that. The Irish really showed us the challenges we have to meet before we face mightier opposition in France this year. Lets get back to improving the english game and the team before we expect anything more than what we saw on Saturday.
Posted by Dianne - CreweFeb 26, 2007 @ 09:52
10 point lead
can't wait for the game tomorrow, as for a ten point lead, I doubt many bookies will give you good odds on that. lets hope for a good game of rugby, whatever the outcome. Come on England!
Posted by Stu - FinchleyFeb 23, 2007 @ 11:17
Jonny Crocked for Croker!
First Jason Robinson, now the boy wonder! Looks like England will be the one's choking at Croker this weekend! Ten point victory for Drico's boys!
Posted by Michael, DublinFeb 22, 2007 @ 03:39
No Prince
Having just read that Prince William wont be spotted at any further Welsh games, I can only hope that the Luck of the Welsh holds, for all the good his supoport has done so far, they're probably better off without him! You're more likely to see him at the next England match!
Posted by Keith OxfordFeb 21, 2007 @ 04:29
A few beers
If we are suggesting that the welsh teams performance to date is a litle below par due to them sinking a few beers, then maybe we should be looking at the drinking habits of the england team and the coaching staff over the past year or so!
Posted by David - GwentFeb 21, 2007 @ 10:13
Welsh drinks
I totally agree with Phil from Bristol's post. We can't have it both ways; On the one hand, we complain that modern professional rugby players are pre-programmed automatons playing a game that is becoming too predictable and sterile. Then we castigate the Welsh team for having a few pints after an international in Scotland. Let's lighten up and remember players are entitled to a life outside of rugby. The fact that the Welsh team had a few beers is not the reason they have struggled in the Six Nations.
Posted by Steve, RichmondFeb 20, 2007 @ 02:09
let them drink
I agree with the comments on your site, I also think that palyers should be allowed to mix with their public and have a drink, clearly in this proffesional era players know what is expected of them, and too their alchol limitations.They are not children.
Posted by Simon BrentofrdFeb 19, 2007 @ 12:02
Let them have a drink
I couldn't help but scoff at the furore about the Welsh players going out for a few beers after their match against Scotland. There were three things that irked me: 1. No one would have batted an eyelid if the Welsh had won that day 2. They are professional athletes and both they and their coaching staff know what is required of them to be in shape. If they think one night out will do them no harm, who are we to question it? 3. Do we really want our internationals becoming like footballers, cocooned away from the real world and having nop interaction with their fans at all? One of the great apeals of rugby is that the people paying their money to sit in the stands are can mix with their heroes in the pubs and bars later that same day. Long may that continue.
Posted by Phil, BristolFeb 16, 2007 @ 01:24
Resting England Players?
As a proud england fan, I am all for club before country, especially in this ever so physically demanding game. I appreciate that the clubs who support these capped players get a raw deal at times, but surely we all have a commitment to see our country feild the very best team we can in the very best physical condition.
Posted by Justin - CanterburyFeb 15, 2007 @ 12:17
Ashton revival?
All this talk about an Ashton revival,what the hell is going on? So we have won two games on the trot, so we are unbeaten in the six nations as are France? So What? We have a lot to do and so does Brian Ashton if we are to challenge for a better ranking and a chance to shine in this summers World Cup. We are not there yet, let's not kid ourselves, lets enjoy it of course, but lets also learn from it, it's a long road to france.
Posted by Keith - IpswichFeb 13, 2007 @ 11:20
Go Johnny indeed...
of course we'd have a chance without Johnny, maybe not at this six nations, but definately in the future, we have some good new england players coming up - look at Ellis hes doing great, the team just need to work together a bit more and not just depend on Johnny kicking the penalties all the time...
Posted by marge, londonFeb 12, 2007 @ 05:30
England Better?
Is it me, or are we all deluded, is our england team getting better or worse, or is it that the Italian team we just beat , we underestimated by a truck load. Bring on the Irish, who will be looking hard at the way we were outplayed by the Italians at times this weekend gone.
Posted by anonFeb 12, 2007 @ 10:38
TMO Controversy
In light of television match official Donal Courtney's controversial decision to allow Jonny Wilkinson's try against Scotland, should TMOs be scrapped?
Posted by AnonFeb 09, 2007 @ 03:20
6 Nations
Johnny's back! At least England have a chance now, he can bring back some of that winning spirit he showed a few years ago and wipe out the losing streak that we have endured ever since. But - relying on just one player so much means it's not so much a team sport anymore for England. Would we have a chance without him?
Posted by Samantha, SurreyFeb 09, 2007 @ 10:56
No, I think they have a place in the game today, they can and are normally the right way to make a close judgement call on a sensitive point, like most things, these calls can sometimes fly in the face of what seems right. In the majority of cases they have proven useful and right on the money.
Posted by anonFeb 06, 2007 @ 04:04

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