England - best in the world?

England - best in the world?

Post by johnnysain » Fri, 18 Nov 2011 06:55:03


Come the weekend, will England win or will the Aussies merely improve their
performance a few notches as usual?

I'd love to think England can do it but I can't help thinking that when the
pressure is on the Aussies will show what they're really capable of and blow
us off the field.

What do we think?

johnnysaint

 
 
 

England - best in the world?

Post by Mr.Wil » Fri, 18 Nov 2011 11:46:03

think the same as you do really.
In fact Im surprised they didnt do their customary thing of letting us win
the pool game so they can tank us in the final.............
Then again I thought NZ would take us and we handled them pretty well so who
knows!

Mr.Will


Quote:
> Come the weekend, will England win or will the Aussies merely improve
> their performance a few notches as usual?

> I'd love to think England can do it but I can't help thinking that when
> the pressure is on the Aussies will show what they're really capable of
> and blow us off the field.

> What do we think?

> johnnysaint


 
 
 

England - best in the world?

Post by Arthur Py » Sat, 19 Nov 2011 05:28:05

Just checked in my diary. Sat. 27 Nov. 2004, went together with my son
and thousands of other hopefuls to Elland Road to see GB v. Oz in the
tri-nations final. Fortunately I don't have a note of the final score
but all I remember was being surprised at what a naff stadium Elland
Road is and then of watching Lockyer tear us apart while the crowd did
"Mexican" waves to keep their minds off what was going on on the pitch.

Maybe I was the bringer of bad vibes that night, so this time I'll stay
home - a couple of hundred miles away, and maybe we'll have a miracle
...
--
Arthur



Quote:
>think the same as you do really.
>In fact Im surprised they didnt do their customary thing of letting us win
>the pool game so they can tank us in the final.............
>Then again I thought NZ would take us and we handled them pretty well so who
>knows!

>Mr.Will



>> Come the weekend, will England win or will the Aussies merely improve
>> their performance a few notches as usual?

>> I'd love to think England can do it but I can't help thinking that when
>> the pressure is on the Aussies will show what they're really capable of
>> and blow us off the field.

>> What do we think?

>> johnnysaint


 
 
 

England - best in the world?

Post by Gordon Murra » Sun, 20 Nov 2011 01:45:40

Nice to see you doing your bit to help, Arthur!

But is it really "England" that`s playing?

Rangi Chase?  Jack Reed?  Gareth Widdop?  Chris Heighington?

Maybe it`s a case of if you can`t beat `em, join `em

....or let them join you!

:-)


Quote:
> Just checked in my diary. Sat. 27 Nov. 2004, went together with my son and
> thousands of other hopefuls to Elland Road to see GB v. Oz in the
> tri-nations final. Fortunately I don't have a note of the final score but
> all I remember was being surprised at what a naff stadium Elland Road is
> and then of watching Lockyer tear us apart while the crowd did "Mexican"
> waves to keep their minds off what was going on on the pitch.

> Maybe I was the bringer of bad vibes that night, so this time I'll stay
> home - a couple of hundred miles away, and maybe we'll have a miracle ...
> --
> Arthur



>>think the same as you do really.
>>In fact Im surprised they didnt do their customary thing of letting us win
>>the pool game so they can tank us in the final.............
>>Then again I thought NZ would take us and we handled them pretty well so
>>who
>>knows!

>>Mr.Will



>>> Come the weekend, will England win or will the Aussies merely improve
>>> their performance a few notches as usual?

>>> I'd love to think England can do it but I can't help thinking that when
>>> the pressure is on the Aussies will show what they're really capable of
>>> and blow us off the field.

>>> What do we think?

>>> johnnysaint

 
 
 

England - best in the world?

Post by Dee Brooke » Sun, 20 Nov 2011 17:32:44


Quote:
> Nice to see you doing your bit to help, Arthur!

> But is it really "England" that`s playing?

> Rangi Chase? Jack Reed? Gareth Widdop? Chris Heighington?

> Maybe it`s a case of if you can`t beat `em, join `em

> ....or let them join you!

> :-)

I actually don't have a problem with Reed or Widdop as they were both
born here, but the other 2, not only does it smack of desperation but I
don't even think that either of them have been that good! With Ellis
back today, I would move Wilkin to 13 and put Heighington on the bench.
I personally think that Jon Wilkin has been an unsung hero of the last 2
England matches, he has been superb.
I don't doubt that as usual, we will look good for an hour, then they
will blow us away at the end. Also, as usual, I will be there, freezing
and forever hopefull!

Dee

 
 
 

England - best in the world?

Post by Mr.Wil » Sun, 20 Nov 2011 22:16:20

Well, it seems its in line with the rules so you have to accept it.
I know what you mean, though its hardly as embarrasing as the "World Cup" I
saw once, which featured all these countries represented by various Super
League and NRL players whose grandfathers may have visited said countries
once.

Mr.Will


Quote:
> Nice to see you doing your bit to help, Arthur!

> But is it really "England" that`s playing?

> Rangi Chase?  Jack Reed?  Gareth Widdop?  Chris Heighington?

> Maybe it`s a case of if you can`t beat `em, join `em

> ....or let them join you!

> :-)



>> Just checked in my diary. Sat. 27 Nov. 2004, went together with my son
>> and thousands of other hopefuls to Elland Road to see GB v. Oz in the
>> tri-nations final. Fortunately I don't have a note of the final score but
>> all I remember was being surprised at what a naff stadium Elland Road is
>> and then of watching Lockyer tear us apart while the crowd did "Mexican"
>> waves to keep their minds off what was going on on the pitch.

>> Maybe I was the bringer of bad vibes that night, so this time I'll stay
>> home - a couple of hundred miles away, and maybe we'll have a miracle ...
>> --
>> Arthur



>>>think the same as you do really.
>>>In fact Im surprised they didnt do their customary thing of letting us
>>>win
>>>the pool game so they can tank us in the final.............
>>>Then again I thought NZ would take us and we handled them pretty well so
>>>who
>>>knows!

>>>Mr.Will



>>>> Come the weekend, will England win or will the Aussies merely improve
>>>> their performance a few notches as usual?

>>>> I'd love to think England can do it but I can't help thinking that when
>>>> the pressure is on the Aussies will show what they're really capable of
>>>> and blow us off the field.

>>>> What do we think?

>>>> johnnysaint

 
 
 

England - best in the world?

Post by Arthur Py » Mon, 21 Nov 2011 00:08:16

As you say, it's in line with the regulations and they're followed by
pretty much all sports. The aspect I'm least happy with is of players
changing their allegiance at the drop of a hat. I don't know if
international regulations allow it, but I'd like to see some rule that
stopped players changing their "nationality" so easily.

Visits by grandfathers don't count as far as I know - that's unless
granddad was a bit of a lad and "sowed a seed" during his visit.

But on the day that we hear of the death of Basil D'Oliviera, I think
that we have to accept that there are some situations where it's OK to
somebody to play for a country to which he has no *** ties. RIP Basil,
a fine cricketer and truly honourable man.
--
Arthur



Quote:
>Well, it seems its in line with the rules so you have to accept it.
>I know what you mean, though its hardly as embarrasing as the "World Cup" I
>saw once, which featured all these countries represented by various Super
>League and NRL players whose grandfathers may have visited said countries
>once.

>Mr.Will



>> Nice to see you doing your bit to help, Arthur!

>> But is it really "England" that`s playing?

>> Rangi Chase?  Jack Reed?  Gareth Widdop?  Chris Heighington?

>> Maybe it`s a case of if you can`t beat `em, join `em

>> ....or let them join you!

>> :-)



>>> Just checked in my diary. Sat. 27 Nov. 2004, went together with my son
>>> and thousands of other hopefuls to Elland Road to see GB v. Oz in the
>>> tri-nations final. Fortunately I don't have a note of the final score but
>>> all I remember was being surprised at what a naff stadium Elland Road is
>>> and then of watching Lockyer tear us apart while the crowd did "Mexican"
>>> waves to keep their minds off what was going on on the pitch.

>>> Maybe I was the bringer of bad vibes that night, so this time I'll stay
>>> home - a couple of hundred miles away, and maybe we'll have a miracle ...
>>> --
>>> Arthur



>>>>think the same as you do really.
>>>>In fact Im surprised they didnt do their customary thing of letting us
>>>>win
>>>>the pool game so they can tank us in the final.............
>>>>Then again I thought NZ would take us and we handled them pretty well so
>>>>who
>>>>knows!

>>>>Mr.Will



>>>>> Come the weekend, will England win or will the Aussies merely improve
>>>>> their performance a few notches as usual?

>>>>> I'd love to think England can do it but I can't help thinking that when
>>>>> the pressure is on the Aussies will show what they're really capable of
>>>>> and blow us off the field.

>>>>> What do we think?

>>>>> johnnysaint

 
 
 

England - best in the world?

Post by Wirral Sain » Sun, 27 Nov 2011 18:55:37

test

As you say, it's in line with the regulations and they're followed by
pretty much all sports. The aspect I'm least happy with is of players
changing their allegiance at the drop of a hat. I don't know if
international regulations allow it, but I'd like to see some rule that
stopped players changing their "nationality" so easily.

Visits by grandfathers don't count as far as I know - that's unless
granddad was a bit of a lad and "sowed a seed" during his visit.

But on the day that we hear of the death of Basil D'Oliviera, I think
that we have to accept that there are some situations where it's OK to
somebody to play for a country to which he has no *** ties. RIP Basil,
a fine cricketer and truly honourable man.
--
Arthur



Quote:
>Well, it seems its in line with the rules so you have to accept it.
>I know what you mean, though its hardly as embarrasing as the "World Cup" I
>saw once, which featured all these countries represented by various Super
>League and NRL players whose grandfathers may have visited said countries
>once.

>Mr.Will



>> Nice to see you doing your bit to help, Arthur!

>> But is it really "England" that`s playing?

>> Rangi Chase?  Jack Reed?  Gareth Widdop?  Chris Heighington?

>> Maybe it`s a case of if you can`t beat `em, join `em

>> ....or let them join you!

>> :-)



>>> Just checked in my diary. Sat. 27 Nov. 2004, went together with my son
>>> and thousands of other hopefuls to Elland Road to see GB v. Oz in the
>>> tri-nations final. Fortunately I don't have a note of the final score
>>> but
>>> all I remember was being surprised at what a naff stadium Elland Road is
>>> and then of watching Lockyer tear us apart while the crowd did "Mexican"
>>> waves to keep their minds off what was going on on the pitch.

>>> Maybe I was the bringer of bad vibes that night, so this time I'll stay
>>> home - a couple of hundred miles away, and maybe we'll have a miracle
>>> ...
>>> --
>>> Arthur



>>>>think the same as you do really.
>>>>In fact Im surprised they didnt do their customary thing of letting us
>>>>win
>>>>the pool game so they can tank us in the final.............
>>>>Then again I thought NZ would take us and we handled them pretty well so
>>>>who
>>>>knows!

>>>>Mr.Will



>>>>> Come the weekend, will England win or will the Aussies merely improve
>>>>> their performance a few notches as usual?

>>>>> I'd love to think England can do it but I can't help thinking that
>>>>> when
>>>>> the pressure is on the Aussies will show what they're really capable
>>>>> of
>>>>> and blow us off the field.

>>>>> What do we think?

>>>>> johnnysaint