>|> they just have to put it all together as a team.
>In WC95 I had the distinct impression in the lead-up games, that everyfrog
>in the team was working on a different peak-talent cycle, so it never quite
>came together, though they did enough to get by; (only just, in the Scotland
>match, where N'Tamack's cycle peaked just in time to save the game!)
They now need to work on their discipline. Over the last 5N they have
been in trouble with that too much at moments when it wasn't needed.
And IIRC they also had somebody sent off (Merle? Well, he is out of
the team anyway) when playing SA last November.
>where finally *all* the team would synchromesh at last, and blow us away with
>some classic French fireworks. So it woulda happebed too, if the weather
>hadn't come to SA's aid, (a bog to play on was far more injurious to France's
>style than SA's). So I was happy(-ish) to see SA beat them by a whisker,
>with this aid from the natural world, as I thought we could dispose of those
>highly competent journeymen with much less risk.
Quarter Finals) the differences between teams have become so tight
that every little thing could make up the match result. A missed
penalty, a wrong decision by the ref, one great run, etc, etc. You are
mentioning here how close France came at the 1995 semi and we all
could mention a few more things that could have turned results around
at that World Cup final stages. Maybe it now is France's turn to have
their portion of luck.
>unhappy to see them do it, than either of the green-coated teams. As I noted
>before, France is the only one of the big four (positive win-ratio teams)
>not to have actually won it. So yes, it IS their turn...
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