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05-02-2005, 20:23   #31
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I think all the pundits who had them written off, before this competition, now have something to think about.
Nah not really. France were just terrible. Ireland would have beaten France playing like that by 40 points. They were brutal. Scotland are still terrible, no pace, poor handling. I've backed them for the wooden spoon at 5/1 and am still very confident.

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Scotland must feel robbed (rightly as that was a good try). France wont be that poor again.
Really? I've watched it a load of times and I'm pretty sure Hogg's foot brushes the whitewash. That's all it needs to do. And in fairness the touch judge was in the prefect position.

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Wales looking good but wasting great oppotunites to get the ball wide quickly.
Indeed, they play just like the Ospreys. If they come up against a better side they'll get beaten. They just waste all their posession and crap across field. They really need to have some vision. What's more confusing is they don't spread it out with the fast men they have out on the wings.

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He's good don't get me wrong. But please remembr he tackled an 18yr old (soft target compared to the likes of BOD),some boot though he should have taken all the kicks. Still time will tell,hope for the good.
I think Henson is very overrated, certainly D'Arcy is a better player. Henson kicked a long kick today and tackled Tait a couple of times and he gets Man of The Match. I'm not scared. The guy cracked in pressure games against Munster twice and I'm fully expecting him to do the same again against Ireland should that be a Grand Slam decider. He's an arrogant twat too. I'm paraphrasing but in his prematch interview he said "I hope people come to see me"
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05-02-2005, 22:33   #32
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I think Henson is very overrated....He's an arrogant twat too. I'm paraphrasing but in his prematch interview he said "I hope people come to see me"
That explains the half tonne of hair gel then!

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Nah not really. France were just terrible. Ireland would have beaten France playing like that by 40 points. They were brutal. Scotland are still terrible, no pace, poor handling. I've backed them for the wooden spoon at 5/1 and am still very confident.
In fairness I don't think anyone expected France to be phenomenal, and yet spread betters had France to win by about 24/26 points.
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in his prematch interview he said "I hope people come to see me"
and then he corrected himself saying , I hope people come to see Wales and enjoy my play .Im not saying the guy is world class or anything like that , im just saying he is a key player for Wales .A lot of that is down to his kicking too .
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I dont know enough about henson to say if he's over-rated or not, i havn't seen him play enough to make up my mind..but no question he was the best player on the pitch last night...especially when he switched to full back while thomas was off...2nd best was robinson...kay was alright but no one else from england stood out.
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I think Henson is very overrated, certainly D'Arcy is a better player. Henson kicked a long kick today and tackled Tait a couple of times and he gets Man of The Match. I'm not scared. The guy cracked in pressure games against Munster twice and I'm fully expecting him to do the same again against Ireland should that be a Grand Slam decider. He's an arrogant twat too. I'm paraphrasing but in his prematch interview he said "I hope people come to see me"
Think you are slating him a tad too much - he has 12 caps give him time. Hope he turns out to be a good player and not one of these fla boys with the hair and the tv crap (BOD is) hype is a bit much though.
A real test has to come at him yet and i reckon D'arcy and BOD running at him will show some flaws.Cant see him doing that tackle to the likes of the Irish backline - he'd break his back if he tried that on Horgan LOL
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Fair enough, all I'm saying is I've watched him play at least 10 times this season, and last night was probably his best performance. I've also seen him crack twice and seen him ruin good attacks by taking too much on his shoulders. I think our centres are far better and hopefully SCW agrees with me. I'd be very worried putting him in the Lions in the centres.

But you're right I probably am a bit harsh on the guy. He hasn't exactly endeared himself to me in the past I think Wales have stacks of outstanding backs, Thomas, Williams and Peel are all class... but not as good as our back-line.
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