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in 97 Scotland finished 2nd bottom and supplied I think it was 6 players. The players involved in the squad were all really top quality. I just don't think applies to today.

I should stop here, don't want you to think I'm just on a wind up.


It was 5 players, and as it happens Scotland, Wales and Ireland finished in a tie for 3rd. (Wales had 8 players picked, Ireland 4).


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in 97 Scotland finished 2nd bottom and supplied I think it was 6 players. The players involved in the squad were all really top quality. I just don't think applies to today.

I should stop here, don't want you to think I'm just on a wind up.


It was 5 players, and as it happens Scotland, Wales and Ireland finished in a tie for 3rd. (Wales had 8 players picked, Ireland 4).


And we went and smashed them against all the odds.


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As it happens it was 6 with an injury call up.


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As it happens it was 6 with an injury call up.


I know. I was talking about the original squad.


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Davies, Halfpenny, AWJ didn't have great 6Ns. Why are they seemingly nailed on?


Isn't it obvious? Previous Lions tour experience and the coach knows them inside out.

Gatland, quite rightly, is going to try and win in NZ and picks accordingly.


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Davies, Halfpenny, AWJ didn't have great 6Ns. Why are they seemingly nailed on?


Isn't it obvious? Previous Lions tour experience and the coach knows them inside out.

Gatland, quite rightly, is going to try and win in NZ and picks accordingly.


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Davies, Halfpenny, AWJ didn't have great 6Ns. Why are they seemingly nailed on?


Isn't it obvious? Previous Lions tour experience and the coach knows them inside out.

Gatland, quite rightly, is going to try and win in NZ and picks accordingly.


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Spoiler that FFS - can't have that arsehole showing up anywhere other than: A) The English thread; B) A Lions thread or; C) Twat of the Year thread.


I think Theresa May has that last one sewn up, despite a strong last-minute challenge from Warren Gatland.


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Why is a Welsh troll on the Scottish rugby thread? We don't clog up their page, away and look for some attention with dai m9.


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I like haggis wrote:
Why is a Welsh troll on the Scottish rugby thread? We don't clog up their page, away and look for some attention with dai m9.


He wasn't being that bad, and he's gone now.


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What's the betting he picks Halfpenny ahead of Hogg for the test team.


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What's the betting he picks Halfpenny ahead of Hogg for the test team.


Honestly couldn't give a shit right now. I was looking forward to an old-style Lions tour where we all had players to get behind. Gatland has taken that prospect away. If he picks Halfpenny then at least Hogg won't get injured.


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In all the Lions kerfuffle did anyone else notice former Edinburgh player Piers Francis was called up to the England squad! :shock:


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In all the Lions kerfuffle did anyone else notice former Edinburgh player Piers Francis was called up to the England squad! :shock:


He has been getting plenty of game time for the Blues and Counties in NZ and has signed with Northampton for next season. Still pretty average to be honest, especially by local standards at Super Rugby level.


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Tom English sneering at Scottish players as usual - saying that all of our guys missed out to good players. We know this. It's the fact that they missed out every single time that pisses us off.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/39648980

Tom Shanklin openly stating that our players are less talented than the others! What a load of utter shite.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/39648292

Perhaps I should just give up the internet altogether?


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Tom English sneering at Scottish players as usual - saying that all of our guys missed out to good players. We know this. It's the fact that they missed out every single time that pisses us off.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/39648980

Tom Shanklin openly stating that our players are less talented than the others! What a load of utter shite.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/39648292

Perhaps I should just give up the internet altogether?


Tom English is a great example of what is holding back Scottish rugby. Why is the supposed journalistic font of Scottish rugby an Irish plum who delights in telling us how shite we are?


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Klytaemnestra's child wrote:
Doc Rob wrote:
Tom English sneering at Scottish players as usual - saying that all of our guys missed out to good players. We know this. It's the fact that they missed out every single time that pisses us off.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/39648980

Tom Shanklin openly stating that our players are less talented than the others! What a load of utter shite.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/39648292

Perhaps I should just give up the internet altogether?


Tom English is a great example of what is holding back Scottish rugby. Why is the supposed journalistic font of Scottish rugby an Irish plum who delights in telling us how shite we are?

100% this.


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English is a disgrace. Interesting he asks lots of questions about who you'd leave out, yet the story isn't open for comments.

But again, I am very happy that a pretty much intact squad will be available for the tour. They have work to do if they are to kick on from here.


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If people stopped clicking on his articles he would be out of a job.


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It's actually Shanklin's article that infuriates me more.

Firstly, because he is openly perpetuating the myth that Scottish players are somehow inherently inferior to Welsh players (eh?) and secondly, because he is doing exactly what I've been ranting about, and explaining away our best 6N game in years as 'they play better as a team'. Leaving aside the thinly veiled sneer at our players, I thought rugby was supposed to be a team game?


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As I said elsewhere, it seems to be that any excuse will do. It doesn't have to be a good one.
Some of the reasoning has even been contradictory. The statement that a player's nationality was not looked at, then the excuse that Scots players not having played tests in New Zealand since 2000 being a case in point.


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If people stopped clicking on his articles he would be out of a job.

+1


Now how do we get Rob of Andrew Coitter?


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Moustache Attack wrote:

I've tried to put together a more measured response than simply calling the fella a plum (tempting as it was):

http://wp.me/p68WtH-5PM


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My issue is not that individually we are better than who has been selected but every single time a choice has to be made, it goes against us. Every negative from Scotland is held up as a reason not to pick them, and every single positive is explained away.

AWJ is supposedly there for his leadership, but made many questionable decisions during 6n, including being over ruled by his kickers at a vital moment.

Watson outplayed Tupric and Warburton and beat them at there own game, yet it's forgotten about.

Glasgow get to a quarter final by humping tigers to nil away, yet apparently we can't travel. A tigers side that includes Cole who got shoved all over the park by the vastly inferior Scottish front row yet nobody cares.

The same success of getting through the group stages is met with "well, you got beat away from home against the reigning camps, so you must be shite. Let's applaud the guys who didn't get that far".

We were playing, by common consensus, the most exciting, expansive clinical backs play in the 6n, yet after the England game, where we started without 9 first choice and lost another 4 during the game, we are suddenly shite(we were shite that game but no reasoning is accepted, it's just taken as proof of our shiteness)

Glasgow win the pro 12, get to semis the following year, yet it's claimed we can't expect any players to be selected as the players have only been good for 1 season, despite above claims that we were shite anyway cause we lost to England and Sarries.

This is a childish rant, but why do they have to have hogg like supremacy over their ivals to be classed as worthy.

I love the lions but it's very hard to rouse yourself to support a team made up of entirely players who you want to lose for the other 3 years and 10 months.


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The fact that the Welsh are so rabid about this shows their guilt.

Fuck the Lions. Honestly, it's for the best.


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Lads, just popping in to say I do think you've been pretty badly treated there

I hope it doesn't disillusion people too much although I was chatting to my Scots mate who's been mad about the lions for years and even he's pretty negative

Feck the Aussies over will you please :thumbup:


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Lads, just popping in to say I do think you've been pretty badly treated there

I hope it doesn't disillusion people too much although I was chatting to my Scots mate who's been mad about the lions for years and even he's pretty negative

Feck the Aussies over will you please :thumbup:

It's ok mate. It's just the screechy SNP types that get really riled up.


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Lads, just popping in to say I do think you've been pretty badly treated there

I hope it doesn't disillusion people too much although I was chatting to my Scots mate who's been mad about the lions for years and even he's pretty negative

Feck the Aussies over will you please :thumbup:

It's ok mate. It's just the screechy SNP types that get really riled up.

Ah ffs, trolling your own national thread? :P


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Lads, just popping in to say I do think you've been pretty badly treated there

I hope it doesn't disillusion people too much although I was chatting to my Scots mate who's been mad about the lions for years and even he's pretty negative

Feck the Aussies over will you please :thumbup:

It's ok mate. We North Brits know our place.


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Lads, just popping in to say I do think you've been pretty badly treated there

I hope it doesn't disillusion people too much although I was chatting to my Scots mate who's been mad about the lions for years and even he's pretty negative

Feck the Aussies over will you please :thumbup:

It's ok mate. It's just the screechy SNP types that get really riled up.

Ah ffs, trolling your own national thread? :P

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My issue is not that individually we are better than who has been selected but every single time a choice has to be made, it goes against us. Every negative from Scotland is held up as a reason not to pick them, and every single positive is explained away.

AWJ is supposedly there for his leadership, but made many questionable decisions during 6n, including being over ruled by his kickers at a vital moment.

Watson outplayed Tupric and Warburton and beat them at there own game, yet it's forgotten about.

Glasgow get to a quarter final by humping tigers to nil away, yet apparently we can't travel. A tigers side that includes Cole who got shoved all over the park by the vastly inferior Scottish front row yet nobody cares.

The same success of getting through the group stages is met with "well, you got beat away from home against the reigning camps, so you must be shite. Let's applaud the guys who didn't get that far".

We were playing, by common consensus, the most exciting, expansive clinical backs play in the 6n, yet after the England game, where we started without 9 first choice and lost another 4 during the game, we are suddenly shite(we were shite that game but no reasoning is accepted, it's just taken as proof of our shiteness)

Glasgow win the pro 12, get to semis the following year, yet it's claimed we can't expect any players to be selected as the players have only been good for 1 season, despite above claims that we were shite anyway cause we lost to England and Sarries.

This is a childish rant, but why do they have to have hogg like supremacy over their ivals to be classed as worthy.

I love the lions but it's very hard to rouse yourself to support a team made up of entirely players who you want to lose for the other 3 years and 10 months.


Yeah, this is pretty much 100% what I think too (and have posted similar). As to the last part, one of the nice things about the Lions is being able to cheer on players you usually want to lose - but you need to have at least a few of your own there too.


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hp18 wrote:
OptimisticJock wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
Lads, just popping in to say I do think you've been pretty badly treated there

I hope it doesn't disillusion people too much although I was chatting to my Scots mate who's been mad about the lions for years and even he's pretty negative

Feck the Aussies over will you please :thumbup:

It's ok mate. It's just the screechy SNP types that get really riled up.

Ah ffs, trolling your own national thread? :P

:lol:


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Aldo wrote:
My issue is not that individually we are better than who has been selected but every single time a choice has to be made, it goes against us. Every negative from Scotland is held up as a reason not to pick them, and every single positive is explained away.

AWJ is supposedly there for his leadership, but made many questionable decisions during 6n, including being over ruled by his kickers at a vital moment.

Watson outplayed Tupric and Warburton and beat them at there own game, yet it's forgotten about.

Glasgow get to a quarter final by humping tigers to nil away, yet apparently we can't travel. A tigers side that includes Cole who got shoved all over the park by the vastly inferior Scottish front row yet nobody cares.

The same success of getting through the group stages is met with "well, you got beat away from home against the reigning camps, so you must be shite. Let's applaud the guys who didn't get that far".

We were playing, by common consensus, the most exciting, expansive clinical backs play in the 6n, yet after the England game, where we started without 9 first choice and lost another 4 during the game, we are suddenly shite(we were shite that game but no reasoning is accepted, it's just taken as proof of our shiteness)

Glasgow win the pro 12, get to semis the following year, yet it's claimed we can't expect any players to be selected as the players have only been good for 1 season, despite above claims that we were shite anyway cause we lost to England and Sarries.

This is a childish rant, but why do they have to have hogg like supremacy over their ivals to be classed as worthy.

I love the lions but it's very hard to rouse yourself to support a team made up of entirely players who you want to lose for the other 3 years and 10 months.


I might take a copy of your post because it succinctly summarises what I have been trying to say since Wednesday. :thumbup:

If only our journalists and pundits would put that case it might get a fair hearing.


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I honestly have no emotional involvement in the Lions now. I reckon neither Hogg nor Seymour will get near the test team for the same reasoning that Gatland has used for not picking the other Scots who should be on tour. If there were a few more Scots guys and they had an equal chance of getting into the test team then things would be different but how can I be expected to support a bunch of guys who I don't support week in week out and who I have watched our guys outplay on more than one occasion this year. If I am honest I watch and support the NZ super league teams and the ABs more often than I do any welsh, english or irish teams. Therefore for me its the ABs I will be supporting? I will of course be cheering on Hogg and Seymour in their games but, absolutely wrongly, they have a feckin mountain of favouritism and prejudice to climb if they are to get into the test team.

On a broader front I feel that Gatland has devalued the Lions and what it stands for. He should be picking the best players and the best team not his mates from the country he manages. He has made it clear from day 1 that he wouldn’t be picking any Scots and the token gestures he has made have been very poor. Expecting Townsend to play understudy to Howley was just plain embarrassingly bad judgement and I am glad Toonie turned it down. Watching wales trundle up in the 6Ns was evidence enough that decision was the correct one. It seems that Gatland has used that as an excuse to pick his welsh buddies despite how poorly they have been playing at club and country level for some time now. I suspect Gatland's initial team selection is going to let him down badly in the first test and I expect significant changes in personnel in 2nd and 3rd tests as his poor judgement and limited game plan becomes clear. The ABs will be relishing the game!


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I honestly have no emotional involvement in the Lions now. I reckon neither Hogg nor Seymour will get near the test team for the same reasoning that Gatland has used for not picking the other Scots who should be on tour. If there were a few more Scots guys and they had an equal chance of getting into the test team then things would be different but how can I be expected to support a bunch of guys who I don't support week in week out and who I have watched our guys outplay on more than one occasion this year. If I am honest I watch and support the NZ super league teams and the ABs more often than I do any welsh, english or irish teams. Therefore for me its the ABs I will be supporting? I will of course be cheering on Hogg and Seymour in their games but, absolutely wrongly, they have a feckin mountain of favouritism and prejudice to climb if they are to get into the test team.

On a broader front I feel that Gatland has devalued the Lions and what it stands for. He should be picking the best players and the best team not his mates from the country he manages. He has made it clear from day 1 that he wouldn’t be picking any Scots and the token gestures he has made have been very poor. Expecting Townsend to play understudy to Howley was just plain embarrassingly bad judgement and I am glad Toonie turned it down. Watching wales trundle up in the 6Ns was evidence enough that decision was the correct one. It seems that Gatland has used that as an excuse to pick his welsh buddies despite how poorly they have been playing at club and country level for some time now. I suspect Gatland's initial team selection is going to let him down badly in the first test and I expect significant changes in personnel in 2nd and 3rd tests as his poor judgement and limited game plan becomes clear. The ABs will be relishing the game!


The spread bookies are making a price in the first test of AB's by 8-10 - huge buy @ 10 IMO


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Would never wish an injury on anyone but I've just looked at the team sheets for the weekend - makes you realise why, as a player, you wouldn't whinge (yet) if you've been missed out. There could be 3/4 changes by Monday after a brutal weekend.

On another note we, Scotland, given that both Pro teams have nothing to play for should pretty much ignore anything other than looking after our players as much as we can for the Summer tour. If Edinburgh or Glasgow play a weakened team and it has ramifications elsewhere - Fuuck them - we've been clearly shown where we stand.
We should definitely rest everybody for away matches and if anyone complains, especially Ospreys or Scarlets - we can refer them to Warren.


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Kiwi here....i agree with your sentiments re- Lions selections, and lack of scots players. To have 3 kiwi born selected ahead of scots

players is a kick in the nuts. I don't blame Gatts entirely...he's part of a team of selectors. Is there a scot anywhere in the

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Kiwi here....i agree with your sentiments re- Lions selections, and lack of scots players. To have 3 kiwi born selected ahead of scots

players is a kick in the nuts. I don't blame Gatts entirely...he's part of a team of selectors. Is there a scot anywhere in the

management team?



Nope - Gatland sacked the scottish doctor on the team as well!


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Kiwi here....i agree with your sentiments re- Lions selections, and lack of scots players. To have 3 kiwi born selected ahead of scots

players is a kick in the nuts. I don't blame Gatts entirely...he's part of a team of selectors. Is there a scot anywhere in the

management team?


Not a one. They asked Townsend (new Scotland coach, replacing Vern Cotter and being himself replaced by Dave Rennie at Glasgow) to understudy Rob Howley (interim Welsh coach, bugger all understanding of attacking rugby, so made Lion's attack coach). Townsend politely declined.

I hope your boys tear them a new one ...which would completely end any hopes Gatland has of one day coaching the ABs ...not that I reckon he ever had a chance, though possibly Cotter and Rennie could!


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I was reading that Gatland was second choice as Lions coach - is that right? They wanted Schmidt? I would have preferred him or Jones, but wonder whether either would have a game plan that would have included more Scots. Perhaps Eddie would; he likes a fast and attacking team.

It's pretty disappointing that he doesn't rate the Scots lads, but did anyone really think he'd select any? I don't think he's ever said or done anything to suggest he rates any of them (with the exception of noting that Hogg is an adequate player).

Looking forward to the summer tour. It would be fantastic to beat the Aussies down there again.


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Stern Vern confirming what we all know

https://twitter.com/vern_cotter/status/ ... 2230453248

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