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    Posted: 01 September 2017 at 9:13pm
Being stuffed at home 20-10 with 10 to go looking poor
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Seb Davies did well for the blues

Blues had no attacking threat didnt look dangerous at all
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Blues pathetic old players who couldn't keep up with play and other players who couldn't pass and catch ball lucky Edinburgh were just as bad and had a winger who I don't think had played before and butchered 3 tries with a lack of basic skills a 11 year old should possess to tonight showed why the league is looked down on.

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Cockerell has read the riot act at Edinburgh and you'd expect an improvement in performance but perhaps by the standard of the top teams in the league, it will take a season or two to really mix it at the top. But it seems from tonight as though the financial swirl of the summer has really affected the Blues.
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Whilst it's true that the Blues didn't have, say, a Sam Davies or a Liam Williams to create a bit of magic and make a decent attack, you have to say that Edinburgh's defence was immense so full credit to them. Cardiff were driven back every time. Embra could be a formidable team to try and score against this season.
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Sorry the standard of basics by both sides on a dry night with 3 d pitch was awful
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The Blues looked pretty poor & I have to say the decision to let Cory Allen leave begins to look stranger by the minute. He is a better player than either Lee Lo or Halowhatsit. Danny Wilson's stock is falling fast & he may well become another casualty of the Blues poor management.

Edinburgh will get more consistent with Cockerill in charge. He will make them difficult to beat. He has a few decent forwards at his disposal Nel, Toolis, Hardie & we will need to take them very seriously.
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Originally posted by Realwest Realwest wrote:

Seb Davies did well for the blues

Blues had no attacking threat didnt look dangerous at all

Agree with these points - Seb Davies just about the only bright point for the Blues, who had plenty of possession but had little idea how to penetrate the Ed's defence.

Just a word on the ref - Clancy seemed to have developed an obsession with early engages, the result being that few scrums were completed - we had loads of re-sets, free kicks and even penalties... I know it's a technical offence, but his interpretation was so rigid it was absurd. Fans don't pay good money to see refs get on their favourite hobby horse! It made for a disjointed and rather boring game. No wonder Clancy kept repeating: "I'm not going to change!" Too right, mate - he's always been a crap ref, and still is one. Although the Blues deserved to lose, Clancy did them no favours - whilst being particularly fussy at scrum time, he seemed strangely blind to forward passes, one of which led to Edinburgh's first try - he didn't even bother asking the TMO for an opinion. I do hope we don't get him this season.


As for Edinburgh - I've always been impressed with their 15 Kinghorn, from his time with Scotland U-20s - he's big, fast and powerful, and also has an eye for the gap. he'll win many caps for Scotland, IMO.


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Originally posted by aber-fan aber-fan wrote:

Originally posted by Realwest Realwest wrote:

Seb Davies did well for the blues

Blues had no attacking threat didnt look dangerous at all

Agree with these points - Seb Davies just about the only bright point for the Blues, who had plenty of possession but had little idea how to penetrate the Ed's defence.

Just a word on the ref - Clancy seemed to have developed an obsession with early engages, the result being that few scrums were completed - we had loads of re-sets, free kicks and even penalties... I know it's a technical offence, but his interpretation was so rigid it was absurd. Fans don't pay good money to see refs get on their favourite hobby horse! It made for a disjointed and rather boring game. No wonder Clancy kept repeating: "I'm not going to change!" Too right, mate - he's always been a crap ref, and still is one. Although the Blues deserved to lose, Clancy did them no favours - whilst being particularly fussy at scrum time, he seemed strangely blind to forward passes, one of which led to Edinburgh's first try - he didn't even bother asking the TMO for an opinion. I do hope we don't get him this season.


As for Edinburgh - I've always been impressed with their 15 Kinghorn, from his time with Scotland U-20s - he's big, fast and powerful, and also has an eye for the gap. he'll win many caps for Scotland, IMO.



Totally agree Aber with regard to Clancy - overly fussy refereeing spoils contents. It is no surprise why so many of the games that Nigel Owens refs turn into great spectacles - the most recent being the NZ Australia match last week. Refs need empathy with the game. With regard to Kinghorn I agree with your summation of his attributes but two things will stop him getting a load of caps and those are Hogg & his awful defensive play - his tackling is woeful. If he can improve that area then he will be a very good full back. 
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Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by aber-fan aber-fan wrote:

Originally posted by Realwest Realwest wrote:

Seb Davies did well for the blues

Blues had no attacking threat didnt look dangerous at all

Agree with these points - Seb Davies just about the only bright point for the Blues, who had plenty of possession but had little idea how to penetrate the Ed's defence.

Just a word on the ref - Clancy seemed to have developed an obsession with early engages, the result being that few scrums were completed - we had loads of re-sets, free kicks and even penalties... I know it's a technical offence, but his interpretation was so rigid it was absurd. Fans don't pay good money to see refs get on their favourite hobby horse! It made for a disjointed and rather boring game. No wonder Clancy kept repeating: "I'm not going to change!" Too right, mate - he's always been a crap ref, and still is one. Although the Blues deserved to lose, Clancy did them no favours - whilst being particularly fussy at scrum time, he seemed strangely blind to forward passes, one of which led to Edinburgh's first try - he didn't even bother asking the TMO for an opinion. I do hope we don't get him this season.


As for Edinburgh - I've always been impressed with their 15 Kinghorn, from his time with Scotland U-20s - he's big, fast and powerful, and also has an eye for the gap. he'll win many caps for Scotland, IMO.



Totally agree Aber with regard to Clancy - overly fussy refereeing spoils contents. It is no surprise why so many of the games that Nigel Owens refs turn into great spectacles - the most recent being the NZ Australia match last week. Refs need empathy with the game. With regard to Kinghorn I agree with your summation of his attributes but two things will stop him getting a load of caps and those are Hogg & his awful defensive play - his tackling is woeful. If he can improve that area then he will be a very good full back. 

Agree about Nigel - I'm often baffled by the hostility of some on SF - he'd never allow re-set scrums to spoil a game.

Hogg is, of course, the man in possession, though he was injured for the Lions - not sure when he'll be back. I haven't seen enough of Kinghorn to pick up on his weak defence - but he's young, so surely can improve in that area. A big, fast lunk like him could also be picked on the wing - he looks to have more football about him than Cuthbert or Tom James, to name but two!
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