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    Posted: 12 January 2019 at 11:39pm
The Sheriff is phenomenal. Discuss:
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Imo 2 man of match performances at 8 . Should it continue ? He has been a revelation at 8. Discuss!🤔
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The thing is, we don't lose anything when the Sheriff plays at 8. He's as much of a presence as he would be when starting as hooker. Of course, when Blade returns, he will be at the back at the scrum - but what a job Ken is doing!
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I think we could continue playing Ken at 8 if we were able to bulk up around him. Tonight’s performance showed that Ken’s build, engine and pride in the Scarlets badge is good enough against average sides, but we didn’t dominate the scrums due to our lack of bulk/size around him. If we were up against a huge pack of forwards, like a Leinster, Munster or Saracens, I believe Ken would struggle to be as effective as he has in the past 2 weeks.
The plus from Ken’s performance tonight is the fact that we now know that he can do a job there, if required.
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I don’t think the position he played in should overshadow his heart, huge commitment and leadership by example.

I would say that being at 8 does mean you have the ball a little more, and in slightly wide channels, with those things, well, he didn’t disappoint.
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Ken has fitted into the shirt while we have needed him. The bloke is 100% scarlet every game, whatever position. I enjoyed watching ken and Ryan Elias on the pitch at the same time. Ryan is a quality back up to ken.
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Originally posted by onlyturkinthevillage onlyturkinthevillage wrote:

Ken has fitted into the shirt while we have needed him. The bloke is 100% scarlet every game, whatever position. I enjoyed watching ken and Ryan Elias on the pitch at the same time. Ryan is a quality back up to ken.

The two best forward ball carriers we have. Ken is a true great of the club up there with the best. His achievements will only be properly appreciated when he retires.
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agree ken has been superb out of position and perhaps when Winston has finished roasting Gloucester players on their forum for being smashed by munster he can acknowledge how well ken has played.
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Scarlets Legend his Ken !
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Absolute hero. A very special Scarlet!
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Originally posted by ladram ladram wrote:


agree ken has been superb out of position and perhaps when Winston has finished roasting Gloucester players on their forum for being smashed by munster he can acknowledge how well ken has played.
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Turned down kickeable penalties to go for the corner mind. Smile

I'll get my coat. Embarrassed
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Originally posted by Rob o'r Bont Rob o'r Bont wrote:

Turned down kickeable penalties to go for the corner mind. Smile

I'll get my coat. Embarrassed
 

Thought Dan Jones was the water boy and we were playing an out of form centre at 10. Confused
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Originally posted by diego6754 diego6754 wrote:

Originally posted by Rob o'r Bont Rob o'r Bont wrote:

Turned down kickeable penalties to go for the corner mind. Smile

I'll get my coat. Embarrassed
 

Thought Dan Jones was the water boy and we were playing an out of form centre at 10. Confused
Pardon! Dan Jones was 10 yesterday wasn't he and his kicking to the corners was immaculate, as ever, which gave us field position and helped us build a scoreline that couldnt be caught.  Seemed I tried to demonstrate through humour (and failed miserably) that sometimes it's ok to kick to the corners.

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Winston has been in bed sick for a week and missed the match last night.   To put the record straight I don’t believe that I criticised Ken as a player. I criticised the decision making. That was then made clear that it was the coaches that made those decisions and I apologised to ken for my comments. But please don’t allow the truth to get in the way of a good story
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Originally posted by Winston Winston wrote:

Winston has been in bed sick for a week and missed the match last night.   To put the record straight I don’t believe that I criticised Ken as a player. I criticised the decision making. That was then made clear that it was the coaches that made those decisions and I apologised to ken for my comments. But please don’t allow the truth to get in the way of a good story
Get well soon Winston.
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