Sunday, 23 November 2008


There's not much I can say about the scoreline at Twickenham yesterday. I wasn't expecting a win, but a thrashing of that magnitude simply wasn't on the cards either. It's all very well for Johnno to claim that we created more scoring opportunities this week, but to ship 42 points at Twickenham is, in anyone's language, a disaster. Taxi for Mike Ford?

Only 2 positives, as far as I can see:
  1. I didn't watch it (having my own little encounter to deal with - more of that later) and decided against putting myself through watching the highlights after I had heard the score on the radio; and
  2. It can't get any worse...can it?


Nursedude said...

After watching Scotland-a team I am convinced has markedly less talent than England- push the Boks to the edge, I really thought if any of the home countries was going to get a win, I thought yesterday would be the game. I was wrong. I will have to watch this later today, as it is being shown on delay. Even after seeing the scoreline in the L'Equipe, the BBC and planetrugby web sites, I know it is not a typo-but I still can scarcely believe my eyes. A lot of work has to be done.

Don't feel bad though, Flanker. Yesterday the US lost it's second game in a row to Japan. We cannot even count on beating them anymore, either.

Nursedude said...

I had a chance to watch this game on delay last night.

England, interestingly enough, controlled the ball and had the ball deep in Bok territory more than a few times, but just could not convert it into points. Cipriani certainly had a miserable game for England. Armitage had another good game for England, and only a cynical foul by Jantjes kept him from scoring towards the end of the contest.

Leg Break said...

Looks like you guys are lulling NZ into a false sense of complacency.

Like in 1993.

That Johnson is a genius.