Six Nations - 2011

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14/02/2011 at 15:17
well - my predictions came true for a change!

I have to say England looked mightily impressive - scarily so I have to say. should make their France game a cracker but that will depend which French team turns up - it needs to be a bit better than the one that went to Dublin who would get mullered by England on that showing. Ireland should have won but stupidly gave away penalties in kickable positions.

Wales v Scotland was awful in comparison with Wales winning but playing worse imho than when they lost to England! I nearly fell asleep in the 2nd half.... Scotland were woeful with only Lamont showing any interest in taking Wales on. I think Wales will need to be careful in Italy in 2 weeks time - Italy will be wanting to bounce back strong after a heavy defeat..

14/02/2011 at 22:53

Yes I agree with that - Italy were no walkover for Ireland yet played much worse against England.  Definitely not the side they were a few years back - at some point I think they'll beat a 'good' side due to complacency.

Ireland lost that game due to their penalties rather than the French actually winning it.

Iron Pugsley    pirate
14/02/2011 at 23:21
Agree very much FB. Found myself looking up disinterestedly from tri220 occasionally in second half of Scotland v Wales to tut and shake my head. Lamont was the only glimmer of hope in a dull game fir us Scots and the inability to make a pass was just desperate. The only thing that kept my interest was snarling st the telly whenever the Jonathon Davies opened his mouth.
24/02/2011 at 16:38


Looks like an interesting weekend coming up.

If the French defence sharpens up I could see them nicking it, but it looks like a championship decider.

Hopefully a strong Welsh team should help avoid the potential Italian bananaskin.

Really don't know what to expect of the Ireland Scotland match.  Scotland to bounce back and roll over a disillusioned Irish team or vica versa.

25/02/2011 at 09:12


I can see England absolutely stuffing France

Wales to sneak past Italy

Scotland to beat Ireland

I have stupidly agreed to meet a friend for lunch so I'll probably miss most of Saturday's action. Hoping to enjoy Sunday's match as a post-long run laze.

25/02/2011 at 09:19

Morning - really looking forward to the England/France game tomorrow.  I think it's going to be close.  It's late afternoon Nemo, 5 I think so unless your lunch is a major sess then you should catch it.

I agree that Wales should see off Italy but there could be an upset there.  As for Scotland/Ireland could go either way but on paper, Ireland should win.  It's going to be an interesting weekend

25/02/2011 at 09:36


 All depends which france turns up as usual.

25/02/2011 at 09:51

My friend is mad BDB, no saying where we'll end up

FF, I don't think it matters which France turns up...

25/02/2011 at 09:55
I'll stick my head out and go with (in KO order)


but in all honesty - they could go in the opposite direction as well!
25/02/2011 at 09:57
You sound like a football pundit there FB "this game is a certain win for the home team, unless the away team win that is"
25/02/2011 at 10:00

I don't think its sure thing against france, fantastic work against italy but there were still some sloppy mistakes which need to be taken care of and they can't get too cocky and think its a guarentee. Need to keep their heads and focus on the task in hand.

Bloody hope we stuff em though. CAN'T WAIT!!!!

25/02/2011 at 12:24

Wales, France, Ireland

When Wales play to potential they are very strong.  Do seem to be getting better.
Dont think England are as good as the hype yet, if France get an early score can see them staying ahead. 
Ireland will improve with Bowe coming back and O'Gara returning - should be too good for Scotland.

Standard in the 6N has not been of the highest so far - hope that it's because they dont want to peak early in a world cup year ...

25/02/2011 at 21:57

Just popping in to sneak a last


before tomorrow.

26/02/2011 at 07:45

Think we're going to have 3 close games this weekend,  going to go for

Italy (with the 10pt handicap) - This game could go either way for me so playing this option

England (by under 12.5pts margin)

Ireland (by under 12.5pts margin)

Right best go get a long run out of the way in the rain so I can drink beer and watch rugby this afternoon

26/02/2011 at 10:59

I'm convinced that the French intend to concentrate on a kicking game launching bombs deep into England territory- they're rumoured to be playing Yachvilli, Chabal's back  and Medard's out. 

I see it going one of two ways:

Scenario 1 - The French play a containment game and then it could go either way with a small margin of victory for either side.

Scenario 2 - The French decide that attack is the best form of defence and the England backs cut them to pieces in the second half and England win by a large margin.

I'm really looking forward to this game.

Edited: 26/02/2011 at 11:21
26/02/2011 at 11:01
I'm off to Murrayfield tomorrow and I'd like a Scotland win please
26/02/2011 at 11:20

Have a good day TP!

I think the Irish will shade it though. 

26/02/2011 at 11:45
 Any more comments in that vein and you're off my 'lust list' Corrie
26/02/2011 at 12:26
<Breaks into song> " Oh flower of Scotland... when will we see..."
26/02/2011 at 20:08

Thought it was pretty even in the first half but England played better in the second half. It was a lot closer then I feared score wise, France were lucky there were a few forward passes! Not sure where France go from here, their defence isn't good enough to play this sort of game and they seem to have lost their flair.

Still it was nice to see Serge Betsen again, doesn't look quite so scary now!

Well done England, almost guaranteed the Championship now with their points difference even if they lose to Ireland at the end.

Haven't seen the Italy v. Wales game yet but it sounds as though if Italy got themselves a proper kicker they might have won?

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