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So I have comment removed because I said Nationalistic aggression is nonsense! (I used an expletive here) but others are allowed to get away with insulting degrading comments....come on BBC!
Frustration1stly Ireland are a seriously consistently very good team2ndly where the hell do I start.. 2 gifted & 3 butchered tries, "on another day" etcWe cannot win any let alone away matches when we have these stats Possession 38% Territory 37% result 200m less than Ire, 4 less offloads, 22 missed tackles, 10 pens given away, 4 out of 14 Line-outs lostKinghorn, McInally, Maitland superb
@442That post makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.
@ 442 "play a predictable, frenetic, higher risk game" That's a world class oxymoron.
The basic skill levels of my celtic cousins is shocking, they bombed at least 3 tries because they couldn't make use of a simple 2v1 because he couldn't pass off his weeker hand, then a couple of simple passes which they just couldn't do. I think GO needs to concentrate on player skills rather that playing strategies. What's the point of strategies when the skill level is really poor.
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Horne probably lost them the game yesterday with several poor passes.
Scotland play a predictable, frenetic, higher risk game. Teams know how Scotland are going to play and can set themselves up to deal with it. If Scotland are going to challenge the status quo, they will need to have a plan B and Plan C to fall back on when things don't go their way.
Scotland play frenetic Schoolboy Rugby..they play like a 7 a side team.
Scotland are Champions of Scotland but not much else.
Well played Scotland. They provided an entertaining exciting game. However their defence and final handling was woeful. A mature disciplined Ireland were the deserved winners. I believe the game next year, when this Scottish team has settled in, will be a much closer affair. Remember that Scotland have only 2 club teams from which to select a squad. I fear England might spoil the Paddies day party
Id Scotland are going to play the high-risk game then they need to have the mentality to go with it. Accidents will happen, so recovering and playing on undaunted is key. They've not done that when interceptions occur Scotland have been rattled.The butchered tries v Ire are very unlike Scotland of recent times. Normally they run those in spectacularly. As Schmidt said, scoreline not reflective
A few of my fellow Scots seem to be happy to lose so long as we play 'entertaining' rugby. As a former player all I can say is I would not want any of these people near a team I was in. I have played in and watched many exciting, nerve shredding encounters where few or no tries were scored. How many Ire fans would happy to see Ire start losing so long as they threw it about a bit more.
Scotland's 2 losses have both been triggered by an interception.V Wales Ali Price's 2 steps before passing telegraphed it (v bad habit he must break, along with aimless 15 yd box-kicks gifting possession).V Ire Horne trying too hard to be Russell.In both games Scotland were doing well until then. Horne also butchered tries in last 2 games. Dunbar needed back asap.
Nice touch, missed by the commentary team..... towards the end of the game Scotland fans starting singing "Flower...".... the Irish fans did not attempt to disrupt the rendition and even applauded at the end of the song. Well done!
Now having beaten Scotland and Wales it can be said first phase of revenge for World Cup treatment of Ireland completed.
England lost and Ireland deserved to lose against a dire French team. Anything short of a resounding victory next week for the Irish against the worst English side for many years, will seem like a step backwards.
Hi BBC - you’ve put the France v England stats in the Ireland v Scotland match report. You may want to amend that!!
Having endured countless negative, scrum-dominated, & dire Scottish performances in years gone by, let's celebrate GT's style of play. Now our backs don't get chilblains. OK, sometimes a wee bit "Harem Scarem" as Bill McLaren would say, but it's ambitious & entertaining. Let's just hope there isn't that banana skin waiting for us in Rome. It's happened before! Oh, to be a Scottish fan.
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