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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag Portishead 14 Sep 23 5.24pm Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

When England play Samoa and Japan I may be forced to eat my words. However, the posts on our game above say little positive about England but, instead, focus on the poverty of the opposition.

This is something Palace fans have to endure if we ever have the temerity to win a match. Perhaps this has been absorbed into our DNA.

England never came close to scoring a try but didn't need to. When de Beer or Brooke knocked a stack of drop goals to beat us in past world cup games they were lauded in South Africa and New Zealand. We win by 3 brilliant Ford drop goals and it is: never scored a try, the opposition was cr@p etc.

We are a miserable lot.

 

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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 14 Sep 23 5.51pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Originally posted by Pete53

I keep meaning to look up the rules of rugby union because most of the time I haven't a clue as to why the ref. makes the decisions he does, part from the law against passing the ball forward.

Pete, i tried that years ago, gave up. Galling, as i have been an referee & an assessor for 37 years & have no clue about Rugby Union. I just now enjoy the spectacle & the 'experience' that Northampton Saints give, football could learn a lot from the 'Fan Experience' at Franklins Gardens.

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 14 Sep 23 6.01pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by silvertop

When England play Samoa and Japan I may be forced to eat my words. However, the posts on our game above say little positive about England but, instead, focus on the poverty of the opposition.

This is something Palace fans have to endure if we ever have the temerity to win a match. Perhaps this has been absorbed into our DNA.

England never came close to scoring a try but didn't need to. When de Beer or Brooke knocked a stack of drop goals to beat us in past world cup games they were lauded in South Africa and New Zealand. We win by 3 brilliant Ford drop goals and it is: never scored a try, the opposition was cr@p etc.

We are a miserable lot.

I was wondering how far England could go without scoring a try. It would be quite funny if they got far with drop goals and penalties. However, I think Japan are perhaps better than we think and they love to run with the ball. I don't see Samoa being great but maybe thought the same about Fiji.

 


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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 17 Sep 23 10.16am Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Come on England! Watch Bridge over the River Kwai and do it for them.

 


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View Phil H's Profile Phil H Flag 17 Sep 23 9.11pm Send a Private Message to Phil H Add Phil H as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

Come on England! Watch Bridge over the River Kwai and do it for them.

I don't know much about Rugby but England look like they have never played together before? In fact some of them look like they have never played rugby before.

 

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View Tim Gypsy Hill '64's Profile Tim Gypsy Hill '64 Flag Stoke sub normal 17 Sep 23 10.19pm Send a Private Message to Tim Gypsy Hill '64 Add Tim Gypsy Hill '64 as a friend

Crikey! After the Oz v Fiji game, that was dull stuff against Japan. I lost count of England's unforced errors. They didn't seem to know what to do anywhere on the pitch, and it was only after they brought subs on late that they got some cohesion. Fingers crossed they find a modicum of form before the quarter finals.

 


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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 17 Sep 23 11.19pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Tonga were good at dancing their Haka.

Its a pity that's all they were good at.

 


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View Henry of Peckham's Profile Henry of Peckham Flag Eton Mess 18 Sep 23 2.20am Send a Private Message to Henry of Peckham Add Henry of Peckham as a friend

Originally posted by Phil H

I don't know much about Rugby but England look like they have never played together before? In fact some of them look like they have never played rugby before.

Yes, it reminded me of how Palace play in the first 45 and last 10 minutes of any game!

 


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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag Sittingbourne 18 Sep 23 8.48am Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

Originally posted by Henry of Peckham

Yes, it reminded me of how Palace play in the first 45 and last 10 minutes of any game!

But for 35 minutes we can take on anyone

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 18 Sep 23 11.41am Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Considering Japan beat Ireland and Scotland at the last world cup, it's not a bad result.

 


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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 18 Sep 23 11.45am Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

Considering Japan beat Ireland and Scotland at the last world cup, it's not a bad result.

It was not at all, Japan are no mugs.

I am hoping we're growing into the WC. I think there's a general acknowledgement that this iteration of England is somewhat below the previous, world beating, powerhouses we've seen and people are used to that, but we're still to be reckoned with.

Hopefully we will gradually improve and be prepared for the KO stages when we'll inevitably meet much tougher challenges.

 


Now Zaha's got a bit of green grass ahead of him here... and finds Ambrose... not a bad effort!!!!

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 18 Sep 23 11.50am Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Had a jaunt into Wales for the weekend, my wife was born there. Watched Wales beat Portugal in the local pub on Saturday amid much merriment - played two, won two. She's pleased anyway.

Arrived home last night in time to watch England's scrappy win. Can't see them getting past the quarter finals unless they dramatically improve.

 


Dad and I watched games standing on the muddy slope of the Holmesdale Road end. He cheered and I rattled.

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