Friday, 30 November 2007

Leciester v Leeds & Sale v Worcester

Got to see two matches at the weekend on the tv. Both interesting encounters when you consider it two of the top teams vs top of the bottom teams.

A friend of mine, a Sale fan, went to Worcester to watch the game, he said it wasn't a very friendly places, some of the Worcester supporters were quite abusive towards the end of the game. The lots of the Worcester fans left with 10 minutes to go!! Put it down to them not being proper rugby fans. The other place I heard that is very unfriendly to visiting supporters is Gloucester. In Gloucester they don't have that excuse.

Anyway the game. Sale fans must be thank fully they now have a decent kicker in the shape of Luke McAllister. Charlie 'I couldn't hit the side of a barn' Hodgson was back to his usual England form and nearly blew the game for Sale. I don't understand why Stuart Barnes has such a total hard on for him. He keep witting on about his 'fizzing right hand' didn't mention his flapping right foot. Anyway McAllister looks a quality player, but we all knew that already. Some great attacking lines, good kicking from hand and penality kicks, plus his tackling was pretty good as well. Worcester tired to fight back but Luke's boot keep Sale ticking the score board over and took the fight out of them eventually. I don't think Worcester will go down they showed a lot of fight plus they have some experienced players in the shape of Rico Gear turning up soon.

With regards to Leeds however I don't think they will last. I believe they played as well as they could against a second string Leicester side and was still convincingly beaten. varndell score some typical wingers tries, yes the first one was knock on! However he still picked up the ball placed it down and left the decision to the officials which is the right thing to do. Been a lot of calls for him to be picked for England again. I totally agree he is a talent and has great potential, and the only way to nurture that potential is get him playing the big games and get him the best coaching. Interesting to see he is play this weekend on the wing, seems the new coach is giving him a good run out and has changed tactics from last year of the two power wingers.

This weekend Leicester Vs Sale. All the stars for both sides should be an interesting match up.
I predict a Leicester win as it at their home ground, plus I believe they have the depth of squad to change the game in the latter stages if needed. In strategy writings they say fight the ordinary with the ordinary to gain a level playing field and then use the extra ordinary to break the battle and win. So save your best moves to break the games, or bring on subs or reserves to finish off the fight.


Tess said...

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