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trockij



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:28 pm    Post subject: Dragons & the Celtic league

Fascinating to hearr how Dragons have turned the corner by beating the premiership leaders when they languish in nowhere in their league. Perhaps the Celtic league needs relegation to stop the teams just turning up for a jaunt around the park at the weekends where the result doesn't matter
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bamber



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Dragons & the Celtic league

trockij wrote:
Fascinating to hearr how Dragons have turned the corner by beating the premiership leaders when they languish in nowhere in their league. Perhaps the Celtic league needs relegation to stop the teams just turning up for a jaunt around the park at the weekends where the result doesn't matter
Thats it, Dont let the facts get in the way of a good story. Lets put you straight on a few things.Firstly its the Magners League.Also The Dragons are 8th in the league,but between the 3rd placed side and the 8th placed side there is only 8points and The Dragons have games in hand on the sides above them. In the last 4 games , they have beaten The Blues in the league,the reigning European champions in the league , the current Guiness Premiership leaders and achieved a bonus point victory away in France.You are obviously not aware that to qualify for the Heineken Cup from that league you have to finish as one of the top three welsh teams.Hence the Dragons are in this competition this year.So that cack you wrote about results not mattering in the league is a total lack of ignorance on your part. Are you a Bristol fan by any chance?
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delboy



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:37 pm    Post subject:

Great reply bamber...

I think it is great that the magners league doesn't have any relegation.

The teams play much better rugby that is more free flowing and exciting as they are not constantly defend like the guinness premiership..
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LT



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:16 am    Post subject:

Ya look at the champagne rugby played by teams like Border Reivers

Top 14 has to be the best league going and they have two relagation spots eacg season
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delboy



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:22 am    Post subject:

LT theres no need to be such a pessimist....agreed the top 14 is much better than the Magners league and the Guinness premiership but the pool of players in france is far greater than in any of the 3 magners league countries yet each of the countries has preformed very well over the last 4 years in the 6 nations:

Top 2 Finish in 6 nations over last 4 seasons:

France: 4
Ireland: 3
Wales: 1

Ireland has drawn on points with france twice but lost out on points and Wales won in 2005!! And Scotland did manage 3rd in 2006!! So overall I think the magners league is working as it seems the players are developing at a club and international level...And with a slightly easy going attitude towards the magners league supporters don't mind as much losing their international players to autumn international or the 6 nations as the english clubs do!!
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jenks2007



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:06 am    Post subject:

well said dellboy,

I totally agree with the fact that due to the system that is inplace in the magners league that the international teams benefit from the teams being more willing to release players and also rest the players in between the international games and also giving the players time to recoup after the international meets if they need time. this is not the case in the premiership as the financial gains are so high for the clubs they don't won't to rest the starts or release them even when they need too.

By the way would just like to wish the dragons all the best against brive on saturday and hope they pull off the win also to the scarlets on friday night but will be a hard task against munster
cheers
jenks
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