Blues v Highlanders



  • @ACT-Crusader

    I've missed non-Blues fans hating on Blues players for being too arrogant.

    That's when you know Blues are doing something right.



  • @KiwiMurph said in Blues v Highlanders:

    That's when you know Blues are doing something right.

    Three weeks without losing! Honestly, I can't remember the last time I tasted such sweet heady heights. Maybe it's the rarified air up here.

    ps: Hate on SANZAAAAAAAAAR if you like Cantabs, they're muppets



  • @KiwiMurph said in Blues v Highlanders:

    @ACT-Crusader

    I've missed non-Blues fans hating on Blues players for being too arrogant.

    That's when you know Blues are doing something right.

    That was the highlight of the thread for me. All the sympathy we had been getting was making me feel like a Wallabies fan.



  • @Kirwan said in Blues v Highlanders:

    @KiwiMurph said in Blues v Highlanders:

    @ACT-Crusader

    I've missed non-Blues fans hating on Blues players for being too arrogant.

    That's when you know Blues are doing something right.

    That was the highlight of the thread for me. All the sympathy we had been getting was making me feel like a Wallabies fan.

    Feeling dirty perhaps?

    Stormers game massive next weekend. I shall scout them with interest against the Canes - if we can win that, it's the Tahs at home, then the Chiefs away. Then another one against the highlanders down there.

    Hopefully we can get a roll on, and string together a few in a row.

    I'm particularly looking forward to seeing some players get identified by Leon as well. Tom Robinson seems a real gem; we need to just stop our good players leaving the franchise, by being semi-credible.

    next year:
    Lose one (or both) of Ma'a and SBW (dropping our 12 stocks to 'only' three or so)
    Keep developing tighties - getting Scrafton, PT and Goodhue fit at the same time would be nice

    Develop a 9; people talking about the NH U20 player
    Keep Plummer and Black going at 10,

    all of a sudden we're starting to build some experience and depth. We're 2-4 years away from having a production line, but of all the franchises we should be able to start harvesting locals -- but only if we stop being a joke of a place to play footy



  • For a lot of the Blues players that is their first win over an NZ team ever

    https://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/super-rugby/111502721/super-rugby-inform-blues-wing-rieko-ioane-warns-belief-building-in-buoyant-side

    That (the emotional release) was a bit of everything … the last couple of weeks, the week we had with Christchurch and what not, and the monkey off our back all came out in that try celebration.
    
    "It was a bit over the top, but I'm happy."


  • @taniwharugby I reckon it's as much about Parsons being ready to shoulder some load in hitting it up. For all his meh effectiveness at times he gets stuck in. But if there are other guys loaded to take those hit ups then that is a gameplan issue.

    Hmmm plus any forward with low numbers for those core tasks isnt going to look good in the weekly review. Esp if you are in the leadership group.



  • @Kirwan said in Blues v Highlanders:

    He’s a commentator that wants the Blues/Auckland to lose.

    Stuff that other teams do, he pulls the Blues up on and just doesn’t mention it for the other four.

    It would nice if we got colour commentary from Auckland biased experts, like everyone else gets for their teams. That would temper TJs bias, he can’t talk shit about the Chiefs when he’s teamed with Matt Cooper for instance.

    It would be nice to have that sort of positivity when listening to our team.

    Tony Johnson?

    No...No, No, No...

    He's from Marlborough and Leon is Marlborough's favourite son.

    This year, TJ will be at worst a bit conflicted, but he will want Leon to do well.



  • Well done and fair dues Blues boys. The little I saw indicated a hunger that exceeded my team.

    That's a relevant result and worth celebrating after 2 dark, dark seasons. Truth is no fair dinkum NZ rugby fan wants to see an NZ franchise wallowing like the Blues did for too long.

    In other news I miss the mongrel that Jamie instilled into a "sum of the parts" Highlanders



  • @Kirwan said in Blues v Highlanders:

    He’s a commentator that wants the Blues/Auckland to lose.

    Stuff that other teams do, he pulls the Blues up on and just doesn’t mention it for the other four.

    Like what though? It thoroughly perplexes me too.



  • @Bones said in Blues v Highlanders:

    @Kirwan said in Blues v Highlanders:

    He’s a commentator that wants the Blues/Auckland to lose.

    Stuff that other teams do, he pulls the Blues up on and just doesn’t mention it for the other four.

    Like what though? It thoroughly perplexes me too.

    Yeah I have been listening out for it too, but just don't hear it. Nobody seems to give any specific examples either.


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