Being doing well to win one! That’s the top four premiership teams..
Posts made by J77
RE: semi final v Waikato
Whilst I echo all the above thoughts on pride and passion etc, I just feel we’ve taken a slight step backwards this year. The way we have leaked points at certain periods throughout a match belies belief really.
To me it’s a mental thing, as you can see when we’re on point, we’re on point. Countless times you’ve heard in after match interviews “we went to sleep” “we buttoned off”.. that’s all in the head rather than being tired in my opinion. If you’re tired but have good mental strength, that’ll carry you through. Look at the way both Canterbury and the Crusaders apply themselves. Never say die, never out of the fight! We need to adopt that, and apply it for 80 minutes. We’ve shown glimpses we can do it, but we switch off faster than the speed of light sometimes.
Rollercoaster is the perfect way to describe following this side. Love them to bits, but hell its frustrating.
Would like to see the majority of this side stick around next year, but I’d also like to see us fill a spots by going to the market if at all possible. An out and out speedster on one wing to complement Hyland would be good. Also a super rugby class fullback would be nice. No disrespect to Matty Wright, he was good yesterday, but I feel his times coming. He’d be a good squad man to keep around for another season or two though.
Plenty to think about in the off season...
RE: Steamers in Tauranga
@steven-harris For you it is really just making sure you can put the best team on the field for the weekend after - for us, we want a big win to look like we only just missed out on top 4 in the final table!
Mate, I’m going all greedy here. As much as I have a soft spot for you guys, I want to see us chase a big win. I want to see us have a crack at getting to third spot so we can have another go at those Hawke’s Bgay feckers again.. I’m sure as BOP fans you can understand that completely!
RE: Super Rugby News
Bit of news from the Northland forum:
Jack Debreczeni has been signed by the chiefs.
As a Blues fan this pleases me.
As a player development fan, this pleases me too.
RE: Super Rugby News
Had a quick word with Tana at the Northland v Waikato game today,only 3 x spots left to fill in the Blues..would not elaborate on which positions..!
He’s probably already locked in those 3 spots from the Auckland 1st XV competition.
Seriously though, I don’t think many of the Northland guys would’ve done their chances any good. Might have been a few from the opposition that he was looking at though..
RE: v Waikato
I’m a bit speechless to be honest. Not a good day to be a Northland fan. Can any trainspotters tell us when we last shipped north of 70 points? I recall Otago pumping us by 80 at Carisbrook in the days of Kronfeld and Wilson etc..but since then I dont think we’ve leaked that much..
Even in our darkest periods (03-05 & 15, 16) did we not get smacked like that.
Well done to Waikato, they pounced on every opportunity and made us look like schoolboys. Can see them clipping their tickets for the premiership next year already.
What a fucking weird old year, so Jekyl and Hyde! Can’t believe we’re actually in the semis after some of our performances. But hey, we’re there, so I’ll take it.
Hope we go and right some wrongs against BOP. Be nice to win this one and at least have a chance of avoiding Waikato in the semi.
Not really in the mood to beat up on players, but Thoroughgood at FB was not the best option...enough said really.