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An Tarbh
10-01-07, 11:57 AM
Not been the best of seasons for these 2 sides with them propping up the lower ends of their domestic leagues but contrasting fortunes in the HEC as Northampton are the best placed side to pick up a runner-up spot should they get the 5 points at Netherdale this Sunday.

Don't think though that we'll be seeing Keith Barwell's prediction coming true though.

Bullitt
10-01-07, 01:31 PM
Even with the academy playing we'll pick up the five points. Proberbly be more likely to get 5 with the academy instead of the first team, come to think of it. at least they can play like a team

You're right about Barwells prediction though. Sadly. :(

Prestwick
11-01-07, 08:53 AM
Can I just emphasise just how retarded it is that England's 2nd most ****test team in top flight competition gets to go through to the last eight?

Does anyone find that this is like the ultimate example of how weak the seeding system of the HC is? XD

SaintsFan_Webby
11-01-07, 09:41 AM
Considering we usually get drawn in ******* tough groups for the HC it's about time we got a bit of luck.

You'll start to feel that way when your side manages to make it into Europe consistently. ;)

An Tarbh
11-01-07, 10:35 AM
The seeding system is a joke, Ulster were the no. 1 seeded Irish side yet they get Toulouse, Llanelli and London Irish, while Munster seeded 3 get Leicester, Cardiff and Bourgoin, a far easier pool.

I doubt they'll start messing with the pool seedings cause it would probably mean more teams from the same country in the same pool which is always something the ERC want to avoid.

Prestwick
11-01-07, 11:47 AM
Considering we usually get drawn in ******* tough groups for the HC it's about time we got a bit of luck.

You'll start to feel that way when your side manages to make it into Europe consistently. ;)
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Don't worry, you won't get in next time like the way you did last year (i.e. get a couple of fluke wins to grab the last HC place)...

..actually you won't get in at all! next time! :lol2tn:

Never fear however, next HC, Sarries will show you how real men play scrabble :D

Bullitt
11-01-07, 12:41 PM
Like last time you mean? Losing every game?

Prestwick
11-01-07, 03:20 PM
Like I said, don't worry about it. ;)

I'm sure your team will appreciate having the extra weekend off anyway :D

An Tarbh
11-01-07, 03:22 PM
well not really considering you play the same amount of games in the Challenge Cup.

Prestwick
11-01-07, 04:12 PM
well not really considering you play the same amount of games in the Challenge Cup.
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Yeah but seriously, they're considered walks in the park..that is until they meet another side from the ML or the GP.

An Tarbh
14-01-07, 02:56 PM
This tie has been switched to Murrayfield because of a waterlogged pitch at Netherdale and will kickoff at 5pm.

At least some common sense being used by the ERC and avoiding the farce that was the Newcastle Leinster match a couple of years back.

Bullitt
14-01-07, 05:55 PM
All I will say at this exact moment is Ben Cohen > Scotland

An Tarbh
14-01-07, 06:04 PM
and with his second try comes the bonus for Northampton and qualification is looking pretty assured for Saints now.

ajayp
14-01-07, 08:48 PM
at the game, which was moved from netherdale to edinburgh, there were more northampton supporters than there were borders supporters! :D

Bullitt
14-01-07, 08:53 PM
They were saying on the radio that Northampton fans were in short supply because a couple of the coaches didn't turn up; Apparently the drivers didn't know where Murrayfield is! :lol:

Anyway, really glad I didn't drive up now as originally planned; I'd be on my way back until god knows what hour AM... :o

shtove
14-01-07, 10:53 PM
Saw the highlights - has Ben Cohen stolen that sidestep from some unknown, talented player? Thought he was a straight line guy! And England have just dropped him!!!!!

England rugby is bananas :bana: When they switch to regional teams, will there be a scouser unit? :%#%#: