08-09 Gloucester Line-up

Discussion in 'Aviva Premiership / LV Cup' started by ollybarkley, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. ollybarkley

    ollybarkley Guest

    Any other Gloscester fans see this as a possible line-up for this season for Gloucester

    How's this for a Gloucester line-up for this season...

    1) Nick Wood
    2) Jeremy Paul
    3) Nieto
    4) Bortolami
    5) A.Brown
    6) Narraway
    7) Qera
    8) Delve
    9) Cooper
    10) Lamb
    11) Vanikolo
    12) Barkley
    13) Allen
    14) Simpson-Daniel
    15) Morgan

    16) Titterall
    17) Collazo
    18) P. Buxton
    19) Strokosch
    20) Lawson
    21) Tindall
    22) W.Walker

    Unused subs
    Azam
    W.James
    Forrester
    A.Hazell
    Baldshaw
    Watkins
    Foster
     
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  3. chingnow

    chingnow Guest

    i would put mike tindall inside centre, and barkley in fly half.
     
  4. I think Forrester should be able to challenge for the no.8 jersey soon, i rate him really highly he's an excellent play but he's had a bad bought of injury iirc
     
  5. danny

    danny Guest

    Titterall will be starting hooker with Azam off the bench, Jeremy Paul has left the club(thank god). Cooper is a distant 2nd behind Lawson and will continue to be based on last years pathetic displays.Centres will rotate between Allen, Barkley and Tindall. Watkins if we are really desperate.
     
  6. ollybarkley

    ollybarkley Guest

    Titterall will be starting hooker with Azam off the bench, Jeremy Paul has left the club(thank god). Cooper is a distant 2nd behind Lawson and will continue to be based on last years pathetic displays.Centres will rotate between Allen, Barkley and Tindall. Watkins if we are really desperate.
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    Didn't know Paul had left the club. Did rate him as a player, but I suppose he's a bit older and slower nowadays. Prefer Titterall to Azam any day of the week..and twice on Saturdays.

    I think Forrester will be in the mix for a spot on the bench and has been very unlucky with injuries. I think he has tremendous ability, and could certainly play his way into the line-up if he stays healthy. If he did, I think he would play 8 and push Delve to the bench.

    In the backs I think Ryan will try and stick with Lamb at 10, but Barkley will most likely get some time in games there, especially in close games. Just see us wanting a more dangerous attacker at 13 than Tindall offers at this point, and if I'm Anthony Allen, I'm looking at the England 13 jersey as a real open chance right now, whereas 12 has a host of players in the queue for it... Flutey, Barkley, Geraghty, Flood, etc

    The real question in my mind is FB.... do we endure another season of Baldshaw (hope not). Think it's between Walker and Morgan, with again Morgan getting the edge because he is younger, faster and a better attacking option, especially if the mid-field is the creative trio of Lamb, Barkley, and Allen.

    But those are my thoughts..... we'll see what Dean Ryan rolls out
     
  7. ollybarkley

    ollybarkley Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ollybarkley @ Aug 21 2008, 08:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    OOOPs... forgot about Greg Somerville coming over from NZ.... tooo bad for Carlos Nieto.
     
  8. 1)Nieto
    2)Titterall
    3)Somerville
    4)Bortolami
    5)Brown
    6)Delve
    7)Qera
    8)Forrester
    9)Lawson
    10)Lamb
    11)Vanikolo
    12)Barkley
    13)Allen
    14)Simpson-Daniel
    15)Bailshaw

    16)Azam
    17)J.Forster
    18)Buxton
    19)Strokosch
    20)Cooper
    21)Walker
    22)Morgan

    And Tindall retires lmao

    Those would be my picks lol....yes...Iain Balshaw at 15 lol
     
  9. danny

    danny Guest

    canuck-backrow and Olly Barkley are the same people. Can someone please close this daft thread. Surely two Gloucester fans cant know so little about their players and their positions.
     
  10. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Just ignore the thread. It'll go away in time.
     
  11. ollybarkley

    ollybarkley Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (danny @ Sep 4 2008, 01:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>

    Sorry mate, but I'm not the same bloke as canuck-backrow. I'm a number 10 for one thing.

    Sorry to disappoint you.
     
  12. Crackdown

    Crackdown Guest

    Is Azam retiring after this season?
     
  13. ollybarkley

    ollybarkley Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Rinkadink @ Sep 4 2008, 03:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I wouldn't mind....

    I think the combination of Titterell and MacMillan will serve us well after this season, as MacMillan will have another year to learn before he is ready to play regular 1st division rugby behind Titterell.

    Also heard disappointing news that Tindall was named Captain, which means he is a lock to start in the 13 jumper, which is too bad. I really don't think he rates a starting place at this point in time. Prefer a midfield of Barkley and Allen, but there are that core group of people who still seem to believe that Tindall is the same type of player he was back in 2003. But maybe Barkley and Tindall can reignite some of their past magic when they played together at Bath.

    Only time will tell, I just think with so many good attacking options wide like JSD, Morgan, Vanikola, Balshaw, and Foster that a midfield player like Tindall would not be a wise selection, preferring instead to the subtle running and intelligence of Allen at 13. But alas.. maybe Lamb and Barkley will just be throwing miss passes to cut Tindall out of the attack to get the ball wide.
     
  14. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

  15. danny

    danny Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ollybarkley @ Sep 4 2008, 09:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I wouldn't mind....

    I think the combination of Titterell and MacMillan will serve us well after this season, as MacMillan will have another year to learn before he is ready to play regular 1st division rugby behind Titterell.

    Also heard disappointing news that Tindall was named Captain, which means he is a lock to start in the 13 jumper, which is too bad. I really don't think he rates a starting place at this point in time. Prefer a midfield of Barkley and Allen, but there are that core group of people who still seem to believe that Tindall is the same type of player he was back in 2003. But maybe Barkley and Tindall can reignite some of their past magic when they played together at Bath.

    Only time will tell, I just think with so many good attacking options wide like JSD, Morgan, Vanikola, Balshaw, and Foster that a midfield player like Tindall would not be a wise selection, preferring instead to the subtle running and intelligence of Allen at 13. But alas.. maybe Lamb and Barkley will just be throwing miss passes to cut Tindall out of the attack to get the ball wide.
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    If you actually watched any Gloucester games from last season you would have seen that Tindall was our outstanding centre. He has earned the right to be captain. Allen is a very good player but he is an out and out inside centre. Tindall gives us go forward when we need it. I watched every home game exept Munster last season and went to over half of our away games and this view is shared with every true fan I know. You cant have a backline made up of one dimensional players you must have balance and Tindall gives us that. Also Azam will start against Leicester. Ps It would be good to see you there but I dont think that will happen.
     
  16. ollybarkley

    ollybarkley Guest

    Nope.. won't see me there, but I will be watching on the tv, thanks to Setanta.

    Will have to agree to disagree about Tindall. IMO he is too slow and limited a player to play the attacking system we are best suited for. Tindall is big strong back, but his passing skills are poor, his vision is none existent and his defensive range is not what it once was. Allen would be a better fit for the #13 shirt, especially given that is an opening both at Gloucester and for England, again IMO. In terms of needing to take the ball at the line with force, we can always run Vainikolo through the mid-field to accomplish this, or use one of our pacy back-rows to do it for us.

    And Barkley, Lamb, Allen, and James Simpson-Daniel are most certainly not one dimensional players. They each offer options as both runners and playmakers, with Lamb and Barkley also adding a kicking option as well.

    But hey.. it's all subjective as to how we see things. :cheers:

    I think Tindall is a good player, I just think at this point in time, Allen might offer us something more, and for his career it might be a good move.
     
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