Biarritz v Cardiff Blues

Discussion in 'European Champions & Challenge Cup' started by An Tarbh, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

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    Biarritz v Cardiff Blues</div>

    So but for a collossal error by the tmo last week Biarritz would have come away empty handed from their trip to Cardiff. Given that reprieve then will they have the ability to put the Blues to the sword this weekend, they'll certainly need to produce something they haven't this season if they're to keep alive their European hopes which are hanging on by a fingernail.

    The Blues for their part have a great opprtunity to put a lock on this group should they come away with the win. Let's just hope for their sake they're not too traumatised by their last visit to this venue.
     
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  3. RC

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    The blues arent used to these dizzying heights. The whiff of silverware is already in the air for them and they're still in the group stages!
    I hope they don't f*** it up for themselves, they're a dangerous squad this year: 1 out of only 2 who are dangerous in Wales at the moment.
    But it's Biarritz. It's away.
    It's probably too much to ask.
     
  4. Sir Speedy

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    Cardiff should have beaten Paris last year.
    This Biarritz side are light-years away...
    That said, they're a dangerous side at home, but I think Cardiff could sneak a victory... And so could Gloucester.
     
  5. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    well they've lost their last 2 home matches so there's never been a better chance for them to go and get a win there.
     
  6. RC

    RC Guest

    Beware the wounded Beast!

    I could write the same thing for Paris, i guess...
     
  7. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (RC @ Dec 11 2008, 05:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    except for the most part this season Paris' form hasn't been crap whereas Biarritz find themselves languishing in 10th place.
     
  8. RC

    RC Guest

    Don't tell me league form should have a subsequent bearing when Munster would chill mid-table in a relatively easier ML table (one 2 seperate seasons) and come out champions of Europe.
    Blues can to the business over Biarritz. Some disappointing performances and close losses have left them 10th in the top 14, but it's Europe. It's a different kettle of fish.
     
  9. An Tarbh

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    I will when you start comparing apples with oranges.
     
  10. Vambo

    Vambo Guest

    Good opportunity for Cardiff to get an away win here.
     
  11. danny

    danny Guest

    Fingers crossed for a home win but only for selfish reasons
     
  12. Thingimubob

    Thingimubob Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (danny @ Dec 11 2008, 05:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    feel this is a must win game for Cardiff, since if they lose without a bonus point Gloucester could take the lead in the group if they win with a big enough margin against Calvisano. But if we win, I've got a feeling they'll have secured the pool, even if they lose at Kingsholm, they've pretty much got a guaranteed 5 points in the home game vs Calvisano, which should see us home and dry.
    btw, is this game being broadcasted live on sky?
     
  13. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Thingimubob @ Dec 11 2008, 08:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    feel this is a must win game for Cardiff, since if they lose without a bonus point Gloucester could take the lead in the group if they win with a big enough margin against Calvisano. But if we win, I've got a feeling they'll have secured the pool, even if they lose at Kingsholm, they've pretty much got a guaranteed 5 points in the home game vs Calvisano, which should see us home and dry.
    btw, is this game being broadcasted live on sky?
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    says so in the title.
     
  14. Thingimubob

    Thingimubob Guest

    so it does
    whoops :p
     
  15. Cymro

    Cymro Guest

    Thing we can snatch this by 5 points!
     
  16. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    There's never been a better chance for the Blues to win in Biarritz.
    Simple as: anything less than a four point victory here is a disappointment.
     
  17. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    same applies for Biarritz, anything other than a bp victory and their chances of qualifying are all but gone. Set's it up nicely.
     
  18. Sir Speedy

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    Yeh, but Biarritz are a side with high expectations.
    It's not often Cardiff can say they have a realistic chance of winning in France. ;)
     
  19. An Tarbh

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Sir. Speedy @ Dec 13 2008, 02:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    it's not often Biarritz are languishing in 10th place in the league and have lost 2 of their 3 opening matches in the HEC.
     
  20. Sir Speedy

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (An Tarbh @ Dec 13 2008, 01:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    it's not often Biarritz are languishing in 10th place in the league and have lost 2 of their 3 opening matches in the HEC.
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    Hence Cardiff's high expectation of victory.

    Game has been pretty lame so far. A lot of kicking and a charged down Spice box-kick are all to write home about.

    Penalty Cardiff. Blair to take this from about 45 metres out.
    Excellent kick. Took a long time setting it up though, to the displeasure of the crowd. 0 - 3
    Charge down try for Jamie Robinson!
    0 - 8 Go Cardiff!
    Easy conversion to come... 0 - 10 Well played Cardiff. :D
     
  21. Sir Speedy

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    Two penalties have put them in a much better position... Biarritz, that is!

    6 - 10.

    A third penalty now! But it hits the post...
    Cardiff lucky there...
     
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