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04/02/2012 at 11:24

Imagine the scene - early evening of a bitterly cold winter day in Jockshire, having to stand around in the open with  an east wind blowing while someone "important" shakes everyone's hand followed by thousands of drunks singing patriotic songs.  Only then can you start to get warm again by actually playing.

It'll be an interesting game but I don't think the weather will do much to bring out the attacking potential of England's outsides.   

04/02/2012 at 11:39
Frum wrote (see)

Imagine the scene - early evening of a bitterly cold winter day in Jockshire, having to stand around in the open with  an east wind blowing while someone "important" shakes everyone's hand followed by thousands of drunks singing patriotic songs.  Only then can you start to get warm again by actually playing.

Frum, are you reminiscing about Culloden again?
04/02/2012 at 11:49
Is 'Swing Low' a patriotic song?

04/02/2012 at 11:49

I wasn't,  but I will now you've reminded me.

04/02/2012 at 11:53
The wind is blasting in from the North West (in upper Clydesdale) with sleet in it. Right horrible. Will it make any difference east / north west ?? for the match.
But yes, it's proper Scottish weather specially laid on to dampen the spirits of the soft southern English.

My son will be in the crowd, wearing all his outdoors gear to survive.
04/02/2012 at 11:56
My sister got 2 free tickets, and never took me. And she doesn't even like rugby.

04/02/2012 at 12:01
cathyjc wrote (see)
The wind is blasting in from the North West (in upper Clydesdale) with sleet in it. Right horrible. Will it make any difference east / north west ?? for the match. But yes, it's proper Scottish weather specially laid on to dampen the spirits of the soft southern English. My son will be in the crowd, wearing all his outdoors gear to survive.

I was reading this morning that Murrayfield has the property of allowing the wind to to change direction to whichever is most advantageous to Scotland at any given moment.

As for weather to dampen opposition spirits, that tactic would be most effective against Wales, who play indoor Rugby most of the time.

04/02/2012 at 12:08
Whereas the Welsh accuse the English of mostly playing pocket billiards...
Edited: 04/02/2012 at 12:09
04/02/2012 at 12:32
Hubby has just informed me the Scots have another tactic up their sleeve. No comfy pre match pep talk for the visiting team at Murrayfield. There's a girt big pillar in the middle of the visiting teams changing room.
04/02/2012 at 12:45
No place like OM for a solid, serious discussion of Rugby tactics and the relative skills of individual players.
04/02/2012 at 12:52
Mike fae Dundee wrote (see)
My sister got 2 free tickets, and never took me. And she doesn't even like rugby.
She clearly likes you even less, Mike
04/02/2012 at 14:04
 i thought it very considerate of her, there's nothing  worse than a long drive home in the dark, the snow, the cold, and having lost.
04/02/2012 at 14:06

You're probably right, Mick.

I may remind you if you are wrong.


04/02/2012 at 14:09
poofs game anyway.
04/02/2012 at 14:15
Addick wrote (see)
posh poofs game anyway.

Fixed it for you Mick.

04/02/2012 at 14:57

Watch out for the English this season.

Dependant on today's game, they are either going to bomb..............................or be the surprise package of this season's six nations!

They have absolutely NOTHING to loose, which is when teams can become dangerous!

04/02/2012 at 15:08

Usually it's zombie threads being resurrected by the living.

An interesting counterpoint of a current thread resurrecting a zombie poster!

Afternoon Tony.

04/02/2012 at 15:20

Hi Tony.

04/02/2012 at 15:23

I just knew there would be such a thread here, and I knew I would find my old friend in sport involved in it.

How's everything Frum?

04/02/2012 at 15:24
Oh and greetings Kinley.
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