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Re: Matt Scott

Postby joe soap on Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:26 pm

disco wrote:Is suggesting comments like "real box office" and "real attacking quality" are equivalent to posters saying it'll be "the most exciting backline ever" not an example of the usual juvenile over hyping?? :D


not unless you have numbers to back it up. Stick to numbers :roll:
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Re: Matt Scott

Postby djphilp on Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:56 pm

joe soap wrote:
disco wrote:Is suggesting comments like "real box office" and "real attacking quality" are equivalent to posters saying it'll be "the most exciting backline ever" not an example of the usual juvenile over hyping?? :D


not unless you have numbers to back it up. Stick to numbers :roll:


WTF have you been smoking/drinking Joe?
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Re: Matt Scott

Postby joe soap on Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:40 pm

djphilp wrote:
joe soap wrote:
disco wrote:Is suggesting comments like "real box office" and "real attacking quality" are equivalent to posters saying it'll be "the most exciting backline ever" not an example of the usual juvenile over hyping?? :D


not unless you have numbers to back it up. Stick to numbers :roll:


WTF have you been smoking/drinking Joe?


good stuff, thanks, out of this

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which is much better than this which few have been ODing on again

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Re: Matt Scott

Postby gowrie on Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:42 pm

I never actually said bringing Hickey in would make us the most exciting backline to ever grace a rugby field

but I'm saying it now, and don't even try proving me wrong because you know deep down I'm right.
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Re: Matt Scott

Postby New Gunner on Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:22 am

Oh dear, Joe.
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Re: Matt Scott

Postby royc on Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:21 pm

I don't think anyone is saying that a couple of good additions to the backs will turn our backline into the primus inter pares (first among equals) of the Pro 14! We all know that Edinburgh and Warriors don't have the deepest pockets for star signings and that, in our case, a good whack of the player budget is taken up by our international cast of forwards.

Cockers/Johnson are going to have to recruit backs in particular most judiciously for next season and also hope for a bit of luck with fitness and form from the new signings, which we didn't get so much from this season's new intake. The budget will not be much larger than Solomons had, so surely no one is expecting miracles.

However, we have IMO the beginnings of a wee nucleus of potentially classy, stand-out backs in Bennett, van der Merwe and Kinghorn, with some very good players around them like Fife and Johnstone. Add in Matt Scott, if we can get him, and Hickey, if he measures up, and we could have a pretty decent backs 1st XV coming together that is a step up from recent years.

While JS is right to keep feet on the ground, we have to be optimistic and I think Cockers' signings so far show that he knows what he's doing and knows what needs fixed - within the limits of a slim budget.
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Re: Matt Scott

Postby germain on Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:24 pm

No matter how you look at it, a backline of Van Der Walt - Scott - Bennett - Van Der Merwe - Hoyland - Kinghorn is really appealing. Each one of hose players is a threat. When you also have around the likes of Hickey, Weir/Tovey, Burleigh, Dean, Johnstone, Fife, Brown and Graham, it begins to be very interesting.
So hopefully, the rumors are true.
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Re: Matt Scott

Postby djphilp on Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:28 am

Really hoping we do get Scott back...

He came on again for Gloucester today as an early replacement and scored again as well.
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Re: Matt Scott

Postby Oldsalt on Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:56 pm

Watched the highlights last night and thought that Matt could lose 5-10 kgs. He looked much "bigger" and "slower" than when he was an Edinburgh player. He isn't exactly small to start with.
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