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Re: Match Thread Quins v Sale
Posted by: Dave L (IP Logged)
Date: 07 October, 2017 07:35

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The Dead Baron
Great game last night but there's a little bit of me that feels Sale flattered us a bit. That's not to take anything away from the team, there were passages of absolute brilliance. BUT we STILL suffer from multiple brain-farts that give the oppo possession, luzz the ball about like the Harlem Globetrotters with limited success and our tackling is still patchy in places. It feels that the squad are really gelling now, but other teams - top 4 teams - would have put that game well and truly to bed by 50 minutes, yet we always seemed to look *this* close to letting it unravel. Nice work lads, but let's build on that and improve now.
Last word on Visser - nice to see him playing his usual brand of rugby. I know it's only fair that the incumbent should keep the shirt, but Visser proved last night that he really is miles ahead of Walker.

I get what you mean. The Dave Ward kick was one example of WTF? Definitely a step in the right direction though.

Re: Match Thread Quins v Sale
Posted by: HonkyTonk (IP Logged)
Date: 07 October, 2017 07:40

Fair point, but with our injuries I am a bit more forgiving of the fact the got back into the game a little.

Re: Match Thread Quins v Sale
Posted by: QuickerQuin (IP Logged)
Date: 07 October, 2017 08:25

They aren't very happy on the Sale forum.

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Re: Match Thread Quins v Sale
Posted by: MrOther (IP Logged)
Date: 07 October, 2017 08:49

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Dibden
Given the injury situation that was a very good win as we went on to the field with an excellent attitude against a Sale dude high on confidence.Pressure now off for a bit.It was a must win game and we won!Well done to all including JK !

Yes, fair play to JK. If the buck stops with him for the krap stuff, he’s also due the plaudits for a fine win.

Marcus Smith was outstanding and I like the way he tackles (not especially yesterday, but in general).

Visser looked up for it after a while on the sidelines. Whether that was cunning management or pure chance, I don’t know but it worked.

And some of Danny Care’s kicking was glorious.

The Grauniad is saying that Sale’s first try came about “when Mike Haley evaded Chris Robshaw’s tackle a little too easily“. Is that right? I saw him dance through a couple, but did Robshaw miss an easy tackle? Seems unlikely.

Re: Match Thread Quins v Sale
Posted by: never sleep (IP Logged)
Date: 07 October, 2017 09:13

Yes, I'm afraid that robbo did miss a tackle. I guess that it had to go one day

Re: Match Thread Quins v Sale
Posted by: R le quin's bruv (IP Logged)
Date: 07 October, 2017 09:18

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QuickerQuin
What was the yellow card for?

Swiel?

Handbags with McGuigam
He did try and trip Swiel earlier.

Re: Match Thread Quins v Sale
Posted by: Quinky Kin (IP Logged)
Date: 07 October, 2017 09:37

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R le Quin's bruv
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blucherquin
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QuickerQuin
What was the yellow card for?

Swiel?

Handbags with McGuigam
He did try and trip Swiel earlier.

Surely there will be a citing for that? Oh wait, no water was flicked...

Re: Match Thread Quins v Sale
Posted by: arniepie (IP Logged)
Date: 07 October, 2017 09:26

I thought the 2 locks were excellent last night, 100% in the lineout, Mathews play in the loose was really good some great clearing out by Merrick,the right way, a try saving tackle against the big Russian by Merrick and 2 great intercepts by Mathews, both lasted the 80 mins really well without any meaningful cover on the bench

Re: Match Thread Quins v Sale
Posted by: Quinten Poulsen (IP Logged)
Date: 07 October, 2017 09:33

Matthews called the lineout very well, and yep he had a great all round game.

Re: Match Thread Quins v Sale
Posted by: Rocker (IP Logged)
Date: 07 October, 2017 09:34

Yes line out was much improved, mathews still looks like a giraffe when he runs but I guess that's just his shape. Merrick was busy hitting rucks and making a nuisance of himself. I think that they are a good pairing, horwill is obviously better than merrick for now, but if merrick continues to improve?

Re: Match Thread Quins v Sale
Posted by: DOK (IP Logged)
Date: 07 October, 2017 09:58

Did they throw to anyone but Matthews all night? He did damned well considering they knew where the ball was going but couldn't stop him. Kudos to the thrower too. Ward seems to have sorted the wild throws of the previous game.

Re: Match Thread Quins v Sale
Posted by: QuinAlan (IP Logged)
Date: 07 October, 2017 10:09

Sale lineout is the worst in the Prem this year, that might have helped. But yep a very impressive game by Matthews. How good is Visser at receiving & scoring from cross field kicks! Cant remember anyone better & with Smith being a particularly skillful supplier this bodes well. Another sound game by Smith who know has firm hold on the 10 jersey. Good win to calm the narves. Thanks JK.

Re: Match Thread Quins v Sale
Posted by: never sleep (IP Logged)
Date: 07 October, 2017 10:17

I was a little surprised that Sir didn't check with the TMO to see if Yarde had touched down the ball at the end of the first half. I sit I the south stand so obviously couldn't see. But, was the ball clearly held up?

Re: Match Thread Quins v Sale
Posted by: Quins4life (IP Logged)
Date: 07 October, 2017 10:18

Considering the two teams out on the pitch we did great to get the win. Missing a number of 1st XV players against a more or less full strength Sale team and winning pretty comfortably is no mean feat. With a bit more luck and composure we could have easily had one more win, if not two. Thought Matthews was outstanding all over the pitch. Care playing his best rugby for a long time, I actually think in terms of his all round game he could be surpassing his best ever.

But one man who has got a lot of stick for us, and rightly so in the past, Roberts has been fantastic. I don't think you can underestimate to support he is giving to Smith, especially in defence. Smiths defence isn't bad but Roberts is always there sweeping up the mess if needed. Also he looks hungry and aggressive in attack. We all can't wait to see Saili fit and firing but he is going to have to make a huge impact to break the Roberts/Marchant combo I think

Re: Match Thread Quins v Sale
Posted by: Bolly-Quin (IP Logged)
Date: 07 October, 2017 11:46

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PeterboroughQuin
JK in a suit
Clifford shoulder injury. On oxegen. going off. Clifford close to tears. White on

Great shame - unfortunately-timed article in Grauniad...

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Re: Match Thread Quins v Sale
Posted by: poorfour (IP Logged)
Date: 07 October, 2017 12:32

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DOK
Did they throw to anyone but Matthews all night? He did damned well considering they knew where the ball was going but couldn't stop him. Kudos to the thrower too. Ward seems to have sorted the wild throws of the previous game.

I suspect that having Matthews, who's our one fit lineout specialist, calling it will have made a big difference to the throwing.

Still a lot to work on, especially in defence, but the breakdown was better and the whole attitude in attack is just wonderful with Smith running the show. He just lifts the whole team. A tiny bit more judgement in the champagne passes and we're going to be very hard to stop when we have the ball.

Re: Match Thread Quins v Sale
Posted by: Scaramouche (IP Logged)
Date: 07 October, 2017 13:30

Did anyone else see Wardy rehearsing throw ins before the game last night from a kneeling position?



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Re: Match Thread Quins v Sale
Posted by: Quinten Poulsen (IP Logged)
Date: 07 October, 2017 16:39

Are you sure he was kneeling?

Re: Match Thread Quins v Sale
Posted by: Bedfordshire Boy (IP Logged)
Date: 07 October, 2017 17:02

Probably best game ever for Charlie Matthews in my opinion.

Re: Match Thread Quins v Sale
Posted by: DOK (IP Logged)
Date: 07 October, 2017 18:55

Certainly in recent memory. A few years back he really looked like he was going somewhere, then he kind of stalled. But he had his mojo back in that game for sure.

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