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The Centre of it all.....
Some say he has, some say he will, some still doubt he will at all.....Van Canonball that is. NorthernMaori takes a look at the options. ( Please note that this was written at the end of the season).
How to put together a Title Winning squad.....
......and still make a profit! MartWhit revisits an article first written in December 2017 (and updated) and looks at how we compare to the then current champions Exeter....hope Dimes is reading!
New writer Blue Shark emerges from the depths of the clear Mersey waters and looks ahead to semi-final time in two competitions….
View from the south stand: Sale 13 Leicester 35
Last game of the season, and the potential to finish 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th. With Bath likely to get five points and Gloucester nowt, failure to win this game would make 8th the most likely final postion. Leicester had not been on top form, but they’d be looking to avoid three defeats in a row.
And now the end is near...
...but before we draw the final curtain I would like to look back over some of the intersting topics discussed over the last few weeks and look ahead to Exeter away.
View from the south stand: Sale 28 Wasps 27
Apparently, prior to this match, Wasps had not yet won at the AJ Bell stadium. Sale could do with keeping that record going: with only four games left — all of them against teams above them — Sale needed to win here to keep any hopes of top six alive.
View from the south stand: Sale 58 Worcester 25
Back to AJ Bell activity after a 5-week mini off-season. Worcester were the visitors and, quite frankly, anything less than a 5-pointer would be seen as a failure by the fans and (contra protestations of “no easy games”) by the coaching staff and players.
It's been a long five weeks since the last home game, but we enter the final stretch with the visit of Worcester Warriors on Saturday.
A wartime hero
I told the Major I would write something, but I didn’t really know what I would write. I did think of something on England rugby international players killed in the war. Then I thought, perhaps, a piece on England Internationals born outside the British Isles. In the end I did neither, but I did both. Here is the story of Ernest Ian ‘Pip’ Parsons.
View from the south stand: Sale 3 Saracens 13
We’re at the sparse end of the season, where we get about one game a month if we’re lucky. Saracens were February’s visitors: a tough match by anyone’s standards. Sarries had their England contingent missing, which should have evened things up a bit, but Sale had problems of their own, with no specialist fly half.