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Is there already a DiS account?
9 days to go!
My team's just lucky dip (although it doesn't actually look half bad). I'll do it properly next week.
BEST PART OF THE YEAR
Lucky dipped, just need to remember to sit down and sort this out properly before next weekend.
and then I noticed it yesterday, and just had time to lucky dip. Meant to start a thread myself, but forgot. I really am liking this team it's given me though, if it wasn't for the lack of a kicker I'd be tempted to keep it.
France have to be favourites but I don't think any of the home nations games will be easy to call. It's fair to say I'm stupidly excited about this.
*this may not be such a strange position for some of you
Basically, I think we've done exactly what we needed to, and I think (hope?) we're gonna play some exciting rugby, and surely at least a few of our new caps are gonna prove themselves to be up to it, and in a year or three we could maybe be a really great team, but - we're gonna get mullered on the way there. I know the scrum isn't the be-all and end-all that it perhaps once was, but our pack is definitely a bunch of rookies compared to the rest. Can honestly see us losing to Italy this year (and Scotland for sure) - though I also think that, being us, we'll spring a surprise victory from somewhere and beat Ireland.
Everyone talking about England, seemingly no one noticing that the provinces have been handing out some beatings in the H Cup
who would be your replacement for BOD? Well, maybe not "replacement", but who would you play at centre, anyway? People are talking about moving Bowe, and other mad ideas, but imho it's gotta be Earls and leave Tommy with maybe McFadden or Trimble on the wing. No real idea about any of their current form though so idk.
To be honest he's such a good winger and roams the pitch so well looking for opportunities I'm not sure what you'd gain by moving him to 13.
Kidney will pick Earls because he bums him. This hopefully means Trimble will come in on the wing because he's been in great form the last 18 months. I prefer Earls at 13 to the back 3 just because there's less opportunities for him to spill easy high ball.
Wouldn't mind seeing McFadden at 12 - had my fill of D'Arcy to be honest.
Would also like to see O'Malley getting a game maybe against Italy
got tickets to England v Wales at Twickenham!
Really looking forward to it
There are only 2 of us in the DiS league at the moment :(
If you've never played before / forgotten, link is here http://espnscrum.fantasyleague.com/Index.aspx Once you've made your team, join the DiS league with the PIN upthread. The more the merrier (but I'm still gonna win).
Does anyone know how we get hold of Lucien and get him to make a team?
Lucky dipped it.
Totally forgot England v Scotland kicks off at 5 on Saturday, may have to watch it in the bar after the Esher match. Looking forward to this, nice to have something non-football related on DiS.
Lucky dipped the team for now, going to wait for the starting XV of each team to be announced before making any decisions.
will get around to doing it some point this week
Y'know, just in case. Looks like England will be taking to the field on Saturday with a minimum of 8 uncapped players in the 22. That's a whole lotta newbies to be flattened by the chunky Scottish pack.
Also, anyone else trembling at the thought of the French backline? Medard - Malzieu - Fofana - Rougerie - Clerc, and that's without mentioning Trinh-Duc and Yachvili in the halfbacks. That's gonna be unmissable.
If you haven't sorted your team out yet, get on it.