The Final Hask

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Re: The Final Hask

Postby Oakboy » Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:51 pm

He was an integral part of one of the best club back rows for a season or two - with Johnson and Hughes. Their attacking effectiveness defied logic at times. A classic case of the unit exceeding the sum of its parts, really - more or less, the story of Haskell.

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Re: The Final Hask

Postby Banquo » Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:55 pm

Oakboy wrote:He was an integral part of one of the best club back rows for a season or two - with Johnson and Hughes. Their attacking effectiveness defied logic at times. A classic case of the unit exceeding the sum of its parts, really - more or less, the story of Haskell.

Personally, whilst he had a very good career by any measure, I think he didn't deliver on the raw potential he showed when first at Wasps. He didn't really develop his skill set, and took ages to become even a semi-decent decision maker.

eta....though at least he isn't senile like me!
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Re: The Final Hask

Postby morepork » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:00 pm

Fuck me there is some classic "he wasn't actually thick, but..." on here. Poor Hask.

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Re: The Final Hask

Postby Oakboy » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:49 pm

Banquo wrote:
Oakboy wrote:He was an integral part of one of the best club back rows for a season or two - with Johnson and Hughes. Their attacking effectiveness defied logic at times. A classic case of the unit exceeding the sum of its parts, really - more or less, the story of Haskell.

Personally, whilst he had a very good career by any measure, I think he didn't deliver on the raw potential he showed when first at Wasps. He didn't really develop his skill set, and took ages to become even a semi-decent decision maker.

eta....though at least he isn't senile like me!


Come on, Tim, you are years younger than me and YOU still make sense occasionally. :( :( ;)

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Re: The Final Hask

Postby Banquo » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:55 pm

Oakboy wrote:
Banquo wrote:
Oakboy wrote:He was an integral part of one of the best club back rows for a season or two - with Johnson and Hughes. Their attacking effectiveness defied logic at times. A classic case of the unit exceeding the sum of its parts, really - more or less, the story of Haskell.

Personally, whilst he had a very good career by any measure, I think he didn't deliver on the raw potential he showed when first at Wasps. He didn't really develop his skill set, and took ages to become even a semi-decent decision maker.

eta....though at least he isn't senile like me!


Come on, Tim, you are years younger than me and YOU still make sense occasionally. :( :( ;)

yes, but you don't normally say almost exactly the same things twice on the same threa.......oh, hang on..

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Re: The Final Hask

Postby Oakboy » Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:33 pm

Banquo wrote:
Oakboy wrote:
Banquo wrote:Personally, whilst he had a very good career by any measure, I think he didn't deliver on the raw potential he showed when first at Wasps. He didn't really develop his skill set, and took ages to become even a semi-decent decision maker.

eta....though at least he isn't senile like me!


Come on, Tim, you are years younger than me and YOU still make sense occasionally. :( :( ;)

yes, but you don't normally say almost exactly the same things twice on the same threa.......oh, hang on..


Come on, Tim, . . . :? :?

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Re: The Final Hask

Postby kk67 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:12 pm

Did someone say 'knuckling down and focusing ?. Next.

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Re: The Final Hask

Postby kk67 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:20 pm

The saes have some decent backrow now.

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Re: The Final Hask

Postby Banquo » Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:45 pm

Oakboy wrote:
Banquo wrote:
Oakboy wrote:
Come on, Tim, you are years younger than me and YOU still make sense occasionally. :( :( ;)

yes, but you don't normally say almost exactly the same things twice on the same threa.......oh, hang on..


Come on, Tim, . . . :? :?

:lol: :lol:

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Re: The Final Hask

Postby kk67 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:33 pm

morepork wrote:He should become a ref.

That's balls.

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Re: The Final Hask

Postby Spiffy » Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:02 am

James had all the raw ingredients to become a great backrower. But he was just a tad wanting when it came to rugby smarts. Close, but no cigar. He had a pretty good careeer nonetheless. Fair play to him.

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Re: The Final Hask

Postby p/d » Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:20 am

Reality TV was always going to be his destination

Rugby’s James Cracknell, but without being such an arse

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Re: The Final Hask

Postby Banquo » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:50 am

p/d wrote:Reality TV was always going to be his destination

Rugby’s James Cracknell, but without being such an arse

Brain injury can do that to you.....

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Re: The Final Hask

Postby p/d » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:24 am

Banquo wrote:
p/d wrote:Reality TV was always going to be his destination

Rugby’s James Cracknell, but without being such an arse

Brain injury can do that to you.....

Thought him that before 2010

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Re: The Final Hask

Postby Banquo » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:48 am

p/d wrote:
Banquo wrote:
p/d wrote:Reality TV was always going to be his destination

Rugby’s James Cracknell, but without being such an arse

Brain injury can do that to you.....

Thought him that before 2010

fair enough. I respect him hugely.

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Re: The Final Hask

Postby p/d » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:41 pm

Banquo wrote:
p/d wrote:
Banquo wrote:Brain injury can do that to you.....

Thought him that before 2010

fair enough. I respect him hugely.

Oh I respect him.

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Re: The Final Hask

Postby kk67 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:16 am

I'll shut up.

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Re: The Final Hask

Postby Galfon » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:39 pm

4th out the jungle game thing. 'too many z-listers' being the cry as viewing figures plummet.
Smart move actually as he'll get to stay in sunny Oz for a few more weeks with his other 'arf as the show lumbers on.Tick in the box, next stop MMA. :)
mind the herb.

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Re: The Final Hask

Postby jngf » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:34 pm

Spiffy wrote:James had all the raw ingredients to become a great backrower. But he was just a tad wanting when it came to rugby smarts. Close, but no cigar. He had a pretty good careeer nonetheless. Fair play to him.


I thought it was a shame he didn’t develop his no.8 game more. His pace and go forward off the back of the scrum was a real asset on the odd occasions during MJ tenure when he played there. He just needed to develop the ball control aspects at the set piece. That notwithstanding post Richard Hill and Pre Robshaw I would say he was England’s best blindside flanker.

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Re: The Final Hask

Postby morepork » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:29 pm

Not sure if serious...

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Re: The Final Hask

Postby Mikey Brown » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:34 pm

6'4", run fast, big biceps = world class 6/8.

Keep up.

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Re: The Final Hask

Postby morepork » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:43 pm

This is the dude wot runs into the post, right?

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Re: The Final Hask

Postby Mellsblue » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:38 pm

He was playing at 7 when he did that. He wouldn’t have done if he’d been playing at 6 or 8

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Re: The Final Hask

Postby jngf » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:17 pm

morepork wrote:This is the dude wot runs into the post, right?


It’s the instinct of a hard carrying 6/8 to run into things rather than around then :)

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Re: The Final Hask

Postby p/d » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:23 pm

Galfon wrote:4th out the jungle game thing. 'too many z-listers' being the cry as viewing figures plummet.
Smart move actually as he'll get to stay in sunny Oz for a few more weeks with his other 'arf as the show lumbers on.Tick in the box, next stop MMA. :)


Just cant believe Nadine sold her soul to appear on that show. Something Kinda Ooooh is dead to me.


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