England vs Australia 19th of Oct, 8.15am GMT

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England vs Australia 19th of Oct, 8.15am GMT

Postby Raggs » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:12 pm

I'll change it in the unlikely event of it being Wales.

Is it wrong to be feeling a little confident? I know all bets are off in knockouts but still?

EDIT removed comments on Aus/Geo.
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Re: England vs Australia 19th of Oct, 7.15am GMT

Postby p/d » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:20 pm

steady, this will get moved. Certain posters might see the mention of 'both teams' as a spoiler

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Re: England vs Australia 19th of Oct, 7.15am GMT

Postby Mellsblue » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:31 pm

Ffs. I was trying to keep the time and date of this match as a surprise.

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Re: England vs Australia 19th of Oct, 7.15am GMT

Postby Mellsblue » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:32 pm

Mellsblue wrote:Ffs. I was trying to keep the time and date of this match as a surprise.

Actually, having now checked the details, I would’ve been surprised.

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Re: England vs Australia 19th of Oct, 7.15am GMT

Postby twitchy » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:33 pm

I think it will be a cracking game.

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Re: England vs Australia 19th of Oct, 7.15am GMT

Postby Digby » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:38 pm

I'd seen reasons for confidence whatever side we play. Not that we look excellent, more nobody really does, and we've got a lot of good players who have a gameplan whether one likes it or not

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Re: England vs Australia 19th of Oct, 7.15am GMT

Postby Digby » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:40 pm

Mellsblue wrote:
Mellsblue wrote:Ffs. I was trying to keep the time and date of this match as a surprise.

Actually, having now checked the details, I would’ve been surprised.


Kudos for quoting yourself so quickly. A bit annoying the game is on Sunday, Saturday would be better if they're up for moving some games!

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Re: England vs Australia 19th of Oct, 7.15am GMT

Postby Raggs » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:42 pm

Digby wrote:
Mellsblue wrote:
Mellsblue wrote:Ffs. I was trying to keep the time and date of this match as a surprise.

Actually, having now checked the details, I would’ve been surprised.


Kudos for quoting yourself so quickly. A bit annoying the game is on Sunday, Saturday would be better if they're up for moving some games!


The 19th is a Saturday?

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Re: England vs Australia 19th of Oct, 7.15am GMT

Postby Digby » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:42 pm

Raggs wrote:
Digby wrote:
Mellsblue wrote:Actually, having now checked the details, I would’ve been surprised.


Kudos for quoting yourself so quickly. A bit annoying the game is on Sunday, Saturday would be better if they're up for moving some games!


The 19th is a Saturday?


is it too late to complain the game isn't on the Sunday?

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Re: England vs Australia 19th of Oct, 7.15am GMT

Postby Stom » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:50 pm

Fuck. I will be in Romania, of course, and this will be at 9:15am for me, there...Might not be able to watch it. Have to wait and see :(

Would be lovely to see Cheika hitting things again, the giant galah!

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Re: England vs Australia 19th of Oct, 7.15am GMT

Postby Mellsblue » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:51 pm

Digby wrote:
Mellsblue wrote:
Mellsblue wrote:Ffs. I was trying to keep the time and date of this match as a surprise.

Actually, having now checked the details, I would’ve been surprised.


Kudos for quoting yourself so quickly.

Always trying to push the envelope of what’s possible.

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Re: England vs Australia 19th of Oct, 7.15am GMT

Postby Mellsblue » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:53 pm

Raggs wrote:
Digby wrote:
Mellsblue wrote:Actually, having now checked the details, I would’ve been surprised.


Kudos for quoting yourself so quickly. A bit annoying the game is on Sunday, Saturday would be better if they're up for moving some games!


The 19th is a Saturday?

WR app saying it’s an 8.15am ko in the UK.

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Re: England vs Australia 19th of Oct, 7.15am GMT

Postby Raggs » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:20 pm

Mellsblue wrote:
Raggs wrote:
Digby wrote:
Kudos for quoting yourself so quickly. A bit annoying the game is on Sunday, Saturday would be better if they're up for moving some games!


The 19th is a Saturday?

WR app saying it’s an 8.15am ko in the UK.


Hmm, time differences in Google got me somewhere, British summer time equivalent in Japan?

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Re: England vs Australia 19th of Oct, 8.15am GMT

Postby Puja » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:26 pm

I am impressed with how quickly we have filled a page with nothing.

Also, with mod hat on, I think anyone who is trying to avoid that Australia score who then goes to a thread about Australia deseves everything they get. The issues have been about turning England vs threads into general world cup match threads rather than hitting new thread or going to one of the perfectly viable threads on the GMB. Comment away!

Speaking of, anyone else noticed that Australia love a high tackle? They've done about 4 each game!

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Re: England vs Australia 19th of Oct, 8.15am GMT

Postby p/d » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:30 pm

foundations. The backbone to all good threads

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Re: England vs Australia 19th of Oct, 8.15am GMT

Postby Raggs » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:55 pm

Let's be honest, aus could have won or lost and still are the likely opponents in this game.

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Re: England vs Australia 19th of Oct, 8.15am GMT

Postby Gloskarlos » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:23 pm

Commentators reckoning Aus deliberately held back and played a one dimensional way to give nothing away to England. Agree? Or think that’s a load of gonads.

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Re: England vs Australia 19th of Oct, 8.15am GMT

Postby Scrumhead » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:02 pm

Absolute rubbish. This is the same line that’s been rolled out to excuse poor, one-dimensional teams for time immemorial.

This is not a vintage Australian side.

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Re: England vs Australia 19th of Oct, 8.15am GMT

Postby Digby » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:03 pm

But they do have some quality players, and can put points on anyone

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Re: England vs Australia 19th of Oct, 8.15am GMT

Postby Puja » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:10 pm

Digby wrote:But they do have some quality players, and can put points on anyone


True, but Genia's a shadow of his former self to the extent that Nic White is being selected ahead of him, they have no idea who's playing fly-half, and their main threat in Beale might be out injured after a big blow to the head today.

Famous last words, but this Australian side does't scare me. Out of the quarter finallists I'd probably choose them to play against (on the basis that the Japanese might have a monumental game in them in front of their crowd).

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Re: England vs Australia 19th of Oct, 8.15am GMT

Postby Mellsblue » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:15 pm

Is anyone confident? 2015 still haunts me.

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Re: England vs Australia 19th of Oct, 8.15am GMT

Postby Epaminondas Pules » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:23 pm

Mellsblue wrote:Is anyone confident? 2015 still haunts me.


Confident in a way, in that we should have the resources to beat this Australian side, but it is a one off game with a good chunk of pressure.

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Re: England vs Australia 19th of Oct, 8.15am GMT

Postby Renniks » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:25 pm

Not even close to confident.

We're rusty, missing game time, not getting the best out of the squad as a whole, and if they manage to nullify our gameplan, we don't seem to adapt to a plan B.

Not to mention Billy underperforming (and potentially not being fit),
a risk of Ford being dropped lingers for big games,
Mako / Marler fitness situation is far from ideal,
Oh, and Ben Youngs and Willi Heinz being our scrum halves still,

The only glimmer of hope was that they struggled against Georgia - and that if things click for us we are the better team

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Re: England vs Australia 19th of Oct, 8.15am GMT

Postby twitchy » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:28 pm

Is any one secretly hoping eddie will get involved in some aussie style sledging with cheika this week?

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Re: England vs Australia 19th of Oct, 8.15am GMT

Postby Digby » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:01 pm

Puja wrote:
Digby wrote:But they do have some quality players, and can put points on anyone


True, but Genia's a shadow of his former self to the extent that Nic White is being selected ahead of him, they have no idea who's playing fly-half, and their main threat in Beale might be out injured after a big blow to the head today.

Famous last words, but this Australian side does't scare me. Out of the quarter finallists I'd probably choose them to play against (on the basis that the Japanese might have a monumental game in them in front of their crowd).

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They nearly beat Wales playing for just 40 minutes, and that's not. defence that tends to gift points (ignoring Parkes and JD have clearly been playing drunk). I've thought given relative resources available to Australia they've had the best attack going in rugby for a long time, though like Scotland (albeit with rather more talent than Scotland) they can overdo it somewhat. Here's hoping Genia is quiet, or perhaps here's hoping we play as we could/should


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