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Top 4 Predictions

Post by againstthehead » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:46 am

Sad I know, but here goes.

Munster: currently sitting top of the pile on 54 points:
Leinster 47 pts
Scarlets 46
Cardiff 45
Oespreys 44
Ulster 43

Predicted fixtures
MUNSTER
aironi away - 4
dragons home - 5
cardiff away - 1
leinster home - 4
scarlets away - 4
ospreys away - 1
connacht home - 4
total 77 POINTS

LEINSTER
scarlets home 4
dragons away 4
munster away 1
ulster home - 5
aironi away 5
gladgow home 5
TOTAL = 71

SCARLETS
leinster away 0
treviso home - 5
ulster away- 1
munster home - 1
glasgow away - 4
cardiff home - 4
TOTAL = 61

CARDIFF
embra away 1
munster home - 4
ospreys away - 0
connacht away - 4
treviso home - 5
scarlets away - 0
TOTAL - 59

OSPREYS
connacht home 4
glasgow home - 5
cardiff home - 4
dragons away - 4
munster home - 4
aironi away - 5
TOTAL 70

ULSTERRRRRR
- aironi home 5
- dragons home - 4
- glasgow away - 1
- scarlets home - 4
- leinster away - 0
- connacht home - 4
- dragons away - 1
TOTAL 62

Final top 6
Munster - 77
Leinster 71
Ospreys 70
Ulster 62
Scarlets 61
Cardiff 59

And to be honest, I'm being fairly harsh on Ulster - predicting defeats away in dragons and glasgee and only a BP V aironi. With a bit of luck we could hit 66-69 points.
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Re: Top 4 Predictions

Post by pwrmoore » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:54 am

You coukld also be considered optimistic in predicting losing bonuses in Glasgow and Dragons - we are not well know for our ability to collect bonus points when we lose.
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Re: Top 4 Predictions

Post by Rooster » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:58 am

Like to think we can take both Glasgow and Dragons away :D :red:
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Post by pwrmoore » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:07 am

I would hope so too rooster. I'm just suggesting thst if we lose either of those we'll not automatically be in losing bonus territory.
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Re: Top 4 Predictions

Post by againstthehead » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:11 am

neither of those sides will have anything to play for. A losing BP is realistic but obvisouly not a given, considering our away form...
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Re: Top 4 Predictions

Post by cables » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:42 am

againstthehead wrote:neither of those sides will have anything to play for. A losing BP is realistic but obvisouly not a given, considering our away form...
I am puzzled.

We have gained more match points away than any other team AND have a greater match points difference when away than any other team.
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Re: Top 4 Predictions

Post by Rooster » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:48 am

cables wrote:
againstthehead wrote:neither of those sides will have anything to play for. A losing BP is realistic but obvisouly not a given, considering our away form...
I am puzzled.

We have gained more match points away than any other team AND have a greater match points difference when away than any other team.
Thanks for saving me having to try and work that out cables :salut: thought we had a better away record than most sides at present.
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Re: Top 4 Predictions

Post by againstthehead » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:02 am

aye, but we rarely look convincing away... connacht, scarlets, bath, aironi (league) - just about sneaked those. The likes of Leinster and Munster can dominate weaker sides away from home. We kinda hang in there and sneak a win. Great to win away but we're still no world beaters lol
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Re: Top 4 Predictions

Post by darkside lightside » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:30 am

those home matches are all definite 5 pt possibilities, and 2 of the 3 away games are definite away win possibilities - if we get anything from the Leinster match it'll be a bonus (probably literally, a losing one :) ) that said that match is the week after the HEC QF so you never know, they may want to give a load of frontline players a breather..
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Post by Big-al » Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:04 pm

Now, now DL don't be getting ahead of yourself. Must say, Luke Marshall and Nevin Spence really tore into the Blues tonight, those 2 players are the sort of people that you can win things with!!!

Ulster have got a few of blonde haired player nowadays and everyone of them had craicing games. Didn't realise Henry was that fast, nor did I realise Wannenburg had as good a feet when he went for a jinking run in the 2nd half.

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Re: Top 4 Predictions

Post by Rooster » Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:54 pm

againstthehead wrote:aye, but we rarely look convincing away... connacht, scarlets, bath, aironi (league) - just about sneaked those. The likes of Leinster and Munster can dominate weaker sides away from home. We kinda hang in there and sneak a win. Great to win away but we're still no world beaters lol
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Re: Top 4 Predictions

Post by jackthelad » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:35 pm

The loss of the try bonus point, of which we were robbed in Treviso by Blind Luigi the fingerless Braille TMO, might just cost us a place in the top 4.
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Re: Top 4 Predictions

Post by Big-al » Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:44 pm

It won't

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Re: Top 4 Predictions

Post by darkside lightside » Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:25 pm

Big-al wrote:Ulster have got a few of blonde haired player nowadays and everyone of them had craicing games.
Gusher spent the entire match calling Spence Marshall and vice versa :)
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Re: Top 4 Predictions

Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:06 am

darkside lightside wrote:
Big-al wrote:Ulster have got a few of blonde haired player nowadays and everyone of them had craicing games.
Gusher spent the entire match calling Spence Marshall and vice versa :)
Peroxide all round for the rest of the season? :D

BTW, I've heard of Spence and Marshall (both of them) but who is this person Vice Versa of whom you speak, and did they respond when Gusher called them? :scratch:
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