sssshhhh! Dont tell anybody but there is a rumour that tomorrow will be dry, windless weather conditions - but do tell your friends to come and enjoy the day !! We need a bigger gate than in recent times!
Up to 12th, 5 pts ahead of Cambridge, 6 ahead of Caldy. Sale FC and Cinderford are just 3 pts ahead. We need to be better than 3 other teams, currently it's 4, it would be nice to make it more. And there's still not much margin for error.
Could have gone either way, well done for the win but too slow and too many errors. I thought their scrum half was great. Too many balls received standing still and poor passes. Got to be a bit snappier and when it's on take it. Need to be a bit more awake for the quick start.
Struggling with the night after that....our patience at the end was noteworthy...so easy to give a pen away infront of the posts..they call it focus concentration and willingness...Esher were unlucky in many ways...but thats what its all about.We too often led ourselves into trouble with slow ball. But how nice it is to be critical when we win. Lets get some Devon points now...
Not much comment on here about the announcement of full time DOR for next season..whatever role I'd like to see the wisened Collin O somewhere with us...Well done BMRC, forward thinking..towards the future.
When a very tense, nerve wracking win. With about 5 mins to go Esher were holding all the 5 points and Moseley were hanging on to 2 points. And then that last try. And what about a picky ref making Sam Hollingsworth re position the ball about 7 and three quarter inches nearer the touch line. Talk about trying to upstage the goal kicker!!!
Moseley should have had a lot more tries than they got. All too often Moseley got SLOW, SLOW, SLOW, SLOW ball from rucks and mauls. I can understand it - to some degree - slow ball when a scrum is taken and a penalty might be on - but not at ruck after ruck after ruck. SLOW ball is costing Moseley valuable scoring opportunities and it MUST STOP.
And the second and third Esher tries were as the direct result of absolutely horrendous defence howlers and not by just one player missing a tackle but half the team. That too must stop.
And it was not until 5 minutes from the end of the game that Moseley finally restarted with a drop kick that could be challenged. That too must stop. Up till then every single Moseley restart was too deep, which gave Esher lots of time to gather the ball and run it back. With the exception of one restart error towards the end of the game all Esher restarts landed near the 10 yard line and were all too often successfully gathered.
That aside it was more than a welcome win - 3 on the trot now - and with higher placing up the table to boot.
On another note. Almost as soon as I entered the club house today I was told by a 'supporter' that RP had been 'sacked' which, as far as I can see, is more than a slight distortion of the facts.
In the article under the Presidents opening comments where Peter Hill welcomes Esher FRC, John Richard wrote - and I quote - "... Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club have decided due to the increased demands of National 1 rugby to recruit a full time Director of Rugby... and that Richard Protherough ...will be working with me on critical playing issues...".
That does not say, or even imply that Richard Protherough has been sacked, far from it, therefore, I feel that those who wish to band around misinformation contradicting John Richards written report should be a little more considerate of written fact rather than verbal fiction.
And wouldn't it be nice if Moseley could take some points off Plymouth next week.
Come on Mooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooose