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Sam_w

Member since Oct 2008 • Last active Jan 2020

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    Ah close...

    I run a media analytics company specialising in econometrics, might be looking for a senior person later in the year...

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    Do I remember rightly that your mrs is an econometrician? if so I wave at a fellow practitioner from afar...

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    I'll have a think about your actual question and come back to you, I would say that none of those measures are actually measures of success for ad activity, they are just counting ;-)

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    Hey that was a warm day down here! What you need is that level of chill with heavy winds and driving rain, that's when it really starts to hurt...

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    Scrum half is an awkward position, feels like we haven't had a truly world class scrum half for ages, current scrum halfs seem to fit into three groups

    1. Current favourites, but unlikely to see next WC: Youngs, Heinze
    2. Done something to annoy Eddie: Spencer, Robson
    3. Too young but potential: Maunder, Townsend, Mitchell

    I always think Ben Morgan is older than he is, only 30, but still can't see Eddie going backwards. I think he will do bits and pieces, but he really does need a plan for when Billy is injured, he will be 31 at the next world cup, and given his record there is no guarantee he will be there, and he does make so many of our hard yards. I agree that Simmonds is too small to line up with the current pack, but he is tougher than he looks, and does make hard yards, not just breaks. I would love to see him on the bench, he could cause havoc from the 60th minute onwards.
    LCD has been playing brilliantly, I think he is currently playing better than George, he has worked hard at his set piece, and given how potent a weapon it is for chiefs it is obviously working!

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    I think Wilson has been injured, just coming back from it now.

    I hope he doesn't mess around with playing a lock in the back row, don't think it has ever been that successful, I did like the look of Ludlum in the brief glimpses at the WC.

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    Yes, think they would have beaten us in the first final whatever happens, as we were overawed by the situation (I was there, the overall feeling was one of disbelief that we were even there!), last season where they came back from so far behind shows the depth of their squad to come back from so far behind (I thankfully wasn't there! but was when we actually won...).
    As for selections, I have no idea, I guess it means Earl is going to play number 8, but Eddie has said in the past that Simmonds is too lightweight, Earl is exactly the same weight and a whole 2cm taller...

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    Well as an lifelong Exeter fan who saw them struggle in the championship at the old county ground, scrape up through the playoffs against Bristol, work hard to establish ourselves in the premiership and then build a squad to challenge year in year out, I can say I am pretty bitter about it all. Feels like we could have won a couple more premiership titles.

    On another note, what the hell have Exeter done to piss off Eddie Jones, top of the premiership, 2nd seeds in Europe (behind only Leinster), and still hardly any of our players get into the squad, Sam Simmonds has been playing out of his skin at number 8, another 2 tries this weekend. And god knows how Umanga (who I think has played 17 games in total?) is a better pick than Joe Simmonds who is the starting fly half, and probably the form fly half in the league (and his kicking is currently far superior to Farrell, hardly ever misses) yet can't even get into the squad?! I guess from a purely selfish point of view it should mean we can pull away a bit from the likes of the Saints during the six nations, but does worry me that players will think that they won't get international recognition whilst at the chiefs and therefore the team gets broken up.

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    I have SS watch and titanium band, Titanium absolutely bomb proof and cheap as chips...

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