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Lewis, it's up to you

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Lewis, it's up to you

If Lewis Hamilton doesn't win tomorrow, I shall not be responsible for my actions!

We tried bloody hard tonight, scored the only try of the game (only to have it over-ruled by a dodgy official who was a complete wimp) and then gifted the Springboks at least 9 points. Apart from that I had to sit through Stuart Barnes (the commentator with the biggest chip on his shoulder because he was the worst No 10 who ever played for England and Jim Rosenthal who doesn't know his a*se from his elbow. ITV's coverage was appalling. God help us!

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21. Re: Lewis, it's up to you

Or just sour grapes.........

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22. Re: Lewis, it's up to you

Sorry Nic, just couldn't let this one go ;-)

Just as Paddy O'Brien(a New Zealander who is head of the referee's organisation) said after the All Black's were knocked out after 'the forward pass' try(from a dodgy decision by an English referee), "We lost. Get over it and we weren't good enough anyway."

There's no getting away from it being a marginal decision but these things happen in sport. Dickinson isn't the best official but I think he made the correct call as Cueto's toe scraped the line before he grounded the ball. The Boks were too good on the night and deserved the win.

Now I'll just hunker down and wait for the shelling to start!

Too bad about Lewis tho - I'm not a follower but maybe still a chance after the BMW shenanigans.

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JAT, whilst it would be the sensible thing to do to just "get over it", I still believe that the call was open to interpretation and was certainly not clear cut. More importantly, the whole game hinged on that one decision - if the try had been allowed, the game would have been immeasurably better because both sides would have started passing the ball about and, although we may well still have lost the game, it would have been a better spectacle.

OK, now I will get on with my life.

As for Lewis, I have a horrible feeling that the whole affair could descend into farce like the time only 6 cars started the US Grand Prix. I hope not but Hamilton is still the future of motor racing and will achieve so much in the years to come.

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24. Re: Lewis, it's up to you

Nic - your not having very good sports days - but by gawd, it was good to see Ferrari wear the crown agian.

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25. Re: Lewis, it's up to you

Oh NIc NIc Nic, the naivety of youth;-))

"JAT, whilst it would be the sensible thing to do to just "get over it", I still believe that the call was open to interpretation and was certainly not clear cut.".- couldn't agree more but that's sport. Swings and roundabouts etc

"More importantly, the whole game hinged on that one decision - if the try had been allowed, the game would have been immeasurably better because both sides would have started passing the ball about and, although we may well still have lost the game, it would have been a better spectacle."

Sorry mate but I think it's completely the opposite. There would have been one point between the teams and it would have just clamped the game into a forward pick and go contest. Until it got to the last five mins or so then we might have seen some rugby. Sadly, RWC in the knockout stages is rarely about rugby just points accumulation which England have been pretty good about lately. If it was about playing quality open rugby and scoring tries, England wouldn't have made it to the final in 2003.

I do agree with you about the Pats tho - Mrs Just is a big Pats fan. They look awesome this year.

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26. Re: Lewis, it's up to you

One last comment before this thread has to be pulled!

JAT - your prescription at Specsavers is ready! "the naivety of youth". If only! As for whether the game would have been better, I'm sure 90% of the posters here couldn't give a toss so let's draw a line under the whole affair.

LTT - I think with a Ferrari driver winning the World Championship 5 times in the last 7 years, your comments are particularly inappropriate ;-)

I'm thinking perhaps I should check in to the Boston forum in future!

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27. Re: Lewis, it's up to you

Nic - off to work with you, and get me some of those glasses on the way home ;-)

Poor old NYers must wonder what's going on but a line under is the right idea. Healthy banter is sometimes good for the soul tho.

BTW, Boston's a nice place if you've never been. Rugby forums are soooo boring anyway.

All the best.

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