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Cohen to Sale?!

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by Sharks84 (U13765531) 17 March 2009
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www.skysports.com/story/0,19...

Brive refusing to confirm as yet.

Is this a good signing?

Cueto to Full Back next season?

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posted Mar 18, 2009

jason robinson was scoring tries when he was 35? that seems kind of odd considering he's only 34.

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posted Mar 19, 2009

comment by LOBBE, LOBBE, LOBBE (U9683437)
posted 21 Hours Ago

jason robinson was scoring tries when he was 35? that seems kind of odd considering he's only 34.
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That's how good he is ;-)

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posted Mar 19, 2009

Sharks84 - must disagree with you on three counts.
1 - Cohen was and is a big lump and that was England's game. You can almost see Johnson thinking his way back to that style right now. The idea was to bludgeon the opposition into submission. He was just there to be a thug out there in the wide open spaces whilst Robinson worked his magic on the other side.
2. - Austin Healey wasn't even the most gifted natural footballer in Leicester let alone England. If he was so great he would have nailed down a starting place in one position with his club, country and the Lions.
As it was, every England team he played in under-achieved, and he missed the big one in 2003. And he was never a first choice British Lion. Thats why he sniped away in the background on the 2001 tour and undermined the coaching team.
3. That's exactly what I would do. Argue with Cohen's try-scoring record. He was the beneficiary of a ten-man game which inevitably opened up room for the wings against weaker opposition. He was walking a lot of them in, or bludgeoning his way through Uruguayans and the like. I beleive a Japanese winger holds the world record for tries scored but its not official because he is playing against such poor opposition. Thats Ben Cohen.
When you look at a record like that of Shane Williams or Jason Robinson, Cohen does not remotely bear comparison. And to see him chucking the ball about hopelessly during Andy Robinson's reign said it all really. He can't pass, kick, or step. If guys like Benjamin, Monye, Cato, Banahan, and Sackey can't make the England wing berth their own over the next few seasons there is something seriously wrong with the coaching of the England team. Cohen is just a thug in boots.

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posted Mar 19, 2009

mikeyphil - you do know that Cohen played for Northampton, not Leicester?

Or is that close enough to get your bile bubbling up?

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posted Mar 19, 2009

galliano - not sure I was saying he was from Leicester. I was talking about Healey coming from Leicester though. Sure you haven't read it wrong, or were you just looking for faults?

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posted Mar 19, 2009

"Argue with Cohen's try-scoring record. He was the beneficiary of a ten-man game which inevitably opened up room for the wings against weaker opposition."

It's what good teams are meant to do. Take it through the forwards, open up space and move it wide for the backs. Good structured rugby, it's what Wales did against Scotland and haven't done it since. Also Cohen scored plenty of tries against the Southern Hemisphere giants and it wasn't as though England played Uruaguay or Georgia every year.

England played expansive rugby between 2000-03 and even Southern Hemisphere pundits agree. I'm not sure if Cohen will be a good signing and he hasn't been the same since 03, but he was an excellent player in his prime who scored tries against quality opposition. He's also very quick, out-paced Doug Howlett.

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comment by nottins (U1220860)

posted Mar 19, 2009

"Cohen is just a thug in boots."

<doh>

That really just sums up what garbage you write, truly unbelievable garbage from you.

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posted Mar 20, 2009

Wow you've got some bees in your bonnet Mikeyphil..

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comment by U13877770

posted Mar 20, 2009

comment by nottins (U1220860)
posted Yesterday

"Cohen is just a thug in boots."



That really just sums up what garbage you write, truly unbelievable garbage from you.

Hmmm - got that one the wrong way around. I enjoy Mikey Phil's commentary and he knows rugby so much better than some badminton loving muppet - I don;t enjoy your rubbish and ignorant postings however. Cohen is a lump and could't tackle a pensioner in Tesco's on discount Tuesdays <ok>.

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comment by nottins (U1220860)

posted Mar 21, 2009

If you don't like it, you know what to do, don't you ? V

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