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Can the Blues kick on?

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Slightly belated as I have just got back from Paris, but a very well done to the Cardiff Blues.

Although under the cosh for long periods of the game, the Blues fought back well and ultimately fully deserved their victory.

Now some questions for Blues fans.

Can your team kick on from this title and challenge on the bigger stage?

How big a hole will Rush leave?

Will Parks replace Sweeney (and possibly risk a start to the season like this year)?

Any way good luck next season, and for your sake I hope you do not have the chance to defend your title.

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comment by Mike (U14385302)

posted May 24, 2010

If I were a blues fan I'd count my self lucky. If JW had not gone off injured toulon would have won.

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posted May 24, 2010

"If I were a blues fan I'd count my self lucky. If JW had not gone off injured toulon would have won."

Poor wum. Even so he did and the Blues won. Anyhow as in Rugby as in the rest of life, you make your own luck.

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posted May 24, 2010

Put a sock in it Mike, I suppose all of the Blues other victories on the road were lucky too? Your Saint Johnny can't go on forever, get over it.

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comment by Mike (U14385302)

posted May 24, 2010

learn how to spell and people may start listening to you.

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posted May 24, 2010

"learn how to spell and people may start listening to you."

Spelling aside, the point is that JW did go off injured and the Blues did win. Just as many players go off injured and it may or may not change many games. Its a part of sport.

The Blues are no more "lucky" than say England playing against Italy with a flanker starting at scrum half. You can only beat whats in front of you. The Blues did, as did England in that situation I fail to see what the point is that your making.

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comment by Mike (U14385302)

posted May 24, 2010

fair enough. I was just trying to say that it was a huge turning point in the game when he went off....The Blues did very well to take advantage of this and they are rightly champions.

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posted May 25, 2010

Jonny is an outstanding player with a great rugby brain always looking to undo the tightest of defenses! and he relishes beating any welsh opposition, but the downside is in my opinion he is a player who plays beyond his physical means hence all the injuries! and the last game against cardiff he quite literally bust a gut!! there was a time in the early days of his career that he would sweep any welsh opposition aside ..but times have changed ......tis the time of the mighty blues!!

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posted May 26, 2010

tart of the year...
9. Gareth Cooper
10. SNK

End of the year
9. Ritchie Rees
10. Ceri Sweeney

That was the difference between the Blues complete flop at the start of the season and the amlin challenge champions, as for next year, I see it as

9. Ritchie Rees
10. Ceri Sweeney
21. Dan Parks
22. Lloyd Williams

With Parks overtaking Sweeney by new year if he plays well.


Yes well said.... I think it quite ironic how much stick that Sweeney has had over the years on these boards. The Blues season was completely changed when SNK was ditched and Ceri stepped up. He and Ritchie play really well together and I think that Parks coming down will strengthen the squad, but Dai should not lose sight of what he has achieved over the past three months. Not only has Sweeney released Laulala and Jamie, but the points racked up are huge.Offensively the Blues are a match for the all singing all dancing Ospreys backline.

Admittedly, he does not kick as well as Parks and that is where Parks may come in to be a winner. On Wet Fridays up in Glasgow or over in Ulster he will grind out results.

Also to who described sweeney as being hot and cold..... PARKS????? Before this years 6N he earned his nickname of Desparate Dan..... watch that space if he does not settle....

However all this is frivolous..... the Blues game plan is centered around one Xav........... keep him and we will thrive. If he goes to Ulster we will struggle...

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posted May 26, 2010

The same Blues lost 26-o at Liberty. So the answer is no.

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posted May 26, 2010

The same Blues lost 26-o at Liberty. So the answer is no.Front row is weak at scrumtime as is the front v as a whole,

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