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Postby Defenseman42 Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:03 pm

Has anyone else found that the d-unit in their squad is the most iconic and revered section of the team? Obviously not in a 'oh we're pukka cause we're large and scary so you must worship us' way but more along the lines of 'you guys hit people with THOSE? Ooh I want a go' or 'yeah our D guys are animals. No house training either.'

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Postby Sour37 Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:30 pm

I wouldnt say they were revered, but they stick together....anyone picks a fight with one of them and all 3 and the goalie pile in...or would if anyone was silly enough!
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Postby snooplax Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:42 pm

On the call 99?
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Postby Sour37 Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:16 pm

No....just randomly haha!!

The only problem is they get a bit cliquey...."look at us with out big sticks and silly faces" ....

you know the usual stuff
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Postby UKLaxfan Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:20 pm

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Postby snooplax Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:35 pm

On the call 99 I believe the Lions grabbed the nearest player and beat hell out of them.

Interesting stuff! Not that I ever brawl..... :wink:
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Postby EGLC02 Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:21 pm

That was a top class (all be it dirty) tour

As an ex front row man the 99 call (or RED as we used)is something that worked to good effect against a couple of teams that thought they could get away with beating up on our scrum half or full back. I wouldn't condone dirty / violent play in any sport but there is a time and place for everything and when playing number 2 there's a lot that happens in the tight that the ref could never see even with with the best will in the world .
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Postby Whitey Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:54 pm

...and it's tough to send a whole team off for fighting.

I found that D-men can be worryingly over-familiar with each other...
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Postby Defenseman42 Mon Dec 05, 2005 12:16 pm

Well we don't exactly shake d**k in the shower.....that's left to the goal scorers :lol:
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Postby Tom_Southampton Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:11 pm

We definitely have a lot of wannabe D-men on our team. Everyone likes the look of the long stick. Not many are interested in actual defending mainly just hero runs. How do you persuade people that thats not what D's about?
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Postby Jim13 Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:13 pm

You've not met John Beadle have you!? :shock:

Try telling him that long sticks stay at the back.... :lol:
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Postby Defenseman42 Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:38 pm

Let em go for it I say - they'll soon realise when they get to the other end of the pitch how hated they are by the opposing team's D for being glory hunters! Personally any long pole that comes near me on a pitch gets twice as much treatment as an attackman :twisted:
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Postby goldenboy Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:08 am

I find nothing more satisfying than flooring the opposition defenders and I'd expect the same courtesy from the opposition. When I played for the then Western Hornets against USA West my biggest and best hit of the game was on one of their longpoles who seemed to think he could just waltz through the defence.
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Postby lead_head11 Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:34 pm

I got floored when playing against swindon. Went on a glory run as u call it then got creamed by a Swansea D-pole who was playing for swindon!! Now i get to the half way line and look for the pass.
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Postby Defenseman42 Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:01 pm

Too right, we don't belong in the other half - the light side :wink: And I've NEVER screamed 'middie back!' and crossed the threshold....honest...
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Postby rhodrigo27 Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:48 pm

oi there is no reason why you cant take a few runs a game, my standard clear is running through the attacker who foolishly tries to stop me, when i played against USA west for wales, my best hit was when i was clearing the ball got to the half way line and one of there middies shouted 'i got hi...' just as i ran straight in to him sending him flying.

i also scored from our defensive restrainer on sunday :lol:
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Postby tom3 Tue Dec 06, 2005 3:26 pm

lol is that three posts you've put that in now? Fair play we have some stupid players.
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Postby goldenboy Tue Dec 06, 2005 3:58 pm

I'm going to humour you because i'm curious. How did you score from the defensive restrainer?? And lead head if the chance arrives you've got to go over - sure you may get hit but its all good fun and if you do score you'll remember it.
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Postby Mr.Stanford Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:56 pm

Ah yes the gud old 99 call.

Actually i tried to initiate one of those playing for wales against usa west as one of their players decided to start beeting on Morgan (Rhodrigo27's brother). So i had a bench clear of my own as id just subbed off. The only person who followed me was the team manager who had to drag me off the guy. Not quite what id been led to belive would happen from Box videos!

But back in the rugby days at u16 we had the best 99 call ever. It involved all players from both teams (inc subs), coaches, parents, spectators and even 1 of our injured players hopped over for a bit of a slap! Oh and the reff jumped in and started fighting for the other team, and you thought lax reffs were biased!
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Postby whopead Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:31 pm

I love the glory runs...just not the tail between the legs run after i lose the ball and am too knackered to get back!!.....Tho i did score Vs Mersey at the weekend with one of those....what made it better was that i skinned the Middie who had been trying to beat me all game!!

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