Bucolic old Sir Henry wrote:Arthur Crud wrote:And sorry BOSH - I just can't accept all these "if" arguments. If Spencer had done this, if Mitchell had done that. That is living in a dream world - Christ "if" Webb Ellis had never picked up the ball we wouldn't be having this discussion at all. If's have no bearing on reality.
I take your point, Arturo, but "ifs" are at the heart of any sporting discussion. Players get judged by their performances, and Spencer's kicking in that game was poor. It hasn't been exactly ultra-reliable since, either. "If" his kicking was as good as Mehrtens or Blair's, we wouldn't be having this discussion...
Yeah I know......I've been listening to too much radio sport. Honestly some people on there use the "if" clause to describe a totally different game and then get all upset because reality didn't equal their view of the world. Why should it?
It is after all a game of chance, the roll of the ball, the bounce of the ball - who was it who once said "Rugby is a game played by men with odd shaped balls"