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Podcast 35: Star Mangled Spanners


Cammy and Iain return with another double dose of our ever popular podcast. In the first episode the guys look back at Scotland’s narrow loss to the USA and are more positive than they thought they might be. In the second episode the guys chat about the latest comings and goings, more on Glasgow’s lack of new signings and get their groove on to some classic Scottish soft rock. The guys also reveal some details about Edinburgh’s possible new kit that definiately isn’t training gear.

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4 Responses

  1. At the risk of pre-empting a new post, HC draw has been made and Glasgow’s looks doable, mighty Saracens notwithstanding. Lyon will be HC newbies and Cardiff will be adapting to a new coach.

    Edinburgh’s job looks like it’ll be in vain. Montpellier and Toulon will most likely out-bosh us. Newcastle will be tough away from home. Nevertheless with a brand spanking new backline and a tough as track pack under Cockerill, if we can win our homes games we might have a punchers chance yet.

    1. I dunno, I fancy Edinburgh’s chances to get out of that pool under Cockers. Glasgow should have beaten Montpellier had they not brainfarted, and I think you’ve the beef to take on Toulon and Newcastle.

  2. Finally a decent Pool for Glasgow they should really be getting 5 points home and away to cardiff and lyon and Saracens have not been the saracens of old so hopefully at least a home win against them..

    At the very least we should achieve a runners up spot.

    Edinburgh pools … wow Montpellier and Toloun will be Brutal physicall encounters which will be interesting, they can hopefully edge out newcastle home and away though.

    1. Glasgow were very poor last season and should not be taking anything for granted.

      If they don’t sign a 10 and a couple of ball carriers they will struggle badly in Europe.

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