...to blame. For all the good he's done in building this current England side yet again Stuart Lancaster couldn't help himself managing by numbers and playing his part in England losing the Six Nations championship.
...post. Very lax of me, I mean England snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in Paris and then the ineptness of the Jocks at home against the Auld Enemy should have elicited something here.
...for the first time. It was fun the way England's ineptness gave the Jocks belief and hope for that to be shattered in a 3-2 defeat.
...grand. Can't say I was feeling that confident about an England grand slam before Saturday's game. My confidence having dropped over the last couple of outings. And then the ref being announced.
...team? The previous two home victories, against New Zealand and Scotland, were good but was winning away in Ireland the indication of where this England rugby team is under Stuart Lancaster?
...a charlie. Relying on Charlie to get tries from charge downs isn't a sound game plan but luckily for Stuart Lancaster's side Italy didn't up their game to find that first victory over England.
...dolt. It was great to see sad little Andy Robinson with that befuddled look on his face after the new look England scraped a win over his Jock side.
...disguise? England go overboard celebrating their lucky 1-0 victory over Spain in a friendly like the Jocks did back in 1967.
...it really was all over. You knew when England head coach finally sat down in the coaches booth that his England's World Cup was done and dusted.
... of jam. Yes it was just Hearts and Spurs should stuff the third best side in Jockland but it was a decent start to the season and the Europa Cup.
...hell more than one at times. It was no surprise that the current England side butchered the Grand Slam chance against Ireland they aren't in the class of the 1990 or late 90s early 2000s sides.
...Jocks. After all they repeatedly do their best to make the Jocks look good on a rugby pitch and they were at it again on Sunday as they struggled to keep the Grand Slam dream alive.
...Spurs and England legend. Sad news that goal scoring legend Bobby Smith died age 77 on Saturday, after a short illness.
...offence? Loosing to the Jocks was bad enough to get Andy Robinson the sack as England coach then surely only drawing with an Andy Robinson led Scotland side should be enough to see Martin Johnson relieved of duties.
...seriously? Somehow the ex-England captain and World Cup winner thinks that one performance with a bit of heart against an average New Zealand side means Martin Johnson's side are headed for glory.