Friday, 26 February 2010

Mind game fail?

'Wales Question Fitness of France's Mattieu Bastareud' is the headline. Coach Gatland's mind games again. We must now assume Bastareud will win the game for them.

4 comments:

Brit said...

As football parlance has it, they'll be "sticking that on the changing room wall".

I suppose they'll have to translate it into French first though.

Gaw said...

I'm sure that every time it seems to work there's another when it doesn't (the exception being Brian Moore's wind-ups of the French in the '90s - bullseye every time).

mahlerman said...

I seem to remember similar remarks being uttered over a decade ago about another big guy, who went on to become a legend. OK, he was half a foot taller than Bastareud, and a couple of stone heavier - but he ran in a straight line and, size aside, had few outstanding skills. Wales were right to question his fitness, but an unfit Bastareud would walk into any six-nations side - and imagine what he will be like if he drops a stone, and stays away from nightclubs for a while?

Gaw said...

He seems as troubled as Gavin Henson and as talented. Hope he makes it.