Warriors boss holding on to mathematical hope

Warriors boss holding on to mathematical hope

Warriors boss holding on to mathematical hope

First published in Sport Tewkesbury Admag: Photograph of the Author by , @tomguestWN #WENsport

WARRIORS still have a chance of avoiding the drop from the Aviva Premiership, according to boss Dean Ryan.

Old Sixways favourite Andy Goode sentenced Worcester to a gut-wrenching 13-11 defeat with a conversion from the last kick on Friday.

However, despite that bitter blow, director of rugby Ryan refuses to lie down and admits relegation is not a fait accompli ahead of Sunday’s showdown with Newcastle at Kingston Park (2pm).

He said: “We needed to beat Wasps to change the dynamics of this weekend’s game at Newcastle, but the maths still say ‘yes’, so we will be giving it a real good crack.

“I’m sure half of the North East was watching the Wasps game and they would have breathed a pretty big sigh of relief at the end.

“We will go up there this weekend to make sure we do the right thing and represent this group in the right way.

“We will see – if it is still on mathematically, then we will still be on for it.”

The Worcester boss gave short shrift to comments last week by Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards, who accused Warriors winger David Lemi of being “too old and past it”, among other derogatory comments about the Sixways club.

Ryan added: “I’m not really bothered about what Dean has to say about people here. I am only bothered about what we think about each other.

“I’m not going to turn it into a war of words with Dean or anything like that because, to be honest, it is rubbish.

“I’m only interested about what is going on here and the people I have to work with. I am pretty proud of this group and always have been.

“I know there are lots of things going on and it has been well documented that this is a transitional year for us, but there are people here who I am incredibly proud to have had the opportunity to work with in these circumstances.”

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10:43am Mon 24 Mar 14

liketoknow says...

I don't follow rugby, but it would be nice to hear a bit of appreciation for all those supporters who have forked out hard earned money to watch this 'transitional' team. it must be soul destroying
I don't follow rugby, but it would be nice to hear a bit of appreciation for all those supporters who have forked out hard earned money to watch this 'transitional' team. it must be soul destroying liketoknow
  • Score: 0

11:22am Mon 24 Mar 14

janie07 says...

Its a pity the players couldn't keep hold of the ball on Friday instead of keep kicking it away!! It was very frustrating to watch.
Its a pity the players couldn't keep hold of the ball on Friday instead of keep kicking it away!! It was very frustrating to watch. janie07
  • Score: 4

3:43pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Raniator says...

Mathmatics! That's the answer. Not training, discipline and hard work… mathematics. Congratulations Dean Ryan, well done.
Mathmatics! That's the answer. Not training, discipline and hard work… mathematics. Congratulations Dean Ryan, well done. Raniator
  • Score: 3

6:54pm Mon 24 Mar 14

liketoknow says...

it's a pity they didn't tell the fans it was a transitional year when they were buying their season tickets
it's a pity they didn't tell the fans it was a transitional year when they were buying their season tickets liketoknow
  • Score: 4

10:28pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Wobbly Warrior says...

Its 'well documented' oh yeah Dean ? Wherre is it documented exactly, it doesn't say its 'transitional' on my season tickeet which ccost ££420 !!! The only person saying the word 'transitional' is you. It's just spin . You've lost 17 games in a row. The 'transition' is from being a club who could win the odd match to club who can win nothing. That's the 'transition' Dean its 'well documented ' in the league table, and guess what ? you are acountable . Arsne Wenger held his hands up and took responsibility for the Arsenal debacle at the weekend ...how about you do the same ?
Its 'well documented' oh yeah Dean ? Wherre is it documented exactly, it doesn't say its 'transitional' on my season tickeet which ccost ££420 !!! The only person saying the word 'transitional' is you. It's just spin . You've lost 17 games in a row. The 'transition' is from being a club who could win the odd match to club who can win nothing. That's the 'transition' Dean its 'well documented ' in the league table, and guess what ? you are acountable . Arsne Wenger held his hands up and took responsibility for the Arsenal debacle at the weekend ...how about you do the same ? Wobbly Warrior
  • Score: 6

2:02pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Officer Nordburg says...

Yes and while I am still single and so is Cheryl Cole there is technically a chance of us getting married. However much like the Warriors staying up is it is not going to happen.
Yes and while I am still single and so is Cheryl Cole there is technically a chance of us getting married. However much like the Warriors staying up is it is not going to happen. Officer Nordburg
  • Score: 2
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