16 Total Quotes

Ian McGeechan Quotes

It is hugely satisfying to see so many of our players receiving international recognition for their efforts at club level this season, but their absence will nevertheless prove a testing time for the squad.
Ian McGeechan
#Club

We are easing him back into the game situation slowly from the bench.
Ian McGeechan
#Bench

The enthusiasm and experience he can share with other players has already had an impact since he returned to full training a couple of weeks ago, and his leadership and physicality on the pitch will be a massive plus.
Ian McGeechan
#Enthusiasm

The tour will have a focus on the tests and a focus on development,
Ian McGeechan
#Focus

I really believe we can seize a lot of positives from the three games,
Ian McGeechan
#Games

We are keeping our fingers crossed it is not a fracture, but you worry when you see the ankle twist like that,
Ian McGeechan
#Worry

I don't think he's far away from an England call-up to be honest but you don't want him picking injuries up because to challenge for an international slot, you need consistency and you need to be seen.
Ian McGeechan
#England

I'm sure the team drew some confidence from the two wins in the summer. Obviously, we still need results under our belt because we haven't had results for the last 18 months or so, but looking realistically at the fixtures, there's the chance for two wins. The knack to success is getting a few victories and then building from there.
Ian McGeechan
#Confidence

They showed great control with the ball (against Northampton) last week, and played very impressively. We know we will be challenged in every area.
Ian McGeechan
#Control

He's part of a new generation of players and we thought that in Lawrence's absence it was important that the leadership of the team stayed within the forwards,
Ian McGeechan
#Absence

He's part of a new generation of players and we thought that in Lawrence's absence it was important that the leadership of the team stayed within the forwards.
Ian McGeechan
#Absence

Stuart is a good player. He is back in the England mix, and he is an option for them.
Ian McGeechan
#England

I didn't think we ever got control of the business end of the game. We didn't have the pace or wit.
Ian McGeechan
#Business

Matt has been a huge part of English rugby for the past decade. One of the big characters in rugby is leaving the game.
Ian McGeechan
#Past

For me, the top priority is that we have got to look after own destiny.
Ian McGeechan
#Destiny

We have had three separate specialist scans done and have gone into this with our eyes wide open. We want to put Phil back on top of his game.
Ian McGeechan
#Eyes