Steve Thompson column: 'It's a results-based business, but there's no need to panic yet'
By Steve Thompson, 21 September 2009
C'est la vie:
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[French Rugby Club is absolutely delighted to welcome England World Cup winner, British Lion, MBE and Brive hooker Steve Thompson on board as our latest columnist. The 48-times capped international will be sharing his thoughts, opinions and experiences with us regularly throughout the rest of the season, beginning with his first column here on Brive's tough start to 2009/10, the loss of injured centre Riki Flutey and just why Shaun Perry has been able to settle so quickly. Enjoy... - Ed]
Frustration? that?s my overwhelming feeling at the moment. We?re playing well and yet we?re just not getting the results that our efforts deserve. Saturday (against Biarritz) was another example of that. It was yet another match I felt we could have won, but in the end we?ve lost by three points again ? just like last weekend against Montauban ? and it means we?ve now dropped eight points in the league when you also take into account our home draw against Clermont a few games ago.
You just can?t afford to do that in this league because it?s so competitive, and we know we have to regroup and try and get ourselves on a run, like we did last year, beginning with Friday?s home game against Castres.