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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:24 pm 
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iarmhiman wrote:
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2204 is back. :o

Your boys took one hell of a beating.

I've no doubt you'll beat France and Italy though. Great endevour.


We just couldn’t get possession - often what happens away from home, so not too worried or shocked by that. When we had it, I was reasonably happy with our play.


We do that to every team now.


Will be interesting to see if you can keep it up away at Twickenham.


Oh we'll dominate the ball. What we do with it is another matter altogether.


Think you’re going to slam now? Are you home or away to Scotland?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:27 pm 
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penguin wrote:
cubby boi wrote:
iarmhiman wrote:
2204 is back. :o

Your boys took one hell of a beating.

I've no doubt you'll beat France and Italy though. Great endevour.


We just couldn’t get possession - often what happens away from home, so not too worried or shocked by that. When we had it, I was reasonably happy with our play.


We didn't really try to compete at the breakdown - it's like they'd been told, just soak up the phases, wait for errors, then counterattack. All fine, except there weren't many errors, and then when we did get it we kicked it away (Biggar and Halfpenny both being risk averse), leading to more Irish possession, more phases, rinse and repeat. It seemed like a plan, just that they didn't change quickly enough when it wasn't working. They expected to soak up pressure and played up to that preconceived notion of how the game would play out.


I’m ignoring Biggars performance. I’m just assuming he’s gone now. Great in the air, and if he could pass on those skills to the others then brilliant, but elsewhere, he’s yesterdays man. Incapable of running an attack. Likewise Halfpenney, but without the Ariel skills, ironically.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:30 pm 
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cubby boi wrote:
penguin wrote:
cubby boi wrote:
iarmhiman wrote:
2204 is back. :o

Your boys took one hell of a beating.

I've no doubt you'll beat France and Italy though. Great endevour.


We just couldn’t get possession - often what happens away from home, so not too worried or shocked by that. When we had it, I was reasonably happy with our play.


We didn't really try to compete at the breakdown - it's like they'd been told, just soak up the phases, wait for errors, then counterattack. All fine, except there weren't many errors, and then when we did get it we kicked it away (Biggar and Halfpenny both being risk averse), leading to more Irish possession, more phases, rinse and repeat. It seemed like a plan, just that they didn't change quickly enough when it wasn't working. They expected to soak up pressure and played up to that preconceived notion of how the game would play out.


I’m ignoring Biggars performance. I’m just assuming he’s gone now. Great in the air, and if he could pass on those skills to the others then brilliant, but elsewhere, he’s yesterdays man. Incapable of running an attack. Likewise Halfpenney, but without the Ariel skills, ironically.


Ariel skills? It would explain why 1/2p is always slipping over if he's actually half fish...


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:34 pm 
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penguin wrote:
cubby boi wrote:
penguin wrote:
cubby boi wrote:
iarmhiman wrote:
2204 is back. :o

Your boys took one hell of a beating.

I've no doubt you'll beat France and Italy though. Great endevour.


We just couldn’t get possession - often what happens away from home, so not too worried or shocked by that. When we had it, I was reasonably happy with our play.


We didn't really try to compete at the breakdown - it's like they'd been told, just soak up the phases, wait for errors, then counterattack. All fine, except there weren't many errors, and then when we did get it we kicked it away (Biggar and Halfpenny both being risk averse), leading to more Irish possession, more phases, rinse and repeat. It seemed like a plan, just that they didn't change quickly enough when it wasn't working. They expected to soak up pressure and played up to that preconceived notion of how the game would play out.


I’m ignoring Biggars performance. I’m just assuming he’s gone now. Great in the air, and if he could pass on those skills to the others then brilliant, but elsewhere, he’s yesterdays man. Incapable of running an attack. Likewise Halfpenney, but without the Ariel skills, ironically.


Ariel skills? It would explain why 1/2p is always slipping over if he's actually half fish...


It’s a boredism mate. He’s sponsored by Ariel washing powder.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:35 pm 
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cubby boi wrote:
iarmhiman wrote:
cubby boi wrote:
iarmhiman wrote:
cubby boi wrote:

We just couldn’t get possession - often what happens away from home, so not too worried or shocked by that. When we had it, I was reasonably happy with our play.


We do that to every team now.


Will be interesting to see if you can keep it up away at Twickenham.


Oh we'll dominate the ball. What we do with it is another matter altogether.


Think you’re going to slam now? Are you home or away to Scotland?


Think we'll win the championship. England will beat us.

We have Scotland in Dublin


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:43 pm 
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cubby boi wrote:
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Ariel skills? It would explain why 1/2p is always slipping over if he's actually half fish...


It’s a boredism mate. He’s sponsored by Ariel washing powder.


I wasn't really confused, just a chance to make a bad joke.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:11 pm 
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cubby boi wrote:
iarmhiman wrote:
cubby boi wrote:
iarmhiman wrote:
2204 is back. :o

Your boys took one hell of a beating.

I've no doubt you'll beat France and Italy though. Great endevour.


We just couldn’t get possession - often what happens away from home, so not too worried or shocked by that. When we had it, I was reasonably happy with our play.


We do that to every team now.


Will be interesting to see if you can keep it up away at Twickenham.


Usually travelling to Twickenham an overriding concern is whether our scrum can survive, but this year I think we have nothing to fear, and fully expect that, assuming we have Healy/McGrath and Furlong fit and available, we'll fcuk them up badly there. They'll have a slight edge in the second row but I'd expect our backrow and halfbacks to be considerably stronger than theirs. No perceived superiority matters a rats arse though once the teams get out on the pitch, and home advantage is a huge factor in this fixture.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:27 pm 
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My ex-wife went over for the game along with a large group from her work, all senior medical professionals. She's really upset about how hostile Irish people where towards them and the topic of Brexit was never far away. Weird.

She also got charged E15.00 for a large Vodka and Coke, apparently she's never going back.


That’s sad to hear. Ireland is the only away trip in the 6n I’ve never done, but look forward to someday. Hopefully that’s not a typical welcome.


quite bizarre - are you sure you've got the full story from your missus ?....us paddies can be heartbreakers and sometimes the women folk can harbor a grudge.

funnily enough myself and missus were out in town/Dublin saturday night and bumped into plenty of Welshies and had good banter with all of them, actually seemed like we were both trying hard to say any perceived spite between both sets of fans seems to be media generated. Met one particular old gentleman on his own (taking a break from his mates) that we had a great chat with - he's been coming over for this fixture for 30+ years and said its the only fixture he'd never miss.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:33 pm 
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I can assure you I have the right story. I was thinking that the pub would be a blast at around 6pm with both sets of fans going mental for a Scotland win and then Scotland actually winning but it wasn't the case. Maybe they just got unlucky with a bunch of idiots.

The ex is also a bit of a Welsh nationalist and voted remain, so she was doubly hurt.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:40 pm 
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I call bollox. She was paying €8 a pint so was in Temple bar where there's only tourists.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:18 pm 
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I call bollox. She was paying €8 a pint so was in Temple bar where there's only tourists.


maybe they were English Tourists

THE BASTARDS


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