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by utrechtnl
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Shooting in Utrecht
Replies: 53
Views: 2662

Re: Shooting in Utrecht

lots of helicopters overhead this afternoon. swat type police surrounding a building or street nearby to the incident. Suspected where the shooter or shooters ran to. TV showed one body on the tram tracks partially covered with a blanket. not nice to see.
by utrechtnl
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lion Air - place crash of indonesia
Replies: 19
Views: 1345

Re: Lion Air - place crash of indonesia

The biggest downside to working in Indonesia was flying into small regional strips in dodgy aircraft with permanently smiling pilots. My first trip to Tarakan in NE Kalimantan in ancient King air [ notorious for falling out of the air] culminated in a descent through a monsoon storm cloud with zero...
by utrechtnl
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: PR Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal
Replies: 2539
Views: 201822

Re: PR Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal

I have booked flights home to Ireland for the week now. I keep hurting the ones I love with my behaviour and I feel myself spiralling Ireland are going to win the RWC- you need to be around to see that. I would never miss the chance to rub that in Pom and Aussie faces... mate just said to me "Imagi...
by utrechtnl
Tue May 22, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Artificial Pitches: What's the PR verdict of these?
Replies: 44
Views: 3174

Re: Artificial Pitches: What's the PR verdict of these?

The burns from the artificial pitches are bad and take time to heal. Kids playing in a final a few weeks ago still have burn injuries from the pitch. One kid got some kind of infection from the burns after playing on one in a 7s tournament. My impression from the team I'm involved with is parents & ...
by utrechtnl
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: PR Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal
Replies: 2539
Views: 201822

Re: PR Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal

Blimey- most people seem to know they're being irrational, with avoidance of things etc. Maybe you could have a chat with a good therapist for some guidance? To him it all seems perfectly rational (and in a world of the Donald vs North Korea, climate change, he has ample genuine reasons to be conce...
by utrechtnl
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: So tactics for Poite next week
Replies: 45
Views: 3089

Re: So tactics for Poite next week

Found the 1014 series on the refs interesting during the lions

https://youtu.be/pDMlVRPg-PU

https://youtu.be/gNrrs-7L6eI

Good perspective on why some items are left go & others not.
by utrechtnl
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bored retailers/EPOS
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: Bored retailers/EPOS

https://www.izettle.com/gb

Might be of use for small business. Seen advertised a lot in NL.
by utrechtnl
Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430004
Views: 15967211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Send Heaslip to Ulster, - pay him enough to make it worth his while. Where are we going to find €10m? Im sure a sponsor could be found to keep him at his current level. Why should the new guys move to get game time if the experienced guy could offer more by moving. probably expectations are given h...
by utrechtnl
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430004
Views: 15967211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Heaslip going would be a win all round, I reckon. Save money, still have access to him and Conan gets proper gametime. Not good for Ulster if Nucifora's plan is to encourage player movement rather than the fück over Ulster approach that it appears to be. Ulster f**k themselves over with poor coachi...
by utrechtnl
Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430004
Views: 15967211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Cronin cited. http://www.the42.ie/munster-prop-james-cronin-citing-cited-stamp-3019838-Oct2016/ It gets worse the more I look at it. That's just the kind of incident that leads to us having another Ian McKinley on our hands. Looks nasty. Not good for Munster with kilcoyne on concussion protocol as ...
by utrechtnl
Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430004
Views: 15967211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

http://i.imgur.com/oDp6ySf.jpg 18 months left tops with that haircut as he'll be bald as an egg pretty soon. I'll take some joy in that and not much else from yesterday's showing. Yeah, the bald patch at the back made him quite easy to pick out on Saturday. He better hope he goes Felipe-bald and no...
by utrechtnl
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430004
Views: 15967211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/8498 ... th-munster

Is that the new signing for munster?
by utrechtnl
Sun Oct 18, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ian McKinley
Replies: 104
Views: 14424

Re: Rugby petition: please sign

Signed
by utrechtnl
Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430004
Views: 15967211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I don't think Payne has come in for any criticism other than the obvious for his kicking. I assume the Fitz/Henshaw comment was tongue in cheek and that's the only reference to dropping him. I think fitz had his best game for Ireland for a good while even though played in a relatively unfamiliar po...
by utrechtnl
Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430004
Views: 15967211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

The SA lock De jager & Henderson would make some powerful combination. They both look about 15 but put in some amount of effort. ulster should start having a word with their contacts. see if AOC can move to 6 or 8 & have a serious pack.
by utrechtnl
Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430004
Views: 15967211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Diego wrote:Another Dutchman/woman! What's your story then?
No expat. On here a long time just don't post much.(2003 ish)
by utrechtnl
Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430004
Views: 15967211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Leinsterman wrote:What struck me about Fitzgerald was his ability to overrun a stationary ball on the deck.
Whatever about overrunning a pass, overrunning a ball on the ground was :blush:
Probably saw how much open ground in front of him & decided not to do himself an injury by halfway.
by utrechtnl
Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430004
Views: 15967211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Beginning to think a large proportion of Irish fans are as dumb as ulster fans were when questioning Jared Payne. Top tackler (none missed), best running game in the outside backs and a score. And suddenly people are talking about fitz/Henshaw. f**k me :x Two poor kicks aside, Payne had a good game...
by utrechtnl
Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430004
Views: 15967211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

You'd have to say that's our starting pack with Healy off the bench. Same bench too. Hard luck Dev but we'll always have Paris. Hopefully Healy is ready to go before France, but yeah, I agree. I think on balance he'll prefer McGrath's match sharpness at the start and Healy’s impact off the bench, e...
by utrechtnl
Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430004
Views: 15967211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Who's going to win the scrap between Boxy and Stats? Should be a cracker. Boxy 4/5f Stats 5/4 Not the art of fighting anyway Well obviously it would be interpretive dance in true PR tradition This just sprung to mind http://www.metacafe.com/watch/an-DTCdJtnn7hYm2/starsky_hutch_2004_dance_off/ :lol:
by utrechtnl
Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ulster vs Saracens: Game over already tbf
Replies: 1570
Views: 33289

Re: Ulster vs Saracens: Game over already tbf

From my basic understanding of the conversation in French between Garces & the TMO he was asking initially what his recommendation was & the TMO recommended yellow. Garces asked it to be played more on the screen with emphasis on how Goode landed & if his head hit the ground. When he saw the head hi...
by utrechtnl
Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430004
Views: 15967211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

didnt see this posted yet.

http://balls.ie/rugby/gif-monster-hit-i ... s-italian/

There are some big tackeling centers on the way in the futue.
reminds me of the ferris hit on his return.
by utrechtnl
Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430004
Views: 15967211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Yup. No nailed-ons please. Especially not in key positions. Of course we're going to have nailed-ons. We don't have two quality players in most positions. Like it or not Sexton, POC, Heaslip, SOB, Healy, Bowe are all about as nailed on as they come. For as long as we meekly accept that, rather than...
by utrechtnl
Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430004
Views: 15967211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

For me he looked very bulky last season - In a picture after the Italy loss in the 6N with him standing beside Best if you didn't know any better you might mistake him for a prop ( possibly genetic). https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTCXnBSaYqb69P2D4iBgyiQiBQhei7e_XKSRqo55kZ1CSt...
by utrechtnl
Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430004
Views: 15967211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Axel Foley's Da played for Munster. Fitz is not slow. Not to start, and not over distance. The 2nd try he scored against Bath, he ran from inside his own 22 to the tryline in under 10 seconds, receiving the ball just inside his own half, slowing up as he scored, throwing in 2 sidesteps along the wa...
by utrechtnl
Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430004
Views: 15967211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Report on 2nd impact syndrome death inquest. http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/boy-14-died-after-two-blows-to-the-head-during-rugby-game-1.1514709 It was in 2011, are the protocols improved around this now? Hopefully the program form the US the family mention or similar can be adopte...
by utrechtnl
Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 95766
Views: 3084287

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

i don't see any mention of this in the other "mainstream" Irish press; http://www.thejournal.ie/priory-hall-stephanie-meehan-letter-taoiseach-enda-kenna-1060256-Aug2013/ Which bank hounded the poor family in the weeks leading up to his death? Its disgusting what is happening to these families and ot...
by utrechtnl
Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430004
Views: 15967211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

So Pienaar has gone from best SH in Europe/one of the best in the world to only a small step up from Paul Marshall? fudge me! Does that mean Murray, as a test Lion and obviously a fair bit better than Marshall, is now better than Pienaar? I have to admit to being a bit confused as I was told only r...
by utrechtnl
Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430004
Views: 15967211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Not picking Best because of throwing but picking Strauss who was abysmal out of touch against America ffs. Every other aspect of his game is good. I saw the battle of Nantes (1985) All blacks v France match on you-tube recently & it was the props throwing in. Is there any prop that has any experien...
by utrechtnl
Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430004
Views: 15967211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Not picking Best because of throwing but picking Strauss who was abysmal out of touch against America ffs. Every other aspect of his game is good. I saw the battle of Nantes (1985) All blacks v France match on you-tube recently & it was the props throwing in. Is there any prop that has any experien...
by utrechtnl
Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430004
Views: 15967211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Not picking Best because of throwing but picking Strauss who was abysmal out of touch against America ffs. Every other aspect of his game is good. I saw the battle of Nantes (1985) All blacks v France match on you-tube recently & it was the props throwing in. Is there any prop that has any experien...
by utrechtnl
Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430004
Views: 15967211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Not picking Best because of throwing but picking Strauss who was abysmal out of touch against America ffs. Every other aspect of his game is good. I saw the battle of Nantes (1985) All blacks v France match on you-tube recently & it was the props throwing in. Is there any prop that has any experien...
by utrechtnl
Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430004
Views: 15967211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

So we're meant to cap Nagle off the back of one decent ML game and a tour match even though he can't even make the Munster bench and we're supposed to cap the biggest flake in the history of sport as well in iHumph? I get your point on both but Ireland should have put them in position to try them o...
by utrechtnl
Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430004
Views: 15967211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

So we're meant to cap Nagle off the back of one decent ML game and a tour match even though he can't even make the Munster bench and we're supposed to cap the biggest flake in the history of sport as well in iHumph? I get your point on both but Ireland should have put them in position to try them o...
by utrechtnl
Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430004
Views: 15967211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

JOC was probably the most talented 18 year old outside back in the world when he made his breakthrough into the Aus side. He was already good enough to be playing international rugby at that age. There's always going to be exceptions to the rule, just because JOC started for Aus early doesn't mean ...
by utrechtnl
Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430004
Views: 15967211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Not saying Murray is in or going to be in the class of either but both Gregan & van der Westhuizen both made their international debuts when they were of a similar age. Age isn't the relevant factor or part of my point. Murray wasn't particularly young making his debut Murray is 24 now & made his d...
by utrechtnl
Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430004
Views: 15967211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

JOC was probably the most talented 18 year old outside back in the world when he made his breakthrough into the Aus side. He was already good enough to be playing international rugby at that age. There's always going to be exceptions to the rule, just because JOC started for Aus early doesn't mean ...
by utrechtnl
Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430004
Views: 15967211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

As I've argued on the future Lion thread and on here in the past, Murray has had to go through his development as a SH on the international stage hence the varying performances and some shockers. He's barely 2 years as a starting pro. The issue many of us had in the past was not that he didn't have...
by utrechtnl
Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 430004
Views: 15967211

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

JOC was probably the most talented 18 year old outside back in the world when he made his breakthrough into the Aus side. He was already good enough to be playing international rugby at that age. There's always going to be exceptions to the rule, just because JOC started for Aus early doesn't mean ...