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by earl the beaver
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Is your point not a bit contradictory? How can H Byrne look like the best bet if he has only ever really started behind a dominant Leinster pack against rabbles? We're going to have to take a leap of faith soon, otherwise we'll end up getting pushed as Sexton will retired or be forced to retire. I ...
by earl the beaver
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Can't link, but something popped upon my feed from Andy Dunne, advocating change at nine. Pursue le Petit General schtick. He then goes on to identify the problem we have at outhalf, but his suggestion is to change the scrumhalf. Pretty obvious which of the arrogant bollix halfback positions he occ...
by earl the beaver
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Lots of players, even outhalves, continue playing past 33 and longer. He’s too old for Ireland to rely on him for the 2023 RWC, but he isn’t too old to play test rugby. He's 36 this year. He's definitely an outlier. But when you think about it, we've had only 3 decent FHs in over 20 years. That's s...
by earl the beaver
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Harry still injured? It's the story of the last few years. It's almost as if Sexton has a black ops team hobbling the competition. If Harry was selected in the autumn as he should have been then it wouldn't be such a big deal now to pick him without game time. But they ballsed it up then and there ...
by earl the beaver
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Sexton is too old. Lots of players, even outhalves, continue playing past 33 and longer. He’s too old for Ireland to rely on him for the 2023 RWC, but he isn’t too old to play test rugby. He's 36 this year. He's definitely an outlier. But when you think about it, we've had only 3 decent FHs in over...
by earl the beaver
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

It’s reflective of the wider view in the media that there is absolutely no 10 who possibly might replace Sexton and it’s pointless trying them. But just in case anybody might think about it, they aren’t experienced enough. :lol: I don't think people are of the view that others shouldn't be tried. M...
by earl the beaver
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

It’s reflective of the wider view in the media that there is absolutely no 10 who possibly might replace Sexton and it’s pointless trying them. But just in case anybody might think about it, they aren’t experienced enough. :lol: I don't think people are of the view that others shouldn't be tried. M...
by earl the beaver
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:00 pm
Winnie wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:59 pm Ulstertainment
When was the last time any Ulster team scored off first phase? Or, when was the last time any Leinster side conceded off first phase?
Like 3 weeks ago
by earl the beaver
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Ulster ‘A’ team to play Leinster ‘A’ at Kingspan Stadium, Friday 15 January, 3pm: (15-9) Aaron Sexton, Ben Moxham, Hayden Hyde, Ben Carson, Conor Rankin, Bill Johnston, Nathan Doak; (1-8) Gareth Milasinovich, Adam McBurney, Ross Kane, Cormac Izuchukwu, Conor McMenamin, Harry Sheridan, Marcus Rea, D...
by earl the beaver
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 23092
Views: 549401

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

lemonhead wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:18 am Vicky Prentis really should avoid media gigs.
Surely got to be under pressure to resign.

Didn't have time to read the Brexit deal text and proposals for fishing because she was organising her village nativity trail.

She's the fúcking fisheries minister ffs.
by earl the beaver
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jobless women selling nudes on OnlyFans
Replies: 34
Views: 3348

Re: Jobless women selling nudes on OnlyFans

Just the other day i read an interview with Mia Khalifa that made it sound like she doesn't get any money from porn anymore. I guess they meant she don't get money for those old ones on pornhub etc. Indeed I thought she turned he back on the degrading industry. Perhaps $$$$$ made her rethink She sa...
by earl the beaver
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

God people are precious over anything some people say. Willie said that things could be very different later in the spring in the UK, that's true and it will affect him personally. At the same time saying that the UK is going to be improving it's then probably safe to assume that other countries wi...
by earl the beaver
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

God people are precious over anything some people say. Willie said that things could be very different later in the spring in the UK, that's true and it will affect him personally. At the same time saying that the UK is going to be improving it's then probably safe to assume that other countries wi...
by earl the beaver
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

God people are precious over anything some people say. Willie said that things could be very different later in the spring in the UK, that's true and it will affect him personally. At the same time saying that the UK is going to be improving it's then probably safe to assume that other countries wil...
by earl the beaver
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Given Moxham has featured fairly consistently over the past month I would expect him to be in the academy. Big guy for a 19 year old back 3 player.
by earl the beaver
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Gone to top up the retirement fund and play some Easy rugby ;) Gets to live a life without any restrictions too.. lucky bastard Someone high up in the Norn Iron vaccine programme said today on BBC Radio Ulster that she expects ALL adults in NI to get the vaccine by the start of summer!! Sounds to g...
by earl the beaver
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

rialtoblue wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:12 pm Munster Leinster confirmed for the 23rd, 7.30 ko

Both teams should be full selections. Might even manage to rekindle some of the spite that has been far too absent
Might not be that strong given Ireland are playing 2 weeks later and they might not want people smashing each other up.
by earl the beaver
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:32 am
earl the beaver wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:52 am Politics? In selecting a winger in the academy or not.
Do you know who his brother is Earl?
A man found not guilty in a court of law?
by earl the beaver
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Politics? In selecting a winger in the academy or not.
by earl the beaver
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I think Cronin is going as hear his house is up for sale, its a shame as he showed on Sat he is still probally in our top 2 hookers. Adam Byrne probally won't be kept but reckon could do a very good job somewhere else. Probally Irelands best winger under the high ball but his defensive decision mak...
by earl the beaver
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

feckwanker wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:51 am So where do the provinces go from here? No Heineken action this weekend and it's probably too short notice to play a re-arranged fixture?
Is it though? Both teams have been training for a game and given there's no crowds it should be easy enough to sort out logistically.
by earl the beaver
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I don’t see full stadiums coming back for at least another 18 months (tbh I think it will be longer than that) given the state of fear that governments are encouraging, so rugby is either f**ked or it needs to radically change how it generates revenue. Squad numbers need to be cut. Foreign journeym...
by earl the beaver
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 37846
Views: 1648610

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

Merry's annus horribilis continues apace... They were so poor in the second half. That said the team picked and then subs he made would suggest that Bielsa didn't care that much from the outset. Staying in the premier league is clearly the target and they should do that but the squad is thin so les...
by earl the beaver
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Nah, Murray was playing shit for two years at the least and still not a sniff of him being dropped. Cooney was miles ahead during that time. And you’re entitled to that opinion that many other people would share . Successive Ireland coaches who watched him closely believed that Murray and others we...
by earl the beaver
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I don’t see full stadiums coming back for at least another 18 months (tbh I think it will be longer than that) given the state of fear that governments are encouraging, so rugby is either f**ked or it needs to radically change how it generates revenue. Squad numbers need to be cut. Foreign journeym...
by earl the beaver
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Given our infection rate is being driven by the border counties (Monaghan is twice the national rate), if NI could hurry the fück up, that'd be great. Ta. Stop your mob coming across the border then for free medical care Ta Why on earth would anybody leave the country with a health system rated 11t...
by earl the beaver
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441300
Views: 16538493

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

That match thread is unreadable, lads need to grow up... A decent game from a neutrals perspective, plenty of intensity to it. For Ulster Hume is really starting to look the part. He made a lot of good reads. Always looks dangerous ball in hand without actually being dangerous - hopefully that will...
by earl the beaver
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster v Ulster
Replies: 394
Views: 4365

Re: Leinster v Ulster

camroc1 wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:43 pm No.

Now do you either want to answer the question, or stop the whinge that's been ongoing since about half past seven this evening.
Where did I ever say I wanted Leinster fans to apologise for winning?
by earl the beaver
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster v Ulster
Replies: 394
Views: 4365

Re: Leinster v Ulster

It's why Ulster will never win another European Cup. No power and they do the same backline moves over and over again. We're not good enough to win in Europe as it stands, but that's hardly true is it, Leinster brought back key players and have a stronger squad to cover the injuries you have while ...
by earl the beaver
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster v Ulster
Replies: 394
Views: 4365

Re: Leinster v Ulster

We just squeezed them in that 2nd half. We were limited enough truth be told. Forward power is enough to beat Ulster but we're miles off where we need to be Ulster had no invention what so ever, there was no one with out and out speed in the Leinster backline so kicking over their heads could have ...
by earl the beaver
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster v Ulster
Replies: 394
Views: 4365

Re: Leinster v Ulster

Hopefully Leinster slip up and we have Henderson and Stockdale back for the return, two players we missed massively. Stockdale wouldn't have made a difference in that 2nd half. You had no territory. Hendo though could have helped though Huge boot, weapon in attack. Yeah would have done nothing.
by earl the beaver
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster v Ulster
Replies: 394
Views: 4365

Re: Leinster v Ulster

We just squeezed them in that 2nd half. We were limited enough truth be told. Forward power is enough to beat Ulster but we're miles off where we need to be Ulster had no invention what so ever, there was no one with out and out speed in the Leinster backline so kicking over their heads could have ...
by earl the beaver
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster v Ulster
Replies: 394
Views: 4365

Re: Leinster v Ulster

Hopefully Leinster slip up and we have Henderson and Stockdale back for the return, two players we missed massively.
by earl the beaver
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster v Ulster
Replies: 394
Views: 4365

Re: Leinster v Ulster

Mr. Very Popular wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:06 pm Maybe, and I know this is crazy talk, maybe Marcel could adjust his tackle to be legal.
He's constantly on the edge, it's one of the reasons he's so good, but sometimes he misses it and he gets carded. Must have had about 6 or 7 yellows in the past couple of seasons for it.
by earl the beaver
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster v Ulster
Replies: 394
Views: 4365

Re: Leinster v Ulster

iarmhiman wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:44 pm Ye have fun lads. Biggest sore losers on the bored. At least when we lose i admit I'm salty
Ulster would have lost even of Joy piped up to ping Fardy, we didn't look like scoring and made way too many mistakes.

We've all said this throughout the thread.
by earl the beaver
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster v Ulster
Replies: 394
Views: 4365

Re: Leinster v Ulster

I've just rewound to watch Fardy Torpedo into a prone player over a ruck. I'm still not sure how Joy missed it, it's so blatant and Ulster had no one at the ruck so it's even more obvious. You would be an unbelievable TMO. You have an opinion on every breakdown. I'd certainly have been better than ...
by earl the beaver
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster v Ulster
Replies: 394
Views: 4365

Re: Leinster v Ulster

I've just rewound to watch Fardy Torpedo into a prone player over a ruck. I'm still not sure how Joy missed it, it's so blatant and Ulster had no one at the ruck so it's even more obvious.
by earl the beaver
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster v Ulster
Replies: 394
Views: 4365

Re: Leinster v Ulster

Winnie wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:25 pm Thank fudge we can bin shanahan at the end of this season
I'd like to see a replay because Byrne isn't exactly quick
by earl the beaver
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster v Ulster
Replies: 394
Views: 4365

Re: Leinster v Ulster

Well fúck.

We were shite in attack, how many dropped balls ffs.

Leinster just cut out the penalties and we couldn't get out.
by earl the beaver
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster v Ulster
Replies: 394
Views: 4365

Re: Leinster v Ulster

Keenan deservedly MOTM