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One of the worst 2nd half performances in the history of Irish rugby
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Scotland match now a must win game.

:uhoh: :roll:
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Worst second half since Thomond in 02, and I'd say this is arguably worse.

C4 must be wondering why they always get the shite ones.

*Oh, and fair doos Georgia. Love it.
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Armchair_Superstar wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:00 pm Absolute pish.

Back row and midfield backs need to go into a rebuild.

Front 5, half backs and back 3 need something pretty drastic as well :frown:
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That was fúcking awful stuff.

Is Stockdale able to pass under pressure ? Because he either died with the ball, or kicked it away in the tight channels.

Awful white line fever as well, three times held up over the line is inexcusable.

I'm not sure where we go from there.
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Closed it out
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Wait for Farrell to say how proud he is of the guys after Georgia put it up to them and that they fronted up well blah blah blah
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Complete and utter fcuking rubbish.

There are lots of lads today who are not up to it, but it was Georgia like.
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camroc1 wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:02 pm That was fúcking awful stuff.

Is Stockdale able to pass under pressure ? Because he either died with the ball, or kicked it away in the tight channels.

Awful white line fever as well, three times held up over the line is inexcusable.

I'm not sure where we go from there.
You are obsessed with Stockdale.
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camroc1 wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:02 pm That was fúcking awful stuff.

Is Stockdale able to pass under pressure ? Because he either died with the ball, or kicked it away in the tight channels.

Awful white line fever as well, three times held up over the line is inexcusable.

I'm not sure where we go from there.
After that the one player you single out is Stockdale
You are a joke
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The forwards are clearly not big/strong enough to bosh it, and we've lost the discipline of the Joe-years.

We need to invest in a more dynamic gameplan. You'd be happy to suffer a few losses if you can see some development. As it is, all we learned from today is that we're very average, have only regressed in recent weeks/months, and that we haven't got the tools to enforce the game.
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El Homerino wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:57 pm
Mullet 2 wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:54 pm Far far far too many pro 14 level men out here
Problem is we have nobody else who is better. Hope to fudge Leavy comes back. Get Baird in there somewhere. McCloskey and Farell have actually had some nice touches to each other. Problem is the forwards arent punching any holes at all
Can we please stop it with the Leavy as saviour schtick. There’s precious little chance he will return to his previous level after the hurt he’s had. And let’s not forget, he already had a pace issue when he was on top of his shit.

Be great to get the old Leavy back, but if you had limited resources and you could buy shares in him, would you?

I would be so frigging happy to be proven 100% wrong.
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Mr. Very Popular wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:00 pm Not good enough at all, we learnt a few things all right, nine of them positive
To be fair there was also a few negatives.
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Worst game since, possibly Georgia in 07
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How many games in a row now is that that the team actually comes out and plays worse and with less cohesion after the halftime team talk. Was never particularly hopeful of this coaching ticket succeeding but wasn't expecting them to be this hopeless.
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shabadoo wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:08 pm
Mr. Very Popular wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:00 pm Not good enough at all, we learnt a few things all right, nine of them positive
To be fair there was also a few negatives.
:lol:
I'm watching the hurling now, eye off the ball.
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We looked absolutely clueless after 2 phases, sometimes even 1.
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Imagine how bad it could have been had we played all of America
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Do we even lift, bro?
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shabadoo wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:11 pm We looked absolutely clueless after 2 phases, sometimes even 1.
Has Catt recovered from his RWC 1995 Lomu concussion yet?
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Winnie wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:12 pm Imagine how bad it could have been had we played all of America
:lol: :lol:
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Flametop wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:18 pm
shabadoo wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:11 pm We looked absolutely clueless after 2 phases, sometimes even 1.
Has Catt recovered from his RWC 1995 Lomu concussion yet?
Looks like he's based his whole attack plan on it, have it to the big lad.
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Starting pack for next week? :uhoh:
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Mr. Very Popular wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:11 pm
shabadoo wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:08 pm
Mr. Very Popular wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:00 pm Not good enough at all, we learnt a few things all right, nine of them positive
To be fair there was also a few negatives.
:lol:
I'm watching the hurling now, eye off the ball.
Much better spectacle tbf
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El Homerino wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:24 pm Starting pack for next week? :uhoh:
Healy
Herring
Porter
Ryan
Henderson
Dorris
VdF
Stander

POM will start though, put your house on it
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El Homerino wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:51 pm
Trostan wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:48 pm Just as well we have Henshaw and Ringrose.
Are you an actual spastic? The forwards have given the backs nothing this half. Nothing
Try not to insult people you don't know with degrading insults about handicapped people.
Makes you look insignificant.
Both centres were average. Neither can step nor beat a player on the outside.
Heads up rugby?
All they know is crash it up.
McCloskey got turned over twice by getting isolated in to contact. Kicked straight to his opposite number.
Farrell was anonymous, unable to set himself up to take the ball running onto it at speed. Stumble on to it into a tackle.
Two good Pro14 players but miles away from test level.
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Apologies for the turn of phrase. Henshaw can step? McCloskey drew players and threw numerous nice passes tonight. The forwards were atrocious.
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Conspicuous wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:29 pm
El Homerino wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:24 pm Starting pack for next week? :uhoh:
Healy
Herring
Porter
Ryan
Henderson
Dorris
VdF
Stander

POM will start though, put your house on it
Ryan shouldn't be anywhere near the 23 with his recent form. He is a shadow of his former self at the moment, no bite no fight. Whether he isn't fully fit or isn't captain material .... something is affecting him.

If Baird is fit, put him in at 5 and Roux on the bench.
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Double post
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Conspicuous wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:29 pm
El Homerino wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:24 pm Starting pack for next week? :uhoh:
Healy
Herring
Porter
Ryan
Henderson
Dorris
VdF
Stander

POM will start though, put your house on it
Ryan is out of sorts, give him a week off.
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He won't drop the new captain
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So who, apart from the coaching staff, are we throwing under the bus this week?

I only had half an eye on it and it looked proper grim. Keenan and Earls looked serviceable, as did Stockdale apart from when he was asked to make a tackle. The rest looked pish.
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We need to tear up the playbook and start from scratch. Anyone with an ounce of something about them should start

EOS
Kelleher
Porter
Ryan
Hendo/Baird
Stander
Connors
AN Other

Cooney
H Byrne
Stockdale
Aki
Hume
Keenan
Lowry

Replace any of these players from anyone from your province who is better
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Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:42 pm We need to tear up the playbook and start from scratch. Anyone with an ounce of something about them should start

EOS
Kelleher
Porter
Ryan
Hendo/Baird
Stander
Connors
AN Other

Cooney
H Byrne
Stockdale
Aki
Hume
Keenan
Lowry

Replace any of these players from anyone from your province who is better
There’s a playbook?
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El Homerino wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:39 pm He won't drop the new captain

Not in a game against a 6n opponent anyway.
Everything is just stale at the moment, no invention at all and no
sign of it getting any better.

Disappointed in Conors, thought he'd be a lot more involved.
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Jim Lahey wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:42 pm So who, apart from the coaching staff, are we throwing under the bus this week?

I only had half an eye on it and it looked proper grim. Keenan and Earls looked serviceable, as did Stockdale apart from when he was asked to make a tackle. The rest looked pish.

All the Leinster lads, just not as interested in the green jersey as the blue one.
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Will the Georgians be given a lie in tomorrow or do they have to go back in early to their jobs?
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Think we are underestimating personnel responsibility tbh.

Lads getting beasted in contact comes down to attitude
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Jim Lahey wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:44 pm
Ulsters Red Hand wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:42 pm We need to tear up the playbook and start from scratch. Anyone with an ounce of something about them should start

EOS
Kelleher
Porter
Ryan
Hendo/Baird
Stander
Connors
AN Other

Cooney
H Byrne
Stockdale
Aki
Hume
Keenan
Lowry

Replace any of these players from anyone from your province who is better
There’s a playbook?
YEs. Give it to Aki to truck it up. Catch up Jim
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Mullet 2 wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:47 pm Think we are underestimating personnel responsibility tbh.

Lads getting beasted in contact comes down to attitude

Exactly what I said above, glad you agree with me.
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