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by suisse
September 22nd, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4603
Views: 335245

Re: A whiff of Cordite

This tweet from a Welsh account on Twitter gave me a much needed chuckle last night. Ruck 'n' Roll @RnRRugby So when there were 3 Pro 14 teams in the semi finals on the Champions Cup two years ago it was because the league wasn’t competitive. Now there are none it’s because the league isn’t competi...
by suisse
September 22nd, 2020, 5:01 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: 8 Nations 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 4642

Re: 8 Nations 2020

I don't think there's much excitement in the entire Ireland backline. Scrum-half is another big problem. The choices are out of form guys in their late 20s/early 30s, out of form/not selected guys in their mid 20's, or a couple of promising but untested players in their early 20's. Centre pairing an...
by suisse
September 21st, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4603
Views: 335245

Re: A whiff of Cordite

GC is a bad journalist but some of his points are valid. When talk surfaced recently of a British and Irish league, many Irish fans scoffed at the idea. The argument being we have a league and it is fine. The Pro14 isn't fine and it isn't worth fighting to keep. Fans like it because Irish teams are ...
by suisse
September 21st, 2020, 4:44 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Salarysins
Replies: 1614
Views: 92913

Re: Leinster v Salarysins

About Jordan Larmour, he did 2 ridiculous things in the first half that led to 10 points. Luke McGrath's pass was shocking to him but I can't understand why he crabbed 5 steps left and then passed to Henshaw. No awareness of where the defenders were, no awereness of what his best options are. There ...
by suisse
March 23rd, 2020, 3:19 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Pro14 season suspended
Replies: 133
Views: 25937

Re: Pro14 season suspended

When this is all over, we simply have to change the way he play rugby in Europe. Being part of a league made of so many different jurisdictions is likely to cause problems again in the future. Maybe not as severe at this but issues will arise. We should also be thinking about our planet having 2 tea...
by suisse
March 23rd, 2020, 3:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 676
Views: 24897

Re: Corona Virus

Delighted that Canada has announced they are not sending athletes to Tokyo 2020. New Zealand has said they'll probably boycott the games. We should have made a stand against this a long time ago. The cynicism of Abe and the Japanese government is incredibly. They've hardly tested anyone in the count...
by suisse
March 20th, 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 676
Views: 24897

Re: Corona Virus

I'm one of those people who believes.... This is something we deal with for 12 months at least. Sports will not be replayed or finished. Social distancing will continue throughout the summer and into Autumn at least. There is no more rugby until 2021. There is no football. There are going to be mass...
by suisse
March 20th, 2020, 4:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 676
Views: 24897

Re: Corona Virus

The numbers coming from Europe every day are frightening. What happens for me is; i wake up and my phone is littered with push notifications from the IT, BBC and Guardian. I try to avoid all those now, and the rolling news updates. I instead check the worldometers site to get the actual numbers from...
by suisse
March 20th, 2020, 4:11 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Pro14 season suspended
Replies: 133
Views: 25937

Re: Pro14 season suspended

There is no chance at all of the European Cup or Pro14 being completed. The biggest barrier to that is both are cross border competitions. The Covid situation is getting worse. It isn't close to peaking and some places (Italy) are currently much worse off (but that can change). Travel restrictions w...
by suisse
March 17th, 2020, 5:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 676
Views: 24897

Re: Corona Virus

@Suisse. I trust you have avoided the CV so far. The hunch is that Cork has proportionately, significantly, more cases than the rest of the country. (Reported yesterday 21 cases in the East, 13 in the South indicates this) If that were the case (or another location) should Cork be isolated from the...
by suisse
March 15th, 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 676
Views: 24897

Re: Corona Virus

So this morning at 10am, the authorities here announced 71 new cases of Covid-19 in South Korea. On February 28th, there were 833 reported for the previous day. This marks the lowest daily number of new cases since February 19. We've seen a steady decline all week and that was despite a new cluster ...
by suisse
March 8th, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 676
Views: 24897

Re: Corona Virus

I don't know if there's anything to be gained from looking at the experiences elsewhere. Every country is doing things differently. I've read the QF thread of the Saracens and people discussing the possibility of the game going ahead, being behind closed doors or the tournament postponed. We've been...
by suisse
March 5th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 676
Views: 24897

Re: Corona Virus

I live in a country that's greatly affected by this virus. At the time of writing, there are 6088 cases, 42 deaths (surpassed MERS) and 88 people have made a full recovery. Over 140,000 people have been tested and 21,000 are in quarantine/waiting for results. The 88 full recovery number is interesti...
by suisse
August 26th, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: RWC 2019 Warmup Games
Replies: 295
Views: 32628

Re: RWC 2019 Warmup Games

Japan is not going to be as hot and humid as we're constantly told in the Irish media. Certainly, by the time we face Russia in our third game, at 7.15PM local time in Kobe, the humidity will be almost completely gone. The temperature in Yokohama around the opening weekend is showing highs of 26 and...
by suisse
August 4th, 2019, 6:14 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4603
Views: 335245

Re: A whiff of Cordite

https://youtu.be/1LSokIRCPlY Good God. I almost never watch or listen to OTB anymore especially their AM shite but when I saw Gregor Paul's name, I just had to listen in. The interview is okay until 11:40 when that ginger gnat states that Ireland are everyone in NZ's favorite second team, but dresse...
by suisse
July 24th, 2019, 6:32 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Sport and Social Media - who is doing it best?
Replies: 8
Views: 1725

Re: Sport and Social Media - who is doing it best?

I don't follow too many teams on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, and I never follow individual athletes. I follow the teams I support - Ireland (rugby), Leinster, Shels and Meath - plus a handful of clubs in Korea because of work related stuff. I found some of the content in that link interesting. L...
by suisse
June 27th, 2019, 11:54 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: New European Jerseys
Replies: 32
Views: 2955

Re: New European Jerseys

didn't realise to be a fan you had to waste money on a jersey. John is clearly joking in this instance although you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise with rugby fans in general. Plenty of "well, us real fans...." on-line with issues like jerseys, attending or not attending games v Kings, vie...
by suisse
June 26th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: New European Jerseys
Replies: 32
Views: 2955

Re: New European Jerseys

More cr@p jerseys. I wouldn't pay 10 euro for either.
by suisse
June 13th, 2019, 5:14 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Sneak Peak - RDS Redevelopment Plans
Replies: 918
Views: 99573

Re: Sneak Peak - RDS Redevelopment Plans

I know I probably sound very negative about this all the time, but the utter state of stadia in Ireland is depressing. Almost every stadium isn't fully completed and so many stands have no rooves even though it rains a lot. If you can put up temporary stands like the RDS why can't you put up a tempo...
by suisse
May 22nd, 2019, 12:00 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: The Province Formerly Known As Munster 2018-19
Replies: 1094
Views: 63783

Re: The Province Formerly Known As Munster 2018-19

Don't think there's any chance he's coming back. So the only interesting thing is how he talks about his move. Joey "loves it" down there, as he says so often. All fine.. I just hope he doesn't turn into a mouthy lip, thrash talking Leinster to win affection like Niall Ronan and Andrew Conway. I don...