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by suisse
March 23rd, 2020, 3:19 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Pro14 season suspended
Replies: 133
Views: 25354

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: 598
Views: 22277

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: 598
Views: 22277

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: 598
Views: 22277

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: 25354

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: 598
Views: 22277

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: 598
Views: 22277

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: 598
Views: 22277

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: 598
Views: 22277

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: 32353

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: 4428
Views: 322175

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: 1667

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: 2931

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: 2931

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: 99118

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: 63227

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...
by suisse
May 20th, 2019, 4:58 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Home Pro 14 Semi-Final, Sat 18/5 @ The RDS, 14.30
Replies: 271
Views: 18020

Re: Home Pro 14 Semi-Final, Sat 18/5 @ The RDS, 14.30

Conway is really taking a lot of stick online these days. And it is enjoyable reading. I wonder what he makes of his career path now. He will be 28 years old when he lines out in a competitive fixture again. Conway left Leinster after starting - and winning - two Finals in May 2013 as a 23 year old....
by suisse
May 19th, 2019, 1:46 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Home Pro 14 Semi-Final, Sat 18/5 @ The RDS, 14.30
Replies: 271
Views: 18020

Re: Home Pro 14 Semi-Final, Sat 18/5 @ The RDS, 14.30

After last season's semi loss to Racing, POM spoke to the media about how sick he is of losing semis. Munster have played, and lost, 3 semis since then. As with the Racing defeat, he was utterly anonymous as usual. Ruddock was an animal out there. Carried hard and made the number of tackles you expe...
by suisse
May 12th, 2019, 3:26 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: The Final, Saracens in Newcastle, May 11th. Drive for Five.
Replies: 471
Views: 30975

Re: The Final, Saracens in Newcastle, May 11th. Drive for Fi

I thought Toner had a decent game but I would have made that change much earlier around the same time as SOB went off. I don't think you can leave 2 backs on the bench for 80 mins especially when you go 10 points down with 10 to go. There's still a game to be won. Thought Healy had a really good gam...
by suisse
May 12th, 2019, 2:32 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: The Final, Saracens in Newcastle, May 11th. Drive for Five.
Replies: 471
Views: 30975

Re: The Final, Saracens in Newcastle, May 11th. Drive for Fi

I had to watch this on rugbypass. The commentary was by KCR radio with coverage sponsored by something garden centre and something concrete. The crowd sounds were muted and the commentator was complete muck. "Tadhg furlong the man from Campile in the county of Wexford going like an Express train th...