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by olaf the fat
September 22nd, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Salarysins
Replies: 1614
Views: 93312

Re: Leinster v Salarysins

After a bit of time to digest the game.... Its always disappointing to lose any big knockout match, but especially when you feel that we did not perform to our full potential, and lost some tactical battles that we could have expected parity in. But don't forget that (despite letting a lot of the sq...
by olaf the fat
September 16th, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4615
Views: 336684

Re: A whiff of Cordite

Zebo going back to Munster - at the right price - wouldn't be bad for Munster. He is very popular with MFs, JVG wont play the young lads anyway, so it may as well be one of our own rather than the next South African or New Zealander Journeyman who really buys into the jersey etc. etc.
by olaf the fat
February 24th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: England v Ireland 2020 6N 23-FEB Father vs Son
Replies: 130
Views: 14743

Re: England v Ireland 2020 6N 23-FEB Father vs Son

Turned out to be a strange game, England dominated us in quite a few areas coupled with some of our key players having a shocking game - yet only 3 trys to 2???? Two of England's 3 trys were bizarre mistakes by us. We were turned over many times- have we ever, in recent times, given the ball away as...
by olaf the fat
January 30th, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: RWC 2023 Pool Draw
Replies: 21
Views: 4333

Re: RWC 2023 Pool Draw

Has it ever made a difference to us?

QF and out. last time round we were all hoping for SA but got NZ :D
by olaf the fat
January 30th, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Salarysins
Replies: 1614
Views: 93312

Re: Leinster v Salarysins

That's exactly the point. If 2/3rds of the Sarries Squad who will face us in April have spent the previous 2 months getting picked off by teams with more motivation and comparable talent, that will create an impossible environment in which to prepare a Squad for a major, one-off, knock-out game. Ev...
by olaf the fat
January 14th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Treviso v Leinster - Sat 18/1; 1pm your time
Replies: 148
Views: 11686

Re: Treviso v Leinster - Sat 18/1; 1pm your time

We won't be rotating much. Benetton beat Lyon at home and in reality beat Northampton there too but for dodgy refereeing. They gave it a good go in the RDS as well as Franklin's Gardens at the weekend. The only game they weren't competitive in was Lyon away. This is not a game we will be taking lig...
by olaf the fat
January 14th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 67640

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

Strength in depth did for us imo, we didn't have good enough replacements. Still though, if that game had been in Limerick we'd have won. No criticism of wayne Barnes implied there but even the best referees cant help but give the home team the benefit of the doubt more often than not. Happy to giv...
by olaf the fat
January 8th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4615
Views: 336684

Re: A whiff of Cordite

Maybe the solution is NFL draft, worst province in any season gets first pick of schools talent/AIL u20 regardless of branch of school/club provided player is happy to take academy contract with them ensures even distribution. I think the NFL draft is at the post college stage (?) whereas our acade...
by olaf the fat
December 20th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Rumour Mill
Replies: 11277
Views: 745503

Re: Rumour Mill

As a fan of Irish sport, I find the tone of this fairly nauseating. The current situation with the FAI and the threat to the future of Irish soccer is nothing any of us should be taking any glee from. Jobs are at stake and the future of one of Ireland’s four main field games is under huge threat . ...
by olaf the fat
December 17th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster v Saints Sat 5.15 Aviva
Replies: 164
Views: 15223

Re: Leinster v Saints Sat 5.15 Aviva

Logorrhea wrote:Funny clip from Larmour up on reddit.

https://www.reddit.com/r/rugbyunion/com ... uld_he_be/

Seriously funny.
Funny just looking at the Leinster players around him - haven't a clue which way he is going to go!
by olaf the fat
October 25th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland 6Ns 2020
Replies: 50
Views: 13778

Re: Ireland 6Ns 2020

The reality is that Farrell's priority will be winning Six Nations and Autumn International matches, they're his bread and butter. With the exception of Hooker, there will be very few changes between the team that lost to NZ and the team that starts the Six Nations. Yes, hard focus is on the 6N's a...
by olaf the fat
October 25th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: RWC 2019
Replies: 661
Views: 51533

Re: RWC 2019

Oldschool wrote:
Peg Leg wrote:I'm shouting for Wayne Barnes for the rest of the tournament
Me too
Dont forget the #
by olaf the fat
October 21st, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Thanks Joe
Replies: 38
Views: 10007

Re: Thanks Joe

Joe has been fantastic for Irish Rugby. Very, very few coaches bow out at the top of the curve. Our rugby structures work well for us, our players are looked after, and many have long careers. This leads to peaks and troughs in the performance of the national team, unfortunately it has yet to corres...
by olaf the fat
October 19th, 2019, 12:01 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: RWC Quarter-Final v New Zealand
Replies: 172
Views: 22266

Re: RWC Quarter-Final v New Zealand

Regardless of recent performances, we have the found the measure of the AB's. It's gone from a fear to a challenge. Onwards to the SF's

One thing for sure, its going to be a humdinger of a game. CMON IRELAND!!!

(Match day! Mocker god's already sorted)
by olaf the fat
October 18th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: RWC 2019
Replies: 661
Views: 51533

Re: RWC 2019

Agh come on - us knocking over england - we get that nearly every year! same old same old.

Traditaional down beat day before vibe will be replaced by frenzied upbeat WE WILL DO IT matchday vibe...
by olaf the fat
October 18th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: RWC Quarter-Final v New Zealand
Replies: 172
Views: 22266

Re: RWC Quarter-Final v New Zealand

On the eve of Joe's last Irish match, Well done Joe and thanks for all the great days we enjoyed over the years.

- Lets hope this doesnt age well :wink:
by olaf the fat
October 18th, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: RWC 2019
Replies: 661
Views: 51533

Re: RWC 2019

England
NZ
Japan
Wales

Would make for interesting SF's
by olaf the fat
October 18th, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Jealousy
Replies: 21
Views: 3640

Re: Jealousy

Is hate still a thing in top level rugby?

Then again, is Racing still top level rugby?
by olaf the fat
October 16th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: RWC Quarter-Final v New Zealand
Replies: 172
Views: 22266

Re: RWC Quarter-Final v New Zealand

But for Nigel a controversy is a classic.

He has let NZ off the hook against us twice.
by olaf the fat
October 15th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: RWC Quarter-Final v New Zealand
Replies: 172
Views: 22266

Re: RWC Quarter-Final v New Zealand

enby wrote:our players should be far more familiar with Owen and he owes us after 2013
And 2012 - 19 all and Nigel gives a bizarre penalty to NZ in front of our posts. (and both from when Nigel was on his game!)

Whatever slim chances we had are gone now...