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by tomthefan
February 16th, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 67631

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

Disappointing enough turn out by the 12 county blue army yesterday. Maybe it was the clash with El Classico del norde (bohs v rovers)?
by tomthefan
January 21st, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 67631

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

Siblings being good at the same sports (or sport in general) is more down to genetics/natural talent than privilege. We see it all the time in the GAA too. Genetics undoubtedly had a part to play. But the smaller the pond you pick from the more likely the fish are to be related. The ostensible pond...
by tomthefan
January 20th, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 67631

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

blockhead wrote:Very few players from Limerick in the Munster squad these days. Mostly from Cork.
Cork is more like Dublin than Limerick when it comes to rugby (albeit with a lower population and less money)
by tomthefan
January 20th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 67631

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

This is pure nonsense - it assumes unlimited supply. If Michaels (or whoever) reduced their fees to zero - they could still only take in the same number of kids each year. No isn't. It means that only in Limerick do non fee paying schools run meaningful rugby programmes. Of course these schools do ...
by tomthefan
January 20th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 67631

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

Time to concentrate on improving the foundations of the team, engage in fiscally responsible investment, paying some debts, rebuilding the identity from grass roots level, improving the resources of the feeder schools, clubs and most of all the academy now. Fixed Actually, it's the other way around...
by tomthefan
January 14th, 2020, 12:55 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 67631

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 give...
by tomthefan
January 11th, 2020, 7:18 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: European Champions Cup [Most Improved]
Replies: 927
Views: 63774

Re: European Champions Cup [Most Improved]

Today in commentaries In the Clermont Ulster game, Nick Mullins and Andrew Trimble were quiet when the referee was speaking so that we could hear what he was saying, even to the extent to pausing when in the middle of a point. In the Connacht Toulouse match, Hugh Cahill blathered on telling us the g...
by tomthefan
December 21st, 2019, 12:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: In need of a laugh?
Replies: 515
Views: 53093

Re: In need of a laugh?

Underlying "Hate Speech" legislation is the idea that "other" people won't be able to see through it the way we can and must be protected lest they and society go bad. 433 and peg leg can see the hate speech some Americans come out with for what it is, but many Americans aren't as clever as you. The...
by tomthefan
December 20th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: In need of a laugh?
Replies: 515
Views: 53093

Re: In need of a laugh?

You don't really get the idea behind free speech, do you? Are there limits to free speech in a liberal democracy?? I'd be inclined to think that the suppression of speech is far more harmful than allowing unpleasant views to be aired. If you libel/slander someone then there may be consequences for ...
by tomthefan
December 20th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: In need of a laugh?
Replies: 515
Views: 53093

Re: In need of a laugh?

You don't really get the idea behind free speech, do you?
by tomthefan
December 20th, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: In need of a laugh?
Replies: 515
Views: 53093

Re: In need of a laugh?

As a believer in liberal democracy rather than totalitarianism I'm glad that he got a payout.
People should be allowed to voice their opinions and still play rugby.
This might encourage employers to keep their noses out of their employees private lives.
by tomthefan
December 19th, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 67631

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

ronk wrote:They need to work with what they got.
Wise words ronk, indeed, it's hard to see how one could work with anything else. :lol:
by tomthefan
December 18th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 67631

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

And every time Munster meet a top pack they get beaten, even if they aren't playing well like Saracens. Last season, Munster's pack beat yours as did Saracens, remember? Worth pointing out that Leinster beat themselves. Even playing against 13/14 Munster didn't create in that match. If you think th...
by tomthefan
December 18th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 67631

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

Yeah it was Keatley who missed all those lineouts against Racing when everyone decided he was the problem. No wait: he rescued your incompetent pack from missed lineout, your scrum half had a stinker and has barely had a good game for you since, your back row got blown off the ball, you couldn't pr...
by tomthefan
December 18th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 67631

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

Apart from what you might call cameos from Tyler, Joey and Johnny Holland, so few in number, have they been, we haven't had a quality 10 since ROG. So the guts of 10 years. If we had we'd possibly have won the HC a couple of more times. People forget how close we came in semis in France 5 or 6 year...
by tomthefan
December 15th, 2019, 10:50 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 67631

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

FLIP wrote:BOD selling the last bit of his soul to BT by calling for the medic to be punished.
BOD should have his own podcast to help pay for his new house. He could call it The Rugby BOD.
BOD BOD BOD BOD Rugby BOD.
by tomthefan
December 15th, 2019, 2:00 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 67631

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

Apart from what you might call cameos from Tyler, Joey and Johnny Holland, so few in number, have they been, we haven't had a quality 10 since ROG. So the guts of 10 years. If we had we'd possibly have won the HC a couple of more times. People forget how close we came in semis in France 5 or 6 years...
by tomthefan
December 14th, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Connacht 2019/20/21
Replies: 180
Views: 15712

Re: Connacht 2019/20

I've just turned on the connacht game. The nicest thing about having Ryle and Fiona commentating is that they won't be able to ruin either of the other two games today.
by tomthefan
November 18th, 2019, 11:06 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Champions Cup 2020
Replies: 707
Views: 50747

Re: Champions Cup 2020

The fine will be no bother to them since they're debt free.
They'll just borrow £6 million from Nigel which debt they'll make disappear in due course via some financial wizardry
by tomthefan
November 17th, 2019, 10:38 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: HEC R1 Leinster v Treviso Sat 3.15 BT Sports
Replies: 196
Views: 15212

Re: HEC R1 Leinster v Treviso Sat 3.15 BT Sports

Commiserations socks but there's no comeback from checkmate.