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by tomthefan
December 15th, 2019, 10:50 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 68089

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: 68089

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: 185
Views: 16378

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: 51031

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: 15299

Re: HEC R1 Leinster v Treviso Sat 3.15 BT Sports

Commiserations socks but there's no comeback from checkmate.
by tomthefan
November 17th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Champions Cup 2020
Replies: 707
Views: 51031

Re: Champions Cup 2020

Not only did all the provinces win this weekend, but if you ignore Scotland, as you should, teams from all the other participating countries were defeated in the process.
by tomthefan
November 17th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: HEC R1 Leinster v Treviso Sat 3.15 BT Sports
Replies: 196
Views: 15299

Re: HEC R1 Leinster v Treviso Sat 3.15 BT Sports

Ryle and Fiona doing the connacht game currently and in fairness, it's Ryle who's doing my head, sounding like someone trying to squeeze one out. I wish he'd just shut up from time to time, every time he pauses he finishes on 'and' so we know there's more to come. When he isn't describing what we ca...
by tomthefan
November 17th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: HEC R1 Leinster v Treviso Sat 3.15 BT Sports
Replies: 196
Views: 15299

Re: HEC R1 Leinster v Treviso Sat 3.15 BT Sports

A scrappy performance tbh. Game management wasn't great. Just after we scored our BP, a random thought occurred that 3 converted tries would win it for Benetton and two would get them a LBP and a TBP. Queue McGrath tap peno brain fart, Benetton controlled the next 13 mins, scored a try and but for ...
by tomthefan
November 17th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Ulster 2019-2020
Replies: 137
Views: 15387

Re: Ulster 2019-2020

I think that was the first time I've seen a lot of empty spaces at Clermont for a HC game and so the atmosphere wasn't as raucous as usual.
by tomthefan
November 17th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: HEC R1 Leinster v Treviso Sat 3.15 BT Sports
Replies: 196
Views: 15299

Re: HEC R1 Leinster v Treviso Sat 3.15 BT Sports

Good point, it's not just by playing, you can also be credible if you've coached at the top level. I don’t understand why you need to have done either to be credible. I consider Murray Kinsella credible, and I’d be very interested to hear the contributions of anyone who does analysis for any team a...
by tomthefan
November 17th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: HEC R1 Leinster v Treviso Sat 3.15 BT Sports
Replies: 196
Views: 15299

Re: HEC R1 Leinster v Treviso Sat 3.15 BT Sports

Good point, it's not just by playing, you can also be credible if you've coached at the top level.
by tomthefan
November 17th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 68089

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

Twist wrote:.........aaaaand speaking of dramatic ways to win.

They’ll dine out on that for years but really should’ve scored a fourth long beforehand
First game of the campaign, could be an omen like the Johnny Sexton, le drop! C'est dur, c'est terrible, terrible!
by tomthefan
November 17th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: HEC R1 Leinster v Treviso Sat 3.15 BT Sports
Replies: 196
Views: 15299

Re: HEC R1 Leinster v Treviso Sat 3.15 BT Sports

Also employing someone to offer expert analysis who has never played rugby to a standard anywhere near Heineken cup level is a bit problematic in at least a couple of ways. It smacks of tokenism and also these experts can come across as a bit desperate to show how much they know. Finally women's vo...
by tomthefan
November 16th, 2019, 11:06 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: HEC R1 Leinster v Treviso Sat 3.15 BT Sports
Replies: 196
Views: 15299

Re: HEC R1 Leinster v Treviso Sat 3.15 BT Sports

Ryle Nugent is a pain in the hole. Awful to listen to him and the woman commentating alongside him. 'The woman'?That'll be Fiona Couglan, former Irish captain, to you. But I agree about Nugent. I agree with him. At one stage I lost commentary and just had the crowd noise but they fixed it unfortuna...
by tomthefan
November 16th, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 68089

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

Holland is underrated, sure. But he's at the end of his career and Munster have a signing next year at lock. It'll fit the narrative to ease Holland out. Plus it's a South African coach picking a South African player who has been getting picked so far. I actually don't feel that Billy Holland was u...
by tomthefan
November 11th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 68089

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

Coming pretty close to a joker at outhalf. A bit close to the HC to do anything though. Tyler is there and Scannell is a good option. After that it's Healy or moving Cronin. They were probably going for a 6-2 bench anyway so no biggie for now. Leinster have been down Frawley and Sexton for most of ...
by tomthefan
November 7th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 68089

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

We were sold a dud!
by tomthefan
November 7th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Rumours - premiership
Replies: 49
Views: 6391

Re: Rumours - premiership

Nigel clears things up. "Just to clarify, there's no obligation whatsoever to get rid of any players," said Wray. "The academy is, in a way, a jewel in our crown and has been greatly responsible for half the England side that got to the World Cup final, and seven of those have been with us for betw...
by tomthefan
November 7th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Rumours - premiership
Replies: 49
Views: 6391

Re: Rumours - premiership

Rob Baxter would quite like a couple of more titles, but what I'd like to know is if he has a sideline in hoover repairs?
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by tomthefan
November 4th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: IRB World Rankings
Replies: 454
Views: 69942

Re: IRB World Rankings

I remember when we were Number One :(
The good old days! :lol: