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2 years 9 months ago #58722

For the life of me I cannot see what Kieran Keane is trying to do. I know it's early days but what is the end game.
At the moment good players are looking poor and very good players are looking average.

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2 years 9 months ago #58723

From the moment they came out on the pitch they were wrong. Even given there was going to be a minutes silence. they jogged out, some walked; they didn't huddle, then they lined up on the wrong side of the pitch...jut going through the motions, no hunger.

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2 years 9 months ago #58724

Muldoon is not cutting it as captain. No leadership within the team. No kicks over the top just the shovel it on and get knocked back in the tackle.
Farrell and Bealham did ok along with Buckley I thought. Mitchell looks really good and is definitely a step up on Blade.
The team seems utterly rudderless.

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2 years 9 months ago #58725

That was shameful!
No interest or intensity or game plan, nobody seemed to know what was their individual role in the game plan.
Several of our more reliable performers have looked flat and disinterested over the last two games.
The body language throughout the game was terrible, I hope I'm wrong but it would seem to point to problems in the dressing room/behind the scenes.
Hopefully I'm completely wrong and they will come out with a great display for the next game.
Someone said they thought it was perhaps one of the worse displays he has seen by a Connacht team, afraid I would have to agree.

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2 years 9 months ago #58726

Have to agree about the body language, players don't look motivated or happy at all. Crazy that we're still only one point off Europe.

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2 years 9 months ago #58727

I'm frustrated there was no replay on Kelleher pass to Bealham.
Was it quite hard to control as I thought as 1st sight?

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2 years 9 months ago #58728

No bonus point which is Sinful

Should we start running penalties?
We cannot kick the points, we cannot win the line out, if in their 22 we could scrum it.

Look like 2 teams playing for Connacht forward and Backs very poor linking up.

We look like we had no direction and never looked like scoring.

The positive are
Farrell was good going forward.
Mitchell looked sharp when he came on.
Both wingers try to beat their men, shame they did not get better ball.

I think pita Ahki is a 12.
Fingers crossed Brive put out an u20 team


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2 years 9 months ago #58730

This is potentially a five year low, and the most worrying thing like others have said was the body language of the players, they looked less interested than I was at work today knowing I was missing the game, I wish I could go back to being hopeful we could win.

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2 years 9 months ago #58732

  • Your out of order Willie . These guys train hard and represent us week in week out and you can bet they are hurting tonight much more than you or me!!!

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    2 years 9 months ago #58733

    His comment is ridiculously over the top but we all know the desire hasn’t been there (to the same extent) since we won the league.

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    2 years 9 months ago #58734

    Mark Mostyn wrote: His comment is ridiculously over the top but we all know the desire hasn’t been there (to the same extent) since we won the league.


    I have no issue with what you say mark , desire, commitment etc but XXX is wrong !!!!

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    2 years 9 months ago #58735

    I was disgusted and very annoyed with today's performance, but think you are out of order with your comments, one thing, apart from today, is Connacht have managed to box way above their weight and always give 100%.
    That is why they have had my ( and many others) support for many years.

    Today was very worrying and disappointing, but what Connacht have always had - apart from today - is spirit and commitment.
    These are good players that is why we are annoyed - I'm seriously pissed off with probably one of the worse Connacht performances, I've witnessed.
    But in my opinion, and with all due respect, your comments are way out of line.

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    2 years 9 months ago #58736

    Just watched the game on TG4 catch-up. Disappointing result for sure but some of the flippant comments on here are undeserved. Excluding the final 12 mins we hadn't played well but were well within a shot of winning the game. The ball bounced kindly for the two Zebre tries; if we'd had a rub of the green the result could've been very different. Connacht have been in the doldrums in the past (and probably again in the future) but if you look at how things currently stand we could still end up with Champions Cup qualification which is the goal for this season. Thankfully we can park the Pro14 for a few weeks and concentrate on the Challenge Cup. I'd love if we made it a real go of it - an away day in Bilbao with the Clan would be a fantastic season end fixture.

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    2 years 9 months ago #58737

    We got a run of the green, for our try.. We were awful and Zebre definitely deserved their tries. We do not need luck, we need an attacking game plan that actually creates opportunities, we need pre contact footwork, we need intensity in defense, we need a strategy for restarts, we need to win line outs in the opposition 22, we need to kick our points, we need to animate more when running decoy lines, we need to stop taking the ball static 8 meters behind the gain line, etc.

    Agree on the challenge cup it’s a great opportunity to build confidence and salvage our season.

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    2 years 9 months ago #58738

    Today made for very uncomfortable viewing.

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    2 years 9 months ago #58739

    If we see a big change of tactics and catch out Brive with the kicking game and the intensity we brought to the Munster game I'll be happy.
    If we win away Brive won't bother too much with the return leg.
    We all used to say in Lam we trust and now we should give KK a bit of trust.

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