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9 years 1 month ago #883

Besides if I was writing in upper case then I would be shouting,no exclamation marks

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9 years 1 month ago #884

Besides if I was writing in upper case then I would be shouting,no exclamation marks


Just pointing out that it might be percieved as over-emphasis, and well a little rude if you are writing directly to someone...

One not sufficient..!? ;D

Anyway back to rugby, hopefully George and Rodders are ok. We're getting closer to HEC games every week...

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9 years 1 month ago #885

Look Lads we arent exactly gonna steam roll the Pro 12, put things into perspective, we lost alot of VERY GOOD players last year and we are re-building a young team..... Lets not get carried away We have had days like this before and we are going to have a few more this season and that is a DEFINATE lads... We have had 2 out of 2..we were in a great position to get 3 out of 3 and possibly 4 out of 4 ...but it wasnt to be...

In my opinion this year is more about big crowds at the Sportsground to prove that Professional Rugby has a future out West.. The team obviously also matters, but getting a losing Bonus Point in Edinburgh is not the end of the World...

Big Crowd again next week, get behind the Lads and lets get a third win of the season under our belts!!

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9 years 1 month ago #886

What we are all losing sight of here is that we have just come away from Murryfield with a bonus point. In years gone by we would have considered that an achievement.

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9 years 1 month ago #887

What we are all losing sight of here is that we have just come away from Murryfield with a bonus point. In years gone by we would have considered that an achievement.


Aragh, don't think anyone is losing sight. Think everyone just want to see some more small signs of improvement every game. From the commentary it's clear that overall the lads will be dissapointed with elements of their game today, and perhaps they just didn't maintain the standard from the first two games. The late cheap turnover try let an average Edinburgh team off the hook for sure...

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9 years 1 month ago #888

A win was there for the taking and we didn't take it. Facts are facts, bonus point or no bonus point. We won't have too many trips away from Galway this year where we can say we should have won and lost it through our own mistakes. There's no point patting one another on the back for coming away with a point. It's 3 points dropped against an extremely average Edinburgh minus most of their key players. I'd imagine Eric will be nothing short of fuming.

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9 years 1 month ago #890

Look Lads we arent exactly gonna steam roll the Pro 12, put things into perspective, we lost alot of VERY GOOD players last year and we are re-building a young team..... Lets not get carried away We have had days like this before and we are going to have a few more this season and that is a DEFINATE lads... We have had 2 out of 2..we were in a great position to get 3 out of 3 and possibly 4 out of 4 ...but it wasnt to be...

In my opinion this year is more about big crowds at the Sportsground to prove that Professional Rugby has a future out West.. The team obviously also matters, but getting a losing Bonus Point in Edinburgh is not the end of the World...

Big Crowd again next week, get behind the Lads and lets get a third win of the season under our belts!!


I agree to some extent. While other teams are missing players and we hope to take advantage we have had a massive turnover in staff and we have lost a number of key first team players and a few good squad players. Lets not forget also we are missing players of our own through injury and wc duty. Vainikolo, Browne, Grace, Nikora, Nolan and George and Rodney went off injured during the game.

We got over the line the last two weeks by the skin of our teeth, this one possibly slipped away and against a side who'll be down in the bottom half as well its dissapointing, but in all honesty we were lucky to pull a win last week. If we win next week we'll have 13 points from 4 games which I think everyone would have been happy with at the start of the month.

However, we need these lads to punch above their weight this season if we are to turn this momentum into something positive and be in a position to improve the side next summer. If we finish down near the bottom this season and are back in the Challenge Cup next year the momentum could be lost. If we can improve our standing to 7th or 8th or better and be competitive in the majority of the hc games it would be a good platform to sustain a supporter base and provide an opportunity for us to sell ourselves as a competitive side who are developing on and off the pitch.

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9 years 1 month ago #891

I logged on while listening to the game on gbfm, read briefnes comment re Jarvis and I very nearly deleted my account on here.

Considering that you are not watching but listening calls into question your objectivity with regard to Jarvis. One penalty was 47 meters out, hardly a gimmie!

Supporter my arse.

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9 years 1 month ago #894

I logged on while listening to the game on gbfm, read briefnes comment re Jarvis and I very nearly deleted my account on here.

Considering that you are not watching but listening calls into question your objectivity with regard to Jarvis. One penalty was 47 meters out, hardly a gimmie!

Supporter my arse.


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Wow...if a relatively harmless comment like mine almost made you delete your account, I figure it's not long before something else of little consequence sets you off again and you "almost delete" your account again.  I'm all about encouraging everyone to register an account and be an active contributor, but if you're THAT sensitive I'd recommend you go ahead and delete. 

If people cannot express harmless, unmalicious opinions here and this is just a place to be a bunch of blindly optimistic "Pollyannas," then this forum will completely suck.

And who exactly made you the adjudicator on who is and who is not a supporter?  I could just as easily question your objectivity toward Jarvis in the OTHER direction.

That's it...I'm deleting my account!!!

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Wow...if a relatively harmless comment like mine almost made you delete your account, I figure it's not long before something else of little consequence sets you off again and you "almost delete" your account again.  I'm all about encouraging everyone to register an account and be an active contributor, but if you're THAT sensitive I'd recommend you go ahead and delete. 

If people cannot express harmless, unmalicious opinions here and this is just a place to be a bunch of blindly optimistic "Pollyannas," then this forum will completely suck.

And who exactly made you the adjudicator on who is and who is not a supporter?  I could just as easily question your objectivity toward Jarvis in the OTHER direction.

That's it...I'm deleting my account!!!

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And this post is going to help how precisely..?

Wind yer necks in everyone or this thread is going...

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9 years 1 month ago #897

And this post is going to help how precisely..?

Wind yer necks in everyone or this thread is going...


My thinking behind it is that our friend, Desperado, needs to realize not everyone is going to be intimidated into fitting into his mold of what a supporter ought to be.  If we're going to have people here threatening to delete their account every time someone makes an observation they don't like, I'd say we'd better delete the whole frickin' forum.

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9 years 1 month ago #899

Briefne there is no need for a knee jerk reaction here,the whole idea of a forum is to dicuss, and yes sometimes disagree, but that's life. If anyone decides to delete their accounts for any reason then surely we can let them.
We had a little disagreement on this very same thread but isn't that just the Rich Tappestry of Life. Let's just all get on and talk about Rugby after all that's why we are here.
Looking forward to more banter,no exclamation mark.

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We had a little disagreement on this very same thread but isn't that just the Rich Tappestry of Life. Let's just all get on and talk about Rugby after all that's why we are here.


Well, that's just my point, Dragon.  Desperado's little parting shot, "Supporter my arse," is completely unacceptable.  This is going to be a volatile place if we're having drama like that every time we have differing opinions.  Absolutely ridiculous.

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9 years 1 month ago #901

...and with that being said, I'll gracefully bow out of discussing this any further.

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9 years 1 month ago #902

Nice one Briefne.

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9 years 1 month ago #903

Well if this is what happens after a loss this season is going to be as fun off the pitch as on it  O:-)

I think Desperado and Breifne should kiss and make up. With tongues. Go on lads, you might discover it opens up a life of possibilities  :D

Anyway, where were we? I know, discussing the match yesterday. Right. So, what has always been the golden rule? If you go behind you don't let the head drop, you plug away, you don't finish a match with zero points.

It's good to see that's still the case. After finishing ahead of Treviso, Glasgow and Aironi last year we should be looking at the Scarlets/Dragons/Edinburgh mid table group as our rightful home. We've taken a point off our rivals. That's a positive. Before the match most of us were saying it was going to be tough. We all knew that going in.

I've been worried about NOC joining us and I'm not afraid to take it back, that's one win and one LBP we have thanks to him. Even if Jarvis retains the starting slot, we will have a bona fide replacement on the bench, which is a big plus and that's even before Miah comes back.

Now, the kicks. Desperado makes a good point that they're not gimmies. But by the same token if they're not on or are low probability then there's nothing wrong with kicking for the corners.

I have every faith that Jarvis will come good with the kicks, but the pressure is on and the sooner it comes good the better. On the plus side he backs himself to make the kicks and takes them on, you don't want a kicker who's afraid to step forward.

Feck it, game is over, we move on. Dragons up next, a must win. The biggest question isn't if Breifne and Desperado have found true love, it's if we can get back on the winning path and if Dave and George are ok.

Peace!


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