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by Dharper
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: L.I.
Replies: 100
Views: 12789

Re: L.I.

Delighted for the man. A huge amount of tom kite was put on Twitter about the verdict/trial & aftermath. These people need calling to account. Funnily enough although based in Eng, I’d not known about this til reading this board. Hmm, I wonder why that could be? PJ should play in Munster. He needs g...
by Dharper
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Provincial an' aither teams
Topic: PADDY JACKSON
Replies: 255
Views: 22144

Re: PADDY JACKSON

I listened to the interview on the radio. Clearly there are references to the issue that for some it’s too soon for a return for PJ? Clearly LI isn’t in Ireland, and don’t play in the pro14. I found it a bizarre argument. People can argue this is all about the WhatsApp messages many of which PJ didn...
by Dharper
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Provincial an' aither teams
Topic: PADDY JACKSON
Replies: 255
Views: 22144

Re: PADDY JACKSON

Well time to bin Diageo drinks at Ravenhill. From the NI bbc sport article it appears a good response from LI. IF they hold the same stance til the start of the season I’d say PJ would be owing them a huge season. They’ll need their main sponsor to stand firm I’d imagine. Totally unsurprisingly he’s...
by Dharper
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Provincial an' aither teams
Topic: PADDY JACKSON
Replies: 255
Views: 22144

Re: PADDY JACKSON

Well I’m not sure what the legal position would be trying to cancel PJs LI contract before he’s played or breached any conditions etc. Not sure there would be a way out unless there was a clause placed in re bad PR / sponsorship concerns. Personally I’d imagine theyd have to pay out all or part of h...
by Dharper
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Japan RWC
Replies: 134
Views: 8882

Re: Japan RWC

He’s been absolutely top class for 2 seasons. The brad pitt show of a season 17/18 for me was the making of him. He was about the only carrier we had that could get over the gainline (what a focus, bearing in mind our backrow was pretty much ineffectual) don’t know whether it helped his confidence o...
by Dharper
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Provincial an' aither teams
Topic: PADDY JACKSON
Replies: 255
Views: 22144

Re: PADDY JACKSON

LI need to stand firm on this brad pitt. I wonder whether CC tried to put leverage on LI to bin PJ? Either way a feck pawn shop paying out 30%of the value of an item to generally someone in financial constraints is hardly a moral guardian. PJ has faced due legal process, time to move on. Fully expec...
by Dharper
Thu May 30, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Japan RWC
Replies: 134
Views: 8882

Re: Japan RWC

Suspect someone’s spreading porkies on the Leinster forum. UR will be in absolutely no rush to bring WA back before his time, especially now he can rehab over summer & WC period (I don’t think he’ll make it). Although him & SMcC gelled well in the centres, I’d have him at 15. Very dangerous player i...
by Dharper
Sat May 18, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Glasgow v Ulster, Fri May 17, 19:35
Replies: 239
Views: 28990

Re: Glasgow v Ulster, Fri May 17, 19:35

Consistency will always be a huge challenge for a young squad. I think it’s been a cracking season. SL has been binned & LK has gone. We have I think a quality head coach which will help nurture a young squad. The squad seem happy again, & confidence has been rebuilt. The Dead wood has been cleared ...
by Dharper
Thu May 16, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Faddes Confirmed
Replies: 21
Views: 5890

Re: Faddes Confirmed

Signing CP was like sticking F1 tyres on a 1.4 fiesta & expecting it to win a GP. That 3/4 yr period of hollowing out the quality from squad, but particularly the pack was frankly a disgrace. Some of the signings were absolute 2nd class tom kite. No wonder CP lost interest, it was clearly an absolut...
by Dharper
Tue May 14, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Faddes Confirmed
Replies: 21
Views: 5890

Re: Faddes Confirmed

That’s some outside backline options open to DMcF next season. That said there is an over reliance on SMcCL at 12, & both BB young ML both need to raise the bar at 10 next season, & a viable 3rd alternative at 9 needs to be developed. That said it’s NOW a DMcF squad, & the clear out has been efficie...
by Dharper
Wed May 08, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Bill Johnston
Replies: 107
Views: 20200

Re: Bill Johnston

McPhillips I believe is coming to the end of a 2yr deal, I am unaware of a new deal, and he has hardly played this season. This may be a replacement, rather than any reflection of Lowry. ML is clearly a 10, but any first team exposure at this point is great development for him.
by Dharper
Mon May 06, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster Squad 2019/20
Replies: 142
Views: 25463

Re: Ulster Squad 2019/20

Milo I’m presuming is a DMacF signing and therefore I trust his judgement. No doubt they’ll have checked his attitude out re workrate to fit into this new hardwork culture we’re building. They’ll work on his conditioning no doubt once he arrives DMacF isn’t going to stand for a lazy prop, nevermind ...
by Dharper
Mon May 06, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Raver's rumours
Topic: TRANSFER RUMOURS!!
Replies: 14335
Views: 955321

Re: TRANSFER RUMOURS!!

Connacht have an non IQ to announce, not sure whether that deal is done yet. If CL came would that stop Faddes deal?
by Dharper
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Raver's rumours
Topic: TRANSFER RUMOURS!!
Replies: 14335
Views: 955321

Re: TRANSFER RUMOURS!!

I’m excited for next season. Full pre season with DMcF, systems bedding in nicely, good recruitment to bolster team/squad, young players really kicking on in development - building very nicely indeed.
by Dharper
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Rory Best retires
Replies: 25
Views: 2448

Re: Rory Best retires

Serious leader. The way he conducted himself & lead the squad when we were imploding for nigh on 18months was a measure of the man. I hope the young players have taken note. You don’t need BOI gimmicky adverts......if you really want to know what it means to represent Ulster watch Rory’s interview. ...