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by againstthehead
Sun May 19, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Provincial an' aither teams
Topic: Mexico 2018/19
Replies: 189
Views: 17455

Re: Mexico 2018/19

I see Leo reckons all Glasgow Warriors fans are Rangers fans, so celtic fans should support Leinster:

https://www.balls.ie/rugby/leo-cullen-celtic-410798
by againstthehead
Tue May 07, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Glasgow v Ulster, Fri May 17, 19:35
Replies: 239
Views: 28226

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

Ulster really have an a remarkable season considering the last 18 months or so. I haven't been able to watch the side as much as previous seasons so what has went right? Coach, players or a combination of everything?
by againstthehead
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: # MeToo
Replies: 202
Views: 8405

Re: # MeToo

Wonder will this tool ever get sacked? https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190410/9c5b1082427d86bdd3935fb4fd96aa4d.jpg I don't really think this is incitement of hatred. He's expressing his belief that he thinks a whole range of folk are off to visit the big scary red man with the fork. I think he's...
by againstthehead
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Jack McGrath
Replies: 40
Views: 4349

Re: Jack McGrath

Was Jack not getting enough gametime at Leinster? Fantastic signing. Seems to be more movement within Ireland of players than ever before. Any decent forwards from our academy coming through?
by againstthehead
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Mexico Vs Ulster KO 5.45pm BT Sport 3
Replies: 380
Views: 25708

Re: Mexico Vs Ulster KO 5.45pm BT Sport 3

I though Henderson look the ball standing still quite a lot and didn't carry particularly effectively.
by againstthehead
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Mexico Vs Ulster KO 5.45pm BT Sport 3
Replies: 380
Views: 25708

Re: Mexico Vs Ulster KO 5.45pm BT Sport 3

Not sure I've ever been so proud of an Ulster side. Gutted about the Stockdale mare and Cooney should have got his conversion but as people have said, after loosing the likes of Ruan et al, and the debacle with Olding and Jackson and the coaching fiasco and the ceo and the list goes on, to even reac...
by againstthehead
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Mexico Vs Ulster KO 5.45pm BT Sport 3
Replies: 380
Views: 25708

Re: Mexico Vs Ulster KO 5.45pm BT Sport 3

All the best to those heading down to the game. Went to a few knock-out games in Dublin over the years Vs Leinster and they were all pretty miserable. I just hope we can take any chances that are on offer and give a good account of ourselves. Living in hope more than expectation but we do have playe...
by againstthehead
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Six Nations 18/19
Replies: 573
Views: 27797

Re: Six Nations 18/19

Discipline is key Vs Ireland. If you keep the penalty-count low then Ireland struggle to get any kind of field-position as there is not a lot of creativity there. England defused the aerial bombardment and had great line-speed and controlled aggression in the tackle. Smothered Ireland which is what ...
by againstthehead
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Where’s Baggy????
Replies: 182
Views: 13466

Re: Where’s Baggy????

Whilst he is super funny and in many ways is the soul of this forum, he routinely oversteps the mark and is a right d***head at times. I've no doubt he will be back. Slightly subdued for a while and then back to his antics until he gets another slap. I suspect he may currently be vacationing in NZ: ...
by againstthehead
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Will he stay or will he go?
Replies: 78
Views: 4315

Re: Will he stay or will he go?

Whilst like Baggy I have little or no time for the IRFU, I do think and always have that Joe is indeed the second coming. His results and achievements speak for themselves. As an Ulster fan, I love the way he's stuck with Rory as captain. If Ireland stay clear of too many key injuries I think he has...
by againstthehead
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: The Complete Overreaction
Replies: 32
Views: 2310

Re: The Complete Overreaction

Yeah, I'd say it was a bit of an over-reaction. Ireland have beaten NZ before - albeit once... But Ireland were building for this particular game and were at home. With home advantage, you should be beating pretty much anyone or at least be within one score. In saying that, I didn't think they would...
by againstthehead
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: November test matches
Replies: 316
Views: 17382

Re: November test matches

One last point from me... I thought it was pretty brave of Joe to use the bench the way he did. Took some big names off and had to bring on guys that were maybe 3rd choice in some instances. Says a lot about the coach and also the players in the squad. Most sides crumble in the last 20 mins V NZ but...
by againstthehead
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: November test matches
Replies: 316
Views: 17382

Re: November test matches

Wonderful, wonderful test match. I thought Barnes was very good. He allowed a contest and a contest is what we saw. High intensity, tough rugby. Ireland were quite simply immense. Never took a step backwards and Joe's decision to start with big Toner was a belter. Securing set-piece ball was key to ...
by againstthehead
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: November test matches
Replies: 316
Views: 17382

Re: November test matches

Interesting to see how Joe plays this one. Ideally, he would have used Murray to pin NZ back and chase hard with the box kicks. Is that now out the window with no Murray? Other option is to hold onto the ball and use the pack to carry a lot of ball into contact. Certainly there are some fantastic ca...
by againstthehead
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: November test matches
Replies: 316
Views: 17382

Re: November test matches

I had high hopes for Ireland in this game but just too many injuries and too many average backs. Irish pack looks decent and at home they should have their tails up so that should keep Ireland in the game to about 60 mins. If NZ get off to a good start it could be a long evening. I'd expect Ireland ...