A well reasoned response there. Perhaps you would like to join us full on in debating our little corner of the rugby world.
I for one am glad that Methody lost this year will bo good for someone else to do well for a change.
In regards to methodys coaching I heard quite an opposite rumour the other week in the pub from a concerned individual that the coach was not getting enough time with his players. Though I put that down to laying the groundwork for excuses
Let's not get too
upset at the bruised sensitivities - MCB'll have to take the rough with the smooth. But so do CCB and RBAI this year. It's the price of fame, or as somone once put it "The farther the monkey goes up the pole, the more he shows his *rse".
And before I'm accused, I don't
subscribe to the "Yah Boo, the favourites are beat" mindset - it only represents inverted thinking. Excellence should be encouraged and rewarded but it's not exclusive to a postcode. The aforementioned institutions and their supporters would be best emulate Beattiespastie, and accept defeat gracefully, while they retire to plot their 'revenge'. Time will tell if it's the start of a trend or just a blip.
A crumb for the MCBers, and it pains me to say it as a BRA man, for the first time in YEARS there's a real gaggle of ex MCB lads staying in the game after school. The real
criticism levelled at MCB was that they left their success at Pirrie Park, when Ulster rugby in all its forms needed and needs that talent pool matured into the adult sport - be it the Ulster XV or Club 5th XV.