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Re: Dan McFarland

Postby Amiga500 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:09 pm

lw7 wrote:“The young guys coming through are more resilient than you think. They can go out there and not have a good day but they’ll come back here and you’ll be able to say .. but look what you showed over here. You still have the building blocks in different areas.”


Good to hear that attitude.

How many times did a youngster come in, at worst not disgrace themselves (indeed often adding badly needed zip and energy), then get dumped out for the likes of Diack.


I'd rather give someone who *might* not be good enough the chance to prove themselves than throw in someone that has already proved themselves not good enough.
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Re: Dan McFarland

Postby Russ » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:51 pm

Amiga500 wrote:
lw7 wrote:“The young guys coming through are more resilient than you think. They can go out there and not have a good day but they’ll come back here and you’ll be able to say .. but look what you showed over here. You still have the building blocks in different areas.”


Good to hear that attitude.

How many times did a youngster come in, at worst not disgrace themselves (indeed often adding badly needed zip and energy), then get dumped out for the likes of Diack.


I'd rather give someone who *might* not be good enough the chance to prove themselves than throw in someone that has already proved themselves not good enough.
When UR is running such a high wage bill you'd be surprised where the pressures come on regarding playing Diack et al

Budgeted cost per game shouldn't be a KPI

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Re: Dan McFarland

Postby Amiga500 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:40 am

New forwards coach for next season by the looks of it (Steve Lawrie moving to Edinburgh to replace Roddy Grant who it says is Ulster bound):

https://theoffsideline.com/watsonians-c ... edinburgh/
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Re: Dan McFarland

Postby justinr73 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:58 pm

He's still only 31 - he'll probably replace Marcel too....
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Re: Dan McFarland

Postby 222toHounslow » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:32 pm

First member of UR staff from Botswana?
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Re: Dan McFarland

Postby Dave » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:09 pm

222toHounslow wrote:First member of UR staff from Botswana?
First outside Lisburn.
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Re: Dan McFarland

Postby UlsterNo9 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:49 pm

Dave wrote:
222toHounslow wrote:First member of UR staff from Botswana?
First outside Lisburn.


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Re: Dan McFarland

Postby Tender » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:29 pm

Dave wrote:
222toHounslow wrote:First member of UR staff from Botswana?
First outside Lisburn.


Well played young Dave.
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Re: Dan McFarland

Postby mea97mb » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:28 pm

So it looks like Dan has got his coaching team in place for the next couple of years. Peel signed an extension and with Grant coming in the coaching contracts are all aligned to end in 2021.

Dundon is on his way at end of season too.

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/rugby/ulster-rugby/ulster-fight-off-interest-in-peel-as-assistants-sign-new-deals-37759475.html
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Re: Dan McFarland

Postby Dave » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:03 pm

Set piece has been poor for a number of years. Roddy will be a great addition
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Re: Dan McFarland

Postby UlsterNo9 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:31 pm

Dave wrote:Set piece has been poor for a number of years. Roddy will be a great addition


Lineout maul has improved since arrival of McFarland, now........

Is this because of McFarland or is it because of the music we now play through the speakers every time there is lineout stoppage?

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Re: Dan McFarland

Postby Dave » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:35 pm

UlsterNo9 wrote:
Dave wrote:Set piece has been poor for a number of years. Roddy will be a great addition


Lineout maul has improved since arrival of McFarland, now........

Is this because of McFarland or is it because of the music we now play through the speakers every time there is lineout stoppage?

Discuss.
The scrum has improved recently also.

Personally I blame the band...
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Re: Dan McFarland

Postby UlsterNo9 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:52 pm

Dave wrote:
UlsterNo9 wrote:
Dave wrote:Set piece has been poor for a number of years. Roddy will be a great addition


Lineout maul has improved since arrival of McFarland, now........

Is this because of McFarland or is it because of the music we now play through the speakers every time there is lineout stoppage?

Discuss.
The scrum has improved recently also.

Personally I blame the band...


Is music played through the speakers before scrums also?

We were getting roasted at scrum up until Moore made an appearance. Appreciate not that simple that Moore single handed solved the problem but he has been a revelation.
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Re: Dan McFarland

Postby Dave » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:36 pm

UlsterNo9 wrote:
Dave wrote:
UlsterNo9 wrote:
Dave wrote:Set piece has been poor for a number of years. Roddy will be a great addition


Lineout maul has improved since arrival of McFarland, now........

Is this because of McFarland or is it because of the music we now play through the speakers every time there is lineout stoppage?

Discuss.
The scrum has improved recently also.

Personally I blame the band...


Is music played through the speakers before scrums also?

We were getting roasted at scrum up until Moore made an appearance. Appreciate not that simple that Moore single handed solved the problem but he has been a revelation.


He did, but early on the scrum was still roasted a few times with most of the pressure coming down the loosehead side. EOS improved his scrummaging and it seemed to click with greater stability down both sides.

I don't know if it was just a personnel issue, coaching or piped music. It's hard to tell.
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Re: Dan McFarland

Postby nonplussed » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:30 pm

Dundon Done... Said in an orchestral manner

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