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Trimble Retires

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Re: Trimble Retires

Postby Hans Indaruck » Thu May 03, 2018 5:51 pm

A true gentleman off the pitch but a fierce competitor on it - Ulster through and through. He had the rare ability to channel any feelings he had about the (all too often) harsh treatment from D4 (or more recently UR) into his game on the pitch and proved his doubters wrong all too often.
We should name the corner at the Church after Andrew in honour of the many, many times he squeezed in there to score (often a match winner or at least a face saver!).
Always had time for the supporters with a quick wit, engaging smile and more to the point a genuine interest!
He will be sorely missed.

Thank you Andrew Trimble - enjoy your retirement - you've earned it!
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Re: Trimble Retires

Postby ding dong2u » Thu May 03, 2018 5:52 pm

One of Ulster rugby's all time greats ....... sorry to hear he has decided to retire but maybe he's as drunk off with the regime as we are :red: :salut: :red:
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Re: Trimble Retires

Postby Snipe Watson » Thu May 03, 2018 7:48 pm

The genuine article in every sense of the word.
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Re: Trimble Retires

Postby BR » Thu May 03, 2018 8:24 pm

Snipe Watson wrote:The genuine article in every sense of the word.

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Re: Trimble Retires

Postby Jackie Brown » Thu May 03, 2018 8:36 pm

Feel genuinely sad

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Re: Trimble Retires

Postby Wee Woman » Thu May 03, 2018 9:08 pm

So very sad to see this news today, Trimby was one of my all time faves .

He owes Ulster nothing and it was a joy to witness the whole of his career in white (and green).

His announcement came on the day that the great Johann Muller played his last game for us 4 years ago. Supporting Ulster was fun then.

Too many big names in one year.
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Re: Trimble Retires

Postby damianmcr » Thu May 03, 2018 9:17 pm

Two greats there WW
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Re: Trimble Retires

Postby DWFinn » Thu May 03, 2018 9:19 pm

I remember he togged our for an Ulster XV against Ireland U-21s whilst still at school - 2003 at the opening of new pitches at Enniskillen RFC. That’s one long, successful and legendary Ulster career. Speaking of which, I’m pretty sure Rory Best featured for the U-21 side.

All the best in retirement Andrew.
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Re: Trimble Retires

Postby Shan » Thu May 03, 2018 9:32 pm

A player I always liked and rated highly. A fierce man, in the best way, on the pitch and a player who'd never let you down. I was delighted when he got his success with Ireland as you could see it meant so much to him and he didn't always get fair treatment over the years. Often times he was the standard bearer for Ulster and he turned games around sometimes in the way only the very good players can do. He was without question a guy you could say bleeds Ulster.

All the best to him in his retirement.
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Re: Trimble Retires

Postby 222toHounslow » Thu May 03, 2018 9:49 pm

GLU!

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Re: Trimble Retires

Postby Bart S » Thu May 03, 2018 10:00 pm

Firstly, he was an ulster legend and absolutely bled ulster. Total respect how after the initial blazing start, he came back after some setbacks and worked really hard at his game. Things like his chase of the high ball improved immeasurably in recent years. Some great performances in green, particularly against the AB’s a couple of times and key in the championship win in 2014. Best ulster performance for me was at home to the Tigers in 2012.

I’ve seen lots on here about him being disgracefully treated this season, but i must say his performances this season have not been great. It is not just Kiss, but Gibbes who has also felt that there have been better options. We seem to have a habit of giving players contracts which turn out to be beyond their useful life - Wilson and Bowe were well past it in the their final year and I would have doubts about Trimble.

With a new coach, if he thought he was still good enough then he would have carried on, but clearly he doesn’t. Much though i i can blame Ulster for lots of things, i am not sure they deserve it for this. Timing was Trimble’s so no send off is his own decision.
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Re: Trimble Retires

Postby TinPig » Thu May 03, 2018 10:18 pm

Peel doesn’t rate him and that’s that. I don’t know if he wasn’t hitting the right numbers in training or the details but no mission of getting a game while Peels the backs coach.
Cave was tagged with the same marker but managed to get a start because of injury to Others and because of the defensive effort he put in (and the disgruntled fans baying for Logan blood) got a one year extension. Trimby never got the chance so what else can he do. Sick of it from what I hear.
I don’t know if anyone picked it up on BBC coverage of the Munster game when Winker spoke about a “split in the camp” Ferris said “there is a split in the camp but not amongst the players”

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Re: Trimble Retires

Postby Snipe Watson » Thu May 03, 2018 10:26 pm

UR have been told to make better use of their money and to favour the young players where they are available. So the 30+ players are being sidelined as soon as they start to show a decline in form. I think it's long game constructive dismissal.
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Re: Trimble Retires

Postby Rooster » Thu May 03, 2018 11:03 pm

DWFinn wrote:I remember he togged our for an Ulster XV against Ireland U-21s whilst still at school - 2003 at the opening of new pitches at Enniskillen RFC. That’s one long, successful and legendary Ulster career. Speaking of which, I’m pretty sure Rory Best featured for the U-21 side.

All the best in retirement Andrew.

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Re: Trimble Retires

Postby Spiffsson » Fri May 04, 2018 2:45 am

A great player for Ulster and Ireland in his prime. Andy would run through a brick wall for the team. If the squad were all like him we would not be the current shambles that we are. He deserved a proper send off and it's sad he didn't get it, but he remained all class to the end. All the best to him.
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