Ulster v Connacht, Sat May 4th 2019 17:35

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Re: Ulster v Connacht, Sat May 4th 2019 17:35

Post by Tender » Sun May 05, 2019 9:24 am

That was exhausting to watch and I’m sure there’s some really sore bodies today from both teams. I hope the officials slept well and their consciences weren’t keeping them awake...
Aki should have walked..anyone who’d argue against that is simply wrong.
We had Hendy tackled whilst of the ground at a lineout and that led straight onto two clothline tackles and not releasing. That was all in the three minute spell.
I’m really proud of the fight our lads showed. They defended our line resolutely on several occasions and dug in for the win.
The support played their part and the atmosphere was top drawer, although it pretty obvious the drop off in attendance is largely in the Family Stand.
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Post by big mervyn » Sun May 05, 2019 9:29 am

Tender wrote:When does the Band’s contract expire?
Hopefully before they do ...
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Post by big mervyn » Sun May 05, 2019 9:32 am

Any videos on youchoob or whatever Damo? Forgot to record the deferred coverage on TG4.
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Re: Ulster v Connacht, Sat May 4th 2019 17:35

Post by Amiga500 » Sun May 05, 2019 11:30 am

shamalicious wrote:The booing was an embarrassment. Ok he should've got a yellow but honest to God we're turning into Glasgow fans.
It is f**king embarassing all right.


At the initial decision, fine. After that, move the f**k on.


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Re: Ulster v Connacht, Sat May 4th 2019 17:35

Post by Rooster » Sun May 05, 2019 2:03 pm

Neill_M wrote:
big mervyn wrote:
Neill_M wrote:Ticket sales slow to say the least for Saturday. Only the West Terrace/"Prom" sold out.
That's strange in itself. Is the Prom the new Terrace ir is it because that's where the Westies' standing allocation is?
I do believe the Connacht Clan lads actively told people to buy for the West Terrace so this may well explain it.
Connacht asked for allocation in main stand plus west terrace, no doubt to keep their fans together more
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Re: Ulster v Connacht, Sat May 4th 2019 17:35

Post by Neill_M » Sun May 05, 2019 2:06 pm

Much bigger crowd than I expected looking at ticketmaster website during the week. Maybe a lot of people bought at the gate?

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Re: Ulster v Connacht, Sat May 4th 2019 17:35

Post by Dublin4 » Sun May 05, 2019 2:19 pm

Should Aki be cited and will he get a lengthy suspension? 26 weeks? No place in the game for high tackles.

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Post by Dave » Sun May 05, 2019 2:28 pm

Dublin4 wrote:Should Aki be cited and will he get a lengthy suspension? 26 weeks? No place in the game for high tackles.
Only a yellow
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Post by big mervyn » Sun May 05, 2019 2:37 pm

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Dublin4 wrote:Should Aki be cited and will he get a lengthy suspension? 26 weeks? No place in the game for high tackles.
Only a yellow
Aye. Not like he headbutted anybody ...
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Re: Ulster v Connacht, Sat May 4th 2019 17:35

Post by Lurgan Lad » Sun May 05, 2019 6:42 pm

Given how the scrum was such a weapon for Connacht last time at home was pleased with how it turned out. It felt like it degenerated into something where the ref didn't really have a clue what was going on, and we seemed to win more penalties from it. Tom O'Toole again didn't seem to be a weakness when he came on which is great progress from where he was a year ago.

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Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Sun May 05, 2019 6:59 pm

Lurgan Lad wrote:It felt like it degenerated into something where the ref didn't really have a clue what was going on, and we seemed to win more penalties from it.
I don't think it degenerated into that at all.

He hadn't a clue from the start.

I also objected to the way he continued to speak to Rory about how the scrum had to improve even as he was about to throw into a lineout.

It appeared to me that Brace-yerself just wanted everyone to know he was in charge and no matter how experienced the front rows were in front of him, he knew how to scrummage better than they did. :roll:
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Re: Ulster v Connacht, Sat May 4th 2019 17:35

Post by Deraless » Sun May 05, 2019 7:08 pm

Dear God the officials seriously fancy themselves, especially Brace. Warming up on the touch line like he thought he was playing. I can understand loosening up and leg stretches but neck and shoulders? Really? Are the whistles And flegs really that heavy? And wee interval sprints and footwork drill and stuff. Laughable. And then some girl shouted something mildly salacious at him. If I was an Ulster Rugby Superfan I could have had her ejected, but he was all chuffed.

The first couple of scrums Connacht looked like they engaged and then collectively stepped back causing Ulster to collapse. We could see it from 50m away.


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Post by Dave » Sun May 05, 2019 8:02 pm

Deraless wrote:Dear God the officials seriously fancy themselves, especially Brace. Warming up on the touch line like he thought he was playing. I can understand loosening up and leg stretches but neck and shoulders? Really? Are the whistles And flegs really that heavy? And wee interval sprints and footwork drill and stuff. Laughable. And then some girl shouted something mildly salacious at him. If I was an Ulster Rugby Superfan I could have had her ejected, but he was all chuffed.

The first couple of scrums Connacht looked like they engaged and then collectively stepped back causing Ulster to collapse. We could see it from 50m away.


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During their "warm up", he ran up to Clancy in one of his drills and then side-stepped him. They both thought this was hilarious. I was thinking he was a weapons grade twunt already.
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Re: Ulster v Connacht, Sat May 4th 2019 17:35

Post by Tender » Sun May 05, 2019 9:41 pm

In a heavily contested field, he’s amongst the top three twunts.
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Re: Ulster v Connacht, Sat May 4th 2019 17:35

Post by Dave » Sun May 05, 2019 11:36 pm

Just rewatched the game.

Marcell is an absolute beast. An unbelievable shift from him. The most carries and top tackler. Jack McGrath will have his work cut out getting in ahead of EOS. Super player. Big performance again from Hendo. Treadwell was also excellent. That offload was superb. The hit on Carty was exactly what you want from your big no. 5. Timoney owns that 6 shirt for me now. Jordi is Mr Reliable again.

The officials are not interested in offside as an offence anymore. That law is dead it seems. The backs were a bit suffocated as a result. Major downside yesterday was the lineout. It was too predictable. Glasgow will be rubbing their hands watching it.
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