Munster 18/19

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Re: Munster 18/19

Post by Shan » Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:18 pm

Well Munster lose a game they were expected to lose.

I don't think we played badly given our overall ability but we are just not good enough and I don't think Saracens were even at 100% today and they still beat us comfortably. Munster put everything into the first half trying to stop Saracens from opening up a big lead and they had f-ck all left for at least the last 20 minutes.

You could argue that JJ could have been on earlier and that the, in my opinion, extremely average(general statement) and hopeless(today) Haley should not have been there at all but it wouldn't have made much difference overall.

There were plenty of Saracens contenders for MOTM. Healey was probably always going to give it to Billy V once he was in the reckoning. To be honest he had a field day against us on the pitch and he definitely enjoyed giving one back to the Munster boo boys when he scored his try.
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Re: Munster 18/19

Post by Dublin4 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:30 pm

Saracens are a wonderful machine to watch when they steamroll the opposition.
But I can't get it out of my head that they have virtually no support.
At best, 4,000 fans traveled a 100 miles to support their team. It's like the pub with no beer.
Yet they have the financial resources to buy quality players and have a huge squad.
I am not sure this is the way I want rugby to go.

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Re: Munster 18/19

Post by Shan » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:30 pm

Oh no. I agree with Dublin 4. Is the end of world in the offing? :D


I see one Munster fan couldn't manage to stop himself coming onto the pitch after the game to have a go at Billy V. The silly boy has been detained in the stadium by officials.
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Re: Munster 18/19

Post by solidarity » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:18 pm

It is always really odd having the home support outsung by the visitors, but it was always going to happen today.

You hit the nail on head, D4. All we need is a Westie to agree and we've got a full house.

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Re: Munster 18/19

Post by Shan » Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:17 am

solidarity wrote:It is always really odd having the home support outsung by the visitors, but it was always going to happen today.

You hit the nail on head, D4. All we need is a Westie to agree and we've got a full house.
Unlikely to get it. Westies on a Nordie forum are even rarer than Ulster folk on this forum these days with an interest in rugby not involving Ulster.
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Re: Munster 18/19

Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:21 am

Shan wrote: Westies on a Nordie forum are even rarer than Ulster folk on this forum these days with an interest in rugby not involving Ulster.
Don't be stupid Shan - Ulster folk on this forum don't come on here to talk rugby, whether Ulster related or not.

Ulster folk (and others) mostly come on this forum to deride religion and politics, and those who engage in them. Tis the Ulster way.

Rugby has been a side issue on here for a long time. Even when it is discussed, it is to deride most things about Ulster Rugby anyway, and rail against other teams, particularly Leinster, Munster and Saracens.
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Re: Munster 18/19

Post by Jackie Brown » Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:38 am

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Re: Munster 18/19

Post by big mervyn » Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:52 am

Cap'n Grumpy wrote:
Shan wrote: Westies on a Nordie forum are even rarer than Ulster folk on this forum these days with an interest in rugby not involving Ulster.
Don't be stupid Shan - Ulster folk on this forum don't come on here to talk rugby, whether Ulster related or not.

Ulster folk (and others) mostly come on this forum to deride religion and politics, and those who engage in them. Tis the Ulster way.

Rugby has been a side issue on here for a long time. Even when it is discussed, it is to deride most things about Ulster Rugby anyway, and rail against other teams, particularly Leinster, Munster and Saracens.
We do retain a fondness for the Westies , even though they've beaten us twice.

... and for those who were missing a wee bit if schadenfreude yesterday, ar least the Lionels were knocked out of the Parker Pen, one of them by ASM, another team we don't hate :thumleft:
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Re: Munster 18/19

Post by rumncoke » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:23 am

Although there is a scale of preference when it comes to games between teams other than Ulster and while the preference exists there is also the a willingness to gloat on the misery of losers especial if they fail to inflict defeat upon the detested.

Unfortunately Saracens have a group of players who apply McCall's game plan successfully -- quick two man tackle on the first receiver in defence and utilising their "heavies" as second phase carriers to suck in the back row defence before using the speed wide to score.

Munster don't have the second row at the moment to match Saracens' forwards and have never really possessed a fluid reliable attacking backline . Munster backlines exploit overlaps or mistakes by the opposition .
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Re: Munster 18/19

Post by Dave » Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:42 am

Shan, you could have at least put on some shoes...the bedroom slippers could have been a disaster if he decided to chase you [emoji3]Image
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Re: Munster 18/19

Post by Jackie Brown » Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:47 am

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Re: Munster 18/19

Post by Shan » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:45 pm

Ha ha Dave. The guy looks like a prize tw@t.

Billy V saying he was scared though is even more pathetic than an obvious fool running onto a pitch to point his finger at a big meanie. Ultimately in that pic you have 2 moronic twits but one of them has a right to be there.
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Re: Munster 18/19

Post by Lurgan Lad » Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:13 pm

Must be honest I'm not sure who out of Leinster and Saracens I want to win, pretty close not wanting either to win.

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Re: Munster 18/19

Post by Columbo » Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:31 pm

That was on the cards, can’t really rail at Munster too much for being beaten by a side like Sarries, but still they weren’t good - again it was their defence which kept them in touch (-ish), but once again they showed nothing in attack. Felix Jones seems like a nice bloke, but surely he’s in risk of the chop?? They have absolutely nothing off first phase, and fall out of shape so quickly.

Impressive numbers travelled - I thought it was funny hearing the excuses for Sarries fans, ‘hard to get trains up from London on a bank hol’, right so it’s easier from Cork or Limerick? But the constant booing of Billy V wasn’t very clever, way to create a siege mentality - and for fans who bleat on about the sanctity of silence during kicks, the constant catcalling during Sarries kicks was a poor show
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Re: Munster 18/19

Post by Frank » Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:12 pm

The whole affair was a poor show.
From the attendance to the behaviour of swjs to the game as a spectacle.
Poor show and completely forgettable.
Real shame.

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