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by UAFC Editor
Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Standing on the brink
Replies: 0
Views: 1161

Standing on the brink

http://uafc.co.uk/img/start.jpg Standing on the brink – glory at last or no cigar? So a new season is about to get underway and expectations can never have been higher that a first trophy since the Magners League success of 2006 may well be on its way. Heineken Cup or Pro12? Of course we would take...
by UAFC Editor
Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: News
Topic: Ooooooo, Mark’s Six is on Fire…
Replies: 0
Views: 1201

Ooooooo, Mark’s Six is on Fire…

http://www.newsletter.co.uk/webimage/1.4225921.1346875247!image/1351351707.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_595/1351351707.jpg A little belatedly (my fault... The Ed) here is Neil's view of last week's match (kudos for the title, Neil :D ) Anscombe’s new broom and no baggage policy has seemingly put e...
by UAFC Editor
Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Optimism vs Anxiety in No-Holds-Barred Pre-Season Punch-up!!
Replies: 0
Views: 757

Optimism vs Anxiety in No-Holds-Barred Pre-Season Punch-up!!

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_-b7O2ybUBdw/TDuoRsChFKI/AAAAAAAABPE/NVHoYAtGDTY/s1600/dont%2Bworry%2Bbe%2Bhappy.jpg Deckard lets the voices in his head have a go at writing an article!! There used to be a comic strip that I read when I was a young ‘un, in which the main character went around with a minia...
by UAFC Editor
Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Young Guns
Replies: 12
Views: 887

Young Guns

http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/9400000/Young-Guns-2-young-guns-9448321-500-308.jpg UAFC stalwart BuckRogers on the upcoming season, with a look at some of the youngsters who could make an impression (if only I knew how to photoshop some faces onto this pic, ah well - the Ed!!) With the Rt H...
by UAFC Editor
Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: News
Topic: What is coming over the hill??
Replies: 4
Views: 930

What is coming over the hill??

http://cdn.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/multimedia/dynamic/00457/ulster-rugby_457501g.jpg Is it a monster?? Deckard weighs in on his thoughts about the season to come It is a brave man who makes strong predictions in sport at the best of times – I write this the day after the Open, when apparently as Sco...
by UAFC Editor
Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: UAFC Content- Contributors Required!!
Replies: 24
Views: 79620

Re: UAFC Content- Contributors Required!!

Well I hope that you have enjoyed the efforts of the lads in our 'practice period' over the summer - I think that they have produced some cracking stuff; I've just posted a cracking article by Barry (plus colleague Andy - both fitness coaches by profession!) about what pre-season might look like for...
by UAFC Editor
Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Pre-season - glorified summer holiday??
Replies: 4
Views: 820

Pre-season - glorified summer holiday??

http://www.ulsterrugby.com/images/galleries/Bowe_Diack_training_July2012.jpg Our man Barry Ireland teams up with colleague Andy McDonald (both professional fitness coaches) to give some idea about what is expected from a professional in pre-season “Somewhere he is out there training and I am not. A...
by UAFC Editor
Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Allen Clarke Returns to Ulster
Replies: 51
Views: 7039

Re: Allen Clarke Returns to Ulster

Evening all! Hope I'm not intruding, but I find myself a little in the dark about what quite is afoot in the academy / underage setup. Who is the boss? Who reports to whom? Who does what? Should we be worried, or is everything under control??? If anybody has a steer, I'd be delighted to hear from yo...
by UAFC Editor
Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Shifting Focus
Replies: 5
Views: 860

Shifting Focus

http://www.ruggerhuggerireland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Ulster1.jpg Barry Ireland looks at the hopes and expectations for Ulster Rugby moving toward next season Shane Logan, Ulster CEO, November 2009: ‘Whatever plan we put together has to deliver Ulster being top of the pile in Ireland, Eur...
by UAFC Editor
Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Meeting Mark Anscombe, and other matters..
Replies: 1
Views: 991

Meeting Mark Anscombe, and other matters..

http://www.ulsterrugby.com/images/news/MarkAnscombe_web.jpg While the recent ‘Meet Anscombe’ event was billed as an opportunity to meet the new head coach, the event proved to be a wider-ranging affair, with Shane Logan and David Humphreys in attendance. Thanks to our trusty undercover men, here is...
by UAFC Editor
Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: A Tour Wasted..
Replies: 6
Views: 658

A Tour Wasted..

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02256/irelandget_2256813b.jpg Our man Neil has a final look back at Ireland's unhappy tour Ireland 0- New Zealand 60 “And I looked, and behold, a Pale Horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.…” Revelation 6:8 “Those who d...
by UAFC Editor
Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Where to now?
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Where to now?

http://s1.jrnl.ie/media/2012/06/inpho_00609642-390x285.jpg Our man Deckard on Ireland's tour I had planned my opening contribution here to be a gentle rumination on the sport of rugby – but that has been overtaken by events, with ‘that’ result on Saturday, one which will scar the players and fans f...
by UAFC Editor
Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: UAFC Content- Contributors Required!!
Replies: 24
Views: 79620

Re: UAFC Content- Contributors Required!!

Before we turn our sights firmly onto next season, check out Barry's look back on last season - measured optimism I'd say! I think he's right that next season will be a make or break - you'll see what the lads think in the coming weeks!
by UAFC Editor
Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Getting There
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Getting There

http://www.ercrugby.com/images/galleries/560_UlsterTwickenham.jpg Barry Ireland reviews the Ulster season In a year defined by a remarkable Heineken Cup run, suggesting that Ulster have at last arrived at the top table of European club rugby, fans are left spirited and rightly optimistic for the se...