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by Fly Half
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Glasgow Vs Ulster Fri 5th April @ 7.35pm Premier Sports
Replies: 197
Views: 15990

Re: Glasgow Vs Ulster Fri 5th April @ 7.35pm Premier Sports

Is it an improvement if Ulster don't qualify for the Champions Cup?
by Fly Half
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster Vs Edinburgh Friday 7th Sept 7.35pm KO Premier Sports
Replies: 200
Views: 18445

Re: Ulster Vs Edinburgh Friday 7th Sept 7.35pm KO Premier Sp

Watched it last night. More like the thing for perioda of tge 2nd half. String some of that together into an 80' performance, and i may just darken their door again. Some excellent stuff in it alright BR, handling and organisation seems a lot better than last season, players look like they want to ...
by Fly Half
Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Question..... It may have been asked before.
Replies: 31
Views: 3350

Re: Question..... It may have been asked before.

When Ruan leaves, he will leave a nicely worn-in Pienaar shaped place in the team, so all Nucifora is doing is to slot in an IQ player into that mould. The muscle memory of the team will quickly develop him and so a guy like Cooney is immediately upgraded as a rugby player - slight problem is conver...
by Fly Half
Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Backrow Outside the Box Thinking
Replies: 77
Views: 6357

Re: Backrow Outside the Box Thinking

Russ wrote:Darren Cave thanks to IKON isn't going to make it as a stalwart international 13

Could he play 8?
... but is he quick enough?
by Fly Half
Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Pre Season Fixtures
Replies: 371
Views: 25161

Re: Pre Season Fixtures

It was a great game, but Ulster aren't brill just yet. The Saints pack seemed as interested in making sure they were fit for next week as competing for possession. Can't remember ever seeing Picamoles and Wood look as toothless and just going through the motions. Myler was outside his comfort zone t...
by Fly Half
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Pre Season Fixtures
Replies: 371
Views: 25161

Re: Pre Season Fixtures

Warwick had the measure of Brookes before Black came on, and Browne looked better than VDM both in the tight and the loose.
by Fly Half
Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Oyonnax v Ulster, Sat 1pm (UK Time) Sky
Replies: 238
Views: 21629

Re: Oyonnax v Ulster, Sat 1pm (UK Time) Sky

Surely all the first two rounds' worth of games should just be scrapped and the pools start at round 3? ;)
by Fly Half
Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster v Barnet Bellends
Replies: 278
Views: 20278

Re: Ulster v Barnet Bellends

The truth is Ulster don't have the players - especially forwards. The schools system discriminates against power players, and the Ulster Academy doesn't develop those they do have. The first team has no evidence of forwards coaching and the IRFU restrict the signings. It isn't changing any time soon...
by Fly Half
Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Some one please ... get me interested in the new season!!!
Replies: 160
Views: 17045

Re: Some one please ... get me interested in the new season!

Anyone find a petard lying around as if recently dispensed with? Russ may have left it behind after hoisting himself by it. I take it BT (sport) that you don't realise a petard is a bomb and once one has been hoisted by said petard it ceases to actually lie around as it is no longer an it but a who...
by Fly Half
Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster team Vs Edinburgh
Replies: 114
Views: 12174

Re: Ulster team Vs Edinburgh

It's not just the backrow though, it's the forwards in general. Ulster aren't producing them with any regularity. Aside from Henderson who is a freak of nature, there has been precious little evidence of players being developed in the pack. If anything they regress once they're in the setup and then...
by Fly Half
Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: IRB law clarifications
Replies: 26
Views: 4063

Re: IRB law clarifications

The "use it" command when the ball is at the 8's feet will be interesting to see if it nullifies dominant scrums. Some powerful packs hook for the ball first and get the ball to the 8, and then put in a secondary eight-man shove. So the ref is going to have to decide how long the ball has to be stat...
by Fly Half
Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: 2015-2016 what's to be done?
Replies: 212
Views: 13639

Re: 2015-2016 what's to be done?

Why do people think Ulster have too many Centres? It was Ulster that converted Marshall and Olding from 10s to play centre. Suddenly Ulster have supposedly too many centres and only one 10! Need I also remind those that a certain Mr. Payne is being converted to centre from full back when Ulster don'...
by Fly Half
Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: 2015-16 Season
Replies: 220
Views: 28651

Re: 2015-16 Season

EW - as Rooster has pointed out is it better to have a player getting no gametime in the squad, but has been training as one of three - or have a guy who is match sharp and can be called in on the next Easyjet? Do you really think Joe will pick an insurance policy he hopes never to claim on rather t...
by Fly Half
Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Iconic Art Comes to Kingspan (Well that's how it's billed)
Replies: 59
Views: 6395

Re: Iconic Art Comes to Kingspan (Well that's how it's bille

Why bother? It would really have been far better if UR had just kept the old stand and terraces with no aspirations to make the surroundings something to be proud of or edgy or cultural or at the very least something different. Ulster are obviously trying to create a visitor experience to show guest...
by Fly Half
Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: 2015-16 Season
Replies: 220
Views: 28651

Re: 2015-16 Season

The argument for PJ not being part of the 31 man RWC squad goes as follows: He only plays 10 and he's not a good goal kicker. Madigan plays 10/12/15 and is (usually) a good goal kicker. Jackson isn't an impact sub because he's so similar to Sexton. Madigan offers something different from the bench. ...