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by therealspratt
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2207
Views: 223175

Re: Any word on the Academy?

I this portrayal of Marshall's flaws as solely coming from his tendancy to go off script, and not that he was a generally not great player with poor decision making, a not great pass and a lacklustre kicking game.
by therealspratt
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster Squad 2019/20
Replies: 319
Views: 57213

Re: Ulster Squad 2019/20

He was an outstanding talent as a schoolboy but for whatever reason from u20s onwards he never looked like delivering on that potential.
by therealspratt
Tue May 12, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster Squad 2019/20
Replies: 319
Views: 57213

Re: Ulster Squad 2019/20

Very surprising to see Jonny Stewart there, was almost certain he'd be gone.
by therealspratt
Tue May 05, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster rugby tight-lipped....
Replies: 55
Views: 3749

Re: Ulster rugby tight-lipped....

Vanhelsing wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 4:23 pm
Quick,sack him hang by the nuts flog him ffs get a grip lads it just another joke. wind yer neck in.
Just a racist joke huh. This martyrdom complex some have about about the highlighting of very questionable behaviour really is quite something.
by therealspratt
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster Squad 2019/20
Replies: 319
Views: 57213

Re: Ulster Squad 2019/20

On Marcus Rea, that game where he won the MOTM is something I've always viewed as an exception to the norm with him. He's never particularly blown me away and I think Matthew will be the one to be more of a lasting presence in the squad.
by therealspratt
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster Squad 2019/20
Replies: 319
Views: 57213

Re: Ulster Squad 2019/20

Such a shame about Hall, injuries really did for him. I'm slightly surprised though that Agnew wasn't released at the same time given how his career has failed to launch through injuries too.
by therealspratt
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: New Scrum Half?
Replies: 42
Views: 5483

Re: New Scrum Half?

He has a bit of a physical presence about him not the stereotypical 5ft 5 terrier. The day of that kinda scrum half was drawing to a close around 15 years ago! Unfortunately we've persisted with them till now. They need to be 80kgs plus these days otherwise they are a non-entity in defence - regard...
by therealspratt
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: New Scrum Half?
Replies: 42
Views: 5483

Re: New Scrum Half?

I'm not especially fussed on Doak yet from what I've seen of him. In my mind he's another Conor Young, but I hope I'm wrong.
by therealspratt
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: New Scrum Half?
Replies: 42
Views: 5483

Re: New Scrum Half?

Am i missing something Re. Lewis Finlay? He has been very very good for Ireland U20s There is a vast chasm between U20 standard of play and the professional game. Though in Shanahan and Stewart we have players who didn't even deliver at that level. Shanahan didn't, but Stewart did he was involved w...
by therealspratt
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: New Scrum Half?
Replies: 42
Views: 5483

Re: New Scrum Half?

Snipe Watson wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:14 am
launish116 wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:24 pm
Am i missing something Re. Lewis Finlay?

He has been very very good for Ireland U20s
There is a vast chasm between U20 standard of play and the professional game.
Though in Shanahan and Stewart we have players who didn't even deliver at that level.
by therealspratt
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: New Scrum Half?
Replies: 42
Views: 5483

Re: New Scrum Half?

Amiga500 wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:30 pm
Regardless of what I think - the signing is confirmed.

I can only assume it means both Shanners and Stewart are out the door - and Finlay's the youngster who'll be 3rd choice.
One would hope so.
by therealspratt
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: New Scrum Half?
Replies: 42
Views: 5483

Re: New Scrum Half?

UlsterNo9 wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:52 pm
Graham Curtis selected for Ireland 7s squad in the next round of the world series.

Had forgotten about him, I take it he is not going to be an answer for us.
He seems to me another of these scrumhalves that Ulster tends to sign whose best position isn't scrumhalf.
by therealspratt
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster Squad 2019/20
Replies: 319
Views: 57213

Re: Ulster Squad 2019/20

McCall seemed to have more potential when he debuted but injuries seem to have some for his scrummaging almost entirely, where Warwick can scrum to an extent and can in a pinch cover both sides but is so limited in his other contributions about the pitch. Reid should be getting most of their gametim...
by therealspratt
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: ASM Clermont Auvergne Vs Ulster Sat 11th Jan @ 1.00pm BT Sport 3
Replies: 114
Views: 11987

Re: ASM Clermont Auvergne Vs Ulster Sat 11th Jan @ 1.00pm BT Sport 3

UlsterNo9 wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:47 pm
Lowry was meant to be back fit for inter pro games, but having not had a run out I assume he is still not fully fit.
He was back in training prior to those games and had a set back, no reports on what the expected date now is for him.
by therealspratt
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Munster Game
Replies: 86
Views: 7607

Re: Munster Game

Paddy Power (Other bookies are available) have Ulster 3 points favourites for this one which is basically the home advantage. They are seeing the 2 23s as hard to split/sitting on the fence. There isn't an awful lot in it on paper. Munster will be relying on set piece ball and especially on the lin...