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by Columbo
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster ‘A’ v Leinster ‘A’ Fri 15th Jan 3pm KO Live on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport NI website
Replies: 150
Views: 15429

Re: Ulster ‘A’ v Leinster ‘A’ Fri 15th Jan 3pm KO Live on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport NI website

very late to this but nice to read back through this thread and be reminded of the match (at least up until it all got surreal, about Doak's wrist action etc) - incredibly impressive performance. High skill levels, well-organised in defence and attack. Really impressed by Izzy - he was always going ...
by Columbo
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Contract Situation
Replies: 308
Views: 27489

Re: Contract Situation

We will miss Marcel at the breakdown. I think we are short an 8 and also an out and out 7. I don’t know if there is anyone in the academy ready to fill these slots. I had thought Marcus Rea might be the one to fill the 7 slot but not sure the management are of the same opinion. I think McCann will ...
by Columbo
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Contract Situation
Replies: 308
Views: 27489

Re: Contract Situation

Ross staying for another year. Kyle retiring apparently - pity it never quite got going for him.. Bill across the water
by Columbo
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2504
Views: 294661

Re: Any word on the Academy?

Bruce Houston has just tweeted out a highlights reel, so seems like he may be released this season..
by Columbo
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Marcell Speculation
Replies: 134
Views: 13205

Re: Marcell Speculation

Surely the best player any of us have seen at Ravenhill in the professional era is a SA scrum half...the best of the best. Yes I never thought I’d see the day I reckoned that he would be surpassed - and in terms of overall contribution, both he and Muller would be ahead, but in terms of sheer, cons...
by Columbo
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Cooney rumours
Replies: 42
Views: 5277

Re: Cooney rumours

This would be pretty gutting, but I have to say I couldn’t blame him - not given any kind of fair shot for Ireland, if he can get a big payday in France good luck to him. It would definitely give us a big recruitment headache.. it would be harsh on Connacht, but IMO both Blade and Marmion should be ...
by Columbo
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Marcell Speculation
Replies: 134
Views: 13205

Re: Marcell Speculation

Turns out the rumours were on the money after all [emoji30]. I think the best player I’ve ever seen at Ulster. I actually don’t have any hard feelings, I think he’s been homesick for quite a while and it all just came to a head during lockdown - he wants to go home to his family and start a family o...
by Columbo
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Oh no.....
Replies: 31
Views: 3396

Re: Oh no.....

thecrouch wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:16 pm
Isn't this old news?
No.. the earlier rumour was just kite flying by SA journos I think. This came from someone in the camp, within the last week - what I don’t know is if it’s just a rumour among the players, or whether they have been told something concrete
by Columbo
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Oh no.....
Replies: 31
Views: 3396

Re: Oh no.....

Injury/Transfer/Other? Contract buyout... Couple of theories that it could be, already covered in responses. Is there the cash in 🇿🇦 for that to happen? I was thinking about that - actually if it’s true it could be quite nice opportunistic timing by SARU. They know the IRFU are absolutely bleeding ...
by Columbo
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Oh no.....
Replies: 31
Views: 3396

Re: Oh no.....

TopPoster wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:49 pm
Although, maybe, just maybe they’ll buy out Faddes and Carter and combine the savings to pick up a hard bar steward 6.
now that’s a rumour I could get behind.. (although I’d go for a 7 myself)
by Columbo
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Oh no.....
Replies: 31
Views: 3396

Re: Oh no.....

Neill_M wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:46 am
Injury/Transfer/Other?
Contract buyout...
by Columbo
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster v Benetton Friday October 2nd 8:15pm KO
Replies: 104
Views: 11788

Re: Ulster v Benetton Friday October 2nd 8:15pm KO

Very much looking forward to seeing Moore - Hume in the centre. BJ on the bench I hear..
by Columbo
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Oh no.....
Replies: 31
Views: 3396

Oh no.....

I have just heard the absolute worst rumour... 😩 I don’t even want to write the words

I’m hoping that some ITK people can reply here and tell me that they haven’t heard a thing...
by Columbo
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster vs Leinster at the Aviva 29/8/20
Replies: 118
Views: 8494

Re: Ulster vs Leinster at the Aviva 29/8/20

Depressing couple of weeks. We have been the rustiest and least well-conditioned Irish side on show by some distance IMO - which is concerning.. I guess you have to be careful not to read too much into what are effectively pre-season games, but my big concerns/frustrations are: - big recruitment fai...
by Columbo
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Craig Trenier
Replies: 1
Views: 1116

Re: Craig Trenier

I hadn’t seen that, good for him - I hope he doesn’t turn out to be one who got away, he had a cracking last season for Hinch before he left