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by rocky
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: drop goals
Replies: 31
Views: 1874

Re: drop goals

When did the new points system come in, i.e., the four points for a win and a four-try bonus point. Has that something to do with it? Agree that the DG is very under-used these days.
by rocky
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Return of Supporters
Replies: 107
Views: 12132

Re: Return of Supporters

it's a general rule from our wonderful Executive, applying to all sports.
by rocky
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Peel gone?
Replies: 20
Views: 2896

Re: Peel gone?

The highest priority at the current time will be cost. therefore it will either be to just carry on with the coaches we have or bring in another local - Suff or Doaky, I suspect.
by rocky
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Concussive traumatic brain injuries
Replies: 15
Views: 2263

Re: Concussive traumatic brain injuries

The first thing that needs to happen is for heavy contact in training to be strictly limited, That had a major beneficial effect when it happened in American football. Then further thought needs to be given to the tackle and ruck situations. There is no question but that this will cause the game to ...
by rocky
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster v Scarlets Sunday 7:35pm
Replies: 53
Views: 5566

Re: Ulster v Scarlets Sunday 7:35pm

For the record, we were missing McGrath, Herring, Henderson, Carter, Burns, McCloskey, Hume, Balacoune, Addison, Stockdale - ten players, all of whom would have been in the mix for selection to our starting 15. Plus Marshall after three minutes. Enough of this nonsense about other teams being badly ...
by rocky
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster v Scarlets Sunday 7:35pm
Replies: 53
Views: 5566

Re: Ulster v Scarlets Sunday 7:35pm

Firstly, I get totally drunk off whenever our opponents whinge and moan about how many players they are missing when we are often missing almost as many without mentioning that fact. Usually, if they say they are missing twenty players, 15 are from their academy and would never be selected for the f...
by rocky
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster vs Glasgow Monday 9th of November 8.15pm
Replies: 62
Views: 4399

Re: Ulster vs Glasgow Monday 9th of November 8.15pm

Rory Best
Sean Fitzpatrick
Rafael Ibanez
Ray McLoughlin
David Sole
Ken Jones
Phil Vickery
(Dylan Hartley)
Plenty of captains from the front row, Rum.
by rocky
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2396
Views: 258908

Re: Any word on the Academy?

Edit - We won against Connacht - they had it wrong on the IRFU website last evening but have changed it. That's two days with three wins out of four.
by rocky
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2396
Views: 258908

Re: Any word on the Academy?

Actually, we lost to Connacht 19-17.
by rocky
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: George Clancy retires
Replies: 6
Views: 1103

Re: George Clancy retires

After a pretty rocky start, he turned into a very good and sympathetic referee. we could do with more like him out there, I think.
by rocky
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Return of Supporters
Replies: 107
Views: 12132

Re: Return of Supporters

I have to say that the decision to not have any spectators was entirely correct under the current circumstances, in my opinion. Rather than being gutless, it showed common sense as well as a perception of how things are shaping up in "political" and financial terms.
by rocky
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster Squad 2019/20
Replies: 332
Views: 62138

Re: Ulster Squad 2019/20

My wife bought Tesco Finest pork sausages this week. They were terrible!
by rocky
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster v Cheetahs Sat Feb 22 7:35pm Premier Sports 2
Replies: 40
Views: 5351

Re: Ulster v Cheetahs Sat Feb 22 7:35pm Premier Sports 2

O'Sullivan, McBurney, Moore, O'Connor, Treadwell, Reidy, Murphy, Coetzee, Shanahan, Johnston, Ludik, Hume, Marshall, Balacoune, Lowry.
Andrew, Warwick, Kane, O'Connor, Rea, Stewart, Moore, Gilroy.
Something like that. Not sure if Timony is fit.
by rocky
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15
Replies: 85
Views: 11680

Re: Ospreys v Ulster Sat Feb 15

We have persisted with Shannahan for far to long. The gap between him and Cooney is vast as is the gap between him and any other "reserve " 9 in Ireland. The team not only suffers but also has to change structure considerably to compensate for his deficiencies particularly when we are on the back f...
by rocky
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ospreys v Ulster MoTM
Replies: 6
Views: 1133

Re: Ospreys v Ulster MoTM

Marius Mitrea, obviously.