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by jean valjean
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Toulouse v ULSTER MoTM?
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Re: Toulouse v ULSTER MoTM?

Went for lowry for his willingness to try things and play where he could. We can't ignore the elephant in the room about his size and ulster need to give him a run at 10 so that players can adapt to his style of play. Too often he was isolated with the ball and he doesn't have the physicality to fig...
by jean valjean
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Toulouse v Ulster Heineken QF
Replies: 140
Views: 8552

Re: Toulouse v Ulster Heineken QF

Its been a tough restart and Dan will have his work cut out to ensure there is no hangover to the next season. It has looked like we were playing catch up from day 1 and were never really to the pitch of any game. Time for a reset and back to work. No fans at ravenhill will mean the team will need t...
by jean valjean
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Toulouse v Ulster Heineken QF
Replies: 140
Views: 8552

Re: Toulouse v Ulster Heineken QF

Faddes looks to be fit for the first time since he came. I have decent hopes for him, at least he has the NZ nous of looking for options off both shoulders. Team looks like it needs a break and come back with a blank slate.
by jean valjean
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Toulouse v Ulster Heineken QF
Replies: 140
Views: 8552

Re: Toulouse v Ulster Heineken QF

Leinster would have gobbled up that toulouse side. This needs to be a game of fitness, they are blowing and us kicking it back to them doesn't help.
by jean valjean
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Toulouse v Ulster Heineken QF
Replies: 140
Views: 8552

Re: Toulouse v Ulster Heineken QF

Keep the ball in play and the gaps will come. They aren't fit.
by jean valjean
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Toulouse v Ulster Heineken QF
Replies: 140
Views: 8552

Re: Toulouse v Ulster Heineken QF

Is Barnes not watching them flopping on every ruck? He is riding us.
by jean valjean
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Toulouse v Ulster Heineken QF
Replies: 140
Views: 8552

Re: Toulouse v Ulster Heineken QF

Ugo monye reckons we will win. Our only hope is if the slow progression we have made in each game turns into a torrent, and the famed French lack of fitness early in the season is evident. Feck it, cooney will kick us to glory.
by jean valjean
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2290
Views: 234987

Re: Any word on the Academy?

Always thought Hyde looked decent in the u20s. Big unit for his age and we could do with someone coming through as a 12.
by jean valjean
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Toulouse v Ulster Heineken QF
Replies: 140
Views: 8552

Re: Toulouse v Ulster Heineken QF

Would consider starting the seasoned props and leave the young guys for the last 30 when the game opens up. Cooney to start again after his kick up the brennan and Jordi and rea to swap roles on the bench. Expect a high scoring affair but I think the last 2 weeks have taken a fair bit of emotional e...
by jean valjean
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Pro 14 Final vs Leinster, Sept 12th.
Replies: 207
Views: 9771

Re: Pro 14 Final vs Leinster, Sept 12th.

I think ruddock must be questioning his future now, would he be worth a punt to try and nab? He would amd should probably go for a payday however given how Jordi et al's ireland prospects have gone.
by jean valjean
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Pro 14 Final vs Leinster, Sept 12th.
Replies: 207
Views: 9771

Re: Pro 14 Final vs Leinster, Sept 12th.

Just too good. Hard to see how their line speed is so good that it can't be offside at times. Takes huge standards in training to make sure everyone is on the same page to avoid penalties. U can't give them 10 points at the start of the second half like that and expect to win.
by jean valjean
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Pro 14 Final vs Leinster, Sept 12th.
Replies: 207
Views: 9771

Re: Pro 14 Final vs Leinster, Sept 12th.

Always good to see the opposition views once the teams come out as it gives a fair reflection of our relative strengths and weaknesses. Leinster fans seem to think this will be close with our bench being a big factor. They also think they can get at our back 3 physically, and lyttle needs to get up ...
by jean valjean
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Pro 14 Final vs Leinster, Sept 12th.
Replies: 207
Views: 9771

Re: Pro 14 Final vs Leinster, Sept 12th.

Same story as last week, up to the starters to keep us in the game till 50 mins. Throw bobbie, luke and Addison in there and we have a very good 23, if we ever get to see it. This team is young enough to do good things in the next 2-3 years. I wonder if dan goes as far as to tell individuals how lon...
by jean valjean
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Semi Final Edinburgh v Ulster Sat Sep 5 7:35pm
Replies: 151
Views: 6371

Re: Semi Final Edinburgh v Ulster Sat Sep 5 7:35pm

Be tempted to start wee mike at 15. He was there at the qf last year in the aviva. I think unfortunately father time has caught up with Louis's legs and he could go fairly soon a la trimble. Its sad, as he was probably out best outside defensive back for many a year. The game we are trying to play n...
by jean valjean
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Edinburgh vs ULSTER MOTM
Replies: 22
Views: 1631

Re: Edinburgh vs ULSTER MOTM

Marcell for me. Honorable mention for the 2 starting props who did well and plugged away tirelessly to allow moore and mcgrath to gain metres in the second half. Carter was good and will get better with hendo alongside him. Reidy needs to start next week and I'd consider timoney over rea on the bench.