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by Spiffsson
Fri May 04, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Marcell Coetzee
Replies: 90
Views: 13135

Re: Marcell Coetzee

The guys who turn themselves into monsters always break and often as not it's joint issues. Too much muscle mass and power for the joints and supporting structures. It was interestig It was interesting to hear the Leinster coaches talk about how Robbie Henshaw had actually "de-bulked" during his re...
by Spiffsson
Fri May 04, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Trimble Retires
Replies: 53
Views: 3783

Re: Trimble Retires

A great player for Ulster and Ireland in his prime. Andy would run through a brick wall for the team. If the squad were all like him we would not be the current shambles that we are. He deserved a proper send off and it's sad he didn't get it, but he remained all class to the end. All the best to him.
by Spiffsson
Fri May 04, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Marcell Coetzee
Replies: 90
Views: 13135

Re: Marcell Coetzee

Marcell makes Van Der Flier look like a small boy!!!! What a brute of a man. Ironically, Marcell himself was a much better player about 4-5 seasons ago, before he bulked up, and was a more traditional, fast, athletic flanker for the Boks. He was world class at the time. His game (and injury profile...
by Spiffsson
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Provincial an' aither teams
Topic: Mexico 17/18
Replies: 856
Views: 37356

Re: Mexico 17/18

D4 I can tell you beyond dispute that Liz knows her rugby. Your post is grand in most respects but what you don't allude to is Leinster's trump card. Young lads at many schools are benefitting from be coached by decent professional coaches. Some in Ulster do also but not in the same numbers and imp...
by Spiffsson
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Munster v Ulster Sat 5:35pm TG4/BBC2NI
Replies: 280
Views: 12858

Re: Munster v Ulster Sat 5:35pm TG4/BBC2NI

Neill_M wrote:Young Gilroy available for selection for this one.
He may be available, but would you pick him ahead of Stockdale and Ludik?
by Spiffsson
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: More uninformed crap
Replies: 195
Views: 18184

Re: More uninformed crap

damianmcr wrote:BODs a dick
Now that's just insulting ------------- to the dick!
by Spiffsson
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Who will decide
Replies: 1247
Views: 64158

Re: Who will decide

There is the risk that the IRFU turf them and believe that draws a line under it. Then 6 months down the line something is posted by or screenshot from another player which the mob don't like. Then it looks like an institutional problem. The mob won't be happy with simply destroying the WhatsApp 3....
by Spiffsson
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Who will decide
Replies: 1247
Views: 64158

Re: Who will decide

Sent this to the BoI media centre. ‘I am astonished and dismayed that the Bank of Ireland has issued a public statement confirming that it has interfered in an internal review process within the IRFU and Ulster Rugby which may result in employees losing their jobs. It seems not only unwise but irre...
by Spiffsson
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster Rugbys hour of need
Replies: 53
Views: 6227

Re: Ulster Rugbys hour of need

For the avoidance of doubt I was referring to the most recent statement and now looking back Oldings initial statement (which I thought was a big step for him so soon after the verdict) also made no direct reference to UR yet in Gilroys recent apology he referenced Ulster’s values... Last night if ...
by Spiffsson
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster V Edinburgh
Replies: 204
Views: 14871

Re: Ulster V Edinburgh

Any word on a contract for Darren? You may find this hard to believe but believe it or not, the first name on FOLK’s list to retain, was Darren Cave. I know this is counterintuitive makes as much as fûck all sense but I’ve expected DC to be retained since long before Crimbo. Expect to see him there...
by Spiffsson
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster V Edinburgh
Replies: 204
Views: 14871

Re: Ulster V Edinburgh

Wonder if Jackson and Olding have been keeping fit during their time off? Even if fit, they have not played rugby, even in training, for a long time and it would take several matches to get up to par, probably starting at club level. Doubt that it could be done before the end of the season whether t...
by Spiffsson
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Who will decide
Replies: 1247
Views: 64158

Re: Who will decide

There were a few posts above on the well-documented case of two Irish internationals having a consensual threesome with a woman in a Dublin hotel. The identity of the players is known. The woman indicated later that she regetted it, but acknowledged it was consensual at the time. Jackson and Olding ...
by Spiffsson
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Provincial an' aither teams
Topic: Munster 17/18
Replies: 636
Views: 29687

Re: Munster 17/18

Brilliant match. What a win for Munster against a top team packed with international players from many countries. I still don't get the regulations of this tournament when a French team seem to be able to select anyone they like, but Irish teams are limited to two overseas players. Justice done - bo...
by Spiffsson
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Lionels: reasons to dislike them
Replies: 39
Views: 6086

Re: Lionels: reasons to dislike them

Tell you what. I try to judge as I find. Out in Spain I run into quite a few Lionels. You might sit beside a stranger in a bar or cafe and have a bit of a chat. Never ceases to amaze me how many of them feel that it is perfectly acceptable to be openly racist. Not all of them by a long shot, but co...
by Spiffsson
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Lionels: reasons to dislike them
Replies: 39
Views: 6086

Re: Lionels: reasons to dislike them

England may have had a few pillocks on the current and past teams, but I have to say that the vast majority of English supporters that I came across at international games were decent types, fair minded and good sports ( I have not been to a live one for a few years mind.) I'd say the same about the...