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by Hans Indaruck
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Who remembers D-day?
Replies: 30
Views: 906

Re: Who remembers D-day?

[quote="Hans Indaruck" post_id=699443 time=1614332211 user_id=3168 Things aint perfect these days, but they're a lot better than they could have been. I'm glad my kids never had to grow up to witness or experience some of the things we did. :( True, true Cap’n! Looking back it’s scary to think of w...
by Hans Indaruck
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster MOTM v Ospreys
Replies: 21
Views: 1552

Re: Ulster MOTM v Ospreys

Nick was the standout player of an overall poor team performance. Even wee Mikey made too many errors ( unlike him) , and Mads was good but not good enough. Stockdale played well (albeit mainly in defence) - might have got into his stride a bit better had he been given the opportunity in the second ...
by Hans Indaruck
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Who remembers D-day?
Replies: 30
Views: 906

Re: Who remembers D-day?

You have evoked some memories indeed Cap’n!, I had forgotten about the whole double token thingy and yes I did the swapping tickets trick. My journey involved travelling the length of the Antrim Road from the City Centre to the Outer Limits (aka Glengormley!). My school uniform was not appreciated b...
by Hans Indaruck
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Who remembers D-day?
Replies: 30
Views: 906

Re: Who remembers D-day?

Yes indeed Cap’n - bus tokens became an alternate currency! If I remember correctly there were adult and child tokens - the yellow ticket machine was for the children (up to 16 yrs) token and the red machine was for the adults? The tokens were not dissimilar in size and shape to the current £1 coin ...
by Hans Indaruck
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Contract Situation
Replies: 254
Views: 20542

Re: Contract Situation

Rory’s book is not exactly a page turner! Makes Fez’s book look interesting! All very run of the mill no great reveals on behind the scenes at either Ulster or D4. A bit on insight re family etc. which gives something of the make of the man. Paul O’Connell’s book is perhaps the best of the bunch of ...
by Hans Indaruck
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Glasgow v ULSTER MoTM?
Replies: 18
Views: 1927

Re: Glasgow v ULSTER MoTM?

Lowry was excellent but in terms of the match as a whole I think Madigan deserves the plaudits.
by Hans Indaruck
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Who remembers D-day?
Replies: 30
Views: 906

Re: Who remembers D-day?

I remember it very well Mervyn! I had a Saturday job in a butchers at the time and had a rare time trying to explain to old dears that their 17 1/2 p (or ‘new pence’ as it was called for some time!) meat parcel was still the same price as the 3s 6d one she got the previous week! My tips suffered gre...
by Hans Indaruck
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:07 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: 14052

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

I know from personal experience that Sir Nigel H would have been reaching for his pocket as soon as Doak’s lips showed any sign of movement!
by Hans Indaruck
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:46 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: 14052

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

Doak will learn in time - he is still raw and needs to adjust to the pace of the game (as witnessed is his very nervy debut for the senior team). But he is by no means out of place and as KOTH says - he is not the only option coming through - so it bodes well. One player who has not been mentioned w...
by Hans Indaruck
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2412
Views: 263266

Re: Any word on the Academy?

If he has half the skills and rugby brain of his grandad he’ll be a goodun and well worth watching! And was granda Willie out half for Belfast Boys Model under the tutelage of Ernie Davis.........hence the CI link? I presume so - I only knew Willie from CI - had the privilege of playing a few games...
by Hans Indaruck
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: ULSTER MOTM vs Munster
Replies: 19
Views: 1912

Re: ULSTER MOTM vs Munster

Burns did really well as did McIlroy - the entire back row really put their hands up ( including McCloskey!!😱) but for me Nick Timoney played his socks off and deserves the accolade.
by Hans Indaruck
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2412
Views: 263266

Re: Any word on the Academy?

If he has half the skills and rugby brain of his grandad he’ll be a goodun and well worth watching!
by Hans Indaruck
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Any word on the Academy?
Replies: 2412
Views: 263266

Re: Any word on the Academy?

Is Jude Postlethwaite related to Willie P of CIYMS and Ulster fame (grandson or grand nephew)?
by Hans Indaruck
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Connacht v ULSTER MoTM?
Replies: 20
Views: 1316

Re: Connacht v ULSTER MoTM?

There are a few contenders worthy of the accolade! The back row were excellent - not least Jordi - Mads was superb and without his kicking and game management we would not have been in the match at all, the engine room were outstanding in the tight and the loose - so it’s a really close call, but fo...
by Hans Indaruck
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Inter pros
Replies: 7
Views: 1301

Re: Inter pros

Elite sports training is permitted under the regulations according to the NI Gov site.👍