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Re: United Rugby Championship

Post by solidarity » Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:21 pm

Which one?

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Re: United Rugby Championship

Post by UlsterNo9 » Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:21 pm

solidarity wrote:
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Which one?
Neil.

Cockers and Edinburgh gone seperate ways, which I think is a shame. He had them comeptitive again and was doing pretty much what Dan has done here. He was getting the most out of what he had.

Losing Sutherland and Van Der Merwe two Lions would have been a kick in the teeth.
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Re: United Rugby Championship

Post by justinr73 » Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:38 pm

He turned them around originally but diminishing returns since.

Only the Italian sides won fewer games in the Pro 14 and they had the same results in the Rainbow Cup as we did.

Neill has unearthed rumours of there being trouble at’ mill.

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Re: United Rugby Championship

Post by solidarity » Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:42 pm

UlsterNo9 wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:21 pm
solidarity wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:21 pm
Which one?
Neil.

Cockers and Edinburgh gone seperate ways, which I think is a shame. He had them comeptitive again and was doing pretty much what Dan has done here. He was getting the most out of what he had.

Losing Sutherland and Van Der Merwe two Lions would have been a kick in the teeth.
Phew. I'd forgotten about Cockerill going. Had a nightmare about Nathan going.

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Re: United Rugby Championship

Post by justinr73 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:13 pm

BR wrote:
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BR wrote:
BR wrote:
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They have taken an already unfair league system and made it even less fair.

If you're a top 4 team, you have to play the other top 4 teams twice. If you're Glasgow, you get to play the bottom 3 teams twice.

It just feels like they are trying to hobble the Irish sides, and it looks like the IRFU are happy to agree to it.

Can't see them sticking with the HEC qualification system when it is up for renewal. That may be fairer, but I feel the HEC loses something when it does not have representation from each union. But even when they return to a top 8 HEC qualification system, the inbuilt bias of the ProNN should prevent the Irish side (or maybe the SA sides from dominating).

However - by far the most concerning aspect of this - It doesn't look like Guinness are renewing their sponsorship - that means no pourage rights at Ravenhill.
As good as xonfirmed that Guinness will not be title sponsor.
Anyone know when the Heineken deal at Ravenhill expires?

They're not making it easy for themselves to get me attending again.
Anybody seen that Heineken in Cork have introduced a new stout designed to appeal to younger drinkers who don't like stout. It apparently doesn't taste like a stout, has no bitter aftertaste and isn't terribly alcoholic. An ideal beverage to replace Guinness with.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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The Guinness Guru on YouTube wasn't impressed.

https://youtu.be/_zIWOTsiPQE
The Guinness Guru is, of course, entitled to his opinions, but I wouldn't give him any more credence than the next man. In that clip, he doesn't exactly tell you much about that product does he? He seems more interested in the glass than what it is in it. WTF is this obsession with glasses?
There’s a video online where he does a blind-tasting of Guinness, Beamish and Murphy’s and manages to get them all wrong.

I tried that the first time I went to Cork and, of course, had no such trouble.

He was drinking canned stuff though. Is that a good enough excuse?

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Re: United Rugby Championship

Post by BR » Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:14 pm

Yip - he's a Messer having a bit of crack with it. Fair fcks to him.
But the diff between a decent pint of stout and a tin of stout is more pronounced than the diff between any of the 3 nitros (IMHO).

I'm sure he's pushing himself that I'm prepared to talk about quality pints if stout in a thread about Guinness at Ravenhill.
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Re: United Rugby Championship

Post by UlsterNo9 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:31 pm

Beamish now available in cans @ Lidl Ireland, not available in the 6 counties
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Re: United Rugby Championship

Post by BR » Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:41 pm

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Beamish now available in cans @ Lidl Ireland, not available in the 6 counties
Proper size cans too probably! Feckin GFA is dead in the water!
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Re: United Rugby Championship

Post by UlsterNo9 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:43 pm

BR wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:41 pm
UlsterNo9 wrote:
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Beamish now available in cans @ Lidl Ireland, not available in the 6 counties
Proper size cans too probably! Feckin GFA is dead in the water!
500ml :thumleft:
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Re: United Rugby Championship

Post by BR » Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:54 pm

UlsterNo9 wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:43 pm
BR wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:41 pm
UlsterNo9 wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:31 pm
Beamish now available in cans @ Lidl Ireland, not available in the 6 counties
Proper size cans too probably! Feckin GFA is dead in the water!
500ml :thumleft:
Only discovered recently that they've been getting 'pint' cans for decades and we poor nordies went back to 440ml cans. Parity of esteem, my asre!
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Re: United Rugby Championship

Post by Setanta » Sun Jul 25, 2021 2:57 pm

Anyone know when Ulster's first fixture is in the new season ?
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Re: United Rugby Championship

Post by justinr73 » Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:05 pm

First round of URC fixtures is 24-26 Sept.

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Re: United Rugby Championship

Post by Setanta » Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:27 pm

Thanks.
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