Marcell Speculation

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Re: Marcell Speculation

Post by rumncoke » Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:16 pm

Muller was the best in my book brought experience, leadership and commitment. OK Ruan was possibly a better all round player but at the time Ulster needed an experienced leader to gel the pack
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Re: Marcell Speculation

Post by Blackskulllad » Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:44 pm

I remember Muller fondly. His last lap of the pitch ment alot to the big man. All we could do was give him a round of applause and a few cheers.

He gave a lot more to us, often hobbling around he never missed his turn.

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Re: Marcell Speculation

Post by Dave » Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:55 pm

Gysbert Johannes Muller. What. A. Man.

Never a two thirds guy. Sees things through.
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Re: Marcell Speculation

Post by Lurgan Lad » Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:27 pm

rumncoke wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:16 pm
Muller was the best in my book brought experience, leadership and commitment. OK Ruan was possibly a better all round player but at the time Ulster needed an experienced leader to gel the pack
I thought he played in the 2nd row, rather than the back row that wins matches?

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Re: Marcell Speculation

Post by big mervyn » Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:19 pm

Ruan and Johannes. There's your definition of integrity.
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Re: Marcell Speculation

Post by Snipe Watson » Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:31 pm

big mervyn wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:19 pm
Ruan and Johannes. There's your definition of integrity.
>appl >appl

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Re: Marcell Speculation

Post by Bobbievee » Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:32 pm

Lurgan Lad wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:27 pm
rumncoke wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:16 pm
Muller was the best in my book brought experience, leadership and commitment. OK Ruan was possibly a better all round player but at the time Ulster needed an experienced leader to gel the pack
I thought he played in the 2nd row, rather than the back row that wins matches?
A bit like Willie john, basically just hanging around until the back row kicked in to win the match.

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Re: Marcell Speculation

Post by Columbo » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:06 am

flatpass wrote: Surely the best player any of us have seen at Ravenhill in the professional era is a SA scrum half...the best of the best.
Yes I never thought I’d see the day I reckoned that he would be surpassed - and in terms of overall contribution, both he and Muller would be ahead, but in terms of sheer, consistent brilliance in his position Marcell is in pole position for me..
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Re: Marcell Speculation

Post by Dave » Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:32 am

Consistent brilliance? I suppose Pienaar can only dream of such a thing.
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Re: Marcell Speculation

Post by solidarity » Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:48 pm

The difference between Ruan and the other two is that Ruan was (and I can't think of a better word) a beautiful player.

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Re: Marcell Speculation

Post by Lurgan Lad » Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:19 pm

I've no anger or disappointment towards Marcell, if he is doing what is best for himself who can complain?

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Re: Marcell Speculation

Post by ColinM » Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:34 pm

Coetzee is a relatively injury prone player, something part and parcel of the way he plays the game.

If he continues to play hard and with his body on the line he will leave with well wishes. If he starts to conserve himself then feckim

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Re: Marcell Speculation

Post by SparkyClarky » Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:25 am

Question is who is being announced and when.
Someone northbound and a new NIQ?
KOTH if you wish to drop a hint that would be handy.
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Re: Marcell Speculation

Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:18 am

WestDr wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:54 am
... and Yodel aren't bad at getting it from Carrickfergus to East Belfast without breaking it (unlike some others...).
Aye, but can they get it to a designated street, never mind a specific house in East Belfast?

And can they do that when they say they can or do you have to rearrange three times then have to go and collect from a depot a fortnight later, and when you do, they can't find it anyway?

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Re: Marcell Speculation

Post by austintranslation » Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:24 pm

ColinM wrote:Coetzee is a relatively injury prone player, something part and parcel of the way he plays the game.

If he continues to play hard and with his body on the line he will leave with well wishes. If he starts to conserve himself then feckim
I think we've seen enough this season to suggest Marcell isn't holding back

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