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Ian Madigan Appreciation Thread

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:05 am
by Jackie Brown
Deserves its own thread, Ian, I'm sorry for my sh1tty attitude regarding your signing. You've been quite good.

Re: Ian Madigan Appreciation Thread

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:56 am
by Dave
He's a beautiful man.

Oh sorry not this kind of appreciation?

Re: Ian Madigan Appreciation Thread

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:23 am
by rumncoke
Maybe Madigan had to get away from the Leinster forward domination game favoured by Leo to develop an open game approach rather than the boot game. His basic problem at leinster was the time of his passing -- and both Byrnes ( Ross and Harry ) have the same failing

They fail to run on to the ball frequently enough and pass on the run its about sequencing feet and arms, get it wrong and the pass is mistimed. Which means that they play static either kick or shuffle the ball out to a static first centre. Some wonder why McCloskey has so few games for Ireland -- McCloskey needs two paces to to start to get up speed -- the Leinster out half don't give him that .

Its the nature of the Leinster game, they play for position by kicking, use the forwards to dominate in the red area, suck the opposition in ,before shuffling the ball wide.

Re: Ian Madigan Appreciation Thread

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:48 am
by Big-al
He signed from Bristol.

Re: Ian Madigan Appreciation Thread

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:13 pm
by Cap'n Grumpy
Big-al wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:48 am
He signed from Bristol.
Maybe Madigan had to get away from the Bristol forward domination game favoured by . . .

Re: Ian Madigan Appreciation Thread

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:21 pm
by allezlesverres
I wasn't a huge fan of his when he was at Leinster but his attitude and work ethic at Ulster have really changed my point of view. I think he is our best 10 (sorry Billy) and he is very unlucky not to be winning caps given Ireland's situation at 10. He was outstanding against Glasgow and I would have given him MoTM.

Re: Ian Madigan Appreciation Thread

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:34 pm
by Cracker
Simply a great signing. He is a superb out half who should be considered for Ireland as he is the best back up out half to Sexton that there is.

Re: Ian Madigan Appreciation Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:25 am
by turko
Agree great signing, and has been in brilliant form for us!
And from what I have seen a really positive influence in the squad...

Re: Ian Madigan Appreciation Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:31 pm
by UlsterNo9
Our best "backup" outhalf of the pro era by quite a distance.

It's not just what he is offering on the pitch but also what he is giving off it. By all accounts he's mentoring and accelrating the development of our young backs no end. I think both young Doak and McIlroy went as far as to name check him in recent interviews. Remember him also having a quiet moment with young Hume just after the Pro 14 final last season, helping him back up off the canvas.

I said elsewhere bang for buck he's up there with the big Nick signing.

I wish I could pull off his haircut also. Sexy beast!

Re: Ian Madigan Appreciation Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:28 pm
by nev666
Great signing, both on and off the pitch I believe. For me should be our starting 10.

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Re: Ian Madigan Appreciation Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:45 pm
by Snipe Watson
His haircut is guff.

Re: Ian Madigan Appreciation Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:53 pm
by UlsterNo9
Snipe Watson wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:45 pm
His haircut is guff.
I don't know if you can actually have guff hair Snipe, Grumps thoughts?

Re: Ian Madigan Appreciation Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:04 pm
by Dave
Please delete this.

Re: Ian Madigan Appreciation Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:00 pm
by jean valjean
Gonna be a short thread.

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Re: Ian Madigan Appreciation Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:53 pm
by Big-al
Diabolical tonight.