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Re: Japan RWC

Post by rumncoke » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:33 am

Much prefer to see the English eat humble pie to be honest.

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Re: Japan RWC

Post by justinr73 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:53 pm

Does that interviewer intend to be so irritating?

AWJ did well to (almost) put up with her drivel.

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Re: Japan RWC

Post by big mervyn » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:32 pm

A game to come against Engerland and 2 v Wales. Any guesses on how many key players will be wrecked before the RWC starts?
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Re: Japan RWC

Post by rumncoke » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:38 pm

My guess about 1 a match
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Post by Shan » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:59 pm

big mervyn wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:32 pm
A game to come against Engerland and 2 v Wales. Any guesses on how many key players will be wrecked before the RWC starts?
Depends on the definition of a key player. Are we using standard definition or UAFC definition? :D
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Re: Japan RWC

Post by rumncoke » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:45 am

My guess was 1 player a match -- at the moment Ireland-- have very few key players in so far as the "maybes " are not that much different from the 'definites' -- but there are combinations of players which perform better than others and every player has what could be described as a known weakness .

But there are combinations where the backup players are short of experience but not quite to the same extent as other world cup squad in the past.

eg while the likes of 42 'cream like a teenage girl" over Carberry he fails to inspire me with confidence as an outhalf and there are a few of hard to shift members of the squad who while not passengers could be first in the lifeboats ie they are not the same players they were two years ago and fail to put in" a full shift ' --go for a sleep in the store room for a time.
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Re: Japan RWC

Post by promenader 2 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:12 am

rumncoke wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:45 am
My guess was 1 player a match -- at the moment Ireland-- have very few key players in so far as the "maybes " are not that much different from the 'definites' -- but there are combinations of players which perform better than others and every player has what could be described as a known weakness .

But there are combinations where the backup players are short of experience but not quite to the same extent as other world cup squad in the past.

eg while the likes of 42 'cream like a teenage girl" over Carberry he fails to inspire me with confidence as an outhalf and there are a few of hard to shift members of the squad who while not passengers could be first in the lifeboats ie they are not the same players they were two years ago and fail to put in" a full shift ' --go for a sleep in the store room for a time.
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Re: Japan RWC

Post by rumncoke » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:33 pm

Basically Prom

Ireland have a better squad - with adequate cover in most positions but may have a couple of players past their prime and like most coaches Joe sticks to the players he knows .

Therefore his retirement after the World Cup might be a blessing in disguise.
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Re: Japan RWC

Post by damianmcr » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:09 pm

Read on boards that Cooney was dropped from the squad yesterday.

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Post by Jackie Brown » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:11 pm

Carbery out for 6 weeks. Don't like seeing players get injured, but slap it up the IRFU
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Post by Setanta » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:46 pm

Damian what boards have said Cooney dropped from squad?
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Re: Japan RWC

Post by big mervyn » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:56 pm

damianmcr wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:09 pm
Read on boards that Cooney was dropped from the squad yesterday.
He probably would have been in the 23 on Sat if he was in Joe's plans. Probably waited to see if the other 2 emerged unscathed before telling him. Joe must think he'll be alright for 10s
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Re: Japan RWC

Post by solidarity » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:25 pm

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Re: Japan RWC

Post by damianmcr » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:10 pm

Setanta wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:46 pm
Damian what boards have said Cooney dropped from squad?
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