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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby Dave Cahill » April 13th, 2017, 12:08 pm

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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby Ruckedtobits » April 13th, 2017, 12:59 pm

Definitely a cornerstone for Leinster and Ireland in the oldest definition that world. Possability of him turning out for a University here or overseas if he is going to follow the further education route. What a wealth of technical and practical experience he possesses.
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby Ruckedtobits » April 13th, 2017, 1:00 pm

Ruckedtobits wrote:Definitely a cornerstone for Leinster and Ireland in the oldest definition of that word. Possability of him turning out for a University here or overseas if he is going to follow the further education route. What a wealth of technical and practical experience he possesses.
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby jimbobjoe » April 13th, 2017, 1:41 pm

He'll be sorely missed. Turned the scrum around at half time vs Northampton and set a platform for the comeback. I loved his try vs Wasps a few years back in the challenge cup.
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby joooooe » April 13th, 2017, 2:02 pm

This could be a bit short sighted from Leinster. Mike Ross could be the most sought after scrum coach in Europe in a few years; if he moves to another club for a season they'll be first in line for his services when he retires from playing.

What a player, though. So many of these eulogies begin "on his day..." but he was never off his day. And he also has more Leinster try of the season awards than Drico!
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby simonokeeffe » April 13th, 2017, 2:05 pm

If his family is settled here then Leinster is most enticing coaching job for him

Im happy the dream of him as some form of scrum coach is alive
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby olaf the fat » April 13th, 2017, 2:26 pm

joooooe wrote:This could be a bit short sighted from Leinster. Mike Ross could be the most sought after scrum coach in Europe in a few years; if he moves to another club for a season they'll be first in line for his services when he retires from playing.



The problem is that we already have a pretty good scrum coach at the moment.
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby Fan with smartphone » April 13th, 2017, 2:47 pm

his problem is he is too good a scrum coach.

One of the absolute good guys and as hard as nails into the bargain.
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby simonokeeffe » April 13th, 2017, 4:11 pm

olaf the fat wrote:
joooooe wrote:This could be a bit short sighted from Leinster. Mike Ross could be the most sought after scrum coach in Europe in a few years; if he moves to another club for a season they'll be first in line for his services when he retires from playing.



The problem is that we already have a pretty good scrum coach at the moment.


Who says he has to start with senior team?
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby Peg Leg » April 13th, 2017, 5:41 pm

Yikes, we're not keeping the scrum whisper'r? Hard to believe after he finally unveiled his "magnum" step and break over in little Britain this season with that 70m dash. That must have blown the shite out of his meters gained stats for the season.
Declan kidney did not know what he was losing when he let Ross go....
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby outcast eddie » April 13th, 2017, 6:23 pm

Peg Leg wrote:Yikes, we're not keeping the scrum whisper'r? Hard to believe after he finally unveiled his "magnum" step and break over in Italy this season with that 70m dash. That must have blown the shite out of his meters gained stats for the season.
Declan kidney did not know what he was losing when he let Ross go....


Was his break not against the Dragons? Their analysts didn't see that one coming. No siree.
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby Peg Leg » April 13th, 2017, 6:38 pm

outcast eddie wrote:
Peg Leg wrote:Yikes, we're not keeping the scrum whisper'r? Hard to believe after he finally unveiled his "magnum" step and break over in Italy this season with that 70m dash. That must have blown the shite out of his meters gained stats for the season.
Declan kidney did not know what he was losing when he let Ross go....


Was his break not against the Dragons? Their analysts didn't see that one coming. No siree.

That's the one. Wasn't on telly, assumed it was Italy. Fixed
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby Peg Leg » April 13th, 2017, 6:39 pm

Peg Leg wrote:Yikes, we're not keeping the scrum whisper'r? Hard to believe after he finally unveiled his "magnum" step and break over in little Britain this season with that 70m dash. That must have blown the shite out of his meters gained stats for the season.
Declan kidney did not know what he was losing when he let Ross go....
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby ronk » April 14th, 2017, 1:48 pm

Peg Leg wrote:Yikes, we're not keeping the scrum whisper'r? Hard to believe after he finally unveiled his "magnum" step and break over in little Britain this season with that 70m dash. That must have blown the shite out of his meters gained stats for the season.
Declan kidney did not know what he was losing when he let Ross go....


Kidney wasn't quick to pick him either after he took ownership of the starting jersey at Leinster. But it was a big contributor to him getting fired.

Ross has been probably the best example I've ever seen of a player being thrown on the scrap heap and proving everyone wrong.

He's shown signs that his form is badly dropping with age but it might be just injury disruption and he might do well for a few years. His value is diminished so it might depend on whether it's worth prolonging his career.
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby Cianostays » April 15th, 2017, 9:22 am

I think he'd be best utillised as an IRFU scrum guru who should work with all the acadamey props in the provinces.

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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby riocard911 » April 15th, 2017, 9:36 am

Cianostays wrote:I think he'd be best utillised as an IRFU scrum guru who should work with all the acadamey props in the provinces.

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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby Peg Leg » April 15th, 2017, 10:45 am

I'd be interested to hear some opinion from our rival supporters on here as to how Ross is viewed outside the province. Would any be interested to have him at their club/province for a year? Would anyone like to see him involved in their scrum coaching at some level?
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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby Cor. Ind. » April 15th, 2017, 11:33 am

Kid'nMe certainly backed the wrong horse in Mushy. In fairness, at that time mobile 6'5 tightheads were all the rage (e.g. Andrew Sheridan). The fact these behemoths couldn't scrummage only became an issue with the arrival of the ELVs.

'Yo' Be One Kid'n'Nobodi has made the same mistake in casting off Ryan in favour of Toner.

Ultimately, both men will be haunted by these fateful decisions and like the Emperor Ausgustus will wake in fright some day to cry out:

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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby CiaranIrl » April 15th, 2017, 1:29 pm

Cor. Ind. wrote:Kid'nMe certainly backed the wrong horse in Mushy. In fairness, at that time mobile 6'5 tightheads were all the rage (e.g. Andrew Sheridan). The fact these behemoths couldn't scrummage only became an issue with the arrival of the ELVs.

'Yo' Be One Kid'n'Nobodi has made the same mistake in casting off Ryan in favour of Toner.

Ultimately, both men will be haunted by these fateful decisions and like the Emperor Ausgustus will wake in fright some day to cry out:

"Quintili Vare, legiones redde!"


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Re: Mike Ross Appreciation Thread!

Postby ronk » April 15th, 2017, 1:37 pm

It was always an issue, it became critical and he wasn't prepared to adapt with the game.

Ross worked on his game and was adaptive. He was never flashy but was usually very effective.

And would you please stop trying to pollute threads with irrelevant tribal nonsense. Nucifora and Erasmus are more involved in Ryans contract than Schmidt.
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