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Re: A whiff of Cordite

Postby paddyor » November 14th, 2017, 12:23 pm

Hugh Farrelly, written the morning of the game. Fair play!

https://extra.ie/sport/rugby/erasmus-irfu
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Re: A whiff of Cordite

Postby riocard911 » November 14th, 2017, 2:17 pm

paddyor wrote:Hugh Farrelly, written the morning of the game. Fair play!

https://extra.ie/sport/rugby/erasmus-irfu


Much ado - i.e. conjecture, speculation and disparagement - about nothing. 1. Rassie expressly said beforehand, that he wouldn't be talking to Coetzee about the Ireland match and I am prepared to take him at his word. 2. The IRFU has a concrete interest in SA rugby getting out of the hole it's currently in. Should Rassie be successful in his new job, it will improve the Pro 14 and help our provinces compete better with the big money English and French clubs. This notion of Rassie as a fork-tongued Bok mole, plotting our demise is beyond laughable and lacking in generosity to a man, who, as far as I can see, for the time he was there, did the best he could for Munster rugby.
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Re: A whiff of Cordite

Postby artaneboy » November 14th, 2017, 11:35 pm

riocard911 wrote:
paddyor wrote:Hugh Farrelly, written the morning of the game. Fair play!

https://extra.ie/sport/rugby/erasmus-irfu


Much ado - i.e. conjecture, speculation and disparagement - about nothing. 1. Rassie expressly said beforehand, that he wouldn't be talking to Coetzee about the Ireland match and I am prepared to take him at his word. 2. The IRFU has a concrete interest in SA rugby getting out of the hole it's currently in. Should Rassie be successful in his new job, it will improve the Pro 14 and help our provinces compete better with the big money English and French clubs. This notion of Rassie as a fork-tongued Bok mole, plotting our demise is beyond laughable and lacking in generosity to a man, who, as far as I can see, for the time he was there, did the best he could for Munster rugby.

Well okay, maybe a bit of hyperbole in Farrelly’s piece- but some truth too.

Farrell never contends that Erasmus will advise Coetzee on last Saturday’s match- rather the longer term match-ups; such as the potential RWC 2019 QF. And that certainly the danger- indeed truth of it.

Can’t say I see the IRFU having any duty at all to support SA by sending a good coach back. He’s suiting himself by taking the gig at a significant inconvenience to one of our struggling provinces. That’s the IRFU- and frankly our proper concern.

Not that I bear any grudge, of course- but I do find the acceptance of his honeyed blandishments as demanding gullibility. I’m surprised so many are persuaded that Erasmus is heartbroken to be leaving.



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Re: A whiff of Cordite

Postby suisse » November 15th, 2017, 1:41 pm

paddyor wrote:Hugh Farrelly, written the morning of the game. Fair play!

https://extra.ie/sport/rugby/erasmus-irfu


1. Is this the bitter clown who used to write for the Indo? I totally forgot about him.

2. What is extra.ie?
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Re: A whiff of Cordite

Postby paddyor » November 15th, 2017, 3:04 pm

suisse wrote:
paddyor wrote:Hugh Farrelly, written the morning of the game. Fair play!

https://extra.ie/sport/rugby/erasmus-irfu


1. Is this the bitter clown who used to write for the Indo? I totally forgot about him.

2. What is extra.ie?

1.yes

b. No idea
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Re: A whiff of Cordite

Postby CiaranIrl » November 16th, 2017, 12:36 pm

paddyor wrote:
suisse wrote:
paddyor wrote:Hugh Farrelly, written the morning of the game. Fair play!

https://extra.ie/sport/rugby/erasmus-irfu


1. Is this the bitter clown who used to write for the Indo? I totally forgot about him.

2. What is extra.ie?

1.yes

b. No idea


Their site traffic has probably spiked noticeably because of the link posted here. Visits/day jumped 500% to 10 or something.
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Re: A whiff of Cordite

Postby Oldschool » November 16th, 2017, 7:44 pm

paddyor wrote:Hugh Farrelly, written the morning of the game. Fair play!

https://extra.ie/sport/rugby/erasmus-irfu

Just read it.
Should have know better.
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Re: A whiff of Cordite

Postby suisse » November 18th, 2017, 1:40 am

paddyor wrote:
suisse wrote:
paddyor wrote:Hugh Farrelly, written the morning of the game. Fair play!

https://extra.ie/sport/rugby/erasmus-irfu


1. Is this the bitter clown who used to write for the Indo? I totally forgot about him.

2. What is extra.ie?

1.yes

b. No idea


1 followed by b. Had I asked a third question, would it be 3, c or iii?
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Re: A whiff of Cordite

Postby Donny B. » November 18th, 2017, 10:37 am

paddyor wrote:
suisse wrote:
paddyor wrote:Hugh Farrelly, written the morning of the game. Fair play!

https://extra.ie/sport/rugby/erasmus-irfu


1. Is this the bitter clown who used to write for the Indo? I totally forgot about him.

2. What is extra.ie?

1.yes

b. No idea


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Re: A whiff of Cordite

Postby fourthirtythree » November 18th, 2017, 12:09 pm

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Re: A whiff of Cordite

Postby paddyor » November 18th, 2017, 3:34 pm

suisse wrote:
paddyor wrote:
suisse wrote:1. Is this the bitter clown who used to write for the Indo? I totally forgot about him.

2. What is extra.ie?

1.yes

b. No idea


1 followed by b. Had I asked a third question, would it be 3, c or iii?

You'll have to ask Simon.
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Re: A whiff of Cordite

Postby ronk » November 21st, 2017, 2:15 pm

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/ ... 1?mode=amp

GT is giving out about Joe developing players in advance of the RWC and proceeds to detail all the players like Porter getting chances and the reasonable number of chances they will get.

Porter is getting caps in his 2nd international window and has started against a top 10 team. He can't be more than 2 years older in 2 years.
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Re: A whiff of Cordite

Postby Oldschoolsocks » November 22nd, 2017, 1:29 am

Lord do I miss Murray Kinsella
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Re: A whiff of Cordite

Postby molloyjh » November 22nd, 2017, 10:25 am

ronk wrote:https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/international/gerry-thornley-windows-of-opportunity-closing-fast-for-joe-schmidt-1.3298851?mode=amp

GT is giving out about Joe developing players in advance of the RWC and proceeds to detail all the players like Porter getting chances and the reasonable number of chances they will get.

Porter is getting caps in his 2nd international window and has started against a top 10 team. He can't be more than 2 years older in 2 years.


Gerry is clearly not great at the auld maths is he? There are only 11 international games in a season, maybe 12 the odd year. For a 26 year old player to have around 50 caps they would need to be capped in almost every single game for 5 years. Meaning they would need to be capped at 21 and barely out of the squad after that. Never injured, never sick, never out of form etc. Does that sound like the real world to anyone else? I mean guys like Beauden Barrett would be able to manage that but guys like that are pretty exceptional. A front row forward certainly couldn't manage that.
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Re: A whiff of Cordite

Postby Laighin Break » November 22nd, 2017, 10:31 am

He also says that the squad should contain guys mid to late 20s (and a few in their 30s), and then goes on to single out 4 lads who will be 23 come the world cup, and somewhat bemoans that they will have few caps.
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Re: A whiff of Cordite

Postby RoboProp » November 22nd, 2017, 11:38 am

ronk wrote:https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/international/gerry-thornley-windows-of-opportunity-closing-fast-for-joe-schmidt-1.3298851?mode=amp

GT is giving out about Joe developing players in advance of the RWC and proceeds to detail all the players like Porter getting chances and the reasonable number of chances they will get.

Porter is getting caps in his 2nd international window and has started against a top 10 team. He can't be more than 2 years older in 2 years.


Crock of shite article. Emotional hogwash and white lies sold as journalism. That's our Gervaise these days
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Re: A whiff of Cordite

Postby simonokeeffe » November 22nd, 2017, 12:41 pm

@paddyor it goes 1 then B then Emmet Byrne

Indo put up a picture of Paul mcGrath instead of Cyrus Christie today :)
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: A whiff of Cordite

Postby Xanthippe » November 22nd, 2017, 5:34 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:@paddyor it goes 1 then B then Emmet Byrne

Indo put up a picture of Paul mcGrath instead of Cyrus Christie today :)

Last Friday the Times had a picture of Luke Fitzgerad instead of Jordi Murphy!!!
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Re: A whiff of Cordite

Postby simonokeeffe » November 23rd, 2017, 10:31 am

Xanthippe wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:@paddyor it goes 1 then B then Emmet Byrne

Indo put up a picture of Paul mcGrath instead of Cyrus Christie today :)

Last Friday the Times had a picture of Luke Fitzgerad instead of Jordi Murphy!!!


Youd want to know what theyre telling the interns to google image search, d4y guy that plays for Ireland?
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: A whiff of Cordite

Postby suisse » November 23rd, 2017, 11:05 am

Oldschoolsocks wrote:Lord do I miss Murray Kinsella


Where is he now?
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