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Mads to Bordeaux - confirmed

Postby wixfjord » December 28th, 2015, 3:40 pm

Interesting timing to announce it today.

http://www.leinsterrugby.ie/news/14419.php#.VoFJ1JOLRsN

Best wishes to him, step up Cathal Marsh/Ross Byrne.

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Re: Mads to Bordeaux - confirmed

Postby goreyguy » December 28th, 2015, 3:52 pm

Cant blame him, will always be a case of what if...
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Re: Mads to Bordeaux - confirmed

Postby matt » December 28th, 2015, 3:57 pm

Good luck Ian in Bordeaux & thanks for the last 7 seasons. I think he has the ability to do very well there.

I like the comment from Leo that sometime in the future we may see him in a Leinster jersey again. He needs a long run at 10 and may well be first choice for Ireland in 3 years time.
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Re: Mads to Bordeaux - confirmed

Postby Vamos los azules » December 28th, 2015, 4:01 pm

Sad to see him go but I hope the move works out well for him.
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Re: Mads to Bordeaux - confirmed

Postby Oldschoolsocks » December 28th, 2015, 4:04 pm

Looks like he's going a little further south than Nucifora had in mind.

Maybe he announced today as he was still in two minds about the move to Munster, yesterday's thrashing of them probably made up his mind, it'll be years on the slide before that team can match his ambitions.
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Re: Mads to Bordeaux - confirmed

Postby FLIP » December 28th, 2015, 4:05 pm

I hope that it works out for him. I feel that it's a big loss for Leinster and I don't begrudge Madigan going at all - if you've been underappreciated in your own job you'd get a new one after all. Best of luck!
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Re: Mads to Bordeaux - confirmed

Postby Ruckedtobits » December 28th, 2015, 4:10 pm

Good luck Ian. You've shared some great days with us and you've given us more great days than scares. Enjoy.
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Re: Mads to Bordeaux - confirmed

Postby tate » December 28th, 2015, 4:20 pm

:cry: :cry: :cry:

sad for leinster but probably best for his rugby ambitions. Riding the pine here, playing with a focking shite munster team or going to Bordeaux ... bit of a no brainer really.
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Re: Mads to Bordeaux - confirmed

Postby wixfjord » December 28th, 2015, 4:25 pm

Oldschoolsocks wrote:Looks like he's going a little further south than Nucifora had in mind.

Maybe he announced today as he was still in two minds about the move to Munster, yesterday's thrashing of them probably made up his mind, it'll be years on the slide before that team can match his ambitions.


That's unlikely.
I'd say it's been decided for a while and Leinster PR team wanted to release it when fans were on a high, to dampen the disappointment slightly.
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Re: Mads to Bordeaux - confirmed

Postby Oldschoolsocks » December 28th, 2015, 4:28 pm

Whoosh :p
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Re: Mads to Bordeaux - confirmed

Postby Twist » December 28th, 2015, 4:38 pm

Moving to France didn't help Sexton's game. I'm not sure it'll be any different for Madigan. He might get more time at 10 but he's just as likely to play too many games, and in what style of rugby? This is really bad news
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Re: Mads to Bordeaux - confirmed

Postby Oldschool » December 28th, 2015, 5:08 pm

Twist wrote:Moving to France didn't help Sexton's game. I'm not sure it'll be any different for Madigan. He might get more time at 10 but he's just as likely to play too many games, and in what style of rugby? This is really bad news

I reckon Madigan is a sturdier hombre than Sexton.
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Re: Mads to Bordeaux - confirmed

Postby papachino » December 28th, 2015, 5:29 pm

well f**kity f**k that...
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Re: Mads to Bordeaux - confirmed

Postby curates_egg » December 28th, 2015, 5:57 pm

No surprise. Apart from the money, their playing style and ethos should suit him. They play a nice running game and I look forward to seeing him live there.
Would have been a huge mistake to go to Munster and I would hope he didn't seriously consider it. If Quins were willing to pay, that could have been interesting.

Such a shame Leinster and he were never able to build on his breakthrough player of the year season in 2012/13. It is not 100% MOC's fault, as the powers that be should've intervened.
If Sexton's decline really is permanent, as feared, this move will leave all parties (including Madigan) with egg on their faces.

His hater club on here won't even be fully happy, as they won't now be able to suggest his best position is 9,12,13,15, anywhere but 10. At least the forum will be spared from those nonsense discussions.
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Re: Mads to Bordeaux - confirmed

Postby Peg Leg » December 28th, 2015, 5:57 pm

papachino wrote:well f**kity f**k that...

I agree with this post most
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Re: Mads to Bordeaux - confirmed

Postby wixfjord » December 28th, 2015, 6:01 pm

curates_egg wrote:No surprise. Apart from the money, their playing style and ethos should suit him. They play a nice running game and I look forward to seeing him live there.
Would have been a huge mistake to go to Munster and I would hope he didn't seriously consider it. If Quins were willing to pay, that could have been interesting.

Such a shame Leinster and he were never able to build on his breakthrough player of the year season in 2012/13. It is not 100% MOC's fault, as the powers that be should've intervened.
If Sexton's decline really is permanent, as feared, this move will leave all parties (including Madigan) with egg on their faces.

His hater club on here won't even be fully happy, as they won't now be able to suggest his best position is 9,12,13,15, anywhere but 10. At least the forum will be spared from those nonsense discussions.


If ever a quote deserved a rolls eye emoji, it's that.
So here you go :roll:
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Re: Mads to Bordeaux - confirmed

Postby curates_egg » December 28th, 2015, 6:09 pm

wixfjord wrote:
curates_egg wrote:No surprise. Apart from the money, their playing style and ethos should suit him. They play a nice running game and I look forward to seeing him live there.
Would have been a huge mistake to go to Munster and I would hope he didn't seriously consider it. If Quins were willing to pay, that could have been interesting.

Such a shame Leinster and he were never able to build on his breakthrough player of the year season in 2012/13. It is not 100% MOC's fault, as the powers that be should've intervened.
If Sexton's decline really is permanent, as feared, this move will leave all parties (including Madigan) with egg on their faces.

His hater club on here won't even be fully happy, as they won't now be able to suggest his best position is 9,12,13,15, anywhere but 10. At least the forum will be spared from those nonsense discussions.


If ever a quote deserved a rolls eye emoji, it's that.
So here you go :roll:


What are you going to do with the club now he's gone though?
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Re: Mads to Bordeaux - confirmed

Postby RoboProp » December 28th, 2015, 6:55 pm

This is MOC's true legacy
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Re: Mads to Bordeaux - confirmed

Postby wixfjord » December 28th, 2015, 6:57 pm

curates_egg wrote:
wixfjord wrote:
curates_egg wrote:No surprise. Apart from the money, their playing style and ethos should suit him. They play a nice running game and I look forward to seeing him live there.
Would have been a huge mistake to go to Munster and I would hope he didn't seriously consider it. If Quins were willing to pay, that could have been interesting.

Such a shame Leinster and he were never able to build on his breakthrough player of the year season in 2012/13. It is not 100% MOC's fault, as the powers that be should've intervened.
If Sexton's decline really is permanent, as feared, this move will leave all parties (including Madigan) with egg on their faces.

His hater club on here won't even be fully happy, as they won't now be able to suggest his best position is 9,12,13,15, anywhere but 10. At least the forum will be spared from those nonsense discussions.


If ever a quote deserved a rolls eye emoji, it's that.
So here you go :roll:


What are you going to do with the club now he's gone though?


What?
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Re: Mads to Bordeaux - confirmed

Postby carlow man » December 28th, 2015, 7:25 pm

Very bad news for leinster. He should still be starting ahead of sexton for next few weeks/months even though he's off at end of season. Brilliant player whose talent was wasted by moc and the insistence of bringing sexton back and being guaranteed a starting spot will have made mads mind up. Good luck to him but a true waste of a player who had bided his time and was never given the vote of confidence by the club who should have made him the starting 10 as soon as sexton went to France.
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