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European player of the Year

Postby Jonny tight lips » January 24th, 2019, 6:22 pm

So they have announced the nominations for this today .... before the quarter finals

https://www.epcrugby.com/2019/01/24/pla ... announced/

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Re: European player of the Year

Postby ormond lad » January 24th, 2019, 6:29 pm

The longlist has nearly always been announced after the pool stages has it not?
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Re: European player of the Year

Postby riocard911 » January 24th, 2019, 7:02 pm

9 out of 15 from Ireland. Yay!!!!
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Re: European player of the Year

Postby Jonny tight lips » January 24th, 2019, 7:04 pm

ormond lad wrote:The longlist has nearly always been announced after the pool stages has it not?


I just thinks it’s too early, why bother with a long list at this stage?
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Re: European player of the Year

Postby johng » January 24th, 2019, 7:22 pm

riocard911 wrote:9 out of 15 from Ireland. Yay!!!!

Which of the 2 Fijians, the 2 English, the Frenchman and the South African are Irish? :)
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Re: European player of the Year

Postby Jonny tight lips » January 24th, 2019, 7:46 pm

johng wrote:
riocard911 wrote:9 out of 15 from Ireland. Yay!!!!

Which of the 2 Fijians, the 2 English, the Frenchman and the South African are Irish? :)


Only a matter of time before Munster try to make the South African Irish.
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Re: European player of the Year

Postby riocard911 » January 24th, 2019, 7:46 pm

johng wrote:
riocard911 wrote:9 out of 15 from Ireland. Yay!!!!

Which of the 2 Fijians, the 2 English, the Frenchman and the South African are Irish? :)


Is this a trick question? Did I get me sums wrong? Maths was never my strong suit....... :?
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Re: European player of the Year

Postby johng » January 24th, 2019, 8:15 pm

Just my smart Alec way of saying there were only 8 Irish. :)
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Re: European player of the Year

Postby curates_egg » January 24th, 2019, 9:00 pm

These exercises always have way too much wum factor.
I can't see why you wouldn't put Ryan on there: I'd certainly have him ahead of Furlong (who I might have picked outright last season), in case they were applying some kind of quota.
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Re: European player of the Year

Postby fourthirtythree » January 24th, 2019, 9:52 pm

Yeah, Ryan and Ringrose ahead of Furlong for me this year. Think Carbery is an optimistic punt based on the Gloucester game. I'd have selected Kilcoyne ahead of him for Munster, their scrum has been a weapon.
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Re: European player of the Year

Postby riocard911 » January 24th, 2019, 9:58 pm

johng wrote:Just my smart Alec way of saying there were only 8 Irish. :)


Also of confusing the **** out me! 2 Fijians, 2 Poms, a Frog and a Bok = 6. Take away from 15 leaves nine. And when I check I see my original addition was wrong. There are only 8 Paddies. Who's the extra dude? Hmmm?..... :roll:

You forgot the solitary Scot, John. So there!!!,
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Re: European player of the Year

Postby paddyor » January 25th, 2019, 2:26 am

curates_egg wrote:These exercises always have way too much wum factor.
I can't see why you wouldn't put Ryan on there: I'd certainly have him ahead of Furlong (who I might have picked outright last season), in case they were applying some kind of quota.

It's usually at least one in each position with at least one from each team. I reckon Hamish Watson would be there if he hadn't got injured at the expense of one of the wingers/fullbacks. It probably wouldn't be Furlong dropping out for Ryan. From the games I've watched he's probably bee the standout tighthead.
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Re: European player of the Year

Postby curates_egg » January 25th, 2019, 7:19 am

paddyor wrote:
curates_egg wrote:These exercises always have way too much wum factor.
I can't see why you wouldn't put Ryan on there: I'd certainly have him ahead of Furlong (who I might have picked outright last season), in case they were applying some kind of quota.

It's usually at least one in each position with at least one from each team. I reckon Hamish Watson would be there if he hadn't got injured at the expense of one of the wingers/fullbacks. It probably wouldn't be Furlong dropping out for Ryan. From the games I've watched he's probably bee the standout tighthead.


Well he's the best tighthead in the world. He is excellent but definitely had a couple of quiet games, whereas last year he was on another planet.
Anyway, it wasn't meant as a reflection on him, so much as Ryan and whatever algorithm they use to select the longlist.
I would have Ryan as on of our top 2/3 players in terms of impact.
Is he being excluded because Nakarawa was also good in a different team?

It's instructive to see two of Munster's three are the Leinster duo the IRFU brought in for them this season in the latest digout. Although I would agree Carbery is some kind of political punt on that list: has mixed the sublime with the substandard.
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Re: European player of the Year

Postby Peg Leg » January 25th, 2019, 10:38 am

Instructive how?
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Re: European player of the Year

Postby johng » January 25th, 2019, 11:30 am

riocard911 wrote:
johng wrote:Just my smart Alec way of saying there were only 8 Irish. :)


Also of confusing the **** out me! 2 Fijians, 2 Poms, a Frog and a Bok = 6. Take away from 15 leaves nine. And when I check I see my original addition was wrong. There are only 8 Paddies. Who's the extra dude? Hmmm?..... :roll:

You forgot the solitary Scot, John. So there!!!,

Well that's what I get for being a smart Alec.
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Re: European player of the Year

Postby BlueWheels » January 25th, 2019, 12:28 pm

johng wrote:Just my smart Alec way of saying there were only 8 Irish. :)



But only 3 matter ................ Cronin, Furlong and Ringrose :D :D :D
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Re: European player of the Year

Postby ronk » January 29th, 2019, 6:00 am

I'm happy for Cronin, it's nice recognition for his performances
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Re: European player of the Year

Postby neiliog93 » January 29th, 2019, 8:21 pm

I really want Furlong to get European Player of the Year (oh Great One, we do not deserve you), and Cronin to finish as top try scorer in the Heineken Cup - preferably with a break and stunning finish from inside our own half in one of the knock-out games amongst his tries.
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Re: European player of the Year

Postby blockhead » January 29th, 2019, 11:05 pm

I was just thinking a few games ago that Cronin never gets the MOTM award. He plays so well, big highlights reel and lots of tries. Is it that he's often gone by the hour mark?
So finally some official recognition for the Nugget even if it's just a nomination, for now.
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