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Anyone see George Hook's team choice for the Aus Game?

Postby CiaranIrl » November 9th, 2009, 11:40 am

Lunatic would drop Bowe, move BOD to outside centre and play Paddy Wallace at 13. What a fool.

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13. Paddy Wallace
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11. Luke
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9. Reddan
8 Heaslip
7. Wallace
6. Ferris
5. POC
4. Cullen
3. Hayes
2. Flannery
1. Healy
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Re: Anyone see George Hook's team choice for the Aus Game?

Postby ceemec » November 9th, 2009, 11:46 am

CiaranIrl wrote:Lunatic would drop Bowe, move BOD to outside centre and play Paddy Wallace at 13. What a fool.

15. Kearney
14. Earls
13. Paddy Wallace
12 BOD
11. Luke
10. ROG
9. Reddan
8 Heaslip
7. Wallace
6. Ferris
5. POC
4. Cullen
3. Hayes
2. Flannery
1. Healy


Did he not mention that it was an experimental side in areas though?
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Postby Dave Cahill » November 9th, 2009, 11:56 am

Plus, George Hook?
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Postby Hickiefan » November 9th, 2009, 12:00 pm

Loved Pope's ranting impersonation of him though :lol:
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Postby Donny B. » November 9th, 2009, 12:19 pm

Both Hook and Franno will never forgive Bowe for having such a brilliant season last year, proving their judgment of him (a slow carthorse) to be complete and utter nonsense, and by extension those two to be a pair of clueless f**kwits.

Bowe has been pratically scoring a try a game for the Ospreys this season, whether on the wing or in the centre. He'll be one of the first names on the Ireland teamsheet and rightly so.
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Re: Anyone see George Hook's team choice for the Aus Game?

Postby CiaranIrl » November 9th, 2009, 12:43 pm

ceemec wrote:Did he not mention that it was an experimental side in areas though?


Yeah, I'd understand if the experiment was Kearney, Earls, Bowe, BOD, Luke as a backline. Or Kearney, Bowe, BOD, Luke, Earls. Wallace at 13 and BOD at 12 isn't an experiment. It is nonsense.
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Postby hugonaut » November 9th, 2009, 12:53 pm

In fairness to Hook, he went on record as saying "we know Bowe is the best winger in Ireland". He's leaving him out because he's a known quantity, i.e. a cert to start if fit.

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Postby johng » November 9th, 2009, 1:29 pm

George just likes to provoke a reaction/be controversial.

Draws attention to him which he loves.

He has Corkerry on his show ffs.

I think even Corkerry's mammy might think twice about that.
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Postby Cianostays » November 9th, 2009, 1:39 pm

As mad as that is, switching Wallace and BOD, happy to see that he recognises that Cullen deserves his start ahead of DOC.
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Postby tate » November 9th, 2009, 1:44 pm

more importantly did anyone see GT's team from the paper on saturday? Dropping heaslip for leamy. Now unless jamie has become injured without me knowing, wtf? I thought i was still drunk when i read that
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Postby CiaranIrl » November 9th, 2009, 2:29 pm

tate wrote:more importantly did anyone see GT's team from the paper on saturday? Dropping heaslip for leamy. Now unless jamie has become injured without me knowing, wtf? I thought i was still drunk when i read that


Reading the rest of the article, I think that was a typo. Not sure though.
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Postby fourthirtythree » November 9th, 2009, 4:46 pm

Cianostays wrote:As mad as that is, switching Wallace and BOD, happy to see that he recognises that Cullen deserves his start ahead of DOC.


He's been after O'Callaghan's head for some time so I wouldn't pay too much attention to that.
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Postby suisse » November 9th, 2009, 6:19 pm

Gay dong moga.....

I like thwy way Hook has wallace at 7 bnecausew for years he never liked that combination. what a moron. not as bad as the kiong corkery thoughl.

what did the insightdul popey have then

why would you have wallace at 13. does he play there at all for ulster. waht about bod at 12? TERRIBLE SHIT., donny mentoned last year bu there are people in ireland whio don tthingk bowe is iunternational class. remember 2006 agaunbst france in apris
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Postby Logorrhea » November 9th, 2009, 6:37 pm

BOD at 12 is not actually a bad play. He has moved into first receiver for Leinster frequently enough and would actually appear to be putting those around him into space more then taking the space himself.

Its not genius, but it wouldnt be a bad option, especially if you wanted to play Sexton inside him.
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Postby Donny B. » November 9th, 2009, 6:51 pm

suisse wrote:Gay dong moga.....

I like thwy way Hook has wallace at 7 bnecausew for years he never liked that combination. what a moron. not as bad as the kiong corkery thoughl.

what did the insightdul popey have then

why would you have wallace at 13. does he play there at all for ulster. waht about bod at 12? TERRIBLE sh!t., donny mentoned last year bu there are people in ireland whio don tthingk bowe is iunternational class. remember 2006 agaunbst france in apris


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Postby RoboProp » November 9th, 2009, 6:52 pm

What really got my goat was Hooky referring to Sexton as "yokeymabob" or "thingamagig", what a waste of space Hook is. Not knowing the name of Leinster's first choice outhalf shows how much he watches the game outside of HEC and Internationals. He could be replaced by a bellows slathered with lard throw in a garish tie for good measure and nobody would know the difference.
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Postby Oldschool » November 9th, 2009, 8:15 pm

Donny B. wrote:Both Hook and Franno will never forgive Bowe for having such a brilliant season last year, proving their judgment of him (a slow carthorse) to be complete and utter nonsense, and by extension those two to be a pair of clueless f**kwits.

Bowe has been pratically scoring a try a game for the Ospreys this season, whether on the wing or in the centre. He'll be one of the first names on the Ireland teamsheet and rightly so.

They were right a few seasons back, but Bowe has become a very good player.
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Postby FatBoyChoice » November 9th, 2009, 8:25 pm

johng wrote:George just likes to provoke a reaction/be controversial.


Yeah the Irish people/RTE will take that over reasoned argument any day. We have Hook for rugby, Dunphy for soccer, Spillane for GAA, McWilliams for economics. At least McWilliams was right once so is a step ahead of others...
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Postby Felipe-fan09 » November 9th, 2009, 8:50 pm

From what I remember, Popey had the right idea. He was going for the young guns (sexton,earls,fitz in the centre) against Australia to test them in a high pressure test match, and then the tried and tested against Fiji.
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Postby ronk » November 9th, 2009, 9:46 pm

RoboProp wrote:What really got my goat was Hooky referring to Sexton as "yokeymabob" or "thingamagig", what a waste of space Hook is. Not knowing the name of Leinster's first choice outhalf shows how much he watches the game outside of HEC and Internationals. He could be replaced by a bellows slathered with lard throw in a garish tie for good measure and nobody would know the difference.


I suspect it might have been him having a go at Pope due to the St Marys connection.

Otherwise it is pretty poor allright.
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