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The other semi

Postby mtleinster » April 7th, 2017, 2:44 pm

So I'm not going to make it to Lyon, and am part of the anyone but Saracens brigade, so im going to support our southerly brothers in the Aviva

Does anyone know if these went on general sale :)

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Re: The other semi

Postby blockhead » April 7th, 2017, 3:12 pm

The mood coming out of the eng media is that Saracens are unbeatable. Just the kind of game that Munster will relish so. I hope they smash them.
Although, what would be the consequences of another all-Ireland final?
The Nigels would not be happy.
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Re: The other semi

Postby bgmusic » April 7th, 2017, 3:36 pm

Tickets went on sale @14.00. All gone.
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Re: The other semi

Postby The Doc » April 7th, 2017, 4:31 pm

I wonder.... Saracens could walk into their version of 2006.

Sometimes the quality of the team can be overtaken by the event. There is no way any of the Sarries team have been through anything like 2006 or 2009
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Re: The other semi

Postby simonokeeffe » April 7th, 2017, 4:33 pm

bgmusic wrote:Tickets went on sale @14.00. All gone.


one would imagine sarries either didnt take their full allocation or will be returnign some

or will sell them themselves on secondary market

wonder if they announced they wouldnt be selling tickets over the phone to people with Irish accents this time? :mrgreen:
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: The other semi

Postby kermischocolate » April 7th, 2017, 5:25 pm

At the risk of being controversial after last weekend there's nothing I can dislike about Saracens (except maybe breaking our captains tooth!). Their hosting of the weekend was brilliant- before, during and after the game. I can't even dislike the score as we were beaten by clearly the better team!
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Re: The other semi

Postby blockhead » April 7th, 2017, 5:30 pm

kermischocolate wrote:At the risk of being controversial after last weekend there's nothing I can dislike about Saracens (except maybe breaking our captains tooth!). Their hosting of the weekend was brilliant- before, during and after the game. I can't even dislike the score as we were beaten by clearly the better team!


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Re: The other semi

Postby kermischocolate » April 8th, 2017, 1:13 pm

blockhead wrote:
kermischocolate wrote:At the risk of being controversial after last weekend there's nothing I can dislike about Saracens (except maybe breaking our captains tooth!). Their hosting of the weekend was brilliant- before, during and after the game. I can't even dislike the score as we were beaten by clearly the better team!


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Stone him!!!


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Re: The other semi

Postby IanD » April 8th, 2017, 3:53 pm

kermischocolate wrote:
blockhead wrote:
kermischocolate wrote:At the risk of being controversial after last weekend there's nothing I can dislike about Saracens (except maybe breaking our captains tooth!). Their hosting of the weekend was brilliant- before, during and after the game. I can't even dislike the score as we were beaten by clearly the better team!


Did you just say "Jehovah" ?
Stone him!!!


What can I say? I can only go by the experiences I've had.


Well just keep your real world experience to yourself.

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Re: The other semi

Postby Laighin Break » April 8th, 2017, 4:24 pm

blockhead wrote:The mood coming out of the eng media is that Saracens are unbeatable. Just the kind of game that Munster will relish so. I hope they smash them.
Although, what would be the consequences of another all-Ireland final?
The Nigels would not be happy.
New Rule:
1. Only 1 player whose surname begins with O can be on the pitch at any one time.
2. All semis must be played in Stadia with a capacity above 51,700. (Otherwise the home advantage is switched to Wembley)
3. Nigel Cup Final to be always played the day after Pro12 Final.
4. More to follow


4. Irish teams start games with a 7 point handicap
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Re: The other semi

Postby cormac » April 10th, 2017, 8:42 am

Anyone know where I could get a Saracens jersey in the next 10 days? Asking for a friend.
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Re: The other semi

Postby Oldschool » April 10th, 2017, 7:42 pm

Laighin Break wrote:
blockhead wrote:The mood coming out of the eng media is that Saracens are unbeatable. Just the kind of game that Munster will relish so. I hope they smash them.
Although, what would be the consequences of another all-Ireland final?
The Nigels would not be happy.
New Rule:
1. Only 1 player whose surname begins with O can be on the pitch at any one time.
2. All semis must be played in Stadia with a capacity above 51,700. (Otherwise the home advantage is switched to Wembley)
3. Nigel Cup Final to be always played the day after Pro12 Final.
4. More to follow


4. Irish teams start games with a 7 point handicap

Irish teams to start with one player on a YC.
Said player to be nominated by opposition.
YC upgraded to RC if only one Irish team makes final.
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Re: The other semi

Postby simonokeeffe » April 10th, 2017, 7:48 pm

Im a bit worried over Munsters injury doubts or their lack of games

Ryan with a history of head knocks and TB going through rtp, Stander possibly out, Murray not back yet. Any would be near fatal
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: The other semi

Postby Peg Leg » April 10th, 2017, 9:05 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:Im a bit worried over Munsters injury doubts or their lack of games

Ryan with a history of head knocks and TB going through rtp, Stander possibly out, Murray not back yet. Any would be near fatal

Williams has been very good of late. I was questioning the decision to give him a new contract, but he has been excellent since.
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Re: The other semi

Postby munster#1 » April 10th, 2017, 9:31 pm

Peg Leg wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:Im a bit worried over Munsters injury doubts or their lack of games

Ryan with a history of head knocks and TB going through rtp, Stander possibly out, Murray not back yet. Any would be near fatal

Williams has been very good of late. I was questioning the decision to give him a new contract, but he has been excellent since.


Williams has always been one of those players that most fans would groan at the sight of him warming up.
He has been like a new addition this season, and has become a very competent replacement when Murray has been unavailable, But he is no Murray.

Munster will need their first choice half backs playing to secure the win.

Stander would be a massive loss to any team, but imo his loss would be as significant as losing Tyler or Murray.
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Re: The other semi

Postby simonokeeffe » April 10th, 2017, 9:48 pm

Peg Leg wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:Im a bit worried over Munsters injury doubts or their lack of games

Ryan with a history of head knocks and TB going through rtp, Stander possibly out, Murray not back yet. Any would be near fatal

Williams has been very good of late. I was questioning the decision to give him a new contract, but he has been excellent since.


Thing is Murray will play on half a leg if he can and thats going to be a big big call
Plus hes going to be a bit rusty
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: The other semi

Postby fourthirtythree » April 10th, 2017, 9:54 pm

While CJ and Murray would be a loss to any team, I think Munster would feel Bleyendaal's loss greatest.

Really hope Munster can draw from a full deck. Saracens are a serious team and a full Munster side going hell for leather in Dublin against them would be pretty titanic. (not Titanic - that was rather a let down - but titanic as in Kronos battles... Hyperion or someone. Haven't figured out where the metaphor goes really)
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Re: The other semi

Postby Golf Man » April 10th, 2017, 10:37 pm

Doubts over bleyendall, murray, Ryan, stander, earls and keatley- I think Ryan and bleyendall likely to be OK. Will not win without murray and stander. Will struggle without one - very central to the whole gameplan

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Re: The other semi

Postby munster#1 » April 10th, 2017, 10:48 pm

To make it into a semi final for most of these players is way more than they would have expected following last seasons early exit.

They have now gotten themselves rather impressively into yet another European semi final.

Once any team gets this far, anything is possible.
No doubt that Munster will be massive outsiders, even more so if they are missing any of their limited number of top class players. But they can still win, they can still beat the odds.
Especially when you look at some of the results that they have racked up so far this season.

Saracens are probably the favorites to lift the cup this season, but Munster wouldn't want it any other way.
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Re: The other semi

Postby Hornet » April 11th, 2017, 9:58 am

cormac wrote:Anyone know where I could get a Saracens jersey in the next 10 days? Asking for a friend.


Unfortunately the one that I have will be in use on the day. :wink:
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