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Re: The other semi

Postby John23 » April 16th, 2017, 10:10 am

Straying slightly off topic here but if anybody out there has a spare ticket for this I will take it. A Munster friend of mine snoozed when they were released and is short one. Thanks in advance.
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Re: The other semi

Postby Cor. Ind. » April 17th, 2017, 10:20 am

Hard to know what positives to take away from Saturday's inept performance against a woeful, woebegone Ulster. Winning is always important. Munster will need to play levels above that to even compete with Sarries methinks. I was really impressed by how they won yesterday. 8 points down with less than 10 mins to go they took the three points from a scrum pen to ensure a lbp and then took advantage of an intricicate piece of broken field (initiated by some dark arts from Brits) to claim the winning try: They closed out the last few mins with pick and go drives....classic Munster circa 2008.

Our best performances this year have all been in the ERCC: Racing away and Leicester & Glasgow at home, but we'll need to exceed the intensity of those performances to beat Sarries. Can we do it? Against Leinster and Leicester away we lost the mental battle early on and never recovered. The same could be said of last Saturday, where the loss of Dunc & TB just before kick off and Sweets getting sparked in the first 30secs seemed to affect the guys mentally.
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Re: The other semi

Postby Laighin Break » April 18th, 2017, 8:31 am

Cor. Ind. wrote:Hard to know what positives to take away from Saturday's inept performance against a woeful, woebegone Ulster. Winning is always important. Munster will need to play levels above that to even compete with Sarries methinks. I was really impressed by how they won yesterday. 8 points down with less than 10 mins to go they took the three points from a scrum pen to ensure a lbp and then took advantage of an intricicate piece of broken field (initiated by some dark arts from Brits) to claim the winning try: They closed out the last few mins with pick and go drives....classic Munster circa 2008.

Our best performances this year have all been in the ERCC: Racing away and Leicester & Glasgow at home, but we'll need to exceed the intensity of those performances to beat Sarries. Can we do it? Against Leinster and Leicester away we lost the mental battle early on and never recovered. The same could be said of last Saturday, where the loss of Dunc & TB just before kick off and Sweets getting sparked in the first 30secs seemed to affect the guys mentally.


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Re: The other semi

Postby Oldschool » April 18th, 2017, 12:21 pm

At this stage and following on from the weekend match, Munster must be rank outsiders to beat Saracens.
On a player comparison, Saracens win nearly all the match ups, although the Munster players are not without some modicum of skill.
Despite that, Munster are not without hope.
They have the better coach, they have their fabled passion and they have their 'never beaten, dogged, hang in there' mentality.
NB this is not a windup, it's a contribution to the underdog war effort.
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Re: The other semi

Postby offshorerules » April 18th, 2017, 12:49 pm

Munster are the underdogs (marginally) at 5/4. Hard one to call to be honest. Leinster are also underdogs at 6/4 and I think in our semi home advantage is a big help for Clermont. I think it will be also for Munster so I think they will edge it.
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Re: The other semi

Postby wixfjord » April 20th, 2017, 7:25 pm

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Re: The other semi

Postby Laighin Break » May 20th, 2017, 5:49 pm

Dave Cahill wrote:Saracens are the best team in England, they will win the Aviva Premiership.


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Re: The other semi

Postby Dave Cahill » May 20th, 2017, 6:01 pm

Laighin Break wrote:
Dave Cahill wrote:Saracens are the best team in England, they will win the Aviva Premiership.


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Guess they'll just have to make do with being back to back Champions of Europe
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Re: The other semi

Postby Ruckedtobits » May 20th, 2017, 8:13 pm

A summer to put our heads down and keep quiet. Winning is more significant than improving or entertaining. Munster have a team and a Coaching group who understand that.

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Re: The other semi

Postby Fan with smartphone » May 20th, 2017, 8:48 pm

I must say I find their defence exciting to watch. It's a weapon more than a defence. Attack can be limited at times, no doubt about it and let them down badly against Saracens, but has shown sparks this year too. Is going to be a great final, because Llanelli were superb the other night.
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