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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby sunshiner1 » July 15th, 2017, 4:33 pm

White lies for the players. Derailment of the season, the risk of being honest.


If they did then it was a smart move by Munster. The Connacht team mentally checked out when they heard that Lam was going so stopping the same thing happening makes perfect sense.
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby simonokeeffe » July 17th, 2017, 1:29 pm

Munster will be wearing silk pyjamas for their home games

They need white shorts. All red kid is too soccery looking
When he spreads his legs like that youd need dynamite or the Highland Light Infantry to shift him.
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby olaf the fat » July 17th, 2017, 1:37 pm

RAILWAY1 wrote:It's been handled very badly by all parties from the start which doesn't give me much confidence in either Munster Rugby or the IRFU when it comes to appointing a new head coach /DoR.


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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby fourthirtythree » July 17th, 2017, 2:18 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:Munster will be wearing silk pyjamas for their home games

They need white shorts. All red kid is too soccery looking

I guess they were going for broody, dark, sexy, and sultry or something, but O'Mahony in particular rocks that look as sulky
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby simonokeeffe » July 17th, 2017, 2:29 pm

as a stand alone shirt it rocks and will (hopefully) sell great

have had this discussion before but one one colour kit only works for the all blacks, and half of them are going to be wearing red boots too, its not intimidating unless theyre going for a full Imperial Guard from Star Wars look
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby ronk » July 17th, 2017, 5:16 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:as a stand alone shirt it rocks and will (hopefully) sell great

have had this discussion before but one one colour kit only works for the all blacks, and half of them are going to be wearing red boots too, its not intimidating unless theyre going for a full Imperial Guard from Star Wars look



Works for England too
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby Dave Cahill » July 17th, 2017, 6:38 pm

It's just the French sevens shirt in red isn't it?

The pictures reant great and I can't rip my eyes away from the Photoshop job done on Zebo
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby Peg Leg » July 17th, 2017, 7:09 pm

Dave Cahill wrote:It's just the French sevens shirt in red isn't it?

The pictures reant great and I can't rip my eyes away from the Photoshop job done on Zebo

Just wow
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby simonokeeffe » July 17th, 2017, 8:03 pm

ronk wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:as a stand alone shirt it rocks and will (hopefully) sell great

have had this discussion before but one one colour kit only works for the all blacks, and half of them are going to be wearing red boots too, its not intimidating unless theyre going for a full Imperial Guard from Star Wars look



Works for England too


A. Theyll love that comparison
B. England wear Navy socks
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby Xanthippe » July 18th, 2017, 3:45 am

Tell you what though -if we put Latin writing on our jersey we'd be called pretentious twats!!!!!
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby blockhead » July 19th, 2017, 11:09 am

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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby simonokeeffe » July 19th, 2017, 11:54 am



Its just speculation but they can f off from Farrell, dont want Ireland affected and he has no head coach experience. Henry is pie in the sky unless he gets huuuuge money
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby offshorerules » July 20th, 2017, 9:29 am

I believe Declan Kidneys contract as director of sports in UCC comes to an end in December so he seems the logical choice assuming he would move to limerick, no?
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby simonokeeffe » July 20th, 2017, 12:01 pm

offshorerules wrote:I believe Declan Kidnays contracr as director of sports in UCC comes to an end in December so he seems the logical choice assuming he would move to limerick, no?


Nothing would be logical about that decision :)
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby blockhead » July 27th, 2017, 8:58 am

http://www.the42.ie/rob-penney-munster-7-3513239-Jul2017/

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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby offshorerules » July 27th, 2017, 12:34 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:
offshorerules wrote:I believe Declan Kidnays contracr as director of sports in UCC comes to an end in December so he seems the logical choice assuming he would move to limerick, no?


Nothing would be logical about that decision :)


I don't know I'm sure there are one or two places where you'd be worse off, Mosul maybe?
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby CiaranIrl » July 27th, 2017, 3:07 pm

offshorerules wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:
offshorerules wrote:I believe Declan Kidnays contracr as director of sports in UCC comes to an end in December so he seems the logical choice assuming he would move to limerick, no?


Nothing would be logical about that decision :)


I don't know I'm sure there are one or two places where you'd be worse off, Mosul maybe?


Better weather in Mosul is the only difference I can think of.
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby offshorerules » July 28th, 2017, 9:07 am

Nothing would be logical about that decision :)[/quote]

I don't know I'm sure there are one or two places where you'd be worse off, Mosul maybe?[/quote]

Better weather in Mosul is the only difference I can think of.[/quote]
Come to think of it now that ISIS have been booted out of Mosul it is WAAAAAY more attractive. I'll have another think.
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby RAILWAY1 » July 30th, 2017, 12:21 am

Think I would rather Mosul than Carlow or Louth with or without ISIS 8)
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Re: Munster 2017 -2018

Postby hugonaut » August 5th, 2017, 9:45 pm

sunshiner1 wrote:
White lies for the players. Derailment of the season, the risk of being honest.


If they did then it was a smart move by Munster. The Connacht team mentally checked out when they heard that Lam was going so stopping the same thing happening makes perfect sense.


Absolutely agree, and a very good point.

Eamonn Dunphy used the phrase 'honesty of effort' a long time ago and it was shortened – and bastardised – to plain old 'honesty', and then 'honesty' became the coverall word for anything positive. Bravery, determination, diligence, clarity of thought under pressure, resourcefulness ... who needs any of those things when you've got 'honesty'?

Honesty isn't the only sports-applicable virtue. Maybe its pre-eminence in spoken interviews is down to something as banal as a limited vocabulary, but you need more than honesty to be successful in sport ... a lot more.

Erasmus very probably told lies about his employment situation, but people tell lies a lot more often than they'll admit. In my opinion, he had a valid reason to conceal his mid-season decision to leave Munster: exactly what Blockhead described above, the real risk of "derailment of the season".

In my opinion, it was probably a tough thing for Erasmus to do – going in front of a room full of journalists, being asked a straightforward question and responding with an answer that he absolutely knew wasn't true. I don't think he took it lightly, or that he did it on his own behalf as the easy option. I believe that he gave it a lot of consideration, and came to the conclusion that it was better for the squad [and probably for the wider Munster Rugby set-up, however wide you want to consider that constituency] that he put his own reputation – and to some degree, his integrity – in second place, and put the team and the season first.

It was always going to come out that he was leaving, so he knew that his reputation for 'honesty' would take a hit. However, to my mind he showed both thoughtfulness, a degree of selflessness and ultimately wisdom and in his decision-making in this situation.
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