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by tomthefan
January 27th, 2021, 4:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Box Sets... The Next One ???
Replies: 1748
Views: 102234

Re: Box Sets... The Next One ???

blockhead wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 11:57 pm
Re watched Game of Thrones. The battle of Winterfell is awesome.
Ulster= Wildlings
Connacht = Iron Born
Munster = Unsullied
Leinster = Lannisters
F**k you!
by tomthefan
December 29th, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21
Replies: 1010
Views: 48472

Re: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21

So
Clermont never lose at home in Europe against any Irish Club... except Munster.
Australia never lose against any Irish Club... except Munster.
NZ never lose against any Irish Club... except Munster.
Etc.

In summary I believe we can say that Munster are exceptional.
by tomthefan
December 10th, 2020, 3:38 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Andy Farell's Reign of Terror
Replies: 189
Views: 28134

Re: Andy Farell's Reign of Terror

I wonder if it's possible to arrange for all the people who want to attend 6N games next year to have covid vaccinations so we can have full houses and full revenue?
by tomthefan
December 9th, 2020, 10:51 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Irish Depth Chart 2020-21
Replies: 37
Views: 3328

Re: Irish Depth Chart 2020-21

Luke McGrath is a lot lower down the depth chart than I'd have expected.
by tomthefan
December 1st, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21
Replies: 1010
Views: 48472

Re: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21

Judging by Munster's luck with 10s since ROG retired, this would be just typical. But unless he has a great, previously unmanifested, grá for Scotland, it's hard to see Glasgow being a destination of choice for Healy. Even Glasgow's international players who get the chance tend to want to get away t...
by tomthefan
November 30th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21
Replies: 1010
Views: 48472

Re: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21

Newspapers sponsoring anythng nowadays is a nonsense. They're the ones who need sponsoring.
by tomthefan
November 30th, 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21
Replies: 1010
Views: 48472

Re: Munster Rugby - Semi Conscious, the Series Finale??? - 2020/21

I was really disappointed back when JJ went to Northampton and Keatley was kept. At the time I felt that JJ had the potential to be the far better player of the two. His time over there and since his return have shown me that I was wrong, he's never really progressed and at this stage, I don't think...
by tomthefan
November 30th, 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Rugby on the Box
Replies: 222
Views: 26511

Re: Rugby on the Box

Thanks Laighin Break I'll have a look at that, I find the free streaming sites to be frustrating with constant freezing. it might be a lot down to my internet but I'm happy to pay for something that just works (like Rugbypass used to). Cheers Dave. if I can get btsports on nowtv that might just be w...
by tomthefan
November 29th, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Rugby on the Box
Replies: 222
Views: 26511

Re: Rugby on the Box

Thanks Myles
I've actually tried mobdro it seems to freeze a lot for me.
Can you get all the rugby on now tv, not just the sky sports stuff, the website mentions btsport but they'll hardly give me that in ireland or am I wrong?
I hadn't heard of rugbylist I'll give it a look in.
by tomthefan
November 28th, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Rugby on the Box
Replies: 222
Views: 26511

Re: Rugby on the Box

Back in the Good old days a sky sports subscription gave you pretty much every game. For a while after the splintering of the rights to different broadcasters, rugbypass offered a way of achieving that again if you used a vpn but that disappeared a year ago when they tightened things up and I've a f...
by tomthefan
February 16th, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 70851

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

Disappointing enough turn out by the 12 county blue army yesterday. Maybe it was the clash with El Classico del norde (bohs v rovers)?
by tomthefan
January 21st, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 70851

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

Siblings being good at the same sports (or sport in general) is more down to genetics/natural talent than privilege. We see it all the time in the GAA too. Genetics undoubtedly had a part to play. But the smaller the pond you pick from the more likely the fish are to be related. The ostensible pond...
by tomthefan
January 20th, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 70851

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

blockhead wrote:Very few players from Limerick in the Munster squad these days. Mostly from Cork.
Cork is more like Dublin than Limerick when it comes to rugby (albeit with a lower population and less money)
by tomthefan
January 20th, 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 70851

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

This is pure nonsense - it assumes unlimited supply. If Michaels (or whoever) reduced their fees to zero - they could still only take in the same number of kids each year. No isn't. It means that only in Limerick do non fee paying schools run meaningful rugby programmes. Of course these schools do ...
by tomthefan
January 20th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 70851

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

Time to concentrate on improving the foundations of the team, engage in fiscally responsible investment, paying some debts, rebuilding the identity from grass roots level, improving the resources of the feeder schools, clubs and most of all the academy now. Fixed Actually, it's the other way around...
by tomthefan
January 13th, 2020, 11:55 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 70851

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

Strength in depth did for us imo, we didn't have good enough replacements. Still though, if that game had been in Limerick we'd have won. No criticism of wayne Barnes implied there but even the best referees cant help but give the home team the benefit of the doubt more often than not. Happy to give...
by tomthefan
January 11th, 2020, 6:18 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: European Champions Cup [Most Improved]
Replies: 927
Views: 67064

Re: European Champions Cup [Most Improved]

Today in commentaries In the Clermont Ulster game, Nick Mullins and Andrew Trimble were quiet when the referee was speaking so that we could hear what he was saying, even to the extent to pausing when in the middle of a point. In the Connacht Toulouse match, Hugh Cahill blathered on telling us the g...
by tomthefan
December 20th, 2019, 11:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: In need of a laugh?
Replies: 515
Views: 54854

Re: In need of a laugh?

Underlying "Hate Speech" legislation is the idea that "other" people won't be able to see through it the way we can and must be protected lest they and society go bad. 433 and peg leg can see the hate speech some Americans come out with for what it is, but many Americans aren't as clever as you. The...
by tomthefan
December 20th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: In need of a laugh?
Replies: 515
Views: 54854

Re: In need of a laugh?

You don't really get the idea behind free speech, do you? Are there limits to free speech in a liberal democracy?? I'd be inclined to think that the suppression of speech is far more harmful than allowing unpleasant views to be aired. If you libel/slander someone then there may be consequences for ...
by tomthefan
December 20th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: In need of a laugh?
Replies: 515
Views: 54854

Re: In need of a laugh?

You don't really get the idea behind free speech, do you?