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riocard911 wrote: December 6th, 2021, 2:49 pm
blockhead wrote: December 6th, 2021, 11:10 am
offshorerules wrote: December 6th, 2021, 10:35 am JVG linked with Bath again.
I feelings on this are the same as they were for Ole at Utd. Please stay.
Tuigim, Blockhead. With the blue glasses on I'd agree with you, but with the green?.....
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fourthirtythree wrote: December 6th, 2021, 3:37 pm No. It's a coach they'd be after from us then rather than some players.

Actually probably both at the same time "wouldn't you like to keep working with the coach who has been so good for you so far?"
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Even though it's only Tuesday, we're already hearing a bit of media talk around 'Munster magic' and lots of rising hype about a Munster win for the ages or a miracle match 2 on Sunday.

Gerry is calling it 'possibly one of the great Munster stories'.

Now I'm well aware it's a weakened Munster side and an unfortunate situation.

But like they're playing a mid table English side with lots of injuries, a poor scrum and no win in 5 games.

Munster will have Kilcoyne, Salanoa, Beirne, POM, Murray, Carbery, Conway, Farrell, De Allende, Earls starting.

And that's assuming they don't get any of the guys out of quarantine, which you'd imagine will be an option.

So yes, they'll be underdogs, it will be an uphill battle and they will need to fill the rest of the squad with young guys or AIL players.

But it's hardly 'Roy of the rovers' stuff!
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wixfjord wrote: December 7th, 2021, 9:46 am Even though it's only Tuesday, we're already hearing a bit of media talk around 'Munster magic' and lots of rising hype about a Munster win for the ages or a miracle match 2 on Sunday.

Gerry is calling it 'possibly one of the great Munster stories'.

Now I'm well aware it's a weakened Munster side and an unfortunate situation.

But like they're playing a mid table English side with lots of injuries, a poor scrum and no win in 5 games.

Munster will have Kilcoyne, Salanoa, Beirne, POM, Murray, Carbery, Conway, Farrell, De Allende, Earls starting.

And that's assuming they don't get any of the guys out of quarantine, which you'd imagine will be an option.

So yes, they'll be underdogs, it will be an uphill battle and they will need to fill the rest of the squad with young guys or AIL players.

But it's hardly 'Roy of the rovers' stuff!
But it could "kickstart their season" Wixfjord, and Tremenjous and co can soil the sheets!
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Scarlets have conceded their game against Bristol
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Dave Cahill wrote: December 7th, 2021, 12:02 pm Scarlets have conceded their game against Bristol
28-0 isn't that bad a result.
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ronk wrote: December 7th, 2021, 1:14 pm
Dave Cahill wrote: December 7th, 2021, 12:02 pm Scarlets have conceded their game against Bristol
28-0 isn't that bad a result.
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It's a tough away match for them. They were always due a pasting. They have an excuse to throw in the towel and focus on their other games rather than patch together a squad who clearly aren't up for a game right now.

Munster have a different position, they care about their seeding and they have a chance to get a result. Also they have a bigger squad and aren't missing their internationals.
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I'd be worried that Van Graan might opt for a conservative game plan after all the disruption.
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Munster registered the following players for Europe:

Forwards:
Alessandro Heaney (loosehead prop) - Exile/UCC/U20
Kieran Ryan (loosehead prop) - Munchins/Shannon/U20
Darragh McCarthy (tighthead prop) - Clonakilty/Garryowen/U20
Darragh McSweeney (tighthead prop) - PBC/Shannon/U20
Dylan Murphy (hooker) - Nenagh/Garryowen/U20
Edwin Edogbo (lock) - Cobh RFC/UCC/U20
John Forde (back-row forward) - PBC/Cork Con/U21
Peter Hyland (back-row forward) - PBC/Cork Con/U21
Jack Kelleher (back-row forward) - PBC/UCC/U21
Fearghail O’Donoghue (back-row forward) - Cashel/U21
Nicky Greene (back-row forward) - Bandon/Garryowen/U20
Conor Moloney (back-row forward) - Ennis/Young Munster/U20
Jack O’Sullivan (back-row forward) - Cobh/UCC/U20

Backs:
Adam Maher (scrum-half) - Rockwell/Young Munster/U20
Andrew O’Mahony (scrum-half) - CBC/UCC/U19
Jack Oliver (scrum-half) - Castletroy/Garryowen/U19
Tony Butler (out-half) - Ennis/Garryowen/U20
Alan Flannery (centre) - Rockwell/Shannon/U21
Darragh French (centre) - PBC/UCC/U20
George Coomber (winger) - CBC/UCC/U20
Jamie Shanahan (winger) - Skibbereen/Garryowen/U21
Patrick Campbell (full-back/winger) - PBC/Young Munster/U20
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So excited for this game.

Whatever the result, this is a massive F U to Covid.
We have seen so many games cancelled due to Covid that leagues and cup victories have become somewhat meaningless.

For Munster to be able and willing to field a squad with 13 of the 23 likely to be academy and AIl players is something to get behind.

Whilst very unlikely, a victory in this game could be massive.

My big hope for this game is that Munster unearth a couple of gems.
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munster#1 wrote: December 7th, 2021, 9:37 pm So excited for this game.

Whatever the result, this is a massive F U to Covid.
We have seen so many games cancelled due to Covid that leagues and cup victories have become somewhat meaningless.

For Munster to be able and willing to field a squad with 13 of the 23 likely to be academy and AIl players is something to get behind.

Whilst very unlikely, a victory in this game could be massive.

My big hope for this game is that Munster unearth a couple of gems.
what absolute bollix.
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mildlyinterested wrote:
munster#1 wrote: December 7th, 2021, 9:37 pm So excited for this game.

Whatever the result, this is a massive F U to Covid.
We have seen so many games cancelled due to Covid that leagues and cup victories have become somewhat meaningless.

For Munster to be able and willing to field a squad with 13 of the 23 likely to be academy and AIl players is something to get behind.

Whilst very unlikely, a victory in this game could be massive.

My big hope for this game is that Munster unearth a couple of gems.
what absolute bollix.
No doubt the script for the play has been started.

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mildlyinterested wrote: December 7th, 2021, 9:48 pm
munster#1 wrote: December 7th, 2021, 9:37 pm So excited for this game.

Whatever the result, this is a massive F U to Covid.
We have seen so many games cancelled due to Covid that leagues and cup victories have become somewhat meaningless.

For Munster to be able and willing to field a squad with 13 of the 23 likely to be academy and AIl players is something to get behind.

Whilst very unlikely, a victory in this game could be massive.

My big hope for this game is that Munster unearth a couple of gems.
what absolute bollix.
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Barry wrote: December 7th, 2021, 10:08 pm
mildlyinterested wrote:
munster#1 wrote: December 7th, 2021, 9:37 pm So excited for this game.

Whatever the result, this is a massive F U to Covid.
We have seen so many games cancelled due to Covid that leagues and cup victories have become somewhat meaningless.

For Munster to be able and willing to field a squad with 13 of the 23 likely to be academy and AIl players is something to get behind.

Whilst very unlikely, a victory in this game could be massive.

My big hope for this game is that Munster unearth a couple of gems.
what absolute bollix.
No doubt the script for the play has been started.

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What’s your prediction for this game?
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Munster are 11/4 to win this game.

Truly a win for the ages it would be. :lol:
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mildlyinterested wrote: December 7th, 2021, 9:48 pm
munster#1 wrote: December 7th, 2021, 9:37 pm So excited for this game.

Whatever the result, this is a massive F U to Covid.
We have seen so many games cancelled due to Covid that leagues and cup victories have become somewhat meaningless.

For Munster to be able and willing to field a squad with 13 of the 23 likely to be academy and AIl players is something to get behind.

Whilst very unlikely, a victory in this game could be massive.

My big hope for this game is that Munster unearth a couple of gems.
what absolute bollix.
I am bemused by the massive F U to Covid, as a wise man once said "It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear" granted that was Kyle Reese speaking about the Terminator but I think the similarities are apt
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RoboProp wrote: December 8th, 2021, 10:05 am
mildlyinterested wrote: December 7th, 2021, 9:48 pm
munster#1 wrote: December 7th, 2021, 9:37 pm So excited for this game.

Whatever the result, this is a massive F U to Covid.
We have seen so many games cancelled due to Covid that leagues and cup victories have become somewhat meaningless.

For Munster to be able and willing to field a squad with 13 of the 23 likely to be academy and AIl players is something to get behind.

Whilst very unlikely, a victory in this game could be massive.

My big hope for this game is that Munster unearth a couple of gems.
what absolute bollix.
I am bemused by the massive F U to Covid, as a wise man once said "It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear" granted that was Kyle Reese speaking about the Terminator but I think the similarities are apt
After 2 years of having everything cancelled from christenings to wakes and everything in between.
it is great to see, that despite the large number of infected players and isolating players, that this game will still go ahead.

Like most people, I have reached Covid saturation at this stage. I am so sick of how it has consumed so much of our lives.
If this game had of been cancelled (and I know it is only a game and that there are far more important things in life) I would have been very pissed off.
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Barry wrote: December 7th, 2021, 10:08 pm
mildlyinterested wrote:
munster#1 wrote: December 7th, 2021, 9:37 pm So excited for this game.

Whatever the result, this is a massive F U to Covid.
We have seen so many games cancelled due to Covid that leagues and cup victories have become somewhat meaningless.

For Munster to be able and willing to field a squad with 13 of the 23 likely to be academy and AIl players is something to get behind.

Whilst very unlikely, a victory in this game could be massive.

My big hope for this game is that Munster unearth a couple of gems.
what absolute bollix.
No doubt the script for the play has been started.

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I know, it's been set up as the "Miracle Match, Part Deux" but I'd still like to see a ramshakle Munster 23 turn up and kick some Premiership butt!
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blockhead wrote: December 8th, 2021, 10:27 am
Barry wrote: December 7th, 2021, 10:08 pm
mildlyinterested wrote:
what absolute bollix.
No doubt the script for the play has been started.

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I know, it's been set up as the "Miracle Match, Part Deux" but I'd still like to see a ramshakle Munster 23 turn up and kick some Premiership butt!
Definitely, there are, after all, worse things than Munster Rugby.
TBF to M1 it is backs against the wall stuff for Munster.
Were Leinster in the same situation it's fair to say we'd be down on beaches fighting too.
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