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RE: Oval Balls - The Rugby Thread - 14/2/2006 11:50:54 AM   
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Typical Scottish optimism, there.


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RE: Oval Balls - The Rugby Thread - 14/2/2006 12:28:50 PM   
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The one thing you can be sure of with scotland is that home advantage in a sports game, counts as no advantage.
It means nothing to us if we get screwed at Hampden, Murrayfield or even at St Andrews (go on monty). It should, but it sadly doesn't.



I don't think thats true at all! I've been to Murrayfield and the atmosphere has been great!

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RE: Oval Balls - The Rugby Thread - 14/2/2006 12:31:14 PM   
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The one thing you can be sure of with scotland is that home advantage in a sports game, counts as no advantage.
It means nothing to us if we get screwed at Hampden, Murrayfield or even at St Andrews (go on monty). It should, but it sadly doesn't.



I don't think thats true at all. I've been to Murrayfield and the atmosphere is great!

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RE: Oval Balls - The Rugby Thread - 14/2/2006 2:09:40 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Izzardesque2

quote:

ORIGINAL: the_hood

The one thing you can be sure of with scotland is that home advantage in a sports game, counts as no advantage.
It means nothing to us if we get screwed at Hampden, Murrayfield or even at St Andrews (go on monty). It should, but it sadly doesn't.



I don't think thats true at all. I've been to Murrayfield and the atmosphere is great!


It is indeed, but then the atmosphere at any rugby match is brilliant.  I remember going to Twickenham when I was a kid and just being blown away, I was taken to a football match not long after and just felt really intimidated.   
 
I'm still gunning for Ireland and if they keep playing the way they have I don't think you can discount them at all

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RE: Oval Balls - The Rugby Thread - 14/2/2006 2:30:19 PM   
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Twickers sucks compared to Millenium Stadium!

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RE: Oval Balls - The Rugby Thread - 14/2/2006 2:46:46 PM   
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Twickers sucks compared to Millenium Stadium!


You would say that!  Just wait until you get to Lansdowne Road!

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RE: Oval Balls - The Rugby Thread - 14/2/2006 10:15:39 PM   
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I'm still gunning for Ireland and if they keep playing the way they have I don't think you can discount them at all


But what about their game against Italy?  By all accounts Ireland should have whooped them.  I mean no discredit to the Italian team, but Ireland were at home and should have won easily. 

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RE: Oval Balls - The Rugby Thread - 15/2/2006 8:19:36 AM   
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I'm still gunning for Ireland and if they keep playing the way they have I don't think you can discount them at all


But what about their game against Italy?  By all accounts Ireland should have whooped them.  I mean no discredit to the Italian team, but Ireland were at home and should have won easily. 


Agreed they should have done and it wasn't a comfortable game to watch at all, but they did win, maybe no as sizeably as I would have liked.  Did you see the Ireland France game?  I'd written us off completely but to be able to come back so well in the second half!  I had texts in that afternoon from some of my Irish friends and all of us were saying how we couldn't breathe!  The game was raised so high that if they can be consistent with it (big if I know) then I can't see how anyone can write them off.
 
OK the match against England on March 18th, straight after Paddy's day might be a tad hard!  Well, it will be for me anyway!

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RE: Oval Balls - The Rugby Thread - 15/2/2006 9:14:25 AM   
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Nice to see Mike Ruddock has so much faith in his team he's left! 

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RE: Oval Balls - The Rugby Thread - 15/2/2006 10:15:16 AM   
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Shocked is not the word...

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RE: Oval Balls - The Rugby Thread - 15/2/2006 2:25:00 PM   
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Any news on a replacement yet?  Didn't see anything about one this morning.

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RE: Oval Balls - The Rugby Thread - 15/2/2006 5:56:09 PM   
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The Times states that Scott Johnson is taking over for the rest of the Six Nations.  A very confusing affair indeed

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RE: Oval Balls - The Rugby Thread - 16/2/2006 12:33:13 AM   
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Strange how Rudduck came to leave. Whatever the reasons i guess trying to top a grandslam is a big ask even if he had 5 years to attempt it but hes done well and im glad i got to see us (wales) win anything in my lifetime haha! Have to wait until middleage for another maybe

According to various papers and radio stations there are 2 reasons being touted for him leaving,

1 - Family reasons, personally and thus not known to the public but there has seemingly been no warning or known conflicts of interest between ruddock and his family before the shock announcement,

2 - Player power - where its claimed he was bossed out of his job by the players themselves. Personally i dont know what to believe but watching Scrum5 on BBC2 Wales sunday evening will be interesting methinks!




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RE: Oval Balls - The Rugby Thread - 16/2/2006 9:38:42 AM   
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I can't see it was player power. He's always had an excellent reputation as a coach so I can't see them 'objecting to his methods' as stated as a possible reason.

Perhaps there is a death or other crisis in his family? I dunno. More likely the WRU management have been bitching and backbiting as bloody usual and he got fed up of it!

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RE: Oval Balls - The Rugby Thread - 16/2/2006 5:43:49 PM   
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I can't see it was player power. He's always had an excellent reputation as a coach so I can't see them 'objecting to his methods' as stated as a possible reason.



As I understand it, Gareth Thomas (allegedly) was the player who pushed him out.  Apparently he preferred Scott Johnson's way of playing.

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RE: Oval Balls - The Rugby Thread - 17/2/2006 1:25:58 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Funkyrae

quote:

ORIGINAL: Ref

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I'm still gunning for Ireland and if they keep playing the way they have I don't think you can discount them at all


But what about their game against Italy?  By all accounts Ireland should have whooped them.  I mean no discredit to the Italian team, but Ireland were at home and should have won easily. 


Agreed they should have done and it wasn't a comfortable game to watch at all, but they did win, maybe no as sizeably as I would have liked.  Did you see the Ireland France game?  I'd written us off completely but to be able to come back so well in the second half!  I had texts in that afternoon from some of my Irish friends and all of us were saying how we couldn't breathe!  The game was raised so high that if they can be consistent with it (big if I know) then I can't see how anyone can write them off.
 
OK the match against England on March 18th, straight after Paddy's day might be a tad hard!  Well, it will be for me anyway!


Funkyrae, don't kid yourself, the only reason Ireland came back against the French was because they (France) knew that game was won at half time and they couldn't be arsed playing anymore. The French sports media had a fit on Sunday over the way they gave up at half time. And also we were something like 47-3 down at that stage, we both suck and blow. I would now like to see us lose the rest of our matches just so Eddie O'Sullivan finally gets the sack, then we can hire Mike Ruddock

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RE: Oval Balls - The Rugby Thread - 20/2/2006 2:23:54 PM   
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And what the hell would we want with a quitter like Ruddock?
 
Seo dhibh a cháirde duan óglaigh,
Cathréimeach briomhar ceolmhar,
ár dtinte cnámh go buacach táid,
'S an spéir go min réaltogach
Is fonnmhar faobhrach sinn chun gleo
'S go tiúnmhar glé roimh thíocht do'n ló
Fé chiúnas chaomh na hoiche ar seol:
Seo libh canaídh Amhrán na bhFiann

Sinne Firnna Fáil
A tá fé gheall ag éirinn,
buion dár slua
Thar toinn do ráinig chugainn,
Fé mhóid bheith saor.
Sean tír ár sinsir feasta
Ní fhagfar fé'n tiorán ná fén tráil
Anocht a théam sa bhearna bhaoil,
Le gean ar Ghaeil chun báis nó saoil
Le guna screach fé lámhach na bpiléar
Seo libh canaídh Amhrán na bhFiann.

Cois bánta réidhe, ar árdaibh sléibhe,
Ba bhuachach ár sinsir romhainn,
Ag lámhach go tréan fé'n sár-bhrat séin
Tá thuas sa ghaoith go seolta
Ba dhúchas riamh d'ár gcine cháidh
Gan iompáil siar ó imirt áir,
'S ag siúl mar iad i gcoinne námhad
Seo libh, canaídh Amhrán na bhFiann

Sinne Firnna Fáil
A tá fé gheall ag éirinn,
buion dár slua
Thar toinn do ráinig chugainn,
Fé mhóid bheith saor.
Sean tír ár sinsir feasta
Ní fhagfar fé'n tiorán ná fén tráil
Anocht a théam sa bhearna bhaoil,
Le gean ar Ghaeil chun báis nó saoil
Le guna screach fé lámhach na bpiléar
Seo libh canaídh Amhrán na bhFiann.

 
Or for those not in the know
 

Soldiers are we
whose lives are pledged to Ireland;
Some have come
from a land beyond the wave.
Sworn to be free,
No more our ancient sireland
Shall shelter the despot or the slave.
Tonight we man the bearna baoil 2
In Erin's cause, come woe or weal;
'Mid cannon's roar and rifles' peal,
We'll chant a soldier's song.



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RE: Oval Balls - The Rugby Thread - 20/2/2006 6:13:59 PM   
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By all accounts Funky, Ruddock was screwed over.  Being half-welsh I'm appalled by their (meaning the players and WRU) behaviour towards him.  Tis a very sad day for Welsh Rugby indeed. 

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RE: Oval Balls - The Rugby Thread - 21/2/2006 5:30:30 PM   
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By all accounts Funky, Ruddock was screwed over.  Being half-welsh I'm appalled by their (meaning the players and WRU) behaviour towards him.  Tis a very sad day for Welsh Rugby indeed. 


No I appreciate that.  He was badly treated - agreed.  But I like Joe O Sullivan.  Ok He's not the best but he has made Ireland play like a team should play.  And yes he should have been sacked a while back, but if Ireland can pull it out of the bag then who knows?

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RE: Oval Balls - The Rugby Thread - 21/2/2006 8:32:28 PM   
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You've got two hopes and Bob's dead.

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RE: Oval Balls - The Rugby Thread - 25/2/2006 6:33:39 PM   
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Come on Scotland - 9-6 in front - it's scrappy, but we're doing it!!

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RE: Oval Balls - The Rugby Thread - 25/2/2006 7:18:08 PM   
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Yaba-dabba-do!





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RE: Oval Balls - The Rugby Thread - 25/2/2006 10:10:37 PM   
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Get the fuck in there!!!

Ya-fucking-hoo!!

The Calcutta Cup is ours. Not that I'm gloating in victory or anything...

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RE: Oval Balls - The Rugby Thread - 26/2/2006 6:05:58 PM   
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Both of my teams lost!  I'm depressed.

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RE: Oval Balls - The Rugby Thread - 27/2/2006 11:55:12 AM   
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Congrats Scotland.

Wales? Bugger bugger bugger...

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RE: Oval Balls - The Rugby Thread - 27/2/2006 3:26:02 PM   
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Congrats Scotland.

Wales? Bugger bugger bugger...


Ha ha ha!

Both mine won!  How happy was I?!!

Sorry Wales, guess the Irish charm just got the better of you on the day...

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RE: Oval Balls - The Rugby Thread - 2/3/2006 4:26:25 PM   
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Roll on 18th March!

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RE: Oval Balls - The Rugby Thread - 2/3/2006 9:02:30 PM   
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Ok chucks Tigers Vs. Wasps this weekend.  I wanna know who you want to win and then who you think is gonna win.

Me, well it's pretty obvious that I want Tigers to win and, although I think it'll be a close match, I think Tigers will clinch it. 

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RE: Oval Balls - The Rugby Thread - 4/3/2006 4:40:14 PM   
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Noooooooo!  I can't bare that smug face of Dayglo.  Cozza's England captain now - get over yourself! 

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RE: Oval Balls - The Rugby Thread - 6/3/2006 12:43:14 PM   
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Well, Wasps probably deserved the win, although we should have had a penalty at least, or better a penalty try, for Staunton's deliberate knock down as we were cruising to the line!

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But the good ones I've seen
So seldom are clean
And the clean ones so seldom are comical

Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si marmota monax materiam possit materiari?

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