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[2019 Six Nations] Wales v Ireland (16/03/2019)

Discussion in '2019 Guinness Six Nations' started by The Alpha Bro, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. bushytop

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    Yeah I've been following the game since the 80's and Wales and Ireland have always been fairly equitable... there was always quite a positive feeling between the teams until recently though... I thought it was the ball-swap that had instigated it but it seems it was from Gats taking on the Wales job... it's like Ireland are a jealous ex or something ;).
     
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  3. The Alpha Bro

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    To be fair... We dumped him!
     
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    Yeah for EOS! Wish all the Irish decision making was that stellar to be honest with you.
     
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    Agreed. Personally, in a big fixture I'd always pick the complete opposite of what Wales wanted unless it would damage me tactically. Home advantage is plenty enough without letting Wales pick the weather conditions that suit them.

    I love the stadium having the option of a roof by the way, great for spectators. I'm purely commenting from the perspective of a coach.

    Very strong Irish selection. Nervous times for Wales because if the weather is atrocious I'd back Rob Kearnage.
     
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    Not that nervous really... expectations are on the best team in the world right? Real talk though, obvs a possible slam brings pressure but I'd rather be playing for one than not... and hopefully the Welsh boys are mindful of that fact.
     
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    Oh yes, I don't doubt that Gatland will have your players in a good place mentally. But have the roof closed and have Ireland without say Ringrose and I'd have made Wales a clear favourite. Now I really don't know.
     
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    Ringrose is great no doubt... Fox ain’t too shabby though, should be a decent personal dual between the two. As far as the roof goes... the weather will be shite for both teams and I don’t think it will be a mental one-up for Schmidt as we ‘always’ have to keep it open... more’s the pity.
     
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    I think Wales have kind of replaced France as our 'bogey team' which can't have helped.

    And sacking Gatland was a terrible decision by the IRFU.
     
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    Where as Ireland are slowly becoming our ‘new’ England. :)
     
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    over 120 years of battle...all time results ....ireland 51 wales 68.... 7 draws
     
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    weather forecast is horrific saturday hammering down and blowing like hell
     
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    Or is he aware of how crushing the atmosphere of a closed roof millennium stadium is on the away team.

    An open roof poring down on the lower tiers can really spoil a party.
     
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    Means absolutely nothing. Of the 46 players who'll take the field on Saturday, only Rory Best has been around for all 120 years.
     
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    ... and Alan Wyn.
     
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    im sure him and best were in the immortal highlander movies lol
     
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    nicked off a kid on another site....awwww

    I'm dreaming of a welsh grand slam
    Just like the ones in 05 08 and twenty twelve
    Where the stadium glistened and fans all listened
    To hear hymns and arias and drink beer from the shelves

    Im dreaming of a gatland grand slam
    Just like the ones we used to know
    May your day be merry and bright
    And may the silver trophy be on show

    Im dreaming of george north hat trick
    Just like the seventies when grand slams were rife
    May your drinks and beers not make you sick
    bring those seventies legends back to life


    I'm dreaming of a welsh grand slam
    with every welsh ticket that I buy
    Open the rooftops no matter what they say
    So God can watch the welsh team play
     
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    They both drank Isabella Rosselini's potion. :D (Though let's hope neither breaks their neck in the match).
     
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    That kid will be off Gatlands Christmas list for wanting the roof open!
     
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    Does anyone know why Scott Mills was singing the Welsh National Anthem on Radio 1 yesterday, pretty sure that he’s English?
     
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    Something to do with this girl who they have on quite a lot who is Welsh, and getting an interview with shane williams
     
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