Blues set to sign fly-half Parks

Discussion in 'Guinness Pro12' started by DuncTheDoodle, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_unio...lsh/8426303.stm

    Next season. Good move. I feel he's been playing well, and is certainly a better player than Sam Norton-Knight. However, SNK being signed for three years, plus Sweeny still being at the Blues, it is a bit hard of Flannagan, who's unlikely to get his chance to play, now. Or at least as of next season.

    Couldn't we have a more immediate impact? There's a reason the Blues are in 9th, and Glasgow are in 1st!
     
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  3. MunsterMan

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  4. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Good God ARE THEY MAD?!
     
  5. Thingimubob

    Thingimubob Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Sir. Speedy @ Dec 22 2009, 04:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Doesn't signing a Fullback as a Fly Half already prove that?

    This is very very random though :huh: Didn't see this one coming at all...
     
  6. bristol-iain

    bristol-iain Guest

    When I saw the headline "Blues to sign fly-half Parks" I wondered if it was some Aussie called Parks but to find out they have signed Dan "kicks more than a donkey" Parks shocked me.
     
  7. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    Cardiff are boring enough as it is, I hope I never have to see them play with Parks at 10.
     
  8. Given Sam Norton-Knight's struggles, it's an understandable move for Cardiff Blues to make. Parks can be hit or miss but he's generally pretty solid. I would have thought a move for somebody like James Hook would have been more beneficial for Welsh rugby though.

    As it is, it's great for Scottish rugby. Parks gets to play with a quality backline, Jackson gets his chance with Glasgow and Godman is showing some form for Edinburgh. That's quite a few options for Andy Robinson.
     
  9. Ben Blair to France ???? :eek:

    Parks will improve as he is stuck on 1 level with Glasgow. Not saying he playing bad just he can step up a gear in Wales
     
  10. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (munstermuffin @ Dec 22 2009, 10:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    On what do you base this?
     
  11. monkeypigeon

    monkeypigeon Guest

    Don't know how anyone can say the guy's gonna improve. He's 31, there's only so much better he's gonna get. i.e Not Much.
     
  12. cyRil

    cyRil Guest

  13. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (cyRil of Ospreylia @ Dec 23 2009, 12:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Ha O'Gara may not be best tackler but proved his class over last 2 week :p
    Ospreys till only have a potentiallt good fly-half that all B)

    Feicarsinn - Re: Ben Blair was only havin laugh saying he might cash in but as for Parks he still has 2/3 good years to do.
     
  14. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (munstermuffin @ Dec 23 2009, 09:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Ha O'Gara may not be best tackler but proved his class over last 2 week :p
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  15. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    O'Gara has hardly been class these last two weeks, better than he has been for a while, but hardly class.
     
  16. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (MunsterMan @ Dec 23 2009, 02:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Never said he was on best form but his last 2 weeks (especially 1st game) showed what he was made of and i'd pick him in my SQUAD any time.

    As for ROG's last 15 mins in 2nd test yea he got dazed and then screwed up but still think
    - For kick Tommy Bowe was partly at fault (not saying ROG blameless or anything)
    - And Bullitt u obviously dont watch much as he's showed bottle plenty of times in his time
    ie)
    - 2 Heineken Cup finals Especially vs Toulouse in '08
    - Vs Wales That DG :bravo:
    - Miracle Match vs Gloucester time we needed to win by 27points and score 4 tries :eek: ROG nailed last kick to secure 27point margin

    Plenty other times to for Ireland and Munster. So what your saying is totally invalid. Like every good team need good Fly-half and doubt Munster have been challenging every year with bad Fly-Half. No Fluke !!!!
    Not saying ROG is perfect yes he has faults but what player doesn't.
     
  17. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    I don't remember Tommy taking a man out in the air and gifting a kickable penalty to Morne Steyn
     
  18. cyRil

    cyRil Guest

    Pundits and that (that being munstermuffin) have been saying how well O'Gara has been playing. This intrigues me. To my eye he is simply playing like any average fly-half should, just isn't f***ing up as much as usual.
    Does that define when O'Gara plays well then?
     
  19. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    Yes. A good ROG game has no glaring errors. It's a sad fact that he was the only option at 10 for Munster and Ireland for so long but at least those days are behind us.
     
  20. cyRil

    cyRil Guest

    It's seems apparent that for so long he hasn't been loved and revered by the Irish public, it's just he was the only option and if anything happened to him you were totally screwed. (Post-Dai Humph).
     
  21. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    Well opinion was divided over him for a long time: There were those who loved him(and sky sports) and those who didn't. It seems though that since the world cup, and even moreso after the Lions tour, his fans have been greatly outnumbered by his detractors.
     
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