Clermont v Munster

Discussion in 'European Champions & Challenge Cup' started by An Tarbh, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    <div align="center">[​IMG]Clermont v Munster[​IMG]</div>

    Clermont welcome Munster on Sunday in the position that 2 bonus point wins should see them through, although whether they top the pool depends on what Wasps get in Thomond Park.

    Munster I feel need another miracle match and they may well have to back it up next week as well just to stay alive in the competition and it looks like a huge ask for them.

    Clermont have looked the business at home this season and Munster couldn't even get a bonus point against a poor Scarlets side, so there's only one outcome for me, what do you think???

    Teams - TBC
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  3. Mr.cyclopede

    Mr.cyclopede Guest

    Don't know exactly the form of the Munster at the moment.

    Clermont is very impressive, wherever they play, home or not. And so pleasant to watch. I sure don't wnat to see the game they perform, with also Toulouse, since the beginning of the season.

    If no special weather conditions (wind gusting 35kt tonight...), should be a wide open game
  4. shtove

    shtove Guest

    No idea how this is going to play out. But Tarbh's intro is a bit ... ahem ... biased. The points situation is fairly complicated for the remainder of the group.

    Bonnaire and Vermeulen are big players for Clermont, but Munster backrow will match them.

    Can't wait to see what happens with the Munster backline - defensive implosion, or tries galore for the wingers?

    I think POC is out of the replacements.
  5. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    I'm calling it as I see it and I resent this implication of being biased.
  6. Mr.cyclopede

    Mr.cyclopede Guest

    I've never seen Clermont heading to defensive game from tthe beginning of the season, They are very self confident, and this could maybe cause them troubles (like if they take a quick score that make them forget who thay are playing...).

    They are powerfull in the center axe, but their best value in the way they alternate the game. Very special mention to Broke James, an artist.
    ( I'm launching a request to Sarkozy to find him a local top model, marry her, and give him French nationality !!!)
  7. shazbooger

    shazbooger Guest

    Your right I totally agree with you in your intro ...................................... then again I AM biased :)
  8. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    I'll gladly eat my words on Sunday and with the car wrecker in the team an upset may well be on the cards but I wouldn't hold my breath.
  9. Mr.cyclopede

    Mr.cyclopede Guest

    "I sure don't wnat to see the game they perform, with also Toulouse, since the beginning of the season."

    please understand of course that I've watched every game they played, with also Toulouse, this season.
    Some psychomotor troubles for me tonight...
  10. shtove

    shtove Guest

    Appellation controllee?

    Your ass is mine. But it looks like Tarbh is going to sue me, so we're both losers. Unlike Leinster.
  11. Vambo

    Vambo Guest

    So far so good. Come on Clermont... keep it up :cheers:
  12. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Clermont are an amazingly good side, it's hard to believe they were in the Challenge Cup last year! C'mon Munster!
  13. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Munster really have to take advantage of Clermont being down to 13
  14. Mr.cyclopede

    Mr.cyclopede Guest

    Another yellow card for Clermont but nothing for the enormous stanping on Bonnaire...
  15. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Well it's amazing how different things can look before and after a match, Clermont were in control of this pool but have in the space of 80 minutes seen their chances completely dissappear, unless I'm mistaken they're now out, well barring an absolute miracle with Perpignan and Ospreys messing up next weekend.

    So a winner take all match next Saturday evening, that should be interesting to say the least.
  16. Vambo

    Vambo Guest

    Yep, despicable use of the boot by Flannery. He should be sitting in the stands for a good few weeks after that!

    Can't wait :)
  17. shtove

    shtove Guest

    Usual heart attack stuff from Munster. Missed a few chances, but so did Clermont. The French were quite awesome in the first half, with their left wing and hooker almost unstoppable in broken play, but the Irish know what to do in those situations and their try was a beaut.

    Howlett was excellent, but made a couple of mistakes. Same with ROG - spot on with penalties and his flat passing, but the line kicking is still a bit off.

    I'd forgive Flannery the stamping incident - his leg was being held illegally, and the stamp came accidentally from his attempt to free himself. His lineouts were good, and fair dues to him for backing off from a penalty infringement at a ruck in the last couple of minutes.

    Some people hate Munster - but you can't deny they give good drama. The crushing of the Wasps will be a pleasure.
  18. Vambo

    Vambo Guest

    Flannery cited:


  19. No wonder it was a terrible stamp..
  20. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Good Lord the ERC really musn't want to ruffle any feathers with the powers that be in Ireland after announcing that Flannery's hearing, along with Ibanez and Audebert will take place on January 24, the ERC must have some sweet deal by being in Ireland. One rule for some and one for another yet again. You can be sure that had it just been Ibanez and Audebert that the hearings would have taken place by now.
  21. shazbooger

    shazbooger Guest

    Only a temporary reprieve (spelling). I'd expect Flannery will have the book thrown at him at the hearing though. Only way the ERC can save face. This will rule him out of a lot of the 6 nations I'd say.
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