THE Guinness Pro14 Thread

Discussion in 'Guinness Pro14' started by The Alpha Bro, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. Bruce_ma_goose

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    Bah, Berry, Owens and Mitrea are all okay. I don't think there is a mythical place where everyone is happy with their refs.
     
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    Thanks for that. Touches on pretty much everything including thoughts on the SA expansion.
     
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    I thought they already we're to be honest. Great news altogether.
     
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    If anyone is doing this, don't click back in your browser! You'll lose all your entries to that point!


    I like seeing squad development.

    I'm seeing quite a lot of it this year!

    Probably valuing whether their sponsorship is worthwhile.
     
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    Anyone else see the Pro14 are advertising their own merch with Macron? I can only imagine everyone's overweight dad will be wearing a Guinness polo from now.
     
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    He was the right coach at the wrong time for us. We had an aging pack at a time he needed a young pack to do his philosophies.

    As was said after. He wanted to make grade A orange juice with grade a apples
     
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    Nah, he was getting there - Munster were on the up when he was shown the door.

    I thought it was a stupid mistake at the time, and the passage of time since has not change my opinion.
     
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    I don't know. Seeing them in training everyday I'd disagree. Yes we were improving but the squad was not up to the demands and he lost the lads a bit.
    I can't say it was right or wrong but for the style you need very fit forwards. At the time we had John Hayes, Paulie, DOC and James Coughlan who were all vital but not fit enough for that style. The locks especially had to be super fit. And I say that knowing DOC especially was a warrior for fitness
     
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    John Hayes was retired by the time Rob Penney was shown the door... into Munster.... never mind the door out!
     
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    Yes John retired the December before. I meant it more as naming lads who were not going to adapt that much at that stage. BJ Botha was from the same school as John. As I said he was probably the right man at the wrong time. Again it was similar with regards Simon Mannix who was a big part too of the departure.
     
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