Munster 30 – Bourgoin 27

 Posted by on January 15, 2007  Add comments
Jan 152007
 

What exactly was that?

As somebody said in today’s paper, Munster thought they were the Harlem Globetrotters. We were lucky to come away from there with anything the way Munster played yesterday. What did they think they were doing? I know they’re trying to introduce a more expansive game, but the time to do it is when you’re winning by 25 points, not when your back is to the wall.

People in Limerick are speaking of little else today as far as I could tell. Everywhere you go, people are standing around, shaking their heads and muttering what the fuck were they playing at? That’s an awful lot of standing, shaking and muttering.

We can only hope that lessons were learnt and that when Leicester come to visit on Saturday, there will be none of that fanny-dancing. I hope to see a grim, ugly struggle with no entertainment value. 9-0 would be a good result.

  9 Responses to “Munster 30 – Bourgoin 27”

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  1.  

    keep the faith Bock!

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    The problem was no Halstead, hence no go forward.

    It reminded me of when they got beaten by Bourgoin in 2005, except there was more ego driven shite going on (have Munster ever made more offloads? has it ever mattered less!)

    There was lots of effort around the ruck, but fuck all momentum outside O’Gara.

    Leicester are shite though, so it should all be fine and then el Trev’ll be back and it’ll be medal time again…….

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    Ah now, Brendan, I’m not so sure if Leicester are shite. They’re a serious outfit, and if anybody can threaten Munster at home it has to be them.

    I agree that we missed Halstead badly and you’re right to say there was no go-forward momentum. Also, Leamy was unwell and it showed. We didn’t have his (or Halstead’s) line-breaking aggression.

    In my opinion, Frankie wasn’t up to it either. His throwing was poor, but he also looked lost with the ball. You’d think he was carrying a bomb the way he handed it to the nearest red shirt. I hope Jerry Flannery is now fully fit and ready to step in at number 2 because Frankie’s days are over.

    I thought Barry Murphy showed his inexperience with some of the crazy passing that went on, but you couldn’t point the finger just at him. Even the solid guys like Paul O’Connell were at it.

    It’s just as well this happened yesterday and not next week.

  4.  

    Flannery cant come back to the full fitness quick enough. Foley is a better captain than paul i feel and should have started. Halstead and quinlan were big losses. I think halstead might be out next week again. Perhaps the players are beginning to believe the media hype surrounding them.

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    Flannery cant come back to the full fitness quick enough in my opinion. Foley is a better captain than paul i feel and should have started instead of a clearly unwell Leamy. Halstead and quinlan were big losses. I think halstead might be out next week again. Perhaps the players are beginning to believe the media hype surrounding them.

  6.  

    Well, there seems to be a good amount of agreement there.

  7.  

    there;s a handy few games left in frankie yet i;d say,he;s still only getting back into it after a long layoff,you don;t leap back in at this level too easy at all,and its not just “media hype” surrounding these guys, it;s people hype.it used to be all about roy keane because he was gutsy and a perfectionist,any of ye notice the tackle stringer made late in the game?get with the scene feens.

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    Jaysus James.

    When I say Leicester are shite, I guess I mean that they’re not winning in Thomond material.

    Anyway, without a decent outhalf, any team is done for – and all they’ll have is Paul Burke. They’re nothing now compared to the Martin Johnson era teams.

    I agree Foley should’ve played cos he brings good attitude – ahead of O’Driscoll maybe as I thought Leamy was very strong around the ruck.

    Also, O’Gara needs to tell the lads outside to cop on and stop trying to impress.

    I really thought the established lads were generally OK, but that the two lads at centre and Dowling had complete shockers from the start and that it caught on big time around the team.

  9.  

    anyone know where i can find that paul o connel tackle on chabal?

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