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  • Spike
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    I think what everyone is missing is thatMcGeechan had the foresight to spot O'Leary and Earls as potential Lions last year...nit picking as to where he may or may not have seen them is pointless.


    I seem to recall a similar row about who had seen Rua Tipoki first and where...we got him that was all that mattered in the end!

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  • lahinch_lass
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    Originally posted by Humpty Dumpty
    Originally posted by Bitter As A Lemon

    No, but he may have got mixed up as

    Tomas played at 10 for the Ospreys game.



    Humpty, I actually cannot believe you are saying that Geechs is a

    poor communicator....lack of respect and knowledge for the

    man.
    Well he did prove it himself with TOL comment, no lack of respect here

    to Ian, he is a great coach.
    That's not poor communication, that poor memory !

    I know plenty of great communicators that get facts wrong all the time. Take a look at half the sports journalists around the world ! They all get details mixed up.

    Maybe Geech meant TOL playing against the AB's for Ireland, AND the slotting in at 10 for munster in another match.
    Just think of the number of players he was watching last season, you can't expect him to have every itty-bitty detail absolutely bang-on.

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  • Bitter As A Lemon
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    Laughable

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  • Humpty Dumpty
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    Originally posted by Bitter As A Lemon

    No, but he may have got mixed up as
    Tomas played at 10 for the Ospreys game.


    Humpty, I actually cannot believe you are saying that Geechs is a
    poor communicator....lack of respect and knowledge for the
    man.
    Well he did prove it himself with TOL comment, no lack of respect here
    to Ian, he is a great coach.

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  • Bitter As A Lemon
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    No, but he may have got mixed up as Tomas played at 10 for the Ospreys game.


    Humpty, I actually cannot believe you are saying that Geechs is a poor communicator....lack of respect and knowledge for the man.

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  • Humpty Dumpty
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    Originally posted by Foot Soldier
    Said that Tomas came into reckoning after
    performing at 10 in Munster v NZ but he didn't play in
    <a href="http://www.munsterrugby.ie/rugby/328.php" target="_blank">that
    match</a>
    Well that shows you how good a communicator he is [img]smileys/sad.gif[/img]

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  • Foot Soldier
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    Said that Tomas came into reckoning after performing at 10 in Munster v NZ but he didn't play in that match

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  • Combatlogo
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    Originally posted by Danno
    Ask him has he ever actually won something as a coach? [img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]

    Let me guess - you discovered rugby c. 2006.[img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]

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  • Patman
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    Greatnight indeed. Geech is a gentleman. Honest and sincere.


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  • Spike
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    It was a night that didn't disappoint.


    He was honest enough to agree with one question from the floor that he missed an opportunity to change the front row early on in the first test. He gave a very good analysis of what the team were trying to do to beat the Boks, and how they nearly succeeded. He did give his template for a good Lions team, which was team building and good communication...a subtle swipe at the 2005 set up. He also admitted that they did not handle Keith Earls as well as they should have, in that they allowed him to be overwhelmed by the whole Lions set up. He was adamant that time needs to be given in a Lions year to allow players to get ready and accustomed to each other, and not have some of them going to the southern hemisphere straight after a HC final.


    Above all he was an absolute gent and was patient enough to have a word and photo with everyone who waited to have their book signed, and at €12.00 it was a bargin.


    Well done to all concerned.

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  • No Bother
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    Originally posted by jmccoy
    Originally posted by McCloud


    Originally posted by blackwarrior
    Was he asked about ROG? Was he ever close to selection for the 2nd test?

    Yes he was he refered to Barnes (?) interview with ROG and said that is why ROG was picked for the Lions.
    I think the exact words were that "he wears his heart one his sleeve".
    In fairness reading between the lines he prob meant his liver, kidneys and a couple of ribs as well.

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  • jmccoy
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    Originally posted by McCloud

    Originally posted by blackwarrior
    Was he asked about ROG? Was he ever close to selection for the 2nd test?

    Yes he was he refered to Barnes (?) interview with ROG and said that is why ROG was picked for the Lions.
    I think the exact words were that "he wears his heart one his sleeve".

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  • McCloud
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    Originally posted by blackwarrior
    Was he asked about ROG? Was he ever close to selection for the 2nd test?

    Yes he was he refered to Barnes (?) interview with ROG and said that is why ROG was picked for the Lions.

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  • blackwarrior
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    Was he asked about ROG? Was he ever close to selection for the 2nd test?

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  • McCloud
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    Yeah a nice bloke. Very straight in his reply's, enjoyed it.

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