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    #16
    Originally posted by The Last Stand View Post
    Munster win over Leinster will merely paper over cracks
    JOHNNY WATTERSON

    In 2011 the Red Army lorded it over Leinster at Thomond Park a week after their arch-rivals were crowned European champions.

    That Pro 12 final delivered Munster’s last trophy so catching Leinster, who have since gathered six, in similar circumstances at the RDS come Saturday week would bring Munster “back to zero” and nothing more.

    That’s a phrase Johann van Graan keeps using to the point of ridicule.

    “The only thing that matters is we won the game” he uttered after stumbling past Benetton Treviso in front of a paltry 10,042 crowd.

    No, Johann, what matters is Conor Murray being hauled off while Munster trailed by a point with 14 minutes remaining. What matters is Joey Carbery’s health. What matters is, before Saracens mopped the floor with them, the South African was gifted a two-year contract extension.

    Barcelona watch out, Munster’s published aim is to become “The Best Club in the World.” This “club” still operates from Cork offices despite the squad relocating to Limerick.

    The disconnect is glaring.

    “Garrett [Fitzgerald] will always say we are a people-based organisation,” interim chief executive Philip Quinn, while Fitzgerald recovers from major surgery, told the Irish Examiner. “It’s all about the people.”

    Somebody should tell the people because handing out free tickets to cover gaping holes in the shiny, as yet unpaid for, stadium for do or die rugby is a worrying trend.

    The best club in the world can’t even announce their team properly.

    Carbery was starting according to Friday’s official email with no sign of JJ Hanrahan. Twelve minutes later came an unexplained “correction”; no Carbery, Tyler Bleyendaal wears 10 with Hanrahan on the bench. Of course Hanarhan’s boot inched them beyond a Treviso outfit that unforgivably blew this opportunity.

    There are multiple examples but Chris Farrell’s 72nd-minute tackle on Toa Halafihi saved Munster’s season. Halafihi butchered a four-man overlap. That was before Antonio Rizzi’s fluffed drop goals. Such decision making and poor execution would be familiar to the dwindling Thomond Park audience.

    Beating a jaded Leinster will merely paper over cracks in the cement. Just like 2011.

    See more at www.irishtimes.com
    Add it to the bitterness file. But there's a lot of truth in there, amidst the viciousness.
    EDIT: I was amazed that Watterson wrote this - and he didn't! It was Cummiskey the tool.
    Last edited by aupa les rouges; 6th-May-2019, 18:18.

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      #17
      "The best club in the world can’t even announce their team properly."

      followed by

      "Hanarhan's boot"

      Good man Johnny.
      Tis but a scratch.

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        #18
        Originally posted by Cowboy View Post
        I've lost count of semi final losses at this stage, are we around 10 in a row now?
        Thankfully we beat Ospreys in the Pro14 semi in 2017.

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          #19
          Originally posted by mr chips View Post
          "The best club in the world can’t even announce their team properly."

          followed by

          "Hanarhan's boot"

          Good man Johnny.
          Hard to spellcheck when you’re frothing at the mouth
          "There are a lot of points that we’ve left behind and this is with a young group. That probably tells you what they’re capable of and that they’re a very good side.

          Probably next year or the year after next they will take some stopping"

          Anthony Foley, May 2016. Axel RIP

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            #20
            Originally posted by Waterfordlad View Post

            Hard to spellcheck when you’re frothing at the mouth
            And working the computer with one hand
            I am the million man.

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              #21
              So basically he's somehow managed to throw in the towel for the semi and still say that we are sh#t and Leinster are the greatest team in the universe. Fair play, some impressive mental gymnastics there.
              When things go wrong, blame McGahan

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                #22
                Originally posted by aupa les rouges View Post

                Add it to the bitterness file. But there's a lot of truth in there, amidst the viciousness.
                Read this and was like Watterson - no way this is a wind up. Not a wind up its Wummiskey

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by aupa les rouges View Post

                  Add it to the bitterness file. But there's a lot of truth in there, amidst the viciousness.
                  If he had written this before the Saracens game I'd have a lot more respect for him. The lazy narrative then was we were on track, getting close to our historical best. 2 weeks later we are lost. Struggling. Poorly coached. Lacking direction and leadership. Incompetent.

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                    #24
                    [QUOTE=The Last Stand;n2568555]Munster win over Leinster will merely paper over cracks
                    JOHNNY WATTERSON

                    In 2011 the Red Army lorded it over Leinster at Thomond Park a week after their arch-rivals were crowned European champions.


                    Think the Sub Editor got it wrong originally, he should have realised when it was written in crayon that is was Cumiskey and not Watterson, who in fairness is generally readable.
                    Cant believe the supposed paper of record gives this imbecile the oxygen

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                      #25
                      Wummiskey getting his excuses in early.

                      If we win, it doesn’t matter because it’s only the Pro14 and Leinster are above all that, if we lose, he’s right, we’re terrible, and Leinster are Gods amongst men.

                      What a fanboy loser.

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                        #26
                        [QUOTE=LongtimeLurker;n2568583]
                        Originally posted by The Last Stand View Post
                        Munster win over Leinster will merely paper over cracks
                        JOHNNY WATTERSON

                        In 2011 the Red Army lorded it over Leinster at Thomond Park a week after their arch-rivals were crowned European champions.


                        Think the Sub Editor got it wrong originally, he should have realised when it was written in crayon that is was Cumiskey and not Watterson, who in fairness is generally readable.
                        Cant believe the supposed paper of record gives this imbecile the oxygen
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                          #27
                          For the record, when I clicked into it had JW as writer but the print edition indicates it is GC.

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                            #28
                            [QUOTE=LongtimeLurker;n2568583]
                            Originally posted by The Last Stand View Post
                            Munster win over Leinster will merely paper over cracks
                            JOHNNY WATTERSON

                            In 2011 the Red Army lorded it over Leinster at Thomond Park a week after their arch-rivals were crowned European champions.


                            Think the Sub Editor got it wrong originally, he should have realised when it was written in crayon that is was Cumiskey and not Watterson, who in fairness is generally readable.
                            Cant believe the supposed paper of record gives this imbecile the oxygen
                            thats some Niall Kelly level of ****e there alright
                            Only fools and drunks argue over everything. If you don’t have a hangover the next day you’re not the drunk...

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by The Last Stand View Post
                              For the record, when I clicked into it had JW as writer but the print edition indicates it is GC.
                              Fake News not only Trump

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                                #30
                                [QUOTE=The Last Stand;n2568593]
                                Originally posted by LongtimeLurker View Post

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                                The vitriol just drips from every word. Obviously felt he had to outdo the Indo hatchet job with one of his own. God love the lad, he can’t find anything else to write about.

                                Nursing that kind of bitterness when your team is as successful as Leinster really takes some energy. He’ll hate himself into an early grave at this rate.

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