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    Smile Munster blogs

    Would it be a good idea to have a post dedicated to Munster blogs? There are some great ones about and it would make it easier to find updates than having them embedded in various posts. I did a search for blogs and I don't see another post on the forum but if I missed it please send the link. To start it off here's one I wrote last month: http://wp.me/p2RhO9-1 Hopefully the coming 3 weekends of home games will give me plenty of material for the next edition.

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    London Munster from this site does one aswell, a good read.

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    We used to offer a blog facility Dearg Doom but no one made use of it. Would you be interested in blogging here if we reintroduced it?
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    Probably... that was my first blog on rugby but I have been blogging on other topics for a few years. I enjoyed it so will probably do it on a regular basis now that I have started

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    We had a blog feature but it wasn't properly used, we could reopen it on a on-demand basis, which means that it would be restricted to users who have asked and are motivated to keep a blog up.

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    Personally think a thread with links would be plenty. I wouldn't restrict it to just Munster blogs either (include the likes os Demented Mole etc.).

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    New blog added covering the last 2 games. http://westterraceview.wordpress.com/ Looking forward to the next 2 games, g'wan Munster.

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    Here's a blog (Rugby Matters) that does a good bit of background work on Saracens, and how Stringer has the inside line on them. Also touches on why exactly it is that adidas are making Munster a one-off jersey for next weekend...
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    Saturdays match v Saracens - the supporters view now posted here http://westterraceview.wordpress.com/

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    Interesting feature in wordpress to track clicks through from the forum, twitter etc so I am seeing if i get more clicks from putting the link into a relevant thread (14 hits from Saracens PA thread on Monday) or here in a central blog post... I suspect the former...
    My reflections on the trip to Watford for Saracens v Munster here http://wp.me/p2RhO9-18 ..

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    A nostalgic look back at the 2008 game v NZ this week - well worth rewatching the game and seeing the great performances put in by players should as Coughlan, Ronan and Ryan, as well as the more established players and of course that Haka...hope you enjoy reliving it through http://westterraceview.wordpress.com/

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    Feeling nostalgic for Christmas so took a look back at the classic game in 2008 v the All Blacks. Great to see that performance again and see how far some of the lesser known players have come since - D Ryan, Coughlan, Ronan and Holland now well established and of course our first unfortunate introduction to Monsieur Poite... Hope I captured the essence here http://westterraceview.wordpress.com/

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    The blog has been updated with last nights game http://westterraceview.wordpress.com...tmas-cheering/, although after reading the thread on that game I have to advise I take the glass half full view and focus on the supporters experience rather than critiquing the game as there is plenty of that already on this forum... happy new year.

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    Preview of the Cardiff game http://www.eamorugby.com/2012/12/mun...r-fetters.html

    Happy New Year everyone.

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    Took a different approach for this weeks blog as I was not attending the game in Cork - glad I did not make the 540km round trip after watching the game...hopefully Edinburgh will feel the backlash next weekend. Hello to my reader in Aruba where it is 26C today..! http://westterraceview.wordpress.com...ed-experience/

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    Michael Corcoran promoted this one on Sunday - David Colgans mid season blog on Munster's progress. http://blog.rugbyunited.info/2013/01/munster-mid-season-review-guest-blog/ I preferred this one from Ramp.ie promoted by MRSC Dublin http://ramp.ie/index.php/sport/sport...-clashes-loom/ or you can still read my last one about watching the match at a Red Experience venue instead of at home http://westterraceview.wordpress.com...ed-experience/

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    Here is the link to my Edinburgh trip blog, http://westterraceview.wordpress.com/, for those who were there and those who wished they could have been...

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    Really enjoyed the atmosphere at the game on Sunday. Maybe we are getting better at coping with the lousy Sunday lunch time kick-offs! It did not stop us singing and cheering and like many I liked the chorus of alive alive-o, so much in fact I tweaked it for the title of this weeks blog, now available http://westterraceview.wordpress.com...ve-alive-zebo/ Could take off better than the new version of Puc Ar Bhuile!

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    Eamonn has written a new blog: A review of Munster's season to date http://www.eamorugby.com/2013/01/this-much-we-know.html?m=1 …

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    Munster blogs

    A fine blog too. Well done
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    Think that one's worthy of being front-paged. Very clear, thoughtful and well-written piece by someone who clearly knows his rugby and cares about Munster.
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    A new departure, some thoughts on Wales v Ireland, http://www.eamorugby.com/2013/02/not...c-cousins.html

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    Look forward to the match report blog LondonMunster. I also came across a budding sports journalist who wrote about the Racing Metro game http://elainersblog.wordpress.com/20...nster-through/ and is looking forward to the 6 nations http://elainersblog.wordpress.com/20...r-six-nations/ who would appreciate some views. Still it will be good to get back to the Rabo next weekend and see how we fare without 10 of our regular starters (including the injured Dougie and Felix). This should be when we see the benefit of the B&I Cup.

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    I took a different departure this weekend and while looking forward to the game next Saturday took a look back at our B&I Cup teams from recent years. Some now well established names came through the original campaign. http://westterraceview.wordpress.com...munsters-call/

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    Apologies to Dearg Doom but I'm not writing a match report on Ireland Wales, however I have just published this "Review, Revere and Revile" for the first week of the 6Nations http://www.eamorugby.com/2013/02/6na...evere-and.html - previews of the Ireland England and Munster Edinburgh matches to come. Busy week!

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    Some thoughts and analysis on the Irish defensive effort last weekend http://www.eamorugby.com/2013/02/ire...ury-blitz.html previews of our game against Edinburgh and the Ireland England game to follow. Hope you find it interesting.

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    International rugby is like life: you’re always going to come across a few lads who are dicks.

    You’re going to get some Italian dicks, a few Scottish, Welsh and French dicks. Argentina have more than their share. I don’t doubt for a minute that players from these countries consider some Irish lads to be dicks too. But that’s the nature of the game when everyone is competitive and wants to win.

    I say this on the back of the comments from Jim Telfer about England a couple of weeks ago.

    England are “too arrogant, too pretentious and too condescending”, said the former Scotland and British & Irish Lions coach.
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    Telfer tried to portray the English team as a bunch of arrogant dicks. There’s no denying England are the team everyone likes to beat. But this stereotype isn’t fair and I’ve never found the English players to be particularly arrogant.

    OK, I’ll admit James Haskell isn’t short on confidence, to say the least, but I know a few guys who have played with him over at Wasps and they say he’s a good banter. He’s an excellent example of the drive some of the English players have to self-promote. Like that ‘Dieux du Stade’ naked calendar. I half-think James moved to Paris just to get in the calendar.
    The truth about the ‘next big thing’

    Anyway, Telfer came out with these stereotypes from years back to label the Welsh and English players. The idea of the English players being this incredibly arrogant bunch and the Welsh lads being lazy is bull****. It’s a professional game and these preconceptions are wrong.

    The perceived arrogance with the English team is largely down to how they’re built up in the media. The players are heavily promoted with Sky Sports and ESPN who are invested in telling us: ‘We’re seeing world-class talent.’ A young player can have a handful of good games and suddenly they’re talking about him being the ‘next big thing’ because that’s what sells tickets. It gets magnified when Dewi Morris and Stuart Barnes hype the upcoming matches by talking-up new players unrealistically. Then those lads get thrown in and they’re expected to be world beaters. And when these young lads don’t perform to the unreasonable hype, people rip them apart.

    People also tend to look at English players who try to drive their profile in the media through self-promotion as arrogant. You can’t blame the players as there’s much more money in the UK for lads to earn off the field so they’re more enthusiastic about self-promotion. There’s a chance they’ll land a fat stack endorsement contract.

    The Irish market is much smaller so there’s less incentive for the Irish lads to pump their profile off the pitch, as they’re not going to make as much coin from it. Traditionally, the likes of Brian O’Driscoll and Paul O’Connell and now Rob Kearney and Johnny Sexton – they’re the lads who’ll tend to attract the bigger off-field contracts.


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    The Fla talks tears

    Myself and John Hayes got a bit of stick during Amhrain na Bhfiann as we got a bit emotional. I felt sorry for Hayes as he was already very fat and very very bald so the fact people now realised he was also a bit of a pussy was tough on the guy.

    For me it was a very strange experience as, due to being such an incredibly hard bastard all my life, it was my first time ever crying. It felt very strange at the time to feel the virgin tears fall from my deep-blue eyes and, to be honest, I was going to ask the physio what was wrong with me. Some of the other players then tried to explain to me that it was “normal” and that they had cried a lot when they were young boys, particularly when they were in “pain”.

    This just further confused me as I was unaware of what this “pain” sensation felt like. Over the years, I had also heard many of my direct opponents speak of this “pain” thing, but it was always along the lines of “please no, the pain, I can’t take it any more, mercy, mercy” or “The pain! Just kill me you heartless bastard, Flannery!”. As you can imagine it was certainly quite a confusing day for me. But I do love my country.
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    Adding my Munster v Edinburgh installment 4 review to this thread to keep it with the other posts. Also added to that match thread.

    http://westterraceview.wordpress.com...nd-experience/

    Nice to see a supporter enjoying the blog from Bahrain, reading about the moist day in Cork (according to Fla...)

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