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by cpwhelan
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: One business or two?
Replies: 14
Views: 2149

Re: One business or two?

I have not been alone in feeling that Mr.Cohen et al have favoured the corporate side of the whole business at the expense of better all-round recruitment of the playing team. I feel that this is now evidenced by our lack of a competitive back 5 in the scrum - without them, we can't feed our strong ...
by cpwhelan
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Is O'connor up to the job??
Replies: 99
Views: 13991

Re: Is O'connor up to the job??

Even tho' I recognise that quality of coaching is a major factor in our relative decline over the past few years, he can only use the resources at his disposal so I have always argued that Cohen's obsession with developing the corporate side of the business at the expense of building up our quality ...
by cpwhelan
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ben Kay
Replies: 8
Views: 1745

Ben Kay

Although I can see why Ben Kay would not want to get involved in coaching, his knowledge, contacts and experience should be invaluable to us, but what I'd like to know is, given all his attributes and qualities, what does he bring to the Board - I'm not criticising at all - I just would like to know...
by cpwhelan
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Blaze gone
Replies: 75
Views: 11965

Re: Blaze gone

Although I can see why Ben Kay would not want to get involved in coaching, his knowledge, contacts and experience should be invaluable but what I'd like to know is, given all his attributes and qualities, what does he bring to the Board - I'm not criticising at all - I just would like to know his re...
by cpwhelan
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Champions Cup Fixtures
Replies: 100
Views: 20781

Re: Champions Cup Fixtures

As usual, our gang will go to the Munster match and stay with cousins in Tralee - just hope this year that we can do well over there and stop the Munster boys from taking the ***** out of us after the game - very, very painful! Fingers and everything else crossed!
by cpwhelan
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Watching the Lions
Replies: 290
Views: 41034

Re: Watching the Lions

Good point re. Aviva - maybe I should have written 'Northern hemisphere!'
by cpwhelan
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Watching the Lions
Replies: 290
Views: 41034

Re: Watching the Lions

I see the business and development aspect of the tour a topic for another day but when the Lions returned from their last NZ tour 12 years ago, the key learning points were body position at the breakdown and basic passing/catching skills. 12 years on and despite all the money poured into coaching, w...
by cpwhelan
Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Is this year pivotal for Cockers?
Replies: 42
Views: 5345

Re: Is this year pivotal for Cockers?

I bet he thought his time was up at half-time at Glos!!
by cpwhelan
Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Stade Team.
Replies: 168
Views: 25568

Re: Tigers v Stade Team.

Dhol drummers would be a welcome addition frankly!


An absolute necessity - they got everybody involved - well done to whoever booked them!
by cpwhelan
Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Tigers v Gloucester Rugby - Teams up
Replies: 203
Views: 22037

Re: Tigers v Gloucester Rugby - Teams up

Last week Ben was outplayed by 38 yr old Stringer, this week Laidlaw was so much better, even commentators have it right, Ben just slows game down all the time, looking round indicating what he is going to do and most times you can read him like a book, very occasionally he does something special, b...
by cpwhelan
Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Team vs Wasps
Replies: 66
Views: 9591

Re: Team vs Wasps

As an add-on to that last point re. decision making, would it have been too risky (we'd already lost) to have had a 12 man shove in the last few seconds to give us a bonus point? Nothing ventured etc. etc.
by cpwhelan
Sat Mar 12, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Team vs Wasps
Replies: 66
Views: 9591

Re: Team vs Wasps

We're a yard slower than them in every department - off the mark, thought process etc. etc. We just don't look fit enough and what's the defence coach doing during the week? Once again, our receiving from kick off is abject.
by cpwhelan
Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Whats going wrong
Replies: 75
Views: 10722

Re: Whats going wrong

Surely, man for man, we had the better team on paper. Energy, desire, cohesion and leadership all seemed to be absent from us and hugely evident from Newcastle.
I agree that Messrs. Tait, Ghiraldini, Kitchener and Croft looked woefully off the pace.
by cpwhelan
Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Newcastle v Tigers - Oh no just gets worse its Greg Garner.
Replies: 106
Views: 12726

Re: Newcastle v Tigers - Oh no just gets worse its Greg Garn

I can't think of anything approaching positive to write. I can't believe I'm still watching the garbage we're dishing up. Thacker & Roberts are at least having 'a go.'
Christ, we've scored!!
by cpwhelan
Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Fans Forum
Topic: Ticket for the Saints game - all threads updated
Replies: 7
Views: 3516

Re: Ticket for the Saints game - all threads updated

Not treating Jason then Chris? Colin Says he prefers the banter on the terraces - even yours!!!! Don't blame him though - I'm going back standing next season - the MetRx stand is so boring and an absolute nightmare to get out from after the game. Now that my new knee is 100%,I'll see you and the re...