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Piutau to Bristol

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Re: Piutau to Bristol

Postby Rooster » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:01 pm

Jackie Brown wrote:Why announce a signing a year in advance? It's a nonsense.

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Re: Piutau to Bristol

Postby Dave » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:12 pm

Rooster wrote:
Jackie Brown wrote:Why announce a signing a year in advance? It's a nonsense.

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Re: Piutau to Bristol

Postby damianmcr » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:16 pm

Think the NZRU may have let it slip in a bad temper?
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Re: Piutau to Bristol

Postby colinh » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:01 pm

No surprises just look at last season's performances. Since Muller left we have been diminishing.
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Re: Piutau to Bristol

Postby Cap'n Grumpy » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:06 pm

colinh wrote:No surprises just look at last season's performances. Since Muller left we have been diminishing.

Waddya mean "we"?

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Re: Piutau to Bristol

Postby Rooster » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:55 pm

colinh wrote:No surprises just look at last season's performances. Since Muller left we have been diminishing.
Well feck look what the wind blew in.
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Re: Piutau to Bristol

Postby Snipe Watson » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:27 pm

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Jackie Brown wrote:Why announce a signing a year in advance? It's a nonsense.

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The common factor is Charles. Maybe that's the way he likes things, clear cut.
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Re: Piutau to Bristol

Postby Cap'n Grumpy » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:35 pm

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colinh wrote:No surprises just look at last season's performances. Since Muller left we have been diminishing.
Well feck look what the wind blew in.
He ain't a Mexican Grumps that is one thing for sure.

Well aware of that, my feathered friend :roll:

But why worry about trivial details like that? :lol:

It's Scaaalets now innit? :duck:
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Re: Piutau to Bristol

Postby Shan » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:56 am

scrum5 wrote:I and many others said it before he signed and I still feel the same, he is a luxury player that we could not afford....



Yet again Scrum you prove you are one of the few people who actually know what is what. This guy is not what Ulster need. He is a guy who added into a top team has licence to perform a few thrills to energise the folk who want to be entertained. That is of no use to an average team like Ulster who need committed players rather than showmen. This chap cost Ulster at least a couple of wins last season because of his belief that players like he do not have to work for the team.

If I was an Ulsterman my only annoyance would be that an even weaker team than mine could not have this player's services for this coming season.
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Re: Piutau to Bristol

Postby againstthehead » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:14 am

Shan wrote:
scrum5 wrote:I and many others said it before he signed and I still feel the same, he is a luxury player that we could not afford....



Yet again Scrum you prove you are one of the few people who actually know what is what. This guy is not what Ulster need. He is a guy who added into a top team has licence to perform a few thrills to energise the folk who want to be entertained. That is of no use to an average team like Ulster who need committed players rather than showmen. This chap cost Ulster at least a couple of wins last season because of his belief that players like he do not have to work for the team.

If I was an Ulsterman my only annoyance would be that an even weaker team than mine could not have this player's services for this coming season.


I agree he's not what Ulster need but not for the reasons you have spouted. Ulster need ball-carriers and have done for as long as I remember. We struggle to get across the gainline and are consequently easy to defend against. I'd probably use all the NIQs as forwards if I could get away with it. Home-grown backs are pretty much good enough - well apart from 9 but even a crappy 9 might be okay behind a kick-ass pack.
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Re: Piutau to Bristol

Postby Tender » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:30 am

We still see you Shan. Trot along now and see if you can't get yer jollies where you haven't been unveiled.
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Re: Piutau to Bristol

Postby Gary » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:19 am

Shan, I agree he was a waste of space...only finished our top try scorer and the league's player of the season. We needed somebody better than that. :roll:
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Re: Piutau to Bristol

Postby Gary » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:26 am

Just noticed... Colinh?? Hands up who thought he was dead, kidnapped by aliens, lost his memory, or something like that?
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Re: Piutau to Bristol

Postby scrum5 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:01 am

Putting aside the IRFU for a moment and needing their approval for all contracts but the reported £500k Charlie was on could have probably got you Eben Etzebeth or David Pocock
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Re: Piutau to Bristol

Postby Dave » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:31 am

Which wins did he cost us? I can tell you a few wins that he enabled..

I agree he was never what we needed but some crazy stuff written about him this week.
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