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DC Signs On

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Re: DC Signs On

Postby Dave » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:35 pm

Kofi Annan wrote:THAT'S LOYALTY
Some call that a crime though.
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Re: DC Signs On

Postby BaggyTrousers » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:54 pm

mid ulster maestro wrote:I feel in my water that DC would make an excellent coach. Perhaps he is hanging on in the hope of a future coaching ticket. He is Ulster through and through after all. I could of course be talking through me hoop!


MUM, I don't disagree with any of that but I think the real reason he has signed again is that he has never wanted to play for anyone but his home province. I think it's that simple.

I would speculate that one year for anyone over 30 is the norm until they get a new coaching team to see who they do & don't want.

I hope to god they have the wit to play him a bit more now that he has yet again proven beyond a shadow of a doubt he is our best 13 allied to the point that Big Stu & NHL are just not a good partnership.
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Re: DC Signs On

Postby BaggyTrousers » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:56 pm

Kofi Annan wrote:THAT'S LOYALTY


Spot on Kofi. :thumleft: Then again, it's what you expect from DC.
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Re: DC Signs On

Postby Gary » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:10 pm

I've often found that being loyal to something means you get taken for granted. Darren's treatment this season suggests that might well be true. We, and UR, are lucky to have him and I now hope UR realise that,
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Re: DC Signs On

Postby Dan Dare » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:50 pm

I would say that the length of the deal concerns me. Particularly the fact that he would have been out in the market place and he surely would have been looking for longer than that ! At his age he would have wanted more security and this is what he ends up with. Its a better deal for Ulster Rugby than it is for DC
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Re: DC Signs On

Postby GUBU » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:39 pm

Gary wrote:I've often found that being loyal to something means you get taken for granted. Darren's treatment this season suggests that might well be true. We, and UR, are lucky to have him and I now hope UR realise that,


He wasn't taken for granted. He was marginalized, allegedly for pointing out the inadequacies of Les Kiss' defensive coaching in front of other players in the Ireland set up - tactless, perhaps, but not inaccurate - only to find Kiss then landing on his doorstep as the new Ulster Coach. We can assume that it wasn't an altogther happy reunion.

Based on Bryn Cunningham's observations on the age profile of the squad, Cave is one of the few players in that older group of senior players/leaders who can command a place in the starting line up. He'll be even more important to us if we are going to place more emphasis on bringing through young players next season.
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Re: DC Signs On

Postby BaggyTrousers » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:42 pm

Yes, yes, people, it is more beneficial to Ulster, but let's not forget he also has a business here and his partner is off to Worcester though ironically the main driver behind his departure is no longer a factor. So apart from his lifelong wish to play for Ulster, it probably suits him well, plus of course, when you have been excluded from the shop-windie for so long, questions probably crop up in the minds of would-be suitors.

Anyway, he is amongst my favourite players and my cup runneth over. :cheers:

And GUB U's comments on what he can add to nippers games should not be underestimated. :thumleft:
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Re: DC Signs On

Postby stickinout » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:36 pm

big mervyn wrote:he's only 31. Could they not have given him 2 years?



It's an insult to DC. He should've looked around, i'm sure he could've got a 2 year deal elsewhere and got picked on a regular basis!
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Re: DC Signs On

Postby Rooster » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:12 pm

stickinout wrote:
big mervyn wrote:he's only 31. Could they not have given him 2 years?



It's an insult to DC. He should've looked around, i'm sure he could've got a 2 year deal elsewhere and got picked on a regular basis!
Not saying it happened this time but previously injured or players not in form have turned down 2 or 3 year contracts as they viewed it better business to negotiate higher next time around. It can also happen to young guys coming up, take Stockdale he would have been mad to sign a 3 year as a first contract if personally he was confident he could do better.
It can also backfire if you have a bad run round negotiations time.
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Re: DC Signs On

Postby Tender » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:27 pm

Best news we’ve had for quite some time. DC has that rare combination of a good rugby brain and commitment to the cause. He was treated shamefully by FOLK, but DC’s exile contributed to FOLK’s demise.
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