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Ulster Squad 2018/19

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Re: Ulster Squad 2018/19

Postby big mervyn » Tue May 15, 2018 2:19 pm

Dave wrote:
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Dave wrote:I better go and repent. Looks like the door is closing sooner than expected...



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Re: Ulster Squad 2018/19

Postby Cornerfleg » Tue May 15, 2018 2:21 pm

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Re: Ulster Squad 2018/19

Postby Dave » Tue May 15, 2018 2:32 pm

The door is closing Robbie. Put the fecking ball down!!
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Re: Ulster Squad 2018/19

Postby Cockatrice » Tue May 15, 2018 4:30 pm

One problem going forward is that our likely best hooker in a year or two is currently fourth choice.. who do we get rid of to ensure he comes through properly?

Payne will be gone so from having the best 15 in the NH and Charles as an OK back-up we are down to two utility backs in Ludik and/or Addison although according to Sale he is a 12. Whatever the squad will be a lot thinner as we cut costs...
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Re: Ulster Squad 2018/19

Postby justinr73 » Tue May 15, 2018 4:35 pm

Cockatrice wrote:One problem going forward is that our likely best hooker in a year or two is currently fourth choice.. who do we get rid of to ensure he comes through properly?

Payne will be gone so from having the best 15 in the NH and Charles as an OK back-up we are down to two utility backs in Ludik and/or Addison although according to Sale he is a 12. Whatever the squad will be a lot thinner as we cut costs...


Lend him to Leinster - they're a bit weak there.
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Re: Ulster Squad 2018/19

Postby Columbo » Tue May 15, 2018 4:36 pm

Dave wrote:Second row looks like a problem area. Are Regan/McCusker ready to step up?

Know nothing about McCusker, as for Regan, someone who watches Hinch more than I did this season can comment, but the last time I saw them (last game of season vs Belvedere) he was playing at 6, with Donnan and Simpson in second row.. Now I guess that may be a good thing insofar as its a reflection of better mobility/skills, but it had an echo of a couple of years ago when the likes of Dow couldn't get a start in their main position..

Dave wrote:Loosehead is a mess. Will O'Hagan get his debut before he turns 25?

Think we need reinforcements, not sure that O'Sullivan in the academy is the answer either.. Peter Dooley anyone??

Dave wrote:Any outside backs coming through?

I haven't seen much of him, but was very impressed by Hume - serious specimen, great acceleration for a big man, good footballer too, and can even kick goals - might need to tighten up his defensive technique and reads, but I can see him hitting the squad soon.

Mark Keane and Angus Kernoghan were in this years 20s, and in fairness you can't really make a judgment on the basis of a couple of matches, but I didn't think they stood out particularly

Not back 3, but I have also been impressed by Butler any time I've seen him - a bit reminiscent of a slightly lighter Chris Farrell.
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Re: Ulster Squad 2018/19

Postby therealspratt » Tue May 15, 2018 4:57 pm

Back three isn't looking the most exciting in terms of prospects right now, I do hope that Joe Finnegan might join the academy when he comes back from New Zealand as he really looked quite the athlete with a hell of a boot as well. Aaron Sexton is there at u18s level who is tremendously quick, not sure where he's going to end up between the centre and the back three (I will also say that for some reason he looks to me a bit like Ricky Andrew but hopefully he'll shake that).
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Re: Ulster Squad 2018/19

Postby rumncoke » Tue May 15, 2018 5:25 pm

Youngsters are fine but for 12 months expect to be sucking a hind bieber as their inexperience is exploited by all .

The year after you might have a team to compete.

The problem is you need a player to monitor and advise them on the pitch both Henderson and Best are to involved to perform that role and with out Payne at 15 no other back appears to have the experience to do that job on the field with inexperienced backs .


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Re: Ulster Squad 2018/19

Postby Dave » Tue May 15, 2018 5:50 pm

Cockatrice wrote:One problem going forward is that our likely best hooker in a year or two is currently fourth choice.. who do we get rid of to ensure he comes through properly?


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Re: Ulster Squad 2018/19

Postby Sue Dename » Wed May 16, 2018 12:32 am

justinr73 wrote:
Cockatrice wrote:One problem going forward is that our likely best hooker in a year or two is currently fourth choice.. who do we get rid of to ensure he comes through properly?

Payne will be gone so from having the best 15 in the NH and Charles as an OK back-up we are down to two utility backs in Ludik and/or Addison although according to Sale he is a 12. Whatever the squad will be a lot thinner as we cut costs...


Lend him to Leinster - they're a bit weak there.


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Re: Ulster Squad 2018/19

Postby justinr73 » Wed May 16, 2018 6:48 am

therealspratt wrote:Back three isn't looking the most exciting in terms of prospects right now, I do hope that Joe Finnegan might join the academy when he comes back from New Zealand as he really looked quite the athlete with a hell of a boot as well. Aaron Sexton is there at u18s level who is tremendously quick, not sure where he's going to end up between the centre and the back three (I will also say that for some reason he looks to me a bit like Ricky Andrew but hopefully he'll shake that).


Ricky is working as a Head Coach in Valencia.

Perhaps he could come back and translate for Jordi.
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Re: Ulster Squad 2018/19

Postby TheSnapper » Wed May 16, 2018 6:57 am

Has Payne announced his retirement and leaving the shores of his homeland yet
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Re: Ulster Squad 2018/19

Postby BaggyTrousers » Wed May 16, 2018 8:42 am

justinr73 wrote:
therealspratt wrote:Back three isn't looking the most exciting in terms of prospects right now, I do hope that Joe Finnegan might join the academy when he comes back from New Zealand as he really looked quite the athlete with a hell of a boot as well. Aaron Sexton is there at u18s level who is tremendously quick, not sure where he's going to end up between the centre and the back three (I will also say that for some reason he looks to me a bit like Ricky Andrew but hopefully he'll shake that).


Ricky is working as a Head Coach in Valencia.

Perhaps he could come back and translate for Jordi.


Good for Ricky, just a couple of hours or so up the road from me, wonder does he need help from The Expert?

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Re: Ulster Squad 2018/19

Postby BaggyTrousers » Wed May 16, 2018 8:47 am

TheSnapper wrote:Has Payne announced his retirement and leaving the shores of his homeland yet


How long until he can sue the Lions for ending his career? The other question is does Girrid figure in Dan's plans or for that matter, does Dan feature in Girrid's or is he offski, perhaps to sort out the Blues defence in Auckland. He's a damn sight better than Les Kiss anyway, that much is clear.

If he were to be available, i.e. hanging around NI, I'd sack Peel with the same relish that Slogan had for the two young gentlemen when pretending to have figured in the decision, and make Girrid backs & defence coach this morning.
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Re: Ulster Squad 2018/19

Postby Setanta » Wed May 16, 2018 8:59 am

Is Slogan going? Still waiting - gutless vindictive person.
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