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Re: Billy Burns

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:09 pm
by caledoniancelt
Better signing than Barbara Windsor.

Re: Billy Burns

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:09 pm
by Jackie Brown
caledoniancelt wrote:Better signing than Barbara Windsor.
We shall see.

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Re: Billy Burns

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:21 pm
by LegsLikeSausages
BaggyTrousers wrote:I would not recognise Willard Burns if he appeared in my soup bowl. A wait and see signing in my book, I don't generally watch Lionel rugby so am unaware of ever having watched the bloke play.

I wish him well as back up to M'Phillips.

Burns will be first choice, he’s a good couple of years ahead and pretty talented. McPhillips is also an English blow in, he just blew in a good while ago so we all feel a little more invested in him.

Re: Billy Burns

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:31 pm
by Dave
Jackie Brown wrote:Yaya, someone who is here because of a long lost Granny rather than being good at Rugby. Wonder how much we're paying him.

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Wonder did we have to buy out his contract?

Re: Billy Burns

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:35 pm
by BaggyTrousers
caledoniancelt wrote:Better signing than Barbara Windsor.


Gedouttamypub.

Yes Legs, I'm sure you are right, I was being a tad tongue in cheek. I do hope he is worth stalling the careers of M'Phillips and Lowry for, remains to be seen.

Re: Billy Burns

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:35 pm
by MightyRearranger
Dave wrote:
Jackie Brown wrote:Yaya, someone who is here because of a long lost Granny rather than being good at Rugby. Wonder how much we're paying him.

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Wonder did we have to buy out his contract?


I still wonder who footed the bill for Jackson and Olding being paid off. Is it us or the IRFU that took the half million hit to this years budget?

Re: Billy Burns

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:39 pm
by Snipe Watson
You'll forgive me for being underwhelmed?

Hope I'm wrong.

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Re: Billy Burns

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:40 pm
by Russ
Finlay out

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Re: Billy Burns

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:01 pm
by Cockatrice
MightyRearranger wrote:
Dave wrote:
Jackie Brown wrote:Yaya, someone who is here because of a long lost Granny rather than being good at Rugby. Wonder how much we're paying him.

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Wonder did we have to buy out his contract?


I still wonder who footed the bill for Jackson and Olding being paid off. Is it us or the IRFU that took the half million hit to this years budget?


We specialise in buying out contracts it’s the most expensive way to go and it’s the Ulster WAy

Re: Billy Burns

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:02 pm
by LegsLikeSausages
BaggyTrousers wrote:
caledoniancelt wrote:Better signing than Barbara Windsor.


Gedouttamypub.

Yes Legs, I'm sure you are right, I was being a tad tongue in cheek. I do hope he is worth stalling the careers of M'Phillips and Lowry for, remains to be seen.

This being Ulster, I’m pretty sure at least 2 of them will be injured at any given time. I’d put a fiver on Nelson and Cooney both having to play out half at least twice this season (and I haven’t forgotten Curtis either).

Re: Billy Burns

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:06 pm
by rumncoke
somewhat better than the earlier considered SA and reluctant Turnips and an over hyped Mexican .

Young with some experience in a team that didn't move mountains in the Premiership .

Await cover for the 9 spot because to be honest an inexperienced error prone scrum half is every forwards nightmare


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Re: Billy Burns

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:24 pm
by UlsterNo9
When you consider this time two months a ago we could have ended up with Carberry this is a welcomed signing.

In less of a mess today than we were yesterday.

Re: Billy Burns

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:39 pm
by MightyRearranger
Something I'd very interested to know is how this deal came about. The possibilities I can think of are:
1. Billy, unhappy at the signing of Danny Cipriani asked his agent to have a look around
2. Ulster proactively researched available options and made an approach thinking he was the best man for the job
3. DH having signed Cipriani for next year and aware of our woes, got in touch on the quiet to suggest a move. Possibly with the aim of freeing up room in Gloucester's salary cap for another position with plenty of cover at ten.

Re: Billy Burns

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:43 pm
by justinr73
I think option 2 is the nearest.

Re: Billy Burns

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:47 pm
by pg106
MightyRearranger wrote:Something I'd very interested to know is how this deal came about. The possibilities I can think of are:
1. Billy, unhappy at the signing of Danny Cipriani asked his agent to have a look around
2. Ulster proactively researched available options and made an approach thinking he was the best man for the job
3. DH having signed Cipriani for next year and aware of our woes, got in touch on the quiet to suggest a move. Possibly with the aim of freeing up room in Gloucester's salary cap for another position with plenty of cover at ten.


Could be a combo of all 3 but I have a feeling that it has Nucifora/joes fingerprints all over it rather than Ulster’s


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