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Re: Irish AI Squad

Postby Shan » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:11 pm

Dave wrote:Super Rab stats:

Spins: 96
Sidesteps into a forward: 18
Arching run away from support: 5
Guns on big screen: 45


Message to the world is - Ireland is one sexy land. :D
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Re: Irish AI Squad

Postby Setanta » Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:34 pm

3-0 in the AI. 20-0 after a perfect first half; nilling Argentina. However we lost the second halves of the last two games - 6-17 and 8-19 rather takes the gloss off.
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Re: Irish AI Squad

Postby BaggyTrousers » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:28 pm

Shan wrote:
Jackie Brown wrote:Stockdale closing in on Fitzgerald's Ireland record

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That's good.

Stockdale is absolutely class. I think it was Horgan who said he looks like he has 20 caps.

Born to be on the wing for Ireland.


Actually, I think the miserable Kiwibastard missed a trick when the Mulster centre had to leave. He should have kept Byrne on the wing and put Stockdale at 13, the lad has the makings of a cracking 13 but equally, he's some boy on the wing and decent at 15 too.

Very clearly the best wing in the country, Ulster will in future pick Stockcube & AN Other on the wings.

I did a little check on Ulster last season & this, of Ulster's tries by backs, Stockdale has scored slightly more than half of them, and he has started less than half of the games.

EDIT: Last season & this, Stockcube has started 14 games, 11 more off the bench and has 14 tries.
Add in 4 caps and 4 tries, as many as Luke Fitzgerald scored in 34 caps and the feckin' Mexicans think he was class.
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Re: Irish AI Squad

Postby rumncoke » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:34 pm

The fact is neither Farrell or McCloskey are as bad as some think they are they just fail to be as good as many want them to be .

They fail to remember D'Arcy for years had his detractors and critics but has many caps to his credit .

Most forget that 50% of a centres responsibility is defence and the other 50% is to ensure that any ball receives results in getting the ball over the gain line either by a personal run ,pass or kick and to ensure he is not responsible for the failure to either cross the gain line or losing possession behind the gain line .

A try scoring break is the bonus not the primary objective as many seem to think because breaks come at International level usually as a result of a mistake by the opposition not from the performance of the centre.

Using that framework the both McCloskey and Farrell are reasonable International centres while not possessing the pace of other centres but relying on power to achieve performance .
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Re: Irish AI Squad

Postby BaggyTrousers » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:00 pm

Setanta wrote:3-0 in the AI. 20-0 after a perfect first half; nilling Argentina. However we lost the second halves of the last two games - 6-17 and 8-19 rather takes the gloss off.


Three expected wins against incredibly weak competition and they made hard work of the last 2.

Unimpressive barring Stockdale.
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Re: Irish AI Squad

Postby Dave » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:22 pm

2017 AIs:

Best back: Stockdale
Best forward: Hendo
Best: Rory
Best academy: Ulster



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Re: Irish AI Squad

Postby Shan » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:18 pm

BaggyTrousers wrote:Actually, I think the miserable Kiwibastard missed a trick when the Mulster centre had to leave. He should have kept Byrne on the wing and put Stockdale at 13, the lad has the makings of a cracking 13 but equally, he's some boy on the wing and decent at 15 too.



I would have brought on Keatley and just moved Aki out to 13. However either way I agree Byrne should not have moved to centre.
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Re: Irish AI Squad

Postby Russ » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:35 pm

Dave wrote:2017 AIs:

Best back: Stockdale
Best forward: Hendo
Best: Rory
Best academy: Ulster



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Best back Sexton
Best forward Sexton
Best Sexton
Best Academy Sexton

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Re: Irish AI Squad

Postby rumncoke » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:36 pm

Kearney his stats read 11 carries and 3 passes which sort of sums up what most think — the great I AM
Is only interested in his own performance and / or suffers from Tunnel Vision .

I was surprised to see Byrne moved to centre but it might be because Joe seemed to think Stockdale defence was weak - and to be honest when Argentina attacked his wing he seemed to be confused but I think that was by the number of defenders marking his channel 2 Argies and three defenders Farrell Kearney and Stockdale in the drift defence .





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Re: Irish AI Squad

Postby justinr73 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:23 am

Tony Ward thinks that Kearney had an influential game and that Stockdale is a superstar in the making.

Can't have it both ways can we?
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Re: Irish AI Squad

Postby Russ » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:54 am

justinr73 wrote:Tony Ward thinks that Kearney had an influential game and that Stockdale is a superstar in the making.

Can't have it both ways can we?
Kearney has his usual poor game where he failed to do the basics right
Just this time he decided to run with a bit of purpose at weak shoulders. If you rewatch the game though he disappears for extended periods, particularly in defence, and when he has the ball he takes the wrong option on each occasion

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Re: Irish AI Squad

Postby Dave » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:15 pm

Super Rab had little to do
His contract is up for renewal
If the six nations doesn't go well he will get "injured"
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