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@liam2me it is pretty clear that most of the squad members (apart from a few of his Munster mates) likes playing for Kidney, his threadbare management team and his outdated tactics. That notwithstanding, Ireland's good performers over the past year have been pretty evenly spread (O'Mahony and Ryan; Ferris and Best; Ross, Kearney, O'Driscoll and Sexton - apart from his kicking yips in the world cup).
The reason we will get whitewashed in New Zealand is Declan Kidney - plain and simple. Tribalism has nothing to do with it. Hopefully the Kidney clock is telling the right time.
I know you shouldn't feed the trolls but anyway.
Posted 10:20 05th June 2012
Most will depend upon the referee. If the ref will be South African, he will not allow slowing down the ball so much (like in the game with Australia, although I was glad for Ireland, from a neutral point of view the game was awful) and the AB should put 30-40 points behind Ireland.
With Owens or with some strange ref of the French bunch, 20.
Posted 10:14 05th June 2012
If the AB's were ever gonna be complacent they can always count on the opposition to fire them up, not least the irish who clearly haven't learned from previous encounters. But then you can't expect too much from those lads they're not known for their sharpness... mentally. Cheers for the wake up call ladies. By the way this is NOT the arrogant aussies, this is the mighty ALL BLACK who you haven't beaten in 24 games and about to become 27.
Posted 10:01 05th June 2012
Same ol same ol. What else would he say Heres an article headline. Kearney believes the Irish don't have a hope in hell of getting near the AB's. "Oh Declan I was only being realistic they took my words out of context". Don't want to spoil your win but Austraila are always there for the taking
"[Saturday] is our best chance because it is our next chance. And if the first Test doesn't go our way then the one after that will be our best chance again after that,"
hahahahaha fall off chair hahahahaha - sounds like the perfect way to mentally prepare for a test series?????????????
Posted 10:01 05th June 2012
Of course Ireland can beat New Zealand.
They have been a very good side for quite a few years now, and the only remarkable thing is that they haven't beaten the All Blacks yet.
It is only a matter of time before they do break their duck. With three tests to play in this series, there is every likelihood they will do so this month.
I fully expect them to win at least one test in this series.
Posted 09:27 05th June 2012
He has more confidence the us fans do, especially considering our injuries and the fact most of the Blue persuasion don't like playing in green jerseys. I would much prefer to watch our U-20s who play wholeheartedly and with a point to prove.
Posted 08:14 05th June 2012
keep the 102 dream alive no one conquered before you so take it to the men in black Good Luck
Posted 08:03 05th June 2012