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Re: European Finals Weekend - This weekend!
« Reply #30 on: Sunday 12-May-2019, 07:31* »
As a kind of aside, why do people dislike Leinster so much? A close friend of mine from Dublin is a season ticket holder there so Iíve seen the (mostly) ups and downs of recent years through his eyes a bit. Thereís something perhaps thatís harder to warm to than the other Irish teams but I canít put my finger on what it is. Is it just the sustained success?

Notwithstanding that I was pretty neutral yesterday and thought the right team won on the day. Pleased to see some key England players putting in a really good shift.


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Re: European Finals Weekend - This weekend!
« Reply #31 on: Sunday 12-May-2019, 08:16* »
I thought this was one of the best rugby displays at any level Iíve ever seen.  Not a Saries fan but a display to be proud of, and Iíd be thrilled to think Quins could produce 80 min of rugby at that intensity and skill level.
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« Reply #32 on: Sunday 12-May-2019, 08:23* »
As a kind of aside, why do people dislike Leinster so much?

I am not sure we do dislike Leinster - do we?

Test question.
English club plays foreign club. Whom do you support? (Generally speaking?)

That's all it is.

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« Reply #33 on: Sunday 12-May-2019, 08:31* »
Yeah for me it was English club plays Irish club/province more than anything. I prefer Leinster to Munster though and have no particular feelings about Ulster or Connacht. I also find a fair percentage of holier than thouness comes out of Irish rugby and the sky obsession with them wore a bit thin.
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« Reply #34 on: Sunday 12-May-2019, 10:51* »
Leinster fans can really grate, and Sexton is incredibly irritating - Leinster, like Ireland, appeal for everything, usually led by him.

The booing of every decision that went against them yesterday really makes a mockery of the idea that the Leinster fans are all about the good of the game, especially given their self-important shushing of the crowd whenever someone is kicking...
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Re: European Finals Weekend - This weekend!
« Reply #35 on: Sunday 12-May-2019, 10:56* »
I am not sure we do dislike Leinster - do we?

Test question.
English club plays foreign club. Whom do you support? (Generally speaking?)

That's all it is.

Depends who the two clubs are.  I have a soft spot for Stade Francais and would always cheer them on (except against Quins of course).  Cant say I have any real love of any other English clubs but would always cheer them over the Celtic sides.

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Re: European Finals Weekend - This weekend!
« Reply #36 on: Sunday 12-May-2019, 11:02* »
Leinster fans can really grate, and Sexton is incredibly irritating - Leinster, like Ireland, appeal for everything, usually led by him.

The booing of every decision that went against them yesterday really makes a mockery of the idea that the Leinster fans are all about the good of the game, especially given their self-important shushing of the crowd whenever someone is kicking...

Agree with all of that.

Plus, their cheering of Itoje's yellow card is not in the right spirit of the game, is it?

I await the arrival of a Leinster fan to point out where we misjudge Leinster.

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« Reply #37 on: Sunday 12-May-2019, 12:29* »
Difficult to split the two as they have both flagrantly abused the spirit and ethos of the game in the professional era but going for Sarries because they're a Prem side.

Out of interest, Banstead, how have Leinster abused the spirit and ethos of the game?

I thought it it was a smashing game and Sarries deserved winners.  As mentioned above, I'd love Quins to put in a total rugby performance like that - hopefully at Wasps next weekend, to finish off the season in style!

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Re: European Finals Weekend - This weekend!
« Reply #38 on: Sunday 12-May-2019, 13:49* »
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Out of interest, Banstead, how have Leinster abused the spirit and ethos of the game?

Yes, I was wondering about that.

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« Reply #39 on: Sunday 12-May-2019, 15:10* »
Yes, I was wondering about that.

As nobody else seems to want to, let me ask specifically how Sarrys, and Leinster,  have devalued the spirit and ethos of the game?

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« Reply #40 on: Sunday 12-May-2019, 15:33* »
Sarries because of salary cap cheating and some pretty ugly behaviour on and off the field over a period of time.

Leinster, dunno. They're definitely holier-than-thou but that's far from the same thing.

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« Reply #41 on: Sunday 12-May-2019, 15:51* »
Only thing I can think of is how if any Connacht player gets half decent, they're immediately sent down to Leinster but that's an IRFU thing AFAIK?

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Re: European Finals Weekend - This weekend!
« Reply #42 on: Sunday 12-May-2019, 16:08* »
I think it's called patriotism.

I was a bit surprised how much I wanted Saracens to win.
Patriotism doesn't need to come into it for me, it was 2 club sides. I didn't support either team during the game, really enjoyed the game, but was also really pleased for Sarries.

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Re: European Finals Weekend - This weekend!
« Reply #43 on: Sunday 12-May-2019, 17:35* »
Only thing I can think of is how if any Connacht player gets half decent, they're immediately sent down to Leinster but that's an IRFU thing AFAIK?

And they lost Joey Carbey in similar circumstances, so it evens out a little bit.

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Re: European Finals Weekend - This weekend!
« Reply #44 on: Sunday 12-May-2019, 21:59* »
And they lost Joey Carbey in similar circumstances, so it evens out a little bit.

That was so he could get some starts to help Ireland rather than warm the bench.

Whole system is so much better for the national side than ours.
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