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I have never seen such CONTROLLED RAGE

Six Nations Ireland
by redrose (U3789483) 24 February 2007
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from the Irish before as I have today against England.

On today's performance alone, I think Ireland are the Northern Hemisphere's best chance of winning the World Cup this year.

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posted Feb 25, 2007

we may not win the world cup and it may be ages since we won the last grand slam but the fact remains at the moment we are miles ahead of england. Well done ireland

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posted Feb 26, 2007

you've put a smile on my face aswell, scotland are rubbish and end of story!!!!!

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posted Feb 26, 2007

if u know the rules of the game,he actually caught the ball outside the 22 and carried it back inside to kick for touch,illegal move,sorry buddy...

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posted Feb 26, 2007

the best result i have seen in my whole life
come on ireland

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posted Feb 26, 2007

DEAR MRARMCHAIRPUNDIT i found your comment on irelands reliance on o driscoll as somewhat absolute bull****...ENGLAND...HA everyone on the england team rely on jonney wilkinson...at least we have decent players on our team along with o driscoll...ENGLAND are always full of excuses...FOOTBALL..(theo walcott)..RUGBY(jason robinson)....CRICKET..and so on...PURE AND SIMPLE IRELAND BET ENGLAND OUT OF CROKE PARK....GOD SAVE THE QUEEN WASINT ON HAND TO HELP ALL OF YOU.........
***********C'MON IRELAND*****************

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comment by Corax (U6588333)

posted Feb 26, 2007

All this crap about if we were missing BOD we fall apart. He is are best player definitely. But the main difference was secure possesion off the set piece. We did not have that against France. We lost and they deserve to win. With Argentina and France in our pool it will be difficult since both have really good scrums. The fact maybe in 2 years time we won't have to talk about if the English anthem is going to be repsected or not really shows maturity. I have to agree is was blown out of proportion slightly.

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posted Feb 26, 2007

I'd been hoping that England might make a game of this but, quite simply, Ireland were better all-round. Had they played that way against France two weeks ago they'd most likely still be looking at the Grand Slam.

However, my fustration is as an England fan. Not that we're bad (still smarting from Autumn!) but simply not on the level of the Irish... and probably France too.

I'd been optimistic of giving Ireland a close run. My remaining prediction is that we can finish third. Anyone believe this still to be so?

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comment by kasapa (U7629107)

posted Feb 27, 2007

sorry guys but i have to dispute this whole arguement about the english anthem. it was not the first time is was played in croke park. during the special olympics it was played for english athletes! Sorry!

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comment by kasapa (U7629107)

posted Feb 27, 2007

i agree
Ireland are the best chance of any northern hemisphere team doing well in the WC this year. Two weeks ago against France we were not solid enough. i agree that Brian O'Driscoll brings something other than his spectacular talent to the team. He brings a unity and cofidence that the irish team lack without him. If you remember we lost it in the last minute two weeks ago against France. On Saturdays performance against England, if we had played that well against France on the day, we would have beaten them probably with about 10 points in the bag. France would not have had the same chance to play. Ireland were just too solid.

Im just so elated at Saturdays Win. It was a fantastic occasion. England were brilliant visitors! We have been the brunt of similar defeats against England in the past! Please give us our moment to rejoice and revel in the BEAUTIFUL Game of Rugby!

A raving female irish fan

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comment by rlee72 (U7622188)

posted Feb 27, 2007

Strange because when I,and 4 million other poeple in Ireland turn on their telly bbc 1 and bbc 2 appear as channels.Hmmm"

"4 million Irish? Yes, and 50 million English. Get your statistics right. The BBC broadcasts to a predominatly English audience, therefore the England team should get priorty over all others."

Although there may be 50 million living in England it doesn't follow that they're all English. What about the Welsh, Scots, Irish, Northern Irish, Europeans, Africans, etc that watch. Also the match was broadcast to the whole of the UK so why only cater to an English audience? We all pay our licence fees in all parts of the country.

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