How do you spell controversy?

11 March 2007


Well now, what to say about Saturday’s rugby? Do I use the old “a win is a win” cliché? Or the fact that Ireland won despite not really playing well is a sign of a good team? Or do I moan that they didn’t prepare and never looked like the team that played against England?

Or do I skip all that and ask did a Scottish player try, allegedly, to kill Ronan? Or what was Eddie hoping to achieve by bringing that up in a press conference? Or should I simply despair of RTE’s commentators who didn’t see the incident at all. Supposed to be watching the match they made no mention of ROG going limp on the pitch, or of John Hayes putting him in the recovery position, or of that seeming to be the reason the ref blew up when he did? Maybe they have the excuse that they were watching the play continue, but that doesn’t really work because Ronan was at the bottom of the pile of bodies, and I could clearly see that something was very wrong. As could everyone else around me. And we were watching in a pub, with not a fantastic view.

Or maybe we’ll just ask, how upset would you be if you were Welsh? Or should you have known that it’d take longer than ten seconds to make it to the line-out and so you should have gone for the draw?

Talking points that I’m sure will fill column inches.

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4 Responses

  1. anne says:

    Yeah… It looked worrying to me to see everybody huddled around him like that, but the French commentators didn't seem all that worried either.

    Well. Congrats on the Triple Crown anyway.

  2. Fence says:

    Anne it looked worrying to me to see his legs do that little kick out thing you see in films just before some one dies!

    Would it be hypocritical of me to pretend to be sad that your lot lost today. Cause inside I'm laughing

  3. Ann says:

    I say jump right to the controversy. I didn't watch the match but when we asked my father-in-law about it, the thing with ROG was the first thing he told us about after giving us the result. The picture in the newspaper this morning (same one as in the article you link to, only bigger) sort of scared me – that bug-eyed look is just not natural.

  4. anne says:

    Yeah, it would be. But please do pretend. Anything else would be painful. Ugh.