Never since the battle of the Somme has so much effort been wasted in losing so many yards

2 February 2008

I was at Croke Park today. As a witness you’d think I’d therefore have some clue what was going on, but, omg, wtf was that?

The first half was okay. We made some chances and really should have been further ahead. But the second half was just plain poor. The lineout was atrocious. How is it that Munster can be playing so well yet many of the very same players are so just not doing anything in the green shirt? I can only blame Eddie O’Sullivan. I’m rolling with the bandwagon here, I know, but honestly, I can’t come up with any other explanation.

Gordan D’Arcy’s injury was unfortunate as he wasn’t bad, but he has’t been anywhere near his best in a long while. In the “A” game Bowe played well, I wonder will O’Sullivan call him into the squad for the next match?

Today is James Joyce’s birthday, so I could have used one of his quotes as a title, but I decided instead to go with a line from George Hook, grump extraordinaire.

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3 Responses

  1. anne says:

    Oh crappety crap. I almost missed the 6 Nations.

    Clearly, I need to meet more people that do not fall in the following categories: Americans, girls, gays.

    Really cute European men, then.

  2. red says:

    And everyone in Rome keeps congratulating me. I have to feign happiness with the result, otherwise I'm insulting my Italian friends…

  3. Fence says:

    Hope you enjoyed today's match Anne? You lot totally outclassed Scotland. Still, some lucky breaks there. enjoy the cute European men :)

    Red, insult away :) I suppose you could argue that it was Italy's gameplan that worked, so not an insult?