Episode 1420: Schmidt’s Biggest Challenge, RWC Plan, John Delaney’s €100,000 Loan To The FAI, Corofin’s Class, McTepid Or Donk
Ireland have had a miserable spring, and the scale of the 25-7 defeat to Wales on Saturday could hardly be over-stated. Why do the players lack composure? What has happened their skillset? Why are they so poor at comebacks? Is it time for a major overhaul of the game-plan ahead of RWC in Japan?
Joe Schmidt: “The team will definitely turn up in Japan.”
— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) March 16, 2019
Gerry Thornley of the Irish Times and Mattie Williams try (12.50 mins) and take stock of where we are after two really depressing defeats at either end of the tournament. Is Joe Schmidt burnt out? Does he need help from outside the group, and have we, in fact, become a bad team overnight – we try and supply some answers.
Maybe it’s not that complicated. Maybe Joe Schmidt is on the verge of being burnt out. Today’s column.https://t.co/qpmw7KKNO3
— Malachy Clerkin (@MalachyClerkin) March 18, 2019
ANALYSIS: 22 entries Wales 25-7 Ireland
– Ireland had one more entry than Wales in this match.
– Wales also scored 15 points from possession which never went into the Ireland 22.
— Simon Gleave (@SimonGleave) March 17, 2019
— Independent Sport (@IndoSport) March 17, 2019
Ken gives his reaction (6.15 mins) to the news over the weekend that John Delaney loaned the FAI €100,000 of his own money to solve a short-term cash-flow problem in the association.
A whistleblower has contacted a member of the Oireachtas committee on transport, tourism and sport with a number of allegations about governance at the FAI https://t.co/g39l2PRe1P
— The Times IE (@thetimesIE) March 18, 2019
Great to see this in print today. Was worried the judge would rule against us last night right up until final line of verdict. John Delaney, FAI CEO, was in court for the hearing that ended at 9.35pm. Judge Anthony Barr ordered Delaney to pay our legal costs at the end of case. pic.twitter.com/uihtzYx6Jf
— Mark Tighe (@marktigheST) March 17, 2019
Plus there’s Owen Farrell’s Jedi mind trick, Corofin’s All-Ireland final brilliance on St Patrick’s Day, and Eoin reheats a McTepid Take (00.20 sec) first aired while under the influence…
Finn Russell with the no-look pass ???? pic.twitter.com/hjLxt8pzL8
— Virgin Media Sport (@VMSportIE) March 16, 2019
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