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Brendan Fanning
Olly (IP Logged)
06 June, 2017 11:59
Brendan Fanning: Pat Lam's self-serving, semi-coherent and arrogant ramble has damaged his Connacht farewell.
Smacks of sour grapes to me?

Independent. IE

Bristol, like the glass is Blue, Bristol Blue.

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robtheh (IP Logged)
06 June, 2017 12:30
This guy is a Richard Littlejohn/Jeremy Vine type.
Exists to be controversial.
Connacht fans love Pat Lam. That's who counts.

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Prop Joe (IP Logged)
06 June, 2017 12:51
A bit harsh on Jeremy Vine? Dull and irritating perhaps.

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robtheh (IP Logged)
06 June, 2017 16:45
Entirely subjective Prop Joe!

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Hercules Spoons (IP Logged)
08 June, 2017 14:32
Brendan has a very appropriate surname.

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Graham_U (IP Logged)
08 June, 2017 15:05
It may not be a very positive view, but provides the counter to the way he has been hyped by many at Bristol. I certainly felt a little uneasy about his motives and commitment for coming to us, and the way he presented the pre-season against Connacht as a favour to them. I doubt many of us know much about the contractual issues discussed, and with one exceptional season apart his coaching record is NOT great. (correction thanks to Rollo)

I hope he gets his head down and fully focuses on us from now on, leaving the internal wrangles of the Irish rugby behind. His job is to prove the standards he set the season before last will become his coaching norm going forward, not a one off.


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Stand out in a crowd, wear the Hoops!

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/06/2017 10:41 by Graham_U.

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Ernie Ball (IP Logged)
08 June, 2017 16:03
PL's signing has as much to do with his skills as a coach as it is his ability to recruit the players we need. Looking at AR's tenure the reason he failed (IMHO) was that he couldn't get several key signings over the line.

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ROLLO (IP Logged)
08 June, 2017 17:07
Wuss have Connacht in the Euro Cup so we will see what effect Lams leaving has had.
Graham_U did you mean PL's record apart from one season was great or not great?

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