web analytics

ATW FRIDAY NIGHT JUKEBOX

By Pete Moore On March 17th, 2017

Because Friday night is Music Night

It’s crunch time in Dublin tomorrow. The final weekend of the 6 Nations sees Ireland warmly welcome England’s fine rugger chaps. Now some might say it’s a dead rubber, since England clinched the title last weekend. No way. No Test match is meaningless. England are after back-to-back Grand Slams. Ireland need a result to stay in the world’s top 4 ranked teams. The rankings won’t change between this weekend and the World Cup draw. Being in the top 4 is a big advantage. I’m anticipating a belter. Ireland’s Conor Murray, the best SH in Europe is out, and compounding that is the fact that Keet Urls has been passed fit. That’s a twin injury blow in my book.

Ireland vs England is a special fixture for many reasons. This short BBC film explains one of them. International teams were refusing to play in Ireland in 1973, because of the terror threat. But England turned up to play, and really were warmly welcomed for it. In a game of legends, John Pullin’s post-match quip has gone down in rugby lore. Before the match England’s David Duckham told Ireland captain Willie John McBride that he might come into midfield as he “didn’t fancy standing out on the wing in white England shirt”. McBride assured him that he’d be “welcome at the bottom of an Irish ruck any time”. Some of that tomorrow, chaps.

England are confident, have a hugely powerful pack nowadays and are hungry. Ireland are missing a key man and won’t quite have the eye-popping intensity that has turned us over in the past. England by 10.

As always, feel free to share your tunes below –

11 Responses to “ATW FRIDAY NIGHT JUKEBOX”

  1. Saw him perform twice, met him once. Absolute gentleman.

    I remember Hendrix being interviewed, and was asked something like, “How does it feel to be the best guitarist in the world?” His reply?
    “I don’t know. Ask Rory Gallagher.”

  2. You only hear good about him, never a bad word from anyone who knew or met him. Blues or rock, whatever he did, Rory Gallagher was just magic.

  3. England are confident, have a hugely powerful pack nowadays and are hungry. Ireland are missing a key man and won’t quite have the eye-popping intensity that has turned us over in the past. England by 10.

    England are nailed on for a second slam in a row, as someone here predicted a while back. The only interesting question now is what is to stop them doing a third in 2018.

  4. Peter –

    I’ll be happy with one tomorrow, but if it comes to 2018 also, Ireland’s selection foibles will help. I can’t tell Joe Schmidt anything about rugby, but I can’t figure out his thinking.

    He’s dropped Devin Toner, which gives England the line out (Launchbury, Lawes and Itoje will be climbing into every one of them). And he still won’t start with Peter O’Mahoney, who’s Ireland’s best flanker, while he persists with Jamie Heaslip at 8, who seems undroppable, while Stander is a better 8 but gets in at flanker.

    England are strong enough anyway in the pack without hamstringing yourself.

  5. I can’t tell Joe Schmidt anything about rugby, but I can’t figure out his thinking.

    Substitute Wenger for Schmidt and football for rugby Pete?

  6. On my playlist for the weekend.


    Bonnie Bishop
    – A true Texas treasure – Girl can sing!

    Mother Falcon – Austin natives – Alligator Teeth (so good)

    Slightly country, Curtis McMurtry, but not really.

    I’m including a non-Texan because this woman is beyond brilliant…

    Lake Street Drive

  7. Absolutely superlative choice Pete.

    Just watch the magic:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpj-VHER0kM

  8. Make sure you listen to more than the first verse.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmnxF_WTOgg

  9. Paul – Magic indeed, I love it.

    Dave Alton – That’s very funny, but wise advice. I was losing the will to live for a minute.

  10. Paul. I enjoyed that, cheers.

    Pete. Glad you liked it mate.

  11. Pete. Just got the time to listen to your Friday night contribution. Very nice guitar. Thanks for posting.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.