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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:20 am 
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Just popped up in my YouTube recommends

https://youtu.be/sv9cNTyqhVA

Compelling evidence provided. I must admit I never noticed his theatrics after his shoulder charges, for me that probably seals the deal


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... and obviously the claim that it’s “just because he’s English and successful” doesn’t factor in a universe where the universally admired and more successful Jonny Wilkinson exists


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:32 am 
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Not sure about Owen Farrell, but it has been 25 years and Taranaki still remain the only province in NZ to never win a Super Rugby title. It's obviously not SOLELY your fault, but I can't help but think there must be a fair amount of resentment sent your way from rugby folks down in Ginggerville?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:40 am 
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Not sure about Owen Farrell, but it has been 25 years and Taranaki still remain the only province in NZ to never win a Super Rugby title. It's obviously not SOLELY your fault, but I can't help but think there must be a fair amount of resentment sent your way from rugby folks down in Ginggerville?


Well as the Chiefs started to look good this season I was of course waiting for the other shoe to drop


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:27 am 
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Goes without saying surely.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:49 am 
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Goes without saying surely.


Hard to think of many current candidates. SBW has left but he generated plenty of deserved and undeserved spite from various quarters. Maro is not well liked with the squealing and clapping but I think he’s toned that down of late, and seems like the kind of player who northern haterz would rally around every Lions year as he’s so good. Marler and the ballbaggery? Folau is also gone of course


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:22 am 
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naki wrote:
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Goes without saying surely.


Hard to think of many current candidates. SBW has left but he generated plenty of deserved and undeserved spite from various quarters. Maro is not well liked with the squealing and clapping but I think he’s toned that down of late, and seems like the kind of player who northern haterz would rally around every Lions year as he’s so good. Marler and the ballbaggery? Folau is also gone of course


Cheika also gone. Quade a non-entity these days.

It must be Farrell then daylight.


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Can't say I am his biggest fan, personally.

I am also utterly perplexed by his reputation as 'one of the world's best 10s': great distributor and place kicker but not convinced about much else.


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He’s not a great distributor off his weak hand, not a great ball runner.

Bit of an enigma really, big heart, good player. Hard to put your finger on it.



Biggar isn’t popular but a better player than Farrell and similar qualities.


Sexton used to be a lot better than both but an absolute play acting stain who’s pretty much a bed blocker these days.


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Habana's dive at 4:30 :lol:


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He seems alright really. I'd rather hate an actual arsehole, Farrell is more of a love to hate panto villain type like Biggar and Itoje etc.


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He seems alright really. I'd rather hate an actual arsehole, Farrell is more of a love to hate panto villain type like Biggar and Itoje etc.


What's Remy Martin up to these days? Now there was a plum everyone could agree on hating


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Habana's dive at 4:30 :lol:


Ja I spotted that too. A real blight on the latter part of his career.


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Is Owen Farrell the most hated man in rugby?

Love it :lol: :lol: :lol:


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I've actually learned to quite like him. He's a hard competitor and always pushes the ref to the limit. I think good teams need someone like that. Also very good in front of the microphone at representing England.


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why is he so hated if he's not that good anyway ? just for a couple of late-ish hits ?


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I like him.

I would be interested to know what Huget is like off the pitch as most of the players I currently dislike seem like good guys away from the pitch:

Sexton
Biggar

Mike Brown is a tosser both on and off but not good enough for me to actually hate.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:50 am 
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Can't say I am his biggest fan, personally.

I am also utterly perplexed by his reputation as 'one of the world's best 10s': great distributor and place kicker but not convinced about much else.


He is? Much improved on the distribution front, but a lot of the young English 10s knocking around the Prem are better than him on this score.

Place kicking's not as good as his fans often make out either.

When coaches praise him they usually highlight his attitude and will rather than his rugby qualities.

A lot of us live in perpetual fear that his tackling is going to cost us a big game and are somewhat perplexed it's not pinged more frequently.


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I like him.

I would be interested to know what Huget is like off the pitch as most of the players I currently dislike seem like good guys away from the pitch:

Sexton
Biggar

Mike Brown is a tosser both on and off but not good enough for me to actually hate.


Funny enough i bet huget is sound, i know biggar is a lovely guy off the pitch. people around saints love him.


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His theatrics are not appreciated in rugby


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Sexton Biggar Faz

It's all an act and people shirley can't 'Hate' anyone


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DragsterDriver wrote:
slick wrote:
I like him.

I would be interested to know what Huget is like off the pitch as most of the players I currently dislike seem like good guys away from the pitch:

Sexton
Biggar

Mike Brown is a tosser both on and off but not good enough for me to actually hate.


Funny enough i bet huget is sound, i know biggar is a lovely guy off the pitch. people around saints love him.


I sympathise a bit with them, I used to be a right dick on the pitch.


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slick wrote:
DragsterDriver wrote:
slick wrote:
I like him.

I would be interested to know what Huget is like off the pitch as most of the players I currently dislike seem like good guys away from the pitch:

Sexton
Biggar

Mike Brown is a tosser both on and off but not good enough for me to actually hate.


Funny enough i bet huget is sound, i know biggar is a lovely guy off the pitch. people around saints love him.


I sympathise a bit with them, I used to be a right dick on the pitch.


Never understood why 9s get so much stick, it's always the 10 in my experience.


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Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje for me then daylight to the rest


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naki wrote:
Just popped up in my YouTube recommends

https://youtu.be/sv9cNTyqhVA

Compelling evidence provided. I must admit I never noticed his theatrics after his shoulder charges, for me that probably seals the deal


I note most of the tweets in the clip are from taffs.

Is there something in the water over there? Settings permanently set to sneer and hate. It's only a game.


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I never hated Farrell, I always questioned why he's so overrated given his limitations and flaws and lack of certain attributes. But then I saw that lego haircut from 2008 in the video and yes now I hate him :x


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I never hated Farrell, I always questioned why he's so overrated given his limitations and flaws and lack of certain attributes. But then I saw that lego haircut from 2008 in the video and yes now I hate him :x

Yep amazing how so many coaches overrate him


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DragsterDriver wrote:
slick wrote:
DragsterDriver wrote:
slick wrote:
I like him.

I would be interested to know what Huget is like off the pitch as most of the players I currently dislike seem like good guys away from the pitch:

Sexton
Biggar

Mike Brown is a tosser both on and off but not good enough for me to actually hate.


Funny enough i bet huget is sound, i know biggar is a lovely guy off the pitch. people around saints love him.


I sympathise a bit with them, I used to be a right dick on the pitch.


Never understood why 9s get so much stick, it's always the 10 in my experience.


:lol: :thumbup:


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slick wrote:
I like him.

I would be interested to know what Huget is like off the pitch as most of the players I currently dislike seem like good guys away from the pitch:

Sexton
Biggar

Mike Brown is a tosser both on and off but not good enough for me to actually hate.


slick wrote:
I like this quote from Adam Jones in The Times who is doing a bit of coaching at Quins

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Mike Brown? The question I get asked most when I go home is what is he really like. They are disappointed when I tell them he’s not a complete bellend.”


:|


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slick wrote:
I like him.

I would be interested to know what Huget is like off the pitch as most of the players I currently dislike seem like good guys away from the pitch:

Sexton
Biggar

Mike Brown is a tosser both on and off but not good enough for me to actually hate.


slick wrote:
I like this quote from Adam Jones in The Times who is doing a bit of coaching at Quins

Quote:
Mike Brown? The question I get asked most when I go home is what is he really like. They are disappointed when I tell them he’s not a complete bellend.”


:|


You were slightly longer than I had hoped, but nice to see you.

I do like the quote :?


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eldanielfire wrote:
I never hated Farrell, I always questioned why he's so overrated given his limitations and flaws and lack of certain attributes. But then I saw that lego haircut from 2008 in the video and yes now I hate him :x

Yep amazing how so many coaches overrate him


Yup, all 3 of his test coaches have dropped him form the 10 spot at some point :nod:


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eldanielfire wrote:
I never hated Farrell, I always questioned why he's so overrated given his limitations and flaws and lack of certain attributes. But then I saw that lego haircut from 2008 in the video and yes now I hate him :x

Yep amazing how so many coaches overrate him


Yup, all 3 of his test coaches have dropped him form the 10 spot at some point :nod:


Let's just chalk that up to George Ford's mercurial brilliance.


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I've gone off Farrell in recent years. Used to think he was ok but every time I see him playing now there seems to be an incident of shouting at the ref, play acting or general poor sportsmanship.

Yes I'm well aware Dan Biggar does the same, before somebody points it out.


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He's obviously a great driver of standards and that's probably his biggest asset.

His shoulder charges and their lack of sanction is very frustrating, but hardly enough to hate him.

And noble motives aside, the flashing of gang signs post scoring is most unbecoming.


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Nice story ref Bigger

During the Lions tour my mate and his son took a flight to Milford sound.
His son is a quite a famous TV star in the states .

Bigger and his sisters were also going on the plane.
His sisters asked if they take a selfie with said TV star - no problem

Bigger then quietly apologised to my mate for the intrusion - again no problem

My mate then asked Bigger for a selfie back

Big smiles all round


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He's obviously a great driver of standards and that's probably his biggest asset.

His shoulder charges and their lack of sanction is very frustrating, but hardly enough to hate him.

And noble motives aside, the flashing of gang signs post scoring is most unbecoming.


That ‘gang sign’ is a tribute to the son of a former team mate of his old man. The boy has muscular dystrophy a hideous disease like MND.

https://inews.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/o ... son-505580


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Nice story ref Bigger

During the Lions tour my mate and his son took a flight to Milford sound.
His son is a quite a famous TV star in the states .

Bigger and his sisters were also going on the plane.
His sisters asked if they take a selfie with said TV star - no problem

Bigger then quietly apologised to my mate for the intrusion - again no problem

My mate then asked Bigger for a selfie back

Big smiles all round


Well come on then, who's the star?


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Nice story ref Bigger

During the Lions tour my mate and his son took a flight to Milford sound.
His son is a quite a famous TV star in the states .

Bigger and his sisters were also going on the plane.
His sisters asked if they take a selfie with said TV star - no problem

Bigger then quietly apologised to my mate for the intrusion - again no problem

My mate then asked Bigger for a selfie back

Big smiles all round


Well come on then, who's the star?


Luke Evans


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Brumby_in_Vic wrote:
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He's obviously a great driver of standards and that's probably his biggest asset.

His shoulder charges and their lack of sanction is very frustrating, but hardly enough to hate him.

And noble motives aside, the flashing of gang signs post scoring is most unbecoming.


That ‘gang sign’ is a tribute to the son of a former team mate of his old man. The boy has muscular dystrophy a hideous disease like MND.

https://inews.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/o ... son-505580


Hence the "noble motives aside" bit.

My neighbours kid could be picking his nose for charity for all I care - he's still a little scrote!


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naki wrote:
Just popped up in my YouTube recommends

https://youtu.be/sv9cNTyqhVA

Compelling evidence provided. I must admit I never noticed his theatrics after his shoulder charges, for me that probably seals the deal


He's definitely a bell, but he's England's bell.

We're not innocent either. Not as long as the likes of Dane Coles is in our squad.


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