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by Dumbledore
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread
Replies: 2990
Views: 87411

Re: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread

kiwigreg369 wrote:What annoys me is that it sets the boundaries now. Will junior players now think it's ok to tamper a ball and cheat.

KG
I’m glad someone’s thinking of the children
by Dumbledore
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread
Replies: 2990
Views: 87411

Re: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread

Players are lauded in rugby for the ability to get away with stuff, but for some reason it’s a heinous crime in cricket. Yeah, this would be like a rugby player - going on the field with a needle in his pants - surreptitiously deflating the ball every time the opposition took a kick at goal - grabb...
by Dumbledore
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread
Replies: 2990
Views: 87411

Re: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread

So far he is refusing to resign. It may be taken out of his hands. Who knows with the ACB, the CEO is Teflon and been in the job far too long. He should have stepped down after throwing Andrew Symonds under the bus and ketowing to the Indian's petulance/political grandstanding. Plus his serious cra...
by Dumbledore
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread
Replies: 2990
Views: 87411

Re: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread

Wilderbeast wrote:Do we think Smith will lose his captaincy? I think he should’ve taken it into his own hands but that looks unlikely.
He’s a pretty shit captain anyway, wouldn’t be the worst result. Might even get Maxy back in :thumbup:
by Dumbledore
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread
Replies: 2990
Views: 87411

Re: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread

What a disgrace!!! :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: Shocked and of course didn't believe it, till they confessed Baggy Green is dead to me. P A T H E T I C!!! I think of all the Aussie legends who have played the game and Smith and Bancroft have taken a huge stinkin dump in the Baggy Green and s...
by Dumbledore
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread
Replies: 2990
Views: 87411

Re: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread

Australia, I am disappoint. That's not cricket, it's cheating. Cheating’s been part of cricket forever. Struggling to get too wound up about this. Deeply stupid managing to get caught. Ball tampering should be legalised given how ridiculously skewed towards batsmen the modern game is. Watching Smit...
by Dumbledore
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread
Replies: 2990
Views: 87411

Re: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread

Australia, I am disappoint. That's not cricket, it's cheating. Cheating’s been part of cricket forever. Struggling to get too wound up about this. Deeply stupid managing to get caught. Ball tampering should be legalised given how ridiculously skewed towards batsmen the modern game is. Watching Smit...
by Dumbledore
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread
Replies: 2990
Views: 87411

Re: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread

There can be no more complaints about Aussie crowds on the next tour though. Now the tourists will have to live with whatever comes their way. True. I sure hope that no Aussie spectator, sitting in the members area, gets into a prolonged and personal argument with a player from the opposing team as...
by Dumbledore
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread
Replies: 2990
Views: 87411

Re: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread

Mr Mike wrote:
Dumbledore wrote:
argus wrote:
Sandstorm wrote:C'mon lads!! Clean up the tail cheaply for a change.
Leave Mrs Warner out of this please
:| More of that famous South African humour
Yeah, juvenile toilet humor.
:lol:
by Dumbledore
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Rebels v Sharks Match Thread
Replies: 195
Views: 4350

Re: Official Rebels v Sharks Match Thread

Just caught up on this. Meakes was excellent. He got badly found out by the physicality of Test rugby on debut, went completely invisible, but he has that funny knack of making the players around him better - at least at this level. Be interesting to see if DHP comes straight back into the starting ...
by Dumbledore
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread
Replies: 2990
Views: 87411

Re: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread

This has been dreadful from Australia. Smith hasn't been right since the Ashes. He's such a weirdly intense little plum, reckon he put too much of himself into that series and he's been flat ever since. Needs some time off. Just not good from Khawaja, awful from Warner, and the brittle middle order ...
by Dumbledore
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread
Replies: 2990
Views: 87411

Re: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread

argus wrote:
Sandstorm wrote:C'mon lads!! Clean up the tail cheaply for a change.
Leave Mrs Warner out of this please
:| More of that famous South African humour
by Dumbledore
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Rebels v Sharks Match Thread
Replies: 195
Views: 4350

Re: Official Rebels v Sharks Match Thread

Farva Cottrell is starting at 6 because he’s gash at 7 and because Timani is even more gash at 6 Colby has come on at 7 last couple of times and got them back in contention at the breakdown. Cottrell is an absolute potato, nothing player. Excited to see Maddocks at fullback, would like to see him a...
by Dumbledore
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread
Replies: 2990
Views: 87411

Re: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread

Cummins is fvcked. Another cheating Ozzie twat. Match referee will get him. Clear as day cheating this: https://www.iol.co.za/sport/cricket/proteas/australias-pat-cummings-steps-on-ball-could-face-disciplinary-action-13986673 That looked very naughty Also, coincidentally, just before he started rev...
by Dumbledore
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread
Replies: 2990
Views: 87411

Re: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread

South Africa victimised again. Sad how much the ICC hates them.
by Dumbledore
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Waratahs v Rebels Round 5 Match Thread
Replies: 113
Views: 3461

Re: Official Waratahs v Rebels Round 5 Match Thread

Hideous. Switched off completely. And of course this would be the one game the Tahs decide to kick to Folau. I’m going to bed
by Dumbledore
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Waratahs v Rebels Round 5 Match Thread
Replies: 113
Views: 3461

Re: Official Waratahs v Rebels Round 5 Match Thread

shanky will have enjoyed that immaculate turnover by Timani
by Dumbledore
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Waratahs v Rebels Round 5 Match Thread
Replies: 113
Views: 3461

Re: Official Waratahs v Rebels Round 5 Match Thread

Eish, that didn’t look good at all. Neck bent in a nasty way. Maddocks to fullback, Sefa onto the wing I’d say. Hope DHP is okay.

Funny game so far, basketball rugby in summer.
by Dumbledore
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Waratahs v Rebels Round 5 Match Thread
Replies: 113
Views: 3461

Re: Official Waratahs v Rebels Round 5 Match Thread

:lol: Kepu cramping after 10 minutes. 37 is stupid hot though, must hellish out there. Hope they’ve got the ice vests ready
by Dumbledore
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL 2020 Democratic presidential nominee thread
Replies: 5749
Views: 218417

Re: OFFICIAL 2020 Democratic presidential nominee thread

Reckon Lamb could go very,very far from what little I've read about him. Seems to tick all the boxes except maybe possible his Catholicism . :roll: Traditional Democratic Party constituency. (not to mention it's maybe 90% of all Latinos) However beyond all that there is young energy and old progres...
by Dumbledore
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL 2020 Democratic presidential nominee thread
Replies: 5749
Views: 218417

Re: OFFICIAL 2020 Democratic presidential nominee thread

The most popular politician in America rallying with Randy "Iron Stache" Bryce yesterday. Bryce is going to unseat Paul Ryan in November. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu1AxCd8HHk People have to understand Bernie's popularity in that part of the country. He's great. The DNC should be running, or at...
by Dumbledore
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread
Replies: 2990
Views: 87411

Re: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread

ovalball wrote:Gotta laugh at the Aussies on here playing the victim card.
:lol: Sorry, but what thread are you looking at?
by Dumbledore
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread
Replies: 2990
Views: 87411

Re: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread

One look at this thread and I reckon Dutton will change his mind about needing to protect the poor little South Africans pretty quickly
by Dumbledore
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL 2020 Democratic presidential nominee thread
Replies: 5749
Views: 218417

Re: OFFICIAL 2020 Democratic presidential nominee thread

The most popular politician in America rallying with Randy "Iron Stache" Bryce yesterday. Bryce is going to unseat Paul Ryan in November. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu1AxCd8HHk People have to understand Bernie's popularity in that part of the country. He's great. The DNC should be running, or at...
by Dumbledore
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pommy Politician: Warner sign of Australia's sick society
Replies: 119
Views: 5103

Re: Pommy Politician: Warner sign of Australia's sick societ

There's only the odd standout knobhead sportsperson, IMO. How is Kyrgios perceived in Aus? He has one of the lamest temperaments of any sportsperson I've seen. Total wanker. :lol: What? He's fine. Anyone who winds the tennis pearl-clutchers up is generally doing something right. Nothing fine about ...
by Dumbledore
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pommy Politician: Warner sign of Australia's sick society
Replies: 119
Views: 5103

Re: Pommy Politician: Warner sign of Australia's sick societ

Most Australians would dismiss any talk of "fair play" or of "the spirit of the game" or of "sportsmanship" as the talk of "losers" or, at best, hopelessly old-fashioned. A deliberate aggressiveness is thought to be the key to success and, when victory is won, an excessive triumphalism is expected ...
by Dumbledore
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pommy Politician: Warner sign of Australia's sick society
Replies: 119
Views: 5103

Re: Pommy Politician: Warner sign of Australia's sick societ

mr bungle wrote:There's only the odd standout knobhead sportsperson, IMO. How is Kyrgios perceived in Aus? He has one of the lamest temperaments of any sportsperson I've seen. Total wanker.
:lol: What? He's fine. Anyone who winds the tennis pearl-clutchers up is generally doing something right.
by Dumbledore
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pommy Politician: Warner sign of Australia's sick society
Replies: 119
Views: 5103

Re: Pommy Politician: Warner sign of Australia's sick societ

Most Australians would dismiss any talk of "fair play" or of "the spirit of the game" or of "sportsmanship" as the talk of "losers" or, at best, hopelessly old-fashioned. A deliberate aggressiveness is thought to be the key to success and, when victory is won, an excessive triumphalism is expected ...
by Dumbledore
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread
Replies: 2990
Views: 87411

Re: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread

The footwork of the entire Australian team is shithouse. Pathetic stuff.
by Dumbledore
Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread
Replies: 2990
Views: 87411

Re: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread

:lol: Loves a send off. Very Australian cricketer.
by Dumbledore
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread
Replies: 2990
Views: 87411

Re: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread

kiap wrote:
Sandstorm wrote:139 ahead is good, but this pitch has also gone very flat. :uhoh:
We shall see. New innings, new bowlers, new ball = new conditions

The main Aus quicks were kept on for too long yesterday and paid the price today. Not the best captaincy by Smith.
He’s not a good captain
by Dumbledore
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread
Replies: 2990
Views: 87411

Re: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread

Thomas wrote:This is a match winning lead.

Aussies won't be able to reel it in and make a large total.
Yeah no chance. Hard to trust brother Usman off the Australian roads, Smith isn’t in great touch, Bancroft isn’t up to it and the Marshes, well...
by Dumbledore
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread
Replies: 2990
Views: 87411

Re: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread

:lol: Of course. Left handed man has band aids on his left hand and holds the ball in his left hand = ball tampering To be fair, WTF is the need for all that tape? https://s.yimg.com/iu/api/res/1.2/e4DK8m5BCiy3x6_PTZiJCg--~D/cm90YXRlPWF1dG87dz0xMjAwO2g9Njc1O2ZpPWZpbGw7YXBwaWQ9eXZpZGVv/https://s.yim...
by Dumbledore
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL 2018 Wallabies thread
Replies: 852
Views: 29063

Re: OFFICIAL 2018 Wallabies thread

Farva wrote:Naisrani had a poor last game but the to before wer good. Id have him there
Hey? He was very good against the Brumbies. How close to being Australian is he?

Maddocks > Hodge btw. Get him in there. Don't rate Cottrell, surely there are better options?
by Dumbledore
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread
Replies: 2990
Views: 87411

Re: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread

News reports suggesting that Warner is under investigation for ball tampering - from wearing plasters on his hand (the hand he uses to shine the ball). Not sure there's anything in it but I seem to remember DuPlessis getting sanctioned for something similar Australian vice captain David Warner has ...
by Dumbledore
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread
Replies: 2990
Views: 87411

Re: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread

:lol: The band had a massive sook after being told to shut up while the bowlers ran in and walked off. You plum take victimhood to a whole other level :? fudge off. They’ve been doing what they’re doing for the past couple of decades without complaint. Did Smith seriously complain? That's what happ...
by Dumbledore
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread
Replies: 2990
Views: 87411

Re: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread

:lol: The band had a massive sook after being told to shut up while the bowlers ran in and walked off. You plum take victimhood to a whole other level :? fudge off. They’ve been doing what they’re doing for the past couple of decades without complaint. Did Smith seriously complain? That's what happ...
by Dumbledore
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread
Replies: 2990
Views: 87411

Re: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread

:lol: The band had a massive sook after being told to shut up while the bowlers ran in and walked off. You plum take victimhood to a whole other level
by Dumbledore
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread
Replies: 2990
Views: 87411

Re: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread

Lovely day out in the sun, by the way :thumbup: Reading the weekend Oz, James Sutherland has issued a statement condemning the behaviour and expressing concern about the Australian team’s behaviour. Good on him. No blame, no attempts to justify, just disappointment. I’m a little conflicted over thi...
by Dumbledore
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Harvey Weinstein:Hollywoods sexual secrets about to explode?
Replies: 1690
Views: 160083

Re: Harvey Weinstein:Hollywoods sexual secrets about to expl

Do you expect reactionary forces to remain scattered and disunited? I don’t think they are. The concentration of wealth, and power, is grotesquely concentrated. If we’re talking about the rise of reactionary groups organising on the ground, I’m not super worried. Like they always have, they’ll cont...