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by FidesEtRobur
Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Overrated cities?
Replies: 347
Views: 14130

Re: Overrated cities?

Overrated: San Francisco Toronto Birmingham Helsinki Marrakech Doha Mumbai Hong Kong (nowhere near the place it was even 10 years ago) Melbourne Underrated: Chicago Belfast Brussels Kampala/Entebbe Windhoek Colombo Osaka I was born in Colombo and went back two years ago for the first time. I wanted...
by FidesEtRobur
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Overrated cities?
Replies: 347
Views: 14130

Re: Overrated cities?

Dublin. Its not bad, just no better than Birmingham, Manchester or Leeds. It maybe because Ireland and GB are so similar in many ways, that it was more of the same. Barcelona would be another. Nice but not the awesome city I was expecting. New York, San Diego and Los Angeles were a bit grimy, and w...
by FidesEtRobur
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Overrated cities?
Replies: 347
Views: 14130

Re: Overrated cities?

Overrated: San Francisco Toronto Birmingham Helsinki Marrakech Doha Mumbai Hong Kong (nowhere near the place it was even 10 years ago) Melbourne Underrated: Chicago Belfast Brussels Kampala/Entebbe Windhoek Colombo Osaka Who in the name of all that is holy rates Birmingham? Also Brussels is a filth...
by FidesEtRobur
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Overrated cities?
Replies: 347
Views: 14130

Re: Overrated cities?

Overrated:
San Francisco
Toronto
Birmingham
Helsinki
Marrakech
Doha
Mumbai
Hong Kong (nowhere near the place it was even 10 years ago)
Melbourne

Underrated:
Chicago
Belfast
Brussels
Kampala/Entebbe
Windhoek
Colombo
Osaka
by FidesEtRobur
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Franno tells it as it is- The Official Neil Francis thread
Replies: 1465
Views: 116512

Re: Franno tells it as it is- The Official Neil Francis thread

Calamity abounds as Irish suffer a Halloween nightmare Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Sport1 November 2020 SOMETIMES turkeys duck. If ever there was a case for retaining Italy in the Six Nations this was it. They kept England to a 34-5 scoreline which was a long way off what everybody, including the...
by FidesEtRobur
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Franno tells it as it is- The Official Neil Francis thread
Replies: 1465
Views: 116512

Re: Franno tells it as it is- The Official Neil Francis thread

Missed chance to run riot A more adventurous approach could have yielded a rich dividend Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Sport25 October 2020 Photo: Ramsey Cardy ABIG shout out to Fergus McFadden and his buddies for their performance last week. A very costly exercise for everyone concerned. The Barba...
by FidesEtRobur
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447282
Views: 16900979

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Wouldn’t have thought there should be an issue going from one secure bubble to another where there is continuous testing etc
by FidesEtRobur
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447282
Views: 16900979

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I take it that the extended squad players not involved against Italy will not be released to their provinces for this weekend and must remain in the bubble?
by FidesEtRobur
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447282
Views: 16900979

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

rialtoblue wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:25 pm
FidesEtRobur wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:20 pm 5 Rock lads. The Michael’s conveyor belt is over stated.
Doris, kennan, ringrose and who else?
Conway and Heffernan
by FidesEtRobur
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447282
Views: 16900979

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

5 Rock lads. The Michael’s conveyor belt is over stated.
by FidesEtRobur
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447282
Views: 16900979

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Depends on your definition of ‘elite’ :lol:
by FidesEtRobur
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Embra v Ulster
Replies: 201
Views: 4444

Re: Embra v Ulster

crouchy wrote: Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:26 pm Madigan nailed two absolute crackers.
Wouldn’t be the first time :nod:
by FidesEtRobur
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 109669
Views: 3615081

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

*best paid in the world is what i meant. Both lufthansa and AF pay better. I think you’re talking about pilots specifically? Nowhere near the best paid in the world. What I said was ‘some of the best conditions in Europe’, which they have. Top 3 with as you say, AF and Lufthansa - out of over a hun...
by FidesEtRobur
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 109669
Views: 3615081

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

nardol wrote:KLM pilots the best in the world? You must not know about the AF side of the bizz
Not sure how you interpreted that from what I said :lol:
by FidesEtRobur
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 109669
Views: 3615081

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Firstly, a lot of flights are happening because the airlines get to keep the passengers money if the flight takes off, and the passenger hasn't availed of any cancellation opportunities. That’s not really true in AL’s case. The summer schedule had 18 transatlantic departures a day. They’re operatin...
by FidesEtRobur
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 109669
Views: 3615081

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

The EU rules around state aid have been specifically altered to reflect the dire threat to airlines posed by Covid-19. These changes have been driven by European Governments that understand the importance of aviation to their economies. Ireland relies on a functioning, viable airline industry provi...
by FidesEtRobur
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 109669
Views: 3615081

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

AL’s financial success in recent years has been driven by their transatlantic network. Which has now been vaporized and won’t be returning for a long time. That is coupled with extremely limited opportunities in Europe due to the most restrictive travel guidelines in the EU. Most of their longhaul f...
by FidesEtRobur
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 109669
Views: 3615081

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Misleading. None of these (bar probably Italy, but Alitalia has been a basket case for years) are straight cash transfusions. They are either loans at plus rates, or money for equity, or with other strings attached (eg LH and AF specifically have to go through with their Airbus orders, even though ...
by FidesEtRobur
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 109669
Views: 3615081

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

The EU rules around state aid have been specifically altered to reflect the dire threat to airlines posed by Covid-19. These changes have been driven by European Governments that understand the importance of aviation to their economies. Ireland relies on a functioning, viable airline industry provid...
by FidesEtRobur
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 109669
Views: 3615081

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Noticeable shift in aspiration by most of the health expert commentators over the last few days to a “Covid free island”.
by FidesEtRobur
Fri May 29, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland V Scotland | Contributions to the world
Replies: 184
Views: 7627

Re: Ireland V Scotland | Contributions to the world

They both did pre covid but only Aer Lingus to Dublin currently operating:

https://www.donegalairport.ie/
by FidesEtRobur
Thu May 28, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland V Scotland | Contributions to the world
Replies: 184
Views: 7627

Re: Ireland V Scotland | Contributions to the world

Would you rather experience the landing at Dublin airport or on the beach in Barra? Be honest, one's an experience the other's just a bog standard airport. The Carrickfin experience pips Barra: https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/travel/donegal-airport-voted-most-scenic-in-the-world-for-secon...
by FidesEtRobur
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 129421

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

I think the 12 green seats would be in play for a start. A lot of the middle class voters who went green this time now realise the reality of the situation.
by FidesEtRobur
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 129421

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

Another election wouldn’t be the worst outcome. People are scared.
by FidesEtRobur
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 129421

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

Mullet 2 wrote:Darragh O'Brien got 9700 votes today so I can tell my kids what I did when the time comes.
I gave him my number 3
by FidesEtRobur
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 129421

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

Martin definitely softening his position on coalition with SF. Best thing Leo could do now is come out an unequivocally rule out such a scenario for FG.
by FidesEtRobur
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447282
Views: 16900979

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Good performance from the 20s. The half backs look accomplished but both have been guilty of the Irish affliction in the last twenty minutes of giving the ball straight back to the opposition with loose kicks off first phase; when it was crying out for Ireland to get their hands on the ball, and ret...
by FidesEtRobur
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Racing Vs Munster, official thread
Replies: 284
Views: 6948

Re: Racing Vs Munster, official thread

Nolanator wrote:
FidesEtRobur wrote:Link please?
https://www.vipleague.cc/racing-92-vs-m ... ing-link-1
Much obliged :thumbup:
by FidesEtRobur
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Racing Vs Munster, official thread
Replies: 284
Views: 6948

Re: Racing Vs Munster, official thread

Link please?
by FidesEtRobur
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447282
Views: 16900979

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Exactly. Gerards never had enough males for a second team I resent that. I captained the seconds to a glorious semi final loss in 6th year. We got absolutely hockeyed in Gerard’s one year. Against their 2nds. We were the 6ths. I think word got out about halftime that the 2nds were beating Rock, and...
by FidesEtRobur
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tokyo Accommodation
Replies: 29
Views: 1578

Re: Tokyo Accommodation

Howdy, Been offered a ticket to the Ireland/All Blacks game on Saturday and on the fence about whether to hop on a plane from Dublin and just going to it. Can anyone recommend some relatively cheap accommodation for a relatively broke (definitely broke after this) recent graduate for this junket? I...
by FidesEtRobur
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ticket exchange site
Replies: 8
Views: 987

Re: Ticket exchange site

Brumby_in_Vic wrote:RWC has an official ticket exchange site.
Fake news.

They have an official resell sight. No opportunity to swap.
by FidesEtRobur
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: All Blacks vs Ireland: MATCH THREAD: Sat 19 Oct
Replies: 4659
Views: 106225

Re: RWC QF: All Blacks vs Ireland: MATCH THREAD: Sat 19th Oc

Apologies to mods if this sort of thing is frowned upon. Genuine fan in search of two match tickets. Can swap 2 SA v Japan tickets or purchase outright.
by FidesEtRobur
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: Japan vs Springbokke : Match Thread: Sun 20th Oct
Replies: 1597
Views: 43047

Re: RWC QF: Japan vs Springbokke : Match Thread: Sun 20th Oc

OomPB wrote:
FidesEtRobur wrote:Apologies to mods if this sort of thing is frowned upon. I have 2 CAT C match tickets available that I’m trying to swap for IRL v NZ if anyone is interested.
Did you think the All Blacks would lose against the Springbokke?
Yes! But my issue is I also thought that Ireland would beat Japan :lol:
by FidesEtRobur
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC2019 Japan City/Pub/Restaurant/Escort/Cabal/Stadium Guide
Replies: 262
Views: 11424

Re: RWC2019 Japan City/Pub/Restaurant/Escort/Cabal/Stadium G

I’m another with 2 tickets for Japan v SA that I’m trying to swap for IRL v NZ.
by FidesEtRobur
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: Japan vs Springbokke : Match Thread: Sun 20th Oct
Replies: 1597
Views: 43047

Re: RWC QF: Japan vs Springbokke : Match Thread: Sun 20th Oc

Apologies to mods if this sort of thing is frowned upon. I have 2 CAT C match tickets available that I’m trying to swap for IRL v NZ if anyone is interested.
by FidesEtRobur
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC Warm-up: ENG v IRE, Sat, Aug 24th, KO @ 3pm
Replies: 929
Views: 28127

Re: RWC Warm-up: ENG v IRE, Sat, Aug 24th, KO @ 3pm

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