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by Youngulus
Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: A moment to reflect on the superiority of English sport
Replies: 87
Views: 3085

Re: A moment to reflect on the superiority of English sport

A small country, populated by humble toilers, and yet currently holding: * Grand slam champions in rugby * Ashes holders in Cricket (and T20 World Cup finalists) * Masters champion * Heavyweight boxing champion * Tour de France winner Plus a load of other Olympic medal holders. Other small countrie...
by Youngulus
Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: A moment to reflect on the superiority of English sport
Replies: 87
Views: 3085

Re: A moment to reflect on the superiority of English sport

A small country, populated by humble toilers, and yet currently holding: * Grand slam champions in rugby * Ashes holders in Cricket (and T20 World Cup finalists) * Masters champion * Heavyweight boxing champion * Tour de France winner Plus a load of other Olympic medal holders. Other small countrie...
by Youngulus
Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: A moment to reflect on the superiority of English sport
Replies: 87
Views: 3085

Re: A moment to reflect on the superiority of English sport

Xupi wrote:How can you forget in your list the most formidable sporting feat of all: being the Tour de France cycling title holder (Chris Froome)??
Thanks. Added.

So far this isnt going the way I hoped. I want frothing! This Don fella looks the most likely to get going.
by Youngulus
Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: A moment to reflect on the superiority of English sport
Replies: 87
Views: 3085

A moment to reflect on the superiority of English sport

A small country, populated by humble toilers, and yet currently holding: * Grand slam champions in rugby * Ashes holders in Cricket (and T20 World Cup finalists) * Masters champion * Heavyweight boxing champion * Tour de France winner Plus a load of other Olympic medal holders. Other small countries...
by Youngulus
Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies vs. England Test Series Discussion Thread
Replies: 1906
Views: 48805

Re: Wallabies vs. England Test Series Discussion Thread

Sometimes I wonder... Watch the first half of Eng Wales again and only look at Youngs. One or two dodgy passes aside, it was a masterclass in SH play. Other than those bad passes, most of his are to the chest in front of the runner. His little runs (like the one where Brown almost scored) holds the ...
by Youngulus
Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: B&I Lions Tour 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 8882

Re: B&I Lions Tour 2017

Tim. wrote:
Diego wrote:For those who have done all three, which is the best Lions tour to go on?
I've been reliably informed SA is the best by some distance.
Interesting. How come? I would have thought NZ just because its rugby mad but also easy to get around/quite small
by Youngulus
Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: B&I Lions Tour 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 8882

Re: B&I Lions Tour 2017

So who's the money on at this point for being the traditional uncapped player? There won't be one. It's a tradition that has died. :blush: Shows how much attention I've been paying in recent years then... That's a shame - Lions is all about tradition and to lose any of them bit by bit is sad. I tho...
by Youngulus
Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England 2016 6N Champions and Grand Slam winners.
Replies: 115
Views: 4841

Re: England 2016 6N Champions

Seriously embarrassing lack of class from a lot of people here. In the real world most rugby fans from all countries are decent fellas who know it's mostly about respect and congratulating the opposition. The taffs are incredibly sore losers by the looks of the goings on since yesterday. Anyway, hap...
by Youngulus
Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations: England v Ireland, Sat Feb 27th, KO @ 16:50
Replies: 1722
Views: 64153

Re: 6 Nations: England v Ireland, Sat Feb 27th, KO @ 16:50

:lol: From the Quinlan article: I am sitting in a dressing-room, waiting to go out to play for Ireland A against England A and the man I am listening to is getting angrier and angrier. Oppression is mentioned. Seven hundred years of it. Persecution. Empire. All that sort of stuff. Guys are going cra...
by Youngulus
Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2016 Six Nations - Round 3 - Wales vs France
Replies: 1085
Views: 21408

Re: 2016 Six Nations - Round 3 - Wales vs France

This Clive chap is rather angry isn't he?
by Youngulus
Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2016 Six Nations - Round 3 - Wales vs France
Replies: 1085
Views: 21408

Re: 2016 Six Nations - Round 3 - Wales vs France

What makes me sad for the Welsh is all they ever had was this 'Welsh way'. Now they don't even have that :((

They are playing rugby that's fitting of the country that it came from. Soulless, grey, and like hitting your head into a concrete wall.
by Youngulus
Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2016 Six Nations - Round 3 - Wales vs France
Replies: 1085
Views: 21408

Re: 2016 Six Nations - Round 3 - Wales vs France

Dire game. Has Welsh rugby sunk so low that they win games now based on dull meatheads running into contact, and even then have to rely on avoiding cards for their dirty cynical defence.

I hope any Welshman about today are embarrassed to be from that bleak principality.
by Youngulus
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Peak Guardian
Replies: 20
Views: 1461

Re: Peak Guardian

She is literally saying innocent until proven guilty shouldn't apply in rape cases... bizarre
by Youngulus
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Worst Places to Live in England?
Replies: 260
Views: 10015

Re: Worst Places to Live in England?

Ah yes i forgot about all those towns. Which is weird as I was born in Portsmouth. But as you say, they feel like port towns rather than beach towns. We have no equivalent of Sydney/LA/Barcelona etc etc, although i suspect the weather plays a massive part in that! Would raids from the sea have play...
by Youngulus
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Worst Places to Live in England?
Replies: 260
Views: 10015

Re: Worst Places to Live in England?

Quaint? I thought it was run down and unpleasant. I reckon you could use that phrase to describe the vast majority of British seaside towns. I find them all thoroughly depressing places. They're clinging on a bit aren't they. However I reckon they will have a resurgence. Broadband and improved tran...
by Youngulus
Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Worst Places to Live in England?
Replies: 260
Views: 10015

Re: Worst Places to Live in England?

Quaint? I thought it was run down and unpleasant. I reckon you could use that phrase to describe the vast majority of British seaside towns. I find them all thoroughly depressing places. They're clinging on a bit aren't they. However I reckon they will have a resurgence. Broadband and improved tran...
by Youngulus
Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What do you think of London?
Replies: 192
Views: 4978

Re: What do you think of London?

Greene King IPA and Cleggy? One of those rare situations when both is worst... Braz- nb I never said it was decent, just provocatively named Yeah I know, I was wondering whether there were perhaps two Arab Boy pubs in the SW Quadrant. The Jolly Gardners in Richmond isn't too far from there and used...
by Youngulus
Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What do you think of London?
Replies: 192
Views: 4978

Re: What do you think of London?

Is this the Arab Boy on the Upper Richmond Rd? It's a Greene King isn't it? Yep it is. Also Nick Clegg's local for those of a Lib Dem persuasion. Greene King IPA and Cleggy? One of those rare situations when both is worst... Braz- nb I never said it was decent, just provocatively named I think one ...
by Youngulus
Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What do you think of London?
Replies: 192
Views: 4978

Re: What do you think of London?

Brazil wrote:Is this the Arab Boy on the Upper Richmond Rd? It's a Greene King isn't it?
Yep it is. Also Nick Clegg's local for those of a Lib Dem persuasion.
by Youngulus
Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your country's current 'Not lived up to their hype' XV?
Replies: 145
Views: 6866

Re: Your country's current 'Not lived up to their hype' XV?

1. Mullan 2. Hartley 3. Doran-Jones 4. Borthwick 5. Kennedy 6. Croft 7. Armitage 8. Guest 9. Youngs 10. Lamb 11. Ojo 12. Geraghty 13. Tait 14. Ashton 15. Foden My most disappointing XV-So many options Good team, apart from Croft? Seen him in a few, he's a two times Lions tourist and one time top tr...
by Youngulus
Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What do you think of London?
Replies: 192
Views: 4978

Re: What do you think of London?

The most amazing place in the world for me is in London (Greenwich) but the city itself is becoming less and less attractive. Ugly new buildings, stupidly expensive living, poor quality services and a general bad attitude from people in the city centre are pushing me towards the 'burbs. Having live...
by Youngulus
Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rocket Ronnie....10K is peanuts
Replies: 41
Views: 1482

Re: Rocket Ronnie....10K is peanuts

Isnt the point that the prize money for a 147 keeps rolling up with each game, and because it was won recently it was relatively low? So he's just saying its worth the cash rolling up a bit more first.
by Youngulus
Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What is the best Voting System?
Replies: 70
Views: 1976

Re: What is the best Voting System?

To me, democracy means proportional representation. If 35% of the populace vote for a specific party, then they should get 35% of the seats. As much as I despise UKIP and 'fringe parties' if they receive 12% of the electorate vote, then they should have 12% representation. That's democracy. The UK ...
by Youngulus
Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87765
Views: 4475843

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Just got round to watching the sarries wasps game.

Great stuff and well done wasps, but imagine if JJ had blown a 4 on 0 overlap like bored wunderkind Daly did in the first minute.
by Youngulus
Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87765
Views: 4475843

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Just re -watched that last try - in the lead up Itoje, Clifford then George all make carries over the gainline - by taking the ball on at pace. I know its against a tired italian team, but it was nice to see forwards running onto the the ball with pace. Last time I remember that was against wales l...
by Youngulus
Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: When do the citings have to be in?
Replies: 48
Views: 1707

Re: When do the citings have to be in?

The entire Irish team could have doid! :o

Should have brought back the 99 call.

:lol: There are no less than 4 articles on that Irish Independent link whining about the ref in the headline. Its hilarious :lol:
by Youngulus
Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87765
Views: 4475843

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Subs- All had an impact and for me Itoje and George are better than the starters and without Kev, I would play Clifford over the Hask. We need more speed and presence at the breakdown. Remove Haskell and you need someone else to bring that level of physicality. It's a softening up process. Yeah i d...
by Youngulus
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87765
Views: 4475843

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Where did Goode go when Farrell was off the field? IC or OC? Neither, Brown moved to the wing, Goode went to FB and Nowell moved to IC Interesting. With our bench he was the last player we wanted injured I would suggest. Goode was fairly decent when he came on at FB, Mike Brown not had his best cou...
by Youngulus
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87765
Views: 4475843

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Where did Goode go when Farrell was off the field? IC or OC? Neither, Brown moved to the wing, Goode went to FB and Nowell moved to IC Interesting. With our bench he was the last player we wanted injured I would suggest. Goode was fairly decent when he came on at FB, Mike Brown not had his best cou...
by Youngulus
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87765
Views: 4475843

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Where did Goode go when Farrell was off the field? IC or OC?
by Youngulus
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87765
Views: 4475843

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

How on earth can it be said that Ford is reaching Tom Wood levels of latitude in terms of keeping his place? He's had one game for Eng since he was last dropped!
by Youngulus
Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87765
Views: 4475843

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

I rarely watch the U20s, but didnt Ford and Farrell win the JWC playing at 10 and 12?

Why does it look as if they've never met before at this level?
by Youngulus
Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87765
Views: 4475843

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

No fickleness about it in my eyes. I view Ford as England's number 1 FH. But there does come a time when someone needs to go off and get a bit of form back. I made that very point in the match thread to be told that Ford has only had one poor game, as if he hasn't been a shadow of his former self s...
by Youngulus
Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87765
Views: 4475843

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

So... 6. Hask 7. Kev 8. BV Probably has a nice look about it. Some of the earlier potential backrows mentioned look pretty lightweight, we need some heft. I would like to see Devoto tried in the midfield against Italy, simply because I think that the midfield we played last weekend might be a bit l...
by Youngulus
Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87765
Views: 4475843

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

So... 6. Hask 7. Kev 8. BV Probably has a nice look about it. Some of the earlier potential backrows mentioned look pretty lightweight, we need some heft. I would like to see Devoto tried in the midfield against Italy, simply because I think that the midfield we played last weekend might be a bit l...
by Youngulus
Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87765
Views: 4475843

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

So... 6. Hask 7. Kev 8. BV Probably has a nice look about it. Some of the earlier potential backrows mentioned look pretty lightweight, we need some heft. I would like to see Devoto tried in the midfield against Italy, simply because I think that the midfield we played last weekend might be a bit li...
by Youngulus
Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87765
Views: 4475843

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Well, Watson plays 15 for his club, so no brainer really.
by Youngulus
Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Migrant Camps in Southern England??
Replies: 131
Views: 2714

Re: Migrant Camps in Southern England??

Something i've always wondered is, isn't the law that you have to claim asylum in the first safe country you reach?

So why arent these migrants forced to stay in France etc? Surely they shouldnt be able to apply for asylum in Britain?
by Youngulus
Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Drop goals
Replies: 42
Views: 1882

Re: Drop goals

Is it me or have standards of drop goaling fallen, especially in the 6 nations. Was there 3 or 4 which missed this weekend? and they were all very poor attempts NOT ONE was anywhere near-Italy had so little confidence in doing it properly that Parisse ended up doing a rush job and missing horribly....
by Youngulus
Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Battle of the broadcasters
Replies: 60
Views: 2017

Re: Battle of the broadcasters

BBC all the way simply because no ads.