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by Miguel Indurain
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Put ‘em under pressure
Replies: 102
Views: 3219

Re: Put ‘em under pressure

I always liked JC and had huge respect for what he achieved with the team and what it did for our country It's difficult to convey the excitement and happiness that the success brought to the people in our country. It was tangible. And all of that was largely Jack's doing. I heard him say that we di...
by Miguel Indurain
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Steele Dossier
Replies: 80
Views: 2316

Re: Steele Dossier

"intelligence" is anything but.

Disinformation is the "intelligence community's" stock in trade
by Miguel Indurain
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pretentious Names
Replies: 168
Views: 4759

Re: Pretentious Names

I used to date a girl who worked at the Royal College of Music, and her name was Primrose (Rose, for short). Her best friend was named Poppy. Happy times. Good CofI names Willie....... usually filthy !!! They were lovely girls, TSG. I think they took pity on me. Ireland might as well have been Mars...
by Miguel Indurain
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pretentious Names
Replies: 168
Views: 4759

Re: Pretentious Names

msp. wrote: Rather like the Swiss football team Young Boys who play at Wankdorf Stadium...

:lol:
by Miguel Indurain
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pretentious Names
Replies: 168
Views: 4759

Re: Pretentious Names

I used to date a girl who worked at the Royal College of Music, and her name was Primrose (Rose, for short).
Her best friend was named Poppy.

Happy times.
by Miguel Indurain
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Andy Haden has died
Replies: 33
Views: 1558

Re: Andy Haden has died

For me, Hadens cheating at the Arms Park in 78 leaves a bad taste.
He was an excellent second row.

The demolition job that he and a young Gary Whetton did in for Auckland in 83 Lions tour still resonates.

Condolences to his family
by Miguel Indurain
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97606
Views: 3117904

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

My understanding is that social distancing is regarded as being insufficiently observed nationwide. So more drastic measures are being announced tomorrow. I don't think anyone strongly disagrees with any of that. However, what you posted is almost word for word identical to a WhatsApp message my wi...
by Miguel Indurain
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97606
Views: 3117904

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Just talking to a senior Garda friend, just out of conference at the Phoenix Park. Full lockdown to be effective from Tuesday. This lockdown will be announced tomorrow at 11am. Limited access to shops, rationing of foodstuffs, etc. Garda/army being mobilised to police lockdown. This is all the info...
by Miguel Indurain
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97606
Views: 3117904

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Just talking to a senior Garda friend, just out of conference at the Phoenix Park. Full lockdown to be effective from Tuesday. This lockdown will be announced tomorrow at 11am. Limited access to shops, rationing of foodstuffs, etc. Garda/army being mobilised to police lockdown. This is all the info...
by Miguel Indurain
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97606
Views: 3117904

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Just talking to a senior Garda friend, just out of conference at the Phoenix Park. Full lockdown to be effective from Tuesday. This lockdown will be announced tomorrow at 11am. Limited access to shops, rationing of foodstuffs, etc. Garda/army being mobilised to police lockdown. This is all the infor...
by Miguel Indurain
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97606
Views: 3117904

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Vintners are going to like dogs over this directive to close. Supermarkets will capitalise as a result. I don't think any vintner is going to be stupid enough to try to flout the directive. Social media caught the goings in at Temple Bar, no vintner would be prepared to take the risk now I think. “...
by Miguel Indurain
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97606
Views: 3117904

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Vintners are going to like dogs over this directive to close. Supermarkets will capitalise as a result.

I don't think any vintner is going to be stupid enough to try to flout the directive. Social media caught the goings in at Temple Bar, no vintner would be prepared to take the risk now I think.
by Miguel Indurain
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Stuff to do when self isolating
Replies: 164
Views: 7568

Re: Stuff to do when self isolating

Read the books you bought but hadn't the time to read when things were "normal" Get out in the fresh air Cycle even more, especially now that road vehicle volumes are down I've spent so much time on the exercise bike over the last two weeks it's crazy. Trying to get as fit as I can before I get sic...
by Miguel Indurain
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Stuff to do when self isolating
Replies: 164
Views: 7568

Re: Stuff to do when self isolating

Read the books you bought but hadn't the time to read when things were "normal"

Get out in the fresh air

Cycle even more, especially now that road vehicle volumes are down
by Miguel Indurain
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97606
Views: 3117904

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Uncle Fester wrote:
Miguel Indurain wrote:I didn't know that Oxygen could be made :blush:
Cool air down till it liquifies and separate.
Main product is Nitrogen but obviously you'll get about 20% as Oxygen.
:thumbup: thanks UF.
by Miguel Indurain
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97606
Views: 3117904

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

I didn't know that Oxygen could be made :blush:
by Miguel Indurain
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97606
Views: 3117904

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

I cycled to work today. I didn't finish work till 7.30pm. Out of curiosity I wanted to see how busy the city centre is - so I took a spin down Stephen's Green, Drury Street, Wicklow St and walked down Fownes St and in to Temple Bar. Restaurants were quiet as far as I could see, but several pubs look...
by Miguel Indurain
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97606
Views: 3117904

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Medical people are saying that children shouldn't be associating with other kids during this crisis, because all of them are vectors (carriers). Medics have urged the postponement of playdates, birthday parties, going to the play ground Needs to be blasted on the news. DOH and HSE have urged all me...
by Miguel Indurain
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97606
Views: 3117904

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Medical people are saying that children shouldn't be associating with other kids during this crisis, because all of them are vectors (carriers).
Medics have urged the postponement of playdates, birthday parties, going to the play ground
by Miguel Indurain
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97606
Views: 3117904

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

CM11 wrote:Nearly all the new cases were due to an original case,
Which in the overall situation is positive news of sorts.
At least it traceable, if nothing else
by Miguel Indurain
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 2020 market meltdown
Replies: 1192
Views: 53451

Re: The 2020 market meltdown

Deutsche Bank shares at Euro 4.86 just now

Bloody hell :lol:
by Miguel Indurain
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 2020 market meltdown
Replies: 1192
Views: 53451

Re: The 2020 market meltdown

Yes, the REPO shenannigans is simply a tucked away implication of the real underlying health of the markets - bail-outs by stealth. What was a punctual measure has now become de facto and is only increasing. Very sustainable. Italian bond yields starting to trend up a little, approaching 2% in the ...
by Miguel Indurain
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97606
Views: 3117904

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

This message seems to be doing the rounds this morning. Sobering but shows we all need to put the shoulder to the wheel. Hope ye don’t mind if I post it here. Think it’s a message from a consultant to his/her staff Message from consultant Respiratory Paediatrician. "I hope you all stay safe during ...
by Miguel Indurain
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 2020 market meltdown
Replies: 1192
Views: 53451

Re: The 2020 market meltdown

REPO crisis seems not be improving rather the crisis is getting worse.
by Miguel Indurain
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 2020 market meltdown
Replies: 1192
Views: 53451

Re: The 2020 market meltdown

Fair price discovery is proving painful.

I think that there is going to be more pain in store though.
by Miguel Indurain
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who's panic buying?
Replies: 728
Views: 24094

Re: Who's panic buying?

Supermarket close by looks busy but it's no busier than normal for Thursday evening though.


Give quarantine/lockdown a couple of weeks and serious cabin fever is going to take hold for many people.
by Miguel Indurain
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97606
Views: 3117904

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

The Sun God wrote:ECB leaves rates unchanged but increases QE........ I guess these are the people who hiked rates at the start of the crash. :roll: :roll:
:thumbup:
by Miguel Indurain
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97606
Views: 3117904

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Yesterday at their press conference, I was slightly encouraged that the latest cases were still related to travel to Italy.

Obviously whatever new information was disclosed overnight to the health authorities has hastened this decision.
The right decision I might add.
by Miguel Indurain
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97606
Views: 3117904

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Looks like 9 new cases announced this evening are the result of direct travel to/from Italy, and/or from contact with people who've travelled to Italy.

No community transmissions disclosed today in the 9 cases - which is positive I suppose
by Miguel Indurain
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Harvey Weinstein:Hollywoods sexual secrets about to explode?
Replies: 1690
Views: 160519

Re: Harvey Weinstein:Hollywoods sexual secrets about to expl

Rightly or wrongly, Weinstein appears to the epicentre for all of the alleged abuse activity in Hollywood, so he is bound to be made an example of. 23 year sentence on the face of it looks like it's based solely on retribution and not based on his reforming his behaviour or on his cooperating with ...
by Miguel Indurain
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Harvey Weinstein:Hollywoods sexual secrets about to explode?
Replies: 1690
Views: 160519

Re: Harvey Weinstein:Hollywoods sexual secrets about to expl

Rightly or wrongly, Weinstein appears to the epicentre for all of the alleged abuse activity in Hollywood, so he is bound to be made an example of. 23 year sentence on the face of it looks like it's based solely on retribution and not based on his reforming his behaviour or on his cooperating with t...
by Miguel Indurain
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97606
Views: 3117904

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Went to the cinema on Monday night with my better half, there were very few customers there (UCI Tallaght).
Spoke to one of the staff there and she reckoned that numbers are down due to Covid19.

We went to see Parasite, it wasn't a great movie in my opinion.
by Miguel Indurain
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales vs Scotland. The Mediocrity Bowl Match Thread.
Replies: 162
Views: 8539

Re: Wales vs Scotland. The Mediocrity Bowl Match Thread.

Usually this tie produces some great rugby
by Miguel Indurain
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97606
Views: 3117904

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Stephen Donnelly TD. Is he ever not appearing on TV/radio? I know he's FF health spokesman, but he is a constant presence on every media programme like that other c.unt Brid Smyth. Should these people be doing their jobs instead of all this media time? This is what you're dealing with A health spok...
by Miguel Indurain
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Entire final round of 6N postponed to October 31st
Replies: 103
Views: 5281

Re: Entire final round of 6N postponed to October 31st

Does this mean that between now and October we'll be required to endure having to watch the ad with the two Welsh inbreds and their dead mothers purse?
by Miguel Indurain
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97606
Views: 3117904

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Stephen Donnelly TD.

Is he ever not appearing on TV/radio? I know he's FF health spokesman, but he is a constant presence on every media programme like that other c.unt Brid Smyth.

Should these people be doing their jobs instead of all this media time?
by Miguel Indurain
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97606
Views: 3117904

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

It’s hard to believe they let Cheltenham go ahead, and that people were irresponsible enough to not cancel their trips. They took foot and f**king mouth more seriously. Agreed. It beggars belief that the meeting went ahead. Traffic to and from Italy is the focus, but I think this country needs to v...
by Miguel Indurain
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27478
Views: 675746

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Here we are.. A warm "good day" to you all, from a country that woke up in a situation that no one would have ever imagined to be into - a month ago. I mentioned yesterday this comment I heard on TV, where (purely Italian spirit I would say) someone stated that "The Government ordered my granddad t...
by Miguel Indurain
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Dublin/Ireland travel advice
Replies: 31
Views: 886

Re: Dublin/Ireland travel advice

Thanks Lads for the suggestions. The trip is to coincide with a birthday, so it is on regardless of weather or SARS-CoV2. She is also obstinate. They will have a car for part of the trip to get out west to the cliffs. Consensus is Stephen's Green, Grafton street area for pubs, nightlife and maybe t...
by Miguel Indurain
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 97606
Views: 3117904

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

There was chatter about bringing Easter school holidays forward.