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by lilyw
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: World population to hit 11bn in 2100
Replies: 12
Views: 917

Re: World population to hit 11bn in 2100

The point is that the planet can sustain a population of that size, but not if we all want to live like the resource-wasting westerners that we are. Most of the population growth will be in sub-Saharan Africa, guess who will get the blame for this unsustainability. Get your point, but the real issu...
by lilyw
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448405
Views: 16960427

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Feck off DOB. Hits the hand and falls = knock-on. Always has, and always will. I'm going to have to get my meds changed. I could have sworn I heard the ref cry "Backwards, play on" multiple times in every game that I've watched. Obviously I've been imagining things. (Never when I played - because t...
by lilyw
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What's the biggest asterix you've ever seen?
Replies: 8
Views: 803

Re: What's the biggest asterix you've ever seen?

There are bigger than lifesize ones at Parc Asterix.
by lilyw
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: World population to hit 11bn in 2100
Replies: 12
Views: 917

Re: World population to hit 11bn in 2100

Now they are worried that we will die out. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/26/falling-sperm-counts-human-survival It comes after a study she co-authored in 2017 found that sperm counts in the west had plummeted by 59% between 1973 and 2011, making headlines globally. Now, Swan says, fol...
by lilyw
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 110707
Views: 3653923

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Going to be some very interesting classrooms on Monday morning. The main topic of discussion among my daughter's teaching colleagues has been what to do with the kids who didn't bother their arse during the lockdown (since there hasn't been any central guidance). She doesn't have time to revise all ...
by lilyw
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Alternative to Chrome
Replies: 16
Views: 706

Re: Alternative to Chrome

Zakar wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:19 pm I use Brave - much better.
Absolutely. Its built in Adblocking even gets rid of the annoying pop-ups on VIProw
by lilyw
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The long awaited return of the Great Crossword Clue
Replies: 118
Views: 9603

Re: The long awaited return of the Great Crossword Clue

This cracker from Saturday's Independent is one of the best clues I've seen in years: Fathead! Soon deduce a timeless quality, unfortunately, that's shared by Johnson and his cohorts (8,2,8) It's by Jim Toal (Vlad in the Guardian, Tyrus in the Independent) - I think that he is by far the best setter...
by lilyw
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 110707
Views: 3653923

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

'In a completely coincidental turn of events on the night the Government has come under pressure for saying restrictions for 9 more weeks PH officials have pulled out some variant bollox from their arses' Yeah it’s obviously been here for months - there is no way with our Brazilian population that ...
by lilyw
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 110707
Views: 3653923

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

I might start a profit before people party and see how that goes for a bit. Nigel Farage beat you to it. Eh what? Brexit was about sovereignty over profit. It was basically the opposite of that. Look into the history & structure of the Brexit Party; and who kept all of the subs when he decided not ...
by lilyw
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 110707
Views: 3653923

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

The brighter evenings won't make fück all difference to children . There are fück all TD's and fück all NPHET members with school going children . We basically have no representation. People who believe this is totally disproportionate have had no representation since the Shinners and Government de...
by lilyw
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 110707
Views: 3653923

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

That's a great line, I'm going to steal it. I think a lot of primary teachers in particular, especially those that go into teaching straight from school, have a tendency to be very immature to begin with and working with children all the time doesn't help them grow out of it. Of course that means p...
by lilyw
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 110707
Views: 3653923

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

The brighter evenings won't make fück all difference to children . There are fück all TD's and fück all NPHET members with school going children . We basically have no representation. People who believe this is totally disproportionate have had no representation since the Shinners and Government de...
by lilyw
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 110707
Views: 3653923

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Gavin Duffy wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:30 pm I might start a profit before people party and see how that goes for a bit.
Nigel Farage beat you to it.
by lilyw
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448405
Views: 16960427

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Duff Paddy wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:52 pm That’s just picking on him for the sake of it - Ringrose got the 3 on 2 what more do you lads want.
Run forward & commit even 1 of the defenders. The entire French line just shifted left as soon as he got the ball.
by lilyw
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448405
Views: 16960427

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Over to you Mullet. https://www.the42.ie/furlong-porter-ireland-tighthead-5357220-Feb2021/ The "threat" of Ross Byrne here https://img2.thejournal.ie/inline/5357274/original/?width=480&version=5357274 Furling made better use of the ball - maybe we should switch him to outhalf instead of LH. Solve 2...
by lilyw
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 110707
Views: 3653923

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

it does make sense in a crazy kinda way Nols ; annecdotaly we all seem to know teaches that seem to want to go back to work but are there just more that dont and obviously keep their mouth shut or does the union not represent the wishes of the majority of their members but just the few auld jaded o...
by lilyw
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Martin Scorsese criticises the idea of films as content as it devalues film art..
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: Martin Scorsese criticises the idea of films as content as it devalues film art..

This is the Martin Scorsese who has essentially remade the same film over & over again during his career; & then did it one last time as "Content" for a streaming service (presumably for the payday for him & his geriatric pals). This is a man who has worked his entire career in the film industry as ...
by lilyw
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25914
Views: 631810

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

bimboman wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:35 pm Trouble at the borders.


https://twitter.com/dw_politics/status/ ... 0252434438
An EU member state in control of its own borders. Amazing!

I thought that couldn't happen, perhaps Nigel could explain to us how Germany can do this but the UK had to leave to be able to do it.
by lilyw
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448405
Views: 16960427

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Wtf does Ross Byrne do? He obviously thinks this is a passing drill. Catch and give. Catch and give.
by lilyw
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm
Replies: 975
Views: 15316

Re: 6N Rd. 2 - Ireland v France. Feb 14th, KO @ 3pm

Flametop wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:31 pm
EverReady wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:30 pm That drifting across the park back play is hilariously shite. A new coach will stop that
I’m free on Fridays.
Ross Byrne adds in the going back 10m option.
by lilyw
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448405
Views: 16960427

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Nolanator wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:37 pm
earl the beaver wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:33 pm Murray dropped
Burns starts
Henderson captain

Image
Holy shit, Hail Mary selection at halfbacks. :lol:

It'll be entertaining for someone, at least.
FFS - 5 imports. The IRFU should be ashamed of themselves.
by lilyw
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448405
Views: 16960427

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Not sure how Baird would go from not being in the squad to making the bench ahead of Dillane. Whilst I agree in principal, whether it's Dillane or Baird pales into insignificance in the presence of Billy Burns. By Jaysus that's a poor choice. Without Harry being there the other choice is Ross Byrne...
by lilyw
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 110707
Views: 3653923

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Kids will be fine and forget about all this shite in a few years, the Helen Lovejoy stuff is tedious. You are wrong. Anyway leaving certs back Monday week. I'm not, they'll be fine. I'm delighted yours will be. Loads won't. Anybody with a rudimentary understanding of children and child psychology w...
by lilyw
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 110707
Views: 3653923

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Got my second shot of the mRNA vaccine yesterday. About 12 hours later I woke up feeling like sh*t & today I feel like I've been hit by a train, repeatedly. Way way way worse than the first dose which only gave me a 2 day headache. Obviously delighted to get the vaccine, but be warned, the second d...
by lilyw
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Time Greatest Irish Hype 15
Replies: 122
Views: 3091

Re: All Time Greatest Irish Hype 15

Jesus none of these can hold a candle to the dazzling mixture of hype & incompetence that was Kevin O'Brien.

This was back when we believed that any player playing in England was automatically good.
by lilyw
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 110707
Views: 3653923

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Yeah only you lads see things clearly I'm pretty sure that it's only the unions stopping the schools going back and not any healthcare concerns. I'd say you're pretty sure of that too, aswell as being pretty sure the majority of parents don't agree with some children not going back for another 6 we...
by lilyw
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: is Covid going to kill not Tier 1/not professional club rugby?
Replies: 33
Views: 1571

Re: is Covid going to kill not Tier 1/not professional club rugby?

Public liability insurance, player insurance, equipment maintenance, light, heat etc. Grounds maintenance. 1 or 2 shouldn't apply if nobody is playing. What equipment needs to be maintained? Light and heat for a mothballed club? Got to keep the grass down though, that's fair enough. Public liabilit...
by lilyw
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25914
Views: 631810

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

All this nonsense with exports is entirely a reflection of the fact that the UK unilaterally waived border checks on European imports while the EU refused to do likewise. They are taking the mick, basically, because they can do. Hold up a few lorryloads of German cars and they'll soon start behavin...
by lilyw
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official NFL 2020
Replies: 9222
Views: 522479

Re: Official NFL 2020

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EtrJwVfWQAMTXTB?format=png&name=small This picture shows the runs made by each QB behind the pocket for each pass that they threw; red - complete, white - incomplete Mahomes is the top one. The Buccaneers defence ran through the Chiefs as though they weren't there; Mahom...
by lilyw
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 110707
Views: 3653923

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Healthcare management is broader than just hospitals but I take your point. Certainly when I used to work in healthcare we had CWO's, porters, accounts assistants etc had risen to very senior management. I was never completely sure how that came about. Seemed extraordinary that these were the best ...
by lilyw
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 110707
Views: 3653923

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Like night into day you were going to reply with that. You are our own little woke corner of PR point blank refusing to look at the detail and jumping in with your two size 6 lady feet. He is literally the wrong sort as in ill suited to the job. I would also be ill suited to the job. I suspect you ...
by lilyw
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 38032
Views: 1682481

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

Most probably one of the worst rule interpretations to have come out recently was evident in both the Arsenal and United game. When a player do not try and play the ball and a player goes down, it is Red and if a player attempts to play the ball, it will only be a yellow. It is absolutely crazy to ...
by lilyw
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 110707
Views: 3653923

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Dragster you Brits are making the bored unusable swarming all over it shiteing on. I heard the Australians said you are poo poo heads and they don't like you The crims aren’t our neighbours, your business affects us like Brexit did Ireland. I’m more Irish than Biden anyway 🍀 What's with the 4 leaf ...
by lilyw
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Drunken Brits - we're glad to be rid of them
Replies: 112
Views: 3209

Re: Drunken Brits - we're glad to be rid of them

Mullet 2 wrote: Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:24 am Great to see an old fashioned troll thread yield a full catch.

The once mighty London Cabal is now a reacharound crew of plebs.

Oh for the days of proper toffs alas for PR
I have to admit that I'm surprised at how serious everybody got. I was expecting a lot more humour.
by lilyw
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irish unity....?
Replies: 2086
Views: 58231

Re: Irish unity....?

Shoneen Option 1: Continue as you are, reasonably prosperous country with good relations with your contiguous neighbour Option 2 : Absorb about 600k+ people who actively don't want to be in your country, who require heavy subsidy to maintain their way of life, & who have a history of armed insurrec...
by lilyw
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Drunken Brits - we're glad to be rid of them
Replies: 112
Views: 3209

Re: Drunken Brits - we're glad to be rid of them

Oh, and as a reminder OP - you’ve had a thread about dealing with an alcoholic. From this I presume the person in question is British ? https://forum.planetrugby.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=40619&hilit=Booze Wow - even for you this is scraping the bottom of the barrel! Going back 8 years to search for ...
by lilyw
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irish unity....?
Replies: 2086
Views: 58231

Re: Irish unity....?

Funny thing is Right now only 43% want a UI, 47% want to remain and 10% undecided The loyalists breaking support for GFA would bring more catholics around to a UI. All the loyalists have to do is nothing and the union is safe for a few years. Best of both worlds Opinion polls on a UI don't and won'...
by lilyw
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Drunken Brits - we're glad to be rid of them
Replies: 112
Views: 3209

Re: Drunken Brits - we're glad to be rid of them

Any way - this thread was started so that we could all laugh at Brits. Don't let Backrow's ancestral prejudices against Molodovans divert us from that worthy goal. this thread has followed the usual trend of Irish trying to mock brits, ireland then gets found out to have a far worse problem with al...
by lilyw
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Drunken Brits - we're glad to be rid of them
Replies: 112
Views: 3209

Re: Drunken Brits - we're glad to be rid of them

Any way - this thread was started so that we could all laugh at Brits.

Don't let Backrow's ancestral prejudices against Molodovans divert us from that worthy goal.
by lilyw
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Drunken Brits - we're glad to be rid of them
Replies: 112
Views: 3209

Re: Drunken Brits - we're glad to be rid of them

A quick wiki shows 7% of moldovans see themselves as romanian , so they are far less clingy about their more recent past than Irish & Englsih & french Joe Biden. A little knowledge and all that :roll: Such Bullshit :lol: 75% of them identify as Moldovan which is ethnically/linguistically/culturally...