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by lilyw
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: International Eligibility Switches Approved
Replies: 250
Views: 5727

Re: International Eligibility Switches Approved

You’re really proving your point with all these names tbf I don't presume to know everyone's ancestry and at this stage scrum.com isn't much help either. But from my experience growing up in NZ there are a lot of people I know who've been eligible for ancestry visas when on their OE's and I don't s...
by lilyw
Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Larkham gone...
Replies: 13
Views: 939

Re: Larkham gone...

lemonhead wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:55 pm Arse biscuits.

Noel McNamara now please.
Why?

It's not as though he has lit up the URC with sparkling rugby. It's even hard to see that he has improved the skills or game awareness of the Munster backs.
by lilyw
Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2021 Mens Rugby Player of the Year anounced
Replies: 77
Views: 3219

Re: 2021 Mens Rugby Player of the Year anounced

One award that should be easy- Coach- Simon Middleton by a long way. Easily! :thumbup: :nod: Win today and they equal the world record winning streak in women's international rugby. And then to take the record next year they'll play Scotland, who they buried 52-10 in 2021. Quality outfit hopefully ...
by lilyw
Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best movies 1970-1979
Replies: 229
Views: 4744

Re: Best movies 1970-1979

I just wondered how this thread has gotten this far without mentioning the 1970s film that absolutely defined an entire era in a way that no others did: Saturday Night Fever. I absolutely hated it (the music was dire and my total inability to dance blighted my teenage years) but it completely domin...
by lilyw
Sun Nov 21, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best movies 1970-1979
Replies: 229
Views: 4744

Re: Best movies 1970-1979

I just wondered how this thread has gotten this far without mentioning the 1970s film that absolutely defined an entire era in a way that no others did: Saturday Night Fever. I absolutely hated it (the music was dire and my total inability to dance blighted my teenage years) but it completely domina...
by lilyw
Sun Nov 21, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 458979
Views: 19224870

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

lemonhead wrote: Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:18 am Despite Scotland struggling a bit yesterday I still don't think Japan showed up in Dublin and now NZ put in perspective as well.

3rd game should at least give us a rounding up of the team's form and how sustained it is.
You must be a riot at parties.
by lilyw
Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 118128
Views: 4821947

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

You have to hand it to Covid, it’s one hell of a successful virus. Basically ripped through the entire human population in a few years. Thankfully it wasn’t that deadly, and in many ways that’s why it is so efficient, and serves a good warning shot to get our act together for when something that ki...
by lilyw
Fri Nov 19, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best movies 1970-1979
Replies: 229
Views: 4744

Re: Best movies 1970-1979

Movies through to the viewing round: Aguirre, The Wrath of God Blazing Saddles Capricorn One (4.5) Westworld The Conformist Being There Five Easy Pieces Serpico Network Slap Shot Apocolypse Now Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory Cabaret Kramer v Kramer Midnight Express Stalker Rollerball The Hol...
by lilyw
Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 458979
Views: 19224870

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Lily, How many schools play rugby as their main sport ? How many schools play soccer ? And most importantly how many schools play GAA of either variety ? Talk of class in Ireland is shinnerbot territory. We have the monied (as every society does), we have our political classes (including the Hely-R...
by lilyw
Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland v Land of the long white lockdown Official Match Thread
Replies: 2122
Views: 54586

Re: Ireland v Land of the long white lockdown Official Match Thread

Anonymous 1 wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 1:37 am
jdogscoop wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 1:24 am Irish chaps, can I take away these plates?

I think you've dined out on this win long enough.
Dogpoop they will keep this going for months
Months!?!?!?

Stuttgart 88 is still as fresh as yesterday. Not to mention we still perform the play about Munster 78.

We're only warming up.
by lilyw
Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 458979
Views: 19224870

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Lily, How many schools play rugby as their main sport ? How many schools play soccer ? And most importantly how many schools play GAA of either variety ? Talk of class in Ireland is shinnerbot territory. We have the monied (as every society does), we have our political classes (including the Hely-R...
by lilyw
Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 458979
Views: 19224870

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Lily, How many schools play rugby as their main sport ? How many schools play soccer ? And most importantly how many schools play GAA of either variety ? Talk of class in Ireland is shinnerbot territory. We have the monied (as every society does), we have our political classes (including the Hely-R...
by lilyw
Fri Nov 19, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 458979
Views: 19224870

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Twenty-five years into the professional era, the showcase team for the men’s game in Ireland is arguably less diverse than ever. How do these guys get paid to write such unmitigated bollox :lol: How is he wrong? He starts out basically bemoaning the fee paying school feeder system of rugby - well h...
by lilyw
Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 458979
Views: 19224870

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Duff Paddy wrote: Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:44 pm
Twenty-five years into the professional era, the showcase team for the men’s game in Ireland is arguably less diverse than ever.
How do these guys get paid to write such unmitigated bollox :lol:
How is he wrong?
by lilyw
Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 458979
Views: 19224870

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Nolanator wrote: Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:49 pm
Jesus. Schmidt-ball in hard stats! :lol:
How many were within 1m of the opposition line in a 450 phase pick and go leading to a penalty for Ireland going off their feet?
by lilyw
Wed Nov 10, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What Broke the New York Times?
Replies: 22
Views: 1337

Re: What Broke the New York Times?

I don't have a cover all word for it but "wokeness, virtue signalling, identity politics, the alphabet people, progressiveness etc, etc" has literally become a religion. Thou shall not commit blasphemy. It works both directions - Fox News/The Express/Mailonline etc are every bit as rigid in their a...
by lilyw
Wed Nov 10, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What Broke the New York Times?
Replies: 22
Views: 1337

What Broke the New York Times?

Very Long but interesting article from The Spectator about the NYT; in particular the almost complete hold that Twitter fear has on it's content. While The Spectator couldn't even be vaguely called disinterested it does make some very valuable points. (I also didn't know that CNN actually coached Tr...
by lilyw
Wed Nov 10, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58627
Views: 7820742

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FDvfzmZXIAMWbE3?format=jpg&name=900x900 Can Asperger's sufferers really be called vain? The Blah Blah comes from those idiots at COP26 that call themselves leaders and only extend goal deadlines, and not solve utterly devastating environmental problems. Utterly pathetic ...
by lilyw
Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mandatory vaccinations for work
Replies: 722
Views: 12099

Re: Mandatory vaccinations for work

You are discrimination machines at this stage, watching a politician become confident enough to smile and celebrate the creation of a two tier society knowing that makes her more not less popular is genuinely frightening. In years to come they’ll be a lot of buyer regret in regard to the freedoms a...
by lilyw
Thu Nov 04, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official NFL 2021
Replies: 9323
Views: 611603

Re: Official NFL 2021

The life of Bengals supporter...annihilate the Ravens on week, lose to the f**king Jets the next x( Try "life of a Raiders" supporter... Great start to the season, genuine hope for the first time in years... drop two games and then head-coach is sacked in a scandal. Somehow survive that and actuall...
by lilyw
Thu Nov 04, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: World Rugby votes on rule to free test players to switch countries
Replies: 65
Views: 1887

Re: World Rugby votes on rule to free test players to switch countries

Is the actual proposal anywhere to be read? It would seem straightforward to exclude residency cases here - you are offering a 'waiver' so to speak, so you could determine the conditions of that waiver. For me, the spirit of the proposal is to allow disadvantaged nations access to players who are e...
by lilyw
Tue Nov 02, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jon Stewart is back, thank goodness!
Replies: 56
Views: 1676

Re: Jon Stewart is back, thank goodness!

Whoopy-do - Champagne Socialism is back! He brings self-satisfied surface-level "analysis" to a whole new level. Still - he was funny once & he hates the right people so Apple TV had to have him. This. All the hosts of his ilk really do it for simpletons. Oliver is the worst. compared to the Bob Wo...
by lilyw
Tue Nov 02, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jon Stewart is back, thank goodness!
Replies: 56
Views: 1676

Re: Jon Stewart is back, thank goodness!

Whoopy-do - Champagne Socialism is back!

He brings self-satisfied surface-level "analysis" to a whole new level.

Still - he was funny once & he hates the right people so Apple TV had to have him.
by lilyw
Mon Nov 01, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Top 10 Movies since 2010
Replies: 374
Views: 13833

Re: Top 10 Movies since 2010

In no particular order. Any other contributions will be considered for the list 1. Wolf of Wall St - outrageous snub for best actor and best picture. Funniest movie of the decade plus for me. Seen it 20+ times and still laugh my ass off 2. Whiplash - personal favourite in recent years 3. Social Net...
by lilyw
Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Girls Night In
Replies: 30
Views: 1920

Re: Girls Night In

Enzedder wrote: Tue Oct 26, 2021 8:29 pm Ospreys have fans????? Well, who knew
Replacements bench
by lilyw
Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 40428
Views: 1964412

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

West Ham for 4th place? Same as last season. Just looking to get to 40 points as soon as possible and take it from there. Being a West Ham fan I'm used to hoping we can get to January with more than 20 points Why does this 40pt myth persist? It hasn't been needed since 2011, and only 3 times in tot...
by lilyw
Mon Oct 25, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 458979
Views: 19224870

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Jesus. Leinster have only won the European Cup and 4 league titles on the bounce in 6 seasons under Leo. I don’t know how we’ve put up with such spoofery for so long. We need to get some Saffer/Keewee coach in to show the lads how to import the right SH has-beens instead of picking 15 local lads. M...
by lilyw
Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 458979
Views: 19224870

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

But remains at Leinster. I disagree. Leinster haven't progressed 1 cm under Leo Cullen. They beat up the poor teams and come up short against the elite. Key players have regressed (Ringrose, Ryan, Larmour, Lowe), new entrants from the academy burst onto the scene & quickly stagnate, and the collect...
by lilyw
Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Value For Money Rugby Players
Replies: 22
Views: 1177

Re: Value For Money Rugby Players

Zico wrote: Sun Oct 24, 2021 2:02 pm Gareth Steenson was recently honoured for his contributions at Exeter, I'm told.
Phil Dollman at Exeter?
by lilyw
Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?
Replies: 8913
Views: 798721

Re: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?

Just goes to show... threads about TV shows are pretty useless as everyone has a different opinion on what is good and what is rubbish... I didn't like The Wire but loved The Sopranos... I loved Mare of Easttown and couldn't stand Seinfeld... :lol: Just wanted to let off some stream, as I was so pi...
by lilyw
Sun Oct 24, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 34172
Views: 1047195

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Yes it is. https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2021-10-21/lorry-reverses-into-bristol-harbour-live-updates Revenge of the slave traders! “ The former abattoir worker come HGV driver was uninjured but "shaken up" as a result of the incident.” Not sure of your point - mine was a (weak) joke about Ed...
by lilyw
Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 34172
Views: 1047195

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Aye wrote: Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:10 pm Yes it is.

https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/20 ... ve-updates
Revenge of the slave traders!
by lilyw
Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 40428
Views: 1964412

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

iarmhiman wrote: Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:54 pm
United obviously have problems with defense and midfield but their main issue is their lack of work ethic and desire to win the ball back.
Their fans have it by the bucketload though, the fire alarm in Atalanta's hotel went off 5 times in 3 hours o/night.
by lilyw
Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 34172
Views: 1047195

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

terryfinch wrote: Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:50 pm Emmanuel Macron is a spineless frog, says François Hollande.

French president is a political 'traveller without a compass' who has split France, says his Socialist predecessor in new book.
And it's relevance to Brexit?

Other than a bit of Frog bashing to deflect.
by lilyw
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?
Replies: 8913
Views: 798721

Re: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?

pigaaaa wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:06 pm
Duff Paddy wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 11:02 am Succession season 3 returns today
Quality first episode.
Also the setup of the series gives me hope we might se more Jess Jordan :thumbup:
Is it supposed to be jargon bingo? I haven't seen the 1st 2 series and wasn't sure if the script was cringeworthy or deliberately hilarious.
by lilyw
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 458979
Views: 19224870

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Wow.... Thornley with a piece critical of the IRFU. Miracles DO happen! Stating that the irfu permanently screws Connacht as did the officiating team against munster with the clear offside. Fairly strong stuff from Thornley today. https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/european-cup/gerry-thornley-h...
by lilyw
Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Computer nerds - are the new macbooks from an alien race
Replies: 54
Views: 2360

Re: Computer nerds - are the new macbooks from an alien race

They're certainly aimed at aliens - those with more money than sense.
by lilyw
Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 34172
Views: 1047195

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Celebrating the influence we have given up. Priceless It's shocking. You're being run by a group of charlatans. Youre being run by French, Germans and an Argentinian living in Rome. At least we have elections - you let the french decide who'll be running your country for the next 5 years. You have ...
by lilyw
Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 118128
Views: 4821947

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

La Mullally had another go in this mornings IT. Apparently, if you are on the minimum wage you can't afford a bedsit on the North Circular Road. Ergo nobody can afford to live in Dublin. Haven't read the article, and didn't think bedsits existed anymore.... But NCR was a bit of a kip last time I lo...
by lilyw
Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Colin Powell goooooooooone
Replies: 41
Views: 2029

Re: Colin Powell goooooooooone

Dozy wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:28 pm
DAC_ wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:25 pm He was a legend, RIP.
You sure?

You do realise the most famous image of him is lying to set up a indiscriminate bombing of civilians in Iraq
Surely that's a badge of honour in your world.