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by lilyw
Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Champions Chess
Replies: 33
Views: 1929

Re: Champions Chess

Well that was just unbelievable. . After 119 minutes and 37 moves Carlsen was about to win but had < 1 minute on the clock. After 119 minutes and 38 moves Nepo was about to win but had < 3p secs on the clock. Nepo made his 40th move with 3 seconds to spare. After 7 hours and 47 minutes and 136 moves...
by lilyw
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mamils killed in record numbers
Replies: 90
Views: 2420

Re: Mamils killed in record numbers

I can say I account for 47 of them! And I'm a cyclist.... But anyone two abreast I take em out. .. :evil: obvious bait but its perfectly legal to cycle two abreast in the UK. Shouldn't be... I never do it. It's just asking to be hit... I've been tapped even when riding single file... two abreast yo...
by lilyw
Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Imagine being innocently locked up for years due to discredited evidence.
Replies: 64
Views: 2131

Re: Imagine being innocently locked up for years due to discredited evidence.

It's never too late to correct an injustice!

From today's news.

Legendary Kerryman John Twiss who was hanged in 1895 on “flimsy circumstantial evidence” for a murder he strenuously denied committing is set to receive a rare posthumous Presidential Pardon.
by lilyw
Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 34432
Views: 1055507

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Not following on from anything else here but according to Panorama tonight a vegetable farmer in Lincolnshire was offering £30/hour to broccoli pickers because he can't get enough UK staff to backfill the missing migrants. Surely that has to be the end of 49p broccoli (and such like).
by lilyw
Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: quitting the bottle today
Replies: 3818
Views: 354716

Re: quitting the bottle today

Am I an alcoholic?’: the blurred line between a daily drink and a drinking problem Nothing particularly earth-shattering but all of us can recognise the denial. I'm a big fan of Naltrexone, unfortunately in Ireland GPs can't prescribe it so I have to endure a 6 monthly (pontless & expensive) consul...
by lilyw
Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Replies: 8
Views: 457

Re: The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

Is it a gender thing?

I gave up after Season 1 (it was fine & typically well written, but not brilliant); my wife and adult daughters love it and stuck with it all the way.
by lilyw
Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Imagine being innocently locked up for years due to discredited evidence.
Replies: 64
Views: 2131

Re: Imagine being innocently locked up for years due to discredited evidence?

The Birmingham Six, The Guildford Four, The Maguire Seven. What was it that Lord Denning said when turning down an appeal by the Birmingham Six ? Oh yes, he said in his judgment the consequence for the English legal system of accepting that police officers were lying was such "an appalling vista" t...
by lilyw
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers - EV recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 1090

Re: Irishers - EV recommendations

Thanks for all of the replies. That is exactly what I was looking for - people who actually have some experience of these vehicles who can give some insight about the little things (e.g. seat not adjusting). I hadn't come across the MG option - I'll look into it. I appreciate that these are "soulles...
by lilyw
Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Last person who was alive in the 1800s died
Replies: 30
Views: 1619

Re: Last person who was alive in the 1800s died

I remember seeing some US civil war documentary and they had a bit end where the veterans of Gettysburg's 'Pickett's Charge' had their 75th anniversary reunion in 1938. The former confederate and union troops were filmed shaking hands across the "The Angle" stone wall. All these men were in their 9...
by lilyw
Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers - EV recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 1090

Irishers - EV recommendations

I'm about to head back into the world of working for other people & I'm going to have a very short commute (ca10km each way, rural roads, no public transport, happy to cycle in Summer but not in Winter or bad weather). I haven't bothered with a separate car for the past 5 years (working for myself &...
by lilyw
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: International Eligibility Switches Approved
Replies: 250
Views: 5802

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: 942

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: 3223

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: 277
Views: 5977

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: 277
Views: 5977

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: 459389
Views: 19266827

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: 118424
Views: 4841865

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: 277
Views: 5977

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: 459389
Views: 19266827

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: 54724

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: 459389
Views: 19266827

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: 459389
Views: 19266827

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: 459389
Views: 19266827

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: 459389
Views: 19266827

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: 459389
Views: 19266827

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: 1338

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: 1338

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: 58635
Views: 7832253

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: 734
Views: 12581

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: 9341
Views: 613518

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: 1921

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: 1684

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: 1684

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: 13916

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: 1925

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: 40475
Views: 1969744

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: 459389
Views: 19266827

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: 459389
Views: 19266827

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: 1179

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: 8916
Views: 800700

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...