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by lilyw
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China on the brink of collapse
Replies: 74
Views: 2355

Re: China on the brink of collapse

redderneck wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:52 am So what you're saying is that I'd better get my order in quick for next Summer's, ehhhh, inflatable novelty pool toys?

I'm all over it.
Don't use Alibaba (just in case).

Write on the order form: I know Dozy & he assured me that it would be ok
by lilyw
Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3885
Views: 260935

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

While those were some rides by Ganna & Van Aert today the stand-out performance had to be by Evenepoel.

For a rider as light as him to get so close on that flat a course was incredible.
by lilyw
Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Clive Sinclair gooonne
Replies: 19
Views: 751

Re: Clive Sinclair gooonne

Dobbin wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:29 pm Introduced home computing to the masses.
No he didn't. Outside the UK he was almost totally irrelevant, even in the UK the BBC was much more important.
by lilyw
Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Champions Chess
Replies: 29
Views: 1376

Re: Champions Chess

And Carlsen promptly goes and loses a game! Followed by winning 2 games in Classical format. In fact yesterday all 3 games in Classical were decisive - a very unusual event & there was some sparkling play. Check out Agadmator's reviews. Now Carlsen is just pissed off - 3 wins in a row in Classical ...
by lilyw
Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Champions Chess
Replies: 29
Views: 1376

Re: Champions Chess

lilyw wrote: Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:53 pm And Carlsen promptly goes and loses a game!
Followed by winning 2 games in Classical format. In fact yesterday all 3 games in Classical were decisive - a very unusual event & there was some sparkling play. Check out Agadmator's reviews.
by lilyw
Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Something’s up
Replies: 240
Views: 6252

Re: Something’s up

Washington objected to Quade Cooper's citizenship.
by lilyw
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?
Replies: 8782
Views: 765657

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

I really enjoyed Undercover Season 1 on Netflix. Dutch/ Belgian show largely set in Flanders and (very) loosely based on real events. Has a great villain. I'm half way through Season 2, definitely an afterthought dreamt up after the success of Season 1. I'm enjoying it more than the reviews indicate...
by lilyw
Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Champions Chess
Replies: 29
Views: 1376

Re: Champions Chess

And Carlsen promptly goes and loses a game!
by lilyw
Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Champions Chess
Replies: 29
Views: 1376

Re: Champions Chess

The standard of play in today's 4 matches was incredible. Tomorrow's 2nd halves should be quite something, especially since 2 of them are currently drawn. Is the standard of chess higher now than its ever been? I mean in terms of the #1 and the let's say top 20? Difficult to know. Carlsen is still ...
by lilyw
Sat Sep 11, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sep 11 - 20 years anniversary
Replies: 85
Views: 4068

Re: Sep 11 - 20 years anniversary

I’ll watch that !! Just finished the book - the Looming Tower which was a cracker . The Netflix documentary on 9/11 the war on terror wasn’t too bad either . Going into Iraq was just about the biggest American foreign policy screw up ever ! The biggest one was mistaking Castro and his revolution, w...
by lilyw
Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sep 11 - 20 years anniversary
Replies: 85
Views: 4068

Re: Sep 11 - 20 years anniversary

CrazyIslander wrote: Fri Sep 03, 2021 6:59 am Who here believes the claims made by Michael Moore?
The correct answer is always "nobody in their right mind". The man is a complete wacko with an ego the size of Manhattan.
by lilyw
Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your most controversial views
Replies: 438
Views: 13193

Re: Your most controversial views

merlin the happy pig wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:49 am
Bindi wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:08 am
Clogs wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:06 am Pinot Gris is superior to Chardonnay.






There. I fvcking said it!
Gewürztraminer Is better than both.
And Riesling is better than all three put together
Tbh any Palestine who mixes their wines like that probably finds that paint thinner has a pleasing bouquet!
by lilyw
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3885
Views: 260935

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

The arguments over who is the worst cycling commentator are always entertaining - with a clear consensus on Carlton Kirby. (I personally find him mildly irritating - however he does actually have a good knowledge of the cyclists, seems able to pick out potential stage & race performers very well, & ...
by lilyw
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your most controversial views
Replies: 438
Views: 13193

Re: Your most controversial views

An issue is they have been providing at least 4 different projections in recent reports. The highest RCP 8.5 model gets 80%+ of the mentions. The projections coming closer to validation are much, much lower. RCP 8.5 isn't a model - it's a scenario. The models cannot predict how much CO2 we pump int...
by lilyw
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your most controversial views
Replies: 438
Views: 13193

Re: Your most controversial views

- All this "openness" and "awareness" about mental health, and the attendant coddling, is actually counterproductive for most people and only serves to exacerbate those issues. There's a minority that really do require medication and professional help, and of course you have situations where depres...
by lilyw
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your most controversial views
Replies: 438
Views: 13193

Re: Your most controversial views

Maybe. They've still contributed more to mankind then anything NZ or Australia has or ever will. Those who incorrectly use "then" and "than" should be removed from the gene pool. Inability to spell is a good inverse proxy for IQ. (Especially when you can't tell the difference between loose and lose...
by lilyw
Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your most controversial views
Replies: 438
Views: 13193

Re: Your most controversial views

An issue is they have been providing at least 4 different projections in recent reports. The highest RCP 8.5 model gets 80%+ of the mentions. The projections coming closer to validation are much, much lower. RCP 8.5 isn't a model - it's a scenario. The models cannot predict how much CO2 we pump int...
by lilyw
Wed Sep 08, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your most controversial views
Replies: 438
Views: 13193

Re: Your most controversial views

I recently had a run in with my cousin on Facebook where he likened NZ’s COVID response to the Holocaust, which ended with him defriending me and threatening me with violence. It got me thinking about how even the seemingly most orthodox people among us likely have some very unorthodox or unpopular...
by lilyw
Sat Sep 04, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 40009
Views: 1889110

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

Scotland got a professional league and they’re muck. Wales got to a euro semi final without a professional league. You just need to pinch a few English cast offs and you’ll go some way to being competitive. Though tbf you did try with Grealish and Rice…just aim a bit lower. Other way round - Englan...
by lilyw
Sat Sep 04, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 40009
Views: 1889110

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

What has happened to Irish football is all our chickens have come home to roost. John Delaney and his cronies ran the organisation in the ground and consistently appointed terrible underage managers and didn't do a single thing to support the League of Ireland. You can't be a competitive football n...
by lilyw
Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 40009
Views: 1889110

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

Gavin Duffy wrote: Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:55 pm Bamford is a billionaire tbf.
He's not a JCB Bamford.
by lilyw
Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 40009
Views: 1889110

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

What has happened to Irish football is all our chickens have come home to roost. John Delaney and his cronies ran the organisation in the ground and consistently appointed terrible underage managers and didn't do a single thing to support the League of Ireland. You can't be a competitive football n...
by lilyw
Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 116449
Views: 4545578

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

camroc1 wrote: Sat Sep 04, 2021 12:42 pm Don't have to honour the price if it's an obvious mistake.
Don't have to honour any price as long as the correction is pointed out prior to accepting payment. Same rules as for in-store.

Most retailers choose to honour the price (the fear of Joe Duffy) but they're not obliged to.
by lilyw
Fri Sep 03, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3885
Views: 260935

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Well, this confirms that Pogacar and Roglic are up there, Pogacar surely the best of the two and getting better, and the rest of the bunch is daylight behind. Behind them, Bernal is the only one who could challenge then a bit although he was not in great form on the Vuelta. Nice surprises this seas...
by lilyw
Thu Sep 02, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3885
Views: 260935

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

For someone who has been pointed at this race all year Adam Yates has been incredibly disappointing. He has achieved nothing - no real attacks, no podium finishes, no support to Bernal, completely passive in the mountains,.... He certainly hasn't enhanced his reputation - on that showing it's diffic...
by lilyw
Wed Sep 01, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3885
Views: 260935

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

From the Pogacar school of kick them while they're down! That was impressive from Roglic (and puts the race to bed), cheeky from Kuss, brave from Bernal, and disappointingly passive from the other GC contenders. Difficult to see where Movistar actually plan to win the race. (As they pointed out on T...
by lilyw
Sat Aug 28, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 453366
Views: 18531089

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Does Kelleher's Lions sojourn count against his Summer break or can he return ahead of those who actually played in SA?
by lilyw
Sat Aug 28, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 40009
Views: 1889110

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

Only turned 36 in Feb and is still fitter than a butchers dog (as was highlighted with that super goal in the Euros when he headed cleared on edge of his own box and sprinted length of the field to score).. That was 15 mins into the game . He spent most of the games walking around Not a fan of the ...
by lilyw
Sat Aug 28, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?
Replies: 8782
Views: 765657

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

Only 3 episodes into Bosch (first series) so no spoilers if you can help it! Does each series primarily follow one plot line? There’s a primary plot and his private life and career politics kicks along in the background. Entertaining show let down by some awful acting. :thumbup: It’s worth it - the...
by lilyw
Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3885
Views: 260935

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Just looking at the start list for the Tour of Britain. TJV have named ridiculous team for a 2nd tier event. Difficult to see anybody else getting a serious look in (except Cavendish with the points jersey).
by lilyw
Fri Aug 27, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 116449
Views: 4545578

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Despite all of our complaining here, Bloomberg (that well known lefty bastion) is quite impressed with how Ireland is handling the Delta variant: The Best and Worst Places to Be as Delta Wrecks Reopening Plans It ranks Ireland in 4th place worldwide (behind Norway, Netherlands, & Finland) for resili...
by lilyw
Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3885
Views: 260935

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

I think yesterday showed that he's happy to go on the attack and pick up time where he can (though he may descend a bit more carefully in future), but we already knew he was the strongest in the race. Worth pointing out that at this point in the Giro, Bernal was riding away from everyone for shits ...
by lilyw
Thu Aug 26, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3885
Views: 260935

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

I think yesterday showed that he's happy to go on the attack and pick up time where he can (though he may descend a bit more carefully in future), but we already knew he was the strongest in the race. Worth pointing out that at this point in the Giro, Bernal was riding away from everyone for shits ...
by lilyw
Wed Aug 25, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3885
Views: 260935

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Now he's just taking the piss. Add in the 65-90 seconds that Roglic might expect to pick up in the final ITT and Movistar have to find over 2 minutes on him (Ineos have to find more than 6 - I think that we can discount them). They haven't taken time off him in any of the 11 stages so far, so they m...
by lilyw
Wed Aug 25, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3885
Views: 260935

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Well that was funny - I thought that Sean Kelly was going to have a heart attack trying to understand Roglic's behaviour. Nico Roche reckoned that he would have taken a minute out of Mas & Lopez if he hadn't fallen off. The descent followed by a relatively flat run-in would have caused the 3 chasers...
by lilyw
Mon Aug 23, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 40009
Views: 1889110

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

By the way, a great summary of the issue of doping in Football. basically the tetsing is a joke and a ton of footballers are clearly doping, or unknowingly being doped by club doctors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E3hZyx-8BQ I didn't even know that even Pep Guardiola had failed doping tests bef...
by lilyw
Sun Aug 22, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Most Tyrannical leader in the west right now?
Replies: 52
Views: 2385

Re: Most Tyrannical leader in the west right now?

God I miss Alex Ferguson!
by lilyw
Sun Aug 22, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3885
Views: 260935

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Mas seems in pretty good form though, and so does Lopez. If Movistar don't blow it this time, they could hurt Roglic. They should partner with Ineos to try to bring him down. If Kuss has the legs to go in breaks tomorrow and the 29th (like he did yesterday) it completely f***s up Ineos and Movistar...
by lilyw
Sun Aug 22, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The greatest ‘bad’ film you can think of
Replies: 163
Views: 6340

Re: The greatest ‘bad’ film you can think of

Actually watched RocknRolla last night. Completely cliche Guy Ritchie - full of diamond geezers, wooden acting, sadistic & indestructible East European baddies, ludicrous storyline, Gerard Butler as leading man .... Absolutely great fun though. Well worth 2 hours of anybody's time Wasn't that suppo...
by lilyw
Sat Aug 21, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3885
Views: 260935

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Mas seems in pretty good form though, and so does Lopez. If Movistar don't blow it this time, they could hurt Roglic. They should partner with Ineos to try to bring him down. If Kuss has the legs to go in breaks tomorrow and the 29th (like he did yesterday) it completely f***s up Ineos and Movistar...