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by vh5150
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 3039
Views: 190352

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

Plenty of wind between Waiheke and the mainland today. Wouldn’t surprise if one of these boats breaks this afternoon.
by vh5150
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The multiplication of red cards in rugby because of the new laws about head tackling
Replies: 151
Views: 3578

Re: The multiplication of red cards in rugby because of the new laws about head tackling

The game is an absolute lottery now and has been since 2016 when the rules started to soften up. Many tests and series marred by red cards of which a very small percentage could be deemed “intentional”. Rugby is not the game it once was and its frankly now a shit show.
by vh5150
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best Rock Guitarist
Replies: 136
Views: 3950

Re: Best Rock Guitarist

Innovator that did OTT stuff like playing his guitar with a power drill on Poundcake. Thinking about buying a EVH Wolfgang Special. I've had mine for five years, it's a beautiful piece of kit and I wouldn't trade it for anything. It's a little fiery for recording with (sometimes you want something ...
by vh5150
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 33257

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

Anonymous 1 wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:22 pm Image
:lol: :lol:
by vh5150
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 33257

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

With the Gabba, an unbeaten fortress since 1988, now a pile of rubble does that leave Eden Park, unconquered (rugby) since 1994, the last great sporting fortress in the World? Ireland won at Eden Park in 2011. Yes they did and shared a few stubbies with their fans on footpath afterwards. A great wi...
by vh5150
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 33257

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

With the Gabba, an unbeaten fortress since 1988, now a pile of rubble does that leave Eden Park, unconquered (rugby) since 1994, the last great sporting fortress in the World?
by vh5150
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 33257

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

Huge credit to coach Shastri. a fine player in his day who had great success in Australia. Was under pressure after the CWC 2019 and losing to #1 NZ 2-0 away from home. What he has done to get his side fighting and grafting is remarkable.
by vh5150
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 33257

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

Epic by India. They were on the canvas after the first test. Kohli out and the the bench warmers step up. Not a great result for NZ. Thanks very much Australia. It’s pretty good for New Zealand. Aus have to pretty much win all 3 tests in South Africa or they drop to 3rd and out of the ICC test cham...
by vh5150
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 33257

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

Epic by India. They were on the canvas after the first test. Kohli out and the the bench warmers step up. Not a great result for NZ. Thanks very much Australia.
by vh5150
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 33257

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

tafano wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:41 am Wow wow wow.
What
A
Match

Not as glorious as Headingley 2019 but it’s up there.
Its better as India did it away from home in Australia at a ground the home team haven't lost at since 1988.
by vh5150
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the 2021 Lions Tour Doomed
Replies: 136
Views: 8685

Re: Is the 2021 Lions Tour Doomed

Not sure why holding it in the UK would be any better than SA. Both countries on fire with Covid. Better to bring the series down under ... maybe NZ and Aus could co host? Rugby fans down under would support the games
by vh5150
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best Rock Guitarist
Replies: 136
Views: 3950

Re: Best Rock Guitarist

EVH is as you say, supremely talented and hugely infuential from the 80s onwards. He's also probably the hands down winner in talent vs poor song discography, Van Halen as a collective song producing team are incredibly weak. Maybe Vai edges him as his stuff is completly unlistenable. EVH was a bri...
by vh5150
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best Rock Guitarist
Replies: 136
Views: 3950

Re: Best Rock Guitarist

In my opinion ... Hendrix and Van Halen easily the most original and influential. Each caused seismic shifts in what a guitar could actually do amd sound like. The innovators. Hendrix was an Alien and EVH just the most naturally talented muso going. Pure joy. Always had a smile on his face whilst ri...
by vh5150
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick
Replies: 247
Views: 10040

Re: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick

FWIW Kane Williamson has extended his #1 ranking points to 919. This places him as the highest ranked NZ test cricketer ever .. above Richard Hadlee who got as high as 909 bowling ranking points. Of course as an all rounder you could add his batting points as well. Williamson now 20 points off makin...
by vh5150
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The greatest ever rock Albums 2-50
Replies: 80
Views: 2360

Re: The greatest ever rock Albums 2-50

Slim 293 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:34 am
vh5150 wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:45 am Fair comment above the black musicians/bands. But rock in the 60s 70s and 80s was vastly a white mans world.
:?

You’re joking? :lol:
... from a certain point of view and depending on a definition of “rock”
by vh5150
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 33257

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

Smith’s footwork hid the batsman guard marks so it could be unsporting conduct contrary to the “Spirit of Cricket” ie he was being an Aussie cnut. A one match ban Shirley? No. Tim Paine has clearly explained this. He wasn't rubbing out Pant's guard, he was making out his own. Steve Smith marks out ...
by vh5150
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 33257

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

Smith’s footwork hid the batsman guard marks so it could be unsporting conduct contrary to the “Spirit of Cricket” ie he was being an Aussie cnut. A one match ban Shirley?
by vh5150
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 33257

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

Is Smith going to be investigated over pitch-scruff gate ... or is it all above board?
by vh5150
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 33257

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

So Paine finally shows his true colours and continues the long tail of dick head Aussie Skippers. When was the last non rock head Aussie Skipper ... Benaud in the 60’s ... or Border in the mid 80s early 90s
by vh5150
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 33257

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

Pant throwing it away avoided Aussie humiliation
by vh5150
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 33257

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

Aussies desperate for some Wagner, Jamieson passion and inspiration. Baggy Greens not getting any from their skipper. Paine Cleary does not want to face Williamson and co at Lords
by vh5150
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 33257

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

Quick and decisive action is required by the ICC against Smith.
Impeach him!!!
by vh5150
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 33257

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

Reckless from Pant. He really is a repeat offender and always throws it away at the wrong moments.
by vh5150
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The greatest ever rock Albums 2-50
Replies: 80
Views: 2360

Re: The greatest ever rock Albums 2-50

Fair comment above the black musicians/bands. But rock in the 60s 70s and 80s was vastly a white mans world.

The 2 that do stand out for me would be Sly and Family Stone and the Jimi Hendrix Experience (although there is a fair case to give them to the English as that is where they made their name)
by vh5150
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 33257

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

Are the Aussies throwing this because they don’t want to face the Black Crappers at Lords?
by vh5150
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The greatest ever rock Albums 2-50
Replies: 80
Views: 2360

Re: The greatest ever rock Albums 2-50

Plenty of US bands that would at least share a top 20 of all time list with the POMs In no particular order and listed for either influence or sales Guns N Roses Van Halen Pearl Jam Metallica The Eagles Fleetwood Mac Aerosmith The Beach Boys CCR Lynard Skynard The Doors Kiss Tom Petty and the Heartb...
by vh5150
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The greatest ever rock Albums 2-50
Replies: 80
Views: 2360

Re: The greatest ever rock Albums 2-50

If you want to talk influence the IS win hands down. They introduced the Brits to the Blues after all and that led to explosion of the British Blues Boom in the 60s.
by vh5150
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The greatest ever rock Albums 2-50
Replies: 80
Views: 2360

Re: The greatest ever rock Albums 2-50

Why have the English had such utter dominance when it’s come to rock bands? Plenty of countries have produced great acts, but if you had to list the greatest 20 rock bands, I would be shocked if the English didn’t have 15+ in the list. I don’t even know if the US would have one to crack it? Of cour...
by vh5150
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The greatest ever rock Albums 2-50
Replies: 80
Views: 2360

Re: The greatest ever rock Albums 2-50

In no particular order Hendrix - Electric Ladyland Led Zep - Led Zep II, IV The Who - Live at Leeds Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall Van Halen - Van Halen, 1984 AC/DC - Powerade, Back in Black Guns N Roses - Appetite for Destruction Petal Jam - Ten Deep Purple - Machine Head, Made in Jap...
by vh5150
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 33257

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

... the Indians are a bit shit really. How to Oz lose to them o. Melbourne?
by vh5150
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 33257

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

Assume a draw here would strengthen NZ chance of making the championship final.
by vh5150
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick
Replies: 247
Views: 10040

Re: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick

Williamson got a 74 point ranking lift after his 251 vs the West Indies. A similar rankings point lift after his 238 could see him as high as 960 + at the conclusion of this Test Match. Bradman holds the record at 964 followed by Steve Smith at 947 .... just saying :)
by vh5150
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ is the ICC no.1 ranked test team
Replies: 55
Views: 1785

Re: NZ is the ICC no.1 ranked test team

Latham
Wright
Williamson
Crowe
Taylor
Coney (specialist 6 and handy change bowler) Also the Captain
Watling
Hadlee
Bracewell
Southee
Boult

Swap Bracewell for Wagner if conditions suit

So it’s 6 vs 5 or 7 vs 4

2020 edges the 80s team
by vh5150
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick
Replies: 247
Views: 10040

Re: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick

Super test match and credit to both teams. Was cursing Santner mid afternoon but Santa’s little helper pulled it out of the fire . Gutsy stuff from the Pakis but they have form of collapsing in the last session of the day. To make the Lords test final NZ need to win in Christchurch and really need A...
by vh5150
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick
Replies: 247
Views: 10040

Re: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick

Congrats to Tim Southee on his 300th wicket in his 76th Test. 5 tests quicker than Jimmy Anderson who many on this board consider to be the greatest quick ever. 3rd kiwi to get there after Dan Vettori and Sir Richard (who needed just 61 tests)
by vh5150
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick
Replies: 247
Views: 10040

Re: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick

Solid session for the Crappers. 290 ahead with 10 wickets still available. I reckon they bat for another 20 overs after Lunch and push ahead to 375 ahead. Then out pakis in in for a few before Tea and ensure 2 cracks with the new ball. Leave the Pakis needing about 3.5 an over to win (all assuming r...
by vh5150
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: International team of the year
Replies: 49
Views: 2279

Re: International team of the year

Let’s not forget the ABs won every trophy they competed for this year as well.

Argentina are the team of the year by some margin.
by vh5150
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: International team of the year
Replies: 49
Views: 2279

Re: International team of the year

Argentina. Their legendary first ever win over the ABs, after no rugby and months of Covid lockdown will only gain more status as time passes. The stuff of rugby folklore.
by vh5150
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick
Replies: 247
Views: 10040

Re: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick

Great mop up this morning from Southee. Another 5 wicket bag takes him to 294 scalps in his 75 th test At 3.95 wickets per test (with another bowling innings to go in this test) , CPIs per test of 1.69 and a index ratio of 0.004 this places Southee a bit ahead of James Anderson - who many on the boa...