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by Edinburgh01
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why British food is terrible
Replies: 294
Views: 4508

Re: Why British food is terrible

I have not tread the entire thread, nor have time to do so, so apologies if this has already been discussed. I have noticed a couple f references to home cooking. I have an Italian mother who often mentioned that her Scottish mother in law (who died before I was born) was the best cook she ever came...
by Edinburgh01
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Des O’Connor gooooonnnnnnneee
Replies: 11
Views: 593

Re: Des O’Connor gooooonnnnnnneee

Varsity Way wrote: Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:11 am This is cheery...www.deathlist.net :((

Tom Smith makes the top 50 :((
I actually thought he'd died. I must have extrapolated from being terminal.
by Edinburgh01
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Italy v Scotland
Replies: 56
Views: 1266

Re: Italy v Scotland

Have I mentioned that I am half Italian?
by Edinburgh01
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Italy v Scotland
Replies: 56
Views: 1266

Re: Italy v Scotland

:nod:
Rowdy wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:55 pm Works OK for me. Hold the << down.
I tried that. But I am outside with a sick horse waiting for the vet so it may have been operator error as I rushed out. I'll try again when I go back in. Ta.
by Edinburgh01
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Italy v Scotland
Replies: 56
Views: 1266

Re: Italy v Scotland

C69 wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:26 pm As an aside, I think the coverage on Amazon Prime is excellent.
Much better coverage and commentary than The Ireland V Wales shit show yesterday
The ref is decent as well
But how do you pause / rewind etc? Normal Amazon controls don't seem to work.
by Edinburgh01
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Opposite sex friendships
Replies: 143
Views: 5245

Re: Opposite sex friendships

I have opposite sex friends, as does my wife. We both frequently see these friends alone. Normally I'd say fine, but the big difference is we are not seeing them all day every day, especially if she is the only other person in the office. That on top of not having other friends means keep it low key...
by Edinburgh01
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: First COVID vaccine successful
Replies: 97
Views: 2457

Re: First COVID vaccine successful

Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine 90% efficacy in Phase 3 trials. No major safety concerns. Huge news. What does 90% efficacy mean? 90% efficacy for the young and healthy makes very little difference. 90% for the vulnerable is huge. I have no idea how these figures are normally quoted so have no idea if this i...
by Edinburgh01
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: First COVID vaccine successful
Replies: 97
Views: 2457

Re: First COVID vaccine successful

Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine 90% efficacy in Phase 3 trials. No major safety concerns. Huge news. What does 90% efficacy mean? 90% efficacy for the young and healthy makes very little difference. 90% for the vulnerable is huge. I have no idea how these figures are normally quoted so have no idea if this i...
by Edinburgh01
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee
Replies: 87
Views: 2262

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Connery came from a tough background and was supposedly a proper hard man. I wonder if it had anything to do with his credibility as Bond that he could actually do offscreen some of the stuff he did on.
by Edinburgh01
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales Vs Scotland 6N Match Fred
Replies: 135
Views: 1815

Re: Wales Vs Scotland 6N Match Fred

Scotland showing their usual lack of game management and composure so almost hand the game to a poor Welsh side. There is something wrong in Scottish rugby. Clubs and the national team seem to lack the smarts to make the right decisions and to get the critical decisions right. Or they identify the r...
by Edinburgh01
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales Vs Scotland 6N Match Fred
Replies: 135
Views: 1815

Re: Wales Vs Scotland 6N Match Fred

Derwyn wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:51 pm Welsh brute strength too much for the powderpuff Scots :smug:
I'll just leave that there.
by Edinburgh01
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SNP waste yet more millions of taxpayers money
Replies: 35
Views: 954

Re: SNP waste yet more millions of taxpayers money

I was working on the new ferry facility at Ardrossan for the Arran ferry last year. Calmac had the new vessel sitting in Ferguson's yard ready to go but it was too big for the berth facility it was meant to work from. So they finally got round to designing a new quay years too late. Cart before the...
by Edinburgh01
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SNP waste yet more millions of taxpayers money
Replies: 35
Views: 954

Re: SNP waste yet more millions of taxpayers money

Bit of cherry picking going on there. There is no doubt that the CalMac fleet is not fit for purpose. This is due to decades of under investment and will take years more to remedy. Having said that, the new ferries have been a fiasco. One of the main issues is that the fleet is on average so old, an...
by Edinburgh01
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: No more private conversations at home in Scotland now?
Replies: 82
Views: 1892

Re: No more private conversations at home in Scotland now?

One aspect of this is entirely sensible, an act is either legal or it is not so ambiguity and loopholes are removed. I struggle to see why something that is a crime outside the home should not be a crime within it. Then there is the question of whether what is being legislated is workable or reason...
by Edinburgh01
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: No more private conversations at home in Scotland now?
Replies: 82
Views: 1892

Re: No more private conversations at home in Scotland now?

One aspect of this is entirely sensible, an act is either legal or it is not so ambiguity and loopholes are removed. I struggle to see why something that is a crime outside the home should not be a crime within it. Then there is the question of whether what is being legislated is workable or reasona...
by Edinburgh01
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2020?
Replies: 8365
Views: 633398

Re: The best new and returning TV series of 2020?

I've watched about 15mins of 'The Savoy' which seems reasonable of its kind so far.

The Restaurant Director Thierry is an acquaintance from our days working in London. He is also an ex Toulouse scrum half.
by Edinburgh01
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2020?
Replies: 8365
Views: 633398

Re: The best new and returning TV series of 2020?

Misfits cropped up somewhere as something to watch. It was enjoyable I but had what seemed like an extraordinary number of actors who went onto bigger things.
by Edinburgh01
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lewis Hamilton - Greatest British Sportsperson
Replies: 229
Views: 2665

Re: Lewis Hamilton - Greatest British Sportsperson

There is a big difference between sports that occur globally, and sports that are participated in globally. A good test to me as to whether a sport is truly global is how big the barriers to competition are. Football has almost no barriers, so it is truly global. As a result, elite competitors come ...
by Edinburgh01
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Krankie shuts the pubs
Replies: 42
Views: 1166

Re: Krankie shuts the pubs

This can't be, there is no devolved English parliament to make decisions. The HOC is a de facto English Parliament by proxy So where are all these decisions made to hold up the English then? Last I checked MPs sided with their party not their nationality? It is almost like the 'English Votes for En...
by Edinburgh01
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Managed to make my Pizza stone explode last night
Replies: 34
Views: 737

Re: Managed to make my Pizza stone explode last night

Anyone on here got their own tandoor? Has anyone built one? Some cool videos online of people making wood-fired pizza ovens from medicine balls! Was quite interested in this so did some googling Pretty fricken cool to be fair Can't find medicine balls, but the big light floppy excersize ones look c...
by Edinburgh01
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Managed to make my Pizza stone explode last night
Replies: 34
Views: 737

Re: Managed to make my Pizza stone explode last night

For pizzas, I’ve got one of these. Can use it on top of the convention gas barbie. Just add a wood smoke box onto the gas ame and you get authentic tasting woodfired pizza Easy to use, perfect taste. All for $100. Saved 10x that on takeaway pizzas over the last 3-4 years A little slow because you h...
by Edinburgh01
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Krankie shuts the pubs
Replies: 42
Views: 1166

Re: Krankie shuts the pubs

Basically the tone of all Message's posts are: know your place little countries. England decides what's best This can't be, there is no devolved English parliament to make decisions. The HOC is a de facto English Parliament by proxy So where are all these decisions made to hold up the English then?...
by Edinburgh01
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Police Officer shot dead in police station
Replies: 57
Views: 2632

Re: Police Officer shot dead in police station

It's very sad that only 14 posters have taken their time to comment on such a horrific incident, and really reflects the shocking regard people have for the police. The Andrew Harper thread was not much different. This is especially sad with a police service like we have in the UK which in no way r...
by Edinburgh01
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Racing Sarries
Replies: 290
Views: 3876

Re: Racing Sarries

5 years of listening to refs scream "use it" for no reason and that's the first time I've ever seen it actually penalised. I thought it was advisory - what does the law book say? Surely the ref should just have said ball is out rather than penalise them That's what I'd always assumed. Seems like it...
by Edinburgh01
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL PR watch thread TM PTY LTD
Replies: 429
Views: 57783

Re: The OFFICIAL PR watch thread TM PTY LTD

As posted previously, I bought son one an IWC Portofino for his 21st. Son two's 21st is looming he has asked for a Tudor Black Bay 58 in black. Only problem is that when I went to buy one, I discovered they are only available to order, and it may not arrive in time for his birthday at the end of Jan...
by Edinburgh01
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster vs Sarries
Replies: 80
Views: 2976

Re: Leinster vs Sarries

As an aside, it is interesting to see how much Cameron Hunter-Hill has come on since moving to Saracens. He has been seen for a long time as a future Scotland captain, but moving to Sarries has really raised his game. He was always good, but now he has a little bit more speed, alertness and aggress...
by Edinburgh01
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster vs Sarries
Replies: 80
Views: 2976

Re: Leinster vs Sarries

As an aside, it is interesting to see how much Cameron Hunter-Hill has come on since moving to Saracens. He has been seen for a long time as a future Scotland captain, but moving to Sarries has really raised his game. He was always good, but now he has a little bit more speed, alertness and aggressi...
by Edinburgh01
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Embra v Ulster
Replies: 201
Views: 3662

Re: Embra v Ulster

Tbf that Billy Burns intercept was off yet another dropped ball (16 of them on the night), Ulster's inability to hold the ball gave Edinburgh 2 tries in the end and nearly a 3rd but for the intercept. The first half was very close (55-45% territory and possession to Edinburgh) but Edinburgh kept ho...
by Edinburgh01
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Embra v Ulster
Replies: 201
Views: 3662

Re: Embra v Ulster

This is not trolling but one of the big differences is that the Ulster bench had lads who were used to winning things. Moore, Madigan and McGrath have all stood on podiums when the big shiny thing is handed out. I thought the two props made a huge difference. Having a winning mentality gained by no...
by Edinburgh01
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Embra v Ulster
Replies: 201
Views: 3662

Re: Embra v Ulster

Edinburgh had three clear cut chances that would have put the game out of sight. In two, the support had over run the carrier when a pass would have given them a clear run to the line. In the other, Bennett tried to pass and was intercepted by Burns; if he had kicked it was a foot race between three...
by Edinburgh01
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scummings going by Xmas..... Boris next year.
Replies: 10593
Views: 252683

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

Boris Johnson has got to raise his game for PMQs. This was a total shambles Traditionally a prime minister will prepare by deciding what questions are likely to be asked and rehearsing answers to them. Mr Johnson, it appeared, had not taken this precaution. His replies to Sir Keir were incoherent, ...
by Edinburgh01
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1546179

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Edinburgh throw the dice for this game. Shiel given a start against decent opposition at last, Frosty on the bench does not fill me with confidence as an adequate back up. Chamberlain will be interesting. 15. Blair Kinghorn (88) 14. Darcy Graham (30) 13. James Johnstone (49) 12. Chris Dean (89) CAPT...
by Edinburgh01
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1546179

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

The Wandering Spaniard gets MotM for Exeter in the win over Bristol. He has looked solid in every game I've seen him for Exeter, hopefully this heralds a full recovery of his career t the player he looked like he'd become a while back.
by Edinburgh01
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1546179

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Lots of rustiness, and quite a few unfamiliar faces / units, but Edinburgh choke the life out of Glasgow to win 15 - 30. Capped by a half the length of the pitch beating many, many players try by Shiel to show why Edinburgh supporters are mystified by his lack of game time. Edinburgh in the quarters...
by Edinburgh01
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1546179

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Spectators to be allowed for the return leg next week (also at Murrayfield).

The SRU have been pushing for this to be a test event so this is good. All we need to know now is how many, and how tickets will be made available.
by Edinburgh01
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1546179

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

So good to have rugby back. Since I seem to be the only Scottish poster left, teams for tomorrow are : Edinburgh 15. Blair Kinghorn (87) 14. Eroni Sau (10) 13. Mark Bennett (36) 12. Chris Dean (88) 11. Duhan van der Merwe (57) 10. Jaco van der Walt (55) 9. Nic Groom (11) 1. Rory Sutherland (81) 2. S...
by Edinburgh01
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hi-fi suggestions (UK buyer)
Replies: 46
Views: 3040

Re: Hi-fi suggestions (UK buyer)

We are moving house. This involves clearing out the garage. Sitting in said garage for the last 25 years, repackaged pristine in its original packaging, has been a Linn LP12. The reasons for this are manifold, but mostly years of travel before I settled down. Also several hundred LPs. I bought this ...
by Edinburgh01
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scottish Exam Grades
Replies: 57
Views: 2158

Re: Scottish Exam Grades

Not necessarily so, if some schools have submitted grades that are based on the school’s prior outcomes and others have submitted inflated grades then it will change the comparative outcomes at both an individual and establishment level. Part of me thinks grade inflation based on optimistic estimat...
by Edinburgh01
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1546179

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

dargotronV.1 wrote:Thanks for the update TOTM, sending him our best.
Absolutely second this.

We are all hoping for the best.
by Edinburgh01
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The perfect gift for the Woke/SJW/Greeny/Corbynite
Replies: 41
Views: 1801

Re: The perfect gift for the Woke/SJW/Greeny/Corbynite

Just ordered one......................... Can I have one with Rockall in Irish. Oileann Carrig? Closest physical place to Rockall is Soay in Scotland. Closest habitable place to Rockall is St Kilda in Scotland. Closest permanently inhabited place to Rockall is North Uist in Scotland. Ireland's clai...