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by Edinburgh01
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Embra v Ulster
Replies: 201
Views: 2537

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: 2537

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: 2537

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: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10249
Views: 208560

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: 30214
Views: 1513580

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: 30214
Views: 1513580

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: 30214
Views: 1513580

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: 30214
Views: 1513580

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: 30214
Views: 1513580

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: 2840

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: 1693

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: 30214
Views: 1513580

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: 1448

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...
by Edinburgh01
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The perfect gift for the Woke/SJW/Greeny/Corbynite
Replies: 41
Views: 1448

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...
by Edinburgh01
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland: 'The EU's most obedient colony'
Replies: 61
Views: 2282

Re: Ireland: 'The EU's most obedient colony'

SteveM wrote:Why is Ireland 's GDP so high ?
Leprechauns.
by Edinburgh01
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: You Fall In Love You Lose (NSFW)
Replies: 4966
Views: 906934

Re: You Fall In Love You Lose (NSFW)

Browsing Fjallraven's catalogue has me wanting to move to Scandinavia https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/106342343_3130966746942803_2095205869015303904_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_sid=2d5d41&_nc_ohc=O1-vooFR104AX92dOQa&_nc_ht=scontent-yyz1-1.xx&_nc_tp=7&oh=265b9545af7a0795c9adf919c9dc...
by Edinburgh01
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pretentious Names
Replies: 168
Views: 4155

Re: Pretentious Names

Ruaidhrígh Current Scottish spelling. In Ireland the current spelling (since the 1930/40's) would be Ruairí, but there is a small element, especially in the Kerry region who never quite accepted the elimination of the silent letters. Ruairidh is all I have ever heard of. As in Ruaridh Jackson - ret...
by Edinburgh01
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Where are the Rugby heartlands in your country?
Replies: 50
Views: 1889

Re: Where are the Rugby heartlands in your country?

BokJock wrote:Scotland - The Borders

Western Cape - the Stellenbosch area
They like to think so, and never stop telling you, but not even close.

Close down the Edinburgh and Perthshire private schools and rugby in Scotland effectively ceases to exist.
by Edinburgh01
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Famous people in history that played rugby
Replies: 97
Views: 2826

Re: Famous people in history that played rugby

I brought this same subject up with some mates the other day ( one of whom is of this parish ) after I watched a documentary on Albert Speer (Hitler's architect) which stated that he played rugby ( 2nd Row ) when at school in Heidelburg. I also read lately that Nick Knowles ( UK TV presenter ) play...
by Edinburgh01
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland to continue to let Apple avoid tax
Replies: 249
Views: 6232

Re: Ireland to continue to let Apple avoid tax

Ireland having a high ETR to headline ratio is quite recent, and was not the case during the period relevant to the Apple case. One of the issues in the past has been the method of calculation. As far as I am aware, the OECD standard is quite recent as a result of BEPS, and in the past different pe...
by Edinburgh01
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland to continue to let Apple avoid tax
Replies: 249
Views: 6232

Re: Ireland to continue to let Apple avoid tax

Ireland having a high ETR to headline ratio is quite recent, and was not the case during the period relevant to the Apple case. One of the issues in the past has been the method of calculation. As far as I am aware, the OECD standard is quite recent as a result of BEPS, and in the past different peo...
by Edinburgh01
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22112

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Last three Panelbase polls showing Indy support above 50%. All conducted for pro Indy media but still not great for those on my side of this argument. The problem with these polls, for both sides, is that the responses broadly break down into two categories on each side. On the independence side th...
by Edinburgh01
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: This could be fun (ST doping story)
Replies: 91
Views: 3558

Re: This could be fun (ST doping story)

You wouldn't see widespread cheating here, we're English, the corinthian spirit remains Oh really https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-8513525/British-2012-Olympians-guinea-pigs-Special-Forces-wonder-drug.html Was not banned then, is not banned now. But will be banned in the future....
by Edinburgh01
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: This could be fun (ST doping story)
Replies: 91
Views: 3558

Re: This could be fun (ST doping story)

Duff Paddy wrote:
le chat wrote:You wouldn't see widespread cheating here, we're English, the corinthian spirit remains
Oh really

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sport ... -drug.html
Was not banned then, is not banned now.
by Edinburgh01
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Players whose form fell off a 'cliff'?
Replies: 132
Views: 4176

Re: Players whose form fell off a 'cliff'?

Willie Falloon wrote:Rob Dewey

From being Scotlands next big thing in midfield during the 2006/2007 6 nations, signing for Ulster and within 1 season not being good enough to make the bench of an amateur club!!(Ballynahinch rfc)
Hmmmmmm............
by Edinburgh01
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513580

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

According to a member of the sevens squad it will move to a UK squad to the Olympics then revert to individual nations.
by Edinburgh01
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: List of pet peeves II: the sequel
Replies: 939
Views: 52096

Re: List of pet peeves II: the sequel

mikeyboy123 wrote:When web pages jump down by about an inch a millisecond before I touch the screen.
I feel your pain. Just as you touch the screen / click they move and you open somethin you have no interest in.

At least that is what I tell my wife.
by Edinburgh01
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22112

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Beer gardens open from 6th July. She shouldn't have opened them on the 4th when I'm off no? No we'll wait til I'm night shift and have to deal with the fall out again. I swear she's doing it on purpose. Tbh I think it’s a more sensible approach to open on a Monday rather than a Friday or Saturday. ...
by Edinburgh01
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22112

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

A 10% share of the BoE's assets is going to be a quantity of gold and foreign currency. I have no idea what the numbers are now after Covid, but the last time I looked the BoE had assets and liabilities equal to around 30% of GDP. The largest portion of the assets are UK Govt debt. During Covid, th...
by Edinburgh01
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22112

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Beer gardens open from 6th July. She shouldn't have opened them on the 4th when I'm off no? No we'll wait til I'm night shift and have to deal with the fall out again. I swear she's doing it on purpose. Tbh I think it’s a more sensible approach to open on a Monday rather than a Friday or Saturday. ...
by Edinburgh01
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22112

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

I noticed on the Beeb this a.m. that various reporters were saying that you'd never know restrictions were still in force from shops and parks near them. If we go to 1m, then it is all over imho. There is a steady decline in observance as it is, and 1m is so close to normality that very rapidly we w...
by Edinburgh01
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22112

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

We were talking on Zoom to a friend who is head of primary for one of the private schools. She can't wait for the holidays to come. She reckons she and her staff have never worked as hard, and certainly not for as long. In essence they had to re-invent the way they taught, had to re-invent many if n...
by Edinburgh01
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22112

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

The litter thing is annoying but can ultimately be remedied pretty quickly. The most irritating thing for me is the huge rise in graffiti. Even parts of the New Town have been sprayed everywhere. :x One of the things that has been very noticeable is that early in lockdown the polis were patrolling ...
by Edinburgh01
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22112

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Last three Panelbase polls showing Indy support above 50%. All conducted for pro Indy media but still not great for those on my side of this argument. The problem with these polls, for both sides, is that the responses broadly break down into two categories on each side. On the independence side th...
by Edinburgh01
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22112

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

On the Pentlands, I was just going on a post from a friend in Edinburgh who walks her dog there most days. No direct information myself.
by Edinburgh01
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22112

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Just passed 2 different street parties and seen at least a dozen other people staggering about. Its a joke we're pretending this isn't happening whilst small businesses go under. Yup, lots of parties going on around here last night. During the day Inverleith Park was very busy with a few big groups...
by Edinburgh01
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513580

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

topofthemoon wrote:Well he's no deid yet! Out of intensive care now but still a long road to recovery. Thanks for all the messages, hopefully he'll be able to see them soon.
Not dead is much better than the alternative.
by Edinburgh01
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513580

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

topofthemoon wrote:Just to say that frillage is in hospital right now. We're not a praying kind of family but if you could maybe raise a glass to him and send some positive energy.
I have only just noticed this.

Positive vibes from myself and Wee Weegie being sent.

Best wishes to all.
by Edinburgh01
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Paying off the mortgage. Wtf to do next?
Replies: 59
Views: 1651

Re: Paying off the mortgage. Wtf to do next?

Yes I know seek advice from a financial advisor is probably the best answer. However, I seek the sage advice of the bored as to the best choices. I will retire in less than 10 years, so want to see some decent options to have. See I am bored but the advice on here is usually decent. Max out your pe...
by Edinburgh01
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand ******g idiots
Replies: 119
Views: 3845

Re: New Zealand ******g idiots

sonic , no one treats workers worse in this country as an industry than hospitality ,, always have . Enz just hates Farmers .. its ok we have big shoulders Horticulture. yeah maybe , i dont know much about it . Know a bit about the Central Otago stonefruit , they just cannot get Kiwis to pick the f...