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by Edinburgh01
Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welsh Independence - a step nearer?
Replies: 70
Views: 1885

Re: Welsh Independence - a step nearer?

I can fully understand why a Welsh or snp or Irish type wants independence from the uk (England) - but not if they want to be part of the Eu instead. Either be independent , or get your laws from another country and capital city, getting upset over Westminster but not Brussels just seems chippy. At...
by Edinburgh01
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: International Eligibility Switches Approved
Replies: 250
Views: 5713

Re: International Eligibility Switches Approved

Jack Dempsey was brought over by Glasgow from Australia as the ball carrying 8 we seem to struggle to produce. He was already capped by Australia so ineligible for Scotland. Nearly three years since he played for Australia, so as his grandfather is Scottish (and he apparently still has many relativ...
by Edinburgh01
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: International Eligibility Switches Approved
Replies: 250
Views: 5713

Re: International Eligibility Switches Approved

Jack Dempsey was brought over by Glasgow from Australia as the ball carrying 8 we seem to struggle to produce. He was already capped by Australia so ineligible for Scotland. Nearly three years since he played for Australia, so as his grandfather is Scottish (and he apparently still has many relativ...
by Edinburgh01
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: International Eligibility Switches Approved
Replies: 250
Views: 5713

Re: International Eligibility Switches Approved

Jack Dempsey was brought over by Glasgow from Australia as the ball carrying 8 we seem to struggle to produce. He was already capped by Australia so ineligible for Scotland. Nearly three years since he played for Australia, so as his grandfather is Scottish (and he apparently still has many relative...
by Edinburgh01
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: DEATHS IN ENGLISH CHANNEL
Replies: 160
Views: 5284

Re: DEATHS IN ENGLISH CHANNEL

I have only had time to skim the thread so at least some of this has been covered. But we recently had an old chum of my wife's stay who is professionally involved in this. There are actually relatively few migrants trying to get into the UK compared to Europe as a whole. There were fewer than half ...
by Edinburgh01
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 50711
Views: 1628186

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I have not been following things closely and had therefore thought things were generally in a much better place than a year ago across Europe. It appears there are still bigger issues in some places than I realised, resulting in harsher measures, resulting in riots. Can anyone who has been paying mo...
by Edinburgh01
Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What's wrong with Paris?
Replies: 113
Views: 3834

Re: What's wrong with Paris?

£19 for a good quality fish and chips meal isn't expensive. It’s not a bargain though is it ? Chippy would be under half that Cod and chips, peas and gravy for 1/4 of that at my local chippy. I grew up in chip shops. Several relatives still own them. If I saw this lot at under £5 I'd not buy it as ...
by Edinburgh01
Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What's wrong with Paris?
Replies: 113
Views: 3834

Re: What's wrong with Paris?

A friend of mine in the British Olympic Association believes the Paris Olympics will be sensational. The BOA and some British contractors are working closely with the French and the current opinion is that the vision is superb, and it looks like it will be well delivered. Despite all the political n...
by Edinburgh01
Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gallipolli - Forgotten Heroes
Replies: 171
Views: 4421

Re: Gallipolli - Forgotten Heroes

I see their sacrifice as Karma for Irish war crimes perpetrated in Zululand by the 88th Regiment of Foot, or Connaught Rangers. Also the many Irishers who served with the invaders in the British regiments. Don't think it was the Irish who, daily, paraded a single person out of the English concentra...
by Edinburgh01
Thu Nov 11, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gallipolli - Forgotten Heroes
Replies: 171
Views: 4421

Re: Gallipolli - Forgotten Heroes

I see their sacrifice as Karma for Irish war crimes perpetrated in Zululand by the 88th Regiment of Foot, or Connaught Rangers. Also the many Irishers who served with the invaders in the British regiments. We may have redressed our wrongs somewhat , by being the first or second ranked UN peacekeepi...
by Edinburgh01
Thu Nov 04, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How much to Retire
Replies: 116
Views: 4590

Re: How much to Retire

The one thing a lot of people don't factor in is that when you get to your mid 60s you don't do as much. There is no way I would even try to do what I was doing at age 50 so I need a lot less money and I suspect this will drop on a regular basis. Right now a tank of gas lasts a month or more. There...
by Edinburgh01
Thu Nov 04, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How much to Retire
Replies: 116
Views: 4590

Re: How much to Retire

Greatly though it pains me to say it, I'm with Yeeb on this one. I am retied on a basket of small final salary pensions and investments. My wife has a SIPP into which she paid her FS pension pot. Other than that we have a number of investments of various kinds. I doubt if state pension provision wil...
by Edinburgh01
Thu Nov 04, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scotland Australia spite thread
Replies: 55
Views: 2294

Re: Scotland Australia spite thread

Even the spite is a Tier 2 flustercuck of a cripplefight. How the mighty (and Scotland) have fallen... I think the lack of enthusiasm comes from the mutual expectation that the Wallabies will literally sodomise Scotland. Australia were so worried about facing Scotland again after the last thrashing...
by Edinburgh01
Thu Nov 04, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: DUNE MOVIE 2019: It could be epic...
Replies: 462
Views: 31423

Re: DUNE MOVIE 2019: It could be epic...

Well that was loud. I missed quite a lot of dialogue due to whispering actors and other noises which was a bit on an issue. I have tinnitus so some films are like that for me when the diction is not clear. A Time to Die was fine, this was not. Since the Fremen seem to be various shades of dark skin...
by Edinburgh01
Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: DUNE MOVIE 2019: It could be epic...
Replies: 462
Views: 31423

Re: DUNE MOVIE 2019: It could be epic...

Well that was loud. I missed quite a lot of dialogue due to whispering actors and other noises which was a bit on an issue. I have tinnitus so some films are like that for me when the diction is not clear. A Time to Die was fine, this was not. Since the Fremen seem to be various shades of dark skin,...
by Edinburgh01
Wed Nov 03, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: DUNE MOVIE 2019: It could be epic...
Replies: 462
Views: 31423

Re: DUNE MOVIE 2019: It could be epic...

My car service is taking longer than expected so I have gone a nearby cinema to take advantage of the Seniors afternoon offer.

First day showing and I think I am the youngest person here at a sprightly 65.

IMAX 2D fwiw
by Edinburgh01
Sat Oct 30, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ROW Vs Tonga match fred
Replies: 63
Views: 1475

Re: ROW Vs Tonga match fred

Amazon's commentators :blush: I find Lawson particularly annoying for his habit of talking over the referee when the referee is asking the TMO to look at things so no one is sure what the ref has said. Then speculates about what the ref said. Obviously did not learn from his grandfather. Mind you t...
by Edinburgh01
Sat Oct 30, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ROW Vs Tonga match fred
Replies: 63
Views: 1475

Re: ROW Vs Tonga match fred

McLean is barely into double figures of pro games so its hardly surprising a lot of people are not familiar with him.
by Edinburgh01
Sat Oct 30, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ROW Vs Tonga match fred
Replies: 63
Views: 1475

Re: ROW Vs Tonga match fred

Aye wrote: Sat Oct 30, 2021 3:24 pm That Rufus McLean has a serious turn of pace and step off the left. Hadn’t seen him before.
You mean the American? [/Derwyn}
by Edinburgh01
Sat Oct 30, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ROW Vs Tonga match fred
Replies: 63
Views: 1475

Re: ROW Vs Tonga match fred

Derwyn wrote: Sat Oct 30, 2021 2:23 pm They’re branching out now. Aussie, Tuipulotu, starts for today at 13!
Qualified for Scotland since birth.

You'd have a better point re Johnson who qualified on residency.
by Edinburgh01
Sat Oct 30, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 34102
Views: 1045880

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

It’s 2025, UK economy is dire and there’s another referendum on the table: “Hey Brits, would you like to join the EEC again?” “Yes, I’m struggling and need a job” “ Remember it’s under EU rules” “NO!! Freeeedom!” No vote equals 60% I believe the UK will be relatively worse off as a result of Brexit...
by Edinburgh01
Tue Oct 26, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: UK Media - Here we go again !!
Replies: 44
Views: 2287

Re: UK Media - Here we go again !!

I have corrected my post re Japan as it was 100 points Scotland put on them. I know the Scottish coach assigned to help them adjust to playing here. He reckoned they were barely club standard. As I said, have come a long way since. Ironically, Scotland have been accused of being disrespectful to tou...
by Edinburgh01
Tue Oct 26, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: UK Media - Here we go again !!
Replies: 44
Views: 2287

Re: UK Media - Here we go again !!

If they scheduled say a Tier 2 team like Georgia or something as a warm-up type of match, then I'd say it would make more sense. As schedules go, I've also never understood why the Autumn Internationals aren't scheduled with half term as well. Move them a week or two forward, surely more families a...
by Edinburgh01
Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: UK farmers feel shafted by NZ FTA & blame Jacinda Ardern!
Replies: 92
Views: 3387

Re: UK farmers feel shafted by NZ FTA & blame Jacinda Ardern!

The UK is actually a net exporter of lamb. In theory we do not need NZ lamb at all. However, lamb is broadly produced over the summer, when we produce more than we consume. The surplus is exported, mostly to the EU. For example, my brother in law sold his entire production to Spain every year for 20...
by Edinburgh01
Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: DUNE MOVIE 2019: It could be epic...
Replies: 462
Views: 31423

Re: DUNE MOVIE 2019: It could be epic...

Can someone explain in words an old person will understand what 4DX 3D is. Dune is listed as being available in IMAX 2D and 4DX 3D in Edinburgh. I could google it but I don't want to know what the technical explanation is, rather what the viewing experience is. I went to No Time to Die in our local ...
by Edinburgh01
Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Golf Thread
Replies: 4556
Views: 430147

Re: Official Golf Thread

Gareth1960 wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:17 pm Lorthern Nights

Were you playing for Royal Aberdeen against the R&A at the weekend?
A very good mate of mine was playing for the R&A
Long gone, from here and NPR.
by Edinburgh01
Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread
Replies: 1355
Views: 47020

Re: United Rugby Championship 2021/22 Thread

Frustrating day for Saffer fans. The Bulls and the Sharks were really poor in their decision making and execution, somehow they seemed they could win with brute force alone. I know a couple of players in the Edinburgh 23 last night who were worried about the Bulls size. Purely on the basis that if ...
by Edinburgh01
Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: UK Posters - Food Shortages in Supermarkets
Replies: 153
Views: 3694

Re: UK Posters - Food Shortages in Supermarkets

Out here in the country it is very obvious there are issues. The only supermarket in the nearby small town has empty shelves every time I shop, and has posted on local social media to say they are struggling to get all their normal stock and to ask for tolerance. A couple of other supermarkets I hav...
by Edinburgh01
Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your most controversial views
Replies: 438
Views: 15825

Re: Your most controversial views

The Native wrote: Sat Sep 11, 2021 9:52 pm I couldn’t give less f*cks about 9/11 or anything surrounding it. The US and the West in general has done far worse to far more people.
America and the West has done nothing that other states and races did to others. They were just more successful at it.
by Edinburgh01
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your most controversial views
Replies: 438
Views: 15825

Re: Your most controversial views

The biggest issue facing the planet is too many people. No one should be allowed more than 2 kids, and no AI till that is sorted.
by Edinburgh01
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your most controversial views
Replies: 438
Views: 15825

Re: Your most controversial views

Very true. But also add to that the fact that Irish beef production is one of the more efficient (carbon wise) beef production systems. If we cull our herd like some numpties suggest, the need for such meat will most likely just be met by a less efficient producer leading to a net gain in greenhous...
by Edinburgh01
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your most controversial views
Replies: 438
Views: 15825

Re: Your most controversial views

Very true. But also add to that the fact that Irish beef production is one of the more efficient (carbon wise) beef production systems. If we cull our herd like some numpties suggest, the need for such meat will most likely just be met by a less efficient producer leading to a net gain in greenhous...
by Edinburgh01
Sun Sep 05, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sep 11 - 20 years anniversary
Replies: 85
Views: 4652

Re: Sep 11 - 20 years anniversary

9/11: Inside the President’s War Room on Apple TV is a very good doco. There is some very good stuff around just now. One documentary series I watched was 'Turning Point : 9/11 and the War on Terror' on Netflix. It is a bit one sided, but even taking that into account, some of the things they portr...
by Edinburgh01
Sat Sep 04, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 34102
Views: 1045880

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

I think the only thing posters are uniting against in this case is stupidity. Nothing to do with being English or not. What stupidity. The fact that I post articles that hurt their feelings. The fact that whatever nonsense Bimbo posts on other matters, this is actually an area that he knows what he...
by Edinburgh01
Fri Sep 03, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 50711
Views: 1628186

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

The EU and UK-Swedish drug-maker AstraZeneca have settled a row over a shortfall in coronavirus vaccines that affected the European rollout earlier this year. AstraZeneca has agreed to deliver 200 million doses of its vaccine, which had been promised under a contract, to the EU by the end of March ...
by Edinburgh01
Mon Aug 23, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your country's proportion of best 100 rugby players of all time
Replies: 299
Views: 8317

Re: Your country's proportion of best 100 rugby players of all time

Hookers : Uli Schmidt Phil Kearns Bismarck du Plesiss Sean Fitzpatrick Keith Wood I saw Schimdt play many times. Putting aside the fact that he was a thug, I'd not have on this list. There are several players of the apartheid era who were probably world class had they had the chance to show it. Tho...
by Edinburgh01
Wed Aug 18, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Harvey Weinstein:Hollywoods sexual secrets about to explode?
Replies: 1770
Views: 209203

Re: Harvey Weinstein:Hollywoods sexual secrets about to explode?

Christ knows how you're supposed to get to the truth of events 56 years ago, but maybe that's the point. The accusation is sufficient proof of guilt these days Totally agree. Unless some witnesses come forward or the accuser is caught out in a lie or there was evidence of a cover-up it's hard to as...
by Edinburgh01
Tue Aug 17, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Food you thought would be disgusting but wasn’t
Replies: 42
Views: 2343

Re: Food you thought would be disgusting but wasn’t

Duck and cherry pie.

I just could not see how it worked. Then I tried in Gatrile's in Jo'burg when I lived there. Food of the Gods.
by Edinburgh01
Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Absolutely disgusting food.
Replies: 185
Views: 5604

Re: Absolutely disgusting food.

Just mashed potato with milk. :lol: Well with just milk it would be weird. But with milk, heaps of salted butter, rock salt and copious amounts of black pepper it's an unbeatable winter food. Preach. And garlic on occasion is a worthy addition. Now I have read on, the shark has been completely jump...
by Edinburgh01
Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Absolutely disgusting food.
Replies: 185
Views: 5604

Re: Absolutely disgusting food.

Who the fudge hates mashed potatoes? :uhoh: Just mashed potato with milk. :lol: Well with just milk it would be weird. But with milk, heaps of salted butter, rock salt and copious amounts of black pepper it's an unbeatable winter food. Preach. And garlic on occasion is a worthy addition. Now I have...