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by LandOTurk
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The pressure is clearly getting to Erasmus
Replies: 21
Views: 1262

Re: The pressure is clearly getting to Erasmus

Frodder wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:48 am Can we please remove this thread. Poor form
Seen worse on PR.
by LandOTurk
Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4243
Views: 186314

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Speaking as an England fan, Daly was absolutely shocking in the Six Nations. Defensively frail, shocking under the high ball and no attacking spark whatsoever. Poor handling as well. I've no idea what happened to his form - he was world class when he first burst on the scene for England, possibly m...
by LandOTurk
Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4243
Views: 186314

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Cannot see how Daly is still in the 23 when both Adams and Williams are not if the Lions are behind with a quarter to go, then Faz and Daly hardly inspire a late comeback, if the Boks show and kindof common sense they will have to play a wider game with the world class finishers they have. Faz is t...
by LandOTurk
Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 959
Views: 19324

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

I tend to - as they are the pinnacle of the sport Obviously I do not know but that was my impression Why on earth would they row out the medals to crash into the Italians lane? It makes no sense, they were desperate to win, they screwed up. Harsh on the Italians but it's nuts to think they thought ...
by LandOTurk
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 959
Views: 19324

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

I do enjoy watching indoor volleyball every 4 years. U.S. men have beat France in straight sets, lost to Russia 3-1, and beat Tunisia last night 3 sets to 1 (think it was a very good result for Tunisia to get the 1 set). Kind of goes into our overall athlete depth that we're a competitive team in m...
by LandOTurk
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 959
Views: 19324

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

Well done Fiji! Happy for you.

<little shout out too, to head coach Gareth Baber, from Llanelli>
by LandOTurk
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 959
Views: 19324

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

British Rowing possibly regretting getting rid of Jurgen Grobler it would seem. I didn't hear they got rid of him? I thought he retired and even stayed on after the last Olympics for some advisory role? He's 75 years old after all. He was up for retirement but he was planning on doing that after th...
by LandOTurk
Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 959
Views: 19324

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

eldanielfire wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:50 am
LandOTurk wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:44 am Thing I like about the swimming is that they just get on with it.

Out, undress, water splash, blocks and go. Antithesis of a rugby scrum.
Just the two actually!
What?
by LandOTurk
Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 959
Views: 19324

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

Thing I like about the swimming is that they just get on with it.

Out, undress, water splash, blocks and go. Antithesis of a rugby scrum.
by LandOTurk
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 959
Views: 19324

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

3 races, 3 consecutive 4ths for GB - worst place to finish.
by LandOTurk
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Match Thread: BIL vs Springboks - 2nd Test - 31st July
Replies: 33
Views: 1085

Re: Official Match Thread: BIL vs Springboks - 2nd Test - 31st July

eldanielfire wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:11 pm
Pole wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:57 pm Jonkers back on TMO... FFS
The powers determined to give South Africa an advantage. :x
The week before the series started he was confirmed for all three. A rassie tantrum ain't going to change that.
by LandOTurk
Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4243
Views: 186314

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Owens was quality when he came on- not sure how Mako will go without him? Mako was getting twisted bigtime but Owens kept it square. I've no idea what you were watching, but Mako absolutely had the oppo TH on toast in every scrum. Go back and look at his head placement - he was frequently starting ...
by LandOTurk
Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4243
Views: 186314

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Dont like the Murray selection I guess they want to pin us back as much as possible and force us to play from deep, which we will probably try and do as we'll have to play more rugby this time Boks will definitely want to be ahead come the last quarter otherwise it's panic stations Wondering is it ...
by LandOTurk
Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 959
Views: 19324

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

Does anybody work on this thread?
by LandOTurk
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4243
Views: 186314

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Only 2 Welshmen again. Gatland doesn't seem to share the Welsh boredies' high opinion of their countrymen's abilities... Is anyone else completely shocked that Owens is on the bench ahead of George Owens gets through a lot of tackling - I also thought that he played a big part in Mako's scrum effor...
by LandOTurk
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: USA USA
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: USA USA

In the 7s, do both losing SFs get bronze, or as I suspect and hope, there is a playoff game?
by LandOTurk
Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 959
Views: 19324

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

Watched a bit of the skateboarding yesterday. 13-16 year old girls falling at nearly every trick. Seemed awfully amateur, and not in a good way. I thought it was brilliant. A real igniting point for skating. There's pictures doing the rounds of two young Japanese kids (younger than the ones at the ...
by LandOTurk
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 959
Views: 19324

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

Watched a bit of the skateboarding yesterday. 13-16 year old girls falling at nearly every trick. Seemed awfully amateur, and not in a good way.
by LandOTurk
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4243
Views: 186314

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Is it worth shuffling out Henshaw to 13? Daly didn't have a great game at all, but he didn't let anything through. Who goes to 12 if Henshaw gets pushed out? Probably depends on who plays 10. But apart from kicks at goal, Farrell didn't look the biz. There's a kind of attempted changing of the guar...
by LandOTurk
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sefton’s Completely Impartial and Unbiased Lions Ratings
Replies: 65
Views: 3951

Re: Sefton’s Completely Impartial and Unbiased Lions Ratings

guy smiley wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:18 am
message #2527204 wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:11 am
Jeff the Bear wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:07 am An ignorance of English.
An arrogance of English?
A Humble.
Hooray or a Bray?
by LandOTurk
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Match Thread: BIL vs Springboks
Replies: 1078
Views: 25239

Re: Official Match Thread: BIL vs Springboks

And doing so while his right knee is supported by the Bok ball-carrier. :lol: :lol: Errr- incorrect. At the moment of lift, his knee is not touching Kolisi or anyone else. His arms are fully off the ground. To clear this one up https://scontent.flhr4-3.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/p206x206/226169583...
by LandOTurk
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Match Thread: BIL vs Springboks
Replies: 1078
Views: 25239

Re: Official Match Thread: BIL vs Springboks

Begrudgingly ? Most people realise he was very lucky surely ? Was at least a yellow imho Straight red at the table I was sitting at watching the match at my club Try watching it again. He landed on his elbows and arms and his head doesn't even touch the ground during the tackle, only after he reali...
by LandOTurk
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4243
Views: 186314

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Savage banter... Aw come on. :lol: Maybe it's because he's always been compared to the likes of O'Connell, Retallick, Toner etc? Granted he spent 5 years perfecting the art of accidentally falling on the wrong side at the tackle and gurning, and he's had to reinvent himself. But I don't understand ...
by LandOTurk
Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Clapping the opposition
Replies: 27
Views: 1217

Re: Clapping the opposition

iarmhiman wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:02 pm In the 6 Nations i always associated opposition jeering of kicks with Murrayfield and Paris.

The weird one is Clermont. They stay quiet for opposition kicks and do slow clap for their own kicks on goal.
I think I am right in saying that in Germany a slow hand clap is considered supportive.
by LandOTurk
Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4243
Views: 186314

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Daly shouldn't be anywhere near the squad after his abject performances all season for England. Yesterday was a car crash waiting to happen. It's actually outrageous that two genuine class acts - Henry Slade and Garry Ringrose - are left at home because Daly has built a reputation as a 'good bloke'...
by LandOTurk
Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4243
Views: 186314

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

You seem to have ignored the fact that the Welsh boys failed in all their attempts, which is the point. VDM was the right choice both subjectively and objectively (using OPTA), and he did well. You twats won’t stop until you have a back three of Adams, LRZ (worst OPTA stats) and Williams to wank ov...
by LandOTurk
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sefton’s Completely Impartial and Unbiased Lions Ratings
Replies: 65
Views: 3951

Re: Sefton’s Completely Impartial and Unbiased Lions Ratings

Leinsterman wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:49 pm A Derwyn of Taffs
:lol: Steady
by LandOTurk
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Clapping the opposition
Replies: 27
Views: 1217

Clapping the opposition

Went to a basketball game on Saturday morning for my 11 year old boy in an intra league within the local YMCA. Basically same YMCA but my kid is trained on a Tuesday and plays kids that train on a Monday, Wednesday or Thursday. Another teammate has a Brit father who also attends. He applauded both t...
by LandOTurk
Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jeff's All New and Splendiferous Lions Ratings v SA (Test 1)
Replies: 47
Views: 3761

Re: Jeff's All New and Splendiferous Lions Ratings v SA (Test 1)

The ratings are subjective. I'm comparing Telegraph, Daily Mail, Sky Sports, Guardian and Irish Times. There is just no consistency. The only thing agreed across the board was that Itoje and Lawes were the best players on the pitch. The remainder player's ratings vary . Somewhat. But their not the ...
by LandOTurk
Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sefton’s Completely Impartial and Unbiased Lions Ratings
Replies: 65
Views: 3951

Re: Sefton’s Completely Impartial and Unbiased Lions Ratings

Frodder wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:30 am Is that our official collective noun. I quite like it
A franno of paddies?
by LandOTurk
Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4243
Views: 186314

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Quinnell wasn’t going to be put somewhere he couldn’t get a pint :lol: I take it he was in Northern Ireland if he spent yesterday with WJM Unless things have changed, he doesn't drink actually. Could have fooled me https://twitter.com/scottquinnell/status/1401142782937477121?s=21 I know the family ...
by LandOTurk
Sun Jul 25, 2021 4:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sefton’s Completely Impartial and Unbiased Lions Ratings
Replies: 65
Views: 3951

Re: Sefton’s Completely Impartial and Unbiased Lions Ratings

The newspapers ratings example gets it about right, as do the other broadsheets https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jul/24/south-africa-17-22-british-irish-lions-first-test-player-ratings The superb Courtney Lawes dominated and Alun Wyn Jones’s leadership was key ....... Rory Sutherland Gave away...
by LandOTurk
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Match Thread: BIL vs Springboks
Replies: 1078
Views: 25239

Re: Official Match Thread: BIL vs Springboks

I think for the main, ref and company were fine.... Captains constantly prattling at ref or assistant refs annoy the crap out of me. So too the penalty for not rolling away, when the team in possession can easily play the ball. One where the Boks lay on the lions player to trap him, another when a ...
by LandOTurk
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Match Thread: BIL vs Springboks
Replies: 1078
Views: 25239

Re: Official Match Thread: BIL vs Springboks

That Le Roux non-try decision raises an interesting point. Ref's on field decision is try but I feel that is really only because he saw the try was scored. To me the 'definitive' rider should then only be applied to the act of scoring the try, eg if he knocked it on as he grounded it. Everything el...
by LandOTurk
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sefton’s Completely Impartial and Unbiased Lions Ratings
Replies: 65
Views: 3951

Re: Sefton’s Completely Impartial and Unbiased Lions Ratings

Sefton wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:36 pm https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rug ... r-21137186

Itoje - 8
AWJ - 8
Lawes - 8

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Remember your equivalent is Franno.
by LandOTurk
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sefton’s Completely Impartial and Unbiased Lions Ratings
Replies: 65
Views: 3951

Re: Sefton’s Completely Impartial and Unbiased Lions Ratings

Dobbin wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:47 pm Sefton's rankings are much closer to reality than Jeff's, as I will confirm when I finally manage to watch the match tomorrow
:lol: :thumbup:
by LandOTurk
Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sefton’s Completely Impartial and Unbiased Lions Ratings
Replies: 65
Views: 3951

Re: Sefton’s Completely Impartial and Unbiased Lions Ratings

Sefton gives afar more accurate picture of the real ratings Perhaps a new heir apparent to Jeff who has jumped the shark Piss off, newbie, I was doing my ratings two decades ago when Jeff was still suckling gin straight from his sister’s teat. Twenty years of sh1te then. No idea about the workings ...
by LandOTurk
Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 4243
Views: 186314

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Winnie wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:54 pm
Duff Paddy wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:44 pm Quinnell wasn’t going to be put somewhere he couldn’t get a pint :lol:
I take it he was in Northern Ireland if he spent yesterday with WJM
Unless things have changed, he doesn't drink actually.
by LandOTurk
Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jeff's All New and Splendiferous Lions Ratings v SA (Test 1)
Replies: 47
Views: 3761

Re: Jeff's All New and Splendiferous Lions Ratings v SA (Test 1)

Excellent analysis, thankfully bereft of the biased Irish commentary that mucked up the game thread. :thumbup:
by LandOTurk
Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Match Thread: BIL vs Springboks
Replies: 1078
Views: 25239

Re: Official Match Thread: BIL vs Springboks

Next week's team Hogg Watson Aki Henshaw Big Saffa Faz (if Biggar is crocked) Price Wyn LCD (just) Furlong AWJ Itoje Lawes Conan Curry Adams and Smith to the bench That's fine I think, hooker is pretty interesting though. VDM probably the most likely of the back 3 to drop out but I doubt he'll rock...