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by towny
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Useless Rabble versus Neigh Neighs
Replies: 26
Views: 755

Re: Useless Rabble versus Neigh Neighs

Valetini was lethal, both sides of the ball. He’d be in the top 5 players in the country atm. Just a beast. His coach was saying afterwards that he’s close to their best trainer these days. We’ve waited so long for the messiah and I need to pinch myself now that he’s come. I wish I remembered the p...
by towny
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will the Springboks turn up to the Rugby Championship this year?
Replies: 40
Views: 953

Re: Will the Springboks turn up to the Rugby Championship this year?

I don’t think it’s a big deal If they’re replaced by Japan or Fiji tbh. In the short term anyway, until they can work out their shit. The idea that teams should play the entire tournament in front of no fans for the sole reason of levelling the playing field.... I guess it just demonstrates that so...
by towny
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will the Springboks turn up to the Rugby Championship this year?
Replies: 40
Views: 953

Re: Will the Springboks turn up to the Rugby Championship this year?

I don’t think it’s a big deal If they’re replaced by Japan or Fiji tbh. In the short term anyway, until they can work out their shit. The idea that teams should play the entire tournament in front of no fans for the sole reason of levelling the playing field.... I guess it just demonstrates that so...
by towny
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will the Springboks turn up to the Rugby Championship this year?
Replies: 40
Views: 953

Re: Will the Springboks turn up to the Rugby Championship this year?

I don’t think it’s a big deal If they’re replaced by Japan or Fiji tbh. In the short term anyway, until they can work out their shit. The idea that teams should play the entire tournament in front of no fans for the sole reason of levelling the playing field.... I guess it just demonstrates that som...
by towny
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will the Springboks turn up to the Rugby Championship this year?
Replies: 40
Views: 953

Re: Will the Springboks turn up to the Rugby Championship this year?

It can't be easy for them. What do you mean? The SARU still get all their Rugby Championship TV revenue, despite not having to play a single game. They are guaranteed their no.1 world ranking and they can just sit around and count their money. And the Springbok players can all continue to earn mega...
by towny
Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chicago cop shoots 13 year old with hands up
Replies: 119
Views: 3844

Re: Chicago cop shoots 13 year old with hands up

Having seen a Victoria Police officer wind himself up into a frenzy against my (fellow white) mate for daring to question his direction here at the Melbourne Cup before I dragged said mate away it is no stretch at all for me to imagine one shooting a wayward kid. Having said cop yell at me " yeah y...
by towny
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Force v ‘tahs
Replies: 42
Views: 553

Re: Force v ‘tahs

Tahs centre was excellent. Yep. He hit the scene with massive raps but had farked knees and his attitude slipped. He isn't big but very strong and quick. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_k4QZi2CZs Ended up going to league, which was probably the best thing to happen to him. They sorted out any fit...
by towny
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Force v ‘tahs
Replies: 42
Views: 553

Re: Force v ‘tahs

Reckon that would have been a great night! Every one of those fans will be back. I've seen some criticism of the game quality and I don't agree. Low mistakes, lots of physicality and good management of the rucks and offside made it very entertaining. Perese..... hasn't he come back with some PoW!!! ...
by towny
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tahds v Force
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Tahds v Force

Woohoo!
by towny
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scott Fardy goooooooooooooone
Replies: 58
Views: 2332

Re: Scott Fardy goooooooooooooone

Probably in the top 5 all time Leinster overseas signings. Cheers Fards. Proper sort. Could melt a ruck like few others. Wish him luck The knock on him here, was that he didn’t carry the ball that much. Did he do a bit more of that at Leinster? carried a bit but wasn't his primary role.. played mos...
by towny
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scott Fardy goooooooooooooone
Replies: 58
Views: 2332

Re: Scott Fardy goooooooooooooone

Actually, Fardy was in great form for the Brumbies in 2017 but the decision had already been made to move him aside for the likes of Hanigan... And Fardy played lock in his first 2 seasons at the Brumbies under Jake White, but they also possessed a backrow of: 6. Kimlin 7. Hooper/Pocock/George Smit...
by towny
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Modern TV is rubbish
Replies: 34
Views: 1930

Re: Modern TV is rubbish

Wtf are you talking about, we're in the golden age of TV. Not any more IMO. +1 I’m not sure when it ended but it is over. It’s still good, but maybe we hoovered up all the great stuff during Covid. Could be a lull. Was hard to film during covid. I was thinking that. For a while we could watch them ...
by towny
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Modern TV is rubbish
Replies: 34
Views: 1930

Re: Modern TV is rubbish

eldanielfire wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:06 am
Zakar wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:25 am Wtf are you talking about, we're in the golden age of TV.
Not any more IMO.
+1

I’m not sure when it ended but it is over. It’s still good, but maybe we hoovered up all the great stuff during Covid.
by towny
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scott Fardy goooooooooooooone
Replies: 58
Views: 2332

Re: Scott Fardy goooooooooooooone

Olo wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:17 pm Was a late bloomer and got stuck in the middle of the Pooper mess.
Should have been the wallaby 6 whenever fit. He had the complete game but sadly neither Hooper or Pocock were link players at that stage.

Great player :thumbup:
I’d argue that the Pooper was most successful when Fardy was there.
by towny
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?
Replies: 8531
Views: 688481

Re: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?

Ted Lasso is where it’s at. I just saw the tv commercials it’s based on - the character in the show is different but it’ll give you an idea of the vibe.

https://youtu.be/iRqypM7jb5Y
by towny
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?
Replies: 8531
Views: 688481

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

lilyw wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:35 pm
TheBouncer wrote: Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:51 pm Lads would ya stop The Americans isn't in the stratosphere of the top tier.
Go sit in the corner and reflect on your sins and ignorance.
I loved it but it’s not in the top tier. Season 2 and 3 were boring. The acting of the two leads was exceptional and the show did get back on track.
by towny
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chicago cop shoots 13 year old with hands up
Replies: 119
Views: 3844

Re: Chicago cop shoots 13 year old with hands up

Having seen a Victoria Police officer wind himself up into a frenzy against my (fellow white) mate for daring to question his direction here at the Melbourne Cup before I dragged said mate away it is no stretch at all for me to imagine one shooting a wayward kid. Having said cop yell at me " yeah y...
by towny
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TJ Perenara to the Roosters
Replies: 40
Views: 1812

Re: TJ Perenara to the Roosters

No chance. He’d be a gun but unless he’s got some weird bucket list there’s just so many better options. Yep seems strange to me too Towny, as you say unless he got some kind of strange bucket list. As AC says if he looking elsewhere Japan rugby seems the place as he get more coin etc. Japan also h...
by towny
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chicago cop shoots 13 year old with hands up
Replies: 119
Views: 3844

Re: Chicago cop shoots 13 year old with hands up

Having seen a Victoria Police officer wind himself up into a frenzy against my (fellow white) mate for daring to question his direction here at the Melbourne Cup before I dragged said mate away it is no stretch at all for me to imagine one shooting a wayward kid. Having said cop yell at me " yeah y...
by towny
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scott Fardy goooooooooooooone
Replies: 58
Views: 2332

Re: Scott Fardy goooooooooooooone

kiwigreg369 wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:08 pm When Fardy left he was a liability on the pitch - a penalty magnet for Aus and In Super rugby. Good player but wasn’t performing and was rightly dropped.

Good for him that things turned out well.
Literally none of that is true.
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Most Appalling Rugby Article You've Read
Replies: 34
Views: 1828

Re: The Most Appalling Rugby Article You've Read

Thomas wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:54 pm
RONAN O’Gara’s relentlessly curious mind has, for the longest time, acted as a vaccine against the virus of a humdrum life.
This is one of the greatest sentences ever written. :lol:
Wow! I can't believe people are bagging this article.

Genius imo.
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TJ Perenara to the Roosters
Replies: 40
Views: 1812

Re: TJ Perenara to the Roosters

No chance. He’d be a gun but unless he’s got some weird bucket list there’s just so many better options. Yep seems strange to me too Towny, as you say unless he got some kind of strange bucket list. As AC says if he looking elsewhere Japan rugby seems the place as he get more coin etc. Japan also h...
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 341
Views: 6193

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

Here guys, I'll make you happy. China can not build chips, they will never build chips, only countries that are not China can build chips. Ok, happy? High Speed rail, China can't build high speed rail, it's not safe, no accidents of note yet but I am sure they are coming, lots of them and lots of b...
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 341
Views: 6193

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

He's only been back 5 minutes and he's melting down already. The Balham Hammer is back! :lol: Nope. I'm laughing at the analysis of a bunch of fat middle aged men on a rugby board, who've been posting wrong shit for years and will post wrong shit for years more. Talking shop for bluffers, the HS2 o...
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TJ Perenara to the Roosters
Replies: 40
Views: 1812

Re: TJ Perenara to the Roosters

No chance. He’d be a gun but unless he’s got some weird bucket list there’s just so many better options.
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27147
Views: 1045002

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Guy Smiley, It appears Seven are standing by Ben Roberts-Smith https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/seven-stands-by-senior-executive-ben-roberts-smith-over-new-evidence-he-attempted-to-cover-up-alleged-crimes-20210412-p57id8.html Paywalled mate... but my comment earlier about him being toast was...
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 341
Views: 6193

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

No, I meant software developers. To be sure ... ;) This is Doug Wang - superstar analyst. You can tell by looking at him, right?. I sorta can, but his name is Dan ... And he might be more aligned with Dozy than is comfortable. ....If you take a look at the software tools that Alibaba and Tencent we...
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Death Penalty
Replies: 148
Views: 3534

Re: Death Penalty

By supporting the Death penalty we diminish ourselves as a people. Its not done for protection (the person is caught already), its done as a form of spiteful punishment to assuage anger in the populace at the crimes. When in the states you see them executing people whose mental faculties are questi...
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27147
Views: 1045002

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Guy Smiley, It appears Seven are standing by Ben Roberts-Smith https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/seven-stands-by-senior-executive-ben-roberts-smith-over-new-evidence-he-attempted-to-cover-up-alleged-crimes-20210412-p57id8.html Paywalled mate... but my comment earlier about him being toast was...
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Death Penalty
Replies: 148
Views: 3534

Re: Death Penalty

I would be curious to know how many people enthusiastically support: 1. Capital punishment, or in other words they want the government to have the power to kill people based on what they claim they did...... AND 2. Policing of online and other media to eliminate misinformation, or in other words, t...
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 341
Views: 6193

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

danny_fitz wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:53 pm
Dozy wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:42 pm [*]
towny wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:55 am You guys don’t understand anything!

5 year plan!!!!!!
They've nailed them all to date
Well, they certainly 'nailed' the greatest man made famine in the history of world with 30 plus million dead with their second 5 year plan.
Fake news. Didn't happen.
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 341
Views: 6193

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

Dozy wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:42 pm [*]
towny wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:55 am You guys don’t understand anything!

5 year plan!!!!!!
They've nailed them all to date
Great.... does one say anything about Huawei's becoming a fish farmer because China can't design or fabricate top-end components?
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 341
Views: 6193

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

From the outside, China doesn't have the quality of software developers to make it work. You mean hardware developers. :P What investments is China making in chip design? The IC design segment is actually a successful sector for China. They've now got the second-largest design industry cluster afte...
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Useless Rabble versus Neigh Neighs
Replies: 26
Views: 755

Re: Useless Rabble versus Neigh Neighs

Wessells couldn't coach a cow to eat grass. That Rebels pack is so good! They'll get over the gain line all day and do fine in the set-piece (lineout might struggle with one tall bloke) but then they'll watch their backs unsuccessfully try to bore the Brumbies to death. Melbourne is where rugby drea...
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 341
Views: 6193

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

guy smiley wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:16 am
towny wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:11 am Doh Xi!

😂

That’s not racist, right?
I'll have to refer you to shanky on that, as I stole it from him I can hardly take responsibility.
Wow!

He’s finally made a nickname that worked. His next best effort is calling Anstee “The White Parisse”
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 341
Views: 6193

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

Rubbish. Also the Chinese loans are more often then not, cheaper and easier to get w ith far less onerous conditions then anything the IMF or World Bank would give. Pesky things like basic human rights, good governance and democratic reforms? And ensuring their don't even get past first base for a ...
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 341
Views: 6193

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

Huawei moving away from hardware and into software services as they can't access the quality chips from Taiwan their business needs and won't be able to match that quality for several years... https://www.lightreading.com/5g/starved-of-chips-huawei-pivots-to-cars-and-software/d/d-id/768681?_mc=RSS_...
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 341
Views: 6193

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

Doh Xi!

😂

That’s not racist, right?
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread
Replies: 341
Views: 6193

Re: China vs Taiwan Official Match thread

You guys don’t understand anything!

5 year plan!!!!!!
by towny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27147
Views: 1045002

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Anyone tell me what Turnball was like as a PM? Wasn't in Australia then, but I like his thinking on some subjects. He was hamstrung by the party and realistically was never 100% in the game Much better post-politics Malcolm was the great white hope. I do agree that the LNP is held hostage by the lu...