Search found 292 matches

by bobbybobson
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: David Moffett: cut Super Rugby back down to 12 teams
Replies: 124
Views: 5288

Re: David Moffett: cut Super Rugby back down to 12 teams

Still don't believe that Aus and NZ 'need' anyone else to have a sustainable comp. The idea that there isn't enough money in the Australasian market never seems to be backed with any hard data, just hand-waving. If Aus + NZ can support ten pro soccer franchises then NZ + Aus they can do the same for...
by bobbybobson
Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Auckland Blues still unable to develop own talent!
Replies: 34
Views: 1221

Re: Auckland Blues still unable to develop own talent!

"Look at Daniel Carter, he's hanging out with Lewis Hamilton and people like that, and the place you can do that is Auckland."
:lol:

He's lost the plot
by bobbybobson
Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Bulldog Memorial Cup: US Open, Oakmont
Replies: 121
Views: 3974

Re: The Bulldog Memorial Cup: US Open, Oakmont

Best tournament on the calendar, can't wait :thumbup:
by bobbybobson
Fri May 20, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2018: Another expansion of Super Rugby?
Replies: 74
Views: 3653

Re: 2018: Another expansion of Super Rugby?

I suppose it couldn't be any more ridiculous than what we have at the moment :uhoh:
by bobbybobson
Thu May 19, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Which sports have their GOAT currently active?
Replies: 228
Views: 7578

Re: Which sports have their GOAT currently active?

Clayton Kershaw is on track, most dominant athlete in the world right now. He's not as good as Arrieta at the moment. If Pujols holds up until past 40 he could overtake Bonds HR record too. He's on a different planet. K/B ratio of 22, WHIP of 0.7..he's ahead in almost every meaningful category ERA?...
by bobbybobson
Thu May 19, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Which sports have their GOAT currently active?
Replies: 228
Views: 7578

Re: Which sports have their GOAT currently active?

Clayton Kershaw is on track, most dominant athlete in the world right now. He's not as good as Arrieta at the moment. If Pujols holds up until past 40 he could overtake Bonds HR record too. He's on a different planet. K/B ratio of 22, WHIP of 0.7..he's ahead in almost every meaningful category
by bobbybobson
Thu May 19, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Muirfield loses the right to host the Open
Replies: 121
Views: 2888

Re: Muirfield loses the right to host the Open

Not sure why a private sporting club choosing to remain male-only is an issue
by bobbybobson
Thu May 19, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Which sports have their GOAT currently active?
Replies: 228
Views: 7578

Re: Which sports have their GOAT currently active?

Clayton Kershaw is on track, most dominant athlete in the world right now.
by bobbybobson
Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What city is the sporting capital of the world?
Replies: 289
Views: 5985

Re: What city is the sporting capital of the world?

Ghost-Of-Nepia wrote:
bobbybobson wrote:London or NY. LA would also be up there.
The city which struggles to hold onto an NFL franchise due to the general apathy of its residents? Nah.
More to sports than the NFL. The Dodgers alone get close to 4M through the gate each season. Pretty serious stuff.
by bobbybobson
Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What city is the sporting capital of the world?
Replies: 289
Views: 5985

Re: What city is the sporting capital of the world?

London or NY. LA would also be up there.
by bobbybobson
Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Worst Places to Live in England?
Replies: 260
Views: 10040

Re: Worst Places to Live in England?

Rochdale
by bobbybobson
Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand Breakers
Replies: 57
Views: 2205

Re: New Zealand Breakers

If they were called the Auckland Breakers I might care about them
by bobbybobson
Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2016 Super Rugby NZ Conference Thread
Replies: 255
Views: 9261

Re: 2016 Super Rugby NZ Conference Thread

One thing that arises out of this discussion is the frequent reference to SR franchises, 'stealing' players from another ie: Whitelock, Laulala and Bird. It's not easy for us to sometimes put our petty provincial parochialisms aside. I recall the uproar when Justin Marshall and Jeff Wilson 'went No...
by bobbybobson
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2014 Highest paid cricketer
Replies: 13
Views: 874

Re: 2014 Highest paid cricketer

Wonder what the actual salaries are, less sponsorship? Compared to say, MLB, where the mean salary is $4M, cricket has a loong way to go as well (if there is anywhere to actually go).
by bobbybobson
Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: McCaw goooooooone . . . from bachelor life
Replies: 45
Views: 2866

Re: McCaw goooooooone . . . from bachelor life

She looks the prototypical NZ girl-next-door; good luck to them :thumbup:
by bobbybobson
Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is it time to remove South Africa from Super Rugby?
Replies: 187
Views: 10676

Re: Is it time to remove South Africa from Super Rugby?

OomPB wrote:NZ crowds will average 6000 without SA teams.
:lol:
by bobbybobson
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bowie goooooooonnnnnneeeee
Replies: 316
Views: 10692

Re: Bowie goooooooonnnnnneeeee

He always seemed to have a glow of immortality...only 69. RIP :(
by bobbybobson
Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mexican Mayor killed only hours after taking office
Replies: 12
Views: 1334

Re: Mexican Mayor killed only hours after taking office

Given the links between the cartels, police, military and various levels government, it doesn't seem that violence in Mexico is something that can be 'controlled' as may be possible elsewhere
by bobbybobson
Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Guns 'n Roses Back?
Replies: 281
Views: 19855

Re: Guns 'n Roses Back?

Paradise City and Duff's bass playing are the only worthwhile things they ever produced. Can only imagine how dire a reunion would be. Next :thumbdown:
by bobbybobson
Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Greatest ever Rugby player of Samoan descent?
Replies: 82
Views: 3403

Re: Greatest ever Rugby player of Samoan descent?

MJ, IMO...great list of players that :thumbup:
by bobbybobson
Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cities you most want to go back to
Replies: 221
Views: 11388

Re: Cities you most want to go back to

Cape Town appeals, partly due to the tanking Rand
by bobbybobson
Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Richie McCaw to announce retirement on Thursday
Replies: 219
Views: 8599

Re: Richie McCaw to announce retirement on Thursday

Certainly the greatest ever :thumbup: . The Ted Williams of rugby - I imagine he'll excel at whatever he chooses to do now.
by bobbybobson
Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Automatic weapons used in Paris - multiple deaths reported
Replies: 4273
Views: 171652

Re: Automatic weapons used in Paris - multiple deaths report

Jesus f**king Christ :(

Nothing to say that will mean anything..
by bobbybobson
Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: English franchises?
Replies: 104
Views: 11421

Re: English franchises?

Franchises will never happen in English rugby. It will require clubs voting themselves out of top tier existence and the owners ceding power to the RFU. Absolute non-starter. It wouldn't really though would it. They could and probably should introduce a franchise, i.e. license system, into the top ...
by bobbybobson
Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: English franchises?
Replies: 104
Views: 11421

Re: English franchises?

Well being a club and a franchise are not mutually exclusive (in fact it is pretty clear that the former doesn't really mean anything at all), and it seems entirely reasonable that the top tier of English rugby could be cut by a couple of teams with a license-based system introduced. Easy :thumbup:
by bobbybobson
Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'sexist' British passport
Replies: 108
Views: 5362

Re: The 'sexist' British passport

It's a nice looking design. Seems a reasonable gender allocation based on historical achievements.
by bobbybobson
Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cockers: "Cancel summer tours to SH or I will kill players"
Replies: 145
Views: 4618

Re: Cockers: "Cancel summer tours to SH or I will kill playe

Summer/autumn tours every year are overkill. Would rather an alternating pattern of SH -> NH one year, NH -> SH the next. If there were more competitive nations and a wider range of destinations, then I would see the value in doing it annually, but as it stands there are too many of these tour match...
by bobbybobson
Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Canterbury Rugby's culture of success
Replies: 37
Views: 1596

Re: Canterbury Rugby's culture of success

Someone mentioned the CC earlier and the run of Northern Transvaal (now Blue Bulls). You have to take into account the fact that that was in the amateur era. I think it is much more difficult to achieve that in the Pro era. Besides, as an outsider, I would say that the Crusaders' SR success is more...
by bobbybobson
Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Canterbury Rugby's culture of success
Replies: 37
Views: 1596

Re: Canterbury Rugby's culture of success

It's impressive, but hardly an unheard of run of success, and lets not pretend that the ITM Cup is equivalent to the NPC Div. 1 of old. It is what it is. Back in the days of the NPC the standard may have been higher, but teams had access to their ABs. The playing field is level for all the province...
by bobbybobson
Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Canterbury Rugby's culture of success
Replies: 37
Views: 1596

Re: Canterbury Rugby's culture of success

It's impressive, but hardly an unheard of run of success, and lets not pretend that the ITM Cup is equivalent to the NPC Div. 1 of old.
by bobbybobson
Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: MLB Playoffs
Replies: 343
Views: 12414

Re: MLB Playoffs

Cubs couldn't step up and the Mets rotation is ridiculous.

Games 6 and 7 in KC should be fun. Will be happy with either team winning.

Five years ago if you'd predicted a Mets - Royals/Jays WS you'd have been laughed out of the room...great stuff :thumbup: :thumbup:
by bobbybobson
Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is this the best world cup ever
Replies: 205
Views: 12947

Re: Is this the best world cup ever

Almost no general buzz/atmosphere compared to NZ in 2011.

The rugby's been good, but the lack of promotion, coupled with the fact that about 90% of England's population didn't seem to care in the first place, has made it a bit of a damp squib for me.
by bobbybobson
Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France destroying World Rugby's global game, again.
Replies: 220
Views: 10074

Re: France destroying World Rugby's global game, again.

French clubs don't "develop" international rugby players, certainly not those from the Pacific Islands. They pay them - that's it. Take Fiji, for example. How many of their RWC squad members were "developed" by European clubs? Point out the ones who didn't learn to play rugby in Fijian, NZ and Aust...
by bobbybobson
Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Citing from NZ v Argentina
Replies: 200
Views: 14369

Re: Citing from NZ v Argentina

Ted. wrote:
You may now apply to AC for your thread starting licence. :thumbup:
:lol:
by bobbybobson
Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Booing in rugby
Replies: 201
Views: 8991

Re: Booing in rugby

Are you actually complaining about people making noise at a sporting event? Cos that's what it seems to boil down to. They've paid for their ticket, they're enjoying the game as they please, and they aren't really bothering or offending anybody (except for maybe you). Are you actually trying to pol...
by bobbybobson
Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Citing from NZ v Argentina
Replies: 200
Views: 14369

Re: Citing from NZ v Argentina

Big teams protected. Small teams penalized. It was ever thus. Do England still have a team QC? Case where a big team got nothing for eye gouging? I'm not sure you and Nui have got the hang of this one. If it helps, the problem isn't we think 9 weeks is too long for gouging. It's that we are at unco...
by bobbybobson
Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Booing in rugby
Replies: 201
Views: 8991

Re: Booing in rugby

Are you actually complaining about people making noise at a sporting event? Cos that's what it seems to boil down to. They've paid for their ticket, they're enjoying the game as they please, and they aren't really bothering or offending anybody (except for maybe you). Are you actually trying to pol...
by bobbybobson
Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Booing in rugby
Replies: 201
Views: 8991

Re: Booing in rugby

It's not 'an effort to annoy folk' and I've never, like the other poster, heard anyone who has ever been annoyed other than you. It's trying to drum up an atmosphere. It's having to laugh, a celebration of the sport etc. Get a couple of hundred European fans together in the same place and they will...
by bobbybobson
Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Should the RWC pool phase have a bye week?
Replies: 47
Views: 1426

Re: Should the RWC pool phase have a bye week?

If it means expanding the length of the tournament then no. But I understand that the scheduling could be improved.
by bobbybobson
Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official USA vs Samoa RWC Pool B Match Thread
Replies: 286
Views: 6737

Re: Official USA vs Samoa RWC Pool B Match Thread

Hell of a try, game on.