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by wamberal
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 1901
Views: 29245

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

les@mooloolaba wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:59 am
wamberal wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:34 am What was your stance on playing South Africa under apartheid restrictions, Les?
Why? What does that have to with the jersey?
I don't know. Maybe you do, though.
by wamberal
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 1901
Views: 29245

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

What was your stance on playing South Africa under apartheid restrictions, Les?
by wamberal
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25694
Views: 915005

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Charlie's stupidity will not make any difference. Monarchists will be pleased that he stepped in to encourage the dismissal.
by wamberal
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113475
Views: 5038384

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

merry! wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:11 pm :)

i see the weirdos are getting in a right froth again.

god help us if the don kicks their arses. again.
What is your definition of "weirdo", you weirdo? Trump is the world's leading weirdo, by any measure. And you are his faithful acolyte.
by wamberal
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25694
Views: 915005

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

We can only hope.
by wamberal
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113475
Views: 5038384

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

trapper wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:01 am I haven’t been following closely but can I just ask why a private citizen and his family doing business in China is a crime?

Merka!!!
by wamberal
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113475
Views: 5038384

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

He takes full responsibility, but has done nothing to mitigate the effects of Covid19. How does our little cabal of weirdos continue to support him?
by wamberal
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113475
Views: 5038384

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

If there was a world championship for clutching at straws, the dwindling band of Trumpanistas on the bored would all make the semi-finals (are there four of them?).
by wamberal
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 1901
Views: 29245

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

It would be really interesting to know what the tiny cohort of indigenous elite rugby players think about this. Have they been consulted? It's not that tiny. 17 current pro players by my count. It's tiny compared to the NRL or AFL. Be that as it may, the point stands. Were they consulted? Perhaps e...
by wamberal
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 1901
Views: 29245

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

It would be really interesting to know what the tiny cohort of indigenous elite rugby players think about this. Have they been consulted?
by wamberal
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Least Favourite Player
Replies: 124
Views: 2668

Re: Your Least Favourite Player

Surely its Phil Waugh for everyone? I mean, he was a crazy man but I don't think he is unlikeable. He was far from my favourite player on the field, but I have seen him at close quarters off the field, and he seems like a genuinely nice person. My least favourite would be Bakkies Botha. Hypocritica...
by wamberal
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 1901
Views: 29245

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

I hope it works like the others. I am not meaning to be disrespectful to the indigenous inclusion. I think it is a wonderful concept and it does seem to give our teams a lift in intensity. The jersey looks good and I am in the camp of it should be adopted full time. What right do we have to play in...
by wamberal
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113475
Views: 5038384

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Economic growth is one thing, concern for the natural environment is another. Trump is a wrecker, there is no doubt about that. It is easy enough to promote economic growth if you don't mind farking up your world.
by wamberal
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27477
Views: 671648

Re: China virus cases triple as infection spreads

But it'd be a better joke if the car was actually Chinese, and the bike actually German. Mrs Wamberal, born in Thailand, is half Chinese. She does not like the Chinese, thinks they are tricky, make shoddy goods (lots of youtube footage of counterfeit noodles and the like!), and are just generally u...
by wamberal
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your favourite player.
Replies: 104
Views: 1876

Re: Your favourite player.

My favourite rugby player is a giant of the game whose career ended before I was born. Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop. Born in Victoria, played Australian Rules, switched to playing rugby almost by accident, ended up in an Australian team that won the Bledisloe. Captained Victoria to victory over New Sou...
by wamberal
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113475
Views: 5038384

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Attacking science too, or at least mocking Biden for wanting to follow the science. As ever Trump's just a very weird man The weirder he gets, the weirder his diminishing gang of followers get. Just check them out. :lol:
by wamberal
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian rugby TV deal thread
Replies: 84
Views: 954

Re: Australian rugby TV deal thread

Foxtel is an overpriced, redundant model of watching television. And time shifting, we do a lot of that. Foxtel does have content that is not available elsewhere, eg Sky News Uk and CNN. If they lose the Soup, we will rejig everything and give them away.
by wamberal
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25694
Views: 915005

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:49 am I arose :D

And it's not even the third day.
by wamberal
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 4565

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Does anybody know for sure whether Wilson is okay?
by wamberal
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 4565

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Adrianmole wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:17 am

All in all going to an awesome day regardless of the result.
I know you don't really mean that. Anyway, have a great afternoon, I am green with envy.
by wamberal
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113475
Views: 5038384

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

It is just wonderful to wake up on a beautiful Aussie morning and review the posts from the bored's resident Right Wing Nut Jobs trying to defend the indefensible, by quoting nonexistent or totally spurious Trumpist bullshit. Desperate much? Worse still Richmond are going to win another AFL title.....
by wamberal
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25694
Views: 915005

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Meanwhile, after Scummo's lengthy visit to QLD, the ALP is now leading 52-48, and Palaszcuk is leading the hugely unimpressive Debbie Freckles 56 to 32 as preferred Premier.
by wamberal
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 1901
Views: 29245

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

Samu plays in a position (or positions, more accurately) where there is strong competition for places.
by wamberal
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113475
Views: 5038384

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

It is just wonderful to wake up on a beautiful Aussie morning and review the posts from the bored's resident Right Wing Nut Jobs trying to defend the indefensible, by quoting nonexistent or totally spurious Trumpist bullshit.

Desperate much?
by wamberal
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25694
Views: 915005

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Rumours abounding on Twitter that Gladys B will resign tomorrow, after factional figures in party have moved on her. Tbh, as much as I love seeing the Liberals cannibalise themselves this is a shame because I like Gladys. She's a moderate and I have no doubt she'll be replaced by a ScoMo-esque RWNJ...
by wamberal
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113475
Views: 5038384

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

The American people deserve to know the truth about Biden’s dodgy dealings. The censorship from Twitter and Facebook will only add fuel to this 🔥. This isn’t going away and could, or indeed will, be costly to the Biden/Harris campaign. "The Truth"!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: What ...
by wamberal
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 1901
Views: 29245

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

Bindi wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:07 am Cheika-esque chopping and changing even.

All good if it works, of course.
Cheika? Who's he?
by wamberal
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113475
Views: 5038384

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

He’ll be in for a bumpy ride over the next few days. The Trump campaign will just keep leaking more and more... Incontinence, eh? That'll go down well with the over 90s. The dirtier the politics, the bigger the chance of Election victory for Donald Trump. What does that say about the Orange Buffoon...
by wamberal
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25694
Views: 915005

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

My understanding is that Gladys should have declared her relationship with Magmoneygrubber.
by wamberal
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 25694
Views: 915005

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Anyone wabt to explain how SloMo gets to jet into Queensland to campaign without self isolating for fourteen days? Democracy, there can not be one rule for some and different rules for others, Liberals - democracy is overrated. The same way that the ACTU (Victorian branch) told the Vic government t...
by wamberal
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wendell Sailor's son charged with assault, held in custody
Replies: 59
Views: 1669

Re: Wendell Sailor's son charged with assault, held in custody

I get the argument, but the simple fact is that "winning" is the best value marketing. And that you did not do. It was a period of stagnation at best, and the continued policy of paying overs to an outside back, at the expense of developing and investing in youth, even it meant short term pain, was...
by wamberal
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113475
Views: 5038384

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Anybody who knows who Fauci is would not be fooled by this sort of chicanery.
by wamberal
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wendell Sailor's son charged with assault, held in custody
Replies: 59
Views: 1669

Re: Wendell Sailor's son charged with assault, held in custody

For quite a few years, Folau was the face of Australian rugby. He was heavily featured in all our advertising. I have no doubt that his value from a marketing point of view far outweighed what he was paid.


Like him or loathe him, he had amazing talent (and some significant weaknesses).
by wamberal
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wendell Sailor's son charged with assault, held in custody
Replies: 59
Views: 1669

Re: Wendell Sailor's son charged with assault, held in custody

I would argue they were awful acquisitions. Between them we spent a fortune that could instead been invested in juniors. fwiw, I am fans of both of them, as players and people. It is always impossible to know for sure, but I am pretty sure that these two brought in far more revenue than they cost. ...
by wamberal
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 1901
Views: 29245

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

Did you see the game? It was the ABs in the first half spilling all the box kicks. The tactic worked great for Australia in the conditions. A good box kick is not about gaining territory per se, it is about winning back possession with your opponents on the back foot.
by wamberal
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lovely gesture from the All Blacks
Replies: 32
Views: 911

Re: Lovely gesture from the All Blacks

One of the greatest aspects of our sport. Sport. Not business.
by wamberal
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wendell Sailor's son charged with assault, held in custody
Replies: 59
Views: 1669

Re: Wendell Sailor's son charged with assault, held in custody

Sailor found something of his old form and played the house down right up until his last game pre-rugby. Tuqiri played like a ruptured arse, making me - and others, no doubt - wonder if he was having major second thoughts about the code swap. They were both good acquisitions IMHO. It might have bee...
by wamberal
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113475
Views: 5038384

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Say what you like about Rupert Murdoch, but he’s a winner. Not the noun I would choose. He will go down in history for all the wrong reasons. In personal terms his life has been disastrous. Elizabeth and James have both walked away from the family business. His mother - a very well respected woman ...
by wamberal
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wendell Sailor's son charged with assault, held in custody
Replies: 59
Views: 1669

Re: Wendell Sailor's son charged with assault, held in custody

I remember when Sailor made the crossing into our sport. Greg Martin said, "they've bought the wrong Bronco winger". Would anybody pick him in an all-time team? I certainly wouldn't. He is not a "great" of our sport, by any definition, he was a pretty good drawcard, and an average Test match winger.
by wamberal
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies were absolutely robbed!
Replies: 242
Views: 2923

Re: Wallabies were absolutely robbed!

We robbed ourselves by not taking the obvious, and relatively easy, field goal option after Hodge hit the posts.