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by wamberal
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1014
Views: 29134

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Bialthletes can hit the targets 99/100 times when their heart is at resting, however when they've had to cross country ski and their heart is at 180bpm its a different story. Ulese is many things, and I rate him as a player, but he's not fit. There is a reason he often starts from the bench or is p...
by wamberal
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1014
Views: 29134

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

I find it difficult to believe that a good skills coach cannot teach Uelese how to throw the bloody ball. When Brad Thorn switched to rugby he had to learn a lot of new skills. Many years ago, I worked in a large computer services company. The boss had a favourite saying whenever a customer demanded...
by wamberal
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1014
Views: 29134

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

We need to have a few players who are genuinely world class if we are any hope of winning the big prizes. Not just "in the discussion".

My picks would be: Tupou, Bell, Rodha, Petaia, Vunivalu.
by wamberal
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1014
Views: 29134

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Yep. Life is good. Get Latu back and get Uelese to a club where he can develop and the pack is almost sorted. What we really need is a couple of these talented kids to go on and become world class players. Good isn’t enough. The top Wallaby teams had a few ‘greats’. At present I would say we have H...
by wamberal
Sun Jun 20, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit
Replies: 50
Views: 1843

Re: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit

Meanwhile, the Hunter Wildfires (Newcastle) beat the Manly Marlins at the Village. And West Harbour just fell short against the Beasties. Nice! We played Penrith at their home ground. They did okay, for a struggling club. Never stopped trying. Don’t encourage him. :x Weird comment. :?
by wamberal
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit
Replies: 50
Views: 1843

Re: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit

towny wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:09 pm
wamberal wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:48 pm Meanwhile, the Hunter Wildfires (Newcastle) beat the Manly Marlins at the Village. And West Harbour just fell short against the Beasties.
Nice!
We played Penrith at their home ground. They did okay, for a struggling club. Never stopped trying.
by wamberal
Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit
Replies: 50
Views: 1843

Re: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit

Meanwhile, the Hunter Wildfires (Newcastle) beat the Manly Marlins at the Village. And West Harbour just fell short against the Beasties.
by wamberal
Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit
Replies: 50
Views: 1843

Re: Winless Waratahs post $3 million profit

This has been an extreme bean counter approach unfortunately. How much fan base good will has been sacrificed? It still doesn't explain how bad the Tahs defence is. I didn't watch Super Rugby Australia. Have the Tah's improved since Penney was sacked? The Tahs fan base has been headed south for man...
by wamberal
Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Aussies & Cantabs - what are you doing this Saturday evening?
Replies: 67
Views: 1848

Re: Aussies - what are you doing this Saturday evening?

The Waratahs just posted a staggering multi-million dollar profit and have millions of dollars in the bank so hopefully some of that money will be redirected towards helping struggling clubs. There is a move by the "viable" Shute Shield clubs (except for my club, Eastwood) to kick the three straggl...
by wamberal
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Aussies & Cantabs - what are you doing this Saturday evening?
Replies: 67
Views: 1848

Re: Aussies - what are you doing this Saturday evening?

I used to go for a big bike ride on Saturdays and end up at Drummoyne watching all the bouncers prop :lol: To be honest, these days some of the top div 1 subbies teams are probably better than the bottom Shute shield teams. Randwick are scheduled to play Parramatta today. Parramatta can only field ...
by wamberal
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bonehead Swinton gets off. What a joke
Replies: 13
Views: 859

Re: Bonehead Swinton gets off. What a joke

trapper wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:33 am Rennie loves Swintons ‘ edge” that’s why he was selected. I’d imagine they’ll both be very happy.
Obviously the judiciary are in his pocket. :smug:
by wamberal
Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Aussies & Cantabs - what are you doing this Saturday evening?
Replies: 67
Views: 1848

Re: Aussies - what are you doing this Saturday evening?

Zakar wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:34 pm
shanky wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:26 pm Cool. Sounds like a page-turner! I’ll tune in
:lol:
Its on Stan :thumbup:

They've done a good job with Super Rugby, but pity it ended so soon!
It's also on 9GEM, amazingly enough.
by wamberal
Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27703
Views: 1110455

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

You're an idiot who has just demonstrated to the entire forum that you have no idea about Australian political journalists, and therefore by extension Australian politics. All three are proudly conservative journalists who work for conservative publications. We can all thank Paul Keating for enabli...
by wamberal
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1014
Views: 29134

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

One thing for sure about the Storm: they seem to be (from my limited knowledge) very good at recruitment.

They are also very good at player management (leaving aside the occasional salary cap scandal).
by wamberal
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1014
Views: 29134

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Slim 293 wrote: Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:43 am Simone's form has certainly been mixed this year, but surprised to see Foketi there in his place.
He's a plodder.
by wamberal
Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1404

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

:lol: You went to Matraville High with the Ellas and Eddie, no? :) ;) (Just joking, we know you would’ve never left Eastwood) He went to Fort Street, where he no doubt spending his High School years writing poetry, banging smart left-leaning artsy girls and taking LSD. Or am I just stereotyping? I ...
by wamberal
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1404

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

Swinton has been outplayed by every opposite number in every game this season. His only skill is making scary faces and getting carded. Another GPS softie when it comes to real rugby. He went to Knox, actually. Knox is more GPS, than the GPS I wouldn't know. I am the product of the public system. T...
by wamberal
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June
Replies: 132
Views: 1404

Re: Waratahs vs Chiefs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th June

grievous wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:50 pm
Thomas wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:25 pm Swinton has been outplayed by every opposite number in every game this season. His only skill is making scary faces and getting carded.
Another GPS softie when it comes to real rugby.
He went to Knox, actually.
by wamberal
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1014
Views: 29134

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

Jesus. Who. Would. You. Pick. At. 6? I will take the liberty of answering on His behalf. LSL at 6, Valetini to come on at 60 or even earlier to go berserk. LSL into the middle of the row. We are a bit worried about the lineouts, would prefer to start with the best possible targets, all things being...
by wamberal
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Meghan and Harry Lilibetgate
Replies: 50
Views: 2528

Re: Meghan and Harry Lilibetgate

What's more amusing is a fvcking royalty in 2021. :lol: Do you plebs still cringe and bow and touch your forelock when James George James Henry the Earl of Dinglebottom graces your disgusting persona? And do New Zealanders still covet Knighthoods? Arise Sir James George James Henry Dinglebottom?
by wamberal
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Netanyahu might be done
Replies: 31
Views: 2204

Re: Netanyahu might be done

Gavin Duffy wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:27 pm I'd say Netanyahu will be back in within 6 months.
If he stays out of gaol.
by wamberal
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: First time fatty; need help losing weight
Replies: 363
Views: 12928

Re: First time fatty; need help losing weight

I started skipping dinners or at least not eating anything after 5. I don't know how healthy that is, but I lost two stone in a couple of months. Big thing I cut out was soda drinks - fairly sure I was addicted to Coke. Smaller portions for breakfast and lunch too. Simple when you think about it. O...
by wamberal
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TT Super Rugby: Rebels vs Crusaders: Match Thread: Sat 12th June
Replies: 231
Views: 3044

Re: TT Super Rugby: Rebels vs Crusaders: Match Thread: Sat 12th June

Ali's Choice wrote: Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:13 am Just heard that this match has been relocated to the home of Australian Rugby, Leichardt Oval. I will update the OP accordingly.
Not to be picky, but "Leichhardt".
by wamberal
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gout
Replies: 26
Views: 997

Re: Gout

Drink more water, cut out salt.
by wamberal
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: June 4th... Tiananmen Square
Replies: 66
Views: 2083

Re: June 4th... Tiananmen Square

I will never forget that day. From memory it was a grey day in Hong Kong, I drove down to Central to pick up the paper, had a look at the front page, and burst into tears. There had been a sense of optimism in the air for years, a growing sense of genuine pride and patriotism amongst Hong Kong peopl...
by wamberal
Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: QLD Reds vs Auckland Blues @ Brisbane
Replies: 159
Views: 2586

Re: Blues vs Reds @Brisbane

Should not the home team be named first? Reds vs Blues?
by wamberal
Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!
Replies: 318
Views: 7433

Re: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!

But they all really did believe in magic. Magic is the basis of most religions. They were set up as means of control. From my very limited theological learning, we humans have been searching for, and fabricating, creation stories in one form or another for tens of thousands of years. We have a year...
by wamberal
Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!
Replies: 318
Views: 7433

Re: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!

Instead, its gutted his career as a professional athlete, ruined his reputation, and turned him into a joke shop sideshow. He's no financially better off - he would have made the same amount of money if he'd pulled his head in and worked out his contract after the first incident. Then he would have...
by wamberal
Sun May 30, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Deliberate knock on - law(s)?
Replies: 123
Views: 3040

Re: Deliberate knock on - law(s)?

guy smiley wrote: Sun May 30, 2021 3:16 am Should have been a penalty and card for the Trask incident.
Rubbish. Get your head out of your orifice.
by wamberal
Sat May 29, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread
Replies: 1014
Views: 29134

Re: Wallabies 2021 OFFICIAL thread

But that player doesn't play for a certain team, once again outing you as the fat, lying, chippy hypocrite that you truly are. :smug: What's wrong with being fat? (I'm asking for a friend).
by wamberal
Thu May 27, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Select your country's 3 best players from the past 5 decades
Replies: 175
Views: 5050

Re: Select your country's 3 best players from the past 5 decades

Monk Zombie wrote: Thu May 27, 2021 10:04 am
Grandpa wrote: Thu May 27, 2021 9:45 am 1970s - Robertson, Going, Kirkpatrick
that's more like it

KIrkpatrick breaking away with ball in hand was a sight to see
Ray Price flipping him on his back with a perfect "Cumberland Throw" was even better.
by wamberal
Thu May 27, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Select your country's 3 best players from the past 5 decades
Replies: 175
Views: 5050

Re: Select your country's 3 best players from the past 5 decades

Ray Price? He would have been a stand-out in any era. So would John Hipwell, Mark Loane, and David Hillhouse, the best Australian lineout exponent I have ever seen. He was so good that the coach of the day invited the match referee to attend training so that he could see how high he could jump unai...
by wamberal
Thu May 27, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.
Replies: 3733
Views: 101568

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked again. And again. And again.

Farva wrote: Thu May 27, 2021 2:59 am Im not 40 yet :(
Hope you make it!!!
by wamberal
Mon May 24, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: "The French should be ashamed of their terrible food"
Replies: 37
Views: 2071

Re: "The French should be ashamed of their terrible food"

As an aside, is the Spectator the same as it is in Australia? A faux news site that frames opinions from right wing loons as fact? The original Speccy was a great read. Especially Jeffrey Bernard, when he was well enough. The Australian version has always been shite. I tried it, and spewed it out.
by wamberal
Sun May 23, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TT Super Rugby: Reds vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 22nd May
Replies: 241
Views: 4783

Re: TT Super Rugby: Reds vs Crusaders: MATCH THREAD: Sat 22nd May

Where's Hooper? He will need to be in top form during the Bledisloe series. It will be his job to catch Mo'unga.
by wamberal
Sun May 23, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TT Super Rugby: Waratahs vs Crusaders: MATCH Thread Sat 29th May
Replies: 319
Views: 5370

Re: TT Super Rugby: Waratahs vs Crusaders: MATCH Thread Sat 29th May

I am going to head down the hill to watch this game - looking forward to it immensely. Wollongong is a great part of the world. Really? I think it is an absolute shit hole. It used to be. I worked at the Steelworks in the sixties, the whole neighbourhood was caked in red dust. It is lot nicer now, ...
by wamberal
Sun May 23, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!
Replies: 318
Views: 7433

Re: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!

We've been down this path before where everyone took it for grant he'd lose. Because this person said this and that etc. Open and shut case. It turned out to be bullshit. Which is why I think it wasn't pointed/stated specifically. I’m not sure that’s true. Corporations do everything possible to sta...
by wamberal
Sat May 22, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best fruit
Replies: 120
Views: 2267

Re: Best fruit

We were in Belfast a few years ago in May, went to the Friday market and bought the best strawberries ever grown in the history of the world. Fact.

Every country that grows mangoes thinks theirs are the best. Thai mangoes would get my vote.
by wamberal
Fri May 21, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!
Replies: 318
Views: 7433

Re: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!

He'll need to keep his head down when he runs with the ball. I reckon there would be a few old hard heads, and some young bucks, who will enjoy trying to knock it off his neck.

If he has an ounce of self-respect, he will refuse match payments, no matter which level he ends up at.
by wamberal
Fri May 21, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!
Replies: 318
Views: 7433

Re: Israel Folau and Clive Palmer... together at last!

Palmer just wants to keep his name on display. The "Southport Tigers" FFS. No disrespect, but is this what Izzy really sees as his future?