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by Gospel
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 2926
Views: 181405

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

After watching the capsize a number of times last night I am left wondering how and why that large hole in the hull appeared because it didn't happen in the initial incident. Someone has mentioned that their battery broke loose and went thru the hull when they landed Funnily enough I was just watch...
by Gospel
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29308
Views: 811311

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

feckwanker wrote:That's genuinely unbelievable.
I wondered if it was just a bit of media spin until I actually listened to this recording:

https://order-order.com/2021/01/18/list ... programme/
by Gospel
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 2926
Views: 181405

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/resizer/AU372sfGk8veCk_R4rafjJpUUIk=/1440x1080/smart/filters:quality(70)/cloudfront-ap-southeast-2.images.arcpublishing.com/nzme/4KG7L7KS2ET5SPOT2LAW4NK2KM.jpg After watching the capsize a number of times last night I am left wondering how and why that large hole in the h...
by Gospel
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 2926
Views: 181405

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

terryfinch wrote:They also think they have massive improvements still to make.
They will need to. NZ are a class apart. Though it's promising to see Ineos beat Prada twice in contrasting conditions. As the challenger of record the Italian boat has a similar dev. advantage over the rest of the field as Team NZ.
by Gospel
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Watch out for Amazon delivery drivers
Replies: 17
Views: 775

Re: Watch out for Amazon delivery drivers

When you gotta go, you gotta go. He could have gone to a public toilet, asked one of the customers if he could use their toilent or done it in a park or something if he was that desperate. Oh and he didn't bother wiping x( Well to be fair the option of knocking on someone's door is out due to Covid...
by Gospel
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 2926
Views: 181405

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

terryfinch wrote:Time to replace him with Ben Ainsley. Ohhh.
Dean Barker is quality and has a much-much higher AC pedigree than Sir Ben.
by Gospel
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 2926
Views: 181405

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

He didn't pick the correct side of the course, he brought the wind down with him the whole way that was in front of the wind shift. To be fair Ineos sailed themselves back into the lead before the race was abandoned. Because ahead of the wind shift the wind picked up and was brought down the course...
by Gospel
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 2926
Views: 181405

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

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by Gospel
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 23383
Views: 553910

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

terryfinch wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:42 pm https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1 ... -union-spt


Looks like UK has dodged a bullet.
The EU has always been a German horse with a French rider.
by Gospel
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 2926
Views: 181405

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

CarrotGawks wrote:He didn't pick the correct side of the course, he brought the wind down with him the whole way that was in front of the wind shift.
To be fair Ineos sailed themselves back into the lead before the race was abandoned.
by Gospel
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 2926
Views: 181405

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

I am really enjoying the close racing with the lead changing hands in these windier conditions. That capsize was insane though. Ineos pulled off a high speed tack and bear away against Prada but it seems Dean Barker was caught out in heavier wind and a more volatile sea state.
by Gospel
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 2926
Views: 181405

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

Well f u ck. After the first race was abandoned because of wind shift I sloped off to bed and missed all the drama. Very surprised to see Ineos pick up another win against the Italians. Then in the second race AM sailed brilliantly until they had that problem and capsized. It's so dramatic seeing th...
by Gospel
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 2926
Views: 181405

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

Ainslie is not doing well. He's far too twitchy on the helm and not handling either the sea state or any lifts or drops in the wind. Seems shook. Edit: Maybe a bit overpowered for the conditions? Do they have more sail out than the Italians? Second edit: And the Italians absolutely screwed by a win...
by Gospel
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 2926
Views: 181405

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

booji boy wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:39 am Race abandoned! :shock: Holy crap it turned to shit on that last mark didn't it!
That was hilarious. 90 degree switch and they both fell off their foils.
by Gospel
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: celebrities you would .................
Replies: 227
Views: 16292

Re: celebrities you would .................

Why? Had she fallen over? Naah, randomly got a call from a mate who wanted some extras to carry her to the premier of Catherine the great in seden chair while dressed as cossacks. I'm the dude on the left. https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/09/25/18/18928742-7504441-image-a-12_1569433656560.jpg I lo...
by Gospel
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 2926
Views: 181405

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

Its a rich white mans sport just like Formula 1, pro cycling, pro tennis etc. The odd token person of colour doesnt really change the narrative. As a white man I have always seen sailing as a rich persons sport but most of the sailors involved from the UK came up through the Olympic programme where...
by Gospel
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 2926
Views: 181405

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

Call me old fashioned but I really like the fact a famous Brit like Ainslie is leading the UK challenge. The Yanks and Italians having a Kiwi and an Aussie at the helm doesn't seem right. Shame the Aussies don't have a challenger involved. It does help frame the competition. The Aussies should alwa...
by Gospel
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 2926
Views: 181405

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

Is it fair to say that no nation, per capita, cares more about the America's Cup than NZ? Yeah. It's a rich white man's sport. Not really going to grip the imaginations of any country that doesn't feature that demographic. I think NZ is such a small country that if we do well at anything internatio...
by Gospel
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 2926
Views: 181405

Re: Americas Cup Thread

Don't get too excited no one yet knows if the boat will be competitive in the lower wind range of 6.5 - 10 knots. Sadly I suspect it will be like Bermuda. You were saying? 3-0. Pleased with that ! Puffy conditions. I think Ineos got all the luck there though - the error at the start did for the yan...
by Gospel
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 2926
Views: 181405

Re: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread

Luna Rosso takes a huge lead while American Magic was stuck not able to get up on its foils Now America has taken the lead while Luna Rossa sat down. This is a lame spectacle and reduces the yacht race to a flakey luckfest. :thumbdown: Shouldn't race these boats in these light conditions. Fair. The...
by Gospel
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 2926
Views: 181405

Re: Americas Cup Thread

Have UK been sandbagging? They looked out of it 4 weeks ago. Maybe it is the stronger winds that suit them? The commentator that said that was clearly jesting but not surprised sections of the media have run with it. They changed everything on the boat save for the hull and have had expert input fr...
by Gospel
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Brexit Britain Must Rescue Ireland
Replies: 127
Views: 4700

Re: Brexit Britain Must Rescue Ireland

Apparently Indonesia are going for the "vector" part - to get people back to work, you'd assume. Will see what happens I guess. I don't understand this choice because those at risk of hospitalisation and death are a much smaller percentage of the population. You cannot tell a vector by looking at t...
by Gospel
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 2926
Views: 181405

Re: Americas Cup Thread

Great start for Ben Ainslie and UK boat. Hammered the Yanks and then comfortable win over the Italians. Looking very good! Don't get too excited. We couldn't buy a win in the World Series 0 - 6. Yes they have made substantial last minute changes ahead of the RR but no one yet knows if the boat will...
by Gospel
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Americas Cup - OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 2926
Views: 181405

Re: Americas Cup Thread

Very pleased for Ben Ainslie and the UK team. They were disappointing during the pre Xmas regatta but very impressive today. Great that it is a three horse race for the right to challenge for the old mug. Pre Xmas it looked like it was a two horse race between USA and Italy with UK just making up t...
by Gospel
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 23383
Views: 553910

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Vicky Prentis really should avoid media gigs. Surely got to be under pressure to resign. Didn't have time to read the Brexit deal text and proposals for fishing because she was organising her village nativity trail. She's the fúcking fisheries minister ffs. Read that too. She should be sacked right...
by Gospel
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128739
Views: 5532015

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

Thomas wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:18 pm They're eating each other. This is gonna be great. Can't wait to see the sextapes.
Why did you put that in my head?! x( :(
by Gospel
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 23383
Views: 553910

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

We should out source our nuclear waste management to the mafia just like the Italians have done. That will bring us more into line with the EU's environmental regs. :proud:
by Gospel
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Brexit Britain Must Rescue Ireland
Replies: 127
Views: 4700

Re: Brexit Britain Must Rescue Ireland

iarmhiman wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:46 pm Anyone Irish person writing for the Spectator needs to get their head examined
Point out the factual errors in the piece. The EU has had a complete nightmare on vaccine procurement. No one should be seeking to distract from that.
by Gospel
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29308
Views: 811311

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

danny_fitz wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:14 pm Chris Robshaw's bar will be hosting vaccinations in SW London it would seem. Nice of him.
Yes it is. Also much needed PR after the Barbarians debacle.
by Gospel
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Brexit Britain Must Rescue Ireland
Replies: 127
Views: 4700

Re: Brexit Britain Must Rescue Ireland

We should help Ireland out. It’s our neighbour and our friend. Millions of Irish people live and work in the UK. We are intimately connected. Screw the rules — Brexit Britain, free of EU red tape, should offer to include the Irish Republic’s five million citizens in its vaccination project. Let’s g...
by Gospel
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 23383
Views: 553910

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

You do not end up with a PM like Bojo without a sizeable percentage of the population being a bit thick. Did you not see the state of the other guy? He'd have probably made his own brother the UK's vaccine czar. The choice was dire I agree. The Tories let a bunch of assholes take over the party tho...
by Gospel
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Free School Meals
Replies: 584
Views: 6282

Re: Free School Meals

More seriously though, much much more seriously, Why didn't it cost £15? I would imagine that would be because there is a cost for the food plus the packaging and then the distribution. I am not up to speed with all this - but what was wrong with food vouchers? the link I provided shows the overhea...
by Gospel
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Free School Meals
Replies: 584
Views: 6282

Re: Free School Meals

Leinster in London wrote:More seriously though, much much more seriously, Why didn't it cost £15?
I would imagine that would be because there is a cost for the food plus the packaging and then the distribution. I am not up to speed with all this - but what was wrong with food vouchers?
by Gospel
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 23383
Views: 553910

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

La soule wrote:You do not end up with a PM like Bojo without a sizeable percentage of the population being a bit thick.
Did you not see the state of the other guy? He'd have probably made his own brother the UK's vaccine czar.
by Gospel
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Free School Meals
Replies: 584
Views: 6282

Re: Free School Meals

How much of this is the fault of puritans who block giving the parent a voucher for £30 that is redeemable in any supermarket. They leave the councils no choice but to find providers of hampers that contain food, and definitely no booze or ciggies? It's just unfortunate the cost of the parcel is £3...
by Gospel
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29308
Views: 811311

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Lots of money is sitting in the 11,000 20 tonne containers full of PPE that are littering up airfields and other sites around the country and is quietly being sold off for 10p in the £. My mate who volunteered to be a tester was telling me how the NHS won't give them the good PPE so he has to wear ...
by Gospel
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29308
Views: 811311

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

The other issue being that the operations of he State the government has are shit, PHE is shit, the NHS is shit, the school authorities are shit, the basic function of counting who is in the country and who isn’t and border control are shit. Yeah agree Williamson, Hancock and a fair few others are ...
by Gospel
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29308
Views: 811311

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Ali's Choice wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:03 am Watching bimboman happily trolling his countrymen, and arrogantly pretending that he has all the answers to resolving the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK, is disturbing.
He's a contrarian. He likes the debate.
by Gospel
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29308
Views: 811311

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Lockdowns delay the spread of a virus. They don’t work beyond that. They have bought us time which cannot be underestimated with regard to saving lives especially since we now have viable vaccines and a way out of this shit storm. They also cost lives and ruin them as well. They have a cost. This h...
by Gospel
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29308
Views: 811311

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

bimboman wrote:Lockdowns delay the spread of a virus. They don’t work beyond that.
They have bought us time which cannot be underestimated with regard to saving lives especially since we now have viable vaccines and a way out of this shit storm.