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by Gospel
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 38491
Views: 1724312

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

mdaclarke wrote: Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:38 pm It would be interesting if no other clubs join them.
And what if they propose a new domestic league with more money available than the EPL?
by Gospel
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37817
Views: 1080591

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Dirty bastards https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-56811375 It’s just such a plum of a virus And that person had been vaccinated... So in summary, the two countries have isolated from the world, they open a travel bubble between themselves and the coronavirus appears out of nowhere and contaminates...
by Gospel
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37817
Views: 1080591

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Looks increasingly like the uk has already achieved herd immunity. On what basis? Look at the curves last year. Are they much different this year? Summer 2020 looked good in the UK but herd immunity had not been achieved. We have to wait a bit more before claiming victory (which I am hoping for) an...
by Gospel
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 38491
Views: 1724312

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

Not really surprised to see a cabal of foreign owners looking to enrich themselves at the expense of the rest. But how are they going to fulfil their fixture list if the domestic league[s] tell them to fuck off and do one as they surely will?
by Gospel
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Death Penalty
Replies: 158
Views: 4170

Re: Death Penalty

Other than the rather insurmountable issue of killing an innocent person it is far too expensive to put criminals to death. My figures are probably ten years out of date but it used to cost around $5million in the US once you factor in the appeals process et al. I believe they were trying to expedit...
by Gospel
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze thread
Replies: 185
Views: 6549

Re: The New Official Tory Cronyism and Sleaze thread

I acknowledge that all politicians, nearly everywhere use their power to give mates peerages (UK) or key positions in govt or the civil service (It's rife in France for example). But this is quite different to when a politician uses public money to unfairly or without proper scrutiny enrich their m...
by Gospel
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Prince Philip Gone
Replies: 487
Views: 12746

Re: Prince Philip Gone

RIP Prince Philip. Hell of a good innings. I very much support the institution of the Monarchy as I think by sheer weight of tradition it helps to cement relations near and far. I am not emotionally invested in the participants but I can certainly respect the good works they do.
by Gospel
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37817
Views: 1080591

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

We are all in this together :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: The younger and healthier I suspect know very much that this government doesn't give a shit about them. It hasn't for the last 10 years so why should it now. Lock them in the country, ban them from protesting, b...
by Gospel
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37817
Views: 1080591

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

We are all in this together :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: The younger and healthier I suspect know very much that this government doesn't give a shit about them. It hasn't for the last 10 years so why should it now. Lock them in the country, ban them from protesting, b...
by Gospel
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Vaccine Passports - A Poll
Replies: 663
Views: 12196

Re: Vaccine Passports - A Poll

For the giggles Mr Bimboo :lol: Looks like scientists did not realise that the AZ vaccine only works in certain countries. Thanks to Merkel and Macron who bought this to our attention! In Germany, Bild is hypothesising that the UK has suspended the jabs at 50 years of age as they know there is a pr...
by Gospel
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37817
Views: 1080591

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

What you just concluded is that it was worth sacrificing the travel industry. So "we are not all in this together". I personally struggle to understand why, in the name of equality, everything should be held back, thus objectively hurting further the economy, while a temporary discrimination based ...
by Gospel
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37817
Views: 1080591

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

First, vaccine passports don't have to be permanent. They should be used in the transition phase, until we use reached herd immunity. I see them as a way to allow a restart of many activities that are stalled today. And to take your suggestion of staycation, I don't think it is a great idea to help...
by Gospel
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37817
Views: 1080591

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Under 30s were always going to receive the J&J one shot vaccine I thought.
by Gospel
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why do the British pretend they won WW2?
Replies: 324
Views: 8581

Re: Why do the British pretend they won WW2?

CrazyIslander wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:48 pm I have nothing against the British bigging up theur war efforts etc. However, their treatment of Meghan has left a bitter taste. Disgraceful.
Fair point. We should have made her our Monarch. :((
by Gospel
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37817
Views: 1080591

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

UK discussing a COVID passport to reopen stadium, night clubs and the likes. Hope that it is voted. I understand same discussions is happening in the EU. Countries like Greece desperately need tourist to come back. This is the best way to rein in the anti-vaxxers. I am all for it. I am very much ag...
by Gospel
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37817
Views: 1080591

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Is anyone else concerned about all the money the government are spending just on testing at the moment? It is going to run into billions if everyone in the country tests themselves twice a week - and will it really give us more useful info than we already have? Part of the 37 billion , yes you read...
by Gospel
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26491
Views: 682660

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

The Optimist wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:49 am Moggmentum
It was a terrible comedy show to be fair. Not surprised the BBC canned it.
by Gospel
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wimmins six nations
Replies: 54
Views: 1564

Re: Wimmins six nations

I don't tend to watch women's sport - not unless it's part of the same coverage like the Olympics. I find these days I scarcely find the time to watch sport at all so when I do I am fairly discriminating. I wonder perhaps if team sports could actually manufacture greater interest by combining the re...
by Gospel
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37817
Views: 1080591

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

UK discussing a COVID passport to reopen stadium, night clubs and the likes. Hope that it is voted. I understand same discussions is happening in the EU. Countries like Greece desperately need tourist to come back. This is the best way to rein in the anti-vaxxers. I am all for it. I am very much ag...
by Gospel
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wimmins six nations
Replies: 54
Views: 1564

Re: Wimmins six nations

iarmhiman wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:12 pm Stop it. You'll offend eldanielfire
:lol:
by Gospel
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37817
Views: 1080591

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

New 4 week national lockdown in France. The boy Macron is finished We are heading for Le Pen. Fantastic news. I am sure a few of the posters on here would be thrilled. I don't believe she is electable when all said and done. Someone will emerge from the centre if Macron doesn't manage to turn thing...
by Gospel
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 26491
Views: 682660

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

hijack wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:16 am It's done. No point crying over spilt milk. Now the Brexiters have got to get off their arses and show the world ....we are watching .....
That's precisely what they have done with the vaccine rollout.
by Gospel
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37817
Views: 1080591

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56570364 It'll no doubt fall on deaf ears, but bears repeating. Oxford University's Sir John Bell said Mr Soriot was mystified by the French approach: "He's found dealing with the French one of the most difficult things he's had to do, because they have been so c...
by Gospel
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37817
Views: 1080591

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

What is going on in the EU Commission? Apparently 25 world leaders (including the usual European suspects like UK, France, Germany) have signed up to a global treaty on future pandemics. Even Charles Michel (who seems to be a complete waste of space) has signed as EU Council President. However VDL ...
by Gospel
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37817
Views: 1080591

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Petej wrote:I'd be surprised if pharma doesn't make firm commitments with things still in manufacture as holding stock would require storage which is expensive and not lean.
I thought they committed to flow which as we have seen is subject to change due to uncertain nature of vaccine production.
by Gospel
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37817
Views: 1080591

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Novavax have a good vaccine and UK has ordered 60 million doses. Apparently they are refusing to sign a contract with the EU because of the behaviour of the EU towards AZ, according to confidential EU source. Link? We also have the Curevac faciltity in Scotland for mRNA boosters for this winter. BR...
by Gospel
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37817
Views: 1080591

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

clementinfrance wrote:It's only the flag waving British boredies associating the UK with AZ.
Yeah it's all in our heads.
by Gospel
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Vaccine Passports - A Poll
Replies: 663
Views: 12196

Re: Vaccine Passports - A Poll

I am in favour of them for international travel but I don't think they should be issued until everyone has been offered a vaccine. By that I mean if there was a global vaccine passport I don't think they should be available to anyone in the UK until everyone here had been offered a shot.
by Gospel
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Schoolboys forced to apologise to girls
Replies: 220
Views: 7841

Re: Schoolboys forced to apologise to girls

They’re making a symbolic statement designed to make them understand how much shit people like them have historically put women through. In this way, they will have awareness of the damage that ‘harmless banter’ and general sexist behaviour can do. Does it make them understand or does it just creat...
by Gospel
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37817
Views: 1080591

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

claiming they "made a complete mess of trials" is rather ridiculous, seeing as they were one of the first to produce an approved vaccine. they are guilty of overpromising and underachieving in terms of production and delivery, but they are hardly alone in this. There you go defending AZ without bot...
by Gospel
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37817
Views: 1080591

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Claiming they "made a complete mess of trials" is rather ridiculous, seeing as they were one of the first to produce an approved vaccine. they are guilty of overpromising and underachieving in terms of production and delivery, but they are hardly alone in this. AZ and by association the UK have bec...
by Gospel
Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Schoolboys forced to apologise to girls
Replies: 220
Views: 7841

Re: Schoolboys forced to apologise to girls

Heymans is a frog. The French seem to have avoided a lot of the cultural issues that the anglo-sphere are wrestling with. It helps when you don't share a common language with the yanks.
by Gospel
Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37817
Views: 1080591

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

shanky wrote: Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:38 pm Indeed terryfinch...

For the most part, they seem like they’re a bunch of sanctimonious, patronising, finger-wagging, know-better cunce

I genuinely feel sorry for the poms. It’d be like having 300m kiwis on your doorstep, instead of 3m.

:(
:lol:
by Gospel
Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37817
Views: 1080591

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

The high streets certainly have a competitive disadvantage. It might even need a bigger look at balancing the wider retail picture. Maybe it's time for us to accept the reality that most of us prefer to shop online for items and re-envisage how we use our high streets in future. Many traditional re...
by Gospel
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are the British the new ‘blacks of Europe?’
Replies: 18
Views: 1003

Re: Are the British the new ‘blacks of Europe?’

shanky wrote: Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:12 pm Love that movie, btw

Andrew Strong, ftw.
:thumbup:
by Gospel
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37817
Views: 1080591

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

The high streets certainly have a competitive disadvantage. It might even need a bigger look at balancing the wider retail picture. Maybe it's time for us to accept the reality that most of us prefer to shop online for items and re-envisage how we use our high streets in future. Many traditional re...
by Gospel
Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37817
Views: 1080591

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I love how some people don't think a pay rise makes people be more motivated to work hard. Despite all the evidence happier people are more motivated to work hard or effectively. Perhaps they should state this when they are offered pay rises of their own in future As a self-employed person I lose m...
by Gospel
Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37817
Views: 1080591

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Fair summary of the current situation here... https://twitter.com/BBCRosAtkins/status/1374830047480184841 I like Ros but I think he's being a bit misleading here. You cannot equate the US blanket ban on exporting vaccines and constituent ingredients with the UK's contract with a single supplier in ...
by Gospel
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Culture Wars Mega Thread
Replies: 2682
Views: 143016

Re: The Culture Wars Mega Thread

DAC_ wrote:But it's a really vocal section. Aided and abetted by organisations like the BBC.
Folk with strongly held views will always gravitate towards places of influence.
by Gospel
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Culture Wars Mega Thread
Replies: 2682
Views: 143016

Re: The Culture Wars Mega Thread

If people think that's something worth ridiculing, there's something seriously wrong in your country. A lack of national pride is more indicative of an insular worldview than the opposite IMO, especially for a Brit of all things. An awareness of what the rest of the world is like would inform you j...