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by piquant
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89275
Views: 4830755

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

I'm a little surprised JJ dropped away as he did, but Slade has improved a lot in defence, and neither of them ever got the attack game going you'd like or that seemed possible for them, so that Slade is now ahead of JJ seems something of a whatever outcome. Hughes just wasn't good enough at test le...
by piquant
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Current best player in the world
Replies: 86
Views: 3088

Re: Current best player in the world

Smith does have a much more limited game and takes far less on himself, so you'd expect a much lower error rate. That more limited game is exactly what Smith is looking to offer, he's not trying to break himself unless it's patently obvious, he is looking to focus on clearing the ball and his pass. ...
by piquant
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89275
Views: 4830755

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

10 is not the problem, it’s the balance of the midfield and the best combination is quite simple. Big hard running bastard at 12 and a quick 13 with some decent distribution and a bit of a kicking game. We need to find a replacement for Manu or pray his body can hold together until after the RWC. I...
by piquant
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Current best player in the world
Replies: 86
Views: 3088

Re: Current best player in the world

The Cantabs were the original swarm before the Irish took their title. Mo wouldn't even be close to being the best player in the ABs. Feel free to troll the Crusaders, but I stand fully by my comment that for the Crusaders, there isn't a player that I would trade for Richie Mo'unga I have no issue ...
by piquant
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89275
Views: 4830755

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

England won't win the next world cup if they are not playing with a fly-half who wants to run the ball They won't win with a fly half who can't defend or play the game in the right areas either. Probably need one who can kick penalties and drop goals too. Since jones took over only Farrell, Ciprian...
by piquant
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89275
Views: 4830755

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

What does 'run the ball' mean in this context, and why is Ford perceived as being bad at it? For me Ford is about as good as it gets at test level right now. Ntamack and Mo'unga might push past him, perhaps Smith would also do so (or one of the other young 10s in England). But it's far from obvious...
by piquant
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89275
Views: 4830755

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

What does 'run the ball' mean in this context, and why is Ford perceived as being bad at it? For me Ford is about as good as it gets at test level right now. Ntamack and Mo'unga might push past him, perhaps Smith would also do so (or one of the other young 10s in England). But it's far from obvious ...
by piquant
Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89275
Views: 4830755

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

I would note there was an awful lot Youngs and Ford did well on attack and at a really high tempo which pressures their decision making still more (granted there's the obvious joke/partial truth Youngs is better without thinking) So whether Smith and another 9 would even be at the same level let al...
by piquant
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89275
Views: 4830755

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

I would note there was an awful lot Youngs and Ford did well on attack and at a really high tempo which pressures their decision making still more (granted there's the obvious joke/partial truth Youngs is better without thinking) So whether Smith and another 9 would even be at the same level let alo...
by piquant
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89275
Views: 4830755

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

The coaching turnover is perhaps a worry, but equally the side has developed under Eddie, and the 6N just gone saw the biggest push on the attack side of the game since Eddie took over, really since Johnson spent maybe a season trying to get the deep 10 with the shallow outside backs working and th...
by piquant
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89275
Views: 4830755

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

The coaching turnover is perhaps a worry, but equally the side has developed under Eddie, and the 6N just gone saw the biggest push on the attack side of the game since Eddie took over, really since Johnson spent maybe a season trying to get the deep 10 with the shallow outside backs working and the...
by piquant
Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Current best player in the world
Replies: 86
Views: 3088

Re: Current best player in the world

Haven't been able to keep up with the game much lately...is Richie Mo'unga seriously in the running? He's tied for second as it stands. Clearly I've missed something. The Cantabs were the original swarm before the Irish took their title. Mo wouldn't even be close to being the best player in the ABs...
by piquant
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Current best player in the world
Replies: 86
Views: 3088

Re: Current best player in the world

Haven't been able to keep up with the game much lately...is Richie Mo'unga seriously in the running? He's tied for second as it stands. Clearly I've missed something. For the Crusaders, there isn't a player in the world that I would trade for Richie Mo'unga. He's won us 5 titles in a row and is abs...
by piquant
Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89275
Views: 4830755

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

I was trying to be at least a little positive, but heavens that's a depressing idea
by piquant
Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89275
Views: 4830755

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

A number of the coaches Eddie has brought in have been actively sought for some very attractive opportunities in the game. At least in part there's a positive in there that Eddie is consistently drawing in sought after talent and isn't overly getting in the way of them pursuing other career opportun...
by piquant
Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 42937
Views: 1309186

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Data from ONS for June 2021 11 deaths per day from Covid. Sandstorm/Message/La Soule - Everyone needs a vaccine passport and please, please, inject the children. You couldn't f*cking make it up. Heart disease killed 12 x per day compared to Covid. Under the current logic we should be closing McDona...
by piquant
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 42937
Views: 1309186

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Perhaps the most worry notion in there is the idea anyone is selling the notion this will all be solved. It's a serious problem which looks likely to remain widespread. And we're taking some gradated steps along the way to try and find some balance, or as much 'normal' society as possible. Vaxxing ...
by piquant
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 42937
Views: 1309186

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Here is my guess what's going to happen over the next few months. There will be a new variant, more "deadly" than any before. Young people will start getting sick. Supermarket workers, who hardly got sick during the last 18 months, will now get sick. Masks will come back for everyone, including kid...
by piquant
Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 42937
Views: 1309186

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

It's not costly or impractical as it's done on your phone. Very unlike the Labour party to come out against it. They're the ones who want all schoolchildren jabbed. Starmer spokesman: "We oppose the use of Covid vaccination status for everyday access to venues and services... "Testing for access to...
by piquant
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12734
Views: 654735

Re: F1 Thread

Was it 3 corners before the crash that Lewis was the car ahead on track heading into the corner but on the outside line and Max simply picked the path he wanted from the inside line forcing Lewis to lift and wait for another crack? They're handling this about as well as a hormonal teen who's just be...
by piquant
Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 42937
Views: 1309186

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

"Proof of a negative test will no longer be enough" In interesting turn of phrase by Bojo. It's coercion, pure and simple. Best you get out of dodge then and go to the free zone, some say it’s a myth but the stories are growing and many will so be going there…if you know how to find it Come and pla...
by piquant
Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 42937
Views: 1309186

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Doesn't the fact that we in the UK are about to enter into a "Papers please?" society not bother anyone? All because of virus with a miniscule death rate? ....and I'm the loony? We're still talking about it killing millions and hospitalising many more, and illnesses causing havoc in businesses, sch...
by piquant
Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 42937
Views: 1309186

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

"Proof of a negative test will no longer be enough" In interesting turn of phrase by Bojo. It's coercion, pure and simple. Best you get out of dodge then and go to the free zone, some say it’s a myth but the stories are growing and many will so be going there…if you know how to find it Come and pla...
by piquant
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12734
Views: 654735

Re: F1 Thread

Why was Seb cleaning up? Was it penance for another unforced error?
by piquant
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12734
Views: 654735

Re: F1 Thread

Charles was on worn hard tyres, Max was on fresh softer tyres. It's not perhaps a surprise Charles couldn't turn in much.
by piquant
Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12734
Views: 654735

Re: F1 Thread

100% Hamilton's fault and one of the worst examples of dangerous driving I've seen since Schumacher retired, a rival suffers a 51g impact for what? Ego? For what ? First place in the Grand Prix , same reason max didn’t lift and use the 3 cars of space to his left. Max went as wide as he could, look...
by piquant
Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 42937
Views: 1309186

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

But countries should be more self-reliant and less dependent on abroad. That's just a risible conclusion on the back of something like the PPE situation. You want to spread the risk, not change the risk from being reliant on foreign to being reliant on domestic. Actually risible is unfair, it's mor...
by piquant
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 42937
Views: 1309186

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

But countries should be more self-reliant and less dependent on abroad. That's just a risible conclusion on the back of something like the PPE situation. You want to spread the risk, not change the risk from being reliant on foreign to being reliant on domestic. Actually risible is unfair, it's mor...
by piquant
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12734
Views: 654735

Re: F1 Thread

Still seems ambiguous, well it would given it's an interpretation and perhaps a somewhat biased one I thought the rules were simply about whoever was ahead being able to set their line around a corner and the following and perhaps overtaking car(s) having to be able to respond. There might be more t...
by piquant
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 42937
Views: 1309186

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Boris does a u-turn on himself not having to isolate in just 157 mins. A new record. At least he realizes what a shitshow policy it was and an "obvious attempt at one rule for them...." at this point, despite the fact I actually think from the start having those directly in charge of the COVID resp...
by piquant
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 42937
Views: 1309186

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

The combination of high prevalence and high levels of vaccination creates the conditions in which an immune escape variant is most likely to emerge. The likelihood of this happening is unknown, but such a variant would present a significant risk both in the UK and internationally. So the danger is ...
by piquant
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12734
Views: 654735

Re: F1 Thread

Max hasn't crossed the line in a long while now to be fair to him. The I haven't murdered anyone in months defence. A few moves one might quibble this season, but he does have previous, and he does drive with a willingness to get the elbows out. Lewis certainly has previous as well, though Lewis ha...
by piquant
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12734
Views: 654735

Re: F1 Thread

Hamilton knew he had to do something or he would be watching Max sail off into the sunset, as he did in sprint qualifying and the 3 grand prix before. Had room on his inside. Verdict - Hamilton is a cock Penance - To live in England for the rest of his natural life. On the other hand, glad Anony1 g...
by piquant
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12734
Views: 654735

Re: F1 Thread

Hamilton knew he had to do something or he would be watching Max sail off into the sunset, as he did in sprint qualifying and the 3 grand prix before. Had room on his inside. Verdict - Hamilton is a cock Penance - To live in England for the rest of his natural life. On the other hand, glad Anony1 g...
by piquant
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12734
Views: 654735

Re: F1 Thread

The thing is that incidents like these will happen when drivers are going this hard. Indeed, Hamilton could have lifted before the corner, Max had space to his outside and surely knew Lewis was somewhere on the inside and turned in trusting Lewis had lifted. Neither driver backed off and either cou...
by piquant
Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12734
Views: 654735

Re: F1 Thread

Serves Mr Max for driving off circuit to protect his lead. Tricky one actually, first lap shenanigans normally get ignored, but with it being such a high speed corner and so high profile it doesn't get a pass. Then Lewis isn't quite ahead but it's so close to him getting ahead at what point are they...
by piquant
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 42937
Views: 1309186

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

, Boris does a u-turn on himself not having to isolate in just 157 mins. A new record. Just astonishing they thought they could take a programme in which people were being randomly assigned and think they could select in advance for their VIP status. Idiots Does a libertarian argument suggest that ...
by piquant
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 42937
Views: 1309186

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

, Boris does a u-turn on himself not having to isolate in just 157 mins. A new record. Just astonishing they thought they could take a programme in which people were being randomly assigned and think they could select in advance for their VIP status. Idiots Does a libertarian argument suggest that ...
by piquant
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 42937
Views: 1309186

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Sandstorm wrote: Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:05 pm Boris does a u-turn on himself not having to isolate in just 157 mins. A new record.

Just astonishing they thought they could take a programme in which people were being randomly assigned and think they could select in advance for their VIP status. Idiots
by piquant
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 42937
Views: 1309186

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Not sure if joking...are you? Nope, they should be regarded as criminally negligent scum. Although there would be some practical problems, and state orphanages aren't exactly covered in glory either Do you have kids? I'm not sure any parents would actually think like this. I do, and there was no is...