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by Tony Blair's Therapist
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25881
Views: 629805

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

YOYO wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:15 pm £2k doesn’t sound like a lot
There speaks a man who doesn't work in the wine business.
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25881
Views: 629805

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

I'm in the stocking up on (primarily) European wine camp. I see no downside in this approach. The downside is that you'll be paying more (assuming no deal). We already pay import duty on (most) new world wines, but none on EU wines. From Jan 1, if there's no deal, you'll be paying import duty on EU...
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25881
Views: 629805

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

To be honest, I was only half awake at the time so didn't pay too much attention to the root cause. The example used was a £7.99 bottle and the response given was around £1.35. There may be some fixed (e.g. shipping cost) and some variable rate (e.g. tariff /duty) so I hedged my bets. All are free ...
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Wine Thread
Replies: 6591
Views: 483039

Re: The Wine Thread

All a bit sh*t, really. "Industry Body Warns a Third of Oz Wineries Could go Under" https://harpers.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/26974/Industry_body_warns_a_third_of_OZ_wineries_could_go_under.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=e-mail&utm_campaign=Harpers%252Bnewsletter%252BIssue%252B873 "South A...
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Wine Thread
Replies: 6591
Views: 483039

Re: The Wine Thread

Those of you who are English wine fans - Chapel Down are still delivering (free) and have some half decent deals going. Coincidentally, somebody I was commiserating with today about how the wine business has completely collapsed was telling me that Chapel Down have fired 75% of their team. Hi TBT, ...
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Wine Thread
Replies: 6591
Views: 483039

Re: The Wine Thread

croyals wrote:Those of you who are English wine fans - Chapel Down are still delivering (free) and have some half decent deals going.
Coincidentally, somebody I was commiserating with today about how the wine business has completely collapsed was telling me that Chapel Down have fired 75% of their team.
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How safe is your industry during this Crisis
Replies: 210
Views: 8921

Re: How safe is your industry during this Crisis

Wine biz. Absolutely farked. I just started working on behalf of a new winery to open up new distribution channels, and clients I'm calling are literally laughing at me for offering new products right now. So I'm not expecting my 6-month contract which ends in June to be renewed. At which point I wi...
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25881
Views: 629805

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread - KO 11:59pm 31/10/19?

Insane_Homer wrote:Which refendum promises does Boris Johnson’s withdrawal agreement delivery on?
The one about leaving the EU?
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: where to watch the semifinals in Seville?
Replies: 4
Views: 697

Re: where to watch the semifinals in Seville?

Various options: The Merchant, The Phoenix Pub, but I would go for O'Neils on Paseo de Colón. Closer to the tourist stuff so your wife can do that while you're on the beer.
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Wine Thread
Replies: 6591
Views: 483039

Re: The Wine Thread

I am off to Bulgaria soon any advice regarding decent wines? Personally, I would avoid Sauvignon Blanc and local varietals (other than out of interest). Sauvignon Blanc TENDS to be disappointing (there are a few exceptions of course), and to my mind none of the native varietals (especially the whit...
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Thu May 02, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Have we reached peak Guardian?
Replies: 1535
Views: 195228

Re: Have we reached peak Guardian?

Maybe this has already been covered, but I thought this was a classic humourlessly PC review of a popcorn movie: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/apr/30/avengers-endgame-cinema-fat-shaming But here I am, the morning after seeing Avengers: Endgame, and I am still shocked, angry and hurt. FFS. Th...
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Copa del Rey - Congrats to Alcobendas
Replies: 12
Views: 1621

Re: Copa del Rey - Congrats to Alcobendas

...for winning the Copa del Rey de Rugby for the first time ever. First time they've been in the final in fact. A great match, full of excitement, won by Brad Linklater's try 10 minutes into injury time: https://www.facebook.com/alcobendasrugby/videos/2093098460804021/ and the conversion that seale...
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Copa del Rey - Congrats to Alcobendas
Replies: 12
Views: 1621

Copa del Rey - Congrats to Alcobendas

...for winning the Copa del Rey de Rugby for the first time ever. First time they've been in the final in fact. A great match, full of excitement, won by Brad Linklater's try 10 minutes into injury time: https://www.facebook.com/alcobendasrugby/videos/2093098460804021/ and the conversion that sealed...
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Wine Thread
Replies: 6591
Views: 483039

Re: The Wine Thread

frankster wrote:Anyhoo...

UK importer / wholesaler Bibendum had their first Irish tasting today.
Irish-owned since last year, as you probably know.
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58523
Views: 7161166

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW conte

Skirmantas Strimaitis takes a selfie onboard a Boeing 737-800 airplane, taking off from Vilnius, Lithuania, March 16, 2019, as the only passenger aboard. The aircraft with two pilots and five crew members and which usually can sit up to 188 people, flew to Bergamo, Italy. Bet they still wouldn't le...
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bellicose Boris bonkers Brexit bonanza....
Replies: 49490
Views: 1136463

Re: The Lady is for turning. No Plan Brexit extension SNAFU

If you move to WTO rules all 3rd countries need to be treated equally. You can't discriminate. Tariffs protect local businesses. The UK would be crazy not to impose some. The EU will tariff the UK as it will want to protect business within the bloc which will get priority as one would expect. I had...
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Heineken Cup - Canary Islands
Replies: 6
Views: 850

Re: Heineken Cup - Canary Islands

Mobro app for android.
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Holiday homes in France
Replies: 36
Views: 2363

Re: Holiday homes in France

it's châteaux, and the Brexit can't come any sooner It's probably not going to lessen the number of brits buying cheap holiday homes in the South of France. perhaps not. it is very annoying seeing friends who have grown up and wish to settle in their neck of the woods, raise families etc. unable to...
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Guildford
Replies: 158
Views: 8487

Re: Guilford

c69 wrote:Stoke Park is quite nice.
I like Trafalgar Square, which is about the same distance from Guildford.
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88452
Views: 4570777

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

I think we should give ourselves some credit. We didn’t play brilliantly and there’s lots to work on but when was the last time NZ scored less than 20 points or only one try? Had the scores been reversed, it wouldn’t have been unfair. On the other hand, I’m wondering whether a 1 point defeat is the...
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88452
Views: 4570777

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

I think we should give ourselves some credit. We didn’t play brilliantly and there’s lots to work on but when was the last time NZ scored less than 20 points or only one try? Had the scores been reversed, it wouldn’t have been unfair. On the other hand, I’m wondering whether a 1 point defeat is the...
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Poorly officiating the offside line
Replies: 307
Views: 14041

Re: Poorly officiating the offside line

Worse than the Lions series, when the British & Irish defenders set up camp permanently in the All Blacks backline. Blame the Kiwi coach. For the refereeing? Strange. It's almost like this poster is just trolling? Don't be silly. Starting a thread with a hard-luck-story whinge about a match that yo...
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Poorly officiating the offside line
Replies: 307
Views: 14041

Re: Poorly officiating the offside line

Ali's Choice wrote:Worse than the Lions series, when the British & Irish defenders set up camp permanently in the All Blacks backline.
Blame the Kiwi coach.
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Thread: England vs All Blacks 10 Nov 2018 15:00 GMT
Replies: 1990
Views: 56710

Re: Official Thread: England vs All Blacks 10 Nov 2018 15:00

Fantastic intensity by the ABs in the middle section of the match. They're like a machine and when it all clicks, they look unstoppable.

Retallick was immense.
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Poorly officiating the offside line
Replies: 307
Views: 14041

Re: Poorly officiating the offside line

Very poor form, this fred. You won, ffs.
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread
Replies: 86946
Views: 3123138

Re: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread

It's going to be very interesting to see what the EU put in their counter-proposal. The big stumbling block is still the Irish border, so I wonder if they'll come up with an alternative proposal for that issue. I hope it is not just me who is astounded that someone would still think this. The EU ha...
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread
Replies: 86946
Views: 3123138

Re: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread

That's not true. I'm sure Tusk recently said he'd be open to a proposal for a Canada-type deal 2 years ago Barniers famous slide deck said the UK could have a Canada trade deal. We could have one tomorrow if we agreed to the backstop proposal which keeps NI aligned with Ireland. We can't have one w...
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread
Replies: 86946
Views: 3123138

Re: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread

This is a man paid large ammounts of money to analyse then talk about politics: Nick Robinson @bbcnickrobinson Interesting. Very interesting. Foreign Secretary @Jeremy_Hunt refuses to rule out a Canada +++ deal with the EU to solve the Brexit impasse in interview with @BBCr4today. Watch Hunt's lead...
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread
Replies: 86946
Views: 3123138

Re: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread

This is a man paid large ammounts of money to analyse then talk about politics: Nick Robinson @bbcnickrobinson Interesting. Very interesting. Foreign Secretary @Jeremy_Hunt refuses to rule out a Canada +++ deal with the EU to solve the Brexit impasse in interview with @BBCr4today. Watch Hunt's lead...
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Wine Thread
Replies: 6591
Views: 483039

Re: The Wine Thread

Question for fellow wineaux: Does "Château" on a label add prestige to a wine? My latest blog post Surely this is only a French thing? Not many of the outstanding Spanish, Italian, Australian, New Zealand etc etc wines that I've ever drunk had the word "Chateau" on their labels Bordeaux mostly the ...
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread
Replies: 86946
Views: 3123138

Re: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread

An interesting piece in the WSJ today: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-eu-spe ... 9?mod=e2fb

I found the comments section, which obviously gives the views of non-EU citizens, interesting also.
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Wine Thread
Replies: 6591
Views: 483039

Re: The Wine Thread

It's sold out online now, but if your local Aldi still has some these, grab them while you can. Tastes about 3x what it costs (£4.99). Ludicrously good for the money Edit, link would help https://www.aldi.co.uk/animus-douro-doc/p/075724148674700 Apologies for the lack of link last night. It may hav...
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: are you related to anyone famous ?
Replies: 125
Views: 4129

Re: are you related to anyone famous ?

I got nothing.

:(
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread
Replies: 86946
Views: 3123138

Re: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread

Finally the country is coming to its senses: https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-polls/british-opinion-still-deeply-divided-by-brexit-poll-idUSKCN1LK2U4 51-49 Remain-Leave is exactly what the Telegraph's poll of polls predicted two days before the referendum. Recent evidence suggests to m...
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread
Replies: 86946
Views: 3123138

Re: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread

Finally the country is coming to its senses: https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-polls/british-opinion-still-deeply-divided-by-brexit-poll-idUSKCN1LK2U4 51-49 Remain-Leave is exactly what the Telegraph's poll of polls predicted two days before the referendum. Recent evidence suggests to m...
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88452
Views: 4570777

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Plastic Sarrie wrote:Because I'm poor, I don't have BT Sport.
http://smashtv.ddns.net/pay.php

allegedly.
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ahed Tamimi - Is it Cos She's Not Black?
Replies: 18
Views: 2085

Re: Ahed Tamimi - Is it Cos She's Not Black?

from wiki: "a journalist who documented the Tamimi family in 2012, saw her physical appearance as a factor in her celebrity; "A great deal of work goes into ‘othering’ Palestinians," he wrote, "to casting them as some really recognizable other." Ehrenreich continued: "when suddenly the kid [Tamimi]...
by Tony Blair's Therapist
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ahed Tamimi - Is it Cos She's Not Black?
Replies: 18
Views: 2085

Ahed Tamimi - Is it Cos She's Not Black?

Call me Mr cynical, but could there be a link between the amount of media coverage Ms Tamimi's getting and the fact that she's relatively hawt, and doesn't have what you might call "typical middle eastern looks"? Rule 1 for anyone who may be unfamiliar with the individual in question: https://upload...