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by clydecloggie
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513574

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Registered. Same name. Still accurate.
by clydecloggie
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: A Metal Music Thread?
Replies: 372
Views: 26283

Re: A Metal Music Thread?

Just one? Fvck off.

OK, I'll go for:

My Dying Bride - My Hope, The Destroyer
by clydecloggie
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22112

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Slovenia now using the Euro of course. If the plan is to go for EU membership and Independence, they should put a road map out on how it actually will look. People then know, i vote Indy, i will be using the euro and we will be part of the EU with all its benefits (and weaknesses, like fisheries ba...
by clydecloggie
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22112

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Slovenia now using the Euro of course. If the plan is to go for EU membership and Independence, they should put a road map out on how it actually will look. People then know, i vote Indy, i will be using the euro and we will be part of the EU with all its benefits (and weaknesses, like fisheries ba...
by clydecloggie
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22112

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

The latest from Massie, very good article, this time putting the boot into Boris amongst other things: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/johnsons-failings-erode-case-for-the-union-c59fg9q25 Johnson’s failings erode case for the Union Covid-19 would have been disastrous for an independent ...
by clydecloggie
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22112

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

The latest from Massie, very good article, this time putting the boot into Boris amongst other things: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/johnsons-failings-erode-case-for-the-union-c59fg9q25 Johnson’s failings erode case for the Union Covid-19 would have been disastrous for an independent ...
by clydecloggie
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22112

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

I may have this wrong, but is owning property not quite a British thing (at least in europe)? Is the norm not to rent? Don't think it is particularly British. Wikipedia, for what it is worth, has a list on which the UK comes 45th out of 52 for home ownership (i.e. proportion of owner-occupied units...
by clydecloggie
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22112

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

On Indy and the vote that BT were the doommongers etc, the only thing that they really pushed was the questions on the currency and economy, which the nats still have not answered 6 years later, as there is no good answer. Then we have this today: https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-governor-say...
by clydecloggie
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22112

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

On Indy and the vote that BT were the doommongers etc, the only thing that they really pushed was the questions on the currency and economy, which the nats still have not answered 6 years later, as there is no good answer. Then we have this today: https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-governor-say...
by clydecloggie
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22112

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Last three Panelbase polls showing Indy support above 50%. All conducted for pro Indy media but still not great for those on my side of this argument. The problem with these polls, for both sides, is that the responses broadly break down into two categories on each side. On the independence side th...
by clydecloggie
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513574

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Haven't been paying enough attention on these rule changes, would someone be kind enough to summarise the new laws? It's not actually a law change - it was just decided to actually apply the existing laws around the breakdown very strictly. In particular going off your feet and coming in from the s...
by clydecloggie
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513574

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Had him in mind when I had a wee dram of Springbank 15 yesterday...glad to see it worked, although quite worried about having provided inadvertent evidence for religion. But yeah...what's the game here topofthemoon - Weeg v Burgers between brothers seems a bit far-fetched. Are you guys from Falkirk ...
by clydecloggie
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513574

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Callum Hunter-Hill signs at Sarries: https://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/53082987 With Itoje (likely) going to Leicester and George Kruis in Japan, seems like there will be a decent opp for Hunter-Hill, hopefully he can kick on and progress: would be great to see him and Cummings leading the lock...
by clydecloggie
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Multi room wireless speakers
Replies: 75
Views: 1806

Re: Multi room wireless speakers

Can’t really answer without a budget or what you’re hoping to achieve sound quality wise. Yup. I personally really don't like Sonos sound quality, so if that's a thing for you make sure to test it out. A thing for you? Everyone wants it to sound good, appreciate one can spend and keep spending on t...
by clydecloggie
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Multi room wireless speakers
Replies: 75
Views: 1806

Re: Multi room wireless speakers

Can’t really answer without a budget or what you’re hoping to achieve sound quality wise. Yup. I personally really don't like Sonos sound quality, so if that's a thing for you make sure to test it out. If then you think you really need something else, try a Naim Qubo, or KEF wireless speakers. You ...
by clydecloggie
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best scene in game of thrones?
Replies: 152
Views: 3744

Re: Best scene in game of thrones?

"Even in war, for most of the people, most of the time, nothing happens".

Not a fully accurate quote probably, but I loved that bit. Essentially the writers taking the piss with themselves.
by clydecloggie
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Unusual Maps Thread
Replies: 1870
Views: 274105

Re: The Unusual Maps Thread

Diego wrote:Bike lanes?

Or canals
Aye, it's bike lanes / bike lane density.
by clydecloggie
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Unusual Maps Thread
Replies: 1870
Views: 274105

Re: The Unusual Maps Thread

Image

Can you guess what this map displays?
by clydecloggie
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22112

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

I think this is the new party started by the blogger Stuart Campbell. https://isp.scot/ Probably sees it as the best way to get a majority for Indy in the Holyrood elections, those sympathetic to the cause can now give their second pref to them as it will be very hard for the SNP to repeat Salmond'...
by clydecloggie
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22112

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

"All of this emanates from those who come out of university educated to loathe our society" What a loathsome quote, from the Speccie piece above. There are, undoubtedly, mad fringes to be found in the humanities departments of our Unis, but this is simply a casual assault on education. For someone w...
by clydecloggie
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Recommend me a sports autobiography/biography
Replies: 49
Views: 1429

Re: Recommend me a sports autobiography/biography

Bill McLaren - The Voice of Rugby. Astonishing read, the man had enough horrors thrown his way for several lifetimes. Loved reading it.
by clydecloggie
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22112

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

This is the key issue for Scotland. Up to the mid 60's the birth rate was over 2, from then the birth rate has been below 2. Therefore we have relied upon immigration to sustain the workforce. However as the Baby boomers retire this will shift the balance away from those in working age to those who...
by clydecloggie
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22112

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

I promised not to interfere with this thread (for NL as much as anyone) Meh, I'm an inclusive sort i don't care who comments on this thread and you and i have certainly had our disagreements over the years athough we do have common ground with a good deal of our views. I confess it does irk me that...
by clydecloggie
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513574

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

OptimisticJock wrote:Fvcking champagne tents?! I move in very different circles from you lot :lol:
I am all for tosser quarantine areas at Murrayfield. Let them socially isolate with their champagne and school ties while normal people enjoy the rugby.
by clydecloggie
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Robot vaccum cleaners
Replies: 17
Views: 813

Re: Robot vaccum cleaners

Our Robbie McRobface is a very welcome addition to the household. It's a Roomba e5, so mid-range. Lasts about 90 minutes on a charge, which is enough to do one floor of our house. Robbie does wage incessant war on anything with cables or low-hanging branches, so he has taken the scalps of a few lamp...
by clydecloggie
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513574

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby ThreadSo,

To try and spark some rugby chat, any views on a) the likelihood of and b) the desire to have a Pro18 including the South African Super Rugby sides? For me there are pluses and minuses. On the plus side SA will bring additional revenues (though possibly not large given the relative strength of the ...
by clydecloggie
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513574

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby ThreadSo,

To try and spark some rugby chat, any views on a) the likelihood of and b) the desire to have a Pro18 including the South African Super Rugby sides? For me there are pluses and minuses. On the plus side SA will bring additional revenues (though possibly not large given the relative strength of the ...
by clydecloggie
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22112

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

The scandal is not that the Nike conference went ahead - it was a small meeting and at the time there would have been countless other meetings of that size that never made Dispatches because no-one got infected. The fact that the SG knew of the outbreak but sat on it could well be a scandal, althoug...
by clydecloggie
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22112

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Have to say I am enjoying this thread. Good rational discussion and debate of the issues and when the usual idiots come in trying to derail it they are being roundly ignored. The EU question is pretty important to the SNP. If they could somehow join in a devolved state then it makes devolution a fa...
by clydecloggie
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513574

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Japan v Lions at Murrayfield next year I know a lot of you aren't interested but I'd love to get to that. Not as much as I'd love to follow the tour tbf. Might even be a few Scottish players on the pitch if Gatland is classing it as one the lesser games. Pretty hard to get excited by the Lions with...
by clydecloggie
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1513574

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Japan v Lions at Murrayfield next year I know a lot of you aren't interested but I'd love to get to that. Not as much as I'd love to follow the tour tbf. Might even be a few Scottish players on the pitch if Gatland is classing it as one the lesser games. Pretty hard to get excited by the Lions with...
by clydecloggie
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22112

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

This was always going to be the most difficult phase of the whole process - how and how fast to relax the restrictions. I fear the SG is adopting a holier than thou approach fuelled by wanting to look more competent than Westminster. I am an epidemiologist, although not one specialised in pandemic o...
by clydecloggie
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22112

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

If there's one thing the EU is good at, it's hard-nosed Realpolitik - look at their complete and utterly shameful silence when Spain decided to deal with Catalonia Franco-style. It wouldn't surprise me at all if a no-deal Brexit led to the EU trying to manufacture an independent Scotland - as a war...
by clydecloggie
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22112

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

If there's one thing the EU is good at, it's hard-nosed Realpolitik - look at their complete and utterly shameful silence when Spain decided to deal with Catalonia Franco-style. It wouldn't surprise me at all if a no-deal Brexit led to the EU trying to manufacture an independent Scotland - as a warn...
by clydecloggie
Thu May 28, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WR's Changes to Prevent COVID Spread?
Replies: 21
Views: 812

Re: WR's Changes to Prevent COVID Spread?

Some of these have the whiff of opportunity to them - as in being planned by more adventurous / sacriligious / non-rugby / well-meaning types at World rugby anyway who suddenly find themselves in very suitable times for radical action. Most of them don't make much sense and the risk reduction thing ...
by clydecloggie
Wed May 27, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22112

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Guys - this is an interesting thread. Lets keep it that way. How about we all adopt a policy of non engagement with the likes of Bimboman, 204 etc? They just clog up the thread and are a waste of keystrokes. Like irritating spoilt kids they will eventually get bored and scuttle back to other thread...
by clydecloggie
Wed May 27, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22112

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

I am always amazed at how rotten the roads are in Scotland's richest city.

And actually, having properly paved roads is not rocket science. Plenty of countries manage it. It's amazing the UK can't.
by clydecloggie
Tue May 26, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22112

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Aye, the economy. I always find it hard to discuss given I'm not a business man or economist - but even more, because invariably it starts with oil, quickly moves to asset stripping and the absence of a Norway-style wealth fund, and before you know it, it is all Bannockburn and frothing loons. I mus...