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by Alba
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517540

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Just in case people don't see the thread- new link for the new forum: http://notplanetrugby.com/bored/ Thread is here: https://forum.planetrugby.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=99610 A few teething problems initially but quite a few of us moved over now plus our numbers have expanded with a few lurkers. Ho...
by Alba
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Glasgow
Replies: 88
Views: 2196

Re: Glasgow

Lots of noise on twitter about a multiple stabbing. Of course it is dangerous to draw conclusions from Twitter, however Nicola Sturgeon has tweeted and asked people to stay away from the affected area so we can safely assume it is a very serious incident.
by Alba
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517540

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

So Nakarawa stays, that makes a big difference to Glasgow's squad. Only a one year deal, but at 33/34 next year he may be short of too many offers. Perhaps he will retire at Glasgow.
by Alba
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517540

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

First Glasgow signing announcement of the Wilson era and it's a resigning - Turner on a 2 year deal. A good bit of business IMO, Brown will retain the number 1 position for a while yet but Turner should start to challenge for the top spot over this contract. With Brown already 31 it is extremely un...
by Alba
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517540

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

First Glasgow signing announcement of the Wilson era and it's a resigning - Turner on a 2 year deal. A good bit of business IMO, Brown will retain the number 1 position for a while yet but Turner should start to challenge for the top spot over this contract. With Brown already 31 it is extremely unl...
by Alba
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517540

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

topofthemoon wrote:Just to say that frillage is in hospital right now. We're not a praying kind of family but if you could maybe raise a glass to him and send some positive energy.
Very sorry to hear that TOTM. All the best frillage, get well soon and I look forward to seeing you back on the bored very soon.
by Alba
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517540

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

That's more or less what I remember, but he doesn't really stand out much in my memory to be honest. There weren't many in that year group I remember thinking too much of, with the exclusion of McDowall. Quite a few Championship level players in there as well as a bunch who were in the Super 6 last...
by Alba
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517540

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

I see Devante Onojaife has also left Northampton with no destination noted. He was a Scotland U20 cap a couple of years ago. I wonder if he might be joining Glasgow? He was a fairly large back row at U20 level, something Glasgow could probably do with. He played 6 games for Saints last year. It was...
by Alba
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517540

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

I see Devante Onojaife has also left Northampton with no destination noted. He was a Scotland U20 cap a couple of years ago. I wonder if he might be joining Glasgow? He was a fairly large back row at U20 level, something Glasgow could probably do with. He played 6 games for Saints last year. It was...
by Alba
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517540

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

I see Devante Onojaife has also left Northampton with no destination noted. He was a Scotland U20 cap a couple of years ago. I wonder if he might be joining Glasgow? He was a fairly large back row at U20 level, something Glasgow could probably do with. He played 6 games for Saints last year.
by Alba
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517540

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Lock news: Tim Swinson has come out of his (exceptionally brief) retirement to sign for Sarries. I wonder if that will change the complexion for Hunter-Hill. Glasgow have apparently signed Hamish Bain from Stade Nicois. In other news, ex-Scotland (and latterly England) youth cap Fraser Strachan has ...
by Alba
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517540

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Big D wrote:Jonno Lance can't get a visa so deal is off.
Plan B it is then, Hastings to move from the feeder team :twisted:
by Alba
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517540

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

BBQs in the carpark for a winter game in Scotland is bold :lol: . I agree there's no significant grudge between teams because people are Scotland rugby fans before they are club rugby fans. I also think they should make it cheaper and give free tickets to rugby clubs. Most people I know have Glasgo...
by Alba
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517540

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Id prefer a return to something like the old Celtic League with perhaps an A competition that runs at the same time rather than further expansion. The only reason we are talking about the SA and RG teams is because of money. Not to strengthen rugby in each of the countries or anything like that. Te...
by Alba
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517540

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Id prefer a return to something like the old Celtic League with perhaps an A competition that runs at the same time rather than further expansion. The only reason we are talking about the SA and RG teams is because of money. Not to strengthen rugby in each of the countries or anything like that. Te...
by Alba
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517540

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Embra sign Andrew Davidson from the Weej. Cockers continuing to stack the pack. You'd hope that means there is a strong chance Nakarawa is staying, otherwise they only have two senior locks (3 if you include McDonald). There was a rumour of another 'experienced' lock to join them at some point so p...
by Alba
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517540

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

I see Tom Taylor has become available after being sacked by Pau. That would be an ideal pickup for Glasgow. He is a 10/15 so provides experience and depth in two positions they are weak.
by Alba
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517540

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

It's a bit of a mess, unfortunately. Would prefer to go back to an inter pro with Ireland and the Welsh, keep it simple. The Italians I am unsure, they've not been successful but punting them would be tough to do. The Saffers could come good yet but the hemisphere hopping makes a bit of a mockery o...
by Alba
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517540

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby ThreadSo,

The other rumour doing the rounds is that an Argentine team, based in Spain, may also be joining as a replacement for the Jaguares. You could end up with: Ireland - 4 Scotland - 2 SA - 5 Italy - 2 Wales - 4 Argentina - 1 If the Welsh are considering dropping to 3, and SARU only want 4, a Pro16 would...
by Alba
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517540

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 Alba
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517540

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 r...
by Alba
Thu May 28, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22855

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

They are absolutely furious when I tell them my kids haven't borrowed £40k student loan each to go to University. Did you also mention to them that their taxes will be subsidising part of this ? My understanding is this is a complex issue. There have been years when Scotland is a net contributor an...
by Alba
Thu May 28, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22855

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Right, I'm back and will try and answer some of the quesitons posed to me on pg 1 & 2 after starting this thread, work and life got in the road of forumming!! On whether i would go for Independence if economics was taken out of it: I would certainly be far more open towards it and certainly feel mo...
by Alba
Thu May 28, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22855

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

They are absolutely furious when I tell them my kids haven't borrowed £40k student loan each to go to University. Did you also mention to them that their taxes will be subsidising part of this ? My understanding is this is a complex issue. There have been years when Scotland is a net contributor an...
by Alba
Wed May 27, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517540

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Now that we're back to rugby, the SRU is showing the Wales U20 game from earlier this year on Wednesday. A good opportunity to see Nathan Chamberlain, who Edinburgh have signed from Bath. Also other guys stepping up including Darge and Boyle. I didn't watch last night but did watch at the time. An ...
by Alba
Wed May 27, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517540

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Now that we're back to rugby, the SRU is showing the Wales U20 game from earlier this year on Wednesday. A good opportunity to see Nathan Chamberlain, who Edinburgh have signed from Bath. Also other guys stepping up including Darge and Boyle. I didn't watch last night but did watch at the time. An ...
by Alba
Tue May 26, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22855

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

I didn't insult anyone. I produced a long post with evidence backing most of the points I made, and conceeded where the evidence didn't exist/I couldn't find it or other posters with knowledge experience well beyond my own (i.e. Lothern) could provide some context. Denning picked up on one small pa...
by Alba
Tue May 26, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22855

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Edit: Reading the points about liberalism, the SNP have passed (and attempted to pass) some of the most illiberal legislation in Europe during their time in charge (the football act, the named person scheme etc.) . The current proposals around reinstating what is- in effect- a new blasphemy law whi...
by Alba
Tue May 26, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22855

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

You haven’t tried to defend your stupid claims about Scottish economic or social liberalism. They aren’t nationalists like the BNP. Without denying the base truth that the SNP aren’t as loathsome as the BNP, why are you so sure that the nationalist impulses of the SNP are inevitably benign? I don’t...
by Alba
Mon May 25, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22855

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

You haven’t tried to defend your stupid claims about Scottish economic or social liberalism. They aren’t nationalists like the BNP. Without denying the base truth that the SNP aren’t as loathsome as the BNP, why are you so sure that the nationalist impulses of the SNP are inevitably benign? I don’t...
by Alba
Mon May 25, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22855

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Really? Scotland is a "very liberal" country? I doubt that. It has been run by the Labour party, and subsequently the SNP, for decades, but that doesn't make it 'liberal'. Good luck to the independence point of view, but let's not tell porkies in the process. Ah come on, I took the time to lay out ...
by Alba
Mon May 25, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22855

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

bimboman wrote:
That is what most define as liberal.


It isn’t.
Fair enough, happy to stand corrected. What do most people define as liberal?
by Alba
Mon May 25, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22855

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Really? Scotland is a "very liberal" country? I doubt that. It has been run by the Labour party, and subsequently the SNP, for decades, but that doesn't make it 'liberal'. Good luck to the independence point of view, but let's not tell porkies in the process. Ah come on, I took the time to lay out ...
by Alba
Mon May 25, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22855

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Interesting post Lorthern, I hear similar often and thought I might explore a little for my own education. It's the highlighted bit that I think is wrong now when you look after 13 years they are now tired, old with increasing levels of cronyism. That one is difficult to agree or disagree with. It d...
by Alba
Sat May 23, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517540

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

So CVC will want to see the return on their investment, from broadcasting rights,is that correct? So do they get all broadcasting for a period of time, or 28% in perpetuity? If they own 28% of the business they will be entitled to 28% of any dividend, assuming there is one. The much speculated play...
by Alba
Fri May 22, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517540

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

So CVC will want to see the return on their investment, from broadcasting rights,is that correct? So do they get all broadcasting for a period of time, or 28% in perpetuity? If they own 28% of the business they will be entitled to 28% of any dividend, assuming there is one. The much speculated play...
by Alba
Fri May 22, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517540

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

CVC have paid £120m for a 28% share in the Pro14. Unions retain 72% share. Money = good, losing some control to commercial interests = bad. Thoughts? Good. Commercial revenues are going to plummet. Let CVC take the hit. What share does the SRU hold? I presume it’s minimum 25% (and not based on numb...
by Alba
Fri May 22, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517540

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

I have heard a story that the SRU are looking at some serious cost cutting. At this stage contingency planning, but entire programmes are up for scrutiny on the basis that it is better to fund fewer things properly than more inadequately. 7s are supposed to be under threat (again). They'd be extrem...
by Alba
Fri May 22, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517540

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

CVC have paid £120m for a 28% share in the Pro14. Unions retain 72% share. Money = good, losing some control to commercial interests = bad. Thoughts? Good. Commercial revenues are going to plummet. Let CVC take the hit. What share does the SRU hold? I presume it’s minimum 25% (and not based on numb...
by Alba
Fri May 22, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517540

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Swinson has retired. Glasgow really looking thin on the ground.