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by earl the beaver
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021202

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

CM11 wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:06 pm What happens if we win by 6?
Lose on head to head i think?
by earl the beaver
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: This Corbyn antisemitism thing...
Replies: 933
Views: 46127

Re: This Corbyn antisemitism thing...

Masterji wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:23 pm Let's face it, anyone that challenges Israel is targeted for the anti semitic treatment. Corbyn challenged Israel and scared the crap of the establishment. Even the Americans were worried enough to say they would never allow him in power.
Nonsense.
by earl the beaver
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021202

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Fúck it. Ireland by 35.
by earl the beaver
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: This Corbyn antisemitism thing...
Replies: 933
Views: 46127

Re: This Corbyn antisemitism thing...

Corbyn was briefed on the report by Labour officials ad Starmer and told he could make a response after Starmer had his statement prepared. Corbyn didn't wait to see what Starmer was going to say but was aware that he was going to say that people minimising the issue or saying it was blown up by the...
by earl the beaver
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: This Corbyn antisemitism thing...
Replies: 933
Views: 46127

Re: This Corbyn antisemitism thing...

I can't wait until McCluskey retired (no doubt on an enormous pension worth millions), the absolute gob shite.
by earl the beaver
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: This Corbyn antisemitism thing...
Replies: 933
Views: 46127

Re: This Corbyn antisemitism thing...

I don't get this. The Lib Dems exist. Labour is the party of the unions. Because you can't win unless you have the centre which contains a lot undecided voters. Tories have been mopping them up for two reasons: A vote for Corbyn's Labour was a vote for socialism A vote for lib dems was a vote throw...
by earl the beaver
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: This Corbyn antisemitism thing...
Replies: 933
Views: 46127

Re: This Corbyn antisemitism thing...

Someone said earlier that Corbyn would win if he stands as leader again, which is probably true and to very large degree. Starmer has to get him out and keep him out in that case, else he has no control of the party at all. Not a chance Corbyn would win if he stood in the leadership election again,...
by earl the beaver
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: This Corbyn antisemitism thing...
Replies: 933
Views: 46127

Re: This Corbyn antisemitism thing...

Someone said earlier that Corbyn would win if he stands as leader again, which is probably true and to very large degree. Starmer has to get him out and keep him out in that case, else he has no control of the party at all. Not a chance Corbyn would win if he stood in the leadership election again,...
by earl the beaver
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: This Corbyn antisemitism thing...
Replies: 933
Views: 46127

Re: This Corbyn antisemitism thing...

It would be great to see labour take back the centre again . I don't get this. The Lib Dems exist. Labour is the party of the unions. Because you can't win unless you have the centre which contains a lot undecided voters. Tories have been mopping them up for two reasons: A vote for Corbyn's Labour ...
by earl the beaver
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: This Corbyn antisemitism thing...
Replies: 933
Views: 46127

Re: This Corbyn antisemitism thing...

Do people actually think Keir Starmer is going to win anything back for Labour? He is a vacuous plum who stands for nothing and actively sabotaged his previous leader What was Jeremy Corbyn's net positive rating? -68 or something? Starmer is miles, miles better than Corbyn and will make gains. He's...
by earl the beaver
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: This Corbyn antisemitism thing...
Replies: 933
Views: 46127

Re: This Corbyn antisemitism thing...

AND-y wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:24 pm Awesome. When will the Tories be holding their racism review?
Whataboutery
by earl the beaver
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: This Corbyn antisemitism thing...
Replies: 933
Views: 46127

Re: This Corbyn antisemitism thing...

Of course. They are the 3 worst Prime Ministers in my living memory John Major, Callahan ffs. Worst 5 PM's in my living memory if that helps? Cameron led a coalition well. Brexit obvs his fall. May led with no majority and was a disaster. Boris got jumped by the pandemic and the uselessness of the ...
by earl the beaver
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: This Corbyn antisemitism thing...
Replies: 933
Views: 46127

Re: This Corbyn antisemitism thing...

I would love Starmer to expel Corbyn for this. Corbyn made the party unelectable and failed to hold the worst government in memory to account when he had the seats to potentially make a difference. Which government? Cameron's or May's or Boris'? The May one and then the Boris one. The current Boris...
by earl the beaver
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021202

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Lads we are winning this Maybe not the whole shabang but the game What’s your optimism based on horse ? My famous waters And they are beyond questioning We have a decent chance. Aki and Henshaw will do a better job on stopping their midfield than Wales. Plus Barnsey won't let France away with the s...
by earl the beaver
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: This Corbyn antisemitism thing...
Replies: 933
Views: 46127

Re: This Corbyn antisemitism thing...

Corbyn
“One antisemite is one too many, but the scale of the problem was also dramatically overstated for political reasons by our opponents inside and outside the party, as well as by much of the media."
:lol:
by earl the beaver
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: This Corbyn antisemitism thing...
Replies: 933
Views: 46127

Re: This Corbyn antisemitism thing...

I would love Starmer to expel Corbyn for this.

Corbyn made the party unelectable and failed to hold the worst government in memory to account when he had the seats to potentially make a difference.
by earl the beaver
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021202

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Byrne definitely isn't good enough. I'd drop him for not getting up in the line for the try in the last phase of play. He was directly responsible for that dogleg and subsequent linebreak. Disagree with that. Injury time with players out on their feet. All we had to do was soak and not concede a bl...
by earl the beaver
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021202

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Hang on - what are you two on about? URH - you mean 8 match days including the 1/4s semi and final right? In which case yeah fair enough. MVP - you mean 6 match weekends for just the pool stages? ie, fully one third of teams are going to be sitting on their backsides doing nothing while other Euro ...
by earl the beaver
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021202

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Mr. Very Popular wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:35 pm I reckon we'll see the following in the QF's, no idea how the seedings will go though.

Wasps,
Leinster
Toulon
Bath.

Exeter
Racing
Munster
Ulster.
I think we'll beat Gloucester home and away but we'll be well beaten by Toulouse, would much rather have been in Pool A
by earl the beaver
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021202

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Feel our replacement frontrow is a weakness tbh. None of them are really must win game in Paris quality alright. They're all third choice at least really. I know we're light at TH with Furlong, Ryan and TOT out so I can understand Bealham I can also see that with Kelleher out, Scannell regressing a...
by earl the beaver
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021202

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Toulouse again? Fúck off.


Edit: I've still no idea how this works

Image

Ulster player Toulouse and Gloucester somehow from that.
by earl the beaver
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021202

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Feel our replacement frontrow is a weakness tbh. None of them are really must win game in Paris quality alright. They're all third choice at least really. I know we're light at TH with Furlong, Ryan and TOT out so I can understand Bealham I can also see that with Kelleher out, Scannell regressing a...
by earl the beaver
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021202

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Feel our replacement frontrow is a weakness tbh. None of them are really must win game in Paris quality alright. They're all third choice at least really. I know we're light at TH with Furlong, Ryan and TOT out so I can understand Bealham I can also see that with Kelleher out, Scannell regressing a...
by earl the beaver
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021202

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Cian Healy(33) 222 Leinster caps 100 Ireland caps 1 B&I tour 6 Pro 12/14 titles 4 European cups 3 six nations - 1 grand slam If only he had spent a bit more time scrummaging in the AIL, what a career he could have had. :lol: Wish Von Duggan was around! Personally I don't mind the lack of anti-semit...
by earl the beaver
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021202

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Feel our replacement frontrow is a weakness tbh.
by earl the beaver
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021202

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

In a Lions year wasn't it so we actually had a weakened side playing full tests against Canada and USA as well? Cave, Whitten etc. made debuts Those Churchill Cup games were the 'A' side. Not full Internationals - although we clearly fielded a stronger squad. We played full internationals against C...
by earl the beaver
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021202

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

In a Lions year wasn't it so we actually had a weakened side playing full tests against Canada and USA as well?

Cave, Whitten etc. made debuts
by earl the beaver
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021202

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I think we're going to get hammered tbh. Only thing that'll save us is French incompetence and maybe our backrow putting in a game. Yeah I don't hold much hope, I think France are currently able to do stuff we can't and we're missing two of our most powerful forwards. But at the same time, I think ...
by earl the beaver
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021202

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I think letting Italy in for the last try at the weekend means we need to go chasing the 4 tries if we want to win the championship. I don't think England will be held to less than 60 unless the weather is dire. It makes England's target slightly easier, but I don't think it'll influence what we ne...
by earl the beaver
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Free School Meals
Replies: 502
Views: 3986

Re: Free School Meals

Oh and I love the attacks on Marcus Rashford as a millionaire footballer :lol: He experienced the circumstances growing up first hand where he was often hungry or had to make do with unhealthy, unbalanced meals due to his mum not being able to afford to feed him properly. And she worked full time H...
by earl the beaver
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021202

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Very hard to see an Ireland win really. They’ll put our setpiece under a lot of pressure and they have the cavalry to exploit it. A combination of our backrow playing out of their skins and French indiscipline will keep the scoreline reasonably respectable France 32 Ireland 19 Yep, I think we're a ...
by earl the beaver
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Free School Meals
Replies: 502
Views: 3986

Re: Free School Meals

Do you have free meals all year round in Australia? No idea, I don't have children. I wouldn't begrudge subsiding poor family's children though I’d prefer people to look after their own children. And you never do provide a solution to what happens when they don't or can't? There are multiply agenci...
by earl the beaver
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Free School Meals
Replies: 502
Views: 3986

Re: Free School Meals

Is this a new thing that the government feeds improvised children during holiday periods? It’s totally new for free school meals being extended into the holidays. Edit. The government made provision for councils and upped universal child credit. 67million quid doesn't go far. Covid has changed ever...
by earl the beaver
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Free School Meals
Replies: 502
Views: 3986

Re: Free School Meals

Is this a new thing that the government feeds improvised children during holiday periods? It’s totally new for free school meals being extended into the holidays. Edit. The government made provision for councils and upped universal child credit. 67million quid doesn't go far. Covid has changed ever...
by earl the beaver
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021202

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Winnie wrote: Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:35 am
earl the beaver wrote: Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:33 am Of the next 5 rounds of fixtures (those with actual dates), Ulster are playing on Monday night 4 times.

What a pile of wank.
Sure what else would you be doing on a Monday night these days!
Watching Only Connect and University Challenge.
by earl the beaver
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021202

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Of the next 5 rounds of fixtures (those with actual dates), Ulster are playing on Monday night 4 times.

What a pile of wank.
by earl the beaver
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Incident off the coast of the IOW
Replies: 91
Views: 1941

Re: Incident off the coast of the IOW

inactionman wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:41 pm WTF is a pigdog?

Trying to work out if it's a play on words but drawing a blank.

I'll probably regret asking.
Never watched Monty Python?
by earl the beaver
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021202

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Jack McGrath wasn’t named in the squad for these pair of matches . Only five props included , Saturday’s quartet plus John Ryan. So it looks like Byrne again at 17 McGrath wasn't named by Ulster either though, wouldn't be surprised if he was covering given one injury to a LH would mean Porter playi...
by earl the beaver
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021202

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Jack McGrath wasn’t named in the squad for these pair of matches . Only five props included , Saturday’s quartet plus John Ryan. So it looks like Byrne again at 17 McGrath wasn't named by Ulster either though, wouldn't be surprised if he was covering given one injury to a LH would mean Porter playi...
by earl the beaver
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431672
Views: 16021202

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

What changes would you make for this weekend? Personally I'd have Jack McGrath on the bench ahead of Byrne and Kelleher in the 23 if he's fit. Assuming Farrell is going to go with Aki-Henshaw so there's no point suggesting anything else, the question is then who wears 23, with Keet coming back I'd s...