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by charltom
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: In which countries have you watched live Test Rugby?
Replies: 52
Views: 1276

Re: In which countries have you watched live Test Rugby?

Brazil
Scotland
England
Ireland
Wales
France
Australia
New Zealand
Japan
and played in Sweden
by charltom
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cotechino vs Haggis - Lazy Italy v Scotland Thread
Replies: 442
Views: 6918

Re: Cotechino vs Haggis - Lazy Italy v Scotland Thread

What a difference 2 weeks/1 game makes......Remember people were predicting a Scottish win against the Saes. However the Scottish posters were much more reticent. Now it's gloom and doom, honestly you could be Welsh with this up and down stuff Sounds to me like down and down stuff - there's been no...
by charltom
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N all-time table
Replies: 142
Views: 4516

Re: 6N all-time table

If England have 61 bonus points, and England also have 36 try bonus points, then how do Scotland have the most losing bonus points at 22? Am I missing something? Extra bonus points for a Grand Slam for a start Thanks. That's what I was missing. BPs are new-fangled enough as it is, without that does...
by charltom
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N all-time table
Replies: 142
Views: 4516

Re: 6N all-time table

If England have 61 bonus points, and England also have 36 try bonus points, then how do Scotland have the most losing bonus points at 22? Am I missing something?
by charltom
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations + Relegation
Replies: 153
Views: 4352

Re: 6 Nations + Relegation

I'm just against Japan and South Africa joining. I think threat of relegation would force Italy to get its shit together and make the likes of Spain and Portugal better knowing there is an incentive to put more money into rugby. Spain get big crowds at their games. We need to help bring them up. We...
by charltom
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations + Relegation
Replies: 153
Views: 4352

Re: 6 Nations + Relegation

Serious suggestion (from someone who is anti- World League): to givr a bit more incentive/progression for 2nd tier Europe and to add a wee bit of annual spice, designate one of the Autumn International weekends as one where 6N 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place play against Rugby Championship 1st-4th, and ...
by charltom
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517551

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Steamin Beamin wrote:https://www.scottishrugby.org/news/upda ... r-townsend

Toony responds. This is going to drag and drag.
That reads really well, to me. And the door is left ooen.
by charltom
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517551

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Could it be that Dodson's very large compensation was in part driven by getting more bums onto seats, but that the very same bums are major contributors to what some see as the worsening atmosphere?
by charltom
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517551

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

I totally disagree about Price.

He was the main defensive culprit in the concession of the try, and he was the one who gave away a stupidly blatant offside in midfield.

He did some decent stuff, sure, but those were very big errors.
by charltom
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517551

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

I haven't re-watched the match but it seemed to me yesterday that, every time Scotland got into Ireland's 22 (apart from the late siege), a penalty was almost instantly awarded against them. It seems scarcely believable that they could contrive to commit such penalties, so quickly, every time. But a...
by charltom
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517551

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Doc Rob wrote:FFS, now Graham too. We are plagued with serious injuries every bloody year, and they are always to our most crucial players. Every bloody time. It’s so unfair.
... but not for the World Cup. And look how that went.
by charltom
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Finn Russell Gooooonnneee!
Replies: 208
Views: 11881

Re: Finn Russell Gooooonnneee!

Cheers
by charltom
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Finn Russell Gooooonnneee!
Replies: 208
Views: 11881

Re: Finn Russell Gooooonnneee!

Is anyone helpful going to post what Zebo and Price have said please, for those of us who don't follow Irishmen on Twatter?
by charltom
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scotland - 6 Nations dark horses...again!
Replies: 65
Views: 2533

Re: Scotland - 6 Nations dark horses...again!

crash 669 wrote:Even by the standards of this place this is an extraordinarily needy thread.
...particularly given how downbeat almost everyone on the Scottish thread is.
by charltom
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's all gone a bit orange
Replies: 12
Views: 1550

Re: It's all gone a bit orange

Kahu wrote:Tbf to native Aucklanders most of them aren't even born in NZ.
Given that native refers to people born in a place, which bit of Auckland isn't in NZ?
by charltom
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Just stop, you ruined it already...
Replies: 23
Views: 2162

Re: Just stop, you ruined it already...

You know what - this could work if it was eight groups of three, with all groups being teams from different leagues. Then there'd be no need for best runners-up in the quarter-finals, which could be two-legged along with the semis. And if the Challenge Cup was ditched, of course. Possible groups, wh...
by charltom
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517551

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Anyone else getting 404 not found on the EPCR TV site?
by charltom
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517551

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

I saw the first half hour(ish) before having to go out. It didn't lead me to expect that good result!
by charltom
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Christmas Tree Protocol
Replies: 66
Views: 2375

Re: Christmas Tree Protocol

Lights, tinsel, baubles then. So D.
by charltom
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How bad a loser are you?
Replies: 31
Views: 1603

Re: How bad a loser are you?

Frodder wrote:2 of every day of the year. It doesn't last day and with the exception of my children I hate losing
You don't mind losing your chikdren...?
by charltom
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: James Haskell in I'm a Celebrity unleashed unto the public..
Replies: 82
Views: 8648

Re: James Haskell in I'm a Celebrity unleashed unto the publ

Didn't know this Cohen was married to Abby Blayney, with twin daughters Harriette and Isabelle (born 2008).[5] He is clinically deaf, with about 30 to 33 percent hearing loss in each ear,[6][7] and has been involved in efforts to make rugby more accessible to the hard of hearing, especially young d...
by charltom
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Do you speak another language?
Replies: 296
Views: 8967

Re: Do you speak another language?

I should, but am embarrassed to admit that I don't. It's f-cking shameful, I've been in Sweden for six years and still can't wrap my head around the language. It's extremely frustrating and a bit embarrassing, because it hasn't been without trying. I'm beginning to think I just don't have a brain w...
by charltom
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Do you speak another language?
Replies: 296
Views: 8967

Re: Do you speak another language?

Seven, of which four fluently and the fifth was my best A Level. I can read most European languages too, to varying degrees. I love lots of things about speaking them: surprising people, making them laugh in their own language, knowing what all the signs say, fitting in, being taken for a local, occ...
by charltom
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517551

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Good read Alba. I like it when I learn something here.
by charltom
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517551

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Just a reminder of a post from a couple of years ago, with a wee update below it to offer a positive outlook towards 2023: Here's exciting... ... excluding (a) injuries, and (b) up and coming players that I can't think of at the moment (hopefully they cancel each other out), below is a potential Sco...
by charltom
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: IRB World Rankings - Japan now 7th
Replies: 117
Views: 8156

Re: IRB World Rankings - Japan now 7th

Seems fair Scotland ahead of Argentina (who were gash in the RWC) is very ambitious imo. Argies had a shit year, the Scots have had a shit 20 years. Scots beat Argies when they play though. Scots tend to beat Aussies when they play too. What are Australia doing that high up? It's not as if they had...
by charltom
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 98878

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

We were at the game tonight and were thoroughly impressed with how complete England's performance was. The only bad thing was nothing to do with the team, but rather the support. What a weak atmosphere compared to the two Tokyo quarter-finals! England fans barely sang in support of their team until ...
by charltom
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517551

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

I don't think they were trolling, outside of Scotland fans a lot of our players aren't highly rated. Why would Welsh fans rate Scotland players very highly? Wales beat us without much fuss every year 2017 aside. I wasn't trolling at all, It is reasonable when your are slagging Wales players off to ...
by charltom
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What's your countries worst World Cup moment?
Replies: 166
Views: 4027

Re: What's your countries worst World Cup moment?

Hastings 1991 narrowly beats Joubert 2015
by charltom
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517551

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

We all know that our pack is soft, we have know that for years and so do all our opponents. Ritchie, Bradbury and the hookers give us some hope that that might change but second row and prop are real problems. Moving the post-mortem on though, one topic that was much-discussed was the risks of the ...
by charltom
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC2019 Japan City/Pub/Restaurant/Escort/Cabal/Stadium Guide
Replies: 262
Views: 9939

Re: RWC2019 Japan City/Pub/Restaurant/Escort/Cabal/Stadium G

I'm hoping someone on the ground in Tokyo can help... My wife and I will be over for the QFs and SFs and also have our wedding anniversary on 22nd October. I know there are a lot of good restaurants in Japan but can you recommend a great one for our anniversary dinner? There are so many to choose f...
by charltom
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517551

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

One positive to come out of all this is that Townsend* has had plenty of opportunity to see how much better some of his bench players are than his starters. It's been a bit annoying that he's not been able to see what the rest of us have, but hopefully now he* can see how much better Scotland might ...
by charltom
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517551

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

If you get a new coach he’s got a decent crop to work with, maybe a touch light at lock but it looks decent to me. Cummings is progressing nicely, I really rate Skinner (who got injured in the warmups), and we still have hopes for a Hunter-Hill (just got loaned to Saracens, although why is a bit of...
by charltom
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517551

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Here's to still being able to lool forward with optimism in two hours" time! Enjoy the game guys.
by charltom
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC2019 Japan City/Pub/Restaurant/Escort/Cabal/Stadium Guide
Replies: 262
Views: 9939

Re: RWC2019 Japan City/Pub/Restaurant/Escort/Cabal/Stadium G

I'm hoping someone on the ground in Tokyo can help... My wife and I will be over for the QFs and SFs and also have our wedding anniversary on 22nd October. I know there are a lot of good restaurants in Japan but can you recommend a great one for our anniversary dinner? There are so many to choose f...
by charltom
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ineos 159
Replies: 90
Views: 3058

Re: Ineos 159

Link?
by charltom
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30214
Views: 1517551

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Getting knocked out by the weather in the last round at a WOrld Cup could be genuinely the most Scottish thing ever. :lol: yes. Quite impressed by how sanguine most are being about this. I think we all know this delay is just about saving a bit of face, this game isn’t going ahead. Will be interest...
by charltom
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC2019 Japan City/Pub/Restaurant/Escort/Cabal/Stadium Guide
Replies: 262
Views: 9939

Re: RWC2019 Japan City/Pub/Restaurant/Escort/Cabal/Stadium G

I'm hoping someone on the ground in Tokyo can help... My wife and I will be over for the QFs and SFs and also have our wedding anniversary on 22nd October. I know there are a lot of good restaurants in Japan but can you recommend a great one for our anniversary dinner? There are so many to choose fr...
by charltom
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pool A: Scotland v Russia
Replies: 157
Views: 3584

Re: Pool A: Scotland v Russia

I love that Scotland are now playing a left-SH, right-SH formation...