Search found 919 matches

by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Syria...What an utter flustercluck!
Replies: 716
Views: 52195

Re: Syria...What an utter flustercluck!

El Homerino wrote:ISIS will just keep up with the suicide bombing. They won't go away.
sure, but in a few months they won't hold any territory either.

the question remains, who will ? and what role will the US play in it ?

for me, assad and sdf/ypg need to be in talks NOW.
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lions dream team 97-17
Replies: 97
Views: 6513

Re: Lions dream team 97-17

Jamie George. Is picked for the all-time Lions side. Okay. AND. Nobody seems to contest it ? What the fk is happening with Jamie George that I'm not getting ? I watch the England games, I've seen many of the Saracens games. Yeah, he's pretty good, sure. But just what in the fkng hell is going on he...
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Syria...What an utter flustercluck!
Replies: 716
Views: 52195

Re: Syria...What an utter flustercluck!

pretty good* article here about the dilemmas facing US foreign policy post ISIS

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-fg-tru ... story.html


* except for the daft bit that refers to "Syria" having made recent territorial gains (within Syria) !! f**king typical.
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Combined SOB Citing Thread
Replies: 472
Views: 27645

Re: Combined SOB Citing Thread

Gavin Duffy wrote:Look at him here headbutting some poor auld maori lady, the dastard.
Image
think he's just relieve it's not Hask asking him to look at his new lipstick for a change.
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lions dream team 97-17
Replies: 97
Views: 6513

Re: Lions dream team 97-17

Davies isn't near the standard of BOD in 2001 or 2009 tests. He put himself and rossouw out of the tour with his head butt tackle in 2009. Points deducted. Who would we want running out on sat in their lions prime ? davies, BOD, or guscott ? BOD. By a distance. Absolutely, its not debatable. ive st...
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lions dream team 97-17
Replies: 97
Views: 6513

Re: Lions dream team 97-17

Red Revolution wrote:
earl the beaver wrote: Davies isn't near the standard of BOD in 2001 or 2009 tests.
He put himself and rossouw out of the tour with his head butt tackle in 2009. Points deducted.
Who would we want running out on sat in their lions prime ?

davies, BOD, or guscott ?
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lions dream team 97-17
Replies: 97
Views: 6513

Re: Lions dream team 97-17

Just talent or Lions form? Going on the latter: Howley at 9, run close by 97 Dawson Scott Quinnell needs to be in there. The ultimate tourist. Guscott to replace Greenwood, at the very least. I'd start him Corbs to replace Adam Jones. Swap Poc to start and Shawsie in bench did howley play a test fo...
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lions dream team 97-17
Replies: 97
Views: 6513

Re: Lions dream team 97-17

Dwayne Peel's the man in possession atm lads :thumbup: Which is, how do I put it, interesting? By what metric are we using here? Best performances as a Lion? Best players that have played for the Lions during that period? As Peel isn't going to get a sniff by those two measures, and I was a big fan...
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lions dream team 97-17
Replies: 97
Views: 6513

Re: Lions dream team 97-17

Dwayne Peel's the man in possession atm lads :thumbup: Which is, how do I put it, interesting? By what metric are we using here? Best performances as a Lion? Best players that have played for the Lions during that period? As Peel isn't going to get a sniff by those two measures, and I was a big fan...
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lions dream team 97-17
Replies: 97
Views: 6513

Re: Lions dream team 97-17

By any measure. Howley was twice the player. Well not "any" measure. Dawson was part of a more successful international side. And then, well, I'm out. In terms of individual ability and talent, he's can't hold a candle to Howley. I suspect the same could be said of them as men. An interesting final...
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jumping to take a pass
Replies: 324
Views: 15665

Re: Jumping to take a pass

irishjonny wrote:If he was committed to a tackle, he was committed to an illegal tackle.
what if it wasn't illegal when he committed ?
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lions dream team 97-17
Replies: 97
Views: 6513

Re: Lions dream team 97-17

Matt Dawson? Great in 97 somewhat blotted his copybook with his conduct in 2001. Personally Id go with Howley. By any measure. Howley was twice the player. Well not "any" measure. Dawson was part of a more successful international side. And then, well, I'm out. In terms of individual ability and ta...
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL All Blacks vs B&I Lions THIRD TEST MATCH THREAD
Replies: 2822
Views: 89900

Re: OFFICIAL All Blacks vs B&I Lions THIRD TEST MATCH THREAD

no idea why people are picking Williams. I know the conditions yesterday for the most part were absolutely awful, but I reckon he probably caught about 1 out of 8 high balls. it just wasn't good enough, and another day it would see the all blacks out of sight. I also think we miss billy vunipola ma...
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lions dream team 97-17
Replies: 97
Views: 6513

Lions dream team 97-17

Following the MASSIVE success of my article on the subject of a combined 2013-2017 Lions team, here's the follow up. And it's the big one. This is your chance to pick your best british and irish lions side out from the professional era. For me only Sean O Brien makes it into the team from the curren...
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lions man of the series
Replies: 186
Views: 11756

Re: Lions man of the series

DragsterDriver wrote:SOB- could be another hero in the final test though.
he's already a hero.

i'd have him in my all time lions team (from 90s onwards anyway).
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL All Blacks vs B&I Lions THIRD TEST MATCH THREAD
Replies: 2822
Views: 89900

Re: OFFICIAL All Blacks vs B&I Lions THIRD TEST MATCH THREAD

no idea why people are picking Williams. I know the conditions yesterday for the most part were absolutely awful, but I reckon he probably caught about 1 out of 8 high balls. it just wasn't good enough, and another day it would see the all blacks out of sight. I also think we miss billy vunipola ma...
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jumping to take a pass
Replies: 324
Views: 15665

Re: Jumping to take a pass

Claiming CF was committed as mitigation is laughable, sink jumps before he catches the ball so are we seriously claiming a tackler is committed and unable to pull out of a tackle before the attacking player is even in possession of the ball :lol: There'd be bodies littering the pitch every time som...
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88370
Views: 4561490

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

this thing about eddie resting players in November who had heavy involvement with the lions.... is that actually going to happen ? there's 4 months between these fixtures. unless the players are carrying heavy niggles, I cant see the point in it. theyd only end up playing for their clubs anyway wou...
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 88370
Views: 4561490

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

this thing about eddie resting players in November who had heavy involvement with the lions.... is that actually going to happen ? there's 4 months between these fixtures. unless the players are carrying heavy niggles, I cant see the point in it. theyd only end up playing for their clubs anyway woul...
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is Kieran Read and his team feeling the pressure ?
Replies: 102
Views: 5275

Is Kieran Read and his team feeling the pressure ?

I noticed in his post match interview last night, Read was asked whether the game was the biggest one he's played in. He initially seemed to answer as if it was one of the very biggest, but then started saying how he's played in so many big games, he can't remember them all, and made a point of sayi...
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lions man of the series
Replies: 186
Views: 11756

Re: Lions man of the series

btw, my other contender for man of the series would be Andy Farrell.

the one really outstanding thing from the lions has been the periods of defensive pressure that has led to all blacks' mistakes.

unlike much of the rugby, seriously impressive.
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL All Blacks vs B&I Lions THIRD TEST MATCH THREAD
Replies: 2822
Views: 89900

Re: OFFICIAL All Blacks vs B&I Lions THIRD TEST MATCH THREAD

no idea why people are picking Williams. I know the conditions yesterday for the most part were absolutely awful, but I reckon he probably caught about 1 out of 8 high balls. it just wasn't good enough, and another day it would see the all blacks out of sight. I also think we miss billy vunipola mas...
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lions man of the series
Replies: 186
Views: 11756

Re: Lions man of the series

2017: O'Brien Most consistent player so far I'd say. The kiwi witch hunt was most unseemly. Between him and Faletau. English media might see Itoje home mind. Any of SOB, Faletau or JD2 will be a very good decision, anyone else is (so far) an 'honourable mention' faletau is nowhere near imo. his fin...
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Combined SOB Citing Thread
Replies: 472
Views: 27645

Re: Combined SOB Citing Thread

harry 22 wrote:Rúaidhrí O'Connor‏ @RuaidhriOC 1m1 minute ago
More
Sean O'Brien citing dismissed, he's free to play #LionsNZ2017
brilliant news.
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL All Blacks vs B&I Lions SECOND TEST MATCH THREAD
Replies: 2622
Views: 105032

Re: OFFICIAL All Blacks vs B&I Lions SECOND TEST MATCH THREA

JB1981 wrote:All the best AC and Kiwias. That's rubbish news all around.
+1
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Combined SOB Citing Thread
Replies: 472
Views: 27645

Re: Combined SOB Citing Thread

nardol wrote:2 weeks x(
nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Combined SOB Citing Thread
Replies: 472
Views: 27645

Re: Combined SOB Citing Thread

I wonder if he's doing his posh voice again in the hearing, like he did in the interview after the game yesterday. This is just his regular Carlow accent and Carlow ain't posh. https://youtu.be/3gF9C1orn2o Sound posh to you? You must be from a right backward place if this is posh. there are patches...
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Combined SOB Citing Thread
Replies: 472
Views: 27645

Re: Combined SOB Citing Thread

I wonder if he's doing his posh voice again in the hearing, like he did in the interview after the game yesterday.
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Combined SOB Citing Thread
Replies: 472
Views: 27645

Re: Combined SOB Citing Thread

SOLIDARITY FOR SEAN
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Absolutely Positively Wellington
Replies: 29
Views: 3172

Re: Absolutely Positively Wellington

Have I missed something, or is it basically just another way of saying :

"Wellington ? Yes, that's right, this is Wellington."

?
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Combined SOB Citing Thread
Replies: 472
Views: 27645

Re: Combined SOB Citing Thread

A New Zealand Rugby statement read: “British & Irish Lions loose forward Sean O’Brien has been cited for dangerous play during the second Test of the DHL NZ Lions Series, held at Westpac Stadium, Wellington. “Citing Commissioner Scott Nowland [Australia] has cited O’Brien under law 10.4 (a) for all...
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Combined SOB Citing Thread
Replies: 472
Views: 27645

Re: Combined SOB Citing Thread

CrazyIslander wrote:SOB should be ok. You can see his arm did not swing in one motion. It only swung from in front of him up (like youre doing bicep curls). I fail to see how that can generate enough force to knock someone out.


exactly. do not understand how that has knocked the guy out.
by armchair pundit
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mo'sul Better Blues
Replies: 128
Views: 13716

Re: Mo'sul Better Blues

any news ?
by armchair pundit
Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Combined SOB Citing Thread
Replies: 472
Views: 27645

Re: Is silly SOB and his swinging arm in the shit?

JM2K6 wrote:
YOYO wrote:Can someone find it in here? What minute is it? I'll make a gif.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bB3cDZurHlM
I don't think it happened during the press conference
:lol:
by armchair pundit
Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lions back 3 look more exciting than AB back 3
Replies: 8
Views: 1248

Re: Lions back 3 look more exciting than AB back 3

I'd be very happy to have Watson on the wing for Ireland . He's a proper top level winger. Not to say I wouldn't take the AB's wingers in a heartbeat. I reckon Watson's in a different league to any irish back. Certainly outside of 10. Ireland have some wonderful forwards, but outside backs are way ...
by armchair pundit
Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tower Block fire in London?
Replies: 1872
Views: 91101

Re: Tower Block fire in London?

Is the problem not that the building regulations weren't followed rather than being too lenient or whatever. If they are not allowed to use the flammable core at all then they were not followed but if they are allowed to use the plastic core as long as they can somehow show the overall package is s...
by armchair pundit
Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Combined SOB Citing Thread
Replies: 472
Views: 27645

Re: Is silly SOB and his swinging arm in the shit?

lose seanie and we might as well go home now.
by armchair pundit
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Absolutely Positively Wellington
Replies: 29
Views: 3172

Re: Absolutely Positively Wellington

jezzer wrote:It's a teaser for Flight of the Conchords Season 3
:lol:
by armchair pundit
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Absolutely Positively Wellington
Replies: 29
Views: 3172

Re: Absolutely Positively Wellington

In your condition don't you have better things to worry about? But yes, it is a terrible slogan. was it created by school children, or by actual adults ? Fcking Saatchis. Who else. it's like when someone not very bright has been promoted wayyyyy above their level, probably just by happening to be i...