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by mdaclarke
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 🇮🇪 Vs 🇮🇹 Fred
Replies: 375
Views: 1859

Re: 🇮🇪 Vs 🇮🇹 Fred

Well deserved yellow card
by mdaclarke
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17050
Views: 373214

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Brexit talks could go into their crucial "tunnel" phase as early as Monday, officials believe – in latest sign a trade deal is moving within reach. Michel Barnier and his team arrived in London on Thursday evening by train and have been locked in intensive talks with their UK counterparts since Fri...
by mdaclarke
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Georgia are...
Replies: 40
Views: 959

Re: Georgia are...

However poor this match is, I promise you it is 400x more interesting than Treviso vs Scarlets. We’ve just had 30mins where nothing has happened. Watched this match on Sky Q (at 30x speed) looking for highlights. Seems like the only interesting things were 1. the try, 2. the (harsh) sending off. On...
by mdaclarke
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Georgia are...
Replies: 40
Views: 959

Re: Georgia are...

Ali's Choice wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:48 am
kiap wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:42 am Saffa tv money innit.
That's a myth. There has never been any South African TV money. The SARU is broke and South African players earn less than their Kiwi and Aussie counterparts.
Can't be that broke if they turned down 300,000,000 rand (£14,000,000) to sit out this years Rugby Championship
by mdaclarke
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Georgia are...
Replies: 40
Views: 959

Re: Georgia are...

Shows the deficiencies in the World Rankings. Italy are a far better team than Georgia but as as Tier 1 team they normally play other tier 1 teams and their rankings suffer. Georgia as a tier 2 team normally play other tier 2 teams and they therefore win a lot more games against than Italy and their...
by mdaclarke
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Least Favourite Player
Replies: 101
Views: 1850

Re: Your Least Favourite Player

1. Maro Itoje
2. Johnny Sexton
3. Owen farrell
4. Any player who show boats when scoring a try and drops it whilst doing the one handed nonchalant thing. Should be an automatic red card, 4 week ban and fined 2 weeks wages.
by mdaclarke
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17050
Views: 373214

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Point of order, it was the UK that pushed for Eastward EU expansion and the UK that insisted new member states had full rights..... And then of course it was the UK who blamed the EU for immigration from those very same states. That was based on Labour predictions that 10,000 Eastern European Migra...
by mdaclarke
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Corbyn
Replies: 261
Views: 8383

Re: Corbyn

Fine, we've left, sort of, but typically people still identify with remain/leave. I'd like the campaign to rejoin to be further along, but the Brexiters are screwing even that up by not actually sorting out the leaving part And for the record I'll have no issue adopting a pathetic position in anoth...
by mdaclarke
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17050
Views: 373214

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

So, no change then? It's all optics Message. Both sides getting ready to blame the other for no deal. The EU needs to make it look like the door is already open, especially to remain supporters in the UK. Boris is kind of screwed when it comes to optics. When he tries to blame the EU , very few wil...
by mdaclarke
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17050
Views: 373214

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

bimboman wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:13 pm The EU are discovering Gove isn’t Theresa May.


He’s a proper duplicitous little shit.
I think the EU needs to understand that it is not a case of the EU saying "jump" and the Uk saying "how high?"
by mdaclarke
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your favourite player.
Replies: 98
Views: 1708

Re: Your favourite player.

Burger Odendaal
by mdaclarke
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Teacher beheaded in France
Replies: 238
Views: 4272

Re: Teacher beheaded in France

MOG, are you complaining about the Swedish envoy to Iran following their customs when in their country? We want people coming to our country to do that. That is a pretty heavy premise of this thread. Don’t be absurd. If that was true, it would be good. No hijabs and women dressed in black bags in e...
by mdaclarke
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 309
Views: 4799

Re: SA rugby return to play

Jensrsa wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:46 pm Dobson:
“Elton Jantjies produced one of the most outstanding performances I have seen yet.
https://rugby365.com/tournaments/super- ... formances/
Did we watch the same match?
by mdaclarke
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Teacher beheaded in France
Replies: 238
Views: 4272

Re: Teacher beheaded in France

MOG, are you complaining about the Swedish envoy to Iran following their customs when in their country? We want people coming to our country to do that. That is a pretty heavy premise of this thread. Don’t be absurd. If that was true, it would be good. No hijabs and women dressed in black bags in e...
by mdaclarke
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Teacher beheaded in France
Replies: 238
Views: 4272

Re: Teacher beheaded in France

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8851689/Anger-writer-condemns-brutal-police-murder-Islamist-terrorist-beheaded-French-teacher.html New Statesman writer (I imagine freelance and now former) condemns police for the murder of the suspect. No condemnation of the beheading itself. His strange de...
by mdaclarke
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 309
Views: 4799

Re: SA rugby return to play

Burger Odendaal is an awesome player, always wonder why he has never been capped by the Boks
by mdaclarke
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Teacher beheaded in France
Replies: 238
Views: 4272

Re: Teacher beheaded in France

Either kill them all, (impractical) or stop annoying them. I vote number 2. Yes, because living with the very real threat of violence over a cartoon and other perceived offences from those who have chosen to live in a secular country is an acceptable status quo. Either 'we' continue to cravenly acc...
by mdaclarke
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Teacher beheaded in France
Replies: 238
Views: 4272

Re: Teacher beheaded in France

With a non appeasement hat on, what is the next step then? Unfortunately, the centre within the Muslim world is on the Right. In order to pull it to a more tolerant left, you'd have to engage in actions that will have Muslims advocating for a more tolerant society. You can do this by using the army...
by mdaclarke
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 309
Views: 4799

Re: SA rugby return to play

ZuluBoy wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:42 pm mdaclarke on which channel are you watching and from where?
I am interested to which networks they sold the tv rights for SR Unlock and the Currie Cup
I'm in the Uk and watching on Sky Sports
by mdaclarke
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Teacher beheaded in France
Replies: 238
Views: 4272

Re: Teacher beheaded in France

And to all the islam apologists I say this: there is nothing in islamism that isn't in islam. These guys aren't inventing anything, it's all in the book. There is no moderate muslim, like there is no moderate pregnant women. You either believe the quran is the literal word of god, in case you're in...
by mdaclarke
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SA rugby return to play
Replies: 309
Views: 4799

Re: SA rugby return to play

What's with the Mullets?
by mdaclarke
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17050
Views: 373214

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

As this is a rugby forum, how do you think Brexit will impact rugby? Will France, Italy and Ireland clubs get more powerful? Will English, Welsh and Scottish clubs get weaker?

I wonder also if it will stem the flow of players from the SH to the NH?
by mdaclarke
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17050
Views: 373214

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Let’s not understate the important of the trade deal just signed with the Ivory Coast. A trade agreement that, checks notes, gives them the same deal they had when they were in the EU. Take that Europe. Hashtag Winning. Keep em coming. We have to sign as many of these as possible both large and sma...
by mdaclarke
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Teacher beheaded in France
Replies: 238
Views: 4272

Re: Teacher beheaded in France

So you'd agree white nationalist loner attacks are indicative of a problem within "white society"? You can throw whatever narrative on it you like, young men decide to go all murdery for a whole host of reasons. Geezus Christ it's got nothing to do with race. The guy who did this was within "white ...
by mdaclarke
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Teacher beheaded in France
Replies: 238
Views: 4272

Re: Teacher beheaded in France

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8447049/Obsession-catching-far-right-extremists-diverting-police-stopping-dangerous-jihadis.html An obsession with catching far-right extremists in Britain is diverting police, MI5 agents and public money away from stopping more dangerous jihadis, a leading i...
by mdaclarke
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Teacher beheaded in France
Replies: 238
Views: 4272

Re: Teacher beheaded in France

So you'd agree white nationalist loner attacks are indicative of a problem within "white society"? You can throw whatever narrative on it you like, young men decide to go all murdery for a whole host of reasons. Nice avoidance of the subject! Trying to divert attention away from the Islamic Attacks.
by mdaclarke
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17050
Views: 373214

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Fishing is the perfect excuse for the UK to torpedo a deal, as it is one area where it is clear to everyone sensible (except those who follow the doctrine of EU infallibility) that the EU's position is unreasonable. Also it is a difficult area for Sturgeon as once we have control of our EEZ, in orde...
by mdaclarke
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Teacher beheaded in France
Replies: 238
Views: 4272

Re: Teacher beheaded in France

https://www.reddit.com/r/TheRightCantMeme/comments/hl9oqq/homophobia_and_sexism_are_ok_if_youre_a_muslim/ A preacher is standing on a soapbox preaching in the middle of the town square, "I don't believe that women should have any rights, and that gays should be hanged". A young SJW in the crowd has...
by mdaclarke
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Teacher beheaded in France
Replies: 238
Views: 4272

Re: Teacher beheaded in France

https://www.reddit.com/r/TheRightCantMeme/comments/hl9oqq/homophobia_and_sexism_are_ok_if_youre_a_muslim/ A preacher is standing on a soapbox preaching in the middle of the town square, "I don't believe that women should have any rights, and that gays should be hanged". A young SJW in the crowd has ...
by mdaclarke
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Culture Wars Mega Thread
Replies: 1928
Views: 95862

Re: The Culture Wars Mega Thread

Still preferable to 100 million deaths a century that the alternative brings. Oh fine. A few statues falling and a few names erased doesn't seem to be such a big deal then, does it. Yes, history is important to a country's identity If you want to make positive change, you need to get the voters ons...
by mdaclarke
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Culture Wars Mega Thread
Replies: 1928
Views: 95862

Re: The Culture Wars Mega Thread

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/15/the-uk-government-is-trying-to-draw-museums-into-a-fake-culture-war This is very self serving article from the Guardian Basically saying that whatever the left/progressives do is Ok, but if the right/conservatives do it they are taking part in a...
by mdaclarke
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Teacher beheaded in France
Replies: 238
Views: 4272

Re: Teacher beheaded in France

Showing Charlie Hebdo cartoons in class was probably not a good idea. What other cartoons should be banned? I didn't say anything about banning. Just that you might want to think twice. I don't think teaching kids about Islamaphobia is worth it. Victim-blaming. There is no excuse for this act. Does...
by mdaclarke
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17050
Views: 373214

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

“Tells” , they’re not negotiating in any sort of faith. Let’s hope the Twat holds out. I love the way fishing is being used as the main issue when it's not the main objective of either side. It's one of the problems when you are trying to agree a deal with 27 interested parties - most of them could...
by mdaclarke
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17050
Views: 373214

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

I'll just leave this here : UK cannot expect to retain EU membership fishing benefits, post-Brexit ​ The complexity of moulding Britain’s future relationship with the EU is nowhere more evident than in fisheries where the UK cannot expect to retain the privileges of membership while blocking its er...
by mdaclarke
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC
Replies: 500
Views: 7902

Re: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC

SARU must be the words richest Union if they can afford to turn down 300,000,000 rand. (£14,000,000)

I am amazed at this decision.
by mdaclarke
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17050
Views: 373214

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Let’s hope we hold out. Sadly Boris might not make it. If we compromise on sovereignty it’s the end of him personally. The EU of course have done no such thing about “pots”they’ve set precedents conditions on a negotiation that are unacceptable. Sounds like "piss or get off the pot" to me. Brexit t...
by mdaclarke
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Culture Wars Mega Thread
Replies: 1928
Views: 95862

Re: The Culture Wars Mega Thread

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/15/the-uk-government-is-trying-to-draw-museums-into-a-fake-culture-war This is very self serving article from the Guardian Basically saying that whatever the left/progressives do is Ok, but if the right/conservatives do it they are taking part in a...
by mdaclarke
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Culture Wars Mega Thread
Replies: 1928
Views: 95862

Re: The Culture Wars Mega Thread

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/15/the-uk-government-is-trying-to-draw-museums-into-a-fake-culture-war This is very self serving article from the Guardian Basically saying that whatever the left/progressives do is Ok, but if the right/conservatives do it they are taking part in a ...
by mdaclarke
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC
Replies: 500
Views: 7902

Re: Untrustworthy Saffas slink away from RC

Gutted, I was looking forward to the Boks playing the All Blacks
by mdaclarke
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Championship - to be in Aus...
Replies: 369
Views: 8333

Re: Rugby Championship - to be in Aus...

What time is the formal annoucement?