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by sockwithaticket
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Underrated rock and metal bands
Replies: 60
Views: 1435

Re: Underrated rock and metal bands

Who said Thrice? Thrice were amazing up to Artist in the Ambulance and then they fell off a cliff with that fourth album. Haven't listened to them since. Ignite are an amazing band that should have had more success. No Fun at All are criminally unknown. Part of that was they broke up in 2002 at the...
by sockwithaticket
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Overrated Rock & Metal Bands
Replies: 148
Views: 3329

Re: Overrated Rock & Metal Bands

my favourite metal bands and I'm pretty commercial mainstream: I'm biased towards thrash and industrial Slayer Sepultura Ministry Rammstein Oomph! ( They might not be heavy enough for metal) Totally overrated: Pantera Machine Head Soulfly Fear Factory Totally shite [Insert Nu Metal here] Does any s...
by sockwithaticket
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Underrated rock and metal bands
Replies: 60
Views: 1435

Re: Underrated rock and metal bands

Rolo Tomassi, Like Moths To Flames, Thrice, Gatherers, He Is Legend, Norma Jean... I could basically cut and paste half my music library for this.
by sockwithaticket
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Farell red carded for trying to decapitate wasps novice flyhalf
Replies: 156
Views: 6898

Re: Farell red carded for trying to decapitate wasps novice flyhalf

I think that is fair. I note they imposed a 5 match ban rather than a 5 week ban. I wonder if future bans will be measured in matches rather than weeks? Think it's only the case because his team's playing 2 matches in a week. RWC is the same using matches instead of weeks as they're not just playin...
by sockwithaticket
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87083
Views: 4367399

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Lads, come to NPR. The English thread's decent.

Super chuffed with how Wasps are running atm 8)
by sockwithaticket
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scottish Exam Grades
Replies: 57
Views: 2051

Re: Scottish Exam Grades

I work for an exam board and am currently blessedly far from anything to do with exams and awarding. We'll be deluged with complaints this and next Thursday I'm sure. Asking teachers to submit predictions was always a shitty compromise to try and stick to normal scheduling during an abnormal event. ...
by sockwithaticket
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: IRB first to call bullshit on Trans Sport
Replies: 326
Views: 9409

Re: IRB first to call bullshit on Trans Sport

Are we worried about our young boys but not our girls and women? I’m confused as to the direction this thread has gone. The Swarm can have some fairly retrogressive approaches to change in rugby, try mentioning any sort fo law variation... Weight classes prior to 16 would be brilliant imo. Kids und...
by sockwithaticket
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113023
Views: 5024067

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Interesting In a taped conversation on January 10th, 2017, Halper advised Schrage not to bother trying to get a job with Donald Trump’s new National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn. The told Schrage that Flynn wasn’t “going to be around long,” and was “really f**ked.” Why was Trump’s new security c...
by sockwithaticket
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87083
Views: 4367399

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

The stuff with him and Mako just sounds like a younger brother finally maturing (going solely by those quotes). I wouldn't be surprised if he's exaggerating the extent of his shortcomings. He's always come across as very earnest, perhaps too much so, and perhaps he sat there in locm down stewing ove...
by sockwithaticket
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87083
Views: 4367399

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

It could be something incredibly minor. Both Wasps and Quins had small fines in the recent past for an agent's change of locale and thus tax on their fees being higher than anticipated and going £12k over the cap respectively. It wouldn't surprise my if the vagueness of the 'article' is to cover tha...
by sockwithaticket
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)
Replies: 6543
Views: 298534

Re: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)

A pencil was put into the subject's hair and if it fell out, he was white. If it remained in his hair he was classified black. That's how advanced the science was. But basically, it just goes to prove that the concept of race has more to do with our relations with regard to our tribal identity than...
by sockwithaticket
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87083
Views: 4367399

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Even when there is a circuit, does the 7s actually make any money for the RFU? My assumption is that it doesn't.
by sockwithaticket
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113023
Views: 5024067

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

:lol: The tech gap between the British army and American revolutionary forces was negligible compared to what the American army currently possesses versus that which its citizens can acquire. Unless the US armed forces were to also become part of any modern day insurrection the militias would be ut...
by sockwithaticket
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113023
Views: 5024067

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

At that point Jones, they better still have their guns. If it was willing to fight its own, the armed militia would be mincemeat in the face of the US armed forces. I wonder if the British thought this way. :lol: The tech gap between the British army and American revolutionary forces was negligible...
by sockwithaticket
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113023
Views: 5024067

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

At that point Jones, they better still have their guns. If it was willing to fight its own, the armed militia would be mincemeat in the face of the US armed forces. I wonder if the British thought this way. :lol: The tech gap between the British army and American revolutionary forces was negligible...
by sockwithaticket
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)
Replies: 6543
Views: 298534

Re: American Cops behaving Badly (All inclusive thread)

Shanghaiing the thread a bit, but interested in thoughts on the suggested 'Andrew's Law' Long and short of it - a young policeman was quite horrifically dragged to his death behind a car trying to stop a bunch of messers nicking a quad bike, and they've been convicted of manslaughter (sentences of ...
by sockwithaticket
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: House of Rugby
Replies: 216
Views: 16025

Re: House of Rugby

I was getting sick of Hask anyway, they needed to change it up Yep. Some decent anecdotes aside, constantly repeating "I don't care about rugby" on a rugby podcast and digging at Alex about being posh when Hask's not exactly a working class hero himself got pretty wearing. Be interested to see who ...
by sockwithaticket
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Michelle Obama
Replies: 87
Views: 2494

Re: Michelle Obama

Pole wrote:
Mick Mannock wrote:Have some dignity please.
Why do dickheads post shit without context?
For attention. And it seems to have worked. Well done, everyone. Just ignore the dickhead in future.
by sockwithaticket
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: House of Rugby
Replies: 216
Views: 16025

Re: House of Rugby

I was getting sick of Hask anyway, they needed to change it up Yep. Some decent anecdotes aside, constantly repeating "I don't care about rugby" on a rugby podcast and digging at Alex about being posh when Hask's not exactly a working class hero himself got pretty wearing. Be interested to see who ...
by sockwithaticket
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: PC Andrew Harper.........Man charged with murder.
Replies: 89
Views: 5770

Re: PC Andrew Harper.........Man charged with murder.

A senior police officer has condemned deep-seated prejudice for making it acceptable to label the UK Travelling community “inherently criminal”. Speaking after the three killers of PC Andrew Harper were jailed for manslaughter, Janette McCormick, deputy chief constable at the College of Policing, s...
by sockwithaticket
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: PC Andrew Harper.........Man charged with murder.
Replies: 89
Views: 5770

Re: PC Andrew Harper.........Man charged with murder.

I think 16 years sounds reasonable. They should be made to serve it all though, none of this out in 8 for good behaviour shite. Agreed. But that is what will happen unless the press highlight it in 8 years. I still can't believe it's not classified as murder however. In his sentencing remarks the J...
by sockwithaticket
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter Chiefs to rebrand?
Replies: 75
Views: 2681

Re: Exeter Chiefs to rebrand?

I take your point, but I see it differently. African and African American culture is hugely celebrated and very visible, whereas Native American is very much a bit part. Maybe it’s just down to numbers or general neglect of that community. If it’s just the parody element, what about exhibit a) the ...
by sockwithaticket
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter Chiefs to rebrand?
Replies: 75
Views: 2681

Re: Exeter Chiefs to rebrand?

Both brands keep the memory alive of a proud indigenous race, one that has been cut down, but recalls what they were. Yeah, in the same way the Minstrel shows kept alive the proud culture of the African races!!! :? I take your point, but I see it differently. African and African American culture is...
by sockwithaticket
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Putin to annex Australia's '27 RWC
Replies: 35
Views: 1193

Re: Putin to annex Australia's '27 RWC

Russia will only get it if their bribe, sorry, bid is sufficiently large to account for the other revenue World Rugby would miss out on. World Rugby basically operates off World Cup money, it's not in their self interest to give the tournament to anywhere that can't guarantee a significant return. N...
by sockwithaticket
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter Chiefs to rebrand?
Replies: 75
Views: 2681

Re: Chiefs to rebrand? (a team in Britain)

When did exeter adopt the chiefs as their moniker? Apparently the club was called Chiefs in the early 1900s (for Celtic chiefs or whatever the local tribes were). The name was re-activated in 1999 and some clever marketing guy seemed to think using a Native American chief as a logo was better for b...
by sockwithaticket
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Stephen Jones call for Fiji to be suspended from Rugby
Replies: 45
Views: 2519

Re: Stephen Jones call for Fiji to be suspended from Rugby

Never excusing rape.....but.....was Jone's voice as stident for Ireland's removal during a recent sexual scandal? Stephen's just a pathetic shock jock like his namesake in Oz.......looking for ratings... Are you referring to the Ulster duo? That's quite the comparative stretch with what appears to ...
by sockwithaticket
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: IRB first to call bullshit on Trans Sport
Replies: 326
Views: 9409

Re: IRB first to call bullshit on Trans Sport

I don't usually get (publicly) involved in this sort of debate, largely because it's so toxic and I don't really think my thoughts and opinions on it will serve any positive purpose. However, there have been some posts bemoaning the lack of input from female players. This is a complex issue (not ju...
by sockwithaticket
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: IRB first to call bullshit on Trans Sport
Replies: 326
Views: 9409

Re: IRB first to call bullshit on Trans Sport

And if you lot were serious about safety in rugby you'd be promoting division of the sport on the basis of weight/height categories, which is a much more meaningful way to distinguish between people's capacity to do harm than gender. Isn't that done already in Auckland (?) schools rugby? Where Poly...
by sockwithaticket
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: IRB first to call bullshit on Trans Sport
Replies: 326
Views: 9409

Re: IRB first to call bullshit on Trans Sport

And if you lot were serious about safety in rugby you'd be promoting division of the sport on the basis of weight/height categories, which is a much more meaningful way to distinguish between people's capacity to do harm than gender. Isn't that done already in Auckland (?) schools rugby? Where Poly...
by sockwithaticket
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Stephen Jones call for Fiji to be suspended from Rugby
Replies: 45
Views: 2519

Re: Stephen Jones call for Fiji to be suspended from Rugby

Steven Jones is a white privileged colonial bigot ... Who appointed him judge, jury and executioner of the 65,000 registered rugby players in Fiji? Who gave him powers to dish out collective punishment to 65,000 mostly black players like their right to play the game does not matter. What crime did ...
by sockwithaticket
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: IRB first to call bullshit on Trans Sport
Replies: 326
Views: 9409

Re: IRB first to call bullshit on Trans Sport

This topic comes up regularly on a number of different platforms for me. And something I find peculiar about many who identify as transgender or non-binary etc. is that they evoke their feelings as their argument in favour of their way of life. Which is fine. But I cannot help but think this has mo...
by sockwithaticket
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: I am Not a Racist
Replies: 107
Views: 3615

Re: I am Not a Racist

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by sockwithaticket
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: BLM - an anti-Semitic movement?
Replies: 140
Views: 2876

Re: BLM - an anti-Semitic movement?

The response on r/LabourUK has been surprisingly sensible and sanguine. Pleasantly so.
by sockwithaticket
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2020?
Replies: 8299
Views: 623209

Re: The best new and returning TV series of 2020?

What We Do In The Shadows season 2 is up on I-player now. Picked up where it left off, lots of fun.
by sockwithaticket
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58409
Views: 6968153

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW conte

Tatts as gang identifiers is pretty well established, no? Shouldn't be a surprise that prisoners sport such ink in El Salvador of all places. Non-gang affiliated criminals must be rarer than instances of trump telling the truth. With the white power chap, I wonder how the reconcile the superiority o...
by sockwithaticket
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the countryside racist?
Replies: 113
Views: 2380

Re: Is the countryside racist?

I think it boils down to where you grew up. People who grew up in rural areas would rather spend time in the countryside than the city, and vice versa. I have friends in London who only leave the city a couple of times a year at most and it genuinely doesn't bother them one iota. I have a mate who ...
by sockwithaticket
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the countryside racist?
Replies: 113
Views: 2380

Re: Is the countryside racist?

Some interesting figures from Oxford here: https://www.ox.ac.uk/about/facts-and-figures/admissions-statistics/undergraduate-students/current/ethnicity?wssl=1 England and Wales population now aged 19–26 https://www.ox.ac.uk/sites/files/oxford/2020_section-6-1.png Breakdown of students at UK universi...
by sockwithaticket
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the countryside racist?
Replies: 113
Views: 2380

Re: Is the countryside racist?

I think it boils down to where you grew up. People who grew up in rural areas would rather spend time in the countryside than the city, and vice versa. I have friends in London who only leave the city a couple of times a year at most and it genuinely doesn't bother them one iota. I have a mate who ...
by sockwithaticket
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the countryside racist?
Replies: 113
Views: 2380

Re: Is the countryside racist?

When > 80% of the country is white, there are going to be white spaces. Other than forced relocation or incentivising our BAME populations to more equally distribute themselves around the country (which would in turn increase the whiteness of some areas), what is to be done? It's fine observing a p...