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by HouseOfPane
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team
Replies: 157
Views: 3729

Re: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team

My Otago Favourites:

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by HouseOfPane
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Game Reviews
Replies: 8128
Views: 527798

Re: Game Reviews

Just another thought, it will be interesting to see how Cyberpunk tackles their 'open world'. From what I had seen, the map itself is quite small, but I heard that they are focusing a lot on 'Verticality' so it would seem that a lot of the buildings can be explored from the ground up. I just hope th...
by HouseOfPane
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Game Reviews
Replies: 8128
Views: 527798

Re: Game Reviews

I do agree that there are some scripted events in RDR2. I thought it was awesome the first time that you can choose to 'assist' someone with a snake bite. Doing it for the 15th time wasn't as enjoyable though. I personally am immersed big time in it - the scenery, music, wildlife, and of course the ...
by HouseOfPane
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Game Reviews
Replies: 8128
Views: 527798

Re: Game Reviews

I've recently gone back to RDR2 to mop up some remaining things on my first playthrough, and gosh the world that they've created is amazing isn't it? Since it initially came out, I've gone back to it a few times now and each time I am amazed all over again. It just 'feels' so alive which can be har...
by HouseOfPane
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coaches?
Replies: 85
Views: 1975

Re: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coac

Once he stops looking like a homeless person he can coach the All Blacks Nah, his problem is he isn't fat/ugly enough and he lacks man-boobs https://resources.stuff.co.nz/content/dam/images/1/x/2/o/u/g/image.related.StuffLandscapeSixteenByNine.710x400.1x6ps8.png/1569816426488.jpg “Hey Stevo, if you...
by HouseOfPane
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Game Reviews
Replies: 8128
Views: 527798

Re: Game Reviews

I've recently gone back to RDR2 to mop up some remaining things on my first playthrough, and gosh the world that they've created is amazing isn't it? Since it initially came out, I've gone back to it a few times now and each time I am amazed all over again. It just 'feels' so alive which can be hard...
by HouseOfPane
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gatland OUT
Replies: 277
Views: 14420

Re: Gatland OUT

Has anyone looked at Gatlands supporting cast? Tabai Matson - bad coach Roger Randall - bad coach / rapist David Hill - bad coach (think Carlos Spencer without the skills) It's a Recipe for disaster https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/xqGIhvvaMLYXahD1NssSChBwcF8-Lqo11P79fE30Dsc5w66el9OdwofHfeql...
by HouseOfPane
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gatland OUT
Replies: 277
Views: 14420

Re: Gatland OUT

NH posters are able to point to his record of success up there. But the reality is that any player or coach is only as good as their last performance. And they are accountable for every performance. Warren Gatland has just coached the Chiefs to a winless season in Super Rugby Aotearoa. Sure I get i...
by HouseOfPane
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coaches?
Replies: 85
Views: 1975

Re: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coac

Harsh on Henry and generous on Brown is my initial assessment of that list. My take on Tony Brown is that he is a superb assistant coach, a bit like Wayne Smith, but does not rank in the top tier of professional coaches. The question was 'how does Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coaches?' Neve...
by HouseOfPane
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coaches?
Replies: 85
Views: 1975

Re: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coac

Wasn't Deans equally fêted until he went abroad and bombed. Surely Robertson would have to go outside of NZ to 'prove' himself. Geez Jeff, how many kiwi Welsh coaches do you want? :x But yes, an international apprenticeship is the best audition for the big job. It can backfire if you fail with a tr...
by HouseOfPane
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4608

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

Moody is ruled out of the Blues game, Whitelock has played every minute so far and Richie is due to become a father anyday this week. Take from that what you will I see what you are saying! So...Moody will obviously be a waterboy. Whitelock will continue to play every minute because 'why stop now w...
by HouseOfPane
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ forget about it.
Replies: 91
Views: 1868

Re: SRA - Blues v Crusaders @ Eden Park Sunday 16 August, 3.

Unfortunately my Highlanders couldn't help you guys, but can you hear it? He's getting closer...

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by HouseOfPane
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coaches?
Replies: 85
Views: 1975

Re: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coac

I think the key is just 'opportunity'. The age-old arguments over good coaches v good setups doesn't really matter if the right combination of the two is found. I believe Robbie Deans would be viewed much differently today, if he got that All Blacks job, but unfortunately for him, he was up a agains...
by HouseOfPane
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coaches?
Replies: 85
Views: 1975

Re: How does Scott Robertson rate in the pantheon of NZ coac

The best in NZ IMO. You can't win four titles in a row and not be very good. Coaches are similar to players - if they do well, then there has to be an opportunity to reach the next level. The question is, what does he want to do? Obviously covid has had a massive impact, but does he just continue to...
by HouseOfPane
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4608

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

The 10 point margin flattered the Highlanders, IMO. The intercept try and Hall dropping the ball over the line could have gone either way, and if they had we'd have potentially been looking at a 20 point margin. :? Nareki caught on to a terrible crusaders pass and McKay worked hard to get back to B...
by HouseOfPane
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4608

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

The 10 point margin flattered the Highlanders, IMO. The intercept try and Hall dropping the ball over the line could have gone either way, and if they had we'd have potentially been looking at a 20 point margin. :? Nareki caught on to a terrible crusaders pass and McKay worked hard to get back to B...
by HouseOfPane
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4608

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

Couch wrote:
Maniototo Man wrote:Nice try but all off the back of a missed foot in touch. Highlanders not getting the rub of the green.
Ben O’Keeffe is the touchie
I thought it looked like Mike Fraser down that side?
by HouseOfPane
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4608

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

Yeah a tough one that one - congratulations to Crusaders (for game and comp).
Can’t shut off for even a second, or else you get punished. Highlanders came to play, but just not good enough.
by HouseOfPane
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gatland OUT
Replies: 277
Views: 14420

Re: Gatland OUT

Yeah I'm pretty sure that it was. So that belongs in the 'Foster OUT' thread.
by HouseOfPane
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4608

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

I think Mauger will need to get the Highlanders to show something over these last two games, or his position will be a little unstable as he's off-contract at the end of this year. Abysmal performances pre-covid, and two last minute wins over the Chiefs since, are all that is taking the heat off hi...
by HouseOfPane
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gatland OUT
Replies: 277
Views: 14420

Re: Gatland OUT

NH posters are able to point to his record of success up there. But the reality is that any player or coach is only as good as their last performance. And they are accountable for every performance. Warren Gatland has just coached the Chiefs to a winless season in Super Rugby Aotearoa. Sure I get i...
by HouseOfPane
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4608

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

I have a very ominous feeling about this, in a bad way for Highlander supporters. 1. It's practically a final and we all know how the Crusaders play in finals. 2. They are angry at the performance they put out last time at home, beware. 3. Sellout home game, huge support and the biggest home crowd ...
by HouseOfPane
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Under-used players in Super Rugby Aotearoa 2020?
Replies: 36
Views: 977

Re: Under-used players in Super Rugby Aotearoa 2020?

You could throw Milner Skudder in too although I’m not sure if he’s injured or just isn’t getting picked. Teariki Ben-Nicholas has to be kicking himself for going to the number 8-less landers only for Mikaele Tu’u to have a stellar season. I wonder if the Crusaders ever gave him a ring. Milner Skud...
by HouseOfPane
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4608

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

Right, so now that the sickeningly arrogant Crusaders supporters are talking of wrapping it up - the Highlanders can come in all incognito like - just the way they like. Now, only if it was the supporters coaching the Crusaders, and not the very good coach that is Scott Robertson
by HouseOfPane
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4608

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

Before we crucify Mauger, is Walden fit? Helped Southern to a win over Green Island in Dunedin club rugby last weekend. This from Monday's ODT: Southern 25 Green Island 16 Southern had to work hard against a determined Green Island side before securing a 25-16 win at Bathgate Park. The visiting tea...
by HouseOfPane
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4608

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

Hmmm...I might revise my prediction. Crusaders by 30 :lol: Very strong team!
by HouseOfPane
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Under-used players in Super Rugby Aotearoa 2020?
Replies: 36
Views: 977

Re: Under-used players in Super Rugby Aotearoa 2020?

Hey what about Tei Walden?
by HouseOfPane
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4608

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

Does anyone know when exactly Walden last played a game at this level? He seemed to be the staple for so long then did he get injured and just never made back into the side? As MM said earlier, I do seem to remember some rather tepid grubbers from him which would needlessly give the ball away, but s...
by HouseOfPane
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4608

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

A pretty predictable lineup all things given. It's hard because on paper I think it's solid considering what players are available, but they stood no chance against such a merciless Blues performance last weekend. In some ways, the Highlanders were so smothered, that it was hard to get a read on the...
by HouseOfPane
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Under-used players in Super Rugby Aotearoa 2020?
Replies: 36
Views: 977

Re: Under-used players in Super Rugby Aotearoa 2020?

great depth at 9 I must say - future's looking good.
by HouseOfPane
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Under-used players in Super Rugby Aotearoa 2020?
Replies: 36
Views: 977

Re: Under-used players in Super Rugby Aotearoa 2020?

That's a decent team, I'd punt Manu because I don't think he's any good and replace him with Walden, one because he's good, two because they've been playing Tomkinson there who is not good, and three because Mauger is a former 12 himself so how on earth does he make that decision? Mauger's into his...
by HouseOfPane
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4608

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

The Highlanders could really do the Republic of Blue Auckland a nice favour this weekend. Please. Nope, sorry, this is our pitiful revenge to the Blues. As my glorious landers are getting prison-shamed in the orangetheory yard, I will at least be able to take some sweet comfort in knowing that we a...
by HouseOfPane
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your most embarrassing overhyping of a player
Replies: 121
Views: 3910

Re: Your most embarrassing overhyping of a player

I forget the poster who started the infamous 'Is Chris Noakes better than Dan Carter?' thread. nicebutextremelyfuckingdim? Ah, Chris Noakes. I forgot about him. He was a decent goal kicker at least - I remember him kicking the winning penalty (from halfway?) on full time for Otago v Southland down ...
by HouseOfPane
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4608

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

As often happens, the replacements just step into the fold and perform admirably. Bower, Makalio, Sanders and Paea have all played well when called upon. Imagine how good this team would be with Havili, Grace & Barrett back. Really looking forward to this match, Southern Derby always shines. Last 5...
by HouseOfPane
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4608

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

Not looking forward to this weekend. I'm loyal and faithful, but jeez both are being challenged... hugely. I hope to hell Nareki starts so we at least have pace on the outsides, and Rob Thompson maybe in at 12. But most of all, we have to 'man up' up front or get our arses kicked... again. :uhoh: S...
by HouseOfPane
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4608

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

Not looking forward to this weekend. I'm loyal and faithful, but jeez both are being challenged... hugely. I hope to hell Nareki starts so we at least have pace on the outsides, and Rob Thompson maybe in at 12. But most of all, we have to 'man up' up front or get our arses kicked... again. :uhoh: Y...
by HouseOfPane
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug
Replies: 340
Views: 4608

Re: Crusaders vs Highlanders: MATCH THREAD: Sunday 9th Aug

The Highlanders could really do the Republic of Blue Auckland a nice favour this weekend. Please. Nope, sorry, this is our pitiful revenge to the Blues. As my glorious landers are getting prison-shamed in the orangetheory yard, I will at least be able to take some sweet comfort in knowing that we a...
by HouseOfPane
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Suspicion still exists wrong man was given All Black role..
Replies: 155
Views: 4206

Re: Suspicion still exists wrong man was given All Black rol

Indeed, and I found it rather delicious when Wayne Smith came out in the media and skewered our pitiful attacking strategy in his analysis of the game. Presumably he isn't best mates with then-attack coach Ian Foster. Yeah I heard that too. I thought he was pretty scathing considering how recently ...
by HouseOfPane
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Suspicion still exists wrong man was given All Black role..
Replies: 155
Views: 4206

Re: Suspicion still exists wrong man was given All Black rol

Hansen's gamble on youth (and mobility, which I won't bore anyone by going into again) was a fairly remarkable turnaround from someone who had previously built and helped build the most experienced international team in the world. I doubt he'd forgotten that experienced combinations win WCs, but ra...
by HouseOfPane
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gatland OUT
Replies: 277
Views: 14420

Re: Gatland OUT

naki wrote:Remember when Gats broke both his legs falling off that ladder? I'd like to shake that ladder's hand.
No need to step up the jokes here.

I guess he doesn't know how to climb every ladder.

Its important to rise above these kind of jokes.

He really can't afford to miss a step.

shit, sorry.