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by Jerome Manning
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NPC Rugby Highlights from amateur era
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: NPC Rugby Highlights from amateur era

The players are...uummm..a lot...whiter.
by Jerome Manning
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Hurricanes: MATCH THREAD: Sun March 7
Replies: 175
Views: 2519

Re: Crusaders vs Hurricanes: MATCH THREAD: Sun March 7

See marshall still doesn't understand relative velocity and the foward pass rule.. disappointing from a commentator It's disgraceful. I think there is about 60 percent of the population who don't have the cognitive ability to wrap their head around the concept, regardless of how often it is explain...
by Jerome Manning
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Hurricanes: MATCH THREAD: Sun March 7
Replies: 175
Views: 2519

Re: Crusaders vs Hurricanes: MATCH THREAD: Sun March 7

Justin Marshall thinks that it is judged relative to the ground :roll:

Holy shit we are lost as a species.
by Jerome Manning
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: No Country For Old Men
Replies: 58
Views: 1963

Re: No Country For Old Men

towny wrote: Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:29 am
Jerome Manning wrote: Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:28 am I'd love to see the kiwi Super Rugby sides listed including current overseas pros. They'd all be defacto test sides.
Think you’d find Reds, Tahs and Brumbies would look alright too
well yeah, that just makes it sadder. Imagine how strong the comp would look without NH money.
by Jerome Manning
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: No Country For Old Men
Replies: 58
Views: 1963

Re: No Country For Old Men

I'd love to see the kiwi Super Rugby sides listed including current overseas pros. They'd all be defacto test sides.
by Jerome Manning
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Shake Rattle and Roll
Replies: 36
Views: 1081

Re: Shake Rattle and Roll

So anyone know how big these ‘tsunamis’ were in the end? I can understand why they evacuated but it sounds like you were more likely to have a car accident getting away than you from any water Was totally expecting ardern to give a press conference in her wetsuit today..oh well We are in danger of ...
by Jerome Manning
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Simon Doull - what is his problem?
Replies: 119
Views: 4463

Re: Simon Doull - what is his problem?

Monkey Magic wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:34 pm
Big Nipper wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:42 am So how about that Simon Doull eh?
Who?
the guy who wasn't quite in the same class as Dale Steyn.
by Jerome Manning
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia A T20 tour to NZ 2021
Replies: 292
Views: 5453

Re: Cricket: Australia A T20 tour to NZ 2021

Jameison :lol:

Some Indian businessmen are feeling very very angry right now.
by Jerome Manning
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Simon Doull - what is his problem?
Replies: 119
Views: 4463

Re: Simon Doull - what is his problem?

Also: Monty Panesar has made bombshell claims about the England cricket team that question whether its treatment of the ball in the field was legal throughout his international career. The former England spinner, who played 50 Tests between 2006 and 2013, played a crucial role in ball-maintenance f...
by Jerome Manning
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand...fvcked
Replies: 511
Views: 16056

Re: New Zealand...fvcked

jambanja wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:16 am
Why on earth are big corporations loving lockdown, I find that very hard to believe, I work for one and as far as I'm aware, we are not "loving lockdown"
Competitive advantage - it's hurting small business much, much more.
by Jerome Manning
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Simon Doull - what is his problem?
Replies: 119
Views: 4463

Re: Simon Doull - what is his problem?

Ellafan wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:59 am Image
Isn't that CWC2015 - pre sandpaper gate?
by Jerome Manning
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand...fvcked
Replies: 511
Views: 16056

Re: New Zealand...fvcked

Back to the subject at hand - if no new community-based cases are found between now and decision making time today, what decision should the government make pertaining to level restrictions? I support the decision to keep the status quo for another week before reviewing it again (i.e. L3 Auckland, ...
by Jerome Manning
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Simon Doull - what is his problem?
Replies: 119
Views: 4463

Re: Simon Doull - what is his problem?

The Aussies were cheating. They used sandpaper.
by Jerome Manning
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Which form of rugby would you watch in order?
Replies: 70
Views: 1907

Re: Which form of rugby would you watch in order?

Throw in some cricket and I'm about as correct a sports fan as one can get.

Anything else is odd behaviour.
by Jerome Manning
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Which form of rugby would you watch in order?
Replies: 70
Views: 1907

Re: Which form of rugby would you watch in order?

1 Major All Blacks tests/Rugby World Cup/Lions
2 NRL Finals football
3 State of Origin mungoball
4 Major non All Blacks test matches
5 NRL
6 Super Rugby



144 Mongolian nose flute playing



2312 Sevens





445,678 Womens.
by Jerome Manning
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Simon Doull - what is his problem?
Replies: 119
Views: 4463

Re: Simon Doull - what is his problem?

ZuluBoy wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:41 am I do not know Doull but as a cricketer I won't rate him in the same class as Steyn.
That's a massive call and precisely what this thread is about.

Next topic: Bradman v Scott Styris - who was the better batsman?
by Jerome Manning
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Simon Doull - what is his problem?
Replies: 119
Views: 4463

Re: Simon Doull - what is his problem?

I honestly think it is variation between the balls themselves that is causing them to swing or not - essentially a fault in the manufacturing process where each ball is different. Tim Southee took 7 for f%ck all against in England in CWC2015, swinging the ball late by a foot. When it was England's t...
by Jerome Manning
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welsh trolls leave Sonja McLaughlin crying in her car
Replies: 131
Views: 8879

Re: Welsh trolls leave Sonja McLaughlin crying in her car

I don't reckon there was any crying in her car.

and if there was, I'm not responsible for peoples sensitivity thresholds. Some people would cry in their car from thinking about an injured puppy.
by Jerome Manning
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Does Deepfake Tom Cruise mean the real one can do what he wants and get away with it?
Replies: 12
Views: 934

Re: Does Deepfake Tom Cruise mean the real one can do what he wants and get away with it?

Great topic for a thread. The political chat makes it tedious. F%ck off you lot - that's not what this is about.
by Jerome Manning
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Simon Doull - what is his problem?
Replies: 119
Views: 4463

Re: Simon Doull - what is his problem?

Property wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:55 pm The only cock in this is Steyn.
Who would bring race into a throwaway line about his hair.
What a fuc.wit.
He's knowingly playing a game. Gotta get those woke points in early.
by Jerome Manning
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welsh trolls leave Sonja McLaughlin crying in her car
Replies: 131
Views: 8879

Re: Welsh trolls leave Sonja McLaughlin crying in her car

Trolling and abusing female reporters anonymously online, regardless of how badly they are doing their job in your subjective opionion, is imasculine, pathetic and not the actions of a real rugby man. But they're not trolling her for being a woman, are they? They're trolling her for being a plum. D...
by Jerome Manning
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Simon Doull - what is his problem?
Replies: 119
Views: 4463

Re: Simon Doull - what is his problem?

Big Nipper wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:01 am Jdogscoop rating him as a class bowler, maybe not quite in the class of Steyn
:lol: :lol: :lol:
mr bungle wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:37 am Jdogscoop hasn't posted on this thread.

JCG said;
Not on Steyn’s level but not a bum by any means.

Well, that's how you make someone look like a knob in a single post.
by Jerome Manning
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welsh trolls leave Sonja McLaughlin crying in her car
Replies: 131
Views: 8879

Re: Welsh trolls leave Sonja McLaughlin crying in her car

I don't know the personalities involved up north but was she the one doing the immediate post match interview with Owen Farrell? Whoever it was she was pathetic. Incredibly desperate for a "gotcha" interview. If a male treated you like that you would be entitled to tell him to F#*k off. I agree com...
by Jerome Manning
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Simon Doull - what is his problem?
Replies: 119
Views: 4463

Re: Simon Doull - what is his problem?

I really don't get the outrage over this. It was such a throwaway line - we say the same thing about about guys who go out and buy an expensive sports car or leave their wife for a hot young girlfriend. We are getting way too sensitive Susan over mental health. There has been language inflation here...
by Jerome Manning
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welsh trolls leave Sonja McLaughlin crying in her car
Replies: 131
Views: 8879

Re: Welsh trolls leave Sonja McLaughlin crying in her car

Even Matt Dawson was a bit critical of her on Radio5 after her post match interview with Farrell. Words to the effect of "She should have realised to stop that line of questioning" She does realise it but she is after the outrage - and then disingenuously cries about the outrage. She is knowingly p...
by Jerome Manning
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 23 seconds from ‘have a word’ to ‘time on’
Replies: 113
Views: 6007

Re: 23 seconds from ‘have a word’ to ‘time on’

grubberkick wrote: Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:43 am Can a team captain simply ignore a ref instruction to talk to his team?
of course he can - you can't force someone to talk to people.
by Jerome Manning
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What does vunipola offer?
Replies: 43
Views: 2430

Re: What does vunipola offer?

He's been in poor form, but was a lot better this game I thought. In theory, he brings elite level physicality in tight channels. There's not many forwards out there who can commit 3 defenders to take him down and still make it over that gainline. He managed to do that a few times today. A prop wou...
by Jerome Manning
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 23 seconds from ‘have a word’ to ‘time on’
Replies: 113
Views: 6007

Re: 23 seconds from ‘have a word’ to ‘time on’

Never kick the ball across your own goalmouth in soccer.

Always play to the whistle.

Never trust the referee when he says "go back and talk to your team". It needs to be taught to kids that this phrase means nothing. No one should be caught out again.
by Jerome Manning
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand...fvcked
Replies: 511
Views: 16056

Re: New Zealand...fvcked

There have always been degrees of wrongness - and there absolutely should be. The alternative would...frightening.
by Jerome Manning
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand...fvcked
Replies: 511
Views: 16056

Re: New Zealand...fvcked

but I do tend to think a lot of people should leave their high horses in the stable, unless they doing everything correctly like scanning etc, it a bit hard to take much notice of them. That seems a non sequitur to me. You can be responsible and follow common sense without necessarily doing everyth...
by Jerome Manning
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welsh trolls leave Sonja McLaughlin crying in her car
Replies: 131
Views: 8879

Re: Welsh trolls leave Sonja McLaughlin crying in her car

I don't know the personalities involved up north but was she the one doing the immediate post match interview with Owen Farrell?

Whoever it was she was pathetic. Incredibly desperate for a "gotcha" interview. If a male treated you like that you would be entitled to tell him to F#*k off.
by Jerome Manning
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand...fvcked
Replies: 511
Views: 16056

Re: New Zealand...fvcked

Health officials' focus remains on KFC in the Auckland suburb of Botany. A family member of one of the Papatoetoe High School students who tested positive had been told to stay home and isolate, but instead went to work at the fast-food restaurant on Monday wtf did I just read :? From the main arti...
by Jerome Manning
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand...fvcked
Replies: 511
Views: 16056

Re: New Zealand...fvcked

Feeling unwell, go to your GP, get a test, go to the gym :lol:
by Jerome Manning
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is mispronouncing Pasifika names offensive?
Replies: 140
Views: 3125

Re: Is mispronouncing Pasifika names offensive?

If you are sincere and well intentioned, mispronouncing is fine and anyone taking offense is an attention seeking prima donna who can be dismissed. If you making no effort or deliberately mispronouncing for a laugh, you are unprofessional and should have no career in broadcasting. It's about treatin...
by Jerome Manning
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia A T20 tour to NZ 2021
Replies: 292
Views: 5453

Re: Cricket: Australia A T20 tour to NZ 2021

Ellafan wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:12 am Well, this has been a predictable win to NZ. Anything less than a 5-nil sweep would be an embarrassment for them.

Hopefully the Australia 3rd XI can put up a better effort at the next outing.
No shame in losing to the world champions*










*moral victory in a different format.
by Jerome Manning
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia A T20 tour to NZ 2021
Replies: 292
Views: 5453

Re: Cricket: Australia A T20 tour to NZ 2021

The IPL auction is weird in terms of who they fall in love with and who they don't.

Guptil 6 years ago should have been worth a fortune but was never wanted.
by Jerome Manning
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia A T20 tour to NZ 2021
Replies: 292
Views: 5453

Re: Cricket: Australia A T20 tour to NZ 2021

fu%k we're good.
by Jerome Manning
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia A T20 tour to NZ 2021
Replies: 292
Views: 5453

Re: Cricket: Australia A T20 tour to NZ 2021

deadduck wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:55 am Her monotonous mumbling sounds like she's had half a glass of wine too many
That's exactly what it sounds like :lol: . When you get stuck at a table with someone who is a bit glassy eyed.
by Jerome Manning
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia A T20 tour to NZ 2021
Replies: 292
Views: 5453

Re: Cricket: Australia A T20 tour to NZ 2021

I'm know I'm a raging sexist but that woman has a shocking voice for commentary :lol: Its frustrating given how good a player she is and she actually makes good points unlike the drivel coming out of McMillan and stevenson It's amazing to think McMillan was our batting coach - and Stevenson obvious...
by Jerome Manning
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia A T20 tour to NZ 2021
Replies: 292
Views: 5453

Re: Cricket: Australia A T20 tour to NZ 2021

I'm know I'm a raging sexist but that woman has a shocking voice for commentary :lol: Are you talking about Usha "Brilliant*" Guha? With one exception, I think she's pretty good. The exception being when England are playing. In which the brilliant word comes out a little too often. Guha is amazing....