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by Fezhead
Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jeremy Corbyn is untouchable now
Replies: 6434
Views: 323948

Re: Jeremy Corbyn is untouchable now

McDonnell has retreated from the idea of people's QE. He's very much your intellectual kindred bimbo - doesn't want to spend beyond our means Wasn't he talking about £500 million spending on various things? Actual policy discussion has been so peripheral to the Labour party for long enough that I c...
by Fezhead
Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87765
Views: 4475936

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

England may have another think about moving Maro to 6, can't imagine Sarries will. Rhodes, Wray, Burger, Brown all cover 6, whereas other than Ali Hargreaves it's a fair step down to the other locks. Ransom was great at jnr and in the A's where that extra half yard you get in attack had him tearing ...
by Fezhead
Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread
Replies: 86946
Views: 3058248

Re: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread

Yeap it's certainly the case it's a social and geographic divide but also overwhelmingly generational. I don't for a minute doubt the earnestness of the sense of dislocation and abandonment. Don't personally think it's got much to do with the EU, though, and certainly, in my eyes at least, haven't s...
by Fezhead
Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread
Replies: 86946
Views: 3058248

Re: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread

Poole and Bournemouth are expected to be heavily leave so it's very hard to understand what's going on. :(( I've met around 30/40 leavers, 2 or 3 remainers in town. I doubt it's the same to that degree elsewhere, but whatever happens, someone at the end of this is going to be VERY, very pissed off....
by Fezhead
Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread
Replies: 86946
Views: 3058248

Re: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread

Kellner has it for Remain by between 8.5 and 2% but Brexit victory "perfectly possible"

http://politicscounter.com/?p=95
by Fezhead
Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread
Replies: 86946
Views: 3058248

Re: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread

Someone's going to talk himself into a lawsuit methinks.
by Fezhead
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How did you vote? The Official Brexit Exit Poll Thread
Replies: 277
Views: 11506

Re: How did you vote? The Official Brexit Exit Poll Thread

Imagine just how funny Silver going mental would be if remain wins. :thumbup: I should be fine either way. I won't be competing with the huge number of low skilled people that flood into the country as the Euro countries collapse, and Turks start pouring in if stay win. I'm sure that'll be a great ...
by Fezhead
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How did you vote? The Official Brexit Exit Poll Thread
Replies: 277
Views: 11506

Re: How did you vote? The Official Brexit Exit Poll Thread

Hmm. There is every chance we could end up being ruled by Gavin Henson. I suppose it was always inevitable. I for one welcome this.
by Fezhead
Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread
Replies: 86946
Views: 3058248

Re: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread

It's not going to happen. Leave needed to hit this week with a material lead as votes always disappear towards the status quo at the last minute. For a while last week there was a lot of momentum. But...well, we all know what happened. I know there are some who think enough has been done to get tra...
by Fezhead
Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread
Replies: 86946
Views: 3058248

Re: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread

It's not going to happen. Leave needed to hit this week with a material lead as votes always disappear towards the status quo at the last minute. For a while last week there was a lot of momentum. But...well, we all know what happened. I know there are some who think enough has been done to get tra...
by Fezhead
Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread
Replies: 86946
Views: 3058248

Re: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread

Wow tough crowd. So small countries cant get good trade deals as shown by the good trade deals they do. You've given one example. A resource rich first world country that had access to a larger market beside it (and a clearly defined relationship). I was expecting examples of trade deals between sm...
by Fezhead
Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread
Replies: 86946
Views: 3058248

Re: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread

From my admittedly brief research it appears it's taken 5 years of negotiations to get the CETA, and it still needs to go through the commission, the parliament, and then be ratified by all of the member states, all to achieve a 99% reduction on duties. Also looks like Canadian imports will need to ...
by Fezhead
Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread
Replies: 86946
Views: 3058248

Re: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread

Maybe because the younger generation are greedy, spoilt ***** who only care about lining their own pockets and holidaying in Marbella. Whereas the older, more principled generation actually have horizons wider than the economy and care about sovereignty, the importance of democracy, protecting our ...
by Fezhead
Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread
Replies: 86946
Views: 3058248

Re: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread

Turkey has been in conversation to join the EU, since 1987 and its predecessors since the 60s. I don’t think the fact that they’ve also got a chat with the EU next week presages imminent inclusion.
by Fezhead
Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread
Replies: 86946
Views: 3058248

Re: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread

From the other members of the EEA/EFTA’s pov I can’t see a rationale for letting us be a member with an opt out on one of the pillars intended to be the whole point of the above. I can see us eventually negotiating a bi-lateral treaty of some form with the EU in which akin to the Swiss we end up co...
by Fezhead
Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread
Replies: 86946
Views: 3058248

Re: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread

Hmm. Methinks BS. Article 112 1. If serious economic, societal or environmental difficulties of a sectorial or regional nature liable to persist are arising, a Contracting Party may unilaterally take appropriate measures under the conditions and procedures laid down in Article 113. 2. Such safeguard...
by Fezhead
Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread
Replies: 86946
Views: 3058248

Re: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread

From the other members of the EEA/EFTA’s pov I can’t see a rationale for letting us be a member with an opt out on one of the pillars intended to be the whole point of the above. I can see us eventually negotiating a bi-lateral treaty of some form with the EU in which akin to the Swiss we end up com...
by Fezhead
Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread
Replies: 86946
Views: 3058248

Re: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread

The "shy" thing has been debunked by pollsters as an outdated issue (including during their follow-up reports about what went wrong in the GE last year) that they don't fall prey to. Whether they are right about that is an interesting question, but I'd be careful chalking anything up to people deli...
by Fezhead
Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread
Replies: 86946
Views: 3058248

Re: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread

A decision that will effect the lives of our children & grandchildren. Youguv: 18-29: 73% stay, 27% leave 30-39: 62% stay, 38% leave 60+: 37% stay, 63% leave :? And 40-59? If I recall correctly, 40's was neck and neck, 50's a 10 point lead for leave. Think 40’s men were mainly leave, women in that ...
by Fezhead
Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread
Replies: 86946
Views: 3058248

Re: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread

A decision that will effect the lives of our children & grandchildren.
Youguv:

18-29: 73% stay, 27% leave
30-39: 62% stay, 38% leave

60+: 37% stay, 63% leave

:?
by Fezhead
Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread
Replies: 86946
Views: 3058248

Re: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread

It will presumably have to be relatively quick. Continued regulatory uncertainty and business don’t go together very well – which would still be the case if you were to place the existing laws in stasis for a couple of years.

What previous “transitional situations” do they have in mind?
by Fezhead
Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is Obama a failed President?
Replies: 125
Views: 6980

Re: Is Obama a failed President?

Was there ever going to be any opportunity for legislative co-operation, given the pressure being exercised on GOP lawmakers by their own base? McConnell seems to have spent much of his own political capital trying to crush the Tea Party, for example. Does that make it better or worse that Barry O ...
by Fezhead
Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is Obama a failed President?
Replies: 125
Views: 6980

Re: Is Obama a failed President?

Hmm. Well two interesting questions suggest themselves off the back of the above observations. Was there ever going to be any opportunity for legislative co-operation, given the pressure being exercised on GOP lawmakers by their own base? McConnell seems to have spent much of his own political capit...
by Fezhead
Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is Obama a failed President?
Replies: 125
Views: 6980

Re: Is Obama a failed President?

Too early to say. Domestically any efforts have to be put in context of the recession and the impossibility of getting anything through congress. The fact that it took him every piece of political capital he had to get Obamacare through says it all about the political climate. In regard to foreign p...
by Fezhead
Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread
Replies: 86946
Views: 3058248

Re: OFFICIAL EU/UK referendum thread

I may be wrong, but I don`t think most people voting leave, are voting for Farage or Johnson. There is no way I`d vote for a UKIP or Tory party , but I will vote to leave the EU Unfortunately I think a lot people vote for the personalities. Especially when they are vociferously backed by the tabloi...
by Fezhead
Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL Hillary Rodham CLINTON for President thread.
Replies: 611
Views: 28930

Re: The OFFICIAL Hillary Rodham CLINTON for President thread

It is not all about Trump. IMHO Hillary will probably win this election and become POTUS. At what cost to America I shudder to think of. Very little, I'd imagine, beyond 8 more years of New Democrat incrementalism. By 2024 the GOP may have scraped itself back together, or the american public may be...
by Fezhead
Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL Hillary Rodham CLINTON for President thread.
Replies: 611
Views: 28930

Re: The OFFICIAL Hillary Rodham CLINTON for President thread

Ex Secret Serviceman book coming out about being close to the Clintons https://www.amazon.com/Crisis-Character-Discloses-Firsthand-Experience/dp/1455568872/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1466420347&sr=8-1&keywords=byrne+clinton Posted directly outside President Clinton's Oval Office, Former Secret Service ...
by Fezhead
Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87765
Views: 4475936

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Think he’ll try to keep changes to a minimum, but as has been said you have to wonder what some of the boys have left in the tank – Haskell could hardly make it off the park. Mako also put in a shift. At a wild guess I’d say 3/4 changes to the starting XV, but with more new faces on the bench. Mulla...
by Fezhead
Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2nd Test Springboks vs Ireland - 18 June Ellis Park
Replies: 1450
Views: 55705

Re: 2nd Test Springboks vs Ireland - 18 June Ellis Park

SA look like they've no idea what they should be doing out there. No plan, no structure, no conviction
by Fezhead
Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How Britain will look,Post Brexit.
Replies: 110
Views: 7197

Re: How Britain will look,Post Brexit.

The “England rugby player pathway” will be replaced by the Varsity Match as the official route to international selection.
by Fezhead
Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87765
Views: 4475936

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Presumably this ties McGuigan to England? Recall he played Ireland U20s.
by Fezhead
Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87765
Views: 4475936

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

The main advantage Kiwis have is the ball skills of their tight 5. That they are able to build plays around Brodie Retallick making decisions with the ball at first or 2nd receiver is pretty extraordinary. Would love to see Kruis nurtured in the same direction.
by Fezhead
Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87765
Views: 4475936

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

What'll be most interesting to see vs Aus is whether the current first choice England back row have the pace necessary to break the team into the top 3 in the world. For me that's the most obvious issue with the current combo, and where the influence of Clifford's pace will be most interesting to se...
by Fezhead
Sun May 29, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL England vs Wales Wallet Stuffer Challenge
Replies: 709
Views: 15635

Re: OFFICIAL England vs Wales Wallet Stuffer Challenge

I still think there's a 50% chance they'll give Itoje motm this afternoon
by Fezhead
Sat May 28, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87765
Views: 4475936

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Pack must like him as well. Couple of times he even picked from the base to try and get them some go-forward. Otherwise, on the ex side, thought Ewers got into the game a bit as the game rolled on. Sarries side - all the usuals put their hands up. The main concern is how much rugby they've now playe...
by Fezhead
Sat May 28, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Saracens vs Exeter, AP Final, Twickenham, Saturday 3pm, BT 1
Replies: 159
Views: 4200

Re: Saracens vs Exeter, AP Final, Twickenham, Saturday 3pm,

Well is was amusing reading the doom merchants posts from half time. Exeter have Spirit by the bucketload and where never just going to roll over. Well played by Sarries, only outplayed at the rolling maul and Big Jim shut that down, we played some great rugby at times, not that we'll get much cred...
by Fezhead
Sat May 28, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Saracens vs Exeter, AP Final, Twickenham, Saturday 3pm, BT 1
Replies: 159
Views: 4200

Re: Saracens vs Exeter, AP Final, Twickenham, Saturday 3pm,

toweliechaos wrote:Illegal try in the 1st proved to be the difference.
We won by 8.

Anyway well played Chiefs. You win these games by losing them first, as we can attest
by Fezhead
Sat May 28, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Saracens vs Exeter, AP Final, Twickenham, Saturday 3pm, BT 1
Replies: 159
Views: 4200

Re: Saracens vs Exeter, AP Final, Twickenham, Saturday 3pm,

Also may have missed at its an overlap they worked about 4 times. One was going to come off at some point. Exe struggling to deal with the vunipolas up the middle - comitting 3 to the tackle at the minute
by Fezhead
Sat May 28, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Saracens vs Exeter, AP Final, Twickenham, Saturday 3pm, BT 1
Replies: 159
Views: 4200

Re: Saracens vs Exeter, AP Final, Twickenham, Saturday 3pm,

Dominance at the moment. Exe can't get out of their half. Chudley and Slade having shockers. Kick chase non existent. Nowell showing up well.

Otherwise score about right for possession and territory. Quite hot here, will open up
by Fezhead
Wed May 25, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bristol vs Doncaster - RFU Championship Final
Replies: 122
Views: 3781

Re: Bristol vs Doncaster - RFU Championship Final

As mentioned elsewhere, saw him play for Tigger vs Sarries development years ago. Him, Matt Smith, and a very young Manu Tuilagi off the bench impressed on the day. Always slightly surprised he didnt' make it.