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by grouch
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128824
Views: 5549681

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

I hope Trump apeals the Penn case to the Supreme Court. a) It'll be hilarious seeing 3 judges he put there, chucking it out b) I think once the Supreme Court chuck it out, the public (most of them, at least) will see the allegations for what they really are. He can't . For the federal supreme court...
by grouch
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 352
Views: 9422

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT

:D The AB backline is really poor in comparison to yesteryear- there is no punch or co-ordination. As I pointed out after the SF against England last year, the Centres are decent players as individuals but awful as a pair. Not only is it the centres, RM at 10 looks confused with how to run the back...
by grouch
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 352
Views: 9422

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT

:D The AB backline is really poor in comparison to yesteryear- there is no punch or co-ordination. As I pointed out after the SF against England last year, the Centres are decent players as individuals but awful as a pair. Not only is it the centres, RM at 10 looks confused with how to run the back...
by grouch
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 352
Views: 9422

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT

ALL BLACKS TEAM TO PLAY ARGENTINA IN NEWCASTLE ON SATURDAY NIGHT 1. Joe Moody (49) 2. Dane Coles (73) 3. Nepo Laulala (28) 4. Scott Barrett (39) 5. Samuel Whitelock (121) 6. Akira Ioane (1) 7. Sam Cane (73) - captain 8. Ardie Savea (48) 9. Aaron Smith (96) 10. Richie Mo'unga (21) 11. Caleb Clarke (...
by grouch
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: "Our fans are morons" - Sam Cane
Replies: 201
Views: 6864

Re: "Our fans are morons" - Sam Cane

That scrum looks a bit creaky and the AB pack really only has two good carriers - I think this causes a lot of their problems actually. I might be very wrong, but I don't think we will see a blow out this weekend. ABs will probably kick a lot more than they did last time - they look quite mediocre ...
by grouch
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020: All Blacks v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Nov 14, 06:10 GMT
Replies: 371
Views: 9269

Re: TRI NATIONS 2020: All Blacks v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Nov 14, 06:10 GMT

Puma wrote: Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:15 pm One of the best news to come out of this test is Santiago Chocobares.

Test debut, against the ABs. He was repeatedly targeted by the AB ballcarriesrs. And he effectively closed down the midfield channel.
:thumbup:
by grouch
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1337892

Re: NZ Politics Thread

"Green Party politician Golriz Ghahraman -- who was New Zealand's first elected refugee MP -- congratulated Mahuta, saying it was "exciting" that the country was "decolonizing" its voice in foreign affairs." What kind of utter bullshit comment is that. What does it even mean? :? Sign of the times u...
by grouch
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tu'inukuafe GOOOOOOOOOOONNE
Replies: 22
Views: 1301

Re: Tu'inukuafe GOOOOOOOOOOONNE

He did pretty much the same thing Savea did with an overlap in the previous game, Karl just made harder work of it, as he properly should being fatter and less athletic. Given it is systemic and repeated, I blame the coach. Yeah Savea should have passed, but there is a monumental difference in Save...
by grouch
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1337892

Re: NZ Politics Thread

I thought Willie Jackson was already in cabinet in the last term as Employment Minister. He's now been moved to Maori Economic Development, which I reckon is a demotion. Kris Faafoi as justice minister is interesting but I reckon most (not all) of these ministerial positions are management roles ra...
by grouch
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1337892

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Mahua is not particularly bright no. She's also unpolished and unworldly. Those are both characteristics you want in effectively the senior diplomat. What does she know about the US, the UK, the EU, Russia or China? Nothing but she does have a Master of Social Anthropology with first class honours....
by grouch
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Positives for the Wallabies Bledisloe III
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: Positives for the Wallabies Bledisloe III

Complete clarity for Rennie that he needs to find an on the field leader.

Hooper is a quality 7 but he's not a captain's bum.
by grouch
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1337892

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Opportunity missed .

The cabinet drawn from [mostly ] from the hacks who put Cindy in charge.

Kris Faafoi as minister of Justice , ffs !

Megan Woods - Housing & Energy- groan

Neo-libs , aargh.

Dr Liz Craig one of many capable people overlooked.
by grouch
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Magpies break a 38 year hoodoo, victory over Canterbury
Replies: 70
Views: 2342

Re: The Magpies break a 38 year hoodoo, victory over Canterbury

I reckon HB will put a bit of a B team out next week v BoP (who’ll get a towelling like they did v North Harbour) to concentrate on that last Shield defence v Wellington the week after. If we can hold the Shield and win the championship it’ll be a great season. Either option is just as awful (losin...
by grouch
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1337892

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Cabinet announcement day today he Prime Minister will today reveal those positions, and of particular interest will be the roles of Deputy PM, Health Minister, Winston Peters' successor in Foreign Affairs, the number of Māori ministers, and how far Phil Twyford might fall . :lol: Finance Minister G...
by grouch
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1337892

Re: NZ Politics Thread

I think your response pretty much sums up why the 'Yes' movement failed. No it fucken doesn't, it sums up how asinine your comment was. If you wanna discuss things seriously, starting with "Only got themselves to blame" Here's why I think it hasn't passed - it doesn't affect boomers much, so they m...
by grouch
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1337892

Re: NZ Politics Thread

I'm not convinced that the Nats narrative that they lost the election as voters swung to Labour to lock out the Greens makes much sense. Firstly, if that were the case, then it shouldn't have had an effect on constituency MPs. You're hardly going to vote out Gerry Brownlee or Herete Hipango in orde...
by grouch
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fozzie Out
Replies: 188
Views: 7220

Re: Fozzie Out

I'm finding it hard to enjoy the All Black matches, I keep thinking about this shitty appointment and how we could have been rebuilding and experimenting under an exciting new regime. I have no confidence in Foster and see nothing to look forward to until his contract is up. This team gives the imp...
by grouch
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1337892

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Santa said: I'm fine. I'm worried about New Zealand. An inexperienced and largely operationally incompetent government has just been elected and given the power to act pretty well unilaterally, at a time when a steady hand and cool headed competence is urgently needed. That has largely been brought ...
by grouch
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1337892

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Unbelievable and extremely entitled . And Collins maintains that it’s the other side that can’t do anything else ? Tone deaf ? Massive lack of self awareness in the post above. I’m aware hanging on to Brownlee ( let alone as deputy ) is peak stupidity . After getting an absolute shafting these guys...
by grouch
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1337892

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Just watched the news and kinda looking like we will lose the Bled and the RC .. what a cluster Still got the Mitre 10 cup ... chur 🤙 Another victory for the visionless accountants. After 1 round of NPC with full AB participation , the decision to once again gut the best Rugby Tournament in the wor...
by grouch
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1337892

Re: NZ Politics Thread

And while I’m at it , all you here that refer to Judith Collins as Mrs Wong Tung .. that is latent racism and you all know it . If we had an actual Mod this may be stopped . Shame that we have come to this . Well, really. I can't believe how precious National party voters have become. "Mrs Wong Tun...
by grouch
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1337892

Re: NZ Politics Thread

That is a terrible list. Any sentence starting with "Took action on..." or "Enhanced..." is woolly as fudge and means they haven't done anything substantive. I'm surprised it doesnt say stuff like "Put trousers on" or "Went to shop for biscuits ". Still - better than the "nothing" that it responded...
by grouch
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: North/South: Who are the contenders? Add? Subtract?
Replies: 50
Views: 3080

Re: North/South: Who are the contenders? Add? Subtract?

Dark wrote: Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:09 pm Does bring up the age old question.

Why does the South Island breed better specimens of pure manlihood than the North.
They don't .
The true strength lies in their world leading poaching system.
by grouch
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: North/South: Who are the contenders? Add? Subtract?
Replies: 50
Views: 3080

Re: North/South: Who are the contenders? Add? Subtract?

These are indeed strange times. The diehards have been calling for the re-introduction of this fixture for years. It's on , albeit in a dead stadium but until the Mitre 10 cup kicks off this is all we've got BUT on match day I had to locate this thread on page 3 and give it the kiss of life. Predict...
by grouch
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1337892

Re: NZ Politics Thread

If that's who you wish to vote for Enz then it's not a wasted vote. The only wasted vote is the one that isn't made. I'd love to know what the true numbers would be if everyone who could vote did, and they voted with their heart and not their head. It's sad how many people I've spoken to who have s...
by grouch
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1337892

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Trump however :roll: Except we aren’t talking about Trump , we are talking about Ardern so your deflection is weak . What’s the approved narrative amongst the Jastapo about Labour fraudulently claiming rent from an electorate office ? I’m guessing if one office is doing it there are many many more ...
by grouch
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1337892

Re: NZ Politics Thread

For a political she is not a thinker at all. She has no identifiable political philosophy other than be nice and no technical understand of any aspect of anything relevant to political leadership, economics being the main one. Given the parlous state of our parliamentary democracy , it's apparent t...
by grouch
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1337892

Re: NZ Politics Thread

This is... Christ what's the word... it's on the tip of my tongue.... no it's gone https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/122618622/nobel-prize-winner-weighs-in-on-nzs-covid-strategy-from-a-poolside-in-portugal A “long shot” email from a Blenheim man has prompted a Nobel laureate to we...
by grouch
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1337892

Re: NZ Politics Thread

ACT, naturally a 0.5% party, have benefitted only because of the demise of NZF and National. Take good look at the ACT list . Stacked with competent and articulate Firearms owners. I posted here a year ago lamenting the fact that the only person in Parliament making any sense over the proposed chan...
by grouch
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1337892

Re: NZ Politics Thread

ACT, naturally a 0.5% party, have benefitted only because of the demise of NZF and National. Take good look at the ACT list . Stacked with competent and articulate Firearms owners. I posted here a year ago lamenting the fact that the only person in Parliament making any sense over the proposed chan...
by grouch
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1337892

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Greens will be fine and Chloe will win Auckland Central anyway. Mrs Wong-Tung will do major damage to herself and National in the debates. It's NZF's farewell tour. They have been dire. ACT, naturally a 0.5% party, have benefitted only because of the demise of NZF and National. Just today JA has be...
by grouch
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1337892

Re: NZ Politics Thread

The Posters/combatants in this phred seem to be clustered in the stands around the half-way mark. There's a few die hard supporters of each of the major brands competing for the middle ground , but generally most are that most fickle of creatures , the Centrist swinging voter. There's a lot of compe...
by grouch
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1337892

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Do you really think a for profit education provider always prioritises education to the best of their ability? Do you really think you'll get a straight answer? Charter/private schools are all about enabling substantially higher funding per child for those in the "know" compared to the state system...
by grouch
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1337892

Re: NZ Politics Thread

This made me laugh. The rest of the thread is as bad. A cult has clearly arisen. That announcement by #NZ Prime Minister @jacindaardern on moving the election surely has to be one of the most succinct & thorough constitutional speeches by a Kiwi leader ever. The level of detail, consideration & def...
by grouch
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1337892

Re: NZ Politics Thread

"princess cindy" & tory lite . Both Grouchspeak , if I'm not mistaken . Not disputing at all our PM's communication skills , consummate politician she may prove to be , but as yet , not proven. As I said yesterday , her post election cabinet will be critical in advancing any claim to greatness. Muc...
by grouch
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1337892

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Some good news for Labour's friend https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/300084478/czech-drug-smuggler-karel-sroubek-granted-parole This just beggars belief ! I'm looking for someone to vote for [ on 17 October :( ] , for the first time ever I'm considering putting a red line through all candidate...
by grouch
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1337892

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Are there seriously keewees on here that don't agree with or feel that Jacinda Ardern has done a great job? Seriously? Response to Covid ? From slow start she/they have done an excellent job. Prior to that she/they were staring down the barrel of 1 term only , with nothing achieved. How they will m...
by grouch
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Play this at my funeral - not a dry eye in the house
Replies: 56
Views: 3074

Re: Play this at my funeral - not a dry eye in the house

It will be a coin toss between these 2.

Atheist funerals can be bit awkward .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXlkwHECabU

or
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHhrZgojY1Q
by grouch
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1337892

Re: NZ Politics Thread

One of the most humorous concepts I have thought spouted is that Annette King and Little morally stood down for Ardern to waltz up, like Ardern had no actual hand in it. She isn't thick and just grabs opportunities no matter how much adoring Labour supporters seem to think she is. She worked for To...