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by Monkey Magic
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will Kyle Jamieson become the world's best all-rounder?
Replies: 99
Views: 3091

Re: Will Kyle Jamieson become the world's best all-rounder?

Southee was supposed to be the next great all rounder to replace Hadlee. Hasn't really worked out on the batting front aside from his debut in Napier. I think NZ cricket gave hi tacit licence to disrespect his wicket I remember very early on southee was playing and one of the commentators mentioned...
by Monkey Magic
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What is next for the GOP?
Replies: 195
Views: 5566

Re: What is next for the GOP?

The fact that deep south Georgia just voted for Joe Biden and elected two progressive Democrat Senators suggests that America is not as right wing and radically conservative as some commentators would have us believe. In the last four years the House, Senate and White House have all been flipped by...
by Monkey Magic
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1551
Views: 23548

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

If paine drops this series, is he in danger of the axe or no one really putting pressure on him?

EDIT:Typos
by Monkey Magic
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1551
Views: 23548

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

Wignu wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:23 am
Monkey Magic wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:18 am
JB1981 wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:15 am
Jerome Manning wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:12 am cricinfo has crashed.
Its guard has been scratched out.
Anyone with a score and overs left update?
11 overs left, India 319-5
Cheers, still possible for Australia, look what happedned in first nz Pakistan test. Get 1 and chaos could ensue
by Monkey Magic
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1551
Views: 23548

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

JB1981 wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:15 am
Jerome Manning wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:12 am cricinfo has crashed.
Its guard has been scratched out.
Anyone with a score and overs left update?
by Monkey Magic
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: So my wife is having contractions
Replies: 68
Views: 1715

Re: So my wife is having contractions

Congrats, will be hell of a ride.

The joyous moments when you think you've kind of got the hang if it and then within days everything changes. And sleep regressions are a major mind fck in the first year, good luck :thumbup:
by Monkey Magic
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: So my wife is having contractions
Replies: 68
Views: 1715

Re: So my wife is having contractions

Jim Lahey wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:29 am Thinly veiled “I’ve had sex once upon a time” post.

God speed :thumbup:
Or at least married someone who has
by Monkey Magic
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick
Replies: 245
Views: 9271

Re: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick

Somebody educate me and tell me who NZ's current best spin bowlers are. I've been away from the game for too long. If you can bowl spin you’d be top three or four. Ajaz Patel would have been in the squad if fit. Santner is Santner - more left arm slow than spin. Sodhi seems to be going down the T20...
by Monkey Magic
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick
Replies: 245
Views: 9271

Re: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick

As good as Williamson has been. Pakistan have given up 60 extras and given up what 8 chances if you include the no ball wicket?

If they'd taken their chances you'd expect the game would be pretty much level pegging or Pakistan ahead after the first innings
by Monkey Magic
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick
Replies: 245
Views: 9271

Re: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick

Another decent comeback from Pakistan after their top order let them down yet again. It's another kiwi road so the craps should have no trouble getting 500+. Definitely not a road. Just a lucky guess :lol: :lol: :lol: Why is it only a road when NZ is batting, Pakistan’s 297 wasn’t very impressive, ...
by Monkey Magic
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick
Replies: 245
Views: 9271

Re: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick

:nod: Let him be Magic Monkey. We have to accept that the England & Wales composite side are part of the big three. We need to console ourselves in our number one position, in the knowledge that money can’t buy results and with the certainty that Jimmy Anderson is a solid but not spectacular bowler....
by Monkey Magic
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick
Replies: 245
Views: 9271

Re: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick

Winning test matches away from home is something all teams find difficult. The Windies and Pakistan are going to struggle in New Zealand. The Windies because they are just shit and Pakistan will struggle with the bounce. Pakistan have won 2 lost 16 and drew a couple of away test matches recently. I...
by Monkey Magic
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick
Replies: 245
Views: 9271

Re: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick

But in every test this summer the opposition has been bowled out twice. Oh dear, that is devastating to Anon's case. Winning test matches away from home is something all teams find difficult. The Windies and Pakistan are going to struggle in New Zealand. The Windies because they are just shit and P...
by Monkey Magic
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick
Replies: 245
Views: 9271

Re: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick

Lets judge all the pitches of the NZ summer because two in batsmen decide to kick up the scoring rate in the third session prior to the new ball and the bowling attack loses all shape as a result. Cool story bro. There has not been one test where New Zealand have been in any danger of losing 20 wic...
by Monkey Magic
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick
Replies: 245
Views: 9271

Re: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick

I'm terms of the not losing 20 wickets are we including the 3 million dropped chances that our batsman have given when we were in trouble and not taken?
by Monkey Magic
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick
Replies: 245
Views: 9271

Re: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick

This is farcical from the Pakistanis- must be some Indian style betting going on here Nz should be 5 down at least Tbf Nicholls is having one of the luckiest summers I've ever seen. What was the stat in commentary dropped 5 times (now 6), and dismissed off a no ball. Considering how much pressure h...
by Monkey Magic
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26368
Views: 1113297

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

At a loss of what to aim for this year. Don't really want to go in for a half marathon. Last year I got a bit of shape back after going to podge during the first lockdown and that was kind of enough. Confident I can keep exercising but still searching for something to hang my hat on for the year - a...
by Monkey Magic
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1333746

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Self confessed disruptor, Jamie Beaton, is involved with the National Party rebuild. No doubt appointed by his backer, Jong Kee. All I can say is if National think Jamie Beaton is the answer then they continue to misread the New Zealand public. He's in court more than Judge Judy. https://www.stuff....
by Monkey Magic
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg
Replies: 262
Views: 8265

Re: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg

Yeah that and she was dim . Utterly unqualified and dim . Or that every and each decision made , most certainly all successful decisions would have been unquestionably also have been made by the opposition exactly following exactly the same expert advice . Laughable rationalisation really as the fi...
by Monkey Magic
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ is the ICC no.1 ranked test team
Replies: 55
Views: 1553

Re: NZ is the ICC no.1 ranked test team

Very good test side. Solid, and deep, batting line up and consistently good bowling outfit. Only thing really missing is a top notch spinner. Hope they keep the position when the rankings are officially updated. When do they next play any of England/India/Australia ? Played and beat England at end ...
by Monkey Magic
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg
Replies: 262
Views: 8265

Re: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg

The thing is it was totally isolation and luck. 100%. No shame in that. Except; if National were in charge it would be Nobel prizes all round from Santa. Yet hypothetically if they were they would have done exactly the same , ( not that labour actually did anything but ride a rainbow of luck anyway...
by Monkey Magic
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sydney.... fvcked
Replies: 1238
Views: 23417

Re: Sydney.... fvcked

Just not clear they interrupt transmission yet. You guys are still in a great position relative to a lot of the world tbf. Still the middle of summer. Wait what? The vaccine doesn't break transmission? So you get the vaccine, amd you can still contract and pass on Covid? It being summer is a major ...
by Monkey Magic
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 1035
Views: 31820

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

What a dumb thing to get patriotic about. It wasn't even really patriotism. We were heading to an election and some very influential people (not intelligent, influential) were constantly going on that Sweden was right and we were wrong and that we should open up the country and we'd all be fine. Sw...
by Monkey Magic
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 1035
Views: 31820

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

What a dumb thing to get patriotic about. It wasn't even really patriotism. We were heading to an election and some very influential people (not intelligent, influential) were constantly going on that Sweden was right and we were wrong and that we should open up the country and we'd all be fine. Sw...
by Monkey Magic
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 1035
Views: 31820

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

Unfortunately for Sweden, a lot of people early on in other countries jumped on their position as a counter to governments 'taking away freedom' through lockdown. Sadly the people doing that also massively misrepresented what was happening in Sweden - no mention that yes some students stayed home e...
by Monkey Magic
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 1035
Views: 31820

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

Unfortunately for Sweden, a lot of people early on in other countries jumped on their position as a counter to governments 'taking away freedom' through lockdown. Sadly the people doing that also massively misrepresented what was happening in Sweden - no mention that yes some students stayed home et...
by Monkey Magic
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1333746

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Whitakers peanut butter block is God's gift to chocolate.

Although if it was between that or Lindt I'm going Lindt
by Monkey Magic
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is this the end for rugby?
Replies: 301
Views: 11263

Re: Is this the end for rugby?

I'm not a neurologist, but surely MRI is the most sophisticated scan we have for the brain? Yeah, I found that a bit bizarre, but I think CTE can only be identified after death, so I presume that is where they are going with it. Having said that, conspicuous by its absence is a suggestion of what e...
by Monkey Magic
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 1035
Views: 31820

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

Oh, well. They are slowly getting there. Sweden finally closing schools. What has it taken, 8 months to wake up? Sweden is to shut upper secondary schools from next week as it tries to control a surge in coronavirus infections that has led to 209 deaths in the past two days alone. https://www.nzher...
by Monkey Magic
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick
Replies: 245
Views: 9271

Re: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick

Best batsman in the world. Would be averaging 70+ if playing for Australia :thumbup: Smith > Little Smith > Warner > Kanye No kohli love? I was under the understanding he doesn't play for Australia. Well Kanye doesn't even play cricket! Can you imagine the utter insane sledging from him though? No ...
by Monkey Magic
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick
Replies: 245
Views: 9271

Re: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick

Bindi wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:48 am
Jerome Manning wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:45 am Best batsman in the world. Would be averaging 70+ if playing for Australia :thumbup:
Smith > Little Smith > Warner > Kanye
No kohli love?
by Monkey Magic
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg
Replies: 262
Views: 8265

Re: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg

Obvious troll is obvious. The whole question about being an isolated island is pretty much mute. Most countries, outside of Schengen, are effectively their own self contained island because of border controls. Having a land border with another country doesn’t mean that people are crossing it every ...
by Monkey Magic
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 1035
Views: 31820

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

Isn't the second bold merely just an example of the first bold? Eh? That's the entire point of the 2nd bold. To illustrate how selective, cursory uses of data can paint the picture you want to see. My bad, I misinterpreted your meaning on that final sentence. It's only a misunderstanding if it's sa...
by Monkey Magic
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pablo’s tweets
Replies: 196
Views: 7810

Re: Pablo’s tweets

Wendigo7 wrote: Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:36 am 2011 tweets.

Pathetic. The world needs a hard, hard look at itself.
Was mentioned somewhere else that some Maradona fans weren't happy with lack of acknowledgement of his death so went trawling
by Monkey Magic
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Springboks in 1987 a serious challenger
Replies: 51
Views: 1393

Re: Springboks in 1987 a serious challenger

Ellafan wrote: Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:20 am Bump.

What about George Nepia?
Has he been on social media again?
by Monkey Magic
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 1035
Views: 31820

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

Less violent strain or warmer, drier weather? Australia and NZ did well, but they both caught a break with the initial timing. Likely a combination of the two I'd say. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/24/world/covid-mutation.html Shows the progression, Europe was battered because this strain took of...
by Monkey Magic
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 1035
Views: 31820

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

Are there any western countries who were hit relatively early who went with an early lockdown? And did any if them have systems already in place that could sort out contact tracing etc? For NZ we were always a couple of weeks behind so we had a lot more compliance when lockdown came as we'd all seen...
by Monkey Magic
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 352
Views: 9284

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

puku wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:50 am After last week's game and the first half of this one, we can put to rest the myth of the powerful Argentine scrum.

What gives?
Its been dead for years
by Monkey Magic
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 352
Views: 9284

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

Jesus did greenwood pick up a meth habit during lockdown
by Monkey Magic
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI NATIONS 2020 R5: Pumas v All Blacks MATCH THREAD: Nov 28, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 352
Views: 9284

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

Olo wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:34 am It’s pushing 40 degrees in Newcastle today. Could be a little warm this evening?
Los Pumas by 9.
How hot does it need to get before they bring in drinks breaks? Is it a set temp or just a vibe of the thing?