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by WitchKing
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Home Office tell Shamina Begum to FCUK right off.
Replies: 1446
Views: 48216

Re: Home Office tell Shamina Begum to FCUK right off.

And the UK has not jammed people into ghettos. People often choose to live in proximity with people with whom they feel an affinity. Jammed. Encouraged. Allowed. The impact was the same. The reality is that when any mass immigration occurred, the authorities were quite happy to allow/coerce aggrega...
by WitchKing
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby players lifting weights
Replies: 97
Views: 3906

Re: Rugby players lifting weights

There'll never be another Andrew Sheridan. The most magnificent physical specimen these islands have ever produced. https://www.therugbypaper.co.uk/features/columnists/nick-cain/18995/nick-cain-looks-back-at-the-momentous-career-of-big-ted-andrew-sheridan/ "Bennett said that what put things in pers...
by WitchKing
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Right on cue - here comes the French team revolt
Replies: 47
Views: 4470

Re: Right on cue - here comes the French team revolt

Going after the coaching staff and preparation through the press - how predictably French And the cycle begins again France's preparation for their Six Nations clash against England failed to include the most basic elements of high level rugby, complained scrumhalf Morgan Parra following his side's...
by WitchKing
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best supported country at the RWC
Replies: 35
Views: 1957

Re: The best supported country at the RWC

I think England will get good support - plenty of fans travelling out and maybe some local fans due to the EJ link?
by WitchKing
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best SHORT lock you've seen?
Replies: 21
Views: 1246

Re: Best SHORT lock you've seen?

Nigel Redman, 1.93m

Played in England side that beat AB’s in 1993
by WitchKing
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Great GIFS Thread (Not all NSFW have been spoilered...)
Replies: 23348
Views: 3042578

Re: Great GIFS Thread (Not all NSFW have been spoilered...)

crash 669 wrote:
bessantj wrote:Image
I hate this gif. The most frustrating half hour I've ever spent.
who is this lovely lady?
by WitchKing
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: My thoughts on Rugby Loig
Replies: 109
Views: 4970

Re: My thoughts on Rugby Loig

In England all the things you said about bigger and stronger set pieces and so on were said when Bath took on the top Rl team, Bath were badly beaten. Saying Union players are bigger and stronger is not having a dig at league. On average, the players in union are clearly bigger and stronger, it's j...
by WitchKing
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England post mortem
Replies: 55
Views: 3269

Re: England post mortem

I mentioned it on the Mike Brown thread, but our scrum is really weak

We should look at Mako coming on later and having our best scrummagers starting

Whoever they may be
by WitchKing
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mike Brown
Replies: 90
Views: 4601

Re: Mike Brown

Watson was our best attacking back, should be a 6
I think the props were really poor, should be dominating that scrum. Take 1 off Cole and 2 off Mako

Never sack a guy unless you KNOW his alternative is better. He was MOM last game, he’s not our problem.

Fix first:
Back row
Scrum
by WitchKing
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England WC back row 1995 style
Replies: 19
Views: 1322

Re: England WC back row 1995 style

Billy, Lawes, Simmonds Reminds me a little of the Richards, Rodber, Clarke backrow mid nineties (a touch quicker maybe...) No jackal in there, but we don't really have one. Lots of power and carrying capacity. OK so Simmonds had limited time against weaker opposition, but he top tackler and with th...
by WitchKing
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The English have nothing to fear
Replies: 99
Views: 6798

Re: The English have nothing to fear

The bookies have England 11 point favourites for this one. That does seem quite reasonable, Wales still have injuries to key players and England put out a very competitive side yesterday. Billy Vunipola is still a big loss, but at home, with a great record recently, playing good heads up rugby with...
by WitchKing
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England WC back row 1995 style
Replies: 19
Views: 1322

England WC back row 1995 style

Billy, Lawes, Simmonds Reminds me a little of the Richards, Rodber, Clarke backrow mid nineties (a touch quicker maybe...) No jackal in there, but we don't really have one. Lots of power and carrying capacity. OK so Simmonds had limited time against weaker opposition, but he top tackler and with tha...
by WitchKing
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Test caps who couldn't deliver domestically XV
Replies: 73
Views: 4769

Re: Test caps who couldn't deliver domestically XV

Chuckles1188 wrote:Genuinely struggling to think of any English examples. Much easier to do it the other way round...
from 2003
Tindall
wilko at 10 - not counting France as domestic
Trevor woodman
Richard Hill?

also, Danny Grewcock perhaps

ah, already seen that JW won the title with Newcastle
by WitchKing
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Great British Empire Debate
Replies: 135
Views: 4384

Re: The Great British Empire Debate

This is all bullshit. Dont judge the past with todays sensibilities - we've developed as a culture. If you're the one who benefited from the Empire (indirectly), then are you best suited to make that decision? Who is to say who benefited and by what measure? life expectancy? infant mortality? rates...
by WitchKing
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Great British Empire Debate
Replies: 135
Views: 4384

Re: The Great British Empire Debate

There have always been empires and conquests, this was just the last one Also the most benign. If we are to feel guilt over the dark episodes of the past then every person and nation should be held to the same standard. I read a review of "darkest hour" in the atlantic recently and it ended by sayin...
by WitchKing
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jurassic shark
Replies: 19
Views: 2046

Re: Jurassic shark

Torquemada 1420 wrote:
Gwenno wrote:Great programme about ichthyosaurs on BBC1 at the moment with Attenborough.
Didn't see but did a project on sharks (carcharodons) way back and ichthyosaurs are 'saurs......... i.e. reptiles. Sharks are fish. ;)
If we are being pedantic, Ichthyosaurs are not dinosaurs. They are reptiles though.
by WitchKing
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Review: New Star Wars movie (no spoilers)
Replies: 453
Views: 21360

Re: Review: New Star Wars movie (no spoilers)

Released towards is an oxymoron mate If they are released they stay in same orbit Only if they are outside a gravity well Nope, you don’t get to change the meaning of words just to justify bad reasoning This is tiresome, shall we just agree to disagree? It’s friday night, we’re both English Gentlem...
by WitchKing
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Review: New Star Wars movie (no spoilers)
Replies: 453
Views: 21360

Re: Review: New Star Wars movie (no spoilers)

Released towards is an oxymoron mate
If they are released they stay in same orbit

I’m happy to agree it’s just pretend and it doesn’t really matter if some bits, like that, are dumb
by WitchKing
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Review: New Star Wars movie (no spoilers)
Replies: 453
Views: 21360

Re: Review: New Star Wars movie (no spoilers)

They were in orbit is the very reason they wouldn't have fallen, by the way No it isn't. "In orbit" and "outside a gravity well" are by definition mutually exclusive. Thanks Chuckie, I never said it was. Check out what happens to things you let go of when you are in orbit I think you'll find they a...
by WitchKing
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Review: New Star Wars movie (no spoilers)
Replies: 453
Views: 21360

Re: Review: New Star Wars movie (no spoilers)

They were in orbit is the very reason they wouldn't have fallen, by the way No it isn't. "In orbit" and "outside a gravity well" are by definition mutually exclusive. Thanks Chuckie, I never said it was. Check out what happens to things you let go of when you are in orbit I think you'll find they a...
by WitchKing
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Review: New Star Wars movie (no spoilers)
Replies: 453
Views: 21360

Re: Review: New Star Wars movie (no spoilers)

Can anyone tell me why the bombs dropped out of that bomber at the start? Or why there is a bomb door at the bottom of the spaceship at all? Do we think there is always a down that things fall to in space? Shite They were in orbit. Star Wars has always had WWII air combat physics in space. None of ...
by WitchKing
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Review: New Star Wars movie (no spoilers)
Replies: 453
Views: 21360

Re: Review: New Star Wars movie (no spoilers)

Can anyone tell me why the bombs dropped out of that bomber at the start?
Or why there is a bomb door at the bottom of the spaceship at all?
Do we think there is always a down that things fall to in space?

Shite
by WitchKing
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Review: New Star Wars movie (no spoilers)
Replies: 453
Views: 21360

Re: Review: New Star Wars movie (no spoilers)

She's not a Jedi master , she's just good at using the Force. The films have already made it clear that this is not what makes you a Jedi master name 1 other character who gets jedi master powers instantly and without effort or training? just 1 will do it where is it made clear that there are peopl...
by WitchKing
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Review: New Star Wars movie (no spoilers)
Replies: 453
Views: 21360

Re: Review: New Star Wars movie (no spoilers)

She's not a Jedi master, she's just good at using the Force. The films have already made it clear that this is not what makes you a Jedi master name 1 other character who gets jedi master powers instantly and without effort or training? just 1 will do it where is it made clear that there are people...
by WitchKing
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Review: New Star Wars movie (no spoilers)
Replies: 453
Views: 21360

Re: Review: New Star Wars movie (no spoilers)

You think that's comparable to what Rey can do? I'm talking about force powers - telekinesis, telepathy, advanced lightsaber combat - stuff that Jedi can do. We were told he had great reflexes - that's it. There is no comparison. He's not learnt how to use his force stuff yet. Tell me what's mistak...
by WitchKing
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Review: New Star Wars movie (no spoilers)
Replies: 453
Views: 21360

Re: Review: New Star Wars movie (no spoilers)

The worst aspect of this film, like TFA, is the lack of training Rey has to undergo to achieve anything. Luke was struggling to get his lightsaber out of the snow in his 2nd film, she's already busted jedi mind tricks without knowing anything about the force and in this one does multiple feats that...
by WitchKing
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Review: New Star Wars movie (no spoilers)
Replies: 453
Views: 21360

Re: Review: New Star Wars movie (no spoilers)

The worst aspect of this film, like TFA, is the lack of training Rey has to undergo to achieve anything. Luke was struggling to get his lightsaber out of the snow in his 2nd film, she's already busted jedi mind tricks without knowing anything about the force and in this one does multiple feats that...
by WitchKing
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Review: New Star Wars movie (no spoilers)
Replies: 453
Views: 21360

Re: Review: New Star Wars movie (no spoilers)

The worst aspect of this film, like TFA, is the lack of training Rey has to undergo to achieve anything. Luke was struggling to get his lightsaber out of the snow in his 2nd film, she's already busted jedi mind tricks without knowing anything about the force and in this one does multiple feats that ...
by WitchKing
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Barmy Army- yay or nay?
Replies: 60
Views: 4000

Re: Barmy Army- yay or nay?

We met a few in India last December - Mumbai. Not sure if it was a representative sample, but they were pretty obnoxious. We ended up sitting with the indian fans who were brilliant, even though they were giving us a royal dicking on the field. We also met a few in bars after play who had not gone t...
by WitchKing
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Players who have gone off the radar
Replies: 106
Views: 6001

Re: Players who have gone off the radar

Christian Wade

Lions replacement then what.....
by WitchKing
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Game of Thrones - Books/TV (Full of spoilers mark nothing)
Replies: 17411
Views: 922989

Re: Game of Thrones - Books/TV (Full of spoilers mark nothin

so, do we have a GOT order of fitness yet for the Laydeez ? I wouldn't even have Denerys in my top5 tbf oh, and a friend told me that the actress who plays Tyrians whore lover chick, is in fact an ex porn actress, and has numerous pics avail :thumbup: About 10 times over the course of the thread. j...
by WitchKing
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Successful position changes
Replies: 54
Views: 2555

Re: Successful position changes

Andrew Sheridan played 2nd row if I remember correctly - Bristol?

Made world cup final playing his adopted position
by WitchKing
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Where, in your opinion, do you find...
Replies: 73
Views: 3905

Re: Where, in your opinion, do you find...

I think Indian ladies can be beautiful, and the way they dress enhances that effect. Also South America is an excellent call, their MILF's must be the best in the world: https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQjrmpA_jKGtX7izqiU5leROsMN9p8dMm0r4ex3r6b29ohYzBFntw https://encrypted-tbn0....
by WitchKing
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: English players post-Lions tour
Replies: 30
Views: 2314

Re: English players post-Lions tour

JM2K6 wrote:Why are people responding to henry in this thread?

Because it's the best part of the thread?

Launch / itoje starting locks, hopefully
by WitchKing
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Graham Rowntree as a coach
Replies: 38
Views: 5120

Re: Graham Rowntree as a coach

henry wrote:Gatland's ruined him. Should never have taken him. Same goes for Borthwick.
wasn't taking a pop at Gatland, I wasn't convinced with his time coaching England either

but I'm not sure if that's because our props aren't good enough or it's a coaching issue.
by WitchKing
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Graham Rowntree as a coach
Replies: 38
Views: 5120

Graham Rowntree as a coach

Always admired this guy as a player - obviously the famous 6 man scrum is England folk lore now, and the lions vid with him hugging Geech after his emotional speech is pretty touching, seems like a good bloke. But when he was coaching England our scrum never seemed to do as well as I was hoping (eve...
by WitchKing
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Teenage boys wear skirts in protest
Replies: 66
Views: 3445

Re: Teenage boys wear skirts in protest

Good on them. Ridiculous wearing heavy clothes in 30 degrees heat. The teachers don't so they shouldn't expect the kids too either. Same in the City I've been sweating my balls off in a suit and shirt and you've got the office girls swanning around in what can only be described as beach wear. Whils...
by WitchKing
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lions Team for 1st Test
Replies: 705
Views: 32089

Re: Lions Team for 1st Test

Chuckles1188 wrote:Branwell Brontë, brother of the Brontë sisters, died standing at a fireplace because he was told it was impossible to die standing up
can't be true, surely?

he must have fallen down before he expired, unless he was tethered somehow
by WitchKing
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sale settle out of court: Denny Solomona
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Re: Sale settle out of court: Denny Solomona

Margin_Walker wrote:Been done on the English Rugby thread, but they really do come across as pricks in that statement. Touch of media training required.
ah, sorry, thought it was strange that there was not a thread already
by WitchKing
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sale settle out of court: Denny Solomona
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Sale settle out of court: Denny Solomona

Looks like they've come to a compromise: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/40301219 " Castleford say they have accepted a settlement "in excess of £200,000" and ended their legal action against their former winger Denny Solomona, Sale Sharks and agent Andrew Clarke. Solomona, 23, 'retired' from...