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by MrDominator
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25904
Views: 743375

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Tony Connelly reporting the EU are about to bottle it on the sausage war - apparently won't even respond if the UK unilaterally extends the grace period. They don't have the minerals to take on Fleet Street/the Loyalists. They'll wait for marching season to end before responding. That's where Maro ...
by MrDominator
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25904
Views: 743375

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Tony Connelly reporting the EU are about to bottle it on the sausage war - apparently won't even respond if the UK unilaterally extends the grace period.

They don't have the minerals to take on Fleet Street/the Loyalists.
by MrDominator
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland a 'pariah nation of thieves'
Replies: 42
Views: 1541

Re: Ireland a 'pariah nation of thieves'

Duff Paddy wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:48 pm <1 page
:smug:
by MrDominator
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland a 'pariah nation of thieves'
Replies: 42
Views: 1541

Re: Ireland a 'pariah nation of thieves'

It never takes long before the micks start lashing out :lol:
by MrDominator
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland a 'pariah nation of thieves'
Replies: 42
Views: 1541

Re: Ireland a 'pariah nation of thieves'

Collapse because we'll be forced to take in more revenue? Makes sense Collapse because all the US multinationals will flee. They're not there for the weather or food They'll stay. They've built roots. The issue for Ireland will be attracting new FDI If they cared about roots, they'd have stayed in ...
by MrDominator
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland a 'pariah nation of thieves'
Replies: 42
Views: 1541

Re: Ireland a 'pariah nation of thieves'

If those <5% tax rates are increased to 15%, the Irish economy will collapse like a house of cards. It's a potemkin economy. Collapse because we'll be forced to take in more revenue? Makes sense Collapse because all the US multinationals will flee. They're not there for the weather or food They'll ...
by MrDominator
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland a 'pariah nation of thieves'
Replies: 42
Views: 1541

Re: Ireland a 'pariah nation of thieves'

If those <5% tax rates are increased to 15%, the Irish economy will collapse like a house of cards. It's a potemkin economy. Collapse because we'll be forced to take in more revenue? Makes sense Collapse because all the US multinationals will flee. They're not there for the weather or food
by MrDominator
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland a 'pariah nation of thieves'
Replies: 42
Views: 1541

Re: Ireland a 'pariah nation of thieves'

If those <5% tax rates are increased to 15%, the Irish economy will collapse like a house of cards.

It's a potemkin economy.
by MrDominator
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland a 'pariah nation of thieves'
Replies: 42
Views: 1541

Re: Ireland a 'pariah nation of thieves'

Bimbo is right: One of the most contested aspects of Ireland's economy is the aggregate "effective tax rate" (ETR) of Ireland's corporate tax regime. The Irish State refutes tax haven labels as unfair criticism of its low, but legitimate, 12.5% Irish corporate tax rate,[131][132] which it defends as...
by MrDominator
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland a 'pariah nation of thieves'
Replies: 42
Views: 1541

Re: Ireland a 'pariah nation of thieves'

3 pages easy, baby.

Nothing gets the paddies going like their 'everyone loves us' schtick being questioned by the international paper of record :smug:
by MrDominator
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: So does this place still suck?
Replies: 79
Views: 3201

Re: So does this place still suck?

HKCJ wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:43 am It’s a bit sad when former posters turn up unannounced. What are you trying to prove naki?
It's like going back to one's alma mater a year after leaving and trying to hang out with everyone.

Infra dig.
by MrDominator
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland a 'pariah nation of thieves'
Replies: 42
Views: 1541

Ireland a 'pariah nation of thieves'

Chris Giles spitting facts in the FT: Ireland has an important choice to make. Should it stick with its 12.5 per cent corporate tax rate in the face of mounting international opposition? Or should it fall in line with the G7 agreement and set a rate of at least 15 per cent, calling time on a tax str...
by MrDominator
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Meghan and Harry Lilibetgate
Replies: 50
Views: 2476

Re: Meghan and Harry Lilibetgate

Who on earth names their child after their grandmother's pet nickname?

Proper pair of wrong 'uns.
by MrDominator
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25904
Views: 743375

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Very, very clumsy intervention by Biden.

There will be a lot of people - the EU, the Irish government, the Biden administration - with blood on their hands when the Loyalists go berserk this marching season.
by MrDominator
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F Off, We're Full (of ourselves) - world's most livable city
Replies: 89
Views: 2146

Re: F Off, We're Full (of ourselves) - world's most livable city

No one lives in the colonies unless they failed in the Mother Country.

FACT.
by MrDominator
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25904
Views: 743375

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

And lo, it is on the verge of happening - Ireland's Single Market access under threat, as predicted by yours truly :smug: EU officials and diplomats are discussing an emergency plan to solve the impasse over the Brexit settlement in Northern Ireland by restricting Ireland’s access to the bloc’s sing...
by MrDominator
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: AWJ vs Jake Ball
Replies: 37
Views: 2200

Re: AWJ vs Jake Ball

I wonder how and why this has been released now?

Seems strange timing.

South African dirty tricks to emasculate the Lions captain before the tour?
by MrDominator
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: AWJ vs Jake Ball
Replies: 37
Views: 2200

Re: AWJ vs Jake Ball

AWJ fights like a proper fanny.

Ball got much the better of that and would have battered him if the others hadn't stepped in.
by MrDominator
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ancestry
Replies: 96
Views: 3499

Re: Ancestry

I did one of those DNA kits a couple of years back.

43% pure blood Angle.
57% pure blood Saxon.

DOMINATING DNA :smug: :thumbup:
by MrDominator
Sat May 29, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp
Replies: 272
Views: 8559

Re: Trans Tasman Comp will be best comp

Ali's Choice wrote: Sat May 29, 2021 2:28 am Why do the Australian teams need to be winning games against the NZ teams for TT Super Rugby to be successful? The Pro 14 has never been more popular as a comp yet the Italian, Welsh and Scottish teams almost never beat the Irish teams.
:lol:
by MrDominator
Sun May 23, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: "The French should be ashamed of their terrible food"
Replies: 37
Views: 2024

"The French should be ashamed of their terrible food"

Sad times for La Grande Nation: Fifty years ago, the food in Britain was comically terrible. The Wimpy Bar was the place for a date, fish and chips was the limit of takeaway and if you were lucky you might get a packet of crisps at the pub. Everything French was better. French bread. French cheese. ...
by MrDominator
Fri May 21, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Heineken Cup > Playing for the All Blacks
Replies: 23
Views: 1696

Heineken Cup > Playing for the All Blacks

Interesting thoughts... It is striking to hear Charlie Faumuina, a 50-Test All Black and World Cup winner, a prop who has faced the British and Irish Lions, claimed the Rugby Championship and competed at the sharp end of Super Rugby, describe the Champions Cup final as the biggest game of his life. ...
by MrDominator
Sat May 15, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is Henshaw the new Farrell?
Replies: 43
Views: 2867

Re: Is Henshaw the new Farrell?

These witch-hunts against players are becoming so boring.

It's a physical game with players in constant motion. There will inevitably be misjudgments in the collision zone.

I'm glad to see Henshaw getting his physical mongrel going before the Lions tour :thumbup:
by MrDominator
Fri May 14, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89166
Views: 4751134

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Poor by Ryles to take the job and then bugger off after messing England about for a year and "coaching" via Zoom. Amor was clearly out of his depth. They need a proper breakdown/lineout nause to support Proudfoot - who, reading between the lines, seems to be pretty much a scrum coach and not a lot e...
by MrDominator
Fri May 14, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Clan v. Reds
Replies: 167
Views: 3400

Re: Clan v. Reds

Didn't take long for the Kiwis to put the Aussies back in their box :lol: :lol:
by MrDominator
Thu May 13, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England Saxons gooooooooooooone
Replies: 99
Views: 3859

Re: England Saxons gooooooooooooone

The English/Saxons were an imperialist force with a shameful history of invasions, subjugation, exploitation, theft, colonialism and slavery. I’m sure the Maori weren’t all angels in their day but the two aren’t really all that comparable. Did you just say this without Irony? The Maori's have their...
by MrDominator
Wed May 12, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Canes sign Owen Franks
Replies: 61
Views: 2009

Re: Canes sign Owen Franks

Another All Black forward who couldn't hack it in Proper Rugby :thumbdown:
by MrDominator
Tue May 11, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Joe Marler and the Lions
Replies: 12
Views: 1398

Re: Joe Marler and the Lions

Floppykid wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 6:38 pm Jesus he likes to talk.
I'd pay good money for him and Genge to shut up for a month.
by MrDominator
Tue May 11, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England Saxons gooooooooooooone
Replies: 99
Views: 3859

Re: England Saxons gooooooooooooone

Will the NZRU have to follow suit and ditch the Haka and all the Maori gobbledygook? That's surely no less exclusionary for recent migrants to New Zealand. What about the Aussies and their weird little aboriginal ceremonies before matches? The equivalent, surely, of the RFU requesting a giant fur-cl...
by MrDominator
Tue May 11, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Army of fake fans boosts China’s global messaging
Replies: 16
Views: 692

Re: Army of fake fans boosts China’s global messaging

iarmhiman wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 10:04 am Twitter is blocked on China though.

Most Chinese use Sino Weibo as their microblogging site which is tightly controlled by the CCP .
That tells you everything about the brittleness of the Chinese system.

They're much weaker than they appear.
by MrDominator
Tue May 11, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England Saxons gooooooooooooone
Replies: 99
Views: 3859

England Saxons gooooooooooooone

There are no words. The Rugby Football Union has stopped using the nickname “Saxons” for one of its senior England representative teams after it was deemed inappropriate, given the sport’s drive “to reflect the diversity in society”. England’s second team will revert to the name England A when they ...
by MrDominator
Mon May 10, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 635
Views: 36555

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Wales pushed the Saffers all the way in the RWC with Navidi, Tips and not-Toby in the backrow. The power was in the tight five (and midfield). Pace & workrate in the backrow England tried to counter power with power and got blown away. This is such a myth. England were chucking the ball around on t...
by MrDominator
Sat May 08, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 635
Views: 36555

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Proper Lions lads who'll support the team no matter what:

English/Irish

Daylight

Welsh

Daylight

Scotch
by MrDominator
Fri May 07, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 635
Views: 36555

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Franno claiming the Scottish players picked aren't good enough for the Test team. In the lead-up to the announcement of the Lions squad, I happened upon a video call with Gregor Townsend which was part of the Sky build-up to the event. Townsend is never short of something to say, yet in this interv...
by MrDominator
Fri May 07, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 635
Views: 36555

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Franno claiming the Scottish players picked aren't good enough for the Test team. In the lead-up to the announcement of the Lions squad, I happened upon a video call with Gregor Townsend which was part of the Sky build-up to the event. Townsend is never short of something to say, yet in this interv...
by MrDominator
Fri May 07, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Munster v Ulster, magnificent Rainbow cup
Replies: 308
Views: 4617

Re: Munster v Ulster, magnificent Rainbow cup

Marvellous to see these vigorous young British Lions going mano a mano on Limerick soil.

Hats off to all concerned :thumbup:
by MrDominator
Fri May 07, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89166
Views: 4751134

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

DragsterDriver wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 7:48 pm I’m really happy with Biggar anyway, great player, hard as nails.

On BT now, northern saffas v midland saffas.
Great player and great lad.

Big cricket afficionado
by MrDominator
Fri May 07, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Amnesty for British Murderers
Replies: 152
Views: 5592

Re: Amnesty for British Murderers

v This is great news. The dignity and gentleness shown by the British Army in Northern Ireland is one of the most overlooked aspects of the Troubles. These young men were thrown into a bloody ancestral squabble they didn't understand, assailed by savages on all sides, and yet barely fired a bullet ...
by MrDominator
Fri May 07, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 635
Views: 36555

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Franno claiming the Scottish players picked aren't good enough for the Test team. In the lead-up to the announcement of the Lions squad, I happened upon a video call with Gregor Townsend which was part of the Sky build-up to the event. Townsend is never short of something to say, yet in this intervi...
by MrDominator
Fri May 07, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Amnesty for British Murderers
Replies: 152
Views: 5592

Re: Amnesty for British Murderers

This is great news. The dignity and gentleness shown by the British Army in Northern Ireland is one of the most overlooked aspects of the Troubles. These young men were thrown into a bloody ancestral squabble they didn't understand, assailed by savages on all sides, and yet barely fired a bullet in ...