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by He Man Rugger Pints
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?
Replies: 689
Views: 17267

Re: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?

My tinfoil hat theory is that Russia is pumping some of their black cash into the issue to destabilise the left in the West. It's off putting for enough people to stop them voting lib dem, labour, democrat etc to make a difference. Helps drive people into the arms of the Republicans, Tories etc who ...
by He Man Rugger Pints
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?
Replies: 689
Views: 17267

Re: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?

Horrible person alright, pure evil. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/may/02/jk-rowling-donates-crisis-refuge-homeless-domestic-abuse-uk-charities-coronavirus https://www.lifehack.org/462821/j-k-rowling-loses-her-billionaire-status-because-of-being-too-generous https://www.philanthropy-impact.o...
by He Man Rugger Pints
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 428530
Views: 15867069

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Deegan at 23? Some sort of attempt to convert him into a centre or something? :?
by He Man Rugger Pints
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team
Replies: 157
Views: 3189

Re: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team

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Some of the early Super Rugby jerseys were pretty swish.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 428530
Views: 15867069

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I like the jersey, the blurb though! :roll:

"It's blue because Leinster wear blue" would have sufficed.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Whisky Thread
Replies: 894
Views: 103355

Re: The Whisky Thread

Hellraiser wrote:My most extravagant recent purchases include these:
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The concept behind this is very cool.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 428530
Views: 15867069

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Think the Paddy Jackson situation forced Schmidt's hand there a bit too.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 428530
Views: 15867069

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I haven't seen Madigan play for a few years now but his form would have fallen off a cliff massively were he to be behind Burns.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The PR Book Thread
Replies: 1541
Views: 125067

Re: The PR Book Thread

https://www.ft.com/__origami/service/image/v2/images/raw/http%3A%2F%2Fcom.ft.imagepublish.upp-prod-us.s3.amazonaws.com%2F5ecdf9b4-8374-11ea-b555-37a289098206?fit=scale-down&source=next&width=300 Just finished this, excellent and fairly detailed account of Putin's ascent to his current position and ...
by He Man Rugger Pints
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your most embarrassing oversight of an international player
Replies: 86
Views: 2823

Re: Your most embarrassing oversight of an international pla

Andrew Trimble, think probably because he came through so young and so raw. Just took a few seasons for the rest of his game to round out and he turned out a fantastic player for Ireland. Devin Toner probably as well.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: John Hume Gooooooooonnneeeee
Replies: 20
Views: 2413

Re: John Hume Gooooooooonnneeeee

Up there with Daniel O'Connell as the greatest ever Irishman. I would love to see a major street in Dublin named in his honour.

RTE did a doc on him as part of a series on "Ireland's greatest ever Irish person" a few years ago, worth a watch. He won too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paBd7vSJtbU
by He Man Rugger Pints
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 428530
Views: 15867069

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

They put themselves in a shitty situation whatever way you paint it. There's a lot can go wrong when you carry on like that, especially in this day and age.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 428530
Views: 15867069

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

10 years ago today, first game in the Aviva. 68-0. Leinster/Ulster team 15. Sam Coghlan Murray (Leinster) 14. Craig Gilroy (Ulster) 13. Alex Kelly (Leinster) 12. Luke Marshall (Ulster) Captain 11. Andrew Boyle (Leinster) 10. Paddy Jackson (Ulster) 9. Peter du Toit (Leinster) 1. James Tracy (Leinste...
by He Man Rugger Pints
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Recommend me a sports autobiography/biography
Replies: 49
Views: 1486

Re: Recommend me a sports autobiography/biography

https://www.easons.com/globalassets/5637150827/all/books/sports/sports-biography/9781471175398.jpg?width=251&height=389&mode=max See you've already made your purchase but this is one of the best sports biographies I've read in a few years. The background to his upbringing, borderline abusive father...
by He Man Rugger Pints
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?
Replies: 689
Views: 17267

Re: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?

Words lose their meaning/power when they're thrown around for every little thing. If you call everyone racist/transphobic/bigoted etc who isn't an absolutist in their thought process or sees shades of grey in different scenarios then unfortunately those words lose all meaning and actual bigotry gets...
by He Man Rugger Pints
Wed May 06, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 428530
Views: 15867069

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Pretty sure it's more that Gilroy is a below a halfwit rather than a racist.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Mon May 04, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who have YOU played with XV?
Replies: 125
Views: 5210

Re: Who have YOU played with XV?

Played with: 15. Kenny Murphy 11. Anthony Horgan 10. ROG 9. Stringer + Meara 7. Wallace 5. Mick O'Driscoll 4. Donnacha O'Callaghan 3. Mike Ross 2. Frankie Sheehan + John Fogarty Plus Sexton and Fanning if you include club friendlies, etc. If you include against: George Clancy Felipe Contepomi That’...
by He Man Rugger Pints
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The PR Book Thread
Replies: 1541
Views: 125067

Re: The PR Book Thread

Yep, I was reasonably ignorant of what went on in the East of Europe after WW2 beyond the Iron Curtain going up but that really got me in this book. Files on what he did were only declassified in the 90's because he had been loyal to the Polish government in exile. Amazing individual.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The PR Book Thread
Replies: 1541
Views: 125067

Re: The PR Book Thread

Set myself a challenge to read 24 books this year, pissing through them so far. Generally don't watch tv and given that the tv I did watch was mainly live sport I'm barely touching the thing. https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/lotr/images/d/db/51eq24cRtRL._SX331_BO1%2C204%2C203%2C200_.jpg/revision/...
by He Man Rugger Pints
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 428530
Views: 15867069

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Maybe I'm being parochial but if Ryan has 2019 form I think he's in the Lions starting XV... not that he has been poor this season by any means.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 428530
Views: 15867069

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Jauzion was a dream of a player. Would have loved to see him and BOD play together somehow.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 428530
Views: 15867069

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Assume this has been covered but not arsed reading back. Earl demanding a place for Madigan in Ireland squads is going to be a spicy meatball!
by He Man Rugger Pints
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 105726

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

There's a shove online from the whattabouters to get the provos on level with the 1916 rising as well as the Old IRA. Was the 1916 rising justified? 260 civilians killed. Or was the Irish war of Independence justified? There were 750 civilians killed in three years. Were they more palatable because...
by He Man Rugger Pints
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 105726

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

There's a shove online from the whattabouters to get the provos on level with the 1916 rising as well as the Old IRA. Was the 1916 rising justified? 260 civilians killed. Or was the Irish war of Independence justified? There were 750 civilians killed in three years. Were they more palatable because...
by He Man Rugger Pints
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 105726

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

I remember being broke during the noughties boom. Out of college and on shite money. It was the recession with the cheap rents where I started to save for the property I bought. I was in my thirties before I started to have any sort of deposit. Nowadays most in their 20s are broke unless you have r...
by He Man Rugger Pints
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 105726

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

Rathdown had a grim pool of candidates. Would have voted FG on a national level but had two goons in area. Madigan advised Bailey to sue over swing nonsense and is an ambulance chaser, Richmond wants Ireland to rejoin the commonwealth. x( At least Martin got in. Madigan wasn't involved in the case....
by He Man Rugger Pints
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 105726

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

Rathdown had a grim pool of candidates. Would have voted FG on a national level but had two goons in area. Madigan advised Bailey to sue over swing nonsense and is an ambulance chaser, Richmond wants Ireland to rejoin the commonwealth. x(

At least Martin got in.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread
Replies: 6981
Views: 105726

Re: Irishers-Official 33rd Dáil Éireann election thread

Saw Hugo MacNeil tagged in one of her tweets during the campaign, jaysus I assumed she was his daughter!
by He Man Rugger Pints
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 428530
Views: 15867069

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Leavy if he comes back fit will be a brilliant asset, only real arsehole in that Ireland pack apart from maybe Healy.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Build Up to the Crunch
Replies: 1014
Views: 20786

Re: Build Up to the Crunch

England are a very different team without their PI players.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 1 - Ireland v Scotland. Sat, Feb 1st. KO @ 16:45
Replies: 903
Views: 20943

Re: 6N Rd. 1 - Ireland v Scotland. Sat, Feb 1st. KO @ 16:45

That was a really really low quality game of rugby x(
by He Man Rugger Pints
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Irish politicians refuse to commemorate murdered police
Replies: 23
Views: 1304

Re: Irish politicians refuse to commemorate murdered police

It's been such a phenomenal and unnecessary own goal by Fine Gael, Charlie Flanagan is making a dick of himself still beating the drum. Also just saw the picture in the past few days of Pat and Harry Loughnane's funeral back in 1920, f**king hell! I won't post it here but don't Google it if you're s...
by He Man Rugger Pints
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Achtung Irishers
Replies: 61
Views: 2349

Re: Achtung Irishers

I fly over a few times a year, never been more than 30 mins luckily. Always give myself 3 hours in Dublin airport for transatlantic flights
by He Man Rugger Pints
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: UK General Election Exit Poll
Replies: 804
Views: 20938

Re: UK General Election Exit Poll

Couldn't be happier for Dodds. NI now potentially the most attractive place in Ireland & Britain for multinationals to invest in if Brexit goes ahead as per most recent deal (foot in both camps etc)? The DUP through sheer bumbling greed and incompetence may have accidentally delivered something that...
by He Man Rugger Pints
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Irishman (2019)
Replies: 196
Views: 11948

Re: The Irishman (2019)

I really enjoyed it, would recommend breaking into two parts though. 3.5 hours is a long time to keep the brain engaged for a movie... or maybe it just is for me.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 428530
Views: 15867069

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Conway should be first choice for Ireland, he's been consistently excellent for a long time now.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 428530
Views: 15867069

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Belfast is a cool city IMO, obviously has it's sectarian ultra shitholes but I love it when I'm there.
by He Man Rugger Pints
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London Bridge
Replies: 575
Views: 18574

Re: London Bridge

FFS our country has just been subject to a terrorist incident where it appears two innocents have been killed. Can posters who are clearly on the windup and from countries deemed former terrorist states please fudge off from this thread and leave us alone? Yes DP and ER that means you. Who needs se...
by He Man Rugger Pints
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: London Bridge
Replies: 575
Views: 18574

Re: London Bridge

Are people genuinely criticising the police for not giving a member of an Islamofacist death cult who just went on a homicidal rampage a chance to potentially pull a switch on what looked like a suicide vest? fudge me!