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by Demilich
Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 1488
Views: 28723

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

A shame David is on the same side of the draw as Muslim Gadzhimagomedov, as it lowers his chance of making the gold fight. Muslim beat him 5-0 in the World Champs, though David has improved since then. Though La Cruz stepping up to heavyweight is a wildcard on the other side of the draw. Opens up th...
by Demilich
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug
Replies: 325
Views: 8227

Re: Bledisloe Cup I: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Sat 7th Aug

As an All Blacks fan, I'm of the opinion that offending of that level (not just hitting woman, but other cowardly/bullying assaults) should result in being removed from All Black contention for a considerable period of time, if not for good. They can still have their NZRU contract, still "earn their...
by Demilich
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 1488
Views: 28723

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

David Nyika comfortably won his first bout - into the quarter finals. His opponent did attempt to bite him though - he must be tasty, because he got bit in the commonwealth games as well. :lol: Disappointing that Jerome Pampellone didn't make the cut when qualification went to a back count of the la...
by Demilich
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 1488
Views: 28723

Re: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)

x( I have noticed that the NZ olympic football team are being referred to as the "OlyWhites", and the womens as the "Football Ferns", any particular reason why we can't just call them NZ men and NZ women? </grumpmode> your kiwis You’re. But yes, where has not_english been since the Black Cocks, Ice...
by Demilich
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2020 Olympics Thread (being held in 2021)
Replies: 1488
Views: 28723

Re: When's the weightlifting start?

Everyone: there's already a thread for that...
MOG: LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! CULTURE WAAAAAARRRRR IST KRIEG!
by Demilich
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crap music at games...OUT.
Replies: 69
Views: 1738

Re: Crap music at games...OUT.

Agree with noo music at games - Except both teams should have to run out together, with a flag bearer, to this music:

https://youtu.be/7jIvE4X6EDY
by Demilich
Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58452
Views: 7529243

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)

Saw that. Absolutely disgusting. Thin skinned or what! Don't tell me that you never made imitation guns as a child. Children are well able to distinguish between play and real-life. A Lego gun is not going to influence anybody. The whole fúcking point is that kids play with pretend guns. What do yo...
by Demilich
Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58452
Views: 7529243

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)

The Optimist wrote: Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:31 pm Image

Merikans fleeing the shooting at Merika's favourite passtime.
Merikans fleeing the baseball due to Merika's favourite passtime.
by Demilich
Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Needing 35 runs from the final over
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Re: Needing 35 runs from the final over

Not bad. Not sure it beats Auckland needing 12 off the last ball and winning though. :lol:

https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/sta ... tch-report
by Demilich
Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v France July Tests
Replies: 2444
Views: 38989

Re: Wallabies v France July Tests

If you fly in for the big hit you need to go lower under the modern laws - if you don't then you are dicing with danger, as there has to be pretty obvious mitigation if you get the head/neck at all.

Was a dumb play to go for a hit at that height and he paid for it.
by Demilich
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 2nd Test. All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th July
Replies: 703
Views: 12442

Re: 2nd Test. All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 17th July

As a BB fan-boy, I don't think there is any question he shouldn't be the ABs 10 moving forward. The remaining questions are: - is he the ABs long term fullback? Would need to shift back there and prove it, so currently no. - is he the bench utility? If Dmac is starting fullback, then yes. If someone...
by Demilich
Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NRL 2021 Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 1680

Re: NRL 2021 Thread

Being sacked, Vaughan forfeits the remainder of his salary, plus the fines. He won't get the same $800k/year elsewhere, either They reckon this party will cost him $700k all-up. Ouch! I wonder how much the Warriors will pay for him in their quest to pick up all the drop kicks in the NRL? BRING BACK...
by Demilich
Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Steinlager Series: All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 10th July
Replies: 645
Views: 12749

Re: Steinlager Series: All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 10th July

Do we have any games against proper opposition this year? Or just Oz? Because we need a bunch more matches before that happens...
by Demilich
Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Steinlager Series: All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 10th July
Replies: 645
Views: 12749

Re: Steinlager Series: All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 10th July

Halfbacks should not be allowed to be captain - don't give them a platform to cry. :lol:
by Demilich
Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Steinlager Series: All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 10th July
Replies: 645
Views: 12749

Re: Steinlager Series: All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 10th July

Retallick short of a trot, but still able to do something special. Have sympathy for the late hit - it's the kind of shit I do as a cynical old man. "I didn't hear the whistle sir!" :lol: Ref said it was a shoulder charge too I wouldn't have shoulder charged myself - might have slipped a snecky elb...
by Demilich
Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Steinlager Series: All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 10th July
Replies: 645
Views: 12749

Re: Steinlager Series: All Blacks vs Fiji: MATCH THREAD: Sat 10th July

Retallick short of a trot, but still able to do something special.

Have sympathy for the late hit - it's the kind of shit I do as a cynical old man. "I didn't hear the whistle sir!" :lol:
by Demilich
Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Question for the refs here: Cynical Play
Replies: 10
Views: 727

Re: Question for the refs here: Cynical Play

Removed due to incorrect info.
by Demilich
Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Peak cool singing voice - Dude
Replies: 50
Views: 1949

Re: Peak cool singing voice - Dude

I was tryna think of the thrash singers with my favourite voices... Dave Mustaine really does a lot of theatrical stuff which I dig... but in terms of timbre it’s hard to look past ex-Exodus tonsil-warbler Steve Souza https://youtu.be/aaIhXTL0kVM Special mention to Nuclear Assault’s John Connelly w...
by Demilich
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NRL 2021 Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 1680

Re: NRL 2021 Thread

My "second" team. In that after the Tigers, the next team I support is whoever is playing St George. :lol: Vaughn has already been sacked. As much as I hope misery follows de Bellin where ever he goes, if he gets sacked he'll be quickly picked up elsewhere - so might as well stay at the Dragons, so ...
by Demilich
Sun Jul 04, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 1309
Views: 42710

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

By end of Viv Richards wonderful career he was batting at no 6 for the Windies. He started his test career as an opener. Spent the majority at no3 and 4 during his peak and then moved to 5 and 6. He was still good for a quick fire 70 odd when his team needed it. Father Time waits for no one. Reflex...
by Demilich
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Turkmenistan
Replies: 38
Views: 1165

Re: Turkmenistan

I was planning on going across Uzbekistan and potentially on to Turkmenistan a couple of years ago. Had been travelling for a couple of years at that point though, so ended up just visiting Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan before heading to Korea, as at that point I was a bit over places that are hard work...
by Demilich
Tue Jun 29, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: John McAfee dead
Replies: 51
Views: 2711

Re: John McAfee dead

:?: I don't think that word means what you think it means. "unnecessary, especially through being more than enough" Used in a sentence: We have over 13,300 examples on record of MOG having "no idea", so explicitly requesting it's addition to the record is clearly superfluous. Or publicly stating th...
by Demilich
Sat Jun 26, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Another hot teacher doing the wrong thing + idiotic gender wars
Replies: 305
Views: 9698

Re: Another hot teacher doing the wrong thing + idiotic gender wars

And it has been clearly pointed out to you that your argument for "gender being taken into account" is stupidly flawed, as it relies on you comparing apples and oranges. It hasn't be clearly pointed out at all. What are you talking about "comparing apples and oranges"? in the hopes of making an ide...
by Demilich
Sat Jun 26, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Damien McKenzie headed to Japan
Replies: 102
Views: 3375

Re: Damien McKenzie headed to Japan

Word is that DMac has signed for Milton Haig's Suntory after being told he's number 3. Which he is. Great news. McKenzie is not a starting test fullback at just 75kg. The sooner we move on from him as an All Black 15 option the better. As an aside, he's got all the attributes to be a world-class 9,...
by Demilich
Sat Jun 26, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Another hot teacher doing the wrong thing + idiotic gender wars
Replies: 305
Views: 9698

Re: Another hot teacher doing the wrong thing + idiotic gender wars

That just not an honest account of anything. When it comes to the crunch my argument has been that gender and age are two of the (many) variables that should be considered when deciding on an appropriate sentence for the crime. You'd think it would be common sense. In fact, it is common sense, beca...
by Demilich
Sat Jun 26, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Another hot teacher doing the wrong thing + idiotic gender wars
Replies: 305
Views: 9698

Re: Another hot teacher doing the wrong thing + idiotic gender wars

Imagine there's a scale of "seriousness" when it comes to sex crimes: On one end of the scale, there's guy who is 15 years and 355 days old, he has hair on his chest, he's full of hormones and is walking around with a permanent boner. He relentlessly peruses a girl who is 16 years and 1 day old, an...
by Demilich
Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Another hot teacher doing the wrong thing + idiotic gender wars
Replies: 305
Views: 9698

Re: Another hot teacher doing the wrong thing + idiotic gender wars

Unless it's an automatic sentence(like the 3 strikes rules in some American states), circumstances are always taken into account when sentencing. Of course they are. MOG just felt that he needed to reinforce this fact over and over again. It's actually quite possible that MOG had no idea of that - ...
by Demilich
Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 1309
Views: 42710

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

If Ravindra develops to be a test quality spinning all-rounder (batting in the top 6) then that is a helluva team. You have your spinner/holding bowler in the top 6 (can drop to 7 behind Blundell if his bowling workload has been too high in a match) and keep the 4 strike bowlers.
by Demilich
Fri Jun 25, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 1309
Views: 42710

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

The question is really did de Grandhomme's mediocre match figures of 0-32 off 12 overs (out of 165 that NZ bowled) and 13 runs batting justify his selection over either another specialist batsman or a spinner. Given how Santner was playing, he was unselectable. Then NZ had to take the risk of Ajaz ...
by Demilich
Fri Jun 25, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 1309
Views: 42710

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

Black craps no more. Well done! Is there a statistic that shows what % of times from a single ball in test cricket, how many runs are made? I cant find it primarily because I cant determine the best wording for the question. E.g. (rounded to nearest %) 0 runs 48% 1 run 32% 2 runs 14% 4 runs 4% 3 ru...
by Demilich
Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Another hot teacher doing the wrong thing + idiotic gender wars
Replies: 305
Views: 9698

Re: Another hot teacher doing the wrong thing + idiotic gender wars

When I was 14 I had a job and I was playing in the U16s rugby team and drinking beer. I guess most of you guys were still playing with He-Man dolls. "Back in my day, underage kids were men and 24 year old women were children" What I actually said is it not black and white and it's dumb to pretend t...
by Demilich
Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: John McAfee dead
Replies: 51
Views: 2711

Re: John McAfee dead

For the record, I have no idea. That may be the most superfluous thing added to the "record" ever. :?: I don't think that word means what you think it means. "unnecessary, especially through being more than enough" Used in a sentence: We have over 13,300 examples on record of MOG having "no idea", ...
by Demilich
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 1309
Views: 42710

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

We are the number on team in the world yet none of the 'Big Three' (India, Aust or Eng) will still play more than a 2 or 3 test series against us. If we maintain a top ranking for a bit longer, I wouldn't be that surprised to see a 5 test series at some point in India - I think their fan-base are a...
by Demilich
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: John McAfee dead
Replies: 51
Views: 2711

Re: John McAfee dead

For the record, I have no idea. That may be the most superfluous thing added to the "record" ever. :?: I don't think that word means what you think it means. "unnecessary, especially through being more than enough" Used in a sentence: We have over 13,300 examples on record of MOG having "no idea", ...
by Demilich
Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Another hot teacher doing the wrong thing + idiotic gender wars
Replies: 305
Views: 9698

Re: Another hot teacher doing the wrong thing + idiotic gender wars

It would be different because the man has such an advantage to say "no" physically. And again, it comes down to your inability to grasp very simple concepts. Statutory sex laws are not about the ability to say "no" physically. They are to prevent a developed adult mind (particularly in a position o...
by Demilich
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: When is 'genocide,' genocide?
Replies: 10
Views: 837

Re: When is 'genocide,' genocide?

Not to defend the Canadian's treatment of the indigenous people at all, but the school graves don't immediately jump out as approaching "genocide" at this point. If they are mass graves for kids all killed at the same time and it involved the majority of kids in care at that point, then it might sta...
by Demilich
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)
Replies: 1309
Views: 42710

Re: WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL- New Zealand vs India, The Rose Bowl, Southampton(moved from Lords because of COVID)

We are the number on team in the world yet none of the 'Big Three' (India, Aust or Eng) will still play more than a 2 or 3 test series against us. If we maintain a top ranking for a bit longer, I wouldn't be that surprised to see a 5 test series at some point in India - I think their fan-base are a...
by Demilich
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Another hot teacher doing the wrong thing + idiotic gender wars
Replies: 305
Views: 9698

Re: Another hot teacher doing the wrong thing + idiotic gender wars

:lol: MOG once again thinking that the crux of the issue comes down to physically stronger individuals having sex with physically weaker ones, as opposed to the minds of adults (in a position of power) manipulating children/young adolescents into performing sexual acts. Nope, it has nothing to do wi...
by Demilich
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kiwis and Aussies: Sam Harris - thoughts?
Replies: 26
Views: 699

Re: Kiwis and Aussies: Sam Harris - thoughts?

There were two sportsmen my friends worshipped in highschool. Menzies and Mortlock :thumbup: I don't know how anyone could hate Beaver. Bloke was the epitome of a great club man. 477 matches of first class rugby league...in the forwards. Farrrrk. The truly incredible thing is how anyone could LIKE ...