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by forrester
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87836
Views: 4488853

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

I understand the commercial imperatives in getting the 2019/20 season finished, but this fixture cramming is throwing up some dull old mismatches. I gave up on Sale Bris after half an hour. Glaws/Tigers is no better. 4 tries for Thorley by halftime, it’s men against boys and we’re not even that good.
by forrester
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Holiday thread
Replies: 60
Views: 6383

Re: The Official Holiday thread

Currently in the Dordogne for a week before heading across to Provence for a week with the in-laws. Did the overnight ferry from Portsmouth on Saturday, all absolutely fine. Apart from mast wearing while shopping everything here seems surprisingly normal. Not a lot of British here yet but our school...
by forrester
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gin or Whiskey Cocktail
Replies: 26
Views: 818

Re: Gin or Whiskey Cocktail

Try a Negroni. Gin, Red Vermouth, Campari in equal measures with a twist of orange. No mixers, all killer no filler. They taste like cats piss I have no frame of reference, but cats piss must be more delicious than I thought. Smoky martini combines both. I don't know of any where you can substitute...
by forrester
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your favourite all time player ever!
Replies: 120
Views: 4004

Re: Your favourite all time player ever!

James Simpson-Daniel
Serge Blanco
by forrester
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87836
Views: 4488853

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Hanson is very underrated and his darts are top notch. It’s no coincidence that our lineout has suffered while he’s been out.
by forrester
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: A few jokes
Replies: 328
Views: 28841

Re: A few jokes

The first patient to be treated with new Dyson ventilator is responding well. Doctors have said he’s picking up nicely.
by forrester
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: A few jokes
Replies: 328
Views: 28841

Re: A few jokes

I can’t believe the government are relying on models to forecast the pandemic, they should ask scientists instead, they’re not as pretty but they know a lot more.
by forrester
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87836
Views: 4488853

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Jonny May back to Glaws. Him and that young taff lad on the wings - that's some serious gas And Thornley, and Marshall. Spending well. Woodward too don’t forget. That really is as good a back 3 selection as anyone in the league. As chuffed as I am to have Jonny back it really isn’t where our proble...
by forrester
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87836
Views: 4488853

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Jonny May back to Glaws.
by forrester
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29539
Views: 819126

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

The army is converting the ExCel into a 4000 bed hospital!
by forrester
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29539
Views: 819126

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

c69 wrote:My little one went to school today 15 PUPILS OUT OF 900 TURNED UP
My wife and the entire staff (minus those isolating) were all told they had to be in today. 16 kids turned up so she’s now on a rota working 1 day a week.
by forrester
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who's panic buying?
Replies: 728
Views: 27086

Re: Who's panic buying?

Far better here today. Shelves have been pretty much empty since Wednesday and supplies at home were getting very low. Supermarket was no busier than a normal Saturday and while some shelves were empty there were loads of staff constantly restocking and you didn’t have to wait long to get what you n...
by forrester
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29539
Views: 819126

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

The great repatriation is on. Three BA 777s (a 772 and two 77Ws) arrived at Havana airport, believed to be collecting passengers from the Braemar. Plans are being developed to get BA's 388s into Malaga airport to assist with collecting the Brits about to be thrown out of their hotels. Fortunately, ...
by forrester
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29539
Views: 819126

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

The great repatriation is on. Three BA 777s (a 772 and two 77Ws) arrived at Havana airport, believed to be collecting passengers from the Braemar. Plans are being developed to get BA's 388s into Malaga airport to assist with collecting the Brits about to be thrown out of their hotels. Fortunately, ...
by forrester
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29539
Views: 819126

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

The great repatriation is on. Three BA 777s (a 772 and two 77Ws) arrived at Havana airport, believed to be collecting passengers from the Braemar. Plans are being developed to get BA's 388s into Malaga airport to assist with collecting the Brits about to be thrown out of their hotels. Fortunately, ...
by forrester
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29539
Views: 819126

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Duff Paddy wrote:Did two massive half marathons really take place in England today? That is f**king madness
Yep, several guys from work and a few from the club did the Bath half this morning. Crazy that it still went ahead.
by forrester
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29539
Views: 819126

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Just popped over to see the in-laws. Father-in-law still in complete denial, even though he has significant health problems. Was out collecting for his local Lions all day yesterday and is planning on doing similar next Saturday! Thinks it’s all a fuss over nothing! I give up. In fairness, you shou...
by forrester
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29539
Views: 819126

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Just popped over to see the in-laws. Father-in-law still in complete denial, even though he has significant health problems. Was out collecting for his local Lions all day yesterday and is planning on doing similar next Saturday! Thinks it’s all a fuss over nothing!
I give up.
by forrester
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29539
Views: 819126

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I might have missed this in the thread, but France just closed all cafes, restaurants and non-essential services. I really hope the UK is as on top of this as you guys think it is. Yes, posted about this on last page. All shops bar food supplies and pharmacy must be closed as of tomorrow - let's se...
by forrester
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29539
Views: 819126

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Germany only lists deaths as coronavirus related if the deceased had no underlying conditions. If someone in the UK with lung cancer dies with coronavirus, they are listed as part of the statistics, whereas the same person dying in Germany would not be. IIRC that was also the Chinese approach until...
by forrester
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29539
Views: 819126

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

German rates of death and critical are way ahead of everyone else. Even South Korea. So what is Forrester saying, then?[/quote] I’m not saying anything, just wondering why their death rate looks so low.[/quote] Cm11 just said it's worse than everyone else...[/quote] I assumed by way ahead he meant ...
by forrester
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29539
Views: 819126

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

What is happening in Germany? Only 8 deaths so far. France have fewer cases yet x10 number of fatalities. The German rates seem more level with us than with France German rates of death and critical are way ahead of everyone else. Even South Korea. So what is Forrester saying, then? I’m not saying ...
by forrester
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29539
Views: 819126

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

What is happening in Germany? Only 8 deaths so far. France have fewer cases yet x10 number of fatalities.
by forrester
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87836
Views: 4488853

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Some general thoughts: Youngs’ best game for years, why he doesn’t offer himself as a running threat in other matches is a mystery Slade looked like the player EJ thinks Daly is at 15 - solid under the high ball (albeit only a couple were really contested), surprisingly effective covering across in...
by forrester
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fred
Replies: 910
Views: 22504

Re: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fr

Lemoentjie wrote:
forrester wrote:Entertaining game, odd finish but there was only one team ever winning it.
At the end of the day, the best team wins a game of rugby and you've just got to put your head down and work hard before next week :thumbup:
:thumbup:
by forrester
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fred
Replies: 910
Views: 22504

Re: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fr

AND-y wrote:
forrester wrote:Entertaining game, odd finish but there was only one team ever winning it.
You could be a pundit with this wise after the fact analysis!
Thanks :)
by forrester
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fred
Replies: 910
Views: 22504

Re: Non-Vintage 6N: The Orcs Vs Injury hit Wayuls - Match fr

Entertaining game, odd finish but there was only one team ever winning it.
by forrester
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87836
Views: 4488853

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Exeter sign Hinkley from Gloucester. Bit of a sickner for Gloucester fans. Reckon he'll be decent. He’s going to be very good and should be getting far more opportunities at Gloucester right now which is probably why he’s leaving. With a fit Kriel in the squad you could understand it but now he’s g...
by forrester
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87836
Views: 4488853

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Exeter sign Hinkley from Gloucester. Bit of a sickner for Gloucester fans. Reckon he'll be decent. He’s going to be very good and should be getting far more opportunities at Gloucester right now which is probably why he’s leaving. With a fit Kriel in the squad you could understand it but now he’s g...
by forrester
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87836
Views: 4488853

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

God we are awful. Brainless rugby given the conditions. Fair play to Sale but I don’t think I’ve seen a team have to do less to be leading at half time.

Thank god for Saracens. I really do think we’d have been in trouble this season otherwise.
by forrester
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87836
Views: 4488853

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

how has Ben Morgan been playing ? he ever going to feature again for Eng ? Like the rest of the team, poorly. To be honest I wouldn’t have him starting for Glaws at the moment let alone England. Ackermann is a far better player now. There was talk a while back of Ackermann declaring for England whe...
by forrester
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87836
Views: 4488853

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

backrow wrote:that is a shame, at one time he was hugely effective - made one break against Aus I think from a kickoff and damn near scored on his own from 40m
Great player on his day and to be fair to him he’s spent most of this season trying to play while his front 5 have been going backwards.
by forrester
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87836
Views: 4488853

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

backrow wrote:how has Ben Morgan been playing ? he ever going to feature again for Eng ?
Like the rest of the team, poorly. To be honest I wouldn’t have him starting for Glaws at the moment let alone England. Ackermann is a far better player now.
by forrester
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87836
Views: 4488853

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Gloucester: 15.Tom Marshall; 14. Tom Seabrook, 13. Billy Twelvetrees, 12. Mark Atkinson, 11. Ollie Thorley; 10. Danny Cipriani, 9. Callum Braley; 1. Josh Hohneck, 2. Franco Marais, 3. Fraser Balmain; 4. Ed Slater, 5. Franco Mostert (capt); 6. Ruan Ackermann, 7. Jake Polledri, 8. Ben Morgan Replaceme...
by forrester
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: A few jokes
Replies: 328
Views: 28841

Re: A few jokes

I went out with a hostess from Helsinki for a while, one day I dropped her at the airport and she just vanished into Finnair.
by forrester
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87836
Views: 4488853

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Anyway, who’s ready for more ill-conceived cockeyed nonsense masquerading as rugby journalism? https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2020/feb/25/eddie-jones-england-hybrids-rugby-union-six-nations Kitson losing his mind again. In amongst all that is a nugget of truth worth pursuing, particularly g...
by forrester
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87836
Views: 4488853

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

There’s another one on 22 minutes against Curry, right in front of Peyper as well.
by forrester
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87836
Views: 4488853

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

The shoulder to Itoje’s head in the other one is not very clever. I’d be surprised if he didn’t pick up a ban of some sort.
by forrester
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87836
Views: 4488853

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Keith wrote:Controversial viewpoint...

Daly is not a natural 15, but at the moment he's out best bet and should be kept there
Until Watson is fit you’re probably right, needs to go back on the wing then though.