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by Mahoney
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your favourite player.
Replies: 104
Views: 1884

Re: Your favourite player.

JSD. There’s a parallel universe somewhere where he doesn’t get glandular fever in 2002 & goes to the World Cup instead of Luger and ends up with 100 caps, the English Shane Williams. To be so quick and elusive a runner is one thing, but he was also a beautiful passer with real vision, created so mu...
by Mahoney
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Players who would have walked it into the SAS after the course
Replies: 162
Views: 4279

Re: Players who would have walked it into the SAS after the course

Google is so used to being asked it just tells you, without you even having to follow a link
by Mahoney
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Farell red carded for trying to decapitate wasps novice flyhalf
Replies: 156
Views: 6908

Re: Farell red carded for trying to decapitate wasps novice flyhalf

The point is it would be totally wrong for the citing committee for his latest offence to change those decisions retrospectively; they don't have the authority to go back and upgrade previous citing decisions. So while outrage at the previous refereeing / TMO / citing decisions may or may not be app...
by Mahoney
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Farell red carded for trying to decapitate wasps novice flyhalf
Replies: 156
Views: 6908

Re: Farell red carded for trying to decapitate wasps novice flyhalf

I don't follow how theses two statements can both be true:
Jake wrote: Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:22 pmFarrell has [made] around 3,500 tackles, none of which ... have been deemed threatening enough or illegal enough to warrant anything but a penalty.
Jake wrote: Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:22 pmIn that time, Farrell has received ... six [yellow cards] for poor tackles.
by Mahoney
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Our old friend is still at it
Replies: 282
Views: 16898

Re: Our old friend is still at it

Thread title is... unfortunate.
by Mahoney
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27477
Views: 672153

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

As I interpret that graph, it's all deaths? Terryfinch was referring to 'flu (and pneumonia) deaths, wasn't he? Attempts to differentiate between cause of death will be difficult and hence controversial. Straight deaths is not controversial, there have been very few cases where whether or not someo...
by Mahoney
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27477
Views: 672153

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

The ONS data is here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/datasets/weeklyprovisionalfiguresondeathsregisteredinenglandandwales Overall deaths, irrespective of cause, have been lower than the 5 year average for the last 7 weeks for which we have figures...
by Mahoney
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17179
Views: 376154

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Just for reference:
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Filtered somewhat arbitrarily to "Western" countries.
by Mahoney
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Remember that Andy Powell incident?
Replies: 7
Views: 960

Re: Remember that Andy Powell incident?

Should be "when I'm bad I'm horrid"
by Mahoney
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: An Irishman, Scotsman and a Welshman...
Replies: 47
Views: 1731

Re: An Irishman, Scotsman and a Welshman...

The tank chase smashing up St Petersburg is my favourite Bond sequence of all time.
by Mahoney
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: IRB first to call bullshit on Trans Sport
Replies: 326
Views: 9450

Re: IRB first to call bullshit on Trans Sport

towny wrote:Each year, exactly zero Young kids get hurt from bigger kids running at them.

This has to stop!!
Apart from both of my sons.
by Mahoney
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your most embarrassing overhyping of a player
Replies: 121
Views: 3910

Re: Your most embarrassing overhyping of a player

I was a huge James Simpson-Daniel fan - thought he'd be our Shane Williams, only better because he created so much for other players as well as beating people and scoring for fun.

More embarrassingly I thought Ryan Lamb was a real prospect for England.
by Mahoney
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter Chiefs to rebrand?
Replies: 75
Views: 2691

Re: Chiefs to rebrand? (a team in Britain)

Could they change the logo to a Celtic / Brythonic-type Chief (or is the proper term Chieftain in this case)? A la Asterix and Obelix type of Chief But perhaps better to bin the association with the current meaning altogether and start over with some harmless animal or colour. Exeter is in Devon, n...
by Mahoney
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Exeter Chiefs to rebrand?
Replies: 75
Views: 2691

Re: Chiefs to rebrand? (a team in Britain)

Could they change the logo to a Celtic / Brythonic-type Chief (or is the proper term Chieftain in this case)? A la Asterix and Obelix type of Chief But perhaps better to bin the association with the current meaning altogether and start over with some harmless animal or colour. Exeter is in Devon, n...
by Mahoney
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: IRB first to call bullshit on Trans Sport
Replies: 326
Views: 9450

Re: IRB first to call bullshit on Trans Sport

Leinster in London wrote:I believe it can be done by the NHS in the UK, ie no cost. Probably de-transitioning too.
No financial cost, perhaps. As a cis bloke I would view a year of hormone therapy as having quite a significant personal cost even if someone else was paying for the treatment.
by Mahoney
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27477
Views: 672153

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to fly
He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids goodbye
He waited his whole damn life to take that flight
by Mahoney
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27477
Views: 672153

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Dying in the plane trip you took to conquer your fear of flight does seem to me to be a little ironic?
by Mahoney
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17179
Views: 376154

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

I think it's reasonable for people to say that they didn't base their vote on the claims of the official campaign. I agree though that I also found it very frustrating to get any clear statement of what success would look like. More often than not when I tried to I was told that I didn't understand ...
by Mahoney
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17179
Views: 376154

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

I think plenty of Brexiters have predicted the Euro collapsing or the EU disintegrating, so would be within their rights to claim that Brexit had shielded us from the fallout & given us a head start in a post Euro / EU world.
by Mahoney
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17179
Views: 376154

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

I think it's a rather weak remainer satire of a brexiter, isn't it? Like that ridiculous story allegedly from France, which was just a remainer wet dream of what brexiters are like.
by Mahoney
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jeffrey Epstein gggooonnnee!!!
Replies: 376
Views: 27029

Re: Jeffrey Epstein gggooonnnee!!!

I mean theoretically he could have a bunch of incriminating evidence hidden away somewhere, to be released in the event of surprise suicide. So now not only do these nefarious others need to trick or corrupt the police, doctors and coroner but they simultaneously need to be able to prove to whoever...
by Mahoney
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nutrition Help for My Son
Replies: 68
Views: 1437

Re: Nutrition Help for My Son

There's a kid plays cricket with one of mine who became very anxious on going to secondary school aged 11. He stopped eating, and they were worried but taking it gently trying to encourage him to eat, telling him it was necessary fuel for sport which he loves etc. etc. until he went into hospital da...
by Mahoney
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: University Challenge - Now pissing me off
Replies: 14
Views: 908

Re: University Challenge - Now pissing me off

I'd never even noticed they do it.
by Mahoney
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: University Challenge - Now pissing me off
Replies: 14
Views: 908

Re: University Challenge - Now pissing me off

I don’t understand; you have to be a current student. A businessman or entrepreneur wouldn’t be a current student.
by Mahoney
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Try something different Thread.
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: Try something different Thread.

Salient wrote:Learning Java :nod:
Do yourself a favour and learn Kotlin instead. It’s the language Java would be if it had been created today.
by Mahoney
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?
Replies: 697
Views: 20247

Re: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?

Probably. No matter how often I read attempts to define it I’m never quite sure where the line between them is.
by Mahoney
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?
Replies: 697
Views: 20247

Re: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?

I can live with a 30% increased likelihood of injury if it saves some hurt feelings. So if, as an example, Maro Itoje suddenly self identified as a woman, she took hormone suppressants for 12 months and then rocked up to play for England’s women’s team, would that be a good idea for the game? FFS. ...
by Mahoney
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?
Replies: 697
Views: 20247

Re: Why is JK Rowling suddenly evil?

Be afraid, trannies, be very afraid, they're coming to get you... I know I am Why Allies Are Becoming TERFs Wish I could write that well when pissed off Brilliant. You post an article all about how self defeating it is to alienate people who might otherwise be on your side, in a post calculated to ...
by Mahoney
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10371
Views: 233966

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

Both are per week, though one is week number the other date.
by Mahoney
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Happy July 17th
Replies: 14
Views: 365

Re: Happy July 17th

Pretty sure the army was raised in England - Talbot brought 3,000 men with him. And Talbot was as English as the day is long. You're 300 years out of date. Henri's mother was French... he was king of France, he was married to a frenchwoman. He was king of France because his father conquered it. Mos...
by Mahoney
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ireland to continue to let Apple avoid tax
Replies: 249
Views: 6930

Re: Ireland to continue to let Apple avoid tax

CM11 wrote:
towny wrote:
Floppykid wrote:God Brexit is moronic.
Mind your own business! :x
If only Brexit didn't affect us. Then we could just laugh instead of crying also.
You see the irony there, of course?
by Mahoney
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Happy July 17th
Replies: 14
Views: 365

Re: Happy July 17th

Pretty sure the army was raised in England - Talbot brought 3,000 men with him. And Talbot was as English as the day is long.

You're 300 years out of date.
by Mahoney
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Happy July 17th
Replies: 14
Views: 365

Re: Happy July 17th

Apart from it being the f**king Normans again.... our French versus your French ... have you been to the Dordogne recently? its like Torremolinos in France. You can't move for the home counties Brits and their second f**king homes and their little truffle plantations. And not a single one of the m ...
by Mahoney
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10371
Views: 233966

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

The point of the green line is that deaths in June are at normal levels despite there still being significant deaths attributed to COVID-19. If you delete the COVID-19 deaths from the total we'd be running substantially under the normal deaths - in fact June 2020 would be by a notable amount the lo...
by Mahoney
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10371
Views: 233966

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

The point of the green line is that deaths in June are at normal levels despite there still being significant deaths attributed to COVID-19. If you delete the COVID-19 deaths from the total we'd be running substantially under the normal deaths - in fact June 2020 would be by a notable amount the low...
by Mahoney
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10371
Views: 233966

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

I don't get why everyone's so fixated with the official COVID death figures. Any attempt to decide whether a death was or was not caused by COVID-19 will be flawed. Much simpler and hence much more reliable are the total deaths compared to previous years figures from the ONS. This graph shows we're ...
by Mahoney
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10371
Views: 233966

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

I'd bet a substantial sum of money that's a typo with autocorrect capitalising it. Amusing that you can spend years destroying all sensible discussion on the bored and then get binned because j and n are close on the keyboard. It doesn't even make any sense as an anti-semitic comment - if anything t...
by Mahoney
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27477
Views: 672153

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Anyway - UK new cases don't seem to be coming down much - I'd hoped we'd have seen them at a much lower level by now - seems to have stalled a bit. Worse - they're rising. The 7 day rolling average bottomed out at 534 on 31st June, it's up to 566 now. (Stats for England and Wales, rather than UK - ...
by Mahoney
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27477
Views: 672153

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Sorry, did an Openside there and replied without reading subsequent posts.