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by Woddy
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is mispronouncing Pasifika names offensive?
Replies: 140
Views: 2877

Re: Is mispronouncing Pasifika names offensive?

For my education, what is the correct way of saying Ioane? Re Morris, does he himself not pronounce it Dow-wee? Not when he was going to school in Crickhowell he wasn’t. He may just have given in. My friend has a son called Lewys, which rhymes with Ferris, at least vowel wise. When he came back fro...
by Woddy
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is mispronouncing Pasifika names offensive?
Replies: 140
Views: 2877

Re: Is mispronouncing Pasifika names offensive?

For my education, what is the correct way of saying Ioane?

Re Morris, does he himself not pronounce it Dow-wee?
by Woddy
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: That Jonny May try
Replies: 238
Views: 7023

Re: That Jonny May try

Potential foul play aside, Jonny May is a phenomenal athlete and I think under-rated too. He surely has to at least be in the discussion for best winger in world rugby right now. As long as he doesn't have to use his brain, he's among the most potent wings playing. You can see it all go wrong when ...
by Woddy
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: That Jonny May try
Replies: 238
Views: 7023

Re: That Jonny May try

In terms of dangerous play, my pet peeve is players purposely trying to jump over other players to field an up and under (box kick). It’s a win / win strategy. Either you catch the ball safely, and have the ball, or you fall over the other player contesting the ball and dangerously fall on your hea...
by Woddy
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Let’s talk about ‘A Bridge Too Far’
Replies: 129
Views: 4351

Re: Let’s talk about ‘A Bridge Too Far’

In the first one they won the Battle of Britain after teaching the stodgy Brits how to Dogfight In the second they rescue a nuclear scientist from the Germans but half way through the Russians become the baddies. Good stuff "Taught them how to dogfight" is probably overselling it, but weren't the P...
by Woddy
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Let’s talk about ‘A Bridge Too Far’
Replies: 129
Views: 4351

Re: Let’s talk about ‘A Bridge Too Far’

Recently saw a couple of Polish war movies on Netflix. Both recent but 50s level propaganda. Classic. Please elaborate? What was/is the Polish view of those things (outside of the obvious our-lads-did-well)? In the first one they won the Battle of Britain after teaching the stodgy Brits how to Dogf...
by Woddy
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 33092

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

Truly fantastic win for India. Up there with the Laxman-led victory after following on against Waugh's Australia in 2001 (at home, but against probably the 1st= greatest side in the history of cricket who were on a run of 16 straight wins), including for the captaincy to go for the win rather than ...
by Woddy
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 33092

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

Truly fantastic win for India. Up there with the Laxman-led victory after following on against Waugh's Australia in 2001 (at home, but against probably the 1st= greatest side in the history of cricket who were on a run of 16 straight wins), including for the captaincy to go for the win rather than s...
by Woddy
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 129794
Views: 5687414

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

PS. The modern definition has unfortunately but definitely almost inverted to mean having large proportion taken out. Just as has the word literally, because one of my sons told me the other day that he got tackled hard and "literally died". A real pendant peeve of mine...
by Woddy
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 129794
Views: 5687414

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

I've read a number of texts which argue the original meaning was to starkly reduce, and the actual 10% thing was a later fixation as mathematical thinking increased in society It involved killing 10%. Decimation, in a Roman Legion, meant lining up everyone who was to be punished and counting them o...
by Woddy
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is this the end for rugby?
Replies: 301
Views: 11944

Re: Is this the end for rugby?

They need to take some accountability themselves , getting better checks after a head knock is good and not once did I say anything about this - it’s the legal threat years later (presumably egged on by ambulance chasers) that I’m against as it affects the whole sport. Those 15 commandments seem se...
by Woddy
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Some people make me sick
Replies: 14
Views: 1298

Re: Some people make me sick

He'll very likely be able to speak Norwegian, given that it only formally diverged from Danish in the 19thC. And I'd be surprised if he could not speak in German too. His Spanish sounds South American (Columbia or below) - I'd be interested to know where he picked that up. He certainly sounded very ...
by Woddy
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Overrated cities?
Replies: 347
Views: 14131

Re: Overrated cities?

AND-y wrote: Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:55 am Slough - it just wasn't that amazing really
H
ow can you say that? It has inspired poetry.
by Woddy
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Half of all cars must be electric by 2030
Replies: 57
Views: 2499

Re: Half of all cars must be electric by 2030

I know people don’t like change but it would be a fantastic achievement if they could do it. Electric cars are absolutely brilliant - quiet, non air polluting, smooth to drive - it would make a fantastic difference to our urban environments. Like the ban on high smoke coal in Dublin in the 1980’s -...
by Woddy
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has rugby turned boring?
Replies: 81
Views: 5064

Re: Has rugby turned boring?

All you need is packs that want to scrummage. Should make it harder not to scrummage without it being obvious to the ref (and so get penalised for it). Nobody it going to disagree with that, but how? 'cos there would be no hit, and pressure would build gradually as each row binds in so keeps the sc...
by Woddy
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has rugby turned boring?
Replies: 81
Views: 5064

Re: Has rugby turned boring?

Purely re making scrums quicker and less likely to collapse, what say you all to making a rule that the front rows engage first, then second row, then back row, then ball is fed in straight? Lack of hit and greater stability should get rid of resets while retaining a technical pushing contest. All ...
by Woddy
Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has rugby turned boring?
Replies: 81
Views: 5064

Re: Has rugby turned boring?

Purely re making scrums quicker and less likely to collapse, what say you all to making a rule that the front rows engage first, then second row, then back row, then ball is fed in straight? Lack of hit and greater stability should get rid of resets while retaining a technical pushing contest. All ...
by Woddy
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has rugby turned boring?
Replies: 81
Views: 5064

Re: Has rugby turned boring?

Purely re making scrums quicker and less likely to collapse, what say you all to making a rule that the front rows engage first, then second row, then back row, then ball is fed in straight?

Lack of hit and greater stability should get rid of resets while retaining a technical pushing contest.
by Woddy
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia poking the Chinese bear
Replies: 768
Views: 22879

Re: Australia poking the Chinese bear

So for my old area - which is administrative support for global MNC it was about (USD) - entry level. This is between invoicing/billing and low level tech support - but for premium customers. 2nd job / customer service experience. - India - $8k - Philippines - $10k - Beijing - $24k - Sydney - $43 -...
by Woddy
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 38023
Views: 1678070

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

Yep. It also has to be an international who’s not on duty and has a previous misdemeanour at international level at Man Utd. Have no idea in that situation so I’ll leave Winnie to it. Can't resist. I see Foden got selected :thumbup: F#ck sake lads, seems only Anonymous has figured it out. Is obviou...
by Woddy
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why British food is terrible
Replies: 294
Views: 5207

Re: Why British food is terrible

To make this rugby-related, I understood that on B&I Lions tours, the rooming / banding together has tended to be Eng/Ire vs Wales/Scot? When told this, reference was made to the famous "we may be shit but at least we turn up" speech during the Troubles. Could well be an historic thing by now, if n...
by Woddy
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why British food is terrible
Replies: 294
Views: 5207

Re: Why British food is terrible

To make this rugby-related, I understood that on B&I Lions tours, the rooming / banding together has tended to be Eng/Ire vs Wales/Scot? When told this, reference was made to the famous "we may be shit but at least we turn up" speech during the Troubles. Could well be an historic thing by now, if no...
by Woddy
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England v Ireland, Sat Nov 21st, KO @ 1500
Replies: 1195
Views: 24185

Re: England v Ireland, Sat Nov 21st, KO @ 1500

I worked with an English guy once who went up to the bar of a pub we were in in rural Donegal and said "Landlord, can I have 3 pints please?". You could hear a pin drop. Chippy unfriendly rural Irish :thumbdown: If it was reversed , the Irish would be inundated with friendship, laughter, and enquir...
by Woddy
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jason Robinson and racism in Rugby
Replies: 24
Views: 1235

Re: Jason Robinson and racism in Rugby

He’s a Jesus freak is he not? Wouldn’t exactly fit in with Quinnell and the lads on the lash during a lions tour junket Have a feeling JC has filled the space which used be taken by lads on the lash in his life, back in his early Wigan days. I'd've thought being northern, not totally white and a re...
by Woddy
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: JJ Williams gooooooooone
Replies: 29
Views: 1062

Re: JJ Williams gooooooooone

It was specifically to distinguish him from JPR when they started playing together; both Johns.

Similar to why Wyn was emphasised with AWJ when we first started. His mother complained at the time that he's only ever Alun to her!
by Woddy
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Least Favourite Player
Replies: 124
Views: 3464

Re: Your Least Favourite Player

ROG
by Woddy
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gregor says Sweaties are the best
Replies: 24
Views: 1005

Re: Gregor says Sweaties are the best

What's happened to Huw Jones? He'd've been nailed into the Lions squad two years ago. Would be very happy with Fagerson and Ritchie in their too at least. And Richie Gray's been playing well again, apparently. He went shit but didn't I hear he went not shit again Is that you agreeing that you'd hea...
by Woddy
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gregor says Sweaties are the best
Replies: 24
Views: 1005

Re: Gregor says Sweaties are the best

What's happened to Huw Jones? He'd've been nailed into the Lions squad two years ago.

Would be very happy with Fagerson and Ritchie in their too at least. And Richie Gray's been playing well again, apparently.
by Woddy
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Du Toit reveals Boks secret Tactics for World Cup Final
Replies: 47
Views: 1940

Re: Du Toit reveals Boks secret Tactics for World Cup Final

England seemed psyched out from right near the start of the final, whether by themselves, the force of the Boks, it doesn't matter. Their body language and facial expressions showed bewilderment at a couple of marginal decisions that went against them (as happens, not a complaint) but not in a good,...
by Woddy
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 129794
Views: 5687414

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

I think you might have misread my post. Because if what you are saying is correct than you seem to be agreeing that those against basic infection control measure will continue to ignore them. Maybe, but "encouragement" seems to suggest there's an effect of what he says or does on these people? Put ...
by Woddy
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are you ‘clutch’? Do you want to be?
Replies: 34
Views: 1223

Re: Are you ‘clutch’? Do you want to be?

Clutch puts have been talked about in gawlf for ages.
by Woddy
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 129794
Views: 5687414

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Why don't you ask some rather than speaking for them. Or read what some of them.actially write. I'm sure they know their own minds and motivations. I have discussed with a number of them in Tenessee where I got the opportunity to meet the most conservative people I have so far in the USA. (I haven'...
by Woddy
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pretentious Names
Replies: 168
Views: 5799

Re: Pretentious Names

Jack Russell. Looks like one too. Not pretentious, more portentious. Used to know someone called Annette Curtin. Most evil naming I've ever come across was a lad called RI Hardick. Surname's difficult enough to get by with, but when your middle name's Ivor... No idea what his parents were thinking ...
by Woddy
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pretentious Names
Replies: 168
Views: 5799

Re: Pretentious Names

Jack Russell. Looks like one too. Not pretentious, more portentious. Used to know someone called Annette Curtin. Most evil naming I've ever come across was a lad called RI Hardick. Surname's difficult enough to get by with, but when your middle name's Ivor... No idea what his parents were thinking o...
by Woddy
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Players whose form fell off a 'cliff'?
Replies: 132
Views: 5363

Re: Players whose form fell off a 'cliff'?

Lee Byrne Dwayne Peel Gavin Henson Not meaning to pick on Wales, but as an oppo supporter, once season they have these great players you wish weren't playing, then the next season your wish became and stayed true. Richie Gray Cipriani might qualify - he never got back to world class after his loss o...
by Woddy
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 4th June 1989.
Replies: 145
Views: 8331

Re: 4th June 1989.

I guess the long game was all that the UK had to play in realistic terms, so it became attractive to see it as an actively positive option. Quite aside from the practical issues with facing up to the PRC, can you imagine what the international view of the UK would have been in reneging on an intern...
by Woddy
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Live England cricket
Replies: 50
Views: 1475

Re: Live England cricket

Stokes gone. Good stumping by Butler (?).
by Woddy
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Swing Low gooooooooooooone
Replies: 26
Views: 1232

Re: Swing Low gooooooooooooone

Good article.
by Woddy
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Live England cricket
Replies: 50
Views: 1475

Re: Live England cricket

I was going to say that at Test level, Jennings has at least passed muster on slow pitches and against spin. It's normally seam movement or pace that induces his edginess.
by Woddy
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Live England cricket
Replies: 50
Views: 1475

Re: Live England cricket

missed it: what happened to Sibley?