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by DeDoc
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 10782

Re: Official Munster v Leinster "O'Classico" Match Thread

Watching the gambler on Prime about an Irish poker player who also bets on other sports. Wins €100k 1 week obviously made in 2012, bets half his money on Ulster to beat Leinster in HEC. Talk about throwing away your money. From the North coast? From Dublin. Former KPMG accountant graduate from what...
by DeDoc
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441988
Views: 16599352

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

The problem with centralising is the players get less exposure to the senior squads and less chance of gametime. It would break the link to the province which is both a good and bad thing. It might work at sub-academy level as I indicated above - you basically create a single centralised sub-academ...
by DeDoc
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441988
Views: 16599352

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Neil Francis on academy changes The whole academy system is now being reviewed and it will be streamlined – significantly. Peter Malone is no longer the director of the Munster Academy and Peter Smyth, the head of elite player development, is currently seconded to the Munster Academy. Nobody knows ...
by DeDoc
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 106090
Views: 3466852

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

My New years resolution is to start thinking of the rainy day and begin investing. What platforms are Boredies using for investing in ETFs? Doesn't seem to be a whole lot of options in Ireland compared to UK/America. etrade if you can access it Know fudge all about it really but everything I've see...
by DeDoc
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 106090
Views: 3466852

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

My New years resolution is to start thinking of the rainy day and begin investing. What platforms are Boredies using for investing in ETFs? Doesn't seem to be a whole lot of options in Ireland compared to UK/America. etrade if you can access it degiro.ie Have about 200 ETFs that you can trade (to a...
by DeDoc
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441988
Views: 16599352

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

What channel is Leinster Ulster on this evening Just on eir I think TG4 as well This is a very handy website. https://www.wheresthematch.com/live-rugby-union-on-tv/ Weird, it mentions TG4 for tomorrow's game but not tonight's here: https://www.the42.ie/sport-tv-guide-weekend-5318812-Jan2021/ pretty...
by DeDoc
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441988
Views: 16599352

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I'm sure I've mentioned it here before, but I was in the upper tiers of the stands that day, and most fans in my section were from Munster. After BOD's intercept, they started to leave en masse. This elderly chap, straight out of central casting, crombie coat, brylcreamed hair etc stands up and roar...
by DeDoc
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441988
Views: 16599352

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I watched the game a few weeks ago. Heaslip was absolutely immense. Jennings not far behind
by DeDoc
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Rainbow Cup (Pro16) 2021
Replies: 70
Views: 2896

Re: The Rainbow Cup (Pro16) 2021

I am not against it, just not sure it will work. What I would do: Summer rugby - every game in Llanelli the past 12 months pretty much has been pissing it down. For a team that loves to run the ball, it is not helping at all. Two leagues, starting with equal split of all nations' teams. Home and aw...
by DeDoc
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Rainbow Cup (Pro16) 2021
Replies: 70
Views: 2896

Re: The Rainbow Cup (Pro16) 2021

nardol wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:37 pm I think the Welsh should play the English.

Defeating Ealing and Jersey would be a huge achievement.
One step at a time. Focus on the likes of London Scottish before taking on the might of a whole island with its parliament and everything. :nod:
by DeDoc
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Rainbow Cup (Pro16) 2021
Replies: 70
Views: 2896

Re: The Rainbow Cup (Pro16) 2021

The Welsh: "We hate the Celtic League. The standard is shit, nobody cares about it and we just want to play with the English". The English: "We don't want you". The Irish and Scots: "Ok, let's look to develop the league by inviting the Italians in". The Welsh: We hate the Pro12. The standard is shi...
by DeDoc
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441988
Views: 16599352

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

feeling bored, so predictions for the NTHCSBH Pool A : Leinster 20 Leinster to just edge it on PD over Wasps Wasps 20 Bordeaux 19 La Rochelle 18 Not convinced they'll be able to BP in both remaining games Toulon 14 I expect two wins, but probably a dropped point Scarlets 14 In a direct battle with T...
by DeDoc
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441988
Views: 16599352

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Salanya wrote: Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:17 pm
Floppykid wrote: Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:16 pm Any links for the ulster match
https://www.vipboxtv.se/stream-gloucest ... ter-live-1
is it just me (or Virginmedia broadband?), or is that link down?
by DeDoc
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 106090
Views: 3466852

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Unbelievably snowflakey :lol: If you read the comments reported in the artice it basically was three varieties - Some presentations were terrible and melted my head - I'm wrecked from listening to all - does some particular student have some learning issues we're not aware of None was said quite as ...
by DeDoc
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 106090
Views: 3466852

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Anyone pick up this story? https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/college-apologises-after-lecturers-overheard-insulting-students-1.4436457 Pretty idiotic by the lecturers not to realise they were still recording themselves, but hardly an unprecedented situation for two people in an audience afte...
by DeDoc
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441988
Views: 16599352

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

quarter2four wrote: Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:44 pm Any links for todays games. Usual ones not working.
https://www.vipleague.cc/montpellier-vs ... ing-link-1

great quality, according to 'my friend'
by DeDoc
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441988
Views: 16599352

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

My sympathies to you and yours bogbunny.
by DeDoc
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441988
Views: 16599352

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Trying to cobble together my Champions cup bet for the weekend.....what's the swarm thoughts on Bristol/Clermont, years gone by you'd have few concerns over Clermont going there and winning in a first round match particularly? Clermont definitely in a slight decline. Radradra is out for Bristol but...
by DeDoc
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is this the end for rugby?
Replies: 301
Views: 11351

Re: Is this the end for rugby?

Once you have established a standdown period it mattersnot that it wasnt scientific. you have to show sound scientific basis for cutting it There was such a basis a) there were players who needed longer than that b) there were tests that gave a more reliable answer for being ready to play than 'tak...
by DeDoc
Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is this the end for rugby?
Replies: 301
Views: 11351

Re: Is this the end for rugby?

I know the US is a highly litigious country, but their ex players didn’t just get told that football was tough, harden up. The NFL also actively withheld research into the ill effects of repeated head trauma . Rugby is on a slippery slope here. We’ve all seen it coming. It must be stressed though t...
by DeDoc
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is this the end for rugby?
Replies: 301
Views: 11351

Re: Is this the end for rugby?

The move towards being a collision sport hasn’t helped. I’ve thought for a while rugby is screwed full stop, the head knock claims, participation numbers, the pro game being skint. I’ve felt the same thing. Professionalism seemed to encourage players to get much bigger (average 13 stone up to avera...
by DeDoc
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441988
Views: 16599352

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Donal Lenihan might have claim
Frano based on talent alone should be right up there
by DeDoc
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441988
Views: 16599352

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I see that Heaslips score against Italy in 2016 wins try of the decade

https://publish.twitter.com/?query=http ... dget=Tweet

Stunning effort tbf
by DeDoc
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441988
Views: 16599352

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Maybe Ruddock just needs that coach who believes in him above all others; nobody but Eddie O'Sullivan would have given Simon Easterby 65 caps. Ah here, Easterby was class. Wasn't a big carrier or wide channel linkman, but was outstanding in all other backrow duties. Excellent lineout player, huge w...
by DeDoc
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441988
Views: 16599352

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

It's no great mystery. Conan was just playing better than he was at the time. Ruddock has bounced back superbly though and it will probably be Conan who has to wait in the wings for a while on his return. Or Cullen will play Fardy at 6 again (as has happened a lot) Or Cullen goes with Connors or Le...
by DeDoc
Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441988
Views: 16599352

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

He's fallen down the pecking order at Leinster too when everyone is fit so this isn't purely in the international set up. He's had a number of injuries over the years and his career has covered an era when we've had unprecedented depth in the back-row both at Irish and Leinster level. Realistically...
by DeDoc
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441988
Views: 16599352

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Given the flogging some leinster players have faced the last few weeks, i wonder if Healy and Ryan might be on the bench this weekend. Would like to see this Dooley Kelleher Bent Toner Baird Ruddock Leavy Doris McGrath Sexton Keenan Frawley Henshaw Kearney JOB Tracey/Cronin, Healy, Porter, Fardy, V...
by DeDoc
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441988
Views: 16599352

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

In general AR's will either say they're sure or not sure. A lot of the time they say they're not sure but if they're convinced of a call then I don't see why the ref would check. He spotted the foot in touch so that's that really. Yep. It was good officiating, and the ref handled POM well IMO - tel...
by DeDoc
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: UK gambling laws review to consider ban on sports sponsorship
Replies: 56
Views: 2991

Re: UK gambling laws review to consider ban on sports sponsorship

Gambling has a binary outcome, you either win or you lose everything you wagered. With investing you're very unlikely to lose everything you put into a stock. Your wins and losses tend to be on a much smaller scale. (Of course there are binary options as well, which are just f**king nuts) I also fi...
by DeDoc
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441988
Views: 16599352

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Both England and Wales have outperformed us on the international scene. I recognise that there are risks involved either way but it's time for something different. The entire mindset of safe, conservative, rugby by numbers that runs, coaches and plays for our national side needs freshening up. Engl...
by DeDoc
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: UK gambling laws review to consider ban on sports sponsorship
Replies: 56
Views: 2991

Re: UK gambling laws review to consider ban on sports sponsorship

There already is a process where you have to give out proof of income when you bet over certain limits. Not sure the exact details or how diligently it's followed by the bookies. Yep, I'm aware of that - but AFAIK, it is more to do with money-laundering etc? I'm imagining something based on max mon...
by DeDoc
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: UK gambling laws review to consider ban on sports sponsorship
Replies: 56
Views: 2991

Re: UK gambling laws review to consider ban on sports sponsorship

I get that they are markets but most people associate the term “markets” with capital markets where their ISA or pension is locked up and where, in theory, companies go to seek funding for expansion/refinancing of debt etc. A far cry away from someone spending half of their monthly salary betting o...
by DeDoc
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441988
Views: 16599352

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Big positives for me from this series are that Murray and POM have both had their feet held to the fire and both have responded with a big uptick in form. The fact that Farrell has shown willingness to look at the alternatives has been positive for me. The form of Doris, Porter and Keenan is pleasin...
by DeDoc
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: UK gambling laws review to consider ban on sports sponsorship
Replies: 56
Views: 2991

Re: UK gambling laws review to consider ban on sports sponsorship

Ban gambling on credit. It needs to be controlled and limited for sure, but I don't know that an outright ban on using a credit card to make a deposit on a gambling site should be banned outright. I guess debit cards are so ubiquitous that maybe it wouldn't make any practical difference. @Jim They ...
by DeDoc
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441988
Views: 16599352

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Anybody else not that bothered by the Radge comments? It's human nature. I did wonder after the Chicago game if a few lads like BOD, Radge and POC who missed out were all thinking “pricks.” Yeah me too. I like that Radge was honest enough to say it. Agree with the comments above btw about him obvio...
by DeDoc
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: UK gambling laws review to consider ban on sports sponsorship
Replies: 56
Views: 2991

Re: UK gambling laws review to consider ban on sports sponsorship

I'd (as a minimum) 1. Ban online gambling on non sporting related matters (eg ban online casino or fruit machine type games 2. Ban advertising on TV 3. Ban sports related advertising 4. Affordability checks. 5. Ban hospitality to gamblers 6. Ban the practice of trying to entice punters from one com...
by DeDoc
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: UK gambling laws review to consider ban on sports sponsorship
Replies: 56
Views: 2991

Re: UK gambling laws review to consider ban on sports sponsorship

What's pseudorandom? The recurring sequence is so outrageously long that it's basically random? Meets certain criteria for randomness but is driven by an algorithm, I think. Yes - statistically indistinguishable from random but algorithmically produced. On a computer you can't get true random numbe...
by DeDoc
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441988
Views: 16599352

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Presumably the ideal back row is A 6 who can tackle hard, hit rucks, carry ball, be tenacious and hopefully ferocious for 80 minutes A 7 who can cover ground, get to breakdowns quickly, win ball, be creative in attack and be ahead of the game. An 8 who can do what they both 6 and 7 can do and be a ...
by DeDoc
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441988
Views: 16599352

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

rialtoblue wrote: Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:38 pm Quinlan who was already married was riding Discos girlfriend. And I'm pretty sure that one was true
Well at least half of that is bollocks as I know someone who was at Quinlans wedding and it was a year or two after the world cup
by DeDoc
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441988
Views: 16599352

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Jesus Christ we're in for a rough six nations. State of that 23. Another 80 minutes of pain watching Stockdale at 15 too. Given the injuries it isn't that bad - I wouldn't have O'Mahony in the 23 - I'd probably bring Ruddock to the bench and start VdF. Cooney one of the few form players who could c...