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by DeDoc
Tue May 11, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Fintech Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 1421

Re: The Fintech Thread

What is it? A tier 3 or 4 city....like Barnsley with taller buildings and more people UK has some of the highest CCTV in the world, esp London Yeah, but I'm not commenting on the city per se I'm not in the UK, so can't speak directly to that, but I think the ownership and management of the informat...
by DeDoc
Tue May 11, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 110913
Views: 3983751

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Tbf, you can fix the X/Y situation there with indexation. Whatever happens, if anything, has to be done in a gradual way that is fair to all. Bringing in draconian measures to help solve the problems of one group should not be done in a way that potentially ruins another group. Totally agree. There...
by DeDoc
Tue May 11, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 110913
Views: 3983751

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

90% CGT on private homes :lol: Preposterous suggestion, why are you even debating this. The market would simply grind to a halt, people would stay in their existing property until they are carried out in a box. It would become impossible for younger families to buy in established suburbs of Dublin ...
by DeDoc
Tue May 11, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 110913
Views: 3983751

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

It's not simple at all. If you take Statto's point, imagine X and Y are neighbours in Dublin 4/6 who live in identical Victorian terraced houses. If X bought in 1980 and Y bought in 2020, the value of the house is now affected by these new mortgage rules. If X sells and is paying massive CGT, it re...
by DeDoc
Tue May 11, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Fintech Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 1421

Re: The Fintech Thread

What city did you go too? Don't get the surveillance thing either, I can be in the CBD in some of the more developed cities prior to Covid and go out without a phone very easy. And hop in taxis all over the place. I was in Hefei Re surveillance, I was talking personally about the cameras everywhere...
by DeDoc
Tue May 11, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 110913
Views: 3983751

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

The profitability of banks is based upon inter alia mortgage lending (TSG et al can work out how much). CGT on price increases would totally destroy property values, meaning that loan books would be devalued and future profitability would also be negligible in the sector. You'd end up unemploying m...
by DeDoc
Tue May 11, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 110913
Views: 3983751

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Because it's a boom - bust business. When times are good all costs go up as everybody makes as much as they can, whilst they can; because they know they will be let go as soon as the market turns. The next construction downturn will be the fourth I will have experienced in my career. Genuine questi...
by DeDoc
Tue May 11, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Fintech Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 1421

Re: The Fintech Thread

I spent 10 days there at the end of 2019, and have friends and colleagues who travel regularly (or did, pre-covid at least). I spent 10 days in Hong Kong and Macau 10 years ago - and loved both, albeit I appreciate that they weren't mainstream China then. I travelled last time with an open mind and ...
by DeDoc
Tue May 11, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 110913
Views: 3983751

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

anonymous_joe wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 2:04 pm It would also destroy our banking and finance system.
Would it? Why? Expecially if changes in CGT were gradually phased in.

And there is a certain irony there, given our banking and finance system (including regulatory and governmental action) in no small way destroyed our housing system....
by DeDoc
Tue May 11, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 110913
Views: 3983751

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Is it mad that people would instantly have to move to a much shittier house if they wanted to sell? Eh yes. It also favours people who got in at the height of the market. Plenty of people who have owned their houses for 15+ years will have minimum profit in the current market while those who bought...
by DeDoc
Tue May 11, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 110913
Views: 3983751

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

It's absolutely bizarre that for the likes of this chap, who basically is a representative of god knows how many loons there are out there, their wish to see developers make no money outweighs their wish for houses to be built. Profits on house sales taxed at 90% :lol: My first reaction was not dis...
by DeDoc
Sat May 08, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 565
Views: 25611

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

And although Henderson would be the 3rd best pure lock, I could see Lawes favoured for the bench spot on the grounds that he can cover lock & 6. Leaving the backrow cover to be a lighter, pacier, option. Basically whichever one of Curry or Tipuric doesn't start. I might also wonder if the reserve h...
by DeDoc
Sat May 08, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 565
Views: 25611

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Jones, Owens, Furlong Itoje, AW Jones Beirne, Faletau, Tipuric Murray, Biggar Henshaw, Aki Watson, Adams, Hogg That's not a bad XV, but if you're starting Henshaw and Aki then Henshaw plays at 13. I'd be fairly surprised if he puts Adams at fullback and Hogg on the wing as well. I was naming them m...
by DeDoc
Sat May 08, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 565
Views: 25611

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

A lot of strong competition for places in the backrow. The big question for me is whether Gatland decides to play Curry at 6 or at 7, but I think he definitely starts. At the moment I’m seeing these combinations as the most likely 6.Curry 7.Watson 8.Faletau 20.Beirne or 6.Beirne 7.Curry 8.Faletau 2...
by DeDoc
Sat May 08, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welsh rugby international convicted of domestic assult
Replies: 1
Views: 549

Welsh rugby international convicted of domestic assult

[The player] was convicted of assault after attacking Toni Lloyd in their home in Bridgend in August. The court heard [the international] pushed her ex-fiancée onto the bed while drunk, and hit her three times on the nose, causing two black eyes and a bloody nose. Cardiff Magistrates' Court heard [...
by DeDoc
Thu May 06, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 565
Views: 25611

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

As an abstract thought, might a Hogg, Watson, Williams back three be one of the most balanced/talented trios to ever turn out for the Lions? from the pro era, perhaps. 2009 was pretty good I'd have though, albeit different in style think the 71, 73 or 77 Lions would probably be up there, with some ...
by DeDoc
Thu May 06, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 565
Views: 25611

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

So position wise we have: FB Options: Hogg, Williams, Daly Wing options: Adams, Rees Zammit, Watson, vdMerwe, Williams 13 options: Henshaw, Aki, Harris, Daly 12 options: Henshaw, Aki, Farrell OH options: Farrell, Russell, Biggar SH options: Davies, Murray, Price 1 options: Jones, Sutherland, Vunipo...
by DeDoc
Thu May 06, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 565
Views: 25611

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

The Sun God wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 1:49 pm
DragsterDriver wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 12:54 pm Aki is TOP trolling :lol:

Sinkler probably failed the no dickheads policy. Daly isn’t my choice but he’s versatile and can play badly in several positions.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Missed that first time. Top forumming sir!
by DeDoc
Thu May 06, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 565
Views: 25611

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Backs: Josh Adams, Bundee Aki, Dan Biggar, Elliot Daly, Gareth Davies, Owen Farrell, Chris Harris, Robbie Henshaw, Stuart Hogg, Conor Murray, Ali Price, Lewis Rees-Zammit, Finn Russell, Duhan van der Merwe, Anthony Watson, Liam Williams. Forwards: Tadhg Beirne, Jack Conan, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tom Cu...
by DeDoc
Wed May 05, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 110913
Views: 3983751

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

2008 levels? :? Didn't check my dates - I meant after the crash in general, we had a chance to use Nama to stop the market collapsing much further with the risks that would bring, but also not choking supply to drive up prices the way they did. Our choice was use the exchequer to absorb the loss - ...
by DeDoc
Wed May 05, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 110913
Views: 3983751

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Just flicking through the Irish newspapers online here this morning and I have come to the conclusion that my old Malahide mucker, who somehow has managed to spoof his way to a cabinet Ministerial position, is joining a long and illustrious list of absolutely useless fúckers to govern Ireland. How ...
by DeDoc
Wed May 05, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 565
Views: 25611

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Torygraph reporting Simmonds is in (Billy V out) Cowan-Dickie and George (+Owens) as the hookers Not much else revealed other than noting that "Several of Simmonds’ Exeter teammates, including Henry Slade, Tomas Francis, Jonny Gray and Jack Nowell, are also considered borderline selections" Would pe...
by DeDoc
Wed May 05, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Legal advice regarding divorce
Replies: 83
Views: 3839

Re: Legal advice regarding divorce

My 2c Woddy's point is spot on - a good lawyer is very important - not just technically good, but one who is focussed on what is best for you, not just on earning their cash. These cases have potential to be a shit fight where the more it escalates the better it is for each lawyer and the worse for ...
by DeDoc
Tue May 04, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: La Rochelle v Leinster
Replies: 321
Views: 10472

Re: La Rochelle v Leinster

Heaslip was a monster out the gate. Most of us were baying for him to be included sooner and then played more. I like Conan and Doris but neither is at Heaslip's level, even early Heaslip. Again, monster out the gate is perhaps stretching it - and Heaslip had much less competition at Leinster than ...
by DeDoc
Tue May 04, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: La Rochelle v Leinster
Replies: 321
Views: 10472

Re: La Rochelle v Leinster

de_Selby wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 2:27 pm You had me until you got to SOB. He was on fire back then
08/09 was his first season. He had only started 6 games by the time of the HEC final, and only one (home to Castres) in the HEC. 'On fire' is stretching it a bit I think
by DeDoc
Tue May 04, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: La Rochelle v Leinster
Replies: 321
Views: 10472

Re: La Rochelle v Leinster

Have we reached the ceiling for Cullen and Lancaster? They don't seem to be able for the next step - where is plan B? What’s the next step? Never losing a game? We lost away in France - it happens. Leinster are still a great team. Actually winning the Heineken. Arguably Leinster are currently a ver...
by DeDoc
Mon May 03, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: La Rochelle v Leinster
Replies: 321
Views: 10472

Re: La Rochelle v Leinster

Well done La Rochelle :thumbup: But it seems that you didn't win but Leinster lost because of : - The ref - Unspotted La Rochelle thuggery - Crooked French TV Directors - Travel - Food & accommadation - Leinster would rather win most of the time and entertain the fans than win all the time and lose...
by DeDoc
Mon May 03, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448971
Views: 17521436

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Lads - what was Ryan's injury again? I remember (ironically) the concussion stuff, but am blanking on whether he has had a nasty physical one to deal with also? Dislocated shoulder back in August that he returned from ahead of schedule Cheers. I wonder if he's still feeling the effects...? The raw ...
by DeDoc
Sat May 01, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448971
Views: 17521436

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

hermie wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 2:18 pm Obviously it could go one of two ways but I think Nakarawa could come good. Could have a late career renaissance like Big Nick. McFarland has worked with him before, I'd back him to get the best out of him.
I think that is the key bit. I'd hold a bit of optimism
by DeDoc
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448971
Views: 17521436

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

There is plenty of academic research to show that bookies are generally risk averse rather than profit maximising - that is they set and change their prices to try to ensure that they have equal liabiliies irrespective of the result. In other words, they follow the money, rather than 'taking a posit...
by DeDoc
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 110913
Views: 3983751

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

I'm not sure whether or not your trolling, but put a woman in that picture with the caption wondering what other favours she had bestowed and you'll get the idea. thats kinda what I'm wondering. IIRC, Varadkar downplayed the friendship - 'more of an acquaintance' type vibe. This photo hints more li...
by DeDoc
Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 110913
Views: 3983751

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Thanks all. So basically, Erdogan acted the bollocks with a deliberately provocative act, and Michel fcuked his boss over while taking the bait? :shock: Re Cosgrove -what was the caption he posted on the pic? I checked his twitter earler and it just talks about favours? Seems pretty on-point re the ...
by DeDoc
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 110913
Views: 3983751

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Lads, what's the craic with the accusations of homophobia against Paddy Cosgrave? I mean I know the guy is a bit of a dick, but from what I can see (brief scan admittedly) he is just questioning Varadkars alleged leaking to his doctor mate. How is that homophobic? Unrelated, other than perhaps possi...
by DeDoc
Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: My dad played a bit
Replies: 87
Views: 3563

Re: My dad played a bit

Luckycharmer wrote: Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:50 pm Denis Hickies dad played for Babas, his uncle played for Ireland.
BODs dad Frank got capped as did his cousins Barry and John.
incorrect - it was a non-cap international series against Argentina
by DeDoc
Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: My dad played a bit
Replies: 87
Views: 3563

Re: My dad played a bit

Billy Holland and his Dad Gerry, both played second row for Ireland

Anthony Foley (No.8, RIP) and his dad Brendan (second row)

Dunno if Mike Ruddock was ever capped for Wales - I think he may have had to retire due to injury? Him and Rhys otherwise
by DeDoc
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 110913
Views: 3983751

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

https://www.rte.ie/news/courts/2021/0427/1212323-david-byrne-murder/ A former Sinn Féin counciller has been charged with the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in Dublin five years ago. Jonathan Dowdall from Navan Road in Dublin was remanded in custody by the Special Criminal Court until ne...
by DeDoc
Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 448971
Views: 17521436

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Gavin Duffy wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:35 pm Cracking set of norks on his missus :thumbup:

Image
If home is where you lay your head, I can see why he might have figured he didn't need the house....
by DeDoc
Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster V Munster: Rainbow Cup Edition
Replies: 476
Views: 9188

Re: Leinster V Munster: Rainbow Cup Edition

We can all acknowledge that POM was 3 yards offside when he caught HOS in the leadup to that try. Can’t they challenge that? Offside, slapped the ball out of the SH's hands, and played the ball on the ground. Play on. No comment on Ed Byrne's dive after JOD caught him? Check it again champ. The gri...
by DeDoc
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 110913
Views: 3983751

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Not much point in having a regulator if he doesn't eh, regulate. A lot of people put their trust in these REGULATED financial advisors to look after their affairs and protect them from scams. The advisors get big fat fees and commission in exchange If I go into my local Harvey Norman and buy a dodg...