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by Brian9848
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 492
Views: 4559

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

Best game I have even seen from Tuipulotou. He was immense and took responsibility at lineup time. Savea had a monster game and Cane continued his run of form. Think Umaga-Jensen is looking the part also at this level. Toomua was a massive loss for Aus. They lost leadership and some direction when h...
by Brian9848
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431062
Views: 15993124

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Cannot surrender easy field position to Exeter with shit play, basic errors and poor discipline. If they keep giving opportunities to Exeter to play from their structure, it will be a long day.
by Brian9848
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431062
Views: 15993124

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

God, the Racing 9 is shit. How many pmts has he cost his team with poor execution or decision making? He also must take the kicking responsibility 3m out from his own line, but instead shuffles it to Russell. Awful.
by Brian9848
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ABs for the next Bled & *NEW* score predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 679

Re: ABs for the next Bled

Ritchie was in the pocket waiting. He needs to work on his positioning then because his pocket was very shallow, demonstrated by how often he carried in those last few minutes. He should have been meters back and instead stood in or just behind the line. Eh.. no. A 10 demands the ball in that situa...
by Brian9848
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 679
Views: 6667

Re: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread

Great finish to a excellent contest.

Mo'ounga just didnt have the balls to call for the drop in the final minutes. He could have taken the responsibility but he didn't want it,
by Brian9848
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431062
Views: 15993124

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

It’s not that we’re just being squeezed, we’re being battered. And we have no platform off which we can put some pace into the game to get back in it. It will take a red card, something extraordinary, to alter the balance.

Saracens are simply better.
by Brian9848
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431062
Views: 15993124

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Against this pack and defense, Leinster really need a strong, controlling presence at 9, and they are not getting it.
by Brian9848
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431062
Views: 15993124

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Saracens dominant and winning all the big moments. Leinster have had no go forward ball.. no platform from which they can play. Even passing is poor, inside shoulder stuff against a great defense.

Healy getting stuffed, but not being helped by odd binding from his row in a few scrums.
by Brian9848
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster v World cup winners Munster.
Replies: 246
Views: 2951

Re: Leinster v World cup winners Munster.

Munster are so limited..game, but limited. Leisnter haven't been great, but they haven't had to be. They really haven't had to answer too many questions, or been stretched.
by Brian9848
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2020?
Replies: 8300
Views: 624140

Re: The best new and returning TV series of 2020?

Best thing I have seen in a while is the French TV Series "The Bureau"..

If you enjoyed reading John Le Carré, then it's like a Gallic version. Certainly no ridiculously choreographed fights scenes, nor car chases nor the incessant need for spectacle.
by Brian9848
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 96770
Views: 3100342

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

On a side note..... This Floyd George chap, that the world is now so concerned about. Did any of you see his rap sheet ?....It would appear, if certain UK newspapers are to be believed, that he was one bad motherfcuker who basically didn't give a shit about anyone bar his own cravings..... strange ...
by Brian9848
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113363
Views: 5034019

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

So, several white collar Trump voters I know have been ecstatic with the tax cuts, happy with his court appointments and indifferent to his foreign policy, if not initially encouraged by Trump’s aggressive stance toward China. While not entirely enamored with his initial downplaying of the risks of ...
by Brian9848
Sat May 30, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 96770
Views: 3100342

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

The childish goon in the WH.. unusual times to say the least.
by Brian9848
Thu May 28, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best ice cream has to be
Replies: 115
Views: 3841

Re: The best ice cream has to be

Zabaglione gelato from Cones, an Argentinian Gelateria on Bleeker Street in NYC is the best gelato/ice cream I've had anywhere. Throw in a scoop of their strawberry and another of dark chocolate, you'll be very, very content. I cycled down to it yesterday and it's as good as it has ever been.
by Brian9848
Sat May 02, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Anthony Joshua
Replies: 9166
Views: 461286

Re: Anthony Joshua

Inoue, Lomashenko, Crawford... some absolute belters. Some truly great boxers working nowadays. Such a pity that the media focus and publicity is on the heavier divisions.
by Brian9848
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 96770
Views: 3100342

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Take the North East and Chicago out of the equatio n and you basically have a nation of culchies, culchies with lots of guns. Nothing at all wrong with culchies, been married to one for 30 years but in the case of the US, they see the world in very different terms to me and a vast majority of 'libe...
by Brian9848
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 96770
Views: 3100342

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

https://twitter.com/punchedmonet_/status/1252892620659064832 fudge sake, painfully dumb and selfish. The American Dream. To be fair, the USA has become an absolute toilet of a country in the last 15 years. An incredibly unequal society nowadays with a large portion of people struggling. Excellent a...
by Brian9848
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27475
Views: 670522

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Haven't there been purported cases of recovered patients being reinfected? Nobody really knows if those who were "reinfected" just received false negatives upon ther release from hospital (test produce a high rate of false negatives), or if they've been infected with a seperate strain of the virus....
by Brian9848
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27475
Views: 670522

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

This is disturbing and has implcations for herd immunity, or our assumptions about it. A Shanghai study shows some recovered patients (1/3) show no signs of the neutralising proteins/antibodies. So, if real infection/ilness proves insuffcient in generating the required antibodies (requires more stu...
by Brian9848
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27475
Views: 670522

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

This is disturbing and has implcations for herd immunity, or our assumptions about it. A Shanghai study shows some recovered patients (1/3) show no signs of the neutralising proteins/antibodies. So, if real infection/ilness proves insuffcient in generating the required antibodies (requires more stud...
by Brian9848
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10368
Views: 233064

Re: Boris goooooone or going?

Trump in his presser just now... "I've asked major, "genius" drug companies" to "contact London" immediately, and "we'll see if we can be of help...we've contacted all of Boris's doctors, and we'll see what is going to take place." Trump really gets it, everybody says so, and maybe he can persuade J...
by Brian9848
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 96770
Views: 3100342

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

The UK and Germany have said that no anti-body test is fit for purposes and we are a minimum of 1 month from having a test approved, nevermind being wdely available for use. I think the Germans have said that we're probably looking at 3 months. IMO, we just can't wait for it. The World economies hav...
by Brian9848
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10368
Views: 233064

Re: Boris goooooone or going?

An excellent video explaining the data, and likely outcomes: https://youtu.be/uaIzj3s3p4A
Obesity is a major factor in negative outcomes.

The entire series is excellent.
by Brian9848
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10368
Views: 233064

Re: Boris goooooone or going?

The Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre study found that, of the 690 SARS-CoV-2 patients with known outcomes (i.e. died or recovered) who were in ICU, 346 died and 344 were discharged.

The death rate for ICU SARS-CoV-2 patients in London is 50.1%.
by Brian9848
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 96770
Views: 3100342

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

The next question is, what do we do once it's clear that we're coping? Especially if the BCG link is proven. It's really tough to know. This thing clearly is awful to get for 20%+ of those that do and some people who'd have a much longer life will die. But how long do we shut up for to protect them...
by Brian9848
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 96770
Views: 3100342

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

The next question is, what do we do once it's clear that we're coping? Especially if the BCG link is proven. It's really tough to know. This thing clearly is awful to get for 20%+ of those that do and some people who'd have a much longer life will die. But how long do we shut up for to protect them...
by Brian9848
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27475
Views: 670522

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

So Tigers in the Bronx zoo have tested positive.. I mean, so many questions.

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/0 ... tiger.html
by Brian9848
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113363
Views: 5034019

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

This is absoutely extraordinary... Jesus.. my tax dollars at work.

Really worth a listen.

https://twitter.com/DavidBegnaud/status ... 8323771393
by Brian9848
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Upgrading our WFH setup
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: Upgrading our WFH setup

The stress of 5-days/week WFH instead of the usual 1 or 2 is taxing our aging Macbook pro to the limit. Anyone have recommendations for an upgrade/update? We're very happy with the mileage we've got out of the Macbook (I opted for i7 and higher memory when buying to "future proof" as much as I coul...
by Brian9848
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27475
Views: 670522

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Well, here in Manhattan, I'm pretty sure that I've already had it. Had a dry cough, no fever, and also a perisitent sneeze but without any nasal congestion at all. Of course, no way I could get a test, but was informed by doctor I probably just had a common cold, as sneezing and no fever suggested t...
by Brian9848
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27475
Views: 670522

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

This is very disturbng.. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101 ... 20033217v2

Virus can exist 3 hours in air, aerosolized, 4 hours on copper, 24hr on cardboard and be stable for 2-3 days on plastic and steel.

Everyone shoud be wearing masks.. everyone.
by Brian9848
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 96770
Views: 3100342

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Trump just finished praising Varadkhar for UK's response to Coronavirus...It wont be the first time that he'll be reminded Ireland is not part of the UK.
by Brian9848
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby
Replies: 96770
Views: 3100342

Re: Rugby NAMA thread Revisited Rugby

Anyone know how many beds/ventillators are in the Mater's Intensive Care Unit?
by Brian9848
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431062
Views: 15993124

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Gaining parity in collisions aside, it's evident that Sexton isn't going to take our game forward. As defences speed up, he is slowing down and he can't be relied upon to make the right decisions in big games under pressure. But what's the alternative right now?A bog average Ross Byrne? Would love i...
by Brian9848
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431062
Views: 15993124

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

We have so mnay problems. First off, we were dominated physically. They broke the gain line comfortably, and we struggled to. You just dont win rugby matches when you fare so poorly in collisions. Still, we weren't helped by atrocious decisions and execution by Sexton off even decent first phase bal...
by Brian9848
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England v Ireland warm up thread
Replies: 1462
Views: 31385

Re: England v Ireland warm up thread

As things stand, we dont look like scoring a point while England look like they can put 50 on us.

Out set-piece is solid enough to give us something off which we could play, but not with Sexton (and Murray to a lesser extent) playing as they are.
by Brian9848
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 431062
Views: 15993124

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

England's kicking game pulling up apart, and they are keeping us completely off balnce defenzively with their runninng lines and passong options. Simple, but they are keeping us guessing and flailing. Sexton only calls for the ball when he can impact the game, and his execution has been dreadful. Ot...
by Brian9848
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 37450
Views: 1602194

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

Alexander-Arnold playing like he is drunk or concussed. Can't beat the first man on any dead-ball, cannot keep is feet. Has been left spinning and on is arse on a few occassions and as done absolutely noting but give te ball away on any possession he has recieved. Quite odd.
by Brian9848
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N R2 - Scotland v England for the Calcutta Cup
Replies: 772
Views: 15634

Re: 6N R2 - Scotland v England for the Calcutta Cup

Torquemada 1420 wrote:Finn Russell will be laughing himself silly.
Oh yeah, he'd have been just the stready hand for a game like this.
by Brian9848
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N R2 - Scotland v England for the Calcutta Cup
Replies: 772
Views: 15634

Re: 6N R2 - Scotland v England for the Calcutta Cup

Hogg has so many costly mistakes in him. Yeah, he has some great highlights, but he so often fails to just execute the basics or make good decisions in big moments under pressure.