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by Kid A
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pro 16 (18?) is on
Replies: 156
Views: 6260

Re: Pro 16 (18?) is on

SA Rugby’s long-standing commitments are to field two teams in the Guinness PRO14 and in light of the withdrawal of the Southern Kings, discussions are on-going about fulfilling this agreement from 2021 using a replacement team from its current professional franchises. https://www.pro14.rugby/lates...
by Kid A
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pro 16 (18?) is on
Replies: 156
Views: 6260

Re: Pro 16 (18?) is on

mdaclarke wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:56 pm
My preference would be for an 8 team Currie Cup with the top 4 entering the Champions Cup and the bottom 4 entering the Challenge Cup.
More games in Africa? No thanks. I'd like to see the French and English sides' reaction to having to fly to Africa for a European cup game.
by Kid A
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pro 16 (18?) is on
Replies: 156
Views: 6260

Re: Pro 16 (18?) is on

Sounds good, would definitely enhance the league. The Kings can get lost as they add nothing but I'd feel sorry for the Cheetahs as they were decent enough. What's the story with qualifying for Europe? The Kings have already disbanded I believe. Allow the Cheetahs in, merge up the Italian teams and...
by Kid A
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pro 16 (18?) is on
Replies: 156
Views: 6260

Re: Pro 16 (18?) is on

Sounds good, would definitely enhance the league. The Kings can get lost as they add nothing but I'd feel sorry for the Cheetahs as they were decent enough. What's the story with qualifying for Europe? The Kings have already disbanded I believe. Allow the Cheetahs in, merge up the Italian teams and...
by Kid A
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pro 16 (18?) is on
Replies: 156
Views: 6260

Re: Pro 16 (18?) is on

SA Rugby’s long-standing commitments are to field two teams in the Guinness PRO14 and in light of the withdrawal of the Southern Kings, discussions are on-going about fulfilling this agreement from 2021 using a replacement team from its current professional franchises. https://www.pro14.rugby/lates...
by Kid A
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pro 16 (18?) is on
Replies: 156
Views: 6260

Re: Pro 16 (18?) is on

SA Rugby’s long-standing commitments are to field two teams in the Guinness PRO14 and in light of the withdrawal of the Southern Kings, discussions are on-going about fulfilling this agreement from 2021 using a replacement team from its current professional franchises. https://www.pro14.rugby/lates...
by Kid A
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL filum thread 2.0.Accept no substitues.
Replies: 9401
Views: 615276

Re: The OFFICIAL filum thread 2.0.Accept no substitues.

Been re-watching a lot of 60s and 70s western and war movies, like I used to with my father. So far seen: The Undefeated (1969) The Bridge at Remagen (1969) A Bridge Too Far (1977) Midway (1976) Hell Boats (1970) Battle of Britain (1969) The Sand Pebbles (1966) Lawrence of Arabia (1962) The Guns of...
by Kid A
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster vs Sarries
Replies: 80
Views: 2781

Re: Leinster vs Sarries

EverReady wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:58 am Four days that took. Jesus
Only just stopped wanking.
by Kid A
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leinster vs Sarries
Replies: 80
Views: 2781

Re: Leinster vs Sarries

Shows up the Pro14 for what it is. Leinster wrap their Irish internationals in cotton wool playing less than 10 club games per season, on home ground, with no salary cap and external financing allowing them to concentrate Irish internationals into one team, but still lose to a Saracens B team, Abso...
by Kid A
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1108823

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

-So the Welsh regions' top players will barely play for their clubs this coming season. -The 4 regions' funding has been cut from £26, to £3m -The WRU take out a bank loan of £20m. Give it to the 4 regions, but expect them to pay it all back. -Therefore, the 4 regions are literally paying the player...
by Kid A
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pro 16 (18?) is on
Replies: 156
Views: 6260

Re: Pro 16 (18?) is on

PornDog wrote: Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:00 am

It would, rightly, cause significant fan frustration.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Yes, what a new thing that would be for the ProWhateverNumber it is This Week
by Kid A
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1108823

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

Just the 14 changes for Connacht against semi final hunting Munster. Scarlets basically out of the play offs. You thought it would be different? Good old Irish teams having a chat before these 2 games were played. Munster will also know exactly what they'll have to do, because it'll be 24 hours lat...
by Kid A
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pro 14
Replies: 19
Views: 875

Re: Pro 14

:P Welsh teams will be sucking on the hind tit wherever they land, so you're better off staying as a middling fish in a medium sized Pro 12-16 pond, instead of being perennial relegation fodder in a bigger league Couldn't give a stuff. Just want to play rival teams an hours drive away instead of ha...
by Kid A
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tenet
Replies: 12
Views: 863

Re: Tenet

It'll be the best film of all time. Along with all of Nolan's others. He's the best.
by Kid A
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1108823

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

Just the 14 changes for Connacht against semi final hunting Munster. Scarlets basically out of the play offs.
by Kid A
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pro 14
Replies: 19
Views: 875

Re: Pro 14

Welsh teams will be sucking on the hind tit wherever they land, so you're better off staying as a middling fish in a medium sized Pro 12-16 pond, instead of being perennial relegation fodder in a bigger league Couldn't give a stuff. Just want to play rival teams an hours drive away instead of havin...
by Kid A
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pro 14
Replies: 19
Views: 875

Re: Pro 14

Joke of a competition. 12 then 14, then 12 then 16. The sooner this joke is scrapped and we move to a British and Irish League the better. Why do the Welsh persist with this nugget? Nobody else wants it except for the Welsh. Just get on with it ffs. Not just the Welsh: The late Irishman Garrett Fit...
by Kid A
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Pro 14
Replies: 19
Views: 875

Re: Pro 14

Joke of a competition. 12 then 14, then 12 then 16.

The sooner this joke is scrapped and we move to a British and Irish League the better.
by Kid A
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team
Replies: 157
Views: 3694

Re: Mullet's 100% Accurate Best Jersey for each team

Mullet 2 wrote:Taranaki
:lol:

muppet
by Kid A
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WR: No new global calendar
Replies: 170
Views: 4669

Re: WR: No new global calendar

'Boooo. French club rugby is a success and awash with money. It's not fair' RWC trophies won Impoverished SH nations - 8 Successful France awash with money - 0 I said "club" rugby. Are you blind as well as stupid? You didn't 'say' anything, idiot. You wrote something. Oh my. I'm stinging from that ...
by Kid A
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WR: No new global calendar
Replies: 170
Views: 4669

Re: WR: No new global calendar

Ali's Choice wrote:
Kid A wrote:'Boooo. French club rugby is a success and awash with money. It's not fair'
RWC trophies won

Impoverished SH nations - 8
Successful France awash with money - 0
I said "club" rugby. Are you blind as well as stupid?
by Kid A
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WR: No new global calendar
Replies: 170
Views: 4669

Re: WR: No new global calendar

I really have no idea where people get the idea from that this proposal is being driven by one country :? WR as far as i know is based in the NH and looking at what they have put out as the guidelines so far “The key principles that have underpinned the work to date are: 1. Significantly mitigate o...
by Kid A
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WR: No new global calendar
Replies: 170
Views: 4669

Re: WR: No new global calendar

the wealthy French sugar daddies can afford to pay so much more because they aren't investing in the future of the game the same way NZR does. Firstly, these people are private individuals running businesses. The NZR is a Union which has a remit. Secondly, the T14 clubs all have academies with mone...
by Kid A
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WR: No new global calendar
Replies: 170
Views: 4669

Re: WR: No new global calendar

Solution is fairly obvious. Some countries just cannot afford to run professional rugby at any scale. They don't have the fan base to make the economics work. They should therefore revert to part-time professionals/amateurs game or let their better players play for overseas clubs that can afford th...
by Kid A
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WR: No new global calendar
Replies: 170
Views: 4669

Re: WR: No new global calendar

Not at all. Each country should look at its economics and construct a game that doesn't lose money. I think Ireland are a pretty good example actually. They have a small professional player base, very well paid with a solid amateur club set up, underneath. They retain many of their players to play ...
by Kid A
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WR: No new global calendar
Replies: 170
Views: 4669

Re: WR: No new global calendar

The Rugby paper scathing of SANZAR:

https://www.therugbypaper.co.uk/feature ... ur-jewels/
by Kid A
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WR: No new global calendar
Replies: 170
Views: 4669

Re: WR: No new global calendar

Solution is fairly obvious. Some countries just cannot afford to run professional rugby at any scale. They don't have the fan base to make the economics work. They should therefore revert to part-time professionals/amateurs game or let their better players play for overseas clubs that can afford th...
by Kid A
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WR: No new global calendar
Replies: 170
Views: 4669

Re: WR: No new global calendar

100%. And its just really the star players salaries that need adjusting. Dan Biggar earns close to 10% of Northamptons entire salary cap!!! Lower salaries and bigger squads helps solve many of the problems facing pro rugby today. Why single out Biggar? Sexton and Beauden Barret reportedly earn over...
by Kid A
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WR: No new global calendar
Replies: 170
Views: 4669

Re: WR: No new global calendar

French clubs have twice the overall budget as England clubs How are you figuring that out? What do you mean by "budget" in this sense? Total club budgets.Very roughly as I'm aware there is a large spectrum in France. But what do you mean by the term budget? income? player payroll? total staff payro...
by Kid A
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WR: No new global calendar
Replies: 170
Views: 4669

Re: WR: No new global calendar

eldanielfire wrote: French clubs have twice the overall budget as England clubs
How are you figuring that out? What do you mean by "budget" in this sense?
by Kid A
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WR: No new global calendar
Replies: 170
Views: 4669

Re: WR: No new global calendar

The pro (club) game is not sustainable in most countries. it’s propped up by billionaires, corporations and/or revenue generated from other levels, namely internationals. So, the solution seems to be, play more tests so we can continue with the unsustainable stuff..... It’s nuts. Players are paid t...
by Kid A
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2020?
Replies: 8294
Views: 622204

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

Floppykid wrote:I can take a guess at who the 73 year old is.
Yeah, what a spoiler that is. Show ruined.
by Kid A
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2020?
Replies: 8294
Views: 622204

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

Floppykid wrote:
Kid A wrote:
Floppykid wrote:Great, thanks Kid A.
Just go ahead and tell me the ending and how unrealistic it is, cheers.

Eh?
You just revealed a bunch of huge end plot points from BB.
Which ones exactly? The show aired like 9 years ago!
by Kid A
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2020?
Replies: 8294
Views: 622204

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

'I know this much is true' - HBO / Sky This show is absolutely brilliant. One of the most moving, emotional TV shows I've seen for years. I'm 4 episodes in. Yes it's downbeat, but the Direction and acting is so impressive. I've enjoyed Cianfrance's films like Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond the ...
by Kid A
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2020?
Replies: 8294
Views: 622204

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

This is a good article on Kim's character in BCS. May contain spoilers:

https://www.vulture.com/2020/03/kim-wex ... -saul.html
by Kid A
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WR: No new global calendar
Replies: 170
Views: 4669

Re: WR: No new global calendar

The Unions and World Rugby really think they own the game, and everybody in it. Bunch of amateurs working in a professional world. Good on the French for standing up and protecting their businesses. French and England clubs could boycott internationals as legal spat brews over global calendar negoti...
by Kid A
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2020?
Replies: 8294
Views: 622204

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

Inch high hogs eye wrote:
Except I didn’t let it slide, I pointed out that as one of the show’s weaknesses.
Fair enough. I'm going to keep watching. It's excellent.
by Kid A
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2020?
Replies: 8294
Views: 622204

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

Floppykid wrote:Great, thanks Kid A.
Just go ahead and tell me the ending and how unrealistic it is, cheers.

Eh?