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by Nobleman
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17249
Views: 378647

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

It would be much as it was before We will be taking back control of our borders and our laws We will be making our own trade deals that suit us and not the ghastly boche/cheese eating surrender monkeys (delete as applicable) We will stop sending money to support feckless Greek pensioners We will be...
by Nobleman
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17249
Views: 378647

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

It would be much as it was before We will be taking back control of our borders and our laws We will be making our own trade deals that suit us and not the ghastly boche/cheese eating surrender monkeys (delete as applicable) We will stop sending money to support feckless Greek pensioners We will be...
by Nobleman
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17249
Views: 378647

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

I have argued, contra to the above, that a Referendum would be in the interest of Leave as I believe Leave would now win it with a bigger majority than last time. But that's just my guess and evidently does not match the thinking of, and probably polling of, Leave-voters in Government. Based on wha...
by Nobleman
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17249
Views: 378647

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

I have argued, contra to the above, that a Referendum would be in the interest of Leave as I believe Leave would now win it with a bigger majority than last time. But that's just my guess and evidently does not match the thinking of, and probably polling of, Leave-voters in Government. Based on wha...
by Nobleman
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17249
Views: 378647

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Apart from where he says the Johnson Brexit deal is not Brexit, it's hard to disagree with Farage's analysis. Farage claims Johnson’s Brexit deal so bad it would lead to UK deciding to rejoining EU Farage says Boris Johnson claims his plan is a great deal. But it isn’t. It is not Brexit, he claims. ...
by Nobleman
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87195
Views: 4377899

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Ford was outstanding against NZ - cant see why we would want to drop him. I agree and he was also top tackler with 15 out of 15. The concern is that South Africa's main (or perhaps only) attacking threat versus Wales was de Allende running straight through Biggar's channel. They will probably do th...
by Nobleman
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Eldanielbore and Unseenbrain Quarantine Zone
Replies: 8919
Views: 183879

Re: Official December Election Thread

sockwithaticket wrote:There is zero point me voting (I still will), my constituency is depressingly blue.
Dominic Raab has a 23k majority but according to the polls his seat is at risk because of the strong Remain vote in London/South East.
by Nobleman
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Eldanielbore and Unseenbrain Quarantine Zone
Replies: 8919
Views: 183879

Re: Official December Election Thread

My kids are part haggis so I have a keen interest in Scotland - but I don’t see the logic behind wanting to break away from London and the uk, but remain part of the Eu ? Surely that’s contradictory? Not necessarily backers, it could be exactly the same reasoning used by Leavers: The trading, legal...
by Nobleman
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 106698

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

jdogscoop wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3Inexz4EGI

Judge for yourself.

The call about falling onto Sinckler is just fantasy.
Just watched it (35 min 29 secs), Retallick jumps across the England line and shoves Sinckler in the process.
by Nobleman
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 106698

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

This is Ben Kay's analysis of the five lost lineouts in the second half vs NZ in November. Basically there were three bad decisions by Garces and two bad choices by Ewels. 1 The call on this throw was Brad Shields at the front, where he was lifted by Kyle Sinckler. Scott Barrett had just come on and...
by Nobleman
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.
Replies: 4100
Views: 106698

Re: All Blacks V England RWC Semi Final Match Thread.

Bit concerned that the ABs could severely disrupt our line out. Their 4 jumpers to our 2 (and a bit). I seem to recall we've suffered in those circumstances before. Will we see the ABs regularly kicking for the corners and targeting our defensive line outs ? I’d rather concede 1/3 line outs than ge...
by Nobleman
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87195
Views: 4377899

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Not sure Eddie could've done much else, England are best with our back row of two fetchers so you have to stick to your guns. Wilson instead of Billy might have helped - even if fully fit I'm not sure Eddie would've dared do that, but it could've been fun to see. He can at least make major changes ...
by Nobleman
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17249
Views: 378647

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread - KO 11:59pm 31/10/19?

Agreed this is electioneering. Trying to out Remain Labour. I actually think it is in the interests of both Labour and Conservatives to get brexit done before an election. 1, Labour can't out remain the Lib Dems and can't out leave the Convervatives 2. Conservatives can state that they have got bre...
by Nobleman
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87195
Views: 4377899

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

NZ are targeting England's lineout but EJ has refused to make changes. Eddie Jones’ refusal to beef up England lineout makes for fascinating battle Eddie Jones has stuck to his guns. The All Blacks are making it very clear that they are targeting the England lineout in their World Cup semi-final on ...
by Nobleman
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87195
Views: 4377899

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

I'm completely confused. I didn't understand the Aus backline selection, discarding the Ford/Farrell/Tuilagi axis that he'd used all through the warmups and the group games. However, it clearly worked - Farrell had a very good game and England stuffed Australia. So... we've discarded it and gone ba...
by Nobleman
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87195
Views: 4377899

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

I'm completely confused. I didn't understand the Aus backline selection, discarding the Ford/Farrell/Tuilagi axis that he'd used all through the warmups and the group games. However, it clearly worked - Farrell had a very good game and England stuffed Australia. So... we've discarded it and gone ba...
by Nobleman
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87195
Views: 4377899

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

There was speculation on the Ruck podcast that EJ may start with Itoje, Kruis and Lawes on Saturday. The thinking is that England's lineout fell apart in the 2nd half in the November 2018 game vs NZ and starting with just the two lineout options could be a risk. Curry has been a lineout option but w...
by Nobleman
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17249
Views: 378647

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread - KO 11:59pm 31/10/19?

I think the Letwin amendment will pass. The next question is whether the EU will agree an extension. If the EU says no then I imagine the following sequence of events will come to pass. 1. Letwin amendment passes 2. PM requests extension 3. EU says No 4. Boris's deal passes In order for the Letwin ...
by Nobleman
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17249
Views: 378647

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread - KO 11:59pm 31/10/19?

More than 95% of Johnson's" new" deal is exactly the same as Theresa May's deal. This vote is effectively a 4th vote on May's deal. The only difference is that NI and the DUP have been thrown under the bus. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/ng-interactive/2019/oct/18/how-much-johnson-great-new-d...
by Nobleman
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17249
Views: 378647

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread - KO 11:59pm 31/10/19?

More than 95% of Johnson's" new" deal is exactly the same as Theresa May's deal. This vote is effectively a 4th vote on May's deal. The only difference is that NI and the DUP have been thrown under the bus. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/ng-interactive/2019/oct/18/how-much-johnson-great-new-de...
by Nobleman
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17249
Views: 378647

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread - KO 11:59pm 31/10/19?

If this deal is passed: Boris returns a big Tory majority in a November GE Leo returns a majority Fine Gael government in Ireland via a GE as well in November. Anyhoo out the door goes Barnier and Barkley Enter Hogan and Truss I think this happens if a deal isn't passed as well For Boris yes If the...
by Nobleman
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17249
Views: 378647

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread - KO 11:59pm 31/10/19?

If this deal is passed: Boris returns a big Tory majority in a November GE Leo returns a majority Fine Gael government in Ireland via a GE as well in November. Anyhoo out the door goes Barnier and Barkley Enter Hogan and Truss There won't be an election in November as there has to be a five week mi...
by Nobleman
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17249
Views: 378647

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread - KO 11:59pm 31/10/19?

Dominic Raab describes the deal as a "cracking deal for Northern Ireland as it will have frictionless access to the single market". Well Dominic it's good that you've finally realised the the benefits of frictionless access to the single market, how about giving the rest of the UK the same cracking...
by Nobleman
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17249
Views: 378647

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread - KO 11:59pm 31/10/19?

Dominic Raab describes the deal as a "cracking deal for Northern Ireland as it will have frictionless access to the single market". Well Dominic it's good that you've finally realised the the benefits of frictionless access to the single market, how about giving the rest of the UK the same cracking ...
by Nobleman
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87195
Views: 4377899

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

....by leaving out your captain, goal kicker and the player that you have built your whole team around over the last four years. Ford has captained the side. Ford has a better kicking percentage this season than Farrell. Ford has been instrumental to more victories than Farrell in the last 4 years....
by Nobleman
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87195
Views: 4377899

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Everyone is focusing on the Farrell v Ford issue but just as important is the return of Slade. He is arguably EJ's favourite back and he always picks him at 13 for the big games. Since coming back from injury in June 2018 Slade has started every game at 13 with the exception of games v Italy and v ...
by Nobleman
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17249
Views: 378647

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread - KO 11:59pm 31/10/19?

The 21 Tory rebels seem solidly behind the deal - quite concerned that even without DUP this will pass. If it doesn't pass then "referendum to break the deadlock" might get 20 more votes and get it over the line. The experts seem to think only 6 of them will back the deal. There is still the risk t...
by Nobleman
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87195
Views: 4377899

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Everyone is focusing on the Farrell v Ford issue but just as important is the return of Slade. He is arguably EJ's favourite back and he always picks him at 13 for the big games. Since coming back from injury in June 2018 Slade has started every game at 13 with the exception of games v Italy and v ...
by Nobleman
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17249
Views: 378647

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread - KO 11:59pm 31/10/19?

Jonathan Powell, of Good Friday Agreement fame The funny side of the No 10 claim they have got rid of the backstop is that they have in fact transformed it from a fallback into the definitive future arrangement for NI with the province remaining in the Single Market and Customs Union. Backstop was ...
by Nobleman
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87195
Views: 4377899

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Everyone is focusing on the Farrell v Ford issue but just as important is the return of Slade. He is arguably EJ's favourite back and he always picks him at 13 for the big games. Since coming back from injury in June 2018 Slade has started every game at 13 with the exception of games v Italy and v J...
by Nobleman
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17249
Views: 378647

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread - KO 11:59pm 31/10/19?

Juncker doesn't mention the word "extension", he is very careful to say prolongation three times: "Anyway, there will be no prolongation." "We have concluded a deal. So there is not an argument for delay. It has to be done now." "I gave a brief doorstop with Boris Johnson ... half an hour ago and I ...
by Nobleman
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17249
Views: 378647

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread - KO 11:59pm 31/10/19?

So basically Boris Johnson has presented May's deal with a permanent Northern Ireland only backstop (border in the Irish sea). This was the deal that was originally offered by the EU in November 2018 and May said that no UK Prime Minister would ever accept. The EU has completely cleaned up in these...
by Nobleman
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17249
Views: 378647

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread - KO 11:59pm 31/10/19?

So basically Boris Johnson has presented May's deal with a permanent Northern Ireland only backstop (border in the Irish sea). This was the deal that was originally offered by the EU in November 2018 and May said that no UK Prime Minister would ever accept. The EU has completely cleaned up in these...
by Nobleman
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17249
Views: 378647

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread - KO 11:59pm 31/10/19?

So basically Boris Johnson has presented May's deal with a permanent Northern Ireland only backstop (border in the Irish sea). This was the deal that was originally offered by the EU in November 2018 and May said that no UK Prime Minister would ever accept. The EU has completely cleaned up in these...
by Nobleman
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17249
Views: 378647

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread - KO 11:59pm 31/10/19?

So basically Boris Johnson has presented May's deal with a permanent Northern Ireland only backstop (border in the Irish sea). This was the deal that was originally offered by the EU in November 2018 and May said that no UK Prime Minister would ever accept. The EU has completely cleaned up in these ...
by Nobleman
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17249
Views: 378647

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread - KO 11:59pm 31/10/19?

The statement form the EU : 'the EU position remains the same". In other words Johnson has folded like a cheap deckchair. This is what Farage will say, and indeed he has folded on Northern Ireland by the sound of it, but his plans for the rest of the UK are very different to May's. He's got nothing...
by Nobleman
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17249
Views: 378647

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread - KO 11:59pm 31/10/19?

The statement form the EU : 'the EU position remains the same". In other words Johnson has folded like a cheap deckchair.
by Nobleman
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17249
Views: 378647

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread - KO 11:59pm 31/10/19?

Could be just meaningless chit chat but supposedly the UK has made big consessions in the meeting with Varadkar. Assume this means NI staying in the SM and CU with some creative language? A bit odd if true as this will then look like a UK climbdown - they could have gone for this earlier and looked...
by Nobleman
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17249
Views: 378647

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread - KO 11:59pm 31/10/19?

I think you completely misunderstand the aims of Farage and the Brexit party. As with all things time will tell. If Farage's Party decide to kill off a Boris Brexit then you will have had the right of it. However I rather suspect the rhetoric is intended to keep pressure on the PM and that when pus...
by Nobleman
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 17249
Views: 378647

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread - KO 11:59pm 31/10/19?

Yes but it means that Farage and the Brexit Party will be contesting every one of the 650 constituencies on a "guaranteed no deal" ticket. This will win them 50% of the leave vote. A lot depends on how ambitious Farage is for his Brexit Party. He could conceivably kill off a tory Brexit in a GE and...