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by Market Square Hero
Mon May 11, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30215
Views: 1530552

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Interesting aside: if you google ‘Hamilton Burr’ then you get details of an 1804 duel between Aaron Burr (then VP of the USA) and Alexander Hamilton (former Secretary of the Treasury). Wonder whether his parents knew? Hammy Burr is ex-Stirling County. Aberdeen boy, was a footballer (goalie I think)...
by Market Square Hero
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales robbed of 2011 World Cup?
Replies: 118
Views: 3293

Re: Wales robbed of 2011 World Cup?

It did ruin the game which was building nicely. Hard to argue with the card though. In today's environment yes. But 9 years ago it was outrageous. All the pundits - Pienar, Fitzpatrick et al were livid. It was a shit decision. No, it was a red then but it wasn't properly enforced. The pundits were ...
by Market Square Hero
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your favourite all time player ever!
Replies: 120
Views: 3336

Re: Your favourite all time player ever!

John Rutherford

Jean-Pierre Rives
by Market Square Hero
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Greatest Ever Defected to League XV
Replies: 104
Views: 3212

Re: Greatest Ever Defected to League XV

WTB wrote:Alan Tait?
About bloody time he popped up! And Bentos too. ‘97 Lions tour would have been very different without those 2.

Taity’s a legend, would make an ‘Best Evah’ Scottish XV.
by Market Square Hero
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chris Ashton - gooooooooooone!
Replies: 30
Views: 2562

Re: Chris Ashton - gooooooooooone!

It would be disappointing if he left rugby without the world witnessing him doing that idiotic swan dive and accidentally flinging the ball into the stands. Always wanted to see him pop a rib doing that. Some mention of maybe going to Quims? Would've thought some time stateside more likely, though ...
by Market Square Hero
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Duffy
Replies: 124
Views: 6676

Re: Duffy

This thread got odd very quickly This. Started the thread after hearing the story on the news. Loved her voice and the Rockferry album, then, poof, she vanished. Thought it might be of interest to some, but, yeah, all got a bit strange. Very fitting. And barely a nibble on the Phillips bait (though...
by Market Square Hero
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Duffy
Replies: 124
Views: 6676

Re: Duffy

This thread got odd very quickly This. Started the thread after hearing the story on the news. Loved her voice and the Rockferry album, then, poof, she vanished. Thought it might be of interest to some, but, yeah, all got a bit strange. Very fitting. And barely a nibble on the Phillips bait (though...
by Market Square Hero
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Duffy
Replies: 124
Views: 6676

Duffy

No, not the one from Casualty (sorry Globus). No, the cute, disappeared little Welsh songstress. Sounds like she's had a pretty rough time:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-51637265

Was she not a squeeze of Mike Philips?
by Market Square Hero
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30215
Views: 1530552

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/sport/rugby/1155285/scotland-too-scared-to-lose/ I think this captures the feelings of a lot of fans. Yup, can't really see anything to quibble about in there. He's become a risk averse, my way or the highway coach, which, to me, shows that he knows he's out of his d...
by Market Square Hero
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Any Advice Appreciated - CAPE TOWN Travel Tips
Replies: 68
Views: 1915

Re: Any Advice Appreciated - CAPE TOWN Travel Tips

Was there about 18 months ago - not sure if anyone's suggested this: https://www.canopytour.co.za/locations/cape/ I'm crap at heights, but absolutely loved it. Hermanus was great, just watch out for the dussies (rock hyrax) - vicious little sods if you don't feed them right! Try and get a look round...
by Market Square Hero
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30215
Views: 1530552

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Well that was shit. I thought Johnson was supposed to be a cutting edge - no gas and less nous. Townsend may not be able to do much on the field, but he’s solely responsible for making timely, appropriate changes. He fails every time. Johnson was good . Ireland were pish. Scotland should've won. Sh...
by Market Square Hero
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30215
Views: 1530552

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Frodder wrote:If I was a Scot I would be totally inconsolable right now
I’m just clinging on to the small amount of French blood I have.
by Market Square Hero
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30215
Views: 1530552

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

So it’s a better loss, with a LBP, but at the end of the day it’s still a loss and I am sick of losing games we could have won. Haven’t watched it yet, but BBC describing Hogg’s failure to ground the ball as a ‘howler’. Would we have won if he had scored that? All he had to do was fall over. Couldn...
by Market Square Hero
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30215
Views: 1530552

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Well that was shit. I thought Johnson was supposed to be a cutting edge - no gas and less nous. Townsend may not be able to do much on the field, but he’s solely responsible for making timely, appropriate changes. He fails every time. Johnson was good . Ireland were pish. Scotland should've won. Sh...
by Market Square Hero
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30215
Views: 1530552

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Well that was shit. I thought Johnson was supposed to be a cutting edge - no gas and less nous. Townsend may not be able to do much on the field, but he’s solely responsible for making timely, appropriate changes. He fails every time.
by Market Square Hero
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 1 - Ireland v Scotland. Sat, Feb 1st. KO @ 16:45
Replies: 903
Views: 21999

Re: 6N Rd. 1 - Ireland v Scotland. Sat, Feb 1st. KO @ 16:45

mr flaps wrote:Sexton is a f**king disgrace.
Seriously, does he not embarrass you Irish?
by Market Square Hero
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Finn Russell Gooooonnneee!
Replies: 208
Views: 12166

Re: Finn Russell Gooooonnneee!

Yer Man wrote:That's a bit shit. :(

For everybody, not just the Scots.
One of the most watchable players in the World.


Question: will Townie even make it to the end of the 6N if early results are bad?
Not if you boys can get compromising pics of him in Dublin - you know it's worth it ...we'll let you win!
by Market Square Hero
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30215
Views: 1530552

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Re Finn, when I've met him he's always come across as a decent lad. Yeah he has a rep for maybe being a bit of a knob with a drink in him, but it's not malicious from what I know - just a young bloke having fun. He's no doubt got a good idea of his own worth and if the Scotland gig is just too much ...
by Market Square Hero
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N Rd. 1 - Ireland v Scotland. Sat, Feb 1st. KO @ 16:45
Replies: 903
Views: 21999

Re: 6N Rd. 1 - Ireland v Scotland. Sat, Feb 1st. KO @ 16:45

Can't see a credible scenario where Scotland win this. Perhaps a very early red card for tackling in the air or something. Even then. Don't think it will be by 25, but a 5-0 match points result in all likelihood. It'll be our first match under a new coach with some signs already that out of form 'e...
by Market Square Hero
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sarries facing automatic relegation
Replies: 2113
Views: 64282

Re: Sarries facing automatic relegation

I take it (and apologies if it's already been covered, but sifting out Old Rovers deflectionist shit would take an age) that if/when Sarries are relegated, they won't get the £1.7m 'parachute' payment?
by Market Square Hero
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scotland - 6 Nations dark horses...again!
Replies: 65
Views: 2600

Re: Scotland - 6 Nations dark horses...again!

As said earlier, very selective. I can see us being 6th. France for the Grand Slam.
by Market Square Hero
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30215
Views: 1530552

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Toony's said Taylor wasn't picked due to Saracens playing the Sunday before the 6 Nations starts (and so can't make it to most of the squad sessions). Which is interesting. If he's in good enough form to be considered, why not have him in the extended squad so he can be picked for the remaining mat...
by Market Square Hero
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Missed David Bowie's birthday
Replies: 17
Views: 658

Re: Missed David Bowie's birthday

I hadn't forgotten, it was my late sister's too, and Elvis's. Condolences mate. Sorry to inadvertently rub the date in with a crappy thread that was an excuse to post a video I found. No worries, 8 years now, nice to think she shares with such artists :thumbup: Not in any way disrespecting your lat...
by Market Square Hero
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30215
Views: 1530552

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Apparently it's Graham (Gary) who is interesting Glasgow. I quite like Gary Graham but is he really anything but Harley/Wilson? Tom Gordon is outstanding everytime he plays so would rather he's 7 than Graham. Maitland is an ideal signing to play 15 but can they afford him? I think it depends just h...
by Market Square Hero
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: UK General Election Exit Poll
Replies: 804
Views: 21468

Re: UK General Election Exit Poll

She got the Tories who were close to being wiped out in Scotland into second place displacing Labour in Holyrood. Are you sure that wasn't mostly down to Brexit? In a country that was 62% remain? No. She's just a very good communicator with broad appeal. I'm not a Tory, but she's a loss to politics...
by Market Square Hero
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Beasts Dreamteam
Replies: 16
Views: 1001

Re: The Beasts Dreamteam

Well that's disappointing - thought it was The Breast's Dreamteam.

Ho-hum.
by Market Square Hero
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30215
Views: 1530552

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Seems like a Caley Reds would be the only viable option for a third team. There just aren't enough punters in the Borders unfortunately. Given that, where is the NE Super 6 team? :| What makes you think there was a bid from a NE club that was good enough to get a Super 6 team? There was a bid under...
by Market Square Hero
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30215
Views: 1530552

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Seems like a Caley Reds would be the only viable option for a third team. There just aren't enough punters in the Borders unfortunately. Given that, where is the NE Super 6 team? :| There are plenty punters in the borders, they're just insular b4stards. Part of the reason the Melrose S6 team is the...
by Market Square Hero
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30215
Views: 1530552

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

I don't see any "digs" in what Jones is saying. He's only saying what most of us have been saying and considering how much of a snidey goblin he usually is it's actually fairly boring. Some of the panty wetting on social media is embarrassing. Calling us a small team is not getting a dig in? A side...
by Market Square Hero
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: I fear i am getting old and out of touch
Replies: 67
Views: 4057

Re: I fear i am getting old and out of touch

Sandstorm wrote:My 21 year old niece will be all over this. :lol:
Come on old chap, you know the rules!
by Market Square Hero
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rod Stewart's train set
Replies: 66
Views: 3596

Re: Rod Stewart's train set

Thought this was going to be an Anne Frank's drum kit type of thread.
by Market Square Hero
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30215
Views: 1530552

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

https://twitter.com/Scotlandteam/status/1192420994591477761?s=20 I wonder how much money Dodson is going to spend on lawyers. Very poor explanation from world rugby mind. These guys could be worth a call: https://www.tas-cas.org/en/index.html And this guy’s a decent sort: https://www.twobirds.com/e...
by Market Square Hero
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Scrum Feed
Replies: 66
Views: 2363

Re: The Scrum Feed

Take it people are aware that the scrum throw in (yes, that's the correct term in the laws) changed last season? Scrum-half's 'upfield' shoulder should be aligned with centre line of scrum, so ball is put in under the LH props navel. Purpose is to give advantage to the side throwing in and allow for...
by Market Square Hero
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ginger Baker Gooooooooooooooooooooooone!
Replies: 62
Views: 2833

Re: Ginger Baker Gooooooooooooooooooooooone!

Oh dear. I met him in a downstairs room in a Lacons pub in Norwich. Lovely fella. Brilliant drummer. Maybe one of the reasons I have taken it up. I can see him entertaining the Archangel Gabriel. RIP. Legend. I very much doubt it - he'll be in 'the other place'. Great drummer (bit of an influence i...
by Market Square Hero
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bellicose Boris bonkers Brexit bonanza....
Replies: 49490
Views: 1051126

Re: Bellicose Boris bonkers Brexit bonanza....

Insane_Homer wrote:
bimboman wrote:Somehow IH is now presenting a nasty shock jock as something to do with Brexit. He’s finally run out of nonsense after this I hope.
Spoiler: show
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A dentist's dream couple.
by Market Square Hero
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: A Cougar soon be on the prowl, with Rule 1
Replies: 9
Views: 1694

Re: A Cougar soon be on the prowl, with Rule 1

Short Man Syndrome wrote:"Nailin' Palin' remains one of the great politico-porn titles. A friend mentioned that 'Hammerin' Cameron' would also work, but quite frankly x(
Right up there with Johnson’s Johnson and May on Display. Or even Andrea Threesome.
by Market Square Hero
Thu May 30, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 5 Albums you have listened to most in your life
Replies: 189
Views: 6831

Re: The 5 Albums you have listened to most in your life

Something like:
AC/DC - Powerage
Steve Earle - Copperhead Road
Thin Lizzy - Live & Dangerous
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
Nirvana - Nevermind