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by stonehat
Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advice ?
Replies: 65
Views: 4293

Re: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advi

At the Extraordinary General Meeting of the Dutch Rugby Union today, with 79 of 82 clubs represented (!), they voted by 85% to support the bailout plan, meaning senior rugby players will pay €80 each and junior players will pay €40 each, giving a total of €688,000 to save the Union. I do not think a...
by stonehat
Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advice ?
Replies: 65
Views: 4293

Re: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advi

SFBB wrote:Just get Susies Saloon to pay it.
New Zealand rugby: Adidas "sports" clothes
England rugby: O2 phones
Wales rugby: Admiral Insurance
Holland rugby: Prostitutes, drugs and beer.
by stonehat
Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advice ?
Replies: 65
Views: 4293

Re: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advi

While it is a shame the Dutch rugby union is almost bankrupt, if truth be told, it would be best if the union was simply scrapped. I can understand the IRB wants to spread the game to as many countries as possible, but it also needs to recognise there are instances where this is pointless. In the N...
by stonehat
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advice ?
Replies: 65
Views: 4293

Re: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advi

In heaven you will meet 72 virgins, formed from the top 5 out of the picture on this thread and sundry others. When we talk about the top 5, are we talking the Openside or Guy Smiley method here? You pick whichever shexy you like from a badly lit window. And you want shome White Heroin, erm, cocain...
by stonehat
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advice ?
Replies: 65
Views: 4293

Re: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advi

In heaven you will meet 72 virgins, formed from the top 5 out of the picture on this thread and sundry others. When we talk about the top 5, are we talking the Openside or Guy Smiley method here? You pick whichever shexy you like from a badly lit window. And you want shome White Heroin, erm, cocain...
by stonehat
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advice ?
Replies: 65
Views: 4293

Re: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advi

Not enough to waste €700,000 on Women's Sevens. Apparently. ( Dunno ) Edit, found it: €60 for a senior player. That is quite low You're from the posh end of Europe, arntcha. 150€ here Not sure how much in France these days but likely quite close The €60 is what the Union gets - the club fees the se...
by stonehat
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advice ?
Replies: 65
Views: 4293

Re: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advi

So, to summarise, the bored's collective wisdom seems to be suggesting that their options are: 1) Hold a raffle 2) Invent an attractive dance 3) Sell smutty photos of or prostitute out ( most of ) the Women's Sevens Team. 4) Ask the Samoan government for a bailout. 5) FOAD Let's see how it goes. :t...
by stonehat
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advice ?
Replies: 65
Views: 4293

Re: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advi

A union from a rich, small country that has 10 k members should average more than 200 people at their home tests. The union is doing a miserable job of selling their games. Always in miserable little stadiums. So, for starters, get a proper marketing team, secondly, dump the women's 7s team, thirdl...
by stonehat
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advice ?
Replies: 65
Views: 4293

Re: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advi

So, to summarise, the bored's collective wisdom seems to be suggesting that their options are: 1) Hold a raffle 2) Invent an attractive dance 3) Sell smutty photos of or prostitute out ( most of ) the Women's Sevens Team. 4) Ask the Samoan government for a bailout. 5) FOAD Let's see how it goes. :t...
by stonehat
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advice ?
Replies: 65
Views: 4293

Re: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advi

My guess is bankruptcy would be best. Short term pain for longer term gain. But then we have no rugby until next season and half of this year's contributions are totally wasted. While my grasp of Dutch bankruptcy laws is negligible, in most western countries operations continue during the bankruptc...
by stonehat
Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advice ?
Replies: 65
Views: 4293

Re: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advi

A union from a rich, small country that has 10 k members should average more than 200 people at their home tests. The union is doing a miserable job of selling their games. Always in miserable little stadiums. So, for starters, get a proper marketing team, secondly, dump the women's 7s team, thirdl...
by stonehat
Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advice ?
Replies: 65
Views: 4293

Re: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advi

A union from a rich, small country that has 10 k members should average more than 200 people at their home tests. The union is doing a miserable job of selling their games. Always in miserable little stadiums. So, for starters, get a proper marketing team, secondly, dump the women's 7s team, thirdl...
by stonehat
Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advice ?
Replies: 65
Views: 4293

Re: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advi

So, to summarise, the bored's collective wisdom seems to be suggesting that their options are: 1) Hold a raffle 2) Invent an attractive dance 3) Sell smutty photos of or prostitute out ( most of ) the Women's Sevens Team. 4) Ask the Samoan government for a bailout. 5) FOAD Let's see how it goes.
by stonehat
Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advice ?
Replies: 65
Views: 4293

Re: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advi

Morgan14 wrote:My guess is bankruptcy would be best. Short term pain for longer term gain.
But then we have no rugby until next season and half of this year's contributions are totally wasted.
by stonehat
Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advice ?
Replies: 65
Views: 4293

Re: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advi

The Dutch National Rugby Union is €1.2 million in debt and is asking its playing members to pay €80 each to bail it out or it will go bankrupt. Has anyone else been through a bankruptcy of their National Union ? The U.S. did in 2006. It led to the IRB appointing their pet candidates to run the unio...
by stonehat
Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advice ?
Replies: 65
Views: 4293

Re: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advi

bobbity wrote:
HighKingLeinster wrote:i'd bang them all except for the boot in blue x(
That is not a nice thing to say about Tom Biggs.

Stonehat - have those responsible for this mismanagement been moved on?
I think 4 of the board have gone.
by stonehat
Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advice ?
Replies: 65
Views: 4293

Re: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advi

i'd bang them all except for the boot in blue x( Can we try and keep this discussion at a financial level ? :-/ Ok. How much do they cost and is there a group action discount (minus the ugly one) that I can avail of? Okay, now we are talking about the paid shexytime ! And a shmoke to got with it, m...
by stonehat
Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advice ?
Replies: 65
Views: 4293

Re: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advi

HighKingLeinster wrote:i'd bang them all except for the boot in blue x(
Can we try and keep this discussion at a financial level ? :?
by stonehat
Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advice ?
Replies: 65
Views: 4293

Re: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advi

What's the reason behind the bankruptcy? "Years of sloppy bookkeeping and over-ambitious plans were the main causes of the union's financial turmoil." http://www.volkskrant.nl/sport/rugbybond-zet-zich-schrap-tegen-bankroet~a3811373/ Wonder how much was trying to get their ladies into big events? I ...
by stonehat
Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advice ?
Replies: 65
Views: 4293

Re: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advi

Start charging other Unions loads of money to play them? They will need to increase demand for tickets. Popular methods include inventing a shit dance and brainwashing the local population into believing in a better class of human. That kind of brainwashing hasn't always worked out well in Europe s...
by stonehat
Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advice ?
Replies: 65
Views: 4293

Re: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advi

earl the beaver wrote:Do a raffle.
Win a Visser !
by stonehat
Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advice ?
Replies: 65
Views: 4293

Re: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advi

openclashXX wrote:What's the reason behind the bankruptcy?
"Years of sloppy bookkeeping and over-ambitious plans were the main causes of the union's financial turmoil."

http://www.volkskrant.nl/sport/rugbybon ... ~a3811373/
by stonehat
Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advice ?
Replies: 65
Views: 4293

The Dutch National Rugby Union is almost bankrupt - advice ?

The Dutch National Rugby Union is €1.2 million in debt and is asking its playing members to pay €80 each to bail it out or it will go bankrupt. Has anyone else been through a bankruptcy of their National Union ? What does the bored think is best way to proceed for the players - bankruptcy and a new ...
by stonehat
Thu May 10, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Unusual Graphs Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 4464

Re: The Unusual Graphs Thread

L. Ron Hubbard wrote:Image
Isn't that completely, 100% wrong ? :x

Apparently not. I thought the song was "Don't blame it on the rain". :blush:
by stonehat
Thu May 10, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Unusual Graphs Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 4464

Re: The Unusual Graphs Thread

L. Ron Hubbard wrote:Image
That doesn't make sense.

And what does "V.S." mean anyway ?

Ah, Republicans.
by stonehat
Wed May 02, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58409
Views: 6968121

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW conte

Turbogoat wrote:Image
Don't you hate it when you take your lorry for a walk and it insists on taking a dump right outside the neighbour's house ?
by stonehat
Tue May 01, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Murdoch - Not a Fit Person
Replies: 166
Views: 4071

Re: Murdoch - Not a Fit Person

He's over eighty, for fark's sake, it's not like he's going to beat the beep test ?!
by stonehat
Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The History thread
Replies: 297
Views: 8637

Re: The History thread

Muttonbird wrote:
Enzedder wrote:Followed by this one

Image
I think, and I know more than most about these things, that this is right up there for the most famous/powerful photographic image of all time.
It's just another "Moon rising over the sea" photo, isnt it ?
by stonehat
Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The History thread
Replies: 297
Views: 8637

Re: The History thread

Siriwan wrote:Continuing with the celebrities playing rugby, this one. Anyone knows who he is?[/img]
Chochi out of Happy Days ? Hardly historical ! ;-)
by stonehat
Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The History thread
Replies: 297
Views: 8637

Re: The History thread

http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lqrird8KSV1r07lwfo1_500.jpg Germany v British and Belgians, Christmas, 1914. very much not. Largely because those are British Troops, it's not winter, and the bell tents in the back ground and the fact that the ground is level how that it's very clearly behind the ...
by stonehat
Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58409
Views: 6968121

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW conte

So Rattler, Frillage, TMWF and Cymro all think the woman in the picture hates homosexuals ? Even after actually reading the sign and seeing the rainbow flag she is holding ? Even after Groucho pointed out that you were being stupid ? You people need to have your PCs confiscated, for the good of PR....
by stonehat
Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58409
Views: 6968121

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW conte

if this is real, these people need to be sterilised, for the good of the race. http://verydemotivational.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/demotivational-posters-the-computer.jpg I think Turing, if he was alive, would be absolutely disgusted by your comment, especially considering what he went through. I...
by stonehat
Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58409
Views: 6968121

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW conte

The Native wrote:
Spoiler: show
[quote="cheese cutter"]Image

The proportions on that girl are near perfect.[/quote]

Agreed. But that picture, and all pictures showing dead or dying animals for "comedy" purposes, make me very sad.
by stonehat
Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58409
Views: 6968121

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW conte

http://www.thecoolhunter.net/images/netherlands.jpg Keukenhof Gardens - Netherlands. Stonehat - others editted accordingly. You are too kind. And I am proud to announce the development of the "Keukenhof Gardens and Shexy Shex Paradishe". I think I can see Igglepiggle and the Kninky Knonk - students...
by stonehat
Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58409
Views: 6968121

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW conte

theo wrote:
theo wrote:Image
Keukenhof Gardens - Netherlands.

Stonehat - others editted accordingly.
You are too kind.

And I am proud to announce the development of the "Keukenhof Gardens and Shexy Shex Paradishe".
by stonehat
Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58409
Views: 6968121

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW conte

This place is as close to perfect as yuo will get IMHO. http://www.thecoolhunter.net/images/tusc.jpg No - where are you going to fit a rugby pitch ? And is it too much to ask for a location on the shots of beautiful places ? ( so I can buy them and turn them into golf courses or all-inclusive singl...
by stonehat
Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58409
Views: 6968121

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW conte

Check out the grandmas on this thread. There are pages and pages of things like motorcycles and airplanes which are dull as fudge to a lot of us, but no good will come of cluttering up further pages bitching about it. Well, I think I know what you mean. So, if you've got some good pics then post 'e...
by stonehat
Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58409
Views: 6968121

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW conte

That beer poster would have prevented a big row I had with a ( Euro ) mate, who would not hear that Lager was just one type of beer of which we had a few others in the UK.

[ Edit: Added Pic, cos this is a Pic thread. ]

Image
by stonehat
Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread
Replies: 24694
Views: 1110138

Re: The Official Welsh Rugby Thread

Howley says that, unusually, Wales' strength in depth has increased as the tournament has progressed with players [...] returning from injury. Nice, that ! Points on the board notwithstanding, I thought we had the Irish well beaten, and they looked the match of the French, so I'm sitting near the f...
by stonehat
Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Great GIFS Thread (Not all NSFW have been spoilered...)
Replies: 23333
Views: 3006079

Re: Great GIFS Thread (Not all NSFW have been spoilered...)

jorwar wrote:
The Native wrote:Image
that looks like a try shane williams scored in S Africa against the springboks :D
That was disallowed under Law 17 c., Teleportation, actually.