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by croyals
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Live England cricket
Replies: 50
Views: 869

Re: Live England cricket

Mahoney wrote:Mahmood gets a clean bowled on a no ball. Most exciting thing to happen so far.

(Is it a hell of a fluke that England should have had two S Mahmood's in 15 years, or is Mahmood a really common surname?)
It's pretty common
by croyals
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Live England cricket
Replies: 50
Views: 869

Re: Live England cricket

The lack of any sound and the between over mouse is ofputting to say the least
by croyals
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NPR lifeboat - New Forum
Replies: 292
Views: 8382

Re: NPR lifeboat - New Forum

slick wrote:
croyals wrote:Registered last night, got the confirmation email, tried to log in just now and apparently my account doesn't exist...
Do it again.

Don't tell Bimbo.
Cheers. Lips sealed
by croyals
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27208
Views: 628590

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Rumour is club cricket is just a couple of weeks away from returning, according to a fairly reputable source of mine. That and the pubs stay open and all is well. Saliva will be banned on the ball? I would have thought this was unenforceable It is but then so are all the lockdown rules really. Fwiw...
by croyals
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NPR lifeboat - New Forum
Replies: 292
Views: 8382

Re: NPR lifeboat - New Forum

Registered last night, got the confirmation email, tried to log in just now and apparently my account doesn't exist...
by croyals
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27208
Views: 628590

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Rumour is club cricket is just a couple of weeks away from returning, according to a fairly reputable source of mine. That and the pubs stay open and all is well. That'd be brilliant - I really miss club cricket, even when I'm not playing I enjoy popping up the ground and watching. It isn't summer ...
by croyals
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27208
Views: 628590

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Rumour is club cricket is just a couple of weeks away from returning, according to a fairly reputable source of mine. That and the pubs stay open and all is well. Saliva will be banned on the ball? I would have thought this was unenforceable It is but then so are all the lockdown rules really. Fwiw...
by croyals
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the countryside racist?
Replies: 113
Views: 2083

Re: Is the countryside racist?

I think it boils down to where you grew up. People who grew up in rural areas would rather spend time in the countryside than the city, and vice versa. I have friends in London who only leave the city a couple of times a year at most and it genuinely doesn't bother them one iota. I have a mate who ...
by croyals
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27208
Views: 628590

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Rumour is club cricket is just a couple of weeks away from returning, according to a fairly reputable source of mine. That and the pubs stay open and all is well.
by croyals
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the countryside racist?
Replies: 113
Views: 2083

Re: Is the countryside racist?

So they're over represented? A by-product of taking our popular culture from the US is assuming that everything that applies there automatically translates to here. Hence we have race debates which wildly overstate the minority %, which I think only benefits the worst people on both sides of the cu...
by croyals
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the countryside racist?
Replies: 113
Views: 2083

Re: Is the countryside racist?

Fwiw I suspect that walking off the formal waymarked trails you can find advertised on council websites is fairly intimidating if you're not used to it. A lot of schools in inner London come out to Bucks and Herts for their DoE and it is noticeable how out of their depth a lot of these kids look whe...
by croyals
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Phew what a scorcher!
Replies: 38
Views: 1685

Re: Phew what a scorcher!

Have the week off and very much at the ‘fudge it let’s go to the coast’ stage
by croyals
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has anyone benefitted from Coronavirus pandemic?
Replies: 100
Views: 1986

Re: Has anyone benefitted from Coronavirus pandemic?

I've spent very little so despite taking a pay cut am financially better off than I was before the crisis. Not sure how sustainable this is.
by croyals
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China v india kicking off in Kashmir
Replies: 61
Views: 3173

Re: China v india kicking off in Kashmir

Serious question on air forces for those in the know - how effective is any analysis of the Chinese air force and their planes given they haven’t fought a war in a generation?
by croyals
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Swing Low goooonnnneee?
Replies: 259
Views: 5621

Re: Q

On the 'England Saxons' brand - it's a crap brand and we pretty much all said so at the time. On being exclusionary - I've banged this drum a few times and one of the underreported changes in English attitudes since the 90s has been the decline in people believing that to be English you must be whi...
by croyals
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Swing Low goooonnnneee?
Replies: 259
Views: 5621

Re: Swing Low goooonnnneee?

On the 'England Saxons' brand - it's a crap brand and we pretty much all said so at the time. On being exclusionary - I've banged this drum a few times and one of the underreported changes in English attitudes since the 90s has been the decline in people believing that to be English you must be whi...
by croyals
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Swing Low goooonnnneee?
Replies: 259
Views: 5621

Re: Swing Low goooonnnneee?

On the 'England Saxons' brand - it's a crap brand and we pretty much all said so at the time. On being exclusionary - I've banged this drum a few times and one of the underreported changes in English attitudes since the 90s has been the decline in people believing that to be English you must be whit...
by croyals
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Takeaway Pint Map
Replies: 31
Views: 1365

Re: Takeaway Pint Map

Openside wrote:Seems a bit pointless to me, if you are going to drink it at home you might as well buy it half price at the supermarket??
'It's cheaper from the supermarket' is almost always a phrase uttered by the same people who will also say 'such a shame that [insert pub here] closed'.
by croyals
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Takeaway Pint Map
Replies: 31
Views: 1365

Re: Takeaway Pint Map

There is something about a draught beer that is that much better. Danny you are a hero for providing this.

Edit - looks like there's two that are pretty much on the route of the walk I was going to do this afternoon anyway. Time to support British small business.
by croyals
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China v india kicking off in Kashmir
Replies: 61
Views: 3173

Re: China v india kicking off in Kashmir

Gurkhas still serve in the Indian military and have their own regiments. Significantly larger than the British Brigade of Gurkhas IIRC. My concern for India in any conflict isn't their military it is their civil infrastructure, which strikes me as a recipe for chaos if they get pushed into populate...
by croyals
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Swing Low goooonnnneee?
Replies: 259
Views: 5621

Re: Swing Low goooonnnneee?

iarmhiman wrote:What's worse?

Swing Low sung by the rugby fans or

12 German bombers sung by the football fans.
It would be ten for a start
by croyals
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Swing Low goooonnnneee?
Replies: 259
Views: 5621

Re: Swing Low goooonnnneee?

I would much rather we sang Jerusalem but this is clearly pretty silly.

JMK's point has some validity, but having been born a fair time after this happened to me and what I suspect is the vast majority of England fans who weren't at Twickers that day it is simply the song of England rugby.
by croyals
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ rage now in UK
Replies: 666
Views: 23582

Re: ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ rage now in UK

The PC memorial is brand new. What is the reason for the original column? I think it's just a gate by Parliament. So he’s pissing on Parliament? Give the man a medal! Yeah as much as the group he was part of is complete scum I have some sympathy for him as I sense he had no idea there was a memoria...
by croyals
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ rage now in UK
Replies: 666
Views: 23582

Re: ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ rage now in UK

Sandstorm wrote:The PC memorial is brand new. What is the reason for the original column?
I think it's just a gate by Parliament.
by croyals
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bored Legends /Hall of Fame
Replies: 284
Views: 7664

Re: Bored Legends /Hall of Fame

CrazyIslander wrote:
croyals wrote:Not sure whose phrase it originally was but I use 'any fat tourist with the right equipment' pretty regularly in normal conversation.
Is that originally from the bored?
IIRC it came from a discussion about climbing Everest. Certainly I'd never heard it before the bored and I love it.
by croyals
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10253
Views: 211721

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

Frodder wrote:2m rule now under official review. Thought it was under review before but let's go with it
They've worked out you can't open pubs and restaurants and make any money whilst that's the rule.
by croyals
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bored Legends /Hall of Fame
Replies: 284
Views: 7664

Re: Bored Legends /Hall of Fame

AND-y wrote:dozeebear
The codez
by croyals
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bored Legends /Hall of Fame
Replies: 284
Views: 7664

Re: Bored Legends /Hall of Fame

Not sure whose phrase it originally was but I use 'any fat tourist with the right equipment' pretty regularly in normal conversation.
by croyals
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Military History/Pics Thread.
Replies: 2270
Views: 265920

Re: The Military History/Pics Thread.

Channel Islands Collaboration - The Guernsey Evening Press, February 20, 1941: https://i.redd.it/jia730ifn3451.jpg If any of you are ever over there I recommend the Jersey Military Museum - in a bunker on the west coast of the island. They have the front page of the Jersey Evening Post from the day...
by croyals
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10253
Views: 211721

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

This week my company started the redundancy consultation phase with the people identified as having their jobs at risk. I'm guessing come July 31st they will get the bullet. Just wonder how many of the near 9 million on furlough will be let go on the same day. Expect at least 3 million unemployed. ...
by croyals
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Senaca falls out of plane, possible gone.
Replies: 133
Views: 5416

Re: Senaca falls out of plane, possible gone.

Bedford-Forrest is an interesting one. He should be a modern pariah but Shelby Foote completely rejuvenated his rep through the force of his own TV presence on Burns Civil War. Quite a feat really. Foote is great TV but every time I watch it I have thought this trick ain't working on me Shelby Foot...
by croyals
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Senaca falls out of plane, possible gone.
Replies: 133
Views: 5416

Re: Senaca falls out of plane, possible gone.

Bedford-Forrest is an interesting one. He should be a modern pariah but Shelby Foote completely rejuvenated his rep through the force of his own TV presence on Burns Civil War. Quite a feat really. Foote is great TV but every time I watch it I have thought this trick ain't working on me Shelby Foot...
by croyals
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27208
Views: 628590

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Was just reading a story about a 15 year old who got crushed in a farming accident. The father reckons he's only alive today because covid has emptied the hospitals and everyone is on heightened alert. So from accident to ICU went much smoother. While he may have died under normal circumstances, he...
by croyals
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ rage now in UK
Replies: 666
Views: 23582

Re: ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ rage now in UK

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8398095/BBC-blasted-Black-Lives-Matter-protests-largely-peaceful-headline-despite-27-officers-injured.html https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-52960209/violent-end-to-day-of-mostly-peaceful-anti-racism-protests https://twitter.com/bbcnews/status/126957497968070...
by croyals
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The airbrushing of Winston Churchill
Replies: 659
Views: 16668

Re: The airbrushing of Winston Churchill

I made the argument in an Irish context that at the very least we need verification of accounts and was largely shouted down. I think people have zero idea how quickly this cancer is spreading. It is rotting people’s minds and allowing disinformation to spread like wildfire. Moreover it has become ...
by croyals
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The airbrushing of Winston Churchill
Replies: 659
Views: 16668

Re: The airbrushing of Winston Churchill

Mullet 2 wrote:I think Twitter might be the worst thing to hit Weatern politics in 20 years.
No doubt about this whatsoever. Think we need to have a serious conversation about shutting down the shite - making these companies responsible as publishers would be a start
by croyals
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 22661

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Just on this, to me the main reason for the rise of populism is the absence of any purpose for the United Kingdom. The UK is unique to an extent as a country; it was formed to a great extent for mercantile reasons, to enable trade and imperial ambitions globally. Of course Empire played its part bu...
by croyals
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ rage now in UK
Replies: 666
Views: 23582

Re: ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ rage now in UK

Chruchill is a classic example of someone where no balanced discussion can take place. He is simply a hero in the eyes of most and they will simply not listen to the balanced historical view of him. It's seen as an attack, when it is a desire for historical balance and truth. I see it more as Churc...
by croyals
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: China backlash?
Replies: 1134
Views: 49305

Re: China backlash?

Devil's advocate here - is it that millions of Chinese are emigrating in an unusual pattern or is it just that there are 1.5bn of them and they emigrate in the same proportion as any other country, thus creating what looks like an exodus to us?
by croyals
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The airbrushing of Winston Churchill
Replies: 659
Views: 16668

Re: The airbrushing of Winston Churchill

It’s an appropriate time to bump this topic. His status has been boarded up. https://twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/1271378019878346761?s=21 As has the statue of Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela’s statue in London has been boarded up amid fears of attacks by the Far Right as concerns about street viol...