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by blindcider
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Prince Philip Gone
Replies: 456
Views: 10841

Re: Prince Philip Gone

That’s the media stuffed with sycophantic stories until he’s planted. Other news stories will have to take a back seat. 99 year old millionaire has died, so what? I feel neither happy nor sad, and nor should the millions that felt that they knew him, but look out for the mass hysteria. Meh, I'm no ...
by blindcider
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Do the Irish feel shame about WW2?
Replies: 24
Views: 1091

Re: Do the Irish feel shame about WW2?

nardol wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:22 am
Mick Mannock wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:16 am
blindcider wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:59 am Come on Fellas this has gone beyond boring now.
Nardol disagrees
I'm doing my best
Sadly, that would appear to be the case
by blindcider
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6:2 split
Replies: 33
Views: 1280

Re: 6:2 split

The problem with a 6:2 split that I have always had is that's it is risky. You're risking not getting more than two backline injuries, because if you do you'll be forced to play a loose forward in the backline. Even more than that, it can f**k with your required rotations. It's very rare that a hal...
by blindcider
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Do the Irish feel shame about WW2?
Replies: 24
Views: 1091

Re: Do the Irish feel shame about WW2?

Come on Fellas this has gone beyond boring now.
by blindcider
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The things you do ... getting old #274
Replies: 47
Views: 2042

Re: The things you do ... getting old #274

Getting old is for pussies. I just went to the gym and blasted 30 minutes cardio followed by heavy squats followed by hack squats and then lunges. Now I'm going for an after work-out beer like a 22 year old. And I played rugby for 20 years and just had corona. You guys 35-to-60 years old making exc...
by blindcider
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The things you do ... getting old #274
Replies: 47
Views: 2042

Re: The things you do ... getting old #274

Getting old is for pussies. I just went to the gym and blasted 30 minutes cardio followed by heavy squats followed by hack squats and then lunges. Now I'm going for an after work-out beer like a 22 year old. And I played rugby for 20 years and just had corona. You guys 35-to-60 years old making exc...
by blindcider
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Have you tested positive for COVID-19?
Replies: 49
Views: 1834

Re: Have you tested positive for COVID-19?

Big Nipper wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:19 am
Mog The Almighty wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:42 am
Big Nipper wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:52 am Just received my test results and Im positive

:(
Look on the birght side. Soon you'll have antibodies.

Do you have any symptoms?
Sore throat and extremely tired after doing very menial task like walking to bathroom
I had a massive headache with mine, but otherwise the same symptoms
by blindcider
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ethiopian Plane Crash
Replies: 699
Views: 51381

Re: Ethiopian Plane Crash

message #2527204 wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:35 pm Airbus has manufacturing and build across the world doesn't it? US, China etc?
Yes, including Final Assembly lines in China, USA and Canada
by blindcider
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ethiopian Plane Crash
Replies: 699
Views: 51381

Re: Ethiopian Plane Crash

Big order for Boeing. https://www.seattletimes.com/business/southwest-airlines-orders-100-boeing-737-max-planes/ Interesting analysis of the pricing, wonder how discounted that is compared to pre crisis time? Southwest estimated Monday that for the years 2021 through 2026, it will spend approximate...
by blindcider
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ethiopian Plane Crash
Replies: 699
Views: 51381

Re: Ethiopian Plane Crash

Big order for Boeing. https://www.seattletimes.com/business/southwest-airlines-orders-100-boeing-737-max-planes/ Interesting analysis of the pricing, wonder how discounted that is compared to pre crisis time? Southwest estimated Monday that for the years 2021 through 2026, it will spend approximate...
by blindcider
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The PR Book Club 2021
Replies: 84
Views: 2739

Re: The PR Book Club 2021

Supermarket books. hmmm Over the last 10 years or so (maybe longer) I have found supermarkets (particularly Tesco) to be a great place to find paperbacks of all sorts and often new release bestsellers in hardback cheaper than anywhere else. I've picked up some hardbacks in the past before their off...
by blindcider
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The PR Book Club 2021
Replies: 84
Views: 2739

Re: The PR Book Club 2021

I've just read the latest Jack Reacher novel Not as good as some of the others, which were perfectly acceptable holiday reads, thinking it's running out of road and having two authors isn't helping. Are the Reacher books any good? I quite fancy some nice trashy holiday reads... was going to revisit...
by blindcider
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Welsh 6N Champions After Party
Replies: 22
Views: 1752

Re: The Welsh 6N Champions After Party

Championship wins: Wales 40 England 39 France 25 Scotland 24 Ireland 23 Italy 0 151 years! How have you counted the shared ones pre points difference rule? Yes. That's why it is 151. Some doubling up. 126 championships in total. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Nations_Championship I remember 73, ...
by blindcider
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Have you tested positive for COVID-19?
Replies: 49
Views: 1834

Re: Have you tested positive for COVID-19?

base is getting there, my top end speed on bike and running is just not there
by blindcider
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Have you tested positive for COVID-19?
Replies: 49
Views: 1834

Re: Have you tested positive for COVID-19?

i had a mild dose of covid at christmas, its properly f**ked my fitness levels
by blindcider
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Never ran a marathon, but going for Olympic qualification
Replies: 28
Views: 1268

Re: Never ran a marathon, but going for Olympic qualification

Meet Becs Gentry — the Olympic marathon hopeful who has never run a competitive race The 2019 New York Marathon was the day that all changed when, lining up with the mass field, she was the first non-elite woman to finish, taking 12 minutes off her personal best to clock 2.37:01. Is that not consid...
by blindcider
Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Never ran a marathon, but going for Olympic qualification
Replies: 28
Views: 1268

Re: Never ran a marathon, but going for Olympic qualification

I know one of the British ladies going for qualification and she is an absolutely amazing person and trains so much harder than anyone else I have ever met in any sport
by blindcider
Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will Greenwood's Lions Team - Just one English player in XV
Replies: 171
Views: 7598

Re: Will Greenwood's Lions Team - Just one English player in XV

Aki won't be going. I can't see Kruis travelling either. I'd have Porter ahead of Francis And I know you've already mentioned Mike Brown, but there's not a chance of that. I dont disagree with any of your points TBF In 2017 Gats basically said Brown not picked as bit of a cancer in a squad that nee...
by blindcider
Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will Greenwood's Lions Team - Just one English player in XV
Replies: 171
Views: 7598

Re: Will Greenwood's Lions Team - Just one English player in XV

earl the beaver wrote: Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:23 pm Aki won't be going.

I can't see Kruis travelling either.

I'd have Porter ahead of Francis

And I know you've already mentioned Mike Brown, but there's not a chance of that.
I dont disagree with any of your points TBF
by blindcider
Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will Greenwood's Lions Team - Just one English player in XV
Replies: 171
Views: 7598

Re: Will Greenwood's Lions Team - Just one English player in XV

Not going to argue with Wills team based on the 6N but I think there are some clear picks and then some areas where its not so clear. My selections would probably look a bit different to most and not my expectation to tour (might need to drop in some positions to cover extra picks at 12 and 13 and f...
by blindcider
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The emasculation of England's scrum
Replies: 23
Views: 1888

Re: The emasculation of England's scrum

eldanielfire wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:41 pm Without Marler it has never been that solid under Eddie Jones. Mako has always been poor, I'm not sure why he is so bad, but he is and it's been exposed a number of times.
He gets his legs too far back IMO which makes him drop or be dropped way too easily.
by blindcider
Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The emasculation of England's scrum
Replies: 23
Views: 1888

Re: The emasculation of England's scrum

Has England's scrum ever been at a lower point historically than right now? Getting pummeled by SA in the RWC final could be written off as a bad day at the office, but it genuinely feels like every time England pack down for a scrum these days they go in as underdogs, even to retain the ball on th...
by blindcider
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3567
Views: 223005

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Assume everyone sick of this ongoing testosterone soap opera, but I note that Freeman has been struck off. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/mar/19/former-british-cycling-and-team-sky-chief-doctor-richard-freeman-struck-off Stinky situation all round. See Wiggins has said he doesnt believe it ...
by blindcider
Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89057
Views: 4650441

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

f**king hell Eddie. Lawrence starts a few tests in the 6N, Slade gets injured but instead of reinstating him, he parachutes that soft-arse fumbling fool in at 13 and has Lawrence and Marchant on the bench - two 13's. x( x( The backline and bench manages to cover itself reasonably well. The problem ...
by blindcider
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is there something wrong with conspiracy nutters brains?
Replies: 207
Views: 6432

Re: Is there something wrong with conspiracy nutters brains?

Epstein killed himself. I don't think he did, if he didn't the rabbit hole behind that is massive. Some people prefer to accept that he killed himself so they don't have to think about the rabbit hole. The rabbit hole isn't necessarily massive if that was the case, it could just be a rogue officer ...
by blindcider
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is there something wrong with conspiracy nutters brains?
Replies: 207
Views: 6432

Re: Is there something wrong with conspiracy nutters brains?

Epstein killed himself. I don't think he did, if he didn't the rabbit hole behind that is massive. Some people prefer to accept that he killed himself so they don't have to think about the rabbit hole. The rabbit hole isn't necessarily massive if that was the case, it could just be a rogue officer ...
by blindcider
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: English, Irish and Scottish excuses when Wales beat France to slam?
Replies: 100
Views: 4726

Re: English, Irish and Scottish excuses when Wales beat France to slam?

P in VG wrote: Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:39 am Are Wales lucky - or are Ireland, Scotland & England just dumb as fudge?
Some from column A...
by blindcider
Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Long line-out to fly half question
Replies: 30
Views: 1424

Re: Long line-out to fly half question

Thinking about the French move leading to the second French ty against England, but a few other similar moves by other teams, I wanted to confirm something. Am I right to believe that the players who do not form the line-out should be at 10m until the ball has gone past the 15m line? Meaning the fl...
by blindcider
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales
Replies: 128
Views: 4922

Re: Wales

No doubt that Wales have had the rub of the green in this 6n. But, if they beat France, they'll deserve their Slam. I'm looking forward to the match - should be a really interesting encounter. Not sure how well Wales will cope with the speed France play at, in the 1st half, but if they can keep a l...
by blindcider
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3567
Views: 223005

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Beaver_Shark wrote: Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:29 pm Roglic losing it yet again on the last day.

He's crashed twice apparently, and Bora have absolutely put down the hammer.
Apparently he dislocated his shoulder in the first crash
by blindcider
Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3567
Views: 223005

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

anagallis_arvensis wrote: Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:01 am Yep it was a very good ride by a top class rider. I was just pointing out that MVdP's ride was awesome.
I think cycling fans are so lucky to have so many exciting young riders around at the moment
by blindcider
Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3567
Views: 223005

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

And Roglic winning another stage in Paris-Nice to extend his lead. The man likes winning! He is a winner and yet the biggest loser at the same time Yes.. very unlucky this time... there is also, of course, the Giro choke when both him and Nibali forgot about the rest of the riders to focus on their...
by blindcider
Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France are just not that good
Replies: 204
Views: 9345

Re: France are just not that good

Harsh, France's problem was they didn't once visit the England 22 after the first half. England meanwhile actually left a lot of points on the board by preventable runs in isolation that France turned over and multiple knock-ons. This France team is hugely hyped, but I don't yet see the supposed ex...
by blindcider
Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France are just not that good
Replies: 204
Views: 9345

Re: France are just not that good

Where the feck was Edward's defensive influence yesterday? France should have put the game to bed, they were an abortion defensively. They should be ashamed after such a spineless capitulation against an average England team. Edwards will be very disappointed indeed. Harsh, France's problem was the...
by blindcider
Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France are just not that good
Replies: 204
Views: 9345

Re: France are just not that good

Where the feck was Edward's defensive influence yesterday? France should have put the game to bed, they were an abortion defensively. They should be ashamed after such a spineless capitulation against an average England team. Edwards will be very disappointed indeed. Harsh, France's problem was the...
by blindcider
Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3567
Views: 223005

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Van Aert still second after a summit finish. Something neither MVDP or Alaphilippe could do. He is 35s beyond Pogacar and who knows what he may be able to do in the TT tomorrow? Talk on GCN today is that MVDP is targetting M-SR and was taking it easier today after achieving his aim at Tirreno yeste...
by blindcider
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89057
Views: 4650441

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Malins looked lost with ball in hand but think he will develop the understanding of the difference between club and country His defence and positioning was night and day compared to Daly's recent efforts Malins made mistake with and without the ball, it happens. Having gone with him I hope we stick...
by blindcider
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Well done England
Replies: 38
Views: 1556

Re: Well done England

I’d be gutted if I was French, at times they were sublime with the ball in hand with almost every player looking comfortable and able to play the angles. Indeed. The worst sort of game to lose. Both sides gave 100%. Though England edged it. Apparently France didn't make one visit to the England 22 ...
by blindcider
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Well done England
Replies: 38
Views: 1556

Re: Well done England

No complain this time, fair win. The best by a mile I've seen you play since your win against NZ. France again failing to put away a top team when they have the momentum and the score and again showing their weaknesses in front row and particularly at scrum time Why France don't stick to their atta...
by blindcider
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N R4. ENGLAND vs FRANCE. Sat, 16:45
Replies: 589
Views: 12838

Re: 6N R4. ENGLAND vs FRANCE. Sat, 16:45

Duff Paddy wrote: Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:50 pm
blindcider wrote: Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:46 pm
Duff Paddy wrote: Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:45 pm Watson man of the match? Ollivon, Slade or Fickou for me
Ford or Curry for me in addition to those names. Think Jalibert had a decent outing too
Ford absolutely blew a try scoring chance towards the end
Yeah I know, really strong performance other than that though