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by blindcider
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3616
Views: 224618

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

iarmhiman wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:10 pm
Sefton wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:23 pm It would be carnage on here if Cav got selected for the TDF and not SB.
Already been decided:

https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/to ... /startlist

He doesnt have the kick to beat Ewan, Demarre (sp?) or Bennett at least, could nick a few WT stages this year though
by blindcider
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12267
Views: 614286

Re: F1 Thread

Strange Mclaren put both cars on the soft. All eggs in one basket, the more riskier basket. Quite shocking how much quicker Norris was than Ricciardo. Norris looked seriously quick and aggressive, It's not shocking, at all. It's Ricciardo's second race meeting in the car and conditions were difficu...
by blindcider
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12267
Views: 614286

Re: F1 Thread

the ease with which Hamilton knocked out a fastest lap on old tyres worn down in bad air and full on racing makes me think merc have something they are holding back with. No way of affirming that but I have a feeling. Also Hamilton got massively lucky by being given back the lap he lost when he cra...
by blindcider
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3616
Views: 224618

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

I've seen the official photo finish on other sites and there is less than a tyre's width between Pidcock and Van Aert. What an awesome finish. Certainly looked like Pidcock took it on the TV coverage
by blindcider
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3616
Views: 224618

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

To the cycling experts here: when the race is on a close circuit like Amstel Gold Race today, what are the rules applying to team mates dropped from the peloton and caught up in the last loops by their leader who is escaped chasing victory? Should they act as if "offside" and therefore not be allow...
by blindcider
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2021 Post 6 Nations Lions Squad Prediction Thread
Replies: 161
Views: 8380

Re: Official 2021 Post 6 Nations Lions Squad Prediction Thread

I wish people would scrub mako. Can’t scrum. Yeah, it's an odd one. Mentioned on another thread that it's Marler or no one for me if we are talking English looseheads. Especially against a strong SA set piece. Mako is great in his day around the park (and may well end up going), but I'd worry if he...
by blindcider
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Would the English support a Lions team with no England players?
Replies: 42
Views: 1555

Re: Would the English support a Lions team with no England players?

Margin_Walker wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:15 am I would absolutely support a Lions team with no English players involved.

Bring it on
This, although if no fans are allowed in the ground the tour then I am not supporting the idea of a tour this year
by blindcider
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Death Penalty
Replies: 151
Views: 3628

Re: Death Penalty

By supporting the Death penalty we diminish ourselves as a people. Its not done for protection (the person is caught already), its done as a form of spiteful punishment to assuage anger in the populace at the crimes. When in the states you see them executing people whose mental faculties are questi...
by blindcider
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who are the (at least) 4 first choice players not fit for Lions discussion?
Replies: 19
Views: 1305

Re: Who are the (at least) 4 first choice players not fit for Lions discussion?

I think Ford in particular is definitely in the mix, Simmonds and Hill have a shot. I think the England number will be down on this tour. England came last out of the home nations and there are no English voices on selection any 50/50 call is going to fall against the England player.. (as it did fo...
by blindcider
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Death Penalty
Replies: 151
Views: 3628

Re: Death Penalty

By supporting the Death penalty we diminish ourselves as a people. Its not done for protection (the person is caught already), its done as a form of spiteful punishment to assuage anger in the populace at the crimes. When in the states you see them executing people whose mental faculties are questio...
by blindcider
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3616
Views: 224618

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

The main takeaway from Turkey is that Greipel is cooked. ISN have put him in a very strong position and he hasnt delivered on multiple occasions
by blindcider
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Have we reached the tipping point?
Replies: 57
Views: 1766

Re: Have we reached the tipping point?

Mullet 2 wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:19 pm Mentioned :lol:

You're an apologist blindsided

Get a clue lad
nope, not an apologist and I am fed up with their shite as much as yours. Don't pretend your shite posting on the same topics is any better
by blindcider
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Have we reached the tipping point?
Replies: 57
Views: 1766

Re: Have we reached the tipping point?

:lol: The Irish are the last rugby people left as our thread proves. Just take this slam dunk. The reacharound crew of middle aged spas are rugby men but unlike practically all other crews nobody knows who half of them actually support. :lol: Like anybody know the clubs of Yeeb, Bimbot, Mick? Cours...
by blindcider
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: B&I Lions coaches
Replies: 40
Views: 1550

Re: B&I Lions coaches

C69 wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:49 am Too much Welsh influence tbh
Yeah, definitely on a Lions tour would like to see a more varied selection although I still think touring this year is a stupid idea. A lions tour with no or limited travelling fans will be shit
by blindcider
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Have we reached the tipping point?
Replies: 57
Views: 1766

Re: Have we reached the tipping point?

Is it now time for PRs Viking Funeral? It is fairly clear now that outside of the Irish there is little to no rugby talk happening on the bored. The Welsh are down to Jeff and Turk and neither of them live in Wales The Scots gone. We have a hardcore of lads like Bimbo, Message, Mick, DAC and the re...
by blindcider
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3616
Views: 224618

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

First win in years for Cav at the Tour of Turkey today. Showed some good speed in the finish too, even if the competition isn't the hottest. Alpecin-Fenix and Israel-Start-up Nation have strong sprint trains though with Philipsen and Greipel respectively

Amazing to see Jakobsen back riding as well
by blindcider
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Prince Philip Gone
Replies: 487
Views: 12489

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: 1123

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: 1313

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: 1123

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: 2100

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: 2100

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: 1914

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: 51666

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: 51666

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: 51666

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: 95
Views: 2946

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: 95
Views: 2946

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: 1758

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: 1914

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: 1914

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: 1274

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: 1274

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: 7652

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: 7652

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: 7652

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: 1900

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: 1900

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: 3616
Views: 224618

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: 89089
Views: 4660339

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 ...