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by tubbyj
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33520
Views: 1259894

Re: NZ Politics Thread

No great loss he was a wannabe Nat anyway why he joined the Labour party for god knows maybe they had more attractive staffers. If Labour can win without needing Winston or who knows (fingers crossed) govern alone there is a chance for them to make some real changes in industrial relations that coul...
by tubbyj
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 2022
Views: 38531

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

The ratings make grim reading for the Aussies with a bullying attitude on here The Highlanders-Crusaders game in round 4, won 40-20 by the Crusaders, drew in a peak audience of just under 100,000 in the UK, industry sources said, despite the game kicking off at 8am, UK time. Stuff understands that a...
by tubbyj
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 2022
Views: 38531

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

Better than believing Aussie rugby can fund it self on the maniacal ranting and circle jerks of its fans like yourself.
by tubbyj
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 2022
Views: 38531

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

No a special type of stupid is believing Australia of all rugby countries can go it alone when professional sports are on the wane not going from strength to strength and you own that.

Unless you are proposing Australian rugby going back to amateur status?
by tubbyj
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 2022
Views: 38531

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

The internet. It has fundamentally changed the way people spend leisure time. Sports do not play the same dominant role they did in previous generations for how young people spend their leisure time. Its impact is probably greater than the invention of Television which brought about the whole phenom...
by tubbyj
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 2022
Views: 38531

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

We will lose all our players overseas unless we bow down to the Aussies :lol: All because we won't have any income from the All Blacks cause of Covid :lol: How is this going to be any better with the expense of your mickey mouse competition? Also please explain how all our players are going to asco...
by tubbyj
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 2022
Views: 38531

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

Holy shit. That’s quite a rant! :lol: are you saying this isn't? Why don't you have a go at this post? Especially maniacal ranting is the highlighted bit Steve Hansen proving to the world he’s a moron: “ What was most important was to ensure Super Rugby was still a tough battleground for young men ...
by tubbyj
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 2022
Views: 38531

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

You know you are really hearing BS when you get Aussie rugby supporters claiming The NRL is altruistic and trying to grow the game by allowing the Warriors to play in their competition
by tubbyj
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 2022
Views: 38531

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

We will lose all our players overseas unless we bow down to the Aussies :lol: All because we won't have any income from the All Blacks cause of Covid :lol: How is this going to be any better with the expense of your mickey mouse competition? Also please explain how all our players are going to asco...
by tubbyj
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 2022
Views: 38531

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

Holy shit. That’s quite a rant! :lol: are you saying this isn't? Why don't you have a go at this post? Especially maniacal ranting is the highlighted bit Steve Hansen proving to the world he’s a moron: “ What was most important was to ensure Super Rugby was still a tough battleground for young men ...
by tubbyj
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021
Replies: 2022
Views: 38531

Re: Trans-Tasman comp to replace Super Rugby in 2021

We will lose all our players overseas unless we bow down to the Aussies :lol: All because we won't have any income from the All Blacks cause of Covid :lol: How is this going to be any better with the expense of your mickey mouse competition? Also please explain how all our players are going to ascon...
by tubbyj
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Players whose form fell off a 'cliff'?
Replies: 132
Views: 4797

Re: Players whose form fell of a 'cliff'?

Charles Piatau, one day he was tearing it up for the Blues and then next minute "poof" he disappeared off the face of the earth, never to be seen again. He could have been a great imo. He chose the money though. To be fair he is one of ten siblings so I imagine the family pressure to earn would be ...
by tubbyj
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD; Sat 11th July
Replies: 182
Views: 3454

Re: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD; Sat 11th July

Codie Taylor was good around the field no doubt but the Crusaders lineout is misfiring too much this season and while that is not all on the hooker he can not be excused either. As a leader in the side he needs to get on top of that shit and demand more of others if they are the ones making mistakes...
by tubbyj
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD; Sat 11th July
Replies: 182
Views: 3454

Re: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD; Sat 11th July

Razor making a good point about Mitchell Drummond there. He has really impressed this season coming off the bench. Is this a specialist role that should see him move ahead of others for the All Blacks who are maybe better starting 9s but not so good making an impact coming on with 20 left.
by tubbyj
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD; Sat 11th July
Replies: 182
Views: 3454

Re: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD; Sat 11th July

Difference in the game has been Mounga able to create something in the face of a brilliant and brutal Blues defense. Whereas the Blues haven't been able to do similar in the face of a efficient Crusaders defense which is a sad reflection on Barrett.
by tubbyj
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD; Sat 11th July
Replies: 182
Views: 3454

Re: Crusaders vs Blues: MATCH THREAD; Sat 11th July

BB falling to bits at the back
by tubbyj
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Australia crisis after financial deficit of $9.4 mill
Replies: 774
Views: 28035

Re: Rugby Australia crisis after financial deficit of $9.4 m

Could he be any worse than Qantas?
by tubbyj
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Players whose form fell off a 'cliff'?
Replies: 132
Views: 4797

Re: Players whose form fell of a 'cliff'?

Luke McCallister and sad to say it looks likek Aaron Cruden.

Both hamstrung by going overseas. Left as creative sparks came back as carthorses.
by tubbyj
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ North vs South match
Replies: 76
Views: 2173

Re: NZ North vs South match

If it's an AB trial then it should be a Probables v Possibles. I doubt this game will carry any weight at all in regards to AB selection. It's just a nostalgic moneyspinner for a dying organization desperate to stay afloat Ian Foster again showing what a poor choice for All Black coach he was by pa...
by tubbyj
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ North vs South match
Replies: 76
Views: 2173

Re: NZ North vs South match

On current form, maybe? 15. Will Jordan (Tasman) 14. Jordie Barrett (Canterbury) 13. Brayden Ennor (Canterbury) 12. Jack Goodhue (Canterbury) 11. George Bridge (Canterbury) 10. Richie Mo'unga (Canterbury) 9. Brad Weber (Otago) 8. Gareth Evans (Otago) 7. Dillon Hunt (Otago) 6. Shannon Frizzell (Tasm...
by tubbyj
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33520
Views: 1259894

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND IS COVID19-FREE THREAD

The Hitler oak is safe. This will be a mainly North Island thing in NZ. South islanders will just ignore it.
by tubbyj
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Reducing subs: a scientist's view
Replies: 33
Views: 1535

Re: Reducing subs: a scientist's view

Other than maybe some locks who are on the heavier side, the subs being chucked on isn't because the replaced players couldn't do the 80. Usually it's tactical or the GPS data indicates that the player has fallen below optimum performance. The latter doesn't mean they're not capable of finishing th...
by tubbyj
Sat May 16, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Australia crisis after financial deficit of $9.4 mill
Replies: 774
Views: 28035

Re: Rugby Australia crisis after financial deficit of $9.4 m

Dude in all seriousness if Super rugby's troubles have taught anything over the last 10 years is that for a successful competition to continue to prosper and be relevant it must maintain its integrity. The amount of short term financial gain of including SA would not offset the risk of long term sta...
by tubbyj
Sat May 16, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Australia crisis after financial deficit of $9.4 mill
Replies: 774
Views: 28035

Re: Rugby Australia crisis after financial deficit of $9.4 m

That is nothing. NZ and Australia could join the NFL. They will give an equal share of the money pool they have worked to build up and change the rules to better suit our style of play. Why not we are combined 5 times RWC winners, and once they smell our fantasy money they will welcome us with open ...
by tubbyj
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Avengers Endgame was crap
Replies: 99
Views: 3063

Re: Avengers Endgame was crap

Agree that it is over hyped. It wasn't complete crap but was below average.
by tubbyj
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bang average players that got a crazy amount of caps.
Replies: 215
Views: 6890

Re: Bang average players that got a crazy amount of caps.

For NZ you could make an entire team of Crusaders during the professional era. Greg Somerville - 66 Reuben Thorne - 50 check out his wikipedia picture https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reuben_Thorne Mark Hammett - 29 Dave Hewett -22 Caleb Ralph -14 Todd Blackadder - 12 Blackadder was rank average but I...
by tubbyj
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The *OFFICIAL* Pie thread.
Replies: 176
Views: 5241

Re: The Official Pie thread. (and why the meat pie defines A

Answer me this, MOG - has Australia had a national fast food chain devoted to meat pies? https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcR_9PiPSi7exVz2t2-ul8rD0T15wCPlPF-P3e_uwTK0ZQy766YP Yes. Pie Face. I'm not sure Pie Face is cheap and nasty enough to be in the same league as Georgie Pie....
by tubbyj
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Which RWCs have an asterisk?
Replies: 57
Views: 2185

Re: Which RWCs have an asterisk?

Yep Craig Joubert was both a great referee and a great servant of the game, which was the better for his involvement. For shame sullying his reputation.
by tubbyj
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Izzy, what the HELL!!
Replies: 8648
Views: 246339

Re: Izzy, what the HELL!!

I'm astonished anyone as unrelentingly, aggressively thick as OB is still alive, really seems the type that requires a reminder to breathe. This the kind of post that makes me think you as the type who can't argue any ideas of your own so you just agree with the majority and start insulting the peo...
by tubbyj
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 18512

Re: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread

I don't imagine you laugh at much TBH you seem like the type of guy who genuinely believes you can embarrass yourself on an internet forum. Mind you with 4000+ post this is obviously pretty serious stuff to you.
by tubbyj
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 18512

Re: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread

brat wrote:
tubbyj wrote:Hearing his voice now it was that fattie Craig MacMillan.

Now has a five wicket bag but fatty MacMillan and Hesson won't admit he made them look like dicks
Stay off the booze - you’re embarrassing yourself
Maybe you need a drink to stop being such a self appointed moderator
by tubbyj
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 18512

Re: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread

Interesting listening to Mike Hesson and someone else (Maybe McCullum) commentating on Jamiesons bowling. they were barely disguising that they didn't rate him and were crapping on how poorly he was bowling and how much he had to learn. Well 4 wickets and one drop that should have been a wicket I w...
by tubbyj
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 18512

Re: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread

Hearing his voice now it was that fattie Craig MacMillan.

Now has a five wicket bag but fatty MacMillan and Hesson won't admit he made them look like dicks
by tubbyj
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread
Replies: 1039
Views: 18512

Re: Black Caps vs India: T20/ODI/Test Series Thread

Interesting listening to Mike Hesson and someone else (Maybe McCullum) commentating on Jamiesons bowling. they were barely disguising that they didn't rate him and were crapping on how poorly he was bowling and how much he had to learn. Well 4 wickets and one drop that should have been a wicket I wo...
by tubbyj
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: PR science off
Replies: 54
Views: 2574

Re: PR science off

paynie wrote:18/25 tough quiz.
Very tough quiz

I got 26 out of 25
by tubbyj
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33520
Views: 1259894

Re: NZ Politics Thread

You are right Bill English did a good job keeping the books tight and returning it to surplus but to do what FOG did when he took a sneaky dig at Michael Cullen while pretending to praise him with 'his years of surplus's comment' the global financial crisis only hit NZ for a a couple of years thanks...
by tubbyj
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33520
Views: 1259894

Re: NZ Politics Thread

As for the Unions they didn't fudge themselves. Business owners and managers always believe that unions are the one thing stopping them making huge profits and the economy going gangbusters just as Unions believe employers and business owners are stopping everyone having enjoying a high standard of ...
by tubbyj
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33520
Views: 1259894

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Nobody wants no hopers but once you create someone who is basically useless to even themselves then there is little hope of breaking that pattern. The first noticeable emergence of a significant group of these people in NZ was in the late 80s and 90s. When these people go on to have 3 to 10 children...
by tubbyj
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33520
Views: 1259894

Re: NZ Politics Thread

You could argue against a lot of what Clarks government did but the Cullen fund and Kiwisaver were very good for NZ long term . Also the Labour government underwrote the 2011 rwc hosting which were instrumental in us winning the right to hold it here. I'm sure this will bring a tear to Eug's eye :l...
by tubbyj
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33520
Views: 1259894

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Funnily enough I was referring to Aunty Helen's Labour in the first paragraph and Shonkey's National in the second. Just shows people see what they want to see. Helen Clark's Labour government gets a lot of credit but as far as I can tell the rot in this country started under her (Maybe Shipley or ...