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by mightyreds
Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What happened to Australian Rock?
Replies: 74
Views: 3558

Re: What happened to Australian Rock?

It was thriving, then Kylie Minogue and Indie bands got hold of it. That was the end. Kylie led the way in the manufactured-pop-star phenomenon (record companies became more interested in whether someone had been seen on TV than whether they had talent), and the Indie labels would sign anyone, provi...
by mightyreds
Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cheika what were you thinking?
Replies: 111
Views: 6660

Re: Cheika what were you thinking?

We'll see. Cheika will make selections based on training form, and if he's not up for it at the moment, he won't be in.
by mightyreds
Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v Barbarians @ Twickenham 1st November 2014
Replies: 312
Views: 8363

Re: Wallabies v Barbarians @ Twickenham 1st November 2014

Great game, a bit too great by the Barbarians, for my liking. Thats the best performance from a Baa-Baas team since the 1973 victory vs All Blacks, imo, but I've missed quite a few - usually Barbarians sides are leaky in defence and beaten at the breakdown, but this side was hard at the ball all nig...
by mightyreds
Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Will the All Blacks ever be beaten in a home world cup?
Replies: 56
Views: 2768

Re: Will the All Blacks ever be beaten in a home world cup?

I think if they hadn't had Craig Joubert on the team they would have lost the 2011 final. Most unconvincing of all world cup winners in the history of the tournament.
by mightyreds
Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gough Whitlam goooooonnnnnnneeeeeeee
Replies: 69
Views: 3267

Re: Gough Whitlam goooooonnnnnnneeeeeeee

A great man. The only real fault that can be aimed at him is that "He tried to do too much, too soon," and that only shows his commitment to make a difference to the nation; create a vision for the country we could be proud of. Paul Keating very aptly said he lifted Australia out of the Menzian torp...
by mightyreds
Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is modern pro rugby unwatchable
Replies: 66
Views: 4294

Re: Is modern pro rugby unwatchable

For one thing, the ref doesnt check the video screen when the crowd oohs and aahs, he checks it when an official reports something he hasnt noticed, or when he wants a second look at an incident. However, as we've seen, the video screen can't stop the incidence of blind Freddies, as there are numero...
by mightyreds
Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Argentine fans - rugbys mafia
Replies: 9
Views: 788

Argentine fans - rugbys mafia

How long will this cr#p go on! The laser beams that the last 3 Australian sides have had to deal with (and the ABs too) mark the Argentine fan base as the mafia of rugby fans - people who interfere with the course of an event which countries and television companies have invested many millions of do...
by mightyreds
Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: I slam O'Phobia
Replies: 51
Views: 3397

Re: I slam O'Phobia

Funny that, how barbarians brandishing severed heads can create a phobia...what is wrong with people?!
by mightyreds
Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Useless NH referees ruining the Rugby Championship
Replies: 169
Views: 8438

Re: Useless NH referees ruining the Rugby Championship

Clancy is a dog of a referee at most times, with his failure to call an obstruction on the Poms vs Wallabies the worst shocker. However, after first thinking the yellow card on Habana seemed rough, on viewing the replay it was 100 correct IMO. Habana tackled high with the left arm over AACs shoulder...
by mightyreds
Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gene Simmons - "Rock music was murdered by internet"
Replies: 88
Views: 2504

Re: Gene Simmons - "Rock music was murdered by internet"

Well, half-right. The internet and video games created intolerance for anything that doesn't sound like an advertising jingle. The other half was the mania for turning every TV show star with half a voice into a pop-star. It seemed to start with Kylie. Once, people started with just their enthusiasm...
by mightyreds
Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kiwi whining
Replies: 51
Views: 3388

Re: Kiwi whining

Fatty Hansen came down with a classic dose of 'do what I say, not what I do' last weeks game, smugly and condenscendingly pitying Peyper for his 'bad day at the office' (a referee apparently has a bad day when he applies the same laws to the ABs as to other teams) and whinging about the 'other cause...
by mightyreds
Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hard luck Wallabies
Replies: 55
Views: 1559

Re: Hard luck Wallabies

Maybe ungracious to say, but I thought Australia had easily the better of that, and the fact that we didnt get the win (I'm convinced if it went 5 minutes more we would have) shows how hard it is to break down the All Blacks. Even more, though, it showed how close we are to breaking them down.
by mightyreds
Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Folau - Folau yadayadayada
Replies: 179
Views: 8377

Re: Folau - Folau yadayadayada

Another NZ Trojan Horse at work. There is currently a spate of them, working away, picking one point or another in Australian rugby to try and create doubt and uncertainty over, in the hope that everyone including the players will believe them and perform accordingly. This is a minor example, but th...
by mightyreds
Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Australia v France Test Match Thread
Replies: 735
Views: 8416

Re: Official Australia v France Test Match Thread

Great start to the series by the Wallabies, taking up where they left off in Wales last year. Only downside for me was the drop in standard of play of the bench forwards: the scrum fell apart, we weren't getting to the rucks in time, and the result was the French won the last 8 minutes of the game 1...
by mightyreds
Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Australia v France Test Match Thread
Replies: 735
Views: 8416

Re: Official Australia v France Test Match Thread

On the selections, I wouldnt say much to quibble about, but given there's new names in the Aussie team, I would have gone for combinations and partnered White and Toomua. Also, I know that Mowen had to be dropped, but after 10 years I am still waiting for evidence that Palu is an 80 minute player. T...
by mightyreds
Sat May 17, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sharks vs Crusaders Soup rugby
Replies: 652
Views: 9505

Re: Sharks vs Crusaders Soup rugby

Regarding Secret Agent Man's comment, 'good-looking World XV to face the Bokke', he didn't look at the forwards too closely. Good backs but a bunch of brand Xs and no-names up front, Schalk Brits excepted. Reckon they'll get well done because the forwards won't get the backs any ball.
by mightyreds
Sat May 17, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: very well done Sharks!
Replies: 45
Views: 1570

Re: very well done Sharks!

Big effort despite one of them making hard for themselves. Deysel seems a complete moron. Not that he didn't have provocation, but numerous times this year he has roughed people up in ways that suggest he thinks he is a hero from a high-violence movie.
by mightyreds
Wed May 14, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is Jason Woodward eligible to play for the Wallabies now?
Replies: 35
Views: 1198

Is Jason Woodward eligible to play for the Wallabies now?

I ask because I believe the strongest possible back three Australia could field at the moment would be Woodward at fullback, with Izzy and the Honey-Badger on the wings. Without discounting all the great stuff Folau does at fullback, he puts in the occasional pop-gun kick for touch, whereas Woodward...
by mightyreds
Sat Apr 12, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FORCE v WARATAHS— R9 2014 SR Official Match Thread
Replies: 333
Views: 6501

Re: FORCE v WARATAHS— R9 2014 SR Official Match Thread

Honpey-badger rampage! You can credit him with turning this game in the Force's favour, but the whole team deserve huge credit for taking the match by the scruff of the neck. Good referee but I thought the Force were a little lucky with some of the scrum penalties. True, the Tahs were often unstable...
by mightyreds
Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: BRUMBIES v BLUES — R8 2014 SR Official Match Thread
Replies: 259
Views: 4363

Re: BRUMBIES v BLUES — R8 2014 SR Official Match Thread

Zakar wrong, I think - if it had been dry, Brumbies would have won by more and gotten the bonus point.

Just 2 other things:

.McCabe absolutely playing the house down

.Nonu got to be one of the greatest priques that effort took to a rugby field.
by mightyreds
Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lyndon Bray - We don't need neutral refs and other stories
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: Lyndon Bray - We don't need neutral refs and other stori

Watched for 4 minutes and he still hadn't gotten to the point (about neutral referees), so I baled out - I don't want to be here at lunchtime. Regardless, if he said we don't need neutral referees, he still has his head in the sand, and rugby continues to resist the level of professionalism that the...
by mightyreds
Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Finally Bray takes his head out of the sand
Replies: 40
Views: 1561

Finally Bray takes his head out of the sand

Finally, after years of evidence, Lyndon Bray has conceded that Super Rugby referees need to be accountable, and there is a planned review and hopefully 'purge' of the S15 refs. Since S15 did away with neutral referees, we have had a return to the bad old days, of 'home town' victories facilitated b...
by mightyreds
Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL Chiefs Vs Stormers SUPE Rugby Match Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 8860

Re: The OFFICIAL Chiefs Vs Stormers SUPE Rugby Match Thread

That 'try' by the Chiefs' 12 after the ball was lost forward must rate as the greatest non-try awarded since Farrell's obstruction effort vs the Wallabies last year. The ball was passed to the 12, he lost it. You are running forward, you drop the ball, you have knocked on. The NZ video ref pointed t...
by mightyreds
Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: PONIES V TAHS - Official Match Thread
Replies: 174
Views: 9315

Re: PONIES V TAHS - Official Match Thread

Foley is an excellent 10 and really takes the ball to the line, but tonight Toomua would win a 2-man race for the spot by a mile. Great that Cooper played so well for the Wallabies at the end of last year. It means there's very strong 3-man competition for the spot. Don't know why people are carryin...
by mightyreds
Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: PONIES V TAHS - Official Match Thread
Replies: 174
Views: 9315

Re: PONIES V TAHS - Official Match Thread

Great game. Tahs had been irresistible up till now but this time came up against the strongest prop in Australia (which the Wallaby selectors dont seem to realise) - Brumbies dominated 1st half scrums and the stage was set. Folau try is a contender for this year's 'Individual S15 try of the tourname...
by mightyreds
Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Russia a rogue terrorist state.
Replies: 3630
Views: 83300

Re: Russia a rogue terrorist state.

There was the recent bombing in Russia - was it traced to the Ukraine and hence the retaliation?
by mightyreds
Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Referee Francisco Pastrana aka Pastrami
Replies: 62
Views: 2763

Re: Referee Francisco Pastrana aka Pastrami

Granted all that but he is still a better referee than Alain Rolland or that twit (where did the IRB dig him up from?) who refereed the Lions-Reds game.
by mightyreds
Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Referee Francisco Pastrana aka Pastrami
Replies: 62
Views: 2763

Re: Referee Francisco Pastrana aka Pastrami

Granted all that but he is still a better referee than Alain Rolland or that twit (where did the IRB dig him up from?) who refereed the Lions-Reds game.