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by SFBB
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The All Black midfield
Replies: 116
Views: 2468

Re: The All Black midfield

Reiko has played 20 + matches in the midfield, nearly a whole Super comp, some of them pretty decent and the odd crap one, and posters complain about him playing centre. Yet, we're expected to jump on board the JB's fanbois wish for him to play midfield because he played U20s there and 1 or more ga...
by SFBB
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The All Black midfield
Replies: 116
Views: 2468

Re: The All Black midfield

Do people realise Laumape is 5’9 and 95kg? He’s a better option than J.Barrett, but he’s not striking fear into Test teams. I agree that he's not the dominant physical pressence that Canes-twats like to make out. He's around 10 cm shorter and 12kg lighter than Ma'a Nonu, yet they expect him to ply ...
by SFBB
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The All Black midfield
Replies: 116
Views: 2468

Re: The All Black midfield

Do people realise Laumape is 5’9 and 95kg? He’s a better option than J.Barrett, but he’s not striking fear into Test teams.
by SFBB
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447022
Views: 16893201

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Duff Paddy wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:26 pm Has anyone figured out what the fudge Lowe was saying to Burns as he fluffed this last kick
“Don’t worry, we’re not Irish so it doesn’t matter anyway”
by SFBB
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The All Black midfield
Replies: 116
Views: 2468

Re: The All Black midfield

Please pick Jordie at 12. Please. Just gonna throw this out there.. It's no secret that Razor attempted to lure J.Barrett away from the Hurricanes in 2019 to pair with Goodhue in the midfield after R.Crotty left. My suggestion of moving Jordie to second-five for the All Blacks isn't so far-fetched....
by SFBB
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The All Black midfield
Replies: 116
Views: 2468

Re: The All Black midfield

Please pick Jordie at 12. Please.
by SFBB
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447022
Views: 16893201

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

At this stage we can't think about trying to replace Sexton in order to get the most out of the 10 shirt, because he probably has the most personal impact on a game that any of the 10s would. It's about how we can improve the games of the midfield and outside backs by having 10 who can do the basics...
by SFBB
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Italy - piss-off
Replies: 372
Views: 32310

Re: Italy - piss-off

TheFrog wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:49 pm
SFBB wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:04 am I'd rather go to 8 teams with USA and Georgia rather than 5. More games, not less.
How do you fit this with the rest of international games, the domestic leagues and the European Cup?
6N already takes 7 weeks, which is the perfect length for an 8 team comp.
by SFBB
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Italy - piss-off
Replies: 372
Views: 32310

Re: Italy - piss-off

Ali's Choice wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:06 am How does an 8 team comp work with the Spring and Autumn tours? That's a lot of test matchess.
It already goes for 7 weekends, they just have two weekends off through the middle.
by SFBB
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Italy - piss-off
Replies: 372
Views: 32310

Re: Italy - piss-off

I'd rather go to 8 teams with USA and Georgia rather than 5. More games, not less.
by SFBB
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread
Replies: 1368
Views: 21795

Re: 6 Nations 2021 - Rd. 1 Wales v Ireland Official Thread

Always used to love going to Wales for games. Went to every Munster and Ireland game in Wales from 2005ish to 2011. Gotta love the Welsh publicans who didn't mind 15yo having pints with his father and uncles etc.
by SFBB
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lions lions lions
Replies: 51
Views: 3603

Re: Lions lions lions

The thing that ges against Russell for me was that, extremely rarely for him in a Sweatie Jersey, he had front foot ball most of time during the game...and yet still managed to look average in patches. The guy is not consistent, and that will be the reason why, even though he was alright today, and...
by SFBB
Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The All Black midfield
Replies: 116
Views: 2468

Re: The All Black midfield

NZ coaches clearly want the better passer/playmaker at 13, rather than 12. Goodhue is not a great passer, while ALB is a very good distributor in general. Hence the desire to invert their natural positions. I don't agree with it or like it, but thats what I think they are doing. Laumape doesn't hav...
by SFBB
Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The All Black midfield
Replies: 116
Views: 2468

Re: The All Black midfield

NZ coaches clearly want the better passer/playmaker at 13, rather than 12. Goodhue is not a great passer, while ALB is a very good distributor in general. Hence the desire to invert their natural positions. I don't agree with it or like it, but thats what I think they are doing. Laumape doesn't hav...
by SFBB
Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jaguares will come by with Americas comp.
Replies: 47
Views: 1749

Re: Jaguares will come by with Americas comp.

Midfieldmaestro wrote: Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:16 am Don't you guys have 24hr Rugby channels?
Timezones shouldn't be a problem anymore
Games get repeated and one can watch whenever
Advertising only worth anything for live games when people are watching. Replays are near worthless commercially.
by SFBB
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jaguares will come by with Americas comp.
Replies: 47
Views: 1749

Re: Jaguares will come by with Americas comp.

The best best long term for the Jaguares, outside a fully professional South American League, would be to play in the Pro 18. The Celts have shown that they're desperate for teams and they'll include anyone who wants to play with them. Nah, they should have been part of MLR, really. It would have g...
by SFBB
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The All Black midfield
Replies: 116
Views: 2468

Re: The All Black midfield

NZ coaches clearly want the better passer/playmaker at 13, rather than 12. Goodhue is not a great passer, while ALB is a very good distributor in general. Hence the desire to invert their natural positions. I don't agree with it or like it, but thats what I think they are doing. Laumape doesn't have...
by SFBB
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447022
Views: 16893201

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Wing is really the easiest position to develop players, and convert guys from other sports into. Should be lads coming out of the u20s every year who are challenging for those international spots. Why aren't they? Too many centers stuck on the wing at underage? There speaks a man who hasn't played ...
by SFBB
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447022
Views: 16893201

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Wing is really the easiest position to develop players, and convert guys from other sports into. Should be lads coming out of the u20s every year who are challenging for those international spots. Why aren't they? Too many centers stuck on the wing at underage? There speaks a man who hasn't played ...
by SFBB
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gaming Desktop Help
Replies: 30
Views: 687

Re: Gaming Desktop Help

This build would be a pretty decent all rounder for value. As other said get an OEM Windows licence from kinguin or similar to go with it. GPUs are hard to source at the moment. I have a GTX1650 super and it's a solid bang for buck card, but I can't see any that'll ship to Ireland at the moment. No...
by SFBB
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gaming Desktop Help
Replies: 30
Views: 687

Re: Gaming Desktop Help

It depends how much you want to spend on the GPU, but the basic bones of a ryzen 5 3600 and a b450m with 16gb ram and some kind of ssd will give excellent performance for many years to come and at a decent price. I'd recommend going for at least a 750w psu in order to be future proof for gpu upgrad...
by SFBB
Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447022
Views: 16893201

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Wing is really the easiest position to develop players, and convert guys from other sports into. Should be lads coming out of the u20s every year who are challenging for those international spots. Why aren't they? Too many centers stuck on the wing at underage?
by SFBB
Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gaming Desktop Help
Replies: 30
Views: 687

Re: Gaming Desktop Help

This build would be a pretty decent all rounder for value. As other said get an OEM Windows licence from kinguin or similar to go with it. GPUs are hard to source at the moment. I have a GTX1650 super and it's a solid bang for buck card, but I can't see any that'll ship to Ireland at the moment. Not...
by SFBB
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Silver lake All Blacks
Replies: 23
Views: 1052

Re: Silver lake All Blacks

I don't like the permanent nature of the deal - I feel we are under-selling ourselves when you think this will still be going in 50 years. Are we that broke? In theory they leverage the brand to make it more profitable. They see channels of growth for the brand that eclipse the investment they have...
by SFBB
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 38019
Views: 1677167

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

LandOTurk wrote: Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:58 am I just saw the 9-0 highlights. The 7th goal (penalty) was such a f'ing dive by Martial. The commentators are obviously on orders not to call these things too much for fear of tarnishing the game. And then a red. Jokeshop!
Totally unnecessary, too. 6-0 and in on goal and he dove. I hate that plum.
by SFBB
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are eggs the best food ever?
Replies: 95
Views: 2701

Re: Are eggs the best food ever?

You’ll never quick cook scrambled eggs again. https://www.waitrose.com/content/waitrose/en/home/recipes/recipe_directory/h/heston_s_scrambledegg.html Similar-ish to the Ramsay link I posted above. The trick being taking time to heat through. Scrambled really are a most fantastic way to eat eggs whe...
by SFBB
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 38019
Views: 1677167

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

F#ck me! Southampton are strange. They're sort of pretty but there's definitely something soft about them. They don't stroke the ball around at pace at all. They look like a team that should struggle when you play them though obviously their results have been there for all to see. But two 9-0's in ...
by SFBB
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Aussies and Kiwis, your thoughts on this
Replies: 32
Views: 693

Re: Aussies and Kiwis, your thoughts on this

Would really rather Moana Pasifika were based in Western Sydney. It's not like Auckland based PIs are struggling to find a pathway into professional rugby. Auckland are already pretty well stacked with PIs, so I'd suggest youngsters growing up there aren't struggling for rolemodels and pathways. It'...
by SFBB
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia A T20 tour to NZ 2021
Replies: 190
Views: 3276

Re: Cricket: Australia A T20 tour to NZ 2021

Really depends who goes to SA. I'd like to see Swepson, Abbott, and Henriques go to NZ and actually play cricket. I'd make Henriques captain and sack off Finch, who looks absolutely cooked at the moment. I also wouldn't trust Stoinis and Maxwell to be that 5th bowler between them. Could be a very ex...
by SFBB
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Why are ozzies such porkers?
Replies: 138
Views: 6067

Re: Why are ozzies such porkers?

I live in the Western Suburbs of Perth and most people are fit and healthy, anecdotally. Fat people around here are more the "too much red wine and steak" type fat, rather than "too much Maccas" type fat. Uptake of sport and exercise is incredible, really. Gyms absolutely everywhere, walking paths p...
by SFBB
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the 2021 Lions Tour Doomed
Replies: 136
Views: 8326

Re: Is the 2021 Lions Tour Doomed

Unions like Ireland aren't going to give up the chance to go to the likes of NZ in 22. Well I would be astonished if they would. My bet is the 6N gets played when the Lions was supposed to, and SA just miss out. The SARU won't be happy. They arrogantly forfeited this year's Rugby Championship based...
by SFBB
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is the 2021 Lions Tour Doomed
Replies: 136
Views: 8326

Re: Is the 2021 Lions Tour Doomed

EverReady wrote: Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:54 am Unions like Ireland aren't going to give up the chance to go to the likes of NZ in 22. Well I would be astonished if they would.
My bet is the 6N gets played when the Lions was supposed to, and SA just miss out.
by SFBB
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: No more " Summers in Dublin"
Replies: 42
Views: 1984

Re: No more " Summers in Dublin"

backrow wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:44 pm Summers in Dublin just means slightly warmer rain
Did people actually used to find you funny? So utterly unfunny, and entirely bereft of charm to at least balance it out.
by SFBB
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: People that keep opened booze in the box - I hate you
Replies: 124
Views: 4167

Re: People that keep opened booze in the box - I hate you

Sunlight degrades whisky, you know nothing fool. Also, a bottle in a box is insulated from extreme evaporation. Both are concerns when you drink good stuff. I'd expect anybody who ever proclaimed to be in a FLS to know these things. Should have been called the 'NMS' for "New Money Society', you f u ...
by SFBB
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australia poking the Chinese bear
Replies: 768
Views: 22866

Re: Australia poking the Chinese bear

I've always been sus of GS, for the record.
by SFBB
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447022
Views: 16893201

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

How many million do we think POM will get in his new deal?
by SFBB
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 38019
Views: 1677167

Re: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread

Woke up this morning to read "PSG-Istanbul game postponed due to racism" and immediately thought "What did those Turks say now?" :blush:

Did anybody predict it would be racist refs? :shock:
by SFBB
Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is this the end for rugby?
Replies: 301
Views: 11941

Re: Is this the end for rugby?

Anybody who wonders how this can happen should watch the Florian Fritz concussion and subsequent going back on for Toulouse in 2014. Clearly the sport and clubs didn't have the best interests of the players at the core of their mission, and reasonable steps were not taken to minimise the risks. Cont...
by SFBB
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FAO: Jake
Replies: 77
Views: 3744

Re: FAO: Jake

Yeah, it's an absolute joke. I refused to buy from anything being advertised at me if I can help it.

Usually that means my ads are full of stuff I've already bought, but whatever.
by SFBB
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 447022
Views: 16893201

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

The upsetting part of that was there was apparently no clue in how they were going to go about breaking down Georgia. Looked to be a terribly poorly coached side, all things considered. I had no faith in Farrell before he took the role, and I have less now. Unfortunately he's the one unmoving part g...