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by SFBB
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441136
Views: 16512109

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Look, it was a win. But does it help us? Are we more prepared and informed now than before? Really? Keenan, Doris, JGP, Lowe all putting in good performances at this level, another game for Kelleher (few squinty lineouts tbf), Roux showing up really well, what did you want? Doris and Keenan were th...
by SFBB
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What's a good, well priced tablet computer?
Replies: 51
Views: 1892

Re: What's a good, well priced tablet computer?

I would never buy anything other than an iPad if I was buying a tablet. That’s the sector they truly dominate in. I wouldn’t buy an iMac, and I would accept arguments about Samsung v IPhone, but nobody is close to the iPad. I obviously disagree. The samsung tabs are as close as makes no fifference....
by SFBB
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What's a good, well priced tablet computer?
Replies: 51
Views: 1892

Re: What's a good, well priced tablet computer?

I would never buy anything other than an iPad if I was buying a tablet. That’s the sector they truly dominate in. I wouldn’t buy an iMac, and I would accept arguments about Samsung v IPhone, but nobody is close to the iPad.
by SFBB
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441136
Views: 16512109

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Look, it was a win. But does it help us? Are we more prepared and informed now than before? Really? Keenan, Doris, JGP, Lowe all putting in good performances at this level, another game for Kelleher (few squinty lineouts tbf), Roux showing up really well, what did you want? Doris and Keenan were th...
by SFBB
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441136
Views: 16512109

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Look, it was a win. But does it help us? Are we more prepared and informed now than before?
by SFBB
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 2440
Views: 43288

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

The thing that’s happening here, MOG, is you think you guessing selections correctly is a credit to you on this forum, but in reality it discredits Rennie. Every time you and Rennie agree, Australian rugby fans confidence crumbles a little bit more. You strut around with your moronic chest puffed ou...
by SFBB
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Ireland v Wales, Fri Nov 13th. KO @ 1900
Replies: 681
Views: 9531

Re: Official Ireland v Wales, Fri Nov 13th. KO @ 1900

Jesus, Wales are absolutely rubbish. I expect Pivac to be sacked on Monday morning after that performance.

Ireland were lucky they played the worst Welsh team since 2001, because they were also woeful.
by SFBB
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441136
Views: 16512109

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Imagine wasting that development opportunity on Billy Burns.
by SFBB
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441136
Views: 16512109

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Duff Paddy wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:57 pm There’s just something about Healy, he has a confidence about him on the pitch, just have a feeling he’ll be the next Irish outhalf to have a good run
He’s the one I’m betting on, anyway.
by SFBB
Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441136
Views: 16512109

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Quite happy to go with an early Anti-Farrell agenda. I was disgusted when he was appointed, and nothing has made me feel any better. Disgusted is a strong word, he's a good guy and a good coach. But I was skeptical from the beginning and if you take out the Italy game it's been 3 poor performances ...
by SFBB
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Springboks WC Winners age, who will play 2023
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Re: Springboks WC Winners age, who will play 2023

Did I say most? Comprehension 3/10
by SFBB
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441136
Views: 16512109

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Quite happy to go with an early Anti-Farrell agenda. I was disgusted when he was appointed, and nothing has made me feel any better.
by SFBB
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Springboks WC Winners age, who will play 2023
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Re: Springboks WC Winners age, who will play 2023

34 months away. Most of them will be 3 years old. Too far for a lot of them I'd suggest.
by SFBB
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441136
Views: 16512109

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Michael McDonald moving back to western force from the Waratahs where he struggled to get game time... will link up with Rob Kearney there. He desperately needs to work on his fundamentals. Absolutely cannot pass at the standard required for a professional SH. Box kicking is also seriously ropey. H...
by SFBB
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441136
Views: 16512109

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

They should have shipped Sexton off to France or England after the RWC. Same with a bunch of those older lads. Can still select them if you want or need them, but it would force the provinces to blood the next gen in big games. Is he a prisoner or something Sexton has no say in the matter, do you t...
by SFBB
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441136
Views: 16512109

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

They should have shipped Sexton off to France or England after the RWC. Same with a bunch of those older lads. Can still select them if you want or need them, but it would force the provinces to blood the next gen in big games.
by SFBB
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441136
Views: 16512109

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Paddy Jackson is dead to the IRFU. Unquestionably.
by SFBB
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441136
Views: 16512109

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

R.Byrne clearly has the most runs on the board at this stage. Terrifyingly it appears its Carty and B.Burns as the next two in. I'd be much more comfortable with H.Byrne and Healy being dragged way beyond their experience now, in order to leapfrog those lads. Medium term my money is on Healy being t...
by SFBB
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL English and European Football (soccer) thread
Replies: 37805
Views: 1646271

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

These handball penalties are becoming farcical. And wow. City miss the penalty. There is no debate about the Gomez handball, thats a penalty 20 years ago just as it was yesterday. He's 15 yards from De Bruyne and blocks the cross in the box. Unquestionably. Both penalties were stonewall imo.
by SFBB
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441136
Views: 16512109

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I can't think of another reason he can't nail down his starting spot at 6 for Leinster when everybody is fit. Ultimately he won't be in the Ireland team if he isn't first choice for Leinster.
by SFBB
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian rugby TV deal thread
Replies: 192
Views: 3991

Re: Australian rugby TV deal thread

So Rugby has effectively jumped from one subscription TV provider to another subscription TV provider. With one game of SR per week broadcast on FTA. I'm unsure how this is a great outcome for RA? The game will still exist behind a paywall, won't it? Yes, but every saturday afternoon there will be ...
by SFBB
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441136
Views: 16512109

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Its a real shame Ruddock isn't a few inches taller so he could play in the secondrow. He's a monster. I think he has in a couple of break-glass-in-case situations for Leinster. If there was a genuine lineout option in the backrow, it could work, but the most likely option there is POM, whose place ...
by SFBB
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Australian rugby TV deal thread
Replies: 192
Views: 3991

Re: Australian rugby TV deal thread

So Rugby has effectively jumped from one subscription TV provider to another subscription TV provider. With one game of SR per week broadcast on FTA. I'm unsure how this is a great outcome for RA? The game will still exist behind a paywall, won't it? Yes, but every saturday afternoon there will be ...
by SFBB
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441136
Views: 16512109

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Its a real shame Ruddock isn't a few inches taller so he could play in the secondrow. He's a monster.
by SFBB
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441136
Views: 16512109

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Stockdale fumbled two balls, one because of the the nature of an oval shaped ball and one because he wussed out of contact with Byrne plus he dropped the ball after breaking the line. But he still broke the line ffs, our other backs (bar Henshaw's run back and try) didn't look like they were going ...
by SFBB
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441136
Views: 16512109

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

You can hide at 15 much easier than you can on the wing. I'm happy to back him in considering the alternatives currently available.
by SFBB
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441136
Views: 16512109

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Come on now. Stockdale is no longer a youngster. He’s 24 with 30 Ireland caps and 66 Ulster caps. He’s probably at the beginning of what should be his peak for his position. Harry Byrne has had much less exposure at Leinster and at Ireland, therefore he’d rightfully get more of a pass. How many pro...
by SFBB
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441136
Views: 16512109

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I am simply not willing to write Stockdale off as a fullback for Ireland. I can't see anybody else in the pecking order who has the ability ceiling that he does. He has improvements to make, but I'm relatively happy to back him in to make those over the next 12 months and make a decision then. He ha...
by SFBB
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441136
Views: 16512109

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Are the people complaining about not selecting for the future the same people complaining that Stockdale isn't suddenly a top class test 15?
by SFBB
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 2440
Views: 43288

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

Yeah, Wright and Banks to carry it back to the middle, and then Hodge to kick the absolute cunt out of it. x(
by SFBB
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 2440
Views: 43288

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

You can't exactly stay the same week to week after dishing up that shit last week. I hate Hodge and White in this team. How White hasn't been changed is beyond me.
by SFBB
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441136
Views: 16512109

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

Why do the different clubs seriously fail to produce Top Quality players in certain positions. Leinster haven't produced a top notch scrumhalf in 30 years, I was thinking last night and couldn't think of a top notch homegrown fullback that Ulster have produced despite having had loads to top qualit...
by SFBB
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441136
Views: 16512109

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

RIP Dan Leavy
by SFBB
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441136
Views: 16512109

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I like the pre-Saffer set up, personally. The others will always fluctuate in quality, as will we. IMO its perfect to have 3 distinct levels to Pro Rugby in Ireland. ProX, HEC, and Test. Each one builds to the next in a consistent fashion, and you can blood and rest guys as you see fit. Very contro...
by SFBB
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441136
Views: 16512109

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I like the pre-Saffer set up, personally. The others will always fluctuate in quality, as will we. IMO its perfect to have 3 distinct levels to Pro Rugby in Ireland. ProX, HEC, and Test. Each one builds to the next in a consistent fashion, and you can blood and rest guys as you see fit. Very control...
by SFBB
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441136
Views: 16512109

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I like Healy purely for the fact that he is excellent at least one facet of the game, and thats kicking. Really hard to have a ten like Ross Byrne who is 6/10 in everything and be successful. I'd much rather a guy who is 4/10 in some areas, and 10/10 in others, and try to balance out the weaknesses...
by SFBB
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441136
Views: 16512109

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I like Healy purely for the fact that he is excellent at least one facet of the game, and thats kicking. Really hard to have a ten like Ross Byrne who is 6/10 in everything and be successful. I'd much rather a guy who is 4/10 in some areas, and 10/10 in others, and try to balance out the weaknesses...
by SFBB
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies 2020 thread
Replies: 2440
Views: 43288

Re: Wallabies 2020 thread

Several journalists have stated that one of the few Wob positives of the weekend was Lolesio, I thought he was C R A P. Shat the bed, lacked any composure, defending at the back he lacked urgency and was caught flat footed on a couple of occasions. The only positive I can think of is his name has a...
by SFBB
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441136
Views: 16512109

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I like Healy purely for the fact that he is excellent at least one facet of the game, and thats kicking. Really hard to have a ten like Ross Byrne who is 6/10 in everything and be successful. I'd much rather a guy who is 4/10 in some areas, and 10/10 in others, and try to balance out the weaknesses...
by SFBB
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Irish Rugby Thread
Replies: 441136
Views: 16512109

Re: The Official Irish Rugby Thread

I like Healy purely for the fact that he is excellent at least one facet of the game, and thats kicking. Really hard to have a ten like Ross Byrne who is 6/10 in everything and be successful. I'd much rather a guy who is 4/10 in some areas, and 10/10 in others, and try to balance out the weaknesses ...