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by blindcider
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Edinburgh Fans unhappy with Duhan
Replies: 23
Views: 1326

Re: Edinburgh Fans unhappy with Duhan

Set the qualification period to six years for every merc........and pay the country of origin $1,000,000 for their development. How would that work for someone with a circumstance like the Vunipolas? Whats/Who is to define if someone is a mercenary or not anyway? No-one but the player can know thei...
by blindcider
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Edinburgh Fans unhappy with Duhan
Replies: 23
Views: 1326

Re: Edinburgh Fans unhappy with Duhan

Its not ideal but with only two pro teams, Scottish rugby needs to develop and shift on players or they will push out of the game or to other countries their talented youngsters
by blindcider
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official NFL 2020
Replies: 8969
Views: 500713

Re: Official NFL 2020

Baltimore bottling it as soon as the get to the playoffs again. I'm not liking the play-calling - seem to be so obvious what the offence will do. And now Lamar heaves one downfield and is easily picked off. So far off where it should have been thrown that I'm wondering if the wind took it. That age...
by blindcider
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: People you are surprised to learn are still alive
Replies: 120
Views: 6459

Re: People you are surprised to learn are still alive

danny_fitz wrote: Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:53 pm No, not a Keith Richards thread, but I just found out that Chuck Yeager is still going strong at 97
Danny, if you have the touch I have a long list of people you could be surprised about
by blindcider
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Naming the UK's covid variant
Replies: 30
Views: 773

Re: Naming the UK's covid variant

Bovid
by blindcider
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Running Thread
Replies: 246
Views: 9563

Re: The Running Thread

Stride length is one of the first things that goes to pot when you start to fatigue. Mo Farahs 10km stride length is somewhere around 2.2m, a sprinter like Bolt does about 2.6m (but he is an outlier due to his height) and most 100m sprinters would be around 2.4m. A typical elite marathoner would be ...
by blindcider
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Running Thread
Replies: 246
Views: 9563

Re: The Running Thread

Nice one ER. I got into a 5km battle with my brother in the summer. I was down to 20.45 and then he pipped me at 20.35. He goes out a few days later and buys a pair of Saucony Endorphin Speeds and suddenly goes 19.50, the massive kunt. So they might be worth a look at. I’m planning to do a few tria...
by blindcider
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rank your RWC Finals
Replies: 101
Views: 3372

Re: Rank your RWC Finals

1987 is watching a great team pull apart highly rated opposition in a clinical way in a one sided match we'll probably never see again. 2019? I guess you can say it wasn't one-sided, but the Boks were very clinical dismantling England. England got dismantled at scrumtime but were still in with a ch...
by blindcider
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rank your RWC Finals
Replies: 101
Views: 3372

Re: Rank your RWC Finals

What I really want to say in response to that is that those grevious injuries to Saffers didn't result in them being replaced by Dan f**king Cole but the objective side of me sees your point...
by blindcider
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rank your RWC Finals
Replies: 101
Views: 3372

Re: Rank your RWC Finals

1987 is watching a great team pull apart highly rated opposition in a clinical way in a one sided match we'll probably never see again. 2019? I guess you can say it wasn't one-sided, but the Boks were very clinical dismantling England. England got dismantled at scrumtime but were still in with a ch...
by blindcider
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rank your RWC Finals
Replies: 101
Views: 3372

Re: Rank your RWC Finals

1987 is watching a great team pull apart highly rated opposition in a clinical way in a one sided match we'll probably never see again. 2019? I guess you can say it wasn't one-sided, but the Boks were very clinical dismantling England. England got dismantled at scrumtime but were still in with a ch...
by blindcider
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 249726

Re: The official cycling thread

For GBP£2k, I’d think he’d be looking at Ultegra level at least? Unless the frame and wheels are super fancy? The CAAD13 is by all accounts a fantastic bike. I love my CAAD10. But all brands have a bike at that kind of level, so test ride a few and see what suits you. Giant Propel would be my choic...
by blindcider
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The enormity of the Democrats' US Election crime
Replies: 564
Views: 22727

Re: The enormity of the Democrats' US Election crime

This is just a suggestion Frog. If you are going to join in the pile-on in the desperate the hope of some validation from the usuals on here, you will have to do so in a way that is...well...not stupid. Mick what did you mean in your post about Anon? And what do you mean regarding the pile on? Are ...
by blindcider
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29121
Views: 798823

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Outbreak of covid in my sons class and now we all have it as a family. Only symptoms like a heavier cold at the moment but as my wife is a T1 diabetic we are keeping a close eye. Got to isolate until Christmas day and as there are no supermarket delivery slots left so we have had to rely on friends...
by blindcider
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: British pub chain Wetherspoons plans 50-60 pubs in Ireland
Replies: 375
Views: 13036

Re: British pub chain Wetherspoons plans 50-60 pubs in Ireland

bimboman wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:38 pm Wetherspoons hasn’t been in the “near date” buying for a decade or more, they’re the brewers largest customer and are treated as such.
Fair enough, the economies of scale are clearly a massive factor in either case
by blindcider
Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: British pub chain Wetherspoons plans 50-60 pubs in Ireland
Replies: 375
Views: 13036

Re: British pub chain Wetherspoons plans 50-60 pubs in Ireland

I thought Brexit would make them change their minds and sod off . Well the students might like it. It's quantity not quality for very cheap prices Food is mediocre at best but the range of craft beers/real ales is very good at great prices. When in the UK wouldn't go for a night out but if was arou...
by blindcider
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29121
Views: 798823

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Outbreak of covid in my sons class and now we all have it as a family. Only symptoms like a heavier cold at the moment but as my wife is a T1 diabetic we are keeping a close eye. Got to isolate until Christmas day and as there are no supermarket delivery slots left so we have had to rely on friends...
by blindcider
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29121
Views: 798823

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Outbreak of covid in my sons class and now we all have it as a family. Only symptoms like a heavier cold at the moment but as my wife is a T1 diabetic we are keeping a close eye. Got to isolate until Christmas day and as there are no supermarket delivery slots left so we have had to rely on friends....
by blindcider
Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lions XV after the Autumn Nations Cup
Replies: 18
Views: 1895

Re: Lions XV after the Autumn Nations Cup

Billy is still an incredibly effective rugby player, he's just lost some of the pace/explosiveness that made him properly elite 4 years ago. In tight exchanges with the Boks he'd still be offering more than everyone else available. Though in terms of back-row make up we're going to need at least 2 ...
by blindcider
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Overrated cities?
Replies: 347
Views: 13054

Re: Overrated cities?

Paris. Wife had talked it up as great but we went together and it was just awful. Litter everywhere, homeless people everywhere, not to mention the dodgy plums around all of the tourist locations. 0/10 would not recommend. I thought Paris was amazing! I've heard multiple people say that they didn't...
by blindcider
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12091
Views: 582854

Re: F1 Thread

Most experienced driver in the fastest most reliable car =/= the goat Certainly that was Lewis in 2008 ...... oh, 2018 and 2019 ...... oh. Nope still a clown. Do you actually watch F1 or are you a casual viewer who is a Hamilton fanboy? I'm going to guess the latter Hamilton isn't even close to bei...
by blindcider
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87758
Views: 4474846

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Unbelievably tense game yesterday but happy with the win. Takeaways: - Farrell needs to be our 10. Ford doesn’t cut it. Like against Ireland, we started to lose points when he came on. Our best lineup this Autumn was Farrell, Slade, Lawrence. - Malins plays like a young Christian Cullen. He should ...
by blindcider
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 87758
Views: 4474846

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

I'm not sure about this narrative that France were the better team. They performed far better than expected and England didnt hit their straps on attack but let's face it France had one meaningful attack all game and tackled their hearts out for the rest of it. Without Farrells awful kicking perform...
by blindcider
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL
Replies: 412
Views: 11452

Re: The Big One - Autumn Nations Cup FINAL

hermie wrote: Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:08 pm How is that a penalty, a clear ruck
The French player was off his feet and dived on the ball sealing it off
by blindcider
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Battle of the Celts: Ireland v Scotland, Sat Dec 5th, KO @ 2:15pm
Replies: 565
Views: 19193

Re: Battle of the Celts: Ireland v Scotland, Sat Dec 5th, KO @ 2:15pm

Scotland just arent a savvy rugby team. They cause themselves as many issues as the opposition does through shite decision making
by blindcider
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Do you trust the vaccine?
Replies: 496
Views: 14738

Re: Do you trust the vaccine?

It's been approved early because they threw a lot of money at planning and proritising the approval process. Has that anything to do with being in the EU or not? Every country in the EU has the right to do the same for 'emergency use' applications. The German health minister said they could do that...
by blindcider
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Do you trust the vaccine?
Replies: 496
Views: 14738

Re: Do you trust the vaccine?

Now who's putting words in other peoples mouths :lol: You always talk in such absolutes with absolute conviction, of course the speed of development has been a concern to them and the authorities which is why they parallelised the Phase 3 (if I remember my phases correctly) to ensure that they got t...
by blindcider
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 29121
Views: 798823

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

What counts as high value? I've really quite enjoyed not travelling as much this year
by blindcider
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Do you trust the vaccine?
Replies: 496
Views: 14738

Re: Do you trust the vaccine?

After working in Aircraft Engineering for 20 years I am yet to see anything that cant be sped up with more resources. Really? Which airline do you work at again? So I know never to fly with them. Also worth pointing out Nolanator was arguing against the assertion that this vaccine was rushed and su...
by blindcider
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Do you trust the vaccine?
Replies: 496
Views: 14738

Re: Do you trust the vaccine?

Again, how do you know? Explain how you know it's been rushed to the point of corners being cut (or other worrying stuff), based on something other than "well we've never made one this fast before, so something must be up". I pointed this out on the last page but you possibly missed it: You know be...
by blindcider
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12091
Views: 582854

Re: F1 Thread

:shock: Hamilton out of next weekends race due to testing positive for COVID. Lucky he’s wrapped up the championship already. Makes it all the easier to continue ignoring this season as it limps to an end. :lol: It's been an entertaining and enthralling season apart from the inevitable Hamilton domi...
by blindcider
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Fixing the bench: a modest proposal
Replies: 13
Views: 567

Re: Fixing the bench: a modest proposal

You would end up with players having shorter careers due to having/choosing to play through injuries. Its pretty much backwards to the way the authorities want to look after the players.
by blindcider
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12091
Views: 582854

Re: F1 Thread

mr bungle wrote: Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:39 am Hamilton out of next weekends race due to testing positive for COVID. Lucky he’s wrapped up the championship already.
Presumably Vandoorne or Gutierrez to take the seat then?
by blindcider
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales report Poite to World Rugby
Replies: 140
Views: 6125

Re: Wales report Poite to World Rugby

Just seen the video of the tackle on Josh Adams......how is that not at least a yellow card? Under what justification would that be a yellow card? He hasn't hit the neck or head area on the replays I have seen? A no-arms challenge isn't normally given a yellow without that and it was too far out to...
by blindcider
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rule changes
Replies: 10
Views: 576

Re: Rule changes

The best argument put forward so far is simply better officiating of the off side law with an official given the sole job of ensuring that is complied with. It could also be that the off side be pushed back a metre or two. At the moment everyone is off side most of the time. If this is properly pol...
by blindcider
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12091
Views: 582854

Re: F1 Thread

95 wins 98 poles now for Hamilton. And no one cares, because he's a cnt. Hamilton seems to be a fantastic young man. Great role model for kids. You on the other hand appear to be an idiot. He's like Camroc without the sense of humour when it comes to anything British... I get why Hamilton can grate...
by blindcider
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12091
Views: 582854

Re: F1 Thread

Car ripped in 2 and the driver walks away. Wow
by blindcider
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales report Poite to World Rugby
Replies: 140
Views: 6125

Re: Wales report Poite to World Rugby

Don’t see how the English can say the Welsh are bring unsporting when half their team get on like they’ve won a World Cup when they win a penalty It’s only the Irish and the Scots who can take the real moral high ground. Incidently we are also the ones who are the most craic Very good. You almost h...
by blindcider
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales report Poite to World Rugby
Replies: 140
Views: 6125

Re: Wales report Poite to World Rugby

Don’t see how the English can say the Welsh are bring unsporting when half their team get on like they’ve won a World Cup when they win a penalty It’s only the Irish and the Scots who can take the real moral high ground. Incidently we are also the ones who are the most craic Very good. You almost h...
by blindcider
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales report Poite to World Rugby
Replies: 140
Views: 6125

Re: Wales report Poite to World Rugby

Underhill was standing still when Biggar jumped on him. He caught him and put him down gently. Had he not caught him, there would have been more damage. I tend to agree with this and I think this is how it should be seen by the laws as Underhill made no move to tackle him or make contact until Bigg...