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by blindcider
Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N R4. ENGLAND vs FRANCE. Sat, 16:45
Replies: 571
Views: 14047

Re: 6N R4. ENGLAND vs FRANCE. Sat, 16:45

Lovely try but doesnt the player taking the lineout have to stay 10m from the line until it has travelled past the 15m line? No, the receiver of a long throw can get into the 10 as soon as the ball is put in play. he well be deemed offside if the throw doesn't go to him, otherwise it's play on. Fan...
by blindcider
Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N R4. ENGLAND vs FRANCE. Sat, 16:45
Replies: 571
Views: 14047

Re: 6N R4. ENGLAND vs FRANCE. Sat, 16:45

That was an amazing half. France in particular are just so much fun to watch, but England's more brutal style makes for a fun contrast. We'll see if the half time break lets Eng get back some steam. England also played some great positive rugby particularly with Watson and Ford Yeah enjoying this one
by blindcider
Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N R4. ENGLAND vs FRANCE. Sat, 16:45
Replies: 571
Views: 14047

Re: 6N R4. ENGLAND vs FRANCE. Sat, 16:45

Lovely try but doesnt the player taking the lineout have to stay 10m from the line until it has travelled past the 15m line? No, the receiver of a long throw can get into the 10 as soon as the ball is put in play. he well be deemed offside if the throw doesn't go to him, otherwise it's play on. Fan...
by blindcider
Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N R4. ENGLAND vs FRANCE. Sat, 16:45
Replies: 571
Views: 14047

Re: 6N R4. ENGLAND vs FRANCE. Sat, 16:45

Frodder wrote: Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:27 pm
Duff Paddy wrote: Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:26 pm Eh was that legal by Cowan Dickie
No arms tackle to put it mildly
TMO has checked all 3 of them over the ref mike, from watching Exeter he does normally manage to get a wrap but they always look borderline at best
by blindcider
Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N R4. ENGLAND vs FRANCE. Sat, 16:45
Replies: 571
Views: 14047

Re: 6N R4. ENGLAND vs FRANCE. Sat, 16:45

Lovely try but doesnt the player taking the lineout have to stay 10m from the line until it has travelled past the 15m line?
by blindcider
Sat Mar 13, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3789
Views: 241982

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

No direct experience of Van Rysel but the decathlon triban bikes have a good reputation so would expect it to be basic but good value for money. Biggest concern would be if you are particularly large or strong as some of the cheaper Carbon bikes can flex a lot. Generally speaking though a good alumi...
by blindcider
Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How did cyclists suddenly get so good?
Replies: 36
Views: 1693

Re: How did cyclists suddenly get so good?

Thanks. That’s very insightful. Have racing friends who think modern turbo trainers and the insane amounts of off season hours pros do is a big influence. They've always done large amounts of off-season riding though. Whether they're doing it better, I don't know, it may matter exactly how they app...
by blindcider
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How did cyclists suddenly get so good?
Replies: 36
Views: 1693

Re: How did cyclists suddenly get so good?

Ignoring the possibility of PEDS or at least assuming all riders are equal in this regard... Where the likes of MVDP, WVA and Pidcock (3 of the top 5 in Strade Bianche) have an advantage over other road cyclists is that they tend to have a higher power threshold due to the nature of cyclocross race...
by blindcider
Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How did cyclists suddenly get so good?
Replies: 36
Views: 1693

Re: How did cyclists suddenly get so good?

It’s drugs. Except for the Anglophone cyclists, they’re all clean. Yes. We learned at the 2012 Olympics a whole nation can suddenly improve and even short ginger lads can be world long jump champions. They can then leverage that spontaneous success to become champions of our hearts Don't turn this ...
by blindcider
Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How did cyclists suddenly get so good?
Replies: 36
Views: 1693

Re: How did cyclists suddenly get so good?

It’s drugs. Except for the Anglophone cyclists, they’re all clean. Yes. We learned at the 2012 Olympics a whole nation can suddenly improve and even short ginger lads can be world long jump champions. They can then leverage that spontaneous success to become champions of our hearts Don't turn this ...
by blindcider
Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How did cyclists suddenly get so good?
Replies: 36
Views: 1693

Re: How did cyclists suddenly get so good?

Ignoring the possibility of PEDS or at least assuming all riders are equal in this regard... Where the likes of MVDP, WVA and Pidcock (3 of the top 5 in Strade Bianche) have an advantage over other road cyclists is that they tend to have a higher power threshold due to the nature of cyclocross races...
by blindcider
Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Italy v Wales - unofficial and shit thread
Replies: 194
Views: 5166

Re: Italy v Wales - unofficial and shit thread

Looking at the table Wales + 21 points over France. Hopefully England will beat them with NO BP for France and that will mean the 6 Nations tied up almost if Wales get a BP win over Italy. If France lose with a BP the points put on Italy is vital as well as the BP. If France win it is Grandslam or ...
by blindcider
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Meghan vs the Queen
Replies: 1371
Views: 39435

Re: Meghan vs the Queen

here fishy fishy Think we’ve found the grass lads, just so obvious - obsessed about claiming others obsession, and punching himself in the face 24/7 Sad way to start married life , at least most of the rest of us have got the excuse of kids and jobs to avoid as an excuse Trying the report line agai...
by blindcider
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89165
Views: 4750861

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Granted he's proved he's good enough in the Premiership and Europe. And I'd be up for giving him 5-10 games with England, but its not obvious who you'd drop for him even before Underhill comes back into the equation and proven in the Prem and Europe doesn't prove he's test class Stop taking 20 lock...
by blindcider
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3789
Views: 241982

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

TheFrog wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:15 pm Interesting view into MVDP's effort on Saturday.

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/analys ... ower-data/
Lanterne Rouge on Youtube is the Oracle on this stuff
https://youtu.be/i95qpqeTb1E
by blindcider
Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3789
Views: 241982

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

iarmhiman wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:22 pm Bennett was too far back in that final corner.

Shaping up to be a great race
Bol won that on that last sharp corner, made up about 50m. Some really poor course design out there today though
by blindcider
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Christ! Do England have no shame?!?
Replies: 56
Views: 2862

Re: Christ! Do England have no shame?!?

There is no issue with him getting game time at all. I wish the lad well, if he is any good he will be in our senior squad soon. When AWJ goes we will have Rollands. Hill and Beard. Another decent 2nd row would be very much appreciated. The Saes have so many players anyway, it's a shame they poach....
by blindcider
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Meghan vs the Queen
Replies: 1371
Views: 39435

Re: Meghan vs the Queen

Painfully unfunny Mick giving his treatise on comedy now. You take the piss out of wives and then get haughty about it Very poor day all around for team reacharound but then your royal family ( :lol: its 2021 :lol: ) left you a sticky wicket to defend and seen as you blindly defend everything Brtis...
by blindcider
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Meghan vs the Queen
Replies: 1371
Views: 39435

Re: Meghan vs the Queen

the Poll is biased. I live in the UK and the vast majority of people are anti Meghan. They see her as a sharp elbowed controlling (insert expletive), they also find the allegations of racism offensive. Whenever you ask anybody to give an example they go back to the Danny Baker Monkey incident (whic...
by blindcider
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Christ! Do England have no shame?!?
Replies: 56
Views: 2862

Re: Christ! Do England have no shame?!?

LandOTurk wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:36 am
fatcat wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:38 am Imagine if Wales was stable and wealthy - they wouldn't have to send their African poaches to England for an education.
So what's England's excuse for poaches? Mr we've got 19x more people than you and are wealthier.
The greater good
by blindcider
Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3789
Views: 241982

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Because cyclocross races are normally an hour and a wattage fest of surges and sprints it gives the cyclocross riders the FTP to demolish races if they can stay in the reckoning. MVDP is clearly one of the best talents there have ever been IMO. Probably never going to win a GT but can certainly emul...
by blindcider
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89165
Views: 4750861

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

We have superior athletes, they have better rugby players generally. They're smarter. So much so that it evens the playing field (if you consider our talent or power is greater). It's clear they realised we score a lot off lineouts - so they never kicked for touch (we had 5 lineouts to their 17) It...
by blindcider
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England
Replies: 909
Views: 29453

Re: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England

Sorry but this quasi England would have been close to Wales if the ref hadn't given 2 tries is bollocks. Tbh Wales were better smarter and left quite a few ppints behind. If we played England again 99.9 times out of 100 we would win with those teams picked, hypothetically speaking that is. How we f...
by blindcider
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89165
Views: 4750861

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Think about what? Billy was back with two working arms again, there was only the question of how undercooked the Sarries guys might be after their hit-outs against Doncaster... At best, it still leaves you with no plan B, should Billy become unavailable again, or continue his woeful form of the las...
by blindcider
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England
Replies: 909
Views: 29453

Re: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England

Some wonderful analysis, as ever, from Squidge. It absolutely knocks the "England weren't given the chance to get back into position" argument into the long grass, where it deserves to be. Watch from here to see how the biased BBC editing and Martin Johnson's lack of understanding of the game were ...
by blindcider
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Worst teams in a pro sports league?
Replies: 53
Views: 3191

Re: Worst teams in a pro sports league?

The thing is Italy have improved massively over that period. The issue is that the other 5N have improved by far more. This. Kind of. Italy beat Ireland twice in the 4 years prior to entering the 6N. IIRC, they also beat France in that time, and in their first 6N in 2000 they beat Scotland. Since t...
by blindcider
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Which form of rugby would you watch in order?
Replies: 70
Views: 2299

Re: Which form of rugby would you watch in order?

nardol wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:51 pm where is the option of never watching loig no matter what?
Still preferable to 7s
by blindcider
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Usain Rees-Zammit
Replies: 26
Views: 1701

Re: Usain Rees-Zammit

Is he the fastest man in rugby? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-4Op1nekWQ&feature=emb_imp_woyt&ab_channel=stevenbenjamincole I always thought of May as the quickest man in NH rugby, and he completely skinned May. 65 minutes into a game then there are many other factors involved as opposed to outr...
by blindcider
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Which form of rugby would you watch in order?
Replies: 70
Views: 2299

Re: Which form of rugby would you watch in order?

LandOTurk wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:09 am I'm Union, League, 7s.

I really don't enjoy 7s at all.
This, would rather watch Touch rugby than 7's FFS.
by blindcider
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Has UK news media gone to far into imitation of Social Media?
Replies: 24
Views: 1119

Re: Has UK news media gone to far into imitation of Social Media?

If you actually watched this before going into your typical nonsensical diatribe stolen off twitter then you would realise that there was a Jewish man on the program who put the question to the politicians based on a tweet by Angela Raynor (IIRC). It was a very rational and sensible discussion as we...
by blindcider
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welsh trolls leave Sonja McLaughlin crying in her car
Replies: 130
Views: 9844

Re: Welsh trolls leave Sonja McLaughlin crying in her car

Broken record time, but BBC's presentation is a shambles. Year after year. Warburton is carrying it right now. Sonja is an arrogant gotcha-merchant, Martin is shit and can only talk about 'his day', Guscott is irrelevant now, the commentary has been done to death but Butler must be blind, and the o...
by blindcider
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England
Replies: 909
Views: 29453

Re: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England

The only two things about the reffing which really annoyed me were the following and not really related to any calls - I can live with mistakes and 50-50 calls as sh*t happens and refs/TMOs are only human (England benefitted from a grey area against Italy with Mays dive after all). 1. The fact he al...
by blindcider
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welsh trolls leave Sonja McLaughlin crying in her car
Replies: 130
Views: 9844

Re: Welsh trolls leave Sonja McLaughlin crying in her car

If they really want to ask cutting incisive questions then there were plenty she could have asked without trying to stir up a fuss that players and coaches wont answer anyway: Owen, you must be pretty frustrated after getting back into the game and with all the momentum on Englands side that the dis...
by blindcider
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 23 seconds from ‘have a word’ to ‘time on’
Replies: 113
Views: 6470

Re: 23 seconds from ‘have a word’ to ‘time on’

Have you actually seen the incident yet, I think you said yesterday you had not? Commenting chapter and verse on Englands actions without doing so seems a bit bizarre otherwise
by blindcider
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is Pat Lam currently the best coach in Europe?
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: Is Pat Lam currently the best coach in Europe?

<r><QUOTE author="eldanielfire " post_id="6838022" time="1614590515" user_id="8501"><s>[quote="eldanielfire " post_id=6838022 time=1614590515 user_id=8501]</s> It helps at Bristol he has an infinite budget behind him. But I do think he's an excellent coach. <e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> Its not anywhere n...
by blindcider
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Worst teams in a pro sports league?
Replies: 53
Views: 3191

Re: Worst teams in a pro sports league?

The solution for the Italian problem is for 6Ns committee putting extra money to get a good coach. Perhaps Scott Robertson from Crusaders. Or Jamie Joseph. Someone from NZ, seems to be where top coaches come from. The Italian coach is effectively window dressing, his ability to improve the players ...
by blindcider
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England
Replies: 909
Views: 29453

Re: 6 Nations R3 - Wales vs England

That performance debate we were having last night... From Russ Petty : England 59% over gainline, 69% of rucks = 0-3 seconds v Wales Wales 31% over gainline, 45% of rucks = 0-3 seconds v England We flippin' murdered 'em. Poor MrDom, fixating on all the wrong stats. There's only one stat that counts...
by blindcider
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Worst teams in a pro sports league?
Replies: 53
Views: 3191

Re: Worst teams in a pro sports league?

The thing is Italy have improved massively over that period. The issue is that the other 5N have improved by far more.
by blindcider
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 23 seconds from ‘have a word’ to ‘time on’
Replies: 113
Views: 6470

Re: 23 seconds from ‘have a word’ to ‘time on’

I think it's, thankfully, virtually unheard of for a team to concede the first TWO tries of a game to refereeing howlers. Salty tears or not, any of of us would have had them to have a match edged away from our side in such a manner. However. Farrell is so confrontational with refs, as he was here,...
by blindcider
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: When is a knock on, in slo mo not a knock on?
Replies: 117
Views: 4158

Re: When is a knock on, in slo mo not a knock on?

Eddie Jones on controversial TMO decision in 2018 Eng v Wal game. “I just think once the game’s done and dusted that’s the game, you can’t have retrospective refereeing of decisions being done, it’s done and dusted” “We’ve got to trust the referees, respect their integrity. When I say respect the r...