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by blindcider
Sun May 09, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3789
Views: 241987

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Just look at the team Quick Step have now. Alaphilippe Evenepoel Asgreen Almeida There are more Sam is probably down the pecking order as Quick Step may see Asgreen as a likely points classification winner in the tour as he can win on the hillier stages. Also QS target spring classics and the main ...
by blindcider
Sat May 08, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3789
Views: 241987

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

iarmhiman wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 4:02 pm Filippo Ganna is an animal. That was some power
Not just the power. That cornering on such a narrow base bar is amazing and terrifying at the same time. Also looked at risk of a pedal strike a few times
by blindcider
Fri May 07, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89165
Views: 4750912

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

DragsterDriver wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 7:48 pm I’m really happy with Biggar anyway, great player, hard as nails.

On BT now, northern saffas v midland saffas.
Yeah, gets an unfairly tough time from the fickle Welshies because he isn't Barry John
by blindcider
Fri May 07, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89165
Views: 4750912

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

I'm no Farrell fan but they always seem to selext or shoehorn him into the side at 12. He shouldnt be going, Ford and Smith are in much better form and better 10's for me. Farrell's there for his goal-kicking, I think Biggar is the only other top-line goal-kicker in the squad. Between them Farrell ...
by blindcider
Fri May 07, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 635
Views: 36548

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Biggest mistake is not taking Marler. How Mako gets a gig, after his woeful 6N performances, is beyond me. TBH very few of the selections, from England, deserve a Lions slot. Was Marler available? Mako definitely a reputation pick, hopefully they'll get the best out of him. Mako is clearly there as...
by blindcider
Thu May 06, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 635
Views: 36548

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

I genuinely feel the incorrect leaked squad was stronger than this one :lol: Gatland clearly likes credit in the bank from previous tours and knows what style he wants to play and has selected accordingly although what Finn Russell is supposed to do with that backline (Guessing Faz at 12 and Henshaw...
by blindcider
Thu May 06, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 635
Views: 36548

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Daly is clearly there as a #23 IMO, I would have taken Slade or Ringrose or Mike farking Tindall ahead of him. I'm not a fan of Aki but he's a big lad in a position the Lions are a bit weaker at.

Still don't see what Hill offers, he's a discount Kruis and about half as effective IMO
by blindcider
Thu May 06, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 635
Views: 36548

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

No Sinkler is a bit of a shock
by blindcider
Thu May 06, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 635
Views: 36548

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Daly WTF?
by blindcider
Thu May 06, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 635
Views: 36548

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

Squad leak reported here https://rugbyonslaught.com/leaked-the-2 ... ish-squad/

Not terrible, A few names that I personally wouldn't take (Farrell being the most obvious) but each name is readily justifiable from a tour POV
by blindcider
Thu May 06, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official Lions 2021 thread
Replies: 635
Views: 36548

Re: The official Lions 2021 thread

The final backrow call is going to be interesting. It sounds like Simmonds is in, I reckon Beirne will go as lock/backrow and then you'd have to think Tipuric, Watson, Curry and Faletau are nailed on. That leaves one final spot to be given to either Navidi, Underhill or Stander. Maybe even Lawes in...
by blindcider
Sun May 02, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3789
Views: 241987

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Well good news is that he made up for it today and with a third place performance at the ITT, he won the TDR. I was concerned he could have hurt his shoulder badly. The way he fell on his shoulder had me worried. Good performance by Cavagna who finally gets a win on a World Tour ITT. I reckon Cavag...
by blindcider
Sun May 02, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3789
Views: 241987

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

DOB wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 12:04 am He said after that he went to sprint and change gear at the same time, and his hands were so cold he just completely screwed it.
It's good to see the pros can make the same stupid errors the rest of us do
by blindcider
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3789
Views: 241987

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

Can't help but find very suspicious that new fashion that riders have to prepare GTs by training at altitude rather than racing... As a counter it also seems sensible that proper training is better preparation than racing. Isn't the training done at low altitude and the resting done at altitude now...
by blindcider
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lions Selection: Head to Head Stats
Replies: 12
Views: 1053

Re: Lions Selection: Head to Head Stats

https://contenthubble.com/playground/lions-selection/ A friend of mine put this together - thought I'd share it here. Number 10 is interesting. Finn Russell with 10 turnovers conceded, as many as Ford, Sexton and Biggar combined. Also had the most handling errors and missed tackles...yet I still wa...
by blindcider
Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rumours that the 4 big South African Franchises will be joining the European Champions Cup
Replies: 101
Views: 4601

Re: Rumours that the 4 big South African Franchises will be joining the European Champions Cup

Rugby is odd. You have world rugby pumping millions into growing the game then you have the spivs shrinking the game by reducing the number of pro teams or at the very least limiting new ones. They are actively working against each other. "Spiv"? Wasn't Australia the first Rugby country that reduce...
by blindcider
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3789
Views: 241987

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

iarmhiman wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:10 pm
Sefton wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:23 pm It would be carnage on here if Cav got selected for the TDF and not SB.
Already been decided:

https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/to ... /startlist

He doesnt have the kick to beat Ewan, Demarre (sp?) or Bennett at least, could nick a few WT stages this year though
by blindcider
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12445
Views: 635453

Re: F1 Thread

Strange Mclaren put both cars on the soft. All eggs in one basket, the more riskier basket. Quite shocking how much quicker Norris was than Ricciardo. Norris looked seriously quick and aggressive, It's not shocking, at all. It's Ricciardo's second race meeting in the car and conditions were difficu...
by blindcider
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12445
Views: 635453

Re: F1 Thread

the ease with which Hamilton knocked out a fastest lap on old tyres worn down in bad air and full on racing makes me think merc have something they are holding back with. No way of affirming that but I have a feeling. Also Hamilton got massively lucky by being given back the lap he lost when he cra...
by blindcider
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3789
Views: 241987

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

I've seen the official photo finish on other sites and there is less than a tyre's width between Pidcock and Van Aert. What an awesome finish. Certainly looked like Pidcock took it on the TV coverage
by blindcider
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3789
Views: 241987

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

To the cycling experts here: when the race is on a close circuit like Amstel Gold Race today, what are the rules applying to team mates dropped from the peloton and caught up in the last loops by their leader who is escaped chasing victory? Should they act as if "offside" and therefore not be allow...
by blindcider
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2021 Post 6 Nations Lions Squad Prediction Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 10800

Re: Official 2021 Post 6 Nations Lions Squad Prediction Thread

I wish people would scrub mako. Can’t scrum. Yeah, it's an odd one. Mentioned on another thread that it's Marler or no one for me if we are talking English looseheads. Especially against a strong SA set piece. Mako is great in his day around the park (and may well end up going), but I'd worry if he...
by blindcider
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Would the English support a Lions team with no England players?
Replies: 42
Views: 1808

Re: Would the English support a Lions team with no England players?

Margin_Walker wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:15 am I would absolutely support a Lions team with no English players involved.

Bring it on
This, although if no fans are allowed in the ground the tour then I am not supporting the idea of a tour this year
by blindcider
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Death Penalty
Replies: 161
Views: 5197

Re: Death Penalty

By supporting the Death penalty we diminish ourselves as a people. Its not done for protection (the person is caught already), its done as a form of spiteful punishment to assuage anger in the populace at the crimes. When in the states you see them executing people whose mental faculties are questi...
by blindcider
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who are the (at least) 4 first choice players not fit for Lions discussion?
Replies: 23
Views: 1682

Re: Who are the (at least) 4 first choice players not fit for Lions discussion?

I think Ford in particular is definitely in the mix, Simmonds and Hill have a shot. I think the England number will be down on this tour. England came last out of the home nations and there are no English voices on selection any 50/50 call is going to fall against the England player.. (as it did fo...
by blindcider
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Death Penalty
Replies: 161
Views: 5197

Re: Death Penalty

By supporting the Death penalty we diminish ourselves as a people. Its not done for protection (the person is caught already), its done as a form of spiteful punishment to assuage anger in the populace at the crimes. When in the states you see them executing people whose mental faculties are questio...
by blindcider
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3789
Views: 241987

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

The main takeaway from Turkey is that Greipel is cooked. ISN have put him in a very strong position and he hasnt delivered on multiple occasions
by blindcider
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Have we reached the tipping point?
Replies: 56
Views: 2027

Re: Have we reached the tipping point?

Mullet 2 wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:19 pm Mentioned :lol:

You're an apologist blindsided

Get a clue lad
nope, not an apologist and I am fed up with their shite as much as yours. Don't pretend your shite posting on the same topics is any better
by blindcider
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Have we reached the tipping point?
Replies: 56
Views: 2027

Re: Have we reached the tipping point?

:lol: The Irish are the last rugby people left as our thread proves. Just take this slam dunk. The reacharound crew of middle aged spas are rugby men but unlike practically all other crews nobody knows who half of them actually support. :lol: Like anybody know the clubs of Yeeb, Bimbot, Mick? Cours...
by blindcider
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: B&I Lions coaches
Replies: 40
Views: 1872

Re: B&I Lions coaches

C69 wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:49 am Too much Welsh influence tbh
Yeah, definitely on a Lions tour would like to see a more varied selection although I still think touring this year is a stupid idea. A lions tour with no or limited travelling fans will be shit
by blindcider
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Have we reached the tipping point?
Replies: 56
Views: 2027

Re: Have we reached the tipping point?

Is it now time for PRs Viking Funeral? It is fairly clear now that outside of the Irish there is little to no rugby talk happening on the bored. The Welsh are down to Jeff and Turk and neither of them live in Wales The Scots gone. We have a hardcore of lads like Bimbo, Message, Mick, DAC and the re...
by blindcider
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread
Replies: 3789
Views: 241987

Re: The Official UCI Pro Cycling Thread

First win in years for Cav at the Tour of Turkey today. Showed some good speed in the finish too, even if the competition isn't the hottest. Alpecin-Fenix and Israel-Start-up Nation have strong sprint trains though with Philipsen and Greipel respectively

Amazing to see Jakobsen back riding as well
by blindcider
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Prince Philip Gone
Replies: 442
Views: 14503

Re: Prince Philip Gone

That’s the media stuffed with sycophantic stories until he’s planted. Other news stories will have to take a back seat. 99 year old millionaire has died, so what? I feel neither happy nor sad, and nor should the millions that felt that they knew him, but look out for the mass hysteria. Meh, I'm no ...
by blindcider
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Do the Irish feel shame about WW2?
Replies: 24
Views: 1253

Re: Do the Irish feel shame about WW2?

nardol wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:22 am
Mick Mannock wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:16 am
blindcider wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:59 am Come on Fellas this has gone beyond boring now.
Nardol disagrees
I'm doing my best
Sadly, that would appear to be the case
by blindcider
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6:2 split
Replies: 33
Views: 1457

Re: 6:2 split

The problem with a 6:2 split that I have always had is that's it is risky. You're risking not getting more than two backline injuries, because if you do you'll be forced to play a loose forward in the backline. Even more than that, it can f**k with your required rotations. It's very rare that a hal...
by blindcider
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Do the Irish feel shame about WW2?
Replies: 24
Views: 1253

Re: Do the Irish feel shame about WW2?

Come on Fellas this has gone beyond boring now.
by blindcider
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The things you do ... getting old #274
Replies: 46
Views: 2316

Re: The things you do ... getting old #274

Getting old is for pussies. I just went to the gym and blasted 30 minutes cardio followed by heavy squats followed by hack squats and then lunges. Now I'm going for an after work-out beer like a 22 year old. And I played rugby for 20 years and just had corona. You guys 35-to-60 years old making exc...
by blindcider
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The things you do ... getting old #274
Replies: 46
Views: 2316

Re: The things you do ... getting old #274

Getting old is for pussies. I just went to the gym and blasted 30 minutes cardio followed by heavy squats followed by hack squats and then lunges. Now I'm going for an after work-out beer like a 22 year old. And I played rugby for 20 years and just had corona. You guys 35-to-60 years old making exc...
by blindcider
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Have you tested positive for COVID-19?
Replies: 48
Views: 2098

Re: Have you tested positive for COVID-19?

Big Nipper wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:19 am
Mog The Almighty wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:42 am
Big Nipper wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:52 am Just received my test results and Im positive

:(
Look on the birght side. Soon you'll have antibodies.

Do you have any symptoms?
Sore throat and extremely tired after doing very menial task like walking to bathroom
I had a massive headache with mine, but otherwise the same symptoms
by blindcider
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ethiopian Plane Crash
Replies: 695
Views: 53522

Re: Ethiopian Plane Crash

message #2527204 wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:35 pm Airbus has manufacturing and build across the world doesn't it? US, China etc?
Yes, including Final Assembly lines in China, USA and Canada