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by wamberal
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 3126

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

The Tahs playing well would be worth a lot. Getting Gordon back is a good start. Now we have to find a functioning front row from somewhere. And get rid of Newsome. He got cooked alive for pace by Nic White. Why is he starting over Nawaqanitawase? Newsome is the captain, I suppose. Not with Gordon ...
by wamberal
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 3126

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

Zakar wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:16 pm
wamberal wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:03 pm The Tahs playing well would be worth a lot. Getting Gordon back is a good start. Now we have to find a functioning front row from somewhere. And get rid of Newsome.
He got cooked alive for pace by Nic White.

Why is he starting over Nawaqanitawase?
Newsome is the captain, I suppose.
by wamberal
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread
Replies: 137
Views: 3126

Re: The 'State of Australian rugby' thread

The Tahs playing well would be worth a lot. Getting Gordon back is a good start. Now we have to find a functioning front row from somewhere. And get rid of Newsome.
by wamberal
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!
Replies: 90
Views: 4039

Re: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!

Nobody has mentioned the injury to Jake Gordon. Having him on the sideline has been the single biggest handicap for the Tahs this season. Is that Penney's fault? Bugger me, I have been a NSW/Waratahs fan since the mid-sixties, when I watched them beat the ABs at the old Sportsground. Sacking Penney...
by wamberal
Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is there a Super Rugby AU game on tonight?
Replies: 24
Views: 521

Re: Is there a Super Rugby AU game on tonight?

Ali's Choice wrote: Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:43 am Waratahs vs Brumbies? Should be a good, close game.
Haw haw haw.
by wamberal
Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Is there a Super Rugby AU game on tonight?
Replies: 24
Views: 521

Is there a Super Rugby AU game on tonight?

Maybe not.
by wamberal
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27703
Views: 1111383

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

The particular talent that NSW has for corruption across all walks of life is known and understood... but could we try not to paint the entirety of Australian politics with that specific shitpit of self interest and stench? Oh, righto. Forget all about Queensland under Joh. Or WA under Brian Burke.
by wamberal
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27703
Views: 1111383

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

If you’re an ALP supporter, why are you lumping them in with the problem? In the last 40 years, they’ve been the good guys. Have a look at the ABC "Exposed" documentary on the Luna Park Ghost Train Fire. 1979. Then get back to me. I really don’t like the ‘both sides are bad’ shtick. It’s easy to th...
by wamberal
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27703
Views: 1111383

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

It wasn’t true when he said it and it’s not true now. It’s just a quote. Just a quote? Did he say it, or not? If you’re an ALP supporter, why are you lumping them in with the problem? In the last 40 years, they’ve been the good guys. There is a problem in all political parties. As for the ALP being...
by wamberal
Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!
Replies: 90
Views: 4039

Re: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!

Never said it was. But trying to frame Manenti's origin story as that of 'westie done good' is misleading. I am not trying to "frame" any story. But then again, I have a very different perspective to most of the experts around here. I grew up in Eastwood. Our rugby team was admitted to the SS in 19...
by wamberal
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!
Replies: 90
Views: 4039

Re: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!

According to the Woodies grapevine, John Manenti might be a candidate, but not until after the Olympics. Manenti coached West Harbour before moving to Eastwood. He is definitely not a Mosman chappie. The coach is not the real problem though, is it? Not that there's ever been "a Mosman chappie" as s...
by wamberal
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!
Replies: 90
Views: 4039

Re: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!

According to the Woodies grapevine, John Manenti might be a candidate, but not until after the Olympics. Manenti coached West Harbour before moving to Eastwood. He is definitely not a Mosman chappie. The coach is not the real problem though, is it? Not that there's ever been "a Mosman chappie" as s...
by wamberal
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!
Replies: 90
Views: 4039

Re: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!

According to the Woodies grapevine, John Manenti might be a candidate, but not until after the Olympics. Manenti coached West Harbour before moving to Eastwood. He is definitely not a Mosman chappie.
by wamberal
Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27703
Views: 1111383

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Crean is really part of the problem - his son was one of the first "Legacy" MPs TBH, there needs to be 2 generations between MPs - it's not a good look in a population of 20 Million + to have dynasties. Kim Beazley? Some would say he was the best Prime Minister we never had. His father served in th...
by wamberal
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27703
Views: 1111383

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Grace Tame is freakin awesome! She should run for parliament as an Independent, she'd romp in. She's too good for Australian politics. How pathetic are we as a nation that this a true statement :| We supposedly model ourselves on the mother of parliaments: Westminster. The Poms put us to shame. Pol...
by wamberal
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27703
Views: 1111383

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Ali's Choice wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:50 pm Grace Tame is freakin awesome! She should run for parliament as an Independent, she'd romp in.
She's too good for Australian politics.
by wamberal
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!
Replies: 90
Views: 4039

Re: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!

Wambers, they have already been reduced to as low as they can go. If those idiots do not realise it is time to jump then they need to be pushed, for the good of rugby in NSW and Australia. They probably do realise it.
by wamberal
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!
Replies: 90
Views: 4039

Re: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!

Davis, Doorne and the board need to go. After Penney got scapegoated for their delinquencies, no coach of Penney’s level is likely to take the poisoned chalice of coaching the ‘tahs. The only realistic way that could happen is if RA steps in. It would be in the interest of rugby in Australia if the...
by wamberal
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27703
Views: 1111383

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

I know that AC rates Micheala Cash but I’m not a fan. :? Is this a joke, like when you say I'm not really a New Zealander and when you say I grew up supporting Auckland? You’re the one that said you used to support Auckland AC - that’s your joke, not mine. Yes, it was a bad joke. Clearly a joke tho...
by wamberal
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!
Replies: 90
Views: 4039

Re: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!

FairWeather_Aussie wrote: Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:10 pm Davis, Doorne and the board need to go. After Penney got scapegoated for their delinquencies, no coach of Penney’s level is likely to take the poisoned chalice of coaching the ‘tahs.
The only realistic way that could happen is if RA steps in.
by wamberal
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!
Replies: 90
Views: 4039

Re: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!

Nobody has mentioned the injury to Jake Gordon. Having him on the sideline has been the single biggest handicap for the Tahs this season. Is that Penney's fault? Bugger me, I have been a NSW/Waratahs fan since the mid-sixties, when I watched them beat the ABs at the old Sportsground. Sacking Penney...
by wamberal
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!
Replies: 90
Views: 4039

Re: Rob Penney GOOONE!!!

Nobody has mentioned the injury to Jake Gordon. Having him on the sideline has been the single biggest handicap for the Tahs this season. Is that Penney's fault? Bugger me, I have been a NSW/Waratahs fan since the mid-sixties, when I watched them beat the ABs at the old Sportsground. Sacking Penney ...
by wamberal
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27703
Views: 1111383

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:29 am Laming gooorn...............but not until the next election so the LNP can try and hold onto power :lol:

Realpolitik.
by wamberal
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27703
Views: 1111383

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

grievous wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:19 pm
This is a guy who has habitually trolled people with vicious abandon for years... he's taken pleasure from taunting and tormenting those individuals who have crossed his path
That reminds me of someone, a former MVP perhaps...
Precious. :smug:
by wamberal
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tahs v. Reds - Match of the Day
Replies: 127
Views: 1867

Re: Tahs v. Reds - Match of the Day

Tell me again, how the Reds can have BPA and the Brumbies can have Faingaa, for hooker - both Sydney boys And for our hooker pozzy, we’ve got a choice of 2 club players, one of whom barely cracks 100kg Roger Davis and chums innit... It’s like a living experiment in sustained mediocrity. Makes Cheik...
by wamberal
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who is in charge in the USA?
Replies: 315
Views: 12776

Re: Who is in charge in the USA?

One only has to watch, and listen to Biden to know he is in decline. https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse Welcome to the Biden-Harris White House! :lol: Biden at his worst is a far better and more effective President than the Orange Buffoon. At the very least he is not in cahoots with the Kremlin. That a...
by wamberal
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27703
Views: 1111383

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Another phenomenally good commentary by the best politics journo in Oz: Katherine Murphy. Easy to google.
by wamberal
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27703
Views: 1111383

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Even News Ltd journalists are attacking Scott Morrison. He's been exposed as an absolute dud. Sydney Boys' High!!!!! 8) He's not our best old boy, tbf. We've had a few duds. Garfield Barwick. :blush: John Singleton (my year) established something called the "Workers Party" in the mid-seventies, whi...
by wamberal
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27703
Views: 1111383

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Ali's Choice wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:38 am Even News Ltd journalists are attacking Scott Morrison. He's been exposed as an absolute dud.
Sydney Boys' High!!!!! 8)
by wamberal
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27703
Views: 1111383

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

When Scummo held his famous teary press conference it is pretty obvious, in hindsight, that his tears were tears of self-pity.
by wamberal
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Farce v Brumbies
Replies: 52
Views: 969

Re: Farce v Brumbies

Struth. I could just about imagine the Force stealing this one, if all their pensioners and mercenaries get their acts together. I'm worried about our scrum getting towelled up. When that happens, its anyone's game. Greg Holmes looks as though he could do the job on his own at the moment. Talk abou...
by wamberal
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Two PI teams is Super Rugby?
Replies: 29
Views: 1119

Re: Two PI teams is Super Rugby?

For a team in western Sydney I think we need to wait for a billionaire to roll them. Eastwood and the Force have a strong relationship. Eastwood will be establishing a new home ground in the Hills District, sooner rather than later (I hope). North Western Sydney is a fast growing area, with a lot o...
by wamberal
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Farce v Brumbies
Replies: 52
Views: 969

Re: Farce v Brumbies

Struth. I could just about imagine the Force stealing this one, if all their pensioners and mercenaries get their acts together.
by wamberal
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Two PI teams is Super Rugby?
Replies: 29
Views: 1119

Re: Two PI teams is Super Rugby?

For a team in western Sydney I think we need to wait for a billionaire to roll them. Eastwood and the Force have a strong relationship. Eastwood will be establishing a new home ground in the Hills District, sooner rather than later (I hope). North Western Sydney is a fast growing area, with a lot o...
by wamberal
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Two PI teams is Super Rugby?
Replies: 29
Views: 1119

Re: Two PI teams is Super Rugby?

The Polynesian mix would certainly work. Having lived and worked in Tonga, I can assure you that there are huge problems getting a unified position in Tonga on just about anything, and they hate Samoa - who have their own internal bickering on a grand scale. On the other hand, if there is a big pot...
by wamberal
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27703
Views: 1111383

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

We can agree to disagree. We remnants of a once thriving population of Australian boredies.
by wamberal
Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tahs v. Reds - Match of the Day
Replies: 127
Views: 1867

Re: Tahs v. Reds - Match of the Day

Reckon they’ll win but won’t be the cricket score we’re all hoping for. New South Wales all out for 32?
by wamberal
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27703
Views: 1111383

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

That is explosive stuff straight out of Abetz' filthy mouth. What a wanker.
by wamberal
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27703
Views: 1111383

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Plibersek won't run as PM due to the Right Faction agitation/leaks against her Husband. It's a shame. :frown: Circumstances alter cases, so they say. Plibersek looks and sounds as though some sort of weight is lifted from her shoulders, and I would be prepared to say that she could just be the next...
by wamberal
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 27703
Views: 1111383

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

This means that the ALP could go a roll as well - even stevens. Now is the time for a woman to step forward for the ALP. Plibersek, your party needs you.