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by vh5150
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jimmy Anderson... world's greatest fast bowler
Replies: 85
Views: 5219

Re: Jimmy Anderson... world's greatest fast bowler

It’s official Sir Richard Hadlee's 9 for 52 vs Australia in Brisbane has been rated as the best Test bowling performance of all time .. using a CPI type model by a neutral staffer at Cricinfo.com https://es.pn/2KqCRHj It should not be forgotten that he caught the one wicket he did not capture with ...
by vh5150
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 54962

Re: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15

I heard on the radio that only 12% of attempted match winning snap drop goals are successful in test rugby history. In which case the ABs, with a 3 on 2 situation, made statistically the right call in going for the try. Arrogance had nothing to do with it.
by vh5150
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jimmy Anderson... world's greatest fast bowler
Replies: 85
Views: 5219

Re: Jimmy Anderson... world's greatest fast bowler

It’s official

Sir Richard Hadlee's 9 for 52 vs Australia in Brisbane has been rated as the best Test bowling performance of all time .. using a CPI type model by a neutral staffer at Cricinfo.com

https://es.pn/2KqCRHj
by vh5150
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Congrats Saffers
Replies: 148
Views: 7181

Re: Congrats Saffers

Fantastic match. 2 teams going at each other and not giving in. Boks deserved it though. As a matter of history the Boks have taught the ABs valuable rugby lessons over the years. If the ABs didn’t learn anything last night then some international careers will be over sooner rather than later. Bring...
by vh5150
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Congrats Saffers
Replies: 148
Views: 7181

Re: Congrats Saffers

NZ Herald https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=12125888 That’s an atrocious piece of reporting from a shit newspaper. Makes me feel ashamed to be a Kiwi. Did Nigel throw intercept passes and miss 8 points from kicks. And how about The Herald mentioning that the Boks mig...
by vh5150
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Congrats Saffers
Replies: 148
Views: 7181

Re: Congrats Saffers

Super effort from the Boks. This feels a bit like Chicago and we know what happened a week later.

I expect the ABs a will be hitting the tackle bags big time over the coming weeks. Pretoria could be brutal.... and I expect the Boks will be up for it as well. :thumbup:
by vh5150
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 54962

Re: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15

Well done Boks. BB will be feeling like shit .. a bit like after last years Lions series.

The return fixture will be immense
by vh5150
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 54962

Re: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15

Turbogoat wrote:ABs have leaked 5 tries. That doesn't happen often.
I’m not sure anyone has scored 5 against them in NZ ?
by vh5150
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 54962

Re: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15

Fine margins between the top teams. ABs way off on defensive and error radar today.
by vh5150
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15
Replies: 1551
Views: 54962

Re: RC: All Blacks vs Springboks: MATCH THREAD: Sept 15

Great to see this AB team under pressure. Expecting a massive 2nd half from them. Boks well worth their lead
by vh5150
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jimmy Anderson... world's greatest fast bowler
Replies: 85
Views: 5219

Re: Jimmy Anderson... world's greatest fast bowler

Anita McNaughty .... wasn't that a rumor from 10 years ago ? Think she won a defamation case from a tabloid re that?
by vh5150
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jimmy Anderson... world's greatest fast bowler
Replies: 85
Views: 5219

Re: Jimmy Anderson... world's greatest fast bowler

33 bowlers have taken 300 or more test wickets That is the cut off point when discussing top test bowlers of all time I think. CPI index awards points for milestones. The stats below are well documented career stats 1 point for a 4 for 5 points for a 5 for 10WM is 10 points 15 wickets in a match is ...
by vh5150
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jimmy Anderson... world's greatest fast bowler
Replies: 85
Views: 5219

Re: Jimmy Anderson... world's greatest fast bowler

Anderson is a fine pace bowler who averages about 12 with the Duke ball in England and about 40 anywhere else in the world. McGrath the greater bowler here. I’d rate Steyn the best pack bowler of the last 15 years and he’s the only one who has CPI stats anywhere near Sir Richard Hadlee who performed...
by vh5150
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Beauden Barrett - POTY threepeat?
Replies: 68
Views: 3602

Re: Beauden Barrett - POTY threepeat?

No way the Worlds 25th most influential individual can win 3 years in a row
by vh5150
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rassie OUT
Replies: 431
Views: 19990

Re: Rassie OUT

...but isn’t Rassie the 2nd most influential person in World Rugby?
by vh5150
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 2: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Auckland
Replies: 1069
Views: 28256

Re: Bledisloe 2: All Blacks vs Wallabies: MATCH THREAD: Auck

Good win for the ABs but reall6 wanted the Wallabies to keep this annual contest interesting. So disappointing. All Black backrow made 44 tackles tonight and missed 5 vs the Wobblies backrow of 29 tackles and 4 misses. Wallabies with a 65 tackle rate. Rubbish. Hooper is now a passaenger in the Walla...
by vh5150
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL filum thread 2.0.Accept no substitues.
Replies: 9451
Views: 662424

Re: The OFFICIAL filum thread 2.0.Accept no substitues.

Enjoyed Blackklansmen. Quality banter and talented cast. Some laugh out loud moments despite the seriousness of the subject matter.
by vh5150
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe Cup: Wallabies vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Sydney
Replies: 1573
Views: 45797

Re: Bledisloe Cup: Wallabies vs All Blacks: MATCH THREAD: Sy

The tackle stats are so often the story of the game. Thee Wobblies missed 13 tackles in the centres and loose forwards. The AB missed 4 here .. 1 to the loosies. No denying Pocock and Hooper are world class players and turnover merchants. But I’ve it before and the stats show it again. They miss too...
by vh5150
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread
Replies: 7330
Views: 150285

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - OFFICIAL Thread

On behalf of IKEA, well done Croatia
by vh5150
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: We're coming home
Replies: 33
Views: 1991

Re: We're coming home

Even when England had a golden generation of players they failed at international tournaments. Lombard and Gerard struggled. Gazza was England’s last world class midfielder. Same story this tournament. Outside of set play they lacked created bugger all. Gutsy efffort all the same but should have bee...
by vh5150
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks Vs France - Second test match thread
Replies: 785
Views: 21780

Re: All Blacks Vs France - Second test match thread

Farewell Rugby. It was good whilst it lasted. But last night I witnessed some crazy interpretation of an already bizarre rule book. Rugby, let me know when you've sorted your shite out. But I can’t watch anymore. As a great man once said “It’s not tiddlywinks”. And don’t get me started on the Super...
by vh5150
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks Vs France - Second test match thread
Replies: 785
Views: 21780

Re: All Blacks Vs France - Second test match thread

Farewell Rugby. It was good whilst it lasted. But last night I witnessed some crazy interpretation of an already bizarre rule book. Rugby, let me know when you've sorted your shite out. But I can’t watch anymore. As a great man once said “It’s not tiddlywinks”. And don’t get me started on the Super ...
by vh5150
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales v Boks June 2nd 2018 - Washington
Replies: 965
Views: 21819

Re: Wales v Boks June 2nd 2018 - Washington

Was this an official Test Match?
by vh5150
Thu May 24, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: AB De Villiers goooooooooooone
Replies: 37
Views: 3753

Re: AB De Villiers goooooooooooone

Awesome player. Very consistent. Didn’t see enough of him play in NZ and to some extent he didn’t save his best vs the Kiwis. Was great seeing him out here 2 seasons ago and he won a couple of ODIs for the Proteas with super intelligent and composed batting. A complete natural talent, so much time, ...
by vh5150
Thu May 24, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL filum thread 2.0.Accept no substitues.
Replies: 9451
Views: 662424

Re: The OFFICIAL filum thread 2.0.Accept no substitues.

Saw Solo today

A cracking adventure and plenty of Easter Eggs for Star Wars fans.

Clever twisty story that works in a key element of the Prequels and other cannon like The Clone Wars and Rebels.

Worth the price of entry to see the Kessel Run alone.
by vh5150
Thu May 24, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL filum thread 2.0.Accept no substitues.
Replies: 9451
Views: 662424

Re: The OFFICIAL filum thread 2.0.Accept no substitues.

Saw Solo today

A cracking adventure and plenty of Easter Eggs for Star Wars fans.

Clever twisty story that works in a key element of the Prequels and other cannon like The Clone Wars and Rebels.

Worth the price of entry to see the Kessel Run alone.
by vh5150
Sun May 13, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: My knee no longer works
Replies: 159
Views: 16076

Re: My knee no longer works

Some of the latest medical thoughts on problematic knees now shy away from surgical procedures like arthroscopy and target more specific knee strengthening exercises. Saw a recent documentary o7t of Australia on this. Active exercise and core knee muscle strengthening activity was proven to be vastl...
by vh5150
Sat May 12, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Crusaders vs Waratahs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th May
Replies: 674
Views: 26532

Re: Crusaders vs Waratahs: MATCH THREAD: Sat 12th May

:lol:
I’m coming out,
I want the world to know
Want to let it show ...
by vh5150
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread
Replies: 2990
Views: 91682

Re: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread

Well someone with sage advice has got through to Warner. He’s the last cab off the rank but I think it’s the right move he’s made.
by vh5150
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Th return of fighting fantasy?
Replies: 69
Views: 2071

Re: Th return of fighting fantasy?

These were re-launched around 2010. Subsequently they have a couple of the classics on the App Store as interactive map/books including the awesome Sorcery series. Loads of fun. Sorcery 2 Khare - Cityport of Traps is superb.
by vh5150
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread
Replies: 2990
Views: 91682

Re: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread

...and congrats to the Proteas. A super cricket team.
by vh5150
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread
Replies: 2990
Views: 91682

Re: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread

Rumours abound that Warner has requested full transcripts of CA player interviews relating to the ball tampering saga. That suggests Warner will contest his ban. A dick move, from a dick player, with a dick coach from a dick team. He is losing $ 5 million plus - as well as a future in his sport. Ev...
by vh5150
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread
Replies: 2990
Views: 91682

Re: Proteas v Baggy Greens - 4 TEST SERIES Thread

Rumours abound that Warner has requested full transcripts of CA player interviews relating to the ball tampering saga. That suggests Warner will contest his ban. A dick move, from a dick player, with a dick coach from a dick team.
by vh5150
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best player never to play for your nation?
Replies: 98
Views: 6932

Re: Best player never to play for your nation?

Neil Sorensen, Wellington halfback in the 80s and All Black trialist. Should have been the AB halfback ahead of Bruce Deans from 87 to 90. A magnificent pass.
by vh5150
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL filum thread 2.0.Accept no substitues.
Replies: 9451
Views: 662424

Re: The OFFICIAL filum thread 2.0.Accept no substitues.

Dusted The Last Jedi today Loved a lot of TLJ.. mainly first quarter and 3rd quarter. Middle of the film was a bit weak i.e Canto Bight. Refreshing take on the legend of Luke Skywalker and Hamill was excellent and Carrie did well. Adam Driver top notch. Thought Daisy was a tad inconsistent. Bit of a...
by vh5150
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The OFFICIAL 2017-18 Ashes Thread
Replies: 3003
Views: 147300

Re: The OFFICIAL 2017-18 Ashes Thread

Oz miss a review opportunity on Cook and Captain acts the petulant cnut by walking past the umpire and shaking his head.
by vh5150
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kidney stones
Replies: 16
Views: 1349

Re: Kidney stones

Oh yes been there. I’d rather drag my naked arse over 10 m of broken glass than get Kidney Stones again. My experience culminated in surgery under a general whilst “they” shoved a vacuum cleaner up my dick to suck out the stones. I’ll never evrper forget the nurse coming in at 5 am the next morning ...
by vh5150
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Match Thread - Wales vs. All Blacks
Replies: 973
Views: 46996

Re: Official Match Thread - Wales vs. All Blacks

Good test.
Welsh had most of the ball and territory but struggled to create.

AB looked so much more fluid when they had the ball.

Sam Cane man of the match. Unbelievable performance. Crushing and damaging
by vh5150
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scotland-New Zealand Autumn Test - Official Thread
Replies: 843
Views: 34653

Re: Scotland-New Zealand Autumn Test - Official Thread

Good on the Scots. But they will be gutted about that first half. They were dominant but stupid errors cost them. Incredible defence from the ABs who once again let ill discipline define their game. They need to sort that but Scot pressure largely the reason. ABs have had too many games with men in ...
by vh5150
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official Rugby League World Cup Thread
Replies: 1249
Views: 52085

Re: Official Rugby League World Cup Thread

A dire game for the Kiwis. They didn’t look fit enough. To think 2 years ago we were on a winning streak vs the Kangaroos and the game looked to be on a real crest in NZ. Wtf happened? A result that will unfortunately really hurt the game here.