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by vh5150
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The greatest ever rock Albums 2-50
Replies: 80
Views: 2541

Re: The greatest ever rock Albums 2-50

Why have the English had such utter dominance when it’s come to rock bands? Plenty of countries have produced great acts, but if you had to list the greatest 20 rock bands, I would be shocked if the English didn’t have 15+ in the list. I don’t even know if the US would have one to crack it? Of cour...
by vh5150
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The greatest ever rock Albums 2-50
Replies: 80
Views: 2541

Re: The greatest ever rock Albums 2-50

In no particular order Hendrix - Electric Ladyland Led Zep - Led Zep II, IV The Who - Live at Leeds Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall Van Halen - Van Halen, 1984 AC/DC - Powerade, Back in Black Guns N Roses - Appetite for Destruction Petal Jam - Ten Deep Purple - Machine Head, Made in Jap...
by vh5150
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 36378

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

... the Indians are a bit shit really. How to Oz lose to them o. Melbourne?
by vh5150
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES
Replies: 1593
Views: 36378

Re: Cricket: Australia vs India TEST SERIES

Assume a draw here would strengthen NZ chance of making the championship final.
by vh5150
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick
Replies: 247
Views: 10692

Re: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick

Williamson got a 74 point ranking lift after his 251 vs the West Indies. A similar rankings point lift after his 238 could see him as high as 960 + at the conclusion of this Test Match. Bradman holds the record at 964 followed by Steve Smith at 947 .... just saying :)
by vh5150
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ is the ICC no.1 ranked test team
Replies: 55
Views: 1956

Re: NZ is the ICC no.1 ranked test team

Latham
Wright
Williamson
Crowe
Taylor
Coney (specialist 6 and handy change bowler) Also the Captain
Watling
Hadlee
Bracewell
Southee
Boult

Swap Bracewell for Wagner if conditions suit

So it’s 6 vs 5 or 7 vs 4

2020 edges the 80s team
by vh5150
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick
Replies: 247
Views: 10692

Re: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick

Super test match and credit to both teams. Was cursing Santner mid afternoon but Santa’s little helper pulled it out of the fire . Gutsy stuff from the Pakis but they have form of collapsing in the last session of the day. To make the Lords test final NZ need to win in Christchurch and really need A...
by vh5150
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick
Replies: 247
Views: 10692

Re: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick

Congrats to Tim Southee on his 300th wicket in his 76th Test. 5 tests quicker than Jimmy Anderson who many on this board consider to be the greatest quick ever. 3rd kiwi to get there after Dan Vettori and Sir Richard (who needed just 61 tests)
by vh5150
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick
Replies: 247
Views: 10692

Re: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick

Solid session for the Crappers. 290 ahead with 10 wickets still available. I reckon they bat for another 20 overs after Lunch and push ahead to 375 ahead. Then out pakis in in for a few before Tea and ensure 2 cracks with the new ball. Leave the Pakis needing about 3.5 an over to win (all assuming r...
by vh5150
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: International team of the year
Replies: 46
Views: 2358

Re: International team of the year

Let’s not forget the ABs won every trophy they competed for this year as well.

Argentina are the team of the year by some margin.
by vh5150
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: International team of the year
Replies: 46
Views: 2358

Re: International team of the year

Argentina. Their legendary first ever win over the ABs, after no rugby and months of Covid lockdown will only gain more status as time passes. The stuff of rugby folklore.
by vh5150
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick
Replies: 247
Views: 10692

Re: Kane Williamson is a selfish prick

Great mop up this morning from Southee. Another 5 wicket bag takes him to 294 scalps in his 75 th test At 3.95 wickets per test (with another bowling innings to go in this test) , CPIs per test of 1.69 and a index ratio of 0.004 this places Southee a bit ahead of James Anderson - who many on the boa...
by vh5150
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The best new and returning TV series of 2021?
Replies: 8567
Views: 698131

Re: The best new and returning TV series of 2020?

Jesus Christ the last 2 episodes of The Mandalorian is the best Star Wars I’ve seen in 40 years. First Rosario Dawson as Ashoka Tano and last week Tem Morrison killed it as Boba Fett returned.
Astonishing and mega lore building.
by vh5150
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI-NATIONS 2020 R6: Wallabies v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Dec 5, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 278
Views: 11021

Re: TRI-NATIONS 2020 R6: Wallabies v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Dec 5, 08:45 GMT

Congrats to the All Blacks and the wooden spoon goes to the Boks finishing a very distant 4th
by vh5150
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI-NATIONS 2020 R6: Wallabies v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Dec 5, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 278
Views: 11021

Re: TRI-NATIONS 2020 R6: Wallabies v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Dec 5, 08:45 GMT

:lol: Argies really were robbed in that final game of 10
by vh5150
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI-NATIONS 2020 R6: Wallabies v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Dec 5, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 278
Views: 11021

Re: TRI-NATIONS 2020 R6: Wallabies v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Dec 5, 08:45 GMT

Oz score from a line out throw that my cock is straighter than.

Argies robbed.
by vh5150
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: TRI-NATIONS 2020 R6: Wallabies v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Dec 5, 08:45 GMT
Replies: 278
Views: 11021

Re: TRI-NATIONS 2020 R6: Wallabies v Pumas MATCH THREAD: Dec 5, 08:45 GMT

That’s another bullshit card. Rugby has become an absolute JOKE
by vh5150
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread
Replies: 549
Views: 9045

Re: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread

Thank god the ABs got the selection right last week and did the business. Tonight’s experiment, whilst valuable from a fact finding perspective, was a bust.
by vh5150
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread
Replies: 549
Views: 9045

Re: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread

A valuable bonus point for the ABs ... they really didn’t deserve anything from this match though.

Congrats Wallabies. Rennie safe for another week.
by vh5150
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread
Replies: 549
Views: 9045

Re: Bledisloe 4 - Good v. Evil - Stolen Oz/NZ match thread

Congrats Wallabies. A truely shit performance from this AB team against a very average Wallabies outfit. Some players in Black have permanently played themselves out of the first XV line up in the future
by vh5150
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread
Replies: 488
Views: 6686

Re: Wallabies v All-Blacks - Bledisloe II - Official Match Thread

ABs got 15 minute roll on otherwise it was a even match but that’s Test match footie. I’ve seen enough of this Wallabies to say an away win for the ABs will not come easy. Esp impressed with the new blood in the ABs and bodes well for. Squad with depth in the next era ahead. Today our defence really...
by vh5150
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread
Replies: 672
Views: 9764

Re: Bled I - All Blacks v. Wallabies OFFICIAL match thread

Despite the Ioane cock up the ABs has their chances to win that game. Would be unfair to point the finger at Reiko and not at McKenzire also for gifting the Wobs their 2nd try. A good blowout for both teams ... the ABs will be really fires up in Auckland now ... can this Wobs outfit back up after fa...
by vh5150
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Eddie Van Halen goneeeeeeeeee!
Replies: 26
Views: 942

Re: Eddie Van Halen goneeeeeeeeee!

EVH took a call from Quincey Jones who said Jacko loves all the fast twiddly diddly stuff he does on guitar ... could he pop into the studio and do a solo on a song he’d been working on. "OK, 'ABC, 1, 2, 3' and me? How's that going to work?" responded EVH. Half way through recording EVH tells Jones ...
by vh5150
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Eddie Van Halen goneeeeeeeeee!
Replies: 26
Views: 942

Re: Eddie Van Halen goneeeeeeeeee!

Gutted.
Whether you liked Van Halens music or not EVH was unquestionably one of the most important musicians in rock.
by vh5150
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Championship - to be in Aus...
Replies: 381
Views: 14032

Re: Rugby Championship - to be in Aus...

Good old SANZAAR politics. Cindy was right 😎
ABs need to lock the Bled away in NZ tests, secure the Championship before the 11th Dec and then bail or field a team of atheists who are happy to miss Xmas.
by vh5150
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Arrogant Wallabies Coach "We're above the law".
Replies: 49
Views: 2344

Re: Arrogant Wallabies Coach "We're above the law".

This fella Rennie looks he’ll be another Aussie whinger. Suck it up Rennie. There are bigger issues at play here. Everyone is having to make adjustments and changes ... we are in a Pandemic after all. NZ quarantine rules are in place for a reason. Is Rennie a virologist or health expert? Does he kno...
by vh5150
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Championship - to be in Aus...
Replies: 381
Views: 14032

Re: Rugby Championship - to be in Aus...

Expect the All Blacks to lock up the Bledisloe at home and then send a squad of fringe players to Australia with maximum team rotationfor the Championship. It is of little significance and 10 weeks away is a massive commitment.
by vh5150
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 34783
Views: 1509692

Re: NZ Politics Thread

An impressive display from The PM and AB this afternoon.
People do need a bit of perspective. I’m encouraged with the firm, fact driven responses.
by vh5150
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 34783
Views: 1509692

Re: NZ Politics Thread

The USA testing and data quality is very good. But their closed case death rate is 6% ... which is worse than the global average of 5%. The UK is much worse. They have had 319,000 cases and 41,300 deaths. They have not been keeping track of their recovered cases which is appalling. So assuming on av...
by vh5150
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Was the 2019 loss to ENG actually the worst AB RWC choke?
Replies: 41
Views: 2349

Re: Was the 2019 loss to ENG actually the worst AB RWC choke

No choke from the ABs. They were beaten up all across the field esp in the front 8. England were utterly superb.
by vh5150
Thu May 14, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 34783
Views: 1509692

Re: NZ Politics Thread - NEW ZEALAND ALERT LEVEL TWO THREAD

sonic_attack wrote:Or just one single anteater looking mammal, or whatever it was. Tis kinda funny how the whole gig can unwind and fall apart on account of a chance encounter from a couple of animals.

I respect the simplicity and irony of it.
... or so the “coincidence theorists” would have us believe.
by vh5150
Tue May 12, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Best Lions Tries
Replies: 9
Views: 846

Re: Best Lions Tries

Was in the stands at Eden Park, 1st test, when O’Brien finished off a length of the field try in the 35 th minute. Think the move was started by Williams at fullback in their own 22. Everyone in the ground that night stood to applause. It was a glorious try. The Lions were well beaten that night but...
by vh5150
Sun May 10, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who won WWII - How nations view who ultimately won it
Replies: 111
Views: 6842

Re: Who won WWII - How nations view who ultimately won it

There was 3.5 years between Pearl Harbour and VE day, not exactly a game over moment. Hitler’s big mistake was declaring war on the US. An arrogant move with little to be gained from a German POV given that they already had Western Europe in lockdown and were focused on fighting the Soviets in the E...
by vh5150
Sun May 10, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37795
Views: 1126703

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

If you look at death bs resolved cases .. those that lead to recovery or death, it starts to make more sense vs various countries strategies eg early lockdown of borders, total lockdown domestically etc vs doing fark all. To date the world mortality rate vs resolved cases is 16%. It was at 21% for t...
by vh5150
Sun May 10, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who won WWII - How nations view who ultimately won it
Replies: 111
Views: 6842

Re: Who won WWII - How nations view who ultimately won it

NZ should be eternally grateful to the Yanks. They built the AucKland Harbour Bridge. The Japs made it bigger years later. The States assisted with a lot of the roads and infrastructure and stopped us speaking Japanese for at least 40 years. And then we turn around and don’t let them bring their nuc...
by vh5150
Sun May 10, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who won WWII - How nations view who ultimately won it
Replies: 111
Views: 6842

Re: Who won WWII - How nations view who ultimately won it

Japan attacked the USA. USA entered the war and it was over relatively quickly after that. Game over. There was 3.5 years between Pearl Harbour and VE day, not exactly a game over moment. Hitler’s big mistake was declaring war on the US. An arrogant move with little to be gained from a German POV g...
by vh5150
Sun May 10, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37795
Views: 1126703

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

So you have insufficient expertise or knowledge but you feel equipped to make a judgement, that is some hubris. Not ready to make “judgement” but willing to be open to the possibilities and see the leaders debate these sensibly. The better we understand the “origins” the better the chance of develo...
by vh5150
Sun May 10, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Who won WWII - How nations view who ultimately won it
Replies: 111
Views: 6842

Re: Who won WWII - How nations view who ultimately won it

Japan attacked the USA. USA entered the war and it was over relatively quickly after that. Game over.
by vh5150
Sun May 10, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37795
Views: 1126703

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

and what expertise do you bring that allows you to critique Nature's experts ? ... none. But I like to read and hear other experts views. I quite the fan of up/down analysis vs left/right. Well researched and measured views deserve attention in these strange times. And what expertise do you have to...