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by ovalball
Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37746
Views: 1075666

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Actually the EU are meant to be getting our vaccines from the UK and EU. Should be irrelevant. They ordered them from a company, not a country. As an aside, it shouldn’t be forgotten that Oxford Uni still own the IPR and have given royalty free licences to others to produce vaccines. I’d assume tha...
by ovalball
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37746
Views: 1075666

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Well they got the costing more bit right. The cost was irrelevant to the UK. To the EU it was an important factor. Which is why we vaccinated almost a million people over the last few days. You guys, not so much. I suspect, had it been left to the EU, that the AZ vaccine would not have been as low ...
by ovalball
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89092
Views: 4661782

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Since 2003. Record without EJ; vs Ireland = 43% win rate vs Wales = 50% vs Scotland = 77% vs France = 50% Record with EJ; vs Ireland = 62% vs Wales = 70% vs Scotland = 50% vs France = 57% Not saying he doesn't deserve seriously looking at after this awful campaign, but be careful what you wish for....
by ovalball
Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: England win over France (*)
Replies: 6
Views: 738

Re: England win over France (*)

Now that the French have proven against the Welsh that, after had some training and game time together, they can last 80min, do we all agree that the England win over France is the biggest asterisk of the tournament, and that England should really have ended these 6N with only 1 win over Italy? Edd...
by ovalball
Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Gouge someones eyes...blame it on the opposition
Replies: 42
Views: 2886

Re: Gouge someones eyes...blame it on the opposition

He's both right and wrong. Putting your hands near someones eyes like that is unforgivable and he'll deserve whatever sanction he gets. But at the same time, Wales know exactly what they're doing, winding up their opponents to the point of lashing out in frustration with their cynical, illegal, ant...
by ovalball
Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37746
Views: 1075666

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

https://www.politico.eu/article/von-der-leyen-threatens-astrazeneca-with-vaccine-export-ban/ If this comes to pass you can tell what will happen a mile away 1. EU Blocks Exports, Remainers "the EU is behaving reasonably, the UK is evil" 2. UK blocks Exports of Raw Materials (to make the vaccine) Re...
by ovalball
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89092
Views: 4661782

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Apart from Curry and Itoje, I actually hate this team. Eddie, with the continued selection of Saracens, must be thinking 'the devil you know' rather than picking new players and getting them to learn the ways of this team. You can tell its a real team - the players know eachother and the drills so ...
by ovalball
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89092
Views: 4661782

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Ovals, I missed the first 20 minutes of the Scotland match but they looked even worse then from what I saw. Not much in it though. Eddie has some serious decisions to make, and lets face it he aint gonna resign or be sacked yet. Daly can f*ck off, as can Youngs. The midfield isn't working with his ...
by ovalball
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France 🇫🇷 Vs Cymru 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 6 Nations Thread
Replies: 859
Views: 20950

Re: France 🇫🇷 Vs Cymru 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 6 Nations Thread

I was up for france but hard luck wales you guys deserved that much the better team for 65 minutes. Roberts and warburton class acts on the bbc. Praising luke pearce (did well with a very ill disciplined 30 players) Congrats though you will still win the championship :thumbup: It would be the Frenc...
by ovalball
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France 🇫🇷 Vs Cymru 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 6 Nations Thread
Replies: 859
Views: 20950

Re: France 🇫🇷 Vs Cymru 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 6 Nations Thread

P in VG wrote: Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:06 pm So France need to beat Scotland by BP 20+ points to win?
Don't need 20+ - just 14, I think.

SHould be a cracker - France will definitely give it a lash - and I wouldn't put it beyond them.

Edit - no, you're correct - I was looking at Ireland's PD - France need to win by 20+
by ovalball
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France 🇫🇷 Vs Cymru 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 6 Nations Thread
Replies: 859
Views: 20950

Re: France 🇫🇷 Vs Cymru 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 6 Nations Thread

franch fan wrote: Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:00 pm
Derwyn wrote: Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:59 pm Cheating ref.
Sorry?
Poor old Derwyn
by ovalball
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France 🇫🇷 Vs Cymru 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 6 Nations Thread
Replies: 859
Views: 20950

Re: France 🇫🇷 Vs Cymru 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 6 Nations Thread

I reckon that's it.

Wales have a habit of winning Grand Slams - this will be another one. They've done what they needed to. Totally outplayed France today.

France, perhaps, not as good as people thought - as shown by them losing to England.
by ovalball
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France 🇫🇷 Vs Cymru 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 6 Nations Thread
Replies: 859
Views: 20950

Re: France 🇫🇷 Vs Cymru 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 6 Nations Thread

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Wales good fortune holding up.

Deserve to be ahead though.

Can't see France getting back into this.
by ovalball
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France 🇫🇷 Vs Cymru 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 6 Nations Thread
Replies: 859
Views: 20950

Re: France 🇫🇷 Vs Cymru 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 6 Nations Thread

France need to be in front going into the last 20 - so if Wales come out strong second half we could have this in the bag Yup. Only seeing a Welsh win from this. Yep - I reckon it's theirs to lose now - just need to keep doing what they've been doing - they'll wear France down and gut them in the l...
by ovalball
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France 🇫🇷 Vs Cymru 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 6 Nations Thread
Replies: 859
Views: 20950

Re: France 🇫🇷 Vs Cymru 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 6 Nations Thread

Wales getting on top now - playing well. France a bit frantic.
by ovalball
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France 🇫🇷 Vs Cymru 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 6 Nations Thread
Replies: 859
Views: 20950

Re: France 🇫🇷 Vs Cymru 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 6 Nations Thread

Brilliant continuity from Wales - excellent try.
by ovalball
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France 🇫🇷 Vs Cymru 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 6 Nations Thread
Replies: 859
Views: 20950

Re: France 🇫🇷 Vs Cymru 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 6 Nations Thread

That was a class try.

Poor exit strategy from Wales.
by ovalball
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: David v Goliath: Ireland v England, KO 16:45, Sat Mar 20th
Replies: 1058
Views: 20717

Re: David v Goliath: Ireland v England, KO 16:45, Sat Mar 20th

Well done Ireland - better side in all areas. Embarrassing from England - scored twice while Ireland were men down to 14 and 13 - and still got hammered on the scoreboard. Perhaps if you'd been down to 13 men for the whole match, we could have given you a competitive game - just about. :blush: To ge...
by ovalball
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ollie Lawrence
Replies: 11
Views: 718

Re: Ollie Lawrence

Crash_12 wrote: Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:06 pm Worst 13 England have ever fielded?
Erinle ? Close call though.
by ovalball
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89092
Views: 4661782

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

That was, without doubt, the most clueless, uninspired and depressing performance I've seen from England in any 6N match. WTF happened between last Sat and this Sat that they could come out and look so completely hopeless. Mako was shockingly poor but others weren't much better. Ford had his worst g...
by ovalball
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37746
Views: 1075666

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Frodder wrote: Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:29 pm Over 711k jabs today. Now that's some number
Great stuff - hope there's plenty of 2nd doses in there.
by ovalball
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37746
Views: 1075666

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

https://www.politico.eu/article/von-der-leyen-threatens-astrazeneca-with-vaccine-export-ban/ If this comes to pass you can tell what will happen a mile away 1. EU Blocks Exports, Remainers "the EU is behaving reasonably, the UK is evil" 2. UK blocks Exports of Raw Materials (to make the vaccine) Re...
by ovalball
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37746
Views: 1075666

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

https://www.politico.eu/article/von-der-leyen-threatens-astrazeneca-with-vaccine-export-ban/ If this comes to pass you can tell what will happen a mile away 1. EU Blocks Exports, Remainers "the EU is behaving reasonably, the UK is evil" 2. UK blocks Exports of Raw Materials (to make the vaccine) Re...
by ovalball
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37746
Views: 1075666

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

So, reporting deaths. Here's how Russia do it; https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/1632/idt2/idt2/8bf131c3-5d28-4c2b-b312-0da7baa2bf14/image/816 "If Russia stops at 500,000 excess deaths, that will be a good scenario," the now freelance demographer argues. He calculates that the current toll is pushing 45...
by ovalball
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37746
Views: 1075666

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Mick Mannock wrote: Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:27 pm Where is the ignore button now?

There are a few I would happy apply.
You have to go to your profile, edit profile, foes and friends, add foes. Foes are then on ignore
by ovalball
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: David v Goliath: Ireland v England, KO 16:45, Sat Mar 20th
Replies: 1058
Views: 20717

Re: David v Goliath: Ireland v England, KO 16:45, Sat Mar 20th

Ireland 23 winners Britain 5 winners Can they come back from such abject humiliation? I doubt that the vast majority of Brits would have a clue what you were referring to ! It is remarkable though, how the Irish Horses now dominate the Cheltenham NH Festival. When I was regularly attending, the Iri...
by ovalball
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Adios Manolito
Replies: 13
Views: 792

Re: Adios Manolito

Remember "Champion the Wonder Horse"? I still remember the theme tune. I'd forgotten that one - but yes, I can as well. Suprisingly there were only 26 episodes 1955-56 - I would have guessed at more - must have been repeated a fair bit as I wouldn't have remembered it from 55/56. The lad that playe...
by ovalball
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37746
Views: 1075666

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Well it’s ‘shit or bust’ isn’t it? The vunerable are now Vaccinated so covid will have to do it’s thing. The country will open up whatever happens going forwards. Since schools have re-opened, 2 weeks ago, the UK have increased testing up to around 1.4 million a day (almost a 3fold increase). Posit...
by ovalball
Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89092
Views: 4661782

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

So if it was ‘on report’ whatever that means, could they have looked at it later in the game, or during half time, and given him a red? They knew something was up and had flagged it, it was clear as day on replay, so how was he allowed to get away with it? Genuine question. A citing would be no con...
by ovalball
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89092
Views: 4661782

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Agonising interview with Dean Richards, my toes are curling and glad I'm not the interviewer. Agree with the above, Barbeary is quite a specimen. Pretty good showing considering he's been out for a couple of months. Made a big impact when he came on. Seriously good for a 20 year old. I reckon that ...
by ovalball
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Adios Manolito
Replies: 13
Views: 792

Re: Adios Manolito

RIP. Surprised to see The High Chaparral only ran for four seasons, seeing as I spent what seemed to be most of my childhood watching it and Bonanza with my Dad. Lovely memories. Four seasons is still 80 or so episodes. I don't remember Bonanza so much, but can vividly remember The High Chaparral, ...
by ovalball
Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37746
Views: 1075666

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

So looking back at 2020, UK had the 7th worst excess deaths in Europe (out of 22 countries surveyed) according to ONS. Assuming COVID is the major factor here, this suggests UK hasn’t had as many COVID deaths compared to other countries as first thought. We've been massively over reporting so as no...
by ovalball
Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37746
Views: 1075666

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Whilst the UK has had an extremely successful vaccine programme so far - it seems we could be running into some tricky problems very soon. Something like 13m Pfizer doses have been used and they'll (nearly) all need their 2nd doses soon - at a time when deliveries appear to be slowing down. They pro...
by ovalball
Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Adios Manolito
Replies: 13
Views: 792

Re: Adios Manolito

He was also 'Zorro' in a few TV series - and turned up in loads of TV programmes over the years.

RIP
by ovalball
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: David v Goliath: Ireland v England, KO 16:45, Sat Mar 20th
Replies: 1058
Views: 20717

Re: David v Goliath: Ireland v England, KO 16:45, Sat Mar 20th

Maro Itoje sees red in the 2nd quarter for taking Johnny's head, clean off. Ellis Genge pulls a flick knife on 70 minutes and stabs Mathieu Raynal 14 times.... England still win. :lol: Far from inconceivable re Genge. Sadly, though, he's more likely to come on after 63 minutes, mince around looking...
by ovalball
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37746
Views: 1075666

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Frodder wrote: Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:27 pm Thanks for proving my point.
This is what you posted.
"Best endeavours " means dick all as well. Totally open to interpretation means no come back at all
If you think that point has been proven then you're even dumber than I imagined.
by ovalball
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37746
Views: 1075666

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

No it’s not. :lol: It means you need to do ‘all and anything that could be done’ to fulfill your obligations. You’re thinking of ‘reasonable endeavours’ which is a bit more waffly. Many things are open to interpretation in law. But 'Best Endeavours' is known to be an onerous obligation that Courts ...
by ovalball
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37746
Views: 1075666

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

No it’s not. :lol: It means you need to do ‘all and anything that could be done’ to fulfill your obligations. You’re thinking of ‘reasonable endeavours’ which is a bit more waffly. Many things are open to interpretation in law. But 'Best Endeavours' is known to be an onerous obligation that Courts ...
by ovalball
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37746
Views: 1075666

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Such terms have very specific legal meanings - 'reasonable best efforts' is not a very demanding legal commitment. If the contract has stated 'best endeavours' it would have had far more weight, legally. Why would we specify plants ? By not specifying them it automatically includes any plant that t...