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by Spyglass
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Car History
Replies: 249
Views: 9468

Re: Your Car History

6.Jones wrote:Has anyone here done amateur motorsports?
Just track days
by Spyglass
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Valentine's Day
Replies: 53
Views: 2369

Re: Valentine's Day

I'm in the card shop on the way home from work last night and see a pair of microwave slippers (yes I've never seem them before either....they're soft slippers with some sort of granules in them that heat up in the microwave so they're warm), so I buy them for a joke and give them to her with the ca...
by Spyglass
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Car History
Replies: 249
Views: 9468

Re: Your Car History

Is every one 100 years old ? Or just dilletantes who change the car to match their hand bags. Been driving for 35 years Owned 4 cars Try harder :lol: I own 3 at the moment, I'm single, live in London and drive under 2000 miles a year. I technically own 5 at the moment, 2 for me and 1 each for my wi...
by Spyglass
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Car History
Replies: 249
Views: 9468

Re: Your Car History

pls tell us more about the 2.3 Firenza, I've seen this at a show and can't see how it wasn't more successful than the Capri I suspect this is pretty complex since the Capri was marketed very effectively (car of your dreams iirc?) and the Firenza evolved from the boring old Viva. Apart from the 2.3 ...
by Spyglass
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Car History
Replies: 249
Views: 9468

Re: Your Car History

My dad's 1985 Jeep CJ7 that I got when I turned 16 in 1998. It already had about 220k miles. Color was a lovely rusted red that AMC put on (last year AMC owned Jeep before Chrysler bought it). Stick shift! While it had mechanical troubles I switched to a Ford Focus for about 8 months, also a stick ...
by Spyglass
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Car History
Replies: 249
Views: 9468

Re: Your Car History

pls tell us more about the 2.3 Firenza, I've seen this at a show and can't see how it wasn't more successful than the Capri I suspect this is pretty complex since the Capri was marketed very effectively (car of your dreams iirc?) and the Firenza evolved from the boring old Viva. Apart from the 2.3 ...
by Spyglass
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Car History
Replies: 249
Views: 9468

Re: Your Car History

Insane_Homer wrote:
6.Jones wrote: TVR Chimaera 4.0
TVR Chimaera 5.0
TVR Griffith 5.0
TVR Chimaera 5.0 HC
How are you still alive?
:lol:
by Spyglass
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Car History
Replies: 249
Views: 9468

Re: Your Car History

thought VW's were supposed to be reliable ? :? 2 months ago, wife was driving in SA in our family VW Combi 2.5lt petrol 1988 thingy - just burbling along, then the engine cooked itself and bent every cyclinder & rod , even though there were no warning signs of oil leak or water loss. That's what VW...
by Spyglass
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Your Car History
Replies: 249
Views: 9468

Re: Your Car History

UK Lots of motorcycles in parallel with car ownership, inc. - RGV250, CBR600, ZXR750, GSXR750, R1, Fireblade, 916 Vauxhall Viva Mk1 Mini van Ford Consul Mk1 Morris Marina 2.8i Capri Golf GTi Mk2 US Boxster Infiniti G35 coupe (mistake, should have got the M3 I was considering instead) M550i M3 (the V...
by Spyglass
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: When your eldest child leaves home?
Replies: 69
Views: 3317

Re: When your eldest child leaves home?

In a couple of weeks my eldest child will be leaving home to go to university. And I have to say I'm absolutely gutted. Whilst I have always known that this day would come around eventually, I don't think anything can prepare you for when it actually happens. It only seems like yesterday that we br...
by Spyglass
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.
Replies: 6363
Views: 521953

Re: Post a purchase pic, get a Globus anecdote.

Mr Mike wrote:
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MM - is this worth reading or is it just restating what's already been reported in the daily news cycle?
by Spyglass
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?
Replies: 172
Views: 13557

Re: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?

Well done Ampthill. Some of you may realise that OB stands for Old Bedfordian (I went to Bedford School). If Bedford get relegated I may have to change to OA on the grounds that I first went to Ampthill Road Primary School (now defunct). I must admit I did not even know Ampthill had a rugby team un...
by Spyglass
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?
Replies: 172
Views: 13557

Re: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?

Well done Ampthill. Some of you may realise that OB stands for Old Bedfordian (I went to Bedford School). If Bedford get relegated I may have to change to OA on the grounds that I first went to Ampthill Road Primary School (now defunct). I must admit I did not even know Ampthill had a rugby team un...
by Spyglass
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 267655

Re: The official cycling thread

(12 hours would have be an average of 60 mph :shock: ), Seriously though, looks fast as fcuk and fun as hell. How is it downhill? Sorry, a bit slow yesterday....I live in Houston so the biggest downhill so far is a highway overpass :lol: Going to a training camp in the Texas Hill County next weeken...
by Spyglass
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 267655

Re: The official cycling thread

rustycruiser wrote:Speaking of Zwift, has anybody ever organized a PR groupride? That might be fun, but difficult depending on all the bordie time zones to sync
There's a PR club on Strava, you could organize a group ride through that
by Spyglass
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 267655

Re: The official cycling thread

(12 hours would have be an average of 60 mph :shock: ), Seriously though, looks fast as fcuk and fun as hell. How is it downhill? It has disc brakes so I assume 'very fast' :lol: I like the discs, much better feel than pads on carbon rims and infinitely better in the wet I will never buy a modern b...
by Spyglass
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 267655

Re: The official cycling thread

Nice Bike! You doing crank based power meter or pedals? I am sure you know about the shitshow that is right side Ultegra 8000/Dura Ace 9100 power meters. No one can make them read correctly due to the crank arm design. Ended up going with Favero Assioma Duo pedals and have no regrets. I am trying t...
by Spyglass
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 267655

Re: The official cycling thread

dinsdale wrote:
DOB wrote:
(12 hours would have be an average of 60 mph :shock: ),


Seriously though, looks fast as fcuk and fun as hell. How is it downhill?
It has disc brakes so I assume 'very fast' :lol:
I like the discs, much better feel than pads on carbon rims and infinitely better in the wet
by Spyglass
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 267655

Re: The official cycling thread

(12 hours would have be an average of 60 mph :shock: ), Seriously though, looks fast as fcuk and fun as hell. How is it downhill? Sorry, a bit slow yesterday....I live in Houston so the biggest downhill so far is a highway overpass :lol: Going to a training camp in the Texas Hill County next weeken...
by Spyglass
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 267655

Re: The official cycling thread

I saw Conor Dunne retired a couple of weeks ago and last night was thinking he would be great on the likes of GCN. Low and behold they announce him today as a presenter. Good luck to the guy 👌 Hope everyone's cycling year has gotten off to a good start. Just had 2 punctures on my ride home from wor...
by Spyglass
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The official cycling thread
Replies: 3582
Views: 267655

Re: The official cycling thread

I saw Conor Dunne retired a couple of weeks ago and last night was thinking he would be great on the likes of GCN. Low and behold they announce him today as a presenter. Good luck to the guy 👌 Hope everyone's cycling year has gotten off to a good start. Just had 2 punctures on my ride home from wor...
by Spyglass
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC 2019 Final: England vs South Africa Match Thread
Replies: 2428
Views: 95825

Re: RWC 2019 Final: England vs South Africa Match Thread

Raggs wrote:So, everyone nice and nervous...
Yes very nervous, I’m on the last plane out of Ft Lauderdale back to Houston hoping it’s not canceled or delayed 😟
by Spyglass
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC 2019 Final: England vs South Africa Match Thread
Replies: 2428
Views: 95825

Re: RWC 2019 Final: England vs South Africa Match Thread

I think that this will be an interesting match of tactics, Eddie versus Rassie. And in my bones I feel that Rassie has been hiding his ideas which will only come out tomorrow. But, of course, Eddie could be anticipating it. Hey Fangle, hope all is well with you, I’ve been in Alpharetta a few times ...
by Spyglass
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The 2019 RWC Exclusive VIP Finals Lounge
Replies: 80
Views: 4899

Re: The 2019 RWC Exclusive VIP Finals Lounge

This early Japan times are kak. They should switch to the UK time zone for the final. I am totally suiped starting at 10 am in the morning. You lucky bastard. I'm getting up at 3am in the USA to watch games so it's real nice to have a VIP lounge to relax in. At least with the hour change last week ...
by Spyglass
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: American Broadcast Schedule for the Rugby World Cup
Replies: 95
Views: 5075

Re: American Broadcast Schedule for the Rugby World Cup

My friend says that ITV through ExpressVPN has had some buffering issues during the last two matches, so he's thinking of a single match NBC Sports Gold subscription for the final, what's the stream quality (720P or 1080P?) assuming you get 100+Mb down? If you have cable, it's being shown live on N...
by Spyglass
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: American Broadcast Schedule for the Rugby World Cup
Replies: 95
Views: 5075

Re: American Broadcast Schedule for the Rugby World Cup

My friend says that ITV through ExpressVPN has had some buffering issues during the last two matches, so he's thinking of a single match NBC Sports Gold subscription for the final, what's the stream quality (720P or 1080P?) assuming you get 100+Mb down? Mon French ami says if you want to save your ...
by Spyglass
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: American Broadcast Schedule for the Rugby World Cup
Replies: 95
Views: 5075

Re: American Broadcast Schedule for the Rugby World Cup

My friend says that ITV through ExpressVPN has had some buffering issues during the last two matches, so he's thinking of a single match NBC Sports Gold subscription for the final, what's the stream quality (720P or 1080P?) assuming you get 100+Mb down?
by Spyglass
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How drunk will you be on Sat ?
Replies: 62
Views: 2882

Re: How drunk will you be on Sat ?

Land from a business trip at 8:35pm on Friday, home by 10pm, straight to bed and get up at 2:45am, friends arriving at 3am and start drinking, 4am watch the game and continue drinking, 6am cook breakfast for the mob and continue drinking, not sure what will happen after that.....
by Spyglass
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89092
Views: 4664317

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

It's been a while since I've seen stats on it but the try scoring areas aren't as biased as the wingers in possession stat, which I always found interesting Read a very interesting coaching piece from Sherylle Calder saying generally, people's defending eyesight is stronger on right hand side, due ...
by Spyglass
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89092
Views: 4664317

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

SA will definitely give us an aerial bombardment, but Faf’s kicking hasn’t been especially good this tournament. A number of his box kicks yesterday went more or less straight up in the air for no distance. I’m more concerned about the set piece. I don’t think we’ll have the dominance in the scrum ...
by Spyglass
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89092
Views: 4664317

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

I'm concerned about the SA scrum, they monstered the Welsh scrum, which we certainly haven't achieved in our last few games. So we have the dilemma of (1) starting our stronger scrummaging props and losing running/ball handling, then bringing them on to cause havoc against a tiring defense in the la...
by Spyglass
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: England v Australia Official Match Thread 19/10/19
Replies: 1953
Views: 47858

Re: RWC QF: England v Australia Official Match Thread 19/10/

mr flaps wrote:Gotta get up at 3 in the bastard morning to watch this.
Dedication, I’ll do the media blackout thing and watch it at a reasonable time in the morning. I’m flying to Dublin at 8:30 that evening so I don’t really want to start the day at 3am....
by Spyglass
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: How big is RWC in your country right now (Finals)
Replies: 74
Views: 2355

Re: How big is RWC in your country right now (Finals)

All the locals here are obsessed with the NFL, collage football and MLB, no one knows or cares that the RWC is on except some expats. Heading to Dublin tomorrow for the week, if Ireland beat the AB’s there should be a great buzz in town all week.
by Spyglass
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What's your countries worst World Cup moment?
Replies: 166
Views: 4338

Re: What's your countries Worst World Cup moment?

The 1995 Final. This was an All Black side that had put 45 points on the English the week before, 145 points on Japan! They were imperious, they were unbeatable. They were going to win the RWC in the home of the old foe, South Africa. We had Sean Fitzpatrick, Andrew Mehrtens, Frank Bunce, Walter Li...
by Spyglass
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Lavanini
Replies: 42
Views: 2697

Re: Lavanini

How many cards has that been for Lavanini now. Surely if he doesn’t hold the record he has to be close? The best I could find was his First Class Cards: 8 yellows, and 2 reds. Does anybody have an idea where to look for his international record? I know he has at least 3 yellows and 2 reds, but that...
by Spyglass
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC 2019 POOL C RD 3 - ENG v ARG - SAT 5 OCT 8:00 AM (GMT)
Replies: 1081
Views: 17179

Re: RWC 2019 POOL C RD 3 - ENG v ARG - SAT 5 OCT 8:00 AM (GM

Do England really fear Argentina? I wouldn't say that England fear Argentina, it just as fans we are not sure whether the team that beat Ireland in the 6N or collapsed against Scotland in the 6N will show up :uhoh: Now, that sounds like France of the old times. Which means you'll reach the final af...
by Spyglass
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC 2019 POOL C RD 3 - ENG v ARG - SAT 5 OCT 8:00 AM (GMT)
Replies: 1081
Views: 17179

Re: RWC 2019 POOL C RD 3 - ENG v ARG - SAT 5 OCT 8:00 AM (GM

TheFrog wrote:Do England really fear Argentina?
I wouldn't say that England fear Argentina, it just as fans we are not sure whether the team that beat Ireland in the 6N or collapsed against Scotland in the 6N will show up :uhoh:
by Spyglass
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Where is the USA-France thread?
Replies: 214
Views: 4812

Re: Where is the USA-France thread?

Allez, U-S-A! Has quite the tone to it :thumbup: For me it does , I've been in the US exactly 1/2 of my life I'm 20 out of 57, no problem supporting the good old USA against the Celts, but still lean toward the French when they (well we technically) play them, so I'm going with Allez les bleus 8)
by Spyglass
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Foreskin Revolution
Replies: 83
Views: 4835

Re: Foreskin Revolution

Man In Black wrote:As far as I know most Americans guys will be circumcised.
Correct, we had to sign a form not to have our boys circumcised when they were born in Texas. We were the exception and the hospital wanted to protect themselves with paperwork :roll:
by Spyglass
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: American Broadcast Schedule for the Rugby World Cup
Replies: 95
Views: 5075

Re: American Broadcast Schedule for the Rugby World Cup

My friend tells me that the full match replays are available on ITV player without any problems using ExpressVPN, but the quality isn’t as quite as good as he usually gets, speed test to the UK server is 5.8 down and 122 ping. What are your friend’s experiences? It might be your friend vpn, somebod...