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by Fat Albert
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ferkin Brexit
Replies: 48
Views: 7830

Re: Ferkin Brexit

Don't forget that the entire Brexit majority was less than the number in the over 65 demographic that voted leave... Which is ironic when you realise that due to the protracted process to negotiate & implement the divorce a very significant proportion of that majority will be dead before any change ...
by Fat Albert
Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Well Done Scotland!!
Replies: 28
Views: 2178

Re: Well Done Scotland!!

Indeed, good to see the Scots back, sad to see the Welsh so toothless in the red zone. Welsh back row dominated the contact area in the first half only to be blown away by the Scots after the break, strong evidence that changing one player on either side can totally alter a games balance. Have a dra...
by Fat Albert
Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Scotland v Wales RBS 6Ns Championship 2017 Round 3
Replies: 984
Views: 48361

Re: Scotland v Wales RBS 6Ns Championship 2017 Round 3

Terrific second half from the Scots, especially keeping Wales scoreless in the second half. I thought Tim Visser the best back on the field, simply outstanding both in defence and attack, unlike his opposite number Liam Williams who lost the plot after oranges and did his summer chances no good at a...
by Fat Albert
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Android thread
Replies: 1872
Views: 185681

Re: The Android thread

Have had one of these since January http://drop.ndtv.com/TECH/product_database/images/81201644704PM_635_Honor_note_8.jpeg Huawei Honor Note 8 6.6" 2560 x 1440 amoled panel from Samsung, Kirin 955, 8 cores (4@2.5GHz 4@1.8GHz), 4gb RAM, 64gb internal memory. The screen is simply phenomenal, comfortabl...
by Fat Albert
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The UK to jail journalists?
Replies: 39
Views: 2785

Re: The UK to jail journalists?

A jail term is inappropriate, but fining the journo, not his employer, £1 for every circulation/listener/viewer number for every instance of inaccurate, speculative, un-researched bullshit published/broadcast under his/her by line might be Of course, if properly implemented this would leave the Guar...
by Fat Albert
Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: BBC Wales pulls the Wales Vs England trailer
Replies: 37
Views: 4018

Re: BBC Wales pulls the Wales Vs England trailer

theo wrote:Seems pretty harmless. But also shit.

Would have been better had it been in Welsh of course.
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by Fat Albert
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official 2017 Six Nations England vs France
Replies: 934
Views: 35904

Re: Official 2017 Six Nations England vs France

RodneyRegis wrote:Picamoles' stats! 122m, 3 CB, 7 DB!
Farrel's 2nd half stats

3 missed tackles
2 missed touch finders
1 missed goal leading to a 90m loss
1 slip inside France 22 killing an overlap

On the other hand his collapse after Spedding's handoff was worth 5.7 for artistic impression...
by Fat Albert
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official U20 6N Thread
Replies: 482
Views: 27370

Re: Official U20 6N Thread

Ben Earl is an abrasive, ball carrying 6/8, ex Wellington Captain Nick Isiekwe is an Itoje clone, except he's better hands Alex Mitchell is a high tempo scrum half with a pass off both hands and an eye for the line All three are d/r, have been 1st choice when available and would have started for us ...
by Fat Albert
Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cockers gooooooone
Replies: 186
Views: 10430

Re: Cockers gooooooone

Oh and https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/kUWg-SnR_Qa081IDH3WELLL0MfZVmfuS_4aaSC8b_8kogxHtBIlaLaThqTDCRqrIvSZi-zptQPKXeqFCDtMSSwPYgwE4QVeOtxyGHXhUZx8kQXACkJkeIYPCr6VL0gDqGJdH3G5M4V_p0GiRzzA6ggb3-THu0W5fd1SadvYo2R3sugCib0WSGwIGjlcMoZZOgl5ZWjMkbKtNcZ9ux7qmJpIA1aLbPCJAt8PHIYlZcsYVEF3aE2z4Pm3af0HC_Jj8FBW...
by Fat Albert
Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Cockers gooooooone
Replies: 186
Views: 10430

Re: Cockers gooooooone

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by Fat Albert
Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: US sanctions Russia.35 diplomats to be sent home.
Replies: 563
Views: 25670

Re: US sanctions Russia.35 diplomats to be sent home.

A bit cynical from Obama, but who can really blame him. The CIA and the FBI have both said that Russia basically interfered in the running of the US election which will make it very difficult for Trump to either undo the diplomatic expulsions, or cosy too much up to Putin without doing a fair impre...
by Fat Albert
Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Chiefs 31 Tigers 10
Replies: 18
Views: 1556

Chiefs 31 Tigers 10

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by Fat Albert
Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rick Parfitt gooooooooooooooooooone
Replies: 28
Views: 1549

Re: Rick Parfitt gooooooooooooooooooone

Short Man Syndrome wrote:A friend of mine asked me to sing them some Status Quo, I said 'Whatever you want...'
Is her name Caroline?

:(
by Fat Albert
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12277
Views: 615557

Re: F1 Thread

Why is Button even being mentioned? He's retired, finished, kaput! Never much good anyway . Button was the first team mate to beat Hamilton in a single season, the second and only other is Rosberg. Button is the only team mate who scored more points than Hamilton while in the same team, over three ...
by Fat Albert
Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Windows 7 tech question
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: Windows 7 tech question

spookly wrote:Try google. You should be able to find one of the many sites that sell Win 7 license keys very cheap and work fine. Can also then upgrade to Win 10 with the same license key.
And still for free

MSFT doesn't actually check
by Fat Albert
Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: EPA RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 492

EPA RIP

by Fat Albert
Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Congrats Ireland
Replies: 179
Views: 10894

Re: Congrats Ireland

In 13 years of membership of this forum I don't think I've ever been so proud of any other country

Just great lads, have one on me
by Fat Albert
Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Andy Murray: World Number One
Replies: 34
Views: 2597

Re: Andy Murray: World Number One

Murray a shoe in for SPOTY, wins Wimbledon, the Olympics and becomes world No 1 The only chance for a SPOTY with personality is for Hamilton to win the F1 drivers championship at the last corner of the last race... Oh wait, he's done that before by the way Hamilton wins US Grand Prix! Experts baffle...
by Fat Albert
Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Blue September - Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Replies: 101
Views: 8119

Re: Blue September - Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Sadly, unless it's on a non Ampthill match day (e.g. a Fri eve or Sun) I probably can't make it as I attend most A's games home & away for various duties.

I'll get in touch shortly.
by Fat Albert
Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Was Margaret Thatcher right to close down the mines?
Replies: 234
Views: 6504

Re: Was Margaret Thatcher right to close down the mines?

It's a crying shame that Thatcher chewed up the miner's union and spat out the leftovers One would have liked to have seen all the Coalies flying pickets at one end of a big battle field with all the Ecofundies rent-a-crowd at t'other. A match to the touch paper and there'd be a prime time TV realit...
by Fat Albert
Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Blue September - Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Replies: 101
Views: 8119

Re: Blue September - Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Just had a full body scan following cancer surgery (mastectomy, yes blokes do get breast cancer), pleased to say I'm clear down there (as well as everywhere else) at the moment. Extraordinary progress in General Anesthesia since my last experience 25+ years ago, admitted at 07:00 on a Friday, entere...
by Fat Albert
Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ched Evans
Replies: 703
Views: 29980

Re: Ched Evans

Having read the excellent summing up in the link above and skimmed some of the comments made earlier in this thread it seems to me that a. there are a number of commenters here who might consider winding their neck in a touch in future b. there are a number of members of the public, particularly tho...
by Fat Albert
Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leicester Tigers v Wasps
Replies: 196
Views: 7312

Re: Leicester Tigers v Wasps

JJR wrote:When was the last time England produced a big, strong scrum-half? Always thought a JvdW type 9 would be perfect for the way England play.
Shaun Perry
by Fat Albert
Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leicester Tigers v Wasps
Replies: 196
Views: 7312

Re: Leicester Tigers v Wasps

polyallstar wrote:
JJR wrote:When was the last time England produced a big, strong scrum-half? Always thought a JvdW type 9 would be perfect for the way England play.
Dewi Morris
Born & brought up in Crickhowell, Powys
by Fat Albert
Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Leicester Tigers v Wasps
Replies: 196
Views: 7312

Re: Leicester Tigers v Wasps

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by Fat Albert
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 129996
Views: 5880445

Re: OFFICIAL U.S. Election Thread: TRUMP vs. HILLARY

And your report had 990 arrests? That isn't even drop in the bucket to significant data. DT, Apologies for not making it clearer but I thought Of the 990 people shot dead by police in 2015, 96% were male. Of the 990 people shot dead by police in 2015, 97% were violently resisting arrest. was pretty...
by Fat Albert
Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 129996
Views: 5880445

Re: OFFICIAL U.S. Election Thread: TRUMP vs. HILLARY

My maths may be a little out but that suggests that 122,000 (258*10,000/21) arrests of Blacks were made in 2015 versus 130,000 (494*10,000/38) arrests of Whites... Given relative population sizes an argument could be made that there is a much lower threshold for Blacks to be arrested by the police ...
by Fat Albert
Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Axe attack in Germany
Replies: 314
Views: 11146

Re: Axe attack in Germany

In response to the recent terrorist atrocities the first thing that western opposition parties need to do is find something inanimate to blame, whip up public fear through a disinformation campaign, agitate for a complete ban and then win the ensuing election as a result Perhaps they could start wit...
by Fat Albert
Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 129996
Views: 5880445

Re: OFFICIAL U.S. Election Thread: TRUMP vs. HILLARY

Washington Post Police Shooting Data For The USA - Click Here Of the 990 people shot dead by police in 2015, 96% were male. Of the 990 people shot dead by police in 2015, 97% were violently resisting arrest. Of the 990 people shot dead by police in 2015, 494 were 'white', 258 were 'black' and 176 w...
by Fat Albert
Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: World U20 Championship 2016 Thread
Replies: 1635
Views: 39073

Re: World U20 Championship 2016 Thread

Will Evans played 5 games for Ampthill (on loan from Tigers) in National 1 this season, great fetcher with an eye for the line and quick over short distances. Then he made his Aviva debut for Leicester and that's the last we've seen/will see of him. The tighthead, Billy Walker, played 6 games for Am...
by Fat Albert
Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nicola Sturgeon
Replies: 251
Views: 13570

Re: Nicola Sturgeon

I'm good, accountant status unknown as I haven't been to the Blues for more than a year
by Fat Albert
Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nicola Sturgeon
Replies: 251
Views: 13570

Re: Nicola Sturgeon

There's a kind of stunning clarity to Scottish independence that contrasts starkly with all the other shit going on. The SNP has some incredibly capable politicians in its ranks. I don't know how they produce them. Humza Yousaf is another one, and Alex Salmond is probably the politician i admire mo...
by Fat Albert
Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Muhammad Ali - RIP
Replies: 161
Views: 6132

Re: Muhammad Ali - RIP

Public face coloured by the need to earn a buck, private face by some serious womanising, still he stood and still does stand, head & shoulders above every other sportsman during my life time. I, like many, didn't agree with his politics but who else gave up everything, at the very top of their game...
by Fat Albert
Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: .
Replies: 1245
Views: 73672

Re: 2015 All things Concerning Canadian Rugby Thread

Thanks It's also true of Counties that players refuse selection because it conflicts with work commitments, players who are selected are often 'known' to the coaching team, i.e. mates or play for them at clubs The Counties side gets one or two fixtures during the rugby season plus these 'summer' tours
by Fat Albert
Wed Jun 08, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: .
Replies: 1245
Views: 73672

Re: 2015 All things Concerning Canadian Rugby Thread

England Counties are on tour in Canada at the mo Beat BC Bears 10-41 at the weekend and Prairie Wolfpack 10-67 last night/this morning. England Counties are selected from the semi-pro* leagues in England, level 3 (National 1) and level 4 (National 2 North & South). The players are paid but almost al...
by Fat Albert
Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30231
Views: 1627666

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

The grapevine has it that an internecine dispute within the SRU is behind the London Scottish debacle. Apparently some in the SRU objected to Scots money (in the form of the development players contracts) being sent south of the border... The truth will out at some point, it always does. Should this...
by Fat Albert
Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bayer buying Monsanto
Replies: 49
Views: 2274

Re: Bayer buying Monsanto

Nonsense from Landof Turk Bayer, BASF and Hoechst were founded in the 1860s and were only part of IG Farben from 1925-1945 A nonsense that extends into totalitarian ugliness with all the other western tree hugging faux-moralists, both here and in the wider world, doing everything in their power to ...
by Fat Albert
Thu May 19, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12277
Views: 615557

Re: F1 Thread

There have been 5 races this season In two Hamilton has had identical electronic failures, one which forced him to start from the back, another which forced him to start from 10th. In two races he made poor starts using the driver operated hand clutch which cost him track position and resulted in co...
by Fat Albert
Wed May 18, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Alberta is Burning
Replies: 310
Views: 8601

Re: Alberta is Burning

There's a lot to be said for changing climatic conditions increasing the risk of wildfire among other weather related extreme event though Please find a single peer reviewed scientific article which uses historical v current data (as opposed to climate model projections) to confirm your statement. ...