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by Fat Albert
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?
Replies: 172
Views: 13556

Re: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?

Amps secure their first points in the Championship with a bonus point before half time then go on to score 4 more tries in the second half. Much better performance given that Carnegie were very competitive up to 45 minutes then trailing 32-22. Sets up the reverse fixture at Headingley, on this form ...
by Fat Albert
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RWC QF: Japan vs Springbokke : Match Thread: Sun 20th Oct
Replies: 1594
Views: 47036

Re: RWC QF: Japan vs Springbokke : Match Thread: Sun 20th Oc

Saffa 9 is offside more than he's not. Serial offender, begging for a persistent infringement bin

The maul is a thing of beauty...



not! fcuking not! Is that all you've got? It would appear so
by Fat Albert
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?
Replies: 172
Views: 13556

Re: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?

Molitika is 44 (apparently) :roll:
by Fat Albert
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?
Replies: 172
Views: 13556

Re: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?

Ampthill were, frankly, pretty poor in losing 20-44 in their first game. Discipline was the key factor, penalty conceded count was 18-6 with with 4 yellow cards including 2 for one player which became red leading to Amps playing more than 45 minutes a man down... 20 points (2 Tries, 2 PK) were gifte...
by Fat Albert
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?
Replies: 172
Views: 13556

Re: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?

The collapse of Yorkshire Carengie (aka Leeds) and the rise of the Phoenix club, heavily beaten in their cup games offers a great opportunity to stay up since effectively we only need to win 2 games, home & away to them. Having watched the pack demolish Bedford, we may now have higher ambitions than...
by Fat Albert
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?
Replies: 172
Views: 13556

Re: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?

So... The close season is over, Amps used the 3 meaningless cup games as their pre-season, resulting in 1 win and 2 losses, however, of the 6 halves played A's won 3 and the win over Bedford at Goldington Road was well deserved. Tomorrow the real stuff starts with the club's first ever league match ...
by Fat Albert
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Japan must never again get the RWC
Replies: 156
Views: 10236

Re: Japan must never again get the RWC

Sorry but the ball handling on display in these ridiculous conditions is a very poor advert for the game. The best players in the world slipping and falling and dropping ball after ball resulting in endless scrums and stoppages is going to struggle to win over new fans. Imagine the fury from soccer...
by Fat Albert
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: UK press
Replies: 96
Views: 4375

Re: UK press

The Press Council defended the Freedom of the Press publicly today, specifically mentioning the Sun's Stokes article. They claim to be concerned about knee jerk law changes. They don't understand, I don't want Press Freedom curtailed, like every other 'right thinking' person I just want the Sun shut...
by Fat Albert
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The New Land Rover Defender
Replies: 109
Views: 5190

Re: The New Land Rover Defender

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Phew, good to know that JLR's photocopiers are still working
by Fat Albert
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: WTF Speedos only for men in French swimming pools!
Replies: 71
Views: 3976

Re: WTF Speedos only for men in French swimming pools!

I was arrested in Hungary in 1992 for swimming in a public pool without a hat...

Let off with a warning that I couldn't understand

I wondered why all the local speedo wearing 'poseurs' had 'em on
by Fat Albert
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12277
Views: 615243

Re: F1 Thread

So Typical 9 of 10 Q3 drivers fail to make it round to beat the session chequered flag meaning only Sainz had a second go while 3 drivers never even recorded a flying lap... Team principals, strategists & drivers should be forced to choose between wearing diapers or baby pacifiers to their next TV i...
by Fat Albert
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Christian Wade: Wasps winger quits rugby union for NFL
Replies: 369
Views: 24408

Re: Christian Wade: Wasps winger quits rugby union for NFL

Yer Man wrote:
Short Man Syndrome wrote:Alex Gray hasn’t been picked up by anyone?
Still with the Atlanta Falcons.
Currently injured.

https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/atlanta-fal ... ray-24279/
Incorrect

He was waived/injured when the roster was reduced to 53
by Fat Albert
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12277
Views: 615243

Re: F1 Thread

Shame for Norris who took advantage of Verstappen reverting to type to gain 6 places off the start line and then proceeded to drive away from all those behind him only to suffer a power train failure with a lap to go. Verstappen has exactly the same mindset as Senna & Schumacher, " I stick my car w...
by Fat Albert
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12277
Views: 615243

Re: F1 Thread

So the 4 Musketeers are down to 3... Le Clerc, Ocon, Gasly and Hubert all started serious karting around the same time, all French speakers, all raced each other week in week out as kids. Gasly went to school with Hubert for 6 years, they shared an apartment for a long time... F1 drivers are a race ...
by Fat Albert
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tour de France 2019
Replies: 994
Views: 35318

Re: Tour de France 2019

Xupi wrote:
Mick Mannock wrote:What is going on with the timing?
Times will be taken on top of Iseran. No stage winner.
What happens to the stage prize money?...
by Fat Albert
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Electric Cars
Replies: 190
Views: 5805

Re: Electric Cars

Having had one for a couple of days on loan I can confirm that the Jaguar iPace is an extraordinary car, comparable with anything with a reciprocating engine in it's price range (£60k-£80k) from any manufacturer. Performance, comfort , handling etc. is truly exceptional... However, real world mileag...
by Fat Albert
Tue May 07, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12277
Views: 615243

Re: F1 Thread

FR, you're correct that the W Series is bullshit as many female drivers (see Sophia Floersch) have commented upon, but and it's a big but, no female racing driver has succeeded in getting sufficient sponsorship for a fully sponsored, top line FIA F3 car (£750k for a season), let alone F2 which is do...
by Fat Albert
Sat May 04, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12277
Views: 615243

Re: F1 Thread

Watched race 1 of the W Series at Hockenheim, a very wet qualifying saw Jamie Chadwick on pole by a long way. In the race she locked up while leading on lap 1, fell to 2nd while a safety car period saw a couple of wrecks removed from the hairpin, before taking the lead and controlling the rest of th...
by Fat Albert
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?
Replies: 172
Views: 13556

Re: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?

Loughborough 20 Ampthill 52

We’ve done it...

Last game of the season and Ampthill are now a Championship club :P

Posting from 37000 ft over the Atlantic on my way to Charlotte, about to have a pass of champagne
by Fat Albert
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12277
Views: 615243

Re: F1 Thread

Spa & Monza are the circuits which top the full throttle time, both coming out at 70%. Yes, that's right, at Spa (7km lap) the engines are at full throttle for 70% of the lap... It also has a straight which is 1.865km long. The lap record is 1m46s, roughly half the lap time is spent at full throttl...
by Fat Albert
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?
Replies: 172
Views: 13556

Re: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?

The bonus point win away at Moseley (26-40) Saturday combined with Old Elthamians not getting a bonus point at home to Cinderford restores Ampthill to a 5 point lead with two games to play. This weekend sees Amps host Sale FC who are safe from relegation while OE's travel to Bishop's Stortford, one ...
by Fat Albert
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?
Replies: 172
Views: 13556

Re: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?

Extraordinary game yesterday, Rosslyn Park were better in every phase of the game in the first half and simply blew Amps away to lead 0-20 at half time. What was one of A's worst performances in National 1 was turned around in the second half leading to a crazy last 5 minutes when two basket ball tr...
by Fat Albert
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?
Replies: 172
Views: 13556

Re: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?

Btw, is it true that Ampthill boast four tongans? Three now as Paino Hehea has retired Although we are growing our own as both Suva & Samson Ma'asi (sons of Viliami & England youth internationals) have been through the age groups... I thought Slot's article was poorly researched, no mention of the ...
by Fat Albert
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?
Replies: 172
Views: 13556

Re: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?

You are of course, entitled to your opinion, however, only the 1stXV players receive match fees. The coaches are all part time and/or players. I admire your allegiance and passion for your club, but your naivety? Not so much. FA has basically been involved in every aspect of his club. Why do you th...
by Fat Albert
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?
Replies: 172
Views: 13556

Re: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?

Varsity Way wrote:So the Leicester Tigers might be playing Ampthill next season?

WTF
Yup... Surreal... Next season Tigers might "Go Down To The Woods Today" to play here, no stands, just two embankments (which give a great view), have had one crowd over 2k :nod:

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by Fat Albert
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?
Replies: 172
Views: 13556

Re: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?

How many local players in the 1st XV? Not a troll question I am really interested - the sides in Kent that have played in the upper reaches of the league system have generally recruited heavily. In the senior squad (1s & 2s) of about 40, more than 10 players are mini & youth graduates. Most of our ...
by Fat Albert
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12277
Views: 615243

Re: F1 Thread

Spa & Monza are the circuits which top the full throttle time, both coming out at 70%. Yes, that's right, at Spa (7km lap) the engines are at full throttle for 70% of the lap... It also has a straight which is 1.865km long. The lap record is 1m46s, roughly half the lap time is spent at full throttle.
by Fat Albert
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?
Replies: 172
Views: 13556

Re: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?

How many local players in the 1st XV? Not a troll question I am really interested - the sides in Kent that have played in the upper reaches of the league system have generally recruited heavily. In the senior squad (1s & 2s) of about 40, more than 10 players are mini & youth graduates. Most of our ...
by Fat Albert
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?
Replies: 172
Views: 13556

Re: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?

Just 4 games to go

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This week Ampthill (1st) host Rosslyn Park (3rd), win this one and Ampthill can really begin to plan
by Fat Albert
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?
Replies: 172
Views: 13556

Re: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?

his best mate is the director of rugby at OEs and is under immense pressure to get them up this season. This probably explains why, following the 5 try 0 loss at Ampthill, OE's formally protested the conduct of the referee... The interview given after the game showed more honesty, as their DoR said...
by Fat Albert
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12277
Views: 615243

Re: F1 Thread

fishfoodie wrote:I hadn't realized how intergalactically shit the deal Bernie did with Sky is :frown:
Fixed

It's fortunate that my friend still retains his access to Sky without a subscription even after the Murdock's exit"
by Fat Albert
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tigers in the sh#t?
Replies: 216
Views: 18220

Re: Tigers in the sh#t?

Given that Newcastle, Worcester and Bristol are all winning the prospect comes ever closer of Tigers having to "go down to the woods today" next season, surreal & bizarre

Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship
by Fat Albert
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Drop France. And welcome Georgia to 6 Nations
Replies: 12
Views: 1023

Re: Drop France. And welcome Georgia to 6 Nations

Petrus wrote:France has nothing to do in the 6 Nations now. Too weak. Let us have Georgia for a refreshing change ! And a trip to Tbilissi instead of Paris. That would be nice !
tu es un très vilain garçon, Petrus
by Fat Albert
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Circumstances that will force AP ringfencing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1746

Re: Circumstances that will force AP ringfencing?

It's about time some sort of ring fencing was introduced. I do hope you're being sarky FC. The one guaranteed result of ring fencing will be a lower standard of play in the league. Do you really think that the business types that run premiership clubs want to run them at a loss? 1 premiership club ...
by Fat Albert
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Circumstances that will force AP ringfencing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1746

Re: Circumstances that will force AP ringfencing?

Can't change the regulation for this season...

Imagine large Leicester travelling to little Ampthill next season :D :nod: :roll:
by Fat Albert
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?
Replies: 172
Views: 13556

Re: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?

A few years ago I was at Hartpury for an U18s game and was surprised to find their 1st XV was playing Ampthill. As an alumnus of Ampthill Road Primary School (in Bedford) and a supporter of The Blues, I was nonetheless quite unaware that Ampthill had a strong rugby team. Ampthill v Bedford would be...
by Fat Albert
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?
Replies: 172
Views: 13556

Re: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?

TB63 wrote:Say hi to your son for me FA, hope his business still doing well..
Sure will, going from strength to strength

He is the proud Dad of my first grandchild, little shit can catch & pass a rugby ball at 18 months :shock:
by Fat Albert
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?
Replies: 172
Views: 13556

Re: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?

Yes, that includes the coaches... bear mind that apart from PT, all the coaches are also players, Soane Tong'uiha = scrum, Maama Molitika = forwards, James Pritchard = backs, Kevin Barrett = fitness & skills Is there still a large Italian community living in Ampthill? Not as far as I know, there's a...