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by piquant
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25216
Views: 705330

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

I get that, but doesn;t mean that we are wrong to stand up for our interests. I actually have no issue with people saying that the EU should enforce it's contractual rights. What I do have a problem is when the Remaniacs (whilst saying it is OK for the EU to act in it;s interests), criticise the UK...
by piquant
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25216
Views: 705330

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

I'm not talking about the actual participants, I am taking about the Remaniac commentators, the A C Grayling, Tim Walker, Femi, FPBE mob, and Mike Galsworthy's of this world. To them the EU = Good, the Uk = Bad. When it comes to the the EU acting in it's self interest (Ham Sarnies, Shellfish etc) w...
by piquant
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4698176

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Other countries do fine without using their 8 as a lazy battering ram. Probably why Read got more caps than Lauaki. You also get excellent hands, real pace, a huge workrate and top standard decision making with Read, and he played in a side that had the nous to be able to use all that. Even if we h...
by piquant
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25216
Views: 705330

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-56529351 The same people who defend the EU for enforcing their contractual rights when it comes to Shellfish (the Brexit Agreement is in effect one massive contract), are the same people who give the UK an absolute shoeing for enforcing its contractual rights ...
by piquant
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25216
Views: 705330

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-56529351 The same people who defend the EU for enforcing their contractual rights when it comes to Shellfish (the Brexit Agreement is in effect one massive contract), are the same people who give the UK an absolute shoeing for enforcing its contractual rights ...
by piquant
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4698176

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Other countries do fine without using their 8 as a lazy battering ram. Probably why Read got more caps than Lauaki. You also get excellent hands, real pace, a huge workrate and top standard decision making with Read, and he played in a side that had the nous to be able to use all that. Even if we h...
by piquant
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4698176

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Other countries do fine without using their 8 as a lazy battering ram. Probably why Read got more caps than Lauaki. You also get excellent hands, real pace, a huge workrate and top standard decision making with Read, and he played in a side that had the nous to be able to use all that. Even if we h...
by piquant
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25216
Views: 705330

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-56529351 The same people who defend the EU for enforcing their contractual rights when it comes to Shellfish (the Brexit Agreement is in effect one massive contract), are the same people who give the UK an absolute shoeing for enforcing its contractual rights ...
by piquant
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4698176

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

We haven't even looked at Malins yet. And yes, it's the ltvg look at the shiny thing. Hodge, for now, needs to try and establish some game time at Exeter, which will not be easy looking at their back three options
by piquant
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128602
Views: 5933608

Re: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Other versions of Trump are delusional too
by piquant
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25216
Views: 705330

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-56529351 The same people who defend the EU for enforcing their contractual rights when it comes to Shellfish (the Brexit Agreement is in effect one massive contract), are the same people who give the UK an absolute shoeing for enforcing its contractual rights ...
by piquant
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4698176

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Also Youngs has just come through the 6N as probably the best 9 in this season's event. He really is a very good player. Sure England have struggled at times, but that's not come down to Youngs So where have we struggled Piq? I don't think saying players have done somewhat well and we've come off a...
by piquant
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4698176

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

The Vunipola's are both the answer and the problem for me. Take out those 2, who is a consistent carrier in the pack? Curry, George, Sinckler from the current crop. Lawes and Underhill can make yards. Then you've got to assume if Billy is replaced, it's by either DomB or Simmonds - both can carrry....
by piquant
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4698176

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Sure. Dupont made some fine attacking plays, but also dicked around and kicked like a moron. That said, it's easy for me to say he kicked like a dick, people said some very similar things about Ronnie O'Sullivan when he started playing left handed, if Dupont is doing this 2 years out from a WC with ...
by piquant
Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4698176

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Ben Youngs isn’t particularly vocal. Eddie will say what he needs to justify his decisions. Does being vocal make Daly a fullback when he can’t catch or tackle? Missing tackles and catches is a fine reason not to pick Daly, or to not pick him at 15 depending on the question. But on Youngs both Youn...
by piquant
Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25216
Views: 705330

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

The vaccines don't belong to the EU. It's the language you would expect from the old Soviet Union. It's a misnomer continually reported across mainstream press. Dumbing down. It doesn't seem especially even a Brexit issue. I suppose both the EU and the UK are saying acting in their own self-interes...
by piquant
Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25216
Views: 705330

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

The EU has exported 41 million vaccine doses to 33 non EU countries including 10 million to the UK. The vaccines don't belong to the EU. It's the language you would expect from the old Soviet Union. It's a misnomer continually reported across mainstream press. Dumbing down. It doesn't seem especial...
by piquant
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4698176

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Ben Youngs isn’t particularly vocal. Eddie will say what he needs to justify his decisions. Does being vocal make Daly a fullback when he can’t catch or tackle? Missing tackles and catches is a fine reason not to pick Daly, or to not pick him at 15 depending on the question. But on Youngs both Youn...
by piquant
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4698176

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Also Youngs has just come through the 6N as probably the best 9 in this season's event. He really is a very good player. Sure England have struggled at times, but that's not come down to Youngs So where have we struggled Piq? I don't think saying players have done somewhat well and we've come off a...
by piquant
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4698176

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Also Youngs has just come through the 6N as probably the best 9 in this season's event. He really is a very good player.

Sure England have struggled at times, but that's not come down to Youngs
by piquant
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4698176

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

And yes Eddie is massive on communication at 9 and 10. Possibly at 12 too. Go ask Quade Cooper about how bad things get if you don't talk enough on the pitch for Eddie, he's got some great stories about being left doing contact work with the props until he started talking enough. That was in club, ...
by piquant
Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4698176

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

And yes Eddie is massive on communication at 9 and 10. Possibly at 12 too. Go ask Quade Cooper about how bad things get if you don't talk enough on the pitch for Eddie, he's got some great stories about being left doing contact work with the props until he started talking enough. That was in club, ...
by piquant
Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25216
Views: 705330

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Who's going to the Brexit festival? Gammonbury - or just Gammo C'mon, let's be havin' you, who's going? He came from Turkey he had no thirst for knowledge. He studied classics at Balliol College That's where he, caught his eye And in 30 seconds time he said I wanna sleep with common people, I wanna...
by piquant
Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4698176

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

And yes Eddie is massive on communication at 9 and 10. Possibly at 12 too. Go ask Quade Cooper about how bad things get if you don't talk enough on the pitch for Eddie, he's got some great stories about being left doing contact work with the props until he started talking enough. That was in club, a...
by piquant
Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4698176

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Maybe Simmonds doesn't bosh in the same way as Billy, but Eddie will note things like his leg drive through contact, and no way is Baxter going to complain about leg drive through contact. Everyone will notice leg drive with Barbeary, Eddie will be picking up on all players he's looking at how that ...
by piquant
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25216
Views: 705330

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Who's going to the Brexit festival? A snip at only £120 million (unless it's a project that comes in more expensive owing to come criminals stupid initial assumptions) For the record I'd be happy to state Brexit is a brilliant idea for only 10% of the festival spend, I wouldn't want to have to go to...
by piquant
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4698176

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

What is a form player, how does a form pick at the point of EPS selection necessarily hold through to and during the 6N, through a summer tour, through the AIs? Or when you say you want to pick form players, who often will not be as good as the incumbent, do you envisage replacing or simply binning...
by piquant
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4698176

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

There's also a reason why every England coach has preferred Farrell to Ford. There is even if one thinks Ford a much better player, and I do, it'd be daft to dismiss all the intensity and attitude Farrell brings on and off the park. We might want to as fans and just pick our 'best' XV or XXIII but ...
by piquant
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4698176

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

What is a form player, how does a form pick at the point of EPS selection necessarily hold through to and during the 6N, through a summer tour, through the AIs? Or when you say you want to pick form players, who often will not be as good as the incumbent, do you envisage replacing or simply binning ...
by piquant
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4698176

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

We had that in Manu, who other then run hard could do nowt else. Yeah, wouldn't it be terrible if we ended up with another Manu, a player who was devastatingly effective at international level. When fit. And one who would fit frankly into any system. It's be nice if his skills and decision making h...
by piquant
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4698176

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Ford can come back on, there’s no punishment for head injuries. Eddie was probably in shock that Faz wouldn’t play his regulation 80 mins. I suspect if you tried it nobody would say no because the whole idea is to encourage teams not to risk someone's health, and people might not think through the ...
by piquant
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4698176

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Look at Quins. Brilliant ball playing 10 a f**king evil ball carrying 12 and either a quick, shifty 13 like Marchant or another big fast lad like Northmore. Eddie’s preferred Ford-Faz-Slade had all the ball handling and skill in the world, but where’s the physical threat? Smith-Manu-Slade/Daly woul...
by piquant
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4698176

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Ford can come back on, there’s no punishment for head injuries. Eddie was probably in shock that Faz wouldn’t play his regulation 80 mins. I suspect if you tried it nobody would say no because the whole idea is to encourage teams not to risk someone's health, and people might not think through the ...
by piquant
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4698176

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Look at Quins. Brilliant ball playing 10 a f**king evil ball carrying 12 and either a quick, shifty 13 like Marchant or another big fast lad like Northmore. Eddie’s preferred Ford-Faz-Slade had all the ball handling and skill in the world, but where’s the physical threat? Smith-Manu-Slade/Daly woul...
by piquant
Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4698176

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Ford can come back on, there’s no punishment for head injuries. Eddie was probably in shock that Faz wouldn’t play his regulation 80 mins. I suspect if you tried it nobody would say no because the whole idea is to encourage teams not to risk someone's health, and people might not think through the ...
by piquant
Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4698176

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Look at Quins. Brilliant ball playing 10 a f**king evil ball carrying 12 and either a quick, shifty 13 like Marchant or another big fast lad like Northmore. Eddie’s preferred Ford-Faz-Slade had all the ball handling and skill in the world, but where’s the physical threat? Smith-Manu-Slade/Daly woul...
by piquant
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4698176

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/we-knew-george-ford-could-come-on-but-wanted-dan-robson-at-fly-half-england-claim-t5lx7lq88 I think Ford has just seen the end of his career at fly half with England. At least, under Eddie Jones. They'd rather play Robson at 10 and not Ford. Game over. Ford has ju...
by piquant
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 128602
Views: 5933608

Re: ex-POTUS DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

American public waxing lyrical with their opinion of his performance. https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/texas-museum-forced-to-take-down-trump-statue-because-everyone-keeps-punching-it/ar-BB1eKcG4?ocid=ientp In fairness they're not punching a statue of Trump, that picture just shows a bloke with...
by piquant
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4698176

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

Eddie Jones has always claimed players must make more decisions and be in more charge but always appears to run an authoritarian sort of management style. Not his only contradiction, he's also spoken of limiting messages as players can only take so much but Jonny May said part fo the Scotland loss ...
by piquant
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89120
Views: 4698176

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

England have a game, Eddie says stuff about the media, the media love to talk about the media, Eddie lifts pressure from his players