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by piquant
Mon May 03, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: La Rochelle v Leinster
Replies: 321
Views: 10746

Re: La Rochelle v Leinster

Leinster have just reached the semi-final stage and lost by 9 points away to a very strong side. Comments as to their failings might just be a little overblown, and sometimes you just don't get the performance you want. If the performances were consistently poor that'd be a different thing, but they...
by piquant
Mon May 03, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: La Rochelle v Leinster
Replies: 321
Views: 10746

Re: La Rochelle v Leinster

The biggest difference between an home and away game is the crowd. The pressure it puts on the ref, the support it gives to the team it supports. That is 80% of the home advantage.15% is the travel (when in Europe. It is more if you travel accross time zones like the SH teams do in their competitio...
by piquant
Mon May 03, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: La Rochelle v Leinster
Replies: 321
Views: 10746

Re: La Rochelle v Leinster

The biggest difference between an home and away game is the crowd. The pressure it puts on the ref, the support it gives to the team it supports. That is 80% of the home advantage.15% is the travel (when in Europe. It is more if you travel accross time zones like the SH teams do in their competitio...
by piquant
Mon May 03, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 2083
Views: 70025

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

So on that extra $850k or so of income you have to pay an extra $35k in taxes? I shall send violins asap Excellent, don’t forget the sales tax payable on the violins. Even if an issue Delaware will surely come to the rescue I think you'll find you'll need to drag your arse to Delaware to be rescued...
by piquant
Mon May 03, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: La Rochelle v Leinster
Replies: 321
Views: 10746

Re: La Rochelle v Leinster

The biggest difference between an home and away game is the crowd. The pressure it puts on the ref, the support it gives to the team it supports. That is 80% of the home advantage.15% is the travel (when in Europe. It is more if you travel accross time zones like the SH teams do in their competitio...
by piquant
Mon May 03, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: La Rochelle v Leinster
Replies: 321
Views: 10746

Re: La Rochelle v Leinster

The biggest difference between an home and away game is the crowd. The pressure it puts on the ref, the support it gives to the team it supports. That is 80% of the home advantage.15% is the travel (when in Europe. It is more if you travel accross time zones like the SH teams do in their competitio...
by piquant
Sun May 02, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: La Rochelle v Leinster
Replies: 321
Views: 10746

Re: La Rochelle v Leinster

The biggest difference between an home and away game is the crowd. The pressure it puts on the ref, the support it gives to the team it supports. That is 80% of the home advantage.15% is the travel (when in Europe. It is more if you travel accross time zones like the SH teams do in their competitio...
by piquant
Sun May 02, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12353
Views: 624787

Re: F1 Thread

Interesting for Lewis to drive around calm at the end, not drive in for fresh tires and thrash the car/engine right at the end
by piquant
Sun May 02, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 2083
Views: 70025

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

Mr Mike wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 12:30 pm
piquant wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 8:26 am So on that extra $850k or so of income you have to pay an extra $35k in taxes? I shall send violins asap
Excellent, don’t forget the sales tax payable on the violins.
Even if an issue Delaware will surely come to the rescue
by piquant
Sun May 02, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 2083
Views: 70025

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

So on that extra $850k or so of income you have to pay an extra $35k in taxes? I shall send violins asap
by piquant
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 2083
Views: 70025

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

Politico article comparing the politics of the post-Civil War late 1800s to today. https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/04/24/forgotten-precedent-unprecedented-politics-age-of-acrimony-484072 . Imagine if, instead of the impressive 66 percent of eligible voters who went to the polls last Nov...
by piquant
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25219
Views: 707266

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

I really have no idea- they’re still smashing the polls but politicians are stupid if nothing else. The public certainly seem to like Boris anyway, they need to be careful how they ditch him...but I reckon he’s Teflon and will walk of his own accord. I don’t think the dream job has lived up to expe...
by piquant
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25219
Views: 707266

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

He’s blinded by his hatred for Boris over the ‘alleged’ historical leg touching of his missus. They need to get a genuine journo in his place. The whole Boris thing baffles me- will people who voted for a liar and cheat be blown away when he’s exposed as *drumroll*- a liar and a cheat? It’s not cut...
by piquant
Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25219
Views: 707266

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Call me revolutionary but informed negotiation by the appointees of the elected representatives of each member state probably works better. Than an uninformative shitshow to be voted on by the uninformed to produce a result that can then be interpreted in 100 different ways. I agree, but if making ...
by piquant
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 2083
Views: 70025

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

I see Tucker wants mask wearers to be arrested. What an absolute f**king bell end This is what happens when lefty media commentators take his obviously sarcastic comments at face value and dipsticks unquestioningly repeat the deceit. thats sarcasm ?.....yeah, right... https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
by piquant
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25219
Views: 707266

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

It would be a decent enough troll but for the fact he’s an idiot. Him and kuenessberg could be replaced by parrots. He’s blinded by his hatred for Boris over the ‘alleged’ historical leg touching of his missus. They need to get a genuine journo in his place. The whole Boris thing baffles me- will p...
by piquant
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 2083
Views: 70025

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

And there is if you don't change plans every 3 seconds you have a lot less to tell the press
by piquant
Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 2083
Views: 70025

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

Under Obama the Democrats were top-down organized because Obama was Messiah Figure. They're not under Biden. This was a PR mistake I think Joe's done well to avoid. They made it all about Obama when he got in, carefully controlling the material released from the Whitehouse and using every opportuni...
by piquant
Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25219
Views: 707266

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

So the post-Brexit EU-UK trade deal is ratified. Only 5 opposing votes - guess it says something, as does the fact that it was done according to Boris's deadline. Comment from Michel Barnier was interesting: "This is a divorce. It is a warning, Brexit. It's a failure of the European Union and we ha...
by piquant
Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25219
Views: 707266

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Where does one draw a line? Norway, Iceland, Romania, Sweden, Turkey? And who gets to decide what the acceptable one true vision is? One of the biggest acts by the EU, the introduction of the Euro, established very clearly members could pursue different agendas within the overall construct. Is that...
by piquant
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25219
Views: 707266

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Where does one draw a line? Norway, Iceland, Romania, Sweden, Turkey? And who gets to decide what the acceptable one true vision is? One of the biggest acts by the EU, the introduction of the Euro, established very clearly members could pursue different agendas within the overall construct. Is that...
by piquant
Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25219
Views: 707266

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

So the post-Brexit EU-UK trade deal is ratified. Only 5 opposing votes - guess it says something, as does the fact that it was done according to Boris's deadline. Comment from Michel Barnier was interesting: "This is a divorce. It is a warning, Brexit. It's a failure of the European Union and we ha...
by piquant
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25219
Views: 707266

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

So the post-Brexit EU-UK trade deal is ratified. Only 5 opposing votes - guess it says something, as does the fact that it was done according to Boris's deadline. Comment from Michel Barnier was interesting: "This is a divorce. It is a warning, Brexit. It's a failure of the European Union and we ha...
by piquant
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25219
Views: 707266

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

So the post-Brexit EU-UK trade deal is ratified. Only 5 opposing votes - guess it says something, as does the fact that it was done according to Boris's deadline. Comment from Michel Barnier was interesting: "This is a divorce. It is a warning, Brexit. It's a failure of the European Union and we ha...
by piquant
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 2083
Views: 70025

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

Given Larry's previous on having contained the coronavirus you'd think he'd have had enough first hand experience with booze to know that was pretty much always the case. Which I say without knowing in what context the possibility of a meat, dairy or fungal beer was being discussed.
by piquant
Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 37860
Views: 1128861

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

I’m not going to suggest the UK is in the same boat as Australia (although you are wrong in suggesting that Aus and NZ are in the middle of nowhere, did you forget about Asia?). But surely you can see that policy in the UK has been all over the place meaning people have no idea of how to react? OZ ...
by piquant
Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89128
Views: 4700945

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

He certainly did, but after 79 minutes of faffing around in a game Irish should easily have won, if only by dint of stupidity on the part of Esterhuizen. It was a good moment, it's not enough
by piquant
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread
Replies: 89128
Views: 4700945

Re: **OFFICIAL** English Rugby Thread

That was never a red Always going to be when they slow it right down and use different angles. Cardy is a weird ref. Seems to want to dictate at the players, no working with them to get the game flowing. Smith having a poor game today, not really managing the game or controlling much. I thought the...
by piquant
Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25219
Views: 707266

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Brussels has been humiliated after European Union businesses look to invest in Britain instead of the continent, according to one top German business lobbyist. Ulrich Hoppe, director-general of the German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce, told The Telegraph that many firms in Germany are turn...
by piquant
Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25219
Views: 707266

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Brussels has been humiliated after European Union businesses look to invest in Britain instead of the continent, according to one top German business lobbyist. Ulrich Hoppe, director-general of the German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce, told The Telegraph that many firms in Germany are turn...
by piquant
Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25219
Views: 707266

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Brussels has been humiliated after European Union businesses look to invest in Britain instead of the continent, according to one top German business lobbyist. Ulrich Hoppe, director-general of the German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce, told The Telegraph that many firms in Germany are turn...
by piquant
Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25219
Views: 707266

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

I presume we’re no longer Plague Island? There are different types of plage I am afraid. Life's a beach :thumbup: Boris is in the spotlight again I see. The lad is a walking disaster. Strangely he is more popular than ever. Opposition very upset that he has cut some bureaucratic corners to try and ...
by piquant
Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25219
Views: 707266

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

La soule wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:42 am
piquant wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:28 pm
La soule wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:04 pm
DragsterDriver wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:21 am I presume we’re no longer Plague Island?
There are different types of plage I am afraid.
Life's a beach
:thumbup:

Boris is in the spotlight again I see. The lad is a walking disaster.
More shambling than walking
by piquant
Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25219
Views: 707266

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

I presume we’re no longer Plague Island? There are different types of plage I am afraid. Life's a beach We've moved on from the plague island to poo beaches and rivers and then back to corruption (with piggy Dave showing he is incompetent at that as well, Johnson should just drop him in the muck wi...
by piquant
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25219
Views: 707266

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

La soule wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:04 pm
DragsterDriver wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:21 am I presume we’re no longer Plague Island?
There are different types of plage I am afraid.
Life's a beach
by piquant
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Derek Chauvin trial
Replies: 618
Views: 20919

Re: The Derek Chauvin trial

paddyor wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:39 pm Wow, Tim Fool wants to defund the police

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Does he think because he said cops he needs an S appended on the masse?
by piquant
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents
Replies: 2083
Views: 70025

Re: U.S. politics thread and Joe Biden-the Ronan O'Gara of U.S. Presidents

Tucker Carlson is a white supremacist. Congratulations. You're just as intelligent as Mick Mannock is. I'll never treat anything you say with a modicum of seriousness ever again. Former Vice President Walter Mondale died Monday at 93 years old. He was Carter's Vice President from 1977 to 1981, and ...
by piquant
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25219
Views: 707266

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Most baltis in Brum suck. Always thought the table naan could be more usefully widespread however
by piquant
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25219
Views: 707266

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Brum is home of the Balti, we all know that. However, in 2016, bitter Brussels rejected Birmingham's application for protected status for its distinctive delicacy. Just before the Referendum in fact. The bungling bureaucrats should never have condescended to the Brum Balti. https://www.birminghamma...
by piquant
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread
Replies: 25219
Views: 707266

Re: OFFICIAL Brexit Thread

Brum is home of the Balti, we all know that. However, in 2016, bitter Brussels rejected Birmingham's application for protected status for its distinctive delicacy. Just before the Referendum in fact. The bungling bureaucrats should never have condescended to the Brum Balti. https://www.birminghamma...