Aussies & Cantabs - what are you doing this Saturday evening?

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Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:34 am I used to go for a big bike ride on Saturdays and end up at Drummoyne watching all the bouncers prop :lol:
To be honest, these days some of the top div 1 subbies teams are probably better than the bottom Shute shield teams.
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Zakar wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:00 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:34 am I used to go for a big bike ride on Saturdays and end up at Drummoyne watching all the bouncers prop :lol:
To be honest, these days some of the top div 1 subbies teams are probably better than the bottom Shute shield teams.
That's good to hear.

Both better standard than the Waratah's then? :lol:
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:42 am
Zakar wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:00 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:34 am I used to go for a big bike ride on Saturdays and end up at Drummoyne watching all the bouncers prop :lol:
To be honest, these days some of the top div 1 subbies teams are probably better than the bottom Shute shield teams.
That's good to hear.

Both better standard than the Waratah's then? :lol:
Better food selection at the ground, that's for sure.
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Cries in SuperDry and Vili's Pies x(
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shanky wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:26 am I’m thinking an early supper and a spot of light Youtubing

Since there’s not much on

Anyone else?
Ah, the exciting big city lifestyle we hear so much about. I can but look on with envy from my rural backwater.
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Fat Old Git wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:42 am
shanky wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:26 am I’m thinking an early supper and a spot of light Youtubing

Since there’s not much on

Anyone else?
Ah, the exciting big city lifestyle we hear so much about. I can but look on with envy from my rural backwater.
Sydney is more of a Sunday morning brunch locale, where you gather at a good cafe to chat about property, renovations, meal planning, your boat and probably back to the property market again.
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Zakar wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:06 am
Fat Old Git wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:42 am
shanky wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:26 am I’m thinking an early supper and a spot of light Youtubing

Since there’s not much on

Anyone else?
Ah, the exciting big city lifestyle we hear so much about. I can but look on with envy from my rural backwater.
Sydney is more of a Sunday morning brunch locale, where you gather at a good cafe to chat about property, renovations, meal planning, your boat and probably back to the property market again.
You fight the traffic, fight for a parking spot, fight pedestrians with your kevlar drive belt single speed ebike for a share of the footpath, you fight the horde for a seat at said cafe, you fight for the wait staffs' attention over the loud protestations of the sweaty fat slapper with the thinning hair who demands sole loading rights for its carb addiction, you fight the flies for the crumbs of pastry you just paid the average minimum wage for, you fight the shit in the air so your lungs don't wither and give up in disgust and you sit back and slap yourselves about and proudly declare you're living the dream.
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Sydney, so expensive residents have to combine meals in order to keep cost down. :((
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guy smiley wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:15 am
Zakar wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:06 am
Fat Old Git wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:42 am
shanky wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:26 am I’m thinking an early supper and a spot of light Youtubing

Since there’s not much on

Anyone else?
Ah, the exciting big city lifestyle we hear so much about. I can but look on with envy from my rural backwater.
Sydney is more of a Sunday morning brunch locale, where you gather at a good cafe to chat about property, renovations, meal planning, your boat and probably back to the property market again.
You fight the traffic, fight for a parking spot, fight pedestrians with your kevlar drive belt single speed ebike for a share of the footpath, you fight the horde for a seat at said cafe, you fight for the wait staffs' attention over the loud protestations of the sweaty fat slapper with the thinning hair who demands sole loading rights for its carb addiction, you fight the flies for the crumbs of pastry you just paid the average minimum wage for, you fight the shit in the air so your lungs don't wither and give up in disgust and you sit back and slap yourselves about and proudly declare you're living the dream.
Geeze Perth sounds grim.
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It probably is.
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C*nt of a thread, what about us poor Hurricane region fans ... fudge you all.
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Having already stashed away the Player(s) of the Year trophy, i don't think Crusaders fans will be too worried about who wins Most Improved.
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Thomas wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:53 am
shanky wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:36 am
Thomas wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:26 am Probably mosey on down to the rugby club and watch the young blokes run around. Have a couple of tins and come home and fire up the fire pit. Gonna grill some steaks as big as my head on the coals.
Good idea

How do you reckon the best way to get the fire pit going is?

Do you go softwood first? Or straight to the hardwood?
I obviously start with kindling 4, assorted Chinese newspapers and then small slivers of hardwood. I find that shit is hard to get lit but it gives you amazing coals. Once I have a nice blaze going I'll put on some hardwood logs and then some assorted garden waste so my fuckhead neighbours get a good fucken waft of smoke inside their house. Got an 18 month old kelpie and that's her favourite thing to do...help me get palm fronds and shit.

Once I'm happy with the fire I'll add some more logs and get stuck into a tin or two. Then rake the coals into zones for cooking. I've found grilling with a steak about 3 fingers thick gets the best results. You get a great char and crust but it's still medium rare in the middle. Might even do some corn as well. Who knows.
f**king hell I'm sweating thinking of the heat of your Brisbane backyard amongst this furnace, even in June.
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Wignu wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:17 am C*nt of a thread, what about us poor Hurricane region fans ... fudge you all.
:lol:
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I shall be knitting a 'Blues 2021 TransTasman Champions' cardigan, with matching mittens ala Bernie Sanders. That's how I roll 8)
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shanky wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:34 am
Wignu wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:17 am C*nt of a thread, what about us poor Hurricane region fans ... fudge you all.
:lol:
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jdogscoop wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:59 am
Thomas wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:53 am
shanky wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:36 am
Thomas wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:26 am Probably mosey on down to the rugby club and watch the young blokes run around. Have a couple of tins and come home and fire up the fire pit. Gonna grill some steaks as big as my head on the coals.
Good idea

How do you reckon the best way to get the fire pit going is?

Do you go softwood first? Or straight to the hardwood?
I obviously start with kindling 4, assorted Chinese newspapers and then small slivers of hardwood. I find that shit is hard to get lit but it gives you amazing coals. Once I have a nice blaze going I'll put on some hardwood logs and then some assorted garden waste so my fuckhead neighbours get a good fucken waft of smoke inside their house. Got an 18 month old kelpie and that's her favourite thing to do...help me get palm fronds and shit.

Once I'm happy with the fire I'll add some more logs and get stuck into a tin or two. Then rake the coals into zones for cooking. I've found grilling with a steak about 3 fingers thick gets the best results. You get a great char and crust but it's still medium rare in the middle. Might even do some corn as well. Who knows.
f**king hell I'm sweating thinking of the heat of your Brisbane backyard amongst this furnace, even in June.
Temperature will get down to about 6 degrees tonight. There's a bit of a westerly blowing too which drops it down a bit.

Of course, it will be 22 today which is lovely but it sure does get brisk at night.
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Stan has a great library of Super Rugby matches so I thought I'd watch the last five Super Rugby finals which were won by the Crusaders. And if I have time after that I might start watching some of the previous seven finals that the Crusaders won prior to the current 5 peat. Then I'll report back to the forum on which of the 12 Crusaders SR finals wins was the most impressive.
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Zakar wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:00 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:34 am I used to go for a big bike ride on Saturdays and end up at Drummoyne watching all the bouncers prop :lol:
To be honest, these days some of the top div 1 subbies teams are probably better than the bottom Shute shield teams.
Randwick are scheduled to play Parramatta today. Parramatta can only field two teams: a first grade side, and a first grade colts side. They are supposed to be able to field five senior teams, and three Colts sides.

Sad days indeed,
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wamberal wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:05 am
Zakar wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:00 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:34 am I used to go for a big bike ride on Saturdays and end up at Drummoyne watching all the bouncers prop :lol:
To be honest, these days some of the top div 1 subbies teams are probably better than the bottom Shute shield teams.
Randwick are scheduled to play Parramatta today. Parramatta can only field two teams: a first grade side, and a first grade colts side. They are supposed to be able to field five senior teams, and three Colts sides.

Sad days indeed,
The Waratahs just posted a staggering multi-million dollar profit and have millions of dollars in the bank so hopefully some of that money will be redirected towards helping struggling clubs.
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wamberal wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:05 am
Zakar wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:00 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:34 am I used to go for a big bike ride on Saturdays and end up at Drummoyne watching all the bouncers prop :lol:
To be honest, these days some of the top div 1 subbies teams are probably better than the bottom Shute shield teams.
Randwick are scheduled to play Parramatta today. Parramatta can only field two teams: a first grade side, and a first grade colts side. They are supposed to be able to field five senior teams, and three Colts sides.

Sad days indeed,
Its weird, because Blue Mountains can play 5 grades plus colts, and St Pats (strathfield) can play 4 grades plus colts. What are Parramatta and Penrith doing wrong? I know a lot of their best players get pinched.

I actually think if Shute Shields want to be semi pro, they need to separate 1st grade (and maybe 1st colts) from the structure.
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Ali's Choice wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:08 am
The Waratahs just posted a staggering multi-million dollar profit and have millions of dollars in the bank so hopefully some of that money will be redirected towards helping struggling clubs.
There is a move by the "viable" Shute Shield clubs (except for my club, Eastwood) to kick the three stragglers - West Harbour, Parramatta, and Penrith - out of the competition.

Lots of money would help save them, of course. But genuine community support for the game would be a lot better,
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Ali's Choice wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:56 pm Stan has a great library of Super Rugby matches so I thought I'd watch the last five Super Rugby finals which were won by the Crusaders. And if I have time after that I might start watching some of the previous seven finals that the Crusaders won prior to the current 5 peat. Then I'll report back to the forum on which of the 12 Crusaders SR finals wins was the most impressive.
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Ghost-Of-Nepia wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:30 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:56 pm Stan has a great library of Super Rugby matches so I thought I'd watch the last five Super Rugby finals which were won by the Crusaders. And if I have time after that I might start watching some of the previous seven finals that the Crusaders won prior to the current 5 peat. Then I'll report back to the forum on which of the 12 Crusaders SR finals wins was the most impressive.
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Altho’ it may not be in the sprit of this fred, gotta say I will def. be watching the TT final this evening.
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I'm with mungo -- definitely watching the match before hopefully watching the WTC final.
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Well the rainbow cup final was excellent :thumbup:
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Zakar wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:13 am
wamberal wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:05 am
Zakar wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:00 am
Pat the Ex Mat wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:34 am I used to go for a big bike ride on Saturdays and end up at Drummoyne watching all the bouncers prop :lol:
To be honest, these days some of the top div 1 subbies teams are probably better than the bottom Shute shield teams.
Randwick are scheduled to play Parramatta today. Parramatta can only field two teams: a first grade side, and a first grade colts side. They are supposed to be able to field five senior teams, and three Colts sides.

Sad days indeed,
Its weird, because Blue Mountains can play 5 grades plus colts, and St Pats (strathfield) can play 4 grades plus colts. What are Parramatta and Penrith doing wrong? I know a lot of their best players get pinched.

I actually think if Shute Shields want to be semi pro, they need to separate 1st grade (and maybe 1st colts) from the structure.
Some genuine support from headquarters would help.
Maybe a draft amongst clubs.
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Ah well......with that result last night in Ork.......will just have to live with the fact that it took a Crusader and a Hurricane to guide them over the line.......
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