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Not just any ex-serviceman Bimbo

We don’t like to talk about it though yeah? Not cool.
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towny wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:44 pm
shanky wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:42 pm
EverReady wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:36 pm :lol:

The Irish have special forces though, right?

The Royal Greenjackets?
The Irish Guards?

.
.
.
:uhoh:
They’re the best, no doubt.

Do we have to guess your mate? Who is the greatest Oz non-Wallaby? Reckon I could get it in 3 goes.
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/i ... 43110.html

Suck on that mofo's
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shanky wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:56 pm Not just any ex-serviceman Bimbo

We don’t like to talk about it though yeah? Not cool.


I’m sure he’s very “special”.
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EverReady wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:57 pm
towny wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:44 pm
shanky wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:42 pm
EverReady wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:36 pm :lol:

The Irish have special forces though, right?

The Royal Greenjackets?
The Irish Guards?

.
.
.
:uhoh:
They’re the best, no doubt.

Do we have to guess your mate? Who is the greatest Oz non-Wallaby? Reckon I could get it in 3 goes.
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/i ... 43110.html

Suck on that mofo's
Snipers are cunce though...

Except Marky Mark in Sniper. He was pretty cool.
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bimboman wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:01 pm
shanky wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:56 pm Not just any ex-serviceman Bimbo

We don’t like to talk about it though yeah? Not cool.


I’m sure he’s very “special”.
:uhoh:

I tried to warn you...
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:lol:
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shanky wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:04 pm
EverReady wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:57 pm
towny wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:44 pm
shanky wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:42 pm
EverReady wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:36 pm :lol:

The Irish have special forces though, right?

The Royal Greenjackets?
The Irish Guards?

.
.
.
:uhoh:
They’re the best, no doubt.

Do we have to guess your mate? Who is the greatest Oz non-Wallaby? Reckon I could get it in 3 goes.
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/i ... 43110.html

Suck on that mofo's
Snipers are cunce though...

Except Marky Mark in Sniper. He was pretty cool.
Bit crap that they can't name you so you can get your hole at the weekend
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Indeed

Fvck that undercover crap. Give me a Stanley Baker Zulu middle-distance-stare gig

Amirite?
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Exactly. I want my name.up in lights
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EverReady wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:57 pm
towny wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:44 pm
shanky wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:42 pm
EverReady wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:36 pm :lol:

The Irish have special forces though, right?

The Royal Greenjackets?
The Irish Guards?

.
.
.
:uhoh:
They’re the best, no doubt.

Do we have to guess your mate? Who is the greatest Oz non-Wallaby? Reckon I could get it in 3 goes.
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/i ... 43110.html

Suck on that mofo's
:lol: :lol:

I’ve read so many stories just like this. “Aussie wins coveted champion soldier award at elite US unit”, etc.

Those that have been in the military know two things:
- any comp is shite that should be avoided at all costs. No one gives a fark
- there are 459 million such comps
- no one knows who won it last year, let alone the stats over the comp’s history

“First non-American team to win XYZ..... “ this comp had teams from non-military organisations. Plus, it’s not like all the snipers around the world are dreaming of this illustrious championship.
Having said that, I’m sure they are quality.

But let me say, I have never heard any soldier talking about the Irish Rangers. Were they the guys that took down Bin Laden? They must keep a tight lip on their glorious escapes too. I only know they exist because I saw one once - compared to the special forces guys kicking around at the time, he looked like a hat stand and his kit and gat looked decidedly non-SF.
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EverReady wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:21 pm Exactly. I want my name.up in lights
On here, bro...your name is already up in lights.

:nod:

That’s all I’m saying. I don’t want to go on about it and embarrass you or anything.
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shanky wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:04 pm
EverReady wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:57 pm
towny wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:44 pm
shanky wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:42 pm
EverReady wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:36 pm :lol:

The Irish have special forces though, right?

The Royal Greenjackets?
The Irish Guards?

.
.
.
:uhoh:
They’re the best, no doubt.

Do we have to guess your mate? Who is the greatest Oz non-Wallaby? Reckon I could get it in 3 goes.
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/i ... 43110.html

Suck on that mofo's
Snipers are cunce though...

Except Marky Mark in Sniper. He was pretty cool.
They’re weird units, but I like the ones I’ve met. Lived with one for a couple of years in Townsville. Top man. But... he made and sold these little toy soldiers that people play dice games with. Every Saturday these nerdy plums would be in my lounge room. I’d come out still buzzing from a night at the disco and offer well intentioned advice. It was never appreciated.

But my flat mate was 10/10 for quality. At my club we had another - regularly won ‘best shot’ in the army. Smart arse buy funny as fark. He must be 50-55 now and I think he’s still playing somewhere.

As a matter of fact, he completed the SAS selection course and they didn’t take him because they said he had the wrong attitude. I think in night navigation be kept using ‘Uranus’ or something. That sounds lame but he would have made it funny.

Snipers are alright!

Bradley Cooper was another. 👍
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towny wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:29 pm
shanky wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:04 pm
EverReady wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:57 pm
towny wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:44 pm
shanky wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:42 pm


The Irish have special forces though, right?

The Royal Greenjackets?
The Irish Guards?

.
.
.
:uhoh:
They’re the best, no doubt.

Do we have to guess your mate? Who is the greatest Oz non-Wallaby? Reckon I could get it in 3 goes.
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/i ... 43110.html

Suck on that mofo's
Snipers are cunce though...

Except Marky Mark in Sniper. He was pretty cool.
They’re weird units, but I like the ones I’ve met. Lived with one for a couple of years in Townsville. Top man. But... he made and sold these little toy soldiers that people play dice games with. Every Saturday these nerdy plums would be in my lounge room. I’d come out still buzzing from a night at the disco and offer well intentioned advice. It was never appreciated.

But my flat mate was 10/10 for quality. At my club we had another - regularly won ‘best shot’ in the army. Smart arse buy funny as fark. He must be 50-55 now and I think he’s still playing somewhere.

As a matter of fact, he completed the SAS selection course and they didn’t take him because they said he had the wrong attitude. I think in night navigation be kept using ‘Uranus’ or something. That sounds lame but he would have made it funny.

Snipers are alright!

Bradley Cooper was another. 👍
:thumbup:

Can’t help imagining the scene though

You in your Mum’s old dressing gown, them discussing wind drift and grain-count - perhaps using you as the example

‘See the cvnt by the toaster? I’m laying 3-1 that I could hit that swollen melon at 1500 yds with 0.6 ‘m/s croswind.’

Any takers?
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I only know they exist because I saw one once - compared to the special forces guys kicking around at the time, he looked like a hat stand and his kit and gat looked decidedly non-SF.
So you saw a solitary Irish ranger just hanging around on his tobler yeah, you should have signed him up for your pencil necked plum club
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shanky wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:35 pm
towny wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:29 pm
shanky wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:04 pm
EverReady wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:57 pm
towny wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:44 pm

They’re the best, no doubt.

Do we have to guess your mate? Who is the greatest Oz non-Wallaby? Reckon I could get it in 3 goes.
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/i ... 43110.html

Suck on that mofo's
Snipers are cunce though...

Except Marky Mark in Sniper. He was pretty cool.
They’re weird units, but I like the ones I’ve met. Lived with one for a couple of years in Townsville. Top man. But... he made and sold these little toy soldiers that people play dice games with. Every Saturday these nerdy plums would be in my lounge room. I’d come out still buzzing from a night at the disco and offer well intentioned advice. It was never appreciated.

But my flat mate was 10/10 for quality. At my club we had another - regularly won ‘best shot’ in the army. Smart arse buy funny as fark. He must be 50-55 now and I think he’s still playing somewhere.

As a matter of fact, he completed the SAS selection course and they didn’t take him because they said he had the wrong attitude. I think in night navigation be kept using ‘Uranus’ or something. That sounds lame but he would have made it funny.

Snipers are alright!

Bradley Cooper was another. 👍
:thumbup:

Can’t help imagining the scene though

You in your Mum’s old dressing gown, them discussing wind drift and grain-count - perhaps using you as the example

‘See the cvnt by the toaster? I’m laying 3-1 that I could hit that swollen melon at 1500 yds with 0.6 ‘m/s croswind.’

Any takers?
Nah. It was Austerlitz or Canae or perhaps some episode from Caesar’s invasion of Gaul.
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Duff Paddy wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:38 pm
I only know they exist because I saw one once - compared to the special forces guys kicking around at the time, he looked like a hat stand and his kit and gat looked decidedly non-SF.
So you saw a solitary Irish ranger just hanging around on his tobler yeah, you should have signed him up for your pencil necked plum club
No need to cry because your boys have shite gear and don’t look too hard. Man up ffs
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Liddle bit jealous of our man's top shooting medal are we. We can't all be the best shooterers in the world guys
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EverReady wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:06 pm Liddle bit jealous of our man's top shooting medal are we. We can't all be the best shooterers in the world guys
My mate won a world ‘army man’ title and I didn’t give a shit. Weird that you guys take this so seriously; especially considering the lack of actual fighting that your country does. Every Irishman I meet bigs up his army men. Meet a Pom, kiwi, etc and they talk about rugby, beer or boobs. And they have good soldiers!
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Towny I have all the top army guys posters and I don't see your mate up on my wall mate.
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World ‘army man’ award

:lol:
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How would you even know. Some lad might be deadly at holding his breath underwater but the other lad might be class at hiding in trees. Hard to judge to be honest
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I should note I am a bit of an expert on this as my grandad was a big cheese in the army back at the start of the state. Not the big big cheese but big small like a babybel or something like that
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Your grandfather was there in 1916?
Impressive. But he was surely no more than a boy?

Was he strapped across a cannon by an English general in a wig and whipped?

(Asking for a friend)
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towny wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:34 am Lots of them. A good % of pro players I’d imagine.
Fitness ability is just a small reason why ppl make it to the SAS. Mentality, attitude and sheer bravery and more important.
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Why does Ireland even have an army? Is a condition from Facebook or something? Like, have any attempts to invade Ireland failed?
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Willie Falloon wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:28 pm
towny wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:34 am Lots of them. A good % of pro players I’d imagine.
Fitness ability is just a small reason why ppl make it to the SAS. Mentality, attitude and sheer bravery and more important.
Some questions:
How do you demonstrate the requisite bravery to get in?
How does mentality differ from attitude?

Do test rugby players on average have weak, average or strong mentality and attitude?
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shanky wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:28 pm Your grandfather was there in 1916?
Impressive. But he was surely no more than a boy?

Was he strapped across a cannon by an English general in a wig and whipped?

(Asking for a friend)
No he joined the Army in the early 20's after the state was formed. During the rising he was 12 and Countess Markievicz used him as her personal footstool. Different times.
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towny wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:39 pm Why does Ireland even have an army? Is a condition from Facebook or something? Like, have any attempts to invade Ireland failed?
We have a weak entry point up north where Winnie lives. Prods ar naturally afraid of men in uniforms of any description. Do you know the way if you show a duckling the silhouette of a hawk it will start running around and trying to hide under leaves and shit. Prods are like that with uniforms
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I’m becoming enthralled with the Irish military. From what I’ve been able to ascertain, they’ve never fought anyone, ever. I can only presume because no country has the sand to step up to the plate.

But despite having no actual military history of achievement, the men and women are the best of the best.

Reminds me of Cathal O’Donnell - who for the last 15 years has been widely regarded as the world’s greatest tennis player. Cathal of course famously hasn’t even stepped out on a court; however he hits that ball against a wall like no one’s business.

https://www.irelandbeforeyoudie.com/ten ... as-others/
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EverReady wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:52 pm
shanky wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:28 pm Your grandfather was there in 1916?
Impressive. But he was surely no more than a boy?

Was he strapped across a cannon by an English general in a wig and whipped?

(Asking for a friend)
No he joined the Army in the early 20's after the state was formed. During the rising he was 12 and Countess Markievicz used him as her personal footstool. Different times.
I did not know about Markiewicz. Wow. What an impressive person

No mention of her footstool though, on Wiki

:(
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towny wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:39 pm Why does Ireland even have an army? Is a condition from Facebook or something? Like, have any attempts to invade Ireland failed?
Oh yes, those cowardly Royal Irish soldiers. (Northern Ireland) :uhoh:
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Dark wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:33 am Though smaller, probably Gregan and Marshall when it comes to half backs

Most soldiers in the SAS are usually on the smaller side - 5' 7-10" sort of range, about 75kgs, so in terms of what rugby players would likely be good candidates for selection, it would be mainly half-backs and smaller outside backs.
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Willie Falloon wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:09 pm
towny wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:39 pm Why does Ireland even have an army? Is a condition from Facebook or something? Like, have any attempts to invade Ireland failed?
Oh yes, those cowardly Royal Irish soldiers. (Northern Ireland) :uhoh:
Did I say they were cowardly?

The truth is, we simply don’t know if they have courage. They might! 👍
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Fruit and Nutt wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:12 pm
Dark wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:33 am Though smaller, probably Gregan and Marshall when it comes to half backs

Most soldiers in the SAS are usually on the smaller side - 5' 7-10" sort of range, about 75kgs, so in terms of what rugby players would likely be good candidates for selection, it would be mainly half-backs and smaller outside backs.

Indeed, imagine having to dig all the trenches and foxholes deep enough to hide a 6'4" streak of piss and then your normal SAS couldn't see out of them.
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towny wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:20 pm
Willie Falloon wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:09 pm
towny wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:39 pm Why does Ireland even have an army? Is a condition from Facebook or something? Like, have any attempts to invade Ireland failed?
Oh yes, those cowardly Royal Irish soldiers. (Northern Ireland) :uhoh:
Did I say they were cowardly?

The truth is, we simply don’t know if they have courage. They might! 👍


Whoooooosh
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Fruit and Nutt wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:12 pm
Dark wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:33 am Though smaller, probably Gregan and Marshall when it comes to half backs

Most soldiers in the SAS are usually on the smaller side - 5' 7-10" sort of range, about 75kgs, so in terms of what rugby players would likely be good candidates for selection, it would be mainly half-backs and smaller outside backs.
Oh, the British SAS are all small dudes? Because that is somehow an advantage for their terrorism role?

In my experience 5’9” is also the average height for non-SAS soldiers. It’s also the average height of UK men. I wonder what to make of this...
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Bogbunny wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:21 pm
towny wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:20 pm
Willie Falloon wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:09 pm
towny wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:39 pm Why does Ireland even have an army? Is a condition from Facebook or something? Like, have any attempts to invade Ireland failed?
Oh yes, those cowardly Royal Irish soldiers. (Northern Ireland) :uhoh:
Did I say they were cowardly?

The truth is, we simply don’t know if they have courage. They might! 👍


Whoooooosh
:lol:

I luv you guys!
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Bogbunny wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:20 pm
Fruit and Nutt wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:12 pm
Dark wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:33 am Though smaller, probably Gregan and Marshall when it comes to half backs

Most soldiers in the SAS are usually on the smaller side - 5' 7-10" sort of range, about 75kgs, so in terms of what rugby players would likely be good candidates for selection, it would be mainly half-backs and smaller outside backs.

Indeed, imagine having to dig all the trenches and foxholes deep enough to hide a 6'4" streak of piss and then your normal SAS couldn't see out of them.


Yep, an SAS patrol consists of 4 soldiers. It is easier to have them all about the same size and weight. Big lumps have to carry more body weight than smaller lumps and they need more calories.
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towny wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:24 pm
Fruit and Nutt wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:12 pm
Dark wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:33 am Though smaller, probably Gregan and Marshall when it comes to half backs

Most soldiers in the SAS are usually on the smaller side - 5' 7-10" sort of range, about 75kgs, so in terms of what rugby players would likely be good candidates for selection, it would be mainly half-backs and smaller outside backs.
Oh, the British SAS are all small dudes? Because that is somehow an advantage for their terrorism role?

In my experience 5’9” is also the average height for non-SAS soldiers. It’s also the average height of UK men. I wonder what to make of this...


You'd more likely pass selection if you were 3" under the average height than if you were 3" above it. Being big is a distinct disadvantage in special ops. Something the Americans learned the hard way fighting the NVA.
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Fruit and Nutt wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:29 pm
Bogbunny wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:20 pm
Fruit and Nutt wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:12 pm
Dark wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:33 am Though smaller, probably Gregan and Marshall when it comes to half backs

Most soldiers in the SAS are usually on the smaller side - 5' 7-10" sort of range, about 75kgs, so in terms of what rugby players would likely be good candidates for selection, it would be mainly half-backs and smaller outside backs.

Indeed, imagine having to dig all the trenches and foxholes deep enough to hide a 6'4" streak of piss and then your normal SAS couldn't see out of them.


Yep, an SAS patrol consists of 4 soldiers. It is easier to have them all about the same size and weight. Big lumps have to carry more body weight than smaller lumps and they need more calories.
:lol:

So the reason test rugby blokes wouldn’t make the SAS is because they’re too big and strong, and the selection criteria places a premium on uniformity with the average male.

I once met some Brit SAS dudes - one would have been 150cm or so. Others seemed to be big units. I guess these guys stick to duties around the base until they get sufficient newbies of the matching dimensions, right?

Does the SAS advertise? “Seeking males with sheer bravery and high mentality and attitude. Must be between 5’8” and 5’9” and weight 72-78kg. Skills in weapons is a bonus. Occasional weekend work.”
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