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HKCJ wrote:
Mahoney wrote:I'm trying to remember who was already well established when I got here:

Waratah
Mr Blonde
Seneca
Southern Softie
Andrew
milo
CM11
Torquemada
ANONBRUMBIESUPPORTER
karahi
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Bulldog
Tae
The Outdoor Type
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Jake
OEJ
straw
I think I made my first post in 98 but didn’t start posting regularly till about 2001 although I posted more on scrum.com back then where a few others have also migrated from.
You didn't need to log in in those days just had to put in a screen name didn't you?
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NZ 32 - 27 ENG
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18ChinsOfChinatown wrote:NZ 32 - 27 ENG
WAL 15 - 24 SA
Thanks
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I’d forgotten about Andrew, the most dour and humourless Kiwi, which is saying something on here.
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On this thread honouring old established posters, think its time to honour sadly perma-flounced that we know of , apologies if I have details wrong:

Svaran - kiwi ex roadie drummer type, gone about ten years now
Bulldog - English oil trader & Tourette’s sufferer, professional Bob Hoskins-alike, Jedi master to Tae padawan, heart went about 8 years ago ?
Fruit&2veg, rare non-cnut aussie, gone to the dickhead known as cancer , 4 years ago ish
Another kiwi chap went as well, his Mrs logged on ? Can’t recall his name, Onlyme ?

RIP to all
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Womack wrote:
Monk Zombie wrote:what about the welsh league fan with the airedale and the kombi?

big music fan?
Gort?

He was norrrvern, not a Welshist.
He was monotonously negative and suddenly one day became a nice bloke, seem To recall he had real problems with his wife’s health and he went.
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backrow wrote:On this thread honouring old established posters, think its time to honour sadly perma-flounced that we know of , apologies if I have details wrong:

Svaran - kiwi ex roadie drummer type, gone about ten years now
Bulldog - English oil trader & Tourette’s sufferer, professional Bob Hoskins-alike, Jedi master to Tae padawan, heart went about 8 years ago ?
Fruit&2veg, rare non-cnut aussie, gone to the dickhead known as cancer , 4 years ago ish
Another kiwi chap went as well, his Mrs logged on ? Can’t recall his name, Onlyme ?

RIP to all
FTTD
RIP - also, let us not forget Coogee who was killed in that tragic roadside tyre changing incident.
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Now this thread is much more like it. Like an old warm blanket...
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I had the pleasure of meeting some of the saga crew in early days - I joined for RWC 03 - and there was Slider, Steenbas and Laureen.

I was a visitor in Cape Town at the time as was our very own Welsh Englishman Henry...

MiB - as you say ... it’s a long time.
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jabberwocky wrote:Came to the depressing realisation recently that I have been intermittently posting here for more than half my life.

I was 15 at the 2003 World Cup. You fuckers basically groomed me.
I made the occasional post back in 1999 when I was 20... my 40th was in May. Grim.
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Ghost-Of-Nepia wrote:
jabberwocky wrote:Came to the depressing realisation recently that I have been intermittently posting here for more than half my life.

I was 15 at the 2003 World Cup. You fuckers basically groomed me.
I made the occasional post back in 1999 when I was 20... my 40th was in May. Grim.
There are pro players these days who weren't alive when you posted then.
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bessantj wrote:
HKCJ wrote:
Mahoney wrote:I'm trying to remember who was already well established when I got here:

Waratah
Mr Blonde
Seneca
Southern Softie
Andrew
milo
CM11
Torquemada
ANONBRUMBIESUPPORTER
karahi
slick
Voltman
pigsy
Svaran
Bulldog
Tae
The Outdoor Type
Whitbags
Sammy
Jake
OEJ
straw
I think I made my first post in 98 but didn’t start posting regularly till about 2001 although I posted more on scrum.com back then where a few others have also migrated from.
You didn't need to log in in those days just had to put in a screen name didn't you?
Correct. A lot of threads were very amusing and made sense of only because of the names they signed off with.. things like ‘Richard Hills Mum’ etc I seem to remember
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Yorkshire Exile - come and say hello!

Come on YE!
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I joined in 2003 after a Kiwi colleague showed me a thread full of spite.

Bazzamacca's janitor career :lol:
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Fangle wrote:
Monk Zombie wrote:Fangle is still missing - last seen 2 November 2018.

i fear the worst

others gone - teh rat & Pommy Poofta
Still going strong. Just taking a break from PR.
And lurking now the RWC is on.
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unseenwork wrote:
Ghost-Of-Nepia wrote:
jabberwocky wrote:Came to the depressing realisation recently that I have been intermittently posting here for more than half my life.

I was 15 at the 2003 World Cup. You fuckers basically groomed me.
I made the occasional post back in 1999 when I was 20... my 40th was in May. Grim.
There are pro players these days who weren't alive when you posted then.
Judging your life by this place is brutal. I started posting in 2004 when I was 21, so that means I'll have been posting (almost non-stop) for 15 years solid. :blush:
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I miss therodbar. That crazy scarfie was a delight.
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DragsterDriver wrote:
Womack wrote:
Monk Zombie wrote:what about the welsh league fan with the airedale and the kombi?

big music fan?
Gort?

He was norrrvern, not a Welshist.
He was monotonously negative and suddenly one day became a nice bloke, seem To recall he had real problems with his wife’s health and he went.
He became obsessed with the Muslims so not sure about that nice guy tag
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backrow wrote:On this thread honouring old established posters, think its time to honour sadly perma-flounced that we know of , apologies if I have details wrong:

Svaran - kiwi ex roadie drummer type, gone about ten years now
Bulldog - English oil trader & Tourette’s sufferer, professional Bob Hoskins-alike, Jedi master to Tae padawan, heart went about 8 years ago ?
Fruit&2veg, rare non-cnut aussie, gone to the dickhead known as cancer , 4 years ago ish
Another kiwi chap went as well, his Mrs logged on ? Can’t recall his name, Onlyme ?

RIP to all
FTTD
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Yeah, justme sounds right, poor bugger
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Village Sumner?
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Ali's Choice wrote:Village Sumner?
No.
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mr bungle wrote:
Ali's Choice wrote:Village Sumner?
No.
Was he the suicidal one?
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Matthew James Jehovah Jacobean Ridge?
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1999 for me

Now have 2.5 grandsons and 1 less boob (Big C)...

Surely it's time for the All Blacks to get their quadrennial bloody nose, you know, maoristrual cycle

Oh and don't tell Slow Wing but I drive a BEV today :blush:
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Fat Albert wrote:1999 for me

Now have 2.5 grandsons and 1 less boob (Big C)...

Surely it's time for the All Blacks to get their quadrennial bloody nose, you know, maoristrual cycle

Oh and don't tell Slow Wing but I drive a BEV today :blush:
I'm scared to ask but........

How does one have .5 of a grandson? A terrible accident removes his lower half???
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happyhooker wrote:
Fat Albert wrote:1999 for me

Now have 2.5 grandsons and 1 less boob (Big C)...

Surely it's time for the All Blacks to get their quadrennial bloody nose, you know, maoristrual cycle

Oh and don't tell Slow Wing but I drive a BEV today :blush:
I'm scared to ask but........

How does one have .5 of a grandson? A terrible accident removes his lower half???
Due end January :D
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Welcome back to both the bored and the Land of the Long White Cloud.

I too got drawn back to the former by the RWC and the latter in 2012.

Great (on the whole ;) to see a few faces on here from the early 2000's
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Fangle wrote:
mr bungle wrote:
Ali's Choice wrote:Village Sumner?
No.
Was he the suicidal one?
No, VS is a kiwi. The one who went through some dark times was a chicken running Saffer living in NZ. Pavlov’s Dog. He’s still around at times with a similar moniker.

Edit: typo.
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I remember you well !

You gave me a right telling off once , which I throughly deserved .
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:blush:
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JM2K6 wrote:
DragsterDriver wrote:
Womack wrote:
Monk Zombie wrote:what about the welsh league fan with the airedale and the kombi?

big music fan?
Gort?

He was norrrvern, not a Welshist.
He was monotonously negative and suddenly one day became a nice bloke, seem To recall he had real problems with his wife’s health and he went.
He became obsessed with the Muslims so not sure about that nice guy tag
I must have had a blind spot to that, just remember him constantly correcting ‘rugby’ to ‘Union’ or something similar on every thread...then suddenly discussing music, his camper and then his missus.
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happyhooker wrote:
18ChinsOfChinatown wrote:NZ 32 - 27 ENG
WAL 15 - 24 SA
Thanks
A very clear case of sorcery, voodoo and absolute stupidity. Move along people, move along.
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Lovely to see some old names - but duck me it’s a little depressing how hard it is to stay away when you leave.
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We just need Big Bruv to make an appearance now.

Since I've been posting on here (class of 2003) my family has grown by 5.5 Grandkids (the other .5 also due end Jan).

I have had a couple of sabbaticals though - couldn't stay away with the RWC on.
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DragsterDriver wrote:
JM2K6 wrote:
DragsterDriver wrote:
Womack wrote:
Monk Zombie wrote:what about the welsh league fan with the airedale and the kombi?

big music fan?
Gort?

He was norrrvern, not a Welshist.
He was monotonously negative and suddenly one day became a nice bloke, seem To recall he had real problems with his wife’s health and he went.
He became obsessed with the Muslims so not sure about that nice guy tag
I must have had a blind spot to that, just remember him constantly correcting ‘rugby’ to ‘Union’ or something similar on every thread...then suddenly discussing music, his camper and then his missus.
Nah, he got really anti Muslim. Seriously so
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happyhooker wrote:
DragsterDriver wrote:
JM2K6 wrote:
DragsterDriver wrote:
Womack wrote: Gort?

He was norrrvern, not a Welshist.
He was monotonously negative and suddenly one day became a nice bloke, seem To recall he had real problems with his wife’s health and he went.
He became obsessed with the Muslims so not sure about that nice guy tag
I must have had a blind spot to that, just remember him constantly correcting ‘rugby’ to ‘Union’ or something similar on every thread...then suddenly discussing music, his camper and then his missus.
Nah, he got really anti Muslim. Seriously so
Pity.

He knew his English folk music.

Like DAC tho' he had problems with multi culturalism.
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A serious problem.
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I can't be bothered wading through hundreds of pages of posts about the weekend, so I'll say my piece here: England were outstanding, and thoroughly deserved to win. They beat us in every area of the game, and we were bloody lucky to score at all. I will of course be cheering for the Jaapies next weekend, but I have no doubt that England will smash them.

I remember being at Twickenham when we crashed out against France in the 1999 quarterfinal, and being utterly devastated - proper, 'crying in the stands' distraught. But on Saturday night I could barely muster a shrug in response to the All Blacks completely falling apart. I was out all day with my kids yesterday and every now and then I thought about how differently I feel now, and wondered why it was that I can no longer feel upset about my team losing - and also why I really wasn't noticing the usual national mood of utter gloom that strikes if we lose important games (other than the gloom being put out by the media, of course). I think it's this: I'm 20 years older and have gone through all sorts of tough times since 1999, giving me a much-needed sense of perspective. And as a country I think this also applies. It's difficult to really get upset about rugby when earlier this year we were upset about fifty people being murdered by a racist terrorist, for example. Rugby is brilliant, but it's just a game. :nod: So I'm going to hang out with my kids, do some work on my thesis, and get organised for the cool new job I'm starting in a fortnight's time. Kia kaha, Kiwis! :)
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Agreed! I think as an Ozzie there is the resignation that NH rugby has improved and certainly overtaken the Wobs.

And you cannot help but admire when England's win was so comprehensive. C'mon Bokke!
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