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by Digby
Wed Jun 23, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Snap General Election called
Replies: 3482
Views: 505018

Re: Snap General Election called

Sterling work over the last year or so by Johnson and Patel to protect rapists from prosecution https://victimscommissioner.org.uk/news/government-must-seize-once-in-a-generation-opportunity-to-transform-victims-experience-of-justice/ I suspect they will claim they're not intentionally acting to pr...
by Digby
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Other sports
Topic: Dalian Atkinson dies after Taser incident..RIP
Replies: 9
Views: 1867

Re: Dalian Atkinson dies after Taser incident..RIP

Blame for his death following this incident has been attributed to one of the officers it seems: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-57495426 Good news, everyone! We've found the one bad apple! Puja Well Dalian is hardly the only bad apple, though I don't have a problem giving stick to...
by Digby
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: RedTigerLily's Welsh Rugby Board
Topic: Squad for Summer
Replies: 24
Views: 911

Re: Squad for Summer

Has there been any more information on this? I thought he had signed a multi year contract with Cardiff, but now he wants to move abroad. He must have had an offer that he couldn’t refuse, you surely wouldn’t turn your back on an international career on a whim? A number of players have agreed to ta...
by Digby
Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: How to re-integrate Sam Simmonds into England back row?
Replies: 30
Views: 656

Re: How to re-integrate Sam Simmonds into England back row?

Simmonds needs to show he can carry tighter, find the same impact on carrying when you don't have the same number of soft shoulders at test level Vs club rugby, and show he can do it other than just on fast SA pitches even if he has an impressive jamboree tour. Maybe he'll get those chances. I don't...
by Digby
Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Training Squad named ...
Replies: 180
Views: 5082

Re: Training Squad named ...

O'Flaherty looks like he has little to no idea what to do in defence other than wait for his side to get the ball back. Given how many good young players there are, and much younger than O'Flaherty, he wouldn't seen to have much time to press his case even if he's got more than another player who is...
by Digby
Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Other sports
Topic: Euro 2020 Finals
Replies: 35
Views: 648

Re: Euro 2020 Finals

I disagree on Kane. While he did miss a chance, he’s not got many chances… kinda hard to do well as a forward when you don’t get the ball! England’s balance is just all wrong. He's the Owen Farrell of football, works hard, always happy to take a shot at goal, skills not actually as bad as his criti...
by Digby
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Leicester vs Bristol - Saturday
Replies: 96
Views: 2808

Re: Leicester vs Bristol - Saturday

Comment is beneath you Digby You’ve clearly not been on this forum long enough. Possibly not. I have no longstanding preconceptions about Digby or his views. However, to insuate that Sincklers or Youngs skin colour has influenced the length of their respective bans is ridiculous. There is no eviden...
by Digby
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Training Squad named ...
Replies: 180
Views: 5082

Re: Training Squad named ...

Yeah Earl missing is a bit odd. Albeit I’m not as big a fan of him as some. Great broken field runner, but other aspects aren’t quite as strong IMO Agree. England is very well off for established and developing back row talent. Earl is a great player for the loose, open game, but as you suggest per...
by Digby
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: How to re-integrate Sam Simmonds into England back row?
Replies: 30
Views: 656

Re: How to re-integrate Sam Simmonds into England back row?

Beer pong is good for breaking the ice. As long as it’s not the one used on training courses where you have to tell them an interesting fact about yourself that nobody would be able to guess. I hate that. "The first time I set out to kill someone I was 14" works brilliantly in such situat...
by Digby
Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Other sports
Topic: Cricket fred
Replies: 2791
Views: 379903

Re: Cricket fred

Though it is a nice comment from the weather on the absurdity of a one off test match to determine the 'winner' of test cricket. I suppose if the gimmick gets them extra coverage raising the profile there's something in it, and it's just not for grumpy gits such as me who'd put it on a par with who ...
by Digby
Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Leicester vs Bristol - Saturday
Replies: 96
Views: 2808

Re: Leicester vs Bristol - Saturday

or no ban if he was white Perhaps he simply should admitted it should have been a red rather than not meriting a yellow. As has been the case in other disciplinary processes around European rugby, to get the full discount you need to apologise and accept the incident was a red. He didn't and I woul...
by Digby
Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Leicester vs Bristol - Saturday
Replies: 96
Views: 2808

Re: Leicester vs Bristol - Saturday

chris1850 wrote:
Digby wrote:or no ban if he was white


Comment is beneath you Digby


Well that simply isn't true. Either that it's beneath me or they didn't initially really louse this up before having to move to correct because even it it wasn't it certainly allowed the accusation
by Digby
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Leicester vs Bristol - Saturday
Replies: 96
Views: 2808

Re: Leicester vs Bristol - Saturday

or no ban if he was white
by Digby
Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: America
Replies: 1653
Views: 244437

Re: America

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by Digby
Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Training Squad named ...
Replies: 180
Views: 5082

Re: Training Squad named ...

So no thoughts he might declare for Canada?
by Digby
Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Snap General Election called
Replies: 3482
Views: 505018

Re: Snap General Election called

Who? Oh, the leader of the opposition... is that Bercow now? I think the person leading the opposition to the government is Marcus Rashford, isn't it? Puja It's not an entirely unfair point that Rashford has garnered rather more attention than Starmer. Hard to know how much of that is the pandemic,...
by Digby
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Other sports
Topic: Euro 2020 Finals
Replies: 35
Views: 648

Re: Euro 2020 Finals

On Radio 5 this morning they played the Welsh team song, which sounded suspiciously like Theres no one as Irish as Barack Obama by the Corrigan Brothers
by Digby
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Snap General Election called
Replies: 3482
Views: 505018

Re: Snap General Election called

Ha ha, looks that way. If he thought the Tories would be sad to lose him, and Labour glad to welcome him, he really has lost the plot. The Tories should be sad to lose him, but they're assuming for now they pay little to no price for losing people who're free market advocates, who're pro business, ...
by Digby
Sun Jun 20, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Snap General Election called
Replies: 3482
Views: 505018

Re: Snap General Election called

Who? Oh, the leader of the opposition... is that Bercow now? Ha ha, looks that way. If he thought the Tories would be sad to lose him, and Labour glad to welcome him, he really has lost the plot. The Tories should be sad to lose him, but they're assuming for now they pay little to no price for losi...
by Digby
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Politics and stuff
Topic: Snap General Election called
Replies: 3482
Views: 505018

Re: Snap General Election called

And just on the Lib Dems getting over the line in the by-election in Chesham and Amersham I'm sort of pleased to see any sort of Lib Dem recovery, but again it's come where the the local candidate has somewhat ignored national policy. Keir will no doubt be delighted this will trigger days of questi...
by Digby
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Other sports
Topic: Cricket fred
Replies: 2791
Views: 379903

Re: Cricket fred

Unfortunately, the WTC final could well be a washout...and meanwhile, the Indian women's cricket team are giving England's men a lesson in how to collapse properly. 167 for the first wicket to 187-7. They basically don't play any long form cricket mind, how much is boredom/tiredness just not being ...
by Digby
Sat Jun 19, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Exeter vs Sale, Semi Final Sat 19th, 16.30
Replies: 40
Views: 2150

Re: Exeter vs Sale, Semi Final Sat 19th, 16.30

16th man wrote:
morepork wrote:Hill the penalty machine. Not exactly subtle is he?


Absolutely got away with a blatant one at the maul at the end of the first half too


McCaw built a career on such
by Digby
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Exeter vs Sale, Semi Final Sat 19th, 16.30
Replies: 40
Views: 2150

Re: Exeter vs Sale, Semi Final Sat 19th, 16.30

Manu has not started either half well
by Digby
Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Bristol vs Quins, Semi final, Sat 19th 13.30
Replies: 51
Views: 1596

Re: Bristol vs Quins, Semi final, Sat 19th 13.30

28-0 and not getting the job done is going to hurt. They've spent a lot of money, and much of it very well, to piss this one up the wall. But you'd have to think Brizzle will be back even allowing for the returning Sarries players. Congrats to Quins also, I might even end up saying nice things about...
by Digby
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: English Board
Topic: Exeter vs Sale, Semi Final Sat 19th, 16.30
Replies: 40
Views: 2150

Re: Exeter vs Sale, Semi Final Sat 19th, 16.30

I'd think Sale would fancy themselves on the collision front. They may well do, they should even, but Exeter haven't finished ahead of Sale for a while now because they can't poop all over what Sale might fancy. Sale have somewhat raised their game this season, and were in a good position to win la...