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#3015334 Scotland's record of failure in Rugby Sevens continues

Posted by Shadow on 17 October 2014 - 05:41 AM

Yes. Instead, they should invest in the version of Rugby Union where they are showing signs of success, like... er.. um. Anyone? Is Curling a version of Rugby?Please?

I think we can all agree it would be massively improved as a spectacle if they allowed tackling and passing.



Or did you mean Will Curling, former England Captain and alleged companion of royalty?

#3013417 Barcelona in November

Posted by Shadow on 13 October 2014 - 08:56 PM

Nou camp
Castle of the Three Dragons

#3007946 Ebola

Posted by Shadow on 05 October 2014 - 04:54 PM

Shadow, do you hear that whining noise again, a faint buzzing, somewhat musical but just needs swotting away? 

Is he talking male genitals again? 


Edit:   The sweary filter has no respect for comedic gold  :angry:

#3006848 Nick Griffin expelled from BNP

Posted by Shadow on 03 October 2014 - 02:06 PM

I'm not racist but 

I went to a Sean Locke gig a couple of years ago and he had a routine where he claimed to be trying to reclaim the phrase "I'm not racist but" as it only ever seemed to be used by people making racist statements. He used examples of him reclaiming it such as "I'm not racist but can you pass the sugar" 


Sorry, not really relevant.

And funnier when he did it.

#3005963 Nick Griffin expelled from BNP

Posted by Shadow on 01 October 2014 - 08:58 PM

It also suggested that he had ignored warnings from Adam Walker, the party's chairman, that he was bringing the BNP into disrepute.

Joking aside, that's one hell of an achievement

#3005875 Should Bankruptcy be banned?

Posted by Shadow on 01 October 2014 - 06:08 PM

Having had the misfortune to have a business taken down by a long delayed payment of £75,000 I was shocked at how it seemed almost criminally easy to close down on monday and start up as Shadow trading 2014 ltd on tuesday. I would like to see legislation to manage this aspect of it, it does seem to be an easy way of not paying people and carrying on as usual.

#3003219 RUWC 2015

Posted by Shadow on 26 September 2014 - 06:33 PM

This is extremely misleading as it is trying to make out that a stadium like Brighton has had 40k applications for 27k worth of tickets. The reality is that only something like 18k will be on sale and the rest will be tour packages and corporates. This will be even higher at other grounds with larger capacities.


Also, legally there must be an option to decline your purchase if you had bid for two £35 tickets and ended up being stung for £85 tickets.



#3003183 Is Smoking a Crime?

Posted by Shadow on 26 September 2014 - 05:26 PM

That potentially, opens up a whole can of worms.

Opening cans while driving is just stupid

#3002876 RUWC 2015

Posted by Shadow on 26 September 2014 - 09:11 AM

I believe that prisons have TVs, it would be against their human rights to deny them access to viewing the RWC along with the 4 billion other viewers globally.

I would make watching the RWC compulsory for prisoners, remember the oft proven rehabilitative benefits of rugby

#3001953 Scoring records broken in Aviva Premiership Rugby

Posted by Shadow on 24 September 2014 - 08:07 PM

To meRL - 35 clean breaks from 75 missed tackles - a clean break every 2.14 missed tackles as there surely has to be a correlation between the 2RU - 41 from 95 - a clean break every 2.32 missed tackles.RL is better at converting a missed tackle into a clean break.

Clearly the tackling in RL is less effective

#3001811 Scoring records broken in Aviva Premiership Rugby

Posted by Shadow on 24 September 2014 - 03:07 PM

The greater number of clean breaks in RU is surely just a reflection of the huge number of missed tackles.

When you a try is scored as a result of defenders falling off tackles rather than the skills of the attackers, it's not very satisfying to watch.

So are you saying tries are less important than the attackers skills in RL😀

#3001762 Scoring records broken in Aviva Premiership Rugby

Posted by Shadow on 24 September 2014 - 01:17 PM

These stats are very damning of RU particularly the ratio of missed tackles to tackles made.

They deserve a wider audience which sadly they are unlikely to get with the media we have.

But thanks again for collating them.

But equally the paucity of clean breaks in RL will remain a secret

#2999187 A strip torn off the RFU

Posted by Shadow on 20 September 2014 - 06:44 AM

And now it's all fine and no one's offended


Which is nice

#2999186 A strip torn off the RFU

Posted by Shadow on 20 September 2014 - 06:31 AM

A generalisation is saying that this behaviour is typical of any sport when it's only happened in one nation, without being able to show how this behaviour is 'typical'.

An inaccurate generalisation would be to say it is typical of one sport when there are a large number of followers and participants of that sport who find it as inappropriate as anyone else.

A more accurate generalisation would be to say it's typical of the attitudes of the ruling body of one nation.

#2999042 TRL, we've let ourselves down

Posted by Shadow on 19 September 2014 - 07:13 PM

This wouldn't have happened if Vegas still walked amongst us.

He was Ace