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In Topic: Rugby Codes Collide at Bath and Wigan Training Camp

Yesterday, 04:18 PM

Can I join in?


Bath are playing rugby next year?!  That'll throw the new Super League plans into turmoil!  Bloody expansion again keeping the hard-working clubs of the M62 corridor down.


And here's one for the union crowd;  Bath are playing rugby next year?  That'll be a change from their normal punt, grunt and cheat!

In Topic: Middle east violence

Yesterday, 03:48 PM

Naive posts are normally those that we disagree with, while patronising posts are those we disagree with but can't mount an argument against.

Not at all. I disagree with most of WearyRhino's posts on this thread and choose not to argue against them because they're just idealistic and far too narrow but they're neither naive nor patronising.


When someone takes a well informed post and deliberately replies in a snide way just because it disagrees with their view then that's patronising.  When someone takes a well informed post and replies with complete confidence despite it being utter rubbish that no rational person would support then that's naive.

In Topic: Middle east violence

Yesterday, 08:51 AM

What an absolute travesty and perversion of what people have been saying on here

As much as I've disliked his patronising and actually quite naive posts both on this thread and others that one is probably the most accurate.  Israel/Palestine, Ukraine/Russia, Syria, Iraq and all the other wars around the world get us doing not very much bar providing a talking shop that does nothing.  Even the tub-thumping yesterday over helping the Iraqi Kurds and local refugees was nothing other than highlighting that we have a few observers on the ground assisting with getting a few food drops in, the only country providing any military assistance is the US and even that is very limited in scope.


The only way I can see the west/UK/US/NATO intervening in a substantive way is if someone actually did threaten proven nukes at their neighbours, even then we'd probably sit back and do nothing unless it directly impacted one of our strategic resources like oil.  You could have a picture perfect repeat of the Rwandan massacres and I can almost guarantee that we'd do the same hand-wringing nothing, letting them die because there's nothing in it for us.

In Topic: Aus v NZ

18 August 2014 - 10:25 PM

Here's something novel... why not all try being civil and remembering that this is the cross-code forum where I'm far, far less tolerant of posters going wildly off-topic based on half-baked prejudices.

In Topic: Aus v NZ

18 August 2014 - 04:17 PM

All it refers to is the number of tries scored, any other interpretation is purely subjective. One person may find a hard fought low scoring match where the result could go either way right up to the final whistle to be absolutely gripping, another may be easily pleased with a one sided try fest that is over as a contest after 20 minutes.
There is no correlation between regularity of scoring and entertainment, if there was then basketball would be the most popular team ball sport out there.

Lots of tries usually means a ###### defence in either code.   Regardless of the argument about tries though, statistics mean absolutely nothing when it comes to the entertainment of a match.  I've seen absolutely dire high scoring and low scoring close games but also some hugely entertaining blow-outs.  The game I mentioned in the original post was tight all the way through but was so bad it was quite disgraceful and no amount of tries would have made it better.