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Middleton Bull

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In Topic: Scoring records broken in Aviva Premiership Rugby

Today, 01:33 PM

No comparison but it just shows how much waffle is usually spouted by union fans about try's not being important.  Because a number of players have scored a number of try's, it is suddenly a "sensational start" to the season. 


In Topic: Wasps moving to Coventry?

Today, 12:49 PM

Coventry also has a speedway team ... the Bees !!

 

:D

Perhaps Rochdale Hornets should move there as well!


In Topic: A strip torn off the RFU

Today, 06:22 AM

The use of the word 'if' is anything but irrelevant in this case, as you're attributing opinions to me that I don't have.

I don't believe that this is a result of English arrogance, but that is a more reasonable suggestion than saying it's 'typical of raa raa', as at the very least the people who made this call were English, when RU is played in a few countries around the world.

Yes, but the "if" appears to apply only to the RFU actions, whilst the "English arrogance" comes across as a statement of fact!  Can you not see it from an English persons perspective?  If you don't believe the English, per se, are an arrogant people then you shouldn't say it, no matter how unintentional.  It comes across as an insult. 

 

FWIW, I do think the RFU are arrogant and I think that arrogance is far more likely to exist, at the top level of the various worldwide RFU's, as an indicator of the type of people who populate those positions, than it is in a whole diverse nation of 60m+ people.  The make up of the various unions' elite is far, far less diverse, in every sense of the word, than a cosmoploitan nation.  Their arrogance comes from the fact that union has been allowed to get away with anything and everything for over a century, particularly the old guard union's.  That has led to complacency and arrogance, which has most lately manifested itself in the VC debacle.  Whether you like it or not, the RFU elite represent English union, not England.

 

BTW, according to TT, union is played in more than half the countries of the world, not just a "few". 


In Topic: Tigers submerged in Bath

Yesterday, 12:21 PM

There were one or two dodgy decisions but not 45 points worth of dodginess.

Bath were on fire yesterday.

They should have turned the taps on


In Topic: A strip torn off the RFU

20 September 2014 - 12:27 PM

I never said it was typical of anyone, I said 'if' it was typical. That's a conditional term, and does not necessarily indicate personal opinion.

I didn't say 'typical English arrogance' or anything like that, because that is not my personal opinion.

I genuinely apologise if I have misconstrued, but you did say, "If it's typical of anything, it's English arrogance".  Whether you used the word "if" or not seems irrelevant.  There is a clear implication in that statement, if not any intent, that the English are arrogant.

 

The fact remain that the arrogance, in so far as it relates to this particular issue, sits fairly and squarely with union officials and has nothing whatsoever to do with nationality.  I  am English and I distance myself utterly and completely from those high ranking union officials.