Evil Homer

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  1. Evil Homer

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    What the hell? Are you confusing me with someone else? Even lifelong RL fans would be awestruck and mindblown if they attended even a pretty rudimentary RL coaching session. If you're talking about coaches influencing a match already in play then sure.
  2. Evil Homer

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    lol you really have a lot to learn about RL
  3. Evil Homer

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    The issue is that unlike in America, not every RL match is televised (standard for British sports) so an over-reliance on VR and intervention from the video referees is discouraged to try to ensure parity and a level playing field across all matches. The other argument is that constant interventions ruin the flow of play, unlike say the NFL where there are natural stoppages after every play which allow for review. It is what it is, most fans accept that it benefits/disadvantages both teams equally and just get on with it.
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    OP would hate this
  5. Crazy that all three of TO's France u18s internationals from last year and an u16s international in Lima have now been involved with the first team squad this season, meanwhile the dozen or so at Catalans will probably be waiting 5+ years to even get a sniff (and are more likely to end up at Palau).
  6. Any reason they went with these two and not Therond? I would've thought Bianchini or Cousin would also be more likely options at this stage than the younger kids.
  7. It's not a tinpot outfit, it's a fan from West Yorkshire trying to start a club in New York. Take it how you will.
  8. Evil Homer

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    Macedonia has been included on extended lists of RLIF 'observers' in the past along with all sorts of other dubious nations, although I don't think there has ever actually been any activity there. Croatia is the final frontier in the region really, the story is that they were the ones who shut down and banned the original Serbian RL back in the 1950s, forcing them to switch to RU and killing the sport in the region until it was revived in the early 2000s.
  9. Classic McNamara, not as bad as the time he blew a 30-6 lead against Wigan for Bradford but nearly
  10. To suggest that the 2017 snap election was anything other than a political anomaly and that Corbyn 'failed to beat' the Tories is disingenuous. The entire thing was framed around the ideas that you've expressed in this thread, that Corbyn was a walking electoral disaster and the Tories would be able to seize power, implement a bunch of dreadful backwards policies and basically do whatever they wanted because people just wouldn't vote for Labour under Corbyn. In reality not only did that not happen, Labour actually won a load of seats and performed better than they have done for many years. And that just doesn't stack up with your narrative. Yes, the Tories still won the election and yes, they probably won't run a campaign that bad ever again, but equally I doubt the circumstances surrounding the 2017 election will ever happen again. The implication after the election was that Corbyn had come out on top and the Tories had suffered a potentially mortal blow. Now after the dust has settled we have people once again trying to sabotage and undermine Corbyn, this time in an even more pathetic and duplicitous way than before. Actually quite interested to know why you are so adamant that the general public will not vote for Corbyn. Apart from what appears to be a personal issue with him due to him being a dissenting voice to centrist Blairites for many years, what exactly is he doing politically that is so heinously wrong? You can say that people won't ever support left-wing ideals, but we had centrist and centre-left candidates at the two previous elections and despite probably the worst attempted character assassination in recent history and a completely bizarre set of circumstances against him, Corbyn still performed better than them both.
  11. I'm not a Labour candidate, I'm not even a Labour member and nor am I Scottish, so not sure why you think my 'arrogance' is responsible for anything. The SNP is a dog and pony show who have successfully turned the last two elections into a one-note issue of independence vs unionism. Especially at the last election where the result was considered a foregone conclusion, and I believe people within Scottish Labour were actually encouraging tactical voting for the Tories to prevent the SNP from claiming a mandate for another referendum. The General Election is a Westminster election, not a Scottish election, and to claim that the voting in Scotland in the last two election was based on Westminster issues and campaigning is just not correct. I don't have too much of an issue with people voting for the SNP in the Holyrood elections, although I think they're a bunch of incompetent hucksters even at that level. But anyone who votes for the SNP or any similar regional party in a Westminster election IMO is wasting their time because they inherently cannot form a government. You're backing a horse that literally cannot win. If you think that opinion is arrogant I really don't care, I'm not trying to impress you.
  12. Yet despite a whole host of anomalous factors surrounding the 2017 election he still won more seats than both Ed Milliband and Gordon Brown and made the first net gain for Labour since 1997.
  13. Yes, of course principles don't directly translate to policy. I support the principle of global nuclear disarmament but that doesn't mean I would immediately scrap our nuclear program with no regard for the consequences. But equally that doesn't mean I have to stop believing in it. There isn't a Labour manifesto right now because there isn't an election scheduled. If you're asking me to produce a manifesto for an election that isn't happening then that's a little strange. They produced one in 2017, go and look at that if you want an idea of policies. Hint, it was very popular with almost everyone. Again, your logic here is bizarre. Yes, if an election was held and the Tories didn't do worse than last time then Labour wouldn't win. If they did worse then Labour would win. It's a redundant argument because the last election was entirely framed around the idea that it was supposed to be a Tory landslide and it wasn't, in fact if it wasn't for SNP agitators causing a warped political climate in Scotland then Corbyn could well be PM now. But the fact is that the entire thing was set up for Corbyn and Labour to be hammered and they weren't, which doesn't really hold a lot of weight for your position. Truth be told I think you just dislike Corbyn to the point where nothing he possibly says or does could make you change your mind and where you would rather see the party fail than succeed with him at the head. Which is probably why, as the other guy earlier alluded to, some of the more fervent Corbynites are quite blunt in telling people to p**s off and join the Tories. I would certainly not go that far but I think the fact that people end up working themselves into a frenzy over perceived ideological differences is pretty dumb. I doubt there is much you disagreed with in the last manifesto and Owen Smith was certainly not saying anything that was fundamentally different to Corbyn during his leadership challenge.
  14. I'm not trying to discuss policy, if you want that you can read the manifesto from 2017 or wait for the next one. Here are some beliefs that he has pretty much steadfastly stuck to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34209478