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by Dublin4
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: And today, joining the underground .....
Replies: 232
Views: 22745

Re: And today, joining the underground .....

Peter Green was a genius and legend. The later Fleetwood Mac were limited in comparison.
Such a shame younger people don't know him.
by Dublin4
Thu May 28, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?
Replies: 302
Views: 14266

Re: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?

A "Dominic Cummings" is now a golf term.
It's a really long drive that goes way out of bounds but there's no penalty.
by Dublin4
Sun May 24, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?
Replies: 302
Views: 14266

Re: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?

So Dom Cummings survives.
I wonder how the lady doctor who was the Scottish CMO feels about this.
And Prof Ferguson.
Double standards?
by Dublin4
Sun May 10, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster in Financial Trouble
Replies: 36
Views: 5850

Re: Ulster in Financial Trouble

Snipe,
In contrast to governments who have to keep demand going in the economy, private organisations like Irish Rugby can survive by not spending, viz.stopping wages which are not being subsidised by the taxpayer.
by Dublin4
Sun May 10, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster in Financial Trouble
Replies: 36
Views: 5850

Re: Ulster in Financial Trouble

As long as Central Banks in the developed world keep on printing money we will all be fine. There is no inflation, in fact there is going to be deflation. The public are saving money week by week because it's impossible to spend, and when the controls are relaxed there will be a spending spree. The ...
by Dublin4
Sat May 02, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?
Replies: 302
Views: 14266

Re: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?

Another statistic this morning: 3 million people in ROI under the age of 45 and 14 Covid deaths in that age group. The same number may have died, or more even, in that age group in road accidents in the last six weeks. Yet their economy is closed down and their future is very uncertain. Younger peop...
by Dublin4
Fri May 01, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?
Replies: 302
Views: 14266

Re: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?

They are the published figures. Death rates may be a bit different and certainly the ROI deaths are much lower than in Great Britain per capita.
The hospitalisation figures for NI seem very high.
by Dublin4
Fri May 01, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?
Replies: 302
Views: 14266

Re: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?

The Republic of Ireland has a population of over 2.5 times the population of Northern Ireland (4.9m versus 1.9m). Yet I read today that ROI has only 16% more Covid patients in hospital than NI. We have 987 today and you have 848. Why is your hospitalisation rate so high, over twice as high, compared...
by Dublin4
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: What are you watching?
Replies: 649
Views: 47322

Re: What are you watching?

Twin is excellent and keeping us in thrall in these horrible times.
Never did I think that remote life in a freezing Norwegian fjord could be so watchable! It has to end badly.

Jackie, try Safe on Netflix. Also, the Nest on BBC is absolutely superb.
by Dublin4
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: A History of Irish Rugby......
Replies: 12
Views: 1108

Re: A History of Irish Rugby......

That's a fascinating set of programmes bringing back great memories. I was at the home games and at the game in Cardiff which was a miserable experience surrounded by typically arrogant Welsh fans. Ireland hardly ever won there. Younger fans should watch the way that scrums formed immediately the re...
by Dublin4
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?
Replies: 302
Views: 14266

Re: Coronavirus 2020 - What can I do?

I came home from Spain yesterday. The airport reminded me of the clambering on the last helicopter leaving Saigon in April 1975, On Sunday and Monday, in Marbella, we had experience of being sent home by the police because we were only out for a local walk. Cyclists were being fined on the spot. If ...
by Dublin4
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster Squad 2019/20
Replies: 329
Views: 58914

Re: Ulster Squad 2019/20

A move to Ulster would be a great way for Mads to finish his career on a high.
It makes sense all round. Good work by Nucifora if it comes to pass.
by Dublin4
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: The Toulouse match on the 5th of April and the French large gatherings ban
Replies: 12
Views: 2009

Re: The Toulouse match on the 5th of April and the French large gatherings ban

It might equally be said that allowing thousands of Madrid fans attend a match in Liverpool tonight is arsefoonery.
by Dublin4
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: International rugby
Topic: 6N 2020
Replies: 338
Views: 21761

Re: 6N 2020

I agree. Ham fisted. Better decision would have been to play behind closed doors and avoid the "mass gathering" of people that worried the authorities. Now there is no alternative date available. I wonder how much of this is tied in possible insurance claims. The IRFU wanted a "directive" that they ...
by Dublin4
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: 6N 2020
Replies: 338
Views: 21761

Re: 6N 2020

The Minister is reported to be rowing back and talking about the game now being played behind closed doors.