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by WestDr
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: Who remembers D-day?
Replies: 30
Views: 925

Re: Who remembers D-day?

And for those who still wonder where the spending power of that 50p went.... " The inflation rate in United Kingdom between 1971 and today (2021) has been 1,157.86%, which translates into a total increase of £1,157.86. This means that 100 pounds in 1971 are equivalent to 1,257.86 pounds in 2021. In ...
by WestDr
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Provincial an' aither teams
Topic: PADDY JACKSON
Replies: 399
Views: 43596

Re: PADDY JACKSON

Ireland has become the centre of hollier than thou wokeness in Europe given the understandable backlash against religious dominance for decades. As often with a pendulum swing the higher it is on one side the greater it rises on the other. There is no appetite beyond ulster supporters for a return ...
by WestDr
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Provincial an' aither teams
Topic: PADDY JACKSON
Replies: 399
Views: 43596

Re: PADDY JACKSON

Baggy called it Rumspeak and he's not far wrong. It consists of repetition, mis-understanding and complete b*x. However as others have said there is sometimes the odd nugget amongst it all albeit never quite where Rum thinks it is.... and today's one is 'where there is a will, there is a way'. In re...
by WestDr
Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Provincial an' aither teams
Topic: PADDY JACKSON
Replies: 399
Views: 43596

Re: PADDY JACKSON

Exeter v London Irish on Saturday 4:15pm KO BT Sport Extra 2. That should be interesting - wouldn't surprise me to see PJ ending up there. Baxter is great at prolonging careers (e.g. Thomas Waldrom). And to see how Baxter/Ali Hepher have further developed Jonny Gray since he left Glasgow... Finn Ru...
by WestDr
Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Provincial an' aither teams
Topic: PADDY JACKSON
Replies: 399
Views: 43596

Re: PADDY JACKSON

As long as the IRFU maintain the rule of 'don't play in Ireland, don't play for Ireland' then PJ would seem to be very unlikely to play in (national) green again. He wasn't in the same position as Sexton when he went to France (i.e. the fully incumbent no. 10) and as noted elsewhere on this thread i...
by WestDr
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Provincial an' aither teams
Topic: PADDY JACKSON
Replies: 399
Views: 43596

Re: PADDY JACKSON

Interesting to read Gerry Thornley in the Irish Times this weekend (Sat 6th Feb). In an article headed 'Who will take Sexton's place" he divided it into 3 as follows: 1. An assessment of Sexton's record over the past 5 years: good bits e.g. 6N performances & wins etc, and bad bits: e.g. RWC QF loss,...
by WestDr
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: SIX NATIONS 2021
Replies: 283
Views: 15749

Re: SIX NATIONS 2021

Had the real mis-fortune to have to watch this on Virgin Media One. Alan Quinlan has already blamed BB. Quinlan really is Munster-blind as Stander was 100% anonymous and I'd suggest it's also time to give POM the big farewell. Beirne however was MoM for Ireland. As for the final moments, it is instr...
by WestDr
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster ‘A’ v Leinster ‘A’ Fri 15th Jan 3pm KO Live on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport NI website
Replies: 150
Views: 14057

Re: Ulster ‘A’ v Leinster ‘A’ Fri 15th Jan 3pm KO Live on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport NI website

An abject apology is due from me to Nathan Doak for consistently confusing him with his father and calling him Neil in my posts. An error borne of lack of attention to detail and nothing else.
by WestDr
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster ‘A’ v Leinster ‘A’ Fri 15th Jan 3pm KO Live on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport NI website
Replies: 150
Views: 14057

Re: Ulster ‘A’ v Leinster ‘A’ Fri 15th Jan 3pm KO Live on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport NI website

Thank you to KoTH, Dave and Hans Indaruck (amongst others) for the considered replies. From what I read, he's demonstrated all through the age groups that he has good judgement, application and learning ability, to go with his size advantage. It does seem to be the trend that scrum halves are bigger...
by WestDr
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster ‘A’ v Leinster ‘A’ Fri 15th Jan 3pm KO Live on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport NI website
Replies: 150
Views: 14057

Re: Ulster ‘A’ v Leinster ‘A’ Fri 15th Jan 3pm KO Live on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport NI website

There's a point in the second half at a ruck where Doak, plus three Leinster players, all have their arms in the air asking for the ref, who is standing some 5 metres away, to blow the whistle for some offence that they can see. Whilst I expect do not expect a lot from Leinster players, even given D...
by WestDr
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Marcell Speculation
Replies: 134
Views: 12096

Re: Marcell Speculation

Sounds like my journey to NI. How long I can stick it without Waitrose, Papa Johns and Majestic remains to be seen. Doubt Marcell is missing any of those three.... As for myself, not convinced about either Waitrose or Papa Johns (or at least the Selly Oak version) sufficiently to miss them. However...
by WestDr
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: International rugby
Topic: Autumn Nations Cup aka 8 Nations
Replies: 176
Views: 12686

Re: Autumn Nations Cup aka 8 Nations

The 'sounds more and more like Les Kiss' comment is spot on. Michael Glennon's RTE piece is a lot more accurate - especially with EOS's comment of 'is there any chance of a game plan that might work here ?' The difficulty I have (and have always had since Farrell's appointment) is that Ireland under...
by WestDr
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: And today, joining the underground .....
Replies: 351
Views: 33784

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

Cecil Duckworth. Brought you not only the combination boiler but also demonstrated rugby club development doesn't have to follow the Bruce Craig or Nigel Wray model. And he wasn't even born in or grew up in Worcester.
by WestDr
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: The Back Room 'Lock In'
Topic: A little bit of politics folks`
Replies: 4354
Views: 182044

Re: A little bit of politics folks`

Solids Spot on This convoluted system that we have was designed for a purpose to have power sharing at any cost to get SFin government and stop their provisional wing. But is has proved to be unworkable as a system of strong government and decision making , and covid response needs both. Not sure t...
by WestDr
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: View frae thae Hill
Topic: Ulster in Financial Trouble
Replies: 66
Views: 10730

Re: Ulster in Financial Trouble

Surely the process here is to wait for Kingspan to be exonerated before we start calling for their removal ?