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Nostalgia!!

Post by Setanta » Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:00 pm

I just saw a great joke on the internet about nostalgia that ends with 'but we had no choice.' However with the great game we have always had choice. Remember the 'MARK', both feet on the ground, clean catch, and shout mark; now we have, leap in the air with both feet and knees aimed at the oncoming opposition. Oh, and if he happens to hit you, he'll be the one penalised for dangerous play! No comment required on the accompanying article......
http://www.rugby365.com/article/67220
From the rolling glens of Antrim through the hills of Donegal we will stand and shout for Ulster as we win both scrum and maul from the lovely lakes of Fermanagh tae the shores of ould Lough Gall we will scream and shout for Ulster as we beat them one and all!

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Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:43 pm

I remember when a "Mark" meant ONE foot on the ground, make a clean catch and bring your other foot down SIMULTANEOUSLY to making the catch and actually make a mark on the pitch as you called it.

Get any of those things wrong - even the tiniest bit out in timing - and the mark was not given. :roll:
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Post by BaggyTrousers » Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:07 pm

Cap'n Grumpy wrote:I remember when a "Mark" meant ONE foot on the ground, make a clean catch and bring your other foot down SIMULTANEOUSLY to making the catch and actually make a mark on the pitch as you called it.

Get any of those things wrong - even the tiniest bit out in timing - and the mark was not given. :roll:
Steady Grumpy, as a full back who made manys the mark, you had your standing foot and you marking foot. The original idea was that you made a mark with your marking foot and that was the mark through which you you despatch the closest approximation you could if a raking spiral.

A Bangor lout Once stamped on my knee after the first chaser tackled me to the ground, in the return fixture I had the opportunity to stamp on his curly head, I of course availed myself of the opportunity to mark his head, with gusto.
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Re: Nostalgia!!

Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:19 pm

BaggyTrousers wrote:
Cap'n Grumpy wrote:I remember when a "Mark" meant ONE foot on the ground, make a clean catch and bring your other foot down SIMULTANEOUSLY to making the catch and actually make a mark on the pitch as you called it.

Get any of those things wrong - even the tiniest bit out in timing - and the mark was not given. :roll:
Steady Grumpy, as a full back who made manys the mark, you had your standing foot and you marking foot. The original idea was that you made a mark with your marking foot and that was the mark through which you you despatch the closest approximation you could if a raking spiral.
Steady wot?

Does that contradict anything I said? :scratch:

One foot on te ground, one foot brought down to make the mark .... wot's yer problem? Somebody mark YOUR brain sometime? :D
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Re: Nostalgia!!

Post by Snipe Watson » Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:20 pm

Now now. We don't want an unseemly altercation between you two senior citizens. :lol: :lol: >drinks

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Post by BaggyTrousers » Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:00 pm

Cap'n Grumpy wrote:
BaggyTrousers wrote:
Cap'n Grumpy wrote:I remember when a "Mark" meant ONE foot on the ground, make a clean catch and bring your other foot down SIMULTANEOUSLY to making the catch and actually make a mark on the pitch as you called it.

Get any of those things wrong - even the tiniest bit out in timing - and the mark was not given. :roll:
Steady Grumpy, as a full back who made manys the mark, you had your standing foot and you marking foot. The original idea was that you made a mark with your marking foot and that was the mark through which you you despatch the closest approximation you could if a raking spiral.
Steady wot?

Does that contradict anything I said? :scratch:

One foot on te ground, one foot brought down to make the mark .... wot's yer problem? Somebody mark YOUR brain sometime? :D
Steady. You didn't go to school in Bangor & have curly hair perchance? :D
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Re: Nostalgia!!

Post by Setanta » Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:18 pm

Changing the subject to a more peacable one - does anyone remember the old, cheap single X last sold in the Crown Bar in Belfast? Well, they're now selling it under different names in England; not cheap anymore though but that's power for the course!
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Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:43 pm

Setanta wrote:Changing the subject to a more peacable one - does anyone remember the old, cheap single X last sold in the Crown Bar in Belfast? Well, they're now selling it under different names in England; not cheap anymore though but that's power for the course!
Single X ?

That's an ovum isn't it? Are you talking egg donation? Never knew the Crown used to facilitate that, but understand why it would not be cheap.
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Post by Snipe Watson » Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:52 pm

This thread's not as good as it used to be........... :duck:


Shocking......like one of your Grumps

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Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:53 pm

Snipe Watson wrote:This thread's not as good as it used to be........... :duck:


Shocking......like one of your Grumps
First thing I thought of replying and then thought better of it.

I knew it was only a matter of time before some idiot wrote it though. :lol:
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Post by Hans Indaruck » Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:11 am

Setanta wrote:Changing the subject to a more peacable one - does anyone remember the old, cheap single X last sold in the Crown Bar in Belfast? Well, they're now selling it under different names in England; not cheap anymore though but that's power for the course!
Single x was an attempt at nostalgia - a throwback to when there was a choice - as I recall single x was porter and double x was stout. Of course there was that ill fated attempt by Guinness to try to invent a new market by introducing triple x which was neither porter nor stout but just sh*ite. A 'pint of double' is all that it should be! :stout:
I note that Hilden Scullions do a single x porter - haven't tried it though.
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Re: Nostalgia!!

Post by Snipe Watson » Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:46 pm

Pardon my ignorance, what is the difference between porter and stout? I thought they were one and the same.

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Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:22 pm

I would agree, Snipe. Wide variation in stouts and in porters ..... with quite a bit of overlap between "the two", is the best way I would put it. Basically, what's in a name? Not a lot!

Not sure I would categorise single X and double X into different categories, but wouldn't argue with those that would. I think the brewer is entitled to call it what they will.

Perhaps there are those better edumacated than us ignoramuses that will say different though.

Bottom line for me is it doesn't matter what you call it, the question is, do I like it?

I have tasted a number of stouts and porters and liked most in their own way. One or two in both so-called categories I wouldn't try again though.
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Post by rumncoke » Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:34 pm

Baggy remembers MORTON'S Red Hand
And a Double Diamond works wonders Usually 12 -24 hours later .

Then there was Tuborg Gold one step back from Carlsberg Special . Special
Put the girlies in the mood and then incapable in quick succession .




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Re: Nostalgia!!

Post by Russ » Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:08 pm

Any person who drinks Special Brew needs avoided like the plague Rumn

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