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Dave wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 5:17 pm Ref has to stick his head in closer. Ball has to be on the ground but just can't see it on the replay. Shirley there has to be ball technology that can stop this nonsense.
Footy with a sperical ball has only relatively recently mastered when the ball crosses the goal line.

How would we know when a large egg has touched the ground, anywhere in goal, and only if in contact with a player of one team not t'other?

I suggest the "Mark 1 Eyeball". Tried and tested and only occasionally found wanting, usually when something gets in the way.
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CIMANFOREVER wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 8:04 pm Holy feck, England made hard work batin a young and mediocre Taffs team. Plenty of talent and power but frequently poor decision making and George isnt a great leader.
Shout out for Sean's brother Tommy, who looks a player, and a bulkier version of junior >appl
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AT last England have a Captain who looks as stupid as the ref ( cheap shot)

The English game was so like the "Eton Wall" game as both sides edged across the pitch with one yard carries due to the (SA) rush defence.

Which has its roots in the fact that ref generally referees from the centre looking towards the touchline and touch judges fail to call off side because they two are following the ball rather than the defensive line of the backs ( they are only human .)
Thus a rush defence will only be called off side about twice a game despite the fact that it maybe offside 75% of the time .

It kills a flat line attack and requires quick passing if playing as a deep back line .

The (SA) defence is killing the game.
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Cap'n Grumpy wrote:
Dave wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 5:17 pm Ref has to stick his head in closer. Ball has to be on the ground but just can't see it on the replay. Shirley there has to be ball technology that can stop this nonsense.
Footy with a sperical ball has only relatively recently mastered when the ball crosses the goal line.

How would we know when a large egg has touched the ground, anywhere in goal, and only if in contact with a player of one team not t'other?

I suggest the "Mark 1 Eyeball". Tried and tested and only occasionally found wanting, usually when something gets in the way.
A smart ball with smart grass. It might counteract a stupid ref.
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Great stuff by the wee fella doing the singing.

Did that fat mascot not want to be there or something?
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justinr73 wrote:Great stuff by the wee fella doing the singing.

Did that fat mascot not want to be there or something?
Porter was just getting in the zone
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jean valjean wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 4:31 pm
justinr73 wrote:Great stuff by the wee fella doing the singing.

Did that fat mascot not want to be there or something?
Porter was just getting in the zone
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Very good game from Stu
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big mervyn wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 5:43 pm Very good game from Stu
Agreed - made 3 tries with lovely offloads!
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Hans Indaruck wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 5:50 pm
big mervyn wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 5:43 pm Very good game from Stu
Agreed - made 3 tries with lovely offloads!
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big mervyn wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 6:05 pm
Hans Indaruck wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 5:50 pm
big mervyn wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 5:43 pm Very good game from Stu
Agreed - made 3 tries with lovely offloads!
Aside from his debut,when he was thrown to the wolves and scapegoated for a couple of years afterwards, he's never let Ireland down.
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Ireland looking a class above the other five teams at the minute. Without wanting to put the scud on them, a Grand Slam is a very decent possibility.
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Bealham is putting his hand up for a starting berth
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Thought Larmour was our worst player, came on and seemed to make mistake after mistake. Nash appears to have taken his opportunity, but after him and Lowe there aren't many wingers putting their hands up. Also thought Byrne was poor when he came on.
The Ulster guys played pretty well, if understated roles. McCloskey has much better distribution skills than probably any other centre Ireland has, had a really good game.
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