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by Oldschoolsocks
July 1st, 2022, 8:04 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Andy Farell's Reign of Terror
Replies: 217
Views: 33330

Re: ARe: Andy Farell's Reign of Terror

You think he didn't know that he'd stumbled like that? He was getting a once in a career shot and didn't want to blow it. Players have to be part of the solution and empowered to trust that they don't need to take risks. We have independent Dr's because we don't and can't fully trust players, coach...
by Oldschoolsocks
July 1st, 2022, 4:20 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Andy Farell's Reign of Terror
Replies: 217
Views: 33330

Re: Andy Farell's Reign of Terror

Twist wrote: July 1st, 2022, 2:13 pm NZR seem to be holding their hands up on this one https://www.the42.ie/jeremy-loughman-2-5804831-Jul2022/

I confess I thought the decision to bring him back on was made by Ireland
Regardless of him passing the HIA, surely at least one of the coaching or medical staff must have known he was Fubar
by Oldschoolsocks
July 1st, 2022, 4:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Friday's rant
Replies: 8631
Views: 329553

Re: Friday's rant

Toulouse win Top14 quarter-final with all eight forwards replaced in second half. Racing 92 beaten in Top14 quarter-final as they only replace seven forwards in second half. The game has changed but the French League has made a mockery out of the fifteen-a-side game. Could not agree more. The eight...
by Oldschoolsocks
June 30th, 2022, 12:03 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Andy Farell's Reign of Terror
Replies: 217
Views: 33330

Re: Andy Farell's Reign of Terror

So, it looks at least very wrong that Loughman was allowed return to the pitch this morning. Surely there is a duty of care that was not upheld…
by Oldschoolsocks
June 29th, 2022, 6:10 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Tour to NZ 2022
Replies: 489
Views: 24266

Re: Tour to NZ 2022

Well we’re not peaking 12 months or so out from a World Cup, so there’s that…
by Oldschoolsocks
June 27th, 2022, 6:03 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: RFU reviewing “Swing Low”
Replies: 57
Views: 4331

Re: RFU reviewing “Swing Low”

Luther Burrell has been frank about the racism he has been subjected by his team-mates. Subjected to devastatingly casual racism by his team-mates who scoffed at him when they were called up by him on it. There’s still a way to go alright https://www.the42.ie/luther-burrell-racism-5800838-Jun2022/ ...
by Oldschoolsocks
June 27th, 2022, 2:49 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: RFU reviewing “Swing Low”
Replies: 57
Views: 4331

Re: RFU reviewing “Swing Low”

Luther Burrell has been frank about the racism he has been subjected by his team-mates. Subjected to devastatingly casual racism by his team-mates who scoffed at him when they were called up by him on it. There’s still a way to go alright https://www.the42.ie/luther-burrell-racism-5800838-Jun2022/ ...
by Oldschoolsocks
June 26th, 2022, 11:03 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 21-22
Replies: 1319
Views: 103970

Re: Leinster Squad 21-22

Which socks will Adam wear - blue, green or one of each? Im gonna guess he’ll wear his old school socks, whatever colour they happen to be You would So in Sock Watch: Dev wore one black and blue sock and one red yellow and black, so Castlenock and Lansdowne I assume. AByrne wore one green sock and ...
by Oldschoolsocks
June 26th, 2022, 10:17 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Blues Talk tv
Replies: 1492
Views: 165729

Re: Blues Talk tv

riocard911 wrote: June 26th, 2022, 9:50 am One for the lads:

"The sliding doors moment WRU turned down five places in Anglo-Welsh league to leave people stunned"

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rug ... d-24284725
Jesus, total shitshow from start to finish
by Oldschoolsocks
June 25th, 2022, 12:01 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023
Replies: 163
Views: 5459

Re: Grahamunster - Graham Rowntree's Munster 2022/2023

sunshiner1 wrote: June 25th, 2022, 10:32 am Crazy to me that they kept Archer and let Ryan go. My respect for JVG and Rowntree has lessened a lot.
Eh, yeah. The mind boggles
by Oldschoolsocks
June 24th, 2022, 5:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Business stories
Replies: 12
Views: 364

Re: A whiff of Cordite

Who be NAMAWinelake ? An anonymous blog(remember those?) that sprang up post Celtic tiger to cover all stories related to NAMA and highlight it's "skullduggery". Generally doomcasted about it's prospects etc until he got called out by a developer and had to shut down. Blog is still there ...
by Oldschoolsocks
June 24th, 2022, 8:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Business stories
Replies: 12
Views: 364

Re: A whiff of Cordite

Who be NAMAWinelake ?
by Oldschoolsocks
June 24th, 2022, 12:10 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 21-22
Replies: 1319
Views: 103970

Re: Leinster Squad 21-22

It's pride month ffs. They chose to do it now because it's pride month and it might help someone like him in that situation. I hope anyone in the closet of any age who see's the reaction see's how positive the reaction is and that they can have that too. It's an unambiguosly good thing and if you f...
by Oldschoolsocks
June 23rd, 2022, 7:11 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 21-22
Replies: 1319
Views: 103970

Re: Leinster Squad 21-22

The comments around Nick are definitely not virtue signalling. It may be reasonably normalised to have your sexuality widely known in every day life, it’s anything but in the world of male professional sport. You really don’t have to look too far back to see examples in other sports of how people w...
by Oldschoolsocks
June 23rd, 2022, 3:50 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 21-22
Replies: 1319
Views: 103970

Re: Leinster Squad 21-22

I’m confused by the whole “virtue signalling” thing.

The man’s been through a rough time of it, he’s been supported by his teammates and club.

What do you mean by “virtue signalling in the comments”?
by Oldschoolsocks
June 23rd, 2022, 12:39 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 21-22
Replies: 1319
Views: 103970

Re: Leinster Squad 21-22

LeinsterLeader wrote: June 23rd, 2022, 12:07 pm
jezzer wrote: June 23rd, 2022, 11:55 am I find it wild that it's in any way newsworthy.
I suppose the hope is someday stuff like this won't be.
It shouldn’t have to be, but it is.
by Oldschoolsocks
June 22nd, 2022, 10:39 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Connacht 2021/22
Replies: 298
Views: 19256

Re: Connacht 2021/22

leinsterforever wrote: June 22nd, 2022, 10:31 am
Oldschoolsocks wrote: June 21st, 2022, 10:09 am
Laighin Break wrote: June 21st, 2022, 9:48 am
:?
A talent that should not be overlooked
It's probably just a mistake, but it makes me wonder is it possible to get a share of a try - if two players touch it down at the same time.
That’s a sure sign you’ve too much time on your hands…
by Oldschoolsocks
June 21st, 2022, 7:03 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 21-22
Replies: 1319
Views: 103970

Re: Leinster Squad 21-22

riocard911 wrote: June 21st, 2022, 1:00 pm Which socks will Adam wear - blue, green or one of each?
Im gonna guess he’ll wear his old school socks, whatever colour they happen to be
by Oldschoolsocks
June 21st, 2022, 10:09 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Connacht 2021/22
Replies: 298
Views: 19256

Re: Connacht 2021/22

Joe Joyce (born 7 February 1994) is an English-born, Irish-qualified rugby union player. He plays lock for English Premiership Rugby side Bristol Bears. He is lovingly known as "The King of the Mead" by fans after a commentator coined the phrase. He has played over 100 games for Bristol a...
by Oldschoolsocks
June 20th, 2022, 3:44 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Squad 21-22
Replies: 1319
Views: 103970

Re: Leinster Squad 21-22

I think we should acknowledge Nick McCarthy coming out because it's obviously a big deal for him and I'm sure he'll be acutely aware of the reaction to it so it'd be good to show him some support. Huge respect to him for doing it and it's great to hear that he feels happier in himself now :happy cl...