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  1. The Oggmonster

    Best Lions XV 1989 to date (yes, there are Sotsmen in it. And a pacific islander.)

    Check out 30 seconds and 1:00 minute. They are essentially bitter thugs not good enough to be picked for the national side who try and make a name for themselves as hard men by crocking a Lion. Probably less of a problem these days but still.
  2. The Oggmonster

    Very few kiwi posters anymore?

    I couldn't recall the nature or details of his final posts but seem to remember some kind of dramatic fall from grace. I can recall him being a respected poster at one point and things seemed to go pear shaped pretty quickly. Well the RWC has finished and he's still not back but never say never...
  3. The Oggmonster

    Very few kiwi posters anymore?

    SmartCooky had a real knowledge of the laws of the game and used to post some great stuff (think he had ref experience?) but I think there was some kind clash or falling out with one or a few of the regulars on here and so he disappeared. Shame as he used to post some great stuff.
  4. The Oggmonster

    Best Lions XV 1989 to date (yes, there are Sotsmen in it. And a pacific islander.)

    Just watched this decider v Australia in 1989. Absolutely superb. Amazing to see how quickly scrums form and what about Mike Teague nailing the ball boy at 1:43:00 in order to get the match ball. Superb!
  5. The Oggmonster

    [COVID-19] - Things to do when under lockdown

    The clamour to reduce the distance is clearly related to restarting the economy. I have seen some business owners saying that dropping the distance to say 1 or 1.5 metres could be offset with say a requirement for all customers to wear masks. That way they could get twice as many customers in a...
  6. The Oggmonster

    [COVID-19] - Things to do when under lockdown

    They are civil servants and can't (and probably have no desire to) get involved politically. They themselves have even said as much during the No.10 media briefings. Their advice should stay behind closed doors and they should not be talking to the media unless asked to by the Government who are...
  7. The Oggmonster

    [COVID-19] - Things to do when under lockdown

    I find that very strange given that the CMO and CSA are merely (albeit important) advisers to the Government and have no actual authority. I can see shops and business having to face a lot of additional cost and hassle having to change all their signage from 2m to 1 or 1.5m within the next few...
  8. The Oggmonster

    A Political Thread

    I think scientific advisers are always going to be conservative and cautious with their advice but they're not responsible for the state of economy. The opening up of shops and hospitality sector seems like the ideal time to reduce it to either 1 or 1.5 metres which will make a massive difference.
  9. The Oggmonster

    A Political Thread

    The refusal to change the 2 metre rule is just pure pigheadedness. They simply don't want to be seen as weak and caving to outside pressure. Most other countries follow the WHO (6 feet or 1.5 mile rule) but we had to be different and round it up to 2 metres. Maybe British science is different to...
  10. The Oggmonster

    A Political Thread

    Yeah I saw a few veterans in their military uniforms in amongst the American History X wannabes near the statue. Tossers!
  11. The Oggmonster

    A Political Thread

    **** me. Just walked to the supermarket and there are two protests going on. The Black Lives Matter one in the main street (looked like a few thousand) and a counter protest of what looked to be far right people (mainly middle aged and older white males with a few skinheads and union jacks on...
  12. The Oggmonster

    A Political Thread

  13. The Oggmonster

    A Political Thread

    Decades from now there will be a Trivial Pursuit question that reads 'Which incompetent UK Prime Minister attempted to cover his arse during the onset of a pandemic with the slogan "We're being guided by the science"?.
  14. The Oggmonster

    A Political Thread

    You could be right. I don't know if it was just dithering and incompetence in No.10, delusional nationalistic arrogance that they would be able to manage things better than Italy or a conscious attempt to squeeze out a bit more economic activity ahead of lockdown. Either way it's governing at...
  15. The Oggmonster

    A Political Thread

    A couple of obvious failings early on were the lack of testing (WHO were quoted at the time as saying "test test test") and not shutting borders timely nor having any sorts of checks at airports (flights were coming in from Italy while it was hotspot). I doubt that more testing and better border...
  16. The Oggmonster

    A Political Thread

    I wouldn't want to be charged with the task of editing Roy Chubby Brown's DVDs.
  17. The Oggmonster

    A Political Thread

    Have you not realised that British people only care about what the media and the likes of Cummings want them to care about? You should forward that link to the media outlets who deemed it newsworthy to write about Starmer and Jimmy Saville's case.
  18. The Oggmonster

    A Political Thread

    I am perplexed as to why the UK can have suffered the most damage economically AND have the highest number of COVID related deaths in Europe. It's the worst of both worlds and pretty much confirms major failings and crisis mismanagement within the Government.
  19. The Oggmonster

    Boxing Thread

    I think Fury wins too. Hopefully he's leading on the scorecards with AJ having to go for the KO in the later rounds which should make it a tasty affair. Can see one fight at Wembley and the other in Saudi where they would pay silly money for this kind of fight.
  20. The Oggmonster

    [COVID-19] General Discussion

    Let's hope there is spare cage for him and Cummings in the reptiles section.
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