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  1. Nelson's Column

    Also one other comment that I friend of mine mentioned. Why were these statues not offensive to the antifa gimps when Obama was president??
  2. Nelson's Column

    I joked ages ago that they should take down the Washington and Lincoln monuments in America and rename all the roads, buildings etc in light of their slave ownership days. - also change the faces on the notes too. - hilariously, there are some out there who are calling for these to be taken down - clowns. They can also pull down Nelson Mandela's statue in London for the murders he committed to innocent South African's (we had this discussion on here years ago when he died, i was in a minority about him, the only thing he proved was that the prison system worked - google Church Street Pretoria) I'd also pull down the Colosseum in Rome and the Pyramids in Egypt. There was new evidence that it wasn't "all" built by slaves, some were paid, but as it wasn't the accepted minimum wage and they were built for people that had slaves, then they too should be taken down. what else..... what else... Taj Mahal - built by Shah Jahan, he was a nasty piece of work, that can go. What is left of the Great Wall of China. Incredibly bigoted of the Chinese to build a wall to protect their citizens from neighbouring invaders. #trumpesque Roman Baths in Bath city center - they can definitely be concreted over. #triggered
  3. OFFICIAL Lions Tour 2017 thread

    Murray will definitely start now. He controlled the forwards and dictated the backs all game. He was my definite starter when the tour started and he has nailed that position so far. What a wonderful selection headache to have with this squad of players. Watson today was brilliant when he came on, but I would not start him at fullback. He'd be on the wing with north on the other wing and halfpenny at full back. Would still like to see Joseph play at 13 more this tour. It could be an England midfield of farrell, teo and Joseph that starts the first New Zealand game. It's the 13 position that interests me at the moment. As much as I love jj (bath bias), he needs to show in these games that he can be the best option against this opposition. We shall see over the next few weeks.
  4. OFFICIAL Lions Tour 2017 thread

    Evening gentlemen and ladies. This mornings game was superb. What a fantastic defensive display from the lions. Faletau was sensational again, hard to imagine he'd be second fiddle to Billy v had he been fit. He's been our best player so far. The set piece is starting to take shape, as is the movement in the backs. Considering crusaders have not gone without scoring a try for 13 odd years, I'd say it was testament to Mr Gatland's tactics. With regards to Mr Robartes comments above, based on form so far, I'd only select Farrell at 10. I would not select both he and sexton. We tried playing two fly half's vs new Zealand in 2005 with Jones and Wilkinson and it didn't work. I'd have Farrell at 10 and teo at 12. Crash ball 12 don't necessarily have to pass the ball, just create the space for others to flourish. Don't want to be too clever by playing these two at the same time. Plenty of warm up matches and training go go.
  5. OFFICIAL Lions Tour 2017 thread

    Wasn't great but first game never is, jet lag and conditions were not favourable to either side. Pretty sure henderson & Seymour won competitions to play as both were poor. The bath players played well (biased opinion of course), sinckler did well. Other than that, not too good. For those of you with sky on demand, I've been watching the lions documentaries. Watching the 2005 one at the moment. I've gone backwards, did 2013 first then 2009. Brought back some good memories and unfortunately, the nightmare Ronan o'gara end to the 2nd test in South africa.
  6. Manchester Arena Explosion (Merged)

    How nice that Ariana Grande is coming back to do a benefit gig at Old Trafford cricket ground. She'll be joined by Katy Perry & Miley Cyrus. All 3 support the current "no borders" trend...... if they held the benefit gig in Mecca i'd take them seriously.
  7. OFFICIAL Lions Tour 2017 thread

    That's good though Bill. The tougher the warm up matches, the better for when the tests actually come about. Otherwise complacency gets in the way. When i played rugby not so long ago, we learned nothing from the 40/50 - 0 matches, the ones i always enjoyed most were the close matches, regardless of whether we won or lost, the intensity and the mindset that you had to improve stuck with us (obviously yes, better when we won but you know what I mean)
  8. Manchester Arena Explosion (Merged)

    Terror threat now raised to critical. Military possibly deployed to secure certain places .... Source sky news
  9. OFFICIAL Lions Tour 2017 thread

    Billy v withdraws due to injury Haskell takes his place.
  10. OFFICIAL Lions Tour 2017 thread

    Well halfpenny has just been man of the match in tonight's top 14 match. Hitting form at the right time.
  11. OFFICIAL Lions Tour 2017 thread

    I'd agree with the injury comment, Sexton is always a target for club and country, Farrell seems to be built of sterner stuff and seems to be able to take the hits that Sexton cant. The first test vs New Zealand is the morning after my birthday, my friends have not decided whether to pull an all nighter the night before or dont go out and just have an all day session on the Saturday. I'm guessing they probably already know, but they are not telling me.
  12. OFFICIAL Lions Tour 2017 thread

    I know NZ are still the best in the world, but they are beatable if teams attack them, they do concede tries and pens at the breakdown, it's just they tend to score more than the opposition. Old School Real Madrid "you score 3 we'll score 5" logic. I do agree about the number of matches, but it is the same number of matches in total than the 2013 tour in Australia (and one of those matches was in Hong Kong) - obviously Mr Gatland is sticking with the same format hoping to replicate the success. Out of the Saracens players, i think only Billy V will be starting for the Lions. I dont think Farrell will be starting at 10 as that is for Sexton and i think the Midfield he'll start with will be Henshaw and Joseph (bias on my part being a Bath fan, but for his attacking threat and his defensive organisation, he simply has to play). I'd love for him to start with Itoje, but I dont think he will, but he has him as an option for Lock or Flank if need be. If up to me, the starting 15 would be this McGrath, Best, Sinckler, Itoje, Lawes, Warburton, Stander, B Vunipola. Murray, Sexton, Farrell, Joseph, North, Watson, Hogg. But I imagine Mr Gatland's will look very different. Wyn Jones and Halfpenny will be starting and I think he'll throw Kruis in at Lock too. We really are blessed with some phenomenal talent this tour.
  13. OFFICIAL Lions Tour 2017 thread

    I think we have a very good chance of winning 1 test. I think it will be 2-1 to new Zealand. This lions squad is the best in a long time. Still think Launchbury should be there. Feel for the Saracens players. They must be burned out royally with all their games, then they have to fly to nz as well.
  14. 2 of my Brighton supporting friends are adamant that a deal has already been agreed between Chelsea and Brighton for a loan next season..... And I thought you were the joker
  15. The Colston Hall (Merged)

    #triggered !!!!!