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Rugby 10:21 - Oct 5 with 624 viewsfergalsharkey

Is it as exciting as world championship chess?

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Rugby on 10:30 - Oct 5 with 607 viewswkj

It is. Not quite as exciting as one night in Bangkok where the hard man humbles, not much between despair and ecstasy. At least in terms of when they host the chess there.

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Rugby on 10:50 - Oct 5 with 589 viewsDarth_Koont

Early red card has ruined this one, I'm afraid. It's taken the sting out of what could have been one of the biggest games of the group stage.

But right decision by the letter of the law and for player safety. There have been a few similar ones that have gone unpunished this World Cup.
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Rugby on 10:51 - Oct 5 with 581 viewsStokieBlue

I hope so, I love watching Chess.

SB

“You may not feel outstandingly robust, but if you are an average-sized adult you will contain within your modest frame no less than 7 X 10^18 joules of potential energy—enough to explode with the force of thirty very large hydrogen bombs, assuming you knew how to liberate it and really wished to make a point."

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Rugby on 10:56 - Oct 5 with 561 viewswkj

Rugby on 10:51 - Oct 5 by StokieBlue

I hope so, I love watching Chess.

SB


Aiye, Murray Head was a joy to behold.

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Rugby on 11:07 - Oct 5 with 545 viewsHerbivore

It's not as exciting as fictional moped journeys and made up travel tales.

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Rugby on 11:12 - Oct 5 with 532 viewsBarneycurley

Rugby on 10:51 - Oct 5 by StokieBlue

I hope so, I love watching Chess.

SB


Exactly doesn't get any better than Fisher v Spasky in Reykjavik.

Now any one want to see drama it was all there

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Rugby on 11:22 - Oct 5 with 518 viewsmidastouch

Chess checkmates rugby every time.

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Rugby on 11:24 - Oct 5 with 514 viewsHerbivore

Rugby on 11:22 - Oct 5 by midastouch

Chess checkmates rugby every time.


Try hard.

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Rugby on 11:37 - Oct 5 with 498 viewsBigManBlue

I will never understand how even the supposed elite of rugby union can barely throw a ball into a guy's hands from about eight feet away with any accuracy. Not knocking some of the technical/set piece stuff they can do, but I'm always amazed that such a basic and fundamental skill is so poorly executed on a regular basis. Always seems to me the reason why NZ are so far ahead, even their props can chuck it around more than most NH backlines.

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Rugby on 13:23 - Oct 5 with 450 viewsagentp

Rugby on 11:37 - Oct 5 by BigManBlue

I will never understand how even the supposed elite of rugby union can barely throw a ball into a guy's hands from about eight feet away with any accuracy. Not knocking some of the technical/set piece stuff they can do, but I'm always amazed that such a basic and fundamental skill is so poorly executed on a regular basis. Always seems to me the reason why NZ are so far ahead, even their props can chuck it around more than most NH backlines.


Imagine someone smashing you in the leg repeatedly and then trying to kick a ball. In a tough game your fingers are numb after 15 minutes, while your rotator cuffs are on fire -along with your forearms. Even holding a fork after a game is tricky at times let alone throwing a ball. Watch the scores increase in line with the error count increase as a game goes on.

Who said that Fleetwood defenfder is a beast - is he F**k
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Rugby on 13:31 - Oct 5 with 436 viewsDarth_Koont

Rugby on 13:23 - Oct 5 by agentp

Imagine someone smashing you in the leg repeatedly and then trying to kick a ball. In a tough game your fingers are numb after 15 minutes, while your rotator cuffs are on fire -along with your forearms. Even holding a fork after a game is tricky at times let alone throwing a ball. Watch the scores increase in line with the error count increase as a game goes on.

Who said that Fleetwood defenfder is a beast - is he F**k


Agreed.

Not only that but you're almost always passing the ball into space for the receiver to run onto - even over a few yards. So passes have to be timed.

Easier said than done when you're in a scrap and bodies are flying around.
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Rugby on 13:36 - Oct 5 with 418 viewsagentp

Rugby on 13:31 - Oct 5 by Darth_Koont

Agreed.

Not only that but you're almost always passing the ball into space for the receiver to run onto - even over a few yards. So passes have to be timed.

Easier said than done when you're in a scrap and bodies are flying around.


Absolutely!

The 'throw the ball into a guy's arms' comment made me chuckle.
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Rugby on 13:40 - Oct 5 with 407 viewsDarth_Koont

Rugby on 13:36 - Oct 5 by agentp

Absolutely!

The 'throw the ball into a guy's arms' comment made me chuckle.


If more people played the game even at a beery, old fart level or touch rugby they'd see how the game looks at ground level. It's completely different and most of the "simple things" at international pace are pretty incredible.
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Rugby on 13:41 - Oct 5 with 403 viewsStu_Magoo

Rugby is utter cack.
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Rugby on 14:21 - Oct 5 with 344 viewsBigManBlue

Rugby on 13:23 - Oct 5 by agentp

Imagine someone smashing you in the leg repeatedly and then trying to kick a ball. In a tough game your fingers are numb after 15 minutes, while your rotator cuffs are on fire -along with your forearms. Even holding a fork after a game is tricky at times let alone throwing a ball. Watch the scores increase in line with the error count increase as a game goes on.

Who said that Fleetwood defenfder is a beast - is he F**k


Didn't mean at all to sound like I'm knocking the physical effort those guys put in, it's self evidently pretty extraordinary. I still hold that the home nations should put more emphasis on handling though - when I watched the Ireland game there were an awful lot of first and second passes sailing up at the receivers head height, and they're supposedly the best (second best?) team in the world.

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Rugby on 14:26 - Oct 5 with 333 viewsStokieBlue

Rugby on 14:21 - Oct 5 by BigManBlue

Didn't mean at all to sound like I'm knocking the physical effort those guys put in, it's self evidently pretty extraordinary. I still hold that the home nations should put more emphasis on handling though - when I watched the Ireland game there were an awful lot of first and second passes sailing up at the receivers head height, and they're supposedly the best (second best?) team in the world.


The humidity is playing a huge part, so much so that Wales trained with baby oil on the balls. The handling would be a lot better in Europe.

SB

“You may not feel outstandingly robust, but if you are an average-sized adult you will contain within your modest frame no less than 7 X 10^18 joules of potential energy—enough to explode with the force of thirty very large hydrogen bombs, assuming you knew how to liberate it and really wished to make a point."

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