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Post by Guest Sat 31 Oct 2020, 8:40 am

First topic message reminder :

Game's kicking off, may as well make a match thread.

EDIT: May as well make it a rolling thread.


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Post by Collapse2005 Sat 05 Dec 2020, 9:25 am

Ha it was pretty obviously contact straight to the face, TMO said shoulder to head and Gardner ignored him.

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Post by Collapse2005 Sat 05 Dec 2020, 10:10 am

Gardener giving a masterclass in only seeing what you want to see.

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Post by No 7&1/2 Sat 05 Dec 2020, 10:28 am

Collapse2005 wrote:
No 7&1/2 wrote:They are great men, fine examples and have kids now. Let's just forget all this.

Slightly depressing how racism has reared its head much more publically recently.

In part possibly because whats considered racist seems to broaden all the time?

Possibly true. People who are used to be able to get away with things do not like it when their behaviour is deemed problematic.

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Post by No 7&1/2 Sat 05 Dec 2020, 10:36 am

You getting the same commentary collapse ie the Aussies? Terrible. Basically saying both yellow cards are rubbish and how can you clear out if players are low jackling. Blames the argentinians for play acting.

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Post by Collapse2005 Sat 05 Dec 2020, 10:38 am

No 7&1/2 wrote:You getting the same commentary collapse ie the Aussies? Terrible. Basically saying both yellow cards are rubbish and how can you clear out if players are low jackling. Blames the argentinians for play acting.

Ha yeah the commentators are typical Aussies. Its quite comical.

They blamed Sanchez for play acting then when Nick White does the same or worse absolute silence.

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Post by Collapse2005 Sat 05 Dec 2020, 10:41 am

Argentina dont deserve to lose this game, they were the better side. Penalty counted was very one sided and unfairly so in my view.

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Post by Cyril Sat 05 Dec 2020, 11:05 am

You can really see the decline in NZ and Aus rugby when they’re struggling against Argentina (who are pretty awful). SA and England seem to be a fair way above these sides at the moment. Argentina are a very difficult side to like and would have enjoyed the Aussies stuffing them though.

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Post by No 7&1/2 Sat 05 Dec 2020, 11:25 am

Not sure SA can really be considered at the moment. They're improving but hard to know if they've caught up with NZ as yet.

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Post by TJ Sat 05 Dec 2020, 11:47 am

Argentina are not awful and no way are england "far above" these sides. Just look at the rankings!

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Post by Cyril Sat 05 Dec 2020, 12:11 pm

I said ‘a fair way’ not ‘far’. England are consistently much better than Australia and Argentina. NZ are on a downward trajectory. It depends how long it lasts.

SA is a strange one as we don’t quite know where they are at the moment.

Plenty to support England being the best side in the world at the moment.

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Post by TJ Sat 05 Dec 2020, 12:50 pm

Apart from the rankings and the results you mean?

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Post by No 7&1/2 Sat 05 Dec 2020, 1:16 pm

Rankings arent the be all and end all as you dont you dont play everyone home and away every year which is the nearest conclusive way you can get. Results you'd have to say would be a be tick in favour of Cyril's point.

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Post by Cyril Sat 05 Dec 2020, 1:18 pm

Only SA above England and, as stated, SA aren’t playing at the moment.

Would love to see a three-way tournament with England, SA and NZ to see where we really stand.

Shame we’ve had no proper AIs.

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Post by Collapse2005 Sat 05 Dec 2020, 2:56 pm

Cyril wrote:Only SA above England and, as stated, SA aren’t playing at the moment.

Would love to see a three-way tournament with England, SA and NZ to see where we really stand.

Shame we’ve had no proper AIs.

Didnt France beat England this year? Might beat you again tomorrow.

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Post by doctor_grey Sat 05 Dec 2020, 2:57 pm

in Covid-world, I am not sure if we can really get anything more than a broad sense of things. I don't think most of the internationals recently have been great quality. Rather have it than nothing, though. Was also great to see a full stadium in Australia as if Covid didn't exist.......

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Post by TJ Sun 06 Dec 2020, 4:38 pm

Cyril wrote:I said ‘a fair way’ not ‘far’. England are consistently much better than Australia and Argentina. NZ are on a downward trajectory. It depends how long it lasts.

SA is a strange one as we don’t quite know where they are at the moment.

Plenty to support England being the best side in the world at the moment.

This post aged well!

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Post by No 7&1/2 Sun 06 Dec 2020, 4:39 pm

TJ wrote:
Cyril wrote:I said ‘a fair way’ not ‘far’. England are consistently much better than Australia and Argentina. NZ are on a downward trajectory. It depends how long it lasts.

SA is a strange one as we don’t quite know where they are at the moment.

Plenty to support England being the best side in the world at the moment.

This post aged well!

Yup. Another win by england.

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