• RE: The Folau Factor

    @Kruse said in The Folau Factor:

    @Bones said in The Folau Factor:

    @Kruse said in The Folau Factor:

    @Bones said in The Folau Factor:

    @canefan nevermind.

    No... no taking the easy way out here.
    This is the Fern, there should be a full re-covering of ground, with circular arguments, and plenty of photographic and video evidence used to support one's stance on any argument (or, especially, any perceived disagreement where none exists).

    It's enthralling. CF said Beirut lives don't matter according to the port authority, I said he's changed his tune since defending Salma yesterday. It was high humour at it's most highest high point.

    Yeah. I know. I was trying to help salvage something from the wreckage.

    I will not kneel to you, false saviour.

    posted in Politics
  • RE: 'Super Rugby' 2021

    From meetings today there is a very real chance SRA is played again in 2021 unless Aussie sorts its shit out.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/sport/2020/08/super-rugby-aotearoa-revamped-competition-could-stay-for-2021-season.html

    posted in Sports Talk
  • RE: AB squad for the Bledisloe Cup?

    @DMX said in AB squad for the Bledisloe Cup?:

    @junior said in AB squad for the Bledisloe Cup?:

    @Machpants said in AB squad for the Bledisloe Cup?:

    I think every squad people post should be prefixed with either 'what I'd pick' versus 'what will be picked' often a big difference. We've got a coach who got in on a ‘continuity and experience’ ticket, I can see him picking a ‘continuity and experience’ team - recently the ABs coaches went for form rather than experience. Maybe that didn’t work so well at RWC in their minds. Expecially after many years of trusting experience did so well for them? So I think we will see very conservative selections, but I hope they are bold

    There's absolutely no reason why in this of all years a "form over experience" approach shouldn't be tried for most positions. If you look at the guys currently playing well, they're all pretty young guys either at the beginning of the SR or AB careers and who are likely to be at their peaks in 2023. Now is the perfect opportunity to take a punt on some of these guys and set them on the path to be the incumbents for 2023.

    This is the one problem with 2 year contracts, I am not sure incentives are aligned for this approach. I don't believe the priority for Foster will be to develop through 2023, his first priority is to win, especially given that he does not know how many chances he is going to get in the next two seasons. Not saying there will be no new caps this year just think he will pay a lot of attention to experience and combinations.

    I personally think that, this year, he will be able to both win and give the form guys who'll be good for 2023 some experience. The chances are we'll be playing only the Wallabies this year - there'll probably be no test matches against the Boks and those up north - so there will be opportunities to build experience whilst getting the Ws early on.

    posted in Sports Talk
  • RE: The Folau Factor

    @Bones said in The Folau Factor:

    @Kruse said in The Folau Factor:

    @Bones said in The Folau Factor:

    @canefan nevermind.

    No... no taking the easy way out here.
    This is the Fern, there should be a full re-covering of ground, with circular arguments, and plenty of photographic and video evidence used to support one's stance on any argument (or, especially, any perceived disagreement where none exists).

    It's enthralling. CF said Beirut lives don't matter according to the port authority, I said he's changed his tune since defending Salma yesterday. It was high humour at it's most highest high point.

    Yeah. I know. I was trying to help salvage something from the wreckage.

    posted in Politics
  • RE: Blues 2020

    @Tim said in Blues 2020:

    @Machpants Is he actually good at sevens? I haven't noticed a great deal from him when I've watched.

    As mentioned, a kid. Lacks in game maturity, but when he goes he goes. Flashes of brilliance in need of experience

    posted in Sports Talk
  • RE: The Folau Factor

    @Kruse said in The Folau Factor:

    @Bones said in The Folau Factor:

    @canefan nevermind.

    No... no taking the easy way out here.
    This is the Fern, there should be a full re-covering of ground, with circular arguments, and plenty of photographic and video evidence used to support one's stance on any argument (or, especially, any perceived disagreement where none exists).

    It's enthralling. CF said Beirut lives don't matter according to the port authority, I said he's changed his tune since defending Salma yesterday. It was high humour at it's most highest high point.

    posted in Politics
  • RE: Blues 2020

    Nanai-Seturo only turns 21 later this month, so still a kid. But he won't be moving north.

    posted in Sports Talk
  • RE: Parenting

    @antipodean nah, Christmas gifts from Santa delayed until 7/8 Jan to allow for quarantine

    posted in Off Topic
  • RE: Hurricanes 2020

    @Toddy YUSS!

    posted in Sports Talk
  • RE: Blues 2020

    @Machpants Is he actually good at sevens? I haven't noticed a great deal from him when I've watched.

    posted in Sports Talk