Comedy gold from the Walrus



  • Of all the 'how the fuck does this guy have a paid gig writing about rugby' articles I've ever seen I think this might be at the absolute peak.

    A few thoughts....

    He picks Bunce at 2nd five....

    He picks an Italian who has suffered more test losses than any player in history.

    He picks Warburton over McCaw or Jones.

    He picks an English lock who couldn't get past Johnson or Grewcock most of his career....

    He picks four Welshmen....

    What a piston wristed gibbon.



  • @mn5 said in Comedy gold from the Walrus:

    Of all the 'how the fuck does this guy have a paid gig writing about rugby' articles I've ever seen I think this might be at the absolute peak.

    A few thoughts....

    He picks Bunce at 2nd five....

    He picks an Italian who has suffered more test losses than any player in history.

    He picks Warburton over McCaw or Jones.

    He picks an English lock who couldn't get past Johnson or Grewcock most of his career....

    He picks four Welshmen....

    What a piston wristed gibbon.

    Well he gave you a new lip piercing, so there’s that.



  • meh...hate this time of year, without actual rugby to argue about, clickbaiters get people clicking and arguing about opinions....



  • Pure comedy gold.

    Any Rugby journalist who leaves out Ireland's Mike Gibson from his/her all-time XV is an ignorant tosser



  • It's Christmas. The Walrus has gifted the Times and whatever media outlet picks it up some wonderfully rancid click bait.

    I can picture him now log fire taking away the early evening chill of a mid December evening.

    Bugger I really have to knock out 400 words before I meet the chaps down at the club for a few brandy/macs. What to do. Can't use poaching any more. That turd McCaw's retired. I've done "New Zealand won't make it past the RWC QF" to death.

    hmmmm

    I know! I'll do a greatest ever 15. That has legs - with a bit of thought I can piss everyone off. Hee hee What's the least number of Kiwi's I can put in. If I say none it will give the game away. A couple - but definitely not anyone obvious. Then stack the team with Tier two players - show how broad my knowledge is

    GENIUS

    That deserves a little snifter now



  • He's not even trying anymore. I can't muster up even a little bit of outrage.



  • In other predictable news, the sun also rose this morning.



  • @donsteppa said in Comedy gold from the Walrus:

    In other predictable news, the sun also rose this morning.

    Not saying it wasn't predictable I'm just saying he's reached incredible new heights.



  • Im ok with this. The rugby landscape is changing. I doubt many true rugby brains up in the NH would agree with his team. Thats why im ok with it. He's becoming irrelevant.

    There are probably 3-4 teams you could construct, using minimal effort, with only 2 good ABs that could beat his team. He's a joke and the longer he posts shit like this the faster we are rid of him.



  • @mn5 said in Comedy gold from the Walrus:

    @donsteppa said in Comedy gold from the Walrus:

    In other predictable news, the sun also rose this morning.

    Not saying it wasn't predictable I'm just saying he's reached incredible new heights.

    He has to, otherwise he'd just be repeating his same old stuff 🙂 Stephen Jones bingo would have about 15 predictable bullshit statements and assertions...



  • Lydiate? Seriously?

    A few years ago after Pichot got his post he wrote an article about the 5 best players he saw - Pichot was one of them.

    As was Dallaglio.

    As was Jonathan Davies.

    See any of them in his team?



  • Jones can pick who he wants. Simon Shaw would seem his most eccentric choice. My team is better.

    Best Players Sparky has seen (ie since 1983):

    1 Os Du Randt (South Africa) 2. Sean Fitzpatrick (New Zealand) 3 Pascal Ondarts (France) 4 John Eales (Australia) 5 Brodie Retallick (New Zealand) 6 Richard Hill (England) 7 Richie McCaw (New Zealand) 8 Buck Shelford (New Zealand) 9 Joost van der Westhuizen (South Africa) 10 Dan Carter (New Zealand) 11 Jonah Lomu (New Zealand) 12 Maa Nonu (New Zealand) 13 Danie Gerber (South Africa) 14 David Campese (Australia) 15 Serge Blanco (France)
    16 Phil Kearns (Australia) 17 Steve McDowell (New Zealand) 18 Jason Leonard (England) 19 Martin Johnson (England) 20 Michael Jones (New Zealand) 21 Nick Farr-Jones (Australia) 22 Jonny Wilkinson (England) 23 Jeff Wilson (New Zealnd)



  • any team without Christian Cullen at 15 isnt worth my time reading it 🙂



  • @mn5 said in Comedy gold from the Walrus:

    A few thoughts....
    He picks four Welshmen....

    He's just reminding everyone he is actually Welsh.



  • It's not bad work really, but i reckon he's gone just a little too far. If he had dialed it back by 1 or 2 players he would have snared thousands more



  • It’s probably about right since he said it’s based on the players he’s seen, which is why there’s no Irish or French players in it.

    I mean there’s no Girv the Swerve Dempsey in here ffs!



  • I am shocked, shocked i tell you, that he hasn't picked Retallic



  • I like how the only kiwis he picked have Samoan and Fauxmoan ancestry



  • @sparky said in Comedy gold from the Walrus:

    Jones can pick who he wants. Simon Shaw would seem his most eccentric choice. My team is better.

    Best Players Sparky has seen (ie since 1983):

    1 Os Du Randt (South Africa) 2. Sean Fitzpatrick (New Zealand) 3 Pascal Ondarts (France) 4 John Eales (Australia) 5 Brodie Retallick (New Zealand) 6 Richard Hill (England) 7 Richie McCaw (New Zealand) 8 Buck Shelford (New Zealand) 9 Joost van der Westhuizen (South Africa) 10 Dan Carter (New Zealand) 11 Jonah Lomu (New Zealand) 12 Maa Nonu (New Zealand) 13 Danie Gerber (South Africa) 14 David Campese (Australia) 15 Serge Blanco (France)
    16 Phil Kearns (Australia) 17 Steve McDowell (New Zealand) 18 Jason Leonard (England) 19 Martin Johnson (England) 20 Michael Jones (New Zealand) 21 Nick Farr-Jones (Australia) 22 Jonny Wilkinson (England) 23 Jeff Wilson (New Zealnd)

    we haven't done one of those in a while. Your's is a pretty good start, heaps of those dudes would make mine.



  • @sparky said in Comedy gold from the Walrus:

    Jones can pick who he wants. Simon Shaw would seem his most eccentric choice. My team is better.

    Best Players Sparky has seen (ie since 1983):

    1 Os Du Randt (South Africa) 2. Sean Fitzpatrick (New Zealand) 3 Pascal Ondarts (France) 4 John Eales (Australia) 5 Brodie Retallick (New Zealand) 6 Richard Hill (England) 7 Richie McCaw (New Zealand) 8 Buck Shelford (New Zealand) 9 Joost van der Westhuizen (South Africa) 10 Dan Carter (New Zealand) 11 Jonah Lomu (New Zealand) 12 Maa Nonu (New Zealand) 13 Danie Gerber (South Africa) 14 David Campese (Australia) 15 Serge Blanco (France)
    16 Phil Kearns (Australia) 17 Steve McDowell (New Zealand) 18 Jason Leonard (England) 19 Martin Johnson (England) 20 Michael Jones (New Zealand) 21 Nick Farr-Jones (Australia) 22 Jonny Wilkinson (England) 23 Jeff Wilson (New Zealnd)

    No dead weight in there


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