@MajorRage reports suggest Chelsea are ready to head down the same rabbit hole with Frank as yanited did with Ole
Yeah, he's the fave alright. My eternal optimism (whatever ...) is that he rules himself out.
... the fluffiest of bunnies
@Jaguares4real I admire your optimism!
For what it's worth:
I think the Jaguares will win
Jaguares are susceptible to fast moving backlines
Chiefs tight 5 can play at either end of the spectrum - wins in SA don't come if your forward packs is woeful and losses to the Sunwolves don't happen if they are good too
The home crowd in Argentina doesn't seem to have been much of a problem for NZ teams, same as home crowd in NZ not a much of a problem for the Jaguares
Chiefs won't win unless Weber, ALB, Cane, Retallick all step up to the mark
Jaguares will give away stupid penalties when under pressure
Chiefs will give away stupid penalties because they can play very stupid
Should be a cracker.
Odds are laughably LONG considering Canes are $5 shorter odds even though they'll have to pay Crusaders in semis in C'church
Jaguares tour very well and have 3 out their last 4 games in NZ with a 5pt loss in Dunedin their only loss in last 2 years
As well as winning their last 6 games in AUS
Yeah, that's exactly my point. 9.50 is way off in my view.
@MajorRage Crusaders have never lost a home finals match...this title is thiers to lose.
Indeed. But 9.50 seems quite long odds for a team that has shown no fear on playing in NZ and was second overall, with a sensational run-in.
For sure, Saders are still favourites tho.
Tuesday, 10.2k, 5:35 p/km
Wednesday, 5.4k, 5:25 p/km
Friday, 10.3k, 5:26 p/km
Sunday, 6.1k, 5:37 p/km
Odd week. Motivation is still a struggle, but I managed to get through the 32k. As per the cricket thread, the weather here hasn't been far off abortion level, so demanding to find the time at the moment. Bring back winter, as it least the winter wasn't too wet ...
Anyway, the high point was 10k at under 5:30 pace and the low was Sundays 6.1 k at 5:37. I've noticed that in all runs this week the split times were all negative. I.e - I start off much quicker than I finish. I guess I've plateau'd a bit, which given that the weight loss has been non existent and the training, sporadic, makes sense.
Still, onwards and upwards. Across Europe the back end of this week so aiming for Mon-Wed to do ~15k then the balance on the weekend in one long hit. Want to do another half sometime in the next few weeks too.
Settle down guys it was Tom Schwarz haha. He was basically bought in to make Fury look good. Schwarz would barely be top 40.
Ruiz was meant to make Joshua look good as well wasn't he?
I have a massive internal conflict with Fury. Cos I can't stand pikeys.
Massive week for Chelsea. Coach and best player, gone.
So what for the next season? I'm quite excited actually. We've got a few good younger players out on loan and we have the star Seppo to join us. I actually think t the transfer ban may do ok for us to give some younger players a chance. We've been after our next Lampard / Terry for an age now.
Manager ... Well, Lampard seems to be on everybodies lips, but I don't think it thats a good move. I don't think he could get us past mid table when top 4 is our aim. We should be looking for managers that have traditionally managed to get the best out of younger, future generation heavy squads - those in the Ferguson / Wenger zone. My preferred would be the Wolves manager, Nuno Espirito Santo. Solid, driven, dependable with just enough charisma to unite a top tier club.
I can't see Abramovich going for it tho - he's going to want trophies next year, which I personally think is massively optimistic. Maybe a carabao cup, but that's about it.
so he has plead not guilty to the 90 odd charges against him, a trial date is likely to be May next year...
They need a media blackout for the whole trial. Don't give the grub any oxygen
I don't know about this. They live streamed the Breivik trial in Norway. They even provided a stream with an English interpreter. It just showed him to be the nutter that he was. Reckon that may be the way to go rather than have him be this mysterious figure.
That actually sounds a good idea. This guy is not going to be the sharpest tool in the shed
Unfortunately the above isn't always the case. Many of mankinds worst offenders are extremely intelligent. I wonder if the fear of televising is he turns out to be very smart and has the ability to influence.
You only have to hear one thing which actually makes a bit of sense, and then the ball is rolling ...