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    Trippier is making Ben Blair vs the Brumbies look like a defensive masterclass. Richarlison seems best suited to central striker. The PL is really competitive this year, very few dud sides.

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    @Catogrande said in RWC Final: All Blacks v Springboks:

    @KiwiMurph said in RWC Final: All Blacks v Springboks:

    @Snowy said in RWC Final: All Blacks v Springboks:

    @Catogrande said in RWC Final: All Blacks v Springboks:

    He also had an interesting insight into referee selection at the top level. Amazingly it seems that if Wayne Barnes had have pulled a hamstring the night before the final, we’d have had Dickson reffing the game 😳

    Unfortunately, the upshot of having a bunch of shit pedants as English refs, is that the only way to guarantee that there won't be one appointed to any particular match, is to watch England play. Which is as sure a way to guarantee watching a shit match, as watching an English ref ruin one.

    The irony is Luke Pierce is an excellent English ref who seems out of favour.

    This also came up in the discussion at the club lunch. Most officials were gobsmacked at how underused Pierce was.

    Georgian too

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    @antipodean said in Barbarians v Wales:

    @sparky said in Barbarians v Wales:

    Aumua back on after doing this.

    Pfft. Only person who should be penalised is the bloke running at the defensive line without the ball.

    I saw that and was confused as to why Ireland were wearing Red jerseys.

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    @nostrildamus I'm hopeful JB can given how physically gifted he is. It just feels like a curse they carry around due to being so damn competitive 😁

    To me, it's like they feel they HAVE to be the one to make the big play out of nothing (hence BB's "golden balls" moniker courtesy of Shag) but the team would be better served if they let the ball go earlier or played in the moment vs trying to get too many steps ahead.

    The movements at 00:55s (JB hesitation) and 01.59s (BB hesitation) of this clip are perfect examples...

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    @mariner4life said in RWC Bracket Prediction:

    @Machpants said in RWC Bracket Prediction:

    @Duluth said in RWC Bracket Prediction:

    Everyone had Aus getting out of the pool

    Yup, tho I'm smug that I am the only one that got all the other 3 right 😉

    with all due respect, this post is exactly like celebrating getting 3 legs of a quaddie, when those 3 legs were all won by $1.85 favourites.

    True. But no one else did, I shall carry on with my smugness

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    @Bones said in Stupid shit you see on the internet:

    Really disappointed to discover that's a breed of cattle.

  • Nominations and voting for TSF's Team of the Year

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    Nominations closed. Read opening post (and the rest of the thread if you like) and vote.

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    Not the best training week as had a work conference early in the week and was drinking way too much

    Mon (am) - run around the local trail 5k at 4.41km/hr
    Tues (am) - gym (upper)
    Weds (pm) - no nothing (hungover)
    Thurs (pm) - gym (full body)
    Fri (am) - easy mixed trail/road run 9.5km @ 5.01km/hr
    Sat (am) - 7km walk with the wife
    Sun (pm) - golf tournament so basically a slow 10km walk

    Need to get a decent bit of exercise in early this week as will have a few days off later in week for medical

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    @Victor-Meldrew said in Coronavirus - UK:

    @Winger said in Coronavirus - UK:

    Pentagon data shows heart failure spiked nearly 1,000% among pilots in 2022: whistleblower

    From the article:"Lieutenant Ted Macie says he found major spikes in several heart-related ailments over the previous five-year average among pilots."

    False statistics. He's comparing a 5yr average against a single year throughout the entire article and making a case from that. That 5yr average could also show a 1,000% spike. If the numbers are statistically small, the sigma variation (deviation from mean) could be huge. There's also no context of pilots susceptibility to heart failure.

    So let's take a sanity check. there are 7.6m people in the UK with heart disease (source British Heart Foundation). If there were a ten-fold increase in heart disease from the vaccine, as the article suggests, 76m people in the UK (110% of the population) would have heart disease.

    Thank god for you.

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    Apparently the Harvard president diversity hire only has 11 publications over her 40 year career. That is pathetic. Researchgate only lists six.

    I had 11 in my first two years as a professor, and I am a nobody. Mine are in reputable fields, not x-studies garbage.

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    Works fine on v13