Rugger Starts At 19.25 Tonight - Eng V Irl Tommorow Spoilers Possible!

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Re: Rugger Starts At 19.25 Tonight - Eng V Irl Tommorow

Postby Mick F » 2 Feb 2019, 9:00pm

reohn2 wrote:
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Mick F wrote:Bored already.
Still bored.

I thought you didn't have a telly :?
We were down at the White Hart earlier this evening.
They had a telly on in the back room with the rugby on.

Some people were watching, but the vast majority of the clientele - including the three of us - paid no attention at all.

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Postby fausto copy » 2 Feb 2019, 9:55pm

No wonder you were bored. :wink:

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Re: Rugger Starts At 19.25 Tonight - Eng V Irl Tommorow

Postby francovendee » 3 Feb 2019, 8:51am

Mick F wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
Mick F wrote:Still bored.

I thought you didn't have a telly :?
We were down at the White Hart earlier this evening.
They had a telly on in the back room with the rugby on.

Some people were watching, but the vast majority of the clientele - including the three of us - paid no attention at all.

https://www.whitehartchilsworthy.com


Busy discussing the benefits of Brexit I guess :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby Mick F » 3 Feb 2019, 2:39pm

francovendee wrote:Busy discussing the benefits of Brexit I guess :lol: :lol: :lol:
Busy discussing the benefits of Butcombe over Bays as it happens.

Plus bumping into someone we've not seen for some years. :D
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Re: Rugger Starts At 19.25 Tonight - Eng V Irl Tommorow Spoilers Possible!

Postby Spinners » 3 Feb 2019, 3:57pm

England were phenomenal last night, fair play.
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Re: Rugger Starts At 19.25 Tonight - Eng V Irl Tommorow Spoilers Possible!

Postby fausto copy » 4 Feb 2019, 8:29am

Spinners wrote:England were phenomenal last night, fair play.


Is that coming from a Welshman in Wales, or (like me) an Englishman n Wales. :)

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Postby [XAP]Bob » 4 Feb 2019, 9:48am

Spinners wrote:England were phenomenal last night, fair play.


I was pleasantly surprised by that result, it was the only result of the weekend I failed to predict (even if Wales France didn't go quite as I'd expected in play).

The ladies also did rather well - bring shame that the highlights are so flipping delayed. They really ought to form a good chunk of the half time broadcast during the mens event.


Mind you - I think that *was* a try, not a double movement, and I'm pretty sure there was a hand under the Irish try just after the sin bin. But I'm not the ref, and the ref/touch judge and TMO were well positioned to make a better decision than me.
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Re: Rugger Starts At 19.25 Tonight - Eng V Irl Tommorow Spoilers Possible!

Postby Spinners » 4 Feb 2019, 11:28am

fausto copy wrote:
Spinners wrote:England were phenomenal last night, fair play.


Is that coming from a Welshman in Wales, or (like me) an Englishman n Wales. :)


A Welshman in Wales.

Although my family tree shows I'm Devon and Sussex on Dad's side and the North-East of England on Mam's side which probably explains why I've never been one of those blinkered 'anyone but England' Welshmen.
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Re: Rugger Starts At 19.25 Tonight - Eng V Irl Tommorow Spoilers Possible!

Postby fausto copy » 4 Feb 2019, 12:35pm

Spinners wrote:
fausto copy wrote:
Spinners wrote:England were phenomenal last night, fair play.


Is that coming from a Welshman in Wales, or (like me) an Englishman n Wales. :)


A Welshman in Wales.

Although my family tree shows I'm Devon and Sussex on Dad's side and the North-East of England on Mam's side which probably explains why I've never been one of those blinkered 'anyone but England' Welshmen.



Mmm, interesting one that, as my Dad's Dad's family originated in Devon and his Mum's family hail from the North East.
Perhaps we're related if we look back far enough. :)

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Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 5 Feb 2019, 10:16am

Hi,
After the Ireland England match IIRC Driscoll said he had difficulty naming man of the match because all of England played so well.
I think it was just one of those games, like Luck was With England.

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Postby Tangled Metal » 5 Feb 2019, 10:58am

My gran was born an Evans, descended from Welsh parents who moved to find work in Liverpool. Welsh from the valleys too. Genetic testing shows a high Scots / Welsh genetic markers. We have no records of Scots or Irish ancestry but it has been alleged that an ancestor from the NE of England originally came from Ireland.

However all that is irrelevant because my parents are English born and so am I. I don't get this sentiment for a land that was last in your bloodline 2, 3 or more generations ago.

Having said this, a cousin is apparently applying for Irish citizenship due to Irish father (who he's had no dealings with since a young kid) so that his kids have a a better chance of getting a us green card. They live in France and his kids want to emigrate to USA. That's not about nationality for sport but residency for a better life (away from Brexit).

Having said that, the England score really mixed things up. Although I expect England to collapse in the next game, unless it's against Italy or Scotland of course.

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Postby Ben@Forest » 5 Feb 2019, 12:40pm

Tangled Metal wrote:Having said this, a cousin is apparently applying for Irish citizenship due to Irish father (who he's had no dealings with since a young kid) so that his kids have a a better chance of getting a us green card. They live in France and his kids want to emigrate to USA...


They'll be going to the right place if they're keen on their own genealogy. Americans love it. Some years ago the after-dinner speaker at a professional event l was at was an American. He started with, and went on at length about, his UK ancestry. You could feel the waves of boredom coming from the audience.

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Postby Tangled Metal » 5 Feb 2019, 1:01pm

My grandad on my mother's side was American. One of my mum's distant, American cousins did their family tree which shared with our side. Traced it back to Georgetown and back to English born ancestors. The first to go over was a second son of one of the most significant and wealthy merchant class from West Country. Inherited nothing but a modest allowance and funded to get a trade (went to university). He ended up King's surveyor for what has since become about 3 states. He brought yeoman farmers across and got them to put up a barn and farm the land as tenants. That way he took ownership of a vast stretch of land over there becoming very wealthy in his own right.

Then my grandad was a direct make heir to Brigham Young (the guy who led the Mormons to salt lake city).

Seriously, Americans are fascinated with history and ancestry. It seems they're all trying to find a link to the big pioneer names in the history of America. My mum's cousin was more interested with a suspected link to James Bowie of the knife fame or Daniel Boone. Still family folklore has more interesting stories. Like one ancestor was sheriff of a town that needed to relocate. So he went first and sledges the house down a frozen river to where it is now located. Even now his house is still there as the oldest house in the town.

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Re: Rugger Starts At 19.25 Tonight - Eng V Irl Tommorow Spoilers Possible!

Postby Spinners » 23 Feb 2019, 6:50pm

I'll be honest... I didn't see that coming.

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Postby reohn2 » 23 Feb 2019, 8:35pm

Spinners wrote:I'll be honest... I didn't see that coming.

:D

You mean England not being good enough :D
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