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Genuine Hibs Fan

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  1. Ireland getting a penalty for an illegal turnover where no one in gold was even touching it on the floor there. Aso Bernard Foley is up there for the worst tier 1 international 10s
  2. Yeah despite what he did earlier the chances of Graham takin on Clarke and Barrett in that space is low, Hogg did the right thing there
  3. Italy are looking fantastic so far here, superb try for Capuozzo
  4. Only got the time to watch the first half of these games and going for Italy Australia. I know they're still not great but for some reason I like watching this Italian team. Still no Polledri or Minozzi. I wonder if Odogwu going to stade might make them see if they can get him involved. My dream is essentially to see a backline of Minozzi, Capuozzo, Odogwu, Marin, Ioane, Garbisi and Carney. Baws out
  5. could be worse? No idea what Redpath has done to upset them this much though. Must be fun to be the likes of Laing and Hutchinson watching Sione playing 12 as well
  6. I think it'll be Tuipulotu outside kinghorn, as Townsend will have thought they linked pretty well together against Australia. Just remembering the high point of Townsend's time was pretty much bang on 4 years ago, his first full year in charge was so promising overall. Taking a superior ABs team to the wire. Imo it's improbable we keep it below a 20 point gap this time round. Comparing this year with 2018 is depressing. Again, he's going nowhere, but what a wasted opportunity it's all been
  7. Cam Redpath is back in the bath squad for this weekend...
  8. Yeah, seeing a lot of the, funnily enough, people who make money from it saying "no, the culture war worked actually, it was all the *waves hands vaguely* other stuff we did". Abortion is a funny one because obviously that has been a big pillar for the Dems this time around. I think all things considered the status quo was ok with the vast majority and the issue was handy second paragraph rhetoric on each side. The republicans blinked first to actually do something about it, made it a live issue so that democrats running on saving abortion actually engaged people rather than made them change the channel. Again, the supreme court and legislative republicans making very clear what their plans to materially impact people's lives are is an oppositional motivator for a far larger number of people than pretending there's cat litter trays for furries in schools
  9. Think this is as right as anything I've seen so far. Like you might put off some people angry about petrol prices going up if you also say you want the LGBT people that pretty much everyone has in their lives to be fired. The online aspect of Trumpism seemed to convince the republicans there was something to be gained through the Chris Rufio, LibsOfTikTok weirdos, or the Thiel type crypto monarchists, but they discounted that even in somewhere as deeply weird as the US most people have a real distaste for weirdos
  10. It's the type of forward pass that the old boys who ref my absolutely dugmeat amateur team on a saturday manage to spot every week as well
  11. One of the increasing number of annoying things about squidge is that Wales is the only team he ever really criticises. Everyone else can put in an absolute dogshit performance and, at least in his videos, he'll be all "there are some real positives to be taken here". Tbf I guess his focus is always more on what teams are doing well. God I didn't realise sexton was as old as 37
  12. Think Barnes is better than most but he talks some nonsense to try and be matey with the players. "start using it now Tom" - just say "use it 9" you w**k
  13. Starting to like the look of the ABs again. Interesting solution to their midfield jigsaw, would have McKenzie over one of Havili and Lienert-Brown, but I guess you have them both as neither of your starting centres are really there by choice
  14. Initial contact to the shoulder my arse
  15. Someone needs to have a word with Hogg he looks absolutely awful.
  16. Lol 9 penalties in 30 minutes against Fiji.
  17. Starting on the Townsend hate early, but that carrying sequence Cotter's got them playing there to open up the space is more coherent than anything Scotland have done for a good while. Excellent attack
  18. Lol was thinking exactly the same, took it and then bound on clear as day. Obsessed with this Fijian 3's attempts to get involved in the loose
  19. Yeah don't get me wrong I was hoping to see Richie back for Scotland for a long time, and hey if he sorts out a creaky lineout tomorrow will be happy enough. But we'll never see him rampaging about the loose again, and just feels like a very short term solution. Speaking of which, has Maitland officially retired from international rugby? I know he's less a regular at sarries now but I think I'd still rather him and all his class/experience going into next year than trying to pick between a half dozen guys with a handful of underwhelming caps to back up Hogg, vdM and Darcy. ETA Actually scratch that see he's not started a premiership game so far this season, although may have been injured for some of that
  20. Hogg, Graham, Harris, Redpath VD Merwe, Hastings, Price; Schoeman, Turner, Fagerson, Gray (RITCHIE?!?!?!?!?!), Gilchrist, Ritchie, Watson, Fagerson. FH and second row aside can't complain too much, bench looking pretty good as well. Not sure on tuipulotu over Bennett at 23 but nitpicking a bit there
  21. Kinghorn debate is pretty moot for yesterday with only the Scotland based players available, but regardless of where he's playing for Edinburgh for me he should be in every squad primarily as a back three player and emergency 10. What has Dalziel been doing for the past 3 years? Lineout has been pretty pathetic for almost all that time. As much as I enjoy criticizing Townsend for giving up on "the fastest rugby in the world (TM)" and turning us into an arm wrestling team just as the rest of tier one moved on from that, hard to get an attack going when what should be your best platform just doesn't work.
  22. Strong pack, slightly iffy backline. Was hoping Cummings would get an opportunity to find some form at Scotland level again but still pretty strong. Very funny that Young has been brought straight in over one of the bag carriers. Re @Detournement's point on needing a long term Hogg replacement, how are Forbes and McKay (appreciate there's a few years to go for him to be eligible) going at Glasgow? I've not been able to watch more than a couple of pro club games in full this year
  23. The only non-annoying Scottish rugby internet guys, even if their opinions on the podcast are much more bland than they come across on twitter.
  24. aye, he's going nowhere till the WC, and it feels like everyone knows we are marking time until then. Tbh, I wouldn't want him chucked at this point anyway as doubt anyone could come in and do better with this little notice. I am glad Hastings is back, though expect Kinghorn to start. And other than guys who look like they're just to fill the squad for the Australia game the pack does look very good.
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