Tim Perry.. of all the players who had multiple starts for the Blues he was the worst. Second place is miles behind him. Think of all the crap players that played for the Blues over the decades Tim Perry was number one. Well done.
Managed to win three super rugby titles though!
Didn't really watch him at the blues but he was decent for the crusaders and ultimately managed to push crockett out of starting his last final.
Not to mention a fairytale end to his career winning the M10 Cup with the Mako in his final match.
COVID finally made it into the KW household so spent quite a bit of time watching tv over the weekend...got around to Bad Batch...its fine....can take or leave, would like to know what theyre going for in a bigger sense, thought there was going to be more about Omega...why is she female?....or more about them trying to liberate clones...there is some but its very sporadic
The Omega question seems to be that we are expected to accept simply that she was an experiment and nothing more.
Where is seems to be heading is a slow realisation by the Batch that they need to stop just surviving and start actively doing good/fighting the Empire. How that ties in with the other canon and timeframes and where it ends up I have no clue. By the time of Andor and Rebels they don't seem to exist (or at least aren't mentioned).
I think the show is best to stay as a side series with no real connections to main storylines. It can introduce new places and characters and provide more depth but little more.
On Schmidt joining AB selection panel, and where it will take him, I have just finished Steve Hansen's book, he's pretty good mates with Schmidt. He talks of mentions how much trouble Schmidt was having with the pressure while coaching Ireland (had read that before) and though he was NZR's preferred choice to take AB's job he needed a break away. Hope he just takes it easy coming into whatever roles he does and builds from there.
Yay, avoided the 'you dead bro' message on the thread.
Sept till now has been tough. Usual grind of home and mahi, but lots of good times as well. Unfortunately the good times don't include the gym. But I did have a hit out today with my mate.
Still under three figures but it's tight lol.
We did a heaps of arms, shoulders and back. I did some barefoot squats while my mate did more arms (dicky knee). The squats felt good and if they are solid barefoot then they'll feel amazing with my lifting shoes on. But I do want to get back to my hips and ankles mobility stuff.
Country can thrive, but won’t, because too many don’t want it to. It’s that simple.
I keep out of this board mostly as it is just polemic and even if you try to be open to both sides and ask for an opposing view supported by fact you get accused of having made your mind up.
Not attacking you or your comment but I'm not stupid enough to think that people's opinions aren't tainted. I actually like to hear both sides and make my own mind up. In this day and age that gets very difficult
Apologies, that posted sound more aggressive than it meant to.
I agree with your response entirely.
The point I’m making is that we will never know the true truth about Brexit. Is the economy down vs Europe since Brexit? Unequivocally, yes. Is it Brexits fault? Yes, and no.
In my view, it’s down more because of the pandemic. An underbelly of this country has been exposed. It has a very large, extremely lazy, sub section. They were lazy before, they got lazier under govt support snd they fight going back.
The thought of picking up the slack is non existent. Blame the govt, instead of working harder. Jobs are EVERYWHERE for the poor. Because people left after the pandemic and the Poms didn’t pick up the slack. They moaned, they whinged …. Then sat on their arses as the vacancies piled up. The media has ploughed so much negativity that ppl have lost faith, and the will, to improve.
It’s sad. Under a United country, it would thrive. Properly. But there are too many who would rather piss, whinge, moan than take advantage of the opportunities.
Back in the early part of this thread when debating/arguing sides this very outcome was predicted. I have worked in environments where it was Euro immigration doing most of the grunt work and on the rare occasions a local would try out they would be gone in hours as it was too hard (or easier not to work).
I think you've highlighted precisely one of the things which is badly wrong with the UK and why so many businesses supported Remain and advocate re-joining the EU.
Why bother about actually motivating your staff, increasing productivity and investing in people when it's so much easier to get cheaper labour from Eastern Europe and blame the locals for a poor work-ethic? And when the feckless, work-shy locals vote to leave the EU, it's so much easier to castigate them and call them names rather than understand their concerns rather than actually do the grunt work of getting the best out of your people. (That said, there are UK sectors with fantastic management - as @MajorRage has pointed).
For me, much of the Brexit debate is/was about making life easier for the wealthier sectors of the country rather than improving growth, productivity and maximising the potential of the whole of the UK. I voted Remain way back, but seeing the negative impact of EU membership in Cornwall (the poorest region of the UK) along with the antics of second referendum advocates, has changed my mind completely.
Grumpy at myself at what could be considered a "how I failed today" event. Didn't bother charging phone and buds overnight as I decided to take my 27,000 MAh battery pack to work, only to find it's dead flat too...