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    [Law] Re: Why isn't this pre binding penalised ?

    If this were a standardized test for verbal reasoning, I would argue that the "usually" applies to the clause regarding proximity to the goal line, and not to the PK. If you lift out everything...
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    Re: How Long will He Likely be Banned for?

    The written decision will be upp soonish.

    It will be interesting to see if he got anything added for the need to eradicate a particular offence from the game.
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    Re: How Long will He Likely be Banned for?

    6 weeks? Assuming that he gets some kind of dis punt for remorse, pleading guilty and not eating the biscuits, you have a starting point of 9 to 10 weeks, which strikes me as a lot.

    As much I...
  4. Thread: the Chiefs

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    Re: the Chiefs

    Quite how the Mayor is involved in enforcing a policy internal to the KC Chiefs is not quite clear.
    But you know that. You're just being your usual trolling self.
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    Re: the Chiefs

    Let's wait and see how wll that is enforced.

    It's in Kansas City, in Missouri.
    Not well known as a hotbed for positive race relations.
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    Re: Super Rugby AU: Force v Waratahs

    What an epitaph to have!
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    Re: Super Rugby AU: Force v Waratahs

    If there are two sides of history in rugby, you be guaranteed that Barnes will pick the wrong one.

    I blame the descent into hysterical mediocrity of so much of today's rugby commentators on him....
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    Re: Super Rugby AU: Force v Waratahs

    Valid points.
    But especially in the first couple of rounds, as players and referees adjusted to new...emphases in law application, it stood out to me.
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    Re: Super Rugby AU: Force v Waratahs

    One thing that has struck me from the AU and NZ matches is the lack of preventive calling from the referees.

    Get it wrong? Ping.
    I'm not sure if I like it or not.
  10. Thread: the Chiefs

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    Re: the Chiefs

    One might ask how the thread itself is of use to improving referees, our mission.

    Perhaps the OP could do some self reflection as to the value this thread actually adds?
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    Re: the Chiefs

    Your UN report was commissioned by Arab States: "ESCWA comprises 18 Arab states in Western Asia and aims to support economic and social development in member states, according to its website. The...
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    Re: the Chiefs

    It seems to me that the majority of people complaining about "cancel culture" tend to be white, and slightly older.
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    [Law] Re: Player Welfare .

    If there's a Doc, then it's his/her decision.

    I'm not sending anyone from the filed on an unfounded allegation from an opposition player. That way lies madness.
    If the opposition feel strongly...
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    [Law] Re: Player Welfare .

    "Thanks for your input skipper. What are you going to do now?"

    I'll do everything in my power to make them make the decision.
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    Re: the Chiefs

    This is starting to get a bit past the point of constructive debate.

    In the same way that I wouldn't lecture any of the African American players on my team about racism in America, I think it ill...
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    Re: the Chiefs

    I'm not entirely sure what that haas to do with the thread, unless you just like taking pot shots at people and places.
  17. [QUESTION] Re: How do I "ignore" a thread so it doesnt even show in a forum list of threads?

    Uh, no.

    When I log on, I go to "What's New", then "New Posts"
    My view then is by thread, not by post. That way I just select the threads I want to read.
  18. [QUESTION] Re: How do I "ignore" a thread so it doesnt even show in a forum list of threads?

    We have always modded with a light touch, and only close threads in rare circumstances. The Chiefs thread is not yet one of those circumstances.
  19. Thread: Leggings

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    Re: Leggings

    Ah yes. Nigel Melville.

    **** of a CEO. Who skipped town as soon as he realized the turkey(s) he'd spent money on.
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    Re: Leggings

    We got the EY interns.
    Their work on the strategic plan was...well, if I'd turned that in at work, my boss would have hanged me.

    He was let go in a wave of redundancies due to USA Rugby going...
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    Re: the Chiefs

    I have refereed them.
    Yes they are.
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    Re: Leggings

    The RKW got fired, I'm sorry, let go, by USA R.

    He was partially responsible for our "partnership" with EY.
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    Re: the Chiefs

    Fun fact: Niemoller supported Hitler and was anti semitic.
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    Re: the Chiefs

    I can't read the article - I'm out of WaPo articles.

    I don't think anyone sensible argues for an intellectual monoculture - unlike, say, the Christian Evangelical right over here.
    But equally, if...
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    Re: the Chiefs

    I think the phrase has been magicked up by the right wing in the USA concerned that they can no longer make bigoted statements without repercussions.

    "Free speech" means only that the Government,...
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