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  1. Scotty

    Genia's Yellow

    Have a few questions about this incident: 1. Who agrees that it should have been a yellow card? 2. If we yellow card this, do we then expect every cynical act to be shown a yellow (eg lying on the wrong side of the ruck, playing the ball on the ground, coming in from the side) 3. Anyone...
  2. Scotty

    Qld Rugby Club - Gone

    Liquidators have been appointed. http://www.news.com.au/national/queensland-rugby-club-in-financial-trouble-needs-liquidating-court-told/story-fndo4ckr-1226421558477 As one of their members I find this a very sad day. The venue was great, and they put on some great lunches and functions. I...
  3. Scotty

    Wallabies 40 man squad

    Elsom set to be culled. http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-union/union-news/former-captain-elsom-to-miss-wallabies-selection-20120525-1z8mp.html In other news Josh Rakic of the SMH is smoking the good stuff:
  4. Scotty

    Federal Pollie Pay Rises

    Are on the cards. $40k additional for a back bencher, and up to $90k more for the PM. On one hand I think the current lot don't even deserve what they are getting now, although there is no doubt most of them work very hard, but on the other hand I think this might be a good thing to entice...
  5. Scotty

    President's Cup

    I am very excited about the Presidents Cup starting tomorrow. Unfortunately didn't get my act together to go down there and check it out (which I am now regretting). Anyone going to check it out live? I should be a cracking contest, and I am interested to see how Norman picks his teams...
  6. Scotty

    Carbon Dioxide Tax and Trading Scheme

    I wanted to start a new thread on this so we can separate the debate on the actual science and the political response to it. This thread should be entered into with the assumption that we need to reduce our carbon dioxide emissions, and therefore debating the best way to go about it (and in...
  7. Scotty

    Richie Bloody McCaw - Appreciation Thread

    Yes another thread on Richie McCaw, but I'm not going to talk about him as a cheat, or a niggler of Quade Cooper. I just want to say that he is one of my favourite players and captains, and someone I have a huge amount of respect for (in fact he is probably the rugby player I respect the most -...
  8. Scotty

    Get Up!

    Just wondering what everyone's views were on this organisation? They appeared to be pretty above board and really added to the political environment in the 'keeping the bastards honest' kind of way when they first started, but they now seem to be more and more controlled by factions and the...
  9. Scotty

    Senator Fielding

    Not sure if I should have just called this thread 'The Senate', as this discussion may evolve further, but this opening post centres around the outgoing Stephen Fielding. http://www.smh.com.au/national/fielding-dumped-as-white-balloon-patron-20110623-1gh18.html I don't know the ins and...
  10. Scotty

    Wallabies use of Cooper?

    I am starting to think the wallabies should use Cooper in the same way that link currently is. Defending at fullback. Not just from a qc defensive point if view but more to get width in the counter attack. He is also one of the better catches if the high ball going around. Imagine a back three...
  11. Scotty

    The Death of the Props

    In Rugby League. Article by Glen Lazarus in response to NSW origin squad only containing 2 props (actually I counted only 1). http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/sport/glenn-lazarus-mourns-death-of-the-prop/story-e6frg7mf-1226071973925 This can only be a good thing for rugby, more...
  12. Scotty

    Phil 'Hypocrite' Waugh

    http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-union/union-news/appalled-waugh-accuses-graham-of-damaging-australian-rugby-20110515-1eob0.html Agree that it is bad from from Richard Graham, but why on earth does Waugh think the fans are booing in the first place! Because of the appalling play of his team, and...
  13. Scotty

    A government that hates small businesses

    Watch out if you are an individual contractor, or self employed running a small business. Shorten is out to get you. http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/indepedent-contractors-Labor-budget-Bill-Shorten-J-pd20110512-GS37P?OpenDocument&src=kgb And the reason why the...
  14. Scotty

    Jon Stewart and Barrack Obama

    Whether you like Obama or not, this is pretty funny: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/jon-stewart-mocks-obamas-new-video-while-exposing-broken-campaign-promise/
  15. Scotty

    The Injury Prone

    I was starting thinking about the number or possible Wallabies that are injury prone, particularly in relation to the defense of retaining Elsom as captain (ie it is a settled team, with a settled captain, so a RWC year isn't the time for a change). With this in mind I thought, well we can't...
  16. Scotty

    Qld Politics

    Has just been thrown into a little disarray. I would say that with Turnbull, Newman is the politician I respect the most in this country...
  17. Scotty

    The Climate Change Thread

    Thought this might be worth a thread of it's own, and am keen to get peoples reaction or comment on this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BQpciw8suk&feature=player_embedded
  18. Scotty

    Investment in 7s

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/sport/rugby-sevens-enters-corporate-circle/story-e6frg7o6-1226023530106 This could, if handled correctly be a very good thing not just for 7s but for rugby in this country in general (although it isn't likely to help improve our forward play).
  19. Scotty

    Christchurch to miss out

    Hope this isn't true, but it looks like Christchurch may miss out on RWC matches. (Where I was going to be based, among many other Australians, no doubt.) http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-union/union-news/christchurch-to-miss-out-on-world-cup-report-20110315-1buzh.html
  20. Scotty

    Contador suspended for 'roids

    It seems Contador is another to add to the list of Le Tour cheats: http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,27815159-23218,00.html