Here is a list of all the postings Michael Ramsay-Fraser has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Six Nations Rugby Union 2017|
I hate to admit it but England just outclassed Scotland in just about every area. Well deserved winners of the 6 Nations.
God, that was difficult to type out.
As a Scotland supporter, I have to say well done Wales. A huge improvement over two weeks ago. Glad you saved that performance for Ireland.
Now all I have to do is hope Scotland beat England and Ireland beat England next week. Scotland to beat Italy
|Thread: Bbc2 now|
So what was it called so I can look it up on I Player?
|Thread: Six Nations Rugby Union 2017|
Got to disagree with you, Donald.
One of the great things about rugby is the ability of the crowd to mingle irrespective of which team they support. The banter and friendly rivalry is all part of the fun. If EJ keeps on insulting other teams, how long will it take before that animosity transfers to the stands and segregation has to start. Last thing rugby needs is to go down the same road as football and if Jones keeps on insulting other teams, thats just whats going to happen.
What was more insulting was saying, post match, that England needed to go and practice because they hadn't been involved in a game of rugby.
It was shown on ITV.
The play that Italy used isn't arcane in any way but rather they took advantage of the rules and caused endless confusion amongst England players because of the unorthodox style.
I find it rather worrying that World Rugby is considering changing the rules because one coach described the ploy as 'not a game of rugby'. Surely the fault lies with the players who were unfamiliar with the rule book and unable to think out of the box to counter the way Italy played.
Apparently this tactic has been used before in Australia domestic games but, one tried, is easily countered.
Well, at least France and Scotland will have an opportunity to become conversant with the rule book before their respective games.
Any thoughts on the EJ comment that 'this wasn't a game of rugby'?
I've given my thoughts on EJ coaching skills and comments and feel this is another incident where his off the cuff comments don't do him any favours.
Italy played the rule book and England suffered in confusion as a result.
Now looking forward to the Calcutta Cup game with a bit more hope. Having said that, that result might buck England up.
How many steps backwards was that ??
Don't get me wrong, I think EJ is a great coach and he's done wonders with England. I just think comments about dressing rooms, lambs and daffodils belittles him. He's good enough without having to resort to snide remarks.
Re the Calcutta cup game, despite my best wishes, I think England will prove to be too strong. Scotlands scrum will be in for a very hard day. Bear in mind that Scotland have gone through the tournament without their first choice props.
Having said that, I think Scotlands back line is more creative and that may even things out.
However, I woke up today thinking Wales by a couple of points so what do I know.
I do hope not. Whilst I appreciate EJ skills as a coach I don't think his confrontational remarks have a place in Rugby. His lack of respect of the Welsh prior to the game was unnecessary.
I'm not convinced Gattland is the best choice either. We'll see when the team is announced. I wouldn't be surprised if he relied on the bulk of the team being Welsh again.
|Thread: Learning to play guitar|
There ain't no substitute for practice
IIRC, when I was teaching myself, I'd spend at least 2 hours a day, every day, at it.
Keep going, all of a sudden, it will click and everything will become so much easier.
I taught myself to play many years ago and got reasonably proficient without any instruction. I tend to play a finger picking blues style but have now probably forgotten more than I know.
I taught myself from various books that were about at the time but if I was starting now and wanted to learn by myself, my first port of call would be youtube. There are literally hundreds of excellent videos for new guitar players covering a variety of styles. Browse through them and take your pick of the ones you feel comfortable with.
Oh, and buy yourself an electronic tuner. There's nothing worse and more likely to put you off than an out of tune guitar.
|Thread: Time to change car|
Sad but true, Rich.
Irrespective of the choice of car, I was simply trying to suggest that a smaller car and trailer combination might be an option, I thought I was being lighthearted about it but appeared to have ruffled a number of feathers.
I make the point because I changed from a large 4x4 to a much smaller one. A Panda Cross, in fact and, surprise, surprise, and contrary to (apparently) perceived wisdom is 100% reliable and can go many places that even my old HiLux couldn't.
The lack of space, however, was problematic and overcome by the addition of a trailer to the fleet. I appreciate not everyone can readily store a trailer but it works for me.
I do actually have an open top sports car too (along with a couple of classic GT's restored by myself) and a bald head.
If it came to a choice between it and an estate, I know which one I'd rather be in.
It was just an example, Percy and irrespective of reliability or lack of, the new Spyder is a very attractive car at least to my eyes. It should be reasonably reliable, though. It's built by Mazda, after all.
Don't like the Alfa? Get an MX5. Basically the same car
I'm sorry but admitting to wanting to own an estate car is tantamount to admitting your life is over and you have nothing to look forward to.
Easy answer, buy a sports car (the new Alfa is nice), fit a tow bar. Buy a trailer. Job done.
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