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What is the minimum for Geezer this year. Like if he had them last 4 would people be delighted?
Just saw this! Tusla can't hire social workers. Can do F all to help kids in need, but are at Bloom 2024 sponsoring a show garden.
How the feck does this work? Any commercial/ marketing types here? Even for optics it's just bizarre...
I find it odd how she seems to be above any hint of criticism. Like she wasn't even in the picture for the 1st goal and the Swedees made hay down that side.
But then the management need to decide what they want too. We really missed Littlejohn and O'Sullivan to get on the ball. Likewise Payne to bomb down the sides.
Connolly was woeful too and there are just no ideas when they get into the final 3rd. Also, the two up front are very similar and Kiernan was on the bench with real pace. That'd be a better.

It's a serious group but they seem to get caught with the same issues in a lot of games now and that's a big issue.
GAA Discussion / Re: Tailteann Cup 2024
May 30, 2024, 10:27:59 AM
Fermanagh really had Kildare's number in the league but a lot has changed since then for us. But, how are they going?

In reality there are no amazing teams down here, so I'd like to think Kildare can continue to lift it. Kevin Flynn is back and there are a few lads with niggles hopefully pushing too.

Leitrim in Longford will be the stiffest test, so hope to keep momentum.
I think there is too much air time and pages given to giving out in Gaelic Football overall.

In all honesty even in whatever system you'd like best the games early in the year don't garner much interest. Armagh v Westmeath was rarely box office. Same as in Champions League. I find myself not minding the group stages, but you get classic ties afterwards.

The media are lazy too. The split season was cried about and the likes of Martin Breheny, who hasn't a clue, ended up doing listicles of the best players never to win an All Ireland and the likes while saying the split season is awful. God forbid they would have to research an article on a club man....

The main thing would be needing more jeopardy. I wouldn't use this system as a stick to beat the split season with mind you. That should stay, but there does need more breathing space for County Football and it's being squeezed too much here.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
May 24, 2024, 08:52:28 PM
Leaks from tools who were downing tools to rinse and repeat the cycle of hiring and firing managers.
Christ when you talk about clearing out players the likes of McTominnay, Maguire get named but they are decent lads who can do a job when needs be.

There are others who are feed info to the media and are frankly not grown-ups. They need clearing out. Even if they can play well, it's not worth it.

Some lads are honest but just past it. Prime Eriksena and Casemiro would be additions to any dressing room. Antony needs ran as a prime example. Sancho has played well for 6 months and can be good, but is he a good lad.

What happens if things get sticky with the new man in? As I said before Klopp bought adult men. United buy assholes for too long and then lads who are OK at first turn.

Hjolund seems OK and could flourish with stability. Garnacho is another who could blossom. Mainoo is already ahead of schedule. Dalot has improved.

But there will need a new centre back, left back, centre mids...
GAA Discussion / Re: Tailteann Cup 2024
May 23, 2024, 10:15:05 PM
Ah fair enough. Just there are some who think Kildare winning these games is no use.
We just need to build something and finish slightly less in the doldrums.

There will be changes coming anyway this year.
GAA Discussion / Re: Tailteann Cup 2024
May 23, 2024, 03:25:28 PM
Brewing some confidence to try and win the Tailteann Cup. Which we are in, and is our level.

So winning those games meant nothing. But surely we have to start somewhere?
GAA Discussion / Re: Tailteann Cup 2024
May 23, 2024, 10:51:08 AM
At the lower level some of the older soldiers ploughing on could still do damage eg the McNamees, but with so many of the U20s lashed in at once it can fall apart fairly quickly.

Think Kildare are brewing nicely but I'd like to see Leitrim shit uop shop a buit to see how we deal with it. There have been changes between 1st and 2nd game too, so interested to see who gets the nod.

General discussion / Re: RTE crisis
May 21, 2024, 05:23:06 PM
Not my cuppa, but they are a duo that definitely don't need RTÉ. There might be more of this down the line with 'talent' who are not as keen on the new boss man's controls...

General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
May 21, 2024, 04:41:16 PM
Watched the first 2 of Imposter: Back from the dead last night on Channel 4. Honestly don't know what to make of it and I am almost proud of myself for not Googling.

It's a mad set-up either way. Last two eps on tonight.

Who is Arthur Knight? A bookish nice guy just woken up from a coma? Or Nicholas Rossi in disguise - a sexually aggressive narcissist and one of America's most wanted? Part of True Crime on Channel 4.
In 2021, Arthur Knight awoke from a Covid coma surrounded by police claiming Knight was actually Nicholas Rossi, one of America's most wanted. What happened next?
General discussion / Re: RTE crisis
May 21, 2024, 04:39:07 PM
It's probably best to revive this as I do think it stands here.

Doireann and the 2 Johnnies both finishing up in 2fm at the end of the month. I do think it traces back to all the other stuff and cutting out all the ads and freebies. The bauld Doireann is getting married too, so she will want to cash in.

The other lads were probably under pressure to stop the other things like live shows and all that. To be honest 2fm should get the bullet.

Meanwhile everyone sits and waits while we wait to see what sweeping changes are coming up.
May as well bring this thread back from the dead. Kenny is in with Pats now. Great for the LOI and there's a tasty tie with Duffer on Monday.
Not to drag it all up, but lads scoffing at some of the names being mentioned when the ex-boss is staying local shows his overall level. We will get what we're given when someone is eventually announced.

Mate of mine just pointed how Robbie Keane is doing well in Israel but he also sat on his arse doing nothing with the FAI for ages. Just kinda shows him up and why he is never really loved in Ireland - football Bono!
GAA Discussion / Re: Tailteann Cup 2024
May 17, 2024, 11:57:09 AM
Kildare Team:

1   Didier Cordonnier   Didier Cordonnier   Two Mile House
2   Ryan Burke   Ryan de Búrca   Caragh
3   Shea Ryan   Shea Ó Riain   Sarsfields
4   Eoin Doyle   Eoghan Ó Dubhghaill   Naas
5   Tony Archbold   Antóin Áirseabóid   Celbridge
6   Brian Byrne   Briain Ó Brion   Naas
7   Kevin Flynn   Caoimhín Ó Floinn   Celbridge
8   Luke Killian   Lúcás Ó Cillín   Sallins
9   Brendan Gibbons   Breandan Mac Giobúin   Kilcock
10   Barry Kelly   Barra Ó Ceallaigh   Athy
11   Darragh Kirwan   Dara Ó Ciarubháin   Naas
12   Paddy McDermott   Padraig Mac Diarmuid   Naas
13   Paddy Woodgate   Padraig Ó Woodgate   Raheens
14   Kevin Feely   Caoimhín Ó Ficheallaigh   Athy
15   Niall Kelly   Niall Ó Ceallaigh   Athy

Daniel Flynn, Jack Seargeant, Mick O'Grady on the bench after the last day. So, we seem to be switching it up. Kevin Flynn is back and he is better than Seargeant anyways.

Obly real big call is keeper as the other lad has been a starter non-stop for years, even though many feel he is not reliable.
GAA Discussion / Re: Tailteann Cup 2024
May 16, 2024, 11:21:43 AM
Even within the counties it's kinda gone quiet here...

I think Kildare will beat Waterford by 10 plus and then Leitrim will make it a bit tighter. It could still come off the rails if a team really bottles up, but the fact that we might have thrown off the self-imposed shackles and fear could mean that they are in a better place by then.

How is everyone else looking?