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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: June 01, 2023, 08:46:05 AM »
In fairness I think one of the reasons managers love Mount is that he does seem to be tactically sound. I'm sure EtH has a role for him. If United get Kane it is a game changer.

Even with Poch I think Chelsea will be chaos. Liverpool still need players to be fully on form all year to do damage.
Unless they splash out a bit their squad isn't comparable to others.

Aresenal have so many young players who are getting better and more consistent but PSG are sniffing around Saliba. Either way they need more depth at the back.

I've a bad feeling we might take on the Dubs again and get a hammering...that game will blow off a few cobwebs.
Don't see Kildare causing the Rossies too much bother either.

GAA Discussion / Re: UTV & BBC & RTE & TV3
« on: May 19, 2023, 10:21:33 AM »
Dónal Óg says its the days we were nourished on. Bow down at the altar of THE GREATEST SPORT IN THE WORLD (Munster).
I'm sure he'll pipe up about the football on GAAGo too...

GAA Discussion / Re: UTV & BBC & RTE & TV3
« on: May 13, 2023, 08:11:43 AM »
The hurling championship gets some room to breathe this week.

The GAA schedule has two provincial football finals and the start of the Tailteann Cup, which if you haven't heard of it, is a sort of Gaelic football Grand National for disappointed also-rans.

This means that we’ve one big hurling game at tea-time on Saturday and available for viewing, you know where.

Say what you like but it beats having three hurling championship matches throwing-in within the space of three hours on a Saturday evening – something the rushed calendar has given us.

Why have a dig there? The first part of his RTE article is another moan.

f**k me. Christ as ye say, football means little after reading that.

GAA Discussion / Re: GAAGo and other gripes
« on: May 10, 2023, 09:45:53 AM »
Sky Sports didn't even exist in 1990. So people had F all sport available.
Times have changed and GAAGO is a good move, but it is not a top class product and the idea of handing over so many games to it is madness.

Even if you are happy to pay, I am, it is not intuitive to set up. Also not all the games get full coverage so no analysis at half time.

Even with Sky you got a day pass and you could also get a big Premier League game and even some end of season NBA too.

It's not snowflake to demand more. It's competition and comparing to others. GAAGO is a broadcaster now.

GAA Discussion / Re: GAAGo and other gripes
« on: May 09, 2023, 11:40:27 PM »
Dubs TV was on the go during Covid. V good set up.

On the whole thing now, there seems to be some v odd governance at play.

RTÉ pay for their rights.
RTÉ and GAA own gaago.
They are competing broadcasters.
Declan McBennett is Head of Sport in RTÉ and is a Director with gaago...

GAA Discussion / Re: GAAGo and other gripes
« on: May 09, 2023, 05:47:49 PM »
I agree that the armchair fan gets a loud voice.

There are more games than ever, but I do think that TG4, Virgin and the likes should have carved it up.

If GAAGO are a broadcaster every game has to be a certain standard.

Jackie Healy-Rae is on the job now. Mattie McGrath is next...

GAA Discussion / GAAGo and other gripes
« on: May 09, 2023, 05:13:10 PM »
May as well start a thread on this...also to look at what we are doing overall...

Donal Óg seems to be on his soap box every year. Last year it was a plea for more oxygen for hurling. Saying it was dying out and not getting enough covereage. Meanwhile Westmeath hurlers were getting mobbed by kids on the field after big games and barely getting a minute on TV.

He only seems to have an issue if the Munter Games are not for all to see and celebrate.

This is decent on it -

The notion that it was all going to roll out as one in the first full year was not thought through.

I think it all feeds into a lot of the things we discuss here in terms of promoting the game. Kildare's championship draws were made on Friday and there was not even a tweet or an many county managers don't allow players to even speak to the media and then kids have millions of resources and cool clips about other sports stars.

The split season won't lose their interest as they don't have anything to be interested in. Anyway you would argue that keeping them fit and healthy, having fun playing is more important.

GAA Discussion / Re: Assaults at GAA games
« on: May 09, 2023, 09:30:57 AM »
Before they get paranoid and think the ref is against them!
In this case no 9 seems to be the only one after a row.

Even his own players were pushing him away.

Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling 2023
« on: May 08, 2023, 02:18:35 PM »
It's Donal Óg's annual plea -

That time he was moaning the Westmeath hurlers were just being mobbed on the pitch but were only given a few minutes on the same channel that give him his soap box.

Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling 2023
« on: May 08, 2023, 01:21:33 PM »
Dónal Óg only seems to fret about hurling when it involves the big boys from Munster.
The truth is that hurling is a sport whereby the 'hurling people' don't give a flying f**k about anything bar the big beasts.

If you are having a go at RTÉ for hurling how come so many counties never get a minute of live coverage.

General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
« on: May 07, 2023, 12:27:32 PM »
See they went down a road of saying it'll be a woman so now they need tgo get a woman but God forbid they look outside their 4 walls. Like McInerney and Byrne and pure current affairs heads who are not suited.

The thing is no-one wants to be at the wheel when it gets binned despite the fact it's losing viewers. Then that will continue and the presenter will get the blame.

GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland U20 football championship 2023
« on: May 07, 2023, 12:19:09 PM »
Yeah it was a forced change when No 20 Hanafin came on and he really did a great job on Down's No 8 who was lording it. It also meant the keeper couldn't ping it long as much on him as our lad was bigger.

Ah like Kildare kicked some awful wides in that dry spell but they are really mature football wise. As the game went on the joint captains Harry O'Neill (2) and Farrell (9) came more involved and the centre back was starting to motor.

Amazing game and raging I'm away for the final. Hope they do it naturally but it's bad that you would be depriving a massive win for Sligo if we win.

They are essentially kids at that age so both teams made some silly mistakes but for heart on the sleeve football the Leinster Final and that game are heard to better.

General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: May 04, 2023, 03:12:09 PM »
Not sure if either have been mentioned but Serioes 2 of Sweet Tooth is on Netflix. It's about a disease wiping out mankind while hybrid animal-kids are blamed and hunted.

Such an odd show that could be so despressing but it is actually uplifted by the kids and the good guys. There is one little character called Bobby (an animatronic groundhog in a dungarees) and he has some hilarious moments. Just be warned it may seem like a kids show, but there is a fair bit of violence.

Also, Series 2 of The Curse on Channel 4 is something you will tear through. A bunch of dimwits rob a load of gold in East End London and are on the run now. The comedian Tom Davis wrote some of it and he plays a character called Big Mick Neville - gold dust! Again, you can see it on the C4 Player and you will fly through it.

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