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General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: February 18, 2018, 08:02:29 AM »
Groves is a very skilled boxer and took Eubank Jr apart. I think Eubank has all the skills but until he winds in the ego and gets himself a decent trainer and coach, who he actually listens to, then he will always be found out when he fights a proper boxer. This nonsense about him training himself and footage of him wrapping his own hands is utterly ridiculous and is no longer even a viable hype/promotion tactic as it's been completely laid bare. I just wonder how different tonight would have been if Adam Booth hadn't been given the boot a few years.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Jim Gavin joins up with Mickey Harte
« on: February 18, 2018, 07:38:41 AM »
Sean doesnít have to like them to take their money. A career in TV media is attractive to players and thereís very few opportunities and a limited window for retired players while they are still high profile. So Sean is right to strike while the iron is hot. Pursuing a career in the media for yourself is a different thing than giving a 10 second interview on behalf of your team after a game. Sean is taking the opportunity afforded to him and fair play to him. But he is not speaking on behalf of the current Tyrone team who have chosen as a group not to co-operate with RT…. I really donít think itís that hard to make the distinction. Personally Iím glad Sean is doing the work for RTE, he is an articulate guy and maybe can offer a more balanced approach to how Tyrone are portrayed. Will be interesting to see if he gets a live Tyrone game with Mr Brolly.

Mickey was furious Sean went on RTE hours after Dublin defeat... he'd lost control of him. Anyway outside of Tyrone I
dont think anyone cares now and hope of snubbing the All Ireland banquet now forlorn. Damp squib protest as this stage.

It's f**king bizzare how much you care about Tyrone not talking to RTE.

You're the one who is swearing. I dont lose sleep over it or go crazy with anger when RTE is mentioned  8)

He says at half past midnight!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Jim Gavin joins up with Mickey Harte
« on: February 17, 2018, 09:29:59 AM »
Sean doesnít have to like them to take their money. A career in TV media is attractive to players and thereís very few opportunities and a limited window for retired players while they are still high profile. So Sean is right to strike while the iron is hot. Pursuing a career in the media for yourself is a different thing than giving a 10 second interview on behalf of your team after a game. Sean is taking the opportunity afforded to him and fair play to him. But he is not speaking on behalf of the current Tyrone team who have chosen as a group not to co-operate with RT…. I really donít think itís that hard to make the distinction. Personally Iím glad Sean is doing the work for RTE, he is an articulate guy and maybe can offer a more balanced approach to how Tyrone are portrayed. Will be interesting to see if he gets a live Tyrone game with Mr Brolly.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Jim Gavin joins up with Mickey Harte
« on: February 17, 2018, 12:27:16 AM »
It was really just rte saying f**k off Harte and keep your nose out of our business. Couldn't blame them for it although they could have done it with a bit  more tact.

Their response taking the piss out of him trying to influence Carty's position was right.

Playing the song and the reference/connection to Michaela was beyond awful and if they were truly sorry, the RTE Director General and Head of Sport would've been on Harte's doorstep the next day.

I really dont believe it was a reference to Michaela... Jesus! no way.

It may not have been deliberate but still doesnít excuse the fact it was in very poor taste. Look at Barry Mc elduff and kingsmilgate, it may not have been deliberate but all the same a simple apology couldnít take it back. Same in this case of hartes and RT….

Yeah I think McElduff should not have been cast into the wilderness. I dont see why players are also made to not speak to RTE if Mickey doesnt want to fair enough. If was so deeply held conviction by players they would still hold the line after their Tyrone careers were over. Harte was furious with Cavanagh and others for going on RTE after and I know thats true from one of them.

Itís all part of being part of the team, supporting each other, togetherness etc. Fairly common in team sports. Tyrone lads still donít have beards you know. Once they made the commitment to beards they werenít committed for the rest of their lives. Once they left the team they were free to shave. Though Ricey does seem to want to keep his.

Thereís a difference between a player giving a bland comment after a game on behalf of the team and a player being a paid analyst on the Sunday Game and not part of the team anymore.

Cavanagh within 24 hours on RTE some team bond that   ::)  Harte was furious. In 2008 most of them didn't grow beards as it was not compulsory

Christ. You just don't want to accept why they are doing it. How long do u think cavanagh should have kept up his ban, bare in mind he had a media career ahead of him

there you go: principled stand v £s

Itís not necessarily about a principled stand. Itís about being part of a team, who stick together etc etc. Hard to fathom from the outside but a vital part of what happens within the team circle. RT…ís analysts subsequent behaviour and comments about Tyrone made it a fairly easy common enemy.

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GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2018
« on: February 16, 2018, 04:25:38 PM »
Game is being shown on the bbc website tomorrow night.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Jim Gavin joins up with Mickey Harte
« on: February 16, 2018, 12:26:09 AM »
It was really just rte saying f**k off Harte and keep your nose out of our business. Couldn't blame them for it although they could have done it with a bit  more tact.

Their response taking the piss out of him trying to influence Carty's position was right.

Playing the song and the reference/connection to Michaela was beyond awful and if they were truly sorry, the RTE Director General and Head of Sport would've been on Harte's doorstep the next day.

I really dont believe it was a reference to Michaela... Jesus! no way.

It may not have been deliberate but still doesnít excuse the fact it was in very poor taste. Look at Barry Mc elduff and kingsmilgate, it may not have been deliberate but all the same a simple apology couldnít take it back. Same in this case of hartes and RT….

Yeah I think McElduff should not have been cast into the wilderness. I dont see why players are also made to not speak to RTE if Mickey doesnt want to fair enough. If was so deeply held conviction by players they would still hold the line after their Tyrone careers were over. Harte was furious with Cavanagh and others for going on RTE after and I know thats true from one of them.

Itís all part of being part of the team, supporting each other, togetherness etc. Fairly common in team sports. Tyrone lads still donít have beards you know. Once they made the commitment to beards they werenít committed for the rest of their lives. Once they left the team they were free to shave. Though Ricey does seem to want to keep his.

Thereís a difference between a player giving a bland comment after a game on behalf of the team and a player being a paid analyst on the Sunday Game and not part of the team anymore.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: February 13, 2018, 09:27:24 PM »
Looks like Tiernan McCann is out for at least two months with a knee injury.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: February 11, 2018, 08:51:48 PM »
Tyrone supporters have learnt a lot today. Cathal Mc Shane, Conor Meyler and Lee Brennan are the new leaders in this Tyrone senior team. Why Brennan was taken off with 15 mins left was very odd and how the manager blanked him was equally disturbing. We had a free near the end on the right hand side and Mr anonymous Peter Harte duly kicked it wide when Brennan was on the bench.

You saw no leadership from the captain then?
Matty certainly pulled it out of the fire at the end and has to be commended. A good leader though has to show a consistency in their performance, the other lads I have mentioned do that  and that is what is required in leadership. We have seen that in all the great Tyrone captains of the past. Matty Donnelly though can prove me wrong and as the season goes on, I hope he does.

Iíd be a big fan of those 3 lads you mentioned and I agree that they are definitely the future but to say that they are more ďconsistent in their performanceĒ than Mattie Donnelly at this stage of their careers is just incorrect.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: February 11, 2018, 07:21:25 PM »
Tyrone supporters have learnt a lot today. Cathal Mc Shane, Conor Meyler and Lee Brennan are the new leaders in this Tyrone senior team. Why Brennan was taken off with 15 mins left was very odd and how the manager blanked him was equally disturbing. We had a free near the end on the right hand side and Mr anonymous Peter Harte duly kicked it wide when Brennan was on the bench.

You saw no leadership from the captain then?

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: February 10, 2018, 01:07:12 PM »
It amazes me why players like McCarron and McCrory are in contention when they can't defend(Colm will bail us out) or can't shoot. What doesn't greybeard put two extra "forwards" onto the team instead. The wides Tyrone have been kicking has been their problem this last ten years. As for beating Kildare this weekend I think it will be very tough as these players are psychologically finished after last August.

😂 Iíve said it before, some people on here have completely lost the run of themselves. Iím interested in the evidence to back up this gem of analysis.
What a clown 🤡 big frog. Further proof you should be with duffys circus.
how can I put this, mmm were shit and we are bottom of the league and further embarrassment is ahead this year.

😂 Youíre a proper drama queen Big Dog. Itís two games into the league. We lost a shitty game away to a decent Galway team (whose form has since been franked in Donegal) and then lost to one of the best teams the game has ever seen. Our opponents on Sunday have experienced the odd nightmare against Dublin in recent years. Maybe they are psychologically finished too so that will cancel out our same problem.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: February 10, 2018, 12:50:05 AM »
It amazes me why players like McCarron and McCrory are in contention when they can't defend(Colm will bail us out) or can't shoot. What doesn't greybeard put two extra "forwards" onto the team instead. The wides Tyrone have been kicking has been their problem this last ten years. As for beating Kildare this weekend I think it will be very tough as these players are psychologically finished after last August.

😂 Iíve said it before, some people on here have completely lost the run of themselves. Iím interested in the evidence to back up this gem of analysis.

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: February 07, 2018, 06:48:12 AM »
All told, I will have the opportunity at some point over this coming weekend to watch 5 live games, 2 full games deferred and a 90 min highlights programme. I donít think we do too bad on our GAA coverage.

Unless you're from one of the eight or so counties regularly featured that's incredibly shÔt coverage.

Most of these lower division games have much more interest than any of the LOI or underage rugby stuff that is covered.

2 of the games are club hurling semi finals and another is Cavan v Meath (not quite in the top 8 ) I will try to watch most of this weekends action and Iíll only have direct interest in one of the games. I think GAA fans are happy watching any GAA on TV. If you think over 12 hours of GAA coverage over the course of a weekend is incredibly shit then you clearly never going to be happy. Though I suspect you to be one of those people who just argue for arguments sake. Your discussion with Easytiger reminded me of the kinight in Monty Python who kept wanting to fight on even though his opponent had chopped both his arms and legs off.


The line about most fans being happy watching ANY  GAA  (even hurling ??l ) reminded me of a quote from the editor of nuts:

"
Phil Hilton, editor of Nuts magazine, told the Independent  newspaper. ďMen think all breasts are good and are delighted to have access to any at all. The idea that they are connoisseurs is inaccurate. "

If ever there was a man who feels the need to comment ANY GAA game it is your good self Seafoid. So it is an interesting quote alright.

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: February 07, 2018, 01:23:54 AM »
All told, I will have the opportunity at some point over this coming weekend to watch 5 live games, 2 full games deferred and a 90 min highlights programme. I donít think we do too bad on our GAA coverage.

Unless you're from one of the eight or so counties regularly featured that's incredibly shÔt coverage.

Most of these lower division games have much more interest than any of the LOI or underage rugby stuff that is covered.

2 of the games are club hurling semi finals and another is Cavan v Meath (not quite in the top 8 ) I will try to watch most of this weekends action and Iíll only have direct interest in one of the games. I think GAA fans are happy watching any GAA on TV. If you think over 12 hours of GAA coverage over the course of a weekend is incredibly shit then you clearly never going to be happy. Though I suspect you to be one of those people who just argue for arguments sake. Your discussion with Easytiger reminded me of the kinight in Monty Python who kept wanting to fight on even though his opponent had chopped both his arms and legs off.

The irony being you clearly don't know a thing about VOD to say that.

If you think the current coverage of GAA by RTE of the league is good or even close to acceptable there is no further discussion needed because you're not seeing what everyone else is.

My point was in reference to the GAA coverage in general which is 12 hours this weekend across all channels. You responded by saying this was incredibly shit. Compared to even 4 or 5 years ago this is a huge stride forward. I donít need to know anything about VOD to recognise that, so yes no further discussion needed with someone who will just argue for the sake of it.

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: February 07, 2018, 01:10:51 AM »
All told, I will have the opportunity at some point over this coming weekend to watch 5 live games, 2 full games deferred and a 90 min highlights programme. I donít think we do too bad on our GAA coverage.

Unless you're from one of the eight or so counties regularly featured that's incredibly shÔt coverage.

Most of these lower division games have much more interest than any of the LOI or underage rugby stuff that is covered.

2 of the games are club hurling semi finals and another is Cavan v Meath (not quite in the top 8 ) I will try to watch most of this weekends action and Iíll only have direct interest in one of the games. I think GAA fans are happy watching any GAA on TV. If you think over 12 hours of GAA coverage over the course of a weekend is incredibly shit then you clearly never going to be happy. Though I suspect you to be one of those people who just argue for arguments sake. Your discussion with Easytiger reminded me of the kinight in Monty Python who kept wanting to fight on even though his opponent had chopped both his arms and legs off.

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