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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: Today at 11:30:02 AM »
So here we are. Ole Gunnar has been give the job until the summer.

He has been brought in as one would use sellotape to curtail a leak.

Nobody fears Man Utd anymore. Old Trafford was a fortress that opposition players, opposition managers and Referees feared.

Getting a proper Manager who wants to stay a while and build the club back wont be easy either. Any Manager with a reputation will look at how things worked out for Moyles, Van Gaal and Mourinho. All three have left the club with their reputations damaged. There will be no rush for the high spec Managers to join the club, not unless there is an incredibly flush cheque book and with the Glaziers in charge that is unlikely.

Attracting players as well as holding onto players is the main problem. The good ones will want to leave and the less than average will want to stay on as they know this is as good as it gets for them as a professional footballer. Attracting good players to the club wont be easy with the present situation of no Champions League football, no certainty of the future of the club.

That said united are only a couple of really good signings away from being decent side again.


Getting Klopp as a basement club worked out alright for Liverpool... the obituaries being written by ABU's is laughable, I suppose when you're above a team in league placings its nice to have a go and all's fair in love and war

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General discussion / Re: European Leagues.
« on: Today at 12:24:12 AM »
Syferus should be on to tell you that you’re full of shit

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: December 18, 2018, 11:13:55 PM »
Going in the right direction is great.. getting over the line is something else.. Ffs Leicester won the league and Liverpool being lauded as Barcelona ffs  ;D

I totally agree they need to win something. I’m not a Liverpool supporter btw although I don’t mind them as they’re a bit more humble than Utd fans having lived through the barren years... you lads will get there soon  ;)

I’ve been in old Trafford during the 80’s all barren

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: December 18, 2018, 10:24:21 PM »
Going in the right direction is great.. getting over the line is something else.. Ffs Leicester won the league and Liverpool being lauded as Barcelona ffs  ;D

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: December 18, 2018, 09:49:49 PM »
we had 4 lads there on sunday at the game and would of had more had the U21's not of been in the county football final.

This was a crazy time to have a game so close to Cmas when lads havent even thought about starting to train for games in the new year let along a game in December. but it was what it was and by all accounts the played well. fair play to any of the lads who went and played

James McNaughton was in good scoring form and looks like a good free taker for the team.

What happened to Dec being a closed month for all intercom to activiry? It’s not that long ago that some counties were being threatened with fines for training in Dec?

Gone a good while now

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: December 18, 2018, 09:03:53 PM »
United will make Pochettino the no 1 target this summer, well thats what everyone seems to think. He's obviously very loyal to Spurs but he's left 2 jobs previously for bigger jobs and with financial difficulties Spurs have he might be tempted. There's no way he can win the league with the lack of financial backing he receives at Spurs.

If United can get Pochettino surely it would make sense to appoint a manager in the interim who would play a similar brand of football so that when the new manager comes in its not completely alien to them.

Pochettino will not go to United. He has more sense.

I know this is difficult for supporters to understand, but Manchester United 2019 is no guarantee of silverware, not even a guarantee of Chanpiosn League football.

Waving the cheque book around isn’t going to work in the way it once did, because City and Chelsea will do likewise. He would have to spend half a billion pound experimenting with players just to get the solid foundations he put in place at Spurs 3 years ago.

He won’t be paid better then where he is.

The weather is worse.

Travelling to Spain for business and Argentina for pleasure is less convenient.

His son is on Spurs books.

He has a chairman who trusts him at Spurs.

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If you really think “brand Man United” is going to topple all that, then you’re deluded.

The main reason why no “worldies” joined Man Utd this summer is because none were interested. Get used to it folks.
Man Utd are in a similar category to AC Milan- faded glory, managerial turmoil, no league win recently, got passed out by more organised clubs.

Would Liverpool fit into that category? Faded glory no league in nearly 30 years, no silverware?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
« on: December 18, 2018, 12:18:42 PM »
Two Kerry clubs get two Munster venues for their semi finals
They must have great pull on the fixtures committee
In fairness Thurles and Limerick are pretty much halfway between the two teams in both ties. The problem with Kerry being so far away within the province I suppose.

Our club would have loved to have played at Thurles in the Intermediate semi final, just as a venue steeped in history for the players to run out there, and going that extra distance would have been ok.. Parnell will do

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: December 18, 2018, 12:07:58 PM »
I see Tipperary voted at their convention to keep it U12, 14 etc for 2019.

Will the intercounty championships be at under 14, 16 and under 18 this year? And if not would it not be best to have your club hurling/football playing at the same age grades?

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: December 18, 2018, 11:23:56 AM »
it was a good game to be fair and its the way football should be played. Not defensive borefests but two teams who want to play fast attacking football.

its renewed my faith in the game again after watching some pure garbage this year.

Yes I noticed that all the games at Under 21 and Minor have been played the way it should (from a entertaining point of view). Obviously some managers would disagree and want a tight affair with plenty of possesion, but they have been sold on the idea of keep ball wins games...

Once these lads hit senior that will be knocked clean out of them unfortunately  >:(

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: December 18, 2018, 11:20:34 AM »
Well, thats that, Utd are in a difficult position now... Players won't just become better playes overnight when a manager is sacked, so its left Utd in a position of dropping more league points and drifting into mid table dross!

Coming second to City last season and some many points above the 4th place team to mid table, shows you how far a team can drop when players and management don't get on.


Are you not contradicting yourself?

No, what I'm saying is that the dressing room is lost, the players refuse to play football for the manager which to me disrespects the club and the fans that pay their wages.. I've little respect for any player that throws their toys out of the pram.. Jose was probably the wrong fit for the job, I wanted him when Fergie stepped down at the start to steady the ship, I believe he would have been good and attracted better players than Moyes TBH ..

The players can't just turn on form either, if they havent been playing and they wont always connect with a new manager until he sets out his style, so expect more lost points in games that were normally a given

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: December 18, 2018, 11:12:40 AM »
Well, thats that, Utd are in a difficult position now... Players won't just become better playes overnight when a manager is sacked, so its left Utd in a position of dropping more league points and drifting into mid table dross!

Coming second to City last season and some many points above the 4th place team to mid table, shows you how far a team can drop when players and management don't get on.

He was sacked too late and wouldn't have lasted as long with some other big named clubs across Europe. The writing was on the wall for him since the Sevilla game last March and he didn't help himself with his ridiculous after match comments. United aren't going to get relegated so does it matter if they finish 6th or 16th as they aren't going to finish any higher. An improvement in the style of football with instilling a bit of confidence in the players where they are enjoying their football will be the objective of the caretaker management team now as even when United finished 2nd last season there was very little of that.

With that defence they can't just play better football, as they will be carved opened as Pogba is a lazy shite that will try his flicks and tricks, when it works its brilliant, when its doesnt come off he'll not track back and Utd don't have the cover to allow that to happen..


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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: December 18, 2018, 10:44:24 AM »
Well, thats that, Utd are in a difficult position now... Players won't just become better playes overnight when a manager is sacked, so its left Utd in a position of dropping more league points and drifting into mid table dross!

Coming second to City last season and some many points above the 4th place team to mid table, shows you how far a team can drop when players and management don't get on.

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: December 17, 2018, 06:15:28 PM »
But you knew it was happening the following year for sure, so the plans/preparation you have made for this year will have to be brought forward earlier?

Feile will be either under 13 or 15? New committee in place some changes are expected, in the scale of things it’s not a biggy. The under 12 manager becomes under 13 manager and so on?

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: December 17, 2018, 04:54:56 PM »
Is there anything to be said for Steve Bruce  8)

Yes, he won the league with a cracking double against Sheffield Wednesday back in the day!

As a manager he'd be as avaerage as Roy Keane

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: December 17, 2018, 01:42:23 PM »
we have a meeting Wednesday night to gauge the opinions on it in the club and if we will be opposing it.

for the year? or just in general?

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