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General discussion / Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
« on: January 11, 2018, 10:31:55 PM »
Kevin McAleer was hilarious   :D

True. Hasn't changed one bit this 30 years.

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General discussion / Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
« on: January 11, 2018, 10:24:02 PM »
Most of them make a reasonable fist of it but the main one horribly overacts. No need to pull seven faces during each sentence.

Like watching a younger mrs Doyle.


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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: January 05, 2018, 02:21:45 PM »
Tyroneman, explain "so hopefully there will be a few new wrinkles come business  time " re SoN

Fairly straightforward.....there has been a lot of talk about how Dublin easily defeated the blanket defence in the AISF and how we are often left short in the forward line in the biggest games. To myself and those with me at the games, this definately seemed to be the case.

MH has been clear that he doesn't think he needs to abandon the entire system but that there would be some adjustments made. We can score plenty against most other teams, but just seem to fall short against Mayo, Dublin (and Kerry to a lesser extent) so we need to adjust our attacking strategy somewhere, especially when plan A doesn't work and we go 3-4 points down against one of thse sides.

I'm hoping that with one of Tyrone's best ever fowards on board coaching he will be able to help idenfity some ways to improve the forward units play such that we have a little more firepower and are not as easily nullified when (if) we play Mayo / Dublin again in the Championship.

I don't expect us to reveal our full tactical hand in the McKenna cup or even the early stages of the NFL, hence the 'new wrinkles' in our tactics coming out towards the business end.....

TL:DR - SoN will hopefully help us refine and improve our forward play and we will see the results in summertime.


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General discussion / Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
« on: January 04, 2018, 10:45:11 PM »
Utter shite. Hi.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: January 04, 2018, 03:25:06 PM »
Impressive scoring, particularly from Burns.

Did anyone attend the game? Any notable changes in tactics? Who stood out?

No notable change in tactics. Still had forwards sitting outside their own square on several occasions and set up sweeping from the outset.

Burns well deserving of MoM.

HP mcGeary also good and Sludden, while hardly out of 2nd gear played some lovely passes into the forward line.

No one else was outstanding but no one was awful either, however they really had little to play against. Some of the Antrim players 'conditioning' looked suspect to say the least.

Having said that their 2 corner forwards won plenty of ball, especially off Brendan Burns. They did little once they got the ball though so maybe we were happy enough tactically to let them have it out by the sidelines.

McKernan had a solid start and mcCurry was lively again, though whether that consistency stays through the summer is the perennial question.

Good to see Skeet back, def looks like he spent recovery time lifting weights as he'd rival Mattie in the upper body stakes at the minute.

McShane is an enigma. Does some good work then looks clueless the next minute. I don't think MH knows where to play him and last night won't have helped.

Pretty facile win to be honest overall. Antrim miles off the pace and only caused any damage to the scoreboard when subs were rolled out and game was over as a contest.

SoN keeping a keen eye on the forward unit all game so hopefully there will be a few new wrinkles come business  time .....



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General discussion / Re: The Whiskey Thread
« on: December 16, 2017, 08:22:03 AM »
Teeling single grain is a phenomenal drink.

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General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: November 26, 2017, 07:33:12 PM »

Sad state of affairs and there will be plenty coming out of this that wont look good for Barry and family, Carl sought legal advice in this before changing management..

Well its breach of contract so o can totally see why Barry is going down this route, but there should have been an easier way

Bit confused by this..on one hand you say.Frampton took legal advice then say it's a breach of contract??..is mcGuigan or Frampton in the right , legally..and/or morally?

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General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: September 26, 2017, 11:39:56 PM »
The poppy is a symbol of a martial society . The British war machine still sends young men to die in pointless wars. The ones who don't die are often maimed either physically or mentally. The Sun salutes their bravery but isn't there when the marriage breaks down or at the moment of suicide. Solemnity doesn't come into it.

Again it's a charity, set up to remember the first world... don't dress it up or give it any other attention...

Plenty countries sending young men and women out to wars, been doing it for thousands of years. I doubt you have any sympathy for the deaths maimed the marriage breakdowns or suicides

As I understand it..the poppy is now a symbol to commemorate and show support for British soldiers in all conflicts....not just WW1....thereby including folks like the UDR....

Does the money raised also not go towards 'lifelong support for the armed forces community'....therefore any soldiers (or members of the aforementioned UDR)  involved in skullduggery and mayhem here in the North also potentially benefit...?

Apart from all that I personally could care less about people wearing it...as long as it's not done to offend or belittle others, it's not over the top and in my face and as long as those who don't want to wear it are not vilified.....unfortunately it's rare all 3 of those happen each year.....

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final 2017 Mayo V Dublin
« on: September 17, 2017, 06:15:28 PM »
McQuillan IMHO is one of the worst referees in the game. How he's got 3 AI is both a mystery and an embarrassment. Yet today he didn't cost Mayo the game. Mayo beat themselves.

Mayo had the chances and should have pushed on to win. There are only so many opportunities you get. That might be this groups last one. Although we said that last year.

AoS needs to turn up in these games. To be a talismanic figure and yet fail  to register a point in yet another final......

AOS doesn't score most of the time, I know most don't see him more than a couple times a year but by now people should be able to see that's never been his role, apart from the season he was played at FF.

He had a quiet game alright but his role is not to be a big scorer so judging him on that is misreading the game.

I appreciate he's not a big scorer and I don't expect 1-5 every game outta him, but c'mon.....he's still an attacking player and has played in 4 senior finals....at least 1 point today would have been enough to give the crowd some lift.

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final 2017 Mayo V Dublin
« on: September 17, 2017, 06:04:47 PM »
McQuillan IMHO is one of the worst referees in the game. How he's got 3 AI is both a mystery and an embarrassment. Yet today he didn't cost Mayo the game. Mayo beat themselves.

Mayo had the chances and should have pushed on to win. There are only so many opportunities you get. That might be this groups last one. Although we said that last year.

AoS needs to turn up in these games. To be a talismanic figure and  yet fail  to register a point in yet another final......


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Stupid rushed free from Kerry. Awful game management

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General discussion / Re: Official Gooners Thread aka Dj vu
« on: August 20, 2017, 02:34:50 AM »
Same old shit, Wenger addresses 1 position each year and thinks that is the magic number

So far off a top 4 team, never mind CL it's unttrue.

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Quote
. The trouble occurred on the last train at 9 .20.       

The trouble occurred on the 8.50 Enterprise. The 8.15 special train was allowed to leave early, meaning many fans with tickets, specifically for that service, were left behind in Dublin.

The crowd then surged into the Enterprise waiting area with the view that 'any train will do, I'm not risking being stuck in Dublin''

Clearly there was mismanagement in Dublin as either a) the 8.15 allowed passengers without the correct ticket on board or b) it left early with empty seats.

Either way I can understand why people thought feck this I'm making sure I get home on whatever train I can get on.

There was no communication from train staff in Dublin, no checking of tickets for the 8.50 and no attempt made to police the (clearly) heavily drunken crowd.

If you can drink all day and be allowed on a train with multiple cases of beer, bottles of wine and buckfast.....stupidity like what happened was inevitable.

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I echo the comments on the train.I took the train today,one of the three specials.Fine on the way down,but a nightmare coming home.I was on the last train from Connolly (supposed to be departing at 9.20pm,left at 9.40pm,took a full hour to get to Drogheda.Young and not so young carrying parcels of drink (is there any other form of public transport that would allow this), and Liverpool fans on the train as well,and sadly copious amounts of sectarian songs being sung as the mainly young ones downed the alcohol.Also only for the intervention of a couple of wiser heads,there would have been fights breaking out too.Never again will I use a "GAA special", this is not the image GAA should be sending out,I was disgusted,God knows what anyone on the train of a non GAA disposition felt.
From chatting to Armagh ones from around the city there seems to be a scummer element from the Portadown/Lurgan contingent that can't go to any match without a feed of drink.

There is a sense of "I'd like to see them take the drink off us". They are probably right in that. But eventually translink/NIR might just say they won't bother with the GAA special and properly police the normal train. There is no automatic right to have a train put on for you so that you can behave like a lout.

All translink need to do is ban carry outs and restrict the bar to 1 drink per person per serve. There were ones bringing 2 crates of beer with them on board ffs.

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Very much men against boys. Div 3 vs Top 3.

As I said previously I really didn't understand how Armagh were being given so much credit from (just) beating average teams while Tyrone were being dismissed as not having been tested.

Tyrone dispatched whoever they met with aplomb. You can't ask for more than that.

Armagh really need to settle on a system that works for their players and then get it ingrained over a number of years.

I still think we are a marquee forward or two away from beating the Dubs/Kerry but anything can happen on the day....

Good to see that on a day where many players were poor (compared to normal) we had players stepping off the bench to power us on.

Hope the injury to big Colly isn't too bad. Hospital pass he was given.

So much for renaissance man Clarke. He was never going to get the time and space Kildare offered him and he seemed to be quite frustrated by the end.



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