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Possession is also facilitated by superior S&C and brutal training regimes.
This is concentrating success amongst a smaller number of teams.
The spectacle suffers.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: Today at 05:14:21 PM »
UK politics is almost literally deadlocked. No majority in the Commons for any sort of Brexit. Calls for May to resign or be ousted, but it's likely she'd just about win a no-confidence motion, buying her a year's grace. Brexiteers can be clever and just stall everything until the deadline passes and a no-deal crash out becomes de facto  Voices of reason like Grieve, Soubry and Justine Greening are gaining little traction. A General Election might clear the sultry air around Westminster but it would surely see Corbyn in no. 10 , which would be worse, so there's no appetite for it. Sinn Fein are too spineless to take their seats and upset the status quo, hopefully this is rammed home to the electorate here by all parties at our next election. Big business in Britain really needs to become more strident and show the politicians the folly of their ways.

Jacob Rees Mogg looks like Teacher from the Bash Street Kids.






I think I likened him to Cuthberg Cringleworthy, the Bash Street teachers pet, about 12months ago



http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3-5IYfL7Xus/U-STsk177aI/AAAAAAAABmQ/prDKugLhRRE/s1600/CUTHBERT.jpg

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: Today at 03:30:34 PM »
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/17/may-faces-brexit-defeat-as-labour-backs-customs-union-amendment

Theresa May faces a damaging Commons defeat, as Labour confirmed it would back an amendment tabled by rebel Tory MPs seeking to ensure Britain remains in a customs union after Brexit.

Senior Tory calls for Brexit referendum to be re-run given Vote Leave's 'cheating' - Politics live

 

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The prime minister’s Brexit plans could be thrown into further disarray with two more pro-EU government ministers understood to be considering quitting their roles in order to back the move on Tuesday.

Tory remainers Nicky Morgan and Stephen Hammond have tabled an amendment to the trade bill under which Britain would be forced to join a customs union with the EU if no agreement were reached on frictionless trade by 21 January 2019.

The pro-European group believes it has at least 10 Tory MPs prepared to support its plans in the vote on Tuesday night, and possibly more, with the ministers among those considering joining the rebels.

Labour also confirmed it would vote against the plan to bring forward the summer recess to Thursday this week, putting Tory MPs in the invidious position of having to defend voting for an early break to their constituents.

It would also mean that there would be almost no time for Tory MPs to hold a confidence vote in the prime minister if one was called.


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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: Today at 02:59:39 PM »
More time?? Ffs has this pantomime went on long enough? It’s the worst c**k up in the history of modern politics, the quicker it gets sorted then the quicker the place can be back on its feet.

This will end in a new election
would you prefer an income cut of 10% ?

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It’s hard to make a convincing case for Tyrone but I’m going to try. Firstly, we are at home, the Dubs have never travelled to Ulster for a championship match and there is no way we can let ourselves be as bad again on our own home turf - there’s no Hill to exaggerate every missed pass or bad tackle. Secondly we have a few upgrades on last year, McKernan for McCrory at corner back, Hampsey to pick up Fenton in midfield (can we believe Conal McCann started there last Sumner) Frank Burns is a huge addition to our defence and our ability to break forward, the progress of Conor Meyler and Ritchie Donnelly is promising - albeit this is the acid test for them. The return of Conor McAliskey in the form he is in is an upgrade on last year and he is a reliable free taker. There are likely to be 7 changes from last years starting line up, all upgrades in my view with the option of subs like Mark Bradley to come in. So this isn’t the same old team as last year. The big loss is Cavanagh but I watched him closely last year and the Dubs targeted him a a potential weak link as he moved out the pitch. They dropped kick outs in his direction and ran at him - he was becoming a liability at that level. If Ritchie plays at the edge of the square and we can get decent ball in then that’s a positive. Thirdly Mickey Harte has proven himself to be superb when involved in replays over the years - this is as close as we get to a replay and Mickey has had 10 months to figure out how to improve with Dublin in mind. I believe he thought the tactics last year would work - they didn’t! Nobody knows that better than him. I would be very surprised to see a carbon copy repeat of last years tactics - we will go for them, try and pressurise them and see if, after 3 or 4 All Ireland’s, they really are up for another battle of Omagh. Finally, we will never have such a good opportunity to put right such a poor performance again. We have the AI champions, who annihilated is last year, at home, in Omagh, potentially,  for a place in the AI semi final - any Tyrone man / woman worth their salt should get behind this team and the players should be running through the walls in Omagh to get at the Dubs - and you just never know. Tyrone by 4.

YES, YES & YES. I'm so fired up for this now.... WE CAN DO IT!!

https://youtu.be/GIQn8pab8Vc

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: Today at 02:48:48 PM »
UK politics is almost literally deadlocked. No majority in the Commons for any sort of Brexit. Calls for May to resign or be ousted, but it's likely she'd just about win a no-confidence motion, buying her a year's grace. Brexiteers can be clever and just stall everything until the deadline passes and a no-deal crash out becomes de facto  Voices of reason like Grieve, Soubry and Justine Greening are gaining little traction. A General Election might clear the sultry air around Westminster but it would surely see Corbyn in no. 10 , which would be worse, so there's no appetite for it. Sinn Fein are too spineless to take their seats and upset the status quo, hopefully this is rammed home to the electorate here by all parties at our next election. Big business in Britain really needs to become more strident and show the politicians the folly of their ways.

Jacob Rees Mogg looks like Teacher from the Bash Street Kids.







A while ago a commentator said that it wasn't in the EU's interesr to put pressure on May given her weak position. Now the Toty party is being held to ransom by the Brexit heads who are the enemy of UK citizns and the EU. The strategy has to be to sideline then neutralise  them. This cannot be done quickly. The EU would also suffer from no deal.
The only answer is more time.

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What are you smoking Benny!!

Why is defeatism so rife in the GAA these days?

He’s from Derry - it’s why they are where they are.

There's defeatism and there's realism!
Sean Cavanagh said he really believed Tyrone were going to win Sam last year.
It all fits into the same pattern.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2018
« on: Today at 12:39:19 PM »
The big question is who is going to win a share of the next 4 or 5 all Irelands. KK still have work to do. Clare need to get organised. Limerick need more consistency. Are Waterford going to come back ? And Tipp?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: Today at 10:46:15 AM »
A lot of fans would not be flúirseach enough to fork out say €100 per match if bringing a few of the kids to see the county. Kildare will have played 7 or 8 matches by the end of the Super 8 and it still won't be finishe'd.    Every team bar maybe the Dubs will have to come face to face with the systemic imbalances in the sport and their own mediocrity.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: Today at 10:33:52 AM »
Political news

Guardian
Brexit :May narrowly avoids defeat after caving in to hardliners
Donald Trump surrender to Russia outrages Democrats and Republicans

Economic news
CBS

Six months after the Trump tax cuts " real wages fell 1.4 percent from the prior year"



Worker wages drop while companies spend billions to boost stocks

cbsnews.com

 https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/worker-wages-drop-while-companies-spend-billions-to-boost-stocks

Guardian

 https://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2018/jul/17/uk-jobs-and-wages-in-focus-as-bank-of-england-governor-quizzed-by-mps-business-live

UK wages growth slips, but unemployment steady at 4.2%

While the stream is down from Farnborough, over to the day’s big UK data release.

Wages growth slipped to its weakest level in six months, rising by 2.5% in the three months to May compared to a 2.6% increase in the previous three months. Pay excluding bonuses came in at 2.7%. These were in line with analyst forecasts, and are above the inflation rate of 2.4%.


It's the economy. Always.
The plutocracy are calling the shots.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: Today at 10:20:46 AM »
Brexit reminds me of an old style row in the Galway hurling board that would take up the whole summer and beyond. Emotion would take precedence over the county team.  The point of the UK govt is the welfare of the people. Not the Tory party.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: Today at 09:14:56 AM »
Does the vote yesterday evening rule out the back stop that was agreed in December?

All informed comment says that, yes, so-called backstop is now impossible.

It's like a Stephen King novel where some quare virus have infected the UK body politic which makes lemmings look like they are making mature informed life choices.
Or a parasite

https://youtu.be/-ySwuQhruBo


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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: Today at 09:13:43 AM »
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/16/theresa-may-ready-cave-in-hardline-brexiters-customs-demands

Theresa May has caved in to hardline Brexiters and accepted all four of their amendments to the customs bill, rather than allowing Jacob Rees-Mogg and colleagues to stage a show of parliamentary strength.

No 10 indicated that ministers would tell the House of Commons on Monday evening that the government had agreed to all four amendments put by members of the hard Brexit European Research Group (ERG).

A Downing Street source said the amendments “were consistent with the Brexit white paper” and that the government would support them when the taxation (cross border trade) bill was debated by MPs on Monday. The result is that Tory Brexiters will not be able to stage a vote of rebellion, but comes at the price of Downing Street accepting an amendment that the ERG had claimed would kill off May’s “facilitated customs arrangement”.


The critical amendment would ensure HMRC could not collect duties or VAT on goods on behalf of the EU unless there was a reciprocal arrangement, which the Brexiters believed would kill off the customs plan because the bloc would reject it.

Tory remain rebels reacted with fury to the concessions, and said they would vote against some of the ERG amendments, in their own show of strength. Heidi Allen said: “I will never give ERG my backing.” She said she would vote against two of the amendments, which she said “fundamentally undermine the Chequers proposal and our PM”.

A separate soft Brexit amendment, calling for the UK to remain in the EU customs union was withdrawn on Monday. It had not been expected to be carried because while it had the support of Labour, the SNP and the Lib Dems, only a couple of Tory MPs – Anna Soubry and Ken Clarke – had put their names to it.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: Today at 08:20:26 AM »
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/07/16/used-seeing-tory-mps-attack-brexit-something-else/

Tory MPs hate each other. They aren’t even trying to hide it any more. They’ve abandoned all but the most basic civility. Right there in the chamber, before the press, the public and the TV cameras, they heckle, taunt and deride each other with unbridled contempt. It must be bliss, right now, to be a Labour MP. Each day you can just stroll into the Commons, lie back on your comfy green bench, and watch the Conservative Party tear itself apart, right before your eyes.

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