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General discussion / Re: Stephen Nolan's £500k BBC Salary last year!
« on: July 19, 2017, 04:14:15 PM »
I listen to him on Five Live at the weekends. Helps me wind down.

Does he over-emphasize his accent?

Do all ye Nordie bize say poines when saying pounds?

He did some sort of a program a few years ago when he came Dine Site. I thought he came across as a complete and utter tool - fcuk sake - he was acting as if he was Columbus exploring Amerikay.

Singular or plural it's "pown" rhyming with "down" as in - "A thousan' pown for thon yoke??  Rip aff"

Despite saying in that programme that he had never felt Irish, Stephen has just acquired one of those quaint old Irish passports - one of the unintended consequences of the GFA and Brexit.  We really need to tighten up the eligibility rules.  FFS Cascarino was more Irish!

General discussion / Re: The Open 2017
« on: July 18, 2017, 01:14:25 PM »
Even The Open thread isn't immune to political rubbish.  ::)

Well it is the Open thread.

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: July 17, 2017, 10:11:12 AM »
Peter McGrath had stepped down at Fermanagh manager, get on the phone Collie

Player unrest a factor in Pete's decision to step down a week after he said he would stay for another year.

General discussion / Re: 11th night bonfires
« on: July 11, 2017, 12:26:43 PM »
the question is why do people build houses beside bonfire sites?? the man in the clip has a point  ;D ;D

Always good to hear David Dunderhead again, I think he was actually serious.  Judging by his accent he's a blow-in to East Belfast.

General discussion / Re: 11th night bonfires
« on: July 11, 2017, 10:20:01 AM »
He was speaking on behalf of the east belfast culture something something. They're based in ards which funny enough is roughly where he lives. Wouldn't be surprised if he created the organisation to get himself some publicity the wee p***k.

Those injunctions show the insecurity of these boys. Your bonfires are a hazard and are a serious danger to peoples lives. What - you are attacking our culture. The dup and uup voted for it too. How more people aren't seriously hurt at these bonfires i don't know.

Yes, then tried to distance themselves from the vote and went missing, leaving idiots like Bryson to fill the vacuum on the airwaves.  Maybe SF should give him a bit more coaching!

GAA Discussion / Re: Clare v Mayo Round 3A Qualifier
« on: July 10, 2017, 02:38:27 PM »
First I've seen of the Harrison incident.  Incredibly dangerous move whatever the size of his guns or whether he's in a headlock or not ::).  How some posters are here defending that is incredible. :o

General discussion / Re: Documentaries
« on: July 04, 2017, 04:15:43 PM »
Better than Keane & Brady?

Cant agree.

Brady had a skillset that was unrivalled IMHO. Keane was one of the top players in Europe for almost 10 years

I'm old enough to remember Giles in his pomp. Better than Keane?  Without a shadow of a doubt.

Better than Brady?  Dunno, Brady was pure class.

General discussion / Re: The Irish Open
« on: July 04, 2017, 02:59:38 PM »
I love the golf tournaments.  Great days out - you can dander around, plenty of pit stops for drinks and food around the place.  Champagne tents in the village!!
I'm not going this weekend but we're heading to the British Open in a few weeks.  If the course is anything like Royal County Down, no periscopes needed as you can sit up the banks of the greens.  We just picked a hole and watched a few coming through it, then moved to another hole.

Tonight I'm going to an "Evening with Rory McIlroy" in the Waterfront - James Nesbitt hosting it, and Pep Guardiola (sp?) is a special guest.  Total gimmick but a bit of craic.


General discussion / Re: Stormont Assembly Elections 2017
« on: July 04, 2017, 12:53:37 PM »
What is the final sticking points that is delaying every thing?

SF aware that most of their voters think the Assembly is a busted flush.

General discussion / Re: Stormont Assembly Elections 2017
« on: July 04, 2017, 10:06:41 AM »
So arlene says one culture can not be allowed supremacy over another. How much funding does the orange order get again arlene...

I see in a city council meeting in belfast there was something about crumlin fc and some funding and that vile woman patterson declared they had links with the ira.

Bigotry has never really went away in this place in certain quarters - even with the gfa.

That's an absolute cracker from Arlene.  Surely the whole raison d'etre of unionism is cultural supremacy over themmuns??

General discussion / Re: Stormont Assembly Elections 2017
« on: July 03, 2017, 02:21:06 PM »
Brian Feeney nails it in last Friday's Irish News:

DUP losing battle for Irish-free zone

TO the surprise of no-one the Stormont talks foundered on the DUP’s adamantine refusal to concede an Acht na Gaelige.  As always in politics the real issue is masked by its outward and visible symbol, in this case a language act similar to the one in Wales and Scotland.  Why did the DUP choose to draw a red line excluding this matter when it’s not a problem in the rest of the UK even though that completely undermines their argument?  Simple. When the British government gave unionists the north in 1921 unionists set out to create an Irish-free zone expunging any manifestation of Irishness in place-names, art, public places, personal names.  The effects of this version of ethnic cleansing still remain across the north, nowhere more obvious than in Stormont itself where a visitor from another planet would find no evidence that a being called Irish existed.  To accept an Irish language act would be the admission that this policy, almost a century old, has ended in abject, total failure. It would be an acceptance that the north is part of Ireland and the DUP lives in part of Ireland.  That goes to the heart of the problem here which is identity and allegiance, two versions, one of which has been suppressed.

When Sinn Féin talk about equality it’s not just equality for LGBT people, it’s equality of status and parity of esteem for those with an Irish identity and allegiance. The DUP cannot accept that, which is why they’ve never accepted the thinking behind the Good Friday Agreement. We’re stuck because we’ve reached the nub of the matter.  Partly it’s Sinn Féin’s responsibility for they abased themselves for ten years forlornly hoping that the DUP would come round, recognise the rights of others and accept a modern diverse society. How could they when they spend all their time trashing republicans and Irishness, not to mention climate change, evolution and the modern world.

What will happen now we’re stuck? More talks, that’s what. Direct rule is the road to nowhere: no one wants it and the British government gave up the power to introduce it. They have to consult Dublin and pass legislation. So what if they did?  It won’t solve the problem that’s now isolated. Another election? Followed by guess what? More Talks. So, after a decent pause more talks because the DUP can’t concede anything in the short term because the marching season begins in earnest this weekend. The sensible date is the autumn. After all, the assembly is due to go into recess next week anyway for the Twalf.  More time is also needed to observe the outworkings of the nefarious DUP-Tory deal which looks increasingly as if it’s going to rebound on the DUP like a brick on a rubber band.  Isn’t a delicious irony that the first unlooked for result of the new prominence of the toxic DUP in Britain is yesterday’s decision to fund abortions in England for women travelling from the north?  Thank you DUP. What a lark! The Labour party and the liberal wing of the Conservatives are going to make the DUP pay dearly for the bribe they took by dragging them into the 21st century. Gives a new meaning to the phrase ‘unintended consequences’.

Another consequence should be that if they’d any sense, which unfortunately there’s no indication of, the DUP should be desperate to get into an executive to fend off any more forced modernisation.  Of course that would mean accepting that they have no alternative but to live on equal terms with the rest of people on this island and that’s unthinkable. Hard pounding ahead.

General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: June 21, 2017, 05:48:58 PM »
Boris Becker declared bankrupt

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: June 21, 2017, 05:13:34 PM »
With regard to blaming the "count
y board" it has to be said that Fitzy and Adams were not their appointment. They are the remnants of Jim Murrays tenure. So we will see for the first time what kind of ambition the board have for trying to deliver a plan for football that will at least deliver us out of the lower two divisions thst we regularly yo yo between, and offer us respectability.
Afraid the buck just does stop at the top BS...

Let's be realistic. The county board should prioritise plans to produce competitive county teams in 10-15 years time.  They could appoint a cross between Mickey Harte and Jim Gavin as senior football managers and still get hammered next year.  Antrim conceded 0-22 to a Div 3 team FFS.

General discussion / Re: UK General Election 2017
« on: June 21, 2017, 02:20:10 PM »
DUP want £2 billion off Big T for NI. That's about £1100 each. What will you spend your share on?

A gay cake

General discussion / Re: UK General Election 2017
« on: June 20, 2017, 04:45:04 PM »
Trouble in paradise??

Looks like there'll be no Tory/DUP deal before the Queen's Speech tomorrow.  According to BBC the DUP are calling on the Tories to "bring greater focus to the discussions and their support can't be taken for granted"

As I said before it's said are a number of Tory MPs who would prefer to run a minority government rather than with the DUP, taking their chances that the DUP won't bring them down to allow Corbyn into No 10, though that's a high risk strategy.

Or else the DUP have overplayed their hand...??

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