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Michael O'Neill to Scotland?  On the face if it, it makes sense.  More money, he lives in Scotland and maybe has taken NI as far as he can?

General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: November 16, 2017, 12:00:30 PM »
Brazil, England, Egypt, Serbia would be a tasty group.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: November 15, 2017, 04:56:19 PM »
1979 million people went to Phoenix Park to see the Pope, half a million to Galway, hundreds of thousands to Cork and Dundalk all in a few days and was managed ok... it would have been sorted... but not to be so let's get over it   8)

Some crowd alright.  I was in Galway myself, there were only 712 million there.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 15, 2017, 11:07:53 AM »
Australia beat Honduras 3-1 in their play off to qualify.

General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 15, 2017, 11:01:31 AM »
Heís just a jealous west brit

Like it or not if you are born in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland you are a subject of Elizabeth the Second whereas in the Republic you would be a citizen.

Don't be too upset. You are in good company

No you're not.  Technically I'm both a British and Irish citizen, though in my day to day life I choose to identify as Irish.  Ironically one of the qualifications to be one of the few "British subjects" still around is to be born in the 26 counties before 1949, so your Da or Granda might be a British subject, but very few others are.  The "subject" designation was done away with in 1983 and cannot be passed on.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 15, 2017, 09:29:28 AM »
The 1-5 scoreline surprised me a bit but the fact that Denmark won didn't.  Ireland may be able to bluff it over 10 games in qualifying but in a one off cup tie that squad has the potential to be caught out.

There was some paper talk last year about Arter maybe declaring for England.  Cloud cuckoo land stuff.  Totally out of his depth.  Hoolahan and Brady - completely over rated, Ward - a disaster, Christie - found out, McGeady - waste of space, Murphy - just not good enough.  Duffy has been one of Ireland's better performers but he's still weak on his positioning when the opposition have the ball on the ground, the same with Clark who has improved over the past couple of years.  McClean gets 10/10 for effort and passion and he's one of the few Irish with a bit of pace but he needs to work on getting his head up and bringing other players into the game and though he has scored a couple of spectacular goals, overall his finishing needs improving.

The main negative point is that Ireland just isn't producing the players anymore, there's nothing coming through and nearly as bad there's no good English/Scottish players who want to play for us.  The future is grim.  I fear we'll struggle to qualify for a 48 team World Cup!

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 14, 2017, 09:17:51 PM »
Wardsen has done well for the Danes

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 14, 2017, 09:06:32 PM »
Pub team

General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 14, 2017, 05:27:29 PM »
A Shamoppy

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 14, 2017, 09:17:21 AM »
A World cup without Italy!

Good and the more world cups where the likes of italy and holland dont go then the sooner fifa realise their folly of giving all the extra spots in expanded tournaments to pub teams from asia, africa and central america. No-one cared when a good croatia ukraine or even ireland didnt qualify in the past but muck like saudi arabia, algeria honduras north korea etc did. Watch how quickly qualifying changes if ever germany, france or spain feck it up.

I think Italy are soccer royalty in a way France or Spain are not actually, so this result would have shaken things up anyway I think, if they hadn't already decided to go to 40 or whatever it is next time around. I'm gutted Italy won't be there. They are never the most exciting to watch, but they ooze class, and filth in equal measure. Also Buffon is my favourite soccer player i think. He genuinely acts like a really nice guy.

Plus the anthem, the jerseys, Goalazzzo. Shit I'm disappointed Sweden will be there instead of them.

A sad end to his international career if tonight was his final game. 1958 since Italy didn't reach the World cup?

As a mate of mine pointed out, itís the first ever World Cup not to feature either Italy or Northern Ireland...


General discussion / Re: Bob Geldof
« on: November 14, 2017, 09:06:22 AM »
Like him or not he is helping turn attention to the atrocities in Myanmar. Watched some of the newsnight film last night. It is sickening what is going on there at the minute. It reminds you how evil humanity can be and how sheltered we can be here.

This has been in the news for a few months, BBC and RTE have covered it extensively.  Frankly if we need to rely on a complete "look at me" arsehole like Geldof for news then society is in a worse state than I thought.

General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 13, 2017, 04:27:25 PM »

This is good, particularly the pornhub tweet.

This is long on respect:


If I see some d**kheads wearing a white poppy they might just end up with a swift headbutt.  Show some respect for our fallen soldiers."

General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 13, 2017, 09:10:54 AM »
The whole poppy thing is strange.  In the North in 2017 it's a much more divisive issue than it ever was in my youth in the 70s and 80s.  Back then it was simple, some Prods wore them for a few days in Nov, most Taigs didn't.  I don't remember many phone ins or Nolan shows dedicated to the issue.  What has changed? 

I noticed on the news last night they showed film of the Queen's first Remembrance Sunday in 1952.  As far as I could tell neither she nor Prince Philip were wearing poppies (though it was in B/W and she may have had one of those tiny metal ones on)

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 11, 2017, 08:36:02 PM »
Why oh why do ireland let Brady take free kicks?? Heís pure dung

Who do you suggest? Thereís not one of them apart from
Brady would be allowed near a set piece for their club teams.

These guys are professional footballers and they canít cross a ball? Iíd be better than Brady at frees and corners

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