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General discussion / Re: Learning the guitar
« on: Today at 03:09:20 PM »
Bought an acoustic last Saturday and am starting out on something which has been an ambition of mine for a long time. Have practiced 20-30 minutes every evening, just looking at chords from chord charts and/or videos on youtube. My soft fingertips are going through the ringer. I'm determined and I know it will take ages to get any level of competency so I'm willing to put the practice in. I still find it very hard to understand how I'll get there......it seems like a huge mountain to climb. Advice on here looks really good so I'm reviving the thread.

Seanie there's some really good free stuff on You Tube for beginners, an English guy called Andy (Cowley I think) and an American guy called Marty Schwartz.  Here's a tip, learn your scales early and you'll benefit once you move from beginner to intermediate.  I never bothered with scales, I wanted to get straight into blasting out rock n roll, but they are really useful for practice when you're a beginner and for bringing your playing on when you get past the beginner stage.  Otherwise practice on half a dozen chords or so, e.g. A, Am, C, G E, Em, D. You'll be able to play hundreds of songs with these.  As the fella said "Six chords is more than enough, sure U2 made millions with five!"

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: Today at 01:32:16 PM »
Actor Peter Wyngarde, aged 90.  Posters of my vintage may remember "Department S" and "Jason King" in the late 60s and early 70s.

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Arlene's being all fluffy and warm in Killarney at the weekend, then Sammy Wilson refers to the Leo as "that nutcase Varadkar".  The famous DUP bad cop-bad cop routine!

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: January 17, 2018, 09:31:15 AM »
Peter Canavan won't be standing for SF in the by-election.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: January 16, 2018, 09:21:02 PM »
Wasn't DeValera anti treaty?
He was from 1921 to 1926 when he started Fianna Fáil and decided to accept the Treaty's and Free State's existence and work within it.

As was Sean Lemass of the "slightly constitutional" Fianna Fail.  A man who didn't like to talk about what he's done during the War of Independence "because people were killed".  Ah well, sure that's OK there, Sean.



...runs for cover!

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: January 16, 2018, 09:53:02 AM »
If there's a joint "victim" candidate then SF should just run John Finucane in WT.  Sure isn't he a victim too??  Victim vs. Victim, sure that would be a dignified, sombre campaign?

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: January 16, 2018, 09:11:40 AM »
I was just going to say that the Acute Hospital is situated in FST, a constituency represented by an SF MP. But I fear the point may be lost!

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: January 15, 2018, 04:02:46 PM »
Hopefully it wasn't second degree murder.


Btw it was Justin Fashanu who scored that cracker against Liverpool for Norwich.

I don't think that's the goal being described above. That Fashanu goal I remember as he receiving the ball with his back to goal, I think Hanson was marking him. He kind of flicked it up and swivelled and hit it. Into the Kop end I think? Great goal.

I was wrong on 2 counts. It was Carrow Road, and it wasn't Hanson. Looks like maybe Alan Kennedy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Wk34X94Whk

This is Cyrille Regis' goal v Norwich. Goal of the Season it says.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Pf0wHuw6AU

Yeah, that was Alan Kennedy.  Liverpool won 5-3.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: January 15, 2018, 11:33:01 AM »
Barry McElduff's resignation was most likely on the cards from last week. I'd guess that was the deal with the leadership, that he be allowed to resign and not be seen to be ousted by the sometimes faux outrage. Don't hold your breath on Unionist Politicians being held to the same standard, they have no shame.

I'd say the interview Alan Black had with Miriam over the weekend put the tin hat on it. You could see it genuinely hurt him and that as one of the victims there was no party politics at play. What McElduff did negligently or otherwise was wrong and he had to go.

Now they're saying it took too long which is true but hopefully it will allow us to hold the Unionists to a higher standard going forward as some of the stuff they have gotten away with is shocking especially Arlene!

You would think the seat is fairly safe although the Unionists are already suggesting a bi-partisan victims candidate which will make it very difficult for Sinn Fein

The cute thing to do would be for SF to support an agreed anti Brexit candidate, ideally a Protestant businessman. As Brexit is a once off this would not allow have their own candidate in the future.

First question...where do you stand on a United Ireland, Mr Protestant Businessman Anti-Brexit candidate??  This is West Tyrone we're talking about.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: January 15, 2018, 11:31:07 AM »
Barry McElduff's resignation was most likely on the cards from last week. I'd guess that was the deal with the leadership, that he be allowed to resign and not be seen to be ousted by the sometimes faux outrage. Don't hold your breath on Unionist Politicians being held to the same standard, they have no shame.

I'd say the interview Alan Black had with Miriam over the weekend put the tin hat on it. You could see it genuinely hurt him and that as one of the victims there was no party politics at play. What McElduff did negligently or otherwise was wrong and he had to go.

Now they're saying it took too long which is true but hopefully it will allow us to hold the Unionists to a higher standard going forward as some of the stuff they have gotten away with is shocking especially Arlene!

You would think the seat is fairly safe although the Unionists are already suggesting a bi-partisan victims candidate which will make it very difficult for Sinn Fein

This was tried before with Nigel Lutton in the Mid-Ulster by-election in 2013 without success (though I seem to remember that Lutton had some security force background?)

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: January 15, 2018, 11:27:38 AM »
No, it was Remi before he joined that club that should not be spoken of in polite society.

The "Three Degrees" were Regis, Cunningham and Batson.  Moses came along a few years later

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: January 15, 2018, 11:25:59 AM »
Cyrille Regis aged 59

Sorry to hear this - the second member of Ron Atkinson's 'Three Degrees' to pass away, after Laurie Cunningham, which means that only Brendan Batson is now still alive. Check out the video of their 5-3 victory at Old Trafford from December 1978 for one of their finest moments.

I also seem to recall Regis scoring a Goal of the Season contender (not sure if it won the accolade) against Norwich City at the Hawthorns, when he received the ball in midfield with his back to goal, turned his man and raced forward before unleashing an unstoppable shot to the top corner.

May He Rest In Peace.

Remember him well, though I thought it Johnny Giles was the manager that brought him on at West Brom.  RIP.

Regis arrived at WBA shortly after Giles had resigned.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: January 15, 2018, 11:20:56 AM »
The result from the GE in June:

Barry McElduff (SF)            22,060        50.7%
Thomas Buchanan (DUP)    11,718        26.9%
Daniel McCrossan (SDLP)     5,635         13.0%
Alicia Clarke (UUP)              2,253          5.2%   
Stephen Donnelly (All)        1,000           2.3%
Ciaran McClean (Green)         427           1.0%
Barry Brown (CISTA)             393           0.9%

Majority                            10,342        23.8%

Turnout                            43,675        68.2%

On these figures it would take something earth shattering for SF to lose this seat.  McElduff got more than 50% of the vote.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: January 15, 2018, 10:58:16 AM »
Does this mean a by-election?

Yes.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: January 14, 2018, 01:46:55 PM »
Quote from: Owen Brannigan
Can anyone explain how Bea Worton, mother of a Kingsmills victim, has been receiving prank calls referring to Kingsmill bread in the period before Christmas?  Is it evidence of a sick joke doing the rounds in private and dog whistled by McElduff?

Mrs Worton is quoted in Belfast Telegraph:

"I have had calls asking for 10 slices of Kingsmill bread for toasting - that must have been last October or November," she revealed.

"I have also had calls where they are laughing loudly, saying: 'You think you are smart and you will do harm to us'.

"In others they laugh hysterically when I pick up the phone and I know what's coming, so I put the phone down.

"It's very hurtful, it's just distasteful. I would say I have had nine or 10 calls in all, up to just before Christmas.

"The fact that they are doing this to me makes me think that they are hurting, that they have something on their conscience which is making them try to hurt me, but I won't let them do that."

Owen are you trying to connect the calls to Barry McElduff in someway? Seriously?

I would be certain that McElduff was not responsible for or involved in the trolling of Mrs Worton and making these horrific telephone calls referring to Kingsmill bread.  However, given these claims by Mrs Worton, it would appear that the reference to Kingsmill bread and the victims of the massacre carried out by the IRA at Kingsmills was/is active/known among some who supported the armed conflict.  My question was whether McElduff was aware of such references in making his video. These claims by Mrs Worton about the calls she was receiving before Christmas add a further layer of supposed 'coincidence' to McElduff's choice of bread from all the brands sold in that shop. Certainly would appear to be a coincidence too far.

Even by the standards of the GAA board this is an unusual post.

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