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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: August 21, 2018, 10:15:07 AM »
Penalty was stonewall.

Was relieved to see Mane wrap it up, great three points.  Van dijk is something else, what a performance.

VVD was immense , but i also thought Gomez had a great game along side him. I would love to see him get a run of games now at CB and see if he can stake a claim


Agreed. Not fully sure about Gomez, but I'd like to see him get a good run at it.

Salah not quite at full pelt yet and BobbyF a bit below that. Mane looking extremely sharp though.
I've no time for Lallana. And his silly foul at the end cemented that!
A bit peeved with Klopp for bringing on Sturridge with 5 seconds left. Really don't understand that. Would have liked to see him get at least a few minutes, but nothing would be better than 5 seconds!

Overall we weren't great. But when you keep a clean sheet, you don't have to be great to win the game!

I agree about Firmino and Salah, they dont look up to speed yet, but i suppose it took them a few games to get going last season too....

Mane and Kieta where both excellent and where involved in pretty much everything good Liverpool did. That turn and ball over the top from Kieta was somkething else and deserved to be finished by salah.
Milner and Gini both put in a solid shift and worked hard.
Unusually the final ball from TAA wasnt great, but he was solid defensively and offered a great outlet on that wing

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: August 21, 2018, 09:38:08 AM »
Was relieved to see Mane wrap it up, great three points.  Van dijk is something else, what a performance.

VVD was immense , but i also thought Gomez had a great game along side him. I would love to see him get a run of games now at CB and see if he can stake a claim

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: August 20, 2018, 04:03:52 PM »
I'm sure it's been mentioned before but the Vietnam documentary by Ken Burns is really stunning.  It might take quite a while to get through it but it is certainly worth the effort.  I particularly enjoy the interviewed accounts by the combatants from both sides.  Warts and all accounts of the horrifying aspects of war.
Is this on netflix?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Your countyís toughest defeat to stomach
« on: August 16, 2018, 05:39:40 PM »
Sligo 2002 is a good shout. I remember leaving croke Park think we were never gonna win an all Ireland.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Willie Barret - Referees Development Chairman
« on: August 16, 2018, 11:02:54 AM »
It must be hard to count steps and advantage seconds at the same time.

Multi tasking! Women are good at that

MR, Ticklemaster, any other referees on here,
   Do you reset the step count when playing an advantage after someone is fouled?

Not a trick question, just wondering.

I don't but I can see why it happens, if someone is fouled and I raise my arm for advantage I call it back to the original spot or if the player is again fouled before the 5 seconds are up I restart the advantage rule but by the same token the player can't foul the ball... At this point though you will bring on a heap of shit on you that you don't need, play advantage, if there is none just bring it back. Can you imagine if you raise the arm for advantage and then give a foul against player?

I agree with you, but that is the rule isnt it?
At the same time a player cant get away with unlimited steps just because there is an advantage being played.Its still a wee bit of a grey are and open to interpretation by the referee

It's not a grey area or open to interpretation. If a player takes too many steps its a technical foul and he should be penalised unless he's due an advantage from being fouled in the build-up. Nowhere in the rulebook does it state "you can take ten steps if you're sorta half being fouled or pulled about".

It started about ten years ago when Sean Cavanagh rounded Rory O'Carrol to score a goal v Dublin. Now it's taken hold in Gaelic football and no-one calls it a foul when it should be (refs and commentators alike). It's one of my big bugbears.
What i mean is,rightly or wrongly,  it often is open to a referees own interpretation of this rule.
It regularly happens , and you rarely see a player being pulled back for a technical foul when the advantage is being played

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GAA Discussion / Re: Willie Barret - Referees Development Chairman
« on: August 16, 2018, 10:38:29 AM »
It must be hard to count steps and advantage seconds at the same time.

Multi tasking! Women are good at that

MR, Ticklemaster, any other referees on here,
   Do you reset the step count when playing an advantage after someone is fouled?

Not a trick question, just wondering.

I don't but I can see why it happens, if someone is fouled and I raise my arm for advantage I call it back to the original spot or if the player is again fouled before the 5 seconds are up I restart the advantage rule but by the same token the player can't foul the ball... At this point though you will bring on a heap of shit on you that you don't need, play advantage, if there is none just bring it back. Can you imagine if you raise the arm for advantage and then give a foul against player?

I agree with you, but that is the rule isnt it?
At the same time a player cant get away with unlimited steps just because there is an advantage being played.Its still a wee bit of a grey are and open to interpretation by the referee

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General discussion / Re: Willie Frazer and FAIR
« on: August 16, 2018, 09:31:36 AM »
This is the trolling culture x 100.
I just cant understand what satisfaction you would get out of doing something like that.
Pathetic

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GAA Discussion / Re: Gaelic Football RIP
« on: August 15, 2018, 01:21:09 PM »
The problem as I see it is that it is too difficult to dispossess an opponent who is carrying the ball without giving away a free.  Hence, when keep-ball is key, people prefer to carry the ball and pass short.

So, as an initial (and very tentative) step towards making the game more palatable for spectators, Iíd tell referees to focus on 2 things;

1.   Properly enforce the overcarrying rule
2.   Stop blowing frees for every bit of incidental contact.  Ref it like hurling.  After a while players and fans will stop moaning and realise that they donít get a free every time they lie down on their arse.

The result would hopefully be that it is less easy for teams to play keep-ball and more enticing to go for the yardage option.
I agree with you there.
Its those sorts of subtle tweaks to the game that are more likely to improve the game than drastic rule changes

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Tyrone 2018 All Ireland Final
« on: August 15, 2018, 12:20:09 PM »
Tyrone are the 2nd best team in the Country based on they've made the final but if they'd played Dublin in the semi nobody would be lauding them as that.

It's a huge opportunity for Tyrone as going forward I can't see them
making too many finals in the coming years; I just don't see enough scores in that forward line to trouble the Dubs based on what we've seen this year.
I would have Tyrone ahead of everyone else in the super 8s apart from dublin, so i think its fair enough to say they are the second best team in the country at present.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Gaelic Football RIP
« on: August 15, 2018, 12:17:58 PM »
This is just putting a rule in place to bring us back to slower restarts and kickouts to midfield. 

Refereeing it should be doable. The lines men and referee could ensure between them that the kickout isn't taken until just 4 players were between the 45, but tbf, the half backs and half forwards would be bursting to come into the midfield area before the kickout is taken. So the officials need to watch for players breaking the line with some sort of penalty for doing so.  That's probably the difficult part.

The half forwards and half backs would be pushed up tight on the 45, so you would still have them coming into compete for breaking ball.
Restarts would be more like a 50-50, so you would have no incentive to flood your own defence as you may find that you win possession without support up front.  For teams with a weaker midfield, kicking off the tee presents the option of kicking long into the space on the wings for a wing back or wing forward to run on to.  In fairness, Beggan has been dropping kickouts inside the oppositions 45. Both of these factors would encourage more man to man marking.

Why do we want slower restarts?

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General discussion / Re: Stag do
« on: August 15, 2018, 12:03:47 PM »
Considering a stag in Prague for next march (possibly paddys weekend)
Any tips or does or donts for Prague?

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: August 15, 2018, 11:57:32 AM »
Sharp Objects anyone? Watched the fist 2 last night and intrigued. Dark with an element of True Detective about it??
I watched the first one there last night too.
Certainly had a True detective vibe about it alright.
Ill give it a chance

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GAA Discussion / Re: Gaelic Football RIP
« on: August 15, 2018, 11:55:41 AM »
Nope.
Remember, once the ball is kicked all bets are off.
So unless you have an utterly dominant fielder, the breaking ball is up for grabs.
Anyway, what's wrong with trying to emphasise a skill that gets people up out of their seats in appreciation?
Why was the mark introduced?
The mark is enough emphasis on that one skill thanks.
Teams should be allowed to try something different if they are getting cleaned out.
Ridiculous that they should be made to play to the other teamís strengths.

Who are 'the other' team in this scenario.
If this rule was brought in for next season, what teams would dominate and what teams would suffer as a result?
All I see nowadays is a load of 6'1" and 6'2" lads playing midfield.
There are very few giants anymore.
Again, this isn't just about fielding, it's about making gameplay more dynamic and entertaining.
The concept of fairness to one team or another based on their lack of fielding ability is a bit of a first world problem.
People don't want to watch the games anymore.
That's the primary issue we're trying to address here.
I think the game is slowly evolving away from the ultra short kickout to the corner back now anyway.
I dont think we need a rule change to sort that out.
Alot more kickouts are being ping out to half backs or midfielders on the run, or as we are now starting to see, kicked over the press altogether to the half forward line.
In the Tyrone v Monaghan game there we had maybe 4/5 examples of really good clean fielding from kickouts, did we ever really have many more than that anyway?
In the past [people used to lament that when the ball was kicked out and fielded , the player that caught it was swamped as soon as he hit the ground alot of the time.
That is no longer the case due to kickouts usually being hit into space and the mark.

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GAA Discussion / Re: OTB - Omagh Bombing - Omagh GAA
« on: August 15, 2018, 10:32:42 AM »
Powerful stuff.

A day i'll never forget.
The crazy thought Niall McSorley had of worrying about being able to play in a game of football struck a chord with me.
I had a minor match that night and  my first thoughts were, as a naive 16 year old, 'thank God Im ok, I can play tonight.'
Its only afterwards you realise the gravity of what happened

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90% of social media (gaa people mostly neutrals) no matter what platform you check the last two days say Monaghan were very hard done by hard to argue that they were.

Tyrone were steeped they didn't play well and a fortunate goal and questionable decisions got them over the line .

Monaghans early nerves and lack of composure late on along with referee Nolan robbed them of their first all ireland apperance in 88 years

They must be sick.

Ima stop you right there....

So if a vote was taken it doesn't count ha ha.....


Can Tyrone fans not just be happy that they are in the final they got the rub of the green as regards the ref and the whole country pratically thinks the same ...

End of story
It would just be good if a bit of balance was applied.
Tyrone got a couple of soft frees that they converted, as did monaghan.
Overall Tyrone just slightly edged the contest. There is alot of sympathy for the underdog, but on this occasion they just came up short.

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