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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: Today at 11:06:04 AM »
Aghyaran v dungannon replay set for Sunday.  Mcnulty getting married on friday. Very little talk of the drawn game on here, anyone at it?

Yes I was at it, Dungannon bossed the 1st half but didn't make that dominance count.  Horribly low scoring.  Aghyaran would have thought the game was up before the equaliser.  Hard to know who to fancy next day out.  Wasn't aware McNulty was getting Married this week.  That wedding already cost them a championship maybe cost them league promotion as well

I'm sure when he booked his wedding he thought the league would be long over. Extra time could have been played on saturday also

Extra time and common sense?? Surely not, then how would the county board make more money from the replay?

Such nonsense.
How much will they make from a  replay?

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
« on: November 19, 2018, 11:37:03 AM »
Initially I thought that it was a penalty but having watched the replay I think it was extremely soft. McQuillan also failed to spot a double bounce by a Gweedore player that would have been an easy free in for Cross and which led to a Gweedore point.

He was as usual very inconsistent but you still can't argue that Gweedore were probably the better side overall and never came under any real pressure after the third goal went in. If the McKenna goal chance had gone in just after half time and Hanratty had stayed on the pitch it might have been different but that's only guesswork. I felt that Cross were dominated in midfield and there defensive frailties which have been there for some time were ruthlessly exposed yesterday. I do think that they will be stronger for the experience though and with Clarke back and a few younger players still to come in that they could be back in the mix again next year. Rian O'Neill has been outstanding for Cross during this campaign and was arguably man of the match again yesterday.

Having watched the replay, its not as clear cut a penalty as i thought at the time, but I still think it is a penalty.
It was a rash challenge to make in that situation , to try and shoulder someone who is about to get a  shot away in the box , and you always run the risk of conceding a penalty if you dont get it 100% spot on.

regardless, I thought Gweedore were the better side and deserved their win.

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
« on: November 19, 2018, 09:39:48 AM »
Surprised there is no mention of it, but Gweedores third gl was not a penalty, big call by the ref that had a big bearing on the game. It was a fair side to side hit
I havnt seen it back, but at the time i thought it was a penalty. Was it not into the back?
The one call yesterday I thought was dubious was the free for scotstown to win it.
It looked very very soft to me and was hard on Coleraine after being the better side for most of the game

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: November 12, 2018, 10:47:49 AM »
'Individually too many players are crap'. Utd in a nutshell.

Not too far from the truth!!

Meant to add Lukaku to that list of Matic & Sanchez. I thought all 3 were great signings at the time.

United have needed a major clearout since Mourinho arrived Ferguson left and its never happened, might happen this summer as Mata, Herrera, Smalling, Jones, Darmian, Young & Valencia are all out of contract.

General discussion / Re: Blindboy
« on: November 10, 2018, 02:15:35 PM »
He covers some really good topics, such as the housing crisis in dublin and his interviews are very good such as the one with David McWilliams but his quirks do grate after a while.
That was the best live podcast he has done IMO.
i really enjoy the podcast most weeks.

General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: November 06, 2018, 02:22:04 PM »
Finished Season 2 of Mr. Mercedes.

Jesus - Gleeson is in top form here. Love they way the character was written as Irish so that Gleeson could slip into the vernacular at time, especially when swearing.

Some fine acting all through but Gleeson and the chap who plays the villain, Harry Threadaway, are in a class of their own.

I like it too; it's the only thing in the house that all of us will watch.
is it on netflix?

General discussion / Re: The official Premier League 2018/19 Thread
« on: November 05, 2018, 10:24:48 PM »
when did the poppy on the shirts become a thing? its only a recent thing or am i wrong, don't remember teams wearing them back in the day.

It's become a thing only in the last 10/15 years, I remember Utd being one of the last teams teams to bow to the pressure and there was a hoo haa about that at the time.


There ya go it's even more recent than I thought, Liverpool were another of the 'rebels'
That article sums up all that is wrong with this. Poppy farce every year

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: November 02, 2018, 10:54:14 AM »
Aside from manager salarys. I know the season is yet to be finished but have any managers parted company with their club already? Not sure on Munroes stance with Carmen if i'm honest.. Be surprised if he's chooses to continue into next year!
Change of management in Dromore already in place.

Who are the new men in?

General discussion / Re: Podcasts
« on: November 02, 2018, 10:51:47 AM »
The last two Blindboy live podcasts have been very good. David McWilliams and Roddy Doyle on as guests

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: October 25, 2018, 12:37:21 PM »
They ALL buy players Seanie

Guardiola 22 at City (despite inheriting by far the best squad)
Klopp 19 at Liverpool
Poch 22 at Spurs
Mourinho 10 at Utd......

ZZ only bought 6 at Real but the riches he inherited meant he didn't need to.

Where did you get the figures from Boycey? Only looking at Klopp but I cant think of the 19 player he signed, I'm probably in the low teens?

I make it 13 players bought by Klopp.

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: October 25, 2018, 12:01:15 PM »
Personally think anyone who begrudges TTM are seriously inward looking folk. They have done a brilliant job giving Tyrone Gaels what they want, more Gaa coverage, they have enhanced our club profile as a result, they deserve credit, not ridicule.
Agree 100%

GAA Discussion / Re: Violence in Adult Club Football
« on: October 24, 2018, 02:55:31 PM »
In my eyes it is as simple as a selector who has no right to be on the pitch hits a player on the field of play with all he could muster.

Is 8 weeks a suitable punishment? Not near it in my opinion.

We need to protect our players and show no tolerance to such thuggery.
Its absolutely not a suitable punishment, but the problem i am highlighting is the ramshackle nature of the rules and suspensions. Its all over the place and range from the ridiculous 1 game ban for striking a player, to 3 months for squirting water.
There is no consistency or sense of fairness.
Perhaps if there was, there would be more of an acceptance of the punishment.
The feeling at the minute is 'why should i accept 3 months/6month / or whatever when yer man down the road got away with nothing/1 game etc etc'

Just because something was particularly bad (and that incident was bad) and caught on camera , picking a number out of the air doesnt work. it needs to be consistent and in the rules before hand.

for what its worth i think it should be more like:

Two yellows or red card for dangerous play- 1 game ban
striking or violent conduct by a player: 3 games, (with at least 1 for those games in the relevant competition)
Violent conduct as part of a melee :5 games
non playing official encroachment onto the pitch: sent to the stand, followed by a one game pitch side ban.
if it happens more than once in a season an additional 3 games
an official involved in violent conduct: 12 game sideline ban. realistically an 8 week ban (or even 12 or 24) could mean very little at this stage of the season for a team going out of the championship. Game bans are far more effective

GAA Discussion / Re: Violence in Adult Club Football
« on: October 24, 2018, 09:32:40 AM »
If the actions of that Dingle selector were carried out by a member of an Ulster club this thread would surely be an extra 10 pages by now?

Absolutely....particularly if he was a dirty auld Tyrone hoor....
Kerry doesnít fit the model. The Dubs must be getting to them

Tyrone doesnít have a copyright on violence and ill-discipline around GAA games, but they do have a history. There were All-Ireland club finals that we in Kerry remember less than fondly, involving Cookstown and Derrytresk of Tyrone and Finuge and Dromid of Kerry.
There was a very unsavoury All-Ireland U-21 semi-final involving Tyrone and Tipperary a few years ago after which Tipperary alleged that Tyrone players seemed to know the Christian names of the girlfriends and sisters of the Tipp lads.
Declan Bonner (left), when Donegal minor manager, mentioned after a game between the counties of how one of his players, whose father was very ill, heard all about it from Tyrone players.

And then there was the brawl between Armagh and Tyrone in this yearís Ulster U-20 semi-final. Thatís a bit of a rap sheet and if Tyrone say they have no bigger problem that anyone else then they are in denial.
Sean issuing the photo of his face on social media didnít help anyone. Call me a cynic, but it wouldnít have anything to do with the fact that Seanís autobiography is out now and he needs to shift a few books, would it?

I was also annoyed by Peter Canavanís response to the coverage of the Cavanagh business, which was to accuse the media of anti-Tyrone bias. Christ, talk about having a siege mentality. It happened in Tyrone, Peter.

So the week Kerry football is in the spotlight for on field violence, Pat writes an article having a  go at Tyrone?
You couldn't make it up.

GAA Discussion / Re: Violence in Adult Club Football
« on: October 23, 2018, 09:35:10 AM »
Iíd start by banning anyone that encroaches on the field of play for at least 2 years. If you leave the field to get involved in something, life. Get those in the rule book now.

I am mystified that there isnít more noise around the actions of the Selector/Manager/Mentor from Dingle. It was the actions of an utter, utter gouger.

This is exactly the sort of thing i mean though, its not enforceable or realistic, all you will get is a chain of appeals and ultimately very little sanction at the end of it all.

Start by taking baby steps. enforce that management/backroom team arent allowed on the pitch, see how much nonsense that cuts out.
Start with meaningful suspensions for the players, not the current 1 game slap on the wrist.

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