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General discussion / Re: Movie reccomendations
« on: February 11, 2019, 03:43:03 PM »
Watched 2 films over the weekend, Bohemian Rhapsody & A Star is born. Loved BR and enjoyed A Star is Born, but was mainly blown away by Bradley Cooper's performance as Jackson Mane, just superb. He'd be a far more worthy recipient of the Best Actor Oscar than the dude who played Freddie (who I thought was hammy enough at Times tbh).
I can't warm to Lady Gaga at all.

I would agree with you on Cooper and his performance.  Thought Bohemian Rhapsody was ok and definitely wasn't too sold on the lead actors performance either.
Cooper was very Eddie Vedder-esque I thought (i believe the two are good friends)

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: February 04, 2019, 10:37:14 AM »
In fairness with regards the mccurry sub, it was organised before the free. Are you able to cancel a sub like that at the last second?
I dont really have an issue with him taking McCurry off, I thought he was very poor. The problem was we didnt bring a player on for him  that could get us scores when we were chasing the game.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: January 28, 2019, 10:53:04 AM »
Are we looking at a 31st March start for the league then?

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: January 23, 2019, 12:04:42 PM »
Under 21 Gradings

Grade 1

Group A

Dungannon
Galbally
Killeeshil
Eglish
Ardboe

Group B

Errigal Ciaran
Dromore
Carrickmore
Killyclogher
Omagh

Grade 2

Group A

Coalisland
Cookstown
Killyman
Clonoe
Derrylaughan
Rock
Moy

Group B

Greencastle
Aghyaran
Drumragh
Loughmacrory
Beragh
Kildress

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Ulster Club Leagues 2019 - Tyrone entrants

Senior: Dromore, Killyclogher, Eglish
Intermediate: Gortin, Moortown, Strabane
Junior: Brocagh, Fintona, Glenelly

Coalislamd & Clonoe in grade 2?  ???

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Anyone with any level of understanding of the game know these playing rules are hindering not helping the game.
Because the starting point for the rule changes was “ How do we reduce the amount of handpassing in the game” and too much focus was put on that. In typical GAA fashion a set of rules were created that appear to compound the problem rather than alleviate it. The thought process needed to start with “What rule changes would benefit the team who puts the emphasis on attack”. Then we might start moving in a better direction. Not this trial situation which over complicates the game and heaps more on already overloaded referees.

I think this is a key point when looking at any rule change.

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Gaelic Life this week.

Cavan man suggests trialling no fisting backwards.

Could work.

What you think?

would that encourage you to kick the ball long?
Up to a man, that if he wins it, can't pop it back to a supporting player?

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Seeing as we think Refs can't count handpasses and already have proved they can't count steps let's make it easy for them.
Allow unlimited running with the ball, allow straightforward throwing with no limits.
Sure we'd have great craic.
All you'd need then is an oval ball and allow Joe Sheridan "goals".
Then the Ref could become simply a score keeper and the Ulster crowd would get their wish to have kicking eradicated from the game.

Better put one of these in for some :D

What is this rambling?

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: January 15, 2019, 09:50:56 AM »
Does he have to cut the squad down to 30 something for the league or can the squad be larger or changeable?

Was just chatting to a few lads yesterday about how much more competitive the squad is and for the first time in years we have several options around midfield and even some forwards again to choose from.
If you had to rank your top 10 forwards how would you pick.
For me I think it would be...
P.Harte
Brennan
Sludden
Skeet
Mulgrew
Bradley (when he returns)
McCurry
McShane
Coney
McGeary

Canavan is probably still a bit too young and light yet

i dont think Bradley is going to be an option this year at all.

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Had my first look at the new rules in a properly competitive match tonight in Armagh. The kick out and sideline didn't seem much different and I don't think there was an offensive mark. The sin bin may be easier on the player black carded but the team does suffer a bigger punishment. Sadly I am going to have to go with majority and say if the 3 hand pass rule makes it into a championship match in future referees lives are going to get even tougher. Cassidy missed a couple of 4 hand passes and on one of these Armagh scored a point - and they only won by a point. Imagine the controversy if that happened in a big championship game.

Like I said earlier, I would support the dropping of counting handpasses in the opposition half which would stop a lot of the controversy on scores.

If a 4th hand pass is made backwards from the opposition half into your half does that count?
I just think its unworkable. Furthermore the GAA know it is unworkable. What they have done (rather cleverly) is to trial this rule to show up the lack of intelligence of people calling for this and other rule changes, thereby hopefully silencing this vocal minuscule minority of part time, bandwagon fans for a generation.

There is a community in the US known as the Amish. They too are stuck in the past and resist change at all costs. You should check it out and see if you can join. I believe they are playing 30 a side GAA matches which run across multiple meadows in the different parishes. They also use the game for a bit of faction fighting which is the main attraction in truth. There are never more than 3 scores in a game. The ball weighs 3 stone and everybody has a mustache and a cap.

is this not what alot of people what to bring us back to?
Sure at least there is no sweepers

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Not every manager is shouting against trying the new rules..

https://hoganstand.com/Article/Index/294047

Limerick football manager Billy Lee believes the proposed rule changes “deserve a chance”.

While most other managers seem to be slamming the latest collection of experimental rules, Lee offered some support following his side’s McGrath Cup semi-final defeat to Cork:

“I think they are worth looking at. I know a lot of people are anti these experimental rules, but it depends on the style of football your team play. If you play a running game, you are going to be against them,” he told The Irish Examiner.

“Against Cork, we didn’t see any black cards. The kick-out is only being taken seven metres further out and how many sideline kicks would you normally have in a game? The three-handpass rule, I’ve no problem with that.

“These rules deserve a chance. At least we are trying to improve the quality of the product. Every manager is going to worry about his own county and that’s absolutely right. I haven’t heard the referees giving out about anything and yet I see a lot of people talking about referees. Let’s see how the rules unfold over a period of time.”

Managers opinions shouldn't be considered*


*except those that agree with the new rules

No thats not the point, the point is that maybe not all managers are against them. I still don't think it should be their decision as they have a vested interest.

Surely we all have a vested interest in our sport?

To just discount managers opinions is completely ridiculous.
Certainly they have to be balanced alongside players / supporters etc, but they have a valuable input to give.
They will be the ones devising game plans to fully exploit or nullify the effects of any rule change so their views are key in getting something workable

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: January 09, 2019, 11:21:05 AM »
Klopp has already stated that he will not be getting a defender.  The way the games are set there is no desperate need for one.  Matip, Gomez and Lovern will all be available again within 3 weeks, Fabinho can step in there.  There are 5 games in the next 30 days so the squad is not going to be massively stretched hopefully with plenty of recovery time between games.
I dont see it as Klopps style to get a stop gap defender now in january, even though it may not be the worst idea.
Ideally he will upgrade lovren/matip in the summer so that there are 3 top quality CB vying for 2 places next season

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Not every manager is shouting against trying the new rules..

https://hoganstand.com/Article/Index/294047

Limerick football manager Billy Lee believes the proposed rule changes “deserve a chance”.

While most other managers seem to be slamming the latest collection of experimental rules, Lee offered some support following his side’s McGrath Cup semi-final defeat to Cork:

“I think they are worth looking at. I know a lot of people are anti these experimental rules, but it depends on the style of football your team play. If you play a running game, you are going to be against them,” he told The Irish Examiner.

“Against Cork, we didn’t see any black cards. The kick-out is only being taken seven metres further out and how many sideline kicks would you normally have in a game? The three-handpass rule, I’ve no problem with that.

“These rules deserve a chance. At least we are trying to improve the quality of the product. Every manager is going to worry about his own county and that’s absolutely right. I haven’t heard the referees giving out about anything and yet I see a lot of people talking about referees. Let’s see how the rules unfold over a period of time.”

Managers opinions shouldn't be considered*


*except those that agree with the new rules

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: January 08, 2019, 11:29:30 AM »
Not the end of the world that they are out of the FA cup, it may be a good thing in the long run, but the performance itself was disappointing. It is hard to draw many positives from it.
The senior players that you thought would be trying to play their way into contention were all very poor.
The young lads , apart from Hoever who i thought was very good, struggled as well.
In fairness to them its not easy to come intoa  cobbled togtehr team and make an impact.
Fabino did rightly at CB and at least proved he could be a decent stop game there.
I would let sturridge go in this window if there was a buyer for him, i just dont think he offers you anything anymore.Moreno was a disaster as well and needs to move on, but the lack of defensive cover means he will likely stay to the end of the season

I'd hold onto Sturridge until the summer, he is the type of player that can steal a game when brought on with 15 minutes to go when Mane/Mo/Rob have ran out of ideas.

To be fair to all the players last night, it is hard to be thrown together in such a mishmash and expect a cohesive functional unit.

He certainly used to be, but he was so so poor last night.
He looks like he is done

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I haven't read a lot the last few pages but anted to pop in and say that anyone; A) Advocating for these rule changes, or B) Advocating for any other rule changes, are the Enemy of GAA, Gaelic Football and Irish past times in general. They are the anti christ.
+1
Making a dogs dinner of the whole thing.

Agreed.  Said it before but I'll repeat.  I think this is pretty simple.

1.Enforce the 4 steps rule properly
2.Don't blow a free for every bit of incidental contact with the ball carrier

Encourages people to tackle the ball carrier and makes it more difficult to hold possession.  Watch the game open up.
I agree 100%

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: January 08, 2019, 11:12:22 AM »
Not the end of the world that they are out of the FA cup, it may be a good thing in the long run, but the performance itself was disappointing. It is hard to draw many positives from it.
The senior players that you thought would be trying to play their way into contention were all very poor.
The young lads , apart from Hoever who i thought was very good, struggled as well.
In fairness to them its not easy to come intoa  cobbled togtehr team and make an impact.
Fabino did rightly at CB and at least proved he could be a decent stop game there.
I would let sturridge go in this window if there was a buyer for him, i just dont think he offers you anything anymore.Moreno was a disaster as well and needs to move on, but the lack of defensive cover means he will likely stay to the end of the season

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