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General discussion / Re: The Nice Thread
« on: August 17, 2022, 08:57:50 PM »
Lovely weather we're having here today.

Well it’s pissing down here in Dunloy but it’s kinda NICE after all the intense heat which was kinda nice to. In Fact things couldn’t be better which is nice.

The pitches will love the nice weather

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: August 17, 2022, 07:37:33 PM »
Think he was just showing a difference in how schools in different parts of the country as Itchy has his beef with schools in his area

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: August 17, 2022, 06:49:17 PM »
The time keeping was a simple example I created because time keeping is easy to measure and monitor, rather than for example teaching ability which is subjective. Some on here, some who are teachers, find it hard to grasp the notion that a simple example might be used to explore a point.
Did we ever get to the point of that particular exploration?

Late bad early good

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General discussion / Re: Feile an Phobail
« on: August 17, 2022, 03:59:08 PM »
What's 300 dead bodies between enemies.

Stay classy.

Were the British Army terrorist, Trailer?

For me there a lot of terrorist acts carried out by the army, there was also a lot of normal duties carried out by the army on behalf of the governments that put them their.. Do you view the UVF as terrorists?

Either they are all terrorist or they were just combatants of a war.. A very dirty war, the saying one man's terrorist is another mans freedom fighter

If you were born up the street or around the corner or in another village based on your religion we'd be viewing things very different.

Accident of birth

Of course these things are complicated. The issue for trailer however, is that he posted a rigid definition of what makes a group "terrorist", and was most unequivocal in stating that he regarded the IRA as terrorists but yet seems determined to avoid answering whether or not the British Army were terrorists.

Like I said they (not all) carried out some wicked terrorists attacks, I'd have been witness to some of that... But the regular squaddie was just trying to keep his head down and get his tour done and out ta feck..

Reads like a statement from the nio office.

Keeping the peace between two warring factions.

A few rotten eggs...ffs.

Ok let me ask you a question did you back all the acts carried out by the IRA

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General discussion / Re: Feile an Phobail
« on: August 17, 2022, 02:27:23 PM »
What's 300 dead bodies between enemies.

Stay classy.

Were the British Army terrorist, Trailer?

For me there a lot of terrorist acts carried out by the army, there was also a lot of normal duties carried out by the army on behalf of the governments that put them their.. Do you view the UVF as terrorists?

Either they are all terrorist or they were just combatants of a war.. A very dirty war, the saying one man's terrorist is another mans freedom fighter

If you were born up the street or around the corner or in another village based on your religion we'd be viewing things very different.

Accident of birth

Of course these things are complicated. The issue for trailer however, is that he posted a rigid definition of what makes a group "terrorist", and was most unequivocal in stating that he regarded the IRA as terrorists but yet seems determined to avoid answering whether or not the British Army were terrorists.

Like I said they (not all) carried out some wicked terrorists attacks, I'd have been witness to some of that... But the regular squaddie was just trying to keep his head down and get his tour done and out ta feck..

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General discussion / Re: Feile an Phobail
« on: August 17, 2022, 02:19:37 PM »
What's 300 dead bodies between enemies.

Stay classy.

Were the British Army terrorist, Trailer?

For me there a lot of terrorist acts carried out by the army, there was also a lot of normal duties carried out by the army on behalf of the governments that put them their.. Do you view the UVF as terrorists?

Either they are all terrorist or they were just combatants of a war.. A very dirty war, the saying one man's terrorist is another mans freedom fighter

If you were born up the street or around the corner or in another village based on your religion we'd be viewing things very different.

Accident of birth


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should the league final be played outside of croke park and a different ground each year what are the attendances for league finals would they get a full crowd if played in  smaller ground and i think its different from club finals as teams in division 1 usually get to  an opportunity to play in croke park often anyway and the tailteaan cup gives small teams more opportunity now to play there  so its not  the case of but your denying there dream of playing in croke park.

League finals for Casement 2067

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Thought Klopp made a huge mistake playing Milner instead of Hendo. Absolutely no need for it at this stage of the season and it was clear Hendo was flying fit when he came on. Fab nearly as bad as Milner in the first half.

I wouldn’t be blaming Phillips at all. He mostly did fine. We give up chances like that in every single game, he was onside by a whisker, and it was a really top class finish by Zaha.

Harvey Elliott was very good I thought. Hopefully this signals a run of games for him.

But needless pressure stoked onto us now for Monday.


If Liverpool don't win that by 3 goals plus, then Klopp will need to have to answer for that.

2 first half 2 second at least, Liverpool are ready to explode and Utd will take an ugly hammering..

At least the new guy won't be scoring

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: August 17, 2022, 01:48:55 PM »
Lol. So we are a cert to get to the final (dont agree there's 3 games to be won before that against Div 1 teams) but if we do, we have no chance in the final!

Neither for one second am I assuming it will definitely be a Creggan versus Cargin semi. Too many assumptions here for my liking. Still a lot of football to be played.

From a Portglenone perspective I would say we don't take any victory for granted, but if we do make a final, we won't be going thinking anyone is that far ahead of us that we don't have a chance. There's no super teams around anymore, not by a long stretch.

Thats some hook you fished there.. Lets see if there are any bites ;D

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General discussion / Re: Feile an Phobail
« on: August 17, 2022, 01:21:47 PM »
Either they are all terrorist or they were just combatants of a war.. A very dirty war, the saying one man's terrorist is another mans freedom fighter

If you were born up the street or around the corner or in another village based on your religion we'd be viewing things very different.

Accident of birth

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: August 17, 2022, 12:50:15 PM »
At least the discussion has moved away from bad ref's.
PG1 to make the final,ye heard it hear also  ;D

I’m not so sure about that. Saw both ports championship games so far and been disappointed in them. Thought they carried more goal threat under Barry Dillons system than under the current style Jmk has them playing.

I would fully agree here. Still a threat, and no doubting they will be in the final, but for the life of me I cant see how they topple Creggan or Cargin come the big day.

Or St Johns or Lamhs, just for fairness ;)

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General discussion / Re: New Car Advice
« on: August 17, 2022, 12:48:58 PM »
I need a second car as mine died during no pandemic driving.

I've heard people say wait as 2nd hand car market will fall soon - is this true?

Also is there value in buying out of england and driving home?

Wife's car is a year old, went up to have it serviced the other day, daughters been driving it also so has pushed the mileage over what it should be, I said to her to ask the car dealer if they would take it off her and give her another one..

Wife came home with a cheaper brand new car, exact same model without the soft roof. he said that will be sold in the next few days lol

That's posh, get a new car when it needs a service.

PCP agreement? 

I'm coming towards the end of my own HP and considering a move to PCP.

Yes, shes PCP and I just lease.. Hate having car problems, this prevents it and may pay a bit more or whatever but I', not worried that it won't start in the morning

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General discussion / Re: The Nice Thread
« on: August 17, 2022, 09:11:00 AM »
It's nice to be nice in Nice I hear

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General discussion / Re: Feile an Phobail
« on: August 17, 2022, 08:56:10 AM »
The thing is, “Unapologetically British” in a 6 county context tends to mean being a belligerent, intransigent, right wing, anti-Irish supremacist.

The brass neck of DUP and other Loyalist politicians bemoaning one single bonfire in Derry when it’s exactly the same thing they get up to every July on a much larger scale is almost unbelievable.  Loyalist culture seems to be sacred - you can’t challenge, criticise or oppose it without them going into full siege mentality.
There are many thousands of British, Unionist people who aren't belligerent, intransigent, right wing etc.  A lot of people on here tend to tar all Unionists with the same loyalist brush.
I’m not tarring anyone. I know many Unionists who are nothing of the sort, although they aren’t as insecure as to describe themselves as “unapologetically British”.

If/when there is a UI. I'd like to think the OO no matter what we think of them would be accommodated to continue their culture. The band scene is a big part of PUL culture and isn't going away. There is a dodgy element at them parades. Growing up in a majority loyalist area I've witnessed it first hand. Things have changed though. My kids can walk around in gaa tops etc.  The Wolfe Tones craic is a fugazi. No one really cares really. A load of kids shouting up the raa. They aren't running off to join the alphabet raa the next day. It's a reality of this place. I get the whole moral high ground thing but as someone else said it will be forgotten about in a few days when the next moral outrage comes along. Maybe we just accept these things will linger for a while yet. The broad black brimmer and the sash have certainly stuck around.

And it’s also fine for thousands of kids to shout uuuvf!! If you are fine with that continuing then we’ve no problems at all
You make the equivalence of “kids shouting UVF” when the proper equivalence is the local flute band which will either be UVF or UDA orientated. They don’t have to worry about who they are or what they represent because it’s seen as perfectly normal for them to go about expressing their culture in public, more often than not in areas they’re not even from. Perfect example is that that mob from Larne who had special uniforms made for their wee day in Derry a few years ago.

So its ok then? Whatever spin you want to put on it, mine was a direct link to thousands shouting up the ra and other kids shouting up the UVF if we say "ach sure its only a bitta craic" but have an opinion when kids from the other side are doing it its a bit daft don't you think?

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: August 17, 2022, 08:52:32 AM »
Time-keeping and discipline is a red herring. Performance on the job is the bigger issue. There is zero sanction for a teacher who delivers poor performance in the classroom. Delgany throws out some managerial waffle but the truth is schools are powerless to take on an under-performing individual and it's the pupils who suffer. As someone said earlier the public sector approach of en bloc pay awards means there is no real means of rewarding consistent good performance. It must be very demoralising for good people to sit in the staff room and know that some tool who does little work gets the same pay as someone who works hard.

In a school or over 200 staff, you will get the useless ones for sure, in your own place of work you'll have ones that do just enough to not lose their job, be in in the manufacturing side of things or up in management. That unfortunately is a fact of life. The problem I see here is those that have are hammering teachers are using a big brush to taint them all as useless hoors, hitting the Public sector as well.

I'd say the percentage is very low with regards to very underperforming teachers, the stories I hear of parents coming in and asking for their kids to be doing higher math when their kids struggled to get a C in GCSE is very common and shows you how deluded some parents are..

If you are not happy with a teachers performance make a report, send it to the principle and board of Governors, the role of a governor can be described as monitoring and evaluating the progress of the school. This involves being curious, critical, and confident in asking difficult questions.. They meet every so often and they would have to react to these letters that keep turning up..

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