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Quote from: theskull1 on July 16, 2024, 12:52:05 PMDemocracy is nothing more than a façade at this stage (was it ever any different)

No one will ever get close to power (politics, banking, mainstream media etc) unless they kowtow to Zionism

And the big money lobbyists polluting the democratic process.

General discussion / Re: Euro 2024
July 16, 2024, 11:41:54 AM
Quote from: AustinPowers on July 16, 2024, 11:33:28 AMWho will bec next?

Big Sam?

Klopp, Klopp, Klopp.
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Quote from: armaghniac on April 07, 2024, 10:17:57 PM"In December 2023, public sector jobs as a proportion of the population were 11.7%, which compares to 8.8% for the UK as a whole."
So,what do these extra people do?
Very little.
I would say the multiple health trusts, education authorities, councils, the duplicated education structures etc would be a not inconsiderable percentage.

I'm not sure what size the management structures in the health trusts are, but I think on the education structures we're not talking a lot of people. The number of teachers, classroom assistants etc would not change if the education was all brought under a single umbrella and only a percentage of that governance layer would be reduced.
Having multiple health trusts for a place the size of NI is madness I think.
But merging the education system I don't believe would impact the overall number of governance roles significantly.

I hear they are pretty big and would agree on the health trust thing. I would say it's more health than education costing this.

Scotland has 14 health "boards", NI has 6 health "trusts". It is not clear that NI is hugely out of proportion with other places. There is a huge difference in public employment numbers, it is not just a question of having 4 health trusts instead of 6.

Belfast alone used to have 4 health trusts until they amalgamated over 10 years ago and a big new Headquarters had to be built for this amalgamation.

NI needs only one trust or board and slice away at all that top level management and middle management.

what exactly are they rioting over outside a paint factory in Coolock?
Antrim / Re: Antrim Hurling
July 16, 2024, 09:58:59 AM
Quote from: JonnyD_ on July 16, 2024, 09:54:05 AMthink i may have spoken to soon. there's two results are already listed as 0-00 v 0-00. looks like a few of the teams have pulled out @SaffronSports. (
probably a handful of kids just in the age group who are going to miss out. too old for minor and and too young for senior.

With holidays and stuff it's not a good time to be trying to get games played, but with U20's/U21's there never is a good time TBH.

Quote from: Milltown Row2 on July 15, 2024, 03:33:49 PMHoping that it's a good game too, can't see it not being considering there will be a different name on the cup for the last few years.

Cork have beaten Limerick twice this year, after the humiliating defeats in the past these players have evolved into winners.

Replicating that intensity again on Sunday will be the key, if they do then nothing Clare can throw at them will make a difference.

Clare need a few things to go their way, a Cork slump, that's possible considering the mountain they've climbed, or they click and everything they touch goes over or in the back of net.

Cork would be deserving winners but I've a niggling feeling Clare could keep this tight and maybe like last time get their noses in front at the death..

Either way i expect an open enough game with plenty of goal opportunities

No ticket yet  >:(

Referees in Antrim not get the option of a ticket?

So, have we found out who "radicalised" this potential assassin?
General discussion / Re: Euro 2024
July 15, 2024, 04:54:07 PM
Quote from: tiempo on July 15, 2024, 04:12:38 PM
Quote from: gawa316 on July 15, 2024, 03:06:23 PMNot the only one but jeepers Foden had an awful tournament...fecker does it week in, week out for city but was no where to be seen for England

In the past France dropped Griezmann back into MF to dictate play, and Argentina dropped Messi back for the same during the last WC, but England persisted with a failed mix between park the bus and up-and-at-em, they had too many looking to play the '10' role which they believe is code for being handed the ball from others hard work and making things happen. In the end the back 5-6 were left doing all the work while Bellingham Foden Kane in particular got a free pass

A few things that seemed to stand out

- Rice while very industrious lacks guile, and by that I mean it takes him too long to get the ball out of his feet and to pass it on, his range of passing is also rather limited
- Pickford has an erection for booting leather off the ball
- Bellingham plays for himself
- Kane is either finished or carrying an injury or both, at some point the manager or player himself should have started other options for the good of the team but they didn't, flashbacks of Kane playing the CL Final for Spurs while injured and being absolutely dung

The really messed up not bringing Grealish, he's a powerhouse of a man and could have played centre midfield with ease, far more experienced and a major upgrade on Rice Mainoo Gallagher Trent in that position

Spain worthy winners in the end, a case of what could have been for England


Fierce man for driving it long alright, does the same for Everton.

Elephant in the room was Kane, offered nothing in open play so no outball when England did have a bit of possession.
Every bit as untouchable as Ronaldo and Portugal, but English press won't see that.

Cucurella will be smiling all season when the PL kicks off again.

Now we're coming to the end of the Inter County hurling season, what's everyone's take on the final?

Are Cork going to reproduce their semi-final performance and blow Clare out of the water?

Are Clare, now that they've gotten over Kilkenny in an AI semi-final and Ryan Taylor back going to upset the formbook and get one over on Cork for the third time in two years at championship hurling?

Cork will be going in as favourites and rightly so as that once some performance against Limerick, the problem is that they now have to replicate it as a lot of what they did went right for them, very high percentages of their shots resulted in scores and that hasn't always been the case for them.

Clare haven't really hit their normal heights yet here they are in the last two, can Lohan get a lot of their key players up another level?
Kelly, David Fitzgerald, Malone etc etc haven't hit their previous peaks, Duggan in fits and starts, with only Hogan, Leen and David McInerny and O'Donnell really on form.
The rest will need to set up on Sunday and I think they just might.

Much being made of the weakness of their 3 and 6 though, lack of pace, but Conlon isn't easy got past and both will cope well with the high ball if Cork decide to go direct but Cleary won't want much space in front of himself and Brian Hayes.
Clare will need to win clean ball in this area are Cork rely on the ball breaking off and them having the runners bombing through for their goal opportunities..

Roll on Sunday, hoping for a Clare win, but more importantly a good, hard game.

Trump wasn't shouting "fight, fight, fight", he was shouting "shíte, shíte, shíte" as the old diaper was full to the brim.

Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
July 15, 2024, 12:05:56 PM
Quote from: snoopdog on July 14, 2024, 08:13:45 AMDown have a massive learning curve for next year. Div 2 won't be easy. We kicked some poor wides yesterday. And while we never looked like losing, croke pk seems to hold a fear factor for us. That goal line scramble at thr end could've ended up disastrously for Down. A game that shouldve been won a lot easier could also have been lost very easily.
Final won, move on and I'm sure Laverty has already begun planning for next year.

Not an expert on football, but Downs in game superiority never seems to be reflected on the scoreboard, Sligo was very much proof of that and yesterday going into the final few minutes with a five point lead looked to be enough and ultimately was, but that goal at the end made it a more nervous wait than it needed to be.

There'll be a lot less possession for Down next year in Div2 and in the Sam Maguire, so whatever possession we do get needs to count.

Quote from: Itchy on July 15, 2024, 10:24:22 AM
Quote from: theskull1 on July 15, 2024, 09:33:27 AMThis lady just before shots fired

Suspicious behavior of woman behind Trump just before shots fired

I saw Trump on another video with a sachet of Tomato Ketchup. Make of that what you will....

Well, he is never far from a McDonalds so there's that.

General discussion / Re: Euro 2024
July 14, 2024, 10:23:02 PM
Kane was pants the whole tournament, but had to start and with Spain having so much possession England were going to be reliant on the counter attack.

Southgate waited too long to get Watkins on, plus their luck ran out.

Not complaining  8)
General discussion / Re: Euro 2024
July 14, 2024, 09:56:59 PM
A wee thanks to John Stones knee.

We can all sleep easier now
Quote from: marty34 on July 12, 2024, 11:17:10 AM
Quote from: johnnycool on July 12, 2024, 10:56:54 AMThe amount of stories in the Irish News about that moron Jamie Bryson.

Who gives a fúck about him?

I don't buy the Irish News any more.

Neither do I, but it comes up all the time on my X feed..