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General discussion / Re: A5 WTC (New Road from Aughnacloy to Derry)
« on: January 24, 2023, 01:14:36 PM »
With the involvement of the Tyrone GAA in this issue now it will harden the unionist side more than ever against it.

This scheme was dead in the water as soon as it was announced. Political sabotage at its best by the unionists.

There wasn't much softening in their stance over all the years. Planters.

General discussion / Re: Restaurants in Belfast?
« on: January 09, 2023, 04:00:37 PM »
2nd date lol...looking something nice but not too pretentious.  Thinking along lines of Pizza/Italian food

Nicos Lisburn road, opposite city hospital

General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: December 23, 2022, 09:03:58 AM »

Maybe not a wtf and not sure if this has been posted, but whats everyones opinions?
His bar his rules. Pintmen only - as it should be
Yeah agree tbh. Funny thing is the profit margins are far greater % wise on soft drinks than pints

Few friends of mine have all changed their xmas drinks to Bittles bar now in support

Free advertising and he's profiting from it

You's are all a bunch of twisted c*nts then?  ;D

General discussion / Re: building a house
« on: November 22, 2022, 08:34:04 AM »
Slightly off topic but has anyone got one of those ring doorbells? Seems to be a few options cost wise online.
I have one. Just linked to the phone. To be honest it's a pain in the Hole. Can get an add on like a bell for inside. I need to get one. If your phones on silent which it usually is working from home you miss alot of calls.

If you have an alexa device like an echo dot - you can use it as your chime i'm nearly sure?

Bowl 1:  Brazil, Belgium, Argentina, France
Bowl 2: England, Spain, Netherlands, Portugal

Bowl 3: Denmark, Germany, Croatia, Mexico
Bowl 4: Uruguay, Switzerland, USA, Senegal

Bowl 5: Poland, Iran, Serbia, Morocco
Bowl 6: Japan, Wales, South Korea, Tunisia

Bowl 7: Costa Rica, Ecuador, Australia, Cameroon
Bowl 8: Canada, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Ghana

Final prediction: Brazil beat France

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 14, 2022, 10:32:39 AM »
Mick McCann (Tomas might claim it!) deserves credit for the thought process in playing the 45' short at the end of normal time. If he'd have just lofted it in, the old square ball rule was in play and no Cargin men could have entered the square before the ball. But since he passed it Tomas, who floated it in from play (great pass) this meant that cargin players could enter the square after it had left Tomas' boot. 

I think that's the type of brains and game management that is very hard to coach, and no coincidence they are still at the top of their game in their advancing years.  All very fine margins at that level.

General discussion / Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
« on: October 21, 2022, 02:45:57 PM »
A manager needs to find his level and even fit (don't mean that in a derogatory sense).

Big Sam was a specialist in keeping smaller teams in the Premier League. His skills wouldn't work at an elite club. Moyes, while not the same, is a perfectly capable middle-level PL manager, but couldn't cut it at United.

Would Pep do a good job somewhere like Burnley or West Ham, where he would have to work with lower quality players and couldn't play his intricate, possession-dominating, triangle football?

There are very few managers who are sure things. Some succeed at certain clubs, but can fail at what, on the surface, look like similar clubs. There are so many variables. There aren't many Klopps or Fergusons who perform and succeed regardless of the situation.

100% win rate with the English national team

General discussion / Re: Ooh Ah Up The Ra
« on: October 14, 2022, 11:07:18 AM »

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 14, 2022, 11:01:44 AM »
It seems 'Saffron Voice' is outa business.....

You’ve got to pick your battles, if you are giving the county constant stick on social media don’t expect a pat on the back.

You should know when you throw abuse at officials there has to be repercussions
What abuse did they throw?

Claiming the county are looking at supporters as piggy banks and not caring for player welfare ain't going to help with things..

Banter is grand once you start trying to be a 'voice' of the supporters then you are lost, they aint the voice just two lads in a bedroom talking shite, that's in their own words btw, I liked their podcast, though giving unpaid volunteers some stick about their performance won't win hearts and minds.

Trial by social media (and not their case as they don't hide behind keyboards) isn't great, you wouldn't want your son to take abuse online but happy to give to others  (not your personally of course)

There are more formal ways to express your opinion through the club committee if you are a member that is, or seeing as it is simple enough to fix get on board

Does that mean it's fair game to give paid officials some stick     :P

General discussion / Re: Mortgages - Help!
« on: October 14, 2022, 09:01:18 AM »
I don't think returns are going to be much more than they were over the last 5 years and they weren't great.
Because you have a lot of volatility.

If you want to make money hold cash and buy stuff when the market crashes.
You could have made 40% in 2020 doing this.

Otherwise if that's too scary invest in staples that people have to buy

Buying shares in things that are used everyday and needed?

Like nappies for instance?

Was going to start a thread on "Are you at the finishing line or what's your plan to get there?"

Love my job but 15 years minimum before I get to the old retirement age never mind the current one leaves you worried enough if you are covered!!

Need a income during retirement that is better than the bog standard pension which in truth is all I have, I've multiple pensions that don't add up to shit, so its either live off her pension or start investing in something with a return better than saving, which I'm crap at

Surely you will have better than the bog standard state pension if you have multiple pensions?

Also - are you planning a lot of travel or other activities when retired that would require a bigger income?

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: October 14, 2022, 08:25:26 AM »
Enda Muldoon joined Pius as a GAA Development Officer. Is this a Derry Board move. Barker making changes already?

Is Johnny McGurk in a similar role at St. Marys? Ronan Devlin I think originally had that role, before returning eventually as a PE teacher.

Not sure how the funding works, you would imagine a split enterprise somewhere between the school, Derry GAA and maybe even Ulster GAA.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: October 06, 2022, 10:04:32 PM »
Relegation games now postponed as a club have lodged an appeal with the Ulster Council, as per the local media on Twitter.


Think it was screen

It wasn't. As per the email circulated, Eoghan Rua CLG have appealed to Ulster GAA. So, the plan to go ahead with the games, regardless of the complaints to the County Board, has now been scrapped and the games are postponed.

Impossible… every man and his dog said it’s been all Screen since this saga started and they couldn’t be wrong… 😂😂

Both the Coleraine and Ballinascreen have lodged appeals with the Ulster Council afaik

Hard to know how it pans out now. Players left in limbo for another week maybe training / not training

General discussion / Re: Cost Of Living
« on: September 29, 2022, 10:41:34 PM »
OK folks so I had credit on my keypad meter but i thought I would try the trick of topping up more before October 1st but Electric Ireland have already sent me a long code which will automatically change the rate come October 1st so ideally I'd like to hold off on putting in the new top up and keep getting the existing credit at the lower rate but was just wondering was there a time limit I have to use the new top up by?

Not sure on the expiry length of the topup Ghost, might be worth checking in with them.

With Electric Ireland myself, had to top up in the last week and got the 40 digit code, which means I will move over to the new rates on 1st October.  My own fault for not reading the finer detail of the tariff increase emails

With your first top up from 10 September you will receive a one-off 40 digit code to enter into your keypad meter in preparation for the price increase on 1st October 2022. This will be 20 calendar days from the price change taking effect. It is important to top up your meter with the 40 digit code prior to any further top ups, as these may not be accepted until the 40 digit code has been entered.

So if I had been on the ball before 10 September, and topped up a lump sum it would have kept me on the current tariff until it ran done.

Don't know if this has already been asked, but am I best to top up my electric by a couple of hundred before these price hikes?

I am with Power NI on a top up meter, I loaded my meter before the June hike and weekly usage has been the same since March. So I think it works, I going to give another significant top-up tomorrow so I will remain on the June rate into next year. 

pbat - I would try to see when powerni topup time is, I would imagine it's already too late. If you have credit sitting you'd be as well letting it run low.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: September 26, 2022, 11:25:57 PM »
Anyone know what games are being streamed in the football at the weekend? Assuming it will be mfelt glen but away on Saturday and wouldn't have minded seeing them games.

I believe both games on Saturday are being streamed, going by Alan Gunn on commentary for the hurling yesterday. No games live streamed on Sunday.

General discussion / Re: Six County Census Results 2021
« on: September 22, 2022, 10:32:45 AM »
Quick scan would have the headline figure at 46%C 43%P. To be honest I was expecting it to be about 48-42

17% with no stated religion is a fair jump from 10% last time.

You'd imagine this figure will grow. Majority of lapsed Catholic parents still getting their children baptised, and sending to a Catholic primary school, probably just as it's the done thing in the area - especially rurally.

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