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GAA Discussion / Re: AIB Jeff and Kammy road to Croker
« on: September 22, 2017, 11:13:02 AM »
They were right about Joe McQuillan though in their half time chat at the final. Joe played a big part in letting the game flow and not pedantically interrupting passages of play. Very few refs can control the game via the advantage, let the game flow and dish out the punishments afterwards when the game has paused.

GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: September 20, 2017, 11:21:09 PM »
Just watched the game (RTE version). Jez, Dessie Dolan just says little or nothing. Feck me! He goes silent when there is something controversial happening.

I loved his line in the commentary about it being the two teams you want in the final, basically saying thank fck no outsider made it. This being West-fecking-Meath's most decorated player..

He didn't basically say anything of the sort. You interpreted, or decided to interpret it that way.

My guess is that he thinks they're the two most entertaining teams in Ireland and would be most likely to provide the best entertainment. I agree with him.

Next complaint.
Viewing figures seem to bear that out with an average of 1.1million viewers watching throughout with a peak of 1.3 million for Dean Rocks final free. That's entertainment.
Sky viewing figures might hit 10,000 on average over the whole game, but if Croke Park standards are used (at least one millisecond viewing time whilst channel hopping), then the figures might hit 40,000  ;D
I wonder what the viewing figures were with all those Irish viewers who have a paid up sky subscription? I'd hazard a guess that the greater majority of them chose to watch the game on RTE and leave the  coverage by Sky TV3 incarnation well alone.

There is no length to the deception offered to disguise the utter banality of Sky's "extra"contribution to the state of the game, whether it be deliberate lies about  the called extra exposure, extra income, extra quality over and above what tv3 offered.

General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: September 20, 2017, 05:39:24 PM »
I see Neil McCann is all over the newspapers today crying about the 'disgusting abuse' he receives from Celtic supporters before going on to say it does not bother him. 

Firstly why cry to the media about it if it does not bother him, secondly what is with the timing? and finally what does he think makes him special? 

There are plenty of characters down the years involved with Celtic, Rangers and Sevco who have been the target for abuse and while the like of Barry Ferguson wore it as a badge of honour you also had the exceptional case of Neil Lennon yet I never heard him come out before any Hibs Sevco games blowing things to the level McCann has. 

I would suggest it is McCanns character and spitefulness, particularly evident in his media work that turns a lot of Celtic fans off him.
That's what the bigots claimed were the reasons for the abuse directed at Neil Lennon.

GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final 2017 Mayo V Dublin
« on: September 18, 2017, 12:16:17 PM »
I think Mayo left that one behind. That goal chance that was kicked straight at Cluxton and the stupid sending off swung it back in Dublins favour. It's those kind of things that would win it for them. I think they set out a good template for how you beat Dublin but you have to get all the small things right.

What about the countless goal chances Dublin missed? I count at least three! Losing teams always get their mistakes highlighted! Vaughan was stupid, but so was Small.

At least Small did it while the ball was in play and not in front of the ref. Stupidest and most costly red card I've seen in my lifetime.

The Armagh ones reckon Diarmuid Marsden's

Vaughans was self inflicted, Marsdens was an absolute disgrace and should never have happened, wouldn't have happened but for a dodgy referee.
I thought Small, suspecting his goose was cooked with a 2nd yellow, milked the contact from Vaughan for all it was worth and simulated being agonizingly hurt as if a hammer  blow had been inflicted. On the replay, the contact from Vaughan looked minimal. Considering the other punishments dished out, Vaughan might have got away with a yellow without the histrionics from Small.

GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Football Final 2017 Mayo V Dublin
« on: September 17, 2017, 09:36:04 PM »
That was a riveting game from start to finish. The dubs also have plenty of bottle when needed to throw into the mix when a game goes to the wire.

General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: September 13, 2017, 11:32:49 AM »
That PSG team were superb last night. It will be interesting to see how Bayern cope with them.

It's a moot point imo whether celtic could or should have done better, 5 nil was about right, the target is to finish ahead of Anderlecht who have a better squad and recent european record than Celtic.

General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: September 12, 2017, 10:47:40 PM »
Has to be the worst Celtic performance in CL at home ive seen. Celtic board happy to qualify. Ambition ends there.

Could be worse. Could have a big disciplinary penalty heading their way
Best supporters in the world.....???
In fairness he got closer to Mbappe than any of the Celtic players did.. ;D
Nothing sinks lower  than a copycat stuck for an original comment.
That line was already posted on the BBC by a rangers supporter. But hey,  that rapport is probably above your normal standards and you were obviously impressed by the wit.

GAA Discussion / Re: Cork fans flying the confederate flag
« on: September 12, 2017, 07:39:21 PM »
That's over 3 decades before Sid decided to ride the high horse of hump.

General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: September 08, 2017, 09:45:49 PM »
Roberts is back, what a truly skillful player he is and he's a joy to watch.

General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: September 08, 2017, 05:33:41 PM »
From english class way back in the days of secondary school, one of the short stories from the Irish compendium that I recall, was about vanity and one elderly man's obsession about what his obituary would say about him.

GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: September 03, 2017, 08:39:00 PM »

Good to see Dublin looking after the ordinary fan.
That's a spoof, right?

Though it does get harder to tell the difference between the real and surreal.

GAA Discussion / Re: Roddy Doyle says the GAA is a bit of a con
« on: September 03, 2017, 08:35:02 PM »
Is it not obvious that Roddy knows feck all about the GAA and doesn't know enough not to make stupid comments about it.

Btw, what soccer club in Dublin does Roddy support?

General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: September 02, 2017, 03:35:07 AM »
Running parallel to Mr Mercedes is The Sinner with Bill Pullman acting in the Brendan Gleeson role.
I've done 4 episodes of it and I'm in for the long haul. Bill is a personality disorder but more to be revealed I suspect.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: August 31, 2017, 08:35:02 PM »
92 million bid from Arsenal for Lemar. Oh dear  ;D

How do you bid 30m for someone in July and then go back with a 90m bid. ...I thought the world had went daft when united paid that for Pogba. The ass had to fall out of this at some point.
I'd never even heard of the cnut before Monday  ;D
Couldn't care less if we sign him or not.
Doesn't look like VVD is coming at this stage. That's one you would be hoping gets done!

Never heard of Lemar yet Ox is a great player LOL
The name Lemar rings a bell,   Hedley?

GAA Discussion / Re: Sean Cavanagh Retires.
« on: August 30, 2017, 11:02:01 PM »
A seriously good player, but for me nowhere near the top player in that team that came through the noughties.
Canavan, Dooher, Ricey, Gormley, McGinley, Stevie O'Neill and possibly mugsy all to my mind did more for Tyrone that Sean "not a man"  :P Cavanagh.

I dont think he deserves the eulogising about being a legend, at least not any more than the players mentioned above.
Considering that list of modern Tyrone legends, young Sean did well to not just hold his own in 2003-05 but also stand beside them as a legend.
Personally i'm reluctant to call him big Sean because i'm taller than him.
I might not want to shake his hand because I'd be on the floor in a flash, yellow carded to boot. Referees might now have a fond glance at the ear buds in the their kit bag, reminiscing on those Tyrone match days when such apparel was essential when Sean was playing. Despite all that, he had all the football ability and inspiring leadership that you'd want in your midfielder (the rugby tackle was a bonus).

I hope his voice breaks soon.

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