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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2023
« on: March 21, 2023, 09:55:01 PM »
That doesn’t make sense.

or the fifth season in a row, Monaghan's safety hopes comes down to the final round
For that to happen, Monaghan would need to win in Mayo and Armagh in Tyrone. That would leave the second relegation spot on six points – the total Kerry, Tyrone and Roscommon are currently on - and scoring difference would again come into play.

The Farney County are the kings of last-day heroics, but if Armagh were to avoid a defeat in Omagh, then they’d need a massive win in Mayo to have any chance of survival. Their simplest route is victory in Castlebar and hope that Tyrone do them a favour.

The first paragraph claims Monaghan needs Armagh to win, the second claims they need Tyrone to win!

General discussion / Re: What happened the DUP thread?
« on: March 20, 2023, 04:44:07 PM »
It is just a token. They can show they voted against the perfidious WA but the Tories stabbed them in the back so they need to go into Stormont to stop RishIRA Sunak and his ToIRA party from doing it again.

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: March 20, 2023, 04:39:30 PM »
Am I correct in thinking tyrone are more or less safe from relegation and it would take a bizarre set of results to relegate them?  If correct I would fire a few new faces in there again or give game time to those that haven't figured so far

McCarron, Quinn, Oguz, Ruairi, Niall Devlin all got game time again yesterday and acquitted themselves well. A quiet, under the radar rebuild is underway.
I would like to have seen McCarron get longer. We still need a 6.

General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
« on: March 17, 2023, 10:37:11 PM »
Decided to watch tonight to see James Martin. Had to pull he pin, outside off Marty Morrissey ive never seen a more insincere creep than Tubridy
A h, you will have missed the big egg. It was like something fro Fr Ted.

General discussion / Re: Who’s Been Cancelled??
« on: March 10, 2023, 11:34:43 PM »
Has anyone ever clarified how Britain 2023 is like Nazism 1930s? What exactly is it that's being compared? Willing to be educated on this with an open mind.
Well, Lieneker being cancelled by the state controlled media for disagreeing with the government is abit on the Nazi side.

People publicly disagree with the government every day. Nobody cares. That's not really what the issue is though is it. Its the fact he compared Britain now to the Nazis. It was a very silly historically ignorant thing to come out with and anyone who thinks it's accurate needs a serious boot in the hole. Hope he gets rehired though. I enjoy his punditry.
He didn't compare Britain to the Nazi's. He said the language being used was like that of Germany in the 30s. Big difference to what you are implying

The big difference being they use language like the Nazis, but not actions?
And now you have got it. He is comparing the language being used. He did not compare them to Nazis.

General discussion / Re: Rip off Republic
« on: March 10, 2023, 02:02:26 PM »
Even with the big factory in Stormont turned off we still have stockpiles.

GAA Discussion / Re: Feigning Injuries
« on: March 08, 2023, 09:21:24 AM »
Tyrone introduced diving/feigning injury in the 2000s, but as it's proven to be effective, there's been a culture change, and every team is at it, even at club level. Impossible for a ref to determine if an injury if being feigned, even if they have a MRI in their pocket.
And there are other consequences; with so many faked injuries, identifying the real one becomes more difficult

Lol what a load of nonsense. That team was known for its intensity, running after a ball like your life depended on it. It did not introduce feigning injury into GAA   :o

I wouldn't necessarily agree that they introduced it but they were the first team who tolerated a win at all costs mentality. Whether that was sledging, feigning injury or gamesmanship that Tyrone team under Mickey Harte had a win at all costs mentality which still pervades to this day. Players like Jordan, McGuigan, Cavanagh and McCann feigned injury in high profile games before yet the practice never disappeared. While players have to take personal responsibility, it can be easily eradicated by management ensuring that it doesn't become part of the culture. Kieran McGeeney for example would not tolerate a diving culture as it would be anathema to what he believes in.
Would he tolerate it from Ethan Rafferty?

GAA Discussion / Re: Feigning Injuries
« on: March 06, 2023, 03:02:30 PM »
A couple of simple fixes.

First, if you need physio attention, and you don’t need to be substituted, then you will spend one minute on the sideline from when the game is restarted. No exceptions. No hard luck stories. Same rule for goalkeepers. Attempt to return before one minute and you get an automatic black card. This could be written into the rules as a player welfare need, at the drop of a hat.

Extend the black card rule to include “clear and obvious timewasting” and “attempting to gain an opponent an unwarranted card”. Referees would almost never use this tool, but the threat of it should keep our game more honest .
Players receiving treatment from a medic should be removed from the field for assessment for at least 1 minute and cannot return to the field until the next break in play and cannot return without receiving permission from the referee.

General discussion / Re: What happened the DUP thread?
« on: March 03, 2023, 01:22:51 PM »
Apologies if this has been   brought up previously......

If a deal is  agreed that leaves the north  in an unique situation, with access to UK/EU markets, then big companies might  be drawn to that unique trading position.

Let’s say big tech companies,  manufacturing,  medical companies set up home in the north.  And the north becomes an economic boomtown,  and things are good economy-wise. Plenty of jobs, better wages, people have  more expendable income etc etc..... then a United ireland would  sail off down the river. I mean , even  if you were a hardened republican,  you’d be  mad to  look for a United ireland when you’re living in an  economic  utopia, and never had it so good.

Unionists  just have to tuck that penalty kick  in the net , and that would become a reality. Bye bye United ireland. The union would be more  secure than it ever has been .   If only they  would have the foresight to see  that far

Some businessman on with Mark Carruthers made this point last night, common sense to most but not the DUP who are being led by the nose by a taxi caller from Donaghadee who's making the most of his 15 minutes of fame.

Problem moving forward is 25% corporation tax in the north with 12.5% in the 26 counties. Would this not be a big problem to large companies setting up?
Does the new agreement not have some allowance for setting Corp tax?

General discussion / Re: What happened the DUP thread?
« on: March 03, 2023, 01:21:37 PM »
Does the the south not have the same advantages as a member of the Single Market/Customs Union and given the Common Trade area with GB?
The North's economy is a basket case but the DUP don't care.
Common travel area, not common trade area.

General discussion / Re: What happened the DUP thread?
« on: March 03, 2023, 08:31:19 AM »
The DUP have a choice
1. Turn NI into an economic powerhouse and make the place such a success it secures the middle ground and the Union
2. Force a hard border like the good old days and push the middle ground into a UI.

However they see it as
1. Become a Lundy and serve under SF
2. Do what Banks / Wigmore / Farage and their Russian handlers want, to prove how British they are.

GAA Discussion / Re: GAA club names.
« on: March 02, 2023, 01:41:42 PM »
He kicked a couple of conversions at Ravenhill on his way to Damascus street.

General discussion / Re: 20 years of the PSNI
« on: March 02, 2023, 08:28:31 AM »
Does this mean we will have WOCG’s in the next Line of Duty?

General discussion / Re: What happened the DUP thread?
« on: February 28, 2023, 09:41:07 AM »
It is hard to know where they go from here if they say no.

If they say no they are basically saying northern ireland can't work because we won't let it.

Some speculate a border poll if they say no however I doubt it.
Labour have said they will back the deal. England and to an extent the ERG want to “get Brexit done”. The DUP are being offered a way out, a chance to trumpet a big win. However, for an image of the Stormont brake, imagine a toy steering wheel being handed to a child in the back seat so they can “drive the car, just like Daddy”.

General discussion / Re: What happened the DUP thread?
« on: February 28, 2023, 09:36:52 AM »
It's a huge opportunity for Jim Allister to make his party the voice of Unionism. Donaldson has looked like a lame duck leader from day one and this fork in the road was coming. From a tactical perspective Allister has played him like a kipper. Its a given that Allister will reject the deal and subsequently LCC/OO/loyalist alliance so then its over to Jeffrey whose head must be spinning at the minute. I can't see him backing it and if he does he's probably toast.

The great minds of the LCC must have completed their assessment as Ian Og says the deal 'doesn't cut the mustard'
IanOg doesn’t speak for the LCC, he and Sammy will take the same line as Farage, Banks and their Russian owners.
Jeffrey knows it is a good deal but he needs to see what way the wind is blowing.

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