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Some embarrassing central defending,  first a Scales' blunder led to the pressure for the first goal then a rusty Carter Vickers dallying on the ball, otherwise Celtic showing signs of competence at this level.
GAA Discussion / Re: Foot Block Rule Question
October 01, 2023, 02:09:46 AM
We have the sight of players who can dive directly in front of the ball kicker, performing a fully stretched arm and face block directly against the kicker. When effectively carried out, the GAA world is giving the fearless defender a standing ovation, no mention of heath and safety.
But when the leg is used to block the ball regardless of minimal or non existent danger, the  GAA world screams Footblock!! 'One leg bad,  two arms good'
Quote from: clarshack on September 29, 2023, 09:46:09 PMWhen the likes of Varadkar and Bono are talking about a United Ireland it must be only a matter of time. It wasn't that long ago that Varadkar wouldn't even entertain the idea so why now the change?
But now Sinn Féin are in the saddle riding the high horse. FG's negative campaigning only seems to strengthen Sinn Féin, why not put a bit of green out there?

I wouldn't be surprised to to see that banner at FF's ard fheis 'Fianna Fáil the republican party' where the republican party bit is more emboldened and with a higher font size.
GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
September 29, 2023, 12:46:19 AM
Quote from: From the Bunker on September 27, 2023, 09:40:35 PM
Quote from: Itchy on September 27, 2023, 09:13:13 PM
Quote from: From the Bunker on September 27, 2023, 08:53:29 PM
Quote from: Itchy on September 27, 2023, 08:21:23 PMThank the Lord we have people like Ronan to educate us idiots in the herd. Look at the people who he dog whistles to for f**k sake

Sometimes it's no harm to have some one with a different view. Doing the liberal thing is not always doing the right thing. They might not agree with you, they might not be totally right (or wrong), but there is always something they will ad to a debate.

Even when they rile up hatred towards marginalised people resulting in attacks on them. Loads of horseshite lad and you know it.

Has Ronan Mullen done the above? I don't recall him ever doing it. Does not seem like his sort of gig.

Rónán hasn't the appropriate mettle to rile up a mob on that level, he just gives me the impression of being a vainglorious gobshíte bound for ignominy. Brolly would rip him apart in a debate, I'd pay good money to witness that one.
General discussion / Re: Who’s Been Cancelled??
September 29, 2023, 12:18:48 AM
The official made a mistake, thought she had handed  a medal to the girl in question but hadn't, she sought to rectify the mistake immediately. She wrote a long letter of apology to the family  straight after, but GI 'neglected' to forward it to the parents.

Gymnastics Ireland suppressed a personal apology letter to a young gymnast whose treatment at a medal ceremony sparked international outrage, and have refused to acknowledge or tackle systemic racism in the sport, her family say.
(The personal apology letter) written in March 2022 soon after the incident, when the woman (the official) asked if the family had received it. "I didn't believe her initially. But her email account showed the woman had sent a more detailed apology letter, and Gymnastics Ireland had withheld it from me."
GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
September 26, 2023, 09:30:29 PM
Quote from: Saffrongael on September 24, 2023, 08:38:37 PMHe is right about the "life coaches" that seem to have infiltrated GAA in the last year or two, it's absolute bollocks

That's not relevant to the present day issue. It's a Brolly tactic, throw in a smattering of non-germane populist crowd pleasers which replace real debate but aim to have the effect of ´Joe does talk some sense therefore he knows whats what when it comes to MH`.
General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
September 25, 2023, 11:22:09 PM
Patrick's chair is a fair bit higher than the guest's, enhanced stature syndrome? I'd say it's a toss up whether he'd be better or worse than the bould Daniel as host.
General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
September 25, 2023, 11:16:34 AM
Quote from: Tony Baloney on September 24, 2023, 08:22:32 PM
Quote from: Nanderson on September 24, 2023, 07:21:38 PM
Quote from: Rudi on September 24, 2023, 04:49:28 PMThe whining from SA about 11 points missed. 2 kicks from inside their own half, one of which hit the post, that lead directly to a 5 pointer. The try had a pass that was 5M forward, but apparently not forward. The lineout 1M apart rule was never policed. SA should have got a penalty towards the end of the game that wasn't given. Cian Healy is a huge loss, as Porter has to play at least 75mins per game, as Kilcoyne is a huge weak link. Bundee playing the rugby of his life.
I was reading the rules on a forward pass and as long as it comes out of the passers hands backwards the momentum of someone running forward can still cause the ball t drift forward. Seems to me like its very hard to ref and tbh they are probably just guessing what way it came out of the passers hands by the speed that they are running at.
Relative velocity. They'll look at the players hands as they release the ball to see if angling forward or backwards.
From the passers hand, the ball landed about 5m forward into the hands of the try scorer. I say draw a line on a paused screen to determine whether it's a forward pass or not, allowing for some discretion, but 5m. is taking the pish.
General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
September 21, 2023, 12:30:52 PM
Considering all the mishaps, only lost by 2 goals, that might matter going into the final game. I thought the wall was a shambles for that free kick, juvenile defending.
General discussion / Re: Podcasts
September 15, 2023, 02:23:13 AM
Listening to the free state podcast  today,  ooh ah up the ra  part 2
there was a surreal disturbing moment when gobshite Fanning claimed  General Tom Barry was a psychopathic killer and Brolly either agreed or didn't feel the need to take him to task.

Wtf??  'Joe the pacifist' is getting himself tangled in knots of contradictions. 

General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
September 08, 2023, 11:14:00 PM
Quote from: Milltown Row2 on September 08, 2023, 11:05:24 PM
I fancy an aul whiskey myself tonight  ;D
Just take a serious pause after knocking back the first bottle. I don't know why I care enough about you to offer such brotherly advice.
General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
September 08, 2023, 11:03:09 PM
I look forward to seeing how  Pat in prime position uses his opportunity to educate the southern ignoramuses about mundane matters such as the nordie experience, or will he just pander to the sponsors who pay his wages, pander to the current RTÉ ethos and  carry the baton of shameless  corny trivial commercial centric  enhanced entertainment that Tubridy is handing over. Mind you, considering that nordies are just quaking in their boots just to be able to hand over hard earned cash and participate in the many Late Late Show scams, maybe he can work out some 32 county scam where nordies have no obstacle to hopelessly gambling away their cash.
GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
September 04, 2023, 04:21:16 PM
It's a necessary requirement to use an industrial size narcissist filter while listening to Brolly,  to the rest of his spiel, have a large space where you can dump dubious spoof content.
Is there anything left? surprisingly yes, out of 60 minutes there is a good 20 to 30 minutes of Joe cranking up the populist rage against the system.
I listened to  the podcast  RTE part 1 this morning.
The first minute,
Q: Who brought  you to RTÉ Joe?
A: Well it was just after a league game against Meath, For the first time I had tried contacts lenses and I could actually get rid of the vision blur, I scored 1-6 and was given the motm. (motm? real or self awarded?). I was then interviewed post match and  being in such a vibrant off the scale of happiness mood, I gave such a brilliantly funny interview that the next week I was invited to RTE  and because they just happened to be looking for a brilliantly humorous intelligent pundit to shake things up at staid RTÉ.

Of course the important underlying point is that Joe had played all of his football career with no specs and with a serious enough vision deficiency, just imaging how much more we would have seen of Joe's superlative natural ability had he just been able to see the ball.

After that, the podcast was decent, but why did it take Joe 21 years before he outed RTE et al,  it couldn't be that it was because he was inside the tent? 

General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
September 04, 2023, 02:03:04 PM
Quote from: illdecide on September 04, 2023, 10:57:23 AM
Quote from: Applesisapples on September 04, 2023, 09:42:34 AM
Scales is not a centre half, when he played previously it was always on the wing and in my view played reasonably well. Did well yesterday out of position.

He normally plays either LB of LHS of defense, either way his lack of pace is real concern. I'd hoped with the Irish connection he'd make it at Celtic and I still hope he can but on the eye test so far he won't.
He plays centre half and has done for the most part of his career. Aside from his good play, he had many naive bombscare defensive incidents which some of them directly led to 4 or 5 gilt edged chances for Rangers. No central defender in the world of  football should receive motm for that display. It is a travesty of  football common sense. Just because Rangers didn't capitalise on his gifts, by some weird logic that means his defensive blunders don't count, just his good  deeds.
General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
September 04, 2023, 01:22:53 AM
Quote from: Itchy on September 03, 2023, 04:31:40 PM
Quote from: Main Street on September 03, 2023, 02:12:35 PM
Quote from: Itchy on September 03, 2023, 01:32:31 PM
It'll be a serious indictment of Rangers if they can't score against this defence. At least Taylor going off
Johnston is fine  but bombscare defending from the CHs.
Apart from the goal, both sides couldn't hit a barn door all game, thought Celtic at times  looked very  good in the 1st half
Before the game I thought a draw would be an achievement but to get all three points is priceless.

I thought Scales was pretty good but other CH and left back were hopeless. Wasn't impressed with any of subs put on either, Rangers got even more joy after they came on
And if Rangers hadn't mucked up all their chances and romped home scoring 3 or 4 with Ibrox going ballistic, how would Scales' exact same performance have rated in that context?   He's at a premium age for a maturing CH, we'll see how he progresses in the next few weeks.
Starfelt's exit has left big shoes to fill.
Edit.  Just  had a look at the Sportscene highlights, Scales was at fault for the Ranger's offside goal, badly out of place (along with the Swede) for another Rangers' effort and easily spun around twice in the second half for 2 gilt edged chances for Rangers. AFAIR from the live game, got his head to the ball alright but with little or no direction