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Enya isn't going to work.


Let's go Michael Jackson (including partnerships and family). Except you can't name Billy Jean, as it will win by a street.
Quote from: thewobbler on January 19, 2024, 09:27:49 PMAmerican Pie
Sweet Caroline
Summer of 69

The Carlsberg of music.

Haven't changed my mind.

But Take me to Church is one I've absolutely grown to hate.
General discussion / Re: Best Cover Songs
July 11, 2024, 09:33:40 PM
Leona Lewis - Run.
Adele - Make you Feel my Love.
Lily Allen - somewhere Only we Know.
Nirvana - Man who Sold the World.

Yeah but then there's the Fureys with Sweet Sixteen and the Green Fields of France.
General discussion / Re: Euro 2024
July 09, 2024, 10:47:18 PM
Quote from: imtommygunn on July 09, 2024, 09:55:21 PMIt's like a different sport to what England play. That really was the final - they'll take anyone else apart.

Much as I despise Southgate and his anti-fun football, England are set up so that it doesn't really matter if they're taken apart. They still won't concede many, and can always get goals.
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
July 07, 2024, 11:34:43 PM
I do understand the concerns about a precedent being set. Do it enough times and a referee will eventually turn a bout of fisticuffs into a DRA case that the clubs involved cannot lose.

But, still, it's the correct approach. Our games won't tidy themselves up without some introspection and understanding. An early and conclusive whistle will move that along quicker than any county board administration can.
General discussion / Re: Euro 2024
July 06, 2024, 07:56:29 PM
Quote from: Turf on July 06, 2024, 07:54:14 PMIf England's name is on the trophy then you could make the same case for the French. They have also been terrible and have made the semi final.


We are currently on course for the worst game of football in history in the final.
General discussion / Re: Euro 2024
July 06, 2024, 07:44:53 PM
The Euros are an awful watch.

Non football is winning.

General discussion / Re: Euro 2024
July 06, 2024, 06:44:06 PM
Why do England never cross the ball?

They aren't Man City in terms of technical ability. Not even remotely close.

Their best approach is to make the game less about technique and more about pressure.

They're just bizarre to watch.
General discussion / Re: Euro 2024
July 06, 2024, 06:26:58 PM
Quote from: imtommygunn on July 06, 2024, 06:11:21 PMEngland basically play without a striker. How do they expect to win games like that.

You're mad in the head.

They're playing without a striker because:

a) they don't cross the ball, hit long passes, or hit through ball. So they might as well play Brian Potter up there if they just want someone to stand up front.

B) Bellingham is a lazy show pony **** who offers nothing in defence or build up play, so Kane is taking on most of the 10 duties to make up for him.
Quote from: marty34 on July 05, 2024, 11:27:16 AMThis 'debate' was starred by a few who stated it was about a sectarian headcount.

I merely stated that some parties stood aside (SF) and other didn't (SDLP) in order to/not to give progressive candiates chance to get elected.

I never mentioned religion.  It was brought up by others - a lazy narrative.

The same peope on here who pontificate about the SDLP being very noble in standing in every area and spoof about how that's democracy YET can't answer the questio:

Did the SDLP set aside in NB the last time?


My tuppence.

If Sinn Fein really wanted East Derry, if Sinn Fein really wanted to see DUP trounced: they should have agreed to step out of South Down in return the the Derry seat.

Yes it would be 5 years when a sitting SDLP might change the current in South Down. So there would be a risk. But to be honest I think SF could run Jimmy Saville in South Down and would still win.

Maybe this discussion was mooted in the background. Maybe not. I don't know.

I just don't like the one eyed Uber Nationalist trolling and finger pointing going on over on Twitter.
Quote from: square_ball on July 04, 2024, 11:41:01 PM
Quote from: gallsman on July 04, 2024, 11:19:42 PMLabour hold in Sunderland not the news. Nearly 12k for Reform is scary.

And again in the 2nd result in. They are going to get a fairly big % of the vote.

Up north maybe, but less so as the counts head southwards.
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
July 03, 2024, 09:59:43 AM
This all sounds a bit strange; an unusual formula that once again prove that there's no perfect format.
GAA Discussion / Re: Yawn
July 02, 2024, 01:20:40 PM
Quote from: full moon on July 02, 2024, 12:55:07 PMThe Quarter finals last weekend were horrible stuff particularly Armagh Roscommon and Kerry Derry. Even Galway Dublin first half was boring.

That's what happens when physical contact has been removed, it's like watching basketball on a massive pitch. Fr too easy to keep the ball and with no defined tackle and fouls given for any physical contact the game has turned into this.

Another issue is the absolute contempt the GAA treats it's own supporters with, what with ticket prices, scheduling of games at the last moment, refusing to accept cash from patrons and much more. No wonder people are turning away. It's sad because I do think Irish society needs the GAA as you tell there is a fracture in society these days and one thing GAA has been good for is community cohesion.

I'm not sure about the contempt part, well not sure that it is a factor in attendances etc.

EPL fans are treated with absolute contempt by the clubs and the schedulers. Ticket pricing is absurd and games can move at the drop of a hat.

Yet people attend in droves for a competition in which the same team wins (nearly) every year.

Part of that is down to marketing. A larger part of it again is down to the fact that players and managers celebrate every single win, not just the one that wins a trophy. But most of it is down to it being a better, less predictable product.
GAA Discussion / Re: Yawn
July 01, 2024, 03:16:23 PM
Said it in another thread. Attending a double-header senior football match is 21st century Ireland's equivalent of self-flagellation.

A sport that was intended to balance on the outcome of a series of manly joists, has wallowed into a game that balances almost entirely on patience.

We are in need of a truly drastic reboot at this stage.
General discussion / Re: glastonbury
June 30, 2024, 11:24:26 PM
GNR and Elton maybe just maybe impossible to top.

But Glastonbury could have tried.