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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: March 13, 2023, 01:04:46 PM »
This weekends matches make an even bigger joke of the world cup groups.  The winner of the group containing Eng, Jap and Arg more than likely playing Wales for a place in the semi final.  Meanwhile, two of Ireland, SA, NZ and France getting eliminated and Scot potentially not even reaching the quarters.  Joke

There’s flaws in the WC system no doubt. But here. Soccer has an almost egalitarian qualifying and seeding system for its WCs and it routinely throws up groups of death, and  produces both subjectively and clearly easier and tougher paths to the final.

Short of an entirely objective AI, fed with all the data on form, talent and injury reports intervening the week before a finals to split everyone fairly, no perfect system is possible. Such an AI doesn’t exist. And even if it was possible, coaches and teams would then game that AI to the point that we would end up not much different to what’s currently ordained.
This will be the last World Cup where the groups are set so far in advance.
It is often the case that the 9th ranked team is as good as the 4th ranked team. The Groups of Death are bound to occur.

GAA Discussion / Re: Liam Kearns - RIP
« on: March 13, 2023, 10:02:00 AM »
Dreadful for a man to pass away at a young age.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: March 06, 2023, 10:31:01 AM »
Under Solskjaer, Mourinho, Rangnik, the players knew that if they downed tools, it was the manager who would be out the door.
This time Ten Hag has a far stronger footing. How certain players didn't perform when the game unravelled will no doubt feed into offboardings and recruitment.

Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling 2023
« on: February 27, 2023, 06:50:04 PM »
Size of bas?

Maybe enforce the maximum 13cm bas size that’s in place already

Hopefully they’ll hand out a template to the ref’s lol!! I’m not running around with a measuring tape

They can make a cut out template that the hurl must be able to pass through.
A bit like the Ryanair frame that carry on bags must squeeze through, or else they are considered over sized.

Smuggling oversized sticks may then become like the sliotar wars of a few years ago, where Cork players were smuggling illegal sliotars onto the pitch in their shorts.

GAA Discussion / Re: GAA WTF
« on: February 22, 2023, 01:44:49 PM »
The bank obviously believed in his speculation plan by extending him the loans.
Carey had the to surrender the properties and they all get burned as fools.
I sense that some of those outraged at the write-down are people who want a write down on a negative equity property but still get to keep it.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: February 20, 2023, 10:49:14 AM »
There is no appetite in Britain to halt this kind of buyout. They've happily sold everything including the kitchen sink to the highest bidder for years.
Qatar already owns some iconic real estate in London.

GAA Discussion / Re: GAA WTF
« on: February 20, 2023, 10:31:55 AM »
These writedowns happen when the person has little or no means to repay.
If Carey was repaying the debt at €1,000 a month, it would take him 750 years to reach €9 million.

The bigger question is how did he get so much credit in the first place?

GAA Discussion / Re: GAA presidential election 2020
« on: February 17, 2023, 10:20:55 PM »
I might have entirely made this up but I think the GAA covers the salary the President was on (to a point probably).
Anyway, well done and I’m sure he will turn up to stuff punctually and hand out the cups effortlessly.
I believe they did until Christy Cooney became president and they had to match his bloated €150k per year FÁS salary.
I heard it was capped after that.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: February 17, 2023, 03:56:50 PM »
Looked an obvious foul and likely red card.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: February 16, 2023, 09:57:18 PM »
It looked a poor decision not to review the barge on Rashford when he was going through on goal, but that was balanced out by the Fred handball which is nearly always given as a penalty these days.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: February 11, 2023, 06:24:32 PM »
Hard to picture Sexton's body holding up for the duration of a world cup. Man's crippled.
Sexton should be rested for some of the group games. Maybe even rested for the South Africa game and instead Ireland target beating Scotland to secure 2nd place.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: February 11, 2023, 06:20:32 PM »
Lowe's toe skimmed the turf:

Even more blatant, Ringrose threw a very forward pass to him:
Look at the grass stripe where Ringrose threw vs where Lowe received it.

GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division Three 2023
« on: January 30, 2023, 03:15:46 PM »
Offaly were glad to collect the points against Antrim. Antrim had the wind and had cut Offaly's 8 point lead to 3 points when Offaly clinched it with a late goal.

General discussion / Re: Aidan McAnespie - HET enquiry
« on: January 27, 2023, 11:32:48 PM »
People who get weapons training in any military or police force would have it drilled into them to be completely paranoid about aiming their weapon carelessly.
It's a complete no-no. You'd wonder what daft notion this soldier took.

GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: January 23, 2023, 01:52:42 PM »
The presenter's knowledge doesn't have to be tip top. Their job is to draw quality content from the analysts. By knowing what to ask, what to persist with, and when to move on when a thread has run dry.

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