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GAA Discussion / Re: We need to talk about Cillian O'Connor
« on: February 15, 2018, 11:57:17 AM »
I saw Brian Fenton tweeting about some recovery gadget he's obviously a brand ambassador for. John Heslin retweeted that his (Heslin's) recovery was aided by hand-loading lambs for the factory on Monday morning :)

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: February 15, 2018, 11:54:49 AM »
dotn follow soccer too closely but doesnt the time and patience shown by mgmt to Firmino in the past show the benfits of the approach, can be applied to a lot of star minors and u21s who are expected to be senior superstars year 1 and are labelled flops if they have 2 poorish games

firmino has always worked hard, and Klopp knew him from the German league, so I think that's what kept him in the team. But yes, your point is true. We are a society of short memories and instant reactions. I see Karius now being proclaimed a great goalie. He will make a mistake soon. Does that mean he's shit? Or does it mean he's a decent goalie who has weaknesses, and every so often they cost you? It's obviously the latter, but that doesn't suit the twitterati.

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General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: February 15, 2018, 11:28:45 AM »
I believe we have at least two qualified legal professionals.

I am not one of them :)

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GAA Discussion / Re: Laochra Gael
« on: February 15, 2018, 11:18:39 AM »
Who is Aisling Thompson, I've never heard of her.

Cork camogie player, fairly tough stages in her life, couple of All Irelands. A very interesting story no doubt.

Has there been a Laochra Gael on Angela or Ann Downey, or Liz Howard? Or even Fiona O'Driscoll. I'd have thought they were much more deserving of Laochra Gael status, but Aisling's story is probably more intriguing.

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General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: February 15, 2018, 11:16:35 AM »
I think it's the same woman David, because that exchange you mention took place with her, according to her comments to the other friend. I'm paraphrasing, but she said PJ made some comment to her about joining in, and she refused.

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General discussion / Re: America`s Gun Culture
« on: February 15, 2018, 11:15:17 AM »
They are facilitating murder by their refusal to accept sensible gun controls.

You could write the same stuff about the security forces in NI including the RUC during the troubles. The law was on their side, good people, pay their taxes.....part of a murder machine.

What are sensible gun controls?

How do you get the guns out of the hands of drug dealers, gang members and other destructive people with said sensible gun controls?

Until you can have an answer to my second question, you will never ever have a chance of removing guns from the citizenry.

Let the police do that, and stop making it easier for them to just replace the fecking things. you're not going to remove guns entirely, and the criminal element will always have them (look at Ireland FFS) but you can make it more difficult for them, and you can stop selling automatic weapons and assault rifles to Joe Blogs off the street. I cannot fathom how anyone can justify owning or being allowed own weapons which are more suited to a battle ready unit of the US Army. Hunting can be done with manual reload rifles, no bother, or shotguns. You don't need a handgun to shoot elk, nor do you need to cut them in half with an automatic set on full. It's batshit stuff.

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General discussion / Re: Silent Justice/ Internet Interceptors
« on: February 15, 2018, 10:46:41 AM »
I have watched many videos of stings.What exactly do people find objectionable? Any I've seen the person caught is obviously guilty. They are subjected to an aggressive humiliation,but hell slap it up them.The Police are informed and invariably arrive,there is no physical threat to the person caught unless he tries to do a runner.What is so objectionable? Do you object to the cops ramming suspected drug dealers doors? Or the showing of images on Crimewatch?

Would you find it objectionable if a  paedophile is outed by these guys, escapes prosecution because the hunters have prejudiced evidence and the paedophile goes to ground and pops up elsewhere and abuses there?

You mean after the Hunters as is customary,told the Police? Yes I would find it objectionable and would blame the useless police and rotten legal system that is unfit for purpose.

So when someone prejudices evidence it's the police's fault for not securing a conviction. Your stupidity is limitless.

The consequence of displacing the offender so they can offend elsewhere having covered their tracks is acceptable in your world. Your inanity and failure to grasp cause and effect is limitless

In fairness, there is precedent for that. I wonder where Tony could have seen it?

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: February 15, 2018, 10:40:42 AM »
Hopefully this will be this spark that will lead Mane to be as good as he was last year.

Best midfield performance I've ever seen Milner give!

I wouldnt be going OTT on the performance. We've done plenty similar this year, and followed it up with dross. When we get ahead and don't commit defensive hari kari, we're very good. But...

I've said for a while now that defensively Liverpool are not bad at all when the ball is in front of them. Lovren and Matip love stepping out and intercepting passes or clearing headers. Where they fall apart is when the opposition turns them back towards their own goals, or when they get behind the fullbacks wide. Balls into the box, and bouncing round the box, are just calamities waiting to happen. VVD seems to be a little bit calmer, but I'm not convinced. Even last night, that dithering that allowed your man get the shot in that Lovern got a block on at 0-0 was a prime example. Those stupid concessions need to be cut out.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: February 15, 2018, 10:31:51 AM »
Mane had two tap ins and a screamer when the tie never mind the match was as good as dead. He butchered 2-3 chances whilst the game was still in the melting pot. I don’t mean to be too hard on him but he preformed as he has been lately, consistently taking the wrong decision. Hopefully the hat-trick is the kick in the ass he needs.

Firmino continues to amaze me. He’s technically a very limited footballer and just by observing him he’s clearly in a level below mo and courinho but there’s still some mercurial quality behind him. I’d guarantee if he was playing for United or a team without a attacking threat he’d look like Dogshit. There’s just a perfect foil between him and this Liverpool style of play, which seems to magnify his qualities as a footballer.

How can you say Firmino is 'very' limited? His vision and flicks and the way he links up play, never mind his work rate and goalscoring record, would suggest that's extremely harsh. Unless by very limited you mean he's not Messi.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: February 15, 2018, 10:10:28 AM »
That might be the Mane issue sorted. Some performance away from home in fairness.
As strange as it sounds, I actually thought mane wasn't great last night, especially in the first half!
The third goal was a great finish though and he seemed to grow in confidence as the game went on. Hopefully thats him back in a bit of form again.

Ah yeah, he was still ropey enough for a lot of the first half, but he grew into the game, so hopefully that'll give him the confidence to kick on.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: February 14, 2018, 09:29:25 PM »
That might be the Mane issue sorted. Some performance away from home in fairness.

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General discussion / Re: The ulster rugby trial
« on: February 14, 2018, 02:41:30 PM »
Indo gives the names of the other three girls in the house that night, one of which I was informed was the IP;
Nope, the name I heard was not in that article.   

The alleged victims name cannot be published and any media outlet that would do so would be heavily fined

What does IP mean?

Injured Party.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Laochra Gael
« on: February 14, 2018, 10:54:35 AM »
What's the bit with the woman putting the cat in the wheelie bin?! I've no sound.

Back around 2010, there was a video from the UK that went viral of that auld hag putting the cat into the bin. Animal cruelty basically. But because Tipp were playing Kilkenny, it became a sort of metaphor for what they hoped to do to the Cats 5 in a row. There were loads of signs depicting a Tipp person putting a black and amber cat into a bin, with phrases about stopping the 5 in a row.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Sigerson Cup 2018
« on: February 14, 2018, 10:52:43 AM »
In the US, the college identity, by and large, is associated with their sports teams. (Similar to the way we tend to identify with our county teams). University culture in Ireland doesn't have that element where your whole perception of a college (as a casual observer) is tied up in whether or not they have a good Hurling/Camogie/Football team. Not to mind swimming, athletics, soccer or anything else.

I think Syferus mentioned he went to Auburn. If he did, he was probably totally immersed in the Tigers, and the whole vibe on Campus is set by the sports teams and how they are perceived nationally. It's a huge point of pride.

Over here, nobody in UL, apart from the people involved, really care if the 'Wolves' win the Fitzgibbon. It will be great, but there won't be mad celebrations by the student population, and their sense of identity with the college won't be determined by how the team does.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Laochra Gael
« on: February 14, 2018, 10:47:59 AM »
Mickey Harte in a church  ::) no doubt talking about forgiveness and RTE

Possibly talking about Michaela.

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