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On a separate note where are all the 'sack Mickey Harte for not starting Lee Brennan cause he's brilliant and obviously the missing link in us winning an AI ' posters at this morning???

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GAA Discussion / Re: Attendances
« on: August 13, 2018, 11:57:15 AM »
No neutrals going to games anymore
Often people would go to the semi finals as they knew they wouldn't get tickets for a final

It's expensive enough following your own team!

Not if you're from Derry it isn't!

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On the referee I think the main thing is that he blew anything that approached physical contact and quite a few that wouldn't even reach this threshold in most people's minds. 

A few that stand out for me was the free McAliskey nailed [great strike] when he adjudged that Harte was pushed when it was clearly 2 men going for the ball in the air.

The sideline before the goal was 2 men challenging for the ball IMO. 

He gave a free against McManus the time he played the ball in the ground and I watched it a couple of times and still do not know what that was for.

Before MCCann's lovely score McManus was blatantly pushed over the sideline [though he had already lost control of the ball]

Cavanagh's charge... does this even require comment.

The last incident with K Hughes... I couldn't decide what happened after multiple viewings so correct not to give free.

Playing 3 minutes of injury time....that's the first time I've seen that in championship in a couple of years. 

Poor poor performance in a game where 2 teams went out to play football.   

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: August 13, 2018, 10:17:46 AM »
If you want to have a go at setting the fixtures, join the committee.  I'm sure they'd love to have some of the brains here on board.  Last year there was a full-on consultation period for people with regard to all this.  Why did you not head over to Owenbeg and present your concerns there...?  Yeah bollocks to that, far easier to sit back, take another mouthful from your tin of special brew, and snipe from the sidelines with the benefit of hindsight when it doesn't work out to your liking.

If the county team had done in any way well this year and there was a conflict of club fixtures with a qualifier, for instance, the same bunch would be out in force yapping that our county board weren't giving them any backing.

Totally agree, great job done by the fixtures committee this year with plenty of football for club players. Next year should be good also with plenty of meaningful games even if the county team does better which hopefully they will.

Well I for one am too busy 5 or 6 nights a week taking teams. Full-on consultation process my hole, there was one meeting with a lot of 'we will take your views on board' plamas.

Ah right.  Good for you.  It's strange, with your schedule, that you've got time to put your views on paper in this forum though.

A couple of things:

1. 'Take your views on board' means exactly that.  It doesn't mean 'do everything that you ask'.  There's a lot of (mostly competing) interests that have to be balanced on something like this.
2. It wasn't just one meeting, clubs were asked to submit any and all ideas for improving things.  I take it you hadn't time to get yours in?
3. If this issue is as important to you as your posts would indicate, would your time not have been better spent heading over and airing your views?  Surely you could have got somebody to look after the U-8's for an hour.

"I'm too busy to do anything to sort it out but I'll yap like fcuk about it afterwards" is nonsense.

Well I already knew there are a lot of competing interests that need to be balanced. I also knew that desiging fixtures is a tough call indeed, but thanks for reiterating those points as if you thought I was stupid. Since you seem to know a lot about this issue can you tell me what club/s submitted the proposal to change the div 1 to 12 teams and relegate 4 and possibly 5 teams in the one year? And play over half the league games in a 4 week period??

I will answer that one for you as well ....NO club submitted or approved such a proposal as it is a completely mad situation.

Our club did attend a meeting and submitted their views, not me personally, and I can tell you that there was no approval amongst clubs for this. The proposals sent out to clubs were implemented in their entirety without a single change being made.

It is clear that you are part of or very close to this decision making process and that you do not want to accept any criticism, even though it is obvious this new format has not worked in terms of the reduction in games and the scheduling.  Reserve football has been wiped out in one fell swoop, it has always been treated poorly but this new format, which quite frankly does not even afford any respect to Club Senior football, has really been the last straw.

The people responsible for this situation, of which you clearly are one, need to stop digging their heels in over this and admit they have made a mistake and try to rectify this situation before they do irreparable damage to the club structures in Derry. Dozens of players have left club football over this situation, that is not an issue that can continue to be brushed off by saying that setting fixtures requires tough decisions.

I don't appreciate you getting snottery with me and adopting a sneering tone, if we were having this conversation face to face you would not be speaking to me like that I can guarantee you. It is telling that someone who is such a supporter of these proposals would adopt this tone though, the people implementing this format have clearly the exact same attitude, clubs concerns were arrogantly dismissed in the same contemptuous manner as you have addressed my points on this matter and that's why we are in such a mess now.






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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: August 10, 2018, 04:18:46 PM »
If you want to have a go at setting the fixtures, join the committee.  I'm sure they'd love to have some of the brains here on board.  Last year there was a full-on consultation period for people with regard to all this.  Why did you not head over to Owenbeg and present your concerns there...?  Yeah bollocks to that, far easier to sit back, take another mouthful from your tin of special brew, and snipe from the sidelines with the benefit of hindsight when it doesn't work out to your liking.

If the county team had done in any way well this year and there was a conflict of club fixtures with a qualifier, for instance, the same bunch would be out in force yapping that our county board weren't giving them any backing.

Totally agree, great job done by the fixtures committee this year with plenty of football for club players. Next year should be good also with plenty of meaningful games even if the county team does better which hopefully they will.

Well I for one am too busy 5 or 6 nights a week taking teams. Full-on consultation process my hole, there was one meeting with a lot of 'we will take your views on board' plamas. 

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: August 07, 2018, 03:56:49 PM »
Well I want to see Derry doing well too, as I'm sure does every single poster on this thread. 

But making club players train all year for a handful of games is definitely not the way to achieve that.  I know it is a balancing act but cutting the number of games and having a massive training to games ratio will only drive players away from GAA.  Just look at the number of reserve fixtures unfulfilled this season already, it's unprecedented.  There is no balance in the fixtures this year that's for sure.  And cutting the number of club fixtures as a solution is just wrong. 

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Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: August 07, 2018, 12:29:38 PM »
Must surely be the most harebrained scheme in a long time, even for Derry CB, to relegate 4 and possibly 5 teams out of the top division in one fell swoop.

You would wonder at the thought process behind this, that someone would randomly say:

'right I've got it, the solution to Derry's football ills at county level is that our players are playing too much football, what we need to do is give all senior teams 11 games a year in the league and at least one in the championship. And this season lets ram 15 league games into about 10 weeks so that lads are playing 3 games in 8 days a few times, after not having a game for 2 months, which will allow us to introduce a nice big long break in the middle of the summer that we can fill with glorified friendlies, sure that'll allow any lads that want to f off to America the perfect opportunity to do so'.......

complete mad nonsense.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: August 07, 2018, 10:31:18 AM »
I didn't say he wasn't entitled to his opinion but ffs he doesn't have to post up the same mantra for 2 years solid basically saying the same thing time after time after time. At this stage i could write it for him, as I'm sure, most of the other regular posters could as well. 

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: August 07, 2018, 09:43:41 AM »
None of them actually say he's definitely been fined? And even if he is to be fined it'd be for not returning to the tour not for going home in first place..

It's getting quite tiresome at this stage but what's more annoying is rather than adopting the siege mentality of previous United eras fans are happy to join in the bashing..


That's rubbish Boycey. There's a cuckoo in the nest that needs to be got rid of. Mourinho has done nothing for United and there's no reason why United supporters should have any loyalty to him. He's the antithesis of what the club stands for (or used to stand for at any rate). The season could be saved by sacking him soon and getting Zidane in. I'm absolutely sure Zidane would get more out of the current group of players than the current manager.

And to be fair I was a Mourinho critic for a long time. Never changed my spots on him.

My heart sinks every time I see MS has posted on this thread, which used to be a really enjoyable read until s/he singlehandedly turned it into a Mourinho moanfest with your single item agenda. 

Can you not start a 'Mourinho Out' thread and confine your whinging to that?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Military Displays at Croke Park
« on: August 01, 2018, 03:43:31 PM »
Its a start on the slippery slope that leads to this:




Example - the yanks.

Becoming more and more like a right wing, ultra-nationalist, police state by the year.

Massive military spending? Check.
No criticism of militaristic attitudes allowed? Check.
Erosion of civil rights? Check.
Restriction in freedom of press? Check.
The public are fed more propaganda lies than truths? Check.

Gas how you complain of a "right wing, ultra-nationalist, police state" by posting a picture of the ultimate left wing, ultra-nationalist, police state.

The current US President is trying to cut its massive military spending (particularly on NATO) so no doubt you welcome that.

Heh? Am I picking this up wrong or are you saying the Nazis were left wing???  Every day's a school day on here!!!

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You wouldn't want to pay too much attention to people on social media who threaten to stop buying things, subscribing to things, going to things etc. on the back of the latest thing they're pretending to be outraged about.
Were you not outraged by Duffs comments? Let me guess, thats differenr.

Syferus, Sid and BB are so outraged that they won't make a contribution to the Liam Miller fund lol
You throw up the link to the fund, I'll make a contribution. In the meantime, change the record, you are boring.

Well maybe it is boring pointing out your absolute hypocrisy, on here ad nauseum criticising the GAA for not helping Liam Millar , when you patently do not give a single flying f**k about him or his family, and then getting miffed when someone draws attention to that.

Yourself, Syferus and Sid are just the kind of people who have zero positive input into the GGA as you are too busy criticising the people who do put in the work. There's a load of hoors like ye in every club in the land and you should be called out for your hypocrisy at every available opportunity.

I would have thought a man who knows so much about the intricacies of this situation would be able to find a link to make a contribution, but as I said above you are just the type to sit back and expect someone else to do the work for you.


You are just abusing other posters because you have nothing to add. The tickets for TC and the dinner are long gone, the tickets for PUC are not up yet. There is no fund to pay into. So even your nonsense is nonsense.

I am perfectly entitled to criticise the people 'who do the work' if they do it as badly as they did this week. That doesn't make me an enemy of the GAA. Its a curious attitude that you think it is.

Well before this thread you had a serious bee in your bonnet about some other issue that didn't meet your high standards. And I am not abusing other posters, I am pointing out facts, unpalatable as they may be to you.

Speaking of facts where did I say you were an enemy of the GAA?

I just pointed out that you are atypical of the lad in every club in the country who makes zero contribution but loudly criticises everything that goes on around him.  Though I am sure you don't limit your condemnation solely to GAA matters but can criticise at length other bodies to which you also do not make any contribution.

It appears though that you are not so are not so understanding of others rights to criticise you. 

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You wouldn't want to pay too much attention to people on social media who threaten to stop buying things, subscribing to things, going to things etc. on the back of the latest thing they're pretending to be outraged about.
Were you not outraged by Duffs comments? Let me guess, thats differenr.

Syferus, Sid and BB are so outraged that they won't make a contribution to the Liam Miller fund lol
You throw up the link to the fund, I'll make a contribution. In the meantime, change the record, you are boring.

Well maybe it is boring pointing out your absolute hypocrisy, on here ad nauseum criticising the GAA for not helping Liam Millar , when you patently do not give a single flying f**k about him or his family, and then getting miffed when someone draws attention to that.

Yourself, Syferus and Sid are just the kind of people who have zero positive input into the GGA as you are too busy criticising the people who do put in the work. There's a load of hoors like ye in every club in the land and you should be called out for your hypocrisy at every available opportunity.

I would have thought a man who knows so much about the intricacies of this situation would be able to find a link to make a contribution, but as I said above you are just the type to sit back and expect someone else to do the work for you.

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You wouldn't want to pay too much attention to people on social media who threaten to stop buying things, subscribing to things, going to things etc. on the back of the latest thing they're pretending to be outraged about.
Were you not outraged by Duffs comments? Let me guess, thats differenr.

Syferus, Sid and BB are so outraged that they won't make a contribution to the Liam Miller fund lol
If you can't debate on a level above that of a ten year-old, and on the evidence of this thread, you're quite obviously incapable of doing so, my best advice to you would be to stop posting.

Calling you, [and those other 2 windbags]  charlatans, is not debating, it is just stating a fact.

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You wouldn't want to pay too much attention to people on social media who threaten to stop buying things, subscribing to things, going to things etc. on the back of the latest thing they're pretending to be outraged about.
Were you not outraged by Duffs comments? Let me guess, thats differenr.

Syferus, Sid and BB are so outraged that they won't make a contribution to the Liam Miller fund lol 

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No u three guys are just like that dick in our club that sits whinging interminably but never contributes a red cent of his money or a second of his time.

All this faux outrage and high moral ground stance but not one of you even gave a single penny to the cause about which you were so rabidly spoofing. Hyprocrites of the highest order the lot of ye.

How would we donate? Tickets are all sold out. Even your lies are lies.

Easy to wait till all the tickets are sold and then say u have no way of donating. It is clear it never even occurred to you to make a contribution. U really are a monstrous turd.  Tho surely a thoroughly modern fellow like yourself could still find a way to make a contribution if u put 10th of the effort into doing so as u have into slagging off the Gaa

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