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General discussion / Re: Fonacab
« on: June 01, 2023, 04:15:50 PM »
Looks like itís from a while back. Looks legit

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: June 01, 2023, 11:18:09 AM »
Some climbdown for Spurs and Levy if this is the managerial pool they are fishing in now.

Pochettino, Mourinho, Conte.... Postecoglou
Itís f**king spurs. Another overrated club with delusions of grandeur. Whoever they do get in the end will be sacked within 12 months if they donít finish top 4 which at present isnít their level.

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General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 21, 2023, 05:15:42 PM »
Shinners out cutting grass verges of a Sunday morning that were blocking sight lines at a busy crossroads in Craigavon.

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General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 20, 2023, 03:12:06 PM »
Seems like a combination of frustration and sour grapes from Kennedy. Bit ridiculous for him to use terms like ďbenign apartheidĒ as if itís somehow SFís fault that his party canít attract votes.
SF are untouchable now but politics is about delivering and they can't. NI productivity is ultra low.
 Stein's law says that if something cannot go on forever it won't.
Itís a basketcase with no functioning regional government. The second biggest party is a collection of fundamentalist religious nutjobs. NI will leave the stage before SF do.

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General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 20, 2023, 02:53:34 PM »
Seems like a combination of frustration and sour grapes from Kennedy. Bit ridiculous for him to use terms like ďbenign apartheidĒ as if itís somehow SFís fault that his party canít attract votes.

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General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
« on: May 20, 2023, 12:26:22 PM »
Might start watching it now

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General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 19, 2023, 10:01:00 PM »
My first 5 preferences came through - 4 SF councillors returned in Lurgan, 2 DUP and 1 AP.
UUP & SDLP finished in the town.

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You wouldn't want to be in an emergency to get to the Royal Hospital on a match day with 34k ppl trying to get there. But as someone has said, plenty of places in England manage to do it on a weekly basis. GAA people are too used to taking the car to places and 'thrownin her' up on the curb and dandering 5 mins to the game. Getting on the train to Casement, parking in City Centre and getting a bus, parking at the playing fields in Boucher etc. I am sure once Casement is built and after a few years of teething problems it'll all be straight forward. Not having a first class stadium in the 2nd biggest city in Ireland is embarrassing.
They need a plan before it opens, not several instances of chaos before they act.
Anyone who commutes into and out of Belfast  knows that even the most minor of collisions or even just a breakdown in the wrong place at the wrong time in the wrong conditions can cause the the most drastic tailbacks right across the city. So unless the Westlink is overhauled and York St interchange is built, nothing will change, Casement or no Casement.

You do know there are worse with regards to traffic/road/rail networks in the UK hosting games of a bigger volume than Casement on a weekly bases?

We could spend a 1000 pages on looking at why it shouldnt be there and we could spend a 1000 pages on why it shouldnt be somewhere else.
I donít know what point youíre trying to make, I want Casement built ASAP - traffic congestion is so bad itís almost irrelevant in my view. Belfast is already one of the worst cities when it comes to traffic congestion. One report ranks it as 50th in the world, another has it as 5th in the UK and one even has it at 2nd.

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General discussion / Re: A5 WTC (New Road from Aughnacloy to Derry)
« on: May 17, 2023, 03:17:17 PM »
Is money holding this road up?

The UK is in the top 10 richest countries in the world. I can't mid if it 7th or 8th it changes I think regularly. Point is it is an extremely wealthy nation. No one was on about the cost of all the weapons they send to Ukraine. 4.6b in case you wondered https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/storm-shadow-missiles-ukraine-uk-weapons-b2339703.html

NI nor the UK are broke. They just choose to withhold funding to attack the most vulnerable. Health, Education, Infrastructure. These cuts are by choice.
The UK is living on borrowed money , called the current account deficit.
NI could cut its corporate tax rate but needs £500m to back the projections and it doesn't have it. How much does the road cost ?

Sure the rich republic could pay for it as itís a cross border road.

Irish tax payers should be funding a motorway from Letterkenny to Tuam which would link with the existing M17 and join the M20 when itís completed to Cork

This would be one piece of infrastructure that would help act as a counter balance to the Eastern Seaboard

We donít need to be spending our budget surpluses in another jurisdiction

Indeed.  Dublin's surpluses shouldn't be spent on backwaters like Laois

State of Ya

Getting riled up because you want to spent Tax money from the Republic on this Road

How about spend your own money on your own roads or what the British decide to give ye and stop always having the hand out
Iím sure west Brits like you werenít complaining when the EU was pumping money into infrastructure projects over the last 30 years. In any case, the A5 is a strategic arterial route whether youíve your partitionist tinted glasses on or not.

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You wouldn't want to be in an emergency to get to the Royal Hospital on a match day with 34k ppl trying to get there. But as someone has said, plenty of places in England manage to do it on a weekly basis. GAA people are too used to taking the car to places and 'thrownin her' up on the curb and dandering 5 mins to the game. Getting on the train to Casement, parking in City Centre and getting a bus, parking at the playing fields in Boucher etc. I am sure once Casement is built and after a few years of teething problems it'll all be straight forward. Not having a first class stadium in the 2nd biggest city in Ireland is embarrassing.
They need a plan before it opens, not several instances of chaos before they act.
Anyone who commutes into and out of Belfast  knows that even the most minor of collisions or even just a breakdown in the wrong place at the wrong time in the wrong conditions can cause the the most drastic tailbacks right across the city. So unless the Westlink is overhauled and York St interchange is built, nothing will change, Casement or no Casement.

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some sort of incident involving Armagh supporters and loyalists in markethil
Scum. Link was posted on here somewhere already.
Named and shamed. Facebook account has been deleted. Letís see how brave he is now.

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General discussion / Re: A5 WTC (New Road from Aughnacloy to Derry)
« on: May 16, 2023, 02:26:06 PM »
BBCNI now referring to the proposed A5 as a cross border road....WTF. They are playing to their audience

Picked up on that too, outrageous that they are using that language!
Conor Macauley using it again yesterday. Described it as a road linking the North west with Dublin.
 It is also a road linking west Tyrone with Belfast but that is never mentioned.

From the same playbook as the downplaying of the name when it comes to reporting accidents. According to the BBC accidents happen on the Curr road or the Beltany road or the Doogary road, not the A5.
Conor MacAuley is an RTE correspondent, how else would you describe it to a primarily southern audience?

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GAA Discussion / Re: RG at arms length
« on: May 16, 2023, 11:45:24 AM »
Why is this all being dumped on Derry as if they have any legal authority to investigate anything? Why are people on social media not hounding everyone else from the story in Sunday's paper which Mrs Gallagher said failed her - The PSNI, the PPS and the Western Health Trust? The organisations who should be investigating and dealing with and who have the authority to do so, not the Derry County Board or any other County Board in the country for that matter.

But that doesn't suit the narrative for the faux outrage and rumour spreading for a few on here who are more interested in taking glee that Rory Gallagher has been taken down due to their dislike of him before this news than any welfare considerations for Mrs Gallagher herself. Derry are dammed if they do and dammed if they don't.
If I was from Derry Iíd be wanting to disassociate with RG completely unless he made a statement containing a clear, robust denial of all allegations.

An innocent man would absolutely refute something of such a serious nature right from the off - RG hasnít done this - just a waffle statement from his solicitors. Whether guilty or not, these allegations are bringing Derry GAA and the organisation as a whole into disrepute. Itís literally that black and white. For a society that suffered the brunt of the British judicial system, we should know that you donít always need a court of law to determine guilt or innocence.

I have zero sympathy for the man, and previous to last weekís revelations I actually had some admiration for him.

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Started reading through the post match comments but gave up.

Poor game and I thought we left a result behind. Morgan very lucky to get away without of the black card. Would point that for all those who think McGuigan gave him the run around should at least recognise that Morgan didnít start the game on McGuigan.

McGuigan, like Derryís top players was excellent.

Think the criticism of McKay (or Forker as he is sometimes called here) is harsh. He certainly didnít target McGuiganís fingers. There is a bit of grabbing going on there between 2 players. Not sure McKay does anything to instigate this that McGuigan doesnít. In the act of extricating themselves one player picks up a genuine knock. Nothing more for me.

Derry are hard to watch. Carry the ball out of defence 100% of the time. Never gamble. Dull to watch.

But you donít win back to back ulsters without having something about you and there is a lot of onfield leadership in that group. Typified by Glass. McGuigan and Rodgers are very good but Glass apart from the high fielding does very little flashy. But he doesnít make mistakes. Makes great decisions and always seems to in the right place. Top player and leader.

One last point. If there is a Derry fan reading thiswho screamed ďwhat are you looking atĒ at an Armagh fan sitting about 5 rows in front of him well I was that Armagh fan and I was looking at you whilst contemplating if there would be any benefit in reporting you to the stewards. I was also concerned for your own mental health and marvelling at the wafer thin breadth of your vocabulary. The persistent use of the word ďc*ntĒ probably takes practice. How else can you get to the ďwe are getting nothing from this c*ntĒ after less than 1 minute. Also the near constant references to Tyrone in a match between Derry and Armagh was concerning. I should say to everyone, none of this was whispered. All balled out at top volume and no little vehemence.

There's always o e lunatic.
I'd two Armagh "women" behind me who were at similar. Including shouting and swearing at kids for waving flags after scores. To be fair, even some other armagh supporters were telling them to be quiet.....
Iíd a bunch of insufferable degenerates who spent the entire match calling Armagh scumbags and when they werenít directing homophobic jibes towards the ref, questioned every single decision that didnít go their way. With that stupid Ulster Scots accent I could well have been at a band parade  :-X

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Two men tackling, neither got the ball and one possibly high round the shoulder? Definite free in.

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