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Bowl 1:  England, Italy, France, Germany

Bowl 2: Spain, Netherlands, Portugal, Belgium

Bowl 3: Turkey, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark

Bowl 4: Czech Republic, Scotland, Ukraine, Croatia

Bowl 5: Serbia, Poland, Hungary, Romania

Bowl 6: Slovakia, Slovenia, Georgia, Albania

England beat Portugal
GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
June 06, 2024, 02:55:21 AM
Quote from: Olly on June 05, 2024, 10:17:19 PMI heard a boy talking about Frank Mitchell talking about Joe Brolly talking about Mickey Harte.

I read a post by Olly, dreamt up by ONeill talking about a boy talking about Frank Mitchell talking about Joe Brolly talking about Mickey Harte
General discussion / Re: Ticket sellers....
May 29, 2024, 01:18:13 AM
Quote from: LC on May 28, 2024, 06:55:55 PMThe Armagh draw popped up on my Facebook feed the other day, £25 per ticket for a chance to win a house in Downings is good value compared to regularly paying £20 where max prize is £10k.

Seems to good to be true?

If you're comparing 'value' you need to factor in the total number of tickets sold.

When the prize is $10k and tickets are $20, only 500 tickets need to be sold to break even. So say they sell 600, you pay $20 and your ticket is worth $10k x 1/600 = $16.67

For a $250k prize and $25 tickets, they need to sell 10,000 tickets so the same deal. If they sell 11,000, your ticket is worth $250k x 1/11,000 = $22.72

(obv value of prizes is not always the same as cost of prizes, but for simplicity)
General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
May 27, 2024, 12:20:32 AM
Quote from: Captain Obvious on May 26, 2024, 10:16:34 PM
Quote from: Capt Pat on May 26, 2024, 09:27:40 PMI think Ten Hags main job was to make progress in the premier league and in Europe. He failed abysmally at that task, getting knocked out of Europe completely at the first hurdle and dropping to a poor 8th in the premier league. Does the fa cup win make up for that. I don't think so. He was lucky to face an off form City in the final.

The only question to be answered is who replaces him.

Didn't Arteta in his first two seasons with Arsenal finish 8th in the Premier League and winning the FA Cup was deemed a success?  As for luck Manchester City were average club until they were lucky that their current billionaire owners chose them.

Average club is being extremely kind. They finished 14th in the PL the last full season before they approved an approach from Thaksin Shinawatra - a guy who was already in exile after getting overthrown due to corruption!
General discussion / Re: The far right
May 24, 2024, 04:45:50 AM
Disaffected 'youth' sees a way to get involved in a bit of aggro and doesn't pass it up.
Had no idea what was going on, doesn't follow politics but someone says "Get angry" and the impressionable lap it up
This article about Richard Martin (1754 - 1834)

QuoteActive life
Martin also had a very eventful life. He was a colonel of the County Galway Volunteers.[29] He survived two shipwrecks.[30] He fought over a hundred duels with sword and pistol and earned the nickname "Hairtrigger Dick".[31] He travelled extensively in Europe and the Americas during the 1770s and was in New England when the American Revolutionary War began.[32] He initiated Galway's first theatre in 1783.[33]

Martin was on a first-name basis with many of the famous names of his age, including King George IV (who gave him the nickname "Humanity Dick"), Henry Flood, Henry Grattan, William Pitt, Queen Caroline, and Daniel O'Connell.[34] Despite his nickname he was considered a very harsh landlord in Ireland.[35]

On his death in 1834 his son Thomas became his heir.[36] A workhouse was built on his estate during the Irish famine. Although the workhouse was an apparent pledge to help the poor suffering from starvation, it is agreed that Thomas and his family did little to help and approximately 150,000 people died on their land during this period from starvation and fever.[36] Most of Martin's estate (approx. 200,000 acres (809 km2)) was in the west of Ireland and this area had one of the highest death tolls during the Famine.

You'd want to be a serious operator to be considered a harsh landlord at the time. Though 150,000 dead would do it
If you want the whole list, I think that's my lot.

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Czech Republic
New Zealand
South Korea
United Arab Emirates
United States of America
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Quote from: Armagh18 on April 07, 2024, 07:59:20 PM
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Quote from: Rossfan on April 06, 2024, 02:40:10 PMHandy win for Monaghan tomorrow?

If Cavan are as poor as they finished the league it will be handy win for Monaghan. However this is championship playing the neighbours and live on BBC and RTE if no kick and competitive showing from Cavan it will speak volumes about them.

Cavan were pretty bad in the league but still were hard to beat. Meath for example should have had them beat out the gate by half time in Breffni but by the 60th minute Cavan were ahead.
Monaghan are brittle and low on confidence, plus they are missing their big attacking threats.

Best value bet is Monaghan ahead at HT but Cavan by a couple at the end.
I hope you go ahead and put a shít load of money on that one.
Anyway that's enough talk about other teams in Ulster, let's get back to chat about the AI Final Derry ('the second coming') V the Dubs
Hopefully he had the house on it! Some bet lol

Fair play! And stated before the game, not like some of the more prolific bet proclaimers on here
Quote from: thebigfella on February 20, 2024, 12:05:56 AMJessie Marsch on Monday night football

what about him?
Quote from: nrico2006 on February 15, 2024, 11:08:34 PM

I saw this on twitter - absolutely mystifying.
Surely it's photoshopped, but even then the person who did it knows what they were at....

Imagine if the lad's name was Andrzej Obalek and he had caused the death of Ed McCarthy
Thank you The Boy Wonder and Blowitupref for providing some information to this thread.
As someone living overseas, I used to use this board to find out information about what is going on at home, to be somwewhat infomed when talking to family and friends.
Unfortunately, the nonsense that used to be confined to a couple of posters or a couple of threads has spread to infest the majority of the entire board, so I am rarely on here anymore.
Lads creating bogeymen from social media that they can argue with on here, without anyone actually putting forward the viewpoints that are being vehemently shouted down.
General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
February 11, 2024, 11:55:13 PM
Quote from: dec on February 11, 2024, 06:50:01 PMThere has been a losing bonus point awarded in all the games that didn't involve Ireland. A losing bonus point was never really on in either of Ireland's games.

And Wales v Scotland is the only 4try bonus point except for Ireland's 2
Quote from: dec on January 24, 2024, 02:50:32 PMRoy Keane: Former Man Utd captain says Republic of Ireland job would 'appeal' to him

Roy Keane said managing the Republic of Ireland would "appeal" to him as the former Manchester United captain spoke about possibly returning to management.
The Republic are in the process of finding a new boss following Stephen Kenny's exit in November.

Keane, 52, was part of Martin O'Neill's Republic coaching team between 2013 and 2018.
"International football, I enjoyed it when I was a coach," Keane said on the Stick to Football
YouTube show.
"I liked the dynamics of it where you're not in every day and it's not about bringing players in and dealing with the board every week or the academy. Yeah, that [international football] does appeal."
Keane, who has not managed since leaving Ipswich in 2011, added: "I did enjoy the dynamics when I was coaching with Martin with the Irish team.
"We had a little bit of success and when you've had a bit of success then it's brilliant, but obviously there are disappointments.
"So yeah, that could be an option." ...

Lol, I listened to that podcast. They were talking to Frank Lampard (and Stevie G), basically about how it would be hard for them to get a route back to management and gently 'suggesting' that Lampard look at ambassador roles etc.
It was raised as a hypothetical point to Keane... not a full time position etc... and he dodged the question once, but then conceded that yes, it would be appealing.
They literally laughed that - That will be the headline now - "Keane says RoI job would appeal to him"
FFS 'journos' have no shame