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Messages - Dinny Breen

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General discussion / Re: The good old days...
« on: January 25, 2021, 08:50:50 AM »
American Cream Soda. Loved that sh*t.

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General discussion / Re: What is the point of this board anymore?
« on: January 21, 2021, 02:49:21 PM »
Sorry for loss Sid. Heartbreaking. Be strong for your Mum.

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: December 29, 2020, 03:07:59 PM »
Raised by Wolves on Sky is pretty good Sci Fi drama.

That last episode though  >:(

The Expanse - the best Sci-Fi out there. The Wire of it's genre.
New series released on Amazon there before Christmas, not as good as previous (so far). Was reading Amazon are funding 1 more series and that's it.

Jesus I thought the latest episode of the The Expanse(S5E3) was brilliant.  :-[

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General discussion / Re: Official Gooners Thread - Return of the Jedi
« on: December 29, 2020, 03:06:22 PM »
If Arsenal can will tonight they will only be 6 points behind title challengers Chelsea  :o

One good midfielder away from a decent side that could win the Europa Cup.

A lot of talk about Aouar. Canít comment on him but he seems to be a clever player, but so was Havertz and he hasnít set the place alight in Chelsea. Still think the defence is dodgy

Arsenal have only conceded two goals from set-piece all season, and one of those was an own-goal. Their problem has been scoring goals. And as you imply it's that lack of a creative midfielder. Players take time to settle, human nature and I imagine this Covid-19 bubble is even harder for now players.

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General discussion / Re: Official Gooners Thread - Return of the Jedi
« on: December 29, 2020, 02:24:16 PM »
If Arsenal can will tonight they will only be 6 points behind title challengers Chelsea  :o

One good midfielder away from a decent side that could win the Europa Cup.

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General discussion / Re: Movie reccomendations
« on: December 29, 2020, 02:19:22 PM »
Prisoners is a great movie.   And unlike many "twisty" movies (e.g., "Gone Girl"), it doesn't depend solely on the twists. The story is great, and it's really well acted.

+1 A great show.

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: December 29, 2020, 02:17:56 PM »
Raised by Wolves on Sky is pretty good Sci Fi drama.

That last episode though  >:(

The Expanse - the best Sci-Fi out there. The Wire of it's genre.

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General discussion / Re: Northern nationalists versus ?
« on: December 29, 2020, 02:16:16 PM »
Nationalism is a disease.

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General discussion / Re: Medical Status of Boardmembers
« on: December 25, 2020, 12:27:09 AM »
The best thread in 2020. Best wishes BH and happy Christmas to all board members. May 2021 be as kind as 2020 was harsh.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Mayo 2020 All-Ireland final
« on: December 25, 2020, 12:23:49 AM »
Article in Irish news today, very interesting .
Down , a midrange county in football and hurling in terms of success, has the 4th largest population in Ireland , we receive the least amount of games development grant from Croke park , of all 32 counties. Logistics wise we have challenges as football training is based at southern extreme of the county and uniquely most of our hurlers have to get a ferry to train on a 100 x60 4g pitch. We were beaten by a point in the AI final of 2010, just before Dublinís decade of financial and playing dominance. Each year we have to negotiate our way past the likes of Donegal Monaghan Tyrone Armagh mostly away from home. How on earth can we expect to match the Dublin giant?
I cheered Dublin in 2011 v Kerry , have Dublin family , so I definitely am not anti-Dublin. In 2011 little did I suspect that the GAA had created a monster.
I plead with Dublin  supporters on this thread to propose a fair solution to this farce rather than blindly defending the indefensible .
I've proposed at least four solutions

i) No Dublin matches in Croke Park outside of League finals, Leinster finals, All-Ireland semis/finals - and potentially you could look at taking even some of those out of Croke Park
ii) Reduction back to three subs per game
iii) Sponsorship redistribution, ie. each county keeps 50% of sponsorship money, 50% to a central pool to be divided equally per county, the details would have to be worked out but that's the principle
iv) Revamp the league to a Division 1A, 1B, 2A 2B format as per most of the 2000s - this gives a more even spread of competition for each county

Retaining centralised mileage payments should help as well

The rest really is up to counties themselves

Impressive. This is like Brevity. We are finding a middle ground.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster Minor Football 2020
« on: December 21, 2020, 08:36:41 AM »
Unusually at this level Kildare were well beaten on the physical stakes. Offaly were comfortable here, good full back, good midfield, Keith O'Neil was tidy up front, not marquee but good footballer.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: December 09, 2020, 10:02:49 PM »
No Center of excellence
The hurlers play in a shithole
Failed to grow the game between the canals
The smaller clubs have shit facilities while the bigger clubs get bigger and bigger!

This is the model everyone else has to aspire too?

Amazing how Dublin GAA keep pulling the wool over everyone's eyes.

I'm confused. Are you talking about Kildare or Dublin? Dub hurlers play in Parnell Park. That's not a shithole. Now if you're talking about Kildare's ground in Newbridge, then fair enough. That's a shithole.

Very hard to start a new GAA club in any county as players/people already have allegiances to a club. Also whatever about Kildare, but land prices in Dublin makes it virtually impossible for a club to buy the land needed to build clubhouse/pitches.

Mate, Parnell Park is a shithole, shit parking, shit facilities.

So excuses.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: December 09, 2020, 09:41:50 PM »
No Center of excellence
The hurlers play in a shithole
Failed to grow the game between the canals
The smaller clubs have shit facilities while the bigger clubs get bigger and bigger!

This is the model everyone else has to aspire too?

Amazing how Dublin GAA keep pulling the wool over everyone's eyes.


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GAA Discussion / Re: Dublin v Mayo 2020 All-Ireland final
« on: December 06, 2020, 08:05:49 PM »
Dublin 11/10 -6 that's a licence to print money.

Won by 6 away
10 at home
8 at home

Last three games. Dublin will shit on Mayo.

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Classic?

Dublin didn't get out of 3rd gear. Cavan peaked emotionally against Donegal, impossible to repeat. With no emotional energy to draw upon Cavan never had a chance.

Dublin don't need emotional energy, they are the most intrinsically motivated  group of gaa players in history. They have created a high performance culture driven by the players for the players. Gavin, Sherlock, and now Farnell just tweak the tools. The challenges for a Dublin player are 1. Make the squad 2. Stay in the squad. 3. Make the team. 4. Stay in the team.

Winning All-Ireland's is not their motivation, that's a by-product of their mentality. They remind me of Tiger Woods, Roger Federer, The All Black's.....incredible culture really.

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