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#1
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
March 02, 2024, 09:08:25 PM
Quote from: God14 on March 02, 2024, 08:46:09 PMDerry folk will be pondering Hartes selection this evening. He effectively raised the white flag on Friday morning when news of a weakened team started to filter through. Dublin went from odds against to odds on with the bookmakers.
Rory G would never have done that, he'd have certainly started his strongest side and roared and kicked every ball on the sideline
Harte is a canny operator for sure, but his latter tenure with Tyrone was conservative and risk averse football. Tonight really resonated.
What advantage have Derry gained from lying down? Have they learnt much? I dunno. I doubt they've learnt anything at all
They will still in all likelihood have to play Dublin again in the league final, close to a crucial Ulster championship tie V Donegal. Does he play a shadow side again with an eye on Donegal?
With hindsight, how wise was it to rush Conor Glass and the other 2 Glen lads to play Kerry 6 days after winning an all Ireland final. Harte got lucky in that none of them picked up an injury
I believe Derry need to win their next league game, otherwise they've thrown form and momentum away, and league points in Division 1 are not straight forward
A repeat League final will be a conundrum for Mickey with Donegal waiting alrite. Big mis-step 2nite. The first seeds of doubt sewn.
#2
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
March 02, 2024, 06:58:58 PM
Not often I think Sean Cavanagh is worth quoting but he said the Dubs performance v Kerry spooked Derry a bit and I think that's exactly what's happened - Mickey & Derry blinked first. Dubs came out with the f**k you we're the Dubs attitude and won pulling up. Bigger battles ahead surely but Derry took a big backwards step 2nite imo.
#3
General discussion / Re: Death Notices
February 28, 2024, 04:42:47 PM
Quote from: Hoof Hearted on February 25, 2024, 07:42:26 PMChris Nicholl, former Southampton and Northern Ireland Centre half

Was reading his Obituary, this bit caught my attention:

As old school as they came, Nicholl spoke to players in a language they understood. One of his players, Micky Adams, recalled Nicholl's assessment of their performances after a game. He'd go around the room and tell us, one by one: not bad,did all right,shit,w**ker. You'd sit sit there and think please don't give me a w**ker, a shit will do today because I know I've not played well.
 
#4
General discussion / Re: Cryptocurrency
February 28, 2024, 04:01:11 PM
BBC running a Bitcoin rise story, that's a sign to get out.
#5
General discussion / Re: Cryptocurrency
February 27, 2024, 12:18:56 PM
Quote from: Smokin Joe on January 15, 2024, 01:50:28 PM
Quote from: bennydorano on January 15, 2024, 09:11:33 AMAny experts out there think Bitcoin has topped out again? That was advice I was getting over the weekend

Yeah, I wouldn't be buying now.  It's been about 3 months of pretty straight up price increases, so I would expect a consolidation for a while.  I see a decent chance it drops to $32k-ish within the next 6 or 8 weeks.
Of course it continue to go straight up, but I don't think that's the most likely outcome given it's run up in advance of the spot ETF announcement.

I'm still very confident of it going much higher by the end of 2025 (based on its cycle history), but I could see a short term cool off.
Still going up -  fairly rapidly recently. Any reasons why?

I use it mostly for euro exchanges, free money lately, can't go on much longer.
#6
General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
February 25, 2024, 11:45:00 PM
Quote from: Duine Inteacht Eile on February 25, 2024, 10:55:13 PM
Quote from: bennydorano on February 25, 2024, 10:40:42 PMTeaching in NI needs root & branch reform. The nepotism and who you know hiring practices that go on in some places are a joke, probably unlawful too.
Not that I disagree with you but if that demands root & branch reform, the whole world would need ripped up and started again because it's absolutely everywhere.

I'd say its an outlier in the NI Public Sector tbh, you can't get away with it in most PS organisations.
#7
General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
February 25, 2024, 10:40:42 PM
Teaching in NI needs root & branch reform. The nepotism and who you know hiring practices that go on in some places are a joke, probably unlawful too.
#8
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
February 25, 2024, 06:32:25 PM
Derry will care a lot more than the Dubs. Not that controversial an opinion.
#9
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
February 25, 2024, 05:14:40 PM
Quote from: screenexile on February 25, 2024, 04:57:02 PMI thought we were very average and still beat Galway comfortably.

Given the Dublin performance last night we're set up for a huge game next weekend. Derry will need to up the intensity to compete it'll be a proper test of where we are.

Worries about the injury to Conor Doc I hope he's ok it looked like a possible knee injury.
Dubs will let you tear away next weekend i reckon. Think they probably unintentionally overshowed their hand last night. Mickey likes winning trophies, Derry will go 100mph, Dubs won't.
#10
General discussion / Re: Student Finance
February 25, 2024, 02:27:18 PM
Fees in NI £4,792 (subsidised by stormont)
Fees for a course in GB up to £9,250

Maintenance loans if household's income is over £41,250 = £6,776. Plus, if course in London there's bigger loans available.

3 year course in NI = £34,704
3 year course in GB = £48,078

4 year NI = £46,272
4 year GB = £64,104

#11
Big day for Idah
#12
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
February 24, 2024, 07:55:55 PM
Quote from: trailer on February 24, 2024, 07:48:51 PMI should go to Mass pray for the referees and ask them to be fair to Tyrone.
Just take the big redner you deserve for embarrassing yourself and the county of Tyrone and move on.
#13
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
February 24, 2024, 06:43:08 PM
Quote from: Aaron Boone on February 24, 2024, 06:38:01 PMRef "fairer" in second half for me.

He's just so strict. Doesn't give the defender any leeway.
That coincided with Tyrone playing 99% better in 2nd half, surprising that
#14
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
February 24, 2024, 06:37:13 PM
The yapping about the ref is comical. Tyrone can't tackle for starters.
#15
GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2024
February 24, 2024, 06:14:11 PM
Quote from: inroundthesquare on February 24, 2024, 06:10:15 PM
Quote from: bennydorano on February 24, 2024, 06:04:32 PM
Quote from: Blowitupref on February 24, 2024, 05:50:50 PM
Quote from: bennydorano on February 24, 2024, 05:46:37 PM
Quote from: clarshack on February 24, 2024, 05:45:17 PM
Quote from: Blowitupref on February 24, 2024, 05:43:47 PMAnother poor call by Cawley the ref. Black yes but it wasn't a goal scoring opportunity. Mayo 1-4 to 0-3 ahead.
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There were defenders back covering. Should have been a free in.
So what, it's not soccer

GAA Rule states a clear goal scoring opportunity has to be denied to give a penalty.
Not a certain goal but certainly a clear 'opportunity' denied. Its a tight judgement call that he's gave, fair enough call imo as I certainly thought N6 knew exactly what he was at.

It wasn't a black card foul though. Tangle of legs not a deliberate trip.
Accidentally on purpose, Ref called him on it.