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General discussion / Re: Bob Geldof
« on: December 15, 2017, 10:12:22 AM »
Geldof is an insufferable pompous dose but I am sure DCC have other more pressing issues that require their attention .

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General discussion / Re: The North East 200
« on: December 13, 2017, 10:10:50 AM »
None of the signees are doing too badly .

They could better channel their energies to homelessness ,  health service , unemployment and other social ills

So that means they shouldn't care about identity, equality etc?  Quite a few of them provide significant employment in the north.

Never said they should not care about identity .  Providing employment is often used to cover other things .

Don't quite understand this??

I worded that poorly .  In the case of business people the old line of "they provide employment" is used when there some little problem to be addressed .

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General discussion / Re: The North East 200
« on: December 12, 2017, 04:01:23 PM »
None of the signees are doing too badly .

They could better channel their energies to homelessness ,  health service , unemployment and other social ills

So that means they shouldn't care about identity, equality etc?  Quite a few of them provide significant employment in the north.

Never said they should not care about identity .  Providing employment is often used to cover other things .

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General discussion / Re: The North East 200
« on: December 12, 2017, 02:57:18 PM »
None of the signees are doing too badly .

They could better channel their energies to homelessness ,  health service , unemployment and other social ills

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: December 12, 2017, 10:55:12 AM »
United are 2nd, 3 points ahead of Chelsea, 5 points ahead of Liverpool, 6 points ahead of Arsenal and 7 points ahead of Spurs, you'd think we were miles behind everyone the way some of you are going on. There's a reason why 70 points is the most we've achieved in the last 4 years.

LVG & Moyes spent over 320m on players which would probably equate to about 500m in todays market and there's only one top class player bought out of that lot in Martial. The pair of them wasted a fortune.

We're a work in progress and clearly we're a better team than last year but United are still a few players short.

Is buying players the only solution now, is it fair to say managers are no longer expected to make players better? Are the days of an obscure buy now well and truly behind us?

Certainly isn't but its a huge factor with the squad Mourinho inherited. All Fergie's top player had gone and the Moyes & LVG bought mostly dross.

Rojo & Jones have both improved since Mourinho arrived and you could argue that Smalling has too. He's turned Young into a good left back and Fellaini has had much more of an impact then he did under Moyes & LVG.

United's problems go all the way back to summer 2009 when United who were comfortably one of the best 2 teams in Europe let their best player leave and replace him with Valencia & Owen. It wasn't until 2012 when a really top player was bought and even then was nearly 30 whilst City have spent a fortune every summer since 2010 to keep on top.

United are easily in far better shape than anytime since Fergie left.

C

Damning with faint praise .

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: December 11, 2017, 02:52:24 PM »
The Celtic v Zenit tie will be close .  Dundalk gave them plenty of it last year .

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: December 11, 2017, 11:18:36 AM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42292297

interesting read
Champions league is shite to be honest. As is football in general. The most powerful clubs nowadays are clubs like City and PSG who have no tradition. Players just follow the money. The romance is long gone. Clubs like Celtic are an afterthought, even though they epitomise, or should epitomise, what European football is all about.

Man City have a great tradition .  A great old club with a really good local support base .   An Irishman following a Scottish club complaining about money ruining European football .  People need to get a grip .  This is a professional globalised sport , is is showbiz . 

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General discussion / Re: Water Charges. How much?
« on: December 07, 2017, 10:25:10 AM »
Fixing the water network costs  s which will have to come from that "General Taxation" so beloved of the loonielefties.
So are we going to pay the extra taxes needed?
Yet all I'm hearing from the Government is tax cuts.
If you want Scandinavian public services.......


We pay more than enough through direct indirect taxes if FF/FG/Lab hadn't squandered so much money over the years. Hell - we even came up with 43% of Europe's banking debt one time when we were asked to. Where here's a will there's a way. Nationalise our oil and gas, or increase the royalties significantly) - that would pay for a lot.

We paid the banking debt that we were stupid enough to accrue .  That

Whether it was 43% of the Eurozone's ( not Europe's debt is moot) .  That 43% is not the case as further banking debt in other counties has come to light .


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General discussion / Re: Premier League 2017/18
« on: December 05, 2017, 05:36:34 PM »
The last round of group games take place this week in the Champions League and as things stand its quite possible that the 5 Premier League teams will qualify for the last sixteen as group winners. That's no mean feat,its been fashionable to knock it in recent years but Premier League is definitely on the rise again.

Winning the group could be a poison chalice for some though with Real, Bayern, Roma and Juve likely to finish 2nd in their groups

To be honest with the amount of dosh in the EPL and the decline of smaller leagues getting all clubs in last 16 should really be a minimum expectation .   Granted 5 teams is a anomoly .  Man U were in a shit group ,  Real Madrid were poor ,  Liverpool's group average ,  Chelsea in an average group .   

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GAA Discussion / Re: Your GAA highlight of 2017
« on: December 05, 2017, 09:52:09 AM »
Seeing the reaction and the country suffer when Dublin lifted Sam again, made it all that sweeter.

Have a read about Dynamo Berlin in the old East German .   

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General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
« on: December 01, 2017, 10:24:10 PM »
Tubridy is an absolute genius at this.

Very watchable

" a genius" ?    Geniuses invent life saving drugs ,  computer programmes ,  optimise land use .

Ryan is presenting a toy show .

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General discussion / Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« on: November 29, 2017, 02:47:34 PM »
McGregors KO of Aldo.

That will have to wait until we are assessing Ireland's best scriptwriters .

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: November 29, 2017, 01:16:32 AM »
https://mobile.twitter.com/DownGAAMemories/status/932333716378214400

Boyos and girls

Tommy Howard , Tony David , Ross Carr , Liam Honohan & ??

Any idea ??

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 28, 2017, 06:39:34 PM »
In general, left-wing politics is in favour of self government as far as possible I believe. So ideologically I guess they'd be against it, but practically its clearly been a boon to Ireland, north and south, so again I guess, they're being practical.

Sinn Fein are not a left wing party .

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 28, 2017, 05:03:39 PM »
Probably when they saw the shower of fkd up arseholes that were also against the EU.

There was an old joke that an Phoblacht and the Daily Telegraph's editorials on the EU were more or less the same . 

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