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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #900 on: January 12, 2018, 02:10:40 PM »
MW A football team like the current IFA one,using exclusively Unionist symbols and whose fans add the No Surrender lyric to the National Anthem they steal from the English team,would be obsolete in any independent North.Indeed that is the whole point of making the North independent, i.e. Removing the competing allegiances to two different sovereign territories,neither of whom wants nor understands us,and which causes such division and dysfunction,and will always make one community a winner and the other a loser,in their own psyches.

By the way I experienced the unrelenting sectarianism of Windsor Park (after a gap of 20 years) at the recent Linfield V Celtic tie.It was so bad a guy I knew asked the stewards to escort him and his grown up sons out of the stadium early in the second half,and took shameful abuse on the way out when the penny finally dropped with the hordes of the reason for his escort to the exit
Err, you were at a Linfield game and not a Northern Ireland game.  As such, your rather unpleasant experience which you describe above, has hee-haw to do with watching Northern Ireland at the 'National Stadium at Windsor Park'.
NI is not a nation.
It is mar dhea.
Your point being?
It's a failed statelet, undemocratically set up against the wishes of 78pc of the population in 1918. It doesn't exist
I must have dreamt those recent Northern Ireland football matches that I attended.

Michaelg show us your norn iron passport to prove norn iron exists please, you cant, they dont exist, why you ask do they not exist, they dont exist because norn iron is not a country, it isnt even a province, it is 2/3rds of a province.

So Wales, Scotland and England aren't countries either as they have no passport?
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #901 on: January 12, 2018, 05:13:45 PM »
Michaelg show us your norn iron passport to prove norn iron exists please, you cant, they dont exist, why you ask do they not exist, they dont exist because norn iron is not a country, it isnt even a province, it is 2/3rds of a province.

Who are "they"?

As for existing, I don't know who in the world holds the definitive list of "countries" but UEFA and FIFA definitely own the definitive list of international football teams and according to then Northern Ireland does exist.  In a soccer context that's all that matters. 

So I don't think michaelg dreamt the Northern Ireland matches he was at.

/Jim.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #902 on: January 12, 2018, 06:46:06 PM »
Michaelg show us your norn iron passport to prove norn iron exists please, you cant, they dont exist, why you ask do they not exist, they dont exist because norn iron is not a country, it isnt even a province, it is 2/3rds of a province.

Who are "they"?

As for existing, I don't know who in the world holds the definitive list of "countries" but UEFA and FIFA definitely own the definitive list of international football teams and according to then Northern Ireland does exist.  In a soccer context that's all that matters. 

So I don't think michaelg dreamt the Northern Ireland matches he was at.

/Jim.

Of course in a soccer context that is all that matters ffs! It is not a nation, some of their fans, many of their fans believe it to be a country, an actual country /Jim, it is not an actual country /Jim.

Our wee country cant even make it as a province let alone a country but they did put up one hell of a fight in the WC playoffs, which is more than the Republic, a real country did in their playoff game.

/Kevin.
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #903 on: January 12, 2018, 07:25:52 PM »
Michaelg show us your norn iron passport to prove norn iron exists please, you cant, they dont exist, why you ask do they not exist, they dont exist because norn iron is not a country, it isnt even a province, it is 2/3rds of a province.

Who are "they"?

As for existing, I don't know who in the world holds the definitive list of "countries" but UEFA and FIFA definitely own the definitive list of international football teams and according to then Northern Ireland does exist.  In a soccer context that's all that matters. 

So I don't think michaelg dreamt the Northern Ireland matches he was at.

/Jim.

Of course in a soccer context that is all that matters ffs! It is not a nation, some of their fans, many of their fans believe it to be a country, an actual country /Jim, it is not an actual country /Jim.

Our wee country cant even make it as a province let alone a country but they did put up one hell of a fight in the WC playoffs, which is more than the Republic, a real country did in their playoff game.

/Kevin.

Good man Kevin,

Regardless of what entity it represents Fifa have a team called "Northern Ireland" .  If michaelg calls out that people here can't even refer to the team by it's name then I think it says more about them than him.

/Jim.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #904 on: January 12, 2018, 07:35:17 PM »
Michaelg show us your norn iron passport to prove norn iron exists please, you cant, they dont exist, why you ask do they not exist, they dont exist because norn iron is not a country, it isnt even a province, it is 2/3rds of a province.

Who are "they"?

As for existing, I don't know who in the world holds the definitive list of "countries" but UEFA and FIFA definitely own the definitive list of international football teams and according to then Northern Ireland does exist.  In a soccer context that's all that matters. 

So I don't think michaelg dreamt the Northern Ireland matches he was at.

/Jim.

Of course in a soccer context that is all that matters ffs! It is not a nation, some of their fans, many of their fans believe it to be a country, an actual country /Jim, it is not an actual country /Jim.

Our wee country cant even make it as a province let alone a country but they did put up one hell of a fight in the WC playoffs, which is more than the Republic, a real country did in their playoff game.

/Kevin.

Good man Kevin,

Regardless of what entity it represents Fifa have a team called "Northern Ireland" .  If michaelg calls out that people here can't even refer to the team by it's name then I think it says more about them than him.

/Jim.

Honestly can't understand how someone who posts on a GAA board can have an affinity with the norn iron soccer team? Surely a contradiction of the highest level.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #905 on: January 12, 2018, 07:40:28 PM »
Michaelg show us your norn iron passport to prove norn iron exists please, you cant, they dont exist, why you ask do they not exist, they dont exist because norn iron is not a country, it isnt even a province, it is 2/3rds of a province.

Who are "they"?

As for existing, I don't know who in the world holds the definitive list of "countries" but UEFA and FIFA definitely own the definitive list of international football teams and according to then Northern Ireland does exist.  In a soccer context that's all that matters. 

So I don't think michaelg dreamt the Northern Ireland matches he was at.

/Jim.

Of course in a soccer context that is all that matters ffs! It is not a nation, some of their fans, many of their fans believe it to be a country, an actual country /Jim, it is not an actual country /Jim.

Our wee country cant even make it as a province let alone a country but they did put up one hell of a fight in the WC playoffs, which is more than the Republic, a real country did in their playoff game.

/Kevin.

Good man Kevin,

Regardless of what entity it represents Fifa have a team called "Northern Ireland" .  If michaelg calls out that people here can't even refer to the team by it's name then I think it says more about them than him.

/Jim.

Honestly can't understand how someone who posts on a GAA board can have an affinity with the norn iron soccer team? Surely a contradiction of the highest level.
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #906 on: January 12, 2018, 07:44:08 PM »
Michaelg show us your norn iron passport to prove norn iron exists please, you cant, they dont exist, why you ask do they not exist, they dont exist because norn iron is not a country, it isnt even a province, it is 2/3rds of a province.

Who are "they"?

As for existing, I don't know who in the world holds the definitive list of "countries" but UEFA and FIFA definitely own the definitive list of international football teams and according to then Northern Ireland does exist.  In a soccer context that's all that matters. 

So I don't think michaelg dreamt the Northern Ireland matches he was at.

/Jim.

Of course in a soccer context that is all that matters ffs! It is not a nation, some of their fans, many of their fans believe it to be a country, an actual country /Jim, it is not an actual country /Jim.

Our wee country cant even make it as a province let alone a country but they did put up one hell of a fight in the WC playoffs, which is more than the Republic, a real country did in their playoff game.

/Kevin.

Good man Kevin,

Regardless of what entity it represents Fifa have a team called "Northern Ireland" .  If michaelg calls out that people here can't even refer to the team by it's name then I think it says more about them than him.

/Jim.

Honestly can't understand how someone who posts on a GAA board can have an affinity with the norn iron soccer team? Surely a contradiction of the highest level.

Eh?
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #907 on: January 12, 2018, 07:45:17 PM »
Michaelg show us your norn iron passport to prove norn iron exists please, you cant, they dont exist, why you ask do they not exist, they dont exist because norn iron is not a country, it isnt even a province, it is 2/3rds of a province.

Who are "they"?

As for existing, I don't know who in the world holds the definitive list of "countries" but UEFA and FIFA definitely own the definitive list of international football teams and according to then Northern Ireland does exist.  In a soccer context that's all that matters. 

So I don't think michaelg dreamt the Northern Ireland matches he was at.

/Jim.

Of course in a soccer context that is all that matters ffs! It is not a nation, some of their fans, many of their fans believe it to be a country, an actual country /Jim, it is not an actual country /Jim.

Our wee country cant even make it as a province let alone a country but they did put up one hell of a fight in the WC playoffs, which is more than the Republic, a real country did in their playoff game.

/Kevin.

Good man Kevin,

Regardless of what entity it represents Fifa have a team called "Northern Ireland" .  If michaelg calls out that people here can't even refer to the team by it's name then I think it says more about them than him.

/Jim.

Honestly can't understand how someone who posts on a GAA board can have an affinity with the norn iron soccer team? Surely a contradiction of the highest level.

Eh?

I just don't see why any Gael goes to Windsor Park to support the occupied 6?  Just an opinion but I feel it goes against being a Gael.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #908 on: January 12, 2018, 08:07:20 PM »
I don't think michaelg is a gael!
I do think he is a decent poster though in fairness to him.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #909 on: January 12, 2018, 08:13:42 PM »
Who’s said they go to Windsor other than Michaelg! But regardless of that if I went to Windsor I wouldn’t feel less a Gael if I did!

If you look hard enough to be offended you will

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #910 on: January 12, 2018, 08:30:31 PM »
I live in the "occupied 6", but I have a "free state" passport.  That's realpolitik for ya.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #911 on: January 12, 2018, 08:49:11 PM »
Im a Gael married to a prod with un-Christened children who’s had both passports, lived in the Falls through the troubles, rioted as child (as was the norm) worked in the main prod Belfast industrial companies and survived!

I’m living proof you can make up you’re own mind and understand others, (you don’t havevto agree) . therealdonald has a problem with that
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #912 on: January 12, 2018, 08:53:57 PM »
I've no problem with anything. Everyone to their own. I'm just asking the question why anyone feels affinity to norn iron? Like lets not paper over the bigotry associated with the IFA. I'm only asking by the way.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #913 on: January 12, 2018, 09:00:25 PM »
I've no problem with anything. Everyone to their own. I'm just asking the question why anyone feels affinity to norn iron? Like lets not paper over the bigotry associated with the IFA. I'm only asking by the way.

It's not the IFA that stops me supporting Norn Iron. It's the fact that Norn Iron actually exists. It's an artificially created statelet that I have no connection or affinity to. What the IFA do or don't do, is irrelevant to me.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #914 on: January 12, 2018, 09:01:30 PM »
I've no problem with anything. Everyone to their own. I'm just asking the question why anyone feels affinity to norn iron? Like lets not paper over the bigotry associated with the IFA. I'm only asking by the way.

As a Gael with no affinity to them, can you bring yourself  to call their team Northern Ireland or is that a step too far?

/Jim.