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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
December 04, 2023, 02:02:20 PM
Growing up as MASSIVE United fan I really envy Liverpool now. They just seem like decent lads and even the normally cringey bts social media stuff shows them to be sound and a laugh.
I see Cooper at Forest might be for the chop...a lad like him would be good. Or Chris Wilder too. Lads who can improve Championship players and don't lump it.

GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster club championship 2022
December 03, 2023, 08:45:53 AM
Not from Naas but went in yesterday. Some poor decisions will have them kicking themselves.
BUT it just feels so wrong watching Walsh win it for Crokes.

As an aside Johnny Doyle played midfield for Allenwood who won the Leinster IFC - 45 now!
General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
December 03, 2023, 08:42:47 AM
Ronaldo was winning the Golden Boot and getting grief for not tracking back...
Rashford isn't near that level but is putting in no defensive work for a fair while but only getting called out now.
He has zero game intelligence either. Garnacho is v young but also takes poor options.

So many of the players seem like dickheads too.
General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
October 17, 2023, 05:23:57 PM
I am in a few WhatsApp groups with lads who know more than me about rugby and I asked is it blasphemy to say anything bad about Sexton. He was not good on the day at all.
We were being ate alive in line-outs and we kicked for corners. He missed the kick and then that stupid chip to no one at a crucial time.
30 phases at the end of just shipping it to the man beisde you who is standing still isn't worth a shite.

As I keep saying, I was gutted but Christ you are allowed call out these things. Normally we would have done this. For the past two years we were getting that right.

Well we didn't because we were under pressure and there were some very silly mistakes. Botha from SA was on talking about Porter and not having to attack the scrum when he was getting pinged. Just settle a bit.
I know you will say he can't win even after he wins...BUT...
Manning did grand at LB and should have been given more chances. Collins and O'Shea are both Premier League players and yet Duffy gets called back. Kenny said Collins wasn't to blame for goals the previous day but whipped him ashore and then drops him. Great for a young player's confidence, especially a manager who promotes youth.

And speaking of that, Festy is now a level above Doherty and has to be bedded in. The talk does not match the practice at all over his tenure.

Lookit, he seems like a nice man but he was never very inspiring and we need to get a more driven personality there. It also doesn't mean that we need to go with Big Sam, but we can get a pragmatist. Someone who actually sees what his players CAN do versus what he wants them to do.
General discussion / Re: Hamas launch attack on Israel
October 15, 2023, 12:48:06 PM
Aside from everything I just can't get my head around the settlers who have moved from relatively safe countries to relocate to a war zone. When we think about religious fanatacism it's often connected with Islam in western media, but feck me the settlers are lunatics too and the current right-wingers are a level above. An ancient book said that this is your land...I know we live and work in the UK and the kids love school and their mates but let's up sticks and go! Taking a step back from politics and I just can't fathom it.

As an aside what is the red line for the USA when it comes to Israel getting any criticism?
General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
October 15, 2023, 12:26:44 PM
The lads on telly were saying NZ were at 100% but they didn't need to be at that level.
Ireland seemed to have no real creativity in the middle and then we seemed to be pushing out the wings and then we tried to force kicks. Hansen, Lowe and the Sexton one in the 2nd half that was NEVER coming off are good examples.

We just seemed to be plodding over and back with a wall of black in front of us. Sexton was poor overall I thought and wasn't playing as flat as normal and he just seemed to be shipping it on one.

Then we were beaten in the line-out at the start too and fecked up a few try-scoring positions. We didn't seem to be able to deal with helter skelter as much as the All Blacks who were able for our system and then struck when they did.

I see some of the player ratings and they are very generous to some of our lads. We didn't deserve to win it at all. I'll always say that the international series are pointless as there are teams at different stages of their season. BUT when it comes to the World Cup where everyone is aiming to be at 100% we never get it right.

For the record I was roaring them on last night, but we can't go talking about heroism and effort at this level from a team that allegedly was above that.
So the women get to a World Cup. There is issues and the manager gets the boot. They put themselves under pressure and in the first game deliver a win in front of a record crowd in the Aviva.

Meanwhile the lads are all nodding dogs and talk of the process when we are going backwards. The women got a lot of grief over Pauw but maybe they know they can do more.


General discussion / Re: Who’s Been Cancelled??
September 18, 2023, 07:55:09 PM
Quote from: RedHand88 on September 18, 2023, 05:36:40 PM
Quote from: johnnycool on September 18, 2023, 02:34:36 PM
Quote from: Eire90 on September 18, 2023, 02:25:15 PM
was the mother of the 16yo driving her to brands house why would a mother drive a 16yo to a man in his 30s house  thats what i have seen on some forums and comments.

society is fúcked when even potential of sexual abuse is deemed as a right vrs left issue.

A deviant cúnt is a deviant cúnt irrespective of their political viewpoints.

I thought the exact same. Is nothing except from the culture war?

I'm confused by the elite label. Musk is a billionaire with an entitled background but not elite.
Brand lives in mansions, worked for the BBC but is also being defended.

Heads need to roll across the board in terms of anyone who booked and/ or enabled Brand.
General discussion / Re: Who’s Been Cancelled??
September 16, 2023, 10:44:56 PM
I wouldn't stomach the show but always hated the hoor anyway.

All the right wing types from the USA will jump to his defence even though he scuppered Corbyn, Assange and is a lefty up until recently.

Like he is a self confessed drug addicted sex addict, so surely there are some awful things in his past.
General discussion / Re: The Late Late show
September 16, 2023, 01:49:53 AM
Jaysus. The fella seems likeable and actually gives a shite about his guests...that's a big improvement!
I thought the trio was a bad move for a booking and the 2Johnnies comes across as lazy - RTE canteen. Again nitot on him.
General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
September 15, 2023, 07:29:20 PM
Overall if you look at the lads he brought in, they are keep the head down and play ball merchants.
Aside from the recent Antony allegations he posted some dumb stuff speeding. Flashing bling that was out of place.

That one is on ETH, but he inherited a lot of BS.
I have heard lads say no to Benitez over his style of play...the style of play we can't actually play...
Then Hughton for similar reasons. He isn't progressive enough...

At our level a lads staking a claim might take us or you will have older lads who might not fancy the club scene. Chris Wilder would be a shout and he had proven innovative in the past and can overachieve with less.

I wouldn't dismiss Duff as he decided to leave Celtic where he was highly-rated as the family wanted to come back. I'd like to see him involved with a more steady hand driving it on.

Or Stephen Kenny could get some new coaches in and actually play the style that fits his players.
There's more than one way to play. Brentford don't lash it up but also don't try to play out against certain opposition.
They get results against better teams and are not afraid to play the channels, etc

Also, was Kenny not a 433 man at underage so his principles can change if needs be. He might look at matching his players and style a bit more

People who support his project have to have a point where results scream for a change.
That change can be from Kenny or externally by getting rid.