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General discussion / Re: British Forces training at Curragh Camp?
« on: November 17, 2017, 10:43:44 AM »
Did they wear poppies last week?

/Jim.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 16, 2017, 10:34:24 AM »
It is informative to consider the bewilderment of outside observers when it comes to the level of expectation the soccer public in Ireland hold for their squad.   

Squads of greater ability than the current have come and gone, yet we have only graced 2 World Cups.  So, it is no surprising that O'Neill points out that they were within 90 minutes of this one.

On the whole he has done well with this squad result-wise.  As for style, there have been quibbles but style only becomes an issue when you lose.  I think most people choose to ignore the rantings of the likes of Dunphy et al.  Only a lunatic thinks that a 35 year old reserve from a Championship side is going to allow pass teams off the park. 

However, this week is a serious blot on the copybook, not just results wise.   From RTE, only Ronnie Whelan picked up on the fact that players were mouthing off with each other.  They were rattled.  They know that it was their failure to handle a short corner, not Keane's, not O'Neills.   I think the occasion got to some of them.    But we were told his strong point was motivating and giving lads confidence.   Also the half-time substitution smacked of management panic.   

O'Neill owes his employers and explanation for that but some of mad outrage elsewhere, well it's just mad Ted.

/Jim.

Jim, we need to talk.

Don't count so good....

/Jim.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 16, 2017, 10:00:55 AM »
It is informative to consider the bewilderment of outside observers when it comes to the level of expectation the soccer public in Ireland hold for their squad.   

Squads of greater ability than the current have come and gone, yet we have only graced 2 World Cups.  So, it is no surprising that O'Neill points out that they were within 90 minutes of this one.

On the whole he has done well with this squad result-wise.  As for style, there have been quibbles but style only becomes an issue when you lose.  I think most people choose to ignore the rantings of the likes of Dunphy et al.  Only a lunatic thinks that a 35 year old reserve from a Championship side is going to allow pass teams off the park. 

However, this week is a serious blot on the copybook, not just results wise.   From RTE, only Ronnie Whelan picked up on the fact that players were mouthing off with each other.  They were rattled.  They know that it was their failure to handle a short corner, not Keane's, not O'Neills.   I think the occasion got to some of them.    But we were told his strong point was motivating and giving lads confidence.   Also the half-time substitution smacked of management panic.   

O'Neill owes his employers and explanation for that but some of mad outrage elsewhere, well it's just mad Ted.

/Jim.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 14, 2017, 09:42:21 PM »
O'Neill hasn't signed his new contract yet and after tonights display maybe he shouldn't.

Send him North. Try and outbid Scotland for Michael O'Neill.

/Jim.

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General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 14, 2017, 05:53:53 PM »
Not surprisingly the teeshock wearing a poppy this year. Good old Fine Gael representing the west brits.

This poppy is specifically to remember Irish soldiers who died in WW1.  Monies raised are used to maintain WW1 memorials.  The "teeshock" made that point as to his intent wearing it.

So as a clarification, do you see commemorating Irish men that died in WW1 as "representing the west brits"?

I ask because James McClean in his admirable letter about his refusal to wear a poppy on his shirt, did write he would have no problem commemorating those that died in WW1 (and even WW2).  So I wondering does your "west brit" brush paint as far as him?

/Jim.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 14, 2017, 04:04:25 PM »
I’d argue the Swedes will bring more to a WC than a poor Italian side. If they had much to bring to the table they’d have qualified.

The question is will they bring Zlatan?   

I have a Swedish colleague here and he said the debate has already started.   Zlatan likely to return to play early in the New Year but a lot of Swedish fans are arguing that the team as a collective have played better without him.  Coach won't entertain talk about it as Zlatan formally retired at Euros.

/Jim.

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General discussion / Re: Bob Geldof
« on: November 14, 2017, 12:01:38 PM »
Like him or not he is helping turn attention to the atrocities in Myanmar. Watched some of the newsnight film last night. It is sickening what is going on there at the minute. It reminds you how evil humanity can be and how sheltered we can be here.

For that reason I was am giving him a pass on this one.   I think he is grandstanding but if that wakes a few people up to what is going on Myanmar, no harm at all.

Frankly, Bob has the profile that it will generate some media interest, much more interest than the council taking her one back.

/Jim.
It'll attract attention for a couple of days. What are we as a country going to do about it? Maybe Bob might give a shout out for Syria too.

I don't think country will do much.  I think he had a wider audience in mind.  A report on this would get Myanmar in the news in the UK.

Maybe everyone will ignore it or maybe he is a man of principle.

/Jim.

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General discussion / Re: Bob Geldof
« on: November 14, 2017, 09:36:52 AM »
Like him or not he is helping turn attention to the atrocities in Myanmar. Watched some of the newsnight film last night. It is sickening what is going on there at the minute. It reminds you how evil humanity can be and how sheltered we can be here.

For that reason I was am giving him a pass on this one.   I think he is grandstanding but if that wakes a few people up to what is going on Myanmar, no harm at all.

Frankly, Bob has the profile that it will generate some media interest, much more interest than the council taking her one back.

/Jim.

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: November 13, 2017, 12:23:53 PM »
I agree, however I felt there was an underlying racist tone last week with regard to Aki. Very disappointing.

As for the performance - SA were dire. Great to see our young lads coming through tho!

I agree with this 100%. Aki doesn't "look Irish" and the beating drums were ten times louder than when Stander or Payne made their debuts. Noone seems to want to say it though...

Remember too that Stander was brought to Ireland as a "project player" ie with a view to making him Irish.   In fairness Aki seems to have settled into Connacht and  happy to stay there.  He at least seemed to give due consideration to whole thing, said he didn't necessarily feel Irish after 3 years but went with the request.  I don't think he came to Ireland as a mercenary, looking for caps. 

/Jim.




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General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 02, 2017, 08:04:09 PM »
It's to remember all the animals killed in war.

/Jim.

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General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 02, 2017, 04:28:55 PM »
A green poppy?

Does anyone where the purple poppy? 

/Jim.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Where now for Tyrone?
« on: August 28, 2017, 11:53:02 AM »
Tyrone might be looking at a decade or longer of mediocrity. The thing about being hammered at the business end is that it is often career ending. System meltdown is not good.

Mediocrity?  Winning provincial titles and making the last four?

Tyrone players and supporters might expect (demand?) more, that's their prerogative but it will take a fair regression to lead them to mediocrity.

/Jim.

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OK, I was wrong. There's huge spectacle and spectator value. You have to go back a mere twenty years to find the last entertaining throw-in.

20? 19 years is sufficient!

/Jim

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GAA Discussion / Re: Croke Park - Bags and Shít
« on: August 03, 2017, 02:56:29 PM »
I did notice a lot of drinks cans and bottles on the table, must have been taken off  people.

To what end would drinks cans and bottles be regarded as a safety issue?  And if they are, can we say that they drink receptacles provided by stadium outlets are safer?

A report like that fuels my suspicion that commercial reasons are at least a consideration in this new policy.

/Jim.

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Ray Darcy WTF!

I presume they waved a big wedge at him to come to RTE.

Question 1: Could these folk get the money from rivals?
Question 2: Would it hit RTE bad if they did?

Also Nicky B did well to come from 2 years of freelance stuff to top 10.


/Jim.

Edit:  Has Kevin Myers checked this list out for their religious affiliation?

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