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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #120 on: August 11, 2010, 08:36:07 PM »
Platini and Delaney the w**ker on the big screen to boos (they didn't look impressed) followed by close up of Giles to their left which was greted by a big cheer. Best part of the night so far!

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #121 on: August 11, 2010, 08:36:57 PM »
If the two of ye are at the match get off your phones and watch the match for Christ sake

If they were on there phones they would have a mobile symbol beside the message, so there either talking BS or on the laptops

Smartphones don't leave symbols.

So either the're not at the match and pretending they are or they are at the match and still posting on here. Not sure which is the saddest......

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« Reply #122 on: August 11, 2010, 08:37:20 PM »
What channel is it on?

Sky sports 1 for ROI
Sky Sports 2 for Wales
Setanta Sports 1 for N Ireland
ITV for England
ESPN for Scotland
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« Reply #123 on: August 11, 2010, 08:42:38 PM »
Boycey how obsessed are you with me? Would ya go get a life ya big tool.

Poor enough game, time for a pint now.
Premium level isn't as nice here as it is in Croke Park it has to be said.
Not sure about small bit behind far goal either.
Platini got some boo when his mug was shown on big screen, did they show that on telly?
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« Reply #124 on: August 11, 2010, 08:53:20 PM »
Looks like we've found another Louth man that Hardy is going to take a dislike too. Stan can't stop talking about the "Argies". ;D

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #125 on: August 11, 2010, 08:59:07 PM »
Boycey how obsessed are you with me? Would ya go get a life ya big tool.

Poor enough game, time for a pint now.
Premium level isn't as nice here as it is in Croke Park it has to be said.
Not sure about small bit behind far goal either.
Platini got some boo when his mug was shown on big screen, did they show that on telly?

Another one who likes to give it but can't take it.... Enjoy your pint and don't forget to come back and tell us how much it cost and whether it was nice. I'm here on tenderhooks

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #126 on: August 11, 2010, 09:01:56 PM »
Is it not TENTERhooks?


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« Reply #127 on: August 11, 2010, 09:05:48 PM »
I am at the match and using my phone, I swear. If it ever goes to court I have my own footage of the game on the phone to prove it. I live around the corner and came up at the last minute to get a free ticket. The game is just a freindly but it is good to say you were at the first soccer international in the new Landsdowne Aviva stadium.

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« Reply #128 on: August 11, 2010, 09:19:02 PM »
Is it not TENTERhooks?


You have been Hardied.

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Whatís the meaning and origin of on tenterhooks?

Itís been so long since anyone has seen either a tenter, or the hooks on one, that the word and the idea behind it are now quite mysterious, so much so that it sometimes appears as on tenderhooks, which sounds as though it ought to make more sense. But at one time, the phrase on tenterhooks would have evoked an image that was immediately understandable.

It comes from one of the processes of making woollen cloth. After it had been woven, the cloth still contained oil from the fleece, mixed with dirt. It was cleaned in a fulling mill, but then it had to be dried carefully or it would shrink and crease. So the lengths of wet cloth were stretched on wooden frames, and left out in the open for some time. This allowed them to dry and straightened their weave. These frames were the tenters, and the tenter hooks were the metal hooks used to fix the cloth to the frame. At one time, it would have been common in manufacturing areas to see fields full of these frames (older English maps sometimes marked an area as a tenter-field). So it was not a huge leap of the imagination to think of somebody on tenterhooks as being in an state of anxious suspense, stretched like the cloth on the tenter. The tenters have gone, but the meaning has survived.

Tenter comes from the Latin tendere, to stretch, via a French intermediate. The word has been in the language since the fourteenth century, and on tenters soon after became a phrase meaning painful anxiety. The exact phrase on tenterhooks seems first to have been used by Tobias Smollett in Roderick Random in 1748.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #129 on: August 11, 2010, 09:26:15 PM »
England 0 Hungary 1 i bet that will get a big cheer in lansdowne road

Edit ahh well 1-1
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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #130 on: August 11, 2010, 09:32:56 PM »
2-1 Steeeevieee G la.

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« Reply #131 on: August 11, 2010, 09:49:56 PM »
Is it not TENTERhooks?


You have been Hardied.

Noted..

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Whatís the meaning and origin of on tenterhooks?

Itís been so long since anyone has seen either a tenter, or the hooks on one, that the word and the idea behind it are now quite mysterious, so much so that it sometimes appears as on tenderhooks, which sounds as though it ought to make more sense. But at one time, the phrase on tenterhooks would have evoked an image that was immediately understandable.

It comes from one of the processes of making woollen cloth. After it had been woven, the cloth still contained oil from the fleece, mixed with dirt. It was cleaned in a fulling mill, but then it had to be dried carefully or it would shrink and crease. So the lengths of wet cloth were stretched on wooden frames, and left out in the open for some time. This allowed them to dry and straightened their weave. These frames were the tenters, and the tenter hooks were the metal hooks used to fix the cloth to the frame. At one time, it would have been common in manufacturing areas to see fields full of these frames (older English maps sometimes marked an area as a tenter-field). So it was not a huge leap of the imagination to think of somebody on tenterhooks as being in an state of anxious suspense, stretched like the cloth on the tenter. The tenters have gone, but the meaning has survived.

Tenter comes from the Latin tendere, to stretch, via a French intermediate. The word has been in the language since the fourteenth century, and on tenters soon after became a phrase meaning painful anxiety. The exact phrase on tenterhooks seems first to have been used by Tobias Smollett in Roderick Random in 1748.

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Feckin hell, that is some change all right. It will take a while to get used to that one.

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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #132 on: August 11, 2010, 10:03:45 PM »
I am at the match and using my phone, I swear. If it ever goes to court I have my own footage of the game on the phone to prove it. I live around the corner and came up at the last minute to get a free ticket. The game is just a freindly but it is good to say you were at the first soccer international in the new Landsdowne Aviva stadium.
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« Reply #133 on: August 11, 2010, 10:08:32 PM »
I am at the match and using my phone, I swear. If it ever goes to court I have my own footage of the game on the phone to prove it. I live around the corner and came up at the last minute to get a free ticket. The game is just a freindly but it is good to say you were at the first soccer international in the new Landsdowne Aviva stadium.
Don't mind what the armchair fans say Capt Pat!
If I didn't have a youngfella with me I could have went on the batter with you after the game

So did you manage to say the full 90mins this time?
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Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on Euro 2012
« Reply #134 on: August 11, 2010, 10:18:42 PM »
The Argies were up for the game and won handy enough.
Offside goal for sure, how can anyone think otherwise? ::) 
Treacy had a good debut as a sub, never heard of him before. Set pieces were awful until Gibson hit the last one.

BTW  the use of the the term "Argie" is no more derogative than 'Aussie'.  Doesn't matter when the term was made popular or by who. It has entered into common enough usage and can be used without disrespect just like any other abbreviation.