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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: May 27, 2017, 10:12:25 AM »
On the cusp of something special today. Winning the cup would cap off what has been a memorable season, the best domestic season in the clubs long history.

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General discussion / Re: UK General Election 2017
« on: May 26, 2017, 06:02:15 PM »
Corbyn has benefited from a Tory campaign meltdown. May called the election to increase her mandate and cement her position going into Brexit negotiations. Despite the Tory propaganda in the media, May has made a dogs dinner of this campaign to date. They will still win the election but she has exposed herself to be a very poor leader who is lacking in conviction, and not one you can trust.

Name one politican you can trust.

When it comes to it, I don't trust any of them but just varying degree's among all of them. May would be well down that list. You can definitely pick holes in Corbyn's economic policies but I think he is genuine in his belief's and principles and is not in it purely for power. I'd have him over May any day of the week. 

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General discussion / Re: UK General Election 2017
« on: May 26, 2017, 01:36:09 PM »
Corbyn has benefited from a Tory campaign meltdown. May called the election to increase her mandate and cement her position going into Brexit negotiations. Despite the Tory propaganda in the media, May has made a dogs dinner of this campaign to date. They will still win the election but she has exposed herself to be a very poor leader who is lacking in conviction, and not one you can trust.

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A huge victory for white collar corruption and the political classes today.

Hard to believe that Fitzpatrick and people of his ilk have got away scot free for playing Russian Roulette with taxpayers money, but strangely not surprising either.

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General discussion / Re: UK General Election 2017
« on: May 23, 2017, 01:00:44 PM »
The election will take a back seat for a few days after the horrific events in Manchester last night. However any momentum that Corbyn had, has now been broken and May's bumbling U turns have been pushed to the background. The election campaign will turn into one of fear and apprehension now and I expect right wing papers like the Daily Mail, The Sun and The Times to prey on people's insecurities. The tide had begun to go against the Tories but may now be reversed.

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General discussion / Re: UK General Election 2017
« on: May 22, 2017, 11:02:30 PM »
May is doing her best to try and lose this election. Seeing her performance on TV with Neill earlier, it's no surprise that she has been kept hidden away. Forced into another U turn on the dementia, it lends yet more credence to the opinion that she is simply making it up as she goes along.

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: May 22, 2017, 09:15:47 PM »
The EPL is a financial cesspit where so many of the big clubs have been used as status symbols and play things by wealthy investors. What was formerly a game attended by working class people has now turned into a corporate day out where day trippers spend as much in one day on merchandise and match tickets as a season ticket holder would in the likes of the Bundesliga. A lot of the bigger clubs have lost their identity and barring the innocence of kids growing up, it's hard to feel any real affiliation to what are effectively mini multi nationals. Everyone is treated as a consumer and not a supporter. I think Celtic are still a club for all the people and would hate to see them lose that connection.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: May 22, 2017, 07:54:42 PM »
David McWilliams has a programme on RTE1 tonight at 9.35pm. Will be interesting to see what he has to say as he is a well respected economist.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Down v Armagh. June 4th
« on: May 22, 2017, 11:42:48 AM »
Well folks, I believe a few of the Armagh lads were playing for their clubs today. Hopefully no injuries to be reported. Were the down lads playing for their clubs today?

Did Ethan Rafferty get another game under his belt today?

Think Down called off their club games because the county team had a training weekend.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: May 18, 2017, 02:35:22 PM »
I don't understand Mourinho's compaints about the scheduling of the Palace match as I think its just a smokescreen. I doubt very much that he will start anyone due to start against Ajax. Nobody will care about the result against Palace if they beat Ajax.

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General discussion / Re: Enda Kenny steps down
« on: May 18, 2017, 02:32:22 PM »
Kenny was a powder puff 'leader' if indeed he could be described as a leader at all. He generally steered clear of the media unless it was unavoidable as was evidenced by his refusal to appear on Vincent Browne or Matt Cooper. That said he was at the helm through a difficult economic period and helped stabilise the economy. Could never warm to his personality though as he always came across as a condescending smarmy man who thought he was a level above the common person. Was at his happiest getting photographe4d meeting foreign dignitaries and I suspect he'll find a decent job waiting for him in Europe if he wanted it. 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: May 17, 2017, 11:53:02 AM »
Sickening disrespectful article by Brolly today. No surprise though in that rag. The Sunday Indo had no coverage of the Championship last weekend but gave a full page in the sports section to 'Rory's Stories', half page to gambling another to Joe... insightful GAA coverage in the Indo stable is non existent.

The sports section on a Sunday is about the only decent section of that newspaper.

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General discussion / Re: Arlene's Latest Gaffe
« on: May 16, 2017, 02:52:21 PM »
Maybe she was making the somewhat valid point that Michelle spends too much time on her appearance and not enough on substance and delivery.

A bit rich for anyone to take offence given the stick doled out to Arlene on Twitter etc on account of her looks

How can you compare the comments made by a former first minister with the comments made by ananymous Twitter user's. It's like comparing apples with oranges. The mind boggles at the stupidity of that statement as I'd be fairly sure that O'Neill wasn't responsible for handing out the abuse to Foster via twitter.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: May 16, 2017, 02:48:38 PM »
When he won the Champions League with Inter they were far from the best side in the competition. He deserves massive credit for winning that year, his tactics were spot on and he got the best out of a team which wasn't great.

Think he beat Chelsea,  Barcelona and Bayern to win that too.

Absolutely , it was a fine achievement particularly defeating that great Barca side over 2 legs even if the ash cloud had a big bearing on that result. I'm not arguing over some of his past achievements and I don't think anyone can, I'm simply making the point that since Porto he has always gone to a club with a blank cheque book. Ancellotti is similar.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: May 16, 2017, 01:58:03 PM »
"Mourinho has an unenviable record when it comes to winning titles but he has always had vast resources at any of the clubs he's been to"

Nonsense. Mourinho won the Champions League with a Porto side which was assembled at a fraction of the cost of some other sides in the competition.

That may be the one possible exception but it was hardly a vintage CL beating Lyon, Deportivo and Monaco to win the competition and having to rely on a wrongfully disallowed Scholes goal to knock out Utd at OT. Chelsea were the moneybags club that year and should have won the competition but for a clusterfcuk against Monaco in the semi final. However, surely even you can't deny that the overall point remains, he has always had a pot of gold at each of the clubs he has been to since then.

 

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