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General discussion / Re: UK General Election 2017
« on: Today at 07:55:16 PM »
Are those MLA's in Stormont still picking up their salaries since the last election?

They certainly are but so also are the MLAs who lost their seats.  An MLA is still paid until they are replaced and because the new Assembly members have not been formally seated. 

Never mind RHI, imagine that for a total waste of money!

That's crazy, all salaries should be stopped until they get back to work. Most of them are getting as much again in expenses also.

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General discussion / Re: UK General Election 2017
« on: Today at 07:51:59 PM »
Jeffrey Donaldson took smugness to new levels as he beamed with a self satisfied grin outside Downing Street today. They will be happy bunnies today but will a deal be struck before the week is out to restore power sharing. I doubt it myself, Sinn Fein will be very suspicious of some of the language in the Westmister deal while the DUP will not be too bothered now either now that they have the ear of the Tory government. Are those MLA's in Stormont still picking up their salaries since the last election?

Was the level at 'critical' or 'severe'?

Off the Richter scale, if he was made of chocolate he would eat himself.

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GAA Discussion / Re: We need to talk about Diarmuid
« on: Today at 07:24:28 PM »
According to Bernard Flynn yesterday's press conference was a circus, a stunt, totally bizarre and a joke. Over reacting much?

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General discussion / Re: UK General Election 2017
« on: Today at 03:01:23 PM »
Jeffrey Donaldson took smugness to new levels as he beamed with a self satisfied grin outside Downing Street today. They will be happy bunnies today but will a deal be struck before the week is out to restore power sharing. I doubt it myself, Sinn Fein will be very suspicious of some of the language in the Westmister deal while the DUP will not be too bothered now either now that they have the ear of the Tory government. Are those MLA's in Stormont still picking up their salaries since the last election?

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GAA Discussion / Re: We need to talk about Diarmuid
« on: Today at 01:30:47 PM »
It can only be a positive that Dublin have declared a media ban, they were the masters at saying nothing anyway.

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In Brollyland it's ok when Down do it, they are simply anarchist's and create chaos. If Tyrone had committed the same tackles and adopted the same defensive structure it would have been rotten, filthy negative tactic's that have no place in the modern game. I don't have any real issue with what Down done on Saturday evening, it's not that different to what most counties do in the modern game but it's the complete hypocrisy from Brolly.

Dropping the knees into someone on the ground is cowardly and dangerous. It should be a red card and it's scandalous for brolly to praise it.

I'm simply saying that there is no consistency in the analysis. If indeed there was a knee drop by a Down player, it was skirted over and eulogised as 'anarchy' in an affectionate manner by Brolly. Instead he comes out with happy clappy rubbish about chaos and stating that it doesn't matter if it's illegal. If they had been playing with a different set of jerseys the analysis would have been completeley different. 

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Plenty of cliches wheeled out from the banty the next day.

'Empty the tank'
'Shoulder to the wheel'
'Listen boys, let's give every last drop of blood'
'Believe you me, we will give it 150%'
'

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In Brollyland it's ok when Down do it, they are simply anarchist's and create chaos. If Tyrone had committed the same tackles and adopted the same defensive structure it would have been rotten, filthy negative tactic's that have no place in the modern game. I don't have any real issue with what Down done on Saturday evening, it's not that different to what most counties do in the modern game but it's the complete hypocrisy from Brolly. 

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: Today at 10:02:58 AM »
I'm no Dublin fan but Brolly was correct on calling out Spillane on the Connolly hatchet job. Spillane was speaking as a Kerry supporter and not as an impartial pundit. To my knowledge he never commented or criticised the Kerry failed drugs test so he is totally hypocritical.

As for Brolly he is also selective in who or what he criticises. He is in love with Down so he decided to eulogise knee dropping as 'anarchy' and 'chaos' as he called it. If this had been Tyrone I can only think that the narrative would have been totally different.

Hypocrisy of the highest order from both Spillane and Brolly.     

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GAA Discussion / Re: Down v Monaghan - Saturday 24th June at 7pm
« on: June 25, 2017, 05:51:27 PM »
Monaghans big players just didn't perform apart from Hughes at midfield. Wylie was uncharacteristically poor at full back and McManus and McCarron in particular were really poor up front. Maybe I'm totally wrong because I've only seen him play a handful of times but McCarron appears to be very over rated, should have been subbed last night. That said they still could have easily drawn that match last night as they spurned a couple of opportunities to get a late equaliser

As far as Down are concerned you have to give serious credit to Eamon Burns. He looked like a dead man walking until he got his first win in the League this year but is now one game from an unlikely Ulster title. Still think they have a lot of ordinary players but he has them super fit and working to an effective counter attacking system.

You could say the same about Monaghan or Tyrone.

The main difference is that Monaghan and Tyrone have a few players who could be considered in the top 25 players in the country. Down wouldn't have any of those.

All it takes is one year for that perception to change.

Monaghan would only have McManus by my reckoning and although he's a wonderful footballer everyone still knows if you slow him down the rest of Monaghan's attack isn't going to pull a result out of the fire.

For Tyrone you might have Harte or Donnelly, but if they're in the top 25 they would be on the bottom end. Cavanagh was top one or two in country but age has changed things. Tyrone more a solid team than a team with great players imho.

That's fair enough, I'd have Beggan up there also though he had an uncharacteristic meltdown in the 2nd half yesterday.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Dubs v Westmeath 25 June
« on: June 25, 2017, 05:48:02 PM »
The sooner the GAA bring in a tiered championship to stop these type of contests the better. Pointless exercise today, Dublin will have had harder training sessions.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Down v Monaghan - Saturday 24th June at 7pm
« on: June 25, 2017, 03:10:53 PM »
Monaghans big players just didn't perform apart from Hughes at midfield. Wylie was uncharacteristically poor at full back and McManus and McCarron in particular were really poor up front. Maybe I'm totally wrong because I've only seen him play a handful of times but McCarron appears to be very over rated, should have been subbed last night. That said they still could have easily drawn that match last night as they spurned a couple of opportunities to get a late equaliser

As far as Down are concerned you have to give serious credit to Eamon Burns. He looked like a dead man walking until he got his first win in the League this year but is now one game from an unlikely Ulster title. Still think they have a lot of ordinary players but he has them super fit and working to an effective counter attacking system.

You could say the same about Monaghan or Tyrone.

The main difference is that Monaghan and Tyrone have a few players who could be considered in the top 25 players in the country. Down wouldn't have any of those.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Down v Monaghan - Saturday 24th June at 7pm
« on: June 25, 2017, 03:09:20 PM »
I remember watching Monaghan playing against Mayo in the first game of the League and they were far more fired up for that match than they were yesterday. They played that league match like it was an AI final and I remember thinking that they would struggle to maintain that level of intensity for a full season.

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: June 25, 2017, 02:36:42 PM »
Sensible decision by Celtic, why any Celtic fan would want to go near this sectarian hate fest I don't know. Would like to see San Marino team making the argument redundant anyway.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Down v Monaghan - Saturday 24th June at 7pm
« on: June 25, 2017, 02:25:39 PM »
Monaghans big players just didn't perform apart from Hughes at midfield. Wylie was uncharacteristically poor at full back and McManus and McCarron in particular were really poor up front. Maybe I'm totally wrong because I've only seen him play a handful of times but McCarron appears to be very over rated, should have been subbed last night. That said they still could have easily drawn that match last night as they spurned a couple of opportunities to get a late equaliser

As far as Down are concerned you have to give serious credit to Eamon Burns. He looked like a dead man walking until he got his first win in the League this year but is now one game from an unlikely Ulster title. Still think they have a lot of ordinary players but he has them super fit and working to an effective counter attacking system.

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