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GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2018
« on: January 17, 2018, 12:55:23 AM »
This is a semi final where the loser is likely to be the real winner.  Whoever goes through faces the prospect of a chinning if the Red Hard are in the mood.

Unfortunately Dublin dont play in the McKenna cup, Chinnings are subjective!  :P

GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2018
« on: January 16, 2018, 12:42:13 PM »
Why not?
Is it not all about getting games this time of the year.
Fair enough it's a tough watch for the fans on a cold miserable night but do players not want to be playing games, even if its away from home than training?

Their season might be short enough this year.

the game against Derry has already possibly cost us a couple of players for the first league game according to Geezer in the IN today

Hopefully they're the ones who couldn't kick the ball between the posts.

On a serious note (B flat) the semi-final must be in doubt.

If I was Geezer, Id seriously just consider giving Donegal a walkover

Good job you are not Geezer then, they need to fulfill their obligations, injuries can happen at any time, that said having this game in Ballybofey on a Wednesday night is ridiculous.

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: January 16, 2018, 12:01:57 AM »
I don't know how any ordinary Joe could vote GOP

I do. Trump has done more in a year for black America than Obama did in eight years, the economy is on the uptick, jobs are coming back to the states from abroad and confidence in the working class/middle class is up in relation to the economy.

Between the late 1990s and 2015, non-college-educated white Americans went from 30 per cent less likely to 30 per cent more likely to die in their fifties than non-college-educated African-Americans. White males account for just under a third of America’s population but over two-thirds of its suicides.

Trump has been in office a year, and this is his fault how exactly?

More than half of Trump's tax cuts will go to.the ultra rich.

I have seen different stats to those, but whatever suits your agenda hi!

Trump does not give a f**k about ordinary people.

I disagree, he cares a lot more about them than you lot, unlike Hillory he actually went out and talked to the people and is continuing to do so, working class blacks are doing better as is the middle class, I can fault him for plenty but at some point one of you liberal bucks have to give the man credit for something, the fact you cant speaks volumes and should tell you why your party fucked itself in the last election!

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: January 15, 2018, 11:51:24 PM »
Arsenal looking Martial as part of the deal.

No way should this happen.

It wont, will not happen!

General discussion / Re: Killarney Economic Conference
« on: January 15, 2018, 12:47:31 PM »
Unlike Tony and Stew who wouldn't have any experience of tourists visiting their native places the Kerry's and Killarney in particular are well used to ripping.. err... I mean entertaining visitirs from every where on the planet.

You have obviously never been in Armagh, the place is crawling with tourists ffs! That is what the economy is built on thanks to the village idiots that run the place.

General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: January 15, 2018, 12:45:26 PM »
I couldn't stay up for it, but I was listening on the radio. It was mental. The Westwood one commentators were incredulous. I'll watch back on gamepass today at some stage.

So now we've seen everyone, what's the take for next week.

In the AFC, I still don't trust the Jaguars, but I do like their aggressive defense. The way to beat the Pats is to get Brady off his spot I think, and the Jags are set up to do that. However I don't think you'll find Brady doing too many 5 and 7 step drops. White and Lewis out of the backfield, and Gronk, will be heavily used I think for quick 3 step releases.  Fair play to Bortles, he was above average at the weekend, and Fournette was excellent. The Patriots defense has stiffened though. I think nobody has conceded less over the last 7 weeks of the season or something, after a fairly ropey defensive start, I'm not sure the Jags have enough offense to beat them. One thing to watch though, the Patriots got 8 sacks on Saturday, but that was with a big injury on the Titans O-Line, and to Marriotta himself.  They've had no pass rush all year really, so that was an unexpected bonus. If they don't get pressure on Bortles, and he has a good day, and Fournette can rush for 100 yards, the Jags have a chance.

I think the jaguars format for victory is O Line and D Line Domination. Allowing for time for Bortles and lanes for Fournette on Offense. D line disrupting the PAtriots passing game, and their aggressive D getting a few turnovers.

Patriots format will be to protect Brady, get the ball out quick and relatively short to open the Jags up. That might slow them down a bit and then you can go looking for Hogan and Cooks. On D they need to make Bortles beat them, not Fournette.

The Jags match up well up front, I think this might be close, but I can't see a team led by Bortles beating Brady and the Hoodie. Pats by 10 for me.

The NFC is intriguing as well. Case Keenum is the ultimate journeyman but what a journey this season. And then an undrafted lad from a few miles down the road becomes their big time receiver (Thielen). Diggs as well, and a serviceable running game and a great O Line, plus Kyle Rudolph, added to a normally very good defense, means I think the Vikings may be the most balanced team left. The Eagles had excellent O Line play as well versus the Falcons, but I just don't know if they will hold up against the Vikings, and unless Foles can pull a Keenum, I can't see them getting enough out of Blount and Ajayi to beat this team. If the Vikings play their game, solid, dirty stuff up front, stuffing the run I can't see the Eagles winning it. The Eagles have a great run defense themselves, in fact in the regular season the Eagles had the best Run Defense, and the Vikings were #2, but a lot of that can be attributed to the form of Carson Wentz's Eagles because teams don't tend to run when they are 21 points down! Still they are solid against the run, and on average attempt they are 7th in the league at 3.8 yards per rush, while the Vikings are 5th with 3.7 yards. To me, that seems to suggest that this game will come down to who can win with the ball in the air. The Vikings are giving up 192 yards per game (2nd in the NFL), and 6 yards per passing attempt (joint best in the league). The Eagles are giving up 6.5 yards per attempt (4th in the league) and are 127th best in total yards at 227 ypg. Again that is skewed by the fact teams had to throw against them.

This week, the Best pass defence in the league will be going up against Nick Foles, and assuming the run defense holds up, that's not a good matchup for the Eagles. the leveller may be the conditions in Philly. The crowd is fanatical, and if the weather is rough, then it becomes a lot harder for a Dome team. But if the weather is relatively benign, I think the Vikings set up the first ever (I think) home advantage superbowl. 28-21.

The Pats got their dream opponent in the Jags, they have the best QB of all time at the peak of his powers and they have Gronk, another all time great as well as a D line that as usual is overperforming, I expect the Pats to throw everything at the Jags, they will move the chains with screen passes and slant passes and then they will go for the jugular here and there just to keep them honest, I cannot see the Jags being within two scores of the Pats!  ;D

The other game is fascinating, that said I fully expect the vikings to implode somehow, its what they do, they even did it yesterday only to be bailed out by a glory hunting knucklehead who incredibly went for the sportscentre highlight reel play instead of wrapping his man up and downing him inbounds.

Pats Eagles for me with the usual suspects coming out on top, anybody but the Vikings will do me, they ahve always been classless and useless and I fully expect this to continue.

GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2018
« on: January 15, 2018, 12:36:33 PM »
So Armagh win the game that according to the Irish News no-one wanted to win ::)

Maybe McGeeney prefers the Newsletter. What did the Newsletter say about today's match?

It said that with Armagh having home advantage they should just prove too strong for a Londonderry team that are minus several of their best players due to involvement with the RA their clubs ;)


Very good illdecide. )

General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: January 15, 2018, 01:14:57 AM »
That was class!!

It was class right up until the rookie shit himself and decided to curl up into a ball and let the queens score an uncontested TD with ten seconds left.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: January 14, 2018, 05:07:27 PM »
Pros for me are positioning, handling crosses, more physical on corners, more vocal in the box and better with ball at feet.
Mignolet better shot stopper.
Both for me are mid table keepers. Will be interesting to see how VVD settles that defence.

Terrible effort on the goal, to be beaten from there at the near post is criminal, hands too low and if they are ever going to win the league they need a massive upgrade in goalkeeper.

General discussion / Re: The Gender Pay Gap
« on: January 14, 2018, 03:06:39 PM »
80 dollars a day sounds weird. How could any movie actress agree to that?

I believe this was just for the reshoots with the new actor, she had a clause in her contract and yer man didnt.

General discussion / Re: Killarney Economic Conference
« on: January 13, 2018, 06:13:12 PM »
I see the Butchers Apron/Union Jack flying proudly outside the hotel in Killarney,hosting this conference today.

I wonder if the sheep shaggers took it down, stuck a picture of the queen on it, built a bonfire and burned it would the Loyalists/Unionists in the north have a shit fit?????

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: January 13, 2018, 06:11:22 PM »
I would add stew, just how are people supposed to react to his daily lies and provocations?

Let it slide? Ignore him?

He’s the f**king president, and he carries on like a deranged, big mouth drunk in the corner of the pub.

I get that you’re delighted that he pisses off liberals. One must question why he doesn’t piss YOU off however.

He does on a daily basis, every friggin day, that said like you lot I have an agenda and that agenda does not need me piling on this feckin eejit of a prez every day, like you lot I tend to highlight the lefts shit, just as you lot do the right.

Trump is no republican and I have no gra for the man but again I do love it when he f**ks off the liberals at every turn, the more stress he causes the f**kers the better in my opinion.

He pisses you off every day, but you come here reveling in the fact that he pisses us off too, trying to dress it up as some kind of failing on our part and whining (ludicrously) yesterday that "they hate him no president has ever been hated since Lincoln".

All right then. Congrats to you!

I do, I hate with a passion your main causes, Abortion, BLM, I hate Trump bashing, the lack of accountability and corruption in your party, the cop hating, the fact that you added over 60 new ways for a male or a female to desribe themselves, tranny bathrooms, the unbelievable debt the left put the USA in, Benghazi, Clinton, Russia, Fake News, safe spaces, cop killings, frying em like bacon etc, your hollywood heroes molesting and harassing women and again not taking accountability fr any of this, there is more, plenty more but these are reasons I love to see liberals squirm and get stressed when that clampett Trump drops another clanger, and the best, the absolue best part of al of this is...he has always been a Democrat!!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Sure Stew fecked aff when the going got tough in the North, proper Irish man him

Wind up, poor effort kid. I left in 96 so noooooooooooo.

I should have left earlier, I dont give a shite what Religion anyone is,that said I am very much a nationalist and think along pro Irish lines, I have a certain level of disdain for unionism and I make no apologies for that.

General discussion / Re: The Gender Pay Gap
« on: January 13, 2018, 05:55:33 PM »
I had a reply typed til I saw the reply. I fear this has descended into mayhem sooner than you anticipated screenexile...

My firm publishes pay gap info - it performs well. The issue isn't the gap for us, more so female representation at more senior levels, which is pretty shocking but representative of the corporate world at present (though changing).

I hope the wemen that are at the top levels are queer, trans etc and not a one of them is a white privilege hetro! ::)

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: January 13, 2018, 12:26:42 PM »
Greg Sargent


Trump and his allies have deployed endless euphemisms to cover up a basic fact: Trumpism is a reaction to the *ethnic and racial* mix of the U.S. population. It is *white* nationalism. That mask has now been torn off for good

Trumpism is heavily driven by a reactionary backlash to the current ethnic and racial mix of the U.S. population — it is white nationalism, despite all the what-me-racist protestation to the contrary.

Trump’s comments also reveal that this basic truth is shaping the White House’s policy stances in the current immigration debate, something that is also being obscured with all sorts of rhetorical trickery. Trump’s comments have upended the negotiations underway over a deal to protect the “dreamers.” But it can no longer be denied that Trump opposes the deal at least in part because it does not do enough to resist or roll back ongoing racial and demographic trends.

In light of Trump’s apparent claim that he wants to prioritize people from countries such as Norway, the uglier white nationalist cast of all of this is inescapable. Trump’s fellow travelers have gone to great lengths to obscure this basic reality. In a now-infamous exchange, CNN’s Jim Acosta asked White House immigration hard-liner Stephen Miller whether Trump’s policies are designed “to engineer the racial and ethnic flow of people into this country.” Miller reacted with outrage and repeatedly cast the goal as reducing the mere numbers of immigrants — ostensibly to protect U.S. workers from competition — which he said was in keeping with previous periods of lower immigration.

It is very hard to disentangle the goal of reducing the overall numbers of immigrant arrivals from the goal of shifting our current ethnic and racial mix. But Trump has now left little to no doubt that the real animating impulse is the latter.

'In light of Trumps apparent clain' WOW, in this 'apparent claim' You forgot to mention he apparently included people from Asia, yes, those white Asians, he is dying to snap up the white Asians to go with the Norwegians, apparently he wants the red chinese as well!

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