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GAA Discussion / Re: Rule changes to improve football
« Last post by BennyCake on Today at 06:10:51 PM »
Something to stop the mass defence; see this strangling the game at all levels now. Don't know the best way to approach it, though

Less numbers.
General discussion / Net Neutrallity.
« Last post by Denn Forever on Today at 06:10:38 PM »
The FCC in the states are taking steps to controlling the Internet.  May affect streaming speeds.
Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« Last post by clonadmad on Today at 06:09:51 PM »
If these Gaels outfits had to give a commitment that they would be in place for say a minimum of 3 years in order for it to be approved by the C/B,it might stop some of these short term amalgamations.

Break up before the 3 years is up,the penalty is that you can't enter into another amalgamation for 3 years after the date of your original agreement.

I.e. Have an agreement in place 2018-2020,break up before 2020,it's 2023 before the C/B can approve any other Gaels proposal from the clubs involved.
General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« Last post by theskull1 on Today at 06:07:17 PM »
In isolation ... fair enough ... no big deal IMO

But its your thing T ... its what you do on a regular basis. That informs people about the way you roll and judge you accordingly for it

MW A football team like the current IFA one,using exclusively Unionist symbols and whose fans add the No Surrender lyric to the National Anthem they steal from the English team,would be obsolete in any independent North.Indeed that is the whole point of making the North independent, i.e. Removing the competing allegiances to two different sovereign territories,neither of whom wants nor understands us,and which causes such division and dysfunction,and will always make one community a winner and the other a loser,in their own psyches.

By the way I experienced the unrelenting sectarianism of Windsor Park (after a gap of 20 years) at the recent Linfield V Celtic tie.It was so bad a guy I knew asked the stewards to escort him and his grown up sons out of the stadium early in the second half,and took shameful abuse on the way out when the penny finally dropped with the hordes of the reason for his escort to the exit
Err, you were at a Linfield game and not a Northern Ireland game.  As such, your rather unpleasant experience which you describe above, has hee-haw to do with watching Northern Ireland at the 'National Stadium at Windsor Park'.
NI is not a nation.
It is mar dhea.
General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« Last post by longballin on Today at 05:30:31 PM »
It was a joke about a fictional funeral scenario of a tennis player who just died.I would have used it about Rod Laver or Billie Jean King had they died of old age.

I don't find cancer funny,it took my brother at the age of 35 and my mother.

which is very tragic and I am sorry to hear that Tony; however it makes your behaviour on this thread all the more difficult to fathom.
General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« Last post by Syferus on Today at 05:30:30 PM »
He's not soft centred  ;)

He's also five foot seven and a midfielder.

Just because he's black doesn't mean you're getting Kante #2. More creative player than that.

Thanks Syferus - I've never seen him play before

It's not that he's useless defending - from all I've heard he's an all-rounder but he could be as much a Courtiniho replacement as a Henderson-type replacement depending on how he's used.

In other words you’re as much in the dark as everyone else  ;D

No, he is mainly used as an attacking midfielder at RBL, which you can see very clearly in his goals and assist stats.

The reason there could be any doubt is because Liverpool is so woeful at the back that Klopp may be tempted to play him deeper in a less natural position.

I remember you trying to pull the same tone when I told you Kolasinac from the same league was a great buy - you’ve been quiet enough on that while he’s became one of the best full backs in the EPL.

The bit in bold suggests to me you are passing internet gained knowledge off as your own. Fair play to you if you watch enough German  football to know better and I apologise if so.. I vaguely remember a conversation before, didn't realise it was with you, I'd say the point I was trying to make was that in general us football fans talk shite and sometimes players that we know little about gain almost mythical qualities.

On Kolasinic, I have to say I've not noticed whether he's any good or not, he is in my fantasy team though and has been good for a few points.

The bit in bold is you trying to read far too much between the lines. If your only response is 'you know nuthin', it's no response at all.
General discussion / Re: Premier League 2017/18
« Last post by Boycey on Today at 05:29:39 PM »
Niasse, unlucky or not?

Unlucky for me, at normal speed it looks a pen and I'm not sure super slow motion does players justice in these situations as it can be hard to see exact contact point. I thought there was enough doubt in it for them not to ban him.

Although something has to be done about diving its a bit strange that something that would only get a yellow card at the time becomes a two match ban after the event?
GAA Discussion / Re: Rule changes to improve football
« Last post by thewobbler on Today at 05:27:51 PM »
2 refs
1 timeclock
4 hand pass max before kicking
0 Mickey Harte style of play

Also don't allow the ball back to your own half when in opponents half.

Keep the mark from kick outs and introduce a 40 yard line that kick outs must pass.

Maybe 2 points for shots outside the 50..

Wouldn't have a problem with most of those but the one in bold would be a disaster, teams would just fall back to the halfway line to defend; if you carry it over, you'd get swarmed, if you kick it, they'd have plenty of men back

I don’t know about that. Keep-ball is more possible under the current system because you can switch flanks when the opposition crowdsout one of them - as the whole play generally moves across rather than up and down. But two carefully positioned forwards around the 45 and the 21 on the other flank would seriously limit that option in terms of playing keep-ball in your own half. So you’d be forced forward.
Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« Last post by longballin on Today at 05:27:37 PM »
Same as that - Larry Strain the man,
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