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#1
This  thread has turned  very dark.

Maybe we need a new  singer to discuss, before someone  takes out a slash hook.
#2
Quote from: twohands!!! on March 02, 2024, 01:48:30 PMOn the UEFA requirements adding significant costs - I did see either a document or an article somewhere back when PuC was at the planning stage about how much extra meeting UEFA requirements would add to the cost and even back then it was a massive amount for the PUC project -  I can't remember the figure but from what I do recall it wasn't far off doubling the cost of the entire project. I want to say something like €50m million back when the PUC project was around the €70 million mark. I remember seeing it and knowing there was no chance PuC would ever meet the UEFA requirements. Also from what I remember a lot of the UEFA requirements were stuff that would be of no benefit to the GAA - there had to be a massive facility for the media and also there was a big requirement for corporate entertaining - from what I remember it was way way beyond what PuC would ever need even accounting for the wildest estimates of the Cork County Board.

Also I'd imagine that in any budget the hard deadline of the Euros would add a significant percentage to the overall cost.

If the Euro 2028 requirements were dropped I could see it saving a significant amount of the total cost. However if that was the case I could see London not being willing to contribute much if anything to the budget.

Well, there ya go

To hell with the Euros and  with  UEFA and their demands for a heli-pad, monorail  and a rotating cake stand in  the  corporate lounge. 

No point building  unnecessary stuff that'll never  be needed in a GAA stadium.  Build Casement for GAA purposes I'm sure won't be  costing £308m
#3
The boxing  event in Roscommon  :o
#4
General discussion / Re: On this day.
March 02, 2024, 12:34:36 PM
Cormac McAnallen , died 20 years ago  today. 2nd March 2004.
#5
Quote from: weareros on March 01, 2024, 10:40:20 PM
Quote from: AustinPowers on March 01, 2024, 10:28:05 PM
Quote from: weareros on March 01, 2024, 10:02:31 PM
Quote from: AustinPowers on March 01, 2024, 09:50:42 PMAm I correct  in saying the original cost was £77 million? Now it's £308  million?  That is mad

Would a squad of  Polish builders do it for less?

That was 2011. GAA was not planning for a stadium that meets UEFA requirements. Even Croke Park or Páirc Uí Chaoimh or indeed any GAA stadium in Ireland would not meet UEFA requirements. Construction costs have also gone through the roof post Covid.

Yes it was 2011, but £77m was also  the cost for a  bigger stadium (38k if I recall).  So that makes the current  Price even madderer.

Why would Croke Park not meet UEFA requirements?  Sure it hosted  soccer  qualifiers. As does Landsdowne Rosd currently

What exactly  are these supposed UEFA requirements ? A heli-pad for the suits  to fly in?  A mono-rail  for  them to get to their seats?

I believe they don't allow temporary seating for the Euros which would mean the Hill end would be empty.

The main point is U.K./Ireland bid submitted Casement Park so the British government should do the honouable thing and pay up. It's not as if the Euros won't be contributing to their economy. Heaton Harris is playing to the bigots of the world with his we won't pay if it costs too much. They committed to hosting and committed to this stadium so get the wallet out.

Ha! Honourable? The Tories?!! 

They'll just move the  Casement games to  Glasgow or Liverpool , and  pin the failure of NI not being involved  on the GAA, Irish  government and Sinn Fein .

How much  for a non-UEFA approved Casement ? Is it still £308m?

I was all on for the Euros coming , but between the bigoted NI fans , unionist parties,  and the Tories,  then F**k the lot of them. Screw the  Euros, just build  Casement for the GAA.
#6
Quote from: weareros on March 01, 2024, 10:02:31 PM
Quote from: AustinPowers on March 01, 2024, 09:50:42 PMAm I correct  in saying the original cost was £77 million? Now it's £308  million?  That is mad

Would a squad of  Polish builders do it for less?

That was 2011. GAA was not planning for a stadium that meets UEFA requirements. Even Croke Park or Páirc Uí Chaoimh or indeed any GAA stadium in Ireland would not meet UEFA requirements. Construction costs have also gone through the roof post Covid.

Yes it was 2011, but £77m was also  the cost for a  bigger stadium (38k if I recall).  So that makes the current   Price even madderer.

Why would Croke Park not meet UEFA requirements?  Sure it hosted  soccer  qualifiers. As does Landsdowne Rosd currently

What exactly  are these supposed UEFA requirements ? A heli-pad for the suits  to fly in?  A mono-rail  for  them to get to their seats?
#7
Am I correct  in saying the original cost was £77 million? Now it's £308  million?  That is mad

Would a squad of  Polish builders do it for less?
#8
General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
March 01, 2024, 04:29:07 PM
Quote from: Armagh18 on March 01, 2024, 11:48:23 AM
Quote from: AustinPowers on March 01, 2024, 10:53:19 AM
Quote from: NAG1 on March 01, 2024, 10:15:53 AM
Quote from: Armagh18 on February 29, 2024, 10:25:41 PMSee Rashford has some shite on his social media giving out about people questioning his commitment. Be better off doing his talking on the pitch. If he'd put a shift in I honestly wouldnt mind if he wasn't playing well but the effort just isn't there. 

Got to the stage where he wants to ride the wave of being the local boy doing good when things are going well, but when they aren't going well he doesn't want the attention that comes with being the local boy.

Genuine question:

Would Rashford  be gone from  United if it wasn't  for his school dinner  thing?
Think he'd still be there given he'd a couple of very good seasons (goal scoring wise), his all round play, attitude and workrate was still poor.

Actually maybe not even seasons more like periods of a few months. If PSG were to come in I'd bite their hand off

He scored a few  leading up to the World Cup. But he was brutal for a good  18 months before that.

Now he's back  to his  "couldn't give a frig"  setting.

Selling him after  his school dinner thing would  have been akin to shooting Bambi.  The dinner thing definitely prolonged his United  career in my opinion.
#9
General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
March 01, 2024, 10:53:19 AM
Quote from: NAG1 on March 01, 2024, 10:15:53 AM
Quote from: Armagh18 on February 29, 2024, 10:25:41 PMSee Rashford has some shite on his social media giving out about people questioning his commitment. Be better off doing his talking on the pitch. If he'd put a shift in I honestly wouldnt mind if he wasn't playing well but the effort just isn't there. 

Got to the stage where he wants to ride the wave of being the local boy doing good when things are going well, but when they aren't going well he doesn't want the attention that comes with being the local boy.

Genuine question:

Would Rashford  be gone from  United if it wasn't  for his school dinner  thing?
#10
Any recommendations  for the next  band/singer?

U2 talk seems to  have  dried up
#11
Derry v Dublin
Mayo v Roscommon
Kerry v Tyrone
Monaghan v Galway

Fermanagh v Armagh
Cavan v Meath
Donegal v Louth
Cork v Kildare

Limerick v Clare
Antrim v Westmeath
Down v Sligo
Offaly v Wicklow

Carlow v Wexford
Laois v London
Tipperary v Waterford
Longford v Leitrim DRAW
#12
General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
February 29, 2024, 03:24:17 PM
Quote from: Ethan Tremblay on February 29, 2024, 03:13:48 PM
Quote from: An Watcher on February 29, 2024, 02:26:16 PMJesus christ when you compare some of these clowns to the likes of Denis irwin and the money the clowns have earned in comparison.  Mental

Speaking of clowns, it looks like Pogba is done as a professional.  A happy ending to a mercenary player that spoiled the club the past 10 years. 

I seen that. Good  riddance to him.  He is an  absolute tube. I don't think I've despised  a player as much as him in an United  shirt.
#13
General discussion / Re: King Charles III
February 28, 2024, 01:26:55 PM
Quote from: Taylor on February 28, 2024, 12:20:14 PM
Quote from: imtommygunn on February 28, 2024, 10:48:36 AMOnly realised about the kate middleton gone missing stuff yesterday. I don't pay much heed but there is some funny stuff on it. (Not seen since something like december the 23rd allegedly)

Probably getting a tummy tuck after the birth of the kids.

Would put her out of action for some time

Maybe Wills gave her the same treatment as Harry got.  Pointing a finger at her  before pushing  her  to  the floor and breaking the dog bowl
#14
Out of interest, what do you recommend for  a new All Ireland anthem when  a United Ireland happens?

For me, it has to be Ghost Town by  The Specials
#15
Quote from: RedHand88 on February 26, 2024, 03:36:16 PM
Quote from: Dreadnought on February 26, 2024, 03:33:41 PM
Quote from: RedHand88 on February 26, 2024, 03:29:20 PM
Quote from: snoopdog on February 26, 2024, 02:54:00 PM
Quote from: p3427977 on February 26, 2024, 01:30:44 PMSensible post by UUP Cllr.

https://twitter.com/mclaren_linzi/status/1762098575566135753?t=M8EW_Gf2e2tL6RxBZBGiIQ&s=19
This lady is what the future of politics should be. Fair play to her.

Deleted, what did it say? Was she speaking too much common sense?
She was. basically that she sees the reason for it. She deleted the 1st in the thread, but the other tweets under remain

https://twitter.com/mclaren_linzi/status/1762098577327771767


Very pragmatic of her. No doubt she'll get blowback from the troglodytes.

That's her  political career finished so.