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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: August 04, 2022, 11:25:38 PM »
How the hell did we get in with them?!

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2022
« on: July 16, 2022, 09:57:39 AM »
The chat I heard is that he pulled out.

Laois / Re: Senior Hurlers 2022
« on: July 09, 2022, 03:41:31 AM »
Someone mentioned Davy Fitz, but.... I don't think so!

General discussion / Re: Russia invades Ukraine Feb 2022
« on: June 24, 2022, 05:50:39 PM »
How do you it's a man?!

But he's right (!); Gript certainly isn't "as right-wing as they come". Also, we have become a leftie cesspit.

General discussion / Re: Russia invades Ukraine Feb 2022
« on: June 22, 2022, 09:16:08 AM »
No, of course things won't go down as quickly. Even when fertiliser prices were going mad, it turned out the companies had increased profits of 14%, and I'd imagine it's the same across all commodities.

As for 'the west' and Putin... Well, maybe another way of looking at all this is that the invasion of Ukraine is a sign of the crumbling influence of The West in today's world. You know, Russia (not just Putin, by the way) reckoned that he'd be safe enough to go ahead and, largely, he's been right. Sure, it's a different mindset from the last century - completely at odds with our atomised, BLM/ gay pride flag-waving world - but he doesn't give a shit. And why should he? The West is faltering, and Russia and China might as well fill the power vacuum. The whole thing is full of so many contradictions, it's hard to know what to think! America and the EU, essentially, writing blank cheques for a pretty dodgy Ukrainian administration, that's led by a Jew and harbours bona-fide 'neo-fascists' which the western media lionises all the time! You know, if any of us in The West were to extol such 'blood and soil' policies as the Ukrainians are now (and fair play to them), then we'd be ostracised as 'far-right' lunatics. And as for our media... We all laugh at the Russian state media propaganda, but the lies from our own lot are more blatant and outlandish every day.

I think Putin will win this war, and I think it will accelerate the decline of influence of the EU and America. We've been on about how China is going to be the next 'big superpower'. Well, I think this could be the tipping point. Some reckon they're eyeing up Taiwan - possibly as early as next year. And w/ Western arms stockpiles somewhat depleted in Ukraine - sure, why not?

Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: June 20, 2022, 07:44:41 PM »
U16s had two squads out on Saturday - 'blue squad' lost to a Wexford selection by six, and 'white squad' beat Westmeath narrowly.

Laois / Re: Senior Hurlers 2022
« on: June 09, 2022, 10:14:07 PM »

Offaly are doing it...why cant we?

Because Offaly were used to past successes and see no reason why they can't get it again if they put in the work. I don't think we really and truly believe we'll ever be on that level, because we never have been - at least, not in living memory.

Just wondering - since we got to a minor final this year, are we in the 'A' tier next year at minor?

Great and all as Cheddar is, staying on as senior manager wouldn't be a good idea, either for him or the team. Surely it's not a runner?

Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling 2022
« on: June 06, 2022, 10:17:21 AM »
Don't know. He could have laid it off, maybe, but I thought Clare needed a goal at that time, so I wouldn't blame him for going for it.

Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: June 04, 2022, 01:52:37 PM »
Not looking too good. Clare faster, better at passing, and much less inclined to fumble the ball.

Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling 2022
« on: May 27, 2022, 09:52:29 PM »
Hotels full of Ukrainians, no?

General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: May 26, 2022, 11:12:11 PM »
Andy Fletcher from Depeche Mode, only 60

That is sad. Was a huge DM fan when I was a "little boy"...

General discussion / Re: Russia invades Ukraine Feb 2022
« on: May 25, 2022, 06:39:09 PM »

Trashing Ukraine and making the west look weak, with the ultimate aim of strengthening the regime’s hold on power, is what drives Kremlin policy at the moment; with Putin as the winner and the only person who can save Russia,” says one European intelligence officer. 

I think it's working.

Laois / Re: Senior Hurlers 2022
« on: May 22, 2022, 09:33:13 PM »
I'm not one for eulogising Brennan, but some of what you say is wrong. We didn't lose all our second year league matches except for one - we got to a quarter final, I'm pretty sure? Against Limerick. Our final game of the Brennan years was in Nowlan Park, and we very nearly beat Clare in it.

Look, I reckon Brennan knew he'd done as much as he could with Laois, and he was probably looking for a way out. He had us going well in the first year, especially, but he can't work miracles. Nevertheless, lads bought into it - and, sadly, they didn't really do that this year.

I fear we'll get bogged down in the McDonagh Cup now for a few years. All the teams in it are at around the same level, and there'll be no easy games. This idea that we can go down and bounce straight back up is wishful thinking.

Laois / Re: Senior Hurlers 2022
« on: May 21, 2022, 03:50:38 PM »
We shall see. But Westmeath are deserving favourites. They should have beaten us in the league relegation last year, as well.

Laois / Re: Senior Hurlers 2022
« on: May 21, 2022, 03:47:19 PM »
God, I hope they do - esp. if our lads lose tonight!

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