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GAA Discussion / Re: Rule Change Needed to Stop Puke Keep-Ball
« on: June 24, 2022, 10:01:14 PM »
"Paul Rouse: Eight rule changes that could help to improve Gaelic Football" https://www.irishexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/arid-40902359.html

Why make one change when you can make 8!!

A lot of sense in those ideas in fairness
Most of them.

Not too sure about the 1v1 throw in or picking the ball off the ground. Seeing 2 women scrabbling on the ground to get the ball up is no great advertisement for the game.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rule Change Needed to Stop Puke Keep-Ball
« on: June 24, 2022, 09:53:45 PM »
Ditch the mark.
Trial 13 aside and leave it at that.

Take away a sub as well. More space, more running, and less fresh legs from the bench. Games could be absolutely manic in the last 10 /15 mins.
More space means more running and so it will benefit the athletes rather than the ballers.

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General discussion / Re: Rail strike, RMT & Mick Lynch appreciation
« on: June 23, 2022, 04:30:39 PM »
The line that payrises will cause more inflation is a cracker too.

There was and is going to be a period of civil unrest with the way the cost of living is going vs wages. Wait until winter and people need to pay for heating too and with petrol fast approaching 2 pound sterling a litre plus.

They do.

How?

We're talking about people here on the breadline, not increasing someones already large disposable income.

A ticket collector getting 33k is not on the breadline ffs.

In London you would.

How about platform staff on £20K a year?


Two economists on Newsnight stipulated that the current inflation spike isn't being caused by wage growth (unit labour which is very low at the minute) but the non labour input costs which is driving the current spike in inflation as well as excess corporate profits which they talk about and is something the government can make changes to but have so far chosen not to.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0018lt0/newsnight-22062022

13 minutes in.

The lady in particular who had no ties to the Tory's or Boris made it clear that the raising of interest rates was entirely the wrong thing to do as this current spike isn't caused by excess spending.

Have a listen yourself.

I have been saying that for a while.
The BoE puts interest rates down to discourage saving and encourage spending. Kick start the economy.
The BOE puts interest rates up to discourage spending and encourage saving. Rein in rampant consumer spending.
However it is not people going mad and buying TVís and holidays that is causing inflation.

When your only tool is a hammer every problem looks like a nail.

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General discussion / Re: Rail strike, RMT & Mick Lynch appreciation
« on: June 23, 2022, 04:27:18 PM »
Named his hero as James Connolly. The man can do no wrong!  ;D

He's still an unrepentant Brexiteer!!!
A very short sighted strategy to keep the  labour pool down and protect members by limiting immigration!

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: June 15, 2022, 10:19:09 AM »
Whats the thought process there, is it to get them into a habit of winning and a winning mentality? Obvious pitfalls there that development stagnant and rude awakening when stepping it up a level but here who knows, winning games and titles will certainly keep all the players turning out.
It only works if no other team does it. If there is another shark in the water a club could find itself with 6-7 easy games, 2 tankings and no silverware, not even competitive football to aid development.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: June 09, 2022, 11:37:16 AM »
Carrickmore or Coalisland will tighten significantly after the first round.

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General discussion / Re: Covid...Travel issue
« on: June 08, 2022, 05:56:21 PM »
The VeriFLY app does something similar in terms of providing guidance based on destination.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: June 08, 2022, 12:34:10 PM »
Some crackers in there.

Ardboe v Omagh
Dromore v Killyclogher

Moy v Errigal Ciaran
Trillick v Dungannon

Moortown v Clonoe
Greencastle v Donaghmore

Carrickmore v Coalisland
Loughmacrory v Derrylaughan

Dromore v Errigal and Donaghmore v Carrickmore for the semi-finals.
Would Donaghmore be capable of recreating Dungannonís championship run of 2020 or is it too soon for their young players yet? They are bound to fancy themselves on that side of the draw?
I edited my original post. I think Moortown could take them after beating Clonoe. May be a year too soon.

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General discussion / Re: America`s Gun Culture
« on: June 08, 2022, 08:23:19 AM »
Incels get blamed for most shootings which is discrimination. The media tried to bring incels into the Texas shooting due to his loner status. All the men in prisons are non incel men with many previous girlfriends yet the media call us the dangerous ones? Only one US shooting had incel roots, Isla Vista in 2014. All other shootings were related to mental illness or racism. What America really needs to do is sort out the bullying in their schools but I don't think it can be sorted as it is a part of human nature to bully the weak.
Where to start with that sentenceÖ.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: June 07, 2022, 09:08:49 PM »
Some crackers in there.

Ardboe v Omagh
Dromore v Killyclogher

Moy v Errigal Ciaran
Trillick v Dungannon

Moortown v Clonoe
Greencastle v Donaghmore

Carrickmore v Coalisland
Loughmacrory v Derrylaughan

Dromore v Errigal and Moortown Donaghmore v Carrickmore for the semi-finals.

EDIT. Changed my mind. I think Moortown could beat Donaghmore in the QF.

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Yeah came across Mr Beattie there. I'd say social media pile on is just the medicine for these creatures, they'd probably only get a slap on the wrist by cops anyway I suppose.
So has Beattie put a statement out via Brysons PA firm yet or is he not a Ďmemberí?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rule Change Needed to Stop Puke Keep-Ball
« on: June 01, 2022, 04:01:16 PM »
Would a rule like the have in Basketball where once the ball goes beyond the halfway line it can't go back.  Can try to play keep ball but opposition have a greater chance of getting back.

Would love to see what counter action there would be to this. Create a horse shoe around the player once he crosses the line so you give them no option but to go back and concede a free. You really have to think of the reactions to this, and what coaches would do. You could make the game far far worse by trying to introduce something like this.

And then the counter-counter action might be to move the ball forward more quickly and not get caught isolated on the half way line? You know like in basketball?

Maybe more fist passing, easiest way to move the ball quickly and accurately!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rule Change Needed to Stop Puke Keep-Ball
« on: May 31, 2022, 09:58:50 AM »
I believe in any future changes should be limited, and tested, and only considered if they make a referees life easier.
Therefore I would make two rule changes that will make the game easier to referee, based on the premise above from
Wobbler.
1. No back passes inside or into your own half. This promotes getting the ball as quickly as possible into the attacking half of the field , and keeps more forwards up front . Itís easy to police on any pitch by one referee. Itís even simpler than the current specific ďno pass back to the keeper from a kick-outĒ.
2. Black card is for a cynical foul taking a player to the ground (whether pull, push or trip ) . I would ditch the blocking the runner as a black card , as it is too much open to interpretation and is largely ignored by referees now.

I watched the game on bbc today . I found it intriguing and entertaining, tough but sporting, with no little skill eg point scoring , tackling, defensive brilliance, tactical nous. 32 scores. There was a full house in a brilliant venue and a great GAA county won their first senior title in 24 years. Genuine role models such as mckaigue and Rodgers who have been playing football and hurling ~12 months of the year for the past 10 years, with little Intercounty reward .
I didnít listen to Rte and itís only when I logged in here that I realised how brutal a game it was😂🤦🏻‍♂️.
We were treated to over two hours last night of soccer with only 1 score , and a team that totally dominated going home with nothing ( that rarely happens in GAA).
Rte GAA coverage is an absolute disgrace with unfunny soundbites , sensationalism, arrogant former stars regailing their past glories & lazy analysis , whilst ignoring the elephants in the room , financial Doping and the provincial cakewalks in Munster and Leinster giving Dublin and Kerry an advantage every year. Give me Marty Clarke and Peter Canavanís analysis before SeŠn cavanagh and Darragh OíShea.

I was a neutral today and really enjoyed the game on the Bbc.

Dublin cakewalks in their half empty national stadium home venue will destroy our game sooner than a gladiatorial derby in a neutral arena bursting at the seams.

No back passes into or within your own half. The ball can only go forward?
A player has possession on his own 40 and 2 men tackle him he canít lay the ball back to a supporting player,  he has to try to take them on or give up possession?
I think the proposal is that once the ball is over the half way line, you can't play it back into your half, easy to police. But I'm not sure there's a problem with the scenario you painted anyway!
No back passes is very different from no passing back over the half way line. The latter is easy to police, the former comes down to judgement calls about the angle of the pass.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rule Change Needed to Stop Puke Keep-Ball
« on: May 30, 2022, 11:51:51 AM »
I believe in any future changes should be limited, and tested, and only considered if they make a referees life easier.
Therefore I would make two rule changes that will make the game easier to referee, based on the premise above from
Wobbler.
1. No back passes inside or into your own half. This promotes getting the ball as quickly as possible into the attacking half of the field , and keeps more forwards up front . Itís easy to police on any pitch by one referee. Itís even simpler than the current specific ďno pass back to the keeper from a kick-outĒ.
2. Black card is for a cynical foul taking a player to the ground (whether pull, push or trip ) . I would ditch the blocking the runner as a black card , as it is too much open to interpretation and is largely ignored by referees now.

I watched the game on bbc today . I found it intriguing and entertaining, tough but sporting, with no little skill eg point scoring , tackling, defensive brilliance, tactical nous. 32 scores. There was a full house in a brilliant venue and a great GAA county won their first senior title in 24 years. Genuine role models such as mckaigue and Rodgers who have been playing football and hurling ~12 months of the year for the past 10 years, with little Intercounty reward .
I didnít listen to Rte and itís only when I logged in here that I realised how brutal a game it was😂🤦🏻‍♂️.
We were treated to over two hours last night of soccer with only 1 score , and a team that totally dominated going home with nothing ( that rarely happens in GAA).
Rte GAA coverage is an absolute disgrace with unfunny soundbites , sensationalism, arrogant former stars regailing their past glories & lazy analysis , whilst ignoring the elephants in the room , financial Doping and the provincial cakewalks in Munster and Leinster giving Dublin and Kerry an advantage every year. Give me Marty Clarke and Peter Canavanís analysis before SeŠn cavanagh and Darragh OíShea.

I was a neutral today and really enjoyed the game on the Bbc.

Dublin cakewalks in their half empty national stadium home venue will destroy our game sooner than a gladiatorial derby in a neutral arena bursting at the seams.

No back passes into or within your own half. The ball can only go forward?
A player has possession on his own 40 and 2 men tackle him he canít lay the ball back to a supporting player,  he has to try to take them on or give up possession?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Derry V Donegal Ulster final 2022
« on: May 29, 2022, 06:25:08 PM »
Well done Derry.
Gallagher has got them a bit of belief and a title to go with it.
Sometimes you have to go negative just to become competitive and get results. The likes of Heron and Rogers have been about long enough with nothing to show for it.

The closeness of the game, not the quality, made it compelling viewing.

Canavan and McConville over Cavanagh for analysis every day.

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