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General discussion / Re: Premier League 2021-22
« on: May 23, 2022, 07:54:04 PM »
It amazes me how Liverpool out-work other teams week after week with such a small first team group and playing across four competitions.  Theyíve added Dias and Jota, but they remain a small squad with the likes of Trent, Salah, Robertson playing week in and week out when fit.  Their S&C coach must be a miracle worker.

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: May 23, 2022, 02:51:53 PM »
I donít like that bit where the panellists stand up in a row and try to use the graphics.  Theyíre so busy trying to press the correct graphics button that they donít speak with any flow.  Itís not good tv. Subtle difference but match of the day pre-programme the graphics and the panellists can chat away.

Jesus, Derek MCGraths book couldn't have been any bigger...
I havenít seen a catechism since primary school.

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: May 22, 2022, 11:04:41 PM »
I donít like that bit where the panellists stand up in a row and try to use the graphics.  Theyíre so busy trying to press the correct graphics button that they donít speak with any flow.  Itís not good tv. Subtle difference but match of the day pre-programme the graphics and the panellists can chat away.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Tailteann Cup 2022
« on: May 16, 2022, 07:00:42 PM »
Larry McCarthy says thereíll be a host of marketing initiatives to promote the Tailteann Cip.  Money down the drain.  It takes a LOT of money to get something off the ground and make the public aware of it and what itís about.  The grassroots GAA supporter already knows what Senior, Intermediate and Junior is.  It wouldnít have needed a penny spent if weíd gone down that road. 

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: May 09, 2022, 08:41:05 PM »
But even Brolly was a dose at times. When he focused on the games he was good, but then he would go off on one.
There is zero homework done and they are getting a few quid.

Sky and BBC are so far ahead, but as I said the technical crew are the same really. Like I said, clean house and raid the podcasts.
I miss aul Jimmy Smyth all the same.  He was great on BBC.

He was a co-commentator on some of the Beosport Ulster GAA games
Didnít know that.  He put down the BBC mic too soon.

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GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: May 09, 2022, 08:07:46 PM »
But even Brolly was a dose at times. When he focused on the games he was good, but then he would go off on one.
There is zero homework done and they are getting a few quid.

Sky and BBC are so far ahead, but as I said the technical crew are the same really. Like I said, clean house and raid the podcasts.
I miss aul Jimmy Smyth all the same.  He was great on BBC. 

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General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 08, 2022, 08:11:40 PM »
While it's a good election result for Sinn Fein, it doesn't bring a border poll success any closer. The problem is that there is a much greater chance of a successful border poll if it isn't led by Sinn Fein. The numbers breakdown is approx 40-20-40 and the middle ground is where it will be won and lost. That together with the 33% of current non voters. Unionist politicians have done almost everything in their power to alienate the 20% middle ground with their decisions in recent years but there is still a lot of ground work to be done to convince a sufficient amount of these same Alliance voters to vote to change the status quo. This will be won and lost mostly on economics, health, education and the day to day stuff that matter to people. Therefore it is more important that SDLP or other shades of civic nationalism gets behind the preparatory work. Sinn Fein support for a UI is a given in the same way that DUP/TUV is a given on the unionist side.

The key to moving forward is as you rightly say , 'the preparatoty work' . What will a UI look like, its implications for our unionist neighbours,  how will their identity be perserved , will there be a NI assembly , leading to full integration down the line.
Unlike Brexit, these points all  need addressed   thought through and agreed , so no one is left in an uncertain future.
All parties need to look forward to discussing at all level of the politic.
From the pit of my stomach I believe we are so much better making our own decisions on our own island, rather than twats like Brandon Lewis and Boris Johnston making decisions on our behalf when they clearly couldnít care less about the place.  This fundamental point needs made more often.   

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General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 07, 2022, 01:53:34 PM »
DUP down to one seat in North Antrim is incredible. 

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General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 07, 2022, 11:44:46 AM »
Hopefully Boris will make Jeffrey a promise on the Protocol and we can get Stormont up and running.  Sure he can break it later.

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General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 04, 2022, 03:38:58 PM »
Iíd like someone to publish what the A-Z of a United Ireland would look like. The economic case, funding, EU support, case studies of similar sized economies, provision/funding of public services, dealing with identity and how Unionists would be part of it and respected, anthem/flag/identity, the parliamentary arrangements, constitution  etc etc.

It needs to be published in black and white so it can be debated and improved.  I donít mean a conference here and there for Republicans, I mean a proper piece of work laid out for all to see nationally and internationally.

Take a first stab at it there and we'll all weigh in afterwards  :)
How do these Go Fund Me pages work!

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General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 04, 2022, 02:58:05 PM »
Iíd like someone to publish what the A-Z of a United Ireland would look like. The economic case, funding, EU support, case studies of similar sized economies, provision/funding of public services, dealing with identity and how Unionists would be part of it and respected, anthem/flag/identity, the parliamentary arrangements, constitution  etc etc.

It needs to be published in black and white so it can be debated and improved.  I donít mean a conference here and there for Republicans, I mean a proper piece of work laid out for all to see nationally and internationally.

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General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 03, 2022, 10:37:54 PM »
Is some food really 8-19% more expensive in Tesco, Sainsburys & Asda here compared to GB? 

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General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: April 30, 2022, 01:32:53 PM »
Lucid Talk have published where their poll indicates transfers will go.  Three quarters from TUV would go to DUP.  No surprise, I thought it might be higher, but that will get 2 or 3 DUP candidates over the line.
Whatís really interesting is to see over 50% of Alliance transfers would go to SF and SDLP.  Alliance seem to have attracted a lot of nationalist voters.  A few years ago we would have dismissed them as posh Unionists.

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General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: April 29, 2022, 08:26:43 AM »
DUP are floundering but I think they will gain votes next week as some Unionist voters take last minute cold feet at the prospect of SF winning, and theyíll transfer well from the TUV, so it wonít be a wipeout for them.

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General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: April 28, 2022, 11:12:53 PM »
Jeffrey telling BBC The View that he didnít pull down the Executive.  Right, ok then.

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