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General discussion / Re: East wall #Irelandisfull
« on: March 21, 2023, 11:33:14 PM »
And the world keeps on turning, you’ll still have food to eat, roof over your head and job every day to go to. Internet access and probably enjoy a pint or two..

Be very thankful you live in a place that has all things you take for granted

General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: March 21, 2023, 03:17:38 PM »
Xi and Putin are meeting in Russia this week while joe is meeting the cast of Ted lasso , joke of an administration and it’s going to be hard to come back from the mess this clown show will leave behind
Not even mentioning the clown ag in New York

He was in the Ukraine the other week, he can't be in all places all the time.. Is that the best you can do for having a go?

General discussion / Re: Premier League 2022-2023
« on: March 21, 2023, 03:15:00 PM »
Some rant by Conte, now 1/5 to be next premiership manager to be sacked.
  Southampton 3-3 Tottenham: Antonio Conte's furious media conference after Spurs let lead slip -

Listened to it and he's not wrong. Whether Levy and Co want to be reminded of their own shortcomings in public is another thing.

If they do sack him, expect it to get messy.

He’s not wrong.

But about 4 miles down the road a manager with no big reputation, has spent similar amounts of money to Conte  turning what was a weaker squad than Spurs into likely PL winners, and doing so while playing attractive football.

So what Levy want to do, can be done.

ENIC just have this awful habit of picking managers who aren’t suited to the job. like Conte, probably the biggest fraud in the history of management.

Refuses to change his team, until forced by injury. Refuses to change his formation to suit what’s available. Concedes midfield in every game, regardless of opposition. He’s getting paid over a million a month to manage Spurs and every single player has gone backwards apart from the bombproof Kane.

He’s an absolute con man.

Conte gone, so who will Levy turn to now? Lampard....

He'd go for his Uncle Harry before taking Lampard

General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: March 21, 2023, 02:59:25 PM »
The bags are everywhere, both my dogs went hyper after having a good sniff round one at the park the other day ;D

GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2023
« on: March 21, 2023, 11:07:27 AM »
Now that the dust has settled a bit I'll give you my two bobs worth on Armagh...We have lost the plot, Armagh have great forwards and playing them all in our own half back line is a sin. I get what KMcG is trying to achieve by pulling everyone back and trying to hit the other teams on the counter as we're poor defensively atm but it's not working. I love Armagh and have followed them all my life and I'm considering taking a sabbatical away as I genuinely can't watch that crap atm. I honestly would rather be beaten and having a go/rattle than get beaten in a close game that was like watch grass grow.
For some reason our top forwards are all below par and seem to be short of we go for a shoot out with the Kerry's etc and get humped as we'll be left exposed at the back?...I dunno but if we're still losing anyway why not try it out and see. We have to go to Omagh next week and Tyrone will love nothing more than relegating Armagh and we will only have ourselves to blame for this mess as we had a chance to win every game so far and couldn't manage it, from what i have seen the 3 teams at the bottom are the worst teams in Div 1 and there's nothing between Monaghan and Armagh so whoever has the goolies for it next week will stay up.

I know i'm a bit old school here but can someone please tell me why all forwards are afraid to shoot from 30-45m out, this is from all the games in general. Are forwards told not to shoot unless it's in front of the this a % thing?. you see guys in what i think is a scoreable position but they won't shoot and recycle the ball across and back and across and back and across and back before someone gets dispossed and the counter attack starts...WTF. You're a County footballer, get within 30-45m and pop the the ball over the bar. Even at club level I played with guys who didn't think twice about shooting from those ranges and hardly ever missed...Maybe the footballer is being replaced with an athlete now and fitness/strength is preferred to a proper footballer...

Rant over...

This is right through the county game and club game, even down to minor, players are told not to shoot unless in the scoring zone, thats the big D or inside the 21, all about the percentages and retaining possession, the ball could make its way back from 30 yards out to back to the keeper just to retain possession. The latest I've seen now at club level is all the players when not in possession shouting to head back to the 45...

Putting up a wall along that line, win back possession and quick turnover attacks, they are happy enough to give away fouls before they reach the 45 to slow down attacks and allow teams time to settle into their defensive formations..

What referee's start needing to do is be harder on those little fouls and apply cards

Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling 2023
« on: March 20, 2023, 10:16:14 AM »
There's a lot of good in what Jamie says but it won't happen purely on the basis of the vested interests of the Munster and Leinster councils giving up their cash cows, it ain't going to happen.

Sometimes the hurling elite have no interest in developing hurling outside their own wee cabal.

Like the Ulster football provincial.

Not sure if it up to Munster and Leinster though.

It starts with clubs and more importantly, counties.

This is how it works within the GAA, delegates, county secretaries will be put under pressure by being told "vote this way or you can say goodbye to your GDO's" or some other grant/incentive will be applied..

The development of hurling has been left to the hurling elite yet we're shocked to see that the gap isn't closing between them and the "developing" counties.

Counties have to develop more club players and more senior teams to a certain level and that buck to a point stops with clubs and how they develop their kids. These commitments are the same for kids in Cork and Down at club level, what happens when they hit the age of 14? How does that gap start to grow to a point that can't be matched again?

Are we looking at schools hurling development? Club development, lack of effort, kids falling out of interest and so on? What are the likes of Tipp doing to keep the standards high from those ages up? Physicality is another thing too but there has been conversations do you start looking at size rather than skill then improve those big lads skill levels as we move on?

General discussion / Re: Premier League 2022-2023
« on: March 20, 2023, 09:33:37 AM »
Had to laugh about how kids mimic their soccer stars at grass roots level, the topic being about the red cards and abuse to the referee and how players will keep thinking its ok to go at the officials at a game..

This father was on talksport this morning saying its that bad when kids will copy their idols, that when the kids are now chatting in games (under 7's) they are covering their mouths when speaking to each other!!

Antrim / Re: Antrim Hurling
« on: March 19, 2023, 09:28:05 PM »
Yeah it goes from underage right up. I still think we are punching above our weight.

I’m not sure we are, I think where we are is probably about right.

Look at the teams immediately below or around us, Laois, Westmeath, Kildare, Kerry, Offaly. We should be ahead of them all really when you look at resources, populations etc

We’ve 3 or 4 decent consistent senior teams, we’ve 3 teams in our senior leagues which play for another county. Our resources not great and population wise it’s a split county and one with a city with multiple sports being played.

Think we are doing well and need to back up what we have achieved with bringing lads through

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: March 19, 2023, 06:41:26 PM »
It was the easiest red card, all the red cards are easy calls too. Two air heads

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: March 19, 2023, 08:11:45 AM »
Standard response from one, waiting on the others to weigh in with theirs also

GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division Three 2023
« on: March 18, 2023, 10:49:58 PM »
From an Antrims perspective teams coming up won’t or shouldn’t give us too much hassle  ::)

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: March 18, 2023, 10:35:41 PM »
Ireland in the end win as 1/10 favourites that’s that! Brilliant night at friends enjoying the craic, indifferent type of game.

Nothing wrong with being ‘put in your place’ type game

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: March 18, 2023, 10:30:21 PM »
Andy McEntee has done a great job!

Your mates won’t be happy though

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: March 18, 2023, 04:00:33 PM »
Ireland are 1/10 today… if they don’t beat England that would be a calamity of huge proportions

They’ll be nervous for first few minutes

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: March 18, 2023, 03:45:07 PM »
Lot of injuries leading into this end of season and those that played and came on (again McBride) finished the game out

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