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General discussion / Re: The official Everton FC Supporters thread
« on: January 19, 2018, 04:08:34 PM »
JC, when your team is in a bad place with zero confidence then you always go back to basics and that means get bodies back and play it safe. Before Sam took over we were leaking 4 and 5 goals a game but then he sorted it out I think we only conceded 2 goals in 6 or 7 games.

Why could Koeman not sort that out?

I dont mean to have a go at you BUT...;-)
you remind me of a few older men I know who watch GAA now who give out about everything and say he shouldn't be playing and that's rubbish etc etc but they never give any solutions.

Yes 1 point from 6 is not good form and our lack of shots on target is a huge problem but they have brought it two good attacking players so they are trying to address the problem.

Who would you realistically like to see manage Everton and you think England had a lucky escape when Sam messed up the job.

We all agree Martina is rubbish but who else do you play there? Both Sam and Koeman both picked him so that not tell you they have no alternatives. He picks himself as does Kenny these days.

Koeman had obviously lost the changing room and was on a hiding to nothing. Not getting Giroud or another physical striker in was his downfall, coupled with injuries to Funes Mori ( I think he's underrated) and Seamus as well as a major loss of form with Williams and to a lesser extent Jagielka left Everton badly exposed. Signing Keane was a good move and I think he will come good with better players around him. He was also going to shoe horn in Rooney when it patently wasn't working. Martina should never have been signed even for free.

What has big Sam done since?
Not much else if the truth be told. New man Tosun bucked up front with no support against Spurs, defence making basic errors and giving the ball away at will.

Big Unsy got a good win against a poor West Ham a few days after big Sam came on board and he more or less stuck with Rooney playing deeper off DCL and that worked for a few games, soft penalties aside. But the same issues are there.

we'd have been better going for the likes of Eddie Howe who with a lot less resources has a team playing decent football and holding their own.
Big Sam is hopefully a stopgap till the summer.

The game on Saturday against another team that doesn't want the ball will be a cracker.............

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General discussion / Re: Silent Justice/ Internet Interceptors
« on: January 19, 2018, 11:26:07 AM »
watched the sting on the guy from Lurgan last nite. yes he's a complete sc**bag for what he was up to, but all those people online that then attacked him for how he looked - well they are scumbags too imo. are these stings just for their viewer's entertainment? i'd feel sorry for his family having to watch all that and then to read all the comments. these groups should just hand over whatever evidence there is to the Police and move on to the next guy.

there was one on a guy from Lurgan?

yeah it happened about 11pm last nite. he was going to meet up with a 14 year old boy (decoy) whom he had messaged via grindr.

Are 14 year olds allowed on Grindr?

no, apparently you have to be 18. also are 14 year old boys really out on the streets at 11pm on a thursday nite in january for this guy to believe he was meeting one?

So, has this lad a defence already that he assumed the other lad was 18 otherwise he shouldn't be on Grindr. I'd also have to assume the sting lads made it obvious on Grindr that the decoy was 14 for them to set up.

Hard to see how a conviction can result from this one.

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General discussion / Re: The official Everton FC Supporters thread
« on: January 19, 2018, 11:22:32 AM »
Any manager worth his salt would know he had to stop us conceding goals.
We were in freefall for the first few months and the players didn't wanna listen to Koeman any more so Sam had to batten down the hatches and it paid dividends.
If you become hard to beat that's the first step to recovery and then you start to build your confidence.
We probably had our strongest team out against Liverpool in the cup and probably played our best game that night.

I think too many fans just need a scapegoat or someone to give out about and are never happy with anything they get. Look how many are not happy with Wenger or Maureeno and last year a lot of RS were not happy with Klopphead.

Who would ye guys like to be our next manager and I mean someone we actually have a chance of getting.
I think Sam was not Moshiri's first or even second choice

I can understand battening down the hatches when playing some of the bigger but teams who are also struggling like WBA and Bournemouth speaks volumes of his expectations. One point picked up from a possible 6 isn't good.

What happened this defensive structure against Spurs?

I don't see any great improvement in defence for he's meant to be renowned for. Granted Martina is shite but why keep starting him?

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General discussion / Re: Silent Justice/ Internet Interceptors
« on: January 19, 2018, 11:06:17 AM »
watched the sting on the guy from Lurgan last nite. yes he's a complete sc**bag for what he was up to, but all those people online that then attacked him for how he looked - well they are scumbags too imo. are these stings just for their viewer's entertainment? i'd feel sorry for his family having to watch all that and then to read all the comments. these groups should just hand over whatever evidence there is to the Police and move on to the next guy.

there was one on a guy from Lurgan?

yeah it happened about 11pm last nite. he was going to meet up with a 14 year old boy (decoy) whom he had messaged via grindr.

Are 14 year olds allowed on Grindr?

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General discussion / Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
« on: January 19, 2018, 10:38:45 AM »
Thought it was ok and would give it a go to start with but think each episode so far has been poorer then the previous one. Last night's one however want just poor, it wasn't even original. Piss in the church straight from Peep Show, crying Virgin Mary from Only Fools, your one on the energy drinks for an exam from the Inbetweeners etc

Did she shit herself? I must have missed that bit.


I thought it was quite good, granted it's not Fr Ted or some of the other comedies people are comparing it to, but watchable all the same.

Some lads with large pokers up their holes on here.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: January 19, 2018, 08:41:34 AM »
Can anyone explain nothing burger?

I think it's like an air biscuit. A bit of a smell but no substance  ;)

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General discussion / Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
« on: January 18, 2018, 10:12:20 PM »
Have you still only got 4 channels Tone?

A bit sacrilegious tonight....

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: January 18, 2018, 10:08:28 PM »
https://twitter.com/Digger_forum/status/953569794225246208
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It's worse than the Dubs!


It's John Hanbury after whatever diet the Polish lad has him on.

Bubbles better watch himself

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General discussion / Re: Gas or Oil
« on: January 18, 2018, 01:45:13 PM »
No gas in our area but I'm considering upgrading my old oil burner to a condenser type. Is there a grant for such?

No gas in our area either. We have underfloor heating and although it's a nice heat it definitely uses more oil than radiators. Have been talking about getting a condensing boiler but haven't got around to it yet. I think the grant is means tested.

A bigger initial investment but an air source heat pump is best for running under floor heating
Have you liquid screed and what depth is it


I've underfloor in and don't find it expensive at all.
In saying that I spunked a fortune on insulation and with the ultraflo screed less than 50mm you get the heat quicker than conventional sand/cement screed at 100mm.

When did you put in the underfloor?

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: January 18, 2018, 01:39:24 PM »
Chris Henry says signing the steroid South African is unacceptable. But look at the size of Henry. He reminds me of those cheap chickens bred for their fillets. Size FF . Organic chickens might be a B.

https://m.independent.ie/sport/rugby/international-rugby/it-is-unacceptable-ireland-international-hits-out-at-signing-of-gerbrandt-grobler-36501599.html

How big was Chris Henry when he was 20? I doubt he took any shortcuts, I say doubt because who the f**k knows really! Look at the size of some of the Galway hurlers!!!


Can roids make a 20 something year old taller?

Galway hurlers are lean but not bulky in the way a Cian Healy would be.

Ha! My sport is clean, every sport is dirty, those Galway hurlers aren't skinny.

Galway forwards.     Height                  Weight                   

Cathal Mannion -          6 ft 1 in.                    88 kg.

Joe Canning -                 6ft 2 in.                     92 kg.

Joseph Cooney -            6 ft 4 in.                    96 kg.

Conor Whelan -             6 ft 0 in.                    88 kg.

Niall Burke -                   6 ft 0 in.                   94 kg.

Conor Cooney -              6 ft 4 in.                    94 kg.

Cian Healy-                    6 ft 0 in.                    104kg.
Sean O'Brien                  6 ft 2 in.                    108 kg.
Joey Carbery                  6 ft 0 in.                    88 kg.
Robbie Henshaw             6 ft 3 in.                    103 kg.

I'm not saying "my sport is clean" but they don't look overly unnatural to term a phrase whereas IN CERTAIN POSITIONS in rugby there must be a huge onus on the players to bulk up to play in those positions and with professional contracts on offer the shortcuts may be very tempting.

When the likes of Robbie Henshaw line out at centre, he's no man mountain, yet he's 6'3" and almost 10KG heavier than any of the Galway lads of a comparable height.

I'd consider Henshaw to have a reasonable body shape just like most of the Galway hurlers. Some other lads you wouldn't like to be cleaning their cage.

 

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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA doing a deal with SkySports
« on: January 18, 2018, 12:24:55 PM »
Can this eirsport be got on Kodi by any chance?

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: January 18, 2018, 11:52:06 AM »
Why do young players have a 3 week to return to play protocol but older (who you'd imagine are getting hit harder) players don't? While there has been some steps to address high tackles it's nowhere near strong enough. It's not just about direct impact to the head.......the brain can get a fair jolt from a collision also. Tackles aimed at stopping the offload will have to be outlawed.

The NFL was forced into taking radical steps. Money was the thing that made it happen. Rugby will be the same at some point. Guys are going into car crashes multiple times and then doing it again the following week.

Young players are still developing physically, so they get a month out. It's 21 days for an adult player before they can play. Every concussion is reported to the IRFU at every level. Referees will remove a player if he suspects any kind of head injury and he will report that as well.

In the professional game they have strict return to play protocols, player cognitive responses are bench marked at the start of the season and are used as a guideline when returning to play but by no means only requirement to pass before you can play.

The choke, wrap tackles are being addressed at every level and if you make any contact with the end even if initial contact is below the shoulders it's a penalty and a good chance of a yellow card, it's a change in culture it doesn't happen immediately. Anecdotally speaking there has been a lot less head injuries this season at all levels, however it will take a few years of collecting data before a proper trend can be identified.

That's the key bit there. It's all well and good having rules in place but sure as night follows day someone will try to find a way round it. Players deliberately not having HIA brought into action as they got a "shoulder" injury or whatever to get away with not sitting out the 21 days even if it is for their own benefit.
Independent doctors along the line is the only answer.

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: January 18, 2018, 11:45:49 AM »
Chris Henry says signing the steroid South African is unacceptable. But look at the size of Henry. He reminds me of those cheap chickens bred for their fillets. Size FF . Organic chickens might be a B.

https://m.independent.ie/sport/rugby/international-rugby/it-is-unacceptable-ireland-international-hits-out-at-signing-of-gerbrandt-grobler-36501599.html

How big was Chris Henry when he was 20? I doubt he took any shortcuts, I say doubt because who the f**k knows really! Look at the size of some of the Galway hurlers!!!


Can roids make a 20 something year old taller?

Galway hurlers are lean but not bulky in the way a Cian Healy would be.

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General discussion / Re: The official Everton FC Supporters thread
« on: January 18, 2018, 11:41:53 AM »
Big Sam is the closest thing to a real life Mike Bassett 'England Manager' in the game today.
Hes the living embodiment of British twattery. Gum-chewing, arrogant, snarling, untrustworthy top blokey bloke. The Man's man.

Except Mike Bassett's favourite formation was 4-4-f˙cking 2.

Big Sam likes 5-4-1

Other than that there's not a whole pile in it.

Ricky Tomlinson for Everton management.

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General discussion / Re: The official Everton FC Supporters thread
« on: January 18, 2018, 08:59:58 AM »
Why don't you rate him JC?

Has he just got a bad rep for no reason?
He was the England manager after all until he messed it up but I think he's a wise old codger and is as good as Moyes or Bobby was and we saw what Koeman did to us.

It's too easy to say this lad and that lad isn't up to it but who is?
I think he's a lot more experienced than say Eddie Howe or man other young managers.

To be precise, he's full of his own shit.

A few of his Everton TV interviews when he took over and stumbled on a winning streak aided by a few ropey penalties was all we did this and we're doing that, but just look at the interviews he's given since the 4-0 drubbing by Spurs it was all they, they didn't do this and they didn't do that.
He's distancing himself when there's a poor result, but all smiley look how great I am when they win.

Parking the bus against West Brom and being happy with a 0-0 draw, tried the same again a week later against Bournemouth and got stung by a late goal with one shot on target the whole game and he moans about Bournemouth being lucky. If you don't shot, you don't score, its simple SAM.

I don't think they've improved or changed a whole pile since Koeman got the chop. Still haven't got a replacement in for Lukaka who seems to have been papering over a whole load of cracks last year.

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