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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: June 16, 2018, 10:56:38 PM »
Canít understand the narrative that Iceland deserved a point. They just packed the defence and hacked it out all second half. At least Argentina tried to play the right way, passed it around and created what few chances there were.

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: June 14, 2018, 11:12:47 AM »
From a football purists POV, hope it's a Belgium/Argentina final.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Championship 2018
« on: June 13, 2018, 03:04:02 PM »
Maybe the Galway team that were 'unhammered' by Roscommon 2 years ago will show? Galway (KW) tend to be a horse-for-courses team, cutting their cloth according to needs. There was too much at stake v Mayo to allow the game to be open and free-scoring. When they had the extra man, they brought on another forward in place of a defender. Both sides played with most men back that day remember? Ditto the league final, I think Walsh largely wanted a trial run to see how the system ran against Dublin in a big game in CP. That they didn't win ultimately came down to Walsh's conservatism.

To repeat myself, Galway have improved defensively this year, not really because of Paddy Tally, but because they now have 2 ballsy defenders, Sean Andy and Kerin in the FB line, and they have dropped GOD from the HB line.

Which Roscommon team will show up Syf.? The one that hammered Galway last year or the supine one that surrendered to Mayo in the August replay?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Championship 2018
« on: June 13, 2018, 02:24:04 PM »
July football is when Galway will be judged on not Sunday. They have reached a few All Ireland quarter finals in recent years and have gone no further they now need to be reaching All Ireland semi final this summer and then without question they have backed up a good league with a good championship.

I'm not sold that Galway need to be reaching the all Ireland semi final to have had a good championship. Galway making the last four, given the potential challengers that could comprise the 3 other teams in the round robin, would be an over achievement in my opinion.

They have not performed at all in either of the past two Quarter finals that they made, in fact Galway have been flat, poor in multiple lines of the team and easily beaten.
Given that Division One status was retained in the Spring, the remaining objectives this year are to (a) reach the Super 8s (preferably by winning Connacht next Sunday en route) and (b) perform well in the 3 round robin matches.
If Galway play well and that gets them to a semi final, fantastic. If they don't make it but have performed credibly in the Super 8s then I would consider that a good championship.

If they don't make the Super 8s or perform as badly in it as previous Q-final performances, or suffer from burn out during July as you've speculated, then the championship year will have been a failure overall.

I wouldn't, to be fair. Bar Dublin and perhaps (new, untested) Kerry, I think all other teams are of a muchness. Mayo are in general good enough to be semi-finalists, subject to prior rounds not taking too much out of them. Galway, by dent of their league displays, should be aiming minimally towards a last-4 at this stage. They are still on the improvement curve and personally I think some of their defenders will be badly exposed before the summer is over, but at this point it's hard to argue that there are at least 4 betters teams than them remaining.

Sunday could be about which KW shows up; the conservative one v Mayo, or the one who threw off the shackles v Sligo and produced a scoring blitz. Or as he says himself, Plan A B & C.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: June 06, 2018, 03:45:04 PM »
A Portuguese full back signed as well as Fred. At least they're getting the business done early and they're definitely two positions of need. I know very little about the two players.....hopefully they add to things.

"The best young fullback in Europe" says Mourinho. Thought the last fullback we signed from Portugal was that already.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Championship 2018
« on: May 31, 2018, 02:26:56 PM »
I didn't think that the Galway team named to start against Mayo would line out as selected either but they did so it's hard to know with the Galway side.
Kerin is carrying an injury so mightn't be fit to play thus giving Wynne a shot at it, Duggan change would be a harsh on him but all the other changes from the Mayo match aren't too surprising.

A surprisingly rather positive line-up from Kevin Walsh; Kerin must be injured, can be no other explanation. Kelly in for GOD is a big step forward, as is Ian Burke starting. Flynn shouldn't be near the team but maybe KW is breaking Duggan in gradually, probably will finish the game. HB line of course not up to the sterner tests that lie in the distance.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Championship 2018
« on: May 28, 2018, 11:46:58 PM »
You can get Sligo at 9/1 best price so there's plenty of money to be made if they can pull off the win.
Jaysus 9/1 in a two horse race. They were heavy underdogs in 2012 also.
Did ye see the state of the Pearse Stadium pitch yesterday?
It's in terrible shape and won't be any better next weekend.

Pitch was fine. Bare maybe but perfectly firm and playable. Less likely to have an impact on a big ball game than hurling.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8 Dark Horses
« on: May 24, 2018, 10:43:52 PM »
It'll be the biggest shock of the summer if Mayo aren't in the Super 8

Could happen though. Sometimes the end comes quicker than you think. Remember, Kerry beating us in 2002 and Cork's defeat (hurling) in 1990 logically finished our 2 great teams then.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: May 16, 2018, 04:13:01 PM »
Karen Bradley again reiterating today that there will be no cameras on the border. Are they planting the seeds for a customs partnership in the north only. Surely it would be 100% impossible for any technology to work without infrastructure. Even as light as cameras. The maxfac option would be impossible to police and I just can't see May agreeing to a UK wide customs partnership.

Over the DUP's dead body. They will exit the EU on the same terms as the rest of the mainland. At this stage it's either going to implode dramatically for the Tories rather like the Nazis at the end of WWII, or May will finally grow a pair, tell the loony right to f&ck off and try for the 'third way' as reported in today's RTE news.

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: May 16, 2018, 12:45:25 AM »
Playwright and Tuam native Tom Murphy. Author of among others Famine, Bailegangaire and A Crucial Week In The Life Of A Grocer's Assistant.

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Paddy has made Galway hard to beat and hard to watch in equal measures

No, they've been like that mostly since KW took over. They're better at it now due to having better players.

As others have said, yesterday was about win only, the style can come later. The big moments in the game didn't go Mayo's way but O'Connor's sending off was inexcusable. It's tempting to say that with 15 men Mayo would have pushed on to victory in the second half, but even down one, they had enough possession and chances with the wind (of Pearse stadium comparisons) to get the scores. Super 8s aren't beyond them but old conversion habits allied to Parsons' absence and O'Sheas' indifferent form make the job hard now. Keith Higgins remains a wonder.

Surprising things from yesterday;
1) Galway team played as selected
2) KW made tactical substitutions in time
3) Despite playing well, Shane Walsh wasn't taken off
4) Galway goalie was almost completely untested
Surely the core reason behind the style or lack of is that KW doesn't want the team to be labelled Fancy Dans

That's true, the stigma would be unbearable.  :)

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Paddy has made Galway hard to beat and hard to watch in equal measures

No, they've been like that mostly since KW took over. They're better at it now due to having better players.

As others have said, yesterday was about win only, the style can come later. The big moments in the game didn't go Mayo's way but O'Connor's sending off was inexcusable. It's tempting to say that with 15 men Mayo would have pushed on to victory in the second half, but even down one, they had enough possession and chances with the wind (of Pearse stadium comparisons) to get the scores. Super 8s aren't beyond them but old conversion habits allied to Parsons' absence and O'Sheas' indifferent form make the job hard now. Keith Higgins remains a wonder.

Surprising things from yesterday;
1) Galway team played as selected
2) KW made tactical substitutions in time
3) Despite playing well, Shane Walsh wasn't taken off
4) Galway goalie was almost completely untested

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Crowe and Nally not in matchday 26. Strange decision.

Is Leeroy?

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General discussion / Re: Apple's data centre in Athenry
« on: May 11, 2018, 10:54:56 PM »
Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo, Mayo, Midlands. .... would love to get such a facility.
However multinationals seem only interested in being in or near Dublin, Cork, Limerick,  Galway and Dundalk.

I think the multinationals are simply not being brought to these places. Galway is a p***k of a place to start a  new multinational. Hard to get people, shit traffic.

In this case, Apple was setting up out in Athenry, very convenient to 2 motorways, thus making a commute very viable from as far afield as Limerick, Claremorris, Athlone etc. I'm sure many would prefer to work in Galway now than Dublin for one e.g.

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As named, Galway team 5-9 is dreadful. Flynn nor GOD haven't started a game all year. HB line will collapse. 

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