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What about  a flag that evenly represents both side of political spectrum.
We could have say something like green and orange with maybe white in between to represent peace and unity. Both nationalist north and south and unionists represented in unity. Sure only a bigot wouldnít be happy with that.

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: August 06, 2018, 08:02:32 PM »
Is dunloy hammering st johns in the league while loughgiel drew with them a sign that dunloy are a good bit above the rest??

St Johns missing a few yesterday in fairness so wouldnít read to much into it. Our draw against cushendall is a more accurate reflection of our current state.

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What is needed is a sort of Lady Hermon type candidate. Sadly, they are not likely to find one.

I'm not sure.  North Antrim is a very different place to North Down.  I don't think Lady Hermon would cut much ice with your average Dervock knuckle dragger.

LOL Patrice Hardy might look the part but she wouldnít come out on top in a sumo wrestling match

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: July 26, 2018, 10:12:24 PM »
no complaints about the ref at all last night. tough game and both physical teams not holding back and hard to see everything going on.

Poor enough performance from both sides shooting a lot of wides, esp at frees. Draw was prob a fair result at the end up.

Draw was a fair result. Plenty to work on

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: July 26, 2018, 10:10:30 PM »
"Off the ball holding..." Not a complaint you'd hear in Kilkenny or Tipperary very often.

Your right
Grabbing other players hurls
Pulling jerseys and slapping seems to be the norm now
Niki Mc keauge would have needed a death certificate to get a free last night
Take a look at saffron Geal report main picture.
Come championship when the ref has more eyes to help him could be more free flowing than last nights slug fest


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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: July 01, 2018, 05:01:53 PM »
Everyone is apparently getting aggressive on poor syferus ;D nothing to do with the fact he pulls anyone up on anything they say even when they didn't say it and then gets defensive when pulled on it ;D

Ps is there any thread you don't pollute >:(

A complete head melt
I would say as a child his mother use to tie a bone round his neck so the dog would play with him.

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: July 01, 2018, 02:13:57 PM »
No matter about any of them - I've rarely seen a player with a work rate like suarez. His will to win is phenomenal. He is a bit of an unsavoury character but he must be an absolute nightmare to play against.

Have to agree
Not the sort of chap you would like standing behind you if he was hungry but putting in a great shift for his country.

I often contemplate is ronaldo and Messiís performances in the World Cup compared club the absence of salary.
When you look at Suarez or Cavani your not questioning the commitment.

You picked out the Uraguay forward with the second best workrate there. Cavani is a better player now IMHO.

Per usual you didnít read my post
Was responding to another poster regarding Suarez and brought Cavani into my response in the same light- do always have to get it wrong.
Cavani to me is the player of the tournament to date
His calf injury might impact his performances from here on in but he has been fantastic.

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: July 01, 2018, 01:39:42 PM »
No matter about any of them - I've rarely seen a player with a work rate like suarez. His will to win is phenomenal. He is a bit of an unsavoury character but he must be an absolute nightmare to play against.

Have to agree
Not the sort of chap you would like standing behind you if he was hungry but putting in a great shift for his country.

I often contemplate is ronaldo and Messiís performances in the World Cup compared club the absence of salary.
When you look at Suarez or Cavani your not questioning the commitment.

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: July 01, 2018, 12:38:33 PM »
How would Messi or Ronaldo fair in that era where the likes of maradona would get the legs cut off them on a regular basis by tough defenders.
Maradona as big a idiot as he was has produced more moments of genius in tougher environments.
He also produced for his country at the World Cup which gives him the nod.
Some people just donít want to accept that the greatest footballer to ever kick a ball also happened to be a self centered, self destructive ignorant clown.
Still not an excuse to deprive Him of his status  as the best ever. 

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: June 19, 2018, 03:05:51 PM »
Only 2 teams have won a World cup outside of their own continent. Brazil and Spain (South Africa 2010)
Brazil don't look like a team that can do it. So it will be a European team. My money is on the Ze Germans. Or Belgium. Or England. No sorry definitely not England.
Germany 2014 too

Yes of course, sorry. Point still stands it's very difficult to look outside of the 2 or 3 big teams. Germany, Spain, Brazil.

After Cameroon 1990 wasnt an African team supposed to have won by now. The fact that Tunisia are the best team from the continent is rather worrying as they offered zip and should have been spanked about 5-0. If anything Africa has gone backwards after 28 yrs.
Germany may not even get out of the group. Can see Sweden winning 1-0 by scoring from a free kick or corner. Brazil and Argentina were poor so its there for the taking. As I said earlier England have a chance but expect them to go out on penalties in QF as usual to someone like Portugal.

I used to play in a league in London when I worked there
There was a Nigerian Team. Seriously gifted and athletic lads
They would play like Brazil for 30 minutes and then indiscipline and bad mistakes creep in.
leading them to lose the game.  By the end of the game they'd be fighting with themselves.
One guy even chased his team mate with a football boot at the final whistle
They had a reputation for starting strong and then falling apart

Given your username Where you thinking to yourself ď The Horror, the HorrorĒ

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: June 18, 2018, 10:23:40 AM »
Did they find the sniper that kept shooting at naymar last night. In fairness he kept getting up and played on. That lad is as hard as nails.

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: June 10, 2018, 11:31:06 AM »
The way Antrim are hurling at present the Christy Ring is their level and I wouldnt be surprised if they lost a play off against the Christy Ring winners.

If Carlow had have came to Belfast to actually hurl instead of dishing out physical violence, they would have beaten Antrim out the gate.

Westmeath have 14 hurling clubs (a much lesser pick than Antrim) and with an astute manager in Michael Ryan they are playing brilliant hurling. Carlow and probably Kerry would be in the same boat.

While Antrim are more than capable of playing excellent hurling with plenty of very good hurlers (eg. the second half v Westmeath, first half v Kerry) it would appear there are no tactics or gameplan, The amount of aimless clearances out of defence that landed into a Westmeath paw last week must have been at least 70% and yesterday wasnt much better.

Antrim on a county level have been on a steady slide to hurling oblivion since the county board in their wisdom decided to appoint Jerry Wallace over Dinny Cahill, who had Antrim punching well above their weight especially when you think of the performances against Tipp, Wexford and Dublin. We were ahead of Carlow, Laois and Westmeath at that time. I remember saying at the time that Antrim would regret getting rid of Dinny and unfortunately that has been the case.

The present management team really have to go. 2 of them failed the previous time and a 4 man management team dosent work.

It is time for the county board to get their heads out of their hole and cop on that club hurling in Antrim is on life support, especially at lower levels. A hurling county with ONE hurling development officer does not cut it. We would need at least 4 or 5 more at least.

Saffron Vision my hole.

Best post on here for weeks

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: May 22, 2018, 10:18:00 PM »
is the pulling of a faceguard a yellow or red card offence? I have noticed this year in club games it has been given as a yellow card offence however in intercounty games in previous years it has been a straight red

Its a red card, if seen by the ref

Thereís your problem! Thats very rarely seen by the people that matter unfortunately. Itís very easy to say ďI didnít see itĒ  If seen it most definitely isnít a yellow! IMO

But how can a ref see through a ruck of players to see it happen?
Austin Gleason would be the man to ask

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: May 21, 2018, 11:46:08 AM »
MR2 as paranoid as usual. According to him anyone in a black shirt can do no wrong. The report on the saffron Gael page was written by a Dunloy man. NAH it was a physical game and there were poor tackles from both teams and when the ruckus started players from both teams were swinging digs. It happens some times, don't get yer nickers in a twist.

Imm ok
This discussion board isnít the place to bring up some of the things a lot of our forwards where subjected to off the ball. Some of our forwards are kids in senior terms. Come championship when the Ref has umpires that stuff will disappear. Thought your manager let himself down by arguing stone cold frees,  Itís up to him to Instill some discipline.
On balance that was a hard game to Ref and O Neil did fine
For what itís worth there isnít much in those two teams and when you consider cushendall had more players on for Antrim the day before I think the Dall are still the team come championship, sure the bookies know the score.

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: May 21, 2018, 09:44:36 AM »
Disappointed to have lost to Dunloy. Thought we were the better team for much of the game. You'd have to question the free count. Dunloy got 14 scorable frees, we got 5. We gave away 3 points from short passing errors and Dunloy had 4 frees moved forward 10 yards and scored them all. Never the less pleased with the display of a lot of our players. Dunloy now very much favorites for the championship having beaten ourselves and loughgiel.

You will find the other team will get more frees if your discipline is shocking.
Dall where intent on making some sort of statement but some of it bordered on thuggery. M o Neil moved some balls for you guys to when dunloy players where mouthing. How can you complain about the ReF when he fell for a Mc Manus special inside the square. Never a penalty, all in all the decisions balanced out and dunloy deserved the win

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