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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: May 24, 2018, 11:24:52 AM »
Well Iíve backed Liverpool, itís a win win situation, 6/4 to lift trophy £40 from my online account, if they win Iím up, and if they donít well Iíve built that £85 quid up from a fiver so losing £40 wonít kill me!

Salah will murder Marcelo, he doesnít defend and itís alwats last ditch stuff! Ramos good at giving away free kicks and penalties also!

Madrid arrogance will mean they wonít change their game, that suits Liverpool Iíd imagine.. might hit the local for this, the three Liverpool mates will do my head in though!!

youre some spoofer  ;D saw ye on the Down thread saying words to the effect of "anything other than watch the champs league final"  ;D ;D now yer for the pub!!

Bit in bold  :)

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: May 24, 2018, 09:50:34 AM »
I can see two sides to the club county thing, yes you want your best players available, but a competive league will only bring players on more and maybe unearth another potential county player for the future.. striking that balance is the hardest part and god knows over the years it been done, looking at other models from other counties dosent always work, its finding one that suits Antrim and the our set up...

Having a good crowd at the games is important also, generates gate money for the club and spin offs from having a shop and a pint afterwards is also good revenue for clubs..

I did the Ports v Galgets' derby last night and the banter from the supporters makes for a good game, but even those teams are playing without fully fit/absent players due to the Christy ring competitions so its hard to gauge how well teams are going at this stage and that may also reduce the numbers at the games as 'not everyone was playing' so why bother?

but this arguement/debate has been going on for a long time

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: May 24, 2018, 09:30:58 AM »
Well Iíve backed Liverpool, itís a win win situation, 6/4 to lift trophy £40 from my online account, if they win Iím up, and if they donít well Iíve built that £85 quid up from a fiver so losing £40 wonít kill me!

Salah will murder Marcelo, he doesnít defend and itís alwats last ditch stuff! Ramos good at giving away free kicks and penalties also!

Madrid arrogance will mean they wonít change their game, that suits Liverpool Iíd imagine.. might hit the local for this, the three Liverpool mates will do my head in though!!

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: May 24, 2018, 09:06:30 AM »
Iíd say that was a request from county management but Iíd be fairly sure the CCC would rather see them played rather than stack it for the end of the season. Thankfully ours was played. Club life must go on.

I think the clubs need to start to look to the 95% of their squads who are not with the county panel. That should be the club's priority.
The league is there to give these lads games, so what if you dont win the league who cares. IMO the league is a great chance to find out how deep your squad actually is and if those fringe players are up to coming on in the bigger games later in the year.

Granted some clubs have more players than others with the county squad and this can disadvantage but maybe time to look at the greater good.

Yes and if you have a squad big enough then its a brilliant chance, but if your are in a tight league and fighting for survival from the first match of the year (a team just coming up a league) then its tough to go without county players, the likes of yourselves can pull a win or 3 out of the bag later on in the year when needed to stay up mid to high table, when Antrim are out of Championship..

Playoffs are probably best in the case.... play all the league games and if the county say no county players at certain times thats fine, it means when Antrim are out you still have a chance to win the league if you are in the top four or stay up in the league if you are in the bottom four!

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2018
« on: May 23, 2018, 11:33:21 AM »
It has turned the whole thing into a damp squib

I think the early games have been cagey, bursts of intensity but its not an all out knockout style of hurling, even though, before this format you had the backdoor, the Munster games were played at a higher level than what we have seen at the weekend, that will change come the buisness end, I hope

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General discussion / Re: Official Gooners Thread aka Dťjŗ vu
« on: May 23, 2018, 10:44:11 AM »
Over the same period of the PL the champions in La Liga have been Barca or Madrid nearly every time bar Athletico and Valencia once each! so its really only 2 teams competing

So that would be your Blackburn and Leicester City..... But then City (3 times) Chelsea (5 times) and Arsenal have won the league 3 times with Utd winning 13

Add in the likes of Liverpool (twice after the weekend  ;) ), Utd (twice) and Chelsea winning the CL in that period, also the few finals competed by the PL teams, they havent done too bad.. its a competitve enough competion, the problem being its not mainly 'home' players that make up the best teams.. so no real benefit for the national teams

How many 'home' players play outside of the PL?

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I cant make it as I've kids party to go to late afternoon, so I'll be watching it if its on the IPlayer, anything will be better than watching the CL final!  :o

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2018
« on: May 23, 2018, 10:18:57 AM »
Can someone explain simply to workings of the championship format? If a provincial winner goes straight in to All Ireland semi final, where does runner-up go and who do they play? Why could they not have left it as it was the money grabbing hures have torn the ass out of the whole thing.

You have answered your own question... money grabbing 'hures'

And club hurling loses out

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: May 22, 2018, 10:47:59 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

The ref can only call it if he sees it.. having umpires is best..

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: May 22, 2018, 10:45:29 PM »
Anyone know when Season 4 of Poldark starts?

Yeah waiting on it too and Versaille

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2018
« on: May 22, 2018, 01:39:16 PM »
Break tackle but lay it off to the free man either beside you or low ball into a corner, problem being that the Tipp forwards are probably making the runs but by the time the ball comes in the defender is on top of him!

The options for the defenders were limited, some of that is due to Limerick, they seemed to have an extra man at times, hunting in pairs and sometimes there were 3 putting in the tackle..

Have Tipp anyone else to bring on? I'll not be backing them this Sunday (probably win now!)

How Hickey as you said AZ stayed on for as long as he did was a mystery, still a very good hurler, probably best on the halfback line

The Cork and Clare game seemed to be played at a higher tempo IMO, so it'll be a interesting game

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: May 22, 2018, 12:07:48 PM »
Evil genius on netflix. Good watch


Mad stuff altogether! Good watch alright!

Watched the first one last night, WTF thread this should be in

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Antrim / Re: ANTRIM HURLING
« on: May 22, 2018, 10:32:20 AM »
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

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General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: May 21, 2018, 01:00:56 PM »
Warren will want to milk that Leeds crowd a bit longer with a few defences rather than risk a loss v Frampton. Though after watching that Warrington will be a tough nights work. He was very good tonight.

Warrington will take a huge crowd with him to Belfast if the Frampton fight gets made. They are a rowdy bunch too...would be an interesting night at Windsor Park.

Would be a great scrap between them but going on their last two performances and quality of opposition Warrington would beat him

Donaire a bit over the hill but he's, by a considerable distance, the best fighter any of them have ever fought, so not sure "quality of opposition" comes into it.
Donaire may be the biggest 'name' either has fought but at this weight and this stage of their career Frampton's win over Santa Cruz is easily the most impressive victory either has had.

So is the summer fight going to be another dud then?  Likely to be no World Championship on the line.

It would need to be a big name, and seeing as these two went toe to toe in their last fight neither Warrington or Selby would be fighting fit enough in 12 weeks, wouldn't be fair on them also... Think Carl was looking a one or 2 round knock out at that fight, it never happened! I'd say Selby would be looking a rematch and that would be big money again for the promoters.

Can't really see anything else, though I'm sure the more knowledgable posters would have other ideas, just at the minute I think he'll struggle

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: May 21, 2018, 11:15:48 AM »
Coutinho scored a wonder goal last night, wasnt in the game that much, but took his goal really well

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