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General discussion / Re: Premier League 2021-22
« on: May 24, 2022, 02:26:18 PM »
Aye J70 but a £1 back then got you a can of coke, packet of crisps, a bar of chocolate and a wham bar :)

Not sure what all the fuss is about. Soccer and rugby are done for the summer (after the two euro finals next Saturday). GAA has a complete monopoly on sports for June and July. Then club has top billing from August onwards. That is literally what the majority were asking for.

A lot of hullabaloo is because Tipp are out so soon in the hurling. Boo hoo, they were shite and deserved to be gone.

This is the upcoming fixture list:

May 28/29: Provincial finals and Tailteann 1st round
June 4/5: Qualifiers 1 and Tailteann QF
June 11/12: Qualifiers 2
June 19: Tailteann SF
June 25/26: All Ireland QF
July 2/3: [hurling semi finals]
July 9/10: All Ireland semis, Tailteann final, minor final (double bill each day)
July 17: All Ireland hurling final
July 24: All Ireland football final

That’s fantastic. 9 weekends in a row. And apart from the first one, GAA is the only show in town.
Only because the World Cup is in Qatar in December. FIFA corruption is a separate issue.

2024 Euros take place between 14 June – 14 July. Every 2 years this will happen because of the nature of soccer seasons.
Running the feature games of the all Ireland hurling and football between 14 June – 14 July is insane.
BTW the GAA has changed the football championship 5 times in the last 6 seasons so coherence isn't necessarily a feature.
Insane?? Talk about an over reaction. Hounds and Sharks posts are bang on.

GAA Discussion / Re: Derry V Donegal Ulster final 2022
« on: May 20, 2022, 05:33:44 PM »
From very reliable source in UlsterGAA- Derry only getting half of tickets requested!
Going to be some very dissapointed Oakleafers!  :'(
Email from Derry this morning said they would fulfill all requests and only that some in the stand would have to be moved.
seen the same. Apparently clubs in Derry requeated a total of 13k, and got them! Be some disappointed donegal ones who were relying on general sale. At least we should out number the other team for a change!

General discussion / Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
« on: May 19, 2022, 10:34:36 PM »
A nonsense show that only got famous because it is set in the 90's, the writer knew this would work. The young hipster youth love the 90s, they have a romanticised view of it. That is why the show FRIENDS is so big now, because of 90s nostalgia, it is probably bigger now that when it actually aired.
I also notice how the whole of county Derry are buying into the whole 'Derry Girl' thing, for example you would see the Derry ladies teams refer to themselves as Derry Girls on social media. The Eurovision girl from Bellaghy was also called a Derry girl. I don't know about anyone else but as a South Derry native I have little contact with any goings on in Derry City, I haven't even been there in 8 years. The only connection to Derry I have is that the county was named after the town. I am sure people in North Cork for example can relate to this agenda.
;D ;D ;D

GAA Discussion / Re: What was your favourite breakthrough win?
« on: May 18, 2022, 11:48:56 AM »
Louth 2010 for me

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: May 13, 2022, 09:31:21 PM »
I think this whole thing will work out in the North's favour. I can't see any way the EU put up a border between North and South.

I think the EU will just make it very difficult for the UK to get anything into mainland Europe and the UK will either have to suffer or cave to some degree.

Either way I think business in NI will still be able to have the best of both worl100%ds and may find the friction between it and GB lessened.
100%. The vast majority of the brits trade to EU goes through Dover. That's where they have been hit and will continually to be hit. Delays there is not sustainable for them.

General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 07, 2022, 08:43:09 PM »
It is an overwhelming pro protocol endorsement?
It's a pools win for polarisation
jesus you talk in riddles seafoid. Must be a bit of donegal in ye

General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 06, 2022, 10:25:16 PM »
Not a great day TBH.

Further polarisation and we're constantly moving further away from a UI with any kind of super-majority consensus.

Things keep going as they are and the Shinners will try and ram a border poll in first chance they get - without much thought as to what happens if it did go through 51/49.

How do we know they aren't thinking of what happens after? 'Cos they sure as f**k aren't laying any ground work right now.

[Now, to be fair, the unionist parties can't face that future and are sticking their heads in the ground with respect to the inevitable. Which doesn't help, but Sinn Fein's building of an economic case for a UI - to the public BOTH sides of the border - is utterly non existent.]
Sorry I've seen this now a few times and its simply not true. Sf have been calling out for the ground work to be done. This is not SFs sole responsibility either, and to be honest its better that it's not for the necessary buy in. Both FF and Fg repeately come out with the nonsense along othe lines of "now is not the time to discuss it" or other such phrases. Now is certainly the time to be discussing it and all major parties on this island should have serious input and discussion in to this. Obviously the unionist ones won't want to engage but their input should be constantly sought. The current government in the South should have a working group already on this, but no surprise they don't. But you and others lay the blame at SF for not doing more on this? I don't get that thought process at all. I am not a shinner, I would certainly like to see them do more on the groundwork of what a new Ireland would look like, regarding the economy, education etc etc, but as far I can see they are only party looking at it. And like I alluded to earlier, that is actually a problem, for it to work and have buy in it has to be seen as a collective effort from right across all the relevant institutions in Ireland.

General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 06, 2022, 03:43:39 PM »
Don't understand the animus towards the SDLP from 'nationalists' on this board, most of their representatives seem thoroughly decent sorts.

This.  I'd be giving them a vote ahead of Sinn Fein that's for sure.

To be fair there’s plenty of animosity for SF on here as well. People will have differing views on different parties.
The candidates all seem decent but what is it the party represents? As loads of ones on here have said the constant sf bashing is off putting. It's not "shinnerbots" saying that.

General discussion / Re: European Leagues.
« on: May 05, 2022, 02:06:25 PM »
If City win nothing  then it's an absolute flop of a season. Pep would not be very popular with the owners. Tbh I am not sure he will be after last night anyway. I dunno about tradition - Pep almost always seems to find a way to lose these big european games. They were maybe unfortunate in parts too but that doesn't mask the lack of character shown in extra time.

There are big question marks over Pep at this level.  He has underachieved with Bayern and City. City should never have allowed themselves to have been beaten by Chelsea last year.

Tradition creates belief.  How else can we explain Liverpool in 2005, 3 nil down against a far superior team.  There's no way Liverpool would have had the belief or power of will to come back from that if the club's history didn't factor in the players' minds.  Same for Man U in 1999.
Just on this bit, what about the tradition of their opposition, surely they would negate each other?

TBH I think its a fascinating topic regarding the psychology of tradition in sport. I know what BCB1 is on about, and I think it can be a huge variable in GAA. In professional sport its obviously there as well, but Im not sure to the same extent, and what games it effected and what ones were just pure luck, is hard or next to impossible to know. Man City at the top level have been round for a very short time. They will win one in the next few years Id imagine.

General discussion / Re: 6 County Assembly Elections - 5th May 2022
« on: May 05, 2022, 12:06:44 PM »
My bet is there could be another election later on in the year.

and the same people will get voted in again

and again and again and again ad infinitum

it's like the voters there are stupid or something  :-[
In your view who should everyone be voting for up here?

General discussion / Re: European Leagues.
« on: May 04, 2022, 09:58:20 PM »
So was getting rid of the away goals rule a good idea?
For defs

The hyperbole is unreal.

Yes Derry were very good, yes Tyrone have been poor, especially today, hiwever I think rumours of Tyrone heading for the wilderness and a Derry dynasty are a little overstated. .
the fear is strong in you it is

Fear of what?
Poor joke. No one thinks Derry, especially Derry fans, is heading towards any sort of dynasty. Just funny to see Tyrone ones fearing that out come even though its a fantasy

The hyperbole is unreal.

Yes Derry were very good, yes Tyrone have been poor, especially today, hiwever I think rumours of Tyrone heading for the wilderness and a Derry dynasty are a little overstated. .
the fear is strong in you it is

McKinless has been unreal

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