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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: December 01, 2021, 03:56:33 PM »
Two time All Ireland winning hurling manager Liam Sheedy to join Monaghan footballers as a performance coach. They have some backroom team assembled now.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/arid-40755840.html


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General discussion / Re: 💩 DUP C*ntwatch - somewhat back on-topic!
« on: November 30, 2021, 12:02:07 PM »
These are the sort of wallopers youíre dealing with. Theyíre religious fanatics

I'd like to think that those in the South who are now in the cross hairs of the DUP for very little now get the understanding what it's like trying to get on with these charlatans.

For years in the southern media these lads were portrayed as being reasonable people and it was the nationalists that were rabble rousers and poor neighbours but it was anything but.

This is very true. As far as a lot in the south were concerned prior to Brexit, the 6 counties were out of sight, out of mind. Since it didn't really affect them then it didn't really concern them very much. They didn't have to deal with the fundamentalism, the sectarianism, the anti Irish culture, the superiority complex and the inability to compromise even on relatively trivial matters. A light has been shone on all of this since the Brexit vote and the ongoing attempts of the DUP to enforce their own views on the population at large, quite often against the wishes of the majority.

It is a positive that more people from outside are aware of just what the DUP represent.

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General discussion / Re: Messi or Ronaldo - Who's best
« on: November 30, 2021, 10:41:57 AM »
Is this based on last season or the year 2021?
The calendar year. Lewandowski was robbed for 2020 since they cancelled it.

Then it's ridiculous. Messi has been average for the second half of the year. 1 league goal in 16 league games! But he sells shirts so that's the main thing.

Salah deserves better than 7th.

So how is the voting done? Salah is in the 3 if not higher

Journalists vote on it I think. Seems to be a similar scenario for when Giggs won POTY - more recognition of him finally winning a trophy for Argentina as opposed to being the best player in the world in 2021.

I doubt very much if very many people outside of football nerds can definitively state who was the best player over 2021. In any case even if you watched every single match, the opinion is still subjective and depends on how you view football. However plenty seem to want to offer an opinion irrespective of how many games they have actually watched.

If you are basing it purely on goalscoring statistics without viewing the actual matches, then Lewandowski is the clear winner for the last calendar year but then you have to consider a whole range of factors such as his role in the team, level of opposition, contribution to team success, general influence on matches etc. Aesthetically Lewandowski is definitely not the most exciting player since he is simply an out and out finisher whereas Messi is an all round wizard and I imagine that is probably what has been the single biggest factor in him winning the award again together with the weight often placed on international tournaments.     

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: November 23, 2021, 08:34:31 PM »
That was a massive result for Man Uniteds season. Knock out champions league where anything can happen and things could look a whole lot differently in February. Importantly it means they also avoid Thursday night Europa League football.

Would they have got the same result under Solakjaer? The way things had slid Iím not sure they would have which is a part indictment on the players too. I donít think anyone believes Carrick is the answer long term but if they get a decent result against Chelsea on Sunday he could well be in the managers chair for a bit longer yet.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: November 23, 2021, 05:08:03 PM »
If Carrick can qualify out of the group for CL and remain in contention for top 4 then I think they will wait on Pocchetino. Despite the media reports I don't believe for one second that he will walk out on PSG at this stage when he looks a shoe in to win his first meaningful trophy as manager and contend for the CL. And lets be honest he would be mad to do so.

It's a gamble if it goes badly wrong with Carrick but then that will apply to any interim manager who will be seen to have reduced authority which creates its own problems. The solution was obvious after the Liverpool defeat when Conte issued a come and get me plea but the Man United board do not want a strong man type figure, they want a company man so that they can still retain control.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 17, 2021, 02:08:21 PM »
It looks like we could be witnessing the death throes of Boris Johnson's reign if todays shambolic performance is anything to go by.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club SFC 2021
« on: November 16, 2021, 12:37:35 PM »
Kilcoo Dromore final, god help the referee and stewards, McIvor back against his old team. Moran could also be paired against his old team of Maghera.

Just to be clear, Moran played for Glen until the 80s.
He has never managed his own club senior team.
Pedantic possibly by me, but just wanted to clarify in case anyone wrongly thinks he might possibly be taking a team he currently manages against one that he managed previously.

That's hard to believe that a manager as travelled as Mickey Moran has never managed his own club side.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club SFC 2021
« on: November 16, 2021, 11:52:37 AM »
Derrygonnelly really should have beaten kilcoo in the Ulster final in 2019, they missed an awful lot of chances.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club SFC 2021
« on: November 16, 2021, 10:37:51 AM »
Very lopsided draw this year and I think the winners will come from the tough section. There is a big chance for an unfancied side to make the final.

Glen are ridiculously short odds given the fact that this is their first Ulster campaign and they will have 4 difficult games to face on their way to winning it. St Eunan's, Scotstown, Kilcoo and Dromore are their likely opponents. Whether they can live up to the hype remains to be seen but they probably have the best manager in this competition which is a big advantage at this level. I do think it will boil down to a battle between Glen and kilcoo to find the winners. At this stage I would go for Kilcoos experience to win out, they have some unfinished business to complete. 

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: November 14, 2021, 03:49:49 PM »
It's a ludicrous rule but teams will exploit it to the maximum whilst it still exists. Players with absolutely no genealogical link to the country, just simply living and getting paid to play professionally there. It's an issue for rugby itself to solve but I don't see it changing anytime soon since there are so few countries who play the game at the highest level.

Imagine the outcry if the GAA brought in such a rule at intercounty level.   

But it is there?

Maybe you're right, Seanie Johnson instantly springs to mind!


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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: November 14, 2021, 02:17:06 PM »
It's a ludicrous rule but teams will exploit it to the maximum whilst it still exists. Players with absolutely no genealogical link to the country, just simply living and getting paid to play professionally there. It's an issue for rugby itself to solve but I don't see it changing anytime soon since there are so few countries who play the game at the highest level.

Imagine the outcry if the GAA brought in such a rule at intercounty level.   

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: November 14, 2021, 01:27:20 PM »
Bizarre logic from the Tyrone PRO to link the cost of streaming the match to being 'one pound more than the gate price.' Very poor attempt at justifying an over the top charge. He claims that they sold '2 or 3 thousand' live streams for one of the semi finals which should equate to an income of £40k in live streams if the same number of people purchase the final. If his figures are accurate in terms of the number of streams then it will be interesting to see how many people pay £16 for a final match. I don't know of the quality of the streaming but irrespective of whether it is top quality or not, a live stream doesn't provide the full picture or same experience as attending a live event.

Irrespective of all of that it sounds as though he simply sees everything through the prism of pounds, shilling and pence. Surely the county final showpiece is about much more than raising finance for the county coffers, it is about access to as wide an audience as possible. Some will not tune in because they simply can't afford it.


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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo's (Where football is life) 3 greatest players
« on: November 12, 2021, 10:56:09 PM »
1. McDonald
2. Keegan
3. Higgins

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General discussion / Re: 💩 DUP C*ntwatch - somewhat back on-topic!
« on: November 12, 2021, 11:59:39 AM »
Jeffrey Donaldson has now told the Irish government to calm down and dial down the rhetoric after doing similar to an unnamed EU source at the start of the week when asking for an apology from them.

Meanwhile he saw it his duty to travel to England yesterday to attend the funeral of Denis Hutchings, the British army soldier facing trial charged with the murder of a disabled civilian.

The hypocrisy and self righteousness of some of these politicians knows no bounds.

Traveled to the funeral and we probably paid for it!!

Jeffrey most certainly wasn't out of pocket anyway and most likely was at the taxpayers expense. It's normally the sort of sectarian stuff that Nolan would get a few shows out of but strangely no mention of it at all. 

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General discussion / Re: 💩 DUP C*ntwatch - somewhat back on-topic!
« on: November 12, 2021, 11:57:31 AM »
Jeffrey Donaldson has now told the Irish government to calm down and dial down the rhetoric after doing similar to an unnamed EU source at the start of the week when asking for an apology from them.

Meanwhile he saw it his duty to travel to England yesterday to attend the funeral of Denis Hutchings, the British army soldier facing trial charged with the murder of a disabled civilian.

The hypocrisy and self righteousness of some of these politicians knows no bounds.

probably said it with a straight face. Just trying to deflect from the fact that they have significantly stirred tensions here and translink are down 3 buses on the back of it.

It's all deflection tactics surely. He has to prove himself to loyalists in order to win over their guaranteed support before next years election. Incidentally four UVF men were arrested this morning aged between 36-55 for the most recent bus hijacking last week. So they weren't disadvantaged youths who accidentally got caught up in trouble. I'd say what they knew about economic trading arrangements could be written on the back of a postage stamp. 

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