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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: January 26, 2022, 09:56:56 PM »
Great 1st half, looked panicky in second. Jota is like a Rolls Royce.

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General discussion / Re: Cycling
« on: January 26, 2022, 09:55:33 PM »
Lads would a bike with Tiagra be plenty for someone who has no interest in becoming a MAMIL 😜but would like to build up to 2 or 3 hour rides?
Very little in stock at the moment anywhere but I did find a Trek Domane AL4 in a shop nearby.
My current bike is a cheap budget job from Halfords that is about 15 years old and itís a heap of shite and about 2 sizes to big for me,so anything really would be an upgrade.
Donít plan on getting mad into cycling like you boys but Iím finding it great for cross training with the running I do. The Grand Canal is literally beside where I live and there are works ongoing to have a towpath all the way to the Shannon and the Royal Canal is a couple of miles away and that stretches all the way from Maynooth to Longford, Iíd imagine thatís where Iíd be 99% of the time and maybe doing a few laps of the Phoenix Park also. Wouldnít see myself going out on main roads or in group rides or anything.Other than that Iíd have it attached to a Kickr Core on Zwift.
With that in mind is Tiagra plenty for my needs?
Also found a Giant Contend AR1 that has 105 and is about Ä300 more.
It's been a few years since I had a Tiagra groupset but it always worked perfectly well for me, stepping up in groupsets is as much about weight saving as functionality so for your needs I'd  say Tiagra is 100%, it's 10 speed (but so what) the Giant has 105 (11 speed) - as it's a slight step up it likely has better wheels for your Ä300 as well. If you're swopping bikes for your Kickr you need to watch the 10/11 speed differences (nothing more than changing your cassette).

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General discussion / Re: Boris Johnson
« on: January 26, 2022, 01:22:36 PM »
You'll never know the true Starmer until he has power. Part of his current strategy is avoid Brexit, love the Fleg. It is all being very carefully played out. Lots of Labour supporters would prefer endless gutting sessions among their own rather than fighting the Tories. Starmer is a bit like Tito in Yugoslavia trying to keep a lid on the factions.

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: January 25, 2022, 03:58:06 PM »
Wim Jansen RIP

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General discussion / Re: Boris Johnson
« on: January 19, 2022, 11:13:44 AM »
They need 54 to kick anything off, numbers likely to be passed today if the papers are to be believed. But - it doesn't automatically trigger a Leadership contest, merely a vote of confidence. It depends on how much damage is inflicted in the VOC (secret ballot) to see if a Leadership contest will happen. He's definitely on very thin ice but he's a slippery hoor so you wouldn't know.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: January 14, 2022, 07:52:37 PM »
I firmly believe Boris' plan was

- "Get Brexit done"
- Spend a couple of years partying and glad handing around the world signing trade deals
- When Brexit began to actually bite, hand the baton over to someone else and retire to some column writing and after-dinner speaking

He was never prepared for actually doing any serious 'work'

Covid fcuked it up for him completely in that he actually had a proper issue to deal with

The only surprise in any of this is that people are surprised

I know we have had spats on this in the past but BJ is only the driver on the bus, I blame Cameron who brought the idea to light!
The idea has been about for decades, and grew during the late 00s early 10s. Cameron was unfortunate to be PM when it boiled over.
They've never been happy Europeans, there was a Membership Referendum in the 1970s.  The data of the 1975 referendum is interesting. Scotland has become very pro-EU in comparison to the 70s data.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Results_of_the_1975_United_Kingdom_European_Communities_membership_referendum?wprov=sfla1

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: January 13, 2022, 09:43:32 PM »
Tony Diver tweet, Daily Telegraph. Ironic if they deliver the death blow

"Number 10 held two boozy parties the night before the Queen mourned Prince Philip alone.

Staff drank and at points danced until the early hours of the night of April 16.

Hours later, the Queen went to a socially-distanced funeral for Philip. https://t.co/sWrFcOrplE"

Oh dear Bojo, this could be the one - Prince Philip's funeral the day after the party.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: January 12, 2022, 01:52:41 PM »
If he goes, who's next in line?
Sunak & Truss are seen as front runners in any leadership challenge. I actually like Gove and he is one of the most effective politicians about, doubt he has the charisma or support to be leader, but imo he'd be the most capable of actually doing a good job.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: January 12, 2022, 12:59:26 PM »
Man's no notion on going anywhere. It'll be interesting to see Sue Grey's partygate report, she's known for being quite a hard-nosed Civil Servant, she could fire Bojo under the bus, but unlikely tbh. Post local elections in England in May will tell a tale (cos England is all that matters as we know).

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General discussion / Re: Cryptocurrency
« on: January 07, 2022, 01:58:46 PM »
Buy the dip is being repeated a bit too often these days.

Interesting that the latest dip can partially be blamed on the unrest in Kazakhstan, 18% of all Bitcoin mining happens there apparently.

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: January 06, 2022, 09:54:26 PM »
See Toast is back, Toast in Tinseltown. Watched first 2 episodes and episode 2 was beautifully mental.

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: January 06, 2022, 04:31:00 PM »
Watched Dopesick recently. That's a fantastic piece of work, gripping & entertaining, uncomfortable watching at times but very good. 

Purdue antics, scarcely believable over the years, have no doubt emboldened anti vaxxers with 'big pharma' agendas.

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General discussion / Re: Ghislaine Maxwell found guilty
« on: December 30, 2021, 02:07:17 PM »
Will she be allowed to make a statement? Some rich squeaky bums about

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General discussion / Re: Joe Brolly has discussion with Jamie Bryson
« on: December 29, 2021, 09:45:02 PM »
2 Lad up the road from me were send to boarding in Armagh. Which was 25mile + away, far at the time for the late 1980's. 1 family thought their son was too good for anybody and the locals were a bad influence. She was correct on this point lol 😂. The other family holidayed all the time and it didn't suit him coming home every day for their lifestyle. Heard stories not overly good about boarding up in Armagh from the lads themselves. Bullying was rife and  a hammering part of the course.
Was it not CBS when boarding? I wouldn't have sent a dog to be looked after those cnuts. Plenty of men in their 60s and 70s round here in Armagh have nothing good to say about them. I know of a few parents paying for boarding because their wains didn't pass the transfer. I can't pass comment as do not if I'd do the same in their position (and had the money to do so).

A fella I know in passing has 3 wains boarding in England at about 30k a pop. I have heard that he has non-dom tax status which would explain why he spends months at a time abroad. Boarding obviously the cheaper option.
There was no boarding at the CBS in Armagh AFAIK, It was at St Patrick's College, run by some other branch of the clergy - Priests,  some order that I can't rememberthe name of. Interesting that CBS in Armagh had intakes of Protestants in the 60s/70s, no idea why but they did, not coming down with them but there were a few.

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: December 27, 2021, 10:51:37 PM »
Finished Gomorrah season 5 and it was very good but weaker than the other ones. Still up there with the best TV show Iíve watched.
I've 2 episodes to go and I don't know what has happened with it tbh. It's been a bit shit with some shocking hammy acting, Mistral & lil monk especially. I've found myself laughing at the cheesiness of it all at times

It seems a rushed job. Probably covid or something but it looks like the went one season too many.
Last 2 episodes did actually redeem it a bit to be fair.

I thought the last episode and final scenes were a bit cringe and stupid.
The end was inevitable, would have been more surprising if something else had happened.

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