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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: December 12, 2017, 03:05:59 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42292297

interesting read
Champions league is shite to be honest. As is football in general. The most powerful clubs nowadays are clubs like City and PSG who have no tradition. Players just follow the money. The romance is long gone. Clubs like Celtic are an afterthought, even though they epitomise, or should epitomise, what European football is all about.

Man City have a great tradition .  A great old club with a really good local support base .   An Irishman following a Scottish club complaining about money ruining European football .  People need to get a grip .  This is a professional globalised sport , is is showbiz . 
Yeah great tradition in Europe alright. They’ve always been stalwarts on the European stage ::)

Celtic get Zenit. Another tough draw

And one which we wont progress from sadly

At least they are in Europe after Christmas. It's some progress. They will need to put in a very good first leg to get through. Meanwhile south of the border it looks like they will be presenting the Premiership trophy to Manchester City at the end of December.

this is true and theres quite a bit of time between now and the game so who nows what shape we will be in

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: December 12, 2017, 03:05:22 PM »
That's an excellent piece, enjoyed reading it

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GAA Discussion / Re: New Jerseys?
« on: December 11, 2017, 09:00:51 PM »
guys,
asked at O neills but they couldn't confirm
are Armagh getting a new jersey next year?
I wouldn’t think it - handy tip - Check O’Neill’s website. If the jersey is on sale at full price then no. If it’s reduced watch this space

still at full price. We must be having that for the third year
Dunno, could be full price for the Christmas Gouge and then on sale 26th December.

The Dublin jersey is reduced from 45 to 30

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General discussion / Re: The North East 200
« on: December 11, 2017, 07:33:44 PM »
Last time I checked catholic teaching regards homosexuality as sinful,and the Church opposes gay marriage and any amendment to current abortion legislation as it applies in the North

Catholic teaching would be wrong

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GAA Discussion / Re: New Jerseys?
« on: December 11, 2017, 04:29:35 PM »
guys,
asked at O neills but they couldn't confirm
are Armagh getting a new jersey next year?
I wouldn’t think it - handy tip - Check O’Neill’s website. If the jersey is on sale at full price then no. If it’s reduced watch this space

still at full price. We must be having that for the third year

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General discussion / Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« on: December 11, 2017, 03:11:21 PM »
As if the TV programme wasn't bad enough, this thread is worse.

Just to clarify......it's Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment.....not victory, not tournament, not sport.....MOMENT.

So it can't be Italia 90. That was 3 weeks or so.

In gaelic games off the top of my head - Mikey Sheehy lobbing Paddy Cullen, Joe McDonagh singing "The West's Awake", Seamus Darby's goal in '82, Maurice's sideline point in Thurles.....these are great moments.

Soccer - Gary MacKay v Bulgaria, Ray Houghton in Stuttgart and Giants Stadium, Niall Quinn v Holland and in Wembley, Sheedy in Sardinia, O'Leary penalty and/or Packie save v Romania, Roy Keane lifting Overmars out of it in 2001.

John Treacy's silver with that famous commentary in 1984. Sonia's silver in 2000 was a huge moment too. Think I had a mini stroke looking at that sprint for the line. Many, many others.

Packie Bonnar's penalty save was a moment during Italia 90 so it could be that

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General discussion / Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« on: December 11, 2017, 02:15:11 PM »
Would Rob Heffernan's World Championship win in 2013 not be as good an achievement as O'Sullivan's?

Maybe walking isn't a real sport. Loads of people just watch the walking for the party afterwards and most of them have never walked in their life. ;)

Walking is a sport but it’d bore a monk to tears.

Anyone trying to discredit sports as sports needs to get their ego in check.

Some sports are better than others, some "sports" aren't even really sports, they merely require a lot of dedication and hard work and pretty much zero in the way of natural skill or ability
My goodness, is that a climb down? Some sports aren't really sports?

Is it a climbdown? No

Is it a recognition that some people deem events that should not be considered as sports, as sports? Yes.

The likes of weightlifting, rugby, etc require things like size, a lot of gym work and a considerable amount of steroids.

Events like walking just involve taking a form of exercise very seriously.

They are absent of skill.

Quite a high number of soccer players are totally devoid of skill including most Irish players. They are just physically strong and hard working. They can’t trap a ball, pass the ball or use their weaker foot.

I doubt they are devoid of skill. To make it as a professional in football is very tough to do. It's easier to make it to the highest level of international rugby than it is to make it in non-league football.

Who was the Irish Rugby international who took up Rugby when he was around 18? Says it all really.

What does it say?

That you don't need any skill to make it in rugby. Just brute strength and size.

Yawn yawn. A bit like soccer then with kevin moran taking it up when he was at ucd and Didier drogba taking it up when he was 15.

Both of those statements are untrue. Moran and Drogba started much earlier than that.

It's very true that a 100 cap Irish international took up Rugby when he was an adult.

Ken Norton and Bernard Hopkins?

So you are now switching to boxers. Hopkins turned his life around after a prison stint, while he was a latecomer to the sport, it still took him a long time to make it to the top of the boxing ladder. It took him 4 years and 21 fights to land his first domestic title and 5 years for his first world title fight.

He boxed in his youth and boxed when in prison.

Norton had a four year amateur career behind him before turning pro.

The lack of comparable cases to Hayes says it all.

we are talking sports people here aren't we?
Hopkins didn't start boxing until prison and Norton didn't start until he was in the marines.
How long did this Hayes play for before he was capped for Ireland?

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: December 11, 2017, 01:26:22 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42292297

interesting read
Champions league is shite to be honest. As is football in general. The most powerful clubs nowadays are clubs like City and PSG who have no tradition. Players just follow the money. The romance is long gone. Clubs like Celtic are an afterthought, even though they epitomise, or should epitomise, what European football is all about.

Man City have a great tradition .  A great old club with a really good local support base .   An Irishman following a Scottish club complaining about money ruining European football .  People need to get a grip .  This is a professional globalised sport , is is showbiz . 
Yeah great tradition in Europe alright. They’ve always been stalwarts on the European stage ::)

Celtic get Zenit. Another tough draw

And one which we wont progress from sadly

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General discussion / Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« on: December 11, 2017, 01:25:50 PM »
Would Rob Heffernan's World Championship win in 2013 not be as good an achievement as O'Sullivan's?

Maybe walking isn't a real sport. Loads of people just watch the walking for the party afterwards and most of them have never walked in their life. ;)

Walking is a sport but it’d bore a monk to tears.

Anyone trying to discredit sports as sports needs to get their ego in check.

Some sports are better than others, some "sports" aren't even really sports, they merely require a lot of dedication and hard work and pretty much zero in the way of natural skill or ability
My goodness, is that a climb down? Some sports aren't really sports?

Is it a climbdown? No

Is it a recognition that some people deem events that should not be considered as sports, as sports? Yes.

The likes of weightlifting, rugby, etc require things like size, a lot of gym work and a considerable amount of steroids.

Events like walking just involve taking a form of exercise very seriously.

They are absent of skill.

Quite a high number of soccer players are totally devoid of skill including most Irish players. They are just physically strong and hard working. They can’t trap a ball, pass the ball or use their weaker foot.

I doubt they are devoid of skill. To make it as a professional in football is very tough to do. It's easier to make it to the highest level of international rugby than it is to make it in non-league football.

Who was the Irish Rugby international who took up Rugby when he was around 18? Says it all really.

What does it say?

That you don't need any skill to make it in rugby. Just brute strength and size.

Yawn yawn. A bit like soccer then with kevin moran taking it up when he was at ucd and Didier drogba taking it up when he was 15.

Both of those statements are untrue. Moran and Drogba started much earlier than that.

It's very true that a 100 cap Irish international took up Rugby when he was an adult.

Ken Norton and Bernard Hopkins?

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General discussion / Re: The Palestine thread
« on: December 11, 2017, 09:13:21 AM »
Celtic fans today......

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I am sure its a major topic of conversation in the bars of the East end of Glasgow

Why are you always such a p***k?

Because its great fun upsetting the useful idiots of the Left on this site

Shame you don't really know what you're talking about tho isn't it

ffs you couldn't find Palestine on the map

Give it a rest. You know nothing about me. You just continue to out yourself as a know it all idiot. Unless of course you mean google maps which have already decided Palestine doesn't exist.

Google never removed Palestine from the map as was claimed, indeed the only change that did occur was years before the controversy was kicked up - the labelling of locations changing from ‘Palestianian territories’ to ‘Palestine’ to bring it into line with United Nations recommendations. Apple Maps doesn’t delliniate between Israel and Palestine on the map at all, unlike Google Maps, but of course you wouldn’t know that as there wasn’t a high profile attempt to drum up controversy about it.

Supporters of the Palestinians have reems of real grievances they can point to so it’s incredible that they try to manufacture controversies like this and tank their own credibility in the process. Hardline Israelis would be delighted.

This thread is like a sad parody of the real thing.

that will teach me. Should have looked into that more thoroughly. However, google said they never had the word Palestine on the map in the first place.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/12/world/middleeast/google-palestine.html

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: December 11, 2017, 09:06:55 AM »

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: December 10, 2017, 11:35:26 PM »
I think Brendan is facing his most challenging period now.The Champions League Campaign cannot be in any way regarded as successful,thank God we were fortunate to meet an Anderlecht side out of sorts in Belgium.Over the last few league games the invincible domestic record has been seriously threatened.Celtic a couple of months ago would not have surrendered a two goal lead at Hibs.

Brendan's stock will not be raised by winning trophies in Scotland,it will only be by doing things in Europe and that has been an abject failure,and I think he knows this.Another heavy defeat in the Europa League,where they are unseeded,could well see things unravel.It would be hard for the support to have much enthusiasm for the remainder of the domestic season,even if another treble is secured.

Celtic were well beaten by Anderlecht at home,even though the score was only one nil,and while there is an excuse for PSG and Bayern Munich doing this,there is none for being outclassed by Anderlecht at home.

You don't know the celtic support

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General discussion / Re: The Palestine thread
« on: December 10, 2017, 11:34:08 PM »
Celtic fans today......

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I am sure its a major topic of conversation in the bars of the East end of Glasgow

Why are you always such a p***k?

Because its great fun upsetting the useful idiots of the Left on this site

Shame you don't really know what you're talking about tho isn't it

ffs you couldn't find Palestine on the map

Give it a rest. You know nothing about me. You just continue to out yourself as a know it all idiot. Unless of course you mean google maps which have already decided Palestine doesn't exist.

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General discussion / Re: Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment RTE 2
« on: December 10, 2017, 07:08:40 PM »
Ken Norton, Bernard Hopkins, Hakeen the dream. All late bloomers. It happens

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General discussion / Re: The Palestine thread
« on: December 10, 2017, 07:07:14 PM »
Celtic fans today......

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I am sure its a major topic of conversation in the bars of the East end of Glasgow

Why are you always such a p***k?

Because its great fun upsetting the useful idiots of the Left on this site

Shame you don't really know what you're talking about tho isn't it

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