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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« Last post by stew on Today at 12:20:37 AM »
Make you sick - certain inevitably when they made that 3rd and 18

Got to give them credit - never beat!!

This win feels like a certain election just over a year ago, hell slap it up all ye haters! the Pats are going to I think their tenth superbowl, thats amazing.

Hopefully Tommy can get a hoult of the gameballs a couple of hours before kickoff just to take all the air out of Philly before the game even begins. :)

The Patriot act is coming to Minneapolis, happy days.
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General discussion / Re: Movie reccomendations
« Last post by HiMucker on Today at 12:17:34 AM »
Open house -  good build up of suspense,  crap ending.  5/10

Thor Ragnorok -  Some craic,  good soundtrack and really good fun.  8/10

Hacksaw ridge -  good show,  what a man.   Powerful real interviews at the end.  Didnt think I'd enjoy it.  8.5/10

Acts of Violence -  Starts of a bit slow, trys to be like taken for a bit.  Alright watch but feels like a pro gun movie by the NRA.  6/10
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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 2
« Last post by tippabu on Today at 12:09:19 AM »
looking at it i think we are the value bet of the round, theres been a kick of the ball in it between ourselves and cork the last 4 years, they are missing loads through retirements, club and retirements. we are a summer team usually and dont perform in the league but 2/1 is very good
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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« Last post by BarryBreensBandage on January 21, 2018, 11:44:59 PM »
They were talking about Joe's latest offering today on the OTB paper review on Newstalk.
Apparently he is lamenting the 'fact' that players don't practice skills on their own anymore and everything is so regimented.
The presenter responded to this by saying that every top player they have on says they DO in fact practice their skills on their own, i.e. heading up to the local field with a bag of balls to practice their shooting etc.
My problem with Joe is his reliance on repetitive anecdotes (many of which are rehashed in today's article) and sweeping generalisations.
He is very selective with the evidence he uses to support his assertions, which is ironic given his line of work.



Here's the thing. Joe is out of the loop! How does he know what players do? He has not been involved in intercounty for 20 years! He's relying on hearsay and soundbites.

Also there are different strokes for different folks. I can understand the Likes of Dean Rock and Cillian spending extra time  practicing their skills on their own,  I'd imagine less of this time is spent by back or a midfielder for that matter.

Joe has two, maybe three, articles that he writes on the specific subject of modern gaelic football.
These are rehashed ad infinitum.
They are usually to do with elitism, players hating intercounty football, or a mish-mash of the two.
If someone had handed me that article to read today, I would have been 90% sure it was an old one I'd read before.
Particularly the stuff about gorillas and his oul lad's lada


He still gets everyone talking or commenting on what he is saying. What's the line on the people get the government they deserve?
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General discussion / Re: snooker world championship
« Last post by Milltown Row2 on January 21, 2018, 11:41:06 PM »
Bring on the haters ! Couldn’t make it up

Please desist from making something out of nothing. Nobody said they hated him.

Watcher finds it hard to stomach, is it a back handed compliment ?
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General discussion / Re: snooker world championship
« Last post by Milltown Row2 on January 21, 2018, 11:40:06 PM »
Delighted for him in much the same way I am delighted when McIlroy wins.  Find it hard to stomach when they're draped in their flag

You do understand that people are brought up different to yourself and thus have  a different perspective on things, rightly or wrongly that’s the way it is, and having said fled draped over someone will offend some people having another flag draped over someone else will offend them!

Jesus wept!

If he was from the Falls you’d be delighted for him, now just read that back
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General discussion / Re: snooker world championship
« Last post by Orior on January 21, 2018, 11:36:57 PM »
Bring on the haters ! Couldn’t make it up

Please desist from making something out of nothing. Nobody said they hated him.
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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« Last post by BarryBreensBandage on January 21, 2018, 11:36:08 PM »
Just a thought - that county players cannot strip out for their colleges.

That they train and coach the college team, giving them a bit of insight into the difference between playing and coaching, which they will have in their heads when it comes to club/county setup.

It also opens the door for lads to step up and make a name for themselves at college level.

It's never going to happen obviously, too many names being paid to coach and specialise at this level.

But for what? How many people in Ireland could name the Sigerson cup winners of 2017?
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General discussion / Re: The official Everton FC Supporters thread
« Last post by Gabriel_Hurl on January 21, 2018, 11:29:41 PM »
I'll stay away unless I'm enticed back to defend the truth.

You are taking this internet thing a bit too seriously bamboo
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GAA Discussion / Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
« Last post by Mayo Border on January 21, 2018, 11:24:41 PM »
Is there no bus eireann bus to clones?
Google it Larry
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