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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: Today at 04:52:23 PM »
if De Gea has any ambition he should leave for a bigger club.


Know you're only fishing but there aren't many "bigger" by any measure. If you said something about "in contention for the major prizes" it might resonate more.

Tongue in cheek of course but United these days are only big commercially, they are not UCL or EPL contenders, 5 years since EPL and 10 years since UCL.


Did you not hear though....it's all going to come together next season.  ;D

Liverpool fan!!!

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General discussion / Re: Biggest Sh*t Stirrers
« on: Today at 04:49:59 PM »
Gilroy is great.

Have never bought the whole "isn't it shite our journalists don't cheerlead more" spiel.

Francis is the biggest just for his sheer snobbishness. Always get the sense he'd give anything to be 18 again and playing rugby, as if it was the be an and end all in life, other than, you know, pints of Ken and roiding birds.

Jesus I wouldn't hold that against him ;D

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: Today at 03:18:21 PM »
if De Gea has any ambition he should leave for a bigger club.


Know you're only fishing but there aren't many "bigger" by any measure. If you said something about "in contention for the major prizes" it might resonate more.

Tongue in cheek of course but United these days are only big commercially, they are not UCL or EPL contenders, 5 years since EPL and 10 years since UCL.

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: Today at 03:07:28 PM »
Open to correction but in my opinion we tend to struggle at this tournament (bar the year we had Ryan, Stockdale, Porter etc.) due to the physicality and intense nature of regular games. Injuries and squad size really take their toll and our 2nd and 3rd choice in key positions isnt of the standard to that of opposition. Our sides tend to be a lot smaller and pitted in an extremely tough group - France (winners) and S.A (3rd place) we struggled - even though we could have beat them! Coupled with the fact it was arguably the best underage side Georgia have produced.

I'm not trying to make excuses for a disappointing tournament but the end goal is to produce professional players and we'll be fine in that department. Like an exceptional minor GAA side and an average one, you tend to get 2-3 seniors max!

This article on England tells you winning it isnt the be all and end all.

https://www.rugbypass.com/news/englands-2016-u20-world-cup-winning-side-now/

It's very much about development but 2 of the best 3 sides this year Fra and SA were in Ireland's group and we had them in the first two games and we went toe toe with them. After that physicality, those 2 were big sides, lost confidence, lack of squad depth takes it toil. Ireland dominated possession and territory against Georgia, couldn't take their opportunities though. Georgia rode their luck and took their chances. Scotland though was a poor performance and that was the one that reflects poorly on the group as a whole. Noel Mc though has had a poor year, he will learn from it.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: Today at 02:59:13 PM »
if De Gea has any ambition he should leave for a bigger club.

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General discussion / Re: Biggest Sh*t Stirrers
« on: Today at 02:55:50 PM »
ha! I would nominate seafoid and his passive agressive musings for the local shit stirrer award.

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General discussion / Biggest Sh*t Stirrers
« on: Today at 02:47:14 PM »
Joe Brolly?
Neil Francis?
Ewan MacKenna?
Colm Parkinson?
Eamon Dunphy?
George Hook?
Ger Gilroy?
Paul Kimmage?

I presonally wouldn't put Parkinson or Gilroy in there and it's not particular to Ireland but by jesus we have some of the biggest arseholes talking about sport in this country. They will all claim not to be cheerleaders, hitting you with facts etc etc but they are always negative and never constructive. Empty vessels who never offer solutions just opinion usually uninformed.

The only thing more annoying is the gobshites who retweet them when they write something they agree with but abuse the f*ck out them when the write something they disagree with. MacKenna's anti-Dublin doping and his anti-rugby musings being a case in point.

Any other nominations?



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GAA Discussion / Re: Redux Connacht final 2018 thread
« on: Today at 02:30:42 PM »
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Re: Connacht Senior Championship 2018
« Reply #524 on: Today at 01:20:36 PM »
Quote from: Dinny Breen on Today at 01:17:18 PM

    Quote from: GalwayBayBoy on Today at 01:04:48 PM

        Quote from: Dinny Breen on Today at 12:53:04 PM

            Quote from: manfromdelmonte on Today at 12:48:55 PM

                How was Comer not booked for the cheap shot on the Roscommon goalie?


            It was a straight red card in any other sport, pretty late and no mitigating circumstances. The goalie should have undergone an independent HIA as well.


        To be fair I think he was 100% going for the ball and the keeper just got there ahead of him. Certainly a booking but I think a straight red would have been pretty harsh.


    Na, his fist arrived well after the ball, he knew exactly what he was doing. He was leaving a marker but caught him sweet, was there much difference between that one and Cluxton last week?


Well the Longford player never attempted a play on the ball at all. Comer did so I'd say there is a fair old difference alright. It was a bit late and arguably reckless but there wasn't enough there for a straight red for me. Even the Roscommon players around didn't seem overly bothered by it.

Comer didn't intend to play the ball either, he made a better mask of hiding his intent though. He actually made superb contact. It was a red all day, I can see why it wasn't given though.


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GAA Discussion / Re: Neil Francis
« on: Today at 02:15:22 PM »
The ultimate issue here for the rugby set is that despite unprecedented success the game hadn't grown significantly. The relative lack of interest in the Melbourne game when soccer and Gaelic games were in full swing tells it's own tale. They are miles off soccers playing numbers, football's crowds and hurling cultural significance, and you can taste the hurt.

There seems to be an orchestrated campaign from the rugby heads to brand their game as the national/people's game. The harder they try, the sillier they look

You've enough to be worried about, without throwing your twopence worth in here!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Championship 2018
« on: Today at 01:17:18 PM »
How was Comer not booked for the cheap shot on the Roscommon goalie?

It was a straight red card in any other sport, pretty late and no mitigating circumstances. The goalie should have undergone an independent HIA as well.

To be fair I think he was 100% going for the ball and the keeper just got there ahead of him. Certainly a booking but I think a straight red would have been pretty harsh.

Na, his fist arrived well after the ball, he knew exactly what he was doing. He was leaving a marker but caught him sweet, was there much difference between that one and Cluxton last week?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Neil Francis
« on: Today at 01:00:36 PM »
Who came up with the idea of a scrum in Rugby. A bunch of big strong men, sticking their heads between each others arses and grabing each others crotches. Its like something out of a gay porn movie. I rest my case.

Is it? I have never watched gay porn to compare.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Senior Championship 2018
« on: Today at 12:53:04 PM »
How was Comer not booked for the cheap shot on the Roscommon goalie?

It was a straight red card in any other sport, pretty late and no mitigating circumstances. The goalie should have undergone an independent HIA as well.

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Alan Brogan had a good piece about how the Dublin lads were a lot more doninant at U21 in Leinster than minor due to the fact a lot of the U21's were playing in a very competitive senior club scene rather than training exclusively in development squads!!

Yeah, I made the very same point on another thread.
Dinny had been saying that Dubs, Kildare and Meath tend to be even enough at minor level, but Dubs tend to improve heaps up to U21 level, and of course he was alluding, as he does, that it was because of the money the GAA are giving us!

But most of the minors are dropped off the Dubs panels for a year or two before getting back into the U21, and even when on the U20/21 panel, there's not a huge amount of training done at county level (until the business end when it ramps up of course) and so the lads are left with their clubs for the most part.

Nope, Hound I have been consistent on inorganic and organic growth and have often cited Dublin's strong culture around senior inter-county football and their very strong club scene.

But let's be frank here, inter-county players are well looked after to play Dublin club as well by the clubs, although if they had to pay their GDO out of their own pocket that might cut that out as well.

We will never see the figures but does anyone no believe that Dublin spend more money on their u20s that any other county!!!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Munster Football Championships 2018
« on: Today at 12:08:28 PM »
Leinster is interesting this year, well worked and credit to Leinster GAA.

We have two quarter-finals this weekend Carlow v Kildare on Friday night, which I hope to pop down to, always enjoy a game after work on a Friday, and Offaly v Westmeath.

The semi-finals should be Meath v Offaly and Kildare v Dublin.

If Kildare beat Dublin I think they will beat Meath in the final, if Dublin beat Kildare I think Meath will win it. Not the strongest Dublin team but Dublin always get stronger as the competition progresses but I think Kildare's momentum will be pretty good going into the semi, unless of course Carlow stack everyone behind the ball and have a 100% accuracy and Kildare crash out Friday. 

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