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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: September 24, 2018, 02:42:48 PM »
As the club are run by business men instead of football men i can't see JM sacked until United mathematically they can't reach the top 4. In current form probably looking at March for that to happen.

The next manager then has a big clear out on his hands. A squad full of poor signings many of which left over from Moyes and LVG time. When you have Fellaini as a regular starter and is given a role to protect the nervous lindelof you really know how deep rooted the problems are for United at the moment.
Mourinho has bought:
Pogba,Lukaku, Matic, Fred, Mkhitaryan, Sanchez,Lindeloff, Bailley and Dalot,
so he cant really complain that its not his team.
If the players aren't good enough, he has to take the blame.

I think Pogba,Sanchez was Ed Woodward signings to sell jerseys.

So does Ed make Mourinho play them too??
The whole selling jerseys stuff is a load of b*llocks anyways. Adidas pay a huge fee, around £70m to manufacture United's kit.
That figure doesn't change if a few thousand Chileans decide to buy a kit and get Sanchez on the back of it.

I thought the “buying players to sell jerseys” myth had been well enough debunked at this stage ffs

Indeed.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/the-set-pieces-blog/2016/aug/24/transfer-window-market-myths

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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: September 24, 2018, 09:59:19 AM »
€ for € I can guarantee Dublin spend more on their backroom team than every other county in Ireland. It's where money actually has an affect, so to equate " I can guarantee you if you went into any county set-up the resources are probably very similar. You'll have a strength and conditioning coach, a nutritionist, a psychologist, a medical team, a tactical team" is just disingenuous bollix.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: September 24, 2018, 09:32:44 AM »
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Dublin set-up is the exact same as every other county' - Philly McMahon

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/dublin-setup-is-the-exact-same-as-every-other-county-philly-mcmahon-37346862.html

Trump would be proud of Dublin GAA!

Headline hunting now Dinny (Ewan)

I actually don't know where… If you talk about expenses we get the same as everyone else, and probably less because we don't have to travel that far. I don't see where the money is going, for me. And I guarantee you if you went into any county set-up the resources are probably very similar. You'll have a strength and conditioning coach, a nutritionist, a psychologist, a medical team, a tactical team.

"Just go through Stephen Cluxton's speech and ask other county teams have they got that? Because they have. There is very little difference.
 


He's right, of the top teams anyway.

No once you exclude travel expenses are Dublin spending more than every other county, so he's not right of the top teams!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: September 24, 2018, 08:54:55 AM »
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Dublin set-up is the exact same as every other county' - Philly McMahon

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/dublin-setup-is-the-exact-same-as-every-other-county-philly-mcmahon-37346862.html

Trump would be proud of Dublin GAA!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Is the Indo going after Tyrone GAA?
« on: September 24, 2018, 08:53:43 AM »
I wonder will Joe bring up the incidents in Derry over the past couple of weekends?

Or Ewan over the incidents in Kildare?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Why are Posters obsessed about Dublin GAA??
« on: September 21, 2018, 09:45:41 AM »
@Priceyreilly

In answer to your question,

Hard work by thousands of volunteers, good coaching structures put in place, a long term plan by visionaries, more of the population playing GAA , at underage anyway, a good recruitment drive from clubs, clubs bettering themselves with structures and facilities,  Good corporate governance, good club Community spirit, historical competing and in regards specifically to the senior footballers, Jim Gavin and the structures and mindset he put in place along with some of the naturally gifted footballers the country has produced and some of the hardworking group of footballers every produced in the country.

There you go, have a great day.

 ;D We have an answer!!! One that can be ripped apart but an answer at least. Here we go:

Hard work by thousands of volunteers - Every county has hard working volunteers
good coaching structures put in place - Highly financed coaching structures. Paid regional development officers overseeing the work by paid coaches under elite pathway programs
a long term plan by visionaries - A plan devised by the GAA Review Committee and impossible without Bertie support
more of the population playing GAA - Dublin have always had more population playing GAA
at underage anyway - Underage and senior
a good recruitment drive from clubs - This was apart of the plan overseen by the highly paid officers
clubs bettering themselves with structures and facilities - Again, the money provided paid coaches which pushed this
Good corporate governance - The increased success off the back of the financial doping attracted numerous new sponsors worth millions more
good club Community spirit - Same in every county
historical competing and in regards specifically to the senior footballers - Senior footballers moved from a top 8 team to unbeatable, hurlers went from minnows to provincial champions and All Ireland contenders, underage results went from hopeless to dominant, again all bought
Jim Gavin and the structures and mindset he put in place along with some of the naturally gifted footballers the country has produced and some of the hardworking group of footballers every produced in the country - Gaelic Games first professional team! Players created through the multi million euro development system and then coached and prepared by an extensive backroom team consisting of some highly paid coaches. 

So fair play for actually attempting an answer but unfortunately for you, I just batted it out of the park.  :)



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Dublin winning the All-Ireland, warmed the hearts of even the most cynical.

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I'm not sure whether it was reported or raised at the time. I remember Alan Milton going on a few different media shows but can't say whether he mentioned it or not - maybe they felt mentioning it was a low blow or were better off concentrating on the benefits of the Sky deal

Yea a difficult one to handle, Denis O'Brien doesn't like criticism and you could see him pulling GAA coverage from all Communicorp Radio Stations and INM print media. A sensitive one, yet OTB still play the mealy mouth.

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Why did Parkinson fall out with OTB, I saw him tweeting that they didn't credit him for his interview with the ladies Mayo manager, a bit narcissistic I thought.

He reckons a couple of the more high-profile people involved with OTB are spoofers (Joe Molloy isn't one of them).
I recall he was sticking the knife into them around the time they lost the radio rights to cover games.
Basically said they were only interested in GAA coverage when it suited them.

Did he think they should have got into a bidding war with RTE, the GAA made their choice and no surprise it was RTE, they control the narrative a lot better with RTE.


Also Newstalk weren't paying their bills to the GAA and had a significant debt built up

Really?
That's interesting.

Yes indeedy. Offered airtime in lieu of payment to clear up the balance - airtime doesn't build clubhouses in Offaly though.

That's madness, was this reported in the media? Paints a different picture.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Violence in Adult Club Football
« on: September 17, 2018, 10:13:44 AM »
Definitely a lot less not just GAA, but rugby and soccer as well.

Governing bodies cracking down but videos and social media have played their part.

Except Tyrone, should build a wall around that county.

I will be honest I love a good schmozle (sp), melee, handbags etc. It's the isolated cowardly acts of violence/cheap shots I have no time for.


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Ewan mckenna

End of thread
McKenna is a grade A arsehole.
His articles are one whinge after another.

He’s got his teeth into this Sean Cavanagh incident. He hasn’t seen the incident but is calling on the police to press charges. I have heard different accounts on whether it was accidental or deliberate so for McKenna to be calling for charges without seeing footage or being at the match is a bit much of this stage.

Either way he seems to have moved on from the Dubs anyway. Wonder what’s next on his list?

Rugby, he loves rugby more than Dublin GAA.

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Why did Parkinson fall out with OTB, I saw him tweeting that they didn't credit him for his interview with the ladies Mayo manager, a bit narcissistic I thought.

He reckons a couple of the more high-profile people involved with OTB are spoofers (Joe Molloy isn't one of them).
I recall he was sticking the knife into them around the time they lost the radio rights to cover games.
Basically said they were only interested in GAA coverage when it suited them.

Did he think they should have got into a bidding war with RTE, the GAA made their choice and no surprise it was RTE, they control the narrative a lot better with RTE. I like OTB's coverage of GAA they get a lot right but by no means perfect. They must provide at at least 4 hours a week of GAA coverage, what do RTE Radio provide outside live coverage? Or Joe.ie for that matter.

Seems more personal to me, himself and Gilroy probably fell out, no doubt over money rather than creative differences.

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Why did Parkinson fall out with OTB, I saw him tweeting that they didn't credit him for his interview with the ladies Mayo manager, a bit narcissistic I thought.

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Ewan mckenna

End of thread

MacKenna is a contrarian, he'll talk about ethics and morals while writing for the Irish Independent and contributing to Newtalk/TodayFM. As always easier to write about morals than live by them.

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