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We had a similar discussion the other night at our Born na nóg relating to U8 and U10 and clubs doing similar. Very hard to tell coaches to keep doing the right thing when you see others at this crap. I strongly believe it's the right thing and will bear fruit in the long term but by f**k it is galling.

Any of ye involved in Community Game? I believe that's a total joke altogether.

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General discussion / Re: Documentaries
« on: July 21, 2017, 11:13:58 AM »
Yip. Was giving the benefit of the doubt there but obviously another empty vessel.

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General discussion / Re: The Open 2017
« on: July 21, 2017, 11:12:52 AM »
Sometimes lads need a bit of a bollicking.

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General discussion / Re: Documentaries
« on: July 21, 2017, 09:18:50 AM »
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Superb documentary tonight about Johnny Giles on @rte....he needs a few lessons on Amhrán na bhFiann though..😬

Absolutely outstanding programme. Great insight into our best ever footballer

Did it go into his relationship with Clough at all? I'm not particularly interested in Giles himself but am somewhat obsessed with Brian Clough and would be curious to know the story from Giles' point-of-view.

Superb Johnny Giles documentary.  He comes across as a decent fella, no airs or graces with him.  Definitely fair to call him Ireland's greatest ever player.

Never having seen him play I wouldn't be able to give him a fair assessment but was he seriously arguably better than George Best?


A true gael if ever there was one.

Ah anti-English xenophobia... how refreshing...  ::)

I don't remember George Best ever playing for Ireland..

Don't actually recall ever reading Giles played for a team called "Ireland". If my memory serves me, and I believe it does, he represented a team called "the Republic of Ireland". George Best played for "Northern Ireland"... Oh look, Ireland in both... Best was born in Belfast, Giles in Dublin, both Irish cities, both part of Ireland and hence both men were/are from the same country.


I'm not anti-English or xenophobic and quite admire Brian Clough actually. It's just I'm surprised that someone with your aversion to big balls and love of true gaels is so interested in soccer. Though maybe you were just talking shite to get a reaction.

I've no aversion to big balls when the idea is to get it past another team and into a small goal... I'm not entertained by a sport where you can win simply by hoofing a big round ball thirty feet into the air... The fact that you're still touchy about the subject only means you know there's truth in what I'm saying.


Did you enjoy Jack Charlton's era as Republic of Ireland manager?

Have you watched any gaelic football since the 1970's? People could say if they were being as childish as you that they're not entertained by a sport where you can win simply by lashing a little ball 90 yards down a pitch (people even give out loud cheers for it). Do you have a problem with points being scored in hurling? You seem very confused.......or a poor WUM.

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General discussion / Re: Documentaries
« on: July 21, 2017, 08:10:50 AM »
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Superb documentary tonight about Johnny Giles on @rte....he needs a few lessons on Amhrán na bhFiann though..😬

Absolutely outstanding programme. Great insight into our best ever footballer

Did it go into his relationship with Clough at all? I'm not particularly interested in Giles himself but am somewhat obsessed with Brian Clough and would be curious to know the story from Giles' point-of-view.

Superb Johnny Giles documentary.  He comes across as a decent fella, no airs or graces with him.  Definitely fair to call him Ireland's greatest ever player.

Never having seen him play I wouldn't be able to give him a fair assessment but was he seriously arguably better than George Best?


A true gael if ever there was one.

Ah anti-English xenophobia... how refreshing...  ::)

I don't remember George Best ever playing for Ireland..

Don't actually recall ever reading Giles played for a team called "Ireland". If my memory serves me, and I believe it does, he represented a team called "the Republic of Ireland". George Best played for "Northern Ireland"... Oh look, Ireland in both... Best was born in Belfast, Giles in Dublin, both Irish cities, both part of Ireland and hence both men were/are from the same country.


I'm not anti-English or xenophobic and quite admire Brian Clough actually. It's just I'm surprised that someone with your aversion to big balls and love of true gaels is so interested in soccer. Though maybe you were just talking shite to get a reaction.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: July 21, 2017, 08:06:28 AM »
Heartened by reports of Lukaku and Rashford up front together last night. Think it's the way United need to go and did not expect Mourinho to entertain it.

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General discussion / Re: The Open 2017
« on: July 21, 2017, 08:04:32 AM »
Not really a fan but you have to hand it to him for sticking with it. He needs a good round this morning and then he'd be right back in it. The reason people always give him a chance despite his poor form is that he's devastatingly good when on song and they know it will turn at some point. Maybe this is the point.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Galway v donegal
« on: July 21, 2017, 07:57:10 AM »
This sort of thing happens with Kevin Walsh. When he's replaced by a proper intercounty manager Galway will be decent. The new managerial selection is critical for Galway.

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General discussion / Re: Documentaries
« on: July 20, 2017, 03:40:57 PM »
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Superb documentary tonight about Johnny Giles on @rte....he needs a few lessons on Amhrán na bhFiann though..😬

Absolutely outstanding programme. Great insight into our best ever footballer

Did it go into his relationship with Clough at all? I'm not particularly interested in Giles himself but am somewhat obsessed with Brian Clough and would be curious to know the story from Giles' point-of-view.

Superb Johnny Giles documentary.  He comes across as a decent fella, no airs or graces with him.  Definitely fair to call him Ireland's greatest ever player.

Never having seen him play I wouldn't be able to give him a fair assessment but was he seriously arguably better than George Best?


A true gael if ever there was one.

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General discussion / Re: The Open 2017
« on: July 20, 2017, 03:37:46 PM »
Isn't Rory lovely the way he takes every weekend off to be with the missus....

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: July 20, 2017, 01:25:11 PM »
It will be interesting to see how Lukaku does for Utd.
I've watched him for the past 4 years at Everton and he can be the most frustrating of players at times yet he will still score you 15-20 goals a season if he gets the right supply.
As MM mentioned above, he really does have great pace and strength which he doesn't always use.
Don't expect him to be winning loads of headers from long balls or to be holding the ball up well for others.
He is very good at running with the ball at his feet though and barging his way through to score a goal from nothing.

I would imagine a lot of fans will not like him yet he will still score ye 20 goals this season. For me the question is though will Mourinho be able to get the best out of him and not get annoyed with his lazy attitude at times.

I'm hoping Mourinho can get more out of him in terns of his build up play, he should offer more given his size as he's a giant of a man.  He's a good finisher who will scores goals with both feet. I think he's capable of scoring 30 + in all competition.

Its his pace which excites me most though, too often last season we didn't have that out ball over the top although Zlatan was a different sort of out ball given his size and control of the ball.


I agree and there's no doubt Jose will be looking for this. Mata, Mkhitaryan and Carrick well able to slip balls through.....think it might keep defences more honest against United and provide more space for others. The potential is significant, hopefully he can develop to the level we think he might.

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General discussion / Re: The Open 2017
« on: July 20, 2017, 01:21:31 PM »
Not going so well for the Puddin'

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Thinking, as I do, that Gaelic football is a pure scutter of a sport, am I alone on this forum in not giving a bollix about Dublin?
how much do the Kilkenny footballers get for playing in the junior competition, in Britain!!

That's literally how little we care about it!

Thinking, as I do, that Gaelic football is a pure scutter of a sport
Better than that hurley shtuff with lads uncontested hitting a ball wut a shtick over the bar from 100 metres. Non stop fouling but the ref only blows for a free when he needs a rest. Ridiculous game confined to Norman parts of the Country unlike football which is  played by the true Gaels.

Cú Chulainn never played "big ball blasting"!


He was a good man for the javelin. A true gael like yourself.

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GAA Discussion / Re: We need to talk about Stephen Cluxton
« on: July 20, 2017, 09:20:44 AM »
Have opponents ever gameplanned for a goalkeeper prior to Cluxton? I doubt it. He has revolutionised the position. At times he has been human but he has had a wonderful career of consistently high performance. His importance to Dublin shouldn't be underestimated. The two goals Donegal got in 2012 against them felt like 5 because there was almost an aura building up at the time that this man couldn't be beaten.

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General discussion / Re: Premier League 2017/18
« on: July 19, 2017, 05:21:23 PM »
Top 4
United
City
Chelsea
Spurs

Relegated
Swansea
Burnley
Huddersfield

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