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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: November 22, 2017, 07:25:39 PM »
Common sense team selection. May make for a difficult night though.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: November 22, 2017, 12:37:27 PM »
Young deserves credit though. He has shown great professionalism and hunger for the game in marked contrast to some others throughout the game.

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GAA Discussion / Re: International rules
« on: November 22, 2017, 08:39:46 AM »
There is some truth in what you're saying but I can remember a lot of times that our lads kicking was poor when not under much pressure. Some of Irish lads were really good but some were below what you'd expect from top level footballers.

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GAA Discussion / Re: International rules
« on: November 21, 2017, 11:41:08 PM »
If players can't use the ball within 4 steps they've no business being on a pitch. Being able to run away from/through people has meant lads with poor skill levels but strength and athleticism can survive. The abuse/misapplication of this rule is the single biggest factor in the complete change in the nature of the game of gaelic football.

I hadn't watched the international rules for many year but a few things struck me:

1) the speed with which the Aussies handpassed the ball. Not just the pace carrying the ball but their hand speed and quickness of transfer. Way ahead of anything I've ever seen in gaelic football. This really surprised me.

2) the accuracy of the Aussies kick passing in comparison to ours. Not as surprised by this - anecdotally this has been referred to and so when I saw the evidence wasn't hugely surprised.

3) the fitness levels of the Aussies are off the charts. To be expected but I had liked to think it wasn't as much of a gap.

I was pleasantly surprised that the game was beeter to watch than I'd remembered but frustrated at the naivetť and poor skill levels by some of our players.

Overall though I was just watching to see my clubmate Niall Murphy. Delighted he did reasonably well.....we're very proud of him.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: November 21, 2017, 11:30:17 PM »
Wouldn't be surprised if Mourinho puts out a strong team and then starts moaning about fixture congestion in January.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: November 20, 2017, 07:08:12 PM »
But why was there all the mystery surrounding his fitness and when he was coming back?

Considering he came back just after the international break, Iíd hazard a guess it was to keep the French team from picking him and instead allowing him an extra weeks recovery.


Makes sense now.

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: November 20, 2017, 02:43:04 PM »
He transferred from Tennessee to Pittsburgh, which is a bit of a red flag. But now I hope he makes it, because that was just too cruel.

PS re Taylor, he's above average in fairness but I don't think he's a top tier QB. That said, he's better than anything the Cardinals have now, so if they don't get anyone in the draft, I'd like to see them get him.

Yeah he is probably above average, he has no weapons, WR group is brutal, Benjamin may help but I think he got injured again yesterday. Think he is due $6m next year with Bills, which would be affordable for the Bills, when you look at what Glennon, for example, got with Chicago.


Yeah but I just think teams are seeing Dak Prescott, Carson Wentz, Jared Goff and what they're getting paid and saying - we can save money here. I quite like Tyrod Taylor. If everything else was right you could go far with him.

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Hard luck to Ballymote.

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General discussion / Re: NFL Fantasy Football - GAABoard Superbowl XII
« on: November 20, 2017, 01:37:33 PM »
Of course I have the Bengals D as I cheer on that 100 yard pick six. What's that you say? He managed to fumble on the line?! Because he looked over his shoulder? f**k right off.


I have Mixon in one league. He was stuffed twice from the 1 yd line just afterwards.

He has been v disappointing, I am officially tanking


I feel sorry for the guy. The o-line is a joke. The week I bench him he'll go off (probably next week).

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General discussion / Re: NFL Fantasy Football - GAABoard Superbowl XII
« on: November 20, 2017, 12:32:05 PM »
Of course I have the Bengals D as I cheer on that 100 yard pick six. What's that you say? He managed to fumble on the line?! Because he looked over his shoulder? f**k right off.


I have Mixon in one league. He was stuffed twice from the 1 yd line just afterwards.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: November 20, 2017, 12:30:52 PM »
I know he's just back from injury but I thought Pogba's celebration was a bit much for a tap-in. The protocol for celebrating a tap-in is usually to acknowledge the player who did the hard part in setting it up (rashford). Pogba's celebration would have been fitting for a goal of the month contender.


Don't like the chap but he really did make a difference - which I had been denying was the case for most of his absence. Well I thought it was overstated and possibly still is slightly but the team functioned better (albeit against weak opposition) with him back. His moment of magic for the second goal was crucial in the game. As you noted, his celebration was only matched by the MOTD analysis. Rashford bust a gut to get into the box, sprinting by Pogba en route, and the clown lauded Pogba for getting into the box.....not a word about Rashford.

Great to see Rashford and Martial selected with Lukaku.

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: November 20, 2017, 12:26:24 PM »
Nathan Peterman throws five Ints in the first half, it would be comical if it wasnít a totally self-inflicted injury by a team owning a wild card spot entering the weekend.

Tyrod Taylor really needs to tell the Bills to fýck off in the off-season.

Unreal. Why would you do that to a young lad? After the 2nd or 3rd he should have been out of there, notwithstanding the crazy decision to start him in the first place.


The Bills want to ditch Tyrod as they'll have to pay him to keep him after this season. They (rightly in my eyes) don't see him as a franchise QB and will draft a rookie from this promising class in 2018. That's no reason to do what they did - Taylor is a functional mid tier QB who tends not to turn the ball over. It was bonkers. In fantasy played the Chargers in any league I could get them in or didn't have Jacksonville. People who followed Peterman in college said he wasn't great even there!

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: November 17, 2017, 09:11:01 PM »
That's a big boost. Need a run of wins now.

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General discussion / Re: Water Charges. How much?
« on: November 17, 2017, 09:10:19 PM »
Fairy stories guys.

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Good luck to Ballymote in the junior final.
*Grits teeth* Yeah good luck to them alright.

Hoping Ballymote can get the business done.  For Sligo to be successful we need more players from towns like Ballymote, Collooney, Ballisadare, Grange, Enniscrone, Coolaney,, Easkey, Rosses point etc...

Who was the last county senior player from each of these towns with the exception of Ewing?
Big win for Summerhill yesterday..


Noel Maguire though not exactly sure where in Easkey he's from. Mark Quinn is Cliffoney I think. Certainly haven't been many now that you mention it.

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