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General discussion / Re: Catalan Independence Movement
« on: Today at 12:46:43 PM »
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I haven't criticised anyone. I'm playing devil's advocate you complete f**king numpty.


Cracker.

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General discussion / Re: Catalan Independence Movement
« on: Today at 12:43:20 PM »
Gallsman why ask peoples opinion on it then criticise. Get off the high horse pal.


Exactly.

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2017 All-Stars
« on: Today at 12:40:35 PM »


As the All Star team can only have one GK, does this mean one of the POTY nominees will not receive an All Star.
Must be the first time that has happened.

Yes, it's also why they included a second Gk.
The reason is that with only one goal keeper nominated you can be sure who will win the GK All Star.
A consequence of this is that the Goal keeper who does not win an All Star will know he was nominated as player of the year solely to protect the surprise of the All Star goal keeper at the awards.
Morgan also knows he was only nominated to fill up the third place and that he is really not in the contest.


Maybe we'll have a joint goalkeeper award this year. Nothing would surprise me.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: Today at 12:38:19 PM »
sambo,

belfast is the most obvious place where GAA need to invest big time ( money and structures) and as you say it gas a lot of the same rural background positives like Dublin.

The GPOs are great, the clubs pay half of the costs which the moaners all forget also and are are great set up for helping nervous parents, beginner coaches.  Their main work is in the schools which is what they introduced for initially to try and counteract the falling numbers of GAA friendly muinteoirs


How many clubs have a GPO? Could you name a few? Do some clubs share one?

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GAA Discussion / Re: 2017 All-Stars
« on: Today at 12:36:43 PM »
I counted 17/45 who didn't play in the AIF. Slightly more than one in 3.
The All Stars are a joke


Complete joke, I agree.

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General discussion / Re: Catalan Independence Movement
« on: Today at 12:11:38 PM »
Good luck to them I say. I hope they vote to be independent. And that the Basques also get their nation. The reaction of Madrid shows how desperate those in control can get when they see power and money slipping away.

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General discussion / Re: North Korea Crisis
« on: Today at 12:05:58 PM »

Ye do so ye do! I am expecting Trump to test his in the heart of North Korea if their fuckhead of a leader does not wise up and start feeding his people instead of feeding his lust for war!

Diplomacy does not work with this lunatic, I hope tp God I am wrong but unless this w**ker gets taken out by the root we are looking at, at best, war with N Korea, at worst, Nuclear war! That scares the shit out of me.

So you were cheering on the UN speech like Benjamin Netanyahu while every other representative in the world were shaking their heads in disbelief?
You expect Trump to launch missiles into the heart of Notrh Korea yet you are concerned for the North Korean people (a point made earlier by trileacman).
The only people who have tried diplomacy with North Korea are China and Russia and elements of pre Tump US administrations. They don't seem to have a problem. While the USA are putting sanctions on North Korea they are also complaining about starving people. These two things are directly related.
Perhaps you have forgotten where war brinsg a place. One example, Iraq. Mad leader who uses chemical weapons on his own people and has weapons of mass destruction capable of hitting the UK in 24 hours. All lies. Not mistakes, lies.
No good has happened in Iraq in 15 years and there's no sign of relief.

I've major concerns about North Korea but it is not in anyones interest to allow the USA led by Trump to deal with this problem. All the recent concerns about North Korea where there before Trump. It's been going on for decades. Trump is not facing a new problem, he's just dealing with an old on in a different way.

What scares you is information from unreliable sources. It's ok to be afraid about that but it's not ok to launch a missile into North Korea on that basis.


Excellent post.

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GAA Discussion / Re: We need to talk about Diarmuid
« on: Today at 10:03:12 AM »
I guess he'll be the manager and they'll get a hurling coach in to do the training (if that's not putting it in too simplistic terms)?

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Another example on population. New Zealand Rugby, pop 4 million, dwarfed by France, England, Australia, South Africa, but dominate.
Because it is the undisputed main sport in the country, as it is in Wales. Their strength has sustained itself and their development of talent and the culture of success has made them the best rugby nation by a distance, indeed like the Dubs they showed an inability to win the big prize until 2011 and haven't looked back since, and going by last weekend they are pulling ahead to a worrying degree.
Rugby would probably be second to soccer in France, at best third in England behind soccer and cricket (and a clear North/South split between Rugbys League and Union), fourth in Australia behind Australian Rules, cricket and Rugby League, South Africa might be the exception but cricket is very prominent there too.


Soccer is by far the biggest sport in SA.

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Intercounty was only ever meant as a representative level competition but somewhere along the way the tail has been allowed to wag the dog. The GAA is about clubs first and foremost. Intercounty is the icing on the cake but mainly due to financial reasons it has completely taken over. Adding qualifiers and now super 8's is going totally down the wrong direction for the organisation as a whole. There can never be a fair intercounty system without grading it into senior, intermediate and junior which virtually no one wants.

Interestingly at club level you also see vast differences in resources and playing numbers too but a lot of the time these can and are overcome by the underdogs.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: September 20, 2017, 11:28:27 PM »
Worth listening to

http://www.offtheball.com/podcasts/Off_The_Ball/GAA_on_Off_The_Ball/57592/Financial_imbalances_in_the_GAA

Sean kelly's opinion is a f**king disgrace. Typical gaa big wig attitude, "smaller counties are the problem, if only we could marginalise and exclude them from the championship proper it would be great."


He was always a muppet anyway.

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Bit dramatic and all misguided, instead of constantly moaning and doing nothing why the fook dont counties object t o advantages dublin have.

Super 8s , one home , one away and one neutral means dubs have two home games in this farce.

How in the name of fook can you run a competition and call your home ground the same as the neutral ground, give me patience jeez crist on a bike , is everyone outside of dublin just going to let this slide. I swear its crazy


Mayo play better in Croke Park than anywhere else.
It's their home away from home at this stage and i think played more times in Croke park this year than Dublin.


And to win the AI you need to be able to perform there unless people are advocating moving the final. So the "home advantage" argument to me is complete bull. There are some legit arguments against Dublin but they get diluted by this rubbish.

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Bit dramatic and all misguided, instead of constantly moaning and doing nothing why the fook dont counties object t o advantages dublin have.

Super 8s , one home , one away and one neutral means dubs have two home games in this farce.

How in the name of fook can you run a competition and call your home ground the same as the neutral ground, give me patience jeez crist on a bike , is everyone outside of dublin just going to let this slide. I swear its crazy


Mayo play better in Croke Park than anywhere else.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: September 20, 2017, 04:17:49 PM »
Good common sense article there from Jordan. Gavin is a super manager in the right job. I think he might only be average in a different county but in terms of keeping a winning team fresh and hungry he's a genius.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Money, Dublin and the GAA
« on: September 20, 2017, 03:34:00 PM »
I believe (open to correction) that if a player is paid for endorsing something the money goes into a central pool to be divided out among the other panellists. Is this true? I seems to remember this.

That being the case the principle is already there. Would AIG be paying Dublin such big sponsorship if they had no one to play against? Same way as the star player wouldn't be a star if he had no team mates.

If this change was made I'd say expenditure should be monitored centrally so the money is not blown. If a cogent, workable, costed plan is not submitted the money is not released.

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