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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #915 on: January 12, 2018, 09:03:01 PM »
I've no problem with anything. Everyone to their own. I'm just asking the question why anyone feels affinity to norn iron? Like lets not paper over the bigotry associated with the IFA. I'm only asking by the way.

As a Gael with no affinity to them, can you bring yourself  to call their team Northern Ireland or is that a step too far?

/Jim.

No i won't call them it.

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« Reply #916 on: January 12, 2018, 10:48:26 PM »
You’re from Tyrone ya buck eejit! The north or N.Ireland, dropped by the south after the civil war, given up by your local politicians years ago.. deal with it
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« Reply #917 on: January 13, 2018, 01:11:56 AM »
Michaelg show us your norn iron passport to prove norn iron exists please, you cant, they dont exist, why you ask do they not exist, they dont exist because norn iron is not a country, it isnt even a province, it is 2/3rds of a province.

Who are "they"?

As for existing, I don't know who in the world holds the definitive list of "countries" but UEFA and FIFA definitely own the definitive list of international football teams and according to then Northern Ireland does exist.  In a soccer context that's all that matters. 

So I don't think michaelg dreamt the Northern Ireland matches he was at.

/Jim.

Of course in a soccer context that is all that matters ffs! It is not a nation, some of their fans, many of their fans believe it to be a country, an actual country /Jim, it is not an actual country /Jim.

Our wee country cant even make it as a province let alone a country but they did put up one hell of a fight in the WC playoffs, which is more than the Republic, a real country did in their playoff game.

/Kevin.

Good man Kevin,

Regardless of what entity it represents Fifa have a team called "Northern Ireland" .  If michaelg calls out that people here can't even refer to the team by it's name then I think it says more about them than him.

/Jim.

Jim, to me saying northern Ireland is about as natural as saying Londonderry, it is a term coined by the british as is Londonderry and I would be curious as to wether you would use the term Londonderry to describe the city of Derry?

If not then that says a lot about you, if so it says a lot about you.
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #918 on: January 13, 2018, 09:34:58 AM »
Looks like Michael could be off to manage Scotland. I fear that the old "pub team" dig on here will nor be long to re-surface when he's gone!

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« Reply #919 on: January 13, 2018, 09:44:02 AM »
Looks like Michael could be off to manage Scotland. I fear that the old "pub team" dig on here will nor be long to re-surface when he's gone!

Would the 'pub' team name bit be more fitting for the RePUBlic of Ireland?

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #920 on: January 13, 2018, 09:51:10 AM »
Looks like Michael could be off to manage Scotland. I fear that the old "pub team" dig on here will nor be long to re-surface when he's gone!

Would the 'pub' team name bit be more fitting for the RePUBlic of Ireland?

Not a whole pile in it tbh - We (i.e. NI) have been more consistently shite, however, in recent history.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #921 on: January 13, 2018, 11:19:09 AM »
Michaelg show us your norn iron passport to prove norn iron exists please, you cant, they dont exist, why you ask do they not exist, they dont exist because norn iron is not a country, it isnt even a province, it is 2/3rds of a province.

Who are "they"?

As for existing, I don't know who in the world holds the definitive list of "countries" but UEFA and FIFA definitely own the definitive list of international football teams and according to then Northern Ireland does exist.  In a soccer context that's all that matters. 

So I don't think michaelg dreamt the Northern Ireland matches he was at.

/Jim.

Of course in a soccer context that is all that matters ffs! It is not a nation, some of their fans, many of their fans believe it to be a country, an actual country /Jim, it is not an actual country /Jim.

Our wee country cant even make it as a province let alone a country but they did put up one hell of a fight in the WC playoffs, which is more than the Republic, a real country did in their playoff game.

/Kevin.

Good man Kevin,

Regardless of what entity it represents Fifa have a team called "Northern Ireland" .  If michaelg calls out that people here can't even refer to the team by it's name then I think it says more about them than him.

/Jim.

Jim, to me saying northern Ireland is about as natural as saying Londonderry, it is a term coined by the british as is Londonderry and I would be curious as to wether you would use the term Londonderry to describe the city of Derry?

If not then that says a lot about you, if so it says a lot about you.

My personal preference is to say Derry. I wouldn't choke prepending it with London in certain circumstances.  I certainly can allow myself accept (and  even utter) that there is an international soccer team called "Northern Ireland".

/Jim.

Edit: As a clarification before being asked I do come from the "Free State" and as  for being a Gael I am fortunate to have a long involvement with inter-county hurling.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2018, 11:25:04 AM by Jim_Murphy_74 »

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #922 on: January 13, 2018, 12:40:39 PM »
Sure Stew fecked aff when the going got tough in the North, proper Irish man him
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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #923 on: January 13, 2018, 06:03:04 PM »
Sure Stew fecked aff when the going got tough in the North, proper Irish man him

Wind up, poor effort kid. I left in 96 so noooooooooooo.

I should have left earlier, I dont give a shite what Religion anyone is,that said I am very much a nationalist and think along pro Irish lines, I have a certain level of disdain for unionism and I make no apologies for that.

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Re: Official Irish Football Association Thread (Northern Ireland)
« Reply #924 on: January 13, 2018, 08:22:05 PM »
Sure Stew fecked aff when the going got tough in the North, proper Irish man him

Wind up, poor effort kid. I left in 96 so noooooooooooo.

I should have left earlier, I dont give a shite what Religion anyone is,that said I am very much a nationalist and think along pro Irish lines, I have a certain level of disdain for unionism and I make no apologies for that.

So ya left cause your heart wasn’t in it, preferred to let the rest work through it, and in that short time you left you became an American! With American fucked up ideas! You seem type that that would follow a paper bag blowing down the street!

More concerned with what the democrats and the Republicans (not our republicans)are doing
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