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Monaghan should win this one for Nudie and the lads from the 80s

https://youtu.be/jGL1S1LnaKo

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GAA Discussion / Re: Timing of all Ireland Senior Finals
« on: July 19, 2018, 10:24:31 PM »
I suppose we can't discount it until we see what it's like, but hurling final in August seems a bit like having Christmas Day in November.

Well, Christmas Day is overhyped but it doesn’t come close to the hurling championship for hyperbole.. doesn’t the hurling final have bother selling out most years?
No.
Most Rossies would have more time for hurling in my experience

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Odds on Tyrone/Dublin final?
3/1
It looks like it might be a Tyrone/Galway semifinal

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: July 19, 2018, 02:24:14 PM »
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I'd say you could raise a good whack taxing the 2000 richest people on the Island
You could definitely introduce best practice into the civil services on both sides of the border.
You could cut a lot of fat out of health spending.
Partition has been  a catastrophe.
There is enough money to make the fourth green field productive again.

Partition has destroyed economic prosperity in the north, once a hot bed of production and industry, now reduced to a large percent of the population either economically inactive (unable to or don't want to work), and another large percentage relying on a civil service job to help keep unemployment figures down.

Even without the war, NI never recovered from the collapse of its big industries in the 60s/70s. There was a huge disadvantage to being in the UK in the 80s cos Tory policy was to put people on social welfare rather than support new industry. The Germans did it the other way around. So did the French. The UK economy became services based , favouring regions with larger population densities. NI like the North of England got left behind.  There is nothing natural about this . It all comes down to where the money goes.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: July 19, 2018, 02:04:03 PM »
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/19/brexit-raab-and-barnier-to-meet-as-eu-steps-up-no-deal-warnings

Hillary Benn predicted that the public would turn against a no-deal Brexit as they became more aware of its implications. “I think the public needs to be told what the potential implications are, because I think the more the public engages with it, the less likely they are to say no-deal is OK, because it really isn’t OK,” he said.


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On Wednesday the Tory former cabinet minister Chris Patten predicted there could be an emergency general election in the autumn.

Lord Patten told BBC2’s Newsnight: “It is perfectly possible that this autumn and winter we will find that parliament can’t move forward, can’t move back, can’t move sideways and that we are faced with chaos and crashing out of the European Union.

“I don’t remotely discount that possibility. So, I don’t either discount the prospect of us finding ourselves in a general election during the course of the autumn and winter. If I was still party chairman … I would certainly be thinking about starting to book some advertising hoardings just in case.”

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Presuming Flynn and Cooke can't both play 70+ full minutes in every game going forward who exactly is going to cover midfield off the bench? I don't think there was another specialist midfielder on the bench against Kerry.

Cein Darcy is on the training panel I believe, Fiontan Ó Curraoin is back training too by the sound of things but you'd question what he'd offer at this stage of the competition after nearly a full year out of the game after his leg break. I still think the axing of Ronan Steede from the panel in April was a mistake. Not saying he'd be an option to start but he'd be good to have to throw in after 50 minutes when fresh legs are needed, he has plenty of experience of playing at a high level and he's an excellent kick passer.

Never been a huge FOC fan, he's never kicked on from his u21 days although neither had Flynn until the last few months but as you say he's been out injured for so long its hard to make a case for him making an impact. I'm a huge fan of D'Arcy from what I've seen him of him so far but given he's still u20 and that he's in a position is very physically demanding he may not be ready to play championship just yet.
We have no sub midfielders though if we don’t use either D’Arcy or FOC so at least one of them will have to be on the bench in Newbridge.
Possibly GOD or Daly (play there for M/M) could do an emergency shift there during the game if needs be.

I'd say Darcy will be on the bench in Newbridge, he'd have to be ahead of Fiontan match sharpness wise. Daly is also an option as you said galwayman, hopefully he gets another chance this weekend, he has so much potential but just didn't get going last weekend. Thought it was a strange decision to start him to be honest when he has very little football played between league and championship.
Daly has the class for the big day I think. It might take him a while to get up to speed  but he has something special.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: July 19, 2018, 01:30:53 PM »
If the 2.5m (as it will be then) working taxpayers in the 26 Cos are told they'll be funding a "Reconstruction" or "Equalisation" tax of €10bn per annum = i.e €4k each or €80 extra per week........
To misquote Clinton. "It's me pocket stoopid"
A no of 6Cos people already said on this Board that if a UI cost them money they wouldn't vote for it.
But we're expected to pay for it so that people,many of whom spend their time running down the "Free State" and "Free Staters" can continue to live in a subsidised basket case free gratis.
I'd say you could raise a good whack taxing the 2000 richest people on the Island
You could definitely introduce best practice into the civil services on both sides of the border.
You could cut a lot of fat out of health spending.
Partition has been  a catastrophe.
There is enough money to make the fourth green field productive again.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: July 19, 2018, 01:06:40 PM »
I honestly don't think the EU will allow a hard Brexit to happen. It would really hurt the big European economies and companies.
Yeah, I think the sniggering is over and the realisation of the severity of the situation is dawning on everyone.

The Brexiteers , for the greater good, should be herded into a corner and given the Pulp Fiction treatment

https://youtu.be/StkasLs-QmE

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: July 19, 2018, 12:13:21 PM »
I honestly don't think the EU will allow a hard Brexit to happen. It would really hurt the big European economies and companies.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: July 18, 2018, 08:48:49 PM »
The votes taking place are only close because the Conservatives are split over the issues. If SF took their seats and voted they would be supporting one or other half of the tory party. The party under the leadership of Margaret Thatcher who most republicans hold responsible for the deaths of the hunger strikers. SF supporters would never forgive them for supporting either half of the tories.
They could extract valuable concessions. I am beginning to think the Shinners don't want a United Ireland

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: July 18, 2018, 08:39:59 PM »
Bought by Roma for €7.5 m in 2016.
Sold for €75 m 2 years later. Monopoly money.

At least the fans will have a new song


https://youtu.be/C9GlC9GyF4Y

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Despite the attitude of many of the Tyrone lads on this forum that the "glass is half empty" I would not be at all confident of Dublin's prospects for this weekend. Remember that the Dubs are going for their fourth All Ireland title on the trot and the laws of physics would suggest that their charmed run of success can't go on forever. The day will come when they will stumble and there's no reason to believe that it won't be next Saturday.

The only thing that I would say to those who believe that this Dublin team might wilt under the pressure of a hostile "away" environment is that most of this team held on to win out against a fierce Mayo onslaught during the last ten minutes of last years All Ireland final - now that's pressure.     

There's no doubting the bottle of this Dublin team. The only small question I have (or hope that I cling to) is that Dublin know they are going to make it through to the semi finals - barring an absolute miracle v Roscommon back at Croker. So how much do they really need to win this game on Saturday if it turns into a war of attrition? I'm hoping Tyrone will be running through the walls, not just to avenge the poor performance last year but also to give ourselves the upper hand going to a very difficult game in Ballybofey the following week. Its an old worn out phrase about who wants / needs it more? It has to be Tyrone in this particular game. I would worry if we met in a subsequent All Ireland final though.......we aren't going to beat you twice.
Incumbents often destroy pretenders pour encourager les autres.
Dublin won't want to show any weakness in Omagh.

Indeed - but I need something to cling to this week!
I think I read somewhere about the 03 team having zero respect for kerry the big opponents . Or maybe it was 05. That would be the place to start.

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Despite the attitude of many of the Tyrone lads on this forum that the "glass is half empty" I would not be at all confident of Dublin's prospects for this weekend. Remember that the Dubs are going for their fourth All Ireland title on the trot and the laws of physics would suggest that their charmed run of success can't go on forever. The day will come when they will stumble and there's no reason to believe that it won't be next Saturday.

The only thing that I would say to those who believe that this Dublin team might wilt under the pressure of a hostile "away" environment is that most of this team held on to win out against a fierce Mayo onslaught during the last ten minutes of last years All Ireland final - now that's pressure.     

There's no doubting the bottle of this Dublin team. The only small question I have (or hope that I cling to) is that Dublin know they are going to make it through to the semi finals - barring an absolute miracle v Roscommon back at Croker. So how much do they really need to win this game on Saturday if it turns into a war of attrition? I'm hoping Tyrone will be running through the walls, not just to avenge the poor performance last year but also to give ourselves the upper hand going to a very difficult game in Ballybofey the following week. Its an old worn out phrase about who wants / needs it more? It has to be Tyrone in this particular game. I would worry if we met in a subsequent All Ireland final though.......we aren't going to beat you twice.
Incumbents often destroy pretenders pour encourager les autres.
Dublin won't want to show any weakness in Omagh.

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GAA Discussion / Re: QF Phase 2 predictions
« on: July 18, 2018, 06:19:47 PM »
Ros
Dublin by 12
Galway
Kerry

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