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I wish I could take credit for making these up....

Why you won't see Vogue Williams at boyfriend Spencer Matthews' brother's wedding

Vogue Williams becomes target of vicious online trolls over weight gained due to knee injury


Ehobyhe f**k is Vogue Williams??

Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé came face to face at Serena Williams' wedding.

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: November 20, 2017, 11:30:44 PM »
These discussions usually end amicably with one side agreeing the other was correct all along.
Thatcher rescues Fearon.
He is a Portadine version of Alan Partridge

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 20, 2017, 11:29:01 PM »
Same life expectancy for the south, which had no Brexit

Brexit hasn't the effect yet.
Life expectancy in the south is one year longer for both men and women than in the occupied territories, and is slightly longer for woman than in England.

https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/health/hscims-life-expectancy-decomposition-2017.pdf
20 years ago mortality in the South was 6% higher than in the occupied territories

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 20, 2017, 07:32:02 PM »
I really am not convinced.  They can only survive in a divided society. Then again my opinion may be tainted by my disdain for them.

In a truly peaceful society I don't see a place for them.
They define themselves in  terms of not being Irish. They need a 21st century identity.  .

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 20, 2017, 05:51:52 PM »
Would SF be better at looking after working class people than the DUP ? This will be a key determinant of what happens post Brexit imo. 
The UK is in a very dark place right now. Life expectancy will be falling soon. Poorer people can't afford healthy food and the NHS is being starved of money so people are dying earlier.

 ;D ;D ;D  you are a belter
Private Eye has the life expectancy news.

The rest is here

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/nov/20/five-a-day-eating-targets-will-be-unaffordable-for-millions-after-brexit

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jun/29/biggest-ever-study-of-food-banks-warns-use-likely-to-increase

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: November 20, 2017, 05:36:52 PM »
Remember watching Novotna's tears as a youngster when wimbledon was must see watching in the Summer. Was great to see her win it a few years later. RIP
It really was. She came across as a lovely person.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 20, 2017, 01:44:00 PM »
Would SF be better at looking after working class people than the DUP ? This will be a key determinant of what happens post Brexit imo. 
The UK is in a very dark place right now. Life expectancy will be falling soon. Poorer people can't afford healthy food and the NHS is being starved of money so people are dying earlier.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 20, 2017, 09:47:30 AM »
The economy has been shit for years, we’ve never really got out of the recession, has been highlighted by many on here, we’ve also not had a government for a long while ether and no out breaks of the troubles

Somebody mentioned the troubles! I really don’t think that person lived during the troubles to understand what it was like to put that in
The British input to the GFA was money to keep.things quiet. Brexit will hurt middle class people as well as the working class so there will be class tension on top of deflation. NI slipped into madness last time when people lost faith in the system. That can't happen again.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 20, 2017, 01:19:19 AM »
Dig out the stats of Martin’s management with Ireland..

Since Sep 2015 Ireland have beaten teams ranked 2, 12, 13 & 20 in competitive games. Before that the best was 33rd.. that’s just one stat

Hard to argue with those statistics tbf.

Mcgeady's introduction was strange and perhaps loyalty played a part. That consistent  loyalty probably contributes to the great team bond, associated with o'neills teams, and therefore contributes to his team's punching above their weight over several years.
His tight at the back system is totally dependent on clean sheets, and such miserliness has provided a necessary platform for his teams, providing success away from home for example.
However when goals are conceded , there has to be a totally different emphasis, which by necessity involves being more cavalier to create more chances, employing creative players who are lacking  defensively. O'Neill has been roundly criticised for not using these creative players, like Hoolahan, enough.
He employed them on Tuesday and look what happened.
Do we honestly think that if he had shut up shop after the Danish goal and tried to steal a very unlikely  goal on the break, he wouldnt have been criticised even more?
We don't have the quality due to relatively poor numbers, poor interest, poor coaching , poor organisation in the country as a whole. We are not a soccer nation.  O'Neill and Keane's approach had us punching above our weight throughout their tenure, but when we met genuine quality, and/or went behind, we were often found out.
It was like the Tyrone-Dublin aisf. Mickey Harte had the same problem as O'Neill. He doesn't have any star forwards.  He built a very rigid system to make up for the deficiencies in his personnel. It is very psychological and wins against disorganised teams. Flair is sacrificed for the system. Only certain types of player are involved. Fans had unrealistic expectations. So many parallels. 

The Dubs scored an early goal like Denmark did and the game was over.

The system hadn't beaten anybody that Tyrone wouldn't beat playing a more positive style. It inevitably failed when Tyrone came up against a technically superior team. 

RoI don't have the players. Neither do Tyrone.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 20, 2017, 01:05:39 AM »
This was a comment on the FT site

"Also, consequences usually have a kind of time-lapse. PFI contracts, or even the destabilisation of Iraq, might take a decade or more to become truly toxic, by which time the politicians involved will hope to have moved into the private sector.
With Brexit, the whole country might implode within about nine months. This is why the Tories are behaving like a besieged rat colony: they actually have to doing something and are being confronted with the novelty of immediate consequences. It’s stating the obvious, but the conflict in negotiations is not a clash of national temperaments, but the atmosphere created when gung-ho carpetbaggers come up against patrician bureaucrats"

The EU are playing hard ball.  It is going to hurt voters.
The Brits have to come up with a solution for NI in a couple of weeks. They don't have a notion.

Brexit is like voting for Trump. It is emotional. It is a fantasy. The Eurosceptic fantasy is an economy similar to Victorian times.
They need to execute it before the voters join the dots.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 19, 2017, 09:16:50 PM »
I don’t think we’ll see a return to the troubles but businesses will move en made out of here if there’s a hard border and tariffs imposed on trade between the North and the EU!!

Yes they will if they have traded exclusively to the EU, but let’s give business some credit! They will have to adapt surely to survive.. large companies have closed here in the north and others have adapted..
Debt based economic systems end in mass bankruptcies.  But it it should be possible to get wine for a fiver.!

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 19, 2017, 08:38:38 PM »
Unionists will be publicly outraged but people’s livelihoods are at stake so they know they can’t have a hard border with the South.

A border going across to the UK will annoy the hell out of them though. An importer/exporter on both sides of the border could do well as a conduit to both jurisdictions!!
A hard border would destroy what is left of the NI economy. Brexit will mean lower standards of living in England. That means deflation. Being in the UK is a great bunch of lads but not if prices keep on falling and you can't sell above cost of production. .
Farmers export a lot of produce to the EU. Tariffs will banjax that. The Yanks will insist on selling vile cheap meat tariff free into NI. So farming will get a huge shock.
And the DUP wants this ?

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 19, 2017, 08:32:03 PM »
Say an election is called due to a few resignations, which could happen tbh and Corbyn gets in, what scenario would play out then? A u-turn of some sort?
The UK electorate is very volatile.
Labour would need to win on a clear programme with Brexit fully costed for the fantasy it is

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