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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: November 13, 2018, 11:25:03 PM »
The notion that keyboard warriors on the internet (any of us) know more than Mourinho is laughable. I'd also take issue with the notion that having a different opinion than the norm means operating on 'blind faith' I'll debate my opinion here with anyone. All to quickly on here the debate turns into Mourinho is shite and/or the players are shite.

Do you need a hug? You seem very tense. Keyboard warriors - could you elaborate on what you mean by this and who you refer to? This is a discussion forum where we, errrr, discuss things. If you don't like things being discussed then it's kinda weird that you're here.

Making up things like this -
I'd also take issue with the notion that having a different opinion than the norm means operating on 'blind faith'
does you no favours. How you can take that out of any of the posts above is just incredible. What notion? Where was that said? Allow me to explain so - if you do the same thing over and over again and the results are the same over and over again - to expect anything different is blind faith at best. That's my point. Mourinho's teams have NEVER played attacking football (like even poor United sides have done) so to expect it to suddenly change is to me mind boggling. But of course MM is entitled to his opinion and he's right more than most....I only disagree with him on a few things TBH. I know I'm probably annoying him with my stance on Mourinho but to my mind it's a perfectly reasonable position and guess what - i'm entitled to my opinion as well.

Play the ball, not the man.

You play the ball or the man when talking about Jose?

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 13, 2018, 10:33:09 PM »
Never great when a distinguished club Gael passes away! Sympathies to the McKeever family and club..

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 13, 2018, 09:20:45 PM »
Trivia Question. Which player(s) would have the greatest set of medals in the history of Antrim club football?
Andy McCallin?

Good shout

« on: November 13, 2018, 09:20:19 PM »
Look the free fest that’s being talked about is what everyone wants! If you ref a game the lines on both sides plus players are calling for frees all the time!

I’d rather have the game flow, and that may mean some ‘fouls’ being viewed as borderline and allow the game to continue, there are some gift of frees like push in back, lift ball off the ground, pulling early (that one call it early, generally cuts it out) pulling shirt, the hardest one is the handpass, it’s getting more difficult as the game is quicker.

Other refs may have a different view on this but watching games on Tg4 there is less bitching by players, they take a hit and get on with it.

As for playing with southern refs there is plenty of Antrim players on the Cushendall team to know how to play certain refs..

I’m the worst supporter when watching my team. But the ref (both refs) did a decent job, we’d a lad sent off for two yellows, no complaints from me on that, there was some I’d have let go and others I’d have let play carry on.. balls moved forward for slabbering which I do every time

I did notice that the advantage rule wasn’t used too much, couple times but the conditions weren’t great so taking a free probably best.. 

When I took our seniors I spoke the team about each ref, what they ‘allowed’ and what was their particular style of refereeing, during the run to the All Ireland I spoke with our then current national refs to gauge the best approach.. definitely worth a few scores a game

So to finish up, all refs are different and view the game differently but try and apply the same rules!!  The best referees who have the best assessor reports might not always be the best ref!

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 13, 2018, 08:52:15 PM »

Terry O'Neill (minor/u21/senior football)

though he doesn't play hurling

so maybe either...

CJ McGourty of Kieran. (Kieran a bit older so less underage but maybe more senior?)

Few Antrim medals also for Kieran too I’d imagine, three intermediate hurling two Ulster’s, and whatever football he has

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 13, 2018, 03:51:04 PM »
I'm in favour of a league system that means every game is really competitive. Three divisions of 8 (call them what they are div 1 2 and 3) would see 14 game league's (2 less than at present) and with 2 up and 2 down it would be ultra competitive.

I'd that's what ut takes for Antrim club football to get to a higher level then that could only be good in the long run. The top two dominance of St Galls and Cargin for so long meant other clubs didn't feel their efforts would be rewarded, but now that things are levelling out a bit, div 1 would be keenly contested as would divs two and 3. Every game would  like a mini championship match in effort.

Having said that, I would wait a year until it is implemented and give clubs fair warning of the intent.

We won 13 out of 14  ;)

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 13, 2018, 10:50:03 AM »

Karen Bradley, the actual secretary of state for Northern Ireland, said:“I freely admit that when I started this job, I didn’t understand some of the deep-seated and deep-rooted issues that there are in Northern Ireland. I didn’t understand things like when elections are fought, for example, in Northern Ireland – people who are nationalists don’t vote for unionist parties and vice versa.”

That can't be true!!

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: November 13, 2018, 07:38:46 AM »
There are a lot of clubs over the years that made proposals to ‘improve’ the leagues to save their own skin, some have actually been successful with it, so the form and results have worked..

Some posters letting themselves down a bit with their language but these things happen, until a policy is in place to ensure changes are always made the following year then clubs in danger of dropping leagues will do this.

« on: November 12, 2018, 11:09:48 PM »
We hammered Keady, they were shite Tony Baloney!

You were the better team and thoroughly deserved your win but I wouldn’t say you hammered Keady. The Dungannon ref in the first half rode Keady big time.

Ok we won by 7 points and we were the better team, I was winding up tony who thought we’d get it hard! Which we didn’t, we won with 14 men for 30 minutes, job done
great to c st galls had one of their own at the helm - Good luck for the All Ireland

In hurling we’ve never had an outside manager, we’ve had coaches from other clubs though..

Connaught final this weekend, the Galway champs have couple of All Ireland winners so they be favs for that match..

« on: November 12, 2018, 09:53:44 PM »
They as in cushendall, there was no ambulance there either and one didn’t come. He did go to hospital and is in a full leg cast!! An emergency car came hardly the most appropriate vechicle to be transporting someone with a leg injury?

I was doing a game this year and an ambulance and an air ambulance came for a lad injured.. seems strange that Armagh could only muster a emergency car!

Bad form

« on: November 12, 2018, 09:42:27 PM »
Nobody said anything about him not being happy to stay. It’s the fact that the ulster officials done nothing to help! They have 2 nurses. No dr or physio

He seemed happy as in had he felt that he needed to be seen by a doctor he’d have went to hospital?

They (nurses)? Ulster council or Cushendall? How many doctors available on a Wednesday night in Glenarm?

Unless the club pay for a doctor to be at all club games or a St Johns ambulance then what’s the solution?

Saint Johns ambulance are at most games, though I didn’t see them in Newry, but I’m sure they were there.

St Johns Ambulance are at my kids school every Saturday morning dealing with injuries arising from school matches.

« on: November 12, 2018, 09:31:05 PM »
In a video I seen he seemed happy enough to stay around for the final whistle and celebrate.

« on: November 12, 2018, 09:19:50 PM »
I don't think they were though. Sure the fella was lying on a stretcher on the pitch while cushendall got the trophy. (N.b i could be wrong on this but i have read elsewhere on twitter about this too. A doctor came in from the crowd to provide assistance)

Cushendall not have a physiotherapist or doctor on the line?

« on: November 12, 2018, 06:32:22 PM »
It seems to be the thing for a certain club at the minute to give off about refs!

I know refs that never played and referee pretty well

There are refs that never hurled but are great hurling refs and vice versa and because a ref has played both and refs both doesn’t make him a better ref, it’s how he applies the rules that counts..

At National level they are a step up from your run of the mill county refs (me) so it doesn’t matter if they are from Donegal or Kilkenny they’ll apply the rules

As for what the linesman seen in yesterday’s game you don’t know what he said to the ref!

Well done Cushendall, it takes you to lose a final or two to make it happen, so hopefully they’ll get back to Croke again and give us another day out

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