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General discussion / Re: So Sad!
« on: Today at 02:07:58 AM »
Just watched the great Kris Kristofferson at Glastonbury via the BBC.  So sad to see him stumble through his greatest songs, his voice quavering and weak, a shadow of his younger self.  Time has taken its toll on him and really not unexpected as he is now 81.  I found it so sad I had to turn it over.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08w2cx7/glastonbury-2017-kris-kristofferson-and-royal-blood

I googled to see if this was a one off situation but it appears that it is not, yet he is still being booked and touring even going on solo tours that expose his frailties.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXG7b6ZSDLA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HPH6cocd9A

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-kris-kristofferson-review-ent-0324-20170324-story.html

A bit like you on the bus home from the bingo

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GAA Discussion / Re: Croke Park - Bags and Shít
« on: June 21, 2017, 11:58:51 PM »
Clonliffe College Car Park -
The Clonliffe College car park is situated 5 minutes from Croke Park Stadium. The car park has 2,000 spaces which include 100 disabled spaces and is accessible via Drumcondra Road Lower. Parking is available for just €10 on specified match days only and you will need to purchase your pass in advance
 When did this start, booking in advance ??

Since the Corporate Health and Safety gobshites butted in

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GAA Discussion / Re: Croke Park - Bags and Shít
« on: June 21, 2017, 11:56:57 PM »
CP execs are rubbing their hands at this.

Only a matter of time before all food and drink are banned from being taken in. Another example of the €€€€ coming before the people

What?  :o With everything that happened in the UK and France recently, plus Ireland being listed by ISIS as a high target, it's a necessary course of action.

Then why only Croke Park?  ???

Its only Croke Park have issues with running on to the pitch. Look at Thurles last Sunday

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Last two Galway v Roscommon Connacht finals went to replays. The replay date for this final is Sat 15th July and if that happens the loser of a replay will only have 6 days to recover before playing their round 4 tie and if they manage to win (stats against them) they will have to face a well rested Kerry in the last eight. Anyone else find this scheduling to be total nonsense?

What do you suggest instead Cunny?

One thing i would suggest is that Connacht final loser has at least two weeks to prepare for their qualifier game even if the final goes to a replay.

But how, Cunny? There are only so many weekends in the summer. If teams don't win games fixtures will backlog. It's as inevitable as day following night.

In the Qualifiers earlier iterations I think the fixture-makers were blind-sided by the difference loss of recovery-time made, but right now it seems to me the gaps are as good as can be hoped for, not least with the introduction of A- and B- streams in the qualifiers. It's to allow for as long a gap as is feasible that they were introduced. But if teams are drawing and not winning games, there will be consequences. There are only so many weekends in the summer, as I say.

Get used to it because when the Super 8 kicks there will be a big rush to get rid of the no hopers

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Championship odds
« on: June 21, 2017, 11:45:50 PM »
Tipp are out to 4/1 now
Worth a punt.
Paddy Power this morning.
Galway 2/1
Tipp.    7/2
Cork 9/2
Clare 13/2
Kilkenny 10/1
If Tipp can get through the qualifier into Croke pk they could still do it

Checked that yesterday and kk were 9/1, wonder why they moved. Surely worth a pop at that if they can get Fennelly back?

I honestly don't think Kk will be there. All the sounds say Fennelly won't be rushed. The panel isn't what it was. Too many greats have gone

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Championship odds
« on: June 21, 2017, 12:46:21 PM »
Tipp are out to 4/1 now
Worth a punt.
Paddy Power this morning.
Galway 2/1
Tipp.    7/2
Cork 9/2
Clare 13/2
Kilkenny 10/1
If Tipp can get through the qualifier into Croke pk they could still do it

People talking like they are rank outsiders.
They are 7/2 second favourites FFS

They are best of whats in the qualifiers and could face the winners of Wexford Galway in a semi final .If Galway win Leinster they will be booking the open top bus for Eyre Square and would be open to flop again. Tipp need to get their act together but no reason why they cant.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Championship odds
« on: June 21, 2017, 08:46:59 AM »
Tipp are out to 4/1 now
Worth a punt.
Paddy Power this morning.
Galway 2/1
Tipp.    7/2
Cork 9/2
Clare 13/2
Kilkenny 10/1
If Tipp can get through the qualifier into Croke pk they could still do it

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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA on the TV
« on: June 21, 2017, 08:41:44 AM »
A preview show full of yerras and I suppose.... no thanks, a proper highlights show on a Monday night showing coverage of all the weekend games if what is needed.
You mean a show full of "look"    "we have great respect"  "Ruislip is a hard place to go" and a few Davy Fitzisms

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It's a Connacht final. Expect the unexpected. Galway arent as good as they think. Ross aren't as bad as they think. If Ross forwards had shown some guts in the last ten minutes in 2016 they would have won ad Galway would have avoided another Croke Park embarassment

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General discussion / Re: Arseholes
« on: June 21, 2017, 08:31:31 AM »
Ruth wants to live in the past but she doesn't want to deal with the past.

Pengelly thinks UVF flags are part of the inbuilt KKKulture within a new mixed housing development.

Foster will push for an armed forces covenant.

Let them at it. The cat is out of the bag in Britain, the DUP/Tory axis will show them for what they are and play into the hands of Republicans.

Keep feeding them rope they will hang themselves.


http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-40336803

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-40336800

Agree 100% with this! Can only seeing this playing out one way over the next few months/years.

John Sweeney on Newsnight tonight provided the best exposé of the DUP I've seen from the Brit media to date - replete with details of UDA connections, three Belfast elected MPs (who declined interviews) endorsed by the UDA, Arlene meeting Jackie McDonald, etc. The Tory matrons of the Home Counties will have clutched their cardigans to their necks.
The Tory matrons will say "Anything is better than that awful Corbyn man. If he has his way we will end up like poor Rhodesia"

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General discussion / Re: UK General Election 2017
« on: June 21, 2017, 08:28:23 AM »
I think Labour will win next time. Corbyn bashing didn't work. People want change.

The Corbyn bashing will continue from The Express, Daily Mail, The Sun, The Times. However what the last election showed is that the daily newspapers do not have the same hold over people's opinions as they once had. With the advent of Social Media, many people now don't buy newspapers, particularly a younger generation. A lot of people also despise how the country is effectively run by Rupert Murdoch and his ilk for the benefit of themselves.

I don't see any other outcome from Brexit negotiations other than a complete dogs dinner, so Labour have a relatively good chance of at least being in a position to form a coalition government next time around.
Never underestimate the Lefts ability to self destruct. I think Corbyn has more enemies inside the party than outside. Having restored some respectability to Labour he will need to watch the ambitious me feiners around him in Westminster

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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: June 20, 2017, 08:41:17 AM »
Will someone give me evidence of a serious attempt by the South to promote Irish Unity over the last century?

Of course they should be doing more but when it happens there has to be some level of acceptance from the unionists that it has been reached via a democratic vote and not something that is foisted on them. Listening to Leo Varadkar saying how much of a thrill it was for him to be in 10 Downing Street today wouldn't exactly inspire you with any confidence that he is going to fight any harder for nationalists in the north.
Did he visit Madam Tussauds  as well?
Having met the SF and DUP delegation the few days before he probably had enough of dummies with excess make up

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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: June 20, 2017, 08:37:44 AM »
Will someone give me evidence of a serious attempt by the South to promote Irish Unity over the last century?

Of course they should be doing more but when it happens there has to be some level of acceptance from the unionists that it has been reached via a democratic vote and not something that is foisted on them. Listening to Leo Varadkar saying how much of a thrill it was for him to be in 10 Downing Street today wouldn't exactly inspire you with any confidence that he is going to fight any harder for nationalists in the north.

He won't. Nor will any of them. The southern politicans are a bunch of arse-lickers when dealing with Britain/EU. They bend over and take everything thrown at them.

Unlike Northern nationalists who are completely self sufficient and do no rely on handouts from anyone

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General discussion / Re: UK General Election 2017
« on: June 19, 2017, 07:38:08 PM »
No.I was totally immersed in Armagh's renaissance in the late 90s.

But you see the utter waste of time aspiring or waiting for a United Ireland
Your generation will pass on.
The kids will take over
This is how political change works. 
Settler states only survive via extermination.

Have you been spending too much time out in the sun?

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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: June 17, 2017, 06:48:26 PM »
It also said 23% of Sinn Fein voters would not vote in favour of a United Ireland.

There is no plan for a Unitec Ireland,because it is not desired North or South.So the only viable options are settle down under British Rule or develop a plan for Northern Irish Independence
Why not a confederation with Scotland? With the chip each of them have on their shoulder the situation would be evenly balanced.

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