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GAA Discussion / Re: Should the GAABOARD Shut Down
« on: February 19, 2020, 07:38:42 PM »
I read the article. He is mostly correct except the GAA can't really do much. Perhaps it could ask Hoganstand to shut down their forums (mostly toxic and of no use) and clubs/counties but an independent forum like this?

To be honest when I started here it was really informative, very witty and bullshit intolerant. If you came in acting the maggot you got a few slaps to knock the corners off you and on we went. It's still the best place I've found if you're looking for information but the bullshit has largely taken over.

Ultimately I don't know what the answer is. I'm still here I suppose.
I find this place mostly informative. It's just a shame some threads degenerate into handbag stuff. If two contributors are having a ding-dong there should be a rule that it can't go on for more than three replies; it gets fierce tedious wading through page after page of it.

Hmmm... strangely enuff I'd struggle to find a worse culprit than yourself for that carry-on

No you don't.

For consistency under a single username you easily outstrip all your competitors

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GAA Discussion / Re: Should the GAABOARD Shut Down
« on: February 19, 2020, 04:28:02 PM »
I read the article. He is mostly correct except the GAA can't really do much. Perhaps it could ask Hoganstand to shut down their forums (mostly toxic and of no use) and clubs/counties but an independent forum like this?

To be honest when I started here it was really informative, very witty and bullshit intolerant. If you came in acting the maggot you got a few slaps to knock the corners off you and on we went. It's still the best place I've found if you're looking for information but the bullshit has largely taken over.

Ultimately I don't know what the answer is. I'm still here I suppose.
I find this place mostly informative. It's just a shame some threads degenerate into handbag stuff. If two contributors are having a ding-dong there should be a rule that it can't go on for more than three replies; it gets fierce tedious wading through page after page of it.

Hmmm... strangely enuff I'd struggle to find a worse culprit than yourself for that carry-on

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: February 15, 2020, 08:47:00 AM »
One of the lads I play a bit of football with is a referee and we had a discussion on it a good while back, his interpretation was that if the blocker's foot made contact with with ball while it was still in contact with the kickers foot it was a stonewall free. However if the ball had left the kickers foot and the blockers foot then made contact with the ball he generally wouldn’t whistle it up. Didn’t see the incident myself so can't give an opinion on it but just thought I’d mention one ref's interpretation.

Aye but if the kick away/block comes within the follow thru of the kicker foot i would regard it as a foul as the danger of I jury is still there.

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Is there something wrong with some of your heads, like is it not clear and precise by now after all these years about this proposal what's happening and why. No matter what is discussed someone keeps posting "why can't it do this or that, why not build it here or there instead".

It's in Casement...no where else.
It's not 20,000 or 10,000 or we don't need it...it's 35,000 (after slight reduction)
The funding is for Casement only and can't be moved elsewhere
We don't need it or it'll never be full...Bullshit, Antrim need it, Ulster need it and West Belfast need it.
It's not going to have a few thousand seats and all that standing because someone wants a cheaper ticket


This proposal is more than just a GAA ground, it will have state of the art facilities. It will cater for the local community and will host many seminars and meetings which will generate income and give some jobs to a few locals and it will be something that we can show off to the rest of this twisted Country and have out Ulster final in it full to the rafters...

Rant over guys... :)
Except much of that isn’t true.
There is no reason why it can’t be anywhere else in the north. That is the GAA’s choice.
There is no reason why the capacity can’t be reduced. That is the GAA’s choice.
Antrim doesn’t need “it”. Antrim needs a ground capable of holding its games. At the moment, a ground catering for a couple of thousand would more than suffice.
Ulster doesn’t particularly need it either. Had the gov not come up with the dough, it wouldn’t ever have been a thought.
West Belfast doesn’t need it at all, as far as I can see.

Anyone else feel suspicious of Monaghan contributions on this issue no matter if they may agree with them at least in part?

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General discussion / Re: Aer Lingus - any advice?
« on: February 14, 2020, 04:56:53 AM »
Don't cancel the seats with them as they'll re-sell them and make even more money. Just don't turn up

Then start a twitter hashtag about how they are increasing your carbon footprint by flying around with your empty seat

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: February 08, 2020, 05:04:17 AM »
Sounds to me like the gene pool is getting to concentrated with our northern neighbours that they cant think straight enough.
Our county is almost always referred to as Tyrone which is just a peerage title for English nobility, I cant think of anything more insulting than that to a person who associates with Gael culture. But us enlightened folk are able to see past any insult intended or otherwise of use of this term to recognize it as a reference to our county.

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General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: February 08, 2020, 04:54:22 AM »
Assuming FF lead the next govt, who will replace Coveney at Foreign Affairs?

Coveney has done a good job imo and will be a loss

Coveney will undoubtedly be a loss, himself and Varadkar in fairness are two very capable politicians. His problem was the likes of Flanagan, Murphy & Harris and it was no coincidence that they were largely hidden away during the campaign. I can't think of too many great minds in FF that will make up a formidable front bench and I think it will need new politicians to emerge from the shadows. Micheal Martin has been at the front and centre of most of their campaign, a lot of their shadow ministers have not been very visible either.

Agreed on Flanagan and Murphy but I think Harris is okay, the health dept is the most difficult job going and the sláintecare plan at least seems to have cross party support which is the right idea (whether it's the right plan or not remains to be seen)
Yep, but the leading lights in FG have to shoulder the blame for running such a poor campaign. The economic success they’ve had has almost been ignored. The fact that anyone who wants a job has a job, is taken for granted. And that health and housing is just hard to solve. Look around the world. 

Then the shinners have taken huge leafs out of the Trump and Brexit campaigns. Truth irrelevant. Peddle populist ideas and there’s a big cohort of the population just lap it up.

The poor oul Greens I feel sorry for. To vote for them you not only need to have the environment front and centre, but you need to be intelligent. Intelligent enough to realize there’ll be some small cost. Unlike the shinners, they count on sense rather than pure populism. Hopefully the polls underestimate how well they’ll do.

Spot on about the shinners pure populism. Total crap about the greens tho, they've had a free media campaign going for the last 5 years were every natural disaster gets framed within the scope of their paradigm, if the could connect with people at all they'd be pulling g in the votes but they cant cos they think that every1 should think and feel the same way as they do

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: February 06, 2020, 07:29:24 AM »
Great news!
Would say the major factor in his decision was the sunburn he got on the shoulders wearing thon sleeveless geansai

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General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: February 03, 2020, 04:47:03 AM »
FF and FG are a rare bunch....spent the last few days talking about who is the most anti Sinn Fein, peculiar election strategy esp since they are polling at such a large chunk of 1st preference votes youd think they'd be looking for their transfers.

Anyway I kind of have my own ideas on it but do any of our southern voters care to share what they think is the difference between FF and FG and why they'd vote for one over the other?

There is no difference really, martin is a slightly bigger dick than Leo in my mind. Policies are pretty much the same.

Yeah we all know  that they are the same but there must be some perceived differences. To me FG always came across as a bit snobby and intellectual whereas FF are more like cowboys for the common man.

It's like I support man utd, you support liverpool. Its handed down from the civil war. All around there are FF families and FG families. It's no more complicated than that.

I think it is a wee bit more complicated than that.... as there is an obivious difference in the perceptions of the two and definitely a difference in who their core support is. So yes FF & FG were born out of the civil war but who fell on what side of the line and why really gets to the route of the divide

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General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: February 02, 2020, 07:10:38 AM »
Great podcast! Very interesting viewpoint..always thought of FG as med to large farmers, elite professionals, protestants and journalists, while FF as the peasants, working class and business owners. But he takes it to another level with this old english thing. Tho in saying that it should be pointed out the Norman's are more likely to be at the hurling than rugby

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General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: February 02, 2020, 03:40:34 AM »
FF and FG are a rare bunch....spent the last few days talking about who is the most anti Sinn Fein, peculiar election strategy esp since they are polling at such a large chunk of 1st preference votes youd think they'd be looking for their transfers.

Anyway I kind of have my own ideas on it but do any of our southern voters care to share what they think is the difference between FF and FG and why they'd vote for one over the other?

There is no difference really, martin is a slightly bigger dick than Leo in my mind. Policies are pretty much the same.

Yeah we all know  that they are the same but there must be some perceived differences. To me FG always came across as a bit snobby and intellectual whereas FF are more like cowboys for the common man.

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General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: February 01, 2020, 11:35:16 PM »
FF and FG are a rare bunch....spent the last few days talking about who is the most anti Sinn Fein, peculiar election strategy esp since they are polling at such a large chunk of 1st preference votes youd think they'd be looking for their transfers.

Anyway I kind of have my own ideas on it but do any of our southern voters care to share what they think is the difference between FF and FG and why they'd vote for one over the other?

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: February 01, 2020, 12:52:13 AM »



Gonna miss these the nest time I'm home, luckily I can get my fix a few mile away in the Banana Republic no such luck for the Remainers in England, Scotland and Wales

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General discussion / Re: Holidays
« on: January 29, 2020, 09:42:39 PM »
Speaking of Portugal - anyone been to Cascais near Lisbon with kids?
It wouldn’t be in the height of summer - struggling to find anywhere with a pool that won’t be too cold for a 3 year old to use.
Ha - me, but not with kids.  I loved it.  We're going back in May with a group of friends from school for a big birthday celebration.

Beautiful spot, and loads to do and nice little centre to walk around in evenings, as well as great coastal walk from Estoril.  Regarding pools, couldn't comment.  We stayed in a boutique hotel last time which had a pool but not really suitable for kids.  This time we're staying in the Miragem Hotel which has outdoor and indoor pools but not sure if heated or not.  The Pestana group usually have kid-friendly places but I haven't been in the Cascais one.

Went there before kids but didnt notice too many around but they could have been in different hotels. I'm not much of beach person/resort person but I can tolerate for a couple o nights, the whole place seemed a bit sterile and swanky so might not be aiming at the family holiday market. In theory should be a nice base for Lisbon which is great BTW as its only a short ride away on the train.

Howd the CA trip go Rios?

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General discussion / Re: Westminster Election 12th December 2019
« on: November 27, 2019, 10:28:10 PM »
Labour looked fucked according to latest yougov poll.
YouGov / Times MRP

Con 359 (+42)
Lab 211 (-51)
Lib Dem 13 (+1)
SNP 43 (+8)
Plaid 4 (-)
Green 1 (-)
Speaker 1 (-)

This model is the only one that predicted the hung parliament in 2017 so we will see

I saw in one of these seat predictor polls that Alliance would have 3 seats, in reality they would be very lucky to get any which lead me to think that these things are BS

The other problem with using previous performance is that the variables change everytime, so a formula might have been good (or lucky) in 17 might be way of this time around

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