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General discussion / Re: Missing Posters
« on: February 21, 2019, 08:21:35 PM »
It's a bad sign for Tyrone's fortunes when not even Sy can raise a shackle in the pre-game preambles.

This is true actually. Any tips on dealing with irrelevance?
No,..... haven't hit that low yet.

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: February 21, 2019, 07:59:11 PM »
Good effort by Celtic considering. The left back hole was well filled by Hayes, pity he's closing in on veteran status.

The squad is good enough to get into the CL group stages , they just are so sluggish in the early qualifiers, make hard work of competing against teams they could beat later on in the year.

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: February 21, 2019, 06:41:07 PM »
I missed his first yellow but there was a dubious element to that 2nd yellow for Toljan.
Celtic are up shíts creek now after a very good start.
That was a a Bankesque like save from Baines.

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: February 21, 2019, 06:37:24 PM »
How is Hayes not starting ahead of that other lad. Miles better.
He's just returned from a leg break, this is his 2nd or third start.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: February 21, 2019, 11:51:16 AM »
https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/pat-spillane-on-how-coaches-are-driving-fans-to-despair-and-tackles-four-examples-of-fake-news-in-gaelic-football-37826079.html


Very defensive article from Pet here. Must be a change coming down the line in RTE regarding "pundits".

Yeah looks like the game is up for the Spoofer of all Spoofers!

''This is the dilemma I face: do I attempt to make a silk purse out a sow’s ear by bamboozling the viewers with graphics and diagrams or just call it as I see it.''

Also

''Maybe so – at best this is a subjective topic – but if the analysis is so good on Sky, how come when the same game is shown simultaneously on the two stations, the vast majority of TV viewers tune in to the RTE coverage.''

That's because RTE is free to air Pat! People have to pay extra money to have Sky Sports.
Not quite so, when the same game is shown simultaneously on Sky and RTE, the viewing figures drop dramatically  for Sky and RTE is the recipient. Sky subscribers flock in droves to watch the game on RTE.
Link to back up that claim?
Sure I can, but am I not wasting my time being scholarly  ::)  Is there an example  where such a link on any matter in this forum where financial doping or Sky television GAA deal was being debated, which provided information contradicting your beliefs made any difference to your opinions?

But hey, let's spell out a few real life examples

http://historyhub.ie/sports-rights-commercialization-revisited-sky-and-the-gaa
'Incidentally, and unsurprisingly, when games were shown simultaneously on both channels, RTÉ won hands-down: Take for example the drawn 2014 All-Ireland hurling final where Sky averaged 15,600 viewers (with a peak of 26,300), while RTÉ averaged 577,000 (with a peak of 935,000); or the Dublin v Donegal 2014 All-Ireland Football Semi-Final: (Sky: average viewers: 5,400; average share: 0.5%; RTÉ: average viewers, 665,000; average share, 60.2%.)´

Those pathetic sky viewing figures for an AI slumped from those less pathetic figures that Sky had with their exclusive coverage.

And considering  that those games where Sky have exclusive coverage, have less nationwide public interest than an AI final,  Sky managed to have much greater viewing figures  for their exclusive coverage, makes their AI viewing figures even more pathetic.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/sky-ratings-dwarfed-by-rte-457260.html

average viewing figures for  sky's exclusive coverage 2017
Cork Clare  munster final  39,000
Monaghan Tyrone  41,000 
Tyrone Armagh 62,000

2017 simultaneous coverage
´All-Ireland SHC semi-final revealed an average home viewing figure of just 1,183 watched the game on Sky Sports in the Republic of Ireland. In contrast, 532,000 took in the game on RTÉ2´.

It's a wrap.

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General discussion / Re: Missing Posters
« on: February 21, 2019, 12:01:56 AM »
It's a bad sign for Tyrone's fortunes when not even Sy can raise a shackle in the pre-game preambles.

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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA's digital archive
« on: February 19, 2019, 11:19:28 PM »
It's a disgrace that the aristocrats of ulster gaa are denied their full quota of 5 AI victories  in these archives.

Which of the aristocrats are you referring to? It's nice you were looking
;D
Only someone from cavan would ask such a dumb question.


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General discussion / Re: Islamic Jihadists ISIS
« on: February 19, 2019, 10:24:47 PM »
It's a blatantly sexist stunt as well. Hundreds of males have returned to the UK and the vast majority had no action taken against them, hardly noticed, but  soon as a young teen bride appears on the scene the media does a frenzy attack then the scum of the earth vent their spleen against her and that's not just on this board.

It' was a well known recruitment ploy in order  to lure muslim males out to join up with ISIS, where gullible teen females  were already waiting for them and marry them. If a sex starved muslim male wanted a bride all he had to do was travel to Syria and sign up to ISIS, financial bonuses were even provided for babies.  But now all the moralisers can do is jump on their high horses incandescent with outrage and attack the young woman, meanwhlie there are probably many hundreds of known, already returned  to the UK, ISIS male fighters just carrying on with their lives and not a peep of outrage, no sky,itv, uk times reporters recording your every naive word, twisting the words and splashing it out on headlines for an all too gullible public.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: February 19, 2019, 06:37:49 PM »
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but if the analysis is so good on Sky, how come when the same game is shown simultaneously on the two stations, the vast majority of TV viewers tune in to the RTE coverage.

RTE 2 had a reach of 76% according to TAM's figures from November whereas SkySports top channel had a reach of 16%.

So basically RTE 2 is available to almost 5 times the number of viewers, yet Pat is boasting about RTE getting a majority.  ::)

Says it all about his ability to analyse.
I'd quest your ability to analyse. Pat is boasing that when the game is available live on both networks, sky subscribers abandon the chalkbord analysis in numbers and flock to RTE's Sunday Game. This is true iin the other gaelic sports.

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when the same game is shown simultaneously on the two stations, the vast majority of TV viewers tune in to the RTE coverage.

Do you not understand what reach means?

For every 1 house which can watch SkySports in Ireland there are 5 houses that can watch RTE 2.

And Pat is boasting about RTE getting the majority of the viewership.
Well if he had said that the vast majority of sky subscribers when faced with  the same game  shown simultaneously on the two networks will still flock to watch the game on RTE, then it would have made more sense and be more germane to the point he was making.
The viewing figures indicate that even if 100% of  Irish households had sky subs, they would still flock in vast numbers to watch RTE on All Ireland day, or any day in any GAA sport, when the game is shown on both networks.

Personally if I had both and wasn't allowed to flick in between by a mad mullah, I would watch the game in its entireity on RTE.
I wonder how BBCNI fares when faced with the might of RTE butting in, I suspect it does alright and holds onto its viewers?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: February 19, 2019, 05:33:55 PM »
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but if the analysis is so good on Sky, how come when the same game is shown simultaneously on the two stations, the vast majority of TV viewers tune in to the RTE coverage.

RTE 2 had a reach of 76% according to TAM's figures from November whereas SkySports top channel had a reach of 16%.

So basically RTE 2 is available to almost 5 times the number of viewers, yet Pat is boasting about RTE getting a majority.  ::)

Says it all about his ability to analyse.
I'd quest your ability to analyse. Pat is boasing that when the game is available live on both networks, sky subscribers abandon the chalkbord analysis in numbers and flock to RTE's Sunday Game. This is true iin the other gaelic sports.

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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA's digital archive
« on: February 19, 2019, 05:23:05 PM »
It's a disgrace that the aristocrats of ulster gaa are denied their full quota of 5 AI victories  in these archives.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: February 19, 2019, 04:47:48 PM »
Say it aint so!!

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: February 19, 2019, 02:44:25 PM »
TD3 not doing it for me at all I have to say.

Das Boot series is decent.
How does it compare to the original?

Ive recorded it so will watch it when she's out, She won't watch anything unless its a got a boy meets girl, fall in love fall out of love and get back together again at the end!!.. Cant see it beating the original, It was like being in the Uboat, so tense
And then the way the original ended,    oh cruel world!! :)

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: February 19, 2019, 02:42:17 PM »
You'd wonder what a £6m transfer fee paid out for each of Sutton, Hartson and Lennon in 2000 would be worth now?  I'd say about £30m each. Those were the days when Celtic could come up with that dizzy amount of transfer money and still survive financially.
Nowadays even a measly £6m transfer fee would require the equivalent of an act of parliament to allow it to happen, never mind a £30m transfer fee.

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: February 19, 2019, 11:56:20 AM »
TD3 not doing it for me at all I have to say.

Das Boot series is decent.
How does it compare to the original?

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