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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: January 25, 2021, 11:02:12 AM »
You really have to wonder how we have arrived at this stage in society where people decide to chuck heavy bricks / stones randomly into traffic for no apparant reason other than badness.

You look round Europe and they all have nice amenities for the public - electric scooters, bikes for hire etc  - here - they get casually destroyed, as easy as breathing.

General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: January 25, 2021, 10:56:43 AM »
Also Rodgers not running to the end zone on the 3rd down was a huge mistake by him!

He was never making that

He would have gotten closer though and it could have pushed them towards going for it on 4th he was making yards definitely.

I'd say it was 70-30 in his favour he was making it, but as would have left them a lot closer to the end zone if he didn't.

Packers had thier chances, they got two turnovers in quick susccession and did nothing with them.

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: January 22, 2021, 12:39:17 PM »
I would be sceptical about saying 'most' people have been responsible.

A slim majority perhaps.

I see and hear people talking about how deadly covid is, yet don't wear a mask in the local shop, or think they can visit as many people indoors as they like, as long as they are family, or who take wee day trips here there and everywhere, because they can.

They may wash thier hands more often, or 'distance' a couple of feet, or maybe stop visiting friends as often, but I would struggle to say they most people are fully 'responsible' in what they do, becasue there is so little comeback if they don't.

As long as all shops don't stop people entering unless they have a mask, for example, many people will still continue not to bother.

GAA Discussion / Re: Jim McGuiness - 10 Years On
« on: January 19, 2021, 11:27:56 AM »
Just goes to show the vaule of fine margins and a little luck going your way

Tyrone kicked themselves out of it in the first half of that 2011 Clones match, lost Joe McMahon to a very dubious piece of 'tackling' , Kevin Hughes was lost to a red card and a mistake cost them a goal....

I think this gave the players enough belife to stick wiht McGuinness and his methods which them led to...2014, where:

Dublin could and should have had Donegal dead and buried in the first 15-20 minutes , with the amount of chances they had ...but wayward finishing and some uncharacteristic Dublin mistakes let Donegal back into it

Now every successful County can prob point back to a few turning points, or a few breaks of the ball thier way that helped them gain confidence etc .....and fair play to DnG and Jim for capitalising on them

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: January 14, 2021, 01:01:38 PM »
It's mind-boggling how many people still don't seem to care.

Well educated folks, who should know better, still not wearing face masks in shops, still mixing with multiple other housholds, still meeting friends for walks/chats, still not socially distancing, still making unnecessary journeys

Yet they are the first to talk about how bad things have got, how dreadful it is that xyx has passed away alone in a hospital from Covid but despite all that, somehow,  everyone else but them is to blame and they takee zero responsibility for thier actions (because they are the magic exception of course) - as if they are powerless to help matters.

General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: January 11, 2021, 12:08:58 PM »
Some of the officiating over the weekend was shocking.

And that’s WITH the benefit of video replay.

GAA Discussion / Re: Laochra Gael TG4 (New Series)
« on: January 08, 2021, 04:25:27 PM »
The one with Kevin Cassidy last night was very good.

Seems a very strong character and great insight into his love for GD football

I hadn't realised that McGuinness offered him a place back on the panel early 2012,  before the all Ireland win.

General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: December 30, 2020, 05:34:29 PM »
Predictions for Saturday?. I think there'll be goals as i'm still not convinced our defence will hold them out. I'm going for a 3-1 to Celtic but realistically it could end up 2-2 which is as good as 3pts to them being so far in front.

Attitude will play a major factor.

Never seen as timid a performance as the last match v sevco, all round embarrassing.

Would expect (hope) to see much better application this time round.

Gerrard only really needs a draw, in which case he can sit deeper and pack MF, in which case Celtic will find it very difficult to open them up, potentially leaving themselves easily exposed on the counter, or he may just go for a win to kill 10iar dead, in which case we may be able to get Eddie going on our own counter.

Will be I interesting either way, but one thing is for sure.....Celtic can not afford to bring that same insipid sh&te this time round..

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: December 29, 2020, 08:37:26 AM »
Our forward unit is potentially as good as any out there.

I’d rate Morgan as a top 3 keeper

Defence is ok but will be interesting to see how much More they are left to play man to man or if they are protected in a system again.

Biggest concern is MF. When compared to the top teams we are not at the same level. Maybe with experience that might come, but not at present.

Are you happy with 2020 achievement? 
Kinda. Happy to stay in Div 1, didn’t think we would beat DnG, but on the day felt we were every bit as good, so disappointed we didn’t get over the line.

What was your minimal aspiration for '20?
Stay in D1 and Ulster title, if beat DnG

Are you happy with the direction of your county going into 21?
Too early to say under new management.  McKenna, McShane, Donnelly, McCurry and Canavan look like the foundations of a top class forward unit. So hopefully they progress as expected.

What is you minimal aspiration for '21?
Compete for Div 1 title, Ulster title, beat one of top 3 in championship

Where do you position your county 1-33?

If Dublin are a 10 out of 10. What number out of 10 would you give your county for 2020?

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: December 22, 2020, 09:26:07 PM »
Unfortunately had to go into 2 shops today.

Both times staff out working on the shop floor with masks hanging round their necks and no attempt at social distancing.

If retail can't even get their house in order with their own staff.   

General discussion / Re: The Whiskey Thread
« on: December 14, 2020, 09:57:48 AM »
Branched out a little over the past year and can recommend both Glenfiddich IPA and Caol Ila 12 - both wildly different, but tasty

General discussion / Re: Official Gooners Thread - Return of the Jedi
« on: December 14, 2020, 09:51:59 AM »
Had to laugh at that Evra story about Henry inviting him over to watch an Arsenal game, then turning it off when he saw Xhaka leading them out as captain.

Arteta has dug a fair hole for himself by claiming everyone would start with a clean slate, then quickly putting various players out in the cold, while rewarding others, regardless of poor game after poor game.

General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: December 08, 2020, 04:45:06 PM »
Where is Dermot Desmond in all of this? Does he help Celtic financially at all? Apart from the Robbie Keane signing has he helped out in anyway? Surely he could have thrown some money in for the 10iar.

Read this and (if true) it'll give an insight into DD and Lennon....

General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: December 08, 2020, 02:30:05 PM »
I think some other posters have hit nail on head....there is no obvious upgrade ready and willing to take over. 

Fans would not accept MoN or WGS back as representing any form of upgrade and others mentioned (e.g. L:ambert) sound like incredibly underwhelming prospects

Let's be honest.....for managers like Howe etc, even if we could afford him - I'd be really surprised if:

- a lack of funds in January (poss Summer 2021 too) from the CL/Europa disaster + CV-19 economy
- the prospect of the few good players we have being sold
- a currently poor/average underperforming squad
- minimal chance of getting 10iar (but still having all that pressure)
- the entitlement that (some) fans have of winning trebles every year

would actually entice any of them to take Celtic on midway through this season

There's plenty of managers out there better than Lennon. He's not hard get an upgrade on. I wouldn't go near MON or Strachan. MON might get a tune out of them but I don't want Roy Keane anywhere near Celtic. Strachan is a terrible manager, his teams played woeful football and were poxed to do as well as they did.

I think Eddie Howe would be a decent appointment. There is plenty of quality in that Celtic squad, I've said it a few times but most of the problems seem to be training ground related. Lennon is like a pub team manager, he is incredibly lazy, has no tactical nous, no coaching or man management ability and just selects his favourites. What we need is a manager who will work with this team, who is incredibly dedicated and detailed to fixing our shortcomings and working with and improving the players.

Lennon doesn't have the will or determination to turn this around. A lot of things regarding the preparation and standards at Celtic and how they have fallen are extremely worrying. It's no surprise, when Ronny Deila took over from Lennon after his first spell, he was shocked at some of standards in place at Celtic under Lennon.

His quotes:

“When I see the tests players are doing, I see they have a lot to improve.”

“Maybe I see things differently from what Neil was doing.

“For me, to be professional is to be a 24-hour athlete. If not, then you can go and start working outside football. That’s not so hard. You can be amateurs again.”

Lennon is a pub team manager, that's the bottom and end of it and how Lawwell ever saw fit to appoint him on a full time basis was embarrassing and we're not reaping what we sowed. It's as simple as Lawwell wanting someone he could control.

Of course there are  better managers than Lennon out there. The issue is....will any of them come in halfway though this season, in this situation, for what Celtic can afford to pay them.

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