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General discussion / Re: Belfast
« on: November 27, 2018, 03:45:28 PM »
For some reason escaping me then and now The Elms was the place to go on a Thursday night, Blackthorn playing the same old dirge (badly) week in week out in a sweat box of a bar and fierce hard to pick up in.

I liked the old upstairs in the Bot with the bar in the middle, the dancefloor with the low roof, fair old craic in there most nights.
If you were refused entry then the Egg got a turn but it was slightly a classier joint back then and if the horn was really on then the Welly Park was the place to go for the older ladies who were looking a bit of company for the night.

Bob Cratchetts was some spot on the Monday night after the nurses got paid, fierce talent, looking to snare themselves a Doctor, so lies had to be told but the best I ever saw was two lads from home, one a farmer and the other a brickie telling these two they were a dentist and a Solicitor and the hands like shovels with ground in dirt. Worked for one, but not the other..
The Hatfield back then was only frequented by the locals and any strange faces were given a quare look, but that was not long after the Sean Grahams shootings. I remember the night the Ballynafeigh band and lodge were first refused entry over the bridge by the RUC, loads of students appeared out from the Holylands watching on the embankment. Turbulent times.

Grub wise Spuds was the first port of call rudely interrupted by the advent of McDonalds across the road but once that novelty wore off it was back to Spuds.
Abacus was a mighty chinese, but a treat as it was dear enough but Mama Mia pizza's on the Lisburn road was a staple diet, £270 for a 12" marguerita and 30p a topping thereafter.

That **** "Barry" and his rip off shop.....

Holy fcuk - was it made of gold?

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: November 26, 2018, 01:23:54 PM »
Mc curry, Shay Mc guigan and Kyle Coney all took part in recent trials according to Irish news.

Conan Grugan too. Lots of new faces also.

Delighted to hear Grugan was there, a man who I think will start?
Whats the story with Johnny Monroe? Is he for Oz??
Was Canavan at the trial??
Munroe left for Oz last week and is away for a year as far as I know.  I don't think he will be returning for aslong as Harte is at the helm if im honest... be interesting to see if the next county manager (whenever that may be) can persuade him to give it another rattle!!

What was Munroe's issue with Harte? He left midway through his second year on the panel and had got loads of gametime up until then, in both League and Championship - rightly so because he is a great footballer and we have missed him since. I got the impression he left for other reasons, because he wanted to focus on Carrickmore or was fed up of the commitment required for county football, and not due to a fallout with Harte.

Wasn't it him made that great hit (leading to a turnover and massive point from Cavanagh) on McGlynn in the 2016 Ulster Final?? Came on and went about the pitch like a wrecking ball from what I remember.

General discussion / Samsung TV Help
« on: November 23, 2018, 11:08:37 AM »
Have had a Samsung Smart tv for a coule months now - everything going grand....then

Last night it just stopped connecting to the WiFi (everything else  - phone etc - connects fine).

Tried all the usual resets etc (even a factory reset), firmware is up to date and nothing seems to work - it either doesn't connect to the Router, connects to Router but not to the internet or connects for 2-3 min then drops again.

Anyone had similar problems?

I read that if there are problems with Samsung's own servers this can affect internet connection - but is my TV really routing through there??

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
« on: November 19, 2018, 03:03:52 PM »
Definitely was a penalty
Watching it on tv Mcquillan signalled first for a free and then after some discussion (meybe linesman or someone watching the live tv picture?)over ear mic put the hands out for a penalty

Live it looked more like he gave an advantage then the being McQuillan he was probably checking the rules

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
« on: November 19, 2018, 12:27:59 PM »
I've certainly seen those penalties given and watching it back from the angle on TV I don't think it would be a clear enough view to overturn on VAR   ;)

Looks like it was struck close enough to the keeper too that he might be disappointed it wasn't saved?

GD full value for the win, even at 15v15 - I just would have liked to see what they would have done if Cross had narrowed it to 3-4 points.

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
« on: November 19, 2018, 08:40:24 AM »
The lack of pace in the Cross team was really exposed yesterday, as were the lightweight nature of the forwards. Clarke being back would mark a big upgrade, but you never know if he'll stick around or not.

I'll give them their dues though, they are mentally very tough and you would never bet against them being out of it, even with 14 men. Had they got a goal and brought the gap down to 3-4...who knows how GD would have reacted.

Having said that they just don't seem to have the ability of previous years...if you take the 2 x O'Neills and AK outta the current Cross team and you have a decent, but not great, side.

Hear a lot of folks talk about the youth in the Cross side needing time to mature, but did GD not have around 9 or 10 u21s playing?

General discussion / Re: The WINE thread
« on: November 07, 2018, 02:25:36 PM »
It's an exponential price v quality rise (up to a point) with wine.

Every bottle on wine has a lot of basic (similar) fixed costs: glass, labeling, tax, marketing, production, transport,  mark up etc - so if you buy a £5 much are you actually paying for the wine....perhaps around £4.50 fixed costs and maybe 50p wine?

If you buy a £10 bottle, you pay roughly the same fixed costs, but get maybe £5.50 wine

Personally I think there is a point where the ££ doesn't justify the (supposed) difference in quality and taste but certainly I think it;s worth paying that little but extra in the £10-£20 range for a decent bottle

General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: October 29, 2018, 01:39:55 PM »
According to

This season - Sevco have spent nearly €12million, recouped around €3million and brought in 9 players + more returning from loan etc

Where the fcuk are they getting the money???

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: October 29, 2018, 11:27:35 AM »
I see Strabane escaped by the skin of their teeth again.

What has happened to them over this last few years??

From Div 1 to barely staying in Div 2.

Always thought a town of that size would be able to pull together a decent side....

General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: October 29, 2018, 08:46:02 AM »
What an amazingly stupid play by Montgomery running the kick out

Indeed - Rodgers didn't look too pleased on the sideline.

General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: October 26, 2018, 04:46:52 PM »
European away form 2008-2018

10 wins
13 draws

Champions League 2nd qualifier 1st leg – Linfield 0 Celtic 2
CL 3rd qualifier 2nd leg – Rosenborg 0 Celtic 1
CL play-off – Astana 4 Celtic 3
CL group stage – Anderlecht 0 Celtic 3
CL group stage – Bayern Munich 3 Celtic 0
CL group stage – PSG 7 Celtic 1
EL– Zenit 3 Celtic 0

Champions League 2nd qualifier 1st leg – Lincoln Red Imps 1 Celtic 0
CL 3rd qualifier 1st leg – Astana 1 Celtic 1
CL play-off 2nd leg – Hapoel Beer Sheva 2 Celtic 0
CL group stage – Barcelona 7, Celtic 0
CL group stage – Monchengladbach 1, Celtic 1
CL group stage – Manchester City 1, Celtic 1

Champions League 2nd qualifier 2nd leg – Stjarnan 1 Celtic 4
CL 3rd qualifier 2nd leg – Qarabag 0, Celtic 0
CL play-off 2nd leg – Malmo 2 Celtic 0
EL – Ajax 2 Celtic 2
EL– Molde 3 Celtic 1
EL– Fenerbahce 1 Celtic 1

Champions League 2nd qualifier 2nd leg – Reykjavik 0 Celtic 1
CL 3rd qualifier 1st leg – *Legia Warsaw 4 Celtic 1
CL play-off 1st leg – Maribor 1 Celtic 1
EL – Red Bull Salzburg 2 Celtic 2
EL– Astra Giurgiu 1 Celtic 1
EL– Dinamo Zagreb 4 Celtic 3
EL – Inter Milan 1 Celtic 0
*Celtic awarded 3-0 win after Legia fielded an ineligible player

Champions League 2nd qualifier 1st leg – Cliftonville 0 Celtic 3
CL 3rd qualifier 2nd leg – Elfsborg 0 Celtic 0
CL play-off 1st leg – Shakhter Karagandy 2 Celtic 0
CL group stage – AC Milan 2 Celtic 0
CL group stage – Ajax 1 Celtic 0
CL group stage – Barcelona 6 Celtic 1

2012-13   3 away wins,
2011-12    *0 away wins, 2 away draws *Sion match awarded for ineligible player
2010-11   0 away wins, 0 away draws
2009-10   1 away win, 2 away draws
2008-09   0 away wins, 0 away draws

General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: October 24, 2018, 09:09:58 AM »
What’s he worth then know it all?.

if Amari Cooper is 'worth' a first rounder, Peterson is surely worth at least one first rounder plus something else. This league is starved of cover corners. I actually agree with you that he's not as brilliant as made out, but he is up there with the better corners in the league as Syf points out.

I'd say they'll look for 2 1s, and end up with a 1 and a 3.

Depends on who has a need, who is stupid enough to make a desperate trade etc etc  - these things are never predictable.

Personally I would never have given a 2nd away with Mack, for 2 x firsts as he is a truly generational players....Raiders were stupid enough to do it

General discussion / Re: Official Gooners Thread - A New Hope
« on: October 23, 2018, 08:28:12 AM »
Arsenal really seem to be a team of two halves.

If the Ref (as he should have) gives a penalty and second yellow it would be hard seeing any form of comeback.

One lucky escape later and it's welcome to the Ozil show in the next 45...

Funny old game.

*as ever we still need to see Arsenal v MU, LFC, MC, CFC, TH to gauge where they are really at...but at least they are currently dealing with the mediocre well enough (eventually)

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club SFC 2018
« on: October 22, 2018, 11:57:10 AM »
Cross have a nice mix of young and old on the team.

If the O'Neills can keep their cool they will be serious contenders.

Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: October 22, 2018, 11:47:51 AM »
Given their ability to upset the odds this year against the fancied teams, what's the thoughts on Coalisland taking down Cross.....?

Would need to be able to take the 2 x O'Neills influence away from the game (especially Rian)  and have someone who could physically match up to Hanratty etc.....

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