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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: January 24, 2020, 02:08:59 PM »
Tough run of fixtures coming up until the end of January. Good job they've a ten point lead with a game in hand! I would expect the reserves out against Everton.

Thu Dec 26th 20:00 Leicester City Away
Sun Dec 29th 16:30 Wolverhampton Wanderers Home
Thu Jan 2nd 20:00 Sheffield United Home
Sun Jan 5th 16:00 Everton Home FA Cup
Sat Jan 11th 17:30 Tottenham Hotspur Away
Sun Jan 19th 16:30 Manchester United Home
Thu Jan 23rd 20:00 Wolverhampton Wanderers Away

Started that run of matches with a ten point lead.

Never in my wildest dreams did I think they'd stretch the lead out to 16!  8)

Yep unreal. I was sure the gap would be closed a bit. They've rode their luck while not at their best but I suppose that's the sign of a great team.
If they click properly they really could achieve something extraordinary this year.
Just on Salah, wonder what Liverpool fans in general think of him. He can be frustrating at times with his selfishness and did the wrong thing on a few occasions last night at very critical points in a difficult game. It can be a trend with him.
 Would cashing in on him if the offer was crazy be good business? No better man than Klopp to make it to the teams improvement.

From my side if Madrid offered £130m for Salah at 27 and you could get Werner at 23 for £70m you would have to consider it from a forward planning perspective. Dont get me wrong, I do not want to get rid as Salah is a brillant player and for all his frustrating moments he is a game changer and they are few and far between. However, Liverpool know better than most what happens to even great teams if you dont constantly keep one eye to next years team and the year after.

They should take whatever cash they have and try and make sure Klopp goes nowhere in the near future. Whatever about signing Alisson, VVD etc this squad would not be near the level they are at if another manager was in charge in my view. The progress and development of players has been exceptional. Salah is a perfect example of this. Prior to Liverpool he always had glimpses of class but was inconsistent. Those glimpses are now regular and he has consistently been a match winner. But I believe there are other Salah's out there who under Klopp's management and coaching could become world class as well. However I think there is a very limited number of managers who would have the same effect as Klopp on squad development.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: January 24, 2020, 11:29:09 AM »
Have Carmen ever considered a thirds team? Surely they'd easily have the numbers for this. It would be interesting to see how the reserves for biggest teams in the county get on in junior football.

They had one a few years ago.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: January 24, 2020, 08:43:33 AM »
Itís unreal to think that Utd, the worst team for years will be the only team to take points off Liverpool, how bad has this league become?

This is reason alone to keep Ole imo. Shows the progress they are making.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: January 23, 2020, 01:59:46 PM »
I'm like a broken record but I need to keep saying this stuff because on the evidence of several previous posts people just don't get it.

The Glazers do not care if the team is successful. They care about making money. They have taken close to a billion pounds out of the club since they took it over. Think about that. £1,000,000,000. It's absolutely criminal.

They will take action based on "the market", i.e. what the masses out there (that buy products sold by them and their advertisers) think. They'll protect the brand and they realise that winning isn't required to do this. It's a soap opera and they'll throw in a "plot twist" like sacking a manager or buying a player or "thinking about a director of football" if and when the kerfuffle becomes too noisy.

The only resolution to this is a drastic one and one that is probably impossible - supporters need to boycott the club until they leave. Don't buy the jersey. Don't support the sponsors. Maybe even don't go to the games though I wouldn't be as strong on that. It's the only answer. So rather than direct your ire at a club legend caught in a hopeless position, try to address the root cause. #sackwoodward #luhg

I think their hand may be forced. The commercial money will only keep on rolling in as long as the business is semi-competitive. At the minute I'm sure sponsors, emerging fans etc are looking elsewhere as United continue to be uninspiring. If they continue on this slump they'll start to become less relevant.

And as MD pointed out in the Liverpool thread a few years ago,

Mediocrity is hard to shift

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: January 22, 2020, 10:57:34 AM »
Reserve format to stay the same, but intention to continue running games in the summer even during breaks in Senior games.
Youth proposal passed. Aiming to condense season down.
Senior format to change to 4 divisions in 2021.

No surprise. Club reps tend to be assholes so difficult for them to stop acting like assholes for 2 mins and think of others.

Are you a Club Rep?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: January 17, 2020, 08:50:39 PM »
Joe will be really p!ssed off that the thread has moved away from him. Could we all just refocus.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: January 17, 2020, 08:54:13 AM »
Brolly a legend hes not afraid to speak his voice.

He's a good man to talk the talk but nowhere near man enough to walk it.

Really Bomber? Aside from the Eir Sports gig, have a wee think about that sentence in bold

Aside from Eir Sports?????

I thought this in particular was scandalous and just sums Brolly up - vindictive, spiteful and nasty. A man who will make up any old nonsense just to settle scores.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/gaa/jamie-clarke-defends-relationship-with-kieran-mcgeeney-after-joe-brolly-criticism-738492.html

OK, we agree he can be all those things, vindictive, nasty and spiteful, as shown in the example above, but 'but nowhere near man enough to walk it'. The man gave one of his kidneys ffs.
The state of you Tyrone boys and Joe Brolly  ;D

So what?

It doesn't excuse some of the poisonous things he has completely fabricated in recent years to settle scores.

Yeah, covered under' vindictive'. You Tyrone boys are obsessed with Brolly

And a past act from Brolly does not excuse the nasty and spiteful jibes he has put forward over the past few years, many of which he has based on complete fabrications.

He is a nasty character.

Brolly is a very generous and benevolent person as shown by giving a kidney to save a life and all the work he does for organ donation. Heís really passionate about football but hates cheating and defensive crap football. Hence why Tyrone have come in for a lot of criticism from him. He calls it as it is though and he will be missed on rte.

Nope, he peddles blatant mistruths to further his agenda and it can be extremely vindictive and nasty too. I won't divulge much into his personal life but you can probably find a lot of answers there too.

So much hatred, poison and obsession. Such a cheap shot to leave hanging. Haters are gonna hate... Tyronies need to let it go.

Feck me there's as much whining from the Derry (And Armagh as it happens!!)  posters about Tyrone ones disliking their wee Joe. It's equally as cringworthy as some of the comments on Joe. Some people don't like him. Not the end of the world lads. While I'm sure Joe admires your staunch defense of his name, I'd also say he doesn't give one iota of a sh!te to what is posted on T'internet about him.   

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: January 13, 2020, 03:38:56 PM »
All managers appointed at this stage?
Any clubs entering Ulster League this year?
Any further word of league restructuring? Or was this just hot air at the annual convention?
Senior

Ardboe: Fabian Muldoon
Carrickmore: Ryan Daly
Clonoe: Stephen McDonnell
Coalisland: Damien O'Hagan
Derrylaughan: Kevin Coary
Donaghmore: John Rafferty
Dromore: Colm McCullagh
Dungannon: Collie Holmes
Errigal Ciaran: Johnny McBride
Galbally: John Moylan
Killyclogher:
Loughmacrory: Martin McConnell (Coach?)
Moy: Sean Cavanagh
Omagh: Carl McCabe
Pomeroy: Brian McGuckin
Trillick: Nigel Seaney & Liam Donnelly

Intermediate

Aghaloo: Micky Donnelly
Aghyaran:
Augher: Padraig O'Kane
Beragh: Ryan McCloskey
Clogher: Sean McCaughey
Edendork: Lorcan Martin
Eglish: Matthew McGleenan
Gortin: Cormac McGlinley
Greencastle: Sean Teague
Moortown: Stephen McHugh & Stephen Ferguson
Naomh Eoghan: Conor Gormley (Training Role only i believe.
Owen Roes: Barry Tracey
Rock: Martin Hackett
Stewartstown: Fergal Logan
Strabane:
T***yreagh:Martin McNulty

Junior

Brackaville: Justin Corr
Brocagh:John McGuckin
Castlederg:
Clann na nGael:
Cookstown Brian Mulligan, Mickey Rea
Derrytresk: Paul Hughes
Drumquin:
Drumragh: Simon McGeary
Errigal Ciaran Thirds:
Eskra: Gerry Donnelly
Fintona:
Glenelly: Dermot Corry
Kildress: Roger Keenan
Killeeshil: Paudge Quinn?
Killyman: Declan Treanor
Urney:

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: January 10, 2020, 02:13:02 PM »
McDonnell and grugan actually bossed midfield area in first half last night against two Armagh starters. McDonnell showed great pace bursting forward though was wasteful. Wouldnít shock me if like others before he went on to become a decent county player at some point despite online criticism from boys who donít even go to games.

He may become a good county player but would he get this opportunity to become a good county player if he wasn't from Errigal?  There was plenty of players down through the years with great ability that won't afforded this luxury of getting time to prove their worth.

Colm Cavanagh and Cathal McShane are two non Errigal players given the opportunity over a number of years when many had it in for them saying they shouldn't be near the team. Many people have had issues with the chances given to Conall McCann for example. There are numerous other non Errigal players who's inclusion have been questioned at times.

 Using Errigal to beat these young lads with is very unfair.
Conall McCann is the worst county footballer Tyrone has ever had.. Id give some of the errigal thirds a run before him
FFS lads use a bit of cop on. Thereís no need for bitchy comments like this. Fair criticism is fine but no need to try and really put the boot into players who despite what you think of their ability give a lot to Tyrone football. This site has went to f**k lately.

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General discussion / Re: Westminster Election 12th December 2019
« on: December 17, 2019, 08:49:53 AM »
f**k it. Lets just keep on going the way we always have then ram unification down everyones throats in a take it or leave it 50+1 vote. It'll be grand.

In other words, lets ram it down people's throat by sticking to the very guidelines set out in the GFA that those same people voted overwhelmingly in favour of?

So what % do you suggest it should be for a vote in favour of reunification to be valid? Or to put that another way, exactly how much more valuable is a unionist's vote be over a nationalist's vote, in your eyes?

It's not a question of being "valid." It's a question of achieving unity when there's a good consensus for it and when it's not such a bitterly divisive issue. It's about reunification happening peacefully and with less likelihood of a violent loyalist backlash or even civil war. But you try explaining that to the "integrated education will never happen so we should just keep them separate" crowd.

So if there was a 55-45 majority you think the status quo should be kept? Let's say it stays at that level for 20 years, do we continue to ignore the democratic change? As someone else alluded to earlier. It's a small % that will cause the backlash, and that will happen whether it's 80% 20%. It will never be accepted by them. I complete agree that we should work towards bringing as high a % as possible along with the process but I don't believe that democracy should be held back by a violent minority. 
 

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: December 10, 2019, 07:13:57 PM »
Some finish by Mo.

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: December 08, 2019, 07:44:59 PM »
Big bird.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: December 05, 2019, 10:48:52 AM »
Great 3 points to get. Why can't they play like that every game?

As a non united fan this is everything thatís wrong with united. Rashford clearly had a point to prove to Jose and heíll think heís made it tonite. Theyíll revert to type and spurs will finish ahead of them

Rashford has been in good form in recent weeks. Wouldn't have a lot to prove as he was one of the players that Jose regularly praised. The opposite to be said about Martial, Pogba or Shaw.


Rashford's tweet after the game would suggest otherwise. He certainly didn't improve under that regime. He was brilliant last night but he needs to develop and take more of the opportunities he creates. He easily could have had 4/5/6 goals last night. I think there's still further improvement in him. Agree with earlier poster who said he's best on the left. I wanted to see him get a good run through the middle, which he did, and it proved to me anyway that he's better in the wide position. Martial is better through the middle. Ideally these lads would have older, experienced winners guiding them through their early year but they've had to be the leaders from nearly day 1. That's (partially) why you get inconsistency. Why they don't try to play at this tempo all the time confuses me though.....as Waddle said last night it's when they're at their best.

The other gobshite then had to stand in the middle of the pitch shaking hands and hugging all the United players. I hope his own players and supporters enjoyed that.  ::)

United were dominant for the first 65 minutes, after that it was more of a case of protecting what we had. Spurs were really really poor and United should have won far more comfortably.

Thats 9 goals from his last 9 starts and it could easily be 15 goals, looks like the penny has dropped. He got his chance at centre forward and looks like he doesn't have the qualities required to be a really top player whilst he does playing from the left, coming from deeper clearly suits him given his pace. Martial on the other hand isn't convincing me, he has ll the talent in the world but he's got to move more; There's so many instances of him just standing still making it so easy for opponents.

United's results and performances against the top teams have been impressive, its the 10 points from 10 games against mid table and teams in the bottom which is a huge issue. I mentioned this early on in the season and until Pogba gets back United are continue to struggle to control and win those games. I'd like to think Pogba will be moved on but whilst he's here he's a huge upgrade on Pereira who's way out of his depth. Fred did so much right last night but didn't cover himself in glory for the goal and needs to cut out the odd daft pass but his ability to get around the pitch is second to none and it helps having McTominay next to him and not Pereira.

United have Everton & Newcastle at home and Watford & Burnley away during December, he needs to do better against these teams then he's done so far and if he's still in the job come January he needs to bring 2 players in. He left himself short at the start of the season and its cost him points and potentially his job.

He reminds me of a young Lucas at Liverpool. Does so much right and loads of effort but has lapses that undo all the good work he's done. But Lucas managed to mature into a great player when he cut out the mistakes despite all the abuse he got. What age is Fred?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Jim Gavin
« on: December 05, 2019, 09:37:34 AM »
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/jim-gavin-leaves-dublin-with-history-made-and-gaelic-football-transformed-1.4100789

Jim Gavin honours as Dublin manager


6 All-Irelands
7 Leinster titles
5 National Leagues
49 All Stars 
4 Footballers of the Year
Overall Record - Played 107 Won 86 Lost 11 Drew 10
Championship - Played 48 Won 44 Lost 1 Drew 3
League - Played 59 Won 42 Lost 10 Drew 7

The U21 sides he managed to All Ireland titles in 2010 and 2012 had plenty of players who would go on to star in his senior teams. R O Carroll, J Cooper, J McCarthy, D Rock, J McCaffrey, C Kilkenny, P Mannion to name but a few.

Iíd predict that in the next 10 years dublin will win at the most 2 all irelandís, possibly even 0 or 1. At that point everyone will recognise Gavin as the greatest manager of all time.

If you actually believe that, you can make a fortune at the bookies. Trust me they will line up to take the money of you.

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Kilkeel,  Co Down, the town voted by this board as the biggest shithole in Ireland has deservedly won yet another accolade as the town with the worst Christmas tree in Northern Ireland.  I don't know how to post pictures on this, but the tree is comically bad!

I think Fintonaís could have run it close!!

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