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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: February 15, 2019, 03:50:09 PM »
Jeez I dunno about the holding back lads.

Can you really do that in professional sport??

I'd say you can but it's a big risk!! Dublin are doing it at the minute.

Bit of a difference in the National League and 6 nations  ;D

It's not really though the team has already won a few championships and Grand Slams so while most years it is important this time it isn't really. Semi Final is the making or breaking of this team!!

Their intent is to win every game but I think we will see a modified game plan for the World Cup, JS is not revealing his hand. Whereas Eddie Jones had to go for it or he would have been out of a job. I actually think Wales as well are not revealing their full hand.

Still the 6 nations is compelling as always.

As an aside I think Ireland need Joey Carberry to continue his growth and usurp Sexton for Ireland to have a real chance.


Interesting Dinny. I've suspected this for a while myself but when I've suggested it to others who know more about rugby than I do I've been laughed out of it. I think Sexton's performances have dipped for a while now.

Time waits for no man, Sexton good player, good control but plays on the line and pays the price with his body. We are guilty in this country of keeping our sporting hero's around past their sell by date. Carberry plays on the line too as do all Leinster schooled 10s but his range of passing is superior and his eye for a gap much better, he if can get more control and better defensively while improving his out of hand kicking he will offer more than Sexton.

People are afraid of change, why was Carberry sent to Munster by JS. Part of a bigger picture, bigger plan. If Sexton is our only option in the WC we won't make it past the quarters.

Sexton faced similar issues when up against O'Gara.

O'Gara was the safe pair of hands who controlled the game with his kicking but lacked that bit of vision with the ball in his hands. He'd been there and worn the teeshirt though and the bright, young thing in Sexton had to wait his time to win the No. 10 jersey.

Post WC, I can see Carbery as first choice.

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General discussion / Re: The promotion of families in Europe
« on: February 15, 2019, 11:16:11 AM »
doubt you'll see it from the Rep party in USA either

You’ll not see it anywhere. Vaccines, abortion, one/child policy are the order of the day.

Some cynics believe that the promotion of abortion for women in western civiliations is linked to the reluctance of multi-nationals to spend money on maternity leave and related benefits. The less kids the more chance they will stay at work.

Governments don't care about the family structure anymore, as long as they get their cut. Very few media outlets ever talk about it.

A testosterone driven alpha male like yourself there Dolph must have some size of brood ready to keep topping up the pension pots for half of the US, no?

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General discussion / Re: Islamic Jihadists ISIS
« on: February 15, 2019, 11:09:19 AM »
Definition of "joined a terrorist organisation"
No I don't think she filled out a membership form and paid a subscription as some seem to think. But she travelled to Syria willingly to become a jihad bride. That's joining in my book.
She's a dangerous person who should be treated as such. People who follow ISIS are responsible for some of the worst terrorist acts the western world has seen since the IRA.

I'd say there's some drone operators who could give ISIS a run for their money in that regard.

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General discussion / Re: Islamic Jihadists ISIS
« on: February 15, 2019, 11:00:23 AM »
Is Britain at war with ISIS?
If there is a declarted war and a citizen/subject to the other side I would assume there are some laws regarding treason.

If there is no declared war she is just a girl who headed off to a dangerous part of the world.


When you can't sell enough arms into that region then war in that region is good business. The Saudis were backing ISIS to the balls and the Brits, French and Yanks are shovelling armaments into the Saudis like nobody business.

A few bombings and killings in Manchester, Paris, London is just collateral damage in the big game.

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Pulled some of it from here, including the hurling argument. He's still a arsehole.

Cork GAA and big Frank missed a trick.

If its all about bums on seats then I'd say Cork hurling support is second only to the Dubs footballers and considering the distances they travel for AI semi-finals and so forth the GAA should be throwing money into Cork hurling development using the same logic as applied here by Ryan.


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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: February 14, 2019, 03:15:46 PM »
So is the belief the rule is shit because people can switch or because the granny rule is too far removed to truly have allegiance to a country? I can't speak for every irish american but I'd be able to play in ireland (mom) usa (born) and italy (dads parents) and I'd play in that order respectively so there's plenty of people who'd play for ireland based on at least parent rule. But I fully believe that when you move up, friendlies or not, that should count as choosing your country.

I dont think eligibility is the issue. Nationality can be nuanced. The issue is more that he was Irish, changed agent, strung us along, became English. Its a snakey, hungry call.

He was never Irish, he was British and played for the Rep of Ireland and now he wants to play for England.

Let it go lads before you sound as whiny as the IFA have done over the last number of years.

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General discussion / Re: Islamic Jihadists ISIS
« on: February 14, 2019, 02:43:06 PM »
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What are you jailing her for?

Membership of terrorist organisation.

Fair enough, but as she was 15 and lord knows what age the brainwashing kicks in.

Certainly from her interview on one of the news channels last night there is little remorse there in what ISIS were about. Her biggest gripe was internal corruption so she's certainly not in a place to be walking the streets until she's assessed by professionals.


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General discussion / Re: Islamic Jihadists ISIS
« on: February 14, 2019, 12:59:23 PM »
What do we reckon about the young doll looking to come home to Britain having left to join ISIS??

She was 15 at the time she left and clearly brainwashed but is that enough to allow her to come home??

Are you automatically allowed to return to the home of your birth no matter what?

Strange one. Personally if she is coming back she needs to be prosecuted but I'd be very tempted to say tough shit you made your bed now you have to live with it.

Interesting case!

Syria are encouraging the Western countries these people come from to come and take their garbage home with them.

She's a UK passport holder so they can't stop her.

What they do with her when she gets there is another issue.

It's quite simple. Take the child off her and jail her.

What are you jailing her for?

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General discussion / Re: Islamic Jihadists ISIS
« on: February 14, 2019, 12:27:00 PM »
What do we reckon about the young doll looking to come home to Britain having left to join ISIS??

She was 15 at the time she left and clearly brainwashed but is that enough to allow her to come home??

Are you automatically allowed to return to the home of your birth no matter what?

Strange one. Personally if she is coming back she needs to be prosecuted but I'd be very tempted to say tough shit you made your bed now you have to live with it.

Interesting case!

Syria are encouraging the Western countries these people come from to come and take their garbage home with them.

She's a UK passport holder so they can't stop her.

What they do with her when she gets there is another issue.


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You are requited by law to carry your licence in Ireland.

Road Traffic Act, 1994
PART IV

Driving Licences

Requirement to carry driving licence while driving vehicle.

25.—The following section is inserted in the Principal Act in substitution for section 40 of that Act:

“40.—(1) (a) A member of the Garda Síochána may demand, of a person driving in a public place a mechanically propelled vehicle or accompanying pursuant to regulations under this Act the holder of a provisional licence while such holder is driving in a public place a mechanically propelled vehicle, the production to him of a driving licence then having effect and licensing the said person to drive the vehicle, and if the person refuses or fails so to produce the licence there and then, he shall be guilty of an offence.


What’s the story in the north?

Not sure what the exact law is but I got stopped in my younger days by the peelers driving late at night with no license ( I didn't have one at the time) gave my cousins name and DOB who was in the passenger seat blocked and had to show the license at the local cop shop within 24hrs, which he duly did when he sobered the next day.

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: February 13, 2019, 10:25:09 AM »
So just to clarify that Guardian article.

When they talk about her deal are they referring to the original backstop one that got defeated, or the recent one that seeks to tear up the backstop?

The latter WC.

The original deal is seen as dead in the water after the historic defeat so the only way it will get through now is with the Backstop ammendment which the EU have steadfastly said will not be changed.

Brits pinning their hopes on the fact that the EU have in the past done last minute deals to get problems sorted, but it is the riskiest of risky strategies when the EU have made it abundently clear that this wont be happening as it was the Brits who put the back stop into the agreement in the first place.

I don't get that from reading it. It seems to be the former - May apparently stalling so that the Brits, her own MP's, are forced into accepting her original deal, or face a long delay

(there is only one deal)

Is that not what yer man Ollie was supposed to have said very loudly in a Brussels bar the other night and ITV are all over it like a rash as their reporter was in earshot.


Also turns out that the backstop was not something the Irish Gov/EU came up with on their own and imposed it on the UK, Teasie and Co were also involved in its creation from the get go as it was meant to be the transitional status.
That won't please the DUPers.

Teasie is going to throw some glitter on this old deal and look to force it through by threatening all and sundry with their worst fears and then she's going to ride off into the sunset come the summer.



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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: February 12, 2019, 01:52:58 PM »
Jeez I dunno about the holding back lads.

Can you really do that in professional sport??

Was wondering that myself, granted if Ireland don't win the 6N's it won't be the end of Joe's tenure so the pressure might be off in that regard.
If Eddie Jones had another poor 6N's campaign he and his team would have been under severe pressure, they're now hot favourites to win the WC and everything in between now.  ;)

I get the not putting too many new plays out there in Feb and March as these will be analysed to death come the World Cup, but the general handling, tackling, support etc etc is lacking zip and with a few lads injured you'd think some of the marginal squad players would be busting their balls to put on a good show and book a seat on the plane.

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: February 11, 2019, 11:46:00 AM »
The show "Abducted in Plain Sight" on Netflix is wall to wall WTF material. In fact it was so much WTF that i cant believe it. Those parents have to have been complicit surely. Waited 5 days to report their child missing. Both had affairs with the man and even let him sleep in their child's bed 4 nights a week, after the 1st f*ckin abduction.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/feb/06/he-was-a-master-manipulator-abducted-in-plain-sight-and-the-truth-about-abuse

Pure insane, there was completely WTF comments the whole way through this! Who gets in a car and someone asks his church mate to jerk them off as his wife is not “sorting out his needs” during his lunch hour????!!!

If this wasn't a true story you wouldn't have watched anything after the first 5 minutes as it was so unbelievable it really beggared belief.

Was the Da a bit lacking in intelligence?  Pulling yer man off in the car, then his wife has an affair with the same fella, who's also sharing a bed with their daughter, then taking off to Mexico with the wee girl and when they finally brought back dropped the charges against him.

These LDS types are really fucked in the head, Bundy used them as cover as well IIRC.


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General discussion / Re: The SDLP
« on: February 11, 2019, 10:45:16 AM »
Same old story.

Chat about reviving democratic institutions out of one side of our mouths and then playing electoral gains to keep themmuns out of South Belfast from the other. Absolute nonsense.


The only nonsense is the constituency with the highest remain vote in NI is represented by a cnut.

The constituency is represented by the democratic winner on the basis of the electoral system in place. Whether she's a **** or not (she clearly is) is moot.

It's the 21st century. People talk of moving on and a brighter future and all that but are hypocritically blinded when it comes to the idea that electoral pacts are by definition anti democratic.

If the majority of Nationalists in South Belfast wanted a Nationalist MP they should've went out and voted Alasdair McDonnell. It's rather quite simple.

Was Alasdair a social democrat or just a member of the SDLP?

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: February 11, 2019, 10:26:34 AM »
Rugby has evolved, and it's mainly the northern hemisphere teams trying to catch up with the southern hemisphere teams. They have closed the gap considerably, but I think that Irish teams have always been too conservative in their play. Wales, Scotland always seem to have a few tricks up their sleeve....quick line outs, tap penalties etc.....Ireland....box kick😩. For me Murray is too ponderous....move the effing ball quick....Ireland have great backs. Maybe all this is part of Joe's cunning plan.....but I would rather lose playing an expansive game than win 9-6 on kicks.

A big good 'un is always better than a small good 'un...

Rugby when played well is a fine sport (so is gaelic football) but when you've a hoard of a backroom team with stats coming out their arses players are more or less playing to a set pattern with the off the cuff stuff few and far between.

I think Ireland are over coached but I do think we don't have the real flair players who can play with their heads up and make decisions and execute in the heat of action. Sexton is a good enough outhalf and is a brave soul but he's not going to engineer something out of nothing and at the same time Schmitt seems to be that type of manager not to allow it anyway. Murray has lost his zip and now you don't go into a blind panic when he is replaced.

Ireland are punching above their weight at the minute but sadly still a bit off claiming a World Cup. Hope I'm wrong though.
 
Anyone else think that England have blocking the kick chasers down to a fine art?

France are a shambles of a team but some fine individual talent there.



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