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General discussion / Re: Android Boxes
« on: Today at 05:27:01 PM »
What sort of box are you using

General discussion / Re: Flags & Culture.....
« on: November 19, 2018, 07:35:18 PM »
I think this is brilliant. Shows how far we've come. Wasn't all that long ago that staff in Short Bros in Belfast went on strike because they were told to remove flags etc from the workplace. They simply don't have that level of power anymore and let's make sure it stays that way

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 19, 2018, 12:01:27 PM »
Whoís Don Khaki when heís at home

General discussion / Re: Android Boxes
« on: November 19, 2018, 10:46:48 AM »
Thanks for that

General discussion / Re: Android Boxes
« on: November 19, 2018, 09:10:09 AM »
I have an old Firestick with iptv would I notice a big difference if I got one of these or should I go the whole hog and get a mag 254

General discussion / Re: Android Boxes
« on: November 19, 2018, 07:40:21 AM »
£34.99 in Argos as well  I understand

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: November 19, 2018, 07:31:57 AM »
Van Der Flier was born and raised in Wicklow, to a father born and raised in Finglas. If you don't think he should be playing for Ireland, you need a long hard look at yourself.
As I said, I think he's Jamie Bryson.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: November 18, 2018, 11:40:27 PM »
Those claiming that McKenna is a tit, an idiot, a ball bag and a clown are only doing so because they disagree with him. Which is fine. However McKenna is an excellent journalist and whilst I donít always agree with him, he never takes the populist approach and is willing to ask the hard questions that a proper journalist should. Some people mightnít always like this as it is human nature to want to join in with the team that is winning but the likes of McKenna and Kimmage are rarely ever too far off the mark either.

Rather than attack McKenna with personal insults it would be better if the points he raised were dissected and debunked where relevant. Itís easy to join in with the mob and particularly in the aftermath of a victory like last nights but it doesnít make some of the points that he made in last weeks article any less relevant.

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Fair enough, that was one of his points and one I would disagree with him on. But itís not enough for me to think he is an idiot either.

He did make some other good points about player welfare, player nationality and the medicalisation of the sport that media and former players ever rarely get asked about.

For players nationally, is he consistent across all sports?

I honestly donít know but few other other sports define nationality so loosely. Cricket possibly.

Personally I donít think Aki, Stander or Van der Flier should be playing in a green jersey. They arenít Irish and have no bloodline connection with the country. Other than being bought by a provincial side to make a living here, they would be lining out for their own countries.

However those are the rules even if I strongly disagree with them.
Are you Jamie Bryson?

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: November 18, 2018, 07:09:11 PM »
Donít be so hard on yourself but the truth is youíve posted some half baked nonsense on this board on virtually every thread on which youíve commented

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 18, 2018, 09:55:31 AM »
The UUP are showing themselves to be pretty dim. As the business community, farming community and any sensible unionists are turning on the DUP for rejecting the deal, they too have come out against it. I'd have thought they'd have seized the opportunity to show themselves as a pragmatic alternative by saying that the DUP is scaremongering about the break up of the Union and that the deals a good one. Particularly as there's every possibility of a General Election soon.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 17, 2018, 01:03:42 AM »
Iíd like to think that if push came to shove the thought of possibly suffering some short term pain in order to achieve what our ancestors fought and died for would be enough to persuade people to vote for a UI. The fact that it would also wipe the smug smile of Jeffreyís face should also be enough Iíd have thought

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 16, 2018, 04:35:18 PM »
While Theresa Mays battling qualities are to be admired, itís a pity she didnít put them to similar use last December when the original agreement was reached. Sheíd be home and hosed now had she done so. UFU comments must now really be spooking the DUP. Gove lining himself for a leadership contest by showing loyalty to May thus making himself out to be a team player. That gives Boris a further boot in the nuts

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 14, 2018, 07:43:41 PM »
Arlene saying she wants to see the text!! It's 580 pages ffs. When she couldn't be arsed reading 3 and 4 pagers on RHI when she was Economy Minister, can't see her spending much time leafing through this.

General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 12, 2018, 09:22:56 AM »
I was watching The Two Ronnies last night on UK Gold and they werenít wearing any. Clearly it doesnít force its presenters to wear the poppy

General discussion / Re: Poppy Watch
« on: November 11, 2018, 05:20:26 AM »
I was watching 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown on More 4 last night and none of the panel were wearing poppies. Rachel Riley herself was wearing next to nothing as well which was even better.

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