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General discussion / Re: The official Premier League 2018/19 Thread
« on: March 20, 2019, 02:15:40 PM »
Fecking hate International week....

Breaking news on BBC website 'Will Grigg's is out of Euro Qualifiers' >:(

What's wrong with him? 3rd degree burns?

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: March 20, 2019, 09:48:03 AM »
First of all, Roryís entitled to do what he wants. Given the attitude of some ďpatriotsĒ on this forum and elsewhere, itís no wonder he finds it difficult wrapping himself in the tricolour. Heís been no.1in the world in a major (individual) sport , and Iím very proud of the fact that heís from Ireland . Iíve never met him Personally but know people close to him and Iím aware of his personal attributes and charitable support. Though I donít share his national affinity, I come from a different background with different influences and these are the things that mould us. North Down is not South Armagh. Itís an affluent area which was mainly untouched by the troubles, and most people during the troubles Catholic and Protestant enjoyed a great quality of life in that area. I imagine his parents , despite a GAA background and family sectarian loss, made a decision to embrace North Down/Northern ireland , Exemplified by going to Sullivan Upper as opposed to a catholic grammar . As a top sportsman , he was probably a popular student and he was afforded opportunities at school and in the golf club , and the influences of that upbringing moulded him throughout his childhood.
Despite this upbringing some expect him to be wrapping himself in a tricolour and being overtly politically Irish . Knowing many catholicís from that neck of the woods , most tend to keep their head down politically and accept the many positives That  part of NI has to offer. McIlroy likes NI soccer team, Ulster Rugby and Carl Frampton. Thatís his affinity and much as I would like him to be a James McClean, his influences are different. I respect that , and delight in his success. Anybody that feels any antagonism towards him should explore his charitable impact, his down to earth personality, and delight in the fact that weíve a superstar in our midst. PS I presume the comparison with mcgregor is tongue in cheek?

Firmly

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General discussion / Re: Maddie McCann
« on: March 19, 2019, 01:55:12 PM »
The one thing that sticks out about this is the McCanns were never criticised for leaving their children sleeping on their own, while they went out socialising. If that was parents from some working class area, the social services wouldíve been on their case. But here, nothing.

Seriously? That is the single most often aired criticism I have heard about this. How could you go out and leave your kids on their own?

Iím not sure what point youíre trying to make.

Mightn't have made myself clear. You said you hadn't heard them being criticised for that, my point is that is the criticism I have heard most often.

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General discussion / Re: Maddie McCann
« on: March 19, 2019, 01:23:28 PM »
The one thing that sticks out about this is the McCanns were never criticised for leaving their children sleeping on their own, while they went out socialising. If that was parents from some working class area, the social services wouldíve been on their case. But here, nothing.

Seriously? That is the single most often aired criticism I have heard about this. How could you go out and leave your kids on their own?

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: March 19, 2019, 01:22:29 PM »
The problem with McIlroy is that he is the wrong sort of Catholic.

To be a proper Fenian he is supposed to identify solely as Irish, have the tricolour as his flag and have nothing to do with any British or Northern Irish identity.

McIlroy doesn't fit into the proper box. Because of that, some deluded idiots get angry.

Which lad represents the island of Ireland better? Rory Mcilroy, who identifies as NI and doesn;t seem comfortable with all the trappings that a nationalist might prefer him to endorse, or Conor McGregor, a born and bred Dub who never misses an opportunity to wrap the green flag around himself?

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General discussion / Re: John Delaney
« on: March 19, 2019, 09:12:00 AM »
What was the cheque for? What is the big deal does anyone know? Was he not doing a good deed for his employer the FAI?

At one level a director floating his employers to cover cash flow is standard, legal and not particularly interesting. Rates would be less than going to the bank

However the FAI had a full house the week before and he happened to be in the middle of a divorce. Nobody is suggesting there was no cashflow issue and he was effectively hiding cash until the ink was dry. Nobody.

I'm not surprised nobody is saying that. That would be egregious behaviour from a respected public figure.

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General discussion / Re: Mass shooting in New Zeland
« on: March 15, 2019, 08:25:31 AM »
It was an attack on Mosques, so Trump probably won't say too much. the Australian Senator from Queensland gave a truly bizarre statement.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: March 15, 2019, 12:10:24 AM »
Very nice.  I remember them being worn by The Sultans of Ping F.C., if anyone can remember those loons.

Oh aye, have seen them a few times of late playing around London. Great band. Niall, or should I say Dr Niall lectures in Euro politics at King's College.. Who'd have thunk it??

They are back in Thurles this summer. Bumper to bumper.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: March 14, 2019, 03:09:10 PM »
I think you're right. Or else we're just old farts. I could even remember Goss' goal. I was on work placement down in Killorglin and remember sitting in the living room watching it.

Do you remember Dave Barry scoring when Cork City beat Bayern at the Mardyke (I think)??

Was that when Cork wore the white jerseys with the green and red stripes like Germany in Italia 90? That was a class kit :)

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: March 14, 2019, 09:41:32 AM »
I think you're right. Or else we're just old farts. I could even remember Goss' goal. I was on work placement down in Killorglin and remember sitting in the living room watching it.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: March 13, 2019, 10:20:23 PM »
First English team to beat Bayern at home since Norwich in 1993?

Jaysus. Jeremy Goss??

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: March 13, 2019, 10:03:35 PM »
English sides hammered Germans sides in the round of 16

English sides (Spurs, City, 'Pool) 17  German sides (Dort, Shalke, Munich) 3

In fairness City got 10 on their own  :)

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General discussion / Re: Most hated phrase.
« on: March 13, 2019, 10:00:55 PM »
Very unique
Particularly unique
Extremely unique
Etc
EC Unique

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: March 13, 2019, 10:00:19 PM »
Robertson is going to be a big miss.

Is it just me or has Robertson been a bit Morenoesque on occasion over the past month or so?

The odd rash tackle, questionable positioning...
y

Thatís a bit of an exaggeration but he has had a few moments alright.

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Brosna Gaels are Doon, Pullagh and Ballycumber I think. If  thats North Offaly then so is Belmont.

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