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General discussion / Re: Portrush gets the Open
« on: July 16, 2019, 12:50:29 PM »
Any idea of tee off times on Saturday? And if so what time you'd needa be down that way, say an hour before?

Leaders will be out at around 2:45pm on Saturday. I would be there by late morning to avoid rushing and to give myself time to enjoy the atmosphere.

What time do they expect play to be finishing at on the first two rounds?

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: July 16, 2019, 12:49:27 PM »
Wonder who'll cover the damage to cars then outside McAleers last night.

U-20s? What went on?

Videos going round of 3 or 4 on top of some young girls car jumping up and down. From what I hear they kicked a few goals, points and wingmirrors yesturday.

Good PR.

Just seen this video.  Disgraceful scenes.  How these lads think this acceptable is beyond me!  If Paul Devlin punished lads (except for a certain Mr Canavan) for going out on a Monday night before a game at the weekend by removing them from the match day panel then surely he has to deal with these lads more severely.

Is that true? That's a dangerous road to be going down if you are a coach!

Have not seen the video but heard its pretty poor viewing. Some of these lads (and that includes in the senior panel) would need to cop themselves on. That kind of behaviour is out of line in any circumstance but do these guys not realise that everything they do is going to end up being videoed. (My thoughts on the morons who feel that everything that happens anywhere has to be recorded and posted on social media is  a separate rant!).

I was informed of that by a lad on the panel who lost his sub jersey because he went out.  I have no problems with lads being punished for breaking rules set by the panel/management but it has to consistent.  You punish all the rule breakers the same or none at all.

Absolutely. As soon as you start treating 1/2 players differently to the rest you are likely to have a major issue at some point

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: July 16, 2019, 11:02:28 AM »
Wonder who'll cover the damage to cars then outside McAleers last night.

U-20s? What went on?

Videos going round of 3 or 4 on top of some young girls car jumping up and down. From what I hear they kicked a few goals, points and wingmirrors yesturday.

Good PR.

Just seen this video.  Disgraceful scenes.  How these lads think this acceptable is beyond me!  If Paul Devlin punished lads (except for a certain Mr Canavan) for going out on a Monday night before a game at the weekend by removing them from the match day panel then surely he has to deal with these lads more severely.

Is that true? That's a dangerous road to be going down if you are a coach!

Have not seen the video but heard its pretty poor viewing. Some of these lads (and that includes in the senior panel) would need to cop themselves on. That kind of behaviour is out of line in any circumstance but do these guys not realise that everything they do is going to end up being videoed. (My thoughts on the morons who feel that everything that happens anywhere has to be recorded and posted on social media is  a separate rant!).

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General discussion / Re: Premier League 2019/20
« on: July 13, 2019, 07:35:00 PM »
Peter Crouch retires. Thought he might have stayed one more year at Burnley as a long ball sub.

He seems to have already carved out nice wee earners post-retirement with a book launched and his podcasts.

Good article on him here. Be a great man to have a pint with by the sounds of it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48965686

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General discussion / Re: Celebrating 100 years of NI in 2021
« on: July 05, 2019, 05:39:42 PM »
A fleadh.

Surely you mean a fleadhg

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General discussion / Re: The Official Tennis Thread
« on: July 04, 2019, 03:55:24 PM »
Yes. She's also the only person to have won the grand slam on three different surfaces and to have won each of the slams four times. She was incredible. Seles was on the road to potentially being better than her until the stabbing.
Surely to win the grand slam you have to do it on all 3 surfaces by default? Anyway, others have done it too.

Discussion has to be between Graf, S Williams and Court imo.



Graff won what they labelled a golden slam, which is winning everything in the one year plus the Olympics.  Others have won a career golden slam which is doing it all but not in the same year.  Winning each slam at least once is the career grand slam. 

The crazy thing with regards to Graff was that she was only 30 when she packed it in, which wasn't seen as young at the time but puts her 22 majors into perspective given that the like of Serena has been playing 7/8 years longer.

And there is the equivalent of the "Tiger Slam"-holding all four slams at the same time but not in the same year.

Was just looking at the records and Graf reached 13 consecutive Grand Slam finals in a row at one point which is unreal. Federer actually did 10 in an row and 8 in a row in two separate runs between 2005 and 2010.

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General discussion / Re: The Official Tennis Thread
« on: July 04, 2019, 07:37:46 AM »
It's clearly (six-time French Open champion) Steffi Graf.

My favourite player. Phenomenal

Incredible player and unbelievable career, especially for someone with a sliced backhand

The excitement from commentators on the rare occasions she pulled out a topspin backhand was hilarious. Like a mother watching baby taking its first step!  ;D

Loved watching her as well, fantastic athlete. Am I right in that she is the only player to have pulled off the Golden Slam? (4 majors & Olympic Title in one year?)

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: July 03, 2019, 04:04:56 PM »
Do we once again entertain the idea of 3 divisions x 12 and 1 x 13?

That way we can have 22/24 leagues based on home and away,
with 50% of same starred (Senior & U20 Championship where required). Possible reward for teams who are starred somehow?

11 starred fixtures are as planned from day 1, then the standard club player can enjoy a further 11 games whilst Tyrone are playing without the debacle we now face ourselves in. Even bringing back Friday/Sunday double fixtures or Saturday Fixtures.

As evident in Derry, the League Cups are a waste of time with plenty of forfeits.

At present it is impossible for a club team to gain any momentum or keep the squad together.

I do not think that adding  in an extra 6-7 game a year would help regardless of how the starred system works. The Friday/Sunday double headers are tough going for players in terms of recovery and  inevitably lead to the reserves becoming a shambles as well in terms of unfulfilled fixtures/mid week games etc. 

It is a difficult situation to manage for all parties

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: July 03, 2019, 11:27:33 AM »
valid question. It just feels like a foul to me but I am not sure the exact specifics of the rules on this kind of thing. If you went to kick in Gaa and couldnít because someone was running in and you couldnít swing your leg would that not also be a foul?

Honestly dont know the answer to this. Agree with you that it does seem like a foul and is usually given. Especially at is relatively easy for a defender to "accidentally" run behind someone but it does seem to create a hierarchy of types of contact that I'm not clear how it is addressed in the rules in either sport. I think the incident last night is more difficult because the touch was so minimal, does the rulebook specify how forceful contact must be? You often hear commentators saying "not enough contact to make him go down" but how is that addressed?

Who would be a ref!  :D :D




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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: July 03, 2019, 10:44:03 AM »
What was she meant to do though other than pull her leg back to take a shot? (I donít think thatís exactly what happened to be honest but say it was you canít not go for a shot because someone is there - itís not like a hook in hurling...)

I suppose that's my point, Nobody is saying she cannot take the shot but it should not be up to the defender to move. Why is it just not fair contact (it is a contact sport) and no foul?

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: July 03, 2019, 08:54:52 AM »
I don't see how you are disputing the penalty lads.

It was a very difficult one to spot in open play so no blame on the ref there, but as the striker pulled her foot back to shoot the defender clips her ankle.
Accidental or not it doesn't matter, it was a penalty. The English girl was denied a clear strike on the goal therefore can't be anything other than a penalty.

It literally doesn't matter one jot if she ran in front of the defender, she was clipped in the action of striking the ball.

That being said the level of officiating at the tournament has been bang average at best.

But it was her motion that caused her to be clipped so in effect did she "kick" the defender when the defender was simply running in a straight line?  Why should the forward  be deemed to be the injured party?

I do think this is a very tricky one however

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General discussion / Re: The Official World Cup 2018 Thread
« on: July 03, 2019, 08:31:19 AM »
I think the penalty was an incorrect decision. White pulling her leg back to shoot was what caused the contact. Surely a defender doesn't have to get out of the way to let her shoot? If we're saying she has to then where are we going. This "there was contact" rubbish - if that's the criteria there are literally hundreds of penalties each game. This incident was the same as when an attacker moves their leg to initiate contact when looking for a penalty.

USA were the better team but I feel they ran themselves into the ground and were hanging on somewhat towards the end. Someone called Alex Morgan a diver above - she's a magnificent striker. Everythnig about her play was fantastic. She did exaggerate a few times granted but this competition has shown a marked absence of the scandalous carry on that's the norm in the mens game.

Also disagreed totally with Phil Neville on the ref. Thought she was excellent throughout bar the penalty decision (though I accept she may have done what refs are told to do - I'd disagree with the instruction). Phil has done a good job. Their best WC ever and within a hares breath of at least taking a superior side to extra time. He got a lot of unwarranted shit when he took the job, glad for him he has proved people wrong.

Agree with this. Not a penalty for me as the first action was by the striker, it should nt be up to the defender to get out of the way. Ironically I can see how it could have been given at full speed but not after review, obviously the opposite of what happened.

It made me think of another potential VAR issue. Player going through on goal, defender slides in, misses the ball because the player jumps over the tackle. As a result the striker looses their balance and ball runs away. Penalty or not?

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: July 02, 2019, 08:56:16 AM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48831514
Striker Danny Ings has completed his £20m move from Liverpool to Southampton

Bought for 6.5 mil, 3 goals later and sold for 20 mil...nice but of business that!
Normally I would agree but if the price for Lukaku is £80m???? Great deal for Southampton. Might ease their issue with Liverpool. This is how they announced their latest signing  ;D ;D


https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/1147541/Southampton-Che-Adams-Liverpool-transfer-dig-twitter-announcement-video

Always liked Ings and thought he could have done the Sturridge/Origi role to perfection. Hard worker and eye for a goal but injuries ruined his time at Liverpool.

Best of luck to him

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: July 01, 2019, 05:34:18 PM »
Not sure how accurate this is but with Rashford's new deal United have 5 of the top ten best paid players in the PL. Surprised there are not more Chelsea players in there to be honest

https://talksport.com/football/566444/best-highest-paid-players-value-contract-deal-fee-premier-league-as-marcus-rashford-ozil-pogba-sanchez-man-united-salary/
Where is Aguero on that list? I find that hard to believe that he isn't near the top.

There are a few names that stood out as missing for me as well. Mane/Delle Alli etc. It is probably linked to when they signed their deal. Aguero is at an age where they dont have to offer him an enhancement mid deal to extend as he will be early thirties when the deal expires

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: July 01, 2019, 04:42:02 PM »
Not sure how accurate this is but with Rashford's new deal United have 5 of the top ten best paid players in the PL. Surprised there are not more Chelsea players in there to be honest

https://talksport.com/football/566444/best-highest-paid-players-value-contract-deal-fee-premier-league-as-marcus-rashford-ozil-pogba-sanchez-man-united-salary/

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