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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: December 05, 2019, 12:12:06 AM »
A clean sheet would be nice

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: December 03, 2019, 05:14:14 PM »
What happened in the ulster club? Just no representatives?

I think the previous years champions, Lavey, were nominated.

Derry / Re: Derry Club Football & Hurling
« on: December 03, 2019, 04:04:23 PM »
1993 was the year Derry won the All Ireland so the club championship was probably late starting

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: December 03, 2019, 12:24:41 AM »
Apparently the games in Dublin are being played at the "Dublin Arena"

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: December 02, 2019, 08:51:29 PM »
Ballon d'Or

The top 10

    Lionel Messi
    Virgil van Dijk
    Cristiano Ronaldo
    Sadio Mane
    Mo Salah
    Kylian Mbappe
    Robert Lewandowski
    Bernardo Silva
    Riyad Mahrez

GAA Discussion / Re: Jim Gavin
« on: December 02, 2019, 05:15:43 PM »
high spec footballers who can kick off both feet, pass off either hand and run all day.

As soon as kids have learned to kick with one foot the coaches should start working on kicking with the other foot as well, the same goes for handpasses. Those skills should be second nature by the time they are playing competitive games.

General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: December 02, 2019, 04:18:55 PM »

'Laziness has won': apostrophe society admits its defeat

A society dedicated to preserving the “much-abused” apostrophe is to be shut down as its chairman said “ignorance and laziness” had won. John Richards, who worked in journalism for much of his career, started the Apostrophe Protection Society in 2001 after he retired. Now 96, Richards is calling time on the society, which lists the three simple rules for correct use of the punctuation mark.

Writing on the society’s website, he said: “Fewer organisations and individuals are now caring about the correct use of the apostrophe in the English language. “We, and our many supporters worldwide, have done our best but the ignorance and laziness present in modern times have won!” Richards started the society after seeing the “same mistakes over and over again” and hoped he would find half a dozen people who felt the same way. He said: “I didn’t find half a dozen people. “Instead, within a month of my plaint appearing in a national newspaper, I received over 500 letters of support, not only from all corners of the United Kingdom, but also from America, Australia, France, Sweden, Hong Kong and Canada.”

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: November 27, 2019, 07:06:31 PM »
Gomez, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson,
Fabinho, Milner, Henderson,
Mane, Salah, Firmino.

Subs: Adrian, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Shaqiri, Origi, Alexander-Arnold.

Forgot to set my team in time this week so I left an 18pt WR on the bench with a bye player starting which was the difference in the game with Geezers49ers. I have now lost 5 out of the last 6 so my playoff/promotion run is looking much less likely now.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: November 25, 2019, 07:57:17 PM »
Liverpool looking good at the moment but the next 6 weeks will test them to the limit. Struggling to keep a clean sheet lately which will be a huge worry for them. But they're getting the goals and the bit of luck required to keep them in the driving seat for now. Will be interesting to see what the gap will be like come January. I think they may well come a bit unstuck before then and the gap will be a lot closer but they will click again at some stage in the new year. Expect another nail biter of a finish. Might just well be their year. 

2 clean sheets in the first 13 league games this year, 8 clean sheets in the first 13 league games last year.

Late winners a good sign

Needing late winners not such a good sign.

From a 2018 article

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: November 22, 2019, 08:57:45 PM »
so how did those hotballs go then  ::)
Genuinely thought they would rig it as per!  The Republic will be deserving qualifiers if they do it with 2 away wins.

There’s two rounds of playoffs? WTF?

Path B

General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: November 22, 2019, 03:01:33 PM »

Celtic and Lazio fined for fans' banner and chants

Celtic have been fined £12,900 after fans displayed an "illicit banner" and sang obscene chants during their Europa League game at home to Lazio. The Italian club have also been fined £8,600 by European governing body Uefa for "illicit chants" during the 24 October meeting.

One banner from the home supporters depicted former Italian leader Benito Mussolini hanging upside down. Another displayed swearing in Italian.

It is the 19th time Celtic have been punished since 2007 and their third charge this season. The Scottish champions were fined £10,400 by Uefa for fans setting off flares in the Europa League win over Cluj and paid an £11,000 fine for their supporters using flares and throwing objects in the play-off second-leg win over AIK in Stockholm in August...

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: November 21, 2019, 09:46:24 PM »
A village is missing it's idiot

I didn’t even have to scroll back to the previous page to know who you were talking about.

"You are ignoring this user." is a wonderful feature

General discussion / Re: Westminster Election 12th December 2019
« on: November 21, 2019, 02:45:25 PM »

In terms of payments, GB might - might- agree to fund the commitments they already made to NI in GB budgets. In return they’ll want the ROI to take on NI’s share of sovereign debt, public sector pensions, etc etc.

The UK government will still be responsible for paying any pension rights accrued while working for the UK government. The same goes for old age pensions etc. The British OAPs who retire to the Costa del Sol still are eligible for UK pensions. My parents who worked in the US in the 60s and paid social security contributions received US social security payments when they reached retirement age even though they no longer lived in the US.

-- adding
also I worked for a few years in NI before moving to the US and I will receive some UK pension benefits when I reach retirement age.

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