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GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: October 18, 2019, 04:27:12 PM »
I've just watched snippets of it but Joe has well and truly burned his bridges with RTE following his interview with 

"What they need is newsreaders, not people able to express an opinion"

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: October 18, 2019, 04:23:48 PM »
Every 4 years for a MAJORITY to reject the deal.

A majority in Stormont?  Or a majority in Stormont amongst both communities? Or a referendum?

It's a simple one vote majority.

Which goes against the power sharing agreement

General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: October 18, 2019, 09:29:08 AM »
Bad looking injury for Mahomes

Shame..even speaking as a Raiders fan..he's box office

Bad for the ABP(atriots) brigade of which I am a fully signed up member

AFC done and dusted then  :'(

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: October 17, 2019, 04:19:22 PM »
A "simple majority" vote in Stormont every 4 years... since when has that been a feature of government here?

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: October 16, 2019, 03:40:52 PM »
Yes I believe he started the last couple of games for Palace.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: October 16, 2019, 12:39:49 PM »
I don't watch our national team a lot but saw the whole thing last night. Was pretty surprised by several aspects of it. Mostly the experienced players who were absolutely awful. Coleman, McClean, Hendrick - all lads I've seen perform very well in the past were seriously bad last night. They looked pretty clueless at times. Randolph, Duffy, Egan and Glenn Whelan were our best players. Stevens was ok. Most of the rest I'd rather not talk about. Felt sorry for Aaron Connolly. Absolutely no support from the players around him, moved round different positions and then taken off for a guy whose main successes have been in League 2 and the Northern Premier League Div1. He wasn't playing all that well but you could see there's a bit about him and he could nick a goal. The Swiss weren't all that comfortable when balls were thrown into the box....I'd have left him on.

Can't understand why Shane Long isn't in this squad. He won't get many goals but surely he's better than some of these journeymen who don't score goals either. What about Hourihane? I didn't hear he was injured?

No not injured. Pictures of him out doing a bit of a session on the pitch by himself after the game.  I'm sure he's ragin.  A player in decent form, quality on set pieces and an eye for a goal left sitting on the bench.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: October 15, 2019, 08:12:24 PM »
How does hourihane not start here when your biggest chance to score is from a set piece?

I'd have Tyreek and Thomas on a par. Thomas will improve again when Brees returns. Those two seem to be on a similar wavelength

That first TD at the weekend was class by Tyreek the freak. A welcome back statement.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: October 14, 2019, 11:53:38 AM »
Don't see how anyone can question McCleans place in the team. Him and Duffy have been Irelands best players for the last 2/3 years.
I would be looking for more from the likes of Jeff Hendrick who has never got near to the form of the Euros a few years back. Also, where is Robbie Brady? One of our main men.

If you want to be a team that can keep the ball for a while then McClean cant play.  Cant fault the lad's work rate and desire.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: October 14, 2019, 09:33:19 AM »
I'd be amazed if Ireland got something away to the Swiss but strange things do happen.  I think we saw enough to know Connolly should be starting the next game.  I don't think we should persist with McClean either but I doubt that will change.

General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: October 14, 2019, 09:30:38 AM »
The Cowboys lost to the winless jets by 2 points. Inexcusable even with Amari Cooper going off injured.

The Vikings beat the Eagles 38-20 for a convincing win.

Dropped Diggs from my other fantasy team during he week there.  What a great call by me... just the 40 odd points.

Mahomes and the Chiefs really seems to be struggling. The Rams offence is a shadow of last year's side.

General discussion / Re: Irelandís drugs epidemic
« on: October 11, 2019, 10:21:40 AM »
Drugs are everywhere now.  They are even rife in once republican heartland estates.  Some turnaround in society when you think about it. The fact remains though that 20 years ago, if you wanted them, you could get them.  Our young ones still have to make the right choices in life. Some will and some wont. 

The GAA is the centre of our community and should be doing it's best to help our young ones make the right choices and take the right path.  They should not be about ostracising young ones on the wrong road IMO.  The club could be the only chance an individual has of getting away from the dangers of drugs.

General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: October 09, 2019, 04:27:52 PM »
Was at the Raiders-Bears game yesterday. Enjoyable experience for my first NFL game, even if American sports fandom is so fake and forced. Hammered Americans who can only shout "wooooo" or "yeahhhh!" when reacting to the game become quite tiresome after a while.

It was definitely made more enjoyable by the fact I had Josh Jacobs in my fantasy team and the guy I was playing was seated beside me.

Spurs' new stadium is absolutely incredible. It's like a way cooler version of the Aviva.

Was there myself. Great weekend. Brother in Law caught a ball lobbed into the seats by Harry Kane. Unreal stadium in fairness.

Same here. Very enjoyable though the result and performance of my team was extremely disappointing. I guess it's that flying east for a game thing but the Bears were incredibly sluggish versus how they've looked up to now this season, defense in particular. A costly loss for da Bears I feel.

Stadium is fantastic. It looked like an NFL stadium to be honest. So easy to get in and out. Our seats were fantastic and I'd say there weren't any bad seasts. Terrible queues at the bars/stalls though which was a pain as well as the idiotic mechanism they have for filling beers.

Spurs ones were raving about this before the stadium even opened!

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: October 05, 2019, 09:11:02 PM »
Connolly brought into the squad then. That's one thing, another is actually playing him.

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