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General discussion / Re: Android Boxes
« on: Today at 09:11:32 AM »
Is there any value in a Sky + box?

Changed over and just checking whether just to dump it?

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: February 20, 2019, 11:20:30 AM »
Does anyone else get the feeling that Phelan and McKenna have an awful lot to do with this run? Phelan may just be the Brian Kidd of this era at Utd. And McKenna poached from Spurs, he was considered to be that good.
Another interesting point made on the radio is the job that OGS' main threat has done at Spurs since Utd beat them. 4 straight PL wins and stuffing the runaway leaders of the Bundesliga, without Kane and Ali. Time will tell I suppose.

McKenna was there under Mourinho. He deserves credit for that run too presumably  :D

The result against Dortmund for Spurs strangley could strengthen OGS bid for the job full time, as it could convince Poch that he is on the right path with Spurs and will stick it out for another period.

To be fair they have been so unspurs like over the last while, they have dug in and played with a real desire. Chelsea look to be the vulnerable one at the top end.

Think it is time to move on from the JM era, he divived the club throughout his spell. OGS has literally just got the team playing in line with the club traditions and has brought the players together again. That with a touch of tactical nouse and he has coped well thus far.

General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: February 20, 2019, 10:50:54 AM »
Maybe not the right thread for this one.

But whats the story with the shooting last night in Co Antrim? Seems a bit strange even timing wise.

General discussion / Re: Islamic Jihadists ISIS
« on: February 14, 2019, 01:25:35 PM »
Would she not be in need of some sort of help, considering she was 15 when she went ?

What sort of help would you recommend SG?

A welcome home basket? Maybe her healthcare provided? Job Seekers allowance, child benefit, maybe a house/ flat?

No remorse shown in the interview whatsoever, knew what she was getting into and has no regrets. She is an adult now and if ever there was a case of cancelling a passport I would say she would be a strong case for it.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: February 14, 2019, 12:24:52 PM »
Lads, United are not that far away at all. Get rid of Young, maybe Matic, and add a bit of depth around the squad for midfield and the wide positions. 11 on 11, United have a very decent team.

Amen.. There's always a hysterical overreaction both good and bad to United performances

The only worry I'd have is that Solskjaers promising start will seduce the owners into thinking that major investment isn't needed.

That's the silver lining on last night's painful cloud. It's clear investment is needed.

And you're right - terrible overreaction to last night but that's the world we live in. Several of the players are adequate squad players but United need a few more top players as starters to compliment hwat's there already. The squad is big but there are too many "squad players" and not enough top line players. Makes rotation almost impossible, or extremely risky.

Agree with all the above, United just need a bit more quality in a few more areas but aren't a million miles away from the top teams. PSG have been knocking on the door for several years too and accumulated a lot of experience through many painful defeats.

Sanchez looks finished but its going to be difficult to get rid of him given his wages; Lukaku won't be happy playing second fiddle to Rashford, I think he'll look for a move this summer judging by the type of character I think he has.

I think most United fans would be in agreement with most or all of this. The over reaction always comes from outside and that is just the nature of being the club they are.

To be fair I thought Matic in the early stages of the game looked as sharp as he has ever done in a United shirt, he did fade though. OGS does not appear to be anyone's fool so he will be aware of the limitations of the squad and will have a plan as to who and where to strengthen. It will be up to the board to decide whether he is the man to take them forward.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: February 13, 2019, 09:50:40 AM »
I didn't understand the narrative about Kimpembe having to go off. His first tackle wasn't a red card and his other tackles were all fine. Anybody looking him to get a second yellow for basically being stronger than Rashford needs their head read!

Likewise Young's wasn't that bad only for the fact the fence was there I don't think it was intentional.

His first tackle was a clear yellow and was more for the number of fouls that he had after the initial booking that had him walking that fine line. One of those ones if he hadnt recieved his first yellow for that tackle he definitely would have for the others.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: February 13, 2019, 09:39:02 AM »
So just to clarify that Guardian article.

When they talk about her deal are they referring to the original backstop one that got defeated, or the recent one that seeks to tear up the backstop?

The latter WC.

The original deal is seen as dead in the water after the historic defeat so the only way it will get through now is with the Backstop ammendment which the EU have steadfastly said will not be changed.

Brits pinning their hopes on the fact that the EU have in the past done last minute deals to get problems sorted, but it is the riskiest of risky strategies when the EU have made it abundently clear that this wont be happening as it was the Brits who put the back stop into the agreement in the first place.

« on: February 13, 2019, 09:07:43 AM »
I see Ross Carr on Twitter giving out about something David Burke said to fergus mccambridge in cushendall match. Wonder what that was?

Funny I'm just after listening to the GAA Hour there, where David Burke said Fergus got the better of him over the 60 minutes.

Fair to say there is a bit of back tracking going on on his part.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: February 13, 2019, 08:59:09 AM »
Di Maria handled that incident quite well to be fair to him.

It is unusual for a player to get such a reaction on his return to the club, it is usually the complete opposite.
So this shows the fans reaction to his percieved lack of interest or effort during his spell at the club. He was and is a top class footballer there was no doubt of that, he just didnt seem to fancy it in the PL.

To be fair there wasnt a lot in the game, Matic losing the run for the goal off the corner and a blistering counter attack. Better side won and United's game plan came unstuck when Lingard and Martial were forced off. Probably more concerning for Ole was when PSG sat off toward the end, there didnt seem to be that spark or ability to unpick them in and around the 18 yard box. It is all well and good hitting on the counter but when you are chasing a game it does need to be mixed up a bit.

I liked Ole's reaction after the game, no blame and looking forward. The fans on the draw under JM would have resigned themselves to going out at this point against PSG so it is a good sign that most of us are disappointed this morning.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: February 12, 2019, 03:49:15 PM »
Just goes to show what a great world cup is ahead.

New Zealand
South Africa

All capable of winning it.

Scotland could take anyone out on their day. Do the Wallabies have a kick in them left under Cheika? I can't profess to know much about Japan but raw emotion, at home they are going to cause Ireland and Scotland (without being too arrogant) bother as they look to 1/2 that group. The French are the can never write them off, especially in a World Cup (although they are certainly building for 2023 moreso).

The English under Jones are bullies - I don't mean that in a critical way, I quite like Jones - when they play in his likeness they are a tough nut to crack, in your face and uncompromising. They hurt Ireland undoubtedly a few weeks ago....but I don't think Schmidt will be too gutted to take the attention off his men in the weeks/months to come with Eddie loving the limelight, but he might find the continually criminally underrated Gatland waiting in the long grass Saturday week....

Genuine question has there been one yet?

Great one off game yes but has there been a great tournament? I dont think so.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: February 04, 2019, 03:44:01 PM »
Alexis has gone from being the main man at Arsenal to a fringe player at United.

The Ole wants to play with a really high paced attack doesnt suit him, so the only position he could fill is the attacking midfield role that Pogba is currently playing.

It is a pity that it hasnt worked out for him, JM didnt seem to fully trust him and his form has totally dipped.

I think a move is probably best for him so he can hopefully rediscover his form of a couple of seasons ago.

GAA Discussion / Re: GAA felt bullied over Liam Miller match
« on: February 01, 2019, 03:50:57 PM »
But the GAA could have subtly put the boot into the FAI and been great lads
Instead of writing a line about being bullied he could have put in his report how we have grown as an organisation and they were happy to help the Miller family. How they wished they had come to them sooner.
Now whether it was true or not wouldn't matter a shite, but it would have been picked up and been positive spin...

Agree would have been the easier path of travel to spin it positively.

But I think in this case there was bit of a warning shot being fired for the future and how to go about things.

GAA Discussion / Re: GAA felt bullied over Liam Miller match
« on: February 01, 2019, 01:57:32 PM »
The key key thing here is why the feck is this being brought up again?
The talk of being bullied and 'public' public do they mean GAA members in terms of Newbridge? That a lot of GAA people (the public) also had no issue with the Liam Miller gig.
The public could do with bullying them a bit more and maybe they might listen a bit more.

He's covering his hole with the "I didn't want to do it, but they made me do it" bullshit.

Grow a set

Said it at the time and will say it again the FAI are getting off scott free in this whole fiasco.

All these soccer heads crying out for the use of PUC should be asking the FAI where is our infrastructure, where are our facilities? They are a professional orgainsation and havent a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out. It is easy to stand and lambast the GAA for certain things that have gone on and they have handled things wrongly at times, I dont happen to think this was one of them.

Organisers should have handled it better and understood what the GAA is an organisation and how things are handled. But they should also understand that when they come with their begging bowl out from a shambles of an organisation that is the FAI then they should do so with a bit more grace and humility.

(sentiments on bringing it up again are on the money)

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: February 01, 2019, 11:33:17 AM »
Best of luck to big Felly as he departs for China, not everyone's cup of tea and probably never good enough for United but he never shirked or hid and always gave his all. He scored a few late important goals too

I'd have kept him until the end of the season, he might have been of use in the last ten minutes of a game. You could see the other night we put so many crosses in but didn't look very dangerous from the until Lindelof scored. Fred could do with improving as we're a bit short in that department unless he changes the formation and drops Lingard or Mata in the middle and he restricts Pogba.

Kept him? Only problem with this sale is that they didn't package that other Belgian shitebag Lukaku off with him as well.
As someone said he did well to outlast 3 Managers at OT given how limited he was. An Everton player and nothing more. The Belgian Duncan Ferguson.

None of that is the lad's fault, he wasnt going to turn down a move to United.

Cant fault his attitude or his effort level any time he played, he gave everything he had, we all and he himself knows his limitations. But he never threw the toys out of the pram or hid at any point.

So would have nothing but best wishes for him where ever he ends up.

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