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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: June 17, 2019, 09:46:21 AM »
How do you work out Pogbas value as well in excess of £90m?

United shouldn't be selling Lukaku for less than £80 million or Pogba for less than £130/140 million.

Hard to see what club pays that sort of money for either of them?

Lukaku is a proven goalscorer and that is the going rate for a striker with his age profile and goal return rate. 

Again, Pogba cost £90 odd million and given his age profile, marketability etc he should be in that bracket.  Also coming off his best season technically.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: June 17, 2019, 07:57:38 AM »
How do you work out Pogbas value as well in excess of £90m?

United shouldn't be selling Lukaku for less than £80 million or Pogba for less than £130/140 million.

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General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: June 16, 2019, 02:42:17 PM »
Fury looked unreal. Obviously sharper and only going to be better next time against Wilder.

Thought Galahad won the fight too. He didn't do much offensively but neither did Warrington.

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I know a guy who got a box on the mouth from behind during a game and got both front teeth knocked out. Over the years it has cost him thousands of pounds in dental fees. I bet he wished that guy had tried to stick his fingers in his mouth that day. I’d be fairly sure he wouldn’t have been able to remove his two front teeth. But sure it’s manly to punch someone in the mouth and that’s the most important thing.

I've always found it odd in a sporting context and GAA particularly that there is some sort of honour in boxing an opponent in the face but huge outrage at stuff like diving, verbals, spitting, gouging, fish hooking which generally won't have anywhere near as serious of consequences.

Think I read something a few years back about a club footballer, might have been Mayo, who was blinded in one eye for life after a punch to the face.

Lads off work for weeks and having their meals through a straw with their jaws wired up, broken noses, permanent scarring, black eyes, missing teeth, cheekbones smashed, concussions but it's accepted as part of the game yet the outrage at lesser incidents.

And that's no defence of McCann either, what he did was trampish and has no place of a football pitch but perspective is lost on some people.

Best post on this thread.

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As I pointed out in my previous post anyone can have a moment of madness and lash out. What has to go through someone's head though to gouge someone? That's not normal.

The same thing that goes through someone's head to box someone.

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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA pitches in Craigavon - a gale in a pale?
« on: June 13, 2019, 08:08:31 AM »
In fairness Lurgan could do with a council GAA pitch if even to help Sean Treacys hurling club out a bit. They currently have to use a patch of grass at tannaghmore gardens to train on. They've to beg other clubs to use there pitch or go over to Portadown people's park for matches.

What about that pitch out the North Circular Rd. out the back of Tannaghmore School? Was that not theirs? Or is it another Clann Eireann pitch?
yeah that's clann eireann's pitch too. My understanding is that they used to have access to it but that is now very limited if at all.

That pitch is used by the seniors for training and matches but most of the underage is in Peoples Park or Tannaghmore Gardens.

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General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: June 09, 2019, 09:41:39 PM »
You said a couple of times that 10-8 was against the rules Main Street  ;D

Maybe I'm reading too much into it but I thought this article from today's Indo suggested that Katie's camp suspect the Belgian girl was drug tainted?
Katie Taylor's drug testing stand means she calls the shots for everyone

https://www.independent.ie/sport/other-sports/boxing/katie-taylors-drug-testing-stand-means-she-calls-the-shots-for-everyone-38195125.html

She has asthma and had an issue last year when visited at home by a drug tester, she couldn't urinate as she had only gone before the tester arrived and eventually sent him packing as she had to go on surveillance as part of her job as a cop. She has passed 3 tests since though.

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General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: June 06, 2019, 12:00:13 AM »
Would you agree though that enough informed people thought she didn't win? I mean not people like me on here but commentators, journos and ex boxers. Immediately after fight I said I thought Belgian girl was robbed but in hindsight it certainly wasn't the worst decision I ever saw. I don't think there is that much controversy about it? Just a contentious decision that more people disagree with than agree with, it happens in boxing .

Yeh that's the odd thing. Andy Lee on offtheball gave a commentary on It that I agree with myself.

Simple. Have a rematch. Listen to your coach. Utilise your superior boxing and school her. Don't get sucked into a fight. Pace yourself, it's 10 rounds not 3 or 4.

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General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: June 04, 2019, 01:20:31 PM »
Rumours on facebook about AJ

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BREAKING:
Anthony Joshua 's father has publicly stated that Joshua suffered a panic attack in his dressing room before the fight, delaying his ring walk. His Father asked Eddie Hearn to call the fight off as Joshua didn't look well and his father felt something was wrong.

Eddie Hearn responded by saying "He will be fine when he get's in the ring"

This is the reason Anthony Joshua's father confronted Hearn in the ring after the fight and words were exchanged.

I've seen alot flying about regarding the confrontation between Eddie and AJs dad and the reason for it is this according to Anthony's father who has spoken to media.

Anthony Joshua was also knocked out in sparring by European champion kabayel who is 19 wins 0 losses days before he fought Ruiz and his father had wanted Hearn to cancel the fight in the days leading up to it but allegedly Hearn talked them in to taking the fight.

Your thoughts..🗣💬

Apparently he was dropped in sparring hence the bruise on the face last week which he weirdly blamed on his physio:

https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/28/anthony-joshua-reveals-got-shiner-ahead-andy-ruiz-jr-showdown-9700282/

 The fella that dropped him was Joey Dawejko who was brought in as he had a similar shape to Ruiz Jr.  It would seem to make sense given the reaction of Joshua's da after the fight.  Apparently he had suffered concussion due to the sparring incident and the fight should have been cancelled but wasn't. 

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General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: June 04, 2019, 07:53:01 AM »
It looked a bit to me that Joshua thought he had Ruiz after the knockdown in the 3rd and by being over adventurous got clipped himself and never recovered.

Read there that the WBO heavyweight mandatory is due at the end of Sept and rematch clauses do not trump mandatories.  White is mandatory at the minute.  However is Ruiz vacates WBO to take the rematch, you could end up with White v Usyk for a vacant belt.

Think there is another organisation looking to force their mandatory too, just shows the corrupt nature of the sport or the power certain promoters have when Joshua got a good bit of leeway with the belts yet as soon as Fury won them the IBF stripped him almost immediately and the same now will probably happen with Ruiz Jr.

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General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: June 02, 2019, 09:42:09 PM »
10-8 can be given without a knockdown. Would you agree that last night there was more scope for 10-10s rather than 10-8s yet there were none?
13.    Scores can vary from the usual 10-9 outcome. If Fighter A knocks down Fighter B, the round is scored 10-8 to Fighter A. If there is a second knockdown, it is scored 10-7.
https://tinyurl.com/y49ap4nu
What did they officially score the 3rd? 9-7?
Nope, each round is scored 10/9 or 9/10

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D8BT8TeX4AEqI9O.jpg

Meant in Joshua fight but I see it was given 10-8.

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General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: June 02, 2019, 06:17:23 PM »
10-8 can be given without a knockdown. Would you agree that last night there was more scope for 10-10s rather than 10-8s yet there were none?
13.    Scores can vary from the usual 10-9 outcome. If Fighter A knocks down Fighter B, the round is scored 10-8 to Fighter A. If there is a second knockdown, it is scored 10-7.
https://tinyurl.com/y49ap4nu
What did they officially score the 3rd? 9-7?

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General discussion / Re: Boxing Thread
« on: June 02, 2019, 05:27:24 PM »
 UK heavyweights been at the top of late and like that all the belts are in US hands. Big Fury to sort that out soon hopefully.

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General discussion / Re: Could Ben Stokes play hurling?
« on: May 31, 2019, 01:04:10 PM »
Just watched that fantastic hurling catch in the cricket World Cup.  Would remind you of the shared skills between the games..


FFS, There was no fullback flailing at him at the same time.

Good, but not great.

Exactly.

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General discussion / Re: Lurgan
« on: May 27, 2019, 08:01:23 AM »
Nope, didn't sign anything, we were just going to exchange and complete on the same day.  I've a brother in law at the bar who advised me, he's done plenty of property work - we could give a partial completion argument a bit of a go, but unlikely to be successful, just wrack up costs.

We were never asked for a deposit (strange for a new-build) and it suited us as the OH was always suspicious.  We suspect it's mainly greed - there's a bit of momentum in the development and we struck a price last year so he probably thinks he can better it.

But to happen two days before we planned to move in is just cruel!  This company has plenty of houses to sell around Lurgan so just wanted to warn others.

Forget Lurgan, can't believe that you would even think of buying there.

Take your money, add a little more or downsize slightly and move the Moira/Magheralin and you have a village area with access to M1 and the train.  Belfast in 22 minutes by train from Moira.

Magheralin is a depressing looking wee place.  Would make Glenmornan seem like New York. 

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