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General discussion / Re: The official Premier League 2018/19 Thread
« on: December 11, 2018, 06:41:26 PM »
Boycey, I was thinking that myself. Someone may have just eaten a banana and fired it in frustration at his own team or at an opposing player. I donít know what they eat at soccer matches, but Iíve seen manyís an apple, orange, banana etc eaten at GAA matches.
The default interpretation of an incident where a banana/banana skin is thrown at a black player, is that it's racist. Same with making monkey noises. Intent does need to be proven before the offensive person be found guilty. The action itself is proof of racism in football grounds since the year dot. It is astonishing that some here don't know that.

It would be up to the offender to offer an extraordinary explanation to establish some doubt, in all likliehood most all defences would defy belief because  a person would have to be utterly bereft of intelligence  to throw a banana skin in innocence at a black player, unless perhaps they went by the name of Rip Van Winkle and had been asleep for the last 20 to 50 years.

Succinctly put MS. And it's not as if these actions  are confined to England.

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General discussion / Re: The official Premier League 2018/19 Thread
« on: December 10, 2018, 08:37:34 PM »
Boycey, I was thinking that myself. Someone may have just eaten a banana and fired it in frustration at his own team or at an opposing player. I donít know what they eat at soccer matches, but Iíve seen manyís an apple, orange, banana etc eaten at GAA matches.

I've been going to 'soccer' matches for well over fifty years and I don't remember anyone eating a banana at one.
I do remember however plenty of bananas been thrown at Black players.

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General discussion / Re: Prague
« on: December 03, 2018, 08:13:20 PM »
I was there last Easter. It was rammed full of tourists around The Charles Bridge area but if you go early in the morning you should avoid them.
One spot where we did go was the St Cyril and Methodious Church. It's the place where Heydrich's assassins hid out after the shooting. Well worth a visit. Watch the films Operation Daybreak or Anthropoid for some background information. Fantastic story.
Opposite it is a restaurant called the Parachutist, top-notch Czech food and not at all expensive. Try the Pork Knuckle absolutely delicious.
Stay out of Italian and other suchlike establishments, they're nearly all rip-off merchants.
Enjoy, a wonderful city.

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General discussion / Re: Top 3 Christmas Songs?
« on: December 01, 2018, 01:34:45 PM »
I wish it could be Christmus Everyday - Wizzard
Merry Christmus Everyone - Slade
Warm This Winter - Gabriella Cilmi

Btw, I can't stand Fairy Tale Of New York.

Why do you hate the Irish?

Why do you say that?

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General discussion / Re: Top 3 Christmas Songs?
« on: November 30, 2018, 09:33:59 PM »
I wish it could be Christmus Everyday - Wizzard
Merry Christmus Everyone - Slade
Warm This Winter - Gabriella Cilmi

Btw, I can't stand Fairy Tale Of New York.

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Not so well known but this is a fantastic choon.
Redbone - Come And Get Your Love.
https://youtu.be/ciTV7Zfmw3I

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General discussion / Re: The Official EFL Championship
« on: November 26, 2018, 01:51:10 PM »
And don't I know it!!
The best team won alright with no little help from a ref  who was clueless. If Adams had put away that chance I think we might have won easily as the Vile were on the ropes but fine margins and all that?
According to the Vile fans celebrating with a gay fest last night they're certainties for automatic promotion.  ::)

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General discussion / Re: What's your relationship with alcohol?
« on: October 23, 2018, 10:08:29 AM »
Funny, I never think about dying whilst imbibing.  :)

Only the day after

Funnily enough the thought did cross my mind yesterday.  :o

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General discussion / Re: The Official EFL Championship
« on: October 21, 2018, 10:33:42 AM »
Agreed, this division hasn't settled down at all. Im beginning to believe we mightn't get relegated after all.  :)
On another note: gamblers must steer well clear of the Championship?

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: October 20, 2018, 01:13:51 PM »
Indeed it does. There's a big 'head in the sand' attitude to this  crime and its perpetrators.

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General discussion / Re: What's your relationship with alcohol?
« on: October 20, 2018, 01:09:58 PM »
Funny, I never think about dying whilst imbibing.  :)

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General discussion / Re: The WINE thread
« on: October 19, 2018, 08:40:31 PM »
Does anyone else look at the strength of the wine before buying?
The Black Stump (Aussie Shiraz) is 15% and lovely and smooth to drink.

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General discussion / Re: The WINE thread
« on: October 18, 2018, 01:23:31 PM »
Barley Wine is well drinkable.  ;D

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General discussion / Re: What's your relationship with alcohol?
« on: October 17, 2018, 06:54:47 PM »
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What's your relationship with alcohol?

Love drink, but hate getting drunk!


I try to have bottles of whiskey, gin, rum, vodka and more at home. Rarely add a mixer, whiskey neat and add ice and maybe slice of lime to the others.
Tequila and cachaca are two I don't like straight. But I make Margaritas and Caipirinhas with them, and they're lovely.
While at the moment, scotch actually tops my list, I'm also fully into the gin craze and the wide array available. My favourite is Tanqueray 10, but I haven't tasted one I don't like! I'm very unusual in that I just can't understand how people can add tonic to these delights, which (for me) completely masks the individual taste of the gins.

I buy eight bottles of beer every Friday to do me for the weekend. Will never get more than 2 of any one variety. Love the range of craft beers available, but some days also would buy a bottle of Heineken or can of Guinness. Average home consumption of Friday 2 beers + 4 pub measure shorts, Saturday 4+4, Sunday 2+2.

When in the pub (about once a month) I'd never have more than 2 pints of the same thing. I might start with 2 Guinness, then move on to Hop House, then Heineken. But would never hit 10 pints, usually done at 6 or 7 if out with mates. 

I'd really find it difficult if I was told I had to give up alcohol. But I don't think it's because I'm dependant on it, it's  just I love it. And chocolate too!

I love it too. I've been at it now for over forty five years and if told to pack it in I don't don't kniw if I'd follow the advice.
I go to the pub every Saturday and Sunday and have six to eight pints on each visit.
The social side of it is a huge draw for me as it is for a large porportion of my generation.

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GAA Discussion / Re: TG4 - Club Championships Coverage
« on: October 14, 2018, 05:42:30 PM »
High quality Roscommon final. Clann na nGael leading 1-9 to 1-7 at half time. Brigids the champions know they have a fight on their hands.
Really enjoyed that game. "Proper".

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