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General discussion / Football bet tonight
« on: September 12, 2007, 01:49:43 PM »
Lads, i've all my work done for the day so a bored afternoon ensues for mise.

Plenty of games tonight to pick a good bet.

England
Slovenia
Holland
Belgium
Sweden
Maceadonia

5 acc

Any others

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General discussion / Last Day Transfer dealings
« on: August 31, 2007, 11:56:26 AM »
Apparantly Martins, Alves Huntasomeone are at a medical at Utd.

Hardly true would be some coup for Sir A.

Any other rumours

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General discussion / Police raid three football clubs
« on: July 16, 2007, 06:51:03 PM »
Police raid three football clubs 
 
Police have raided three football clubs as part of an investigation into alleged corruption.
Newcastle United, Portsmouth and Rangers are the three clubs involved in the raids.

The operation is not connected to Lord Stevens's ongoing Quest inquiry into the Premiership and was "totally independent", police said.

Search warrants were executed on the club premises and two homes between 0730 and 0900 BST.

A City of London Police spokesman said: "We can confirm that search warrants were served at three football clubs and the homes of two individuals in connection with corruption in football and its impact on owners and shareholders."

'Criminal activity'

Newcastle United issued a statement confirming the club was visited by police.

"The club itself is not the subject of the investigation," it said.

"If the investigation by the City of London Police, or the ongoing internal review of operations by the club's new owners, show that the club has been the victim of any criminal activity, the club will take appropriate action."
 

A Northumbria Police spokesman said they were aware that "an operation" had been carried out by their London colleagues at St James' Park, the home of Newcastle United.

A spokesman for Rangers said: "Rangers football club was asked to co-operate with a police investigation and have done so, extending every co-operation to police.

"We have been requested by police not to comment further while the investigation is on-going."

Strathclyde Police confirmed that its officers had executed a search warrant on behalf of City of London Police.

Gary Double, director of communications at Portsmouth, said on Monday: "We can confirm police arrived around 10am today.

"We have co-operated fully with their search and will not be commenting further."

On-going inquiry

Detectives from the economic crime unit at City of London Police are investigating allegations of corruption within football and its impact on owners and shareholders.

Last month, they arrested a 61-year-old man in Manchester on suspicion of money laundering.

The BBC's Andy Swiss said police had denied any link between Monday's raids and the Stevens inquiry.

But he said the BBC had learned that information about 17 player transfers had been passed to the City of London Police by the Quest team.


Interesting indeed
 

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Local GAA Discussion / Stat Sheets
« on: June 27, 2007, 02:24:39 PM »
Lads can anyone post a template for a Stat Sheet for a Hurling team. Cheers

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General discussion / Foo Fighters tickets
« on: June 26, 2007, 04:06:31 PM »
a friend of mine has 4 tickets for the Foo Fighters in Marley Park, Dublin, on August 22, 2007.

Selling at cost price.

Her fella has bought her tickets for the Killers in Belfast (Tennent Vital) the same weekend.

Anyone interested let us know.

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GAA Discussion / USFC Semi Final Derry v Monaghan - Live on BBC 2
« on: June 14, 2007, 03:13:49 PM »
Monaghan-Derry live on BBC Two NI 
 
Casement Park will host the Ulster SFC semi-final on 24 June


The second Bank of Ireland Ulster Football semi-final between Derry and Monaghan on 24 June will be televised live on BBC Two Northern Ireland.
The Casement Park clash has a 1530 BST throw-in and the BBC NI broadcast will start at 1515.

BBC Northern Ireland will also have live coverage of the Ulster decider at Clones on 15 July.

Sunday's opening semi-final between Tyrone and Donegal will be live on Radio Ulster and the BBC Sport website
 

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General discussion / Any Comedy Genius's
« on: April 28, 2007, 09:00:28 AM »
All input welcome.

I've stupidly agreed to host/compare a charity male rose night next week. I feel i could handle it ok, but don't know if my comedy is up to standard. So any wise cracks welcome

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General discussion / Kenny on the brink of amazing Cup double
« on: April 25, 2007, 01:46:05 PM »
Kenny on brink of rare cup double 
 

Dunfermline manager Stephen Kenny has played down the possibility of leading teams to cup wins in Scotland and Ireland in the same season.
"I'm just delighted for the players," said Kenny, who lifted the FAI Cup with Derry City, after the 1-0 Scottish Cup semi-final defeat of Hibernian.

"It is really remarkable how it has gone for us in the cup and I thought we deserved our victory.

"Hibs were tremendous, but we showed real guts and kept the ball well."


Dunfermline director of football Jim Leishman missed the game after a family bereavement.

And Kenny said: "Jim wasn't at the game because his younger sister died today and I want to dedicate the win to her memory."  This club could be really influential in the Premier League if we can stay up

Stephen Kenny

Kenny also paid tribute to his side for overcoming John Collins' side.

"It was a tremendous performance from the players, they were relentless," he said.

"Hibs are just so difficult to play against because they interchange positions and they're tactically very astute. We just held in there.

"Dorus de Vries was tremendous in goal and the back four got some unbelievable clearances off the line.

"We had a few chances ourselves that we didn't take. When you play Hearts, Hibs, Rangers and Partick Thistle and you're in the final, that's earning the right to be in the final."

Dunfermline will face Celtic in the 26 May final and also go into the qualifying rounds of the Uefa Cup.

But they face a battle to lift themselves off the bottom of the Scottish Premier League.

"We are in Europe and want to do well there, so we really need to stay in the Premier League," he said.

"This club could be really influential in the Premier League if we can stay up."

The Pars must again overcome the odds to beat the newly-crowned Scottish champions in the final.

"They are an absolutely outstanding team, have reached the last 16 of the Champions League and had a magnificent double championship," said Kenny.

"But there's no point in enterting a competition if you don't think you can win it and it is not beyond us.



The lad has to be commended on a great achievement, with the next game against St. Mirren he might even keep them up.

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GAA Discussion / GAA - A Sport for All
« on: February 23, 2007, 11:29:53 AM »
GAA chief wants Protestant teams 
 
Nickey Brennan wants more Protestant to take up Gaelic football

GAA president Nickey Brennan has said he would support the setting up of all-Protestant gaelic football teams.
Brennan said he was worried that young people from the unionist community interested in Gaelic games might feel intimidated about becoming involved.

In an interview with the Church of Ireland Gazette, Brennan said the GAA should reach out to Protestants.

Gaelic football and hurling are played mostly by Catholics but Brennan said the GAA was changing for the good.

"What I would say to the unionist people is, if you want to set up teams in your own area, we would be happy to assist and give support to new clubs setting up," said Brennan.

"Maybe the Protestant community in general should consider forming teams of their own and not feel they have to go to the existing GAA club that is probably all made up of Catholics."

Brennan's views come in the run-up to Saturday's historic rugby match between Ireland and England at the GAA's Croke Park ground.

In 2001, the GAA lifted its ban on members of the British security forces joining clubs.

Then in 2005 the association agreed to let Croke Park be used for some Irish rugby and Republic of Ireland football internationals.


Times are definately a changing. Does anyone feel that a team like this could form in the North in the next 5 years. I don't think so! But you never know!







 

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Local GAA Discussion / Ulster Hurling League 2007
« on: January 17, 2007, 01:55:12 PM »
Has anybody got the groups, fixtures etc of this competition, it threw up some good ties last year and gave the lesser teams a chance to play competitive Ulster Hurling.

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GAA Discussion / 2006 All Stars
« on: November 22, 2006, 11:29:32 AM »
The Football All-stars are due to be announced today can someone post them up when this happens.

Cheers!

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