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General discussion / Where does Mourinho Rate
« on: December 05, 2018, 09:57:12 AM »
Right, so excluding Giggs, too short a period, and Fergie, who has been the better manager. we will see how it goes.

actually a pretty sad bunch IMHO.

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General discussion / Sports Relief 2018
« on: March 23, 2018, 09:09:01 PM »
That boxing is better than some of the professional fights I have seen

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General discussion / V.A.R
« on: February 28, 2018, 07:59:10 PM »
VAR again causes controversy, I thought it was brought in for clear and obvious decisions.  The Matta not goal was by a knee, the decision in the furs game tonigh was also well dodgy. Will it causd more problems than it will solve.

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General discussion / The Pirate Bay
« on: April 30, 2012, 03:48:29 PM »
not that anyone here down load illegally, but for interest sake.


from the BBC

File-sharing site The Pirate Bay must be blocked by UK internet service providers, the High Court has ruled.

The Swedish website hosts links to download mostly-pirated free music and video.

Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media must all prevent their users from accessing the site.

"Sites like The Pirate Bay destroy jobs in the UK and undermine investment in new British artists," the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) said.

The BPI's chief executive Geoff Taylor said: "The High Court has confirmed that The Pirate Bay infringes copyright on a massive scale.

"Its operators line their pockets by commercially exploiting music and other creative works without paying a penny to the people who created them.

"This is wrong - musicians, sound engineers and video editors deserve to be paid for their work just like everyone else."

'Compelling alternatives'
 
In November 2011, the BPI asked the group of ISPs to voluntarily block access to the site.

The request followed a court order to block Newzbin 2, a site also offering links to download pirated material.

The ISPs said they would not block the site unless a court order was made, as is now the case.

Virgin Media told the BBC they will now comply with the request, but warned such measures are, in the long term, only part of the solution.

"As a responsible ISP, Virgin Media complies with court orders addressed to the company but strongly believes that changing consumer behaviour to tackle copyright infringement also needs compelling legal alternatives, such as our agreement with Spotify, to give consumers access to great content at the right price."

The Pirate Bay was launched in 2003 by a group of friends from Sweden and rapidly became one of the most famous file-sharing sites on the web.

It allows users to search for and access copyrighted content including movies, games and TV shows.

In April 2009, the Swedish courts found the four founders of the site guilty of helping people circumvent copyright controls.

The ruling was upheld after an appeal in 2010, but the site continues to function.

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General discussion / Nelson Mandela Unwell
« on: February 25, 2012, 11:56:51 AM »
I see Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital and has had surgery for an abdominal complaint.




doesnt look the best in this photo

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General discussion / The Estate
« on: January 19, 2012, 07:01:27 PM »
Looking forward to this on Monday night, seems a right mix of people from the Ballysally estate to make "Interesting" viewing indeed

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General discussion / 6 Nations 2012
« on: January 13, 2012, 09:35:02 PM »
Not sure if one has been started but heres the fixtures anyhoo, the last game will be some craic in a bar

Six Nations Fixtures 2012
 
Home Away Date Kick Off Venue T
France Italy Saturday 4th February 2012 14:30 Stade de France, Paris
Scotland England Saturday 4th February 2012 17:00 Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Ireland Wales Sunday 5th February 2012 15:00 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 
 
Italy England Saturday 11th February 2012 16:00 Stadio Flaminio, Rome 
France Ireland Saturday 11th February 2012 20:00 Stade de France, Paris Wales Scotland Sunday 12th February 2012 15:00 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
     
Ireland Italy Saturday 25th February 2012 13:30 Aviva Stadium, Dublin B
England Wales Saturday 25th February 2012 16:00 Twickenham, Stadium, London
Scotland France Sunday 26th February 2012 15:00 Murrayfield, Edinburgh
 
   
Wales Italy Saturday 10th March 2012 14:30 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Ireland Scotland Saturday 10th March 2012 17:00 Aviva Stadium, Dublin 
France England Sunday 11th March 2012 15:00 Stade de France, Paris   
   
Italy Scotland Saturday 17th March 2012 12:30 Stadio Flaminio, Rome
Wales France Saturday 17th March 2012 14:45 Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
England Ireland Saturday 17th March 2012 17:00 Twickenham, Stadium, London

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General discussion / You know you’re from Belfast when……
« on: October 21, 2011, 09:28:46 PM »
this is like, very nostalgic. think it relates more to westies:

1. Your never cold but sometimes baltic.
2. The sight of 12-year-olds smoking is normal.
3. Castle Court - the traditional and best - is well better than that Victoria Square place.
4. You have owned a pair of Nike Air Max at some stage.
5. You will fight anyone who claims Callum Best's Da wasn't the best footballer EVER.
6. Your passionate about an English or Scottish football team.
7. You know what real rain is like.
8. You think If you can't see the Haarland and Wolfe cranes from your bedroom window your a culchie.
9. You remember when it was OK to smoke (anything) in the KFC in Corn Market.
10. So it is
11. You know what the word Ball root means.
12. You use the word 'sweet' and 'powerful' as a substitute for almost any adjective.
13. You are a half decent pool player and know your way around a snooker table.
14. You know what the words 'space-cadet' and 'rocket' really mean.
15. Your friends still call you by your childhood nickname.
16. You cringe when you hear someone from your city speak on national tv.
17. You been told wha' at least once in your life.
18. You know at least one person called mackers.
19. Ballycastle is your most frequented holiday destination.
20. Your Granny had a framed picture of the Pope or the Queen in the living room but neither both.
21. Jim McDonald from Coronation Street and Eamon Holmes embarrass you.
21. The most common phrase used when you are slightly surprised at something is: 'Here's me wha!!??'
22. You can tell what religion somebody is by the side of the road they walk on.
23. You spend every Christmas Eve in your local and have the EXACT same conversations as the year before.
24. You are 27 married with 2 kids, a dog and have a mortage of your own, but if you are home for Christmas and your parents are away for a couple of days you still think : 'Sweet, free house!'
25. You have been to "Dempsey's" for an 18th/16th birthday party
26. You can remember seeing soldiers walk down your street with guns in the middle of the day for no apparent reason
27. Lavery's Middle Bar was the height of your teenage social life
28 You have purchased a single cigarette a some stage of your life
29 A member of the opposite religion has been "after you"
30 You frequented a country park or wasteground each weekend to drink alchohol
31 When the police were in the vicinity some one always greeted them with the phrase "ss ruc"
32 You have used the phrase "will you see me/my mate"
33 You have shoplifted in Virgin Megastores (RIP)
34 You have been "de begged"
35. Your main arguement for anything you disagreed with was 'sure nah!'.
36. The smell of slurry in the country makes you gag.
37. You still think people who live in the cities of Newry and Ballymena are culchies.
38. You didn't do graffiti, you gave yourself a 'mention on a wall'.
39. You remember Leisure World being the best toy shop in 'the whole whil' world'.
40. you have "pinged a windy" at some stage
41. anyone who doesnt have a 1 back and sides is a "hippy"
42. you have at some stage shaved your head, leaving a stupid wee fringe at the front, which you may have dyed blonde for that distinctive belfast look
43. you know what a steeko is, and have a tendency to turn into one after a few beers
44. you have had a telling off from your da which began with the phrase ´listen sonny jim...´
45.you have a mild addiction to pastie baps
46. you have at least once in your life considered sniffing glue
47.you have at least one ginger mate, who you call ´fanta pants´ at least three times a day
48. you know what a barrack buster is, and at one time this was your favourite carry-out
49. you have at some point slegged someone for wearing two-striper trackie bottoms
50. when some millie's annoyed she says, "Oh mummy!! What are you like!!"
51. when your granny says "Yer arse is parsley!!!"
52. when you say in disgust at a lie yer mate told, "Aye rite dead on ball bag!!"
53. when you've ordered drink after hours from 'dial a drink'
54. everyday you call at least 1 person a 'melter'
55. you've said 'i'm gonna get my big brooar for ye, or im gonna get my da for ye."
56. you have walked to the top of the cavehill until you get to what is known as 'napolean's nose'
57. you have told the taximan to leave you to the wasteground where you learned to drink ran away until you are a safe distance away to shout slurs at the taximan such as '
and here, if you try and chase me, my mates gona steal your car'
58. you have bought '5 lighters for a pund!'
59. you have been in some sort of riot
60. if you want to buy something semi legal like a dope pipe or martial arts weapons (ninja star, nunchucks that sort of thing) you go to Smithfield market

a lot of them I can relate to :D :o

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General discussion / The Big Bang Theory
« on: September 27, 2011, 07:57:56 PM »
Now one of my favourite comedies ever. took me a few episodes to get into it well worth the wait. Jim Parsons who plays Sheldon is outstanding in it.

no idea what the hell they are talking about half the time but that adds to the comedy value.

repeats on E4, give them a go you wont regret it

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General discussion / MyP2P
« on: August 20, 2011, 12:44:27 PM »
I am with Virgin and cant get into MyP2P as the seem to be blocking it, can this be worked round?


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Down / 2011 Predictions
« on: April 16, 2011, 12:20:02 AM »
Right, who will finish top after all the league games, no play offs just top:

Division 1
Burren
Division 2
Castlewellen
Division 3
Kilclief
Division 4
Bredagh

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General discussion / Raging Bull
« on: December 21, 2010, 04:44:03 PM »
One of the greatest sports films ever, i think most peopel on here will agree. There is an interview with Scorsese, LaMotta and De Niro on radio 5 at 9 tonight. I heard a little of it earlier on and seems interesting

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General discussion / NIs 25 most eligible single femals/males
« on: December 03, 2010, 11:38:26 AM »
Make your own mind up Femals for the blokes http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/features/25-most-eligible-single-females-in-northern-ireland-15011507.html

and for our ladies and.... http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/features/25-most-eligible-single-males-in-northern-ireland-15011488.html

as per the Belfast Tele, so it may be all the same Z listers. I know about 3 of the girls and diddnt bother with the fellas as the number 25 had a photo of him and Jedward

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General discussion / The Ashes
« on: November 24, 2010, 10:21:29 PM »
Well its nearly here, the Ashes series between good old Blighty and the Aussies and I am pissed off with it already. All over the papers, all over the news, and theres another 2 moths of it to fecking go......

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