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GAA Discussion / Re: Rule change on the way for kick-outs?
« on: January 14, 2017, 11:22:37 AM »



I was talking specifically about Tyrone. I want to know why they need 15 players to implement the tactic..

Most teams base tactics on 15 players.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rule change on the way for kick-outs?
« on: January 14, 2017, 09:16:25 AM »

How the feck will two less players stop sledging?

Four less players.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: January 14, 2017, 07:32:42 AM »
headline on back page of irish news, 'uu clash 'critical' says harte'. what an embaressment to the the people of tyrone who take so much pride in their football. pure and utter fame seeking trash talk.

I'm just going to assume those two separate quotes were in the context of the McKenna cup and not an All Ireland QF.

I think your 'embarrassment' 'trash talk' is something similar to what you are accusing.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rule change on the way for kick-outs?
« on: January 13, 2017, 02:58:30 PM »
For those of you who say there's nothing wrong with the way the game currently is and it's okay to go sideways and even backwards, must not have to watch your team play this type of football much. Maybe we in Tyrone were spoiled with players like Canavan etc where we played some great open attacking football but if Canavan was playing today he'd be back in his own half back line with most of the rest of the forwards and then try to turn the ball over and attack at speed. That's great if the other team don't play the same way but when you play the top teams most of them do and so you have a horrible spectacle of a game.

I don't know if a rule change about kick-outs is going to affect that much but something needs to change as the entertainment value has gone completely out of it. Even when you win now, it's more a sense of relief than an actual enjoyable victory. Most pundits last year would say the best football was played at underage level.

The standard of refereeing is as big a problem for the spectacle of the game. Now even lads talented like Canavan seem happier to buy a free than keep going. These rule changes have no impact, managers will manage and if something doesn't suit their team they'll work around it. The GAA with their rule changes are moving chairs on the titanic. We have got to the stage where Referees are sacred within Croke Park.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: January 13, 2017, 02:35:15 PM »
J70 my real point is we can solve nothing here and to try to put that seem energy and passion in to local government would serve us all better.
I genuinely believe anyone else would have beaten trump - I think Bernie or Biden would have beaten him.
I don't know how long Trump will last - theres enough crazies in this country that he could get a .357 delivered at high speed and its President Pence going forward.

Same thing was said about Obama. Presidents don't get assassinated anymore. There's that much unity at the top they get bought instead.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rule change on the way for kick-outs?
« on: January 13, 2017, 02:20:02 PM »
They could just bring it back to dropping the ball in from a helicopter instead of having kick outs.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: January 13, 2017, 09:52:48 AM »
Meh, that's the new birth certificate scandal as far as I care.

Sweet Jesus.

It was used to claim technically Obama was not fit for office until something stupid was proven. This is being used to make the same claim. It's an old trick that comes up all the time. There is no issue with Trumps finance that wasn't there for everyone else. Does anyone think the Bush family in the Oil trade did not have an impact on his decisions?

It's almost refreshing to see him do it. We know money is an issue for everyone in office. Decisions are made based on someones money, maybe now we know it's Trumps money rather than someone we never heard of. It's how it works.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: January 11, 2017, 06:38:23 PM »


What is new is the refusal of the president to put his direct personal financial interests off the table. What is fairly new is the deep and bitter partisanship in DC and the country in general. Sure, lone GOP voices like McCain or Graham might raise concerns about something Trump is doing, but if you think Trump is going to be subject to even a small fraction of the oversight that the GOP gave to, say, Hillary Clinton, you're deluded.

Meh, that's the new birth certificate scandal as far as I care.

Oversight? It's a fecking democracy. That's how it works. Same as was here. We have a massive FG LB Gov and they also controlled the councils and the senate. FG had also the support of the richest man in Ireland. I hated that but I put up with it as that's how it was. We had our choice and we made it.

I've no time for Donald Trump, same as the next man. But I do think he is held to a different standard by the international community.
Maybe I am deluded, I don't know how to counter that.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: January 11, 2017, 06:10:02 PM »
Mickey Harte's biggest failure was convincing some of us that winning All Irelands is easy.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: January 11, 2017, 05:58:32 PM »

So you're ok with a country's leader potentially placing the needs of his personal fortune and finances above what is best for the country?

You have trust in the GOP-controlled congress as watchdogs?

There's a reason why past presidents have placed their business interests into blind trusts. Trumps refuses to do this and to cut any ties, beyond turning the management over to his kids (reconfirmed mere minutes ago).

This all from a man who was campaigned on corruption and "draining the swamp" (yes, I know it was cynicism on his part).

I'm not happy or sad about it. I don't assume he will do that. I respect the outcome of the vote and the political institutions in the USA. I understand the possibility there is for corruption. There is nothing new here. Every leader of ever Country has the potential to put the needs of their personal wealth first.
There is nothing new in friends and family of Presidents having private interests. There is nothing new in Presidents working after they retire from the White House. And there's certainly nothing new in someone campaigning on one thing and doing another.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: January 11, 2017, 05:05:13 PM »

Seriously?

Conflicts of interest.

What happens if he has to make a decision which is influenced by one of his or his family's business interests?

He's not the President.

So what if he's influenced. It happens all the time. That's why we have lobbyists and why we have systems of accountability and separation of powers.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« on: January 11, 2017, 03:53:19 PM »

not looking great, seen on teamtalk lastnight that he done the ACL and MCL in the same knee, surely rules him out for the whole year and a major blow to any championship hopes for Clonoe

Championship could be 9 months away yet. It's a long road but he could recover.

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General discussion / Re: Homophobe Thread
« on: January 11, 2017, 03:32:02 PM »
I'm homophobic but I have been working on it and I'm getting much better. I now have 2 gay friends who helped and were understanding about my earlier stronger homophobia. I'm pretty much cured now but I do still get pangs on homophobia.

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: January 11, 2017, 02:41:16 PM »


How do you know?

I've no way of knowing either way, but the intelligence agencies were supposedly concerned enough to tell him and Obama they were looking into it.

Like I said, a bit of transparency from Trump would go a long way. They've previously acknowledged a lot of business entanglements with the Russians.

I don't know really i'm just forming an opinion from the info i've seen.

I suppose that's their job. Potential scandal for the President and President elect and they inform them. I'd say it's common.
Business men do business. What the issue there?

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General discussion / Re: The Many Faces of US Politics...
« on: January 11, 2017, 02:37:43 PM »

Donald Trump's twitter account is verified as his own and he has confirmed it is his own so it is an extremely valid source of information to that end!!!

It's an extremely valuable tool for Trump beating lots of nails in 40 characters or less.

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