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VAR is a complete joke

Must be the 5th or 6th time this season Everton have been screwed over by it

Headbutt someone and VAR ignores it

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: January 18, 2020, 11:44:41 PM »
Ireland need to rebuild and aim for the next world cup. I don't see a problem with older players staying, they are needed so new players can learn from them. Whilst the world cup highlighted the face we didn't have a team up for challenging the world cup the players still possessed talent. The likes of Toner and Sexton most certainly will not be at the next world cup but there is no harm having them around for a year or two to bring on the new players.
Sorry, but they don't
The six nations is rugby's bread and butter.
Aim to win the six nations and naturally refresh the team and squad.
NZ don't really plan for WC they just bring through form players into their national set up.
SA was a bit of a fluke imho. Their hardest game was vs NZ in group

if the gaa are serious semi finals should be out of croke park.
There's no way Dublin would play any game after the first round out of Croke Park.

Surely GAA money would be better spent on development staff on the ground and getting more people playing in the county and city?
No point having this white elephant in west belfast

General discussion / Re: The official Everton FC Supporters thread
« on: January 15, 2020, 05:28:43 PM »
30 million into the bank account from Usmanov.

Just for preferred bidder status on the new stadium

GAA Discussion / Re: FBD 2020
« on: January 13, 2020, 05:55:43 PM »
Convinced they didnít want to actually win that , last train now too cause of that shite

Mayo teams have beaten Galway twice in the last 21 attempts, ye haven't made a final of a Connacht competition for 6 years, and yet Mayo didn't want to win. You're consistent at least, have to give ya that

You cannot take anything from today. Mayo are on the slide, only to be expected. Galway are not going forward or backward. They reached a standard a couple of years ago and flat-lined at that.

Both are a long (long) distance from the Dublin Machine,  So I would not get to excited by local rivalries!

why would you think Mayo are on the Slide?
league champions and All Ireland semifinalists (only losing to the 'Greatest team of all time EVER' from last year and another Excellent bunch of lads look like they're coming through this year another 40 or so playing sigurson Cup and half the starters  on holidays taking a break etc?

I Just don't get the logic
TBH, neither do I.
Mayo are from from being a spent force. It remains to be seen if they as as good as they were in, sy, 2016 , but there's life in the oul' dog yet as the saying goes.
Andy is the only first choice player to have retired and given the number who are game for another go, I feel Mayo won't lack confidence, whatever else may turn out to be lacking. Only time will tell and I'm not giving up on Mayo.
However, having said that, I see one of our old, old failings hasn't gone away, ya know!
Six points up with 12 minutes and Mayo still managed to blow it.
I guess life was never meant to be easy for Mayo and the fans.

Mayo are on the Slide - this is effectively year ten of the Horan/Connelly-Holmes/Roachford/Horan era. The core group cannot go on forever? The Class of 2006 are old men in football terms now. We had a once in a generation golden era. An group that would have reaped rewards in other eras.
but what evidence can you show  to support  that . definitely not results  not a lack of potential if anything it was the newer player that held up yesterday in forwards Flynn and Walsh bith did as much as could be expected and worth examining further  Murray was Ok at midfield probably needs more gym time but he did some good things . . Fullback line as whole were not great, Varley ran riot but im not sure who to blame for that as he was picked up by several players but I think a backs need more time to settle than forwards.

the older heads will begin to go but there is no reason to believe they cant be replaced , he likes of seam o se and barrett will probably see less time this year but it says a lot about their belief and chacter that thill will stay around to help out the squad  knowing this.
Also there was a discernable change inn mayo style yesterday ith long bal into the forwards ,id like to think its the influence of Ciaran MCD. who hopefully  will be our Xfactor this year
With the mark, every county will be looking to kick the ball in quicker

GAA Discussion / Re: OíByrne Cup 2019-2020
« on: January 13, 2020, 11:35:24 AM »

You might not think there's any problems with fixtures but there clearly is.

Dublin hurlers played tues, today and if they'd won today had to play again next weekend. Madness playing all these games over a short time. They'll play more games in Jan in cold weather on poor pitches than in July/Aug  when the weather is better and pitches at there best. Madness

its alright looking out at croke park every day and seeing that it is always playable
however, most pitches down the country are not
It's the "fix the fixtures" element who have forced this. They even want to play the provincial championships in February and March. 5 years ago there were already too many games in January and February. Now we have lost the plot altogether.

GAA Discussion / Re: OíByrne Cup 2019-2020
« on: January 12, 2020, 10:48:54 AM »
He only had 1 game to look at players. What's he supposed to do? If he had group games to try out players you wouldn't have had what happened today. Didn't help with all players cup tied with colleges.

Fair play to Declan Bonner and Donegal for pulling out. You can only hope the dinosaurs in charge of fixtures will take note next year.
Why should Dublin get preferential treatment, again?

General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: January 11, 2020, 09:43:56 PM »
Clearly the Greens should do well, based on their Euro elections showing. Can see FF gaining a few seats and FG losing a few. Not sure how we'd see a big improvement for Labour. Social Democrats will be hampered by their small organisation - if they could get enough candidates and structures I think they could eat Labour up. To me SF are going to struggle to rise above their current seat level. Even though I wouldn't blame them for it, the NI Assembly stand off hasn't done them any favours. PbP, solidarity etc will do well in their working class strongholds but to because really serious players they need to develop their message to attract left leaning middle class voters.

I'm hoping for a government with a strong left and Green agenda. We cannot continue the mistakes of the past - it's time for us to get real about the challenges our society at home and around the world face.

Canít see an improvement for Labour either. They will be down one seat immediately with Willy Penrose retiring, and no hope of Alan Mangan (of Westmeath 2004 Leinster winning team) holding that seat.

Labour need new, young leadership that can put them back to being what a proper Labour Party is. Pushing a social democratic agenda. Looking out for everyone, not just big business.

Those nasty big businesses, creating all those jobs.

Latest from IDA this week:

Wednesday, January 8th 2020 Ė Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys and IDA Ireland, the Irish Government agency responsible for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) to Ireland, today announced that employment levels in its client companies have now reached 245,096 -  the highest ever number employed in the multinational sector, exceeding targets set by Government contained in IDA Irelandís Strategy Ė Winning: Foreign Direct Investment 2015-2019. The results announced today show another strong performance in 2019, which saw 250 investments made with 21,844 jobs created in FDI companies in the final year of IDA Irelandís current strategy.

21,844 jobs created in FDI companies.  that's the gross figure, (in Ruud Gullit parlance) the net gain figure after job losses are deducted  is  13,867
And probably 90% around Dublin

GAA Discussion / Re: OíByrne Cup 2019-2020
« on: January 11, 2020, 08:31:58 PM »
Ref was a joke today. At one stage a Dublin player got hit late by a Longford player, then carried off and ref gave the free to Longford as they had the ball when he got taken out.
About fcking time

General discussion / Re: 26 County General Election 2020
« on: January 10, 2020, 04:36:51 PM »
What percentage in the BMW I wonder?

GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: January 10, 2020, 04:33:16 PM »
2 questions for me are :

Will Monaghan improve or be as poor as last year?
Will the Dubs be arsed, because they weren't last year .
Monaghan would have been relegated last year only for a push and a dive in the Tyrone v Roscommon game.

I think they will go down, probably with Meath or Galway

GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2020
« on: January 10, 2020, 04:29:33 PM »
A simple solution would be for the GAA to stop 3rd level players from being on county panels until the 3rd level competition is over

Hurling Discussion / Re: Provincial club championship
« on: January 06, 2020, 11:43:31 PM »
Maher is some hurler! The rotation and tactics used stifled Thomasís who missed too many chances.

Síneil really gave Ballyhale their full of it, and bar big Fennelly Síneil were the better team for a lot of the game!
Someone needs to tell referees about the 4 steps rule

They could but a lot of refs are happy enough to allow extra steps when defenders are hanging off an attacker when going in on goal
technical rules still have to be refereed
If the player threw the ball to a teammate while being fouled, what would the ref do?

Hurling Discussion / Re: Provincial club championship
« on: January 06, 2020, 09:01:00 PM »
Maher is some hurler! The rotation and tactics used stifled Thomasís who missed too many chances.

Síneil really gave Ballyhale their full of it, and bar big Fennelly Síneil were the better team for a lot of the game!
Someone needs to tell referees about the 4 steps rule

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