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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: Today at 12:16:55 AM »
Jaysus lads enough of the Aldergrove bashing. A club who are doing their best through hard times for the parish and community. Yes it can be a rough set up but name me a perfect club?

A wee bit of respect for all our clubs wouldnít go a miss.
It's a wee joke ! Lighten up PJ

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: January 23, 2021, 07:55:00 PM »
Heíll soon get his eyes opened in crumlin

Aye from the bottom of the slop !

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: January 22, 2021, 07:58:24 PM »
Itchy canít do the Home schooling Maths....too hard for him..

His babysitting service has been stopped. Its no more complicated than that

Another know it all that knows nothing. My wife works from home and her business is now ruined because of covid. So I dont need a baby sitter. Do you ever get tired of talking shite. Earlier in the week you were telling me how things work in my work place and now you are telling me my baby sitting arrangements. Another little fool who knows nothing about anything. People have lost their livelihoods yet these people think they have a god given right to sit at home and pretend they can do their jobs properly from there when half of them can barely turn on a pc. They tell us they are more at risk than other groups when they are not and they expect full pay and no doubt a pay rise too. They also expect a magical dept of education fairy to fix up all their schools for them.
The kids, with and without special needs  can just f**k off. Greedy and selfish people, two of the most ugly traits you can have.

Little query for  ye
Who do you think is responsible for the maintenance and up keep of school buildings ?
And for your information, the whole Education Authority Maintenance Contract situation is a complete and utter RIP off job by the private contractors ! Private Financing Initiative - another joke - school mortgaged for millions of pounds a year !

Correct...a total horror story...itís a wonder why it hasnít been exposed...costing schools thousands every year out of their budget which could otherwise be spent on books and equipment for pupils.

You think principals/BOG would be allowed to get a local contractor in to sort issues under a certain amount of money.

The way it is now is a rip off.

Talk about the educational system etc. In crisis - waffle to me if they can afford to get someone to fix a window at X amount of money when it could be sorted for a quarter of that price.

Strangely - it's all to do with the EU  competition controls ... be interesting to see what happens next !
60% of the Education budget goes directly to schools. 40% is eaten up by special needs support, transport, maintenance, DENi, EA, CCMS  etc etc .
E.g
Two contractors control the entire maintenance Contract in South East Area . They then subcontract in other companies to do the work !

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The narrative that Liverpoolís current attacking problems can be traced back to VVDís absence is quite amusing. Liverpool had no problems scoring goals before he arrived, and not much problems in November and December without him. Itís amazing what people can convince themselves of.

Scouse do look jaded. Itís not to be unexpected either; the same thing happened to City last season and happens routinely to Chelsea every year after they win a title. The reality is itís much easier to effervescently chase down every last cause when in pursuit of a holy grail, than it is when holding that grail.

Isnít it strange though that footballers across the world, and at every level, when things are going against them resort to pointless high crosses into a penalty box in which theyíre hugely outnumbered?

Isn't one of the reasons they are suffering because of VVD and also Gomez's absence the fact they have less pace at the back, therefore they're defending deeper and the press isn't as effective.

Its definitely one of them.

When's the last time you saw Liverpool score because they pressured the defence into losing the ball?

I've seen a bit of you recently and it looks like you're centre half's are still keeping a really high line. I can remember seeing stats on sprints last year so that would be an interesting to see a comparison between Liverpool's front 3 and 2019.

Are teams defending any differently to they did during 2019? I thinks its a combination of factors as opposed to down to one issue.

Klopp's the best manager of his generation and his success in the transfer market cannot be matched in this generation so should be backed more by your owners.

Yeah, its likely a lot of different things together.

I don't think the opposition defences are the key issue though - Liverpool faced that all the time the previous two seasons, but almost always found a way through. They kept things moving very quickly, lots of one-touch and one-two football and quick switches. Now its just move the ball slowly around the edge of the area, ending up with one of the full backs launching a hopeful ball either in the air (meat and drink for most centre backs against the Liverpool forwards) or low into the forest of legs. Its like a soccer version of a GAA team labouring against a blanket defense, going back and forth along the 45 searching in vain for someone to break through. And even when they do try the quick stuff, the likes of Salah and Firmino are not exactly in form with the ball sticking to their feet through the tight spaces.

Part of the reason Thiago was brought in was to have someone up the field who could thread the needle to put an attacker or fullback through or in behind, but they've been using him as the midfield anchor in the past few games with Henderson and Fabinho unavailable.

Unfortunately for Klopp and the rest of us, the funds aren't there for big spending amidst COVID. Anfield Road end of the stadium is coming up for redevelopment too.

It might be that they have to sell the likes of Salah to fund further team evolution.
100% - blanket defence - Burnley were 8 and 9 deep in their own box

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: January 22, 2021, 05:46:02 PM »
Itchy canít do the Home schooling Maths....too hard for him..

His babysitting service has been stopped. Its no more complicated than that

Another know it all that knows nothing. My wife works from home and her business is now ruined because of covid. So I dont need a baby sitter. Do you ever get tired of talking shite. Earlier in the week you were telling me how things work in my work place and now you are telling me my baby sitting arrangements. Another little fool who knows nothing about anything. People have lost their livelihoods yet these people think they have a god given right to sit at home and pretend they can do their jobs properly from there when half of them can barely turn on a pc. They tell us they are more at risk than other groups when they are not and they expect full pay and no doubt a pay rise too. They also expect a magical dept of education fairy to fix up all their schools for them.
The kids, with and without special needs  can just f**k off. Greedy and selfish people, two of the most ugly traits you can have.

Little query for  ye
Who do you think is responsible for the maintenance and up keep of school buildings ?
And for your information, the whole Education Authority Maintenance Contract situation is a complete and utter RIP off job by the private contractors ! Private Financing Initiative - another joke - school mortgaged for millions of pounds a year !

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a shambles
Pathetic  ...not a clue how to break down a 8 man blanket defence saturating the penalty box

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: January 21, 2021, 07:42:47 PM »
Have I touched a raw nerve? Ive tackled a few school principals about the lack of gaa activity and have got the consistent reply that its far harder now to get teachers to commit to after school activities than it was ten or twenty years ago.

Is that not accurate? Im not talking about the hard core here (Delgany maybe that is you) but the ones you expect to take an involvement... but cant wait to jump in the car and get out the school gates.

Definitely changing times for staff in schools, in terms of prep work, marking etc.  Demographic issue  as well,  just 15% of prim sch staff are males- about 1300 for all six county prim schools. So 650 in maintained sector
It is hard to get a GAA mad teacher into every school.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: January 21, 2021, 06:37:25 PM »
Teaching has changed. Its no longer 9 to 3.30pm. Any teachers I know complain about being up half the night with paperwork, marking tests or filling in forms. The gaa teacher who used to give up 10 hours a week to stay behind after school three days a week are like hens teeth. There arnt too many Paul Buchanans about any more! We just didnt appreciate them enough at the time, probably took their volunteer ethos for granted.

Yeah you hear that a lot from them, especially these days. Itís nonsense

Another Educational Expert !

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: January 21, 2021, 06:34:56 PM »
Teaching has changed. Its no longer 9 to 3.30pm. Any teachers I know complain about being up half the night with paperwork, marking tests or filling in forms. The gaa teacher who used to give up 10 hours a week to stay behind after school three days a week are like hens teeth. There arnt too many Paul Buchanans about any more! We just didnt appreciate them enough at the time, probably took their volunteer ethos for granted.

Secondary schools certainly have the staff to manage multiple teams, the facilities to  support and the financial resources to support player development. Some of the Grammar schools employ games dev officers specifically for GAA

Primary schools are struggling to employ Male teachers as a starting point ( acknowledging that female staff do step up ) . Many don't have the resources and funding to spend on sport, due to the inadequate funding from NI EXec .....but that is another saga !

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: January 21, 2021, 01:08:23 PM »
League fixtures, indoor 5 a side, championship games take place in schools affiliated to Cumann na Bunscoil in football & hurling.
There are 4 or 5 graded leagues.

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General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: January 21, 2021, 11:25:59 AM »
One bad season in ten? Christ the night, you lot are getting on like Madrid looking to get rid of ZZ !

They won the triple quadruple and that's never been done, the hype of the 10 in a row seems to have clouded the heads somewhat

There hasn't been a creditable team in those ten years until now that has actually challenged Celtic, seems the owners have coasted a bit and while Lennon seems to be taking a lot of flack, no doubt some of it warranted, the players and owners have to take some blame also.

Having a ding dong league surely is more exciting than the previous 9 titles

Agree MR

My question is - why have they not splashed cash on new players to rectify the problems?
They needed 3 stellar signings in August, to refresh the squad. 9iar team needed fresh legs and ideas, but also to raise the level of competition.
It will be a long drudge to end of season now

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: January 20, 2021, 10:00:28 PM »
I didn't mean that they would visit 100 schools a week, you mentioned 77 schools x 4 hours a week , what I meant was that with only 100 schools, all over the county they could spend quality time developing the structures - my poor sentence !

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: January 20, 2021, 09:18:22 PM »
There's just under 100 PS and 30 post primary schools in the maintained sector in Antrim, so gaelfast can focus on quality.
The big issue to tackle is transferring that investment in schools into the local club, that takes a long term investment of people connecting the club and school, in some areas that is not an issue,  like Dunloy for example. Establishing a Gaelic games culture in e.g poleglass/ twinbrook/ lisburn takes a very sustained amount of planning, organisation and commitment. It takes at least 3 generations to get to the level of Carryduff /St.Endas are good examples.

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: January 20, 2021, 07:02:23 PM »
How many teachers brought it into schools through their own reckless behaviour, plenty well able to socialise and breach public health guidelines but also hysterically crying that schools arenít safe at the same time

Based on what evidence ....nobody else  socialise? .....
Stephen nolan standard  statistical analysis as usual!

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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« on: January 20, 2021, 06:12:15 PM »
ONS in Eng/ Wales shows at least 65 education staff have died with coronavirus, of which 43 were women and 22 were men, as of April 20.

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