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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: September 18, 2018, 10:37:16 AM »
Raiders continue to be a sh!t show.

$100 million coach Gruden bemoans lack of pass rush, but is relying on rookies to achieve pressure on QB and says he doesn't regret trading Mack (another sack v Seahawks btw).

'Leader' Irvin strolls about while Denver are in their 2 minute drill.

Not enough talent to rotate players in when Defense are clearly struggling. Can manage decent first half performances then wrecked in the second...who would have guessed with one of the oldest squads in the NFL

Bringing back a WR who is being suspended by the league, AFTER you had already cut him ..... and who you gave up a 3rd  round pick for - for what - 1 or 2 games?

Karl Joseph, a first round draft picking up splinters on the bench while Reggie Nelson ambles about the secondary

McKenzie's drafting has been woeful for the most part and yet another rebuild is on the cards.


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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: September 11, 2018, 12:45:00 PM »
So the Gruden era gets off to an underwhelming start. Who coulda guessed.

Carr looks every inch the broken player he was after his return last year, skittish in the pocket, dink and dunking, no  long throws, dumping the ball before receivers get open, which is very worrying.

He's getting paid franchise $$$ and needs to start playing like it. 


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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: September 10, 2018, 11:57:56 AM »
https://www.independent.ie/sport/columnists/joe-brolly/joe-brolly-mickey-harte-continues-to-hold-tyrone-back-37297069.html

Another butcher job on Tyrone from Brolly

And if we had won what would Joe have said about Harte...entertainment  / click bait and serious critical analysis are rarely one and the same.

At least when McGuinness puts his 2c forward he's speaking from a place of actually having won an AI as a manager.

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: September 03, 2018, 12:43:48 PM »
I hadn't realised the Raiders traded for McCarron until yesterday. Seems absolutely daft, especially as EJ looked perfectly competent as a backup in preseason. McCarron lost a QB competition to Nathan Peterman ffs.

Yup, forgot to include that in the list of Gruden 'achievements' to date

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: September 03, 2018, 08:51:11 AM »
Mack was a ridiculous trade.

Letting him go in the first place was crazy: a proven superstar, future HoF player who would have been the cornerstone of that defence for years.

Then giving the Bears a 2nd round pick along with Mack.....Raiders must be the worst negotiators in the NFL

Gruden has got rid of most of McKenzie draft picks and brought in so many veterans (of dubious value) that Raiders now have the oldest average age in the league.

Overreaching for Kolton Miller, giving away a 3rd round pick on Bryant who they have just cut and getting rid of one of the best punters in the league all add to a bunch of bullsh!t decisions Grunden has made  - all on his £100mil contract no less - since coming back.

One minute he's standing in a bar talking about keeping Mack and the next we seem to be in rebuild mode - again.

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Tyrone / Re: Tyrone County Football and Hurling
« on: August 29, 2018, 05:25:49 PM »
Mickey said in the Irish News he only wants support from those who went to Navan back in June. I was in Navan with a Meath jersey on, would that matter? Wonder is Roisin Jordan going?

Going to matches should definitely be rewarded, the season ticket is one (very good) way, but surely there could be some other option (e.g. a loyalty option via tickets.ie) for those that don't use it - plenty of good supporters can't get to every match due to club commitments, which can be especially difficult if they live in a different county, that doesn't stop the clocks for Tyrone matches.

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Sky usually have it on repeat also

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Don't think the ref had a decisive impact on the outcome.
You can't, with the benefit of hindsight, right all the wrongs that affected your side, without also doing the same for the other side.
Yesterday, as bad as the ref was, the poor decisions balanced themselves out over the course of the game.

That's Sunday game standard analysis, i.e. lazy. Bit like when a ref takes the lazy way out and books both players for an incident it is clear that there is only one guilty party.

The ref had a mare and the incidents didn't come close to balancing out.
https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/brian-gavin-referee-nolan-may-look-back-with-regret-861793.html

As myopic an article as I've seen in a long while.

Of course it looks like Monaghan were robbed if the author only cites examples of (alleged) Monaghan injustice.

There were plenty of dodgy calls that Monaghan got (and cards they didn't) that could also have been listed but seem to have been left out.......

There were definitely soft calls - on both sides
There were calls not given, that should have been - on both sides
There were yellow cards given instead of black cards  - on both sides

Overall Tyrone were marginally the better team but it definately could have went either way.

No matter the referee holding his arm up initially - that last play was not a free, not in a million years
Isnt that the issue though. Harte's and Cavanagh's (to name just 2) were, to use your words "not a free, not in a million years". Both resulted in points. One was diving and the other surprised Harte as much as the rest of us. These bad decisions did have an impact on the outcome. There is no getting away from that fact

My point is that all the supposed 'bad' calls against Monaghan were stacked up in the article and none of the 'bad' calls against Tyrone were...both sides benefited from and were also disadvantaged by some poor refereeing....that article made it seem Monaghan alone were hard done by

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Don't think the ref had a decisive impact on the outcome.
You can't, with the benefit of hindsight, right all the wrongs that affected your side, without also doing the same for the other side.
Yesterday, as bad as the ref was, the poor decisions balanced themselves out over the course of the game.

That's Sunday game standard analysis, i.e. lazy. Bit like when a ref takes the lazy way out and books both players for an incident it is clear that there is only one guilty party.

The ref had a mare and the incidents didn't come close to balancing out.
https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/brian-gavin-referee-nolan-may-look-back-with-regret-861793.html

As myopic an article as I've seen in a long while.

Of course it looks like Monaghan were robbed if the author only cites examples of (alleged) Monaghan injustice.

There were plenty of dodgy calls that Monaghan got (and cards they didn't) that could also have been listed but seem to have been left out.......

There were definitely soft calls - on both sides
There were calls not given, that should have been - on both sides
There were yellow cards given instead of black cards  - on both sides

Overall Tyrone were marginally the better team but it definately could have went either way.

No matter the referee holding his arm up initially - that last play was not a free, not in a million years

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Two frees given were the difference, one close to half-time and Cavanagh's dive. Seemed all 50/50 went Tyrone's way.

Without a doubt the referee carried Tyrone over the line, a hollow victory. Paddy Power seem to agree ó they have Dublin @ 1/7 and Tyrone @ 11/2.

What utter nonsense. Ref most certainly did not favour Tyrone. Both teams had their chances. Tyrone took (marginally) more.of theirs.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Donegal v Tyrone, Sunday Aug 5, Ballybofey
« on: August 05, 2018, 11:13:51 AM »
Have another ticket available this morning if anyone needs one...PM me. Same thing..face value, terrace.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Donegal v Tyrone, Sunday Aug 5, Ballybofey
« on: August 04, 2018, 10:41:35 PM »
Think I might have a spare terrace ticket for tomorrow. PM me if anyone wants it...face value.

Jaysus....thought there was a clamour for tickets...clearly not.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Donegal v Tyrone, Sunday Aug 5, Ballybofey
« on: August 04, 2018, 09:20:45 PM »
Think I might have a spare terrace ticket for tomorrow. PM me if anyone wants it...face value.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Donegal v Tyrone, Sunday Aug 5, Ballybofey
« on: August 03, 2018, 03:27:21 PM »
Norf, don't be worrying about what people think of Cathal.
I noticed it last year too that loads of fans are just wanting him to fail so they can say they're first impression on him was right

He has 12 point this year all from play and has improved hugely on last year. He was unlucky with that ball through to him as he had to slow down for it to come into his hands and Mannion did very well to make such a clean tackle.

Cathal seems to believe in himself which is the main thing and I don't think its by chance he's started every game this year.

McShane doing well this year, but from what I saw (didn't see a replay) it looked like he made a complete balls of that chance.  Maybe you are right though, because he is fast enough yet seemed to slow down before being dispossessed.

He made a balls of it from what I could see., although let the first man who has never made a balls of a goal chance step forward .......

He has been playing very well in fits and starts, certainly much better than last year and deserves his place at the minute.

He certainly didn't make a balls of that point v Meath.

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Maybe all we have to do is offer him an all-inclusive stay at Ashford castle and we'll have DUP support for a United Ireland.......

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