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General discussion / Re: The WINE thread
« on: October 19, 2018, 05:56:06 PM »
Well you just called me a functioning alcoholic on the other thread so the offer is rescinded :D

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General discussion / Re: What's your relationship with alcohol?
« on: October 19, 2018, 05:52:41 PM »
Enjoy a drink on an almost daily basis, particularly when travelling a lot for work. Lots of dinners, lonely hotel stays etc..

1-2 glasses of Wine on a school night, maybe 2-3 on a weekend.

The odd Gin martini if I am trying to get a solid buzz and stay off the beer, it's a great option for 1 and done. At 38 beer is too much calories, carbs - and frankly beer is starting to bore me as well as leave me feeling bloated and lethargic the next morning. Wednesday night I treated myself in San Fran to 4 pints of stout. Cant get decent stout in this city and Fiddlers Green had some great pints flowing.

Moving into the colder weather, there will be a whiskey or 2 in front of the fire watching the telly at the weekends, or maybe in the hip flask on the golf course.
Rarely go on the absolute tear and almost never go out at night to a pub, I like being at home and functioning with the family in the mornings and not feeling absolutely useless.

Marijuana is a great downshifter and really halts the alcohol consumption. I wonder sometimes if having a drink every day is a bad thing, but it doesn't overly concern me.

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General discussion / Re: The WINE thread
« on: October 19, 2018, 05:41:52 PM »

Try and stick to the Spanish, Italian , or French reds, reduced hangovers (providing you don't drink two bottles) New world wine is cheaper but as Ive said very often on here Tesco and other shops run a 25% discount for 6 or more, which will on average give you good bottles of wines for a fiver!

I'll give you a few types later

Obviously Biased here, living on Napa's door step but why exactly should one not try New World Wines?

Napa Cabs and Pinots will go toe to toe with all and any of the French and Spanish famed wines.

I enjoy a Cote Du Rhone, a Beajoulais, and a Temperanillo - but if I wanna really get nose down in a cracking bottle of Red there are wonderful Californian and Oregon options.

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General discussion / Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« on: October 11, 2018, 02:25:11 PM »
You disagree that he is going to pick and choose more tournaments and you disagree with his assessment of his own game that the Ryder cup course didnít suit him?

Youíve got a bit of a crusade going, particularly with your insistent use of a decades old nickname but I think itís typical phil honesty. He didnít complain he just stated it didnít work for him. Heís an absolute sprayer of the ball and if you look at where he wins (48 times) heís always scrambling from somewhere.

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General discussion / Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« on: October 11, 2018, 01:23:20 PM »
Obviously you donít agree with the author?

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General discussion / Re: The Official UFC Thread
« on: October 07, 2018, 06:47:41 AM »
At best upon reflection CMG only stood a punchers chance

Totally out fought

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General discussion / Re: The Official UFC Thread
« on: October 07, 2018, 06:33:32 AM »
they seem to be blanking all the fighters speeches now  :D

Not on the PPV. Was plenty of f**ks thrown around after the Ferguson fight

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General discussion / Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« on: October 03, 2018, 01:01:28 AM »
Agree with the 2 posts above. It's fantastic entertainment for me and I fully embrace the Euro collective. Wouldn't touch my GAA fandom, but means more to me than Arsenal for sure and only just beaten by any of the Irish lads winning individually in the golf on the big stage.

Strange Ryder Cup - Europe really threw the hammer down on Friday afternoon and never let up. Was disappointed that Rory didn't beat JT in singles, but Poulter - what a lad for the Ryder Cup! Mickelson will regret his last showing at the Ryder cup, but as an article yesterday stated - if this is to be his final Ryder Cup and he went out playing like pure shite - in true Phil form he did it with a smile on his face and some grace about it all.

The Reed/Spieth thing is very interesting, although not all that surprising given that Reed and Mrs Reed appear to be completely on a different level when it comes to basic decencies. DJ and Keopke definitely more surprising and interesting here, time will tell us if its related to Ms Gretzky, or just a blow out due to emotion or something else. Rumour has it they were at it on the flight out there also. Brutal news about the lady with the eye injury. For her and for Keopke. That could unnerve him something serious. 2019 will tell us a lot.

Fair Play to Conor Moore too - he is genuinely funny and doing a great job. I don't like his Sergio and I think he will need to find some new material before the Poulter and Bubba ones get old. A refreshing sense of humor, particularly compared to that Kathleen lad who is about as funny as a box in the balls.

And for the love of all that is holy - someone tell Johnny "bucket of balls" Miller to just stay home.

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General discussion / Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« on: September 28, 2018, 05:57:11 AM »
Jaysus, Ken Schofieldís gnashers.

Europe pulling an auld Tyrone with narrowing the pitch and not turning the floodlight on in time.

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General discussion / Re: Ryder Cup 2018
« on: September 27, 2018, 06:01:35 PM »
Think Molinari and Fleetwood could be a surprise package there. They certainly wont roll over and both keep it in play and hit it close.

Rory could beat the US lads by himself in match 2, or he might not hit a green all day.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Is the Indo going after Tyrone GAA?
« on: September 24, 2018, 09:31:02 PM »
In addition, what frankly sticks in the craw is that Dermot Crowe doesn't give one flying fcuk about Barney Horisk, or Paddy Hughes, or their families.

It's quite a gutter tactic to draw attention to a conversation that is already in full flow.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Is the Indo going after Tyrone GAA?
« on: September 24, 2018, 09:26:51 PM »
Someone asked a question a page back if the article has a point about the lack of discipline in the GAA - Yes it does.

However the author has leveled the charge at Tyrone - whilst using two examples of ill discipline in national club games involving teams from Kerry and teams from Tyrone. There's no accusation leveled at Kerry, on the whole or even in these individual circumstances. Just Tyrone.

So to answer the original question - not just the Indo is going after Tyrone and I think that's exactly what Peter Canavan referenced. By all means stamp out violence and thuggery in the games, but don't be naÔve enough to think the be all and end all is way up north in old Tyrone.

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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: September 23, 2018, 02:08:01 PM »
Very interesting day is set up here. I think Tiger is going to win it. The PGA have it rigged like the NBA finals. Itís all corrupt and thereís a notion that ďitís good for GolfĒ if Tiger ďwinsĒ.

Worse than WT7

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General discussion / Re: 9/11 What really happened to WT7?
« on: September 21, 2018, 12:51:39 PM »
Youíd be better off believing in Heaven

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GAA Discussion / Re: Paul Kimmage interviews Sean Cavanagh
« on: September 18, 2018, 10:13:28 PM »
Some cynical commentary on here at best, pathetic at worst.

I am glad the term True Gael has been retired around these parts. To Quote Cahir O'Kane in the IN referring to Sean Kelly's tweet

He may well be proven right in time. But how much did he actually know about the incident before he took such a staunch position on it?

Clearly many posters on here know everything about the incident, and the aftermath. I hope it was an accident, and I hope the book is thrown at those who encroached the field of play on Friday night in Healy Park also. What more can you say?

There's long been a culture of thuggery in the games unfortunately - it isn't unique to Tyrone, Sean Cavanagh, or Ulster.

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