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General discussion / Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« on: July 08, 2019, 10:31:36 PM »
Shocked by the Jansson sale.

There's been a lot of talk about him being a disruptive influence in the Club and it seems Bielsa wanted rid. In such circumstances, there is only one winner.

Brentford have got themselves a bargain (£5.5 million). He is by far the most dependable of the three centre backs at the Club. With Halme also getting sold, the hope would be that we'll be in the market for a new centre half. Adequately replacing Jansson will be a challenge though, given the current financial constraints.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Armagh- Round 3 Qualifier
« on: July 07, 2019, 11:14:22 PM »
So Tyrone demolish a Cavan team that ran Armagh out the door.  If Armagh did manage to fluke their way into super 8s this year they would've ended up on -20 or more v a big team. Mayo result was a blessing in disguise.
Tis a funny old game. Sure we left it behind us in Castlebar and Mayo made fools of Galway this week. Cavan just didn’t turn up against Tyrone, although in fairness Armagh still another year away from being super 8 standard.

Don't encourage the WUM.

100% this. You're dealing with a particularly determined WUM who posts in various guises. Definitely one to ignore.

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General discussion / Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« on: July 02, 2019, 10:27:46 AM »
Agree with Billy - very important player and not one we would like to let go. The money received (heard £14 million mentioned) would not likely be enough to find a replacement of his calibre.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Armagh- Round 3 Qualifier
« on: July 02, 2019, 08:16:08 AM »
I hope we don't end up doing to Blaine Hughes, what was done to McEvoy. 

Funny, with all this talk about Blaine Hughes, Philly McEvoy's name came into my own mind as well. I'd share your concern. There was a lot of talk about Geezer asking Jack Grugan to consider goals and Jack was having none of it and walked. However having watched Beggan and the Cavan keeper (name escapes me) this year, I do wonder if trying to include a top class long range free taker - probably as a goalkeeper - is the way to go.


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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Armagh- Round 3 Qualifier
« on: June 30, 2019, 10:45:09 PM »
Just wondering what the Armagh lads who travelled to castlebar thought of machale park and the stand?

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit, the result notwithstanding. The stand is much bigger in reality and than it appears on the TV and when it was full, as it was last night, it really adds to the atmosphere. The Mayo supporters were magnificent last night and are one of the reasons why I'd love to see them win an All Ireland.

For ourselves, one that got away. I've said it before that we have no killer instinct and we repeated what we did all year by spurning wonderful goal chances. You simply cannot do that at this level. I thought Mayo were a wee bit more cute than our lads - good at winning frees and running down the clock. I hasten to add that is an observation and not a complaint. I wish our lads could do that.

Although the result represented a crushing disappointment, it has been a very enjoyable year and there are reasons to look forward to 2020 with optimism, provided we can keep everyone on board.

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: June 27, 2019, 11:16:50 AM »
Ivan Cooper ex civil rights activist and SDLP politician.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-45049734

Very sorry to hear this. A name synonymous with the Civil Rights movement. The fact that he was from a working class Protestant background significantly increased the personal risk of violence that he was open to. He therefore was willing to put his head above the parapet for others.

Rest In Peace. 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Football qualifier route 2019
« on: June 24, 2019, 12:32:50 PM »
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Tough draw for us, Armagh are improving while we look to be waning. They'll fancy their chances of taking down a "big" team here I'd say.

Have we ever played in championship before?

1950 semi final.

We all know what happened after that.

It's ON!!!
its a sifn its a sign .
though im nearly sure we played in a 1/4 final or some thing since then . I rember armagh giving mayo a good beating on ther day . it was in croker maybe a league Semi?

League semi final 2004 I think.

Yeah, Paul McGrane kicked Ronan McGarrity in the head as he was lying on the ground

No he didn't.

Hard to believe we were arguing about it back then all those years ago, but yes, he did.

No, he really didn't and I believe I can prove it.

If you could that’d be great, genuinely. I only have a memory in my minds eye, and I’d love to put it to bed after 15 years. More than happy to stand corrected

We didn't qualify for the 2004 League semi-final!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Football qualifier route 2019
« on: June 24, 2019, 12:21:42 PM »
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Tough draw for us, Armagh are improving while we look to be waning. They'll fancy their chances of taking down a "big" team here I'd say.

Have we ever played in championship before?

1950 semi final.

We all know what happened after that.

It's ON!!!
its a sifn its a sign .
though im nearly sure we played in a 1/4 final or some thing since then . I rember armagh giving mayo a good beating on ther day . it was in croker maybe a league Semi?

League semi final 2004 I think.

Yeah, Paul McGrane kicked Ronan McGarrity in the head as he was lying on the ground

No he didn't.

Hard to believe we were arguing about it back then all those years ago, but yes, he did.

No, he really didn't and I believe I can prove it.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Football qualifier route 2019
« on: June 24, 2019, 11:49:01 AM »
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Tough draw for us, Armagh are improving while we look to be waning. They'll fancy their chances of taking down a "big" team here I'd say.

Have we ever played in championship before?

1950 semi final.

We all know what happened after that.

It's ON!!!
its a sifn its a sign .
though im nearly sure we played in a 1/4 final or some thing since then . I rember armagh giving mayo a good beating on ther day . it was in croker maybe a league Semi?

League semi final 2004 I think.

Yeah, Paul McGrane kicked Ronan McGarrity in the head as he was lying on the ground

No he didn't. 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Attendances
« on: June 24, 2019, 07:49:20 AM »
Ulster Football Final: 28,780

Not a bad crowd considering the capacity was restricted to 29,000 but in historical terms that is quite poor.

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General discussion / Re: Anastasia Kriegel
« on: June 22, 2019, 12:20:44 AM »
I have a hard time with the inability of some to understand the multiple layers of devastation and complexity here and that having empathy for the other victims of this horrible circumstance in NO WAY implies a lack of understanding and thought to the heart shattering loss and brutal truth suffered by the Kriegel family at the hands of what are still children themselves.

An excellent summation of my own thoughts exactly.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Monaghan v Armagh Sat 22nd June Clones 7pm
« on: June 21, 2019, 11:36:32 AM »
Explain how this macho bullshit, whatever that is, comes directly from the management team. No doubt we have a problem with our tackling but I stand by what I said having watched a lot of games the past few years

Pay no heed to Brick. That's the old Down head on him.

I've said it before that in my opinion referees - certainly the leading referees - in our County, try and let too much go, which means players can get into bad habits as regards tackling.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Attendances
« on: June 21, 2019, 07:44:22 AM »
https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/gaa/football-final-crowds-set-to-be-lowest-in-a-decade-931746.html

"while Clones’ St Tiernach’s Park has a reduced capacity of 29,000 for the novel pairing of Cavan and Donegal."

 :o

Anyone know what the story is here? Is this a one off reduction or is it something more permanent and related to health and safety? The Armagh v Down Ulster Final of 1999 had an official attendance of over 36,000 and I recall (I think) a Tyrone v Cavan final since that with a crowd in excess of 35,000. 

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General discussion / Re: Anastasia Kriegel
« on: June 20, 2019, 03:11:43 PM »
It's very easy to be judgmental about someone's immediate reaction to a scenario you will never, ever find yourself in.

Could not agree more. I have no idea what the parents are like as characters, but his world has been turned upside down and in a devastating way, with that announcement. 

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ros v Galway Connacht Final 2019
« on: June 16, 2019, 07:16:37 PM »
In fairness that a great kildare side. Brian Lacey, Karl O'Dwyer, Brian Murphy and Cathal Sheridan were great additions along with greatest manager of all time. If Declan Browne had gone would have won more Leinsters and possibly an All Ireland.

Was that a possibility at one stage?

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