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General discussion / Re: snooker world championship
« on: February 27, 2021, 07:59:35 PM »
Think about it. 48 players. About 4 will win decent prize money. It's the only sport...well boxing too....where you can back yourself to lose and make as much if not more than the winner. I remember paying out on an 11 frames to 4 winner at 33/1 that we knew about in advance to be one as cynical as I am.

General discussion / Re: snooker world championship
« on: February 27, 2021, 06:43:35 PM »
Easy money lol

Quick history lesson. Football only. Pre troubles, Hogan Cup winners 69 Runners Up (with different school) in 70.

all Ireland U 21 football champions 69.

Andy McCallin won an All Star in 71. Was on record recently saying he played on good Railway Cup teams back then (when it was a massive competition played in front of a full house at Croke Pk) alongside 5 Antrim starters in the winning Ulster team

Ulster senior football finalists 68 and 70, ask the great Down players of that era did they respect Antrim. They will tell you Antrim were up there with the best.

Did the troubles hit Antrim harder than the rest. I'd argue undisputably yes

Time for reboot.

General discussion / Re: 💩 DUP C*ntwatch - Fleg Lives Matter
« on: February 26, 2021, 06:06:04 PM »
Rats in a corner....

General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: February 26, 2021, 11:45:47 AM »
Keane not the man in my opinion. Mickey O Neill for me, but would he leave Stoke. Maybe if he was under pressure,  but that doesn't seem to be the case. Good guy, intelligent, cool head.

I'd have Rafa above him, for some reason I get a feeling Celtic would suit him. Doesn't need the massive money, got 12m in his job at China. Would love the challenge of getting Celtic back to the top, and some big European nights.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: February 25, 2021, 06:11:18 PM »
Cooneys omission the standout for me. Class act who is consistently overlooked.

General discussion / Re: snooker world championship
« on: February 25, 2021, 08:34:52 AM »
Maybe he "invested" 10k of his recent winnings on Higgins to win 6 - 0 at 18/1. Snooker is riddled with players lying down. Can make far more sometimes by losing than by winning. Not saying he did, because I don't work in that industry any longer, but when I did I sometimes knew the results before the match was played!

General discussion / Re: The Offical Glasgow Celtic thread
« on: February 24, 2021, 08:50:17 AM »
The stand off with Lennon's compensation has obviously been sorted out, Lennon's adviser (agent) will get his pound of flesh too, and this brings a sad chapter to its logical conclusion. It's always about the money at that level.

TIAR didn't happen. Disappointing but life goes on and if lessons can be learned, Dominic Mc Kay can lead us into this European league in good shape for 2024.

Sometimes things need to get worse before they get better. Up the Celts.

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: February 23, 2021, 07:59:03 PM »
I really am genuinely struggling to keep up with what you're saying. I asked four very simple questions yesterday, and haven't got an answer. Please keep it simple so that I can keep up. Or pm me if you want....anything.... but please no more riddles!

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: February 23, 2021, 06:38:57 PM »
It's good alright! You could lose a full day in that place very easily.

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: February 23, 2021, 09:01:36 AM »

Some interesting thoughts on the subject. Very well worth a listen.

General discussion / Re: 💩 DUP C*ntwatch - Fleg Lives Matter
« on: February 23, 2021, 08:58:02 AM »
It's predictable that loyalism in general will revert to type. How long before there is another Ulster day, Workers strike, Block the roads or the ports, all policies of the past.

Let's find a way to rouse the rabble whilst sitting at the desk waiting on the big fat monthly pay going into their account for sitting doing sweet fanny all.

Only difference this time is too many are a step ahead, just waiting on these antics, and Europe has been well advised not to pay any heed to these netheanderals.

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: February 23, 2021, 08:39:16 AM »
Re Casement....all the signs are pointing to a difficult phase ahead, politically and financially, and whilst many still dare to dream of the full completion, others I talk to form a pragmatic view that maybe we need to cut the cloth to suit.

If there is 70m in the pot (safe and ringfenced) but the project needs 110m to deliver (full of risks and uncertainty)... what would the wise man do?

Would he hold out for the grand prize and hope at least three funding partners stump up 30 - 40m between them (all denying the possibility of this under evolving circumstances) or would he (she) propose a complete redrawing of the project to fall within an upper limit of the 70m that we know is available?

I've heard arguments for both sides. Would you settle for a top of the range Mercedes, or hang on in the hope of the flashy Ferrari?

Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: February 23, 2021, 08:22:08 AM »
Note to WhatwillB. I can say with total 100% certainty that Antrim have not sold the naming rights of Casement Park.
That's from the very highest authority.

General discussion / Re: 💩 DUP C*ntwatch - Fleg Lives Matter
« on: February 22, 2021, 10:43:28 PM »
Showing themselves up for what they are, a dirty hateful shower. Have got away with it for years and years. As if Mid Antrim (Ballymena) wasn't bad enough, they throw Ballyclare Carrick and Larne into the mix as well. This was a blatant political act carried out at the instigation of a bigoted council committee who thought they could act with impunity to attempt to bring NI ports to a standstill and force either UK govt or Europe to the negotiating table.

But it was far too predictable, and seen for the bullshit it was. DUP and their antics exposed yet again.


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