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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: May 21, 2018, 09:50:53 PM »
Heíll be a star. And will outlast Messi which will help. Hope he does well.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Where has the melee gone?
« on: May 21, 2018, 11:14:42 AM »
But is it pronounced m'lee or mellay?

That's the real question.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: May 21, 2018, 11:12:41 AM »
https://www.joe.co.uk/sport/the-inside-story-of-how-jurgen-klopp-weathered-the-worst-to-lead-liverpool-to-the-champions-league-final-178445

Anyone who hasnít read this yet should take 10 minutes if their lunch. Great article

A great read

Good to know I was on the same wavelength as JK. :-)

The obvious reason you wouldn't is because without him you weaken your chances of a top 4 finish.

Yes that is a well quoted line in the whole saga alright, but next year are they going to be weaker without him to finish in the top four too by that regard? At least at the moment they are in a good position i.e. 4th and have strengthened at the back which is badly needed and might (maybe not) bring in someone else attacking wise. The strengthening of the defence is as important in terms of dropped points as losing Coutinho. Listen, there is no doubt losing him will be a big blow, but my point is it is going to happen sometime, and they will need to adapt whenever that is. If he goes in the summer do they go into next season thinking our chances of top four are severely weakened?

Personally I think Liverpool are good enough to remain in the top four without Coutinho, only because the defence has started to be addressed. There is still enough attacking threat to create and score goals, and lots of them with Salah, Mane, Firmino, Llalana, Wjinaldum, Ox etc in there.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: May 17, 2018, 02:46:36 PM »
Confirmed. Fair play to the lad - first year outta minor too.

Wait till he returns from the WC with his fragile confidence shot to bits by the media expecting miracles from him.

God forbid he makes a mistake which costs a goal, he'll be hounded.

Unfortunately thats the issue with TAA (& Gomez). Very good for 95% of the game but liable to make a naive mistake and get caught on the wrong side/ball watching that leads to a goal.

Makes you appreciate just how good Steve Finnan and Rob Jones (for some of you older lads  ;) ) were.

I'll take it all with a pinch of salt. Amazing how the attitude changes once England are involved.  ::)

The lads first full season and wasn't even a regular the whole season at that, he has done extremely well, of course he is going to make mistakes, what young (or old) player doesn't!! It's how he improves is the key. Fact remains he has been a regular in the team the last few months against some of the best players he is going to come up against. Look at Carragher, he was an absolute bombscare in midfield and right back especially when he started, and improved vastly in a quick period. TAA has started off a lot better than this already. Added to the fact he is probably best suited in midfield, he's doing ok! Doubt he will get too much game time due to Walker/system England will play. But so be it.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: May 16, 2018, 04:59:36 PM »
Confirmed. Fair play to the lad - first year outta minor too.

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This thread/discussion is very sad, and sums up the wee North in a nutshell.

The NI politicians get lambasted for not being able to get on and make progress, take a look at the reaction of both sides to this one incident and tell me how anyone expects progress to be made at any level.

Blind patriotism is holding the country back.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: May 07, 2018, 04:34:28 AM »
Certainly donít do things the easy way. Still think weíll tank Brighton at Anfield on the last day of the season knowing whatís at stake. It also shows why we are so far off winning the league. Consistency is still lacking in the league. Not worried about Salah, Firmino etc, they will have Barron spells like any players. Squad depth being exposed at the minute also. Games like the last few in the PL are where we miss Countinho despite what anyone thinks. Adds a bit of guile and creativity when counter attacking/pace isnít working. Having said that, as predicted when he was sold I still expect us to finish top 4.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: May 05, 2018, 06:07:51 AM »
Where you building?

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: May 03, 2018, 09:36:54 AM »
Mane should have had a penalty in the first half too. Blantant push in the back. If an attacker did that on a defender or someone did it on the keeper in the box it would be a free out. So works both ways. Agree TAA handball was 100 mile an hour stuff from close range would have been harsh. Karius got lucky with the Dzeko one, terrible timing. New GK needed, donít care how much he has Ďimprovedí.

Cant help but think if we werenít so far ahead we would have pushed on and scored more, so not overt worried about the result. First defeat in CL this season though - only unbeaten team until last night.

Salah was well marshalled alright, but he canít do it every game so good to see Mane continuing to shine and someone else getting the goals outside of the front 3.

Madrid will be Madrid and it will be an open game no doubt. Every chance of winning though!

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Anyone who saw the scenes between Crossmaglen and Cullyhanna recently would know that both supporter and player violence is very much going on in our game.

As someone who was involved in the whole thing donít got caught up in thinking that what went on at that game and what happened on Tuesday night are in anyway comparable. One event was a 3-4 minute burst of madness in reaction to an incident, the other was a premeditated organised group of attackers. The culture round violence at a GAA match and what happened in Liverpool can be summed up though by the fallout of our game last week. Even though there was a lot of aggression last week, on and off the field,  I took our u12s to Cullyhanna yesterday, less than a week after it, and had a vey sporting game with not a cross word between players, management and supporters, all of whom would have been at the game the previous week and some involved in what happened, myself and my brother in law being 2 and he is a coach as well as I am.

Des Cahill is an Idiot for his comment and he should actually be shown the road. There was absolutely no need for it.

Agree with all of this BC! Trying to create controversy, very poor choice of incident.

Not trying to create controversy, strange choice of phrase.

I wasnít comparing the two incidents. And I wonít go any further than that.

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: May 02, 2018, 12:16:38 AM »
Whatever the reason, it's safe to assume it's quite major, for him to leave at this point?

Strange one.

Is there any reason that he couldn't have stayed on with Liverpool until the end of the season unless someone potentially thought there would be a conflict of interests if he was aware of Liverpools transfer targets!

I'd say Klopp could have done without this just now.

He may be sick, one of his family may be sick, who knows. A lot more to life than football.

As for Stevie G, good luck to him. Disagree with people saying he should stick and learn under Klopp. He could have completely different ideas to Klopp as far as managing is concerned. Klopp is the here and now, Gerrard has his career to think of. Fair play to him.

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Anyone who saw the scenes between Crossmaglen and Cullyhanna recently would know that both supporter and player violence is very much going on in our game.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: April 18, 2018, 08:49:22 AM »
Castlewellan 1-8 Rostrevor 3-11
big win for the reds. Seen them against clonduff and thought they were very poor but since that they've now won 2 in a row both away from home.

Home win v An Riocht. Away v Castlewellan.

Kilcoo on Friday.  ;D

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: April 17, 2018, 09:20:58 PM »
Castlewellan 1-8 Rostrevor 3-11

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: February 27, 2018, 04:25:02 PM »
free takers of the likes of Carr, Mason, G McCartan make such a difference

Anthony Doherty and Darragh OHanlon and Donal Ohare look like being our go to men for the dead ball duites

down need to get the supply to the opposition 45 quicker than they do and this can increase the chances of getting frees in the modern game

just a thought

the lack of a decent free taker is killing us
While your point is clearly valid LG, on basis of 15 wides, a greater concern for me is the inability of management to read the game. Doherty is an excellent freetaker from the 45 m range. He may miss the odd one but he has brought a consistency that we haven't had since Marty Clarke. Yet someone decided yesterday that he should be changed mid-match and we had O'Hare, O'Hanlon and Morgan stepping up with little conviction and the inevitable miss. Yet in injury time, when it's too late, Doherty gets the nod again and strokes it over. Equally, why was O'Hanlon entrusted with the penalty ? I don't blame the lad, and he sought divine intervention before kicking it, but everyone round us was calling out for O'Hare to take it.
 In Ennis last year Clare came at us in droves for the first five minutes and virtually killed the game with an early goal. We might have expected a strong emphasis on defence in the early stages but instead they came at us again and we were four down before management woke up. Poor show on the sidelines and the costly loss of two points.

So the penalty taker should be assigned by who those in the stand think should be taking it? My God. He was entrusted with it as he is the penalty taker has has been for a few years now. A good one at that - granted he has missed a couple recently, but who doesn't. You may also be forgetting that O'Hanlon was the top scorer in the league for Down last year (possibly Championship not sure) due to his free taking ability - again, logically there should be no problem with him stepping up at any stage of the game.

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