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Sammy: Jeffrey, you could do Daniel impersonations, I could do Chippendales, but poor Dodsy will be fucked in a United Ireland.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: October 19, 2019, 03:22:38 PM »
The worst thing about the All-Blacks is they donít even let you amble up the field at the speed of a snail   for a line out, and if you launch a Garryown that is supposed to cause pandemonium not only can they do a mighty catch that a Gaelic footballer could only dream of, but they launch an all our attack from it.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: October 19, 2019, 03:14:48 PM »
Letwin passes, Benn Act kicks in meaning Boris has to ask for an extension by 11pm tonight.  8)

Even if he asks, the EU has to approve an extension. Questionable whether Macron and a few others will agree.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: October 19, 2019, 01:14:37 PM »
Even the lad with big  hair from Stranger Things scores a try against us.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: October 19, 2019, 12:39:06 PM »
They are good but we are paying the price for the negative rugby drilled into us over the years. And unfortunately it will be more of the same with the awful Farrell.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: October 19, 2019, 12:14:40 PM »
The only positive is they are saving us another hammering from England.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: October 19, 2019, 12:00:02 PM »
No pace on that Irish team. One of the few with pace Lamour prevented a try in his cameo as replacement and when he went off Henshaw immediately lost ball that led to a try.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: October 19, 2019, 11:47:34 AM »
Twice in good positions Earls has lost the ball.

General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: October 19, 2019, 11:41:20 AM »
Getting destroyed here.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: October 18, 2019, 05:12:22 PM »
Sinn Fťin are an irrelevance. Banging bin lids at the border, james mc clean shirts at Brussels, school boy politicians. Don't see myself as either a FF or FGer but my God the difference in standard of politician south of the border is stark. We have a pile of sub standard politicians up here who are only there because the Brits pushed them to where they are.

We have plenty of terrible politicians no doubt - but to hold up the 26 as being any better is total horse shit.

Then look across the pond.
If Brexit has done anything it has exposed for the world to see, the lack of brains and talent within the British political class.

And then try looking across the other pond...  ;D

Switch on RTE 1. Then switch on Radio Ulster. 10 mins will be enough to convince anyone that ROI is in a different league on all things political. Look at Varadkar and Coveney. They look like statesmen. Then look at Michelle O'Neill and Anderson. They look like and sound like fishwives.

A chap writing fan mail to Kylie Minogue is statesmanlike? Right.

Some of the gaffes Varadkar has been involved in since he took office make him look as detached from the common man as can be.

Iíve always said it, Varadkar is a spineless arselicker. My opinion of him hasnít changed.

He does what heís told by Europe, regardless of the consequences for the economy/jobs/trade in the South or the North. Heís no different than the DUP who will do anything to preserve their precious Union, regardless of the consequences.

I hear this opinion every now and again, but it was Ireland that created the fuss over the GFA, and the EU then ran with it - despite some thinking they would eventually throw us under the bus. I would have many issues with Varadkar, but I have rarely if ever seen an Irish leader (Coveney deserves credit too) be so steely on the international stage. He had both May and Boris in his pocket at all times, and basically treated the DUP with the contempt they deserve, but no one has ever dared to do before. He has shook the life out of them. He can do that because he is an arrogant so and so. It's also the thing that will never make him that popular at home because he does not have that common "Bertie Touch". But it served it's purpose here.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: October 18, 2019, 05:06:38 PM »
If Boris can get the ERG, and some Labour party rebels onboard, then it would be very tight.
This so called deal is doomed.
I don't get why northern nationalists are clinging to the remnants of the arse end of british imperialism to do right by them.  Has recent decades of subvention addiction affected rational perspective?

The whole focus is on what the DUP demands, there's not a peep out of NI nationalists, It's left up to EU representatives to explain that a DUP veto is not an inevitability to be endured and suffered but one  can choose another way.

I think you're forgetting the "great work" Martina Anderson has done for Sinn Fein in Brussels!!!

John Campbell of BBC NI, I think he's their Brexit Business expert said as much last night even if you are being sarcastic  ;D

Sinn Fein had a big say in the EU's Brexit steering committee as can be seen how the democratic mandate requested by the DUP/UK for the people of Northern Ireland was changed from what in reality was a DUP Veto to a simple majority in Stormont and far from a DUP veto.
Afair the EU reps picked up on the negative importance of the DUP veto clause before a sneeze could be heard on rte about it. But in general most of the EU representatives I have heard interviewed have an understanding of the GFA and a great respect for it. It's all well and good  that Martina explains perspectives but these EU reps have the nous to understand the GFA, appreciate what it's all about and talk about it intelligently.

I think all the Irish politicians of varying nationalist hue and shades of green (FG,FF,SF,SDLP,Lab) can compliment themselves on a job well done (so far). It's rare thing to see in Irish politics everyone towing the party line. They can tear lumps out of each other on other matters but they played this one very well and there was for the most part a united front at all times.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: October 18, 2019, 04:02:25 PM »
I don't think this is a good deal. I'm worried about barriers East West. Declarations, tarrifs, trusted trader schemes paperwork etc. I appreciate that it does avoid a hard border which is key but a NI only backstop would be a better solution. This deal I feel isolates NI from GB and the EU. It could be the worst of both worlds.

Not often I agree with you, but I'm broadly of the same attitude.

Its a terrible deal for NI.

A crash out no deal might even be better - as it would get folks backs up over being clearly and obviously hung out by the English and have many unionists (with a small u) seriously looking at a border poll. Whereas with this, its a bit more nefarious and nebulous enough for the DUP to sell the economic basket case as not of their or Westminster's doing - all Dublin's fault etc etc.


I was thinking the same!

But what would protect Irish economy if we got no deal. a border poll would have little chance if we became an economic basket case too, plus we would have been forced to put up a border to protect Irish agriculture. Gov did a good job of making Boris look like the bad guy as regards hard border. They will be praying this passes the HOC vote, or shit might really be hitting the fan soon.

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: October 17, 2019, 06:00:42 PM »
Very good move by EU in seemingly rejecting an extension. Will it scare enough Labour into voting yes, or a No Deal will fall on their shoulders along with DUP. Boris I must say a lot smarter than I gave him credit for. Although he still could end up being the shortest PM in UK history. High stakes Saturday and then thereís the rugby.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: October 15, 2019, 11:35:35 PM »
Just had a quick read of the rules and I think if all 3 are on 15 points we need to beat Denmark 1 nil and we go through on the away goal. Obviously the ď just one win from the last two gamesĒ was fake news.

Good call weareros, unless Iím wrong on this.

These are tie-break rules and a 1-0 victory would not be enough if 3 are on 15, as we are -2, Denmark +1 and Swiss +1. If just Irl and Den are on 15, we are fine with any sort of victory.

Higher number of points obtained in the matches played among the teams in question;
Superior goal difference in matches played among the teams in question;
Higher number of goals scored in the matches played among the teams in question;

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL FAI Thread.....Roll on France 2016
« on: October 15, 2019, 10:59:39 PM »
No we wouldn't. It was known before todays game Ireland needed 3 pts from either of the 2  remainig games to guarantee at least second spot..

Only if Ireland and Denmark are both on 15. If Swiss get complacent and drop points to Georgia, while unlikely, 3 would be on 15 and we would be out. Thatís all Iím saying.

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