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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: July 19, 2018, 12:21:19 PM »
Who oversees transfer policy at Liverpool, Klopp? Theyre doing a mighty impressive job.
Michael Edwards I think is the man behind getting alot of these deals over the line.
No doubt they are paying top dollar, but he seems to be doing a good job

Serious dough being paid out. The best part of £200m since Jan so that’s the  Coutinho and champions league money done. Serious statement of intent from FSG so hopefully the team delivers.

Gutted for the OX, just when he had really started to show what he was capable off.
I big statement alright, but i suppose its off the back of a few years of pretty much zero net spend

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: July 19, 2018, 11:52:31 AM »
Who oversees transfer policy at Liverpool, Klopp? Theyre doing a mighty impressive job.
Michael Edwards I think is the man behind getting alot of these deals over the line.
No doubt they are paying top dollar, but he seems to be doing a good job

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rule Change Needed to Stop Puke Keep-Ball
« on: July 18, 2018, 05:55:18 PM »
I don't think a shot clock would work because I think it would actually give additional incentive for defenders to sit deep knowing that after a certain pre-determined period of time the attacking team will have to come forward. For example, last week, it would just mean that Donegal would have less incentive to come out to try to get the ball back from dublin knowing that if they wait 30 seconds Dublin will have to come forward and they'll get the ball back.

But saying that a shot clock is unworkable because we won't have a workable clock at every match is ridiculous. How do they manage at every basketball match in the country? We are not that backward in the gaa that the ref can't bring a clock with him to be used at a 'table' in the same way as is done in basketball.

Anyway, as I said above, I don't think a shot clock is the solution. I think any rule changes have to be to 'discourage' defensive play from the team without the ball, rather than trying to encourage the team with the ball to attack.  I think there is sufficient incentive for teams to attack at the moment (i.e. to get scores) but the problem at the moment is that the best way to attack against a team with 13/14/15 behind the ball is to be patient and recyle the ball a hundred times until an opening appears (or they get turned over).

No we're not backward at all. But you want a person sitting at a table with a clock. You do realise players would need to see the thing to be able to know when their 30 secs or whatever is up? You realise how big it needs to be?
A shot clock is a f**king stupid idea. And anyone who suggests it is f**king stupid.
Its hard enough to get enough referees at club level to keep fixtures running, let alone an additional official to look after a shot clock.
Aside from that, placing a time limit on how long you have to get a shot away just added another defensive strategy to the list and would fundamentally change the way the game is played, not just get rid of 'keep ball' when a  team is ahead

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rule Change Needed to Stop Puke Keep-Ball
« on: July 17, 2018, 09:32:12 PM »
Is falling attendances solely due to the perceived “unwatchable” games? Or maybe there are a whole raft of other socio economic and cultural reasons why attendances have fallen??

For every one minute of boring play I’ll give you at least one example of great tackling, great shooting, lung bursting runs, great high fielding, precision kick outs, excellent team worked scores. What a disservice posts like the above by APM do when you think of contributions like Niall Sludden’s goal and ball carrying, Scully’s sublime first goal, Karl O’connell’s Pace and finishing, Brian Howard dominating a game at 19 years of age, Ritchie Donnelly roasting an excellent full back, Enda Smith with the goal of the season, the utterly superb David Clifford, Daniel Flynn’s power running, Shane Walsh’s points, Conor McManus’ points from angles, Rory Beggan and Micheal Murphy’s free Kicking etc and all the other good things served up over the weekend. Tell me these guys didn’t provide any entertainment over the 4 games that was "watchable"? Not to mention the tactical battles that are won and lost throughout the pitch. There’s hardly any talk of the sublime things that happen. What we get is a hand wringing thread about a 5 min passage of play and how we can introduce new rules to change it all. I suppose it’s all about seeing what you want to see when your watching a match. Yes it isn’t perfect but don’t tell me that there’s no entertainment or passages of great play on show week in week out or that it is “f**king unwatchable”.
Great post Benny
Alot of these suggestions would fundamentally change the game and while the current game certainly has some issues, the whole thing is being massively exaggerated by the narrative we constantly listen to from the media and most notably the 3 amigos on RTE .
What the game needs is minor refinement not major surgery

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General discussion / Re: Movie reccomendations
« on: July 16, 2018, 10:03:09 AM »
I watched Calibre on netflix at the weekend.
Thought it was pretty good.
Some really good performances

7.5/10

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General discussion / Re: World Cup Prediciton Comp
« on: July 16, 2018, 09:38:40 AM »
Good man Shamrock Shore, a good contest till the finish!

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: July 16, 2018, 09:30:34 AM »
Was it cillisen that Van gaal replaced with Tim krul for the penalty shootout for Holland?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: July 14, 2018, 06:46:18 PM »
Home, away and neutral is the way to go for the Super 8s.
Let Dublin play their home game in Croke Park, every other game is fixed for somewhere else.
Leinster semi-finals & final plus Dublin home Super 8 game and All-Ireland semi-finals and final should be the only games played there.
Agree with you there

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: July 13, 2018, 02:28:13 PM »
I wouldn't mind taking a chance on Pope from Burnley.
I thi k he is better than what they have and wouldn't be the crazy money they are talking for Alison or Oblak

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: July 12, 2018, 11:39:42 AM »
The Shaqiri rumours starting again, looks like they are going to get him.
A pretty good signing i think, for the sort of money they are talking he should provide a bit of quality to the squad an allow the chance to rest mane/salah from time to time

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GAA Discussion / Re: Tyrone v Roscommon Croke Park 14/15th July
« on: July 09, 2018, 10:27:02 AM »
Yes, our arrogance is intact, and bejaysus without it we'd have won nothing-- suffice it to say that, thon arrogance notwithstanding, should we fail to beat the Rossies next day out, then we can kiss all 2018 aspirations goodbye.

No condescension, just hard, unforgiving reality.

I don't think arrogance is the right attitude for Tyrone at the moment. Last year it built up into a big fall.  Also in the league the mojo was absent until mid February.
I think this was on RTE  : "the ability to mix your game and ask a variety of questions of opponents is what sets the very best teams apart". That might justify arrogance. But Tyrone are not there yet. 

I agree about losing to the Rossies and the implications.

Tyrone arent All Ireland material. Might beat Roscommon and have  a chance against Donegal now that McBrearty is out but not within a country mile of Dublin or Kerry. Doubt if they would Galway either.

Take your relentless negativity and shove it up you know where! You know, this sort of shite polluted my mind long before you ever saw a ball, longballin.  >:(

Tell you what we'll revisit this in three weeks and see. Last year was similar abuse when peeps said Dublin would beat Tyrone and we saw how that went.. but sure you're the expert.

Aye, keep your wise counsel until then, and I'll raise a jar to you. One thing I won't be engaging in is this self-flagellating self-submissive crap -- spare me those details, please.

Exactly, Tyrone played the roll over and get your belly tickled role for most of my early time following them to Croke Park or to play any Southern team- now we go to play them with our chests puffed out expecting to turn them over and they don't like it. We heard all that negative stuff for far too long, God knows I was the most pessimistic Tyrone fan during the 1980s and 90s and was proved right nearly all the time. Its no skill to claim that your team is going to get beaten at some point ffs. Enjoy these days when we are competing there or there abouts and don't sniff at big victories over the likes of Cork, regardless of how bad they may be. In fact, look at them and think what you can easily become if you take your eye off the ball.
That's fair enough

I just don't like the way they play the game

When you look at a performance like yesterday when they score 3:20 (against an admittedly very poor Cork side) and tear them apart going forward, kicking some very nice scores, what exactly is it you dont like?
Is it just the fact they dont kick the ball enough?
Tyrone can beat disorganised teams 'til the cows come home.
but they haven't been able to beat the decent teams for a few years.
And that is partly down to their style. Or maybe it is the same problem that Martin O'Neill has.
Something is not working.

Thats fair enough comment.
But i dont see much difference in the way Tyrone played and what they did to cork yesterday, to what Dublin regularly do to poor teams in Leinster and get eulogised for.

Tougher tests lie ahead, and ultimately thats what this Tyrone team will be judged on.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Tyrone v Roscommon Croke Park 14/15th July
« on: July 09, 2018, 10:05:57 AM »
Yes, our arrogance is intact, and bejaysus without it we'd have won nothing-- suffice it to say that, thon arrogance notwithstanding, should we fail to beat the Rossies next day out, then we can kiss all 2018 aspirations goodbye.

No condescension, just hard, unforgiving reality.

I don't think arrogance is the right attitude for Tyrone at the moment. Last year it built up into a big fall.  Also in the league the mojo was absent until mid February.
I think this was on RTE  : "the ability to mix your game and ask a variety of questions of opponents is what sets the very best teams apart". That might justify arrogance. But Tyrone are not there yet. 

I agree about losing to the Rossies and the implications.

Tyrone arent All Ireland material. Might beat Roscommon and have  a chance against Donegal now that McBrearty is out but not within a country mile of Dublin or Kerry. Doubt if they would Galway either.

Take your relentless negativity and shove it up you know where! You know, this sort of shite polluted my mind long before you ever saw a ball, longballin.  >:(

Tell you what we'll revisit this in three weeks and see. Last year was similar abuse when peeps said Dublin would beat Tyrone and we saw how that went.. but sure you're the expert.

Aye, keep your wise counsel until then, and I'll raise a jar to you. One thing I won't be engaging in is this self-flagellating self-submissive crap -- spare me those details, please.

Exactly, Tyrone played the roll over and get your belly tickled role for most of my early time following them to Croke Park or to play any Southern team- now we go to play them with our chests puffed out expecting to turn them over and they don't like it. We heard all that negative stuff for far too long, God knows I was the most pessimistic Tyrone fan during the 1980s and 90s and was proved right nearly all the time. Its no skill to claim that your team is going to get beaten at some point ffs. Enjoy these days when we are competing there or there abouts and don't sniff at big victories over the likes of Cork, regardless of how bad they may be. In fact, look at them and think what you can easily become if you take your eye off the ball.
That's fair enough

I just don't like the way they play the game

When you look at a performance like yesterday when they score 3:20 (against an admittedly very poor Cork side) and tear them apart going forward, kicking some very nice scores, what exactly is it you dont like?
Is it just the fact they dont kick the ball enough?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Super 8s
« on: July 09, 2018, 08:29:04 AM »
Just realised that the hurling quarter-finals (Clare v Wex and KK v Lim) are on next weekend also.

They'll both be live presumably, so probably means one or two of the football games won't be covered live.

Looking at the expected TV coverage, it looks like RTE may be covering 3 games on Sunday, with coverage starting at 1230.

The TV coverage seems to be a complete shambles this year to be honest. It its split over far to many broadcasters and online services and its hard to keep track of who is showing what /when.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Tyrone v Roscommon Croke Park 14/15th July
« on: July 09, 2018, 08:17:04 AM »
Tyrone have been pretty settled of late and I dont imagine a huge amount of changes either personnel or positional from the last couple of game.

One of the MF slots possibly up for grabs, and thats about it. I would imagine Bradly and possibly Brennan will be kept to use from the bench along with RON

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